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Photos: Nilkanth Dave
Watch a beautiful French film
Do you like world cinema? Then, direction the Alliance Française this Saturday where they project a beautiful French film. “Born somewhere” follows the story of Farid, a 26-year-old French boy whose parents are from Algeria, who must return to his father’s village. “At first closed to a world he does not know, Farid gradually falls under the spell of the characters of his village whose simplicity and warmth will touch him deeply. This trip will be an experience for Farid that will completely change the image he had of his family and lead him to take a new look at his own identity”.
When: Saturday, 7 p.m.
Where: AF Ahmedabad – Alliance Française Ahmedabad, besides FCI, Himali Tower lane, near Shyamal crossroads, satellite
Free admission and open to all
All strings attached
Sign up for this masterclass and get lost in the world of strings. Led by artist Vidur Giri, who creates magic with strings with nearly a decade of experience, the workshop will focus on his teaching methods and creativity. Attendees will learn measurements, nailing technique, twine tying, and twine patterns during the session to create your own stunning masterpiece, which you can take home after the workshop. .
AGE: 15 years and over
When: Saturday from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: 079|STORIES, opposite Shashwat Bungalows, Rajpath Rangoli Road, Bodakdev
Admission: On registration
Call: 97274 65599, 98795 65573
Celebrate food here
If you are a connoisseur of gastronomy and southern cuisine suits you, go to Dravida which opens the doors to its latest festival, the Nadodi Food Festival. Nadodi means “nomad” and the cuisine is based on their culinary skills cultivated during their travels. Offering authentic southern cuisine, the chef has carefully designed a menu made up of dishes with homemade spices. Catering to vegetarian and non-vegetarian food lovers, the festival will feature dishes such as Karupatti PudinaTheneer, Malnad Chicken Fry, Vazhakka Kadala, Gummadikaya Halwa, Pattani soya paya, Vazhakka kadala thoran, Bangude pulimunchi, Attu kaal paya, among others. Satisfy the curiosity to delight in a lesser-known cuisine.
When: until May 29, from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. (every day); 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Saturday-Sunday)
Where: Fortune Select, near Sola Overbridge, SG Road
Admission: On reservation
Call: 90999 37407
Pay homage to the master calligrapher, the late Amit Kharsani by signing up for this calligraphy workshop. The NID alumnus and artist was a disciple of the late RK Joshi and was associated with India’s top design schools for over four decades. Led and organized by Palak Kharsani, designer-professor of calligraphy, this workshop is a tribute to the late artist and his extraordinary talent. If calligraphy is something you’ve always wanted to pursue, there’s no better place to start than signing up for this free session. Engage in the art of elegant writing. All resources included.
AGE: 6 years and up
When: Saturday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Hive, 11, Ashwamegh Bungalows, Part II, Satellite
Call: RSVP to 98983 38683
Watch a documentary on architecture
Screening as part of the film showcase at Arthshila Ahmedabad, this week watch a 37-minute documentary on architecture, titled “Reading Architecture Practice: Mumbai”. It is a film about five architectural practices in Mumbai that “engage with the city through design, pedagogy, research, conservation and activism perspectives”. The film is directed by Rajeev Thakker, Samarth Das, Shreyank Khemalpure, Sunil Thakkar and Philippe Calia.
When: Until May 22, 5 p.m.
Where: Arthshila Ahmedabad, 2G, opp Ahmedabad Management Association, Panjara Pol, Ambawadi
Admission: Open to all
Call: 079 4844 8118
Seven Expressions of Art
What are your plans for the weekend? We say, how about spending time in the midst of art? “Expression of Paint world”, an exhibition featuring the works of seven artists opened at the iconic Amdavad ni Gufa earlier this week. From portraits and eye-focused artwork to nature-inspired works and interesting food paintings (which are sure to make you hungry!), the exhibition is an exciting mix of thoughts and styles. Artists presenting their works in the exhibition: Aangi Parikh, Bharati Savla, Dr Chirag Patel, Drashti Shinol, Mihir Bhatt, Milan Panchal and Parita Patel
When: until May 22, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Amdavad ni Gufa, opposite Gujarat University, Navrangpura
Admission: Open to all