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    Reel affair
    February 11, Goethe Institut
    Cinema Rendezvous presents a unique opportunity for fans of Christopher Nolan and debutante director Kathick Naren with the screening of the movie, The Prestige. Bond over your love for cinema in an interactive session with the Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru director, who will be the guest of honour at the screening. Rs 200
    Details: 28331314

    Ornate trim
    February 12, Neelankarai
    City-based design studio Bridal Blouse Designs is conducting a two-week intensive zardosi and aari embroidery workshop. Learn the basics of embroidery during a three-hour session with designer Madhumathi. Rs 6,000, including materials. Flexible timings available. Classes from 11 am to 4 pm Details: 8939108338

    Beyond borders
    February 18, Velachery
    The fifth edition of the Global Isai festival brings to the city an amalgamation of 20 artistes across genres and countries. Catch bands like LunaLee, Tablatronic-World Peace, Ziia & The Swing Mates from Korea, Mauritius, and Réunion Islands, as they showcase a plethora of world culture through their music during this two-day event. Entry free. 1 pm onwards. At Phoenix MarketCity. Details: 9841426951

    An arty affair
    February 12, Mylapore
    The Art Room Chennai is conducting a folk mural art workshop on lipan work. An art form from Kutch, this involves working with wooden boards and mirrors, rather than using mud and mirrors to create artwork. Limited slots available. Workshop fee: Rs 1,200, includes materials. To register a slot email: theartroomchennai@gmail.com. Details: 7550071255

    Stitch in time
    February 11, Adyar
    Learn the tips and tricks of crochet, and make your own baby sets, jewellery, toys and home décor at this workshop, which is being organised by Comal Crafts. This is a beginner’s workshop and is open to participants above the age of 15. Limited slots available. Workshop fee: Rs 1,500 (materials will be provided). Details: 9176118165

    Shop till you love
    January 27, TTK Road
    If you are in a fix as to what to buy for your loved one this Valentine’s Day, try the shopping fest happening at Tamara. The boutique in Natesan Park has on display saris, dress materials, gowns, jewellery and home décor as well. Prices from around Rs 200 to Rs 8,000. Tomorrow and Sunday. 10 am to 8 pm. Details: 9841698438

    Novel tales
    February 17, Adyar
    Join renowned storyteller Geeta Ramanujam in her Beginner’s Course on Storytelling, the only certificate program for the skill in the country. The 20 hour long course, spread over three days, will be held at the Kathalaya Academy, Adyar and is open to adults of all walks of life. Rs 15,000 for three days, including lunch. Details: 8122074404

    In focus
    February 17 | Eyemage Gallery
    Lose yourself in the world of abstract images at Eyemage Gallery, which is hosting an exhibition of unique photographs by Sudarshan Chari. Using different techniques and a small camera, Chari merges different personalities and people, with geometrical and psychedelic symmetries. The collection, titled Beyonder, will be on display from February 17. Details: eyemage.gallery

    Road less taken
    February 17 | Adyar
    Join the Backpacker Wanderers as they head to the pristine locales of Nishani Motte in Coorg for a two-day trek. The weekend, which includes ridge walks, treks to the summit for a spectacular view of the Brahmagiri range, stay in the forest and an anti-poaching camp, promises the perfect break from a hectic schedule. Rs 2,600 approximately. Details: 9677229074

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