The TimeOut Mint Planner, 16 August 2013

From music and movies to dance and drama, there’s plenty to do or experience over the coming week
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First Published: Thu, Aug 15 2013. 06 17 PM IST
Water activist Himanshu Thakkar will speak about the Uttarakhand floods and lessons to be learnt from the disaster
Water activist Himanshu Thakkar will speak about the Uttarakhand floods and lessons to be learnt from the disaster
Around town
Terracotta jewellery making workshop
18 August
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Learn to make terracotta jewellery at the Courtyard Cafe
The Courtyard Café is organizing a workshop in making jewellery with terracotta. This is part of their ongoing series of workshops designed to “send people home with a new skill, a product made completely on their own, and a great meal”.
11am-6pm. Jaaga, Courtyard Cafe, 105, Double Road, Shanthi Nagar. Fee, Rs.3,000, inclusive of all materials and lunch. For details, contact Sunaina at 9916074123 or email courtyardcafeandstore@gmail.com.
Food festival
Till 23 August
LikeThatOnly is offering its quirky Asian-inspired menu at the Monkey Bar. Specials include the famed Mary Pops In, a Bloody Mary served in pickle jars, and the Lotta, a julep with mint and sugar pounded with Bacardi White and Bacardi Black. Also recommended are the Kimchi Baby Potatoes—served on a bed of cabbage and crispy garlic—and the prawn Tempura Maki Roll—with wasabi, gari and soy sauce.
Krishna Manere, Building No. 14/1, Wood Street, Richmond Road, Ashok Nagar (41116878). Price, Rs.1,000, plus taxes, per person.
Book sale
Till 31 August
The “Great Monsoon Sale” is on at Oxford Bookstore, with discounts that range up to 80% on selected titles. Also on discount are stationery and gift items, and magazines.
10am-10pm. Oxford Bookstore, Leela Galleria, Leela Palace, Airport Road (41155223). Also at 1 MG Mall, Unit 2 and 3, Upper ground floor, Swami Vivekananda Road (65704533); and Shop 1, First floor, ITPL Road, BrookeField, Kundanahalli (32216295).
Uttarakhand Disaster: Can the Nation Learn Any Lessons?
22 August
The Environment Support Group is organizing a public talk on the devastating floods in Uttarakhand.
Titled Uttarakhand Disaster: Can the Nation Learn Any Lessons?, the talk will be given by water activist Himanshu Thakkar of South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers & People, a not-for-profit organization.
5-7.30pm. Ashirvad, St Mark’s Road (26713559). To register, email shashi@esgindia.org.
Corpolympics
17 August-15 September
Purple Creative Events is organizing Corpolympics, a chance for employees at Bangalore’s corporate companies to come together for a day of sport and fun. The events will be held over 4-6 weekends. The programme includes a series of track, field and indoor games that employees can represent their companies in. The event will take place at eight sport arenas around the city.
To register your company, contact manjunath@corpolympics.in or call 7899285865. Last date for registration varies for different sports. Click here for details, and registration costs on individual events.
Dance
Remembering Protima Gauri Bedi
18 August
Odissi danseuse Protima Gauri Bedi was lost in a landslide in 1998. And for 15 years, Nrityagram, the dance village Bedi founded, has been remembering her with a private ceremony. This year they have decided to mark the occasion as “a day of looking forward in the spirit of their founder”. The evening’s programme will feature recitals by the students and dancers of Nrityagram.
6pm. Seva Sadan, 14th Cross, West Park Road, opposite MLA College, Malleswaram (23347830).
Theatre
The Open Couple
18 August
Director Faraz Khan and 71mm Productions bring Dario Fo and Franca Rame’s play to Jagriti this fortnight. The play is about a married couple where the husband decides that they should become an “open couple”. This mad-cap masquerade has elements of the bizarre and absurd. 1 hour.
3pm and 6.30pm. Jagriti Theatre, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Whitefield (41242879).Tickets, Rs.250; and Rs.150 for students and senior citizens, available on Bookmyshow.com. Carry a valid ID.
Art
Mario Miranda
Till 20 August
The Ravi Varma Virtual Art Gallery is exhibiting the late cartoonist Mario Miranda’s work. Canvas prints, souvenirs made of epoxy, magnets, plates and glasses based on his illustrations are on display and sale.
11am-6pm (Monday-Saturday). 528 B, 12th Cross Road, RMV Extension, Sadashivanagar (23611875).
