The Mint Planner, 2 December 2016

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


A still from ‘Bhopal Express’.
A still from ‘Bhopal Express’.

Delhi

Theatre

Sir, Mai Chand Hoon

3 December

This satirical Hindi play by theatre group Nirantar Rang Manch is on one of the most common muse, the moon. It takes on the prevalent stereotypes associated with the moon, often resulting in mirth and chaos all around. 1 hour.

6pm. Little Theatre Group Auditorium, 1, Copernicus Marg, Mandi House (23389713). Tickets, Rs150, available at the venue and on in.bookmyshow.com

Around Town

Delhi Walk Festival

Till 4 December

Take a heritage walk around various parts of Delhi, guided by experts such as William Dalrymple and Gursimran Khamba.

Timings and venues vary. For details, visit Delhiwalkfestival.com

Quotes From The Earth

2-3 December

Seventeen films from India and abroad, including Bhopal Express and Death By Design, on themes of biodiversity, waste management, toxic chemicals and climate change will be screened at this film festival focused on environment.

9.30am-7pm. Main Auditorium, India International Centre, 40, Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Road. For details, visit Toxicslink.org.

By Sohini Sen

A scene from ‘Open Couple’.
A scene from ‘Open Couple’.

Mumbai

Theatre

Open Couple

2 December

Antonia has coped for years with her husband, who one day decides that they should have an open relationship. This dark comedy is based on Italian playwright Dario Fo’s work. 1 hour, 20 minutes.

7.30pm. The Cuckoo Club by Hive, Pali Hill, Bandra (West). Tickets, Rs300, available on in.bookmyshow.com

Riding Madly Off In All Directions

2-4 December

This English play features Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak Shah, among others, who will be performing writings by Canadian political scientist Stephen Leacock. These are ruminations rather than stories and have absolutely no connection with each other. 2 hours.

6pm/9pm. Prithvi Theatre, Janki Kutir, 20, Juhu Church Road (26149546). Tickets, Rs500, available on in.bookmyshow.com

Around Town

Dine With The Kolis

3 December

Sample seafood dishes of the Koli community: Ribbon Fish Soup, Squid Keema, Bambooke Bombil, Surmai Fry and Kolambi Cha Ambat. The event includes a 5-minute walk through a Koli village.

Noon. Koliwada, Versova. For details, email culinarycultblog@gmail.com or call 9167849895.

By Shweta Upadhyay

An installation by Ravikumar Kashi.
An installation by Ravikumar Kashi.

Bengaluru

Art

Silent Echo

Till 31 December

This show, which features five installations by artist Ravikumar Kashi, “evokes many of the metaphors of our time, where hope and despair ride together side by side”. Among the materials used in the works are mesh and wooden cases.

10.30am-6pm (Sundays closed). Gallery Sumukha, Vinayaka Nagar (22292230). Prices starting from Rs30,000.

Theatre

Notes On Chai

2-3 December

Actor-director Jyoti Dogra’s solo performance explores the inner and outer landscape of urban life through everyday conversations between strangers. 1 hour, 40 minutes.

7.30pm; also 3.30pm on Saturday. Ranga Shankara, 36/2, 8th Cross, II Phase, JP Nagar (26493982). Tickets, Rs300, available at the venue and on in.bookmyshow.com

Music

An Evening Of Contemporary Jazz Fusion

2 December

Guitarist/composer Amit Heri will perform his jazz compositions along with drummer Ranjit Barot, bass guitarist Mohini Dey and flautist Ravichandra Kulur.

9pm. BFlat Bar, 776, second floor, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar (41739250). Tickets, Rs400, available at the venue and on in.bookmyshow.com

By Shivani Kagti

Kolkata

Theatre

Sayak 43 Anniversary

2-3 December

Theatre group Sayak will celebrate its 43rd anniversary with a theatre festival. On Friday, Pinki Buli by Indrasish Lahiri will be staged. On Day 2, watch Chandan Sen’s Damini Hay and Ujjawal Chatterjee’s Passing Show.

Timings vary. Academy of Fine Arts, 2, Cathedral Road. For details, call 9836067788.

Music

ITC Sangeet Sammelan 2016

2-4 December

The annual music conference will present performances by Ulhas Kashalkar, N. Rajam, Shahid Parvez Khan and Omkar Dadarkar.

5.30pm (on Friday); and 6.30pm. ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road, Tollygunge (23810559).

By Indranil Bhoumik

Christmas feast at Hyatt.
Christmas feast at Hyatt.

Chennai

Theatre

Land Of Ashes And Diamonds

3 December

Land Of Ashes And Diamonds depicts the journey of a story along a chain of storytellers and spirits spanning places, cultures and languages. From the hollow ruins of post-war Europe to the villages of India and the war-torn shores of Sri Lanka, the play tells a tale of hope and redemption.

3pm/7pm. Alliance Française, College Road, Nungambakkam (2827 9803). Passes, available on Eventjini.com.

Art

Between The Fold

Till 12 December

This show features works by Sophie Jo and Ankon Mitra. Mitra uses the art of folding in an abstract way, creating three-dimensional sculptural forms, while Jo captures the spirit of India in her paintings.

11am-7pm. Apparao Galleries, Wallace Garden, Nungambakkam (28332226 ).

Around Town

Christmas Celebrations

5-25 December

Savour a special buffet every Sunday with festive turkey and Yuletide desserts which have been specially crafted to make you feel at home this festive season.

Noon. Spice Haat, Hyatt Regency, Anna Salai, Teynampet. Meal for one, Rs1,850 (plus taxes; without alcohol), and Rs2,150 (plus taxes; with alcohol).

By Nandini Reddy

Hyderabad

Theatre

Sweet Tinder Love

2 December

A Team Underdog production, this English comedy looks into how modern relationships have changed with the advancement of technology. 1 hour.

8pm. Lamakaan, Banjara Hills, off Road No.1. Tickets, Rs200, available on in.bookmyshow.com

Karna

3 December

Directed by Rathna Shekar Reddy, this English play, inspired by the Mahabharat, adapts Karna’s point of view.

7.30pm. Green Gables International School, Megha Hills, Madhapur. Tickets, Rs200 and Rs300, available on in.bookmyshow.com

By Viswanath Pilla

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