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    Make this weekend count with a books meet, an art exhibition and celebrations for St Nicholas Day

    Dakshin spice
    In the mood for good South Indian food along the coast? The new restaurant, Southern Terrace, is a good option. Located near the Iskcon Temple on ECR, they offer dishes like appam, steamed dosa, vazhapoo vadai and poli. Non vegetarians can opt for jumbo prawns, pomfret, ladyfish, calamari and more. Open for lunch and dinner. Details: 24530661

    ecrbook2Print fantastic
    Want to customise your stoles and saris?  DakshinaChitra is organising a block printing workshop, where participants will learn to create block prints on silk duppattas. The workshop fee is inclusive of materials, refreshments and transportation to DakshinChitra. From 10.30 am to 5 pm. Fee is Rs.1,500. Details: 24918943

    Managing books
    Here’s something for the book worms. The 17th National Convention on Knowledge, Library and Information Networking is being organised by Developing Library Network and the French Institute of Pondicherry. The convention will cover subjects like managing libraries through open source software, followed by discussions on emerging technology trends in libraries, e-content and social media networking, among others. At Hotel Anandha Inn, starting on December 9. Details: 0413 2233000

    ecr4Vibgyor effect
    Pondicherry-based artist Greema Michael and her recent set of paintings are radiant and deep. She is having a painting exhibition called Teinte Vibrante— acrylic on canvas on soft pinewood frames. An art workshop by her is also being organised tomorrow. At Maison Colombani Art, from 9 am onwards. Details: greema22.222@gmail.com

    ecr_newPicasso edition
    Ever wondered how Pablo Picasso’s life would be like? In the first part of BBC series, Modern Masters: Picasso, a four-part series dedicated to modern art, journalist Alastair Sooke travels through France, Spain and the US to see some of the artist’s great works. Talking to architects, fashion experts and artists, he finds out how Picasso has influenced our lives. At Cholamandal Centre for Contemporary Art, today, from 7 pm onwards. Details: 24494053

    ZOETERMEER-SINTERKLAAS-SNOEPGOEDNicholas night
    St Nicholas, the Christian saint whose feast is celebrated on December 6, is known as the ‘bringer of gifts’. La Plancha will have special additions to the menu on this occasion. The European festival calls for pepernoten and hot chocolate, so drop in for a taste. Today and tomorrow from 6 pm to 11 pm. Details: 0413 4300333

    — Team Indulge

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