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The TimeOut Mint Planner, 12 July 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, Jul 11 2013. 07 30 PM IST
Bharatanatyam dancer Navtej Johar
Bharatanatyam dancer Navtej Johar
Bangalore
Film
Winter’s Daughter (Wintertochter)
18 July
The Goethe-Institut will be screening this German film directed by Johannes Schmid. Winter’s Daughter chronicles the adventures of the 12-year-old protagonist Kattaka, who is on a road trip to find her biological father. Accompanied by her old neighbour and best friend, Kattaka’s coming-of-age tale explores the issues of self-discovery and a generation gap.
6.15pm. Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, 716, CMH Road, Chinmaya Mission Hospital Road, 1st Stage, Indiranagar (25205305/06/07/08).
Music
An Evening of Romance and Rain in Music
13 July
Susheela Mehta of the Agra gharana will perform at this Horizon Series event organized by the Bangalore chapter of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations. Her singing will focus on the khayal tradition of Hindustani classical music. She will be accompanied by Gurunandan Kallianpur on tabla and Ashwin Walasalkar on harmonium.
6.30pm. Khincha Auditorium, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 43, Race Course Road (22267303)
Around town
India International Dance Congress
12-14 July
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Workshops and parties: At the India International Dance Congress
The second edition of the festival will see over 100 performances by Indian and international artistes, workshops and theme parties. There are salsa, Afro-Cuban rumba and zumba courses for beginners and advanced dancers. Watch, learn, dance and socialize with some renowned dancers and trainers.
9am-4pm. The LaLit Ashok, Golf Course Road, Kumara Krupa Road, High Grounds (30527777). Full festival pass, Rs.7,500; day pass, Rs.3,000; and performer’s pass, Rs.7,200. Click here for details or call 9845433370/ 41671537/22440429.
The British Invasion with DJ Sathyen
17 July
Gear up for an evening with DJ Sathyen as you try turning British with dishes such as bangers and mash and a Monkey Bar version of fish and chips. Cocktails such as the Ashton Martini, a concoction made of gin, rose and cucumber, and the Earl Grey Martini might make you want to say “Cheers mate!” Add to that a dash of British pub music as part of the weekly Wednesday series The British Invasion@Monkey Bar.
7-11.30pm (Wednesdays). Monkey Bar, 14/1, Krishna Manere, Wood Street, Richmond Road, Ashok Nagar (41116878). Food prices start from Rs.250, plus tax.
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Around town
An Evening With The Storywallahs
13 July
Watch professional storytellers weave tales and transport you to distant lands and times gone by. The Bangalore-based storytelling company, The Storywallahs, will bring to audiences lesser-known versions of familiar stories and new stories from different cultures. The event promises to reawaken your love for stories. Open to all above five years.
5pm. Atta Galatta, 134, KHB Colony, 5th Block, Koramangala. To register, call 41600677/0678 or email thebookstore@attagalatta.com.
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Chennai
Art
The Gallery Collection
Till 31 July
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Platform: A show-cum-sale at Artworld
An exhibition and sale of the best from the gallery’s collection, including works by senior artists. There are works by 15 artists, including Amitabh Sengupta, Dheeraj Choudhury and J.M.S. Mani. The price range is Rs.17,000 to Rs.5 lakh.
10.30am-6.30pm. Artworld, Ganeshpuram, off Cenotaph Road flyover, Teynampet (24338691).
Around town
Sunset BBQ Asian Style
Till 31 July
Enjoy a sunset barbeque (BBQ) by the pool with delicacies for both vegetarians and meat lovers, as well as pastas, pizzas and desserts.
8.30-10.30pm (Friday-Saturday). Italia, The Park Pod, Plot No.23/13, Khader Nawaz Khan Road, Nungambakkam (42955555). Prices, Rs.1,100, plus taxes, per person (alcohol will be charged separately).
