Pondy might not be the best place to celebrate Holi in the country, but we have never run short of colours! Just look around and you might find yourself spending a very colourful weekend indeed!

Around 30 things to do this weekend: live music, parties, art shows and performances!

Theatre ‘n’ Cinema

Undercover Indian

Join this young woman in her search for her identity. Aurodhan presents a solo performance by Indo-Canadian playwright Ankita Kumar-Ratta.

When: March 3, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Where: Krtashraya Aurodhan Gardens, 33, Francois Martin Street, Kuruchikuppam

 

 

Aruvi

Catch up on Tamil cinema’s much-talked about  and must-watch 2017 film, where a girl born and brought up amidst the ever growing eco-social-consumeristic environment finds it difficult to fit into society. She decides to take it hard on the people. What she does is the rest of the story.

When: March 4, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Where: Alliance Francaise, 58, Rue Suffren

 

Affairs of the Art

Mind Spaces

Visual art is the fodder for a healthy brain. ‘Mind Spaces’ is an exhibition featuring French visual artist Philippe Calandre.

When: Till March 18, 8:00 PM

Where: Kalinka Art Gallery, 14, Bazar Saint Laurent Street, Pondicherry – 605001, India

 

Collective Exhibition

Find the creative works of not one but 18 artists of Pondicherry. The collective exhibition is the final event of the Pondicherry Heritage Festival 2018.

When: Till March 4, 8:30 PM

Where: The Maison Colombani, Alliance Francaise, Dumas Street, Pondicherry – 605001, India

 

Wall Painting

Get your paintbrushes out and create some awareness with art at Kanagan Lake with EFI Pondy and Future Vision of Pondicherry.

When: March 3, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Where: Kanagan Lake, Kathirkamam, Near Indra Gandhi Hospital

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Express yourself freely through Art

Playing with colours can be therapeutic. Art Therapy Workshop for those above 11 years by art therapist Marie Robin

When: March 4, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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

 

TASMAI’s 5th Anniversary

This Pondy art gallery celebrates its 5th anniversary with works inspiring peace, unity and love! Find some little lone time to dwell inside these works!

When: Till March 29, 3:00 PM- 7:00 PM (Closed on Mondays)

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

 

Music ‘n’ Dance

 

Contemporary Dance Workshop

A contemporary dance initiation and ‘dance contact ‘workshop to take you through the starting steps of your journey!

When: March 3, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Where: SITA Cultural Centre, 22, Rue Candappa Moudaliar Street

 

Bollywood Dance Workshop

Want to dance like a Bollywood diva? This course is handcrafted to help you match your steps to your favourite Bollywood number.

When: Every Sunday till March 11, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Where: La Casita, 147, Eshwaran Koil Street

 

 

 

 

Tabla Concert

Some call him our Pondicherry Zakir Hussain. Aurodhan Pondicherry hosts Keshava of Common Wealth Games fame at Krtashraya.

When: March 2, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Where: Aurodhan Garden, Papammal Koil Street, Kuruchikuppam, Pondicherry – 605001, India

 

Electronica Night

Be prepared for a criss-cross of soundscapes from frantic African beats to moodier experimental electronica when Zokhuma (Arman Menzies) gets behind the console.

When: March 3, 8:00 PM – 11:30 PM

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

 

 Pondicherry Jazz

The Purely Pondicherry Performance series continues this Saturday with Kirtana Krishna crooning some classic Jazz.

When: March 3, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Where: Kasha ki Aasha, 23, Rue Surcouf

 

Oh Kabira!

Aurodhan Galleries presents the ‘Vision of Kabir’ by Professor Sehdev Kumar. Come and feel enlightenment light up your soul as the mystic’s verses are presented in their original and in translation!

When: March 4, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

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

 

 

Party the Night Away

 

WIF Holi Party

This week at WIF ( Wow! It’s Friday), DJ Balie throws a special Holi party.

When: March 2, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Where: LB2 Lounge, No. 2, Labourdonnais Street

 

Karaoke Night

Carpe diem and seize that microphone! Shed your inhibitions and sing your heart out!

When: March 2, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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

 

 

FT7 Holi Party

FT7 presents Saturday night Holi party with DJ Maddy’s colorful mix!

When: March 3, 7:00 Pm – 11:00 PM

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

 

Holi with DJ K LEE

Celebrate Holi with DJ K LEE  as he hits up some commercial music.

When: March 3, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Where: Crosskeys Restropub, #109, Gingee Salai

 

 

A SHOPPING WE GO

Diamonds and Dazzle

Update yourself with the latest trends in bridal, temple and diamond jewellery. Organised by PMJ Jewels

Where: Hotel Ananda Inn

When: March 3 and 4, 10:00 AM.-  8 :00 PM

 

CHAMPION A GOOD CAUSE

 

Veerampattinam Beach Clean-up

Do your bit to keep Pondy’s beaches clean and join EFI Pondy, Future Vision of Pondicherry, and Baby Sarah’s Home for the Veerampattinam Beach Cleanup.

When: March 3, 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Where: Veerampattinam Beach, Veerampattinam, Pondicherry

 

Voluntary Pond Cleanup

Join hands to spruce up this legendary pond of Aayi.

When: March 4, 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Where: Aayi Pond, Muthirapalayam, Pondicherry 

 

50 YEARS OF AUROVILLE :SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Permaculture Workshop

Live close to nature and help maintain an ecological balance with this Permaculture/Natural Farming workshop.

When: March 2,-4, 23- 25 and 30 – April 1; 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Where: Solitude Farm, Vanur, Auroville

 

 

Full Moon Festival

Celebrate and rejoice with North-East Asian Pavilion, to mark the first full moon of the lunar calendar 2018. Cultural activities, games, live music , authentic Asian food and drinks, and finally a collective circle dance around bonfire.

When: March 2, 4:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Where: North East Asia Pavilion Group, Auroville

 

Line of Goodwill

25 international architects and architecture students will gather to explore new ways of collective living! Adding to the idea pool is very much welcome and encouraged!

When: Till March 31, 5:00 PM

Where: Unity Pavilion, International Zone, Crown Rd, Auroville

 

 

Auroville Choir

The Auroville Choir and instrumental ensemble will perform compositions by Aurovillians Anandi, Matthew, Pushkar, Holger.

When: March 2- 4,  8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Where: CRIPA, Kalabhumi, Auroville

 

 

Vocal Workshop

There is whole lot of effort that goes into training this human musical instrument! Get some tips from Mizgina Rengin (Germany),  freelance singer and performance voice artist.

When: March 4, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Where: Svaram – Musical Instruments & Research, Kottakarai, Irumbai P.O., Auroville

 

 

Photograph Exhibition

Photographs can say a lot, their existence the shriek of a story lurking in the shadows. Witness the making of Auroville’s architectural marvel , the Matrimandir and the interiors of Inner Chamber through photos shot over four decades!

When: February 20, 8:00 AM – March 31, 5:00 PM

Where: Hall of Peace, Unity Pavilion, Auroville, Pondicherry – 605101, India

 

 

 

 

Supermanhood

The Lila CIRHU presents “On the way to supermanhood” by Satprem . An experiential event with photographs, paintings, sculptures, immersion light and sound scenic performances.

When: Till March 10, 2.30- 5:30 PM

Where: Centre d’ Art, Citadine, Auroville, Pondicherry 

 

Sangamam 2018: Celebrating Auroville’s Bioregion 

This celebration is held as a huge ‘thank you’ to all the workers and their families in the villages around Auroville. A whole
day of sports, arts and crafts, cultural programmes, traditional dance performances and more. Open to all.

When: March 4, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Where: Auroville