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New cocktails, workshops and some retail therapy — the next few weeks will encourage you to eat, shop and play

In the spotlight
Here’s a chance to bring out the actor in you. Theatre group Adishakti is organising a 10-day residential workshop that will teach you eye movements and breathing techniques, besides body and vocal exercises. Taught by resident artistes Vinay Kumar and Nimmy Raphel, it is open to all above 18. Rs.35,000 (inclusive of accommodation and food). Details: 9047530689

Fluid steps
Enjoy the graceful tribangi postures of Gokulsree Das at an Odissi recital today. A disciple of popular danseuse, Durga Charan Ranbir, the dancer from Bhubaneshwar has been mastering the traditional form since the age of three. Drop by the Alliance Francaise de Pondicherry, at 7 pm, to catch the performance. Details: 0413 2338146

Pamper station
Style your hair, get a relaxing body spa or treat yourself to a luxurious facial. Toni & Guy has launched its first Essensuals salon in Pondicherry just in time for the festivities. Besides beauty services, you can also get inked at the salon’s tattoo counter. At Mission Street. Rs50 onwards. Details: 0413 4300053

Quirk box
Play Clan, the city’s apparel, accessories and decor store, adds a new range of T-shirts, bags, eye masks and wooden wall hangings to its collection. The quirky line will be themed on the holy city of Varanasi. Find motifs of sadhus (hermits) and Lord Shiva on the quirky pieces. At Rue Suffren Street. Rs.500 onwards. Details: 0413 4200499

Fresh serve
Here’s a good reason to drop by the Satsanga restaurant this week. Pierre Elouard, the Pondicherry-based French restaurateur, has added combo meal options to the menu. Now enjoy fish soup, moussaka and steak, among other options, and finish things off with caramel custard or chocolate mousse. At La Bourdonnais Street, between 12 pm and 3 pm. Rs.200 onwards. Details: 0413 2225867

Paint and create
Get creative at the two-day marbling and lampshade workshop. Conducted by Mohanam Cultural Centre, the hands-on class—taught by in-house resource person, Elumalai Sundaramoorthy—will kick off sessions on marbling. Participants will learn how to create the patterns and imprint them on paper. The following day, the paper will be used to make lampshades. On October 29-30, from 2 pm to 4
pm. Rs.1000. You can also opt for just the marbling workshop, at Rs.500. Details: 0413 2623806

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