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Take part in a film screening, gear up for a bicycle ride to Mahabalipuram and while there stop at the shell museum


ds1Art switch
The second half of the painting and drawing exhibition that started on November 16 at Sita Cultural Centre, begins tomorrow. Artist Rajkumar takes over with his collection of watercolour portraits, after the 15-day display by artist Vaasuderan. From 9 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 7 pm, till December 13. Details: 994134200718

ds2Car story
Start your weekend with a film screening by the Eco Film Club of Sadhana Forest. The Revenge of the Electric Car by director Chris Paine, takes you behind the doors of companies like Nissan and GM, throwing light on the resurgence of the electric car that was literally dropped in 2006. The 90-minute film will be screened tonight, from 7 pm onwards at Sadhana Forest. Details: 0413 2677682

ds3Collectors edition
The month-old India Shell Museum in Mahabalipuram, a first of its kind in the country, boasts of over 40,000 varieties of shells collected by Raja Mohamed. Spread over an acre and located opposite the Five Rathas, it houses a shopping centre and aquarium as well. Entry is priced at `50 per person for the museum and `40 per head for the aquarium. Open from 8 am to 8 pm. Details: indiaseashellmuseum.com

ds4Bliss in solitude
Dona��t miss the solo exhibition by National award-winning artist Yusuf Arakkal at DakshinaChitra. Titled A Journey in Solitude, the exhibition in collaboration with Galerie Sara Arakkal, Bangalore, takes place from December 7 to January 25. The opening will also feature a 40-minute documentary on the life and works of the artist. From 10 am to 6 pm, except Tuesdays. Details: 27472603

ds5Pedal pushers
Sign up for the bicycle trips to Mahabalipuram conducted by Reaxion Cycling (next trip on December 15). Their 42 kilometer-long ride begins at 5 am. After a hearty breakfast at Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay, you get to ride home in a Volvo bus. Registration from `750 onwards.Details: 42036329

A little Italy
Fans of Kipling cafe on ECR will be pleased to know that they have expanded on their existing cuisines and started an Italian section called Firenze, offering pastas, pizzas, soups and more. Among their wood fired pizzas are options in chicken and seafood. Their recommendation is the Kipling Speciale with roasted garlic and mascarpone. At approximately `1,000 per head, with the pizzas starting from `525 onwards (Margherita). Details: 24530219