Kochi's Picks of the week: February 24 to March 2

Things to do, events, workshops and exhibitions

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Lion at the movies

Traditional twist 
February 24 | Panampilly Nagar
Buy yourself hand-woven fabrics at this pop-up store hosted by Beena Tharakan. The expo brings to the city Bengaluru-based Metaphor Racha, which has created a hand-spun trend through their Namma Khadi scheme. Also, expect contemporary and antique silver jewelry from Garden City’s Rabbit Out Of The Hat. Till 7 pm at The Center hotel. Details: 9895158285

At the  movies
February 24 |  PVR Cinemas
Garth Davis’ much talked-about film, Lion, an adaptation of the book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley, is up for six Academy Awards this weekend, including Best Picture. Dev Patel, in the lead character of Saroo, out on a Google Earth-aided quest for his roots, is in the running for Best Supporting Actor. Enough reason to catch the film in theatres. Details: 4113252

What tots want
February 25 | Kathrikadavu
Don’t let your kids miss out on the magical world of stories. Sign them up for this two-hour storytelling session organised by Kathrikadavu-based Readers Wheel. Don’t miss it as certified storyteller Preethi Shanker, who leads the workshop, uses props like puppets to trigger your tiny tot’s creativity and imagination. From 10.30 am onwards. Rs200. Details: 8547085180 

Final whistle
February 26 | Chandigarh
The Delhi Waveriders have pushed Hockey Premier League’s defending champions Jaypee Punjab Warriors out of the contest. That leaves Mumbai, Delhi, Kalinga and UP, in the final four. Will fan favourites Dabang Mumbai lift the cup with Robert Kemperman leading the charge? Find out at 7 pm. Details: starsports.com 

Golden moments
February 27 | Los Angeles
Witness the 89th Academy Awards ceremony. Predictions are focused on a tight contest between Damien Chazelle’s La La Land  and Barry Jenkins’s Moonlight. The Best Actress award has also attracted attention with Isabelle Huppert pitted against Emma Stone. Fans can also look forward to performances from Justin Timberlake, Sting and Lin-Manuel Miranda. From 6 am onwards. Details: starmoviesasia.tv 

Old-world charm
February 28 | Fort Kochi
Serving regional favourites like Kuttanadan duck roast and global fare like beef burgers, Ayana Cafe opens in Fort Kochi. To find out more, we visit the two-month-old boutique property in Fort Kochi which is turning into a favourite haunt amongst foreigners who are visiting the biennale. 

Race right
March 1 | Agra
Put your driving skills to the test at the fourth edition of the Agra Taj Rally. Tackle a 350 km-long route through Uttar Pradesh during this three-day race. With a prize pool of over `5 lakh, you’ll be competing against 80 professional and first-time rally drivers from all over India. Registration from Rs12,000 onwards. On March 31. Details: facebook.com/thetajchallenge

Making the cut
March 1 | Abad Plaza
Chennai-based designer Thangam Mathai brings her collection of hand-woven saris and hand-dyed salwar material titled Mayuri to Kochi. Expect saris with earthy tones and tussars with gold print alongside moonga silk and chanderi fabrics. Saris from Rs2,700 onwards. On March 2-3. Details: 9840091691

Dance exchange
March 2 | The Floor
Join the party as five dancers from around the country bring their moves to Kochi. Learn from Sandeep Chhabra (Delhi), Ravi Varma (Chennai), Abhishek Das (Mumbai), Sambo Mukherjee (Kolkata), Ryan Martyr (Delhi) at a three-day workshop titled Souls On Fire. The dancers will run through routines in krump, contemporary, samba and more. From March 2-5. Details:  9562036699