Film
El Sistema
17 August
The New Acropolis is holding a screening of El Sistema, the 2008 documentary that chronicles the El Sistema network of children and youth orchestras, music centres and workshops in Venezuela. Set up by José Antonio Abreu 30 years ago, the El Sistema music network was instrumental in leading thousands of children out of the vicious circle of poverty and violence in the Latin American country. 2 hours.
7.30pm. New Acropolis Cultural Association, 203/67, HM Studios, St Marks Road (42065280). Limited seats available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Click here for details.
Tale of Haruk
17 August
Director Bae Yo-Sup’s Tale of Haruk is based on a Korean folk tale. Haruk is forbidden from eating cooked rice by the Spirit of the Tree who conjured him. But when his parents finally give him a bit of cooked rice, things are set into motion. 1 hour.
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Actor Rajit Kapoor in ‘The Djinns of Eidgah’
7.30pm. Chowdiah Memorial Hall, 16th Cross, Gayathri Devi Park Extension, Malleshwaram (23445810). Tickets, Rs.100, Rs.200 and Rs.300, available on in.bookmyshow.com
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Theatre
The Djinns of Eidgah
16 August
Director Richard Twyman’s The Djinns of Eidgah is the story of Ashrafi and Bilal, two children stranded in the tragic impasse of Kashmir. The cast includes Adhir Bhat, Ali Fazal, Ashwin Mushran, Divyang Thakkar, Faezeh Jalali, Karan Pandit, Meher Acharia-Dar, Neil Bhoopalam and Rajit Kapoor. 1 hour, 30 minutes.
7.30pm. Chowdiah Memorial Hall, 16th Cross, Gayathri Devi Park Extension, Malleshwaram (23445810). Tickets, Rs.100, Rs.200 and Rs.300, available on in.bookmyshow.com.
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Chennai
Around town
Anniversary special
Till 26 August
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Taj Khazana has a special offer on its merchandise
On the occasion of its second anniversary, the Taj Khazana has a special offer on a range of merchandise, including saris, jewellery and paintings. The sari collection includes Tussars, Chanderis and Maheshwaris. The paintings are a contemporary collection featuring some of the most respected artists in the country.
10am-8pm. Taj Khazana, Taj Coromandel, Nungambakkam High Road (66002012).
Translate
Till 21 August
This exhibition by Vinita Passary comprises urban styles in traditional fabrics and patterns. The collection includes saris, stoles, scarves, dupattas, kurtas, tops, tunics, reversible jackets, dresses and palazzos for women, and formal shirts and kurtas for men.
11am-8pm. Amethyst, Whites Road, Royapettah (45991632).
Madras Week
18-25 August
Madras Day is celebrated every year on 22 August as the founding day of the city. A host of activities has been planned this year to celebrate the culture, traditions and historical significance of the city. Through the week, there will be photography exhibitions, panel discussions, heritage walks, food trails, film screenings and music concerts.
Timings and venues vary. Click here for the complete schedule.
Music
Concert by Nisha Ramesh
16 August
A concert by singer Nisha Ramesh, who will be accompanied by Naveen Kumar on violin and N.C. Bharatwaj on mridangam.
6pm. Apparao Galleries, Wallace Garden, 3rd Street (9941012374).
Dance
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Balachyandra will perform in ‘Paatti Sonna Kathaigal’
Paatti Sonna Kathaigal
22 August
Paatti Sonna Kathaigal is a classical Bharatanatyam show. It is a collection of popular children’s stories in Tamil. These will be performed by Shobanaa Balachandra, who mentors the Tharanginee dance school. 1 hour, 15 minutes.
7.30pm. The Music Academy, TTK Road. Tickets, Rs.100 and Rs.250, available at in.bookmyshow.com.
By Nandini Reddy
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Theatre
Women Centre Stage
21 August
The play focuses on the urban woman of the 21st century through six interwoven stories—performed by six diverse women. ‘Women Centre Stage’ examines the trials and travails of women in different situations through a series of racy, provocative and humorous characters. The subjects range from mother-daughter fights to the troubles of a beauty queen and the life of a modern-day film-maker. The six pieces are written by Gautam Raja from Bangalore. 1 hour, 15 minutes.
7.30pm. Alliance Française de Madras, College Road, Nungambakkam. Tickets, Rs.150, available at www.indianstage.in.
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Delhi
Theatre
Noises Off
16-18 August
Noises Off is a play within a play about an ambitious director and his troupe of mediocre actors. Written by Michael Frayn in the 1980s, the play has been adapted for stage by Mumbai’s The Company Theatre under the direction of Atul Kumar. 120 minutes.
7.30pm on 16 and 17 August; 6pm on 18 August. Kamani Auditorium, 1 Copernicus Marg (09920192778). Tickets, Rs.200, Rs.300, Rs.400 and Rs.500, available on www.indianstage.in.
