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    Cafe hopping
    October 25 | Nicky’s
    The city gets a new cafe that puts the spotlight on a variety of tarts, pies and a choux pastry alternative to birthday cakes. If you happen to visit the predominantly vegetarian cafe (they offer eggless versions of most pastries) be sure to try their signatures — the decadent fruit tart and smooth, baked yoghurt. For more details on Nicky’s Cafe & Fine Pastries, turn to Page 9

    Musical evening
    October 24 | The Music Academy
    Organised by city-based Elixir Management Solutions, Atmospherics is a fusion musical. With Stephen Devassy and Vijay Prakash collaborating with an orchestra that has Dilshad Khan on the sarangi, HN Bhaskar on the violin, Arun Sukumar on the drums, among others, tickets are priced from Rs.300 to Rs.5,000. From 6.45 pm, at The Music Academy. Details: in.bookmyshow.com

    Say cheers
    October 27 | Multiple outlets
    Johnnie Walker, the makers of fine Scotch whisky, have come up with special collectible festive packs for the season. Their top-of-the-line Blue Label comes with two crystal whisky glasses and is priced at Rs.21,120. Available at leading bars and pubs. Details: 33661234

    Royal package
    October 30 | The Leela Palace
    The Leela group’s luxury boutique, Amalya, has arrived in Chennai. With hand-carved silver furniture inspired from century-old architecture, embellished clutches, Mughal-themed jewellery and embroidered Jodhpuri jootis, the boutique will give you a true regal experience. Pricing from Rs.150-Rs.15,00,000. Details: 33661234

    At the movies
    October 24 | SPI Cinemas
    Directed by Farah Khan and produced by Gauri Khan, Happy New Year is a drama-comedy with Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan and Deepika Padukone in the lead. The story revolves around six people who participate in a dance competition, with the ulterior motive of staging a burglary. Details: 42244224

    Building bridges
    October 26 | Museum Theatre
    Kerala-based 14-member band, Thaikkudam Bridge, will be performing in the city this weekend. Known for being versatile in genres like Indian pop, Indian rock and Reggae, and singing in multiple languages, they will be in action at Museum Theatre, from 6.30 pm. For more on the event, turn to Page 18

    Home advantage
    October 28 | Chennai
    In their 15th match of the ISL (Indian Super League), Chennaiyan FC will host Mumbai City FC. Despite having a squad of international stars like Marco Materazzi and Mikael Silvestre, Chennai shouldn’t take Mumbai lightly, as their line up includes players like Fredrik Ljungberg, Nicolas Anelka and Subrata Paul (one of India’s best goalkeepers). From 7 pm onwards at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Live on Star Sports. Details: indiansuperleague.com

    Luxe company
    October 29 | Mumbai
    Hot on the heels of the iPhone 6 comes Vertu’s latest offering, Aster, touted as a ‘Quintessentially English’ smartphone. Combining luxury materials and unique services, it features a 5.1 inch sapphire crystal screen, Dolby Digital Plus virtual surround sound, a Hasselblad certified camera, all in a titanium casing. Priced at Rs.4,75,000, the smartphone is available at Popley, Mumbai. Details: 022 30602000

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