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    Life’s a beach
    August 26 | Covelong Point
    All roads will lead to the Surf, Music and Yoga Festival at Covelong Point this weekend. Promising music by Thaikkudam Bridge, Abhijeet Tambe and others, along with sports by the beach, blindfold yoga, outdoor camps and more, the event is not to be missed. On the food front, you will have local seafood, dosas, kathi rolls and organic juice. August 26-28. Details: covelongpoint.com

    Stage and screen
    August 27 | British Council
    William Shakespeare and Chennai’s lakes will be in focus at the British Council tomorrow. For Madras Week, the organisation will be hosting a play by college students who will be enacting their version of the Bard’s play of their choice. Thereafter, the Environmentalist Foundation of India will screen a documentary on the city’s lakes. At 4 pm and 5.30 pm, respectively. Details: 8939831722

    Open call
    August 29 | New York
    A win at the Wimbledon, an Olympic gold medal, and now a favourite at the US Open—Andy Murray is the man of the moment, despite Rafael Nadal’s Rio resurgence. There is defending champion Novak Djokovic too, who can go all the way. And, of course, Roger Federer makes for an evergreen contender. Can any of the Big Four secure another Slam? From August 29. On ESPN. Details: usopen.org

    At the movies
    August 26 | SPI Cinemas
    Cats may have nine lives, but for Tom Brand (Kevin Spacey) it is now or never. In Nine Lives, the comedy directed by Barry Sonnenfeld that releases today, the 57-year-old actor plays a business magnate who is trapped inside the body of the pet cat he had bought for his daughter. With time against him, he must reconcile with his family or he will stay stuck as a feline forever. Details: 42244224

    Changing tunes
    August 26 | New York City
    With Beyonce’s singles like Formation and Hold Up nominated under 11 categories, this year’s MTV Video Music Awards looks like it belongs to Queen B. Also on the dais is Adele’s music video Hello, with seven nominations. This, coupled with performances by Nick Jonas and Britney Spears, ensures that this gala will be quite explosive. At Madison Square Garden. On VH1. From 9 am onwards. Details: vh1.in

    Turning 40
    August 28 | Radisson Blu Temple Bay
    It’s time for the 40th anniversary celebrations of the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust (MCBT). The two-day event will see a mela conducted at the NGO’s park in Mahabalipuram (with activities like snakes and ladders, treasure hunts, and more), followed by a programme at the Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay Mamallapuram (Rs 3,000 per head), which will see trustees, including founder Romulus Whitaker, and guests attending. August 27-28. Details: madrascrocodilebank.org

    Perfect catch
    August 30 | The Leela Palace
    China XO, at The Leela Palace, will be hosting its first-ever seafood festival. The special menu curated by executive chef Dharmen Makwana features specials like scallop dumplings with flying fish roe, crispy soft shell crab fragrant with garlic onions, stir-fried mussels and much more. Till September 11. For dinner only. More on P 9

    Flower power
    August 31 | Collage
    Starting today, Collage is showcasing the Autumn/Winter collection of Delhi-based label, Madsam Tinzin, and Manish Gupta from Noida. Inspired by the red silk-cotton tree flower, the collection features bold floral artwork and delicate motifs. Colours are mostly rustic, with embroidery on silk, organza, chiffon and the like. Rs 20,000 onwards.  Details: 28291443

    The sticky factor
    September 1 | The Park
    The Park presents Meal on a Stick, a 10-day promotion featuring Thai-styled satays, with marinated vegetables, tofu, meats and seafood skewered, grilled and seasoned to perfection. In the menu, expect signatures like Thai issan tofu satay, Vietnamese soya meat on sugarcane sticks or lobster meat satay, Taiwanese scallop satay and Brunei tenderloin satay. From Rs 425. Today, to September 4. Details: 42676000

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