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    Catch a mural paint-off and an exhibition. Therea��s also chocolate and biryani to sample, and a yoga class.

    Canvas talk
    This weekend, reconnect with art. Six Chennai-based artistsa��Guruselvam, N Jagadeesan, Ravee, Ravichandran, Rajmohan and Gopikrishnaa��will be displaying 42 of their paintings, including portraits, landscapes and abstracts, at the Kadambari Art Gallery, in DakshinaChitra. Till July 31, between 10 am and 6 pm. Paintings begin from Rs 5,000. Details: 7299568941

    Tale of two
    Ita��s not often that you get to watch two different genres of art coming together. Tomorrow, Odishaa��s Brahmachari Nilesh, who specialises in traditional Indian art like pattachitra, and Yannick Sigismeau, a graffiti artist from the Reunion Island, will team up to create a portrait wall of Swami Dayananda Saraswati at the Free Student Hostel
    of AIM (All India Movement) for Seva.
    At Villianoor. Details: 9500128558

    Dark love
    Yesterday may have been World Chocolate Day, but the celebrations are still on with Zuka, the local chocolate boutique, which is giving away treats at 25 per cent discount. Indulge your sweet tooth today with a selection of truffles, cheesecakes, cupcakes and more. Details: 0413 2221191

    Try a bowl
    Craving for biryani? Head to Le Royal Parka��s Biryani and Kebab Fest and enjoy varieties like Mughlai dum chicken biryani and Kolkata fish biryani. Also, make time to enjoy desserts like matka kulfi and khubani ka meetha. Available for lunch and dinner. Vegetable biryani from Rs 180 onwards and non-vegetarian from Rs 275 onwards. July 7-17. Details: 0413 2231500

    On the mat
    Therea��s no better time than now to give yoga a try. Pondicherry-based trainer, R Sittar Assou, will be teaching basic asanas and pranayama at La Casita. He will also customise the asanas to target special needs, like joint aches, back pain and thyroid problems. For all age groups. Every day, betweenA� 7 am and 8 am. Rs 250 per class. Details: 7639405194


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