So much to do, so little time. Count down to 2015 with a kalamkari class, a play or perhaps a wild salsa pool party?
Enjoy roast turkey, Christmas pudding, brandy snaps and more at the Christmas dinner at Rendezvous Cafe Restaurant on Rue Suffren Street. Savour the four-course meal, with a complimentary bottle of wine, carols and jam sessions. If you book before December 20, you will get 10 per cent off. Rs 999 per head onwards. December 24,
6.30 pm. Details: 0413 2227677
Take the plunge
Dive into one of the most happening pool parties in town, this Sunday. Novotel Chennai Sipcot will amp up the music and open its pool from 6 pm onwards. This is also a great opportunity to pick up a few salsa moves, as trainers from Salsa Madras will be there. Cover charges at Rs 500.
Details: 0413 2222963
For the love of art
Your chance to learn something new. DakshinaChitra is conducting a two-day kalamkari workshop this weekend. From 10.30 am onwards, you will pick up tips on drawing animal and bird motifs using natural colours, among other things, from Kalahasti-based artist Vijay Kumar. Rs 2,000. Materials will be provided. Details: 0413 2622776
Maurice on stage
An exciting performance awaits theatre lovers. Alliance Francaise, as a part of Theatre du Soleil, is hosting French theatre actor Maurice Durozier, who will be performing Words of an Actor, a one-man show, at the AF auditorium this Saturday.
From 7 pm. Special passes available at Rs 1,500.
Details: 0413 2338146
Tasmai art gallery is hosting a solo exhibition by artist Bhargava. The mixed media exhibition, titled Drawing from Life, offers various perspectives on how art is inspired by life. The show will wind up on December 20 with a workshop on charcoal drawing. From 3 pm to 5.30 pm. Enthusiasts can also interact with the artist at the gallery on the last day. Details: 0413 2221052
All booked up
The 19th edition of the Puducherry Cooperative Book Society’s National Book Fair kicks off today. The 10-day event not only offers a 10 per cent discount on the entire range of books on offer, but if you buy for Rs 10,000 and above, you can win
the Book Maharaja or Book Rani title. At Vel Sokkanathan Marriage Hall, between 2 pm and 9 pm (on weekdays), and 11 am and 9 pm (on weekends). Details: 0413 2211748