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    In small doses
    January 23 | Sir Mutha Hall
    Powerhouse talents like Rajit Kapur, Vrajesh Hirjee and Anuradha Menon star in this series of seven playlets. A Rage production, it will touch upon everday situations and relevant topics like bureaucracy, marriage, immigration and the futility of war. Tomorrow, from 7 pm, at Sir Mutha Hall. Tickets from Rs.500 onwards.
    Details: 9840236367

    2Star watch
    January 24 | Hyderabad
    It’s all about celebrating cinema this weekend. The first edition of IIFA Utsavam—initially scheduled to take place in Chennai last November, but shifted to Hyderabad due to the floods—will honour the best in South cinema. With A-listers like Kamal Haasan, Chiranjeevi, Kavya Madhavan, Nagarjuna and others, the proceeds from the event will be donated for flood relief efforts. January 24-25, at the Gachibowli Outdoor Stadium. Details:iifautsavam.com

    3From the wheel
    January 26 | Auroville
    Starting tomorrow, over 27 potters from across the country will gather in Pondicherry for the second edition of the Auroville International Potters Market. Besides stalls showcasing ornamental and daily-use ware, keep an eye out for clay-based games for children and live demonstrations. January 23-26, from 11 am to 6 pm, at the Visitors Centre. Details: aurovilleartservice.org

    4Game meat surprise
    January 27 | The Westin
    Khargosh biryani, anyone? That’s just one of the specials at the ongoing Rajasthani Food Festival at The Westin. The elaborate spread at the hotel’s Seasonal Taste restaurant also features starters like khasta kachori and desserts like chena malpua. Till the end of the month, from 7 pm to 11 pm. Dinner buffet at `1,550 plus taxes. Details: 33011449



    Funny side
    January 23 | Phoenix MarketCity
    While Mumbai gets its fair share of comedy, Chennaites can look forward to some laughs at tomorrow’s edition of Laugh OK Please. Featuring five comics—Karthik Kumar, Arvind SA, Baggy, Alex and Bengaluru-based Sundeep Rao—they promise to keep you in splits with  one-liners and sketches. At Phoenix MarketCity, from 7-9 pm. Tickets from Rs.400 onwards, on in.bookmyshow.com

    5At the movies
    January 22 | SPI Cinemas
    David O Russell, the director of Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, returns with his favourite trio of actors — Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper — in Joy. The semi-biographical comedy-drama is about a millionaire businesswoman, Joy (Lawrence), who makes her way to the top despite personal struggles and family problems. Lawrence recently bagged the Best Actress award at The Golden Globe Awards for her performance. Details: 42244224

    8Save the date
    January 28 | Mumbai
    The stars haven’t been able to stop talking about Dabboo Ratnani’s latest calendar. With 24 celebrities featured this year, the ace photographer has clicked all the three Bachchans, besides debuting Kriti Sanon, Lisa Haydon and Athiya Shetty, “the hottest newcomers in Bollywood”. Conceptualised a year ago, there is Ranveer Singh’s scare fest, while Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra and John Abraham turn on the charm. Details: dabbooratnani.com

    It’s a de7al
    January 25 | Evoluzione
    Evoluzione is the place to be, with the multi-designer boutique’s end-of-season-sale offering discounts of up to 50 per cent. Snap up designs by names like Rohit Bal, Anamika Khanna, Nachiket Barve, and more. Starting today, till January 26. Details: 28333627


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