Music
Jugalbandi
12-14 July
This concert series brings some of the best Indian musicians together. The artistes who will collaborate for this event are the Dagarvani dhrupad singers Gundecha Brothers, Umakant and Ramakant Gundecha, and the Carnatic vocalist duo Malladi Brothers, Malladi Sreeramprasad and Malladi Ravikumar, on Day 1. Day 2 will see sarod players Amaan and Ayaan Ali Khan collaborate with Grammy award-winning Carnatic percussionist (ghatam player) Thetakudi Harihara Vinayakram, better known as Vikku Vinayakram. Day 3 will see Uppalapu Shrinivas, the Carnatic mandolin maestro, collaborate with the slide instrumentalist N. Ravikiran, the creator of the 21-stringed chitravina.
7pm. Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall, Harrington Road, Chetpet. Tickets, Rs.250, Rs.500 and Rs.750, available on www.indianstage.in.
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Art
Exploring the Self: Temporary Custodians III
Till 21 July
As part of its Temporary Custodians initiative, Apparao Galleries is hosting an exhibition of paintings by 56 eminent artists. They include Anjolie Ela Menon, Akbar Padamsee, Yusuf Arakkal, Vivan Sundaram, F. N. Souza, Imtiaz Dharkar, Manu Parekh, Sakti Barman, Thota Vaikuntam and Paramjit Singh.
11am-7pm. Apparao Galleries, Wallace Garden, Nungambakkam (28332226). Click here for details.
By Nandini Reddy
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Delhi
Music
Hindustani instrumental: Pandit Buddhadev Das Gupta
12 July
A sarod recital by Padma Bhushan awardee Pandit Buddhadev Das Gupta, who belongs to the Senia Shahjahanpur gharana. This event is part of the HCL Concert Series, an HCL Infosystems Ltd initiative in association with the India Habitat Centre (IHC).
7pm. Habitat World, IHC, Lodhi Road (43662009).
Sharik Hasan New York Quartet
13 July
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Piano man: Sharik Hasan (centre) will perform in Gurgaon
Bangalore-born, New York-based jazz pianist Sharik Hasan will perform with his group from the US, which comprises Adam Larson (saxophone), Raviv Markowitz (double bass) and Philippe Lemm (drums).
8pm. Cocktails and Dreams, Speakeasy, Sector 15, Gurgaon. For details, call 9810104439.
Subhadra Desai
16 July
The evening will see a Hindustani classical vocal recital by Delhi’s Subhadra Desai, a disciple of Pandit Madhup Mudgal.
6.30pm. CD Deshmukh Auditorium, India International Centre, 40, Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate (24619431).
Dualist Inquiry + Jiver + Sandunes
13 July
Dualist Inquiry is the solo electronica project of composer, guitarist and producer Sahej Bakshi. Bakshi, who recently released his album Doppelganger, will perform a live set. He will be joined by Jivraj “Jiver” Singh on percussion and Sanaya Ardeshir (also known as Sandunes) on synths and controllers.
10.30pm-1.30am. blueFROG, The Kila, Seven Style Mile, opposite the Qutub Minar, Mehrauli (30800300). Entry, Rs.600.
Dance
attendance
18 July
The 15th anniversary celebrations of Ashish Mohan Khokar’s attendance, the annual dance journal, will feature performances by Kathak dancer Aditi Mangaldas, Bharatanatyam exponent Navtej Johar and Odissi dancer Ambika Paniker. Each year, attendance takes up a relevant issue, in addition to coverage of milestone events, reviews and books on Indian dance. This year’s theme is classical dance in modern times.
7pm. Habitat World, India Habitat Centre (43662009). Click here for details about the book.
Theatre
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
13-14 July
Feisal Alkazi’s Hindi adaptation of Ken Kesey’s classic novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a compelling, powerful, humorous and provocative look at the clash between an individual and an institution. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest follows the story of a maverick protagonist, a brash rebel who, upon admittance to a mental institution, rallies the inmates to take on the oppressive head nurse. 2 hours, 20 minutes.
7.30pm. Epicentre, Gurgaon. Tickets Rs.150, Rs.250, and Rs.350, available at the venue and at the IHC programmes desk.
