The TimeOut Mint Planner, 18 October 2012

From music and movies to dance and drama, there’s plenty to do or experience over the coming week
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First Published: Thu, Oct 18 2012. 08 58 PM IST
A still from Innocent Sorcerers, which will be shown at Habitat World in Delhi.
A still from Innocent Sorcerers, which will be shown at Habitat World in Delhi.
Updated: Thu, Oct 18 2012. 09 10 PM IST
Bangalore
Music
Rzhude David & Friends II
20 October
Guitarist Rzhude has played with Bangalore greats such as Thermal and A Quarter, Lucky Ali and L. Subramaniam. On Saturday, Rzhude will jam with musicians such as Prakash Sontakke, Dominic Yesudas, Preetam Koilpillai, Bethel Tsuzu and Manjunath.
8.30pm. CounterCulture, 4th Cross Road, Krishnarajapura. Entry, Rs.600 (of which Rs.300 is cover charge). For details, call 41400793.
Big Bang Blues
20 October
The Delhi band describes itself on Facebook as: “When Blues and Good Ole’ Rock ‘n’ Roll had a baby!” Their debut EP, Bigger Than Blues, stuck to that description. Their music is influenced by Mississippi Delta blues, blues-rock, Indian fusion and metal. The band is on tour and will travel to Naukuchiatal, Uttarakhand, for the Aqua Jam Festival on 27 October.
8.30pm. The BFlat Bar, 776, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, 2nd Stage. Entry, Rs.300. For details, call 25278361/41739250.
Around town
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A study in Silence: An exhibition by Vamsi Krishna.
A Study in Silence
20-21 October
Jaaga will host A Study in Silence, an exhibition-cum-sale of 15 black and white still-life images by Vamsi Krishna.
11am-5pm. Jaaga, 68, KH Double Road, opposite Corporation Bank. For details, call 9972256721.
Mom and Me
21 October
Maithreyi Satish, a teacher and artist, will lead this 2-hour craft workshop for children aged 3-7. The session will involve creative activities—participants will make a lion and a giraffe that will be used as puppets during Dussehra festivities.
4pm. Atta Galatta, 75, 2nd Main, Koramangala 1st Block. Fee, Rs.350, craft materials included. For registration, call 30181626.
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Art
Chromatics
Till 31 October
Artchutney.com is presenting a group show featuring paintings by, among others, A.K. Patnaik, Anand Panchal, Biswajit Mondal, Chippa Sudhakar, Debu Barve, D.V.S. Krishna, Farhad Hussain, Jagannath Paul, Paresh Maity, Parvathi Nayar, Ramesh Gorjala, Sachin Jaltare, Seema Kohli, Shipra Bhattacharya, Shuvaprasanna and Subrata Gangopadhyay.
10am-8pm. The Leela Galleria, No. 23, Old Airport Road, Kodihalli. Prices, Rs.30,000 to Rs.3 lakh.
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Chennai
Art
Pastoral Flashback
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Solo show: Vignettes of urban and rural life.
Till 30 October
Suriyamoorthy’s solo show presents 18 vignettes from rural and urban life—the story of the unfolding of a new India that is getting more urbanized by the day. These oil-on-canvas works have a range of subjects, from weddings to groups of girls dancing during festivals.
11am-7pm (Sundays closed). Vinnyasa Premier Art Gallery, No. 21/11, 1st Main Road, CIT Colony, Mylapore (32533655). Prices, Rs.50,000 onwards.
Around town
Kalamkari workshop
20-21 October
DakshinaChitra will hold a two-day workshop on traditional Kalamkari hand-painting on cloth for adults. Master-craftsman Vijay Kumar will conduct the workshop. Kalamkari—the art of painting on fabrics with vegetable dyes—derives its name from kalam or pen, which refers to the bamboo reed used to trace intricate designs on cloth.
9.30am-5.30pm. DakshinaChitra, Muthukadu, East Coast Road (24462435). Fee, Rs.1,500, inclusive of materials and transport from the DakshinaChitra city office at G-3, Madhuram Flats, No. 6, Urur Olcott Road, Besant Nagar.
Who Let the Das Out
20 October
Vir Das, a recipient of the Colton Performance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Acting, will present an evening of stand-up comedy. Since 2003, Das has performed over 150 comedy shows. In English, 1 hour.
7.30pm, Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall, Harrington Road, Chetpet. Tickets, Rs.500, available on www.indianstage.in
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Art
Passionate Ethics
Till 29 October
The art gallery at DakshinaChitra is presenting a group show of sculptures and artworks by Careen J. Langstieh, Kirusiya Rani Veera, Koilpitchai Prabhakar M. and Vasantha Raja. Langstieh, a postgraduate in art from Shillong university, has shown her works in India and the US. Veera, whose works are in black and white, uses the jackfruit as a metaphor. Prabhakar’s ceramic sculptures combine nature and Indian designs. Raja’s bronze human figures appear in relaxed poses.
