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This weekend is all about paintings, photographs and puppets. Plus, join Alliance Française’s parade

Walk of support
Join the parade that marks the Alliance Francaise’s 125 years in Pondicherry. It will see participation from students and leading folk singers like Kavitha Gopi and Paul Jacob and will also feature folk dancers. At Maison Colombani, the parade begins today at 4.30 pm, followed by a concert at7 pm. Details: 0413 2334351

Arabian nights
Accord Pondicherry has an Arabian food festival underway, featuring dishes like hummus, falafel, sambousa, magluaba, phyllo pastries and basaleya. Only for dinner, this festival goes on till Sunday. The buffet costs Rs. 795 per head . Details: 0413 2299000

Dreams on canvas
Palette Arts and Cultural Association, along with Elements Boutique in Pondicherry, is organising a painting exhibition by Prasanna Gresillon, a Kerala-based artist, who has been living in Pondicherry for over a year. With a leaning towards acrylic and water colours, her collection of paintings is based on dreams. At Suffren Street, Pondicherry. From 9 am to 7pm. Details: 9597395272

Artistic narrative
DakshinaChitra is organising a puppet festival with troupes from Kolkata, Tripura and Tamil Nadu. Various forms of traditional puppetry and Hindu mythological stories will be presented followed by an interactive session with the troupe members. R Banumathim, an expert on puppetry from Pavai, will conduct  the sessions. From today till March 3. Details: 24462435

Earthly pursuits
KK Segar’s solo painting exhibition,  organised by Shilpataru is a display of his artworks inspired by the earth’s five elements. This group of Pondicherry-based artists seek to bring art and beauty into daily life.  At Promenade. Till March 5, from 6 pm to 9 pm. Details: 0413 2227750

Tibet in the picture
The Pavilion of Tibetan Culture is presenting a photography exhibition by Tom Lamb, an American photographer who specialises in landscape and ethnography. The photographs, under the theme Tibetan Landscape, will be available for purchase. At the Pavilion of Tibetan Culture, Auroville. Till tomorrow, from 4 pm to 6 pm. Details: 0413 2622704

-Team Indulge (indulge@newindianexpress.com)

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