Around town
U Topos and Tagore: The
Language of the Mind
12 July
A talk by Uday Narayana Singh, poet-linguist and the first pro vice-chancellor of Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal. The talk will be on understanding how “imagination” works in a creative mind, and how the idea of utopia is reflected in Rabindranath Tagore’s thoughts and dreams.
6.30pm. Seminar Rooms II and III, Kamaladevi Block, India International Centre (24619431).
July Festivals@The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa
Till 31 July
The Zing GourMet Shop pastry outlet at the hotel is running a Rolls and Fills promotion till the end of this month. Sweet rolls include tutti-frutti, gulkand and mascarpone coffee. In savouries, try the minted chicken tikka roll or the cottage cheese and raisins roll.
The Short Grain Rice festival is on till 20 July at the Chutney, Bar + Tandoor restaurant. On offer are dishes like rice golguppas, chawal aur matar ki tikki, and breads such as chawal ki missi.
The Tuber Food festival, on till 20 July at the Zing multi-cuisine restaurant, showcases the variety of aloo (potato) dishes. Starter options include potato with melon and feta; soups include spicy yam and coconut. The charcoal grilled baby lamb chop, curried yam and pineapple relish are among the main course options.
Timings vary. The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa, Bangla Sahib Road, Connaught Place (42500200). Prices, Rs.100 per piece, plus taxes, at The Zing GourMet shop; starting from Rs.500 per person, plus taxes, at the Chutney, Bar + Tandoor; and Rs.350-1,200, plus taxes, per dish at Zing.
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Theatre
Cut... cut... cut...
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Director’s play: Cut...cut...cut
13 July
M. Sayeed Alam’s Hindi play is a tongue-in-cheek comedy. It follows a play-in-play format and is all about the trials of staging a performance. JK is a harassed director who is trying hard to get his actors to act well. A week before the performance, the play seems doomed—problems pop up during rehearsals, mix-ups take place back stage.
7pm. Habitat World, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road. Tickets, Rs.100, Rs.200 and Rs.300, available at the IHC programmes desk.
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Hyderabad
Around town
Ramadan in Hyderabad
Ongoing
Vivanta by Taj is observing Ramzan this month. Resident guests can enjoy an overnight stay in
the Premium Indulgence Room category and a crafted tour of the night bazaar at Charminar. Each day culminates in a traditional feast—Dastarkhwan during iftar (breaking of fast), with delicacies such as haleem, shawarma, Arabic juices and more from the city of nizams.
Iftar meal, 5.30-7.30pm (Fridays and Saturdays). Viva, Vivanta by Taj—Begumpet, opposite Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet (67252626). Price, Rs. 7,999, all inclusive, per room on double occupancy . For reservations, email vivanta.begumpet@tajhotels.com.
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Zoom: Gulammohammed Sheikh’s work Across Time
Art
Zoom: A Collection
Till 15 July
Zoom is a contemporary group show that includes the works of Rajeswara Rao, Akhilesh, Anjolie Ela Menon, Anju Dodiya, Atul Dodiya, Gulammohammed Sheikh, Jitish Kallat, Nalini Malani, Nilima Sheikh, Reena Kallat, Rekha Rodwittiya, Riyaz Komu and Sakti Burman.
11am-7pm. Kalakriti Art Gallery, Road 468, No.10, Banjara Hills (66564466). Click here for details.
By Yogendra Kalavalapalli
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Kolkota
Theatre
Tasher Desh
14 July
Theatre group Shohan will stage Tasher Desh (The Land of Cards), one of Rabindranath Tagore’s famous dance operas, with thematic underpinnings of nationalism. The story revolves around a prince who goes in search of adventure, accompanied by a merchant. The two get shipwrecked in the “Land of Cards”.
7pm. Girish Mancha, 76/1, Baghbazar Street, Baghbazar. Tickets, Rs.50 and Rs.60, available at the venue. For details, call 9830042004.
Gorur Garir Headlight and Fata Gopal
13 July/16 July
Theatre group Natasena will stage Gorur Garir Headlight on 13 July and Fata Gopal on 16 July. Gorur Garir Headlight, one of the longest-running productions in Kolkata—with 1,200 shows since 1972—is about Swabalambi Ghosh, a businessman who wants to form a play troupe to fulfil his deceased wife’s wishes. The play has been directed by the late Saroj Roy. Fata Gopal, written by playwright Rajat Ghosh and directed by Durga Chakraborty, revolves around a jailor and a murderer.
