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    Streets, camera, action
    November 20, Parry’s Corner
    Go camera happy and explore the bustling streets of Parrys with the Street Photography workshop. Mentored by city-based Srivatsan Sankaran, an engineer and passionate photographer, the photowalk organised by Mumbai-based DCP Expediton LLP will see particiapnts get on-field experience by capturing the vibrant and candid moments of everyday life. Participants will also be given advice on the various know-hows of photography like setting, angles and exposure during the workshop. Report at the Flower Bazaar Police Booth at 6 am. Rs 500. Details: 61818464

    Join the cause
    November 20, Adyar
    Take home a four legged and furry companion from the  Chennai Adoption Drive organised, this Sunday.The event will feature rescued Indian mongrel dogs, puppies, cats and kittens who need a safe and secure forever-home. Adoptions will be free. However, a valid ID and address proof needs to be given to take any pets home. At Chettinad Srihari Vikasam, Details: 8939311148

    Swap it
    November 20, Elliots Beach
    City-based arts and crafts firm, Upcycle Artz will host a freecycling event where you can exchange books, magazines and music/movie CDs for something that catches your fancy in the stash. The firm also invites you to take something you like, regardless of your donation. Write to them to get your things collected from your place. 6.30 am onwards. At Besant Nagar. Details: upcycleartz@gmail.com

    Hindustani hues
    Today, Arkay Convention Centre
    If you enjoy listening to swaras and alankars, the city-based music training centre, Brhaddhvni, has just the event for you. Catch a night of Hindustani music featuring the likes of US-based Arijit Mahalanabis on vocals, Mohan Shyam Sharma (pakhawaj) from Delhi and Bengaluru-based Sagar Bharathraj and Vyasmurti Katti (on harmonium and tabla respectively). 6 pm onwards. At Mylapore. Entry free. Details: 9962400054

    Rally on
    November 20, Hotel Savera
    Bring out the explorer in your kid for a good cause at the car rally organised by iSpark and Madras Sports Club Authority. In aid of the Acid Survivors Foundation India, the rally engages kids from 4-15 years of age with puzzles and treasure hunts while parents will drive them from Hotel Savera to iSpark Holistic Studio. 10 am to 11.30 am. At Mylapore. Rs 1500 (inclusive of lunch and
    snack-box). Details: 43570807

    Bake your cake
    November 21-23, Food Consulate
    This festive season learn to bake your very own exotic cakes as Fondbites holds a three-day baking master class. From basics such as vanilla cakes and chocolate cakes to specials like tiramisu and cheesecake, the masterclass will have a total of 12 cakes. Classes will be conducted by city-based cake decorator and founder of Fond Bites Subhashini Ramsingh who will teach students the art behind baking, filling and frosting. Ingredients and equipment will be provided at the venue.
    At Velachery, Rs 15,000. Details: 9500082331

    Mix it up
    November 23, Madbeans Cafe
    Your old can be someone’s new, this Wednesday at another freecycling  event—‘Swap Your Clothes’ hosted by city-based organic designer brand, Rossbelle. You can drop off  pre-loved men’s, women’s and kids’ apparel (clean and wearable) at the venue, and pick up something from there for free.  3 pm onwards. Entry free. At Santhome. Details: 24953050

    Style statement
    November 27, Amethyst
    Time to revamp your wardrobe as The Red Polka Show is back with their second edition. Organised by the online fashion portal, Red Polka, the exhibition will have both recognised labels as well as homegrown brands. With quirky, artisanal, handcrafted and affordable designs, Rini Seal, Ssoul, M’Zuri Sana, Diya Mehta are some of the designers who will be showcasing their collection. Expect a mix of clothing, accessories and home decor. Rs 500 onwards. At Royapettah, Details: 45991630

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