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Rediscover the heritage town on a cycle or sign up for nature walks. Also, there are movie screenings and a new pub along the coast

Movie marathon
If you are up for more movies this week, head to Sadhana Forest (October 24) where they are screening Wild Brazil, which spotlights inmates of the forests like capuchin monkeys, giant otters, and jaguars. At Alliance Française de Pondichéry, watch the 1996 French film, Capitaine Conan, based on a World War I military raid. On October 26. Details: 0413 2334351

Mapping Pondy
Learn all you can about the heritage city courtesy a cycle tour organised by Trip2Pondicherry.com. The tour will cover streets like Rue Mulla, Rue Cazy’s Muslim quarters, Rue Suffren, Rue Romain Rolland, Rue Dumas’ White Town area and more. Tourists will be given protective head gear, filter coffee /coconut water, and a map of Pondicherry boulevards, with cycle routes. Trip for two will cost Rs1,300. Details: 0413 4200525

Time out
For Diwali, Atithi Hotel has special discounts on their rooms. Their weekend rates are Rs.4,750 for 1N/2D and Rs.8,999 for 2N/3D. This includes complimentary breakfast buffet at Le Boulevard, fruit platter, stress buster massage and two drinks on the house. Details: 9003043215

Mixed yoga
Want to be an expert in yoga? Qi Yo Multiversal Yoga—a mix of Chinese Qi Gong, traditional Indian yoga and ancient Balinese healing—returns to Auroville. Learn this unconventional discipline with 200-hour International Yoga Alliance classes, taught by an approved yoga teacher.  At Auroville, starting this Sunday. Details: 0413 2622045

Party all night
Giving ECR a new party address, popular restaurant Drizzle now has its own night club. Begin the week with a rock night, followed by karaoke on Tuesday and salsa on Wednesday. Come Thursday, they have live gigs, while Friday is for the ladies. Saturday and Sunday are dedicated to club night and retro respectively. Besides offering a wide range of food and beverage options, the pub also has a dance floor. Details: 098405 01091

Road less travelled
For those who like road movies, do not miss the screening of German film, Alice in den Städten. The story tracks Phillip Winter, a German reporter who, after a chance encounter with an elusive American woman, reluctantly accepts temporary custody of her young daughter, Alice. When it becomes apparent that Alice will be his responsibility for longer than he expected, Phillip takes her on a trek across Germany to locate the girl’s grandmother. At Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, today, from 7.40 pm. Details: auroville.org

Paint your mood
For those wanting to explore their talents, the open art event, Art Chakra, is a great option. Participants can draw, sketch or paint any subject of their choice. Register soon through SMS or email. At Kala Kendra, Auroville, on Sunday. Details: tinyurl.com/ArtChakra

Play chapter
For theatre enthusiasts, Indianostrum Theatre is hosting a workshop called The Musical Body. Conducted by Jean-Jacques Lemêtre of Théâtre du Soleil from Paris, it is open to actors, dancers,  singers and musicians. Both individual and collective exercises will be conducted, which will draw on Lemêtre’s creative experience with the Théâtre du Soleil. Rs.5,000. From November 7 to 11. Last day for registration is November 1. At Indianostrum Théâtre. Details: 0413 2341475, 9578302087

Metal high
Alliance Française de Pondicherry is bringing down French black metal band, Plebeian Grandstand. With Simon Chaubard on guitar, Adrien Broué on vocals, electronics by Olivier Lolmède and bass by Ivo Kaltchev, they will perform at the auditorium, tomorrow, from 7pm. Details: 0413 2334351

Nature therapy
Green lovers should join the Bio-Region Tour organised by Auroville every Saturday. Kicking off at a small
town—Munnur, you’ll get to enjoy  lunch at a village home and discover local churches and ancient temples. Pottery demonstration by a traditional family of potters and rock climbing are also in store for participants. Details: 0413 2623806

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