It's the weekend. Here are a few things you can get up to.
Friday 16 December
NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS – DINNER DANCE
The past rugby players from the Champion 1st XV rugby team of 2006, 2007 and 2008 together with St.Peter's College Rugby Foundation are hosting a dinner dance. North Lawn, Taj Samudra.
THOMIANS' NIGHT DINNER DANCE 2016
The Thomians of Kotte are hosting their annual dinner dance. Samanala Restaurant Blue Mormon Banquet Hall Madiwela, Kotte.
A PHOTOGRAPHIC FIESTA OF JAPAN EMBEDDED IN FRAMES
Organized by Ni-Cey International, this is a photography exhibition that's focussed on Japanese culture. J.R Jayawardene Hall (Townhall)
STARTUP WEEKEND VANNI
This will be the third Startup Weekend to happen in Sri Lanka. A global phenomenon, the event entails 54 hours of fast and furious prototype development. Faculty of Engineering, University of Jaffna.
THE GARAGE SHOW ABOUT CELEBRATING THIS SEASON
"The Garage Show" is an original theatre series, where they devise and put up a show featuring bilingual/trilingual skits and monologues. The catch? All the performances are devised and performed at someone's garage! 46, Diyawanna Gardens, Pagoda Road, Nugegoda
CHRISTMAS CAFE POP UP EDITION
Good food plated up by their own 'Master Chefs', chilled out music to help digest and good company with a cup of coffee in your hands. 381/1 Highlevel Road Nugegoda.
STAR WARS : ROGUE ONE – PREMIERE AT MAJESTIC CINEPLEX
Following the foundation of the Galactic Empire, a wayward band of Rebel fighters comes together to carry out a desperate mission: to steal the plans for the Death Star. Majestic Cineplex, Galle Road, Colombo 4.
FRIDAY NIGHT ACOUSTICS AT SANTORE'
Solo acoustic jams with Lasith Fernando, from adult contemporary to classic rock and alternative hits. Santore', 45, Sir Marcus Fernando Mawatha, Colombo 7
In commemoration of World Aids Day, 'Chibbys Friends' is organising "Give Light" – an awarness event for HIV, featuring a floating lantern release to help raise awareness about HIV. Race Course, Colombo 7.
Saturday 17 December
BEATS, JUICE & CHILL / GOOD LIFE REGGAE SESSIONS
Get your dutty on, this Saturday, with fresh DJ sets by Bobo Shanti, Daggy and DJ Infrastructure, plus juicy original live music by RAY, KK and YAMU's very own Imaad Majeed. Good Life Cafe, Sullaiman Terrace
Great bargains on clothes, accessories and lots of yummy food! CIOCONAT Lounge, Colombo 7.
PROTEST – CITIZENS AGAINST ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION
There will be a gathering at the park to stand against environmental destruction, including the razing of more than 20,000 acres of forest in the Northern and Eastern provinces for resettlement; destroying numerous beautiful waterfalls of the Sinharaja region and the Samanala Adaviya and their related ecosystems in the central hills for private mini-hydropower project; and wrecking the coastal ecosystems between Negombo and Aluthgama for the Port City project. Viharamahadevi Park, Dharmapalam Mw, Colombo 7
RNB FACEOFF 2016
A covers night with a competitive edge for fans of Bruno Mars, Chris Brown etc. Which Way West, 1st Floor, Liberty Arcade.
STRIDE TO RIDE 2016
A Charity Run followed by a fair, organized by the Sri Lanka Unites Chapters of Ladies' College and Trinity College, in order to provide bicycles to the underprevileged. Thurstan College Rugby Grounds, Colombo 7.
SUNSET MUSIC FESTIVAL 2016
Sunset Music Festival 2016 featuring ARTY, Cosmic Gate and Dirty South. CR & FC Grounds, No: 28, Malalasekara Mawatha, Colombo 7.
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS – CHRISTMAS MARKET
Do you have a long Christmas shopping list? Havelock City Club House
HOME FOR CHRISTMAS – EMBARK ADOPTION DAY JAELA
Pay visit on adoption day and give a home to a homeless dog – a chance they otherwise may not receive. KZone, Jaela.
THE STEUART'S CHRISTMAS HIGH TEA PARTY
What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than afternoon tea with a festive twist? Whether you’re planning the perfect present for friends and family or treating yourself. The Steuart by Citrus – &Co Pub and Kitchen.
SRI LANKA INTERNATIONAL TATTOO CONVENTION
Itching to get inked, or just intrigued by the art? Visit the first ever Sri Lanka International Tattoo Convention to unite artists of all genres. BMICH, Baudhaloka Mw, Colombo 7
Sunday 18 December
JINGLES – A CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL
Time to get your Christmas on and head over to Race Course this December as the Rotaract Club of CFPS Law School in partnership with the Rotaract Club of Colombo East present "Jingles; a Christmas Festival" on the 18th of December from 3.00pm onwards. Race Course Colombo 7
SCRIBBLES – FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS AND PARENTS
An art therapy based workshop specially designed focusing on the use of art as a form of expressing psychological and emotional needs. Royal Nelung Arts Centre, 81 Hyde Park Corner, Colombo 2
SPECIAL CHRISTMAS HIGH TEA
Step into a festive Christmas High Tea. Be spoiled for choice! (Suprise visit from Santa) Galadari Hotel, Lotus Road, Colombo 2.
A production of the DIN A 13 tanzcompany, commissioned by VisAbility e.V., in cooperation with Tanzfaktur Köln and the Meranga Fine Arts Ensemble. Sri Dharmaloka Hall; Drama, Theatre and Image Arts Unit University of Kelaniya & Panibharatha Hall, University of Visual and Performing Arts Colombo.
COLOMBO SME FORUM – SANTA'S HELPERS
Offering entrepreneurs, small and home-based start-up companies a platform to market their products and services in the form of a pop-up sale. Dutch Burgher Union (DBU), Thunmulla, Colombo 5.
COLOMBO INTERNSHIP FAIR 2016
Colombo Internship Fair is a unique one day event organized by AIESEC in Sri Lanka in order to provide global opportunities for Sri Lankan youth to go and work abroad.New Arts Theatre – University of Colombo