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
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Swami Haridas-Tansen- Sangeet Nritya Mahotsav
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.
Dastkari Haat Craft Bazaar
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.
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
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 in.bookmyshow.com
Oliver Hirschbiegel’s 2004 English drama depicts the final 10 days of Adolf Hitler’s rule in Germany in 1945.
2 hours, 36 minutes.
CFC, The Deepak, Lower Parel (40150621). Tickets, Rs100, available on Instamojo.com.
Ek Anandgane: Remembering Mangesh Padgaonkar
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 in.bookmyshow.com
By Shweta Upadhyay
New Year Party with Nikhil Chinapa
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 limitlessexperience.in
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.
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 in.bookmyshow.com
By Shivani Kagti
Eso Katha Boli
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
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
New Year Brunch
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
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 Chennaidost.com.
By Nandini Reddy
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 in.bookmyshow.com
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 in.bookmyshow.com
By Sohini Sen