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    koreanmakeoverKorean makeover
    August 21 | Inko Centre
    Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet will be performed by artistes from Seoul Factory and InKo Centre, along with the Arts Council Korea. Directed by Hyoung-Tek Limb, Hamlet_Avataar follows the storyline of the original while borrowing elements of Indian and Koream music. Today, from 7.30 pm onwards. Tickets from Rs 200 onwards on eventjini.com

     

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    August 22 | IIT Chennai
    Goethe-Institut presents the Gunter Grass Retrospective, a tribute to the work and life of the German literary icon. With films like The Tin Drum being screened and a photo exhibition, where acclaimed author Martin Kampchen will talk about his experiences with Grass, the event will conclude with a memorial lecture by Kiran Nagarkar, the bi-lingual author of the epic novel Cuckold. At IIT Chennai tomorrow, from 8 pm onwards. Details: 9840082098

     

    Lemongrass land
    August 24 | Cenotaph Road
    Fans of Thai food have plenty to look forward to at Absolute Thai, the city’s newest restaurant dedicated to the cuisine. Be sure to ask for their special starter with Thai red chilli, jaggery sauce, peanuts, ginger and a host of other ingredients folded into a palak leaf. More on Page 8

    backwatersBackwaters beckon
    August 25 | Kochi
    Beautiful Journey, a travel company that caters exclusively to female travellers, is organising a six-day ‘Kerala during Onam’ tour. It includes exploring the misty mountains of Munnar, Marari’s pristine beaches and the backwaters of Kumarakom in a houseboat, besides celebrating the ‘Athachamayam’ festival at Thrippunithura (the old capital of the Kochi dynasty). Rs 25,950 (for six days). Details: beautifuljourney.in

    atthemoviesAt the movies
    August 21 | SPI Cinemas
    Directed by Josh Trank, the Fantastic Four reboot that’s releasing today stars Miles Teller (of Whiplash fame), Michael B Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell. The film is yet another origins story of how the Four gain their powers from a different universe and save Earth from Doctor Doom, played by Tony Kebbell. A sequel has already been scheduled for 2017. Details: 42244224

     

     

    instepIn step
    August 23 | Luz House Discover sadir attam through Swarnamalya Ganesh’s performance, Dancing in the Parlour at Luz House. As part of Madras Week, this specially-curated hour-long performance will look at the dance, its music,
    history and storytelling during the Madras Presidency. More on Page 18

     

     

    moleculerlevelMolecular level
    August 26 | Phoenix MarketCity
    The Design Hotel at the mall in Velachery is hosting a molecular gastronomy workshop and it is not to be missed. Chef Saransh Goila, who entered the Limca Book of Records for ‘longest road journey by a chef’, will teach participants how to give the Indian thali a molecular twist. It will also mark the launch of his book India on my Platter. By invite only.

     

     

    saledujourSale du jour
    August 27 | Starmark
    Bookworms must not miss Starmark’s Giant Sale. With discounts of up to 50 per cent, the books include genres ranging from humour to  romance, photography, yoga, food and travel. Expect bestsellers like Diary of the Wimpy Kid, Geronimo Stilton, Fifty Shades and Game of Thrones. The latest in George RR Martin’s series, Winds of Winter, was released earlier this year. Also get a gift voucher of Rs 250 on purchases worth Rs 5,000. Till August 31, at Express Avenue and Pheonix Market City. Details: 64550262

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