22 Things to do this Weekend in Pondy

22 Things to do this Weekend in Pondy
From a Vietnamese food festival and vintage car rally to a modern Shakespearean adaptation and a local comic’s standup-act, there are so many things to do this weekend! Relax with jazz on a rooftop or go clean a historic pond! Most events are free or cost less than Rs. 100!

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Vietnamese Food Fest

Discover Pondy’s Indo-Vietnamese culinary connection at this special festival using Vietnamese family recipes in Pondy.

When: Till February 18

Where: The Promenade and Le Dupleix


Soul Cypher

Dine on North African cuisine to some reggae and R and B and pop

When: February 10, 7 p.m.

Where: Well Cafe at Sve Dame, Auroville

Reserve: 91 413 262 22 19





Madbeth and Conditions of Carriage

Remembering Veenapani Theatre festival brings an eclectic fare of performances every weekend in February

When: February 10 and 11,  7 p.m.

Where: Adishakti Theatre, Edayanchavady Road, Vanur Taluk, Auroville Post, Irumbai Panchayat


Poothappaatu- poetry in dance


Famous Poet Edassery’s poem in Bharatanatyam format Presented by Riddhi Raj as part of Tantrotsav

When: February 10, 8. 30 p.m

Where: Kalarigram, “udayan”, near Adi-shakti, edayanchavadi road, Auroville


Dance, Theatre, Kalaripayattu


Catch “Bhu”,the journey of a man looking for connection with himself and nature in this dance and theatre show inspired by an ancient martial art Kalaripayattu.

When: February 10, 8 p.m.

Where: Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Auroville



A Laughing Pondi 2 -Standup Comedy

Pondicherry Komedians Presents “A Laughing Pondi 2” featuring local comics.

When: February 10, 9 p.m.

Where: Just Cakes No. 89, 1st floor E Coast Road Chinna Kalapet (opp. Pondicherry University Gate No. 2)






Garbha Folk Dancing

Garba and Dandiya Raas by Gujarati dancers in Pondy as part of the Pondicherry Heritage Festival

Where: Hotel Dune L’Orient, 17 Rue Romain Rolland

When: February 11, 7 .15 p.m.

Jazz  on the rooftop

Breezy rooftop. Live jazz. Hot food.

Where: Kasha ki Aasha, Rue Suffren

When: February 10, 8 p.m


Small Town Guy

Disco, house and techno

Where: Storytellers’ Bar, The Promenade

When: February 10, 8 p.m.


Deephouse & New Disco

Deephouse & New Disco with DJ Adrian Giordano

Where: Crosskeys Restropub #109,Gingee Salai, Pondicherry

When: February 10, 7 p.m.


French Cinema

Catch a screening of Vincent n’a pas d’ecailles (French) by Thomas Salvador

Where: Alliance Francaise auditorium, Rue Suffren

When: February 11, 6 to 8 p.m.






Farmer’s Market  

Find fresh fruits and vegetables and organic produce at the farmer’s market

When: February 10 ; 4 to 7 p.m.

Where: Satsanga restaurant , Rue Labourdonnais


Silk Scarves

Silks Exhibition and Sales by Jacques Beaumelle

When: Till February 11

Where: Maison Colombani, Alliance Francaise, Rue Dumas



The Hindu Auto Expo 2018

For the ultimate car freak, the first edition of  The Hindu Auto Expo 2018 will have automobile manufacturers including luxury brands.
When: February 10 and 11;  10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Sri Subhalakshmi Mahal, Muthialpet



Tribal Art & Craft Mela

The best of crafts from the North -East. Drop in for workshops in the afternoon.

When: February 10 and 11; 9 a,m, to 5 pm.

Where: Bharat Nivas, Auroville






Vintage Car Rally

Go back to the 80’s with these gorgeous four-wheeled coupes and convertibles

When: February 10,  4 p.m. onwards

Where: Beach Road


Streetscapes of Pondicherry

Streets of Pondy as captured by Pondy’s best shutterbugs. Organised by The Pondicherry Rivage Ladies Circle 47 as part of the Heritage Festival.

When: February 10 and 11 :9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: INTACH, 62 Aurobindo Street


Mind Spaces: Photo Exhibition
Get a closer look at French Visual Artist Philippe Calandre’ photographs

When: Till March 18, 10 am.- 1 p.m. 3.30- 8 p.m. (Closed on Tuesdays)

Where: Kalinka Gallery , Rue Bazaar St Laurent





37 Frames – Solo Art Show

Exhibit of paintings by K. Srinivasan

When: Till February 22; 3 to 7 p.m. (Closed on Mondays)

Where: Tasmai Art Gallery, Kuruchikuppam


Vache – Maad: Exhibit

View artist Kashmira’s artwork.

When: Till Feb 22nd

Where: MaisonPerumal, Perumal Koil Street




Auroville Marathon

The Auroville Marathon began its journey in February 2008, celebrating 40 years of Auroville, and now in 2018, in its 11th edition, it is proud to celebrate Auroville’s Golden Jubilee.

Where: Auroville

When: February 11, 5.30 a.m.



Aayi Pond Cleanup

Volunteer to join forces and clean the historical Aayi pond.

When: February 11, 8 a.m.

Call: 918148407556

Images courtesy of Heritage Car Rally and