The Mint Planner, 10 February 2017

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

‘The Bronze’ by Paresh Maity.
‘The Bronze’ by Paresh Maity.

A Krishnaraj Chonat work.
A Krishnaraj Chonat work.




Till 28 February

Artists Krishnaraj Chonat, Elin Vister and Nobina Gupta are presenting paintings based inspired by nature.

11am-7pm (Sundays closed). Latitude 28, F-208, Lado Sarai (24621013). Prices, starting from Rs2,000.

Ether Is All That Is

Till 8 March

Contemporary artist G. R. Iranna is presenting more than 10 works, including paintings and installations. The medium used is vibhuti (holy ash) and acrylic.

11am-7pm. Gallery Espace, 16, Community Centre, New Friends Colony (26922947). Prices, Rs6-30 lakh.

Around Town

The Palate Fest Reimagined

10-12 February

This food festival will have more than 100 stalls by eateries such as Ooh La La and Fat Lulu’s. There will also be music shows by bands like Zehen Band and Euphoria.

11am-10pm. Nehru Park, PSOI Club, Vinay Marg. For details, visit

The Burning Mountain


Taking their inspiration from an annual festival in Japan in which the dead grass of Mount Wakakusa is burnt, chefs at Wasabi by Morimoto have crafted a menu that includes dishes like Ankimo and Maguro steak.

9am-9pm. Wasabi by Morimoto, Taj Mahal Hotel, Mansingh Road. Meal for one, Rs4,000, plus taxes.

By Pooja Singh



Vision Into Infinity

15-20 February

Some of Paresh Maity’s work from the 1990s to the present day, including paintings and sculptures, will be on show.

11am-7pm. Jehangir Art Gallery, 161, Kala Ghoda, Fort (22843989).

Art Record

10-11 February

More than 60 children from nine schools in Mumbai and the National Society for Clean Cities, a non-profit, will present their paintings.10am-6pm. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, MG Road, Fort (22844484). Prices, starting from Rs10,000.


Bombay Jazz

11 February

This musical is about Goan and Anglo-Indian musicians who introduced jazz influences into Hindi film music. 1 hour, 15 minutes.

7pm. Experimental Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point. Tickets, Rs300, Rs400 and Rs500, available on

By Shweta Upadhyay

Toi et Moi at Café Noir.
Toi et Moi at Café Noir.


Around Town

Parsi Lagan Nu Bhonu

Till 25 February

In celebration of its third anniversary, the Parsi restaurant SodaBottleOpenerWala is serving traditional wedding food like Gos No Sas (mutton in white gravy), Chicken Pulao, Badami Papeta Ne Paneer (potato and paneer in almond gravy) and Papeta Anjeer Na Cutlis (potato and fig cutlets).

Noon-12.30am. SodaBottleOpenerWala, Lavelle Road (22255299). Meal for one, Rs550 (vegetarian) and Rs650 (non-vegetarian), plus taxes.

C’est L’amour: Valentine’s Special

13-19 February

This week-long fête brings a spread of authentic French dishes, wine and desserts. There’s also a handcrafted dessert for two, Toi et Moi, a raspberry and white chocolate-based mousse in a white chocolate carapace.

10.30am-10pm. Available at all Café Noir outlets. Prices, Rs300-500.


Code Mantra

12 February

Rajesh Joshi’s Gujarati courtroom drama, set against the background of the army, raises questions of patriotism and nationalism. 2 hours, 30 minutes.

2.30pm/6.30pm. Chowdiah Memorial Hall, GD Park Extension, Malleswaram. Tickets, Rs500, Rs750 and Rs1,000, available on

By Shivani Kagti



The Passing Show

13 February

Meghnad Bhattacharya’s Passing Show, from the theatre group Sayak, is about a man who is desperately searching for the golden past through vintage memoirs and music. His pursuit soon becomes an obsession when he starts looking for a singer named Atulananda.

6.30pm. Academy of Fine Arts, 2, Cathedral Road. For details, call 9836067788.


Als Wir Träumten (As We Were Dreaming)

10 February

Andreas Dresen’s 2015 German film is about the changes in the lives of four schoolchildren after the reunification of Germany. 1 hour, 57 minutes.

6.30pm. Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, 8, Ballygunge Circular Road (24866398).

By Indranil Bhoumik

A photograph by Karthik Srinivasan.
A photograph by Karthik Srinivasan.



A Ride Through Life

13-17 February

Photographer Karthik Srinivasan will present 60 images taken during walks through the streets of Munich, Frankfurt and Amsterdam.

11am-7pm. Art Houz, Kasthuri Ranga Road, Alwarpet (24992173).


Sherazade & LavionRose

12 February

Based in France, singer Sherazade is known for weaving electric music with blues and Oriental influences. She will perform with the French band L’AvionRose.

7pm. Edouard Michelin Auditorium, Alliance Française, Nungambakkam.


Rashmi Rathi

14 February

V. Balakrishnan will present a theatrical performance based on Rashmi Rathi, seminal poetry on Karna’s life by Ramdhari Singh Dinkar. 1 hour, 20 minutes.

7pm. Alliance Française. Tickets, Rs200, available at the venue.

By Nandini Reddy

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