Wearable art, a BBQ dinner or sports and adventure along the ECR — chart the week ahead
Wear a story
Toda necklaces, dhokra bangles and leather puppetry neck pieces are some of the interesting offerings included in jewellery brand Zola’s new collection. Designer Gina Joseph says all pieces are made by rural and folk artisans from Orissa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and other states, featuring designs that narrate their story. Available at La Maison Rose. Range starts at Rs 500. Details: 0413 4210806
A nod to femininity
Using shades of black, grey, mauve and pink, Chennai-based Kirusiya Rani’s paintings explore the female form. Displaying 24 works of acrylic on canvas, they portray the endurance of a woman during childbirth and other themes. From tomorrow till March 30, at Kadambari Art Gallery. Between 10 am to 6 pm every day except Tuesdays. Details: 27472603
Varma lives on
Discover a rich display of lithographs by celebrated artist Raja Ravi Varma at Aurodhan Gallery, Kuruchikuppam, this month. They feature Hindu deities and scenes from the Mahabharata and Ramayana printed by the Ravi Varma Press. The works exhibited under ‘Reciprocal Influences of Ravi Varma on Tamil Art’ inspired various artists and were reproduced on calendars across India during his period and even today. Curated by the Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation, the exhibit is open from 10 am to 6 pm. Details: 0413 2222795
If you are up for an adventure, head to Wild Tribe Ranch at ECR, a sports and adventure themed park established by Chennai-based Magicland Ventures. With attractions like the Devil’s Ramp (an obstacle course), paintball, zip liner (of about 60 feet), ATB riders and such, they also
have safety precautions and trained guides. Rides begin at Rs 80.
Find out how women’s voices can resonate through art on canvas. Mirror Canvas, a group show, features works of 21 women artists from France, Auroville, Pondicherry and other Southern states. Organised by the Pondicherry Art Akademy to celebrate International Women’s Day, the show is on till March 30. At Kala Kendra, Bharat Nivas, Auroville
from 10 am to 5.30 pm.
Details: 0413 2280577
Nights on grill
Sizzled to perfection and served amidst creamy mashed potato, pickled cabbage and macaroni salad, enjoy barbecued delights for lunch and dinner at the Waters Edge Cafe, Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay, this Saturday and Sunday. Find dishes like barbeque chicken sausages with sauce verde, mango and coconut vegetables skewers, mixed seafood skewers and more. Rs 1,600++.