The Mint Planner, 30 December 2016

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

Oliver Hirschbiegel’s 2004 English drama depicts the final 10 days of Adolf Hitler’s rule in Germany in 1945.
Oliver Hirschbiegel’s 2004 English drama depicts the final 10 days of Adolf Hitler’s rule in Germany in 1945.



Swami Haridas-Tansen- Sangeet Nritya Mahotsav

5-8 January

This four-day classical music festival will pay tribute to poet-musicians Swami Haridas and Mian Tansen. Among those performing will be Kathak danseuse Uma Sharma and singer Ashwini Bhide-Deshpande.

6.30pm. Sir Shankarlal Hall, Modern School , Barakhamba Road. Seating on first-come, first-served basis.

Around town

Dastkari Haat Craft Bazaar

1-15 January

The 31st edition of the annual bazaar will focus on the craft traditions of Iran along with 200 popular crafts and textiles from India.

11am-9pm. Dilli Haat, opposite INA Market. Entry, Rs 25.


Delhi Dawns

30-31 December

Seventeen-year-old Sara Wadhwa will present

images of how people lend

a new look to the city every morning.

10am-7pm. Delhi O’ Delhi foyer, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road (43663333).

By Sohini Sen




3 January

This festival will include plays like Bheed, a comedy set in the year 2021, when a population control policy is implemented in India, and Khar Khar, which focuses on the life of freedom fighter Usha Mehta.

6.30pm. Experimental Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Nariman Point (66223724). Tickets, Rs150, Rs200 and Rs250, available at the venue and on



1 January

Oliver Hirschbiegel’s 2004 English drama depicts the final 10 days of Adolf Hitler’s rule in Germany in 1945.

2 hours, 36 minutes.

1pm/3pm. Matterden

CFC, The Deepak, Lower Parel (40150621). Tickets, Rs100, available on

Around town

Ek Anandgane: Remembering Mangesh Padgaonkar

30 December

This event is being organized in memory of Marathi poet Mangesh Keshav Padgaonkar, on his first death anniversary. The thematic presentation will showcase Padgaonkar’s poetry, set to music by artistes such as Sudhir Phadke and Shrinivas Khale.

6.30pm. Tata Theatre, NCPA (39895050 ). Tickets, Rs300, Rs400 and Rs500, available on

By Shweta Upadhyay


Around town

New Year Party with Nikhil Chinapa

31 December

DJs Nikhil Chinapa, Blaque and Sonic-X will be playing on New Year’s eve at Sky Deck. There will be a buffet, unlimited alcohol and fireworks.

8pm-1 am. Sky Deck, VR Bengaluru, Whitefield. Price, Rs3,500 onwards. For details, visit

Winter Grills

Till 15 January

Enjoy a menu curated by chef Vikas Seth that features Mexican dishes. There will be dishes such as Tequila Fired Grilled Jumbo Prawns with Chipotle ketchup, roasted tomato salsa, sour cream and sweet potato fries, and Smokey Chipotle Cottage Cheese Alambres. Wash them down with a warm glass of spiced mulled wine.

11.30am-11.30pm. Sancho’s, UB City, Vittal Mallya Road (41755266). Price, Rs395 onwards.



30 December

Directed by S.N. Sethuram, this Kannada play revolves around two characters—an old man and his granddaughter. It explores the changes in mindsets since India’s independence and their effect on day-to-day life and family structures. 1 hour, 30 minutes.

7.30pm. Ranga Shankara, 36/2, 8th Cross, II Phase, JP Nagar. Tickets, Rs150, available on

By Shivani Kagti



Eso Katha Boli

1 January

Four parents start a discussion which turns ugly and soon strays from the initial reason for their being together in the first place.

6.45pm. Girish Mancha, Baghbazar. Tickets, Rs60 and Rs100, available at the venue. For details, call 9830042004.


I Am Bonnie

4 January

This Bengali documentary is about Bonnie,who was on the run from his family and the sports fraternity after failing a sex test before a big sporting event in 1998. 45 minutes.

6.30pm. Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, 8, Ballygunge Circular Road (24866398). Seating on first-come, first-served basis.

By Indranil Bhoumik


Around town

New Year Brunch

1 January

Enjoy a New Year brunch at the market-style café, with live counters and a host of cuisines. The choices will range from pan-Asian to Continental and Mughlai.

Noon onwards. The Melting Pot, InterContinental Resort, East Coast Road (71720101). Meal for one, Rs1,999, plus taxes.


Monologue Of Memory

Till 30 December

Artist Monisha Mohanraj is presenting 12 mixed-media works based on memories.

10.30am-7pm. Art Houz, Kasturi Rangan Road, Alwarpet. Prices, Rs7,000-30,000. For details, call 9444049213.


Chennai Rainbow Film Festival

4-8 January

The third edition of this LGBT-themed festival will include short films in English, French, Odia and Tamil. There will also be drag shows and music events.

5pm. Alliance Française, College Road, Nungambakkam. For details, visit

By Nandini Reddy




30 December

Based on William Shakespeare’s Othello, this Telegu play revolves around racism, jealousy, revenge and repentance. 1 hour, 50 minutes.

7.30pm. Ravindra Bharathi, Saifabad. Tickets, Rs100 and Rs350, available on


Magical Night

31 December

Musicians—Manganiyars with Deepak Pandit, Anil Srinivasan, Indie Routes, Antara and Ankita Nandy— will take you on a journey of Bollywood, Sufi and folk compositions.

9pm. Taj Falaknuma Palace, Engine Bowli, Falaknuma. For details, visit

By Sohini Sen

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