Seed for thought
Till January 14, The Amethyst Room
The Amethyst Room is showcasing New York-based designer Soham Dave’s new collection, Dana, inspired by rai dana (mustard seeds). The collection includes kimono shirts, jumpsuits, kaftans, culottes, stoles and saris. Available in naturally-dyed fabrics like chanderi and khadi , in colours like indigo, red and black. `2,500 to `12,500. From 10 am – 8 pm. Details: 43042099
January 10, Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall
If The Mentalist is one of your favourite TV shows, then this might interest you. Internationally-acclaimed mentalist Lior Suchard can delve into your innermost thoughts and tell you what you are thinking. With fans like Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire, Suchard has impressed many with his skills that include thought influencing, predictions and telekinesis. On January 10, at Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall, at 7.30 pm. `750 – `3,000.
Penguin Books India and Starmark invite
you to the launch of Ravinder Singh’s latest romance novel, Your Dreams Are Mine Now. The story by the
New Delhi based-author revolves around a small town girl who clings to her ideals even as college life exposes her to harsh realities . At Starmark, Phoenix Market City, at 6.30 pm. Details: 64550262
Tell your story
On January 12, Cafe Coffee Day
Do you have an interesting story to share? World Storytelling Institute is organising ‘The Chennai Storytelling Contest’. With an upper limit of 10 minutes, you can try your hand at narrating a personal-experience story, a fantasy (imagined), an eye-opening exercise or even a real life adventure story. `250 (includes a hot beverage). On January 12, at Nungambakkam. The winner will receive a certificate and a gift voucher from Cafe Coffee Day.
From 6 pm – 7 pm. Details: 9840394282
Hues of India
Till January10, Kotturpuram
Samasta presents ‘Hues and Textures,’ by Bangalore-based designer Sushma Desai. Her latest collection of tunics is inspired by
the rich colours found in our
everyday lives. Choose
from chanderi, silk cotton, khadi, mul mul and more. Embellished with embroidery and, they start from `2,500 onwards. Till January 10, from 11 am to 7 pm. Details: 42188118
On Beach Road, January 10
This weekend, head to Pondicherry, where the latest edition of SecSatPondy kicks off. Featuring music by the Bangalore-based band Alan Rego and Alchemy—who will be performing retro classics and soft rock—and locals Aimani Dhatchinamoorthy and the Abhishegapakkam brothers, Mangala Isai and Kalai Kuzhu—who will be presenting folk music—the event is free
for all. On Beach Road, next to the Tourist Information Bureau. From 7 pm.
Details: 0413 2358576