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    Drape conscious
    March 4 | Crafts Council of India
    With exquisite weaves and crafts from across the country, the exhibition by the Crafts Council of India is much anticipated. The two-day event will showcase designers and brands like Abha Dalmia (Benaras saris), Anya Designs (yakatori silk patchwork), Mayori (kurtas), Saree Tree (khadi), Unma Designs (ikats) and others. March 4-5, 10 am to 7 pm. Details: 24341456

    At the movies
    March 4 | SPI Cinemas
    Fresh from the Academy Awards, Priyanka Chopra will next be seen as Abha Mathur in Jai Gangaajal. Mathur, the first female SP of Bankipur district in Bihar, goes against the local MLA, Bablu Pandey (played by Manav Kaul) and attempts to bring the goons of Lakhisarai district to justice. Directed by Prakash Jha — who also plays a role in the movie — there is a song rendered by Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis’ wife, Amruta. Music by Salim-Sulaiman. Details: 42244224

    Summer breeze
    March 4 | Evoluzione
    Celebrity designer Namrata Joshipura leaves her sequins and neoprene behind and brings an easy to wear collection to Chennai. The  Spring Summer collection will include some fun gilets, capes and dresses. With the designer on hand, fans can get styling tips and discuss contemporary silhouettes. March 4-5. More on P15. Details: 28333627

    Indian idol
    March 5 | Nehru Indoor Stadium
    Playback singer and four-time National Award winner Shreya Ghoshal will be performing live at the Nehru Indoor Stadium tomorrow. Expect her recent hits like Pookkalae sattru oyivedungal and Pinga, among others. A crowd of over 6,000 people is expected. From 6.30 pm. Tickets from `1,000 onwards
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    Cool water
    March 6 | Chetpet Lake
    Chetpet Lake is unrecognisable, with the water body restored by the State Fisheries Department. The new angling and boating address will have six paddle boats on offer and space for at least 30 anglers at the fishing spot. The eco park includes a jogging track, a children’s park, a rooftop restaurant serving seafood delicacies, an open air auditorium and a multimedia centre. A 30-minute boat ride at `50 for adults, `25 for children.

     

    Hop aboardkidstrain 2
    March 7 | Phoenix MarketCity
    Phoenix MarketCity is buzzing with activity. While the Alliance Francaise of Madras conducts the street play The Horsemen tomorrow, the new toy  train at the mall will take children on a short tour past the stores. There is a bus as well. Hop off at the new Nautica Kids store and choose from bright children’s apparel, like denims, shorts, T-shirts, and more. `1,300 onwards. Details: 30083007

     

     

    Pamper station
    March 8 | Taj Coromandel
    On the occasion of Women’s Day, Jiva Grande Spa at Taj Coromandel has a special package. Get an hour-long session of Indian aromatherapy, with therapeutic oils. Guests can choose from a variety of energising and detoxifying blends. A two-course spa wellness meal is also part of the deal. From March 8-31, 11 am to 5 pm. `4,000. Details: 66002827

     

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    Toddy counter
    March 10 | Ente Keralam
    Sample Kerala’s favourite backwater and toddy shop food at the ongoing Toddy Curry Festival at Ente Keralam. Tuck into seafood dishes like meen peera, konju kurumilagittadhu, Thalassery biryani, idi erachi and scrambled crab meat from Kannur. Till March 20. `800 onwards for two (lunch or dinner for two). Details: 32216589

     

    Snacker alert

    March 9, Doner Kebab Bistro
    Easily accessible on Anderson Road, the new Doner Kebab Bistro has the German staple — in both beef and chicken options — and other treats like arancini (stuffed rice balls), garlic butter prawns and churros with milk chocolate. Open from 11 am to 11 pm, it appears the kitty party and college crowd have already discovered the place. Meal for two at `1,000 onwards. Details: 45018008

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