The Mint Planner, 4 November 2016

From music and movies to dance and drama, there’s plenty to do or experience over the coming week


‘Life in Old Fort’, by Nitin Rai, is on show at the Pullman.
‘Life in Old Fort’, by Nitin Rai, is on show at the Pullman.

Delhi

Around Town

Cosplay 101

6 November

Learn the art of costume play, or cosplay, before the Delhi Comic Con next month. Cosplayer Gaurav Thakur will teach the basics of choosing a costume, explain where you can get one, and how you can use props and wigs to get into character.

5pm. Unplugged Courtyard, Middle Circle, Connaught Place (3310 7701).

Photography

Delhi

Till 20 November

This exhibition features photographs by eminent artists like Raghu Rai, Dinesh Khanna, Paresh Maity, Nitin Rai and Gopi Gajwani.

9am-9pm. Pullman New Delhi, Aerocity Hospitality District (46080808).

Dance

Anekanta

4 November

Choreographer Geeta Chandran will present this festival of Bharatanatyam performances featuring dancers from the Natya Vriksha Dance Company.

7pm. Kamani Auditorium, Copernicus Marg. For more information, visit Geetachandran.in.

By Sohini Sen

The cast of ‘Reth: Songs Of The Sand’.
The cast of ‘Reth: Songs Of The Sand’.

Mumbai

Theatre

Reth: Songs Of The Sand

5-6 November

Written by Kuldeep Kumar, Reth is an Indian rendition of Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Merchant Of Venice. 2 hours.

7.30pm.Tata Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point (66223724). Tickets, Rs.500, Rs.760, Rs.1,200,Rs.1,500 and Rs.2,000, available on in.bookmyshow.com

Around town

Basic Butterfly Photography and Identification

5-6 November

Learn all about butterflies, and how to photograph them, from renowned expert Isaac Kehimkar. The workshop will teach the basics of butterfly identification and photography field techniques. Seats are limited.

8am and 3.30pm. Hornbill House, Dr Salim Ali Chowk, near Kala Ghoda (22871202). Fees, Rs.2,000.

By Shweta Upadhyay

Viraj Amar.
Viraj Amar.

Bengaluru

Theatre

Ranga Shankara Theatre Festival 2016—Not The Metros

6-13 November

Showcasing eight plays from small towns across India—from Chharanagar in Gujarat to Badungduppa in Assam and Kota in Rajasthan to Kovilpatti in Tamil Nadu—this year’s festival highlights the state of theatre beyond the metros.

Timings vary. Ranga Shankara, 8th Cross, II Phase, JP Nagar. Tickets, Rs 150, available at the venue and on in.bookmyshow.com

Music

Manini Madhuri

6 November

This evening of Hindustani music will feature vocalists Viraj Amar and Dhanashri Ghaisas. They will be accompanied by Sulakshana Phatak on the tabla and Deepti Kulkarni on the harmonium.

6pm. Alliance Française, Thimmaiah Road, Vasanthnagar (22252592). Seating on first-come, first-served basis.

Film

Two Feet To Fly

4 November

This documentary tells the story of six runners who found an escape from their daily drudgery in running. 50 minutes.

6.30pm. Bangalore International Centre auditorium, Teri Complex, Domlur II Stage. For details, call 9886599675.

By Shivani Kagti

Kolkata

Film

Die Akte General

10 November

Stephan Wagner’s German drama sheds light on Fritz Bauer, the Hessian chief public prosecutor who was involved in the capture of Adolf Eichmann, one of the culprits of the Holocaust. 1 hour, 32 minutes.

6.30pm. Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan auditorium, 8, Ballygunge Circular Road (24866398).

Theatre

Ek Mancha Ek Jiban

4 November

Theatre group Purba Paschim will stage their new production, Ek Mancha Ek Jibon, based on the life and time of Girish Chandra Ghosh, an acclaimed Bengali musician, writer, director and actor.

6.30pm. Academy of Fine Arts, 2, Cathedral Road. For details, call 9830783356.

By Indranil Bhoumik

Eric Martin.
Eric Martin.

Chennai

Around Town

The Yogi And The Bear

5 November

Alex, “The Yogi”, is married, with two children. He is a practising yoga guru who likes the peaceful life. “The Bear” is Baggy, single, struggling, out to take on the world and unapologetic about being a party animal.

5pm/7.30pm. Edouard Michelin Auditorium, Alliance Française, Nungambakkam. Tickets, Rs 200, Rs300 and Rs400, available at the venue and on in.bookmyshow.com

Art

Traditions Of Tamil Nadu

Till 30 November

Antony Raj and Ramu, who uses one name, are showcasing their portraits of people from the rural areas of Tamil Nadu. The 20 works use charcoal on paper.

10am-6pm. Kadambari Gallery, DakshinaChitra, Muttukadu, East Coast Road (24462435). Prices, starting from Rs.10,000.

Music

Eric Martin Live

6 November

American rock singer Eric Martin will be performing this weekend. He has performed as a solo artiste and as a member of various bands and earned most success as the frontman for the hard rock band Mr Big.

7pm. Phoenix MarketCity, Velachery Main Road. Tickets, Rs 500, available on in.bookmyshow.com

By Nandini Reddy

Hyderabad

Theatre

Taj Mahal Ka Tender

5 November

Rathna Shekar Reddy’s English-Hindi play takes you through the devious paths of red tape and corruption that have become a part of our daily lives. 2 hours.

7.30pm. Green Gables International School, Megha Hills, Madhapur. Tickets, Rs.200, available on in.bookmyshow.com

Film

La Montagne Magique (The Magic Mountain)

9 November

Directed by Andrei Schtakleff, this French film is a walk through a maze-like mine on the brink of collapse. 1 hour, 8 minutes.

6.30pm. Alliance Française, Plot No.4, Aurora Colony, Banjara Hills (23554485).

By Viswanath Pilla

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