Continue the festivities with happy hours at Umami, Pongal celebrations at DakshinaChitra and a feast at La Marina
On the floor
If you’ve ever been curious about the history of the kolam, Pitanga Cultural Centre’s exhibition could be an eye-opener. Titled Through Kolam Eyes, it features paintings, collages and installations of archetypal kolam patterns that speak about its origin and meaning. Also participate in their workshop, Drawing with Powder Dots and Lines, which will help you master kolams and learn about its spiritual and psychological impact. `900 per person. Till January 25, from 9.30 am to 12.30 am.
Details: 0413 2622403
DakshinaChitra is all set to celebrate Pongal with popular folk dances like Mayillattam, Karagam and Poikal Kudhirattam. Performed by Raja and Troupe, it’s on from 11 am, on January 15. While there, check out their Tamil Nadu Street, which will be converted into a live village zone. There is also a two-day workshop on crochet, where Suguna, the resource person, will teach you to make cell phone pouches and wallets. `1,500. Details: 24918943
Get a handle on coping with stress. Yogesh Mohan, a former WHO consultant, is conducting a talk and a workshop on how to deal with stress, common health problems and diseases. The inner healing workshop will begin with body awareness and different breathing exercises to identify body parts in pain. From 9 am to 12.30 pm. On January 10, at Verite Hall. Details: 0413 2622045
Seafood on the roof
Plan your dinner date at The Promenade’s rooftop restaurant, The Lighthouse. They have introduced a whole new menu featuring meats, greens and daily catch of fresh seafood—barbequed and grilled. Choose from grilled rock lobster, tenderloin steak, a trio of stuffed vegetables with herbed rice, and pesto cream and bacon wrapped scallops. From 7 pm onwards.
Details: 0413 2227750
After the success of Santa Fest on Christmas, La Marina Guest House is all set to launch a monthly exhibition, Marina Fest. It will be a platform for local producers to showcase everything from cakes to jewellery, home decor and more. Also find designer wear from brands like Pondywalla, Kedar Maddula and others. From `150 onwards. On January 9, from 10 am to 8 pm. Details: 0413 4300333
Wondering where to go this weekend? Head to Umami, on Labourdonnais Street, where they are serving up 20 of their best cocktails, including Bloody Mary, Jamaican Passion and Long Island Iced Tea. Or if you’d rather sample something off the menu, get them to customise your drink. Their happy hours are from 12 pm to 3 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm. From `300 onwards. Details: 9787748481