Serendipity Arts Festival
In its 4th edition back in Goa, offering a smorgasbord of multidisciplinary events and installations to lovers of the good life! Venue: Detailed cultural spaces of heritage value from the Old GMC/GIM institute at Ribandar to Old GMC in Panaji, about 14 locations. Date: Dec15 to 21. Time: Day long exhibitions and events, check catalogue schedule. Shuttle service available from Adil Shah Palace to GIM, Ribandar. Details: Registration and details of programming visit www.serendipityartsfestival.com
The 45th State Art Exhibition: This is the Kala Academy annual exhibition which offers Goan artists a platform to showcase their work. Date: Dec26 to 30. Venue: Art Gallery, Kala Academy Complex, Panaji. Time: Day long. Details: Entry forms with rules and regulations are available at the KA offices from 10am to 4pm
Goa Affordable Art: Here is a platform for young and upcoming artists to exhibit their artwork at affordable prices, a chance to be noticed. Discerning art collectors may discover new talent and build up their collections with new, contemporary artwork. Date: Dec14 till Feb 14, 2019. Venue: Museum of Goa, Pilerne Industrial Estate, Pilerne. Time: Regular hours
Wellness Talk: Learn something about clinical acupuncture in a talk by Dilshan KM, co-organised by the International Centre Goa and Traya Natural Health Centre. Date: Sat/Dec14. Venue: ICG, Dona Paula,Panaji. Time: 4.40pm to 5.30pm
Goa International Sports Film Festival: The 3-day GISFF 2019 is showcasing ten award-winning international and Indian films on football, cycling, running, rugby and chess, some films are from Konkani s cinema’s first film with a sports theme,
Glory’,Algorithms’ (a film on blind chess players),
The Workers Cup’ (depicting migrant workers constructing stadiums for 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar) andBounce: How the Ball Taught the World to Play’. Free for delegates. Venue: Ravindra Bhavan, Margao. Date: Dec13-15. Details: Registration and more at www.saxttifilms.com and/or www.ravindrabhavanmadgoa.org
20 years of Goa Marriott Resort & Spa: Join in the celebrations this year marking a grand 20th birthday anniversary of the Goa Marriott, extra special this year because it also marks 20 years since the first Marriott international hotel launched in India. Attractions include tree lighting and cake cutting evening with 42 feet long candy cane cake. Don’t miss! Date: Sat/Dec14. Venue: Goa Marriott Resort & Spa, Miramar, Panaji. Time: 5.30pm onwards.
Dancing Colors: Margao-based artist Manuela Alvares exhibition of paintings. This is a debut exhibition and is being hosted in association with Bougainvillea Lifestyle. Manuela paints from home for the greater part and this is the first time her work is on view. Date: Sat/Dec14. Venue: Goa Marriott Resort & Spa, Panaji. Time: 11am to 8pm.
Crib Competition: The Directorate of Art & Culture has organized a State level crib competition from Dec26 till 31. The competition is in categories of institution/group and individual/household. Participation forms available at offices of Directorate of Art & Culture, Panaji; Ravindra Bhavan at Margao / Curchorem / Vasco / Sanquelim and Rajiv Gandhi Kala Mandir, Ponda. Note: Participation entry forms should be submitted before Dec16