Paint by numbers
June 11, Ashvita Nirvana
For all budding artists who might wish to paint ‘The Blue Room’, a la artist Pablo Picasso, head to Ashvita Nirvana. The interactive art workshop conducted by designer Divya Ramachandran, called Picasso for a Day, promises a take away ‘Picasso piece’ made by the participant. For 14 year-olds and above. June11. Rs 1,500 inclusive of all materials. Details: 42699026
June 11-12, Apparao Galleries
History buffs, check out the series of four lectures on the Sculptures of South India this weekend. Presented by Singapore-based art and architecture blogger, Vijay Kumar, the two-day event will focus on bronze icons and temple architecture. On Saturday, 5 pm to 8 pm and Sunday, 11 am to 2 pm. Rs 450 onwards.
June 13-14, Hyatt Regency
Style Bazaar is back with a whole new range of clothes, jewellery, accessories and gifts at affordable prices. Health expert Renuka David will inaugurate the two-day exhibition and sale this Monday. Expect designers and brands from across the country like clothing line Golden Leaves from Delhi and footwear from Fooba and Fidaa from Mumbai. June 13-14, 10 am to 9 pm. Hyatt Regency.
Battle of minds
June 11, Phoenix MarketCity
The battle is moving outside the boardroom as Phoenix MarketCity hosts a quiz exclusively for corporates. If you are an employee who wants to impress your boss and win some money in the process, enroll now. Conducted by quizmaster Navin Jayakumar, the quiz begins at 3 pm tomorrow. Two members per team, per company. Register for free.Details: 8939811715
June 11-12, University of Madras
Imagine doing Suryanamaskars for 40 hours at a stretch. Sounds impossible? Not for the members of the Mahayogam Organisation, who are taking up the challenge of performing yoga asanas for 40 hours non-stop to enter the Guinness Book of Records. Head to the University of Madras where instructors from the organisation will also teach you asanas for free. Details: 9952827603
Tomorrow, The Leela Palace
A treat for luxury car enthusiasts, Audi India is unveiling the new model of the Audi R8 tomorrow. It boasts a powerful 540-hp V10 / 610-hp V10 plus. Award winning squash player Dipika Pallikal Karthik and renowned race driver Aditya Patel will be present at the event. June 11, 7.30 pm onward. Entry by invite only. Details: 9500009348
June 11-14, Mylapore
Calling all aspiring animation artists, city-based Ezhil Vendan, who has previously worked with studios like Warner Bros, is all set to conduct a five-month diploma course (Rs 60,500) from June 15. Walk in for free consultation sessions from June 11-14. Open to freshers and graduates. At Emagic Animation company and Academy, Mylapore. Details: 9941983758
June 16-17, Grand by GRT Hotels
The Madras Couture Fashion Week is back with its third edition. Showcasing a line-up of debut designers, the event will be attended by fashion experts like designers Sidney Sladen and Rehane Yavar Dhala, among others. The grand finale will see actress Poornima Bhagyaraj showcasing her collection of sari blouses.
June 16-18. Entry by invite. Details: 9841420066
From August 1, Aman Resorts
A perfect getaway from our frenetic lives, Aman hotels and resorts, a global luxury chain, has introduced an improved way to destress and rejuvenate this year. Alignment and Awareness, a group retreat that focusses on private movement and mindfulness therapies, will kick off at its Amanemu property in Japan. From July 1. At Rs 5,830 onwards.