10.30am-5.30pm, DakshinaChitra. Entry, Rs.75 for Indians and Rs.200 for foreigners.
By Nandini Reddy
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Delhi
Film
O Friend, This Waiting!
23 October
This film reflects on the entwined fortunes of the padams written by Telugu poet Kshetrayya and the women they were written for. Apart from keerthanas, padams were the prevalent format for Telugu poetry in the 17th century. The film will be introduced by directors Justin McCarthy and Sandhya Kumar, and the screening will be followed by a discussion. Film duration: 32 minutes.
6.30pm. CD Deshmukh Auditorium, India International Centre, 40, Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate (24619431).
Habitat Film Club
20-23 October
The Polish Institute and Habitat Film Club will screen four striking, lesser-known films from Poland that were released in the late 1950s and early 1960s. On Saturday, watch Janusz Morgenstern’s Goodbye, See You Tomorrow. Watch director Jerzy Kawalerowicz’s Night Train on Sunday, Innocent Sorcerers by Andrzej Wajda on Monday and Eroica by director Andrzej Munk on Tuesday.
7pm. Habitat World, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road (24682222, 43663084). For members only. Film club membership, Rs.750 a year.
Around town
Phoolwalon-ki-Sair
25 October-3 November
The traditional flower procession celebrating communal harmony returns to Delhi and Mehrauli. The 10-day festival will feature a series of cultural events as well as a mela (fair). The sair festivities begin with the playing of shehnai and presentation of a flower pankha to Delhi lt-governor Tejendra Khanna and chief minister Sheila Dikshit.
Members of the Anjuman-Sair-e-Gul-Faroshan will also invite the dignitaries to present flower pankhas and chaddars at the shrine of Bakhtiar Kaki (4.15pm, 1 November) and the Yogamaya ji Temple (6pm, 2 November). There will be a Communal Harmony Yatra at India Gate from 3pm on 30 October. A kite-flying competition, starting 3pm, will be organized at the DDA Park near Shamsi Talab, Mehrauli, on 31 October. There will be a procession of pankhas and qawwali on 3 November at Jahaz Mahal, Mehrauli.
Timings and venues vary. For details, visit www.phoolwaalonki sair.com/programme.htm or email phoolwale@ymail.com.
Dance
Vriddhi: Rise Extraordinaire
25 October
Young, upcoming dancers from the city will take part in this programme, which will also feature recitals by artistes with disabilities.
The performances will include a Bharatanatyam recital by Sharanya Chandran, Kuchipudi by T. Reddi Lakshmi and Kathak by Vidha Lal. Members of the Ability Unlimited dance troupe, among others, will perform Mahabharata, under the guidance of Syed Sallauddin Pasha. The event, organized by The Kuchpudi Dance Academy, Delhi, is being sponsored by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Delhi, Sahitya Kala Parishad and Magtech Process Equipments Pvt. Ltd.
6.30pm. Kamani Auditorium, 1, Copernicus Marg (43503351).
Theatre
Old World Theatre Festival 2012—
Konark
21 October
Directed by Ramchandra Singh and written by Jagdish Chandra Mathur, this is a production of Konark by the Naya Theatre group of the late Habib Tanvir. The play is about the construction of the famous Sun Temple of Konark 700 years ago. In Hindi; 1 hour, 45 minutes.
7pm, and an additional 4pm show on Sunday. The Stein Auditorium, IHC (24682222). Tickets, Rs.300 and Rs.400, available at the IHC programme desk and on in.bookmyshow.com. For the complete schedule, visit www.habitatworld.com/old-world-theatre-festival2012.pdf
Music
Area 79 Music and Arts Festival
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The Area 79 festival will also feature live perfomances.
20 October
Audio Ashram launches its new festival, Area 79, featuring artistes associated with the label as well as international collaborators. Area 79 aims to provide a platform to alternative artistes who are making a mark in non-mainstream, non-commercial music. The festival will have three stages, an open mic, art installations, exhibitions, and a flea market. The live stage will feature performances by the jazz trio Syncopation and live electronica by Sattyananda.
4pm onwards. blueFROG, The Kila, Seven Style Mile, Kalka Das Marg, Mehrauli (30800300). Entry, Rs.579 for 4-7pm, Rs.1,079 for 7-10pm, and Rs.1,579 after 10pm.
Friends of Our Friends from the North-East
22 October
Young musicians from the NorthEast and Delhi will perform at this free concert, organized in collaboration with Friends of Friends.
