Thespian En presents 3 Short Plays, in memory of theatre personality Bhagirathi Narayanan (Bhagyam). The plays comprise an adaptation from the web of Yudhistra and the Yaksha; Rabindranath Tagore’s Karna and Kunti; and an adaptation of Albert Camus’ Caligula. They feature Nagarathna, Rathnakumar, Arjunan, Sabapathi, Sunitha and Ajit Chitturi.

The plays will be staged at 7 p.m. on February 3 at Spaces, Elliot’s Beach Road, Besant Nagar. Entry is free. For details, call 98401-27103 or email thespianen@yahoo.com.

Eat delicacies at Flavours Of India, a buffet at the Spice Jar to celebrate Republic Day. The buffet promises specialities from across Indian States such as Gujarat, West Bengal and Kerala. The buffet is priced at Rs. 525 (plus tax) for adults and Rs. 350 (plus tax) for children.

Venue: The Residency, No. 49, G.N. Chetty Road, T. Nagar

Date: 26.01.2013

Time: Lunch (12.30 p.m. to 3 p.m.) and dinner (7 p.m. to 11 p.m.)

Phone: 2825-3434

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Try variety fare at the Kakinada Food Festival at Royal Indiana. Choose from the likes of Jeedi Pappu Pakodi, Veinchana Royyalu, Vellullipaya Illigada Sambar, Chemma Dumpa Pulusu, Aaku Koora Pappu, Pesarattu Kakinada Kaja, Pesar Pappu Payasam and Potharekulu.

Venue: Accord Metropolitan

Date: Till January 27

Time: Lunch and dinner

Phone: 2816-1000

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Have seafood as part of Fun Weekend BBQ at Bay View. Choose from Indian, Oriental and Continental BBQs, live grills, and unlimited select spirits. It is priced at Rs. 3,250 (plus tax).

Venue: Vivanta by Taj-Fisherman’s Cove

Date: Friday and Saturday in January

Time: Dinner

Phone: 6741-3333

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Listen to the lecture Paris — Then & Now, by Joao De Matos. Entry is free.

Venue: Spaces, No. 1, Elliots Beach Road, Besant Nagar (on January 26 at 7.30 p.m.); Apparao Galleries, No. 7, Wallace Gardens, Third Street, Nungambakkam (January 27 at 11 a.m.)

Phone: 2833-2226