The sixth annual global art festival of Goa ‘Spandan’ will be held from January 1 to January 31 at the Art Gallery, Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG). As part of the exhibit, over 150 artists will exhibit their art, presenting a melange of imagination, perspectives and styles. Details: 9821037261
The Lokotsav Festival of 2020 will have more stalls in comparison to last year. It will take place at Kala Academy’s Darya Sangam from 10th to 19th January. There will be a lot of Goan folk dances as well as folk dances from South India and other states. Different stalls by SHG’s and local artisans will be present which will contain different handicraft items. Visitors will also be able to try different dishes from food stalls. Live performances will take place from 6:30 pm to 10 pm. The Lokotsav Festival is organized by the Directorate of Art & Culture along with the West Zone Cultural Centre, Udaipur.
‘Dev Borem Korum’, a tribute exhibition by artist Mohan Naik will be unveiled on January 11, 7 p.m. at Carpe Diem Art and Learning Centre, Majorda. The exhibition is open for public viewing until February 9. Details: 2881035
Vidhyan Parishad Goa will organise the fifth edition of the Science Film Festival of India (SCI-FFI) from January 15 till January 18 at the Entertainment Society Goa, Panaji. A teacher’s workshop titled ‘Challenges and Prospects of Science Education in Goa will take place on January 15 at ESG, Panaji. Open to all.
To celebrate the rich food culture of Punjab, Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort hosting a Punjabi Food Festival from January 15 till January 25, 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The festival will include northern cuisine such as lassi, sarson da sag, makai di roti, dal makhani, baingan da bharta, butter chicken and so on.
The Government College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Khandola, Marcela is organising a two-day workshop on ‘Gender sensitisation and skilling of girl students’ on of January 17 and 18. The core areas of the workshop are women health and wellness, women safety and security and financial independence of women. There is no registration fee. Details: 9822981328/ firstname.lastname@example.org
The third bird festival of Goa will take place on January 17 at Valpoi-Surla, Sattari. The festival will feature bird walks, workshops and talks by experts. The festival is organised by Goa Forest Department, Goa Tourism and Nestle. Details: www.birdfestival.goa.gov.in Click here for additional information.
Vikas and Micky Malani will be present at the fifth International Goa Tattoo Festival on January 17 and January 18 at Tito’s White House, Anjuna.
Learn to cook authentic delicacies of Hyderabadi cuisine on January 18, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Irene’s Culinary Studio, Porvorim. Details: 7517594465 (Exact location not featured on maps)
Child’s Play India Foundation is hosting a lecture-recital by Karl Lutchmayer on January 18, 6 p.m. at Institute Menezes Braganza, Panaji. The concert will feature works by Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt, Scriabin and Medtner. Donation passes are available at Furtado’s music stores and at the door just before the concert.
Saraya is hosting India’s first and only Ukelele Festival 2020 titled, ‘Mahalo Goa Ukulele Festival 2020.’ The festival not only welcomes ukulele players but musicians, artists and performers of all kinds are welcome to have a great time. The festival is a happy blend of workshops, performances, open mics and a selection of vendors selling instruments, jewellery, organic foods and cosmetics and much more. January 19. Saraya, Sangolda For more details click here. www.goaukulelefestival.org
Soul Travelling will host a special trail to explore the houses of Canacona on January 19, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Learn more about the architecture, the history and more. Transport will be available from Margao and Panaji. Only 15 slots available. Details: email@example.com / 7378301863 (Kindly get the exact location from the given contact number)
To understand the challenges faced by the Konkani writers and to guide them, Dalgado Konknni Akademi organises an annual conference for writers. This conference is to bring awareness among the writers. The conference includes two sessions. The topic for the first session is ‘Konknni Literature and Writers, the second session will have Tomazinho Cardozo speak on the topic ‘Schemes for Konkani.’ Post lunch a poetry session will be held. The conference is open to Konkani writers in Roman script. January 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Art and Culture Department, Conference Hall, Patto, Panaji Details: firstname.lastname@example.org
ComePost is organising a composting workshop on January 19, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Samarth Krupa Hall, Margao. The workshop will be conducted by Abhinav Apte and participants will be taught simple techniques to effectively compost all food waste. Topics covered will include aerobic composting, vermicomposting, etc. Details: 7972779311
Bebook, the children’s mobile library will organise a charity fete and jumble sale featuring games and live music on January 19, 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Literati Book Shop and Cafe, Calangute. Clothes and accessories, home decor, furniture, toys, books and more will be on sale. Details: 9822682566/ email@example.com
Toastmasters International is organizing an open mic event on January 19, 4:30 p.m. at Vasco 1930. This event will give participants a platform to perform standup, poetry, storytelling, music, improv, etc. Details: 9686141261/8805053888
The second All Goa Hindi Singing Competition (junior and senior) will be held on January 19 on 5 p.m. onwards at Azad Maidan. It is organised by Friend’s Circle Club and Mala Youth Club, Panaji.
Notorious (1946) | 8 January 2020 Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant and Claude Rains Run-Time: 1 hr 42 mins Hitchcock’s classic spy romance-suspense masterpiece features perhaps Bergman’s greatest performance as the “notorious” Alicia Huberman who is asked by the US Government to infiltrate and marry the leader of a pro-Nazi group. Claude Rains as the unsuspecting husband and Cary Grant as Huberman’s bitter ex-lover are equally brilliant. Filled with tense suspense sequences, the film remains a blueprint for all spy films. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) | 15 January 2020 Directed by: Tomas Alfredson Starring: Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, John Hurt, Mark Strong, Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Toby Jones Run-Time: 2 hrs 2 mins Set in the 1970’s, this moody, brooding, quiet and tense adaptation of the John Le Carre novel features one of Gary Oldman’s greatest performances as the stone-faced veteran ex-spy who must uncover a ‘mole’ planted by the Russians at the top of the MI6 British intelligence service. Aranyer Din Ratri (Days and Nights in the Forest, 1970) | 22 January 2020 Language: Bengali with English subtitles Directed by: Satyajit Ray Starring: Sharmila Tagore, Kaberi Bose, Simi Garewal, Soumitra Chatterjee, Subhendu Chatterjee Run-Time: 1 […]
‘Jealous of Sabjiwala’ a stand-up performance by Abhishek Upmanyu will be held on January 23, 8 p.m. at Institute Menezes Braganza, Panaji.
Bookworm is a not-for-profit trust that works out of a relatively large library space in Mala, Panjim. Bookworm works towards enabling early literacy with less privileged children all over the state and beyond. This year’s fundraising jumble sale is important in raising money so that we can continue the good efforts to spread literacy in Goa. Please donate, support, and share this with others! Call 9823222665