The Mint Planner, 22 July 2016
Written and directed by Atul Satya Koushik, this comedy is based on C.P. Deshpande’s Marathi play Buddhibal Ani Zabbu. It’s the story of four characters trying to negotiate a tangled web of sexual fantasies, real-life attractions, inhibitions and repressed desires. 1 hour, 40 minutes.
7pm. Shri Ram Centre, 4, Safdar Hashmi Marg. Tickets, Rs.200, Rs.300 and Rs.500, available on in.bookmyshow.com. Entry for those aged 18 and above.
Kaleidoscope—A Spectacle Of Forms And Elements
Till 24 July
Over 30 artists, including Jiten Hazarika, Achuthan Kudallur, Wasim Kapoor, Laxman Alley and Subrata Gangopadhay, are showcasing their work on subjects varying from emotions to fantasy, or even the ubiquitous cycle rickshaws of Kolkata. The 80 exhibits include paintings, sculptures and serigraphs.
11am-7pm. Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road (43662024). Prices, Rs.25,000 to Rs.1.25 lakh.
Folk Traditions Of Ram-Katha In The North East
Bappa Ray’s 30-minute English film looks at the storytelling tradition of the Ramayan in the North-East.
5pm. Media Centre, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts Auditorium, 3, Dr Rajendra Prasad Road (23388815).
Hot Dog Fest’16
Till 31 August
Savour a range of gourmet hot dogs that includes the Blackened Cottage Cheese Hot Dog, Pesto Parmesan Hot Dog, Buffalo Hot Dog, Pulled Pork Hot Dog and Sampler Hot Dog.
11am-midnight (Monday-Saturday). The All American Diner, Ground floor, India Habitat Centre (43663162). Meal for two, Rs.1,200, plus taxes.
By Pooja Singh
The Glory Days Of The Progressive Writers’ Movement In 1940s’ Mumbai
Writer Rakhshanda Jalil will talk about the significance of the Progressive Writers’ Movement, a pre-independence literary movement that attracted writers like Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Sajjad Zaheer, Ismat Chughtai, Krishan Chander and Kaifi Azmi. The talk is being organized to commemorate the 91st birth anniversary of the late artist Tyeb Mehta.
6.30-8.30pm. Jnanpravaha, Third floor, Queens Mansion, Ghanshyam Talwatkar Marg, Fort (22072974).
New World Chronicles Of An Old World Colour
Till 28 July
In this photography show, Ronny Sen captures the Polish winter. Sen was inspired by the history of communism in Poland, which he believed mirrored the communist landscape in his hometown Kolkata. The show is being presented by The Polish Institute, New Delhi, in collaboration with Tarq gallery.
11am-7pm (Sundays closed). Tarq, F-35/36, Dhanraj Mahal, CSM Marg, Apollo Bunder,
Jeene Bhi Do Yaaro
Directed by Om Katare, this Hindi play explores the dynamics of a couple’s relationship after marriage. Initially, the man goes out of his way to impress his wife, but the romance soon fades and the marriage becomes a tedious affair. 1 hour, 50 minutes.
9pm. Prithvi Theatre, 20, Juhu Church Road, Janki Kutir (26149546). Tickets, Rs.400, available on in.bookmyshow.com. Entry for those aged 16 and above.
By Shweta Upadhyay
Art For Concern
More than 40 artists, including Manu Parekh, Lalu Prasad Shaw and Ajay De, will display their work at this annual art exhibition. Proceeds from the sale of these works, which depict Kolkata’s urban milieu and its cultural ethos, will go to the Concern India Foundation, which works for the underprivileged.
6-9pm. The Tea Lounge, The Oberoi Grand, 15, Jawaharlal Nehru Road (65334425). Prices, Rs.12,000 to Rs.1.25 lakh.
Till 28 July
Alok Rekhay, a city-based photography club, is presenting the 16th edition of its annual exhibition. The show features 64 coloured and black and white photographs—landscapes, emotions and portraits—by eight members of the club.
3-8pm. Academy of Fine Arts, 2, Cathedral Road (22237096).
Folk Theatre Of Bengal
The Birla Academy of Art and Culture will screen this Bengali documentary, written and directed by Ashoke Viswanathan. It looks at the folk theatre of rural Bengal and the fragile existence of theatre groups. 55 minutes.
