Adam & The Fish Eyed Poets
Chennai-based singer-songwriter Kishore Krishna formed Adam & the Fish Eyed Poets in late 2008. He came up with the name to try and veil the fact that this was “a one-man-bedroom-project”, but also as a tribute to the Existentialist poets of the modern era. After two self-produced albums—Snakeism (2010) and Dead Loops (2011)—Krishna has put together a band featuring musicians from Chennai. Their sound, according to Krishna, is rooted in “a volatile balance between the primal sexual energy of the Stax/Volt era, Rhythm ’n Blues, and the cynical passive aggressive precision of post-punk acts such as The Smiths, Elvis Costello, and The Cure”.
9pm. Opus, Palace Cross Road, Vasanthnagar (23442580). For details, call 9844030198 or visit www.myopus.in/event/view/996/adam-and-the-fish-eyed-poets.
Lou Majaw & Friends
An evening of rock ’n roll and Blues by Lou Majaw, the Khasi guitar legend popularly referred to as the Bob Dylan of North-East India—he pioneered the annual Bob Dylan festival in Shillong in 1972. At this concert, Majaw will jam with Ramanan Chandramouli on guitars, Deepak Raghu on drums and Leslie Charles on bass.
8.30pm. B-Flat, 776, 100-Feet Road, 2nd Stage, Indiranagar (41739250/25278361).
The Bangalore School of Music (BSM), in association with the consulate general of Poland, Mumbai, is hosting this performance by noted Polish composer and jazz pianist Artur Dutkiewicz, to celebrate BSM’s 25th anniversary. Dutkiewicz will present his signature contemporary jazz mazurkas from his latest album Mazurkas. Mazurka, a Polish national dance, is influenced by Frédéric Chopin and Polish folk music, combined with modern jazz improvisation. The performance will include classical music, Polish folk music and trance jazz improvisations.
7pm. Alliance Française de Bangalore, PB 108, Thimmaiah Road, opposite UNI Building, Vasanthnagar (41231340).
Mora by Ritika Mittal & Sutopa Parrab’s Tribal Chic
Textile designer Ritika Mittal will showcase her “Mora by Ritika” 2012 collection, and jewellery designer Sutopa Parrab will display pieces from her “Tribal Chic” monsoon collection. To craft her ethnic wear, Mittal spends months at a time with weavers in the North-East.
At the exhibition, “Mora by Ritika” saris, dupattas, stoles, kalayanis (saris for little girls) and kalidaars (voluminous lehengas) will be on display. Natural-dye Eri silk, Muga Ghicha and other tribal weaves from the North-East have been used, along with mulmul, Chanderis and Kalamkaris. Parrab’s jewellery pieces are inspired by chunky tribal trinkets, using old silver, dokra, and hand-dyed cotton thread.
11am-7pm. Vermilion House, 3/12, Cleveland Road Cross, Frazer Town (41225830). Prices, starting Rs.4,000 for “Mora by Ritika”, and Rs.2,800 for Tribal Chic.
Art, Culture and Social Responsibility
The Azim Premji Foundation will host this talk by noted Assam film-maker Jahnu Barua, who will discuss works such as the 1995 film Xagoroloi Bohu Door ( It’s a Long Way to the Sea), about a village boatman and his grandson who try to cope with a new bridge across the river that has provided their family with employment for generations. Beneath the surface of this modest Assamese tale, with its familiar metaphorical Indian river, is a lesson on the human cost of “development”.
6pm. National Gallery of Modern Art, Manikyavelu Mansion, 49, Palace Road (22201027).
Till 6 October
Currently in a month-long residency at the 1, Shanthi Road studio-gallery, artist Justene Williams from Australia—facilitated by Carriageworks, Sydney, as part of “The India-Australia 2012 Year of Friendship”—is exhibiting installations of photographs and videos. Williams teaches at the Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney University, and was listed in the(sydney)magazine list of 100 most influential people for 2011 in that city.
Noon-8pm. 1, Shanthi Road, Shanthi Nagar (9880227706). For details, visit 1shanthiroad.blogspot.com
Interface—Jagriti Season Twenty Twelve
The ongoing Jagriti Season Twenty Twelve festival will showcase Interface, eastern India’s first and only international platform for contemporary expressions in the alternative arts, and feature dance performances.
