Cycle trip, calligraphy, Icelandic music and more things you must try this weekend in Pondy

How was your week- exciting, boring, unremarkable, memorable ? But we can ensure your weekend ends up better with our pick of events in Pondicherry and Auroville. 

 

1. GO OUTDOORS

Get back on the cycle

Cycling is a great way to get around Pondicherry. Outdoor Being’s 15 km ride is for beginners who want to explore Pondicherry’s countryside on a bicycle.

When: March 11. 6:30 AM – 8:30 AM

 

Aayi Kulam Cleanup

Join volunteers in the ongoing weekend clean-up of the legendary Aayi Kulam and help to restore an important part of our city’s history.

When: March 11, 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Where: Aayi Pond, Muthirapalayam 

 

Motorcycle Ride

Test ride a mean machine at this biker’s cafe

When: March 10 and 11, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Where: Motorcycle Diaries, ECR Road

 

2. FEAST ON ART

 

Hibiscus Art Festival 

A potpourri of culture and art from gypsy dances, bansuri recitals to documentary screenings and jazz music.

When: March 10, Till 11 p.m.

Where: Well Cafe, Bommayarpalayam, Auroville

 

Black Quantum

Look up the works of Icelandic artist Gudjon curated by star curator Jon Proppe.

When: Till March 15, Upto 8:30 PM

Where: The Aurodhan Art Gallery, 33, Francois Martin Street, Kuruchikuppam 

 

 

3. LISTEN TO LIVE MUSIC

 

Birdsongs

A  concert with classics inspired by birdsong. Follow the call of the piper!

When: March 10, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Where: Pitanga Cultural Centre, Samasti, Auroville 

 

Contemporary Jazz

Kasha Ki Aasha is continuing its Purely Pondicherry Performances on their terrace with Matt and Holger.

When: March 10, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Where: Kasha ki Aasha, 23, Rue Surcouf 

 

Music from the fjords

Gear up for a performance by Trio Reykjavik of Sigrid Thorlacius, vocal;  Ásgeir Ásgeirsson, guitar and Hauki Gröndal, saxophone. IN YOUR HEART is a journey of lyrics, tones and voices about the multifaceted landscape of Icelandic national and contemporary music.

When: March 11, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where: AF Auditorium, 58, Rue Suffren 

 

4. MASTER A SKILL AT A WORKSHOP

 

The Art of Listening

Art of Listening is a 5-Day (spread over two weekends) interactive retreat, where you could pick up core coaching skills. Coaching is the art of listening profoundly and asking powerful questions, facilitating sustainable and real change, they believe.

When: March 10-  March 18, 3:00 PM

Where: Auroville Retreat, Auroville 

 

The Dancing Letters

Strokes, curves and more.  Learn the art of Calligraphy in this workshop and write all 26 letters of the English alphabet beautifully.

When: March 10, 3:00 PM – March 11, 7:00 PM

Where: TASMAI, 17, Advocate Chinna Tambi Street, Between 2nd and 3rd Cross, Kuruchikuppam 

 

 

5. JOIN THE KIDS

 

Paper Bags & Flowers

Make paper bags and flowers with Amritha Vignesh of Paperstruck.

When: March 10, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Where: Siruvar Pakkam, 97, Eswaran Koil Street 

Animated Film

Catch the premiere of this animated film from Iceland: Ploey: You Never Fly Alone

When: March 10, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Where: AF Auditorium, 58, Rue Suffren 

 

 

6. HIT THE DANCE FLOOR

 

Zumba Marathon

Looking for a challenge ? Put on your dancing shoes and stay on the floor for this 60 minute non-stop Zumba Marathon.

When: March 11, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Where: Happy Grooves Dance Studio, No. 5, Thanigai Velan Street, Sri Kailash Nagar, ECR Road, Lawspet

Mob at the Mall

Sunday night , drop by the mall and you might find yourself in the middle of some fun stuff, including a flash mob games and contests in an extended celebration of International Women’s Day.

Where: Providence Mall
When: March 10 and 11

 

 

Boomerang Saturday 

Feel the boom with DJ Maddy at the console.

When: March 10, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Where: Hotel South Avenue, No. 151, 152, Subbiah Salai, Opposite Puducherry Railway Station 

 

Commercial Night

Cause some rumble. Dance to the beats of DJ Omer

When: March 10, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Where: Crosskeys Restropub, #109, Gingee Salai 

 

Small Town Guy

With 12 years behind the decks, this can jump styles of dance music including House, Techno and Disco.

When: March 10, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Where: The Storytellers’ Bar, 23, Goubert Avenue, The Promenade 

 

 

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