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    Gear up for a zumba session or run a barefoot trail this weekend. Plus, kalamkari and 3D modelling to try

    No shoes, please
    Marathons are a dime a dozen these days, but Certitude’s race this Sunday invites you to run barefoot along the streets of Auroville. It is believed that different sets of muscles are exercised when we run sans shoes. Avail these benefits at Certitude, where the race will begin and end. Open to everybody aged 10 and above. No registration fee. To register mail eric.courage@gmail.com

    Eye for dye
    Learn the niche art of Kalamkari at DakshinaChitra tomorrow and Sunday from 10.30 am to 5 pm. Chennai-based Krishnamurthy will teach dye-extraction from natural materials like barks, leaves, roots and flowers. Techniques of block printing will be taught too. Priced at Rs 2,000. Materials, refreshment and transport will be provided. Details:  24918943

    Girl power
    The female form and its various portrayals are at the crux of the latest exhibition at the Atelier Art and Cultural Centre. Titled ‘Art and Woman’, the show curated by Kerala-born gallery owner Prasanna Gresillon, exhibits her acrylics along with paintings by artists Alain Gresillon and Ramesh Kumar. Open till April 30, from 4 pm to 7 pm at Rue Corps de Garde. Details: 9442400208

    Movie love
    Stay up till dawn to binge on French classics as the Alliance Francaise offers an all-night bonanza for film buffs, this Saturday. Kicking off the Nuit du Cinema is Renoir’s magnum opus, La Grande Ilusion at 8 pm. Also catch Becker’s tragic Casque d’ Or, Jean Vigo’s anarchic Zero de Conduite and Goddard’s travelogue Pierrot le Fou, before winding up with Van Gogh, a biopic by Maurice Pialat. Subtitled in English, at the AF auditorium. Details: 0413 2334351

    Counting dimensions
    Kids can get creative with a dash of science at the 3D modelling (for ages five to 12) and robotics workshop (for ages seven to 14) at the summer camp by Auro Systems and Communications. Here, graphic designer Puja Parekh will help you make your own models using papier mache while robotics engineer Karn Parekh will teach the basics of robotics with arduino processors. From April 18 to May 23 at Chetty Street. Fees for 3D modelling is Rs 1,000, for robotics Rs 2,000. Register at auroinnovations.com Details: 9952415872

    Make your moves

    Haed to Shenbaga Hotel and Convention Centre, to entrol in a one-hour zumba session – with Agilan. After which, you can cool off by the pool and also enjoy a multi-cuisine dinner spread that includes date and walnut spring roll, dorado fish and cocktails. Priced at Rs 1,000 from today till April 17. 6 pm onwards. Details : 04132233991

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