All season, Biba outlets
Celebrating Onam, Biba has launched a new ethnic collection of salwar kameezes and dupattas specially created for the festival. The range features vintage embroidery and block prints. The long-sleeved kurtas come in bright colours and the salwars have both wide-legged and close-cropped options. Rs 1,999 onwards. Details: biba.in
Till August 25, Online
Lakme Salon gives brides to-be one more reason to celebrate. Answer nine questions under “Know-Your-Bridal-Style”quiz to be one of the lucky three to walk the ramp in Mumbai, at the Lakme Salon Bridal Show co-created by designer Neeta Lulla. On registration, you also get a free makeup trial at any Lakme Salon across India. Register on lakmebridalstylist.in/salonquiz
Swarn Amrit in Gurgaon has taken their Indian mithai collection, wrapped in 24 karat edible gold, to a new level. The sunflower-shaped, dry fruit sweet (Swarn Mukhi) is their latest addition, and has its own jewellery box that holds two. They accept international orders, too. Rs 3,500. At DLF Cyber City, Gurgaon.
August 22, Ashvita Bistro
Learn as you watch Tasneem Ayub make hare bhare kebab, vegetarian biryani, baghare baingan and double ka meetha. You will also get to make one of these dishes with ingredients that will be provided at the venue. At the end of the workshop, participants will get a recipe book and a portion of the food. Rs 2,350. From 4.30 pm to 7.30 pm.
August 22-30, Amethyst
Here’s a chance to see something rare—a bird’s eye view of our city. As part of Madras Week, Amethyst presents Madras Transit, an exhibition of contemporary aerial photographs by Robert D Stephens. Featuring a collection of 24 colour photographs, each will be accompanied by a record of air pollution levels on the corresponding day. Also check out the “Reading Room”, a tactile installation of antiquarian books related to Madras, dating back to the mid 1800s. From 11 am to 8 pm. Details: 45991630
August 23, Blue Cross of India
Adopt a furry, four-legged companion this Sunday. Indian puppies, kittens and a few pedigree adult dogs will be part of the adoption drive at Blue Cross of India. Those wishing to adopt must provide an address and identity proof. At Velachery Main Road, between 1 pm and 5 pm.
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August 23, Ashvita Bistro
What happens when a German and an Indian fall in love and decide to marry? Watch the humorous and warm documentary, Amma & Appa, written and directed by Franziska Schönenberger and Jayakrishnan Subramanian. The duo will be present at the screening at Ashvita Bistro in Alwarpet, to take questions. Free entry. 7 pm. SMS “Movie” with your name and email id to 9791088189 to confirm your slot.
August 22, O2 Health Club
Put on your dance shoes and get ready for a dawn-to-dusk western dance competition. Hot Shoe Dance Company invites dancers for a 12-hour solo dance competition. A physiotherapist will be present to keep a check on the dancers, and there will also be snack breaks. Men and women above 17 years can register at the O2 gym. The winners and runner-up will win a cash prize of Rs 10,000 and Rs 5,000 respectively. Rs 300. At Khader Nawaz Khan Road. From 8 am to 8 pm. Details: 9840088451