March 30, Notre Dame des Anges Church, 6. 30 p.m.
Let your spirits soar this Sunday in a concert with improvised renditions of classical Gospel hymns by Monique Fatna with music by Gaspar Mouttapa. The concert, ahead of Easter, is in benefit of charities that support sick, differently-abled and underprivileged kids.
For details, contact 97877-28808.
Life in a cave
March 29, Indianostrum Theatre, Romain Rolland Street, 7 p.m.
Bringing the passion of the stage from Madurai to Pondy this weekend is Murugaboopathy and his troupe Manal Magudi Theatre Land. Indianostrum will host their play Kuhaimaravaasigal (dwellers of the cave tree). Catch the performance by the troupe that is taking its play all over Tamil Nadu.
For details, contact 0413- 2341475 or 089030 21475
Shake it up
March 29, Beach Road, 4 p.m.
Make sure you near the beach at the said hour to watch Pondy shake a leg with several other cities around the world at the same time. The multi-venue flash mob is held to popularise Rueda de Casino, popularly known as the Cuban salsa.
March 29 and 30, Alliance Francaise auditorium, 6.30 p.m.
What about watching a movie with the director in the next seat? Catch Kanyaka Talkies, a Malayalam flick by award winning director K.R. Manoj. The stage and the journey of a man who dedicated his life to it, are at the heart of the film which is the first to be screened at Alliance Francaise’s newly renovated auditorium with embossed seats.
New Year, Bengali style
Till March 30, Hotel Accord, Ellaipillaichavady, 7 p.m.
Celebrate the spirit of Pohela Boishakh, the Bengali New Year, by dining on signature Bengali signature fare, ahead of the festival.
For more details, call 0413- 2299100
Till April 6, The Promenade Hotel.
What makes your heart leap? Is it butter chicken, rajma dal or Patiala Ghost? Dig into your favourite foods at Turban Tadka, a feast of Punjabi delicacies. Taste hot-off-the-stove stuff at the live tandoor counters. The dinner buffet if priced at Rs. 750 + tax.
Art on the shelf
March 29, Yellow House, No.6, Rue de la Marine, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Step into the Yellow House and take a look at the paintings and canvas arts at this week’s pop-up art and design show. Catch a live art performance by Ghana and Vinod Rajagoplan, Chennai-based artists.
Tour on two wheels
From March 28, SITA Cultural Centre
Have you seen how Pondy looks, from a bicycle seat? Cycle through the many vistas that make up Pondy the town it is, including the heritage quarters and the buzzing markets. Pondy Cycle Tour offers you a ride on vintage bicycles customised in funky shades.
For details, call 0413- 4200718.
April 3, La Plancha restaurant, La Marina Guest House,56 A, Romain Rolland Street, Guest House, 8 p.m.
Share a bite over a special screening of Hola Venky, a romantic comedy with an Indian-Mexican flavour, packed with some quirkiness and wildness. The 82-minute film is described as a ‘techie's journey from his groin to his heart, that takes him from Mumbai all the way to the City by the Bay’. Intrigued? Find out for yourself, we say. Meet director Sandeep Mohan, at the venue. Duration: 86 minutes
Call 0413-4300333 for reservations.
Run for peace
March 30, Jain Temple near VST Kalyana Mandapam (for those aged 14 and above), 6 a.m.; Park Guest House (below age 14, 6.30 a.m.)
Give wing to the messages of non-violence and peace by joining the Ahimsa Run this weekend. Run a distance of seven kilometres in the mini marathon that celebrates Mahaveer Jayanthi.
For details contact, 93454-50240.
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