The Mint Planner, 18 November 2016

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

A painting by Devdatta Padekar.
A painting by Devdatta Padekar.


Around Town

Veggie Tales Ongoing

The Hungry Monkey restaurant has recently launched a gourmet European vegetarian and vegan menu. The dishes include Bok Chow Wrapped Cilantro and Lime Mock Chicken Roulade, and Vegan Gyro Wrap with za’atar-marinated roast eggplant.

Noon-1am. The Hungry Monkey, DDA Market, Safdarjung Enclave (46049801). Meal for two, Rs1,500.


Symphony Of Seasons

19-29 November

Mumbai-based Devdatta Padekar will showcase 20 oil-on-canvas paintings depicting the landscape of the Alps and the Himalayan mountain ranges.

11am-7pm. Shridharani Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, Tansen Marg (23719470). Prices, Rs1-7 lakh.


Giants Of Jazz Fest

Till 26 November

International and Indian musicians are performing at the second edition of the festival. The bands and artistes taking part include WorldService Project (from the UK), Hely (from Switzerland), Malika Tirolien (Canada) and Yuichiro Tokuda (Japan).

9pm. The Piano Man Jazz Club, B-6, Commercial Complex, Safdarjung Enclave (4131 5181).

By Sohini Sen

A work by S. Nandagopal.
A work by S. Nandagopal.



Broken Images

20 November

Written by Girish Karnad, this English play is about two sisters, one an intellectually brilliant paraplegic, the other a plodding writer. They live together but inhabit different emotional as well as linguistic worlds. English, 1 hour.

7.45pm. Sophia Bhabha Auditorium, Sophia College Campus, Breach Candy. Tickets, Rs100, Rs300, Rs400, Rs500 and Rs2,000, available on


Lost In Translation

18- 24 November

The 2003 Sofia Coppola film stars Bill Murray as an ageing actor, who befriends college graduate Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) in a Tokyo hotel. 1 hour, 41 minutes.

6pm. Matterden CFC, The Deepak, NM Joshi Marg, Delisle Road, Lower Parel. Tickets, Rs200, available on


The Metaphysical Edge

Till 12 December

S. Nandagopal’s show consists of 28 paintings done in coloured, gold and silver inks, and features gods and mythical creatures.

11am-6pm (Sundays closed). Art Musings, 1, Admiralty Building, Colaba Cross Lane (22163339).

By Shweta Upadhyay

The quartet of Tam de Villiers.
The quartet of Tam de Villiers.


Around Town

Suno. Socho. Banao

20 November

Post a session by performance storyteller Anumeha Fatehpuria, children will get to make puppets using eco-friendly materials such as leaves and cloth pieces. Open to those aged 5 and above. Limited seats.

5-7.30pm. Atta Galatta, 5th Block, Koramangala (41600677). Fees, Rs350.


Tam De Villiers Quartet

19 November

Get set for an evening of contemporary jazz with the British-born French guitarist Tam de Villiers and his bandmates: David Prez (tenor saxophone), Frédéric Chiffoleau (double bass) and Karl Jannuska (drums).

9pm. BFlat Bar, 776, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar. Tickets, Rs400, available at the venue and on

By Shivani Kagti




19 November

Theatre group Manicktala Dal Chhut will stage thespian Bijon Bhattacharya’s play JabanBandi. The play portrays the life of a farmer who finds himself in a debt trap. He is forced to shift to a city slum with his family. 40 minutes.

6.30pm. Girish Mancha, Bagbazar. Tickets, Rs40, Rs60 and Rs100, available at the venue. For details, call 8296133601.

Dweep and Tasher Desh

19-20 November

Theatre group Shohan will stage Dweep and Tasher Desh. Dweep is directed by Niladri Sekhar Banerjee, and Taser Desh by Anish Ghosh.

7pm. Minerva Theatre, 279-A, Dani Gosh Sarani (Saturday); and Academy of Fine Arts, Cathedral Road. Tickets, Rs60 and Rs100, available at the venues. For details, call 9830042004.

By Indranil Bhoumik

An abstract work by Anamika.
An abstract work by Anamika.



I See What I Draw

30 November

Chennai-based artist Anamika, who uses only one name, will present a series of work that represents the world as seen through her eyes. The 25 abstract paintings are created in acrylic on canvas.

10am-6pm. Varija Gallery, DakshinaChitra, Muttukadu, East Coast Road (24462435).



18-20 November

The Madras Players will present Water, based on the renowned Tamil play Thaneer Thaneer. It is set in a water-starved village of Athipatti in Tirunelveli district. 1 hour, 25 minutes.

7.15pm. Museum Theatre, Pantheon Road, Egmore. Tickets, Rs200, Rs300 and Rs500, available on

Around Town

Best Of Amit Tandon

19 November

Amit Tandon is known as the “married guy” of stand-up comedy, who after one marriage and two children, realized it couldn’t get any worse and took to comedy.

5pm/7.30pm. Edouard Michelin Auditorium, Alliance Française, College Road, Nungambakkam. Tickets, Rs400, available on

By Nandini Reddy



Quli: Dilon Ka Shahzaada

24 November

Embellished with live qawwali and shadow dance, this production brings to life the epic love story of the founder of Hyderabad, Quli Qutb Shah, and danseuse Bhagmati. Urdu. 1 hour.

7.30pm. Golconda Fort, Bada Bazar, Makki Darwaza Road. Seating on first-come, first-served basis.


Milan: Maestros In Harmony

18 November

The artistes taking part in this music festival include Rahul Sharma (santoor) and group, George Brooks (saxophone) and Kachra Khan (vocal).

7.30pm. Shilpakala Vedika, Madhapur. Tickets, Rs300, Rs500 and Rs750, available on

By Viswanath Pilla

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