With an open house, an Odissi performance and a love fest, this weekend looks promising
Connect the dots
A white kurta and tie-and-dye dupatta can never go out of fashion. DakshinaChitra is organising a one day workshop on tie-and-dye and bandhini on dupatta. Participants will be taken through the design process. Rs 1,500 per person. Tomorrow. Details: 9841777779
Through this Create and Transform workshop, experience self reflection, expression, relaxation and joy. Auroville-based Tia Pieman, an art therapist with 25 years of experience, will be conducting it—guiding participants as they work with clay. From tomorrow, 9 am onwards. At Aikiyam School , New Creation. Rs 1,500 including lunch. Details: 9787468553
Block your dates, especially if yachts interest you. The Ultramarine Boatbuilders Pvt Ltd and the Cottonwood project are launching a new boat, which is 39 foot long and made from wood. They have organised an Open House morning on February 21, from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm, to exhibit the boat before it sets sail around South Asia.
Two in one
Pondicherry-based Odissi dancer, Sangeeta Dash, will be performing at Alliance Francaise de Pondicherry on Sunday. She is a disciple of celebrated Odissi dancer, Durga Charan Ranbir. There will also be a folk and western classical music concert by France-based band, The Collectif Passages, tomorrow. From 7 pm onwards.
Details: 0413 2334351
Bag to flower
As part of Mother’s Day and Auroville Day, the arts and crafts team of Arka Holistic Centre is conducting an exhibition of handmade plastic flowers. The work is inspired by the book, The Spiritual Significance of Flowers, by The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram. The flowers are made from plastic carry bags. Till February 28. Details: 9174020717
The bazaar summons
The sun may have set on Valentine’s Day, but you are encouraged to keep the spirit of the season alive at the Love Fest at La Marina Guest House. Enjoy semolina cakes and banana muffins by Pondicherry’s home baker, Rotem Abadie. Oz’Lester’s handmade jewellery also promises to be a hit. Wave of Light, an Auroville-based NGO, will be selling incense sticks, the profits of which will go to charity. They also
have home décor and accessories on offer. Details: 0413 4300333