The Mint Planner, 16 December 2016

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

Carlton Braganza (centre) with his band members.
Carlton Braganza (centre) with his band members.


Around town | The Art of Shibori

Till 30 December

Textile artist Neha Puri Dhir is showcasing her latest work, which uses the traditional Japanese Shibori form. The 18 artworks on display are made in handwoven silk and cotton.

10am-6pm. Gallery Art Motif, Safdarjung Enclave (42664343). Price, Rs90,000 onwards.

Panchtattva: The Road Ahead

Till 31 December

The Habitat Photosphere festival finale, curated by art historian Alka Pande, will focus on sustainable development.

10am-8pm. India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road (24682002). Price Rs12,000 to Rs2.5 lakh.

A winter dish at Guppy’s.
A winter dish at Guppy’s.

Guppy’s Winter Menu


The contemporary Japanese bar and kitchen has designed a special winter menu which includes warm stews, delicious hot pots, and seafood dishes.

Noon-3.30pm and 7pm-1am. 28, Lodhi Colony (24690005). Price, Rs1,500 for two.

By Sohini Sen


Theatre | Massage

18 December

Written by Vijay Tendulkar, Massage tries to peep into the underbelly of today’s society through the escapades of Happy Kumar, who wants to be an actor. 2 hours.

6.30pm. Sahitya Mandir Sabhagruh, Vashi. Tickets Rs300, Rs500, Rs700 and Rs1,000, available on

Maya Burman’s ‘Summer Garden’.
Maya Burman’s ‘Summer Garden’.

Art | The Flower and The Bulb

From 20 December

This show of paintings by Paris-based mother-daughter duo Maite Delteil and Maya Burman will have 33 works on display.

11am-7pm (Sundays closed). Art Musings, 1, Admiralty Building, Colaba (22163339). Prices, Rs50,000 onwards.

Around Town | Three Colours: Blue

18 December

Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski, Blue is the first of three films that comprise the Three Colors Trilogy, themed on the ideals of the French Revolution. 1 hour, 40 minutes.

Noon-2pm. Matterden CFC, The Deepak, 38, NM Joshi Marg, Delisle Road, Lower Parel (40150621). Tickets, Rs100, available on

By Shweta Upadhyay


Music | The Best of 2016 by Carlton Braganza

17 December

Carlton Braganza will be playing some of 2016’s biggest pop and rock hits.

10pm. Shiro, 222, Vittal Mallya Road. Entry, Rs1,000. For details, call 7259021119.

Ylva Myrman + Becka and The Funky Flakes!

17 December

Swedish singer and songwriter Ylva Myrman will perform with the feminist funkband, Becka and The Funky Flakes!.

9pm. Murphy’s Brewhouse, 139/28, The Paul. Tickets, Rs400 , available on

Theatre | Beediyolagondu Maneya Maadi

16-17 December

This Kannada play tells the story of a middle-class family’s deliberations on the ongoing Ganesh Chaturthi festival. 1 hour, 30 minutes.

3.30pm and 7.30 pm. Ranga Shankara, JP Nagar. Tickets, Rs150, available on

By Shivani Kagti


Art | Chai Chronicles

Till 14 January

The Range gallery is celebrating its first anniversary with a show that features the work of 16 artists. The show hopes to reinvent and represent the clay cup as artwork .

12.30-7.30pm (Sundays closed). Range gallery, 54, Lower Range, Ballygunge. For details, call 9830049825.

Theatre | Anubhuti

17-18 December

Theatre group Ruh Manch will present Anubhuti, a solo play in Hindi and English, written by Amit Ranjan Sahu. It’s the story of a talk- show host who remembers the six people who taught him something important during a period of personal crisis. 55 minutes.

7pm. Padatik Little Theatre, 6/7, AJC Bose Road. Tickets, Rs100, available on For details, call 9830059978.

By Indranil Bhoumik


Around town | Festival of Uttarakhand

17-25 December

This festival aims to highlight the dance forms, crafts, and films of and on the region. There will be performances of folk dances such as choliya, chhapeli, ghasyari, ghancheri, harul and jaunsari.

10am-6pm (Tuesday closed). DakshinaChitra, Muttukadu, East Coast Road (24462435). Entry, Rs50 and Rs100 (foreigners).

Mallika Sarabhai
Mallika Sarabhai

Natya Darshan

17-18 December

This annual dance seminar aims to enhance audience appreciation of dance. This time, there will be discussions on the dance styles of Vyjayanthimala, Shobana and Mallika Sarabhai, among others.

9.30am. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore. Tickets Rs800 and Rs1,200, available on

Theatre | Starwarz: A Panto Menace

16-21 December

The pantomime is set in 3015, when Princess Leia leads the resistance against Darth Vader. 1 hour, 30 minutes.

3pm/7pm. Museum Theatre, Egmore. Tickets, Rs100 and Rs300, available on

By Nandini Reddy


Theatre | Savaan-E-Hayat

18 December

Directed by Mohammad Ali Baig, this historical drama is on the life and times of Golconda’s de facto empress, Hayat Bakshi Begum. 1 hour, 30 minutes.

6.30pm. Golconda Fort, Makki Darwaza Road. Seating on first-come, first-served basis.

The Dumb Waiter

17 December

This play tells the story of two assassins who do not know who their victims will be—they must wait for orders. 55 minutes.

7.30pm. Lamakaan, Banjara Hills. Tickets Rs200, available on

By Sohini Sen

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