An international co-production between Israeli dancer-choreographer Idan Cohen and the Sapphire Creations Dance Company from Kolkata, Holi promises to combine new pop culture gods of Hollywood and Bollywood with “divine images of feminine beauty, stories of personal and political territories, boundaries and landscapes”. Children aged 15 and above can watch the performance.
7pm. Jagriti Theatre, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Whitefield (28475373). Tickets, Rs.300, available at the venue and on in.bookmyshow.com . For details, call 41242879.
Navarasa and Game On
The Shambhavi School of Dance will present a Kuchipudi performance, Navarasa, depicting the nine sentiments of universal human expression and emotion, directed by Vyjayanti Kashi. This will be followed by Australia’s Theatre of Rhythm and Dance’s performance Game On, directed by Annalouise Paul and Miranda Wheen, where ancient classical Indian musical traditions will meet contemporary Western dance and attempt to examine multifaceted identities.
3pm. Jagriti Theatre. Tickets, Rs.300, available at the venue and on www.bookmyshow.com . For details, call 41242879.
100 Thousand Poets for Change
The Bangalore leg of this global event will give the city’s poets a chance to participate in what promises to be an epic mobilization drive. On 28, 29 and 30 September, poets across 115 countries will lend their voices and words to issues such as global warming, pollution, poverty and education. Witness local poets voicing their angst in rhyme and meter on Saturday.
6pm. Atta Galatta, 75, 2nd Main, 1st Block, Koramangala (30181626/ 9632510126). For details, visit 100tpc.org or www.facebook.com/AttaGalattaKoramangala.
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A mega-club jack-of-all-trades, German DJ Olaf Dieckmann has a rare knack for being at home in the hard-hitting trance scene (Dutch musicians Tiësto and Armin van Buuren champion his productions) and in the growing, global electro scene (DJ Tocadisco and the musical trio Swedish House Mafia are fans too). What this means is that the dance floor gets treated to a genre-bending and au courant set that only Wippenberg can deliver.
11pm-1.30am. blueFROG, New Mahalaxmi Mills Compound, opposite Empire Mills, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel (40332300). Entry, Rs.500.
The Singing Tree
30 September-1 October
Visiting Hungarian composer and choral director Lilla Gábor has trained 150 children from city-based institutions Mehli Mehta Music Foundation and the Happy Home and School for the Blind, in her repertoire of Western classical music over four weeks. The concert is the culmination of these sessions.
6.30pm. Experimental Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Nariman Point (66223737). Tickets, Rs.200 and Rs.300, available on in.bookmyshow.com.
Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg)
Jacques Demy’s 1964 French film with English subtitles, Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg), centres around 17-year-old Geneviève, who lives with a widowed mother who owns an umbrella shop in Cherbourg. Geneviève and Guy, a 20-year-old auto mechanic, are in love and want to marry, but her mother is against it. Guy, who’s drafted to serve in the war in Algeria, leaves. A pregnant Geneviève has no option but to marry a well-to-do gem dealer.
6.30pm. Theosophy Hall, Alliance Française, near Nirmala Niketan, 40, New Marine Lines, Churchgate (22036187).
The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) returns with its annual classical dance festival Nakshatra. Day 1 of the festival, which will see performances, workshops and a masterclass, will feature three promising stars. Bharatanatyam dancers Shyamjith Kiran and Viraja Mhandre, alumni of Kalakshetra in Chennai, will begin the proceedings with Pareekshana, a production in the form of margam, comprising five pieces, each depicting an episode from mythology. For example, there’s a dance piece exploring the idea of motherhood through the depiction of “Kunti’s agony”. The second half of the evening will see Kathak dancer Anuj Mishra from the Benaras gharana presenting Krishnayana. Mishra will portray the different facets of the Hindu god Krishna—his weakness for butter, his teasing of gopis and his role in the battle of Kurukshetra.
