Dance takes centrestage, with workshops on salsa, Zumba and ballet. Plus, a great deal on books.
By the book
Siruvar Pakkam, the children’s bookstore in Pondicherry, is turning six this week. To celebrate, they have announced a sale. Customers can avail discounts of 10 per cent on all books—from fiction, comics, activity, language learning, general knowledge and more. Recent titles include new ones from Scholastic and illustrated ones from Marvel Comics. Details: facebook.com/Siruvar-Pakkam
Add some variety to your movie list with a Bengali film. Alliance De Francaise Pondicherry is screening Phoring (2013) next week. Directed by Indranil Roychowdhury, it revolves around a young boy, nicknamed Phoring, whose life is a mess thanks to his alcoholic father and misunderstandings with his family. It takes an interesting turn when he gets attracted to his new school teacher, Doel (played by Sohini Sarkar). November 27, at 6 pm. Details: pondicherry.afindia.org
Zumba, for all
This weekend, get your music fix with some cool moves and fitness thrown in. The recently-started Zumba classes, organised by Le Debut Fitness Studio, is open to both children and adults. The sessions will be supervised by their in-house Zumba instructor,
Zin Agi. On Saturdays (for children) and on Sundays (for adults).
From 7 pm onwards. Registrations from Rs 200. Details: 960065589
Barres and tutus
Sita Cultural Centre has always been the place to go for classes on baking, pottery and the like. Now, they have introduced ballet ( Tuesdays) and French language classes (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays). Supervised by trainers, Fleur and Jean Mitchell, respectively, the classes are between two and three hours each.
Rs 300 and Rs 400 per head, respectively. Details: 0413 4200718
It’s time for a crustacean feast. The Blueline Restaurant, Promenade Hotel, is hosting a lobster festival with a menu boasting a four-course meal. Available for lunch and dinner. Rs 1,950 per head. Today till November 20.
Details: 0413 2227750
La Casita has introduced a new salsa workshop. The four-hour programme for beginners will focus on the basics—from individual movements to nailing turns when dancing with a partner. Registrations start from Rs 600 onwards. To start next week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Details: lacasitaindia.com