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    A special BBQ, music at DakshinaChitra and workshops on sustainability — this week has both fun and gravity

    Friday fix
    Get your weekend off to a rollicking start with the Rock Your Soul concert tonight. The trio from Auroville—comprising Anna Taj, Pierre Fuladou and Saga Devan—will entertain diners at Mango Hill with signature classic rock numbers. Italian singer Taj will also croon a few original compositions from her album, Golden Heart. From 8 pm onwards. Details: 0413 2655491

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    Forward thinking

    Founder of Auroville Today, Alan Herbert, is back with his week-long residential workshop, Exploring a Sustainable Future, at Auroville. He will present it along with former professor of IIT Madras, R Rajagopalan, and others. Expect sessions on waste management besides practical applications of sustainable principles. The last day for registration is Sunday. April 3-9. `19,000 inclusive of accommodation, food and transport. Details: 09442593448

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    Like the French

    Offering champignon cappuccino (mushroom soup) and soupe à l’oignon Francaise (French onion soup), Le Dupleix’s Soirée Françoise is a four-course French meal. It also features appetisers like moules cuits avec de l’ail (mussels in garlic, white wine and herbs). Mains include coq au vin and aubergine parmigiana, while mille feuille and cannelle crème brûlée are the desserts. Meal for two at approx `2,100. Till March 21, 7 pm – 11 pm. Details: 0413 2226999

     

    pg29-3Write art
    Get caught up in the many shapes and stories in Aiyana Gunjan’s calligraphic artworks, exhibited at Maison Colombani. Hosted by Alliance Francaise, the Moving Finger solo show includes watercolours, photographs and mono-printing by the Delhi-based artist. Curated by art historian Alka Pande, the display is complemented by the artist’s reflections in writing. Till March 25, 10 am to 5 pm. Details: 0413 2338146

    pg29-4Salute to musicians
    AR Rahman’s Sunshine Orchestra, along with the Miami University Global Rhythms Orchestra, are coming together to celebrate compositions by greats like the Mozart of Madras, Corelli, Purcell, Piazzolla and Pandit Ravi Shankar at Taal Chaal, a musical programme at DakshinaChitra. With Srinivas Krishnan as the artistic director, the 45-member orchestra will also play The Prayer (Celine Dion and Andrea Boccelli). Sunday, 6 pm. Details: 24462435

    pg29-5Around the world
    At Grills by The Promenade, order from a new menu, which includes barbequed chicken breast, tiger prawns, baby octopus, squid and more. Besides the variety of meats, the marinades are also a big draw. Pick from global flavours like chermoula, harissa (Tunisian condiment), coffee spice rubs and Jamaican jolt spice. Menu starts at `1,800. At the Blue Line restaurant. Till March 26, 7 pm – 11 pm. Details: 0413 2227750

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