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    Sign up for a comedy movie or lose yourself in a jazz performance next week. Elsewhere, a run for kids and a mural painting session.

    Art it right
    Welcome the monsoon season by celebrating Adiperukku and Ayyanaar festival at DakshinaChitra. Enjoy the cultural dances by Godwin Anandh and troupe from Murasu Cultural Community, Kanyakumari District. Also, take part in a Kerala mural painting workshop (Rs 3,000). At DakshinaChitra.
    Details: 27472603

    Stage tactics
    Indianostrum Theatre is conducting a theatre workshop, A Musical Body, that is open to actors, dancers, singers and musicians. Participants will work without musical instruments, to fully explore the rhythmic, melodic and harmonic potential of their bodies through movement, breath and speech patterns. Rs 2,000, On August 4. At  Indianostrum Theatre.
    Details: indianostrum.org

    Calamity decoded
    The talk, Nature of the Unprecedented: An Anatomy of Chennai Floods, by Pushpa Arabindoo, will help deconstruct the whole experience of the December 2015 tragedy. The objective of this talk is to help us reanalyse 21st century urban disasters and understand the causes. Free entry. At French Institute of Pondicherry. August 5. Details: 0413 2231616

    Run for it
    Get your kids to ditch their smartphones, Playstations and Pokemons and lace up for the first edition of Pondy Kids Marathon instead. The marathon, to be held on August 7, has four categories –—300 metres, 600 metres, 1,200 metres and 2,000 metres. Registrations are at Rs 350 . On August 7. At Beach Road. Details: 7338866444

    Jazz it up
    Settle down to some jazz tunes this Saturday as The Pondy Night Out Acoustic Series brings to you German musician Holger Jetter and Auroville-based Sankarshan ‘Shanks’ Kini. Jetter will weave jazz tunes with his upright bass and violin while Shanks will join in with his guitar. Entry Rs 100, at Kasha ki Asha. Details: 0413  2222963

    Screen time
    To catch a few laughs this weekend, head to Alliance Francaise and watch the comedy Dharam Sankat, a film that stars Paresh Rawal, Naseeruddin Shah and Annu Kapoor. Directed by Fuwad Khan, it revolves around the  55-year-old Dharampal (Rawal) who is an atheist but stereotypes Muslims. 6 pm onwards. July 31. At Alliance Francaise. Details: 2334351

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