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    Three in one
    January 30 | Maalgaadi
    The quirky Maalgaadi store in Besant Nagar has an interactive event this weekend. There are three stalls — two fashion and one on gourmet filter coffee — with visitors encouraged to participate in installations and sales. Arture, the accessory brand, made from 100 per cent cork, will be there. For more on the coffee, turn to P9. Details: 42103242

    Grandma’s table
    January 29 | Ashvita Bistro
    Aloo gnocchi, anyone? A modern spin on popular Bengali fare is what Ashvita Bistro offers, courtesy Mumbai-based chef Auroni Mookerjee. He will  introduce a selection of fusion dishes like kosha mangsho tacos and desi Shepherd’s Pie during a three-day showcase called Grandma Mookerjee’s Kitchen. Also expect risotto made from Kolkata’s gobindo bhog rice, among other delights.
    Till January 31 (lunch and dinner).
    From Rs.799 plus tax. Details: 9791088189

    Meet the makers
    February 1 | Lalit Kala Academy
    Over 45 vendors will showcase at the Makers’ Market from By Hand, From the Heart from Monday. The five-day event has headliners like origami specialist Ankon Mitra, who has a series inspired by Tamil Nadu. There is a diptych themed on the Chennai floods, fashioned from Coimbatore handmade paper. Take home colouring books, home decor and more. Turn to P30. Details: 28291692

    Laugh with five
    February 4 | Goa
    Weirdass Pajama fest heads to Goa with Jesters Without Borders, featuring five stand-up artists, namely Vir Das, Sharul Channa, Imran Yusuf, Mandy Knight and Raj Sharma. While Vir needs no introduction, Sharul Khanna is from Singapore, and Raj Khanna, who started his career in Dallas, now works alongside global names like Russel Peters, Bill Burr, and others. At Ravindra Bhavan in Goa, from 8 pm onwards. Details: pajamafest.co.in

    At the movies
    January 29 | SPI Cinemas
    R Madhavan plays the role of an out-of-favour boxing coach, Prabhu Selvaraj, in Irudhi Sattru, also titled Saala Khadoos in Hindi. Directed by Sudha Kongara Prasad, the movie revolves around Madhi (newcomer Ritika Singh), a fiesty new boxer trained by Prabhu. With music composed by Santosh Narayan (of Jigarthanda fame), the movie is Madhavan’s comeback Tamil movie after four years. Details: 42244224

    Glory down under
    January 31 | Australia
    Settle down for the women’s and the men’s finals of the Australian Open, on Saturday and Sunday respectively. Serena Williams beat Maria Sharapova for the 18th time in a row to reach the semi-finals, and Federer recently notched up his 301st win after defeating Tomas Berdych. Meanwhile, Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis are expected at the women’s doubles final today. On Star Sports. Details: ausopen.com

    Brown signal
    February 2 | Hong Kong
    Around 30 international chocolate brands, plus chocolatiers and expert tasters will unite at the annual Chocolate Trail event at Hong Kong’s Harbour City. Among the brands expect popular names like BLACK As Chocolate from Taiwan, Domori from Italy, and others. Till February 21. Details: harbourcity.com

    Bauhaus code
    February 3 | Collage
    ​Head to Collage, where Tarun Tahiliani’s Spring Summer ’16 collection is being showcased. Inspired by the Bauhaus movement of 1919-1933, there are graphical shapes and geometric patterns in bold colours on georgette. The Chintz line is delightfully European. ​​​Details: 28291443

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