The Mint Planner, 26 August 2016

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


Kathak: Manjari Chaturvedi.
Kathak: Manjari Chaturvedi.

DELHI

Dance

Bharatanatyam Recital

27 August

The Kalangan Trust, a centre for classical arts, will present a Bharatanatyam recital by the senior disciples of Padma Shri awardee Jamuna Krishnan.

6.30pm. Chinmaya Mission Auditorium, 89, Lodhi Road. For details, call 9911016688.

Art

The Lexicon Art Show

Till 1 September

More than 50 artists, including Karuna Tokas, Mamta Rokana, Sulbha Joshi and Sadhna Porwal, are showcasing over 400 mixed-media works.

11am-8pm. The Ambience Mall, DLF Phase 3, Sector 24, Gurgaon. Prices, starting from Rs.20,000.

Music

DJ Kerano

26 August

Fio Cookhouse will celebrate its third anniversary with Delhi-based disc jockey Kerano. The artiste, whose real name is Karanvir Singh, has collaborated with Polish producer Tom Swoon for a single titled Here I Stand, and has played at Indian music festivals like Sunburn and Enchanted Valley Carnival.

10pm. Fio Cookhouse, Epicuria, Nehru Place (26281026).

Around town

The Courtesan—An Enigma

31 August

Danseuse Manjari Chaturvedi will perform Darbari Kathak, based on classical and semi-classical traditions. Actor Neesha Singh will narrate anecdotes from the lives of courtesans such as Gauhar Jaan. 7.30pm. Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road (24682002).

Royal Delicacies From Mewar

Till 5 September

The Taj Mahal Hotel is serving cuisines from the House of Mewar. The six-course menu includes delicacies such as Duet of Palak Makai and Ker Sangri Wadi, Murgh Pudina Ark, Dhungar Makkai Ka Raab and Dal Banjari.

12.30-2.45pm/7-11.30pm. Varq, The Taj Mahal Hotel, 1, Man Singh Road (66566162). Prices, Rs.3,500 per person, plus taxes.

By Sohini Sen

Classic: Ran is based on Shakespeare’s King Lear.
Classic: Ran is based on Shakespeare’s King Lear.

MUMBAI

Film

Ran

Till 1 September

Ran (Chinese and Japanese for “chaos”) is a 1985 Japanese-French film directed and co-written by Akira Kurosawa. The film stars Tatsuya Nakadai as Hidetora Ichimonji, an ageing warlord who decides to abdicate as ruler in favour of his three sons.

7.30pm. Matterden CFC, The Deepak, 38, NM Joshi Marg, Lower Parel (40150621). Tickets, Rs.200, Rs.250, Rs.300 and Rs.350, available on in.bookmyshow.com

Art

Speculations From The Field

Till 4 October

This solo exhibition is showcasing Rohini Devasher’s latest work. The artist, who has a keen interest in recording and mapping the skies, explores science and deep space in her work.

10am-5.30pm (Wednesdays closed). Kamalnayan Bajaj Special Exhibitions Gallery, Dr Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum, Ambedkar Road, Byculla East (23731234).

Music

Frog Fest

26-28 August

BlueFROG, the live music venue at Todi Mills, will close its doors on 28 August. But it’s ending its journey with a music festival, starting Friday, which will bring together musicians and bands such as Indus Creed, Dark Circle Factory, Dhruv Ghanekar and Alisha Pais.

7.30pm. BlueFROG, Zebra Centre, Mathuradas Mill Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel (61586158). Tickets, Rs.400 (for a single day), available onin.bookmyshow.com

Around town

An Ode To The Bard Of Bengal

1 September

The evening will be dedicated to poetry recitals and readings from texts by Rabindranath Tagore. Poet and lyricist Gulzar will recite Hindi translations of Tagore’s selected works, while actor Jaya Bachchan will preface the translations with the original Bengali version.

7.30pm. Tata Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point (66223724). Tickets, Rs.500, Rs.800, Rs.1,200, Rs.1,500 and Rs.2,000, available onin.bookmyshow.com

By Shweta Upadhyay

Puraan Play: On the Ramayan.
Puraan Play: On the Ramayan.

KOLKATA

Art

Puraan Play

27 August-1 September

This solo exhibition by Pradiptaa Chakraborty will showcase 27 acrylic and ink paintings on board. The exhibition is themed on the Ramayan.

4-8pm. Weavers Studio Centre for the Arts, 94, Ballygunge Place. For details, call 9830574658.

Film

Camera Person

31 August

Kirsten Johnson has shot many documentaries, including Citizenfour, Happy Valley, Fahrenheit 9/11, The Oath and The Invisible War. In her English memoir, Camera Person, Johnson draws on this varied footage, which illuminates moments and situations that left a deep impression on her. 1 hour, 42 minutes.

6.30pm. Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, 8, Ballygunge Circular Road (24866398). Seating on first-come, first-served basis.

Music

Wednesday Recitals

31 August

Vocalist Meghana Sardar will be accompanied by Pratap Awad on the pakhawaj. Their performance will be followed by a vocal recital by Alick Sengupta, who will be accompanied by Gopal Mishra on tabla, Jyoti Goho on harmonium and Sarwar Hussain on sarangi.

