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Something fishy: Get the taste of the Arabian Sea at Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort with a curated seafood experience as per the guest’s personalised preferences at Mama Mia, the resort’s seasonal poolside grill till November 30, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.


De-clutter for a cause: The Women’s Forum of the YMCA, Panaji, will organise their annual Christmas sale in December. In the run-up to it, you can de-clutter your homes and donate in kind – garments with labels, Christmas decorations, household articles, stationery, books, etc. Proceeds from the sale will be used to fund the education of the underprivileged. Details: 9822582022.


Photography and carols: Sobd, the Konkani bible app is organising a photography contest on the theme ‘Capturing the Goan Christian Faith’. The pictures should be submitted to, before November 30. The winners will be announced on December 19, 2018. Sobd is also organising the 2nd All Goa Carol Singing Contest 2018 on December 19 to mark the 1st anniversary of the app launch. The competition is open to junior and senior singing groups/schools/colleges/institutions from the state who will have to perform 2 carols, one which should be in Konkani. Details: / 9730147785.


Photography competition: Mindversity is organising a mobile photography contest on the theme ‘My Goa’. The contest is on till November 30. The results will be declared on December 15. Visit:


Science matters: The travelling exhibition ‘Light Matters’ is on till December 31 at Goa Science Centre and Planetarium, Miramar. Details: 2463426.


Startup open house: 91springboard, Panaji is set to organise a Startup Open House on November 30, 5 p.m. onwards. Details: 9873860884.


Quiz time: Rotary Club of Mapuca is organising the National Saevus Eco-Achievers Quiz 2018 on December 1 at St Brittos High School, Mapuca. The competition is for students of 5th to 7th only. Details:


Heritage walk: The Chronicles and Echoes of Divar heritage walk will be held on December 1 and 2, 11 a.m. from Divar Ribandar Ferry Point (Divar Side). Details: 9740616295/


Winter vegetable sale: A sale of the second batch of winter vegetable seedlings and seeds will be held on December 1 and 2, 10.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. at Green Essentials, Socorro. Details: 9960643245.


Carol singing contest: Betalbatim Cricket Club will organise a Traditional All Goa Carol Singing Contest on December 18, near the Betalbatim Church. Last date for entries is December 10. Details: 8975472817/9822104181 /


Crib competition: The Directorate of Art and Culture is organising the state level crib competition from December 26 to 31 in two categories i.e. Institutions/Group (Cribs made by institutions, clubs, parishes or by a group of people) and Individuals/Household (Cribs made at a house or beside the house by an individual or within a family.) Application forms are available at Sanskruti Bhavan, Patto, Panaji, Ravindra Bhavan-Margao, Ravindra Bhavan-Curchorem and Ravindra Bhavan,Baina-Vasco. Last date for submission is December 11.



Art and Culture

Food and music festival : As part of the Semana da Cultura Indo Portuguesa (Goa), a two day Food and Music Festival will be held on November 29 and 30, 7 p.m. at Taleigao Community Centre.


Eco movie night: Vaayu in Ashwen will host an eco-movie night with a documentary ‘Inhabit: a permaculture perspective’ on November 29, 6:30 p.m. Free entry.


Children’s tatr competition: TAG is organising the Children’s Tiatr Competition in collaboration with Ravindra Bhavan Vasco till December 29 at the main auditorium of Ravindra Bhavan, Vasco daily at 4 p.m. Entry is free on first come first serve basis.


Chitrasangam 2018: Artinspired Goa is organising the 5th edition of Chitrasangam – a ten-day national group art exhibition, at Ujwal Art Gallery, Vagator till December 1. It will be open for public viewing from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Enamel and jewellery exhibition: ‘Glass and metal’, a contemporary enamel and jewellery exhibition by artists Meghan Salgaonkar (India) and Mikhail Selishchev (Russia) will remain open at Carpe Diem, Majorda till December 4. Details: 8888862462/ 2881035.


Buddha’s teachings: Jyoti Mehta’s ‘Buddha’s Teachings’ paintings will be on display till November 30 at Achies Art Gallery, Chandor. Details: 9822814957/9552475233.


Popular tiatr competition :Every year Tiatr Academy of Goa organises the Popular Tiatr Competition. The main purpose of organising this competition is to bring about all round development of tiatr. This year the 10th Popular Tiatr Competition will be judged from January 5, 2019 to February 5, 2019 in any of the auditoriums at Panaji, Vasco, Sanquelim, Mapusa, Curchorem, Margao and Ponda. Those tiatrs who have completed 5 shows from April 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 are eligible to participate. Last date to apply in the prescribed application form along with a typed copy of the script and lyrics of kantaram is December 31, 2018 during the office hours. Details: 2230738/2230739.


