Don’t stop the music January 10, Phoenix Marketcity Mumbai’s music composer duo Sachin Sanghvi and Jigar Saraiya will perform a live concert at Phoenix Marketcity. They are known for their music for films like ABCD: Any Body Can Dance and Go Goa Gone. Saraiya has also established himself as a singer with songs like Gulabi for Shuddh Desi Romance and Johny Johny for It’s Entertainment. From 7 pm. Entry Rs 750. Tickets available in bookmyshow.com
Fly away Till January 31, online British Airways offers all-inclusive fares on domestic and international flights. Instead of Rs 21,4152 for a flight from an Indian city to London, you can avail tickets starting from Rs 44,340 onwards. Valid for flights booked from Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad.. Details: ba.com
Till January 12, Indiranagar
Prior to shutting down due to financial reasons, the Hippocampus library is conducting a sale of all their books. “Some of the best books collected by me, from Calico books and Newbery Honor, will still be available in the library in Bengaluru. I am trying to collect a team of storytellers to host educational projects in schools,” says managing director Chandini Khanna. Rs 10 onwards.11 am to 6 pm. Details: 9677025834
Take a break
January 8-10, Nandambakkam
Chennai Trade and Convention Centre will host the Travel and Tourism Fair – Chennai. Apart from exhibiting domestic and outbound tourism markets of India, the three day event will also showcase sporting goods, toys, games, business services, logistics and transportation. The event is being organised by travel trade show organiser Fairfest Media Limited. Details: ttfotm.com
Gift of the gab
10 January, Nungambakkam YouTube channel Radaan Nxgen and Tata Docomo are hosting Talk-a-Thon at hotel Apoorva Sangeetha. It is a public speaking contest in which participants will have to speak on random topics based on daily life and work. The entry is free, but those interested are requested to bring clothes for donation to the orphanage NGO Udavum Karangal. From 10 am. Details: 9840931105
The factory visit
January 9, Tiruvottiyur Royal Enfield invites bike enthusiasts for an industrial visit to its factory, where you can watch the classic Bullet 350 being manufactured. The visit includes interactive sessions, work flow demonstration and hands-on experience of bike building. Registration starts at 9 am and tour starts at 10 am. Approximately Rs 600 per person. Details: royalenfield.com
Time for Africa
January 9, Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram As part of the ongoing Chennai Storytelling Festival (lasting till February 14), children from tutoring centre Genius Factory (four to 14 years) will sing, act and dance to the tunes of Africa, trained by founder Sheetal. This theatrical presentation adheres to the theme of the festival, which is communication between culture and people. Tickets Rs 200 onwards. Details: 9840091290
January 6-20, Art Houz Rotary Club of Chennai East RA Puram, in association with galleries Artists’ Conclave and Art Houz, is hosting an art exhibition titled Mythology Revisited, featuring paintings and sculptures fromBalasubramaniam, Raman G and others. The exhibition focusses on the link between science and Hindu mythology, and the proceeds will go towards flood relief efforts by the club. Rs 10,000 onwards. 11 am to 7 pm.
January 12-16, Pollachi Restaurant Ashvita Nirvana is hosting a Rubik-cube solving workshop. Rubik enthusiasts will be taught how to master the cube in a three-day intensive workshop by cuber Suraj, who is a member of the Speed Cubers group. The workshop on 8 and 9 January is from 6 pm to 8 pm, and the workshop on 10 January is from 11 pm to 1 pm. Rs 999 per head.