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    chairAugust 8 | Teynampet
    Join the trip back in time, courtesy Indian architect, photographer and writer, Sujatha Shankar Kumar. Her talk on the evolution of furniture, features early Indian furniture like the moda and kattil, as well as contemporary designs and technology of furniture making. The hour-long talk is from 5 pm onwards, at Sandy’s, Ganapathy Colony Main Road. Details: 28332226

    Weekend sound
    August 9 | Museum Theatre
    Amaranta Entertainment, a city-based band and event management company, presents a Music Festival over two weekends (August 9-10, August 16-17) at Museum Theatre. The opening night will see Amrit Rao, Sridhar Varadarajan, Siddhart Kamath, Dheerendra Doss and Raveesh Tirkey of Bangalore-based music band, Live Banned, performing here with city-based alternative/electro-rock act, The F16’s. From 5 pm. Tickets at `350. Details: in.bookmyshow.com

    Days of summer
    August 12 | ITC Grand Chola
    It’s all about appearances at Cafe Mercara Express this month. Senior executive chef Ajit Bangera and his team are celebrating the European summer with handcrafted classics from the continent, plated with a modern twist. Fish meuniere, chicken schnitzel, apple strudel and bread and butter pudding are some of the treats on their list. A la carte for lunch and dinner
    at approximately `5,000 for two.
    Till August 31. Details: 22200000

    Do like a royal
    August 13 | Amethyst
    To be launched at Amethyst Cafe in Royapettah on August 13, Live Like a Maharaja by Amrita Gandhi (published by Penguin India) is your guide to turning even a small space into a room fit for royalty. The book also gives you tips on enhancing your lifestyle and creating luxury out of the ordinary. Read our interview with the author on Page 23

    At the movies
    August 8 | SPI Cinemas
    Directed by James Gunn and produced by Marvel studios, the Guardians of the Galaxy is based on the superhero team created by Marvel comics. With Chriss Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista in the lead, the story revolves around Peter Quill, whose discovery of an orb, triggers a manhunt between him and the villain, Ronan. Details: 42244224

    Bond forever
    August 10 | Online
    Celebrate Raksha Bandhan with handicrafts designer Anand Prakash’s new rakhis. Made with eco-friendly materials, the collection features intricately designed leaves and flowers
    made of metal, with a jute thread. Priced from `290 onwards.
    Details: anandprakash.in

    souk-(2)Wearing Morocco
    August 11 | Collage
    With the onset of the monsoon, Myoho by Kiran and Meghna is all set to premier its new Soul Souk AW’14 collection, at Collage this week. Inspired by Moroccan designs, the collection features simple flora motifs and bold colours like Persian blue, sindoor red and slate black. Priced from `12,000 onwards. Details: 28291443

    Katz central
    August 14 | Alliance Francaise
    After her debut Indian performance in Pondicherry last year, Juliette Katz, known for her album Tout va de travers, prepares to treat Chennai to a live concert at the Alliance Francaise of Madras. Get ready to enjoy Katz’s live acoustic performance alongside French guitarist Ben Benoliel. From 7.30 pm onwards. Details: 28271477

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