7pm. Habitat World, IHC (43663333).
Art
Apna Ghar
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The Apna Ghar exhibition at the Vadehra Art Gallery.
Till 1 November
Four artists—Chandan Gomes, Vicky Roy, Nishtha Jain and Samudra Kajal Saikia—reflect upon the idea of home in this exhibition, which has around 60 photographs, videos, installations and prints. From the body to a shelter to a family house, the definition of “home” in Apna Ghar may vary, but each artist successfully intertwines the personal with the political to make public what is otherwise a private domain. Roy’s monochromatic images, for example, capture the lives of the residents of a children’s shelter in Paharganj in the Capital. Saikia’s take is a more conceptual interpretation of the theme.
11am-7pm (Sundays closed). Vadehra Art Gallery, D-53, Defence Colony (46103550).
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Art
Hope Is the Thing With Feathers
Till 10 November
Artist Manisha Gera Baswani’s new solo exhibition comes after a five-year gap and draws on her attempts at balancing work and family life, against a backdrop of questions that occupy an uneasy, grey area within feminism. The show also marks a shift in style, from detailed craft-oriented paintings with her characteristic interpretation of miniatures, to a more symbolic, minimalist approach that she says reflects her current state of mind.
Her works share a warm, brown shade that comes from her technique of repeatedly washing and repainting her work with tea water to give it a layered look. The show also has Baswani’s first sculpture, titled ‘Corazón Rosa’ (Spanish for “red rose”), an iron armour that contains a red heart.
11am-7pm (Sundays closed). Gallery Espace, 16, Community Centre, New Friends Colony (26326267).
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Hyderabad
Around town
Rannaghor
19-28 October
Ista Hyderabad is hosting a Bengali food festival, Rannaghor. Vegetarians can savour dhokar dalna, sukto, jhinge aloo posto and Radha ballavi, while non-vegetarians can feast on Kolkata bhetki paturi, macher kalia and kosha mangsho. The desserts include sandesh, pantua and chom chom, to name a few. Lunch is in buffet format and dinner in thali format.
Noon-3.30pm (lunch); 7-11 pm (dinner). Collage, Ista Hyderabad, Gachibowli (44508888). Prices, Rs.750, plus taxes (vegetarian), and Rs.850, plus taxes (non-vegetarian).
Music
Tuten und Blasen
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Image fest:Philippe Ramette.
20 October
The German orchestra, Tuten und Blasen, has in the past played in cinemas to silent movies from the 1920s. Their performance here will be preceded by a showing of director Franz Osten’s Prapancha Pash (Throw of Dice), an 80-minute silent film based on the Mahabharat. The event is being organized by the state tourism department and Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad.
7pm. Shilpakala Vedika, Shilparamam, Madhapur (23112704). Passes, on first-come, first-served basis, may be collected from Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad (23350443, 23350400).
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Photography
The Upside Down World of Philippe Ramette
22-30 October
French sculptor and photographer Philippe Ramette stages himself in a black suit and
creates captivating images of landscapes, which he integrates in astonishing ways. He then produces the shots in cooperation with photographer Marc Domage.
9am-6pm (Sunday closed). Alliance Française de Hyderabad, Plot No. 4, Aurora Colony, Road No. 3, Banjara Hills (23554485). For details, visit hyderabad.afindia.org/
By Yogendra Kalavalapalli
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Kolkata
Around town
Pujoy Park 2012
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Pujo fest: The Park rings in Durga Puja the foodie way.
19-24 October
The Park hotel is celebrating Durga Puja with a traditional Bengali lunch in the main banquet on Ashtami and Navami (22-23 October), Mughlai fare at Saffron, Kolkata Tangra Khana at Zen6, and Kolkata’s street food at TheStreet.
The Park, Park Street (22499000). Meal for one—at the main banquet, Rs.745, inclusive of taxes; Saffron, Rs.1,200, plus taxes; Zen6, Rs.1,800, plus taxes; and TheStreet, Rs.500, plus taxes.
ITC Sonar Puja Celebration
21-24 October
ITC Sonar will present “Calcutta Cuisine” at the Eden Pavilion, and Samudari Khazana (a seafood and kebab platter) and Subz Khazana (a vegetarian kebab platter) at Peshawri.
ITC Sonar, JBS Haldane Avenue (23454545) Meal for one—at the Eden Pavilion, starting at Rs.850, plus taxes; and Peshawri, Rs.1,350, plus taxes.
Theatre
Ebaar Durga Ki Korbe?
20-23 October
Director Suman Mukhopadhyay’s play features Hiran Chatterjee and Payel Sarkar and music by Tanmoy Bose. The play is a tribute to the Durga in every woman.
