Women at the Wheel

March 2, Le Café, 7.30 a.m.

Strap on your heels and get behind the wheels. Figure out the clues and make it to the finish line at The Hindu’s all-women treasure hunt.

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Arabian Nights

Till March 2, Hotel Accord, Ellaipillaichavady, dinner.

Mine the culinary treasures of the Middle East. Pack your plate with hummus, falafel, tabbouleh, muchvoos ,kebabs, maqluaba,basaleya and more at the Season restaurant.

For reservations, call 0413 2299100.

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Mesmerising melodies

March 1, Ashram Theatre, 8 p.m.

Enjoy a mandolin recital by U. Shrinivas. The free concert is organised by the Department of Tourism and Pondy Can to celebrate the centenary of the Mother’s arrival in Pondicherry.

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String song

March 2, JIPMER auditorium, 8 p.m

Shiv Kumar Sharma’s santoor recital brings down the curtains on the three day music and dance festival by the department of Tourism and Pondy Can. Lt. Governor Virendra Kataria launches the book, ‘Shiv Kumar Sharma — the Man and the Music at the finale.

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Style and sensibility

March 1, Sea Gulls Restaurant, Rue Dumas, 7 p.m.

See style sync with sense at the ‘Fusion without Confusion’, a fashion show by Gaur Kala of Manisha. The second edition of the show will raise funds for NGO CERTH India. Dance the night away to music mixed by DJ Darkhunter at Highballs and High Heels, a fashion soiree.

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Doubly divine

March 7, Krtashraya Aurodhan Gardens, 237, Papamal Koil Street, Vaithikuppam, 8 p.m.

Aurodhan holds a night of classical dance by two Bharatanatyam artistes from the Netherlands. Suresh and Ram Krishna of the Danstheater Tanjore Quartet present ‘Heavenly Illumination’, performed to the compositions of the original Thanjavur quartet. In store are some imaginative pieces.

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ART BEAT

Picture palette

From March 1 to 15, Aurodhan Art gallery, Francois Martin Street, 6.30 p.m.

Aurodhan presents Think Visual, an art show by German artist Alfred Bast.

For details, call (0413) 2222795

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Cultural Kaleidoscope

Till March, Maison Perumal, Perumal Koil Street,

Artist Pradeep paints the customs and culture of Tamil Nadu with a riot of rich watercolours at an exhibition supported by the Shilpataru Foundation.

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Mom is the word

Till March 29 (closed on Mondays), TASMAI art gallery, 17, Advocate Chinna Tambi Road, Kuruchikuppam, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Who is a mother? Discover how 12 artists present their idea of mother through artistic creations at TASMAI’s latest group art show. The art show commemorates the centenary of the Mother’s arrival in Puducherry and the first year anniversary of the gallery.

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Beauty beneath

Till March 13, Artika Café Gallery, Labourdonnais Street, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (closed on Tuesdays).

Delh-based artist Vinita Vasu unveils the woman who lives beneath the ghunghat and the purdah. Feminine Fables, curated by artist Pankaj Mistry, urges you to discover the inner strength and beauty that breathes behind a piece of cloth.

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Tribal Tales

Till March 14, Old Distillery, Beach Road

Documentary photographer Andreas Deffner tells the seldom told tales of the Karen people of the Andaman Islands. Pondy ART’s public exhibition is free and open to al.

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Earthy Hues

Till March 27, Gallery Square Circle, Bharat Nivas, Auroville, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Visit Red, a curated benefit art show by Bharat Nivas and Neelanjani Visual Arts Centre

WORKSHOP

Space for Sanskrit

Till March 5, Kala Kendra, Bharat Nivas, Auroville, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Find how Sanskrit is part of everyday life at Ujjevanam, an exhibition. Discover the magic and logic of Sanskrit at a workshop on Saturday.

Contact, 9994294906 or 0413 2623153.

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