For humanity’s sake
July 26, Green Park Hotel
Top rock bands, Girish and The Chronicles from Sikkim and The Baiju Dharmajan Syndicate from Kochi, are performing together in a fund raising event for the victims of the 2015 Nepal earthquake. Organised by Unseen Underground event management company, the musical evening aims at supporting rehabilitation efforts in the devastated country. Rs 600 for entry pass. 5.30pm onwards at Vadapalani. Details: 7299307251
July 25-31, The Amethyst Room
City-based designer, Shubha Rao, is having her apparel exhibition, A Web of Yarn, showcasing natural dyed and block printed fabrics like shibori and intricate embroidery on organic cottons, linens and ahimsa silks. There are dresses, tunics and kurtas Rs 2,500 onwards. Chamiers Road. Details: 43042099
Do your bit
Till July 31, online
Grundfos Pumps India, through their social media forum ‘i Save Energy’ has launched a video contest called ‘Energize’ to promote energy efficiency in the country. If you are 15 and above, shoot a three minute short video on various energy efficient practices that you follow, including tips, facts and benefits of being energy efficient and post it on their ‘i Save Energy’ Facebook page. The winner will be short-listed on the basis of maximum ‘likes’ and will be given an Apple iPad mini. Details:
Games and more
July 25, Alwarpet
Ashvita Bistro presents Jalsa part 2, a South Indian games night, in association with city-based designer Nikita Shyam’s brand, Urumi. The event, hosted
by the designer herself, will have games like Dumb Charades, Who am I, and Crossword among others. Team up with your family and friends and join in. Winners will get gift hampers from the brand Urumi. Entry free.7pm-9pm. Details: 9791088189
On the shelves
All season, Flipkart and Express avenue Here’s good news for all Ayn Rand fans. Penguin Random House has launched her novel, Ideal, that revolves around a beautiful actress Kay Gonda, who is accused of murder. She is on the run and turns for help to six fans who have written letters to her.Rs 1100 Also get your copy of Harper Lee’s Go Set A Watchman, set against the civil rights tensions of 1950s New York. Rs 799 At Starmark. Details: 64550262.
Say it with pictures
July 26 to August 6, DakshinaChitra
Kindred Nations, a travelling exhibition, is opening at DakshinaChitra in collaboration with the US Consulate, Chennai. Explore the cultural and historic relationship between the two countries through photographs. Also check out the screening of a documentary on the famed American film director Ellis R Dungan, titled An American in Madras. From 10am-6pm.
Pets and you
July 26, Gandhi Nagar
Bring your pets along when you go out this Sunday. Petcialize, a community initiative for human-animal socialisation, is organising an evening where you can watch a doggie movie with your pet by your side, sitting on the lawn. Carry lots of pillows, cushions and blankets to have a comfortable experience. Entry on first-come first-serve basis. Rs 300 per pet. At group member Mojo’s house. From 3.30pm.