Venues and timings vary . For details and ticket prices, call Pamela Ghosh on 9830369257.
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Theatre
‘Tasher Desh’ and ‘Helmet’
19/22 October
The Shohan theatre group reconstructs Rabindranath Tagore’s ‘Tasher Desh’ (‘The Land of Cards’) as a pure drama performance. ‘Helmet’ is a satirical play directed by Anish Ghosh.
‘Tasher Desh’: 7pm on 19 October at Minerva Theatre, Beadon Street, and 3.30pm on 22 October at the Academy of Fine Arts, Cathedral Road. ‘Helmet’: 6.30pm on 22 October at the Academy of Fine Arts. Tickets, Rs.40, Rs.50 and Rs.60, available at the venues from 1-7pm. For details, call 9830042004.
By Indranil Bhoumik
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Mumbai
Music
Ghazal Usne Chhedi
19 October
Veteran singer Soma Ghosh will pay tribute to the iconic Begum Akhtar on her death
anniversary. Ghosh will be singing some of the classics associated with the ghazal queen, like Aye Mohabbat Tere Anjaam Pe Rona Aaya.
7pm. Ravindra Natya Mandir, Prabhadevi, Dadar West (24312956). Passes available at the venue and at Rhythm House (22842835).
Around town
Cypherolics
20-21 October
Cypher in B-boying lexicon is an informal session where breakers form a circle and take turns to step in and show their moves. The atmosphere is charged, with the surrounding participants encouraging each other. It’s being organized by Roc Fresh, a city-based breaking crew. 3 hours.
4pm. Ken Star Hall, behind Fun Republic Cinema, Andheri West. Entry fee, Rs.100 per day. For details, call Amby on 9768124026.
Halloween cupcake baking
21 October
The Dessert Cart owner, Shradha Agarwalla, will teach you how to create cupcakes decorated to resemble witches’ hats, bloody hands and brooms. 3 hours.
11am. The Art Loft, Valentino Rest, First floor, near Mehboob Studios, Bandra West. For registration, call 9930483966. Fee, Rs.2,000.
Social Fabric
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Miller’s tale: Textiles tell the story of the trade in Social Fabric.
Till 11 November
The exhibition showcases the extraordinary beauty of textiles and explores the darker interstices of the textile trade, tracing its history from the early colonial days. Sudhir Patwardhan’s Lower Parel, a dusty snapshot of Mumbai’s once active mill district, and an installation by artist Alice Creischer, Apparatus for the Osmotic Compensation of the Pressure of Wealth During the Contemplation of Poverty, are on display. There will also be an hour-long guided tour of the exhibition on Sundays (11am in English, 11.30am in Marathi/Hindi).
10.30am-5.30pm (Wednesdays closed). Dr Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum, 91/A, Rani Baug, Veer Mata Jijbai Bhonsle Udyan, Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Marg, Byculla East (23731234). Entry, Rs.10 for Indians and Rs.100 for foreigners.
Balinese food festival
Till 21 October
San-Qi is hosting a Balinese food festival. On offer are traditional dishes like the tuna sambal matah (pan-seared fish with a chilli, shallot and lemongrass relish), urap sayur (Balinese salad), pepes sayur (grilled veggies wrapped in banana leaf) and ayam betutu (chicken steamed and then roasted). Balinese appetizers and dishes will also be served in the Sunday brunch.
Noon-2.45pm; 7-11.45pm. San-Qi, Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai, 114, Dr E Moses Road, Worli (24818000). Meal for two—Rs.2,000-6,000; Sunday brunch, Rs.2,400, plus taxes, for the non-alcoholic brunch, and Rs.3,200, plus taxes, with liquor.
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Around town
Mumbai Film and Comics Convention
20-21 October
Comic book fans can attend a workshop by artist Danesh Mohiuddin (Saturday, 1pm), learn to sketch, and attend launches and previews of comic books like ‘The Beast Legion’ (Volume II), ‘Retrograde’ (Volume II), ‘Krishna: A Journey Within’ and ‘Aghori’ (Book II). Visitors can also interact with Aakra-man, a regular guy who believes he is a superhero (Saturday, 4.30pm). The creators of ‘Agent Vinod’, a comic book based on a film, will discuss the relationship between Bollywood and graphic novels. There will be a special preview of the forthcoming issue of ‘The Indian Comics Journal’ with Abid Surti, the creator of the popular comic book character Bahadur. The event to look forward to is the Indian debut of ‘Mumbai Confidential’, a crime noir comic book series created by writer Saurav Mohapatra and artist Vivek Shinde (Sunday, 2pm).
11am-8pm. World Trade Center, Cuffe Parade. For details, visit www.comicconindia.com
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