Francophonie 2019: On the occasion of French Language Celebration Week the Consulate General of Switzerland in Mumbai and Sunaparanta Goa Centre for the Arts present Christian Tszhanz live in concert with guitarist Andreas Sigrist. Tschanz’s new album `Glendora’ is a mixture of pop, rock and folk with chanson influences. This performance is happening together with Sigrist for the first time in India. Tscahnz will also share his memories, stories and reflections on his new album. Venue: Sunaparanta Goa Centre for the Arts amphitheatre, Altinho, Panaji. Date: March 19. Time:6.45pm. Not to be missed!

Gos Swimathon 2019: This mega sporting event is all set to make a splash in swimming with a record 581 participants from the country over. It’s organized by Enduro Sports Goa and is an annual event in its 9th edition this year. Leading the challenge are 177 swimmers from Mumbai, 140 from Bengaluru, 54 from Pune, 30 from host state Goa; the youngest participant is Nishka Sangani (8 years) from Mumbai and senior most woman participant is Kety Patel (71) of Pune, there’s also BR Gopal Rao (72) of Bengaluru. Also hoping to have some fun and create records are a group of physically challenged swimmers. Venue: Bambolim Beach, Bambolim. Date: March 23 & 24. Time: Enduro Sports Goa, Panaji.

Paper Plane Championship: Inviting students to have some fun at this largest Red Bull Paper Wings championship. Make paper planes out of sheet paper and fly them as far or as artistically as you can through the air! Winning categories: Longest Distance, Longest Airtime and Aerobatics. Win and be invited to the world finale to be held in Austria in iconic Hangar-7 where world champions will be crowned. Sounds exciting! Register Updates on Venue: Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium, Bambolim, Panaji. Date: Saturday, March 16. Time: 1 pm onwards.
`Global warming is threatening our seas’: A talk by Goan research scientist Helga do Rosario Gomes. Free Entry. Date: Saturday, March 16. Entry is free. Limited seats. Details: 9535710558/9850466165

MOG Sunday Talks: Featuring a talk by sea adventurer Capt Dilip Donde (redt) on `Salty Tales: Adventures of the First Indian Solo Circumnavigator.’ Venue: Museum of Goa, Pilerne Industrial Estate,Pilerne. Date: Sunday, March 17. Time: 11.30am to 12.50pm

Go wild with snakes and crocs: Join herpetologist Nirmal Kulkarni to be a herpetologist for a day! Find out about the life and times of reptiles snakes and crocodiles on a trip where you will be talking, walking and getting dirty. Please book up. Date: Sunday, March 17. Time: 9.30am to 5pm. Fees: `2,000 (inclusive of snacks and working lunch and Scorpio ride). Assembly Point: Heera Petrol Pump, Panaji (only after confirmation). Details: Email:

Dim Sum festival on at Wan Hao, Goa Marriott Resort: If you can make a feast of Oriental dainties like dim sums, here is your chance! Enjoy the range of Indo-Chinese dim sums created by executive chef Dibyendu Roy for connoisseurs of dim sums/dumplings steamed and fried…it’s an eating unlimited offer for an economy price of `999 (plus taxes), choose and eat to your heart’s content. Dum sums are served with veggie Tom Yum soup and chicken options, also flavourful rice noodles. Check out Jiaozi dumplings, seafood sui mai, charsui bao with pork tidbits, chicken dumplings and more…veggie-chestnut combo with glass noodles, mushrooms shitake, wood ear, white fungus and button mix and mingle with pak choy. Don’t need to excuse to trot out to Wan Hao to rest and relax a bit at Wan Hao at the Marriott Resort this week!

Intellectual Property Rights: The GCCI’s Women’s Wing is organizing this useful awareness program on this subject of intellectual property rights for micro, small and medium enterprises. Entry is open toll but registration is compulsory. Venue: GCCI Convention Hall, Panaji. Date: March 19. Time:9.30am to 1pm. Details: 9764161205 or

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