October 28 | Online
The Indian delegation may have produced its best performance ever at the Summer Paralympics, but we did not participate in any team events. Hoping to change that, the Wheelchair Basketball Federation of India wants to send a team to the Asia Oceania Championships in Bangkok next January. They are currently running a crowdfunding campaign on Fueladream.com to raise Rs 15.25 lakh (for travel, participation fees and accommodation). There are only 32 days left for the campaign to end. Details: fueladream.com/home/campaign/400
October 29 | Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
It’s a crucial match for Chennaiyan FC as they face Kerala Blasters FC tomorrow. Currently among the top four, the home team needs the win to strengthen their position. Meanwhile Kerala, with only two wins so far, need to pull up their socks. From 7 pm onwards, at the stadium in Periyamet. Details: indiansuperleague.com
October 30 | Phoenix MarketCity
Make this Diwali all about funky music rather than noisy crackers. City-based band, Franks got the Funk, will be performing electro-rock at the mall on Sunday. The quintet comprises Bjorn Surrao (vocals), Shashank Vijay (drums), Sajith Satya (bass), Arnold Simon (guitars) and Frank (songwriter). At 6.30 pm.
October 31 | Taj Coromandel
This Halloween, sip on spooky cocktails at Chipstead, Taj Coromandel. The fun begins three days ahead, with options like the Halloween Sunset (white rum, orange juice and grenadine) and Witches Brew (rum, grape juice and grenadine). Today, at 10 pm.
Call of Africa
November 2 | Alwarpet
Offering authentic Ethiopian cuisine and coffee is Abyssinian, which launched earlier this week in Alwarpet. The country’s first Ethiopian restaurant, it is owned by Vikram Mohan’s VM Hospitality, the company behind chains like Meena Tai, Batlivala & Khanaboy, Savya Rasa and Dvara. More on P 8
At the movies
October 28 | SPI Cinemas
The controversies are dying down and Karan Johar’s much-awaited Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is finally releasing today. The Ranbir Kapoor-Anushka Sharma-Aishwarya Rai Bachchan-starrer promises to be a saga on love, friendship, and broken and new-found relationships. Music by Pritam.
Meet the wordsmiths
October 29 | Besant Nagar
Calling all poets. Bay of Life is hosting yet another poetry-reading session by the beach, its fifth of the season. Open to both writers and listeners, the open mic will also feature music and other fun activities. Tomorrow, from 5 pm onwards. At Elliot’s Beach. Details: bayoflife.com
November 1 | InKo Centre
Have you wished to know what underwater life looks like and the challenges they are facing today? InKo Centre is giving it a fresh perspective through its exhibition, Song of the Sea. The pieces on display, crafted by Ok Jeong Lee, are made from discarded plastic and CDs. More on P 18
November 3 | Sir Mutha Hall
Plan the next weekend around Bertie Wooster and Jeeves, the two classic characters from PG Wodehouse’s books. Robert and David Goodale’s upcoming production attempts to showcase the duo’s signature wit and humour at its city debut. Called Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense, it will be held from November 3-6. Tickets from Rs 750. At Sir Mutha Hall. Details: in.bookmyshow.com