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    Drape satisfaction
    September 2 |
    Crafts Council of India
    The upcoming exhibition by The Crafts Council Of India promises an eclectic collection of handwoven saris and accessories. Find ajrakh-printed saris by Mumbai-based Abdul Rahim Khatri, kalamkari kurtis by Sashikant Naidu, shibori fabric from 2 Up 2 Down, eri silk stoles from Yarn Glory and more. Today and tomorrow, at Hotel My Fortune, from 10 am to 7 pm. More on P 13

    Colours of Cleef
    September 4 | Taj Coromandel
    Do not miss Olaf Van Cleef’s ongoing exhibition, called Crystal Dreams. Fifty paintings will be on display, including 32 new ones with Swarovski elements. The Dutch artist has also introduced a new range of custom-made phone covers, named Be Cleef In Yourself. Phone covers from Rs 10,000 onwards. At Taj Coromandel, from 2 pm onwards. Details: 9840850839

    Sweet detour
    September 6 | Multiple outlets
    What’s Ganesh Chaturthi without kozhukattais ormodaks? While these coconut-jaggery sweets, which are offered to Lord Ganesha on the occasion, are available at most leading sweet shops in the city, we suggest you try stores like Sri Krishna Sweets or Mithai Mandir. At the latter, you’ll get three modak variants—kesar, malai and chocolate—at Rs 520, Rs 480 and Rs 480 per kilo, respectively. Details: 8939366199

    Brahmin connect
    September 8 | Online
    When I drink kaapi, I get hiyer. If you can relate to this ‘TamBrahm’ joke, then Poster Guy’s new collection will entertain. The online accessories store has introduced a new range called We Are TamBrahm, which features quirky captions and one-liners printed on cushion covers, coffee mugs, phone cases, coasters, fridge magnets and more. Rs 199 onwards. Details: posterguy.in

    Brahmin connect
    September 8 | Online
    When I drink kaapi, I get hiyer. If you can relate to this ‘TamBrahm’ joke, then Poster Guy’s new collection will entertain. The online accessories store has introduced a new range called We Are TamBrahm, which features quirky captions and one-liners printed on cushion covers, coffee mugs, phone cases, coasters, fridge magnets and more. Rs 199 onwards. Details: posterguy.in

    At the movies
    September 2 | The Cinema
    The issues faced by a college student when she speaks out against corrupt police officers lies at the core of Akira. Inspired by the Tamil thriller, Mouna Guru, director AR Murugadoss (of Ghajini fame) has remade the action-packed movie with a strong female protagonist, Akira Sharma, played by Sonakshi Sinha. Thanks to its fight sequences, the trailer has amassed over 13.4 million views on YouTube.  Details: 42244224

    Night of three
    September 3 | The Park
    Starting today, The Park’s New Festival will kick off its 10th edition. Catch three acts—a dance performance by Surjit Nongmeikpam and his troupe, world music by Shashank Subramanyam Meets Lelo Nika Trio and a one-woman act, Elephant in the Room, by Yuki Ellias. The festival will then travel to Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Delhi. September 2-4. Details: 42676000

    Slither and slide
    September 5 |
    Chennai Snake Park Trust
    Do your kids have a fascination for  creepy crawlies? Enrol them (10-17 years) in Kalinga Centre For Rainforest Ecology’s first Snake Workshop. Conducted in collaboration with Bay of Life, it will have participants identifying snakes (through scale counts), discussing first aid and learning about snake rescue. At Guindy, on September 5. Rs 2,985. Details: 9940488880

    Champion spirit
    September 7 | Brazil
    Prepare for some sporting inspiration as the Summer Paralympics gets underway next week. It will be flagged off by British wheelchair racer Tanni Grey-Thompson, who will light the flame in Aylesbury. Watch out for names like James Smyth, Markus Rehm, Odair Santos, Omara Durand and others. September 7-18. Details: rio2016.com

    Code red
    September 3 | Taj Club House
    Christian Louboutin’s Fall Winter 2016 collection is here at a ‘by-invitation’ trunk show,
    with a new range of shoes and hand bags. Browse through stilettos, ballerinas and more, featuring the French designer’s signature red sole, over cocktails and canapes. There will
    also be a Louboutin Manicure for attendees. The collection will be unveiled tomorrow
    at the Taj Club House. From 10 am to 7 pm. Details: 66313131

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