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Paintings, books and organic treats await. Plus, workshops on pyrography and X-mas baubles

ecr2Jazz and stoles
Mango Hill has the perfect Christmas eve dinner planned.  They will have a live jazz concert by Angeline & Jurraiangelo. On December 24, from 8 pm onwards.  Also, at La Marina, there is an exhibition of  jewellery, woolen stoles, silk scarves and kaftans. Meanwhile munch on quiches and homemade cupcakes too. On Sunday. Details: 0413 4300333

Playing with fire
Let your children get innovative with DakshinaChitra’s  pyrography (wood painting) workshop. For the curious, pyrography is a technique of burning designs on to wood. For children aged between eight and 14. At Rs.600. As part of their Christmas celebrations, Stephen Eckard will teach children how to make Christmas decorations like angel puppets and stained glass ornaments. From 2 pm to 4 pm.  At Rs.100. Details: 9841777779
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Bringing over 1,00,000 books in Tamil, English, French, Hindi and other languages, the 18th edition of the National Book Fair is organised by the Puducherry Cooperative Book Society. On till December 28, they also have music programmes and are conducting various competitions that include elocution, poetry, quiz, drawing and painting at the venue. From 10 am to 10 pm. At Vel Sokkanathan Thirumana Nilayam. Details: 0413 2211748

Digital control
An exhibition on abstract art is on at Artika Gallery.  The artwork is by Irish-Canadian Jacqueline O Rogers and Matthew Talbot-Kelly who have used acrylic paint as their medium. Kelly is a self taught artist, animator, film maker and entrepreneur and Rogers is a writer. At Artika gallery, till January 5. From 7 pm to 11.50 pm. Details: 9894910080

Art conscience
Join Sankalpa, an NGO (on grassroot level projects), and be present at the launch of Art Cart! It is a mobile structure stocked with art supplies, which will be an interactive installation at the Visitor’s Centre. On December 19, from 6 pm to 10 pm at the Visitors Centre, Auroville. Details: 0413 262 2239

ecr1Day on the farm
The Auroville weekend farmers market is back. This time it is featuring live performances on stage, organic fruits and vegetables from Auroville farms, home made jams, pickles and cakes, Johnny’s Tea and much more. The organisers are also inviting performers to showcase a short performance. On December 20, from 10.30 am to 2.30 pm. Details: 9486623749

— Team Indulge

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