Music
Vishnu Digambar Jayanti Sangeet Samaroh 2013
Till 18 August
This is an annual festival of Hindustani and Carnatic music organized in collaboration with the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya and the Saraswati Samaj.
16 August
The evening begins with bhajans by students of the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya. This will be followed by a Carnatic vocal recital by Sudha Raghuraman, accompanied by G. Raghuraman (flute) and M.V. Chandrasekhar (mridangam); a Hindustani vocal recital by Ustad Iqbal Ahmed, the khalifa of the Delhi gharana. He will be accompanied by Vinay Mishra (harmonium), Ram Kumar Mishra (tabla) and Murad Ali (sarangi).
17 August
After bhajans by Gandharva Mahavidyalaya students, Bharathi Prathap will present a Hindustani vocal recital. She’ll be accompanied by Paromita Mukherjee (harmonium) and Shailendra Mishra (tabla). The evening will conclude with a sarod recital by Pandit Tejendra Narayan Majumdar, accompanied by Mohd Akram Khan (tabla).
18 August
The concluding day of the festival features a flute recital by Ashwin Srinivasan with Rafiuddin Sabri on tabla. This will be followed by a Hindustani vocal recital by Pandit Vidyadhar Vyas.
7pm. Habitat World, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road (43663333). Limited passes available at the IHC Programmes Desk.
Monsoon Festival
16 August
A solo acoustic blues set by Tshering Theeng, who is a singer-songwriter from Sikkim. Me and the Devil is a duo comprising Kapil Chetri and Sushant Thakur. Playing the guitar and the harmonica, they are heavily influenced by pre-World War II delta blues. Big Bang Blues is an electric blues band. The performances are part of The Monsoon Festival organized by Red Earth.
9pm-1.30am, blueFROG, Seven Style Mile, Seth Sarai, Mehrauli, (30800300). Cover charge, Rs.500. For details, call 41671100.
Angels’ Banquet
21 August
Alliance Française de Delhi, the embassy of France and Institut Française en Inde, present Angels’ Banquet, featuring soprano Aurélie Barbelin and pianist Nicolas Meyer. Performing as a duo since 2009, Barbelin and Meyer’s repertoire spans pieces from the middle ages to contemporary French songs. The piano-singing recital allows them to travel through different repertoires, from baroque to classical music and romantic to French songs and jazz as well.
7.30pm. M.L. Bhartia Auditorium, Alliance Francaise, 72 Lodhi Estate (43500200).
Dance
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Face to Face: It is a fictionalized dialogue between Sita and Draupadi
Face to Face
16 August
Dancer-choreographer Jyotsna Shourie presents a Bharatanatyam recital which is a fictionalized dialogue between Sita and Draupadi, the female protagonists of the Ramayan and the Mahabharat, respectively. The music has been composed and sung by veteran Carnatic vocalist O.S. Arun.
7.30pm. Epicentre, Apparel House, Sector 44, Gurgaon. Tickets, Rs.200, available at in.bookmyshow.com and at the venue.
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Art
Neighbourhood Souvenirs and Psalms of an Invisible River
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Watercolours: From ‘Psalms of an Invisible River’
17 August-12 September
The Vadehra Art Gallery has opened the new art season with two solo shows featuring artists Charmi Gada Shah and Sujith S.N. Both artists won the Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art’s (FICA) Emerging Artist Award in 2011. While Shah’s sculptural installations are titled ‘Neighbourhood Souvenirs’, Sujith S.N.’s suite of melancholic watercolours are unified under the poetic title ‘Psalms of an Invisible River’.
11am-7pm (Monday-Saturday). Vadehra Art Gallery, D-53 Defence Colony (46103550). Click here for details.
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Hyderabad
Around town
Sizzling South Food Festival
16-30 August
A diverse culinary spread from south India is part of the buffet at Radisson Blu. Some of the items are Sundal, Patchakari Stew, Bendakaya Pulusu, Guttivenkayakura, Tomato Pappu, Meenpollichattu, Chapa Pulusu, Kaipidi Chops, Pandi Roast and Ishtoo.
7.30pm. Chill, Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Road No.6, Banjara Hills (67331133). Price, Rs.1,150 plus taxes, per person.
The Little Witch
18 August
The Goethe Zentrum is organizing a book reading of Otfried Preußler’s Die Kleine Hexe (The Little Witch) for children. The story is about a rebellious 127-year-old (not considered old for a witch) who has a year to learn how to be a good witch. Liddy, otherwise known as the little witch, is a 10-year-old sorceress with a difference: She just wants to be normal, which drives her witch family nuts.
