From art exhibitions to music concerts, there are a host of interesting programmes happening in and around the city. Here's a round-up of some of the week's events.

March 23

Hear ye

Institute of Parliamentary Affairs, Thiruvananthapuram, in association with Department of Commerce, Government Arts College, conduct a national seminar on ‘Role of Parliament in Enacting Business Laws in the Globalised World' at Government Guest House, Thycaud.

College Day

Loyola College of Social Sciences celebrates its College Day on its premises at Sreekariyam. T.P. Sreenivasan, chairman, Higher Education Council, is the chief guest for the event.

March 24

Acts on stage

Apt Performance and Research, Thiruvananthapuram, presents Etho Chirakadiyochakal at Vyloppilly Samskriti Bhavan at 5.30 p.m. The play written by G. Sankarapillai is directed by Sam George.

Till March 25

Finger prints on the wall

Kerala Chithrakala Parishath, Thiruvananthapuram, conducts a painting exhibition by various artists titled ‘Finger Prints' at Museum Auditorium.

March 28

Once upon a time

Kathavela, a platform for Malayalam writers, conducts a remembrance meet on Lalithambika Antharjanam at Vyloppilly Samskriti Bhavan. The programme starts at 5.30 p.m.

Till March 29

Oscar fever

Kerala State Chalachithra Academy organises a festival of Academy Award winning films of 2011. An Oscar award winning movie will be screened for three shows: 2 p.m., 5.30 p.m., 8 p.m. at Sree Padmanabha Theatre March 23: The Artist ; March 24: The Help ; March 25: The Descendants ; March 26: The Tree of Life (2 p.m.); Tinker Tailor, Soldier, Spy (5.30 p.m., 8 p.m.); March 27: The Ides of March ; March 28: The War House ; March 29: The Muppets . Passes are available at Sree Padmanabha Theatre. While a pass which covers the entire festival is priced at Rs. 200, a daily pass is priced at Rs. 50.

Till March 31

Mirror, mirror…

SMSM Institute holds an exhibition-cum-sale of Aranmula kannadi on its premises near the Secretariat. The mirror in the Aranmula kannadi is not glass, it is a combination of copper and tin that has been polished.

Till April 10

Art from the heart

La Gallery 360 holds an exhibition of indigenous art from India by Knitting Circle titled ‘Flora, Fauna, Spirit' at Museum Bains Compound, Nanthencode.