February 17 |
The Park Chennai
Expect two days of electro gusto at the fifth edition of the Twilight By The Park fest. DJ Duo TechNomads plays at The Leather Bar on Feb 17. While day two, Feb 18, will have gigs across three venues — Dualist Inquiry (in pic) and Sapta at Aqua;
DJ Ankytrixx at The Leather Bar; and DJ Shadow from Dubai at the consoles at Pasha on the same evening.
February 19 | Phoenix MarketCity
Once again we get to say those two magical names in one breath, as Global Sound brings Sunburn Arena down to
the city. Grammy-nominated Frenchman DJ Snake, known for his collaborations with Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Skrillex
and Diplo, will have the crowds hopping to his trap beats, alongside the ‘Bass Raja of India’, Nucleya, from New Delhi. 4 pm onwards, VGP Beach Resort, East Coast Road.
India on a platter
February 21 | Le Royal Meridien
The multi-cuisine restaurant Navratna at the Le Royal Meridien is offering specialty cuisine from across the country — literally, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari — at the K2K food festival, served up by award-winning Chef Sathish Kumar. Until Feb 22, noon to 3 pm,
7 pm to 11 pm. Details: 42244224
Chile out times
February 23 | RKV Film & Television Institute
Chennai’s first-ever Chilean Film Festival presents screenings of a handful of modern-day dramas from South America. The highlight, however, is Álex Bowen’s award-winning film, My Best Enemy (Mi Mejor Enemigo), about a five-man Chilean patrol lost in Patagonia during the Beagle conflict of December 1978, on the Southern border between Chile and Argentina.
February 17 | SPI Cinemas
There’s gold in them thar hills!” Director Stephen Gaghan’s crime adventure film Gold is loosely based on the 1993 Bre-X mining scandal, when a massive gold deposit was found deep in the jungles of Borneo, Indonesia. Matthew McConaughey swaps his True Detective grit for a potbelly and bald pate, playing the lucked-out Kenny Wells, pairing up with Bryce Dallas Howard for his girlfriend, and Édgar Ramírez, as the geologist Michael Acosta. Details: 42244224
Isai on the ears
February 18 | VGP Beach Resort
The Global Isai Music Festival will host an eclectic mix of live bands and musicians this weekend, including Kom Zot from Réunion Island, Luna Lee from Korea, and Ziia and the Swing Mates from France, alongside the homegrown acts Masala Coffee, Thakara, Elektrik Circus, Aditi Bhagwat, Kunal Om Tavri, Runa Rizwi and the F16s.
Lélé of the land
February 20 | Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music
Groove Lélé, from the Réunion Islands, will have audiences swaying to a mix of traditional African music. Founded by the children of Granmoun Lélé aka Pépé Dynamite, an icon of the Maloya genre, Groove Lélé presents music associated with slave descendants and freedom fighters. (The band also performs on February 18-19 at Phoenix MarketCity, at 11 am on both days.) 5 pm onwards.
Keeping the faith
February 22 | Museum Theatre
Voices of Faith, the annual Shyam Kothari Concert, will feature performances by vocalist Vikram Hazra, flautist Soumyajyoti Ghosh and manganiyar musician Deene Khan.On February 22. 7 pm.
At Museum Theatre.