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If you have got a thing for the concerts, art, yoga, camping, well we have a few events that might interest you from…

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If you have got a thing for music, art, yoga or even camping, we have a few events that might interest you from our endless list on Karamu.

Friday, January 27

MEDITATIVE ART - MANDALA MAKING WORKSHOP The Mandala has a long history and is recognized for its deep spiritual meaning and representation of wholeness. This form of art has its roots in Hinduism and Buddhist Tantrism. You can try your hand at meditative Mandala at Studio Stitch. You don't need to be a professional. The event is at Studio Stitch, 1580/1/1, Borella Road, Rajagiriya.

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Silent Hand Productions brings to you Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. The drama started on the January 25 and will go on till January 29. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a musical or operetta with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The story is based on the "coat of many colors" story of Joseph from the Bible's Book of Genesis. Lionel Wendt, Guildford Crescent, Colombo 7.

Saturday, January 28

ESCAPE WITH ENID BLYTON - BOOKBEES 2ND JANUARY BOOK CLUB MEETING BookBees Colombo's newest group of 9 to 10 year olds will be reading a Blyton book of their choice at this meeting, be it, a tale of talking animals like 'The Brown Bear' or of school adventures like a book from the 'Malory Towers' series or even of mystery like one with Fatty and the Five Find-outers! Independence Memorial Hall.

CHATROOM AUDITIONS 2017 Audition for the stage drama Chatroom. Chatroom is a dark comedy by award-winning Irish playwright, Enda Walsh. Fast paced, moving and poignant, the play is an emotional rollercoaster of shifting power dynamics, sociopathic social experiments and psychological warfare. Thalakotuwa Garden, Colombo 5.

AUDITIONS FOR SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK 2017 Are you good at memorising lines? Would you like to take part in Shakespeare plays? This year, for Colombo’s second ‘Shakespeare in the Park’ festival, two of Shakespeare’s plays currently being studied as texts by local O/L, A/L and University students, will be produced. Auditions are open to everyone above the minimum age of 11 years (The Tempest) and 15 years (Macbeth), and casting callbacks are at the director’s discretion. Royal Nelung Arts Centre, 81 Hyde Park Corner, Colombo 2.

ROGER HANSCHEL & MUSIC MATTERS Sum Suraweera has personally selected the musicians for this exceptional project, which gives the chance for Roger Hanschel to wrap his music into a totally new outfit and to present it to Colombo. “Personal Dharma” includes selected compositions for saxophone, guitars, double bass and drums. Goethe Institut, 39, Gregory's Road, Colombo 7

Sunday, January 29

COLOMBO FLEAMARKET - JANUARY 2017 The Sustainability Hub Sri Lanka, advocates for the exchange, reuse and recycling of products and invite everyone to book a stall and bring things which are rusting away at home. Bring them to the flea market and sell them, someone else might have a need for them! If you have nothing to sell come for some sustainable shopping! 80 Club, No: 25, Independence Ave, Colombo 7.

ADOPTION DAY COLOMBO End your weekend on a happy note by taking home a doggy. Head down to Odel at Ward Place and make your pick from adorable and orphaned doggies. Drop by on adoption day. ODEL, Ward Place, Colombo 7

Well then, that's enough activity for the weekend. Have yourself a great one.

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