Painting contests

Indian Overseas Bank organises ‘IOB COLORZ’, a painting and pencil drawing contest for students up to class 10. Drawing paper will be provided. Registration at 9 a.m.

Venue: Bandstand, Museum

Date: November 24

Time: 10 a.m.

Contact: 9447855775

Priyadarshini Publications holds a painting contest for school and college students.

Venue: VJT Hall

Date: November 24

Time: 10 a.m.

Contact: 9349470540

Lines of thought

Ayyappa Panicker Foundation, Kendra Sahitya Akademi and Department of Culture, Government of Kerala, conduct ‘Ayyappa Panicker Desiyoltsavam’, a symposium on Indian poetry. Cultural programmes – November 23: Celebrating Malayalam poets from Ezhuthachan to Ayyappa Panicker through dance (6 p.m.); November 24: Ayyappa Panicker’s poems in dance.

Venue: Kanakakunnu Palace

Date: November 23 and 24

Time: 10 a.m. onwards

Guitar concert

Clef and Canto School, in association with YMCA, presents a classical guitar concert by Saji and Joji.

Venue: YMCA Library Hall

Date: November 24

Time: 6.30 p.m.

Contact: 9447864125

Within four walls

Cineclub screens the French drama L’appartement , directed by Gilles Mimouni and starring Vincent Cassel, Monica Bellucci and Romane Bohringer.

Venue: Alliance Française de Trivandrum, Forest Office Lane

Date: November 23

Time: 5.30 p.m.

Contact: 2320666

French cooking

Alliance Française de Trivandrum’s holds a cooking class. Learn how to make traditional French Christmas dishes such as Tarte Tatin, an upside-down tart in which the fruits are cooked in caramel, Pain d'épices, a cross between a cake and a bread that is enriched with honey and spices, and Vin chaud, also called hot wine. Last date for registration is November 28.

Venue: Alliance Française de Trivandrum

Date: November 30

Time: 10 a.m.

Contact: 2320666

Moplah cuisine

Tuck into traditional fare of the Moplahs of Malabar such as mutta maala, biriyani, chatti pathiri, unnakai and more at the Moplah food fete at Fifth Element Restaurant.

Venue: Vivanta by Taj

Date: Till November 30

Time: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Contact: 6612345

In style

Vedhika boutique celebrates its first anniversary with a fashion show titled ‘Made In India’.

Venue: P. Subramaniam Hall, Trivandrum Club

Date: November 23

Time: 7.30 p.m.