December 23 | Marina Beach
Take in the sights and scenes of the city under the light of the moon. Join the Gangs of Madrasi as they explore the east coast of the city on cycles. Take part in this 35 km tour across Chennai, over the course of six hours. Route map and assembly point to be disclosed on confirmation of participation.
Rs 799. Details: 9500407464
December 24 | Taj Coromandel
Anise at Taj Coromandel presents a week-long celebration of themed buffet dinners. Featuring an amalgamation of international and Indian cuisine, each day at the festival offers a wide range of fare from Mexican to Punjabi, Middle Eastern to Bengali, and more. Rs 2,500 per head.
Through the lens
December 25 | Mylapore
There’s nothing like an artistic detour while exploring unknown nooks and crannies of the city. Learn the nuances of street photography from city-based lensman Srivatsan Sankaran, as he captures the nature, culture and people of Mylapore.
Rs 400. Details: 022 61818464
December 28 | Pune
Asia’s largest electronic music festival Sunburn is celebrating its decennial. Unlike previous editions, this year, the musical
extravaganza has been moved to Pune. The four-day event features favourite DJs such as DJ Mag Top 100 regulars Afrojack, KSHMR, five-time number one artiste Armin Van Buuren and more. At Sunburn Hills.
Four-day pass Rs 8,500 onwards.
At the movies
December 23 | SPI Cinemas
Aamir Khan is finally out with his first film of the year — Nitesh Tiwari’s biopic sports drama, Dangal. Based on the true story of Commonwealth medal winners, it focuses on Mahavir Singh Phogat, who taught his daughters to wrestle. Starring Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra, it shows how a father came to believe that his daughters can become professional wrestlers for the country.
December 26 | Amethyst
Yet another collection by Sonam Dubal is here. The Earth Cycle collection features contemporary dresses and plainer pleated tunics in sombre autumn tones of browns and rust. This latest range explores dori, bead work and intricate thread embroidery set against a Pan Asian silhouette.
December 27 | Online
Here’s the perfect Christmas gift for your geeky friends. Online clothing platform G2A Gear has introduced a perfect array of Christmas clothing line for gamers/anime fanatics. The grandma-style knitted festive jumpers will never go out of style, with the Super Mario and Pokemon prints. Discount of 25 per cent available on products. Rs 2,100 onwards. Details: gear.g2a.com
December 28 | Sephora
Sephora, the French chain of cosmetics, is set to launch in the city next week. Sample their mini flash makeovers, and pick up the latest make-up collection. Also, find curated beauty products from across the spectrum including skincare, perfume, haircare, body, professional tools and more. More on P 12
Test Down Under
December 23 | Australia
After giving Australia their biggest scare yet this year, Pakistan will fancy their chances in the upcoming Boxing Day test Down Under. Watch out for Asad Shafiq and Steven Smith, the key players for the respective teams. 5 am onwards. At the MCG.