Festivals October 6-9: Film fiestaThe International Film Festival Ahmedabad (IFFA) will open with a concert by fusion music band Indian Ocean. It will be followed by a retrospective by acclaimed directors including Alejandro Inarritu and Anurag Kashyap. Participate in the screenings and workshops by registering at www.ifilmfest.in. At: PVR Cinemas,,FestivalsOctober 6-9: Film fiestaThe International Film Festival Ahmedabad (IFFA) will open with a concert by fusion music band Indian Ocean. It will be followed by a retrospective by acclaimed directors including Alejandro Inarritu and Anurag Kashyap. Participate in the screenings and workshops by registering at www.ifilmfest.in. At: PVR Cinemas, Acropolis Mall, Ahmedabad. Tel: 8800900009September 28-October 5: Navratri dhoomGear up for Navratri festivities and indulge in nine days of celebration. There will be garba dance, music, food, drinks and concerts by popular singers like Devang Patel. At: Maharaja Sayaji Rao University, Vadodara; Chhel Chhabilo Garba Mahotsav, Vadodara; United Way Garba, Vadodara; Nache Gujarat at Gujarat University Exhibition centre, Ahmedabad; Sports Club, Ahmedabad; Indoor Stadium, Surat.DanceSeptember 15-18: Classical movesSeminars, workshops and performances on classical dance forms by Rasadhwani. Enjoy performances by Kanak Rele and Nalanda Dance Research Center Troupe. The workshops will give dance lessons on Natya Shastra tradition. For venue details contact Uma Anantani at 9898258319September 22: Bharatnatyam specialA dance presentation by Swarada Nritya Sanstha, a Bharatnatyam dance group from Pune. The performance will be a mix of contemporary-classical and strains from mythology. At: Sheth Mangaldas Town Hall, Ahmedabad. Tel: 079-26603465.September 24: IndovisionA group composition titled Vision India. Choreography and direction by Chandan Thakore, and performance by Nrityabharti dance group. The dancers will showcase the diversity of Indian culture. At: Rajpath Club Auditorium, Ahmedabad, 8:30 p.m. Tel: 079-26603465; www.nrityabharti.comEducationSeptember 27: Study in USAIDP India, a well-known student placement company, has organised an Education Fair to help students get admission in the universities in United States and Canada. At: Pride Hotel, Bodakdev.Tel: 079-44118888; www.india.idp.comPhotography advertisementTill September 24: Planet Women The Alliance Francaise Foundation and the French magazine, Courrier International, brings the second edition of their photography contest . The theme this year is Planet Women. The best 20 entries will get an opportunity to exhibit their works in Paris and also get published in the special edition of Courrier International. All the entries should be submitted by September 19. To participate email [email protected] fr. At: Alliance Francaise d’Ahmedabad, Ellisbridge, Ahmedabad. Tel: 079-26560271.Shopping October 8-10: Fairytale affair Taste the grandeur of Indian wedding celebrations at Surat’s wedding festival. From designer outfits, jewellery, make-up and decor to photography, you will find most things here for the big day. At: The Grand Bhagwati Hotel, Surat. Tel: 0261-3980111; www.thegrandbhagwati.comFood September 11-28: Mediterranean delights A Mediterranean festival that will feature culinary specialties from France, Italy, Spain and Turkey. Chef Sanjay Matta will rustle up dishes like eggplant and mushroom moussaka and crostini with chicken liver. At: Tomato’s, Mardia Plaza, Ahmedabad. Tel: 079-64505336.