Learn some dance moves as you sip on free cocktails, this weekend. Or make an appointment for a creative playdate
On Jonah’s map
If you are acquainted with the chronicles of Jonah, from the Paulson’s group — think Jonah’s Bistro, Jonah’s Goes to Japan and so on — you will want to check out Jonah’s Goes Fishing that opens mid-March. On the cards is a lot of seafood (and vegetarian staples, too). Sign up for a bit of Pan Asian, Continental, Indian and so on—everything from a Cajun fish to a laksa, a Thai red curry and a Kerala fish curry, confides our cheery expat chef, Willi Wilson. Pricing will be reasonable, he promises. While their phone lines are still not up, you can call 30205571 for details.
A hands-on workshop to encourage creativity in children, The World Game promises an hour of fun. Under adult supervision, the young participants will be given a box of sand and objects like dolls, marbles, animals and geometric shapes, to create anything their imaginative minds can think up. Between 9 am and 5 pm. Rs 2,500 per child. At Auroville Retreat. Details: 9843948288
Salsa Madras is celebrating its second year anniversary. At the party at Drizzle, join Arun Srinivas and his team for a workshop on modern Latin and salsa. Meanwhile, ladies can avail two complimentary cocktails, while others get one free beer on buying two. Meal for two at approximately Rs 1,500. From 7.30 pm onwards. Details: 9789025118
Hear him out
Harsh Mander, the winner of the Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award, will be talking about his book, Looking Away — Inequality, Prejudice and Indifference in New India, at Sharana, White Town. Today, from 7-8.30 pm, listen to this writer-cum-social activist who just last weekend, raised his voice in support of the Right to Education act. Details: 0413 2226023
Unwind with live jazz this Saturday, at La Plancha, as the duo Kranti and Edo G (from Auroville) take the stage with classic R&B numbers. Kranti, a member of European jazz and bossa nova bands, will add mellow vocals to Edo’s blues guitar at the Take 5 blues concert.
From 8 pm onwards. Free entry.
Details: 0413 4300333
Kasha ki Aasha’s acoustic series, Pondy
Night Out—every Saturday night at the art boutique and cafe—will feature musicians from the Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music, starting with faculty Pablo Lapidusas and Fabio Bergamini tomorrow. Catch the Argentinian pianist and the Brazilian drummer at 8 pm. Entry at Rs 100.
Details: 0413 2222963