The great wide open
February 18, ECR
Tent N Trek is organising a fun night out, which includes strolling by the shore, camping, a barbeque dinner, campfire, music, star gazing, volleyball, frisbee and a tug of war, on East Coast Road. The best part? Wake up to a glorious sunrise the next day. A kit (including sleeping bags and head lamps) will be provided upon registration. Rs 1,600 per person (inclusive of food and accommodation). Limited entry. Details: 9159544544
Mixed media art
February 24-26, Alwarpet
A three-day structured watercolouring workshop for beginners is being organised by city-based artist Sadhu Aliyur. In its 11th edition, the workshop will focus on teaching the basics of sketching, colour theory and composition. Limited seats available. Shivapriya Apartments, TTK Road. Details: 7676006006, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
January 27, TTK Road
Fuse a variety of artistic and performance styles at the Partner Acrojam workshop, this weekend. The one-hour workshop, organised by Salsa Madras, will be conducted by Austrian acrobat and instructor Julia Parker.
Limited registration. Rs 500. At Sada Skill and Fitness Centre. Details: 8122072572
February 22, Phoenix MarketCity
Art Tour 2017, organised by Phoenix MarketCity, is being curated by award-winning artist Vaishnavi Ramanathan. The event will focus on works of the artistes Gigi Scaria, LN Tallur, Ravinder Reddy, Sunil Gawde, Thukral and Tagra, Philippe Murphy, Arunkumar HG, TV Santhosh, Anjum Singh, and Vishal K Dar.
Between noon and 9 pm. Details: phoenixmarketcity.com/chennai/promo/art-tour
Art & drapes
February 24, Luz House
Six yards of fabric turn into a canvas at the Kalamkari festival at Luz House. From handmade organic cottons and silks saris to georgette anarkalis and dupattas, find playful prints, vivid colours and mythological motifs at this sale and exhibition.
Rs 1,800 onwards. Details: 9248025432
February 24, T Nagar
The 13th edition of Pause for a Cause brings a range of traditional saris in ikat, kalamkari, chikankari, Benarasi and warli designs to the city. Promoting handloom and artisan communities around the country, the exhibition and sale will also feature contemporary apparel like long kurtas, palazzos and shawls, besides jewellery.
At GRT Grand. On February 24 -25. From 11 am to 7 pm.
January 27, TTK Road
Peekaboo Patterns, in association Birth Basix, is hosting a free talk by Dr Sonali Santhanam, a certified birth educator, where mommies-to-be can learn about the impact of stress on pregnancy and childbirth. Also learn relaxation exercises to eliminate stress, fatigue and sleeplessness. Details: 43012042
A conspiracy is brewing
February 18, Neelankarai
Thespian en, a theatre group in the city, will stage The Spartan Conspiracy, a play written by Dr Vithal Rajan and directed by Ajit Chitturi. It is a humourous take on the alliances of the kingdoms of Sparta, Mycenae and Ithaca, who are preparing for the conquest of Troy. 8 pm, at Tryst Garden Theatre, ECR. Limited Seating.