February 5 | Collage
Bengaluru-based designer Raj Shroff blends kantha on resort wear and puts black textured roses on saris in his new Spring/Summer collection. The range sees hand-blocked and hand-dyed work on tunics, tops, saris and dresses. Rs 8,000 onwards. Today,
11 am to 7 pm.
February 7 | Pondicherry
From a guided tour of Golden Bridge Pottery to Caribbean soul and jazz renditions by French singer Erika Lernot, there is a lot to look forward to at the second edition of Pondicherry Heritage Festival. There will also be heritage walks, talks by conservationists, interactive activities for children and concerts like the one by Adishakti, at the three-day event. From February 5-7. Details: pondicherryheritagefestival.org
Sufi all week
February 9 | ?Madras Race Club
Lose yourself in the magical performances by the Turkish troupe Whirling Dervishes, Parvathy Baul from West Bengal and Sabri Brothers from Jaipur during the Ruhaniyat Sufi music festival next week. Now in its 14th edition, the event will also witness other artistes like the four-piece troupe Chaar Yaar and Berk Gurman from Istanbul. From February 7-13. 6.30-10 pm, at Madras Race Club. Tickets from Rs 600 on in.bookmyshow.com
February 11 | New Delhi
Gurgaon-based contemporary artist Princess Pea, known for the unusual mask she wears during events, has launched a new series of wooden sculptures. The limited-edition collection debuted at the recently concluded India Art Fair. Each sculpture, called Fall and Rise, is a miniature representation of Princess Pea herself (mask included). Rs 4,000.
At the movies
February 5 | SPI Cinemas
Based on real life incidents, Vetrimaaran’s Visaranai is adapted from a novel called Lock Up. The writer, M Chandra Kumar, is an auto driver from Coimbatore. Starring Dinesh Ravi and Anandhi, among others, the movie received the Amnesty International Italia Award at the Venice Film Festival last year. Details: 42244224
Rock with Farhan
February 6 | Amir Mahal
Fresh from the success of Wazir and certain developments on the person front, the multi-talented Farhan Akhtar will be seen performing in the city along with his band Farhan Live. The concert is presented by Touch and is in support of Vajra, Pooja Malhotra’s NGO that advocates women’s safety. Tickets from Rs 1,000 on in.bookmyshow.com
February 8 | The Leela Palace
The city is going all out with its Chinese New Year spreads. Meanwhile, China XO, the restaurant at The Leela Palace, has an early start with a menu that features the light and refreshing Yee Sang salad, Barbeque Bak Kwa and morel mushrooms soup. Approximately Rs 3,000 for two. Turn to page 8 for our review.
The weekend song
February 10 | Coldplay
Sadhus walking in slow-mo, gulal-smeared children, an ageing projectionist transfixed by the heroine on screen — the new music video released by British rock band Coldplay has come in for a lot of criticism for its stereotypical imagery. Vote for creative freedom, we say, and let Hymn For The Weekend be. It has over 17 lakh views. Rs 150 on iTunes. Details: coldplay.com