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    Weaves rock
    August 7 | Besant Nagar
    The works of the best master weavers and craftsmen from across the country will be showcased at DakshinaChitra’s Vastra Utsav. Designs will range from contemporary to traditional and out of the box, with handicrafts and copper products from Pune-based Kantha Creations and Madhubani art work from Bengaluru-based Nupurs, among others. August 7-8, from 10 am. Details: 24462435

    Musically inclined
    August 9 | Museum Theatre
    The ongoing third season of The Music Festival, features a line up of 14 bands performing over six days. On Sunday, witness an electric performance by Enna Da Rascalas, Daira and Motherjane. At the Museum Theatre, on Sunday from 5.30 pm. Tickets at `400 per head. Details: in.bookmyshow.com

    Carry on Jonah
    August 10 | Anna Nagar
    Serial entrepreneur Sam Paul has teamed up with chef Anand (of Cornucopia fame) to launch Jonah’s Goes to Malabar Coast with Chef Anand, the fourth outing of Paul’s restaurant chain. Dedicated to the cuisine of Kerala, Mangalore and soon, Goa, this restaurant beckons with karida yeti (Mangalore style fried prawns), thimmingal varuval (squid pepper fry) and some continental specials like grilled curried fish with mango sauce. Meal for two at approximately `800-`900. Details: 42658222

    Craft conscious
    August 12 | Madras Square
    How about learning the Korean craft called Gyubang? Madras Square’s one-day workshop teaches you this art where objects such as pouches, patchwork, pincushion and more are created through sewing. From 10 am to 12 pm. Register at `1,200 per head. Details: 9952924094

    7RSVPNew1At the movies
    August 7 | SPI Cinemas
    The fifth instalment of the Mission Impossible series, Rogue Nation, sees Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his team battle a potent rogue organisation called the Syndicate that plans to to eradicate the Impossible Missions Force (IMF). Directed by Christopher McQuarrie, the movie also stars Jeremy Runner and Simon Pegg. Details: 42214221

    Mahal inspired
    August 8 | Evoluzione
    Evoluzione presents Ridhi Mehra’s collection, A Mirror Affaire, inspired by the Sheesh Mahal. Featuring materials like chanderi silk, slik chiffon, satin and net, the collection comprises anarkals, jumpsuits, jackets, peplums, wide-legged pants and dhotis, in soft hues. From `8,800 onwards. On August 7-8. Details: 28333627

    Green meet
    August 11 | Ashvita Bistro
    Listen to wildlife photographer Kalyan Verma speak about conservation at a seminar by city-based Ecologikol Advisors and Goli Soda. Kalyan is also a filmmaker, naturalist and an environmental explorer, and will be joined by the Madras Naturalist’s Society, Chennai wildlife rescue and members of the public, during the talk. On August 11, from 6.30 pm to 8 pm. Register by texting ‘Green’ followed by your name to 9791088189

    Twice the fun
    August 13 | India
    After the huge success of the OnePlus 1, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has launched its successor, the OnePlus 2. With a 5.5 inch Gorilla Glass display, the phone runs on Oxygen OS supported by Android 5.1 and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor. It also comes with a fingerprint sensor that can store up to five fingerprints. Expected to be priced at around `25,000 when it launches in India this week. Details: oneplus.net

     

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