This week, Chennai has a lot to offer those who like to go out on weekends. Film premieres, shopping festivals, heritage walks and a theater masterclass with Yog Japee are some of the options on the list. Take a look at other activities in Chennai to take part in below:
July 1 | Recorder
Located in the suburbs of the 1970s, Minions: The Rise of Gru revolves around 12-year-old Gru’s dream of joining a group of villains, the Vicious 6 with the help of his minions – Kevin, Stuart, Bob and Otto. Will Gru become the world’s greatest supervillain after seeking advice from the legendary Wild Knuckles himself? In theaters.
July 6 | Khadar Nawaz Khan Road
Delhi-based Parikatha’s SS 23 montage, Parchhaiyan is in the city and is a manifestation of soothing solitude, a quest to recapture the forgotten self and rediscover unhurried old days. The collection abounds in flora and fauna designs that are an ode to the comfort found in abandoning the often unadorned wilderness. The hues and transparency of the textile create an illusion of shadow and light while the flowing silhouettes of the montage hope to embody the fluidity of nature. From INR 15,500. 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. At Evolution.
July 2 | Velachery
Make some noise with one of the most sought after indie rock bands; it’s the Thaikkudam bridge in the house, Chennai! With nine singers and six instrumentalists, the group is back to perform at Phoenix MarketCity with a new set of songs. 7 p.m. INR 499. bookmyshow.com
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Dinner is served!
July 2 | Alwarpet
Looking for authentic and welcoming dinner options that satisfy the soul? Inti Bhojanam now offers a brand new dinner menu that offers different variations of dum biryani, vegetarian and non-vegetarian starters and South Indian staples like dosas, puris and more. Also keep an eye out for their special vegetarian thali which serves 14 individual dishes, if you fancy lunch. Meal for two: INR 500.
July 5 | Annasalai
Over 100 leading designers and fashion-forward lifestyle brands will unveil their latest offerings, including unique designer and ethnic apparel, exquisite jewelry, luxury accessories, luxury labels and more during the two-day exhibition organized by Hi-Life Exhibition. Expect designers like Kudhuwa Benaras from Varanasi, bridal designer Virachi from Kolkata and couture from Sapna’s design studio in Mumbai with jewelry collections from Creative Jems and Jewels from Jaipur and Sri Krishna Jewelers from Hyderabad, among others. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Also on July 6. At the Hyatt Regency.
July 2 | Adyar
Go shopping with The Marketplace exhibition in Fika this weekend. The showcase will bring together more than 50 food, fashion, jewelry, accessory and skincare brands from across the country under one roof. Look forward to city clothes from Coco Oosh, jewelry from Abarnika and vegan snacks from Tempeh Chennai, to name a few. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. +919176640055.
July 4 | Alwarpet
Sportswear, equipment and footwear brand Head is coming to Chennai with its first store in the country which recently opened in the city. Originally an American brand, the store offers collections specifically for tennis, squash, racquetball, pickleball, skiing and snowboarding and was launched in 1947. The brand is one of the clothing brands most reliable sports equipment in the world and was the first sports equipment manufacturer to ever use graphene (the thinnest material in the world) for their products. INR 899 and above. Open now. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. At TTK Road.
Masterclass with Yog Japee
July 1 | Mandaveli
Learn theater from A to Z with the best. Actor Yog Japee’s Y Theater is back with its intensive theater workshops, whose program was designed and organized by the master actor himself. The course will cover various aspects of screenwriting, acting and voice training. 16 years and over. INR 45,000. +919884070797.
Also read: Actor Yog Japee’s acting workshop promises to be relevant for the times
July 8 | Greams Road
Too hot to handle jeans? Do not worry; instead, you can get through summer with ease with Pooja and Keyur’s new collection, Arangi launched at Collage. The collection focuses on women’s clothing and includes chic printed designs that will add a refreshing touch to your wardrobe. 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. weekdays. From INR 11,500.
July 3 | T.Nagar
Want to end your weekend in style? This Sunday, rock with singer Jasleen Royal at her local concert and dance to some of her best songs, including Kho Gaye Hum Kaha, I love you Zindagi, and Ranjha. The award-winning singer, songwriter and songwriter is set to perform live at the restobar, Dank Chennai. from 19h. INR 999 and above. bookmyshow.com
Walk through history
July 2 | Santhome
Here is one for all art, history and architecture enthusiasts. Madras Inherited offers a multitude of heritage walks around several historical places in Chennai. This week you can explore the enchanting enclaves of Santhome and engage in intriguing conversations about its history, architecture and culture. Subscribe to the link in bio on Instagram: @madrasinherited. +918925704437.