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GOA – WEEKEND DIARIES

FOOD

Flavours of Hawaii: This Sunday come and experience all things tropical at Radisson Blu Goa Cavelossim as they host an ‘Aloha Hawaii Brunch’ at the Upper Deck. The brunch will showcase a bunch of appetising dishes such as the Hawaiian teriyaki chicken, tofu and mushroom, chili lime fish in the tropical skewer grills, a jambalaya station, a kebab selection, tropical fruit stand and a plethora of options in the mains.

May 19, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Upper Deck, Radisson Blu Goa, Cavelossim

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.

Waterfront Terrace and Bar, Goa Marriott Resort and Spa

Details: 2463333/7066029460

For the love of baking: Designed to appeal to the multiple senses of the participants, this  workshop will give you an insight into all things related to baking and decorating. Learn to make homemade sugarpaste, handle colour and store homemade fondant, decorate cakes etc.

May 19, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Miramar

Details: 9552276084

Baking basics: Here’s an opportunity for you to try your hand at making some yummy baked confectioneries. This hands-on workshop will cover the fundamentals of baking a variety of classic cakes – all with an added ingredient of fun!

May 19, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Foodybreaks Academy, Porvorim

Details: fbacademygoa@gmail.com/9820220912 

Celebrate chocolate: Under the guidance of an expert chocolatier, learn to blend creativity with skill and create 25 varieties of chocolate delights such as spiral cubes, glittery bars, rose almond cubes marble shells and more from scratch. This class is designed for children and freshers.

May 18, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Miramar

Details: 9552276084

Let’s bake: Don your baker’s hat and dive headfirst into the world of baking. Learn the art of creating delicious cupcakes with icing and more.

May 18, from 3 to 5:30 p.m.

Caranzalem

Details: 9850461586

Cakes and cakes: For those who are looking to bake the perfect cake from scratch, Cakes & Cakes Goa is hosting a special hands-on cake baking and frosting this weekend.

May 18 and 19,

Mapusa

Details: 7588445518

ART

Collection of collectors: As part of International Museum Day celebrations, Goa Science Centre is celebrating the art of collection through an exhibition titled ‘My Own Collection’. It will feature collectors showcasing their own hobby collections like stamps, post cards, coins and more.

May 18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m,

Goa Science Centre

Details: 2463426/gscp.education@gmail.com

Fold and behold:  Participate in a workshop on the Japanese art of origami that uses paper folding techniques to create little wonders, and take away five different items.

May 19, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Carpe Diem Art Gallery, Majorda

Fee: `550

Details: 2881035/ 8888862462/info@carpediemgoa.com

Mandala magic: Create your own mandala masterpiece with simple colouring and intricate designs at a one-day mandala painting workshop by Vaishali Lall titled ‘Geometric Mandala’.

May 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Traya Natural Health Centre, Dona Paula

Fee: `500

Details: 9420820890 / 7775065292

Art of decoupage: Learn the scintillating art of ‘decoupage’ and transform waste to a finished product, at this unique hands-on workshop organised by Olnet Productions in association with NM Creativity.

May 19, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Details: 9730508414/7218126719

All about makeup: Learn the art of creating magic with a makeup brush. A three-hour makeup workshop for beginners with fashion and bridal makeup artist, Alyssa Mendonsa will be held this Saturday. This interactive workshop is designed to provide professional makeup knowledge, tricks and techniques in a hands-on environment.

May 18

Shala 142, Assagao

Details: 9819676417/9821138131

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 18, 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Bookworm Library, Panaji

Details: 09823222665

Lil’ chefs: Wondering how to keep your little ones busy this weekend? Introduce them to the world of cooking with ‘Savoury Bakes for Kids’. Have expert chef Kunal coach your little ones in a cooking class designed just for kids and learn to make cafreal buns, veggie calzones, mushroom quiche and more.

May 18, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Foodybreaks Academy, Porvorim

Details: fbacademygoa@gmail.com/9820220912

For the love of books: Bookworm is hosting ‘Reading in the Park 2019,’ an event to promote the reading habit among youngsters. The event will feature a book fair, exciting games, races, art, craft, open mic, zumba and more

May 18, 4 to 6 p.m.

Children’s Park, Aldona

Details: 9823222665

HEALTH

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 19, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Rejuvenation Center, Candolim

Details: 8888409687

Healthy you: Take a step towards building a healthy you by attending a unique wellness workshop on ‘healthy snacks’. Learn to create a variety of interesting and nutritious snacks and smoothies that will fuel your body right and motivate you to achieve all your health and fitness goals.

May 18, 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Irene’s Culinary Studio, near PMC Bank, Porvorim

Details: 7517594465

Healing through ayurveda: This weekend, immerse yourself in the healing and remedial practices of ayurveda. Specialist in anorectal disorders, non healing wounds, pain management, digestive and immune disorders, Prathamesh Karpe will be available for consultations (on prior appointment only)

May 18 at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Traya Natural Health Centre

Details: 7775065292

Mindful meditation: With an aim to create awareness on yoga and its benefit, an advanced yogic cleansing workshop (shatkriyas) will be held.

May 19, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m

Traya Natural Health Centre, Dona Paula

Fee: `500

Details: 7775065292

ACTIVITIES

Travel tales: Attend the third edition of Safarnama Courtyard, an evening dedicated to people sharing their experiences with people who want to hear them is here. Join the most ardent travelers share their travel tales in the form of poems, talks, discussions, music and more.

May 18, 5:30 p.m.

Azaya Beach Resort, Benaulim

Details: 7378301863/info@soultravelling.in

Poetry in the moonlight: The spoken word will take the spotlight as poets and artistes come together to celebrate the freeform, in a full moon poetry jam event featuring poet Priyal Woodpecker and the jam band. An unforgettable night awaits.

May 18, 7:30 p.m. onwards

Saraya Cafe and Art Space, Sangolda

Details: 8830632884/sarayagoa@gmail.com

Quiz up: It’s time to put on your thinking hats. The Sunday Evening Quiz Club is hosting an exhilarating ‘Day of Quizzing’ this Sunday.

May 19, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

International Centre Goa, Dona Paula

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

HERITAGE AND ADVENTURE

Inside the royal monastery: Get a glimpse into the glorious history and heritage of Goa’s churches. On the occasion of International Museum Day, join The Museum of Christian Art (MoCA) and Soul Travelling for a walk around Asia’s first nunnery, built in the early 17th century, the Convent of Santa Monica and the Church of Santa Monica. The walk will be led by conservation architect Noah Fernandes and curator of the Museum of Christian Art, Natasha Feranandes. There will also be an interactive session with Nickson and Glen Fernandes of the Bico family who were involved in the restoration of the artworks in the Church of Santa Monica.

May 18, 8:15 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Details: 7378301863/info@soultravelling.in 

A legendary walk: Soul Travelling has been hosting a series of heritage walks around Goa, giving both locals and visitors a chance to experience a different side of the beautiful state. In continuing with this trend, this weekend, the group will be organising its ‘Walk with Legends’ with writer, avid traveller, and entrepreneur Datta Naik in Comba.

May 19, 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Details: 7378301863/info@soultravelling.in 

The charm of 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 19, 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: Rs 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.

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