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February 25 | Hilton Chennai Wedding shopping gets a boost up this weekend, with the latest edition of the Luxury Affair. The event will  be launched tomorrow, featuring products and services ranging across over 40 verticals and categories.
At Hilton Chennai, 6 pm onwards. Details: 22255555

Theatre for tots
February 26 | Alliance Française
Alliance Française is conducting a special session of theatre activities for kids, based on the works of eminent French playwrights, conducted by Ameena Beevi Ghatti, one of the AFM tutors. On February 25, 10.30 am onwards. The institute is also hosting a number of film screenings this week. More on P 20

Clouth burst
February 28 | Goethe Institut
Jazz guitarist Max Clouth from Frankfurt performs with bassist Jonathan Sell and drummer Martin Standke at the Goethe-Institut. Together, they’re known as the Max Clouth Clan, specialising in music of the Indian Jazz Guitar (using Indian instrumental techniques on the guitar, drums and bass). February 28,
6.45 pm. Details: 28331314

Bengali for the buckbengali-food-2
March 1 | Ashvita Bistro
Ashvita Bistro is celebrating the flavours of various Bengali festivals, with a special pop-up curated by home chef Priyadarshini Gupta, who was among the top
30 participants in the fifth season of the TV show Amul Masterchef. More on P 10

Pride of placelion-still-1
February 24 | SPI Cinemas
Garth Davis’ much talked-about film, Lion, an adaptation of the book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley, is up for six Academy Awards this weekend, including Best Picture. Dev Patel, in the lead character of Saroo, out on a Google Earth-aided quest for his roots, is in the running for Best Supporting Actor. Enough reason to catch the film in theatres. More on P 16. Details: 42244224

Rock mission
February 25 | Phoenix MarketCity
A flock of bands perform at Phoenix MarketCity this weekend. Catch Troydon and Roydon today, followed by Mr Manual Manuel tomorrow, featuring guitarists Adil Manuel and Ed Degenaro, drummer Shyam Rao and Gerry on bass. On Sunday, catch Bengaluru-based rockers Black Letters. 7 pm onwards. Details: phoenixmarketcity.com

Nifty shadesamethyst
February 27 | Amethyst
Choose from a range of apparel by Shades of India and Tulsi at the ongoing exhibition at Amethyst. While the former is showcasing garments and home accessories, the latter has brought down kurtas (including sets), blouses, jackets, pants and more. Till February 28. Discounts ranging
from 15 per cent to 50 per cent.
Details: 45991630

Classical tonetm-krishna
March 2 | Kalakshetra
The Remembering Rukmini Devi festival will present a host of classical performances including an Odissi recital of Tagore’s Chitrangada, and Krishna, The Liberator by Nadroop. The festival will end with a recital by Carnatic vocalist TM Krishna, accompanied by violinist HN Bhaskar, N Manoj Siva on  the mridangam and Sunil Kumar on the kanjira. February 26-March 2. Details: 24520836

Play it right
March 1-2 | British Council
The British Council presents Writers’ Bloc, a platform for training and introducing  emerging Indian playwrights. Performances include staged readings of Mundhirikkotte  by Sunandha Raghunathan on March 1, and a staged reading of Crab by Ram Ganesh Kamatham on March 2. 6.30 pm onwards at British Council, Anna Salai.
Details: www.britishcouncil.in

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