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GOA WEEKEND DIARY

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

Cakes for beginners: Perfect the art of baking, from kneading to decorating at a special one-day workshop for beginners. Participants will learn how to make magic with homemade fondant and sugarpaste and create edible art in the form of personalised cakes.

June 2, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Miramar

Details: 9552276084

Italian dough: Expand your culinary expertise, and master the authentic cuisine of the Italians. Explore the art of creating delicious Italian delights such as traditional handmade Italian bread including pizza, focaccia, grissini, ciabatta, calzone at this unique workshop.

June 1

Gaunsavaddo, Mapusa

Details: 9359489653

Macaroon magic: If there is one pastry that is the envy of all and one that every baker wants to perfect, it has to be the delicious meringue-based French dessert, namely, the macaroon. Learn the secret of crafting the perfect macaroon at a special masterclass with Chef Kunal Arolkar this Sunday.

June 2, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Details: fbacademygoa@gmail.com/ 2411450/ 9820220912 

Let’s cook: For those who want to explore the world of flavours and fragrances of delightful bites, this fun-filled workshop is the right place to go. Master the recipes of delicious chicken manchurian, chilly, schezwan, lollipops, fried rice, sweetcorn chicken soup, hot-n-sour chicken soup, haka-noodles and garlic sauce.

June 2 from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

St Inez, Panaji

Details: 9422441398

Cocktail fest: Indulge in cocktail culture, with a variety of tiki cocktails like mai tai, palm colada, mobor sling, cheeky peach and many more at Yali Lounge, Pool Bar and Susegado.

June 1 and 2, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The Leela Goa

Details: 0832 6621234

HEALTHY LIVING

Going natural: ‘IndiGenius Fest 2019’, a three-day native-wisdom and natural-living festival featuring artisans and masters of traditional arts and crafts from all over India is on with a variety of activities that will include workshops, performances, food stalls, screenings, talks, a book launch, an exhibition-cum-sale of natural and organic products and more.

till June 2

Saraya Art Space

Details: sarayagoa@gmail.com

Green thumb: Learn the basics of composting along with practical ways of recycling kitchen waste. Green Essentials will host a gardening workshop on organic manures, pest management solutions, potting soil, pots and planters, seasonal seeds and veggie and fruit seedlings and saplings and more.

June 1 and 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Arjuntree One, Margao

Details:  8087000708

Waste less: In a bid to inspire change in waste reduction practices and create awareness, the Waste Less Project is organising a talk on ‘How to reduce household plastic waste’ for people interested in switching to a safer and healthier lifestyle. Registration is compulsory.

Fee: `200

June 1, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Bookworm Library, Mala.

Details: 8879990919

Going organic: Organic is the way to go today. 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.

June 2, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Rejuvenation Centre, 1175, Anavaddo, Candolim. 

Details: 8888409687

ART

Art you can eat: Don your baker’s hat and create art you can eat. SKM Institute of Culinary Arts is conducting a workshop where participants will learn the exquisite art of crafting edible flowers made out of edible wafer paper, Participants will learn to create edible roses, magnolias, peonies, dragon lilies, and more.

June 1, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Miramar

Details: 9552276084

Art therapy: Muladhara or the root chakra is one of the seven primary chakras according to tantrism. It is symbolised by a lotus with four petals and the colour red. A one-day painting workshop on muladhara chakra with meditation theory and guided painting of the chakra will be conducted by Vaishali Lal this weekend

Fee: `1000

June 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Traya Natural Health Centre, Dona Paula.

Details: 9420820890 /7775065292

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.

Fee: `250

June 1, 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Bookworm Library, Panaji

Details: 09823222665

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.

June 2, 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Details: 7378301863/info@soultravelling.in

City walk: Embrace the culture and the colour of the capital city of Panaji with Soul Travelling. The group is hosting a special walk titled ‘Explore Panaji’. Discover the making of Panaji and its quaint nooks and corners – with a special focus on Fontainhas.

June 1, 8 a.m. to 10 a.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.

June 2, 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

Pedal up: Explore the magic of Goa on e-bikes. Embrace the vibrancy and the colours of the state. Zip around on the e-bikes to the beautiful island paradise that offers breathtaking views of blissful landscapes. Finally, snack up on some mouth-watering local delicacies after a thrilling ride.  Plenty of selfie moments, cultural anecdotes along with the fun e-bike tour, will make your day unforgettable.

Details: www.blive.co.in/8669600373/info@blive.co.in.

ACTIVITIES

Quiz up: Test your knowledge of pop culture, health care, saving and investing, history, and more at the Sunday Evening Quiz Club’s Goa edition of the World Quizzing Championships. The quiz will consist of eight written question papers of 30 questions each, to be answered in two one-hour sessions with a 10-minute break in between. 

June 1, 4 p.m.

Manohar (basement), opposite Taleigao Community Centre, Taleigao.

Details: www.seqc.blogspot.com.

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.

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

In verse: Let the pitter-patter of the raindrops play muse and inspire the artiste inside you. An open mic session on the theme of the ‘monsoons’ will be held this weekend. Participants can express themselves through stand-up comedy, music, mime, or poetry, etc.

June 1, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Dogears Bookshop, Margao

Details: 9850398530

Stories from the Mortuary: Death is the ultimate truth; and the entire concept of life evolves and revolves around it. The common man is scared as well as curious about the idea of death. Through real life examples and discussions, forensic expert Madhu Ghodkirekar will speak on the topic ‘Stories from the Mortuary’.

June 2, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Museum of Goa, Pilerne

Details: info.museumofgoa@gmail.com/7722089666

MUSIC

Music on board: Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything. Indulge in a night of music and more this weekend. Watermark Goa’s first floating Luxury Lounge and Bar is hosting ‘Musical Wave’ with Nino and Shel, every Wednesday and Sunday. Fine dining and a breathtaking view awaits – on board. 

7:30 p.m. onwards.

Watermark The Floating Lounge & Bar, Mandovi River

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