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    The transformer1
    July 24 | ITC Grand Chola
    The works of Rahool Saxena, one of the two artists-in-residence at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, and who was recently honoured by the Indian President, are on display at ITC Grand Chola. Saxena is known to create unusual art from scrap and his creativity finds takers across the globe. July 25-26, from 10 am to 7 pm, at the Lotus Lounge. Details: 22200000

     

     

    Well illustrated
    July 25 | Tara Books
    Renowned Lithuanian curator of graphic art and illustrations, Giedre Jankeviciute, is presenting a range of picture books from Russia and Lithuania that contain retro illustrations from the 40s to the 90s. At Tara Books tomorrow, from 6.30 pm onwards. More on Page 18.

    Biennale watch
    July 27 | Lalit Kala Akademi
    A collection of contemporary paintings by popular Korean artists are on display at an exhibition in Lalit Kala Akademi. The event, called Chennai Chamber Biennale, has over 100 works on display and starts from next Monday. Till August 6. More on page 18.

    Louboutin alert
    July 29 | New Delhi
    2The India Couture Week starts off with celebrity designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee showcasing his first collaboration with French legend Christian Louboutin. The designer’s iconic red soles will be making an appearance on the ramp, as will he. To be held in New Delhi, the event that starts next Monday, will end on August 2 with a closing show by Manish Malhotra. Details: fdci.org

     

     

     

    At the movies
    July 24 | SPI Cinemas
    Ant-Man tells the story of Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), a cat burglar with an engineering degree. Lang is given a super-suit — with the ability to shrink in size while increasing in strength — by an inventor, Dr Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), to pull off a heist. Directed by Peyton Reed (of Yes Man fame), the movie opened last weekend in the US with a staggering $58 million box-office collection. Details: 42244224

    Fast lane3
    July 26 | Hungary
    Still reeling from the shock of Jules Bianchi’s death (the first crash-related casualty after Ayrton Senna’s), the Formula One fraternity returns to business at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Second place holder Nico Rosberg last won here on the Hungaroring Circuit, but it’s his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton who is a favourite this time with a lead of 17 points. On Star Sports from 2 pm. Details: formula1.com

    Armadillo walk
    July 28 | London
    Three unique variants of Alexander McQueen’s Armadillo boots were on auction on the Christie’s website till July 23, the proceeds from which will be donated to a fund for UNICEF’s relief efforts in Nepal. You can visit the Victoria and Albert Museum in London where 21 pairs of the same are on display till August 2. The boots had to be specially remade as they were never commercially produced due to their complex design. Details: vam.ac.uk

    Bowls of ramen4
    July 30 | Aki Bay
    Ramen lovers, make not. Launching this Sunday is a new Japanese restaurant, Aki Bay, that specialises in Ramen and Japanese curries. The restaurant near Grand Mall in Velachery, is owned by Akimoto Satoshi, an ex-engineer from Nissan. Ramen from Rs 480 onwards. Details: 7358298611

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