Pretty in clay
February 21, Sholinganallur
This Sunday, learn the fine art of making jewellery with polymer clay. Taught by designer Linda Prem Kumar, learn to make a necklace set, which includes a pendant and a pair of earrings, besides techniques like caning, embroidery and mokume-gane (Japanese metalworking technique), among others. Materials, equipment and refreshments will be provided. From 10 am onwards at Sholinganallur. Rs 5,500.
Skills from China
February 20 and 27, DakshinaChitra
Pick up a new art form at DakshinaChitra, starting tomorrow. This two-day workshop teaches Chinese-style ceramic abstract vase making. Also techniques like firing in the kiln and glazing will be taught by Chennai-based S Potrarasan. Transport, materials and refreshments will be provided.
From 10.30 am to 5 pm. Rs 2,000. Details: 24462435
February 24, Chennai
Darshanchallo.com, the decade-old virtual platform for spiritual tourism, has planned a five-temple tour in Coimbatore and Mangalore. Visit temples like Kukki Subramanya, Dharmasthala, Sringeri and Udpi Krishna. This two-day trip begins on February 24 from Chennai. AC travel and accommodation, personalised tour and food will be provided. Rs 8,500 per person. Details: 7708091108
Back in time
February 25, Chipstead
Chennai-based DJ Savio will make you sway to retro beats at Chipstead, Taj Coromandel, on February 25. White rum-based Dream and Spiced Pomegranate will appeal to all, with snacks like lamb konjinero and don bok Chicken. Meal for one (including cocktails) at approximately Rs 2,000. Details: 66002827
Train to begin
February 19-21, Anna University
Calling all entrepreneurs. Anna University’s College of Engineering is hosting Kurukshetra, a techno-management festival conducted under UNESCO’s patronage. The three-day event will give you the experience of setting up a startup. On Friday, pitch and create a team to work towards ideas of a start up. On Saturday, build a prototype of your idea or product to be presented the following day. Rs 2,500 per person. Details: in.explara.com
February 20, Kottivakkam
Learn how to make scrumptious quiche Lorraine, herb and fish quiche and lattice cherry pie from Chennai-based baking expert, Sara Koshy. Baking materials will be provided. Tomorrow, from 10.30 am to 2.30 pm.
At Kottivakkam, ECR . Rs 1,500.