Vintage on wheels

February 1, near Tourist Information Centre, Beach Road, 4 p.m to 8 p.m.

Take a nostalgic trip down the Promenade and marvel at over 40 vintage cars and motorcycles that are part of The Hindu’s Chennai-Pondy heritage car rally. The timeless beauties will make the journey from Chennai in the annual event, organised along with the Department of Tourism, Puducherry and the Madras Heritage Motoring Club. The men and the machines will return home on Sunday morning.

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Child’s play

February 1 and 2, Indianostrum Theatre, Rue Romain Rolland, 11 a.m. (on Sunday) and 7 p.m. (both days)

Bring out the kid in you or take a child along to catch a riot of masks, puppets and costumes in Jujubee, a Tanglish (mix of Tamil and English) play for children. Performed by Perch, a Chennai-based theatre troupe, the play is directed by Rajiv Krishnan. Tickets for the fundraising event to rebuild the theatre are priced at Rs. 100 and Rs. 200.

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Step up

February 1, Gandhi Thidal, Beach Road, 6.30 p.m.

Young artiste Krithiga Ravichandran evokes grace in movement at Natya Vizha, a Bharatanatyam performance, organised by Department of Art and Culture.

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Lady Luck

February 4, The Promenade Hotel, poolside, 6 p.m.

Shophaholics, who participated in Casablanca’s Tombola during the festival season, can gather for the draw of lots. The winner gets to drive home a sunny yellow Vespa, while prizes from Holi Hidesign, Rayban and Levis await lucky ones, along with free welcome drinks.

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Art from Austria

Till February 15, Gallery Square Circle, Bharat Nivas, Auroville, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.(closed on Sundays)

Salzburg-based Austrian artist Drago Druskovic brings his work to Auroville this weekend. Get a glimpse of his paintings and graphics at the exhibition organized by Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of India and the Austrian Cultural Ministry and Austrian Cultural Forum in New Delhi.

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Melody mélange

Gratitude, 52, Rue Romain Rolland, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Soak in the compositions of musical geniuses Mozart and Beethoven, recreated by the Music Ensemble of Auroville, on Friday, February 7. The trio comprises Chole on the flute, Holger on the violin and Nadaprem on the viola. Entry is charged at Rs. 500. For details, call 0413-2225029 / 94420 65029.

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Close up with clay

February 3, audio-visual room, Gallery Square Circle, Bharat Nivas, 4 p.m.

Bharat Nivas organises a presentation by Auroville-based ceramist Supriya Menon Meneghetti. Supriya talks about the Indian ceramic residency 2013 at Clayarch Gimhae Museum,South Korea. The artist and four others spent five weeks working on the project conceived in honour of 40 years of Korean-Indian diplomatic relations.

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Out of the chaos

Till February 10, Artika Café Gallery, No.1, Rue Labourdonnais.

Artist Manoj Dixit explores the energy behind our modern day lives by juxtaposing a nostalgia for vanishing icons and a keen perception of contemporary realities in ‘Recycled and Approved’, an exhibition of mixed media works.

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Vistas and hues

SITA cultural centre, 22, Candappa Mudaliar Street, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Artist Senthilkumar paints landscapes and portraits in rich colours. Catch them at SITA cultural centre’s latest exhibition.

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Celebrate life

February 8, Kamban Kalai Arangam, 7 a.m.

Glean spiritual insights at ‘Joyous Living’, a five-day discourse on the Gita by Swami Tejomayananda, global head of Chinmaya Mission.

For details, contact 94433 44748.

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