Not to be missed this first of its kind festival with a difference in Margao, has a political touch to it! It’s a 4-day affair featuring entertainment, mouthwatering cuisine, exhibitions, workshops, prizes and surprises…fado, music, heritage and literature books, competitions in drawing and photography and more. Venue: Opinion Poll Square, Fatorda, Margao. Date: Ongoing from May 2 to 5, Sunday last day. Details: Call 98348 74565

International Day of Portuguese Language & Culture: A program has been organized featuring a reading session in Portuguese only. All participants will receive books and a certificate. Open to anyone familiar with the Portuguese language and interested in this unique celebration of the Portuguese language (which many in Goa are familiar and conversant with). Please register by email to mentioning name, contact number, title and author of the original text for reading. The duration of the reading should be between 3 to 10 minutes only. Venue: CLP-Camoes, Casa Basilio Dias, Opp Panaji ferry wharf, Rue de Ormuz Road, Panaji. Date: Monday, May 5. Time: 6pm onwards. Details: Call 7030655664

City Connect: Designed for citizens of Goa this is a series of events to make you more aware of your neighbors and environment. The series include walks to know your gardens and other places of interest. Date: Sunday, May 4. Venue & Time: City walk Your Neighborhood’s Parks’ starts at 7.30pm am to 9.30am at Garcia de Orta; a book reading ofThe Death & Life of Great American Cities’ at 30m to 4.30pm at Mangrove Boardwalk, Patto Centre; a movie screening `Citizen Jane: Battle for the City’ from 5pm to 7pm at Bookworm Library, Mala. Details: 8879990919 or

Affordable Housing: Inclusive Cities’ : A book release hosted by The Indian Institute of Architects Goa Chapter in collaboration with Sunaparanta Goa Centre for the Arts. The book --Affordable Housing, Inclusive Cities’– by AR Vinayak Bharne has been widely noticed and presented, it talks about an estimated 1.2 billion people across the world who lack secure housing and if cities promote inclusive development for housing for all. The Goa-born and bred Bhare is architect, urban designer and planner and professor of urbanism at the University of Southern California, his work has been widely noticed. The author will be present in person. Venue: Sunaparanta open air amphitheatre, Altinho, Panaji. Date: Tuesday, May 7. Time: 6pm

Giant Dolls House: A collaborative installation/display from different stakeholders. Venue: Museum of Goa, Pilerne Industrial Estate, Pilerne. Date: Ongoing till May 14. Time: Regular hours. Details: of or call 7722089666

Celebrating Art: A multi-media show on the theme of love, peace and unity on the occasion of founder’s Day. Venue: Big Foot Art Gallery, Loutalim. Date: Ongoing till May 10. Time: Regular hours

Earth Keepers Market: Find here fresh organic fruit, vegetables, groceries, herbal health supplements and remedies, natural body products, acupressure and vision improvement kits and much more to delight the heart and soul. Venue: Rejuvenation Center, 1175 Anavaddo, Candolim, Ximer. Details: 8888409687

Goan Farmers Bazaar: This baazar has become a regular one offering local honey, cold pressed coconut oil, rice, bonsai, seedlings, saplings, handmade soaps, homemade Goan sweets and savories and much more. Venue: Daddy’s Home Special School, Gogol, Margao. Date: Sunday, May 5. Time. Regular hours

Summer Escapade 2019: A festival of shopping stalls, food stalls, art workshops, kids activity and standup comedy, also lucky draw and spot prizes. Make it a day to remember! Venue: Panaji Gymkhana, Campal promenade. Panaji. Date: Sunday, May 5. Details Call 9049885253

‘Chitrakor’: A film by Saibal Mitra, followed by a discussion with lead actor Dhritiman Chaterji. The film recounts the inspirational life of blind painter Bijon Bose who brought stories to life through his paintings and idealism. `Chitrakor’ is about the tension between art and the marketplace. Venue: Museum of Goa, Pilerne Industrial Estate, Pilerne. Date: Sunday, May 5. Time: 6.30pm to 9.30pm.

Free Paediatric Camp: This is a free camp for paediatric issues of hearing or speech difficulties in children below 10 years. Children in need of cochlear implant surgery can avail of it free of charge under ADIP scheme. Venue: Healthway Hospital, Old Goa. Date: Sunday, May 5. Time: 9am to 12 noon. Details: 2467666/

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