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    Margazhi ready
    November 28 | The Music Academy
    The music and dance season begins, and Antaram is getting a lot of attention. Produced by Krithika Subrahmanian of Namaargam Dance Company and Suhasini Mani Ratnam of Talent South, it combines classical music, dance and theatre. It sees names like O S Arun, Rajkumar Bharathi, A R Rahman, Sudharani Raghupathy and Vyjayanthimala Bali coming together. The performers are Yamini Reddy, Gopika Varma, Krithika Subrahmanian and Suhasini Mani Ratnam.
    6 pm at The Music Academy. Details: 28112231

    cameraHello, Instagramers
    November 29 | Clarion Hotel
    With mobile phones sporting cameras with advanced features, this one is long overdue. Mobile Zone and HTC have come together to organise a mobile photography workshop, Prontography, that will cover everything from technical tips to taking great pictures on your mobile. Photography professional KP Krishnan and technology writer Ashwin Rajagopalan will be conducting sessions. On November 29, from 9.30 am, at Clarion Hotel. RS.2,750 per person. Details: 8870672299


    veggiesFruits come home
    December 1 | Online
    Shopping for your daily groceries just got easier with Kovai Pazhamudir Nilayama��s online store, ibuyfresh.com. With both local and imported fruits and vegetables available, the store promises delivery in two hours from the nearest Pazhamudir outlet. It will also sell organic produce, bread, dairy and personal care products soon. Vegetables and fruits from Rs.10 onwards. Details: ibuyfresh.com, 40606060

    Bean Boy Coffee, for Indulge in Chennai Express/ Albin MathewCoffeea��s slow dance
    December 4 | Multiple venues
    Kick starting Margazhi, we dedicate the week to Chennaia��s favourite brew a�� the filter kaapi. Turn to Page 8 for our pick of decoction specialists who concoct, brew and bottle the precious brown liquid, so you can ready your morning cup in a jiffy.




    hunger1At the movies
    November 28 | SPI Cinemas
    Directed by Francis Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 is based on the book of the same name by Suzanne Collins. With Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth in the lead, the story takes off after Katniss survives the Quarter Quell and wakes up in District 13, which was never supposed to exist. Details: 42244224

    Chocolchocoate trail
    November 30 | Multiple venues
    The Chocolate Pairing Week, in association with Indulge, begins today (November 28). Tuscana, On The Rocks, Lotus and The Flying Elephant are putting up their best a�?browna�� spreads featuring Callebaut, paired with wines. While Tuscana (Rs.1,300 per person onwards) is hosting the dinner till Sunday, On The Rocks (Rs.3,583.50 per person), The Flying Elephant (Rs.2,000 per person onwards) and Lotus (Rs.2,600 per person) will be hosting it on Friday, Saturday and Sunday respectively. Details: 45038008, 24994101, 71771234, 42676000



    A royal spread
    December 2 | Online
    With photographs of the dinner tables at Valentino Garavania��s homes (Gstaad, London and even his yacht, the TM Blue One) in addition to the designera��s chefsa�� recipes (a cacciucco fish stew, avocado-and-crab rolls, among others), Valentino: At The Emperora��s Table is a keeper. An avid collector of expensive tableware, he shares his views on dining through this book. For Rs.7,203 on amazon.in

    101999Bulgari is back
    December 3 | New Delhi
    Three years after pulling out of the Indian market, Italian luxury brand Bulgari is back, with a store in Delhia��s DLF Emporio Mall. Retailing luxury jewellery and watches, the brand will soon be targeting the Indian bride with engagement rings and wedding jewellery. Some of the watches on offer cost nearly Rs.2 crore each. Details: bulgari.com


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