The Mint Planner, 3 February 2017

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


The Attakkalari biennial will feature dancers from 20 countries.
The Attakkalari biennial will feature dancers from 20 countries.

A puppet show from Taiwan.
A puppet show from Taiwan.

Delhi

Around town

Ishara International Puppet Festival

3-10 February

Produced by Teamwork Arts, the festival will have traditional and modern forms of puppetry, ranging from rod and string puppets, from India, Taiwan, Afghanistan, Germany, Sweden Spain, Indonesia and Iran.

7pm. India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road; and Artemis Auditorium, Artemis Hospitals, Wazirabad village, Gurugram. Tickets, Rs400, available on in.bookmyshow.com

Spring Food Festival

5 February

The 34th edition of the festival will have homemade food like bakes, salads, kebabs, chaats, atte ka halwa, kulfi and kheer.

11am-5pm. Lajpat Bhawan, Lajpat Nagar IV. Entry Rs 30. Food prices, Rs300-500 for two people.

Music

The December Quartet

4 February

The December Quartet will perform with Sonic Shori on bass, Siddharth Jain on drums, Sanjeeta Bhattacharya giving the vocals, and Rythem Bansal on keys.

9pm. The Piano Man Jazz Club, B6-7/22, Safdarjung Enclave market. Seating on first-come, first-served basis.

By Sohini Sen

Gieve Patel’s acrylic work.
Gieve Patel’s acrylic work.

Mumbai

Art

Footboard Rider

Till 18 March

Veteran artist Gieve Patel, who has long been fascinated by wells, is presenting 17 works in acrylic on canvas.

11 am-7pm (Sundays closed). Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mereweather Road, Colaba (22023030).

Film

All About My Mother

5 February

Pedro Almodóvar’s Spanish movie is about a young man who wants to become a writer and discover the identity of his father, carefully concealed by his mother. 1 hour, 45 minutes.

12.30pm. Matterden CFC, The Deepak, 38, NM Joshi Marg, Lower Parel (40150621). Tickets, Rs100, available on www.instamojo. com

Ocean Of Melody

3 February

Directed by Laili Dutta, this production explores the framework of Indian classical music through two forms, Hindustani and Carnatic. 3 hours, 30 minutes.

3pm. Little Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point (66223724). Seating on first-come, first-served basis.

By Shweta Upadhyay

Bengaluru

Dance

Attakkalari India Biennial 2017

3-12 February

This festival will feature over 200 dancers from 20 countries, including South Korea, India, Spain and Poland.

Timings, venues and ticket prices vary. For details, visit here

Around town

Comedy Toolbox

3 February

Vamsidhar Bhogaraju, Satish Perumal, Kritarth Srinivasan and Siddharth Banerjee will present a show that involves storytelling and good-old stand-up comedy.

9pm. BFlat Bar, Indiranagar. Tickets, Rs499, available on in.bookmyshow.com

Theatre

Positively Shameless

3-4 February

Maitri Gopalakrishna and Shabari Rao’s performance talks about aspects of childhood sexual abuse that endure into adulthood. It features five women who challenge the shame that often surrounds survivors. English, 1 hour.

7pm; also 11am (Saturday). Rangoli Art Centre, MG Road. Tickets, Rs200, available on in.bookmyshow.com

By Shivani Kagti

A still from ‘My Family’ by Gregory Nava.
A still from ‘My Family’ by Gregory Nava.

Kolkata

Film

My Family

4 February

The American Center will screen My Family, directed by Gregory Nava. It is centred on three generations of an immigrant family, their trials and tribulations.

4-6.15pm. The American Center, 38A, JL Nehru Road. Seating on first-come, first-served basis.

Around town

International Kolkata Book Fair

Till 5 February

This year, the countries that will have publishers represented include Spain, France, the US, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Guatemala, Japan, China and Bangladesh.

Noon-8pm. Milan Mela, near Science City. For details, visit here

By Indranil Bhoumik

Chennai

Art

Small Formats

Till 26 February

This is an exhibition of over 40 paintings and drawings by Jayakumar, who uses only one name and is known for his surrealistic paintings.

10am-6pm. Kadambari Gallery, DakshinaChitra, Muttukadu (24462435). Entry, Rs50 (Indians) and Rs100 (foreigners).

Theatre

Once Upon a Bak-Bak Tree—Monkey See! Monkey Do!

4-5 February

Karadi Tales, a creator of children’s content, is back with the second edition of its theatrical production, Once Upon A Bak-Bak Tree. As part of it, a musical, Monkey See! Monkey Do!, will be presented.

4pm/7pm. Chinmaya Heritage Centre, Chetpet (28363876). Tickets, Rs300, Rs500 and Rs750, available on in.bookmyshow.com

Dance

Goya

5 February

This Indo-Western dance performance, set in a mystical fantasy land, talks about environmental consciousness.

7pm. Museum Theatre, Pantheon Road, Egmore. Tickets, Rs200, Rs300 and Rs500, available on Eventjini.com.

By Nandini Reddy

Hyderabad

Theatre

Intezaar

3 February

Theatre group Uneeswan Adhyay will present this story of a boy who is preparing for the visit of his girlfriend, and his dialogue with himself. 1 hour, 30 minutes.

7.30pm. Lamakaan, Road No.1, Banjara Hills. Tickets, Rs100, available on
in.bookmyshow.com. For details, visit here

Music

Nucleya

4 February

Nucleya has so far released 14 singles, studio albums and numerous collaborations. He will be performing this weekend, and will be followed by DJ Lil.

8pm. Rendezvous, ISB Road, Nanakram Guda. Tickets, Rs800, Rs1,200 and Rs1,500, available on in.bookmyshow.com

By Sohini Sen

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