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Workshop on urban gardening

Know how to set up your own garden within a small space at home at the ‘hands-on organic gardening’ workshop conducted by The Magic Bean and LocalXO, on Sept.1 at Nehru Nagar, Adyar.

The participants will be taught about urban permaculture, home composting, simple pest management and planting techniques. For details, visit

Tamil Marathon at Elliots beach

‘Ingenious 6’, a media service and an event management company is conducting a run titled ‘Tamil Marathon’ onSept.2 at Elliots Beach. The proceeds of this run will be donated to welfare schemes which support needy families in villages across Tamilnadu.

The marathon will be held for 10 km, 5km and 3km for both men and women. The event will also provide a platform to celebrate the different art and cultural practices of Tamilnadu.

Performances by folk artistes will keep the crowd entertained. The participants will get a free tree sapling and other merchandise. For details call 75502 59922 or visit

Competition for musicians

Unwind Center, Adyar is conducting ‘Underground: Last Band Standing’, a music competition from Aug.23 to 25.

The competition will have categories for solo singing, beat-boxing, acoustic, acapella, rock, metal and light music. Registration fee is Rs.200. Register at For details call 42121631.

Competitions for children

Sri Krishna Jayanthi Celebration Committee (SKJCC) is conducting competitions in categories like oratory, recitation, quiz, kolattam, kummi, rangoli, yogasana, and drama for classes 1 to 12, on Aug. 25 at Sri Sankara Matriculation Higher Sec. School.

The events will begin by 9.30 a.m. A fancy dress competition will be held at 2 p.m. on the same day. At 51st Cross Street, Thiruvalluvar Nagar, Thiruvanmiyur. Ph: 94449 83868.

Karnatic Kattaikkuttu

Witness the collaboration between carnatic music and Kattaikuttu at the launch of First Edition Arts’ new experimental production ‘Karnatic Kattaikkuttu’ on Aug.25 at Kalakshetra.

This special 2-hour production will have 18 actors and musicians. Kattaikkuttu performers and the carnatic musicians will present excerpts from the all-night plays, Disrobing of Draupadi and The Eighteenth Day.

The performance features an unprecedented musical dialogue between TM Krishna and P. Rajagopal as they reflect on the different perceptions of both the art forms. Tickets available on BookMyShow:

Event at croc bank

Madras Crocodile Bank is conducting a 2-day camp ‘Zoo Snooze’ from Aug.25, for adults above 15 years.

The camp provides a comprehensive yet intensive view of the ecosystems and animals around us including interactive learning sessions with Croc Bank experts involving informative presentations and documentaries, snake hunts with irulas and nature trails to learn about local biodiversity.

Register at