7pm. Godrej Dance Theatre, NCPA. Tickets, Rs.50, available at the venue and onin.bookmyshow.com. For the complete schedule, visit www.ncpamumbai.com/event/nakshatra-2012.
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Pay what you want, between Rs.200 and Rs.35,000, for this crowd-funded gig, a joint effort of promoters Bajaao, ennui.BOMB, NH7 and SideStand. The gig, being hosted by the crowd-funding platform Wishberry.in, will feature 10 bands.
4pm. Sitara Studios , 4 A, National Engineering Compound, Kaka Saheb Gadgil Road, Dadar (24221666).
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Till 30 October
Folk artist residencies are a common enough fixture of Delhi institutions like the National Handicrafts and Handloom Museum. But in a noteworthy twist last year, a week-long workshop was held in Noida with 20 folk and contemporary artists. Art Perspective gallery director Suruchi Saraf and her team asked these artists to pair up to work on a single canvas. The resulting paintings are on display. The artists include those trained in Patachitra, Warli, Gond and other forms, as well as senior artists like Anupam Sud, Amitava Das, Jai Zharotia and Vasundhara Tewari Broota.
11am-7pm (Sundays closed). Art Perspective, F-213/D, Lado Sarai, First floor (40564889).
Walking: A Dialogue Between Art And Social Movement
Till 10 October
What do a Delhi painter (Vikram Nayak), an English photographer (Simon Williams), a Swiss multimedia artist (Nesa Gschwend), and 100,000 Adivasis and landless farmers fighting for land rights have in common? More than you’d expect. The exhibition, Walking: A Dialogue Between Art And Social Movement, coincides with a month-long, non-violent march, Jan Satyagraha 2012, from Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, to New Delhi. The padayatra is being organized by Ekta Parishad, a Gandhian movement that works for land and forest rights, along with 1,700 NGOs across the country. The exhibition features photographs, paintings, installations and films.
11am-7pm. Palm Court Gallery, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road (43663333).
Curatorial Practice and its ‘Intervention’ into Artistic Practice and Theory
Artist Alexander Hahn is known for experimenting with video and animation, combining documentary film, photography and computer-generated images to explore the idea of memory. The Swiss artist, who is considered a pioneer in electronic or new media art, will be participating in a panel discussion, part of the ongoing United Art Fair 2012, on curatorial practices and the challenges faced by artists in the wake of the curators’ rise to power. The panellists include Bangalorean writer and academician H.A. Anil Kumar, Delhi-based curator and writer Johny M.L. and Delhi artist Chintan Upadhyay.
5-6.30pm. Halls 12 and 12-A, Pragati Maidan (9582215952). Entry from Gate 7. For details, visit www.unitedartfair.com.
Arjun Vagale + Jitter + Kohra
The Sunburn Noida PreParty will witness a techno night featuring Indian DJs Arjun Vagale, Kohra (Madhav Shorey) and Jitter (Jayant).
9.30pm. Shroom, Crescent at the Qutub, Third floor, Lado Sarai (29523737). Cover charge, Rs.2,000 for couples and Rs.1,000 for stags.
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Rewriting British Imperial History
Apparao Galleries’ Perspectives club is organizing a lecture by writer and novelist Tim Murari that aims to separate fact from fiction about the history of the British empire. The club is an initiative to discuss history, ethics, myths, legends and narratives through a series of monthly lectures and interactions with experts.
6pm. Apparao Galleries, 7, Wallace Gardens, Third Street, Nungambakkam (28332226).
Till 7 October
The Twenty20 fever is on and you can catch the best of the Super 8, semi-finals and final at the Leather Bar, with special offers on food and beverages during matches—unlimited alcohol with snacks. The offers include a buy one batch of (four) shooters and get one batch for free, and free dinner for the best cheer squad.
Leather Bar, The Park, Anna Salai (42676000). Price, Rs.1,500, plus taxes, per person, for unlimited beer and two vegetarian and non-vegetarian snacks, and Rs.2,000, plus taxes, per person, for unlimited domestic liquor and two vegetarian and non-vegetarian snacks.
Till 29 September
On display is a collection of paintings and drawings by Selva Senthil Kumar and Jayadevanna. The works are a representation of human conflict and behaviour and the relationship between nature and man, depicted through a series of paintings that use folk toys as subjects.