6pm. ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Road (23773395). Seating on first-come, first-served basis

By Indranil Bhoumik

Life Cycles: A Seema Kohli work that will be on display at Gallery Veda.
Life Cycles: A Seema Kohli work that will be on display at Gallery Veda.

CHENNAI

Around town

Ceramic Miniature Sculpture Workshop For Adults

27-28 August/3 September

Learn to make miniature sculptures of animals and birds, among other things. Open to 20 adults, this workshop will be conducted by ceramicist S. Potrarasan. No prior experience with ceramics is required.

10.30am-5pm. Ceramic Centre, DakshinaChitra, Muttukadu, East Coast Road (27472603). Fee, Rs.3,500.

Regions Of India

Till 30 August

This food festival celebrates the culinary diversity of India. From the mutton rogan josh and dum aloo of Jammu and Kashmir to Kerala’s appam stew, from the tandoori specialities of Punjab to West Bengal’s famous kosha mangsho and luchi, relish a wide variety of cuisines. The menu has been crafted by head chef Jacob Justin.

Noon-11pm. Paprika, Courtyard by Marriott, 564, Anna Salai, Teynampet (66764000). Meal for one, Rs.800, plus taxes.

Art

Unending Dance Of Light—Raks-e-Shams

27 August-5 January

Seema Kohli’s series of 35 artworks depicts the cycles of birth, life, death and rebirth. The show will display paper works created in pen and ink, fibre sculptures, and canvas paintings with 24-carat gold and silver leaves.

11am-7pm. Gallery Veda, 4/22, First floor, Rutland Gate, 5th Street , Nungambakkam (4309042).

Music

Covelong Point Music Festival

26-28 August

The line-up for the fourth edition of this music festival will include contemporary fusion band Aver, electro-Carnatic band Staccato, and Oorka, a Tamil rock group.

3pm. Covelong Point, Kovalam, East Coast Road. For details, visit www.covelongpoint.com

By Nandini Reddy

HYDERABAD

Theatre

The Virtuous Burglar

28 August

This English play, directed by Harika Vedula, is about a burglar who has been studying a house for many days. Believing he knows everything he needs to about it, he enters confidently, only to get a rude shock. 1 hour, 10 minutes.

5pm/8pm. RTTC Auditorium, Gachibowli. Tickets, Rs.250 and Rs.400, available on in.bookmyshow.com

Music

Simply Schubert

27 August

The programme will be a mix of lieder (German art songs of the 19th century) and piano solos by the Bangalore School of Music, which will perform some of the favourite songs of composer Franz Schubert.

7pm. Hyderabad Public School, SP Road, Begumpet (27761546).

Piano And Vocal Recital

28 August

Alliance Française will host a concert featuring Indian musician Ankna Arockiam and Edward Cohen from the UK. Arockiam is a mezzo soprano who graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Cohen is a graduate from London’s Royal Academy of Music.

5-8pm. Alliance Française, 4, Aurora Colony, Road No.3, Banjara Hills (23554485).

By Viswanath Pilla

Musical night: Sentirenla Lucia from Nagaland will perform jazz and pop.
Musical night: Sentirenla Lucia from Nagaland will perform jazz and pop.

BENGALURU

Music

Lucia & Her Soul Brothers

27 August

Sentirenla Lucia from Nagaland will perform RnB, funk, hip hop, jazz and pop music by artistes such as Marvin Gaye, Jill Scott, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5.

9pm. BFlat Bar, 776, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar (41739250). Tickets, Rs.400, available on in.bookmy show.com

Sivamani’s Siraha Trio

28 August

Enjoy a live concert by the Siraha Trio. Founded by percussionist Sivamani, the band includes Kolkata-based jazz keyboard player Harmeet Manseta and U. Rajesh on mandolin.

8pm. UB City arena, Vittal Mallya Road. Tickets, Rs.2,000, available onin.bookmyshow.com

Around town

Bangalore Cocktail Week

Till 2 September

Taste signature cocktails from 25 bars across the city. Celebrity bartenders Jamie Walker, Andrew Qadri and Hemanth Mundkur will conduct liquor masterclasses to teach participants the art of creating the “perfect concoction”.

Timings and venues vary. Fee, Rs.600 for a masterclass. For details, visit Bangalorecocktailweek.com.

Theatre

Frisky Suspenders

26-28 August

This is the English adaptation of the 1907 French play, A Flea In Her Ear, by Georges Feydeau. A woman suspects her husband of cheating and sets a trap to expose him. But the plan backfires. The play has been developed in partnership with the Bangalore Little Theatre.1 hour, 35 minutes.

3.30pm/7.30pm. Alliance Française, Thimmaiah Road, Vasanthnagar (40808181).

The Scent Of A Man

28 August

Mumbai-based theatre artiste Ashvin Gidwani’s adult comedy is about lust, lies and infidelity. The play, in English, is the story of two married couples and a love quadrilateral gone awry. 1 hour, 30 minutes.

7.30pm. MLR Convention Centre, Dyvasandra Industrial Layout, Whitefield. Tickets, Rs.300, Rs.500, Rs.750, Rs.1,000, Rs.1,250, Rs.1,500, Rs.1,700 and Rs.2,000, available on in.bookmyshow.com. For details, call 8861301788.

By Shivani Kagti

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