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    Tragedy captured
    Till December 15, Ongoing
    DakshinaChitra is hosting an exhibition of photographs and digital videos by American Stephen Eckerd. The exhibition Catalyst for Demolition: Nepal Earthquake 2015 will explore the impacted culture and social life of Nepal’s inhabitants. A talk on the importance of heritage conservation by Stephen Eckerd is organised today at 11 am at DakshinaChitra. 10am to 6pm. Entry fees `100 onwards. Details: 24918943

    Working with clay
    Today, Saidapet
    For those with a creative bent, Jayamalini Kumaran, who has been selling terracotta jewellery through her Facebook page Sri Terracotta Jewellery since 2012, is now conducting a workshop at her residence in Saidapet. Learn the technique and the art­ —right from preparing the clay to shaping it into colourful jhumkis, pendants, beads and rings, — with a live baking demo, this Saturday at 10 am. `2,000 per head. Details: 9842995293

    For the crown
    December 2, Express Avenue
    The annual hunt for Miss India is back, with the Chennai auditions taking place on Wednesday at E Hotel. Finalists will undergo vigorous training from experts of the industry before the grand finale in April. The celebrated beauty pageant enters its 53rd edition in association with Fashion at Big Bazaar (fbb) and Ruparel Realty. Contestants must be between 18-25 years old, five feet six inches and above in height, single, unmarried and not engaged. Details: missindiaorganization@gmail.com

    Dance
    with stars
    Today, GST Road
    Shake a leg at Radisson Blu tonight, as they host their annual Christmas party with EDM and house-music. Star DJ Snea will amp up the celebrations. Look out for celebrities like Gautham Menon, Karthik Subbaraj, Nalan Kumaraswamy, Bobby Simha, Divya Darshini and Ramya, at Saltlick by Gallop. 7 pm onwards.By invite only. Details: 22310101

    Towering pride
    Nov 28–29, Ampa Skywalk
    Perfect for fans of the popular building blocks, Funskool India Ltd, in association with Landmark are conducting the Lego Tower Building challenge this weekend at Ampa Skywalk, from 4 pm to 9 pm. Inviting children from ages five to 10, the kids who build the tallest Lego towers within two minutes advance to the finale on December 20 . The winner bags a trip to Lego Land in Malaysia. Details: 9841510113

    Click away
    November 28 – 29, Teynampet
    Renowned fashion photographer Rahul Vallamber will be conducting a Fashion and Tabletop workshop for the Photographic Society of Madras (PSM), this weekend at iStills Studio. Expect topics like studio lighting techniques, table top photography (of food and
    jewellery) and fashion
    photography to be covered. Participants must bring their
    own cameras. Professional
    models will be available for
    shooting. From 9 am to 6 pm.
    For PSM members at `4,000,
    non-members at `6,000.
    Details: 9710408656

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