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    Shopaholic alert
    August 23 | Hanu Reddy Hall, Teynampet
    The weekend promises an overload of shopping with the 14th edition of the Artisan and Farmers Market on August 22-23 at Hanu Reddy Residences. With handmade silver, terracotta and lamasa jewellery, there will also be designer saris, papier mache dolls, organic products and food counters. We particularly like the camel leather satchels from Jaisalmer (sourced by Jennifer Datta and Smeeta Guha of AMI), made with ethically procured leather (from `700 onwards). From 10 am to 8 pm. Details: 9444414227

    Wheels of heritage
    jagAugust 24 | Don Bosco School
    Over 100 vehicles are expected to be on display at the 10th My TVS Heritage Car Rally organised by the Madras Heritage Motoring Club. In association with Vivanta by Taj – Connemara, the rally takes place at Don Bosco Matriculation School in Egmore, on August 24, and will feature cars like the Jaguar Mark II (1952), Morris 8 Tourer (1946) and Austin Chummy (1927). The cars will be evaluated by judges Raja Mookerjee and Partha Banik from Kolkata. From 9 am onwards. Details: 66000000

    Grey matter
    August 26 | Helvetica
    Italian pen makers, Montegrappa, in collaboration with American neurologist Richard Restak, have launched The Brain Pen. It features an intricate design (on the cap) that resembles the cross-section of a brain, with a pocket clip resembling the spinal cord. There is an etching of a sea-horse on the nib, referring to the hippocampus of the brain. From `4,45,000 onwards, at Helvetica, Phoenix Market City. Details: 30083483

                                                     Malay pot
    nasiAugust 28 | Lotus
    Lotus at The Park gives us an excuse to celebrate Hari Merdeka or the Malaysian Independence Day. Starting tomorrow, the restaurant will showcase staples from the country — think nasi goreng, chicken satay, Malaysian cuttlefish salad and plenty of sambal. A la carte, priced between `300 and `770 plus tax. Till August 31. Details: 42676000

     

    At the movies
    expendables2August 22 | SPI Cinemas
    Directed by Patrick Hudges and written by Sylvester Stallone, this action thriller is a sequel to the 2012 movie, Expendables 2. With Stallone, Jason Statham and Harrison Ford in the lead, the story revolves around The Expendables, a group of mercenaries, as they try to overthrow Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson), a ruthless arms dealer. Incidentally, a leaked copy of the movie, available online, resulted in over two million downloads and has affected the film’s box office collections already.
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    The Bangla thali
    August 23 | The Marina
    As part of the Madras Week celebrations, The Marina invites you to their Madhiyam Virundhu, a lunch of Chettinad specials. Created by chef RM Karuppiah and his team from The Bangla in Karaikudi, expect traditional recipes from the Chettinad belt (paniyarams, carrot curry and cauliflower poriyal are part of their thali). Priced at `499. Till August 24. Details: 42035265

    Emmy countdown
    August 25 | Los Angeles
    The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards is here. Among the nominees for Outstanding Lead Actor in Drama Series this year are Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson for True Detective and Kevin Spacey for House of Cards. The event, taking place at Los Angeles, will be hosted by actor/comedian Seth Meyers. Indian telecast, live on August 26 at 5.30 am, on Star World, FX and Fox Crime. Details: emmys.com
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    Biswajit’s Chennai
    August 27 | Forum Art Gallery
    Don’t miss Biswajit Balasubramanian’s
    take on Chennai. With whacky paintings on water scarcity, a couple at a restaurant and more, the city-based cartoonist gives life
    to every day events in Chennai, from
    2005 to the present. Titled MADras!, the exhibition of 375 cartoons is at the Forum Art Gallery, from 10.30 am to 6.30 pm. Till September 20. Details: 42115596

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