Steel the show
September 19 | Pondicherry
Based on real life testimonies and poems written by workers at the ILVA Steel Plant in Taranto (one of the biggest plants in Europe that gives out toxic emissions), Made in ILVA (The Contemporary Hermit) is a performance by Nicola Pinnazola that tries to depict the impact of the industry on the environment. At Adishakti, tomorrow, from 7 pm onwards. More on Page 19.
Fashion’s night out
September 20 | Taj Connemara
The seventh edition of the Chennai International Fashion Week starts today. With names like Nazia Syed, Jules Idi Amin, Sangeetha and Chaitanya Rao, Upasana Studio from Pondicherry, Manoviraj Khosla from Bengaluru, Hari Anand from Kochi, among others, it’s a busy schedule. The final day will feature Rocky S and New York-based Sanjana Jon. From September 18-20. Details: 66000000
September 22 | Hyatt Regency
Hyatt Regency invites you to join the celebration at its fourth Oktoberfest celebration. German beer, unlimited traditional Bavarian delicacies (south German potato salad with bacon, caramelised onion pretzel, roast chicken with jus, chicken schnitzel, etc) will be accompanied by plenty of bratwurst, pork frankfruters, and more. Unlimited packages start from Rs 1,444 plus tax onwards. September 19 to October 1, from 7 pm to 11 pm at the 365 AS. Details: 61001234
Give me red
September 23 | Gaurang Shah Store
Gaurang Shah’s new bridal collection depicts medieval India, with deep reds and embroideries like zardosi, gota, aari and chikankari. Shringar of Samyukta features anarkalis, lehengas, kurtas, ghararas, ijars, farshis and Shah’s signature jamdani sari. Recently showcased at the Lakme Fashion Week, the collection will soon be available at the Gaurang Shah store. From Rs 50,000 onwards. Details: 42153446
At the movies
September 18 | SPI Cinemas
Directed by Nikhil Advani, Katti Batti stars Imran Khan as an architect who falls in love with Kangana Ranaut and gets into a live-in relationship with her for five years. Then things go wrong. With music composed by Shankar Ehsaan Loy, the film received good reviews from actors like Aamir Khan, who was seen teary-eyed after a special premiere. Details: 42244224
Sun, sand & surf
September 19 | Kovalam
The Covelong Point Classic Surf & Music Festival starting today promises surfing action, music performances, and great food too. Don’t miss the surf-inspired menu, Out Of The Blue, with dishes like cowabunga (beef burger) and longboard (hot dog). On September 18-20, from 8 am to 9 pm, at Kovalam Village. For more on the festival, turn to Page 28.
You are invited
September 21 | Nungambakkam
The much-awaited Bengaluru-based chain Hoppipola has opened here. Featuring board games, signature cocktails and plenty of finger food (some of them spicy enough to satiate the Chennai palate), this resto-bar is located where Star Rock used to be. More on Page 9.
Two to Torobaka
September 24 | Sir Mutha Auditorium
The British Council’s Torobaka’s dance duet is a performance by UK-based kathak exponent Akram Khan and Spanish flamenco artist Galvan. Part of the ninth edition of The Park’s New Festival, on September 24, from 7 pm onwards at Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Auditorium. Tickets from Rs 100 onwards on in.bookmyshow.com