The Mint Planner, 13 January 2017

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


An Uma Bardhan painting.
An Uma Bardhan painting.

Delhi

Art

Soul Of My Country

13-17 January

Contemporary artist Uma Bardhan will present a series of around 40 watercolour paintings that depict flora and fauna and rural life.

11am-7pm. Open Palm Court Gallery, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road (24682002). Prices, Rs10,000-40,000.

Theatre

Ghalib: Subah, Dophar, Shaam

15 January

The festival will include three plays directed by M. Sayeed Alam: Ghalib, Ghalib Ke Khat and Ghalib In New Delhi. 2 hours.

Noon. Epicentre, Apparel House, Sector 44, Gurugram (0124-2715000). Tickets, Rs500, Rs750 and Rs1,000, available on in.bookmyshow.com

Around Town

Abhijit Ganguly Special

14 January

Stand-up comic Abhijit Ganguly will present some of his best work, like Bong Talkies and Me Tragedy, along with some new stories.

9.30pm. Canvas Laugh Club, The People and Co.,Ground floor,Cyberhub, Gurugram. Tickets, Rs500, available on in.bookmyshow.com

By Pooja Singh

Danseuse Manava Bhagwat.
Danseuse Manava Bhagwat.

Mumbai

Dance

Kathak Yugal Vividha

19 January

Manava Bhagwat and Sheetal K. Redkar, disciples of Kathak exponent Rajashree Shirke, will present a duet performance that showcases the evolution of this classical dance form.

7pm. Little Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Nariman Point (6622 3737). Seating on first-come, first-served basis.

Theatre

The Elephant Journey

14 January

This is a story about two characters in a closed room who are convinced that they were kidnapped. English. 1 hour, 30 minutes.

7.30pm. G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture, Mahalaxmi (24909393). Tickets, Rs300, available on in.bookmyshow.com

The Siddhus Of Upper Juhu

15 January

Rahul da Cunha’s English play features Bubbles Siddhu, a financial executive, and his Parsi wife, Behroze, who have used all their life savings to buy a house—but finding everything going wrong. 2 hours.

7pm. Tate Theatre, NCPA. Tickets, Rs300, Rs500, Rs760 and Rs1,000, available on in.bookmyshow.com

By Shweta Upadhyay

Zakir Hussain.
Zakir Hussain.

Bengaluru

Music

Classical Guitar: Around The World And Through The Ages

13 JanuaryMohit Dubey, a classical guitarist from New Mexico, will take audiences on a musical journey—from Bach’s baroque Germany to Lauro’s modern Venezuela.

6.30pm. Auditorium, Bangalore International Centre, Teri Complex, Domlur II Stage. For details, call 9886599675.

Aadi Anant Festival

15 January

This festival will see a performance by tabla maestro Zakir Hussain, Anantha R. Krishnan (mridangam), Navin Kumar (dholak) and Sabir Khan (sarangi).

6.30pm. Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Malleswaram. Tickets, Rs250, Rs500, Rs750 and Rs1,000, available at the venue.

Around Town

Inside Real Virtuality

16-17 January

This multi-user immersive experience allows people to take part in a virtual reality scene by walking, interacting with physical objects and meeting other people. Users are tracked by a motion-capture system.

10am-5pm. Shoonya Centre for Art and Somatic Practices, Lalbagh Main Road. Tickets, Rs200, available on in.bookmyshow.com

By Shivani Kagti

Kolkata

Music

Ustad Rashid Khan

14 January

Enjoy this evening of classical music with a performance by vocalist ustad Rashid Khan, the great grandson of ustad Inayat Hussain Khan, who founded the Rampur-Sahaswan gharana.

6.30pm. Birla Academy of Art & Culture, 108-109, Southern Avenue (24666802). Seating on first-come, first-served basis.

Around Town

Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 2017

15-18 January

This festival, which will be held across different locations, will include discussions, book readings and film screenings. The guest list includes Shashi Tharoor, Devdutt Pattanaik and Arshia Sattar.

Timings and venues vary. For details, visit here

By Indranil Bhoumik

‘Yugpurush’.
‘Yugpurush’.

Chennai

Art

The Urbanist’s World

16 January-20 February

Inspired by the geometric simplicity seen in S.H. Raza’s work, N. Ramachandran will present 30 paintings that depict both the order and chaos of the urban life.

11am-8pm. Apparao Galleries, The Leela Palace, Adyar Seaface, MRC Nagar. For details, call 9941012380.

Theatre

Yugpurush

13 January

Rajesh Joshi’s Gujarati play explores the spiritual relationship between Shrimad Rajchandra and Mahatma Gandhi. 2 hours.

7.30pm.Chinmaya Heritage Centre, 13th Avenue, Harrington Road, Chetpet.

Around Town

Upcycle Artz

15 January

This is a 2-hour workshop for children aged above 7. Participants will be taught how to turn recyclable material, including old newspapers, into products. It is open to 25 participants.

10am. Mitr Café, Coastal Road, Kalakshetra Colony, Besant Nagar, Fee, Rs200. To register, email upcycleartz@gmail.com.

Hyderabad

Music

Sunburn Arena With David Guetta

14 January

French DJ David Guetta will perform in the city as part of his India tour. The artiste has sold over nine million albums worldwide.

4pm. Hitex Exhibition Center, Izzat Nagar. Tickets, Rs2,300, Rs2,500 and Rs4,500, available on in.bookmyshow.com

Theatre

Lottery

13 January

Adapted from a short story by Premchand, this Hindi-Telugu play revolves around two friends who purchase lottery tickets and then speculate what they would do if they won. 1 hour.

7.30pm. Lamakaan, off Road No.1, Banjara Hills. For details, call 96427 31329. Tickets, Rs100, available on in.bookmyshow.com.

By Pooja Singh

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