High on horses

February 8, 9, Red Earth Riding School, Auroville

Catch the action this weekend as horses prance up in style at the Pondicherry Equestrian Challenge 2014. Jumping, dressage events are jazzed up with graffiti art, music concerts and more.

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Nite of enchantment

February 8, Indianostrum theatre, 7 p.m.

Let Spanda, the Leela Samson Dance Company enthral you with Disha- New Directions, a bharatanatyam production. The performance is a fundraising endeavour to help rebuild the Indianostrum theatre that suffered losses in a recent fire.

For reservations, contact 0413-2341475 or 08903021475 or 09578302087

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Kick away to safety

All days (except Sundays), No. 237, Pappammal Koil Street, Vaithikuppam, 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Eager to find an exotic way to defend yourself? Try Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or Mixed Martial Arts at the recently started Dragon MMA Club.

Call 9655943638 for details.

Sway, swing and juggle

February 8 and 15, Eluciole Circus School, Miracle Community,Auroville, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Add some spark to your week with a salsa session by Kash Timmers. Rs. 350 for non-Auroville residents. Learn the tricks of the circus with French instructor Romain Timmers. Rs. 400 for non-Auroville residents.

Spring in your step

Wednesdays, Bangabharathi, 93/A, VOC Nagar, parallel to Pappamal Koil Street, 6 p.m.

Step, swing, sweat and dance your way to fitness with weekly classes.

For details, call 91591-80875.

For more details, call 9159180875

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German strings

February 13, Krtashraya, Aurodhan Gardens, 237, Papamal Koil Street, Vaithikuppam, 8 p.m.

Kickstart the weekend with Indo-German ensemble Mahophon Clang, comprising an Indian percussionist and a German quartet, in a concert by Aurodhan. Hear them perform their brand of music which is best known as multifolkloral urban improvised music.

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Indo French melange

February 12 to 16, Masion Colombani, Rue Dumas, 7 p.m. and 8. 30 p.m.

Swing to music belted out by Indian and French bands every evening at Music Alliance Extravaganza. Blues Conscience, Jansky Beeeats, Human Brigade, Chrome O Soul, Allegro Fudge and Rit, will perform in that order. Two concerts a day.

Philosopher in the limelight

February 8, Gratitude Heritage Home, 52, Rue Romain Rolland, 6.30 p.m to 8 p.m..

An evening where drama meets philosophy at ‘Philosophical Divertimento’. Nikolaus Deutsch, member of the Actor’s Studio, New York, presents two plays — Report to the Academy by F. Kafka and Molloy by Samuel Beckett,

For details, call 0413-2225029 / 94420 65029.

Colour your imagination

February 8, Honeycombs Junior Plus School, 14, Saradambal Street, Mudaliarpet, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kids aged between 3 and 10 can let their imagination run riot with free hand drawing, sketching, colouring with crayons and painting at Beedabbles 2014, an inter school annual art festival. Organised by Honeycombs, a creative and cultural arts centre for children, the event welcomes spot entries.

For more details contact, 7810810444 or 7305710007 or 2354000.

No littering the sands

February 8 to 16, Beach Road.

Appalled at the dumping of waste on the beach, Mexican artist, Leyla Brashka, who is on an art residency at TASMAI, has come up with a public awareness art project, ‘Ocean Universal Ward’, The artists will design the dristhi mugam, symbolic of warding off evil, with the aim of inspiring people to avoid waste.

Island tales

From February 15, Old Distillery, Beach Road

The life and culture of the Karen people of the Andaman Islands unfolds through the lens of photographer Andreas Deffner at Pondy ART’s latest public exhibition. Free and open to all.

Conversation over coffee

From February 7,No. 180, Mission Café, Mission Street

Mission Café invites you to concoct romance over a heady brew with coffee kits, with choices developed by Marc Coffee. Love tattoos and Fast Track watches for couples who win the love note contest.

For details contact, 8148310007.

From dragon land

Till February 9, L’Heritage multicuisine restaurant, Hotel Anandha Inn, S.V. Patel Road

Ring in the Chinese Year of the Horse with a special menu crafted for the food festival to welcome the Chinese New Year.

Spring sale

February 8 to 15, Takla Makan workshop, Vaithikuppam, 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Get apparel that blends a touch of Pondicherry with Paris at designer Takla Makan’s spring sale. Make the most of the 10 to 70 per cent discount on hand-made clothes and accessories.

Love handles

All Hidesign outlets

Bag some love this V-day with the Valentine Collection by Hidesign. Totes, shoulder bags and satchels in smooth leather, bold colour blocks and solid brass are the flavour of the season.

Funky apparel

February 12 to 19, Café des Arts, Rue Suffren.

Pick up funky apparel and accessories by designers Naksha and Naushad Ali, and K Clothing at the Garage of the artsy café.

Out of Austria

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

Explore the paintings of Salzburg-based Austrian artist Drago Druskovic who is in Auroville this week. The exhibit is organised by Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of India, the Austrian Cultural Ministry and Austrian Cultural Forum in New Delhi.

Middle path

February 8 to 19, Gallery Square Circle, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

View Claudia Volders’ works at ‘Energy of Art: What’s in Between Us’, an exhibition of paintings hosted by Bharat Nivas. Claudia is a resident artist at Kala Kendra, Auroville for three weeks.

Visit www.claudiavolders.nl for details.

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