Colours of patriotism
Janaury 19, Gandhi Thidal, 9 a.m.
Indian Coast Guard celebrates the 38th Raising Day with a painting contest for children to create awareness among youth on career in defence. Children from Class VI to X can participate. Winners and their families get to spend onboard coastguard ships at sea for a day.
For details, call 8903009446
January 17 to 26, Hotel Accord, Dinner
Taste Jeedi Pappu Pakodi, Veinchana Royyalu, Pesarattu and the famous Kakinada Kaja at the Kakinada food festival where centuries old recipes are recreated.
For details call 0413-2299000
January 22 to 26, Café Ole (next to Zuka), Mission Street.
Bite into 100 plus sandwiches at the festival by Café Ole, a new hangout in town. Packing in unusual combination of flavours in between, the sandwiches are made with six breads and come with a choice of 12 international sauces.
January 24, Maison Colombani, Rue Dumas, 7 p.m.
Let musician Abaji enthrall you at the oriental music concert by Alliance Francaise.
January 18, Indianostrum Theatre, Romain Rolland Street, 7 p.m.
Parikshana, a Bharatanatyam performance by Viraja Mandhre and Shyamjith Kiran hosted by Indianostrum.
For details contact, 0413-2341475 or 095783 02087.
Ashram Exhibition Hall, Rangapillai street
Artist and photographer Lalit Verma captures glimpses of various cultures through pictures of embassies across the world in Diplomatic Domains of Delhi, a photo exhibition.
Beauty in crevices
Till January 25, Citadine Centre of Art, 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. (closed on Sundays).
Jean-Pierre Muller presents photographs of walls with an aesthetic touch in ‘Jodhpur’s Today’s Murals’, an exhibition.
Woman behind the lens
From January 18, Old Distillery, Beach Road, 5 p.m.
Pondy ART’s new exhibition ‘Children of Faith’ features Franco-Ukrainian photographer Olya Morvan who has recorded social communities and extreme living conditions in Asia and Eastern Europe. Supported by Puducherry Tourism, the exhibition is open and free to all. Meet the artist later at Kasha ki Asha at 7.30 p.m.
Cast in clay
January 20, Bharat Nivas, Auroville, 4 pm
Gallery Square Circle, Kala Kendra hosts a presentation by artists Adil Writer and Rakhee Kane. The presentation explores the work of 18 ceramic artists from India who were invited to Fuping China in August ‘Museums of the 5 Continents’, a project where they worked on the first Indian ceramic museum in China.
Star of the trapeze
January 18, Eluciole Circus, Miracle Community, Auroville, 2.45 p.m.
Get a hang of skills that circus artists are known for with an introduction to acrobatics, juggling, balancing and aerial stunts from Kalou and Romain Timmers at the Circus workshop. Rs. 400 for non-Auroville residents.
For details, call 96267 97736
Eluciole Circus, Miracle Community, Auroville, January 18, 4.45 p.m. to 6.15 p.m.
Break into dance, the filmi way at a dance workshop that introduces participants to Bollywood. Participation fee is Rs. 300 for non-Auroville residents.
For details, contact 9159180875.
Shades of green
Till January 22, Hotel Promenade, Goubert Avenue.
Artist D. Gayathry reimagines rural life in many shades of green at Colour Supplement-II, an exhibition of village life-inspired paintings, supported by Shilpataru, a forum for artists.
Till February 10, Artika Café Gallery, Rue Labourdonnais.
‘Recycled and Approved’ , an art exhibition, presents works of Manoj Dixit.
Day to day art
Till January 29, TASMAI cultural centre, Advocate Chinna Tambi Street, Kuruchikuppam, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Catch the original art works featured in Shilpataru’s 2014 calendar at the ongoing exhibition. Inspired by the five elements of nature, the calendar is priced at Rs. 150 and available at Splendour, Senteur (the Ashram Scent Department), Focus Book Shop, The Promenade Hotel and TASMAI.
Search for meaning
Till January 24, SITA cultural centre, 22, Candappa Mudaliar Street, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Decode the abstract art work of Puducherry artist Aruna Witte at SITA cultural centre’s latest exhibition.
Off the easel
Till January 21, Maison Colombani, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Alliance Francaise hosts an exhibition by Jean Yves André, a multicultural artist and engraver who has created works across different mediums.
Fruits of toil
Till January 24, Maison Perumal, Perumal Koil Street.
‘I will rise’, an exhibition of oil paintings by Jitha Karthikeyan captures the spirit and determination of workers in rural India.
Back to the Bard
January 17 to 22, Adishakti, Auroville
Engage with Shakespeare at a six day residential workshop on drama by the British Council. Facilitators from the Royal Shakespeare Company, U.K. will work with theatre practitioners engaged in training young people in drama education.
To market, to market
Till January 24, Gandhi Thidal, Beach Road,10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Shop for household articles, handcrafts, terracotta and more at over 100 stalls at the exhibition cum sale on Beach Road. The fair is a marketing opportunity for beneficiaries who have availed loans from the Pondicherry Backward Classes and Minorities Development Corporation.
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