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    Friday blues

    Today, Phoenix MarketCity
    Get your jazz fix for the weekend with Blues Duet. Inspired by artistes like John Mayer, Frank Sinatra, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith, the band has Kasturi Mohan on vocals and Elvis Xaviour on guitar and vocals. Join them at the mall for an evening of jazz, blues and slow pop. 7 pm onwards.
    Free entry. Details: 66513007

    Laugh out loud
    Tomorrow, Alwarpet
    Catch the city’s standup comedy regulars, Sudarsan Ramamurthy and Deepu Dileepan, at The English Tea Room tomorrow. With their hilarious take on life, the two comics are sure to leave you in splits. Also get set for a surprise guest who, they promise, is a well-known name in the comedy circuit. 7.30 pm onwards.Rs 200. Details: bookmyshow.com

    Think tank
    September 24, Taj Coromandel
    Put your business acumen to the test with the 13th edition of the Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2016 next Saturday. With exciting cash prizes of up to Rs 5 lakh on the cards, it will be conducted by noted quizmaster Giri Balasubramaniam, head of the largest quiz company Greycaps India Pvt India (Bengaluru). While entry is free, the event is open to corporate employees only. At Taj Coromandel. Register at tatacrucible.com

    Different strokes
    September 25, Taramani
    While pen and paper might be seen as a thing of the past in this digitally-obsessed world, taking you back in time is a calligraphy workshop organised by city-based Raju Patil. With a registration fee of Rs 1,500—which includes the cost of art supplies and lunch—learn the basic techniques of copperplate and Chancery cursive writing. At IIT Research Park, from 9.30 am onwards. Details: in.explara.com

    Craft conscious
    September 18, Adyar
    Ever wanted to try your hand at making your own jewellery? Yaksha Boutique in Adyar is conducting a terracotta jewellery workshop where you can learn to make pendants, necklaces, earrings and more. The three-hour session is open to beginners and to all age groups. Rs 3,000, inclusive of all materials. Details: 9159808169

    All that’s holy
    Till October 12, Amethyst
    Check out designer Lakshmi Srinath’s (of Tvam) collection of saris, inspired by ancient temples and games of Tamil Nadu, now being showcased at Amethyst. Be it the pallankuzhi game for children, or temples like Parthasarathy and Marundeeswarar, the six yards illustrate them intricately, with elaborate motifs and embroidery. From Rs 10,000 onwards. Till October 12. Details: 45991630

    Thrills and chills
    All seasons, Online
    The recently-released novel, Daddy’s Girl, by Delhi-based journalist Swati Chaturvedi falls in the thriller genre. The story revolves around a young girl belonging to an affluent family who is murdered and a journalist who is obsessed with solving the case. Although it has similarities to the infamous Arushi Talwar case, the author has denied that her book is based on the same. Read it and find out for yourself. Published by Penguin Random House. Rs 199. Details: amazon.in

    Running bright
    September 24, YMCA Nandanam
    It’s time to glow in the dark, as the second edition of the Mirchi Neon Run approaches. At the event, which starts from YMCA Nandanam, participants—togged out in neon clothes, paints and accessories—will run a distance of three to five kilometres. Keep in mind that the flashier your accessories and paint-work, the more likely you are to win a prize. Open to all. September 24, 6.30 onwards. Rs 850. Details: eventjini.com

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