Palate pleasures

Till March 23, Satsanga, Villa Shanti, Café de Flore, La Maison Rose, Hotel de l órient, and Ocean Spray, lunch and dinner.

Dig into authentic French food at six different restaurants during the gastronomy week. Feast on Reunion island chef Jean Hue’s recipes inspired by Puducherry.

Divine aspiration

March 22, Bharat Nivas auditorium, Auroville, 7 p.m.

Bharatanatyam dancer Soundarya Seraphina Arumugam promises to take you on what she calls an ‘extraordinary journey from the deceitful duality towards the mystical Oneness’ through her performance, Kolam, presented by Rasika Bharatanatyam School .

Latin heat

March 22, Aurodhan gardens, Papamal Koil Street, Vaithikuppam

Catch some of the famous fiery Latin spirit this weekend as Italian duo Caterina and Pino scorch the dance floor in an evening’s entertainment by Aurodhan. They’re bringing all the sizzle from Turin to Pondy this weekend.

Visual feast

Till March 27, Maison Colombani

Isabel Saij’s multimedia installation ‘Colombani’ leads you on a tour discovering the past, present and future of the heritage building. Part of the Alliance Francaise de Pondichery’s Indo-French festival, this a journey to be discovered


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Amazon moves

March 28, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m

Bored of the waltz and looking for an exotic couple dance? Try the Zouk, the Brazilian partner dance that is making waves globally. Get the basics right at a three day boot camp by Zouk India and Salsa4funIndia that kicks off on Friday. Anuj, who has performed at various international Latin dance festivals, will initiate participants into the Zouk-Lambada, a dance style that has evolved from the lambada. Fee is Rs. 1500. For details, contact 9159180875.