11th January

Programmes by Asthika Samajam: Vocal by Santhosh Subramanian at 4.30 p.m. by Carnatica Brothers at 6.30 p.m. 12th– vocal by Arthi at 4.30 p.m. by Neyveli Santhanagopalan at 6.30 p.m. 13th – vocal by Sunil Gangeyan at 4.30 p.m. by S.Saketharaman at 6.30 p.m. 14th – vocal by Akshay Padmanabhan at 4.30 p.m. by Kunnakudi Balamuralikrishna at 6.30 p.m. At Amarabharathi Hall 12 West Tank Street (near Maruntheeswarar temple), Thiruvanmiyur. Tickets are priced at Rs.100, 200. Ph: 24521955, 94443 79856.

DakshinaChitra, at Muttukadu is organising Tamilnadu folk dances by Thanjai G.Raju Kalai Kuzhu. At 11.30 a.m., 12.30 p.m., 3.30 p.m. and 4.30 p.m. Food and Garden Festival will be on Jan.14 and 15. The food display will have dishes from the southern states like kappa, fish curry, syrian beef fry, parotta, chicken curry, masala curry, payasam, pandi curry, kadum puttu, paputtu, coorg chicken fry, kori grass kori rotti, biryani, pesarattu, paniayaram and dosa counter. The garden show will showcase a variety of ornamental plants, bonsai, cacti, miniature garden and flowering plants. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For details, call 2747260

12th January

Sattriya classical dance by Spic Macay at 9.15 a.m. All are welcome. At MGR Janaki College for women, Adyar.

Saarang programmes: EDM Night at 6.30 p.m. 13th – Rock show at 6.30 p.m. 14th – Popular Night. Tickets available at For details visit their website or their FB page @saarangiitm. At IIT Madras.

13th January

Programmes at Ashtalakshmi Temple: Andal thirukalyana utsavam at 6.30 p.m. 14th – special abhishekam and decoration from 6.30 a.m. onwards. Annadhanam at noon. 16th – special abhishekam and decoration from 6.30 a.m. onwards. Annadhanam at noon. At Astalakshmi Temple, Besant Nagar.

14th January

Hamsadhwani Annual Music and Drama Festival: will feature an Inaugural concert at 6.15 pm by Violin duet by T.N.Krishnan and his daughter Viji Krishnan.15th – special dance Tribute to Dr MGR’s Birth Centenary by Subhashree Thanikachalam & party featuring MGR film classical hit songs at 6.30 p.m. 19th – vocal concert by Carnatica Brothers Sashikiran & Ganesh. At 6.15 p.m. 20th – Hamsadhwani’s Drama Festival dedicated to Stage veteran Shri YGP. Inaugural play on Saturday at 6.45 pm by Stage Creations with Kathadi Ramamurthy in Ninaipethellam Nadandhuvittal at Youth Hostel, 2nd Avenue, Indira Nagar, Adyar. Members are welcome. Donor passes are available at the venue at Rs 100 and 200.

15th January

Mass chanting of Sri Suktam, Lalitha Sahasranamam and gho-pooja led by Dr. N. Ramamurthy at 4 p.m. At 3, 9th Cross Street, Sri Kapaleeswara Nagar, Neelankarai. For details contact 97910 19450/90803 80508. All are welcome.

20th January

Programme by Iraipani Mandram: Carnatic music concert by Swetha Balasubramanian accompanied by Kovai Chandran on violin and Adarsh on mridangam, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. At 47, 16th Street, Venkateshwara Nagar, Kottivakkam. Ph: 2451 0725.

Special pongal events

Jumbo Circus is performing shows at the SIAA Grounds near Chennai Railway Station till Feb.15. The shows will be held at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are available from Rs.100. For details, call 9961896322 and 7907281761. For online booking, visit

The Island Grounds near Marina Beach is having a 100days fair. The fair will have a display of the ‘Seven Wonders of the World’ and will feature dance, music shows, games, food stalls and shopping. You can also take a train ride through ice on the Polar Express here. The event will be on till the end of July. Tickets are priced at Rs.100 for children and Rs.150 for adults. For details, call 9445719808.