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GOA WEEKEND DIARIES

FOOD

Mango Magic: The summer is about to get cooler and smoother. Relish the king of fruits in its many moods at Goa Baking Company. Let your taste buds enjoy the magical symphony as you indulge in a lip smacking array of bakes, pastries and savouries infused with the season’s freshest mangoes.

till June 4, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Goa Baking Company, Goa Marriott Resort and Spa

Details: 2463333/6295390365

Miyaji Ki Rasoi: Travel back to the bygone era as the legacy of royal cuisine comes alive. Savour lavish feasts infused with exquisite spices from the royal kitchens of Awadh such as karelikenehari, murghshafaq sheer, zaitoonkumbanibhara pander, sevaayo ka muzafar and more nurtured by the skilled hands of chef Asif Qureshi.

till May 26, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Waterfront Terrace and Bar, Goa Marriott Resort and Spa. Details: 2463333/7066029460

Taste of India: Celebrate the diverse flavours of India as Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort brings to you its unique thali festival, with the spicy Kolhapuri mutton thali, special Goan fish thali, Punjabi chicken thali, traditional Saraswat vegetarian thali and more on offer.

till May 31

Kebabs and Kurries, Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort.

Summer finale: As the last days of summer arrive, GROK is preparing a brunch with the season’s most loved produce – mangoes and urrak. The highlights include – dim sums, tortillas, soups and salads, curry pots, desserts, cocktails like kairioschka, bombay belini and a whole lot more. There will also be live music, a kids activity area and pool access.

May 26, 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

GROK, Hyatt Centric Candolim Goa

Sunday fun-day: Radisson Blu Resort Goa is hosting a lavish spread in a relaxed ambience this Sunday. Kick back and enjoy a platter full of fiery terrace barbecue, the dimsum bar, the kebab connection, the famous south indian kuttu paratha and more.

May 26, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Upper Deck, Radisson Blu Goa Cavelossim

 FILM AND MUSIC

Picture this: The 2017 thriller ‘Perdidos’, a Portuguese film, directed by Sérgio Graciano and produced by Leonel Vieira, François Da Silva and Nuno Noivo will be screened this weekend. Have a thrilling good time.

May 25, 5 p.m.

Chowgule Audio Visual Room, D Block 101, Margao

Details: 2759504/2759067/portuguese@chowgules.ac.in

Redefining music: Saraya Art Space is hosting a unique music workshop with Subhash Sajja this weekend. Witness how the use of modular synthesisers and digital synthesis in the music making process pushes the boundaries of musical expression. This workshop aims at familiarising the public with the world of modular synthesis. If you’re into software synthesisers, the different methods of synthesis will be brushed up upon as well. Bring a notebook, digital or analog and get ready for a sonic journey through space, time and black holes. The workshop will be followed by a live solo set by Subhash Sajja.

May 25, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Saraya Art Space, Sangolda

Fee: `500

Details: 918830632884/ 8888926811/sarayagoa@gmail.com

Goa in Film: Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts’ film festival ‘Goa in Film’ featuring films on Goan themes is on. On May 24, ‘Remembering Kurdi’ (2016) and ‘Saxtticho Koddo’ (2017) will be screened. On May 25, ‘Caazu’ (2015) and ‘Juze’ (2017) will be screened. On May 26, ‘Amchem Cantar Hanv Gaitam’ (2015) and ‘Dances of Goa’ (2013) and ‘Shifting Sands’ (2013) will be screened. Post screening discussions will be moderated by journalist Frederick Noronha.

Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts, Altinho

Details: 2421311

 COOKING

Passion for pastries: Get comfy with the oven with some professional baking lessons in American College of Culinary and Language Arts (ACCLA). Master the tips and tricks to baking at this hands-on workshop. The session is open to participants between the ages of 18 to 26 years.

May 25 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

ACCLA, Margao

Details: 2706459/2976658/http://www.acclaindia.com

Snack time: For those who want to explore the world of flavours and fragrances of delightful snacks, this fun-filled workshop is the right place to go. Master the recipes of delicious appetisers such as patties, pizza, chicken-roll, moghlai-roll, samosa, cutlets, cupcakes, biscuits, and more.