6.45pm (Saturday), at the Academy of Fine Arts, and 6.30pm (Tuesday), at Rabindra Sadan. Tickets, Rs.60 and Rs.100 for Gorur Garir Headlight;Rs.40 and Rs.60 for Fata Gopal, available at the venues. For details, call 9433017148/ 9433395325.
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Film
Mount Everest
13 July
The Birla Academy will screen ‘Mount Everest’—a 52-minute documentary on the journey of Basanta Singha Roy and Debasish Biswas, with Pasang Futar Sherpa and Pemba Chuti Sherpa, to the world’s highest peak. The 58-day journey had many magical moments. The concept, photography and direction are by Biswas.
6.30pm. Birla Academy of Art and Culture, 108, Southern Avenue (24666802/ 2843). Click here for details.
By Indranil Bhoumik
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Mumbai
Music
Venkatesh Kumar
14 July
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Classical: Venkatesh Kumar
Hindustani classical singer Venkatesh Kumar will perform, accompanied by Keshav Joshi
on tabla and Guruprasad Hegde on harmonium.
10am. Dadar Matunga Cultural Centre, 122A, JK Sawant Marg, near Ruparel College, opposite Mumbai Glasswork, Matunga (24304150).
Film
Poil de Carotte
17 July
One of the early sound films, the Julien Duvivier-directed 1925 film Poil de Carotte (Carrot Hair)—based on the novel of the same name by Jules Renard—is a tale of a red-headed boy entangled in the domestic feud between his parents. Abused and bullied by his mother, he finds solace in the company of his initially indifferent but then more compassionate foster father.
7pm. Prithvi House, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road, Juhu. (26149546).
Around town
Politics and Ancient Society
13 July
New Acropolis, a cultural organization, is organizing a talk titled “Politics and Ancient Society”, about the role of politics in society, the nature of law and governance, and the way in which ancient cultures organized themselves to drive society and civilization.
6-8pm. New Acropolis. A-0, Ground floor, Connaught Mansion, Colaba (opposite Colaba post office). For details, visit www.acropolis.org.in, email info@acropolis.org.in or call 31920515.
Theatre
My Romantic History
16 July
A sharp comedy about how aweful we can be to one another in a relationship. It’s about two colleagues who end up in a relationship neither of them wants, after a one-night stand. Soon both of them become regretful and disgruntled, reminiscing about their romantic pasts. The play is for adults. 1 hour, 20 minutes.
8.30pm. Canvas Laugh Factory, Third floor, Palladium mall, High Street Phoenix, Tulsi Pipe Road, Lower Parel. Tickets, Rs.400, available at the venue and on in.bookmyshow.com.
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NCPA Bandish
12-14 July
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Legendary compositions: Ulhas Kashalkar
This edition of the National Centre for Performing Arts’ (NCPA’s) Bandish festival will bring you the music of legendary composers, presented by some of the industry’s eminent artistes. Day 1 will see Talat Aziz presenting the compositions of Mirza Ghalib and Faiz Ahmad Faiz. Day 2 will witness the recital of the compositions of Shrikrishna Ratanjankar (pen name, Sujan) by Malini Rajurkar; and of Vilayat Khan (Pran Piya) and Gajananbuwa Joshi by Ulhas Kashalkar. Day 3 will feature the compositions of Barkat Ali Khan and Bade Ghulam Ali Khan (Sabrang) by Kaushiki Chakrabarty; and Bindadin Maharaj by Pandit Birju Maharaj, who will be seen singing ‘thumris’ instead of presenting Kathak.
6.30pm. NCPA, NCPA Marg, near Hilton Towers, Nariman Point (66223737). Tickets, Rs.200, Rs.360, Rs.500 and Rs.760, available at the venue and on in.bookmyshow.com. Click here for details or call 66223724/ 3754.
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