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    How to unwind with affordable food, unusual movies and a Caribbean-themed evening

    Jazz meets rhyme
    The Pondy Night Out Acoustic Series ushers a whiff of the Caribbean this Saturday night as Martinique-born French singer Erika Lernot takes the stage at Kasha ki Aasha. Over dinner and drinks, soak in the artistea��s stirring blend of soul, jazz and poetry, accompanied by Mumbai-based guitarist Shanks . Entry Rs 100. Details: 0413 2222963

    Bring your appetite
    From chilli mushroom to matka paneer and gulab jamun, your search for a wholesome and affordable meal ends at the multi-cuisine vegetarian restauranta��Flavours Of Lalgudi.
    For just Rs 300 per person, order anything from their a la carte menu and eat your heart out without burning a hole in your pocket. At Vettuvankeni, ECR. Details: 9094444446

    Crowe and sloppy Joes
    Chase your mid-week blues with a beer and movie at the La Marina Guest House. The Man With Iron Fists, this Wednesday, is directed by RZA (Robert Fitzgerald Diggs) and starsA� Russell Crowe, Cung Le and Lucy Liu. The plot revolves around a blacksmith who has to defend his village from British soldiers who come to the village (in China) hunting for gold. Also, make time to savour the sloppy Joe burger, a house favourite. Food Rs 150 onwards. Details: 0413 4300333

    Sax up
    Saturday evenings cana��t get better than a combo of live music, food and drinks. French Musician David Wacheux will treat guests to the sounds of his saxophone at La Planchaa��s special concert at 8 pm.A� Wacheux, also known for his violin recitals here, will play pop classics and rock and roll. Details: 0413 4300333 . Entry is free.

    Weekend retreat
    Want to avoid all that is fried? Try the a�?Grills, Steams and Curriesa�� buffet on weekend nights at Hotel Shenbaga, until August 7. The selection features steamed favourites like momos, curries like nandu masala and grilled seafood. Biryani, rasmalai and a welcome drink also await. Priced at Rs 650 per head (Rs 325 for kids). Details: 0413 2233991


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