December 20, Koyembedu
TGB Bridal guide wedding store, is hosting a make-up workshop this weekend in association with cosmetic brand MAC . The one day crash course will cover basics of make-up, including basic skincare, application techniques, the party look and eye makeovers. Participants are required to get their own cosmetic products. From 4 to 6 pm. Rs 2,000 per head.
Baubles and more
Velachery, till 31 December
Designer decor store Home and Style is featuring an interesting range of products for its Christmas sale this year. From Christmas trees, dessert stands, ornaments to candle holders, most of their products are hand-finished, and available in metal, ceramic and glass. From Rs 500 onwards. Details: 42011793
Shake a leg
20 Dec, Abiramapuram
Sign up for some serious Salsa this weekend. The Salsa Madras dance school is hosting a workshop with choreographer Deepak Stephen, who hails from Russia. He is from the dancing duo Salsa Twins, who have performed in more than 25 countries, and were semi-finalists of TV show Greece Got Talent 2012. Rs 2,000 onwards, limited to 30 participants. 10 am to 1 pm. Details: salsamadras.com.
Block by block
December 20, Ampa Skywalk.
Lego fans can witness the finale of Lego Tower Building challenge this weekend. Funskool India Ltd, in association with Landmark, is conducting this challenge for kids, in which the winner bags a trip to Lego Land in Malaysia. 4 pm onwards. Details: 9841510113
From tree, for tree
Dec 21-23, Adyar
Forum Art Gallery will be conducting its annual Christmas workshop, where children (five years and above) will be taught to recycle everyday items into festive decorations, tree-ornaments, greeting cards, and candy holders. The arts and crafts workshop will also allow the children to experiment with figurines of Santa Claus and reindeers. 11 am to 1 pm. Rs 1,200 per head. Details: 42115596
Till December 31, Nungambakkam
Delhi-based Sahar Zaman’s home products label Chamak Patti is promoting silver and silver-plated festive décor products from the brand Episode at Accentuate in Ispahani Center. The collection features votives, gallery and graffiti balls, candy dishes, frames and festive ornaments. Details: 011 41552874. Rs 900 onwards.
Calling little elves
Dec 19 and 23, Kilpauk
Funmill will be hosting a Christmas workshop tomorrow, where children will be taught to bake seasonal baked dishes like muffins, plum cakes and gingerbread houses. There is a craft workshop on the same day where kids can make Christmas decorations (materials will be provided). From 5 pm to 7 pm, Rs 200 onwards. The activity centre will also host a Christmas bash on December 23, from 5 pm to 7.30 pm, at Rs 500 per head. For ages three to 12. Details: 9841243447
Tribes and folk-dances
Till January 6, Muttukadu
DakshinaChitra is hosting Aadi Chithra Festival from tomorrow, for paintings from tribes like Gond, Bhil, and Saura at Rs 150 onwards. Coinciding is the Festival of Maharashtra till December 26, featuring folk-dances and songs like Marathi Gan, Gavalan and Shetkari Nritya. Also, find an exhibition on Maharashtrian art forms like Warli paintings, and rich Maharashtrian embroidery, at Rs 300 onwards. 10 am to 6 pm. Details: 27472603
Dec 18-19, KNK Road
Get ready for some retail therapy this weekend as luxury pop-up shop Armoire offers an array of western and indo-western apparels and accessories. Expect designer labels like Saaj By Ankita, Soup By Sougat Paul, House Of Blondie and Fancy Pants The Store. Apparels starting at Rs 3,000, accessories starting at Rs 1,000. From 10.30 am to 7.30 pm. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org