Hindustani music: The Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Goa in collaboration with Swar Bahar Sangeet Mandal, Bicholim will be presenting Pt Shailesh Bhagwat, a Hindustani classical shehnai player under the Horizon Series at Dindayal Upadhyay Hall, Near Shantadurga High School, Bicholim on December 1, 8 p.m. There will also be a jugalbandi between Shailesh Bhagwat and violinist Rajan Mashelkar. Details: 2711120/21.


Jazz India Circuit (JIC): JIC’s International Jazz Festival Goa will be held on December 1 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the International Centre Goa (ICG) Panaji. House of Waters, the US jazz band will headline the event in the company of French Afrofunk ensemble, Supergombo and UK band, World Service Project. Tickets available at


Film festival: Ravindra Bhavan, Margao together with Saxtti Films is organising Reels on Heels 2018, films on running and cycling on December 1 and 2 at Ravindra Bhavan, Margao. The festival will be inaugurated by PT Usha who will also flag off and participate in Run with Usha on December 2, 7 a.m. Details: 2726980/ 9324614861/ 9371194559 /


Poetry session Literati and Paper Project will host a healing session of poetry with Tanya Mendonsa, in conversation with Venita Coelho. The event will also see the launch of Tanya’s book ‘The Fisher of Perch- a Fable for our Times on December 5, 7 p.m. at Literati Calangute. Details: 2277740;


Art of the matter: The Fundação Oriente Visual Arts Award exhibition will be open for public viewing till December 8 at Fundacao Oriente, Panaji.


Festival of carols: Kala Academy Goa will organise the Festival of Carols on December 13 at the DMK Hall, Kala Academy. Entries forms will be available at the office during office hours and the last date of submission is December 7.



Workshop/Seminar/ Lecture

Goencho pao: Learn to bake traditional Goan poies, pao, ondes, stuffed and unstuffed paozinhos, sweet buns, koncheche or katre bread, cinnamon buns and sliced bread at the Ally’s Goencho Pao workshop on November 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at La Solitaire, Nagalli Hills Colony, Donapaula. Details: / 8554054640


Understanding GST and TDS: Goa State Industries Association (GSIA) is organising a one-day program on ‘GST & TDS Issues for Industry’ on November 29, 9.30 a.m at Goa State Central Library, Patto Plaza, Panaji. The workshop will cover topics on GST – GSTR 9 Annual Return, GSTR 9C: Reconciliation statement, Audit Report and Relevant Provisions on TDS for industry. Details: 2438395/ 2438210/ 9146233246.


Public lecture: Professor of linguistics, Simon Fraser University, Canada Anvita Abbi will deliver a lecture on ‘What does Indian linguistic diversity tell’ at the ICG Dona Paula on November 29 at 4 p.m. organised by the Visiting Research Professor Programme (VRPP), Goa University and The International Centre Goa. Open to all.


Bread making: A bread workshop will be held on November 30 and December 1, 3 to 6.30 p.m. Fees: `2500. Details: 9881344964.


Make your own name plate: Artist from Marcos will conduct a workshop on tile painting on December 1 at The Heritage Cafe at Surya Kiran Heritage Hotel, Campal. Fee: `2000. Details: 9579097943.


North Indian cuisine: Learn to make some classic North Indian dishes – Dum Aloo / Malai Paneer / Dal Makhani / Vegetable Jalfrezi / Chicken Seekh Kebab / Lachcha Paratha on December 4 from 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. at E-205 Cabo Landscape Town, Dona Paula Details: 9741831222.




Deepen your faith: ‘Implementing Ignatian pedagogy in the classroom and staffroom’, a seminar by Fr Willy Rodrigues SJ will be held on December 1 (5 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.) and December 2 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) at Pedro Arrupe Institute, Raia. Details: (0832)2776917/2776998/9764768239/ 8506020385.




Friday health talk: A health talk will be organised by the Intensive Care / Emergency and Trauma Unit of Manipal Hospitals Goa on “Basic Life Support” on November 30 at 4.30 p.m. at The International Centre Goa. Open to all


Tibetan bowl therapy: Traya will  host a session “Healing Vibes – Tibetan bowl therapy.” by Surya (Sonal) on December 1, from 5 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. at the Traya Natural Health Centre, Dona Paula. Fees: `360/-. Details: 7775065292.


Lose weight with yoga: Yoga session on weight loss and ‘jal neti kriya’ to treat frequent cold, allergy, fever, headache and sinusitis has been organised by Synergy Yoga Therapy Clinic at Dicarpali on December 3 and December 4 at 6 a.m., 9a.m., and 7p.m. Details: 9403273525/ 8408813062.


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