At the movies
August 19 | The Cinema
You saw her as Meera in Cocktail and now Diana Penty returns as Happy, in Happy Bhaag Jayegi. Playing a Punjabi runaway bride who accidentally ends up in Pakistan, the actress is accompanied by Ali Fazal and Abhay Deol (who is making a comeback after two years). Directed by Mudassar Aziz, the film also marks the production debut of Anand L Rai. Details: 42244224
August 19 | IndiEarth
The third edition of IndiEarth’s Animation Film Festival will screen 54 movies from over 30 countries. Watch out for award-winners like Suresh Eriyat’s Fisherwoman and Tuk Tuk, and other favourites like Macher Jhol by Abhishek Verma. He will also be conducting a workshop. More on P 24
August 20 | Iran
Charmed by Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis? Visit the capital of the old Achaemenid Empire with Cox & Kings’ Iranian package. With pitstops at renowned monuments like the Maidan-e-Naghsh-e-Jaha, the 12-day tour will showcase the best of the land that chef-writer Anthony Bourdain called one of the most misunderstood places on Earth. From Rs 2,34,600. Details: coxandkings.co
August 21 | Brazil
The Rio Olympics has been keeping us entertained—with Sakshi Malik’s bronze medal, other surprises (Michael Phelps getting ‘Schooled’), heartbreaks (Dipa Karmakar’s bronze miss), and expected victories (Simone Biles, Mo Farah). There were also plenty of celebrity appearances, including Matthew McConaughey and Zac Efron. But now it’s drawing to an end this Sunday, with a closing ceremony conceptualised by Rosal Magalhaes, designer of the Rio carnival. At 4.30 am. Details: rio2016.com
Matters of art
August 22 | InKo Centre
If you’d like to see some local talent, drop by InKo Centre’s Art Connect exhibition. Showcasing works by 10 city-based professional artists, check out ceramic sculptures, paintings and installations. August 20 to September 18.
At The Gallery. Details: 24361224
August 23 | Buzz
God’s Own Country is getting its due at The Gateway Hotel IT Expressway. The all-day diner, Buzz, is hosting a Kerala food festival, with a menu that boasts dishes like karimeen pollichathu, kappa puzhuku, koonu pal curry, and more. Desserts include the usual suspects like pradhamans, Kozhikode halwa and mutta kuzhalappam. Rs 2,400 for
two. Till August 28.
August 24 | Madras Week
Get into the Madras Week spirit this weekend, with two walks organised by Storytrails. Led by founder Vijay Kamalakara, learn the stories behind our colonial buildings and monuments, and how British rule impacted the city.
August 20-21. Details: 9940040215
August 25 | Lakme Fashion Week
The Lakme Fashion Week kicks off next week. While artisans get their due through an initiative called Please Touch: The Handloom Experience, Manish Malhotra, who is opening the show, has piqued interest with his promise of a 360-degree virtual reality experience (in association with Etihad Airways) from the ramp. August 24-28, at St Regis Mumbai.