6.30pm. Birla Academy of Art & Culture Auditorium, 108-109, Southern Avenue (24666802).
By Indranil Bhoumik
Till 5 October
More than 40 paintings, sculptures and art installations by artists from across the country are on display at this exhibition. The list of artists includes Devidas Dharmadhikari, Dilip Chobisa, Henk Van Putten, Vinita Karim and Madhuri Bhaduri.
11am-7pm (Tuesdays closed). Gallery Veda, 4/22, Rutland Gate, Nungambakkam (43090422). Prices, Rs.3,000 to Rs.8.9 lakh.
This dance ballet brings together history, Vedic literature and folklore. It is choreographed by Jayanthi Subramaniam.
6.30-9pm. Music Academy, TTK Road. Tickets, Rs.300, Rs.500, Rs.1,000 and Rs.2,000, available on www.eventjini.com
The Desi Piano Trio
Pianist Anil Srinivasan, bassist Naveen Napier and percussionist Krishna Kishor will bring together the sounds and traditions of Carnatic, Hindustani, Western classical, jazz, soul, fusion and world music.
7pm. Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, 4, Rutland Gate, Nungambakkam (28331314).
The city-based Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts will host a workshop on Attakkalari, a dance technique which blends traditional forms like Kalaripayattu (a type of martial art that originated in Kerala) and Bharatanatyam with contemporary techniques of ballet and capoeira, a Brazilian martial art.
11am. John Britto’s, F-2, 132A, Sterling Road, Nungambakkam (28251166).
By Nandini Reddy
Stand-up comedian Nitin Gupta will present his take on modern-day life and the world around us.
8pm. Altitude, Hyderabad Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre, Tank Bund Road (27522999). Tickets, Rs.399, Rs.699 and Rs.899, available on in.bookmyshow.com
Magic Light: The Mystic Landscape
Till 24 July
Sathyaprasad Yachendra, a self-taught photographer, is exhibiting his photographs of the Himalayas. Yachendra’s tryst with the Himalayas began in 2004, and he has since made 25 trips to the mountain range.
11am-7pm. Kalakriti Art Gallery, 468, Road No.10, Banjara Hills (66564466). For details, visit www.kalakritiartgallery.com
This play, presented by Darpan Theatre, is written and directed by Ali Ahmed. It’s the story of a married couple and their servant, who keep bickering over just about everything. 1 hour.
8pm. Lamakaan, Road No.1, Banjara Hills. Tickets, Rs.100, available on in.bookmyshow.com
By Yogendra Kalavalapalli
Oorali Pit Stop
The Thrissur-based band Oorali will perform live. The indie band is a blend of actors, musicians, writers and visual artists who perform songs and theatrical acts.
7-11pm. Numa Bengaluru, 46/1, Cobalt Building, Church Street (65691530). Tickets, Rs.300, available on in.explara.com
When Mrudangam Plays Thaayambaka
Mrudangam legend Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman will present a solo percussion act on chenda, a cylindrical percussion instrument. He will be accompanied by musicians who will play bass drums and cymbals, known as thaayambaka.
7pm. MLR Convention Centre, Brigade Millennium, 7th Phase, JP Nagar (40182222). Tickets, Rs.300, available on in.bookmyshow.com
Pramod Shiggaon’s comedy, in Kannada, is the story of an elderly couple and their daily squabbles, and how their antics lead to misunderstandings and mistaken identities. 1 hour, 30 minutes.
7.30pm. KEA Prabhath Rangamandira, 8th Main Road, Kamalanagar. Tickets, Rs.150, available on in.bookmyshow.com. For details, call 9632057799.
Karadipura Circus Company
Directed by Mahesh S. Pallakki, this Kannada play follows the journey of a poor circus company and its owner Kanjus Mallaya’s struggles to keep it afloat. 1 hour, 40 minutes.
7.30pm. Ranga Shankara, 36/2, 8th Cross, Phase II, JP Nagar (26493982). Tickets, Rs.100, available on in.bookmyshow.com
Man And The Skull
Till 2 August
City-based artist Clyde D’Mello is showcasing more than 30 pen drawings. He has used watercolour to give the finishing touches to some of the drawings.
10am-7pm. Alliance Française, 108, Thimmaiah Road, Vasanthnagar (408081820). Prices, Rs.1,000-40,000.
By Sohini Sen