11am. Goethe Zentrum Hyderabad, 20 Journalist Colony, Road No.3, Banjara Hills. (23350443/0473).
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Music
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Beat it: Yo Yo Honey Singh (centre)
Yo Yo Honey Singh Live in Concert
17 August
Punjabi rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh will perform foot-tapping rap in Hyderabad. Singh has created a distinct identity of his own, mixing Bhangra and rap. He is the recipient of UK Asian Music Awards Best International Album 2012 for his song ‘Brown Rang’.
7-11pm. Hitex Grounds, Madhapur. Tickets,Rs.500, Rs..1,350 and Rs.2,700, available at in.bookmyshow.com
By Yogendra Kalavalapalli
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Kolkota
Theatre
Naachni
17 August
Theatre group Nandikar will stage Naachni, based on Subrata Mukhopadhyay’s story Rasik. Directed by Parthapratim Deb, the play, in Bengali, looks at the lives of nautch girls of Purulia. The play raises questions about patriarchy and the position of women performing artistes in the 21st century. 140 minutes.
3pm. Academy of Fine Arts, 2, Cathedral Road. Tickets, Rs.100, Rs.150 and Rs.200, available online at Indianstage.in. For details, call 25554946.
Around town
Looking East: India’s Policy and a US Pivot to SE Asia
21 August
Ernest Bower, an expert on South-East Asia and a proponent of close ties between the US and Asia, will be speaking with Jeff Reneau, the acting consul general of the US consulate general, Kolkata, and director of American Center, Kolkata.
4.30 pm. Lincoln Room, American Center 38 A, JL Nehru Road. Please take seats by 4.15pm. Entry on first-come, first-serve basis. For information and RSVP, contact ghoshsx2@state.gov or nasimmx@state.gov.
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Art
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Flood relief: A show by 57 artists
Sahanubhuti
19-31 August
The works of 67 artists and scupltors will be on display and for sale. The exhibition has been curated by art consultant Archana Roy and includes artists such as Aditya Basak, Sanat Kar, Tapas Biswas and Ganesh Haloi. The proceeds from the sales will go towards the rehabilitation of victims of Uttarakhand floods.
11am-7pm Emami Chisel Art, 687 Anandapur, EM Bypass. For details, call 9903999068.
By Indranil Bhoumik
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Mumbai
Music
Jazz night with D Wood and Carl Clements
20 August
Multi-talented composer, saxophonist and flautist Carl Clements will be performing original jazz compositions with a host of international musicians, including Hideaki Tokunaga on guitar, D Wood on contra bass guitar and Benny Soans on drums.
10-11.30pm. blueFROG, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Lower Parel (61586158).
Film
Indie-pendence Day
17 August
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A still from Gurvinder Singh’s ‘Anhey Ghorhey Da Daan’
The Godrej India Culture Lab and the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) have collaborated to celebrate the spirit of Indian independent cinema, two days after India celebrates its 67th Independence Day. The films being screened are from four different regions and include Anhey Ghorhey Da Daan (Punjabi), Parinamum (Malayalam), Shesha Drushti (Oriya) and Gangoobai (Marathi-Hindi).
9am-7pm. Godrej India Culture Lab, Gate 2, Godrej Industries, Vikhroli (East). RSVP on indiaculturelab@godrejinds.com.
Celluloid Man
22 August
Cinema cuts across boundaries, class, culture, age, sexes, we’ve been told, and Celluloid Manreminds us of that through little anecdotes. The documentary, though, isn’t as much about cinema itself as it is about a man—P.K. Nair—who dedicated his life to the movies, performing a service a lot more commendable and note-worthy than that done by generations of film-makers: He preserved movies. 2 hours, 44 minutes.
6.30pm. Little Theatre, National Centre for Performing Arts, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point. Entry on first-come, first-served basis.
Art
Palimpsest
23 August-28 September
An installation by Kolkata-based Madhuban Mitra and Manas Bhattacharya. The duo uses old posters and old camera negatives to create layering.
11am-7pm (Tuesday-Saturday). Pipewala Building, Fourth Pasta Lane, near Navy Children School, Colaba (9769950136).
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Theatre
Wisdom
19 August
Cargo ship ‘MV Wisdom’ has pulled on to the shores of Juhu Beach creating havoc in an already chaotic city. Of the thousands of passengers who come into the city, the play focuses on nine people who have an almost cathartic experience.
7.30-9pm. St Andrew’s Auditorium, St. Dominic Road, Bandra (west). Tickets, Rs.100-500, available at the venue. For queries contact sankalp.trust@gmail.com.
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