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    At the movies
    October 14 | SPI Cinemas
    Tom Hanks returns as Robert Langdon in Inferno, Ron Howard’s next, which is based on Dan Brown’s mystery thriller by the same name. The Sully actor is paired with Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), with whose help he tries to solve a complex riddle that will thwart a deadly plot to kill millions. Also
    starring Irrfan Khan. Don’t miss the music by Hans Zimmer. Details: 42244224

    Four and counting
    October 14 | Multiple venues
    Save the date. The fourth edition of the Bani Festival—the annual collaboration between Bharatnatyam dancer Alarmel Valli and Aalaap—is here. Kicking off at The Folly, Amethyst, with a talk by filmmaker Arun Khopkar and singer TM Krishna, it will also include a concert by Sanjay Subrahmanyam and a performance by Hyderabad-based dance centre, Kadamb, at Kalakshetra Foundation. Today, till Sunday. Details: 9840792782

    The Sapan show
    October 15 | Egmore Museum Theatre
    Standup comedian, Sapan Verma, is bringing down his first solo act, Obsessive Comedic Disorder. The Mumbai-based comic will take us through his generation’s daily struggles, from tackling the education system and dealing with parents, to house hunting. Also expect a humorous twist to people’s OCD tendencies. Tomorrow, at 7.30 pm.
    Tickets at Rs 400 on in.bookmyshow.com

    Dare to scare
    October 16 | Crowne Plaza
    Halloween’s still a couple of weeks away, but it looks like the ghouls are making an early entrance, courtesy the Rotary Club and Ladies Circle. At the Halloween carnival at Crowne Plaza, expect fancy dress competitions, scary makeup and tattoo sessions, pumpkin carving, a photobooth and more. Entry at Rs 300. Sunday, from 11 am to 6 pm.
    Details: 9940335638

    Looking East
    October 17 | Amethyst
    Durga Puja may be over, but it looks like the Bengali connect will extend into the next week.  At The Folly, designer Naina Jain is showcasing her jamdani saris and bridal wear (till October 17). Also check out Anuradha Vakil’s Diwali collection, on display till tomorrow. Rs 20,000 to Rs 1 lakh. Details: 45991630

    Do the bling thing
    October 18 | Kirtilals
    It’s the season for excess.
    Check out Kirtilals’ festive offers, where you can avail discounts of Rs 9,000 on every carat of diamond and Rs 50 on every gram of gold you buy. Plus, they have introduced a new multi-functional gold and diamond collection, called The Convertible. From Rs 4.25 lakh onwards. Details: 24660067

    Under the hood
    October 19 | Aston Martin
    After creating a stir at the Geneva Motor Show early this year, Aston Martin’s latest, DB 11, is now in the country. Launched under the company’s second century plan, the stunning set of wheels is powered by an all-new 5.2 litre twin-turbo charged V12 engine, and has better legroom, an auto park assist feature and a new satellite navigation system.  At Rs 4.27 crore
    (ex-showroom Delhi). To be showcased at the ITC Grand Chola, on October 19-20. Details: 22200000

    Lucknow calling
    October 20 | Park Hyatt
    If you are looking for authentic Lucknowi cuisine, drop by the Park Hyatt. Chef Mujeeb-ur-Rehman, from the land of Nawabs, will be showcasing his skills at the Dawat E Lucknow food festival. Expect succulent kebabs, warqi parathas, biryani and more. Till October 23. More on P 13

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