May 25 and 26 at 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Panaji.

Details: 9422441398

Goencho Pao: Learn to bake traditional Goan bread like sur poie (toddy), pao, kankon (bangle bread), undes, (pokshe) poies (nachne kundia bhakri), stuffed and unstuffed paozinhos, sweet buns, koncheche or katre bread, cinnamon buns and sliced bread at Ally’s Goencho Pao class

May 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

La Solitaire, Nagalli hills colony, Dona Paula.

Details: alisonjanelobo@gmail.com/8554054640

Veggie delights: Hone your cullinary skills and expand your expertise to delicious vegetarian cuisine. The tantalising aroma of these vegetarian delights are enough to make anybody›s taste buds tingle with anticipation. Learn to prepare flavourful vegetarian kebab, rice-gravy dishes and more

May 25, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Irene›s Culinary Studio, Porvorim

Details: 7517594465

 Desserts and more: Here’s an opportunity for you to try your hand at making some yummy baked confectioneries. Cakes & Cakes is organising a hands-on workshop that will cover the fundamentals of baking a variety of classic cakes – all with an added ingredient of fun. Registration is mandatory.

May 25

Mapusa

Details: 7588445518

Cakes for beginners: Perfect the art of baking, from kneading to decorating at a special two-day workshop for beginners. Learn how to make eggless red velvet cakes, banana walnut cakes, fruit cake, and more. Plate your deserts and master the art of perfect presentation.

May 25 and 26, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Miramar

Details: 9552276084

ART

Pure art: Learn how to create pure, unadulterated art starting with organic art supplies at a workshop with Aaditi Patel. Learn to make natural colours, natural glue, and more. By leaving out the preservatives, heavy metal toxins, solvents, synthetics, additives and fillers, these products are of the highest quality – pure, radiant and vibrant.

Fee: `1500

Details: info@carpediemgoa.com

Art attack: Awaken the artist in you at this hands-on art workshop. Artravel is hosting a unique workshop on painting, crafts and music. The art skills that participants will acquire are illustrating, colouring along with expressing creative ideas, and more.

May 26, 3:30 p.m.

Don Bosco Oratory AC Hall

Fee: `450

Details: 9823375038/7020196660

ACTIVITIES

Quiz up:  The Sunday Evening Quiz Club is hosting The QFI League this Sunday at 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. followed by ‘Medium Rare’ at 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Test your knowledge of pop culture, health care, saving and investing, history, and more

May 26

International Centre Goa, Dona Paula

Details:http://seqc.blogspot.in/seqcgoa@gmail.com

Remixing the past: A talk by Afrah Shafiq on the topic ‘Remixing the Past’ will be held. Using the process of research as an artistic playground, Afrah intertwines fact, feeling and fantasy to create a speculative world born of remix culture. Digging into the past, Afrah engages with history in a playful manner, reinterpreting archival findings to create new ways of looking at the past.

May 26, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Museum of Goa, Pilerne.

Details: info.museumofgoa@gmail.com/7722089666       

Green thumb: Green Essentials is organising a workshop on ‘Growing Fruit Trees Organically’ for people interested in growing their own fruits and vegetables. Learn the basics of composting along with practical ways of recycling kitchen waste.

May 26, 3 to 6 p.m.

Bookworm Library, Mala

Fee: `700

Details: 9960643245

Be the change: Brings about a change in both your personal and professional life at this unique ‘Heart of Living’ programme. Activities will include games, exercises, activities and discussions meant to enable one to develop an optimum philosophy of life and view of humankind.

May 26 and 27

Goa Institute of Counselling (GIC), Navelim

Details: 9049319910/www.goacounsellinginstitute.wordpress.com

KIDS’ CORNER

Preschool mornings: Here’s a great way for your little ones to stay busy over the weekend.  Bookworm is organising its weekly two and a half hour session with various segments such as a story read aloud, word games, songs, individual craft, collaborative craft, a short movie, theme based snacks that promote early literacy in a fun way.

