Make it lavish
February 10 | TTK Road
Little Lavish is organising an exhibition and sale for Valentine’s Day. Choose from a cutesy range of clothing, gifts, accessories, cosmetics, home decor, jewellery, bags, footwear and more to gift your loved one. What’s more? The highest spender of the day gets to enjoy an exclusive 90-minute spa therapy session at Thai Sabai Wellness Spa. Entry Free. From 11 am to 9 pm. Details: 65388388
February 11 | Vadapalini
The annual All India Sufi and Mystic Music festival is back in the city for its 16th edition. Showcasing musical traditions from across the country, this festival will feature Balafon player Mamadou Diabate, Kabir Panthi songs by Prahlad Singh Tipaniya, and a qawwali performance by Chand Nizam. Rs 500 onwards.
February 5 | Madras Race Club
If you love Sufi music, this is one evening that you might not want to miss. The Wadali Brothers are in the city and set to host their first concert at the Forum Vijaya Mall. Croon to their hits like Rangrez of Tanu Weds Manu fame and Tu Mane Ya Mane from Coke Studio India, among others. Rs 999 onwards. At 6 pm.
February 9 | Adyar
Ever heard of an anti-café and storytelling space? Backyard promises to be just that. If you are looking for some interdisciplinary interaction, a possibility to ideate together (or just by yourself), brainstorm, host open-ended events, then this is the space for you. Find kiosks of home bakers, the work of talented artists, authors, poets, photographers and designers at the launch. Entry free. Details: 7358458117
Prêt & proper
February 12 | Hyatt Regency
With over 45 designers and products from home décor and linen to jewellery and accessories, the Spring Valentine Collezione, curated by Arti Bagdy, is your one-stop-shopping destination for the month. Watch out for designers and brands like Alankrit from Lucknow and Vaayu from Kolkata, not to forget, velvetcase.com showcasing their jewellery lines for the first time. Entry free. Details: 24512584
Walk of life
February 5 | Taramani
Show your solidarity with those suffering from cancer and other such disorders by signing up for the Walkathon organised by DATRI. With distances ranging from three to six kilometres, the walk will start from Ticel Bio Park, and will go on to Madhya Kailash. 7 pm onwards. Registration at Rs 300. Details: in.bookmyshow.com
February 11 | Chamiers Road
Namma Chennai’s first street football platform, The Turf, will host an inaugural cricket and futsal tournament, open to all ages. The event will take place at Kick Off next weekend, between February 11 and 12 at Nandanam. Last date for registration is February 9. Winners take home Rs 10,000. Details: 9884012612
Hit in the make?
February 25 | T Nagar
Learn the art of scriptwriting at this workshop conducted by Mirage Institute of Filmmaking and Photography. You will be guided across a range of subjects, such as film genres, selection of film ideas, structuring stories, developing characters, formatting screenplays and more. Registrations at Rs 10,000 per head.
At the art of things
February 5 | Nageshwara Rao Park
Celebrate the work of young budding artists from across the country with Art Mart’s annual one-day art show this Sunday, with works of over 70 artists being displayed through the course of the day. There is also an on-the-spot competition for school children on the theme, “The world outside my home”. Be sure to bring your own supplies. Entry free. 8 am – 8 pm. Details: Search for the page ArtMart Chennai on Facebook.