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    Snakes on a plain
    January 28, Snake Park
    Step into the world of reptiles with Gowri Shankar, a wildlife conservationist and expert on King Cobras. The 7th edition of this two-day workshop will introduce participants to the basics on reptiles, identification of snakes, rescue protocols, and conservation methods. Also, get a chance to partake in a live rescue. Open to ages 18 and above. Rs 5,725. Details: 9940488880

    Leaps and bounds
    January 21, Nageshwara Rao Park
    Vault over obstacles and climb over walls in this two-day parkour workshop. With a focus on strength training and endurance building, this intensive three-hour workshop, conducted by the lead trainers of the Chennai Parkour group, Vishwa Dayakaran, Vignesh Raghavan and Vishal Kumar, will deal with the basics of parkour, including landing techniques, jumps and prevention of injuries. Rs 1,200 onwards.
    Details: 9962696859

    Verse case scenario
    January 20, Goethe Institut
    Tamil poems recreated by an American orchestra—that’s what you get to see in Arunagiri Perumale, a musical documentary inspired from Thiruppugazh, the famous literary Tamil literary work. Created by Poorva Productions, the documentary features eight selected poems from Thiruppugazh, recorded live by a 16-piece orchestra in Boston. The film will be screened in an event hosted by Prakriti Foundation today. 7 pm onwards. At Goethe Institut. Details: 28331314

    Twist by the pool
    January 26, Hyatt Regency
    Take your fitness routine into the pool this Republic Day. This event, hosted by Zorba, will include two one-hour sessions on aqua yoga and zumba, with music by DJ Arjun Hora. Rs 1,000. Batch 1: 8 am to 9 am. Batch 2: 9.15 am to 10.15 am. Details: 9841132345

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    Paws a moment
    January 22, Velachery
    The Blue Cross of India is conducting an adoption drive, where you can find Indian puppies, kittens and a few pedigreed adult dogs up for free adoption. Those interested to take a pet home must bring valid address and ID proof. Sunday, 1 pm to 5 pm. Details: 9840297942

    The patriot ride
    January 22, Snake Park
    Calling all cycling enthusiasts! City-based NGO, Cycling Yogis, will flag off a 160-km heritage ride from Chennai to the Chandragiri Fort in Andhra Pradesh, via Tirupati, on the occasion of Republic Day. With 79 riders from across the city expected to participate, the event will be led by the founder of the group, Ramanujar Moulana. Starting point: Santhome Inn. Details: 9884023123

    Nostalgia reboot
    January 21, iSpark, Lloyds Road
    Celebrate the magic of storytelling through a workshop at the World Storytelling Institute. This 12-session workshop will allow children to explore their own narrative style, while guiding them through a structured syllabus that includes Aesop’s Fables, Panchatantra and Jataka tales. Conducted by Pretigaya Haran of Helen O’Grady Drama Academy, the classes are open to children between the ages 6 to 12.  Rs 350 per session. Details: 9840394282

    Two tales, one script
    January 20, Nungambakkam
    If you enjoy innovative twists, this play is not to be missed. Blending together The Emperor’s New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen and Andher Nagari Chaupat Raja by Bharatendu, is an original English script written by V Balakrishnan. No surprise then that it’s titled Buy One Get One Free. This hour-long musical is being staged till January 22 at Alliance Française. Rs 200.
    Details: eventjini.com

    Lunch from the hills
    January 26-29, Alwarpet
    Ashvita Bistro and Sterling Holidays have collaborated to present a unique Nepali food pop-up next week. Featuring the traditional fare found in the Himalayas, along with the popular khas and pahadi cuisines, this four-day event is not to be missed. January 26-29. 12 pm onwards. Registrations at Rs 799 for vegetarians
    and at Rs 999 for non-vegetarians. Details: 42109990

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