The Mint Planner, 16 September 2016

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

‘Can I Help You?’ is directed by Abhishek Pattnaik
‘Can I Help You?’ is directed by Abhishek Pattnaik



Nayikas Of Vidyapati

22-23 September

The 15th edition of this festival will feature six classical dance forms. The performers will include Shovana Narayan (Kathak), Madhavi Mudgal (Odissi) and Bharati Shivaji (Mohiniattam).

7pm. Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road (24682002). Seating on first-come, first-served basis.


Revisiting Beauty

Till 4 October

Ten artists from India and Pakistan, including Desmond Lazaro, Nilima Sheikh and Manjunath Kamat, are displaying miniature paintings at this exhibition. The mediums used include ink, watercolour and collage.

Vidur Bharadwaj’s solo show
Vidur Bharadwaj’s solo show

11am-6.30pm. Gallery Threshold, C-221, Sarvodaya Enclave (46037985). Prices, Rs.1.5-5 lakh.

Soul In Structure

Till 22 September

This solo exhibition is showcasing 15 mixed media works by architect Vidur Bharadwaj. The show combines the influences of historical architecture found in the cities of Varanasi, Fatehpur Sikri and traditional havelis with the aesthetics of modern art.

10am-7pm. Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road (24682002).

By Sohini Sen



Can I Help You?

18 September

Abhishek Pattnaik’s English comedy is about a retired insurance agent who wants to sell off his ancestral house in Darjeeling. But the property is located near Suicide Point. 2 hours.

7pm. Tata Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point (66323737). Tickets, Rs.300, Rs.500, Rs.800, Rs.1,200, Rs.1,500 and Rs.1,800, available on


Cameos Of A City

Till 8 October

In this show of paintings of bustling cityscapes, Goan artist Schon Mendes provides an overview of a crowded city, with colourful vignettes of its life and architecture.

11am-6pm (Sundays closed). Sakshi Gallery, Arthur Bunder Road, Colaba (66103424).

By Shweta Upadhyay

An Onam platter at the Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield



The Square Root Of A Sonnet

16 September

This play, in English, looks at the relationship between two modern astrophysicists, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar and Arthur Eddington. 1 hour, 50 minutes.

7.30pm. Ranga Shankara, 36/2, 8th Cross, JP Nagar (26493982). Tickets, Rs.200, available at the venue and on


13th Dhwani-Pandit Mallikarjun Mansur Hindusthani Music Festival 2016

17-18 September

This festival, organized by the Bangalore Kidney Foundation, will feature artistes like Koushik Aithal (vocals), Tarun Bhattacharya (santoor) and Vijetha Anati (sarod).

Timings vary. JSS Auditorium, 8th block, Jayanagar (26981086). Tickets, Rs.49, available at the venue.

Around town

Onam Sadya

Till 17 September

Relish varieties of banana chips, pickles, avial and Alleppey fish curry, and desserts such as parippu payasam and rose cookies, in this feast of Kerala cuisine.

12.30-3.30pm/7-11.30pm. M Cafe, Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield, EPIP Zone. Meal for one, Rs.1,000, plus taxes.

By Shivani Kagti




16 September

This is the story of Mary, an aspiring actor who gets a chance to address the audience on the opening night of a play, and how this changes her life.

7pm. Padatik Theatre, 6/7, AJC Bose Road (22813189).



Till 22 October

This is a show of sculptures and paintings by Ram Manna and Dipankar Sankrityayan, respectively. Manna’s terracotta figures were created in rural Bengal. Sankrityayan’s paintings depict puppets.

12.30-7.30pm (Sundays closed). Range Gallery, 54, Ballygunge. Prices, starting from Rs.20,000. For details, call 9830049825.

By Indranil Bhoumik

Explore the art of the late M.F. Husain at a workshop
Explore the art of the late M.F. Husain at a workshop


Around town

Art Appreciation

17 September

Open to 20 people, aged 5 and above, this workshop will explore the art of the late M.F. Husain. Participants will observe the colours and shapes in his paintings, and understand his techniques.

11am. Forum Art Gallery, Padmanabha Nagar, Adyar (42115596). Fee, Rs.500.


Veena Mahotsavam

Till 22 September

More than 140 artistes playing the veena will be performing. They will be accompanied by 23 musicians on the mridangam and 23 on the ghatam.

5pm. Narada Gana Sabha, TTK Road, Alwarpet.


Movement On The Edge

Till 30 September

The exhibition is showcasing nine acrylic-on-canvas paintings by John Tun Sein and Madhukar Maithani, who explore the idea of movement through the flow of colours.

11am-11pm. Apparao Galleries, 7, Wallace Garden, Nungambakkam. Prices, Rs.25,000-62,000. For details, call 9941012380.

By Nandini Reddy


Around town

Comic Con Wizard Night

17 September

Comic Con India will present a Wizard Night themed on Harry Potter. The event will include cosplay, games, photo sessions and music.

8pm. Heart Cup Coffee, Plot Nos. 7B and 8, Jubilee Garden, Kondapur (65555254).

Theatre |


17-18 September

Directed by Rathna Shekar Reddy, this English play is inspired by the Mahabharat and is an interpretation of the epic from Karna’s point of view. 1 hour.

7.30pm. Green Gables International School, 294, Madhapur. Tickets, Rs.100, available on

By Viswanath Pilla

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