May 25, 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Bookworm Library, Panaji

Details: 09823222665

Kids’ weekend: Superflykids weekend is here. This weekend get ready for an art in nature workshop, a games activity, a painting and crafts hour as well as great food, drink and entertainment for the whole family. The event will also feature a small market with fun snacks, shopping and a glitter bar to get all dolled up!

May 26, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

Bottlejack Bistro, Porvorim.

Fee: `300 for children; `100 for adults.

Details: facebook.com/superflykidsweekend

SHOPPING CORNER

Jumble sale: A bonanza of bargainous and random delights from needlework, plants, clothing, household items and more is on. Have a rummage and unearth some hidden gems.

till June 1, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Chibibem, next to Ana Fonte Garden, Rua Pe Miranda, Main Road, Margao

Details: 9970372047/2736598

Organic living: Visit ‘Earth Keepers Market’ for fresh organic fruits and vegetables, organic groceries, herbal health supplements, herbal remedies, natural body products, acupressure kits, vision improvement kits, etc. There’s also a gift economy counter for exchanging sparingly used items.

May 26, 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Saraya Eco-Resort and Art Space, CHOGM Road, Sangolda.

Details: 8888409687

Sunday harvest: A fresh offering of organic fruit and vegetables, from seasonal citrus fruit to local fresh gluten-free breads, papayas, baby potatoes, sweet limes and more is on sale along with a selection of organic delicious Mankhurad mangoes.

May 26, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

OMO, Panaji

Details: 8552002902/2230352

HERITAGE AND ADVENTURE

The charm of Chandor: Soul Travelling is organising ‘Chandor – The Origin’, a walk around the ancient city of Chandor (Chandrapur) that served as the first capital of Goa under the Bhojas and the Kadambas. Right from an excavation site to the Goa’s most famous houses built in the Portuguese era, Chandor is a place that never ceases to amaze. A visit to these houses is part of the trail which will also include a visit to St Tiago chapel outside which you will find the stone with the curse of the queen.

May 26, 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Details: 7378301863/info@soultravelling.in

Scenic Saligao: Rediscover Goa with Soul Travelling’s ‘Saligao Pasai’, the village trail, in collaboration with Museum of Goa. Saligao is one of the most beautiful villages you will come across in Goa. From the Gothic Mãe de Deus Parish Church built in 1873 to the Indo-Portuguese houses, Saligao has created a niche for itself. This trail explores the beauty of this picturesque village. The trail will also include a short visit to Museum of Goa (MOG).

May 26, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

Details: 7378301863/info@soultravelling.in

Rediscover Curdi: The village of Curdi was submerged in the 1980s by the reservoir of the Salaulim Dam. Every year, at the peak of summer during May-June, parts of the submerged village rise above the water level. Witness the charm of the village of Curdi this weekend with Bhoomij Heritage and Soul Travelling. The heritage tour will start at Panaji. Transport, breakfast, lunch will be provided.

May 26, 7:30 a.m.

Details: 7776887807

Raj Bhavan Darshan: Goa Tourism is organising historic Raj Bhavan tours at Dona Paula.  These tours are available thrice a week and provide a glimpse of the heritage of Goa and the various initiatives introduced at Raj Bhavan in solid waste management, water harvesting and solar energy. The tours are open to the general public only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Fee: `300

Details: https://bookings.rajbhavan.goa.gov.in/ 7887897530

HEALTH

Free medical camp: To commemorate the birth anniversary of founder Pascoal Menezes, free medical, cardiac and gynaecology camps will be organised at Menezes Polyclinic, Panaji for pre-registered patients. The camps will be conducted by consulting rheumatologist, Ashish Rodricks, consultant cardiologist, Jyoti Kusnur, and consulting gynaecologist, Saroja Carvalho.

May 26, from 9 a.m. onwards

at Menezes Polyclinic, Panaji

Details: 2225918/2220237

Pranic healing: Pranic Healing is a no touch healing technique that uses energy or prana to treat various illnesses in the physical, emotional and mental bodies. Attend this free pranic healing camp to harness the energies of nature and the inner power of the soul to mould their life.

May 26, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Porvorim. Details: 9404477992

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