11am–7pm. Vinnyasa Premier Art Galery, 21/11, 1st Main Road, CIT Colony, Mylapore (24982515).
Till 9 October
Apparao Galleries, in association with the World Crafts Council (WCC), is presenting an exhibition of utilitarian, limited edition works ahead of the WCC summit “Kaivalam—The Future Is Handmade”, to be held from 7-10 October in Chennai. The works include baskets, chairs, cupboards, boxes and tables, created by craftsmen who have been paired with contemporary artists. These include Gautam Bhatia, Chippa Sudhakar, Orijit Sen, Chiara Chiodero and Alex Davis.
11am–7pm. Apparao Galleries, Wallace Garden, Nungambakkam (28332226).
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30 September-31 October
Savour 50 varieties of salads at the Sunday brunch at Hotel Ista’s global cuisine restaurant Collage. The brunch will have live counters offering world, Indian and Continental cuisine, desserts, and an antipasti counter with the choicest spread of cold meats and vegetable salads. One can also dig into teppanyaki delicacies, pizzas, pastas, kebabs, Thai curries and stir-fries.
12.30-3.30pm (Sundays only). Collage, Hotel Ista, Gachibowli (44508888). Vitalizer Sunday brunch without alcohol for Rs.1,450, plus taxes, per person; Ista Sunday brunch with Indian liquors for Rs.1,650, plus taxes, per person; and Finlandia Sunday brunch with international liquors for Rs.1,950, plus taxes, per person.
Theatre group Sutradhar’s play takes a dig at the educational system’s focus on rote learning and its emphasis on preparing students for examinations rather than imparting knowledge. A former student, Aadarsh Vidyarthi, returns to school and asks for a refund because he feels the education he got did not do him any good. 1 hour.
7.30pm. Lamakaan, off Road No. 1, Banjara Hills. Tickets, Rs.100, available at the venue. For details, call 9642731329.
Warli painting workshop
Arts and crafts organization BestHandsIndia is organizing a Warli painting workshop. Warli is an art form from the Maharashtra-Gujarat border areas dating back to around 2,500 BC. The workshop will be conducted by Kavitha Kumar.
2-3.30pm. BestHandsIndia, 6-3-927, Raj Bhavan Road, Somajiguda (40157073). Fees, Rs.4,000 per person. For details, call 9849073563 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Sudrak Utsav ’12
Theatre group Sudrak will celebrate its annual Sudrak Utsav ’12 with theatre performances by groups from India and Bangladesh and a painting exhibition featuring 36 artists. The productions include Draupadi (5 October) by Manipur’s Kalakshetra; Apeksha (6 October) by Assam’s Seagull Theatre; Dahananta by Sudrak (6 and 7 October); and Dhaboman by Dhaka Theatre(7 October).
4-8pm for the exhibition at North Gallery, Academy of Fine Arts, 2, Cathedral Road; and the plays, 6pm (5 October), 3pm/6.30pm (6 October), and 3pm/6.30pm (7 October) at the Lady Ranu Mukherjee Auditorium, Academy of Fine Arts. Tickets, Rs.60, Rs.100 and Rs.150, available at the venue. For details, call 9830158656.
Live in India: Desert Roots
Tabla maestro Subhen Chatterjee’s fusion band Karma and the Langa Manganiyars of Rajasthan, who are known for their rich folk traditions, will feature as part of this series.
7pm. Indian Council for Cultural Relations, 9A, Ho Chi Minh Sarani. For passes and details, call 9903205059 or visit www.liveinindia.in.
Post-Oil City: The History of the City’s Future
Till 1 October
As part of “Germany and India 2011-2012: Infinite Opportunities”, an exhibition of photographs, drawings, maps and essays has been organized. By contrasting 11 current projects in the field of sustainable urban planning with nine from the past, the exhibition aims to show that many of today’s developments have their roots in mid-20th century modernism.
10am-5.30pm. Birla Industrial and Technological Museum (BITM), 19A, Gurusaday Road (22892815, 22877241/42/43).
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