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The TimeOut Mint Planner, 13 September 2013

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, Sep 12 2013. 09 16 PM IST
Mad Orange Fireworks will play at Phoenix Marketcity
Mad Orange Fireworks will play at Phoenix Marketcity
Bangalore
Art
Rendezvous with 71
Till 18 September
This is an inaugural exhibition of retrospective works, in a range of mediums, by 71 young artists from Karnataka.
10am-8.30pm. KalaRasa Art House, 62, Sixth floor, The High Street, 11th Main, Jayanagar, 4th Block (49401300). For details, visit www.kalarasa.com.
Theatre
Lights Out
17 September
Directed by Suresh Babu H.S. and written by Manjula Padmanabhan, the play is set in 1982’s Mumbai. The play talks about the issue of rape in India, and the irony that a society obsessed with propriety and external virtue would quietly allow such a heinous act to occur so commonly. Penned as a comedy, the play is essentially tragic in its pulse. 1 hour, 10 minutes.
7.30pm. Ranga Shankara, 36/2, 8th Cross, 2nd Phase, JP Nagar (26592777). Tickets, Rs.100, available at in.bookmyshow.com.
Treadmill
18-19 September
Director Abhishek Majumdar’s Treadmill explores the personal journeys of people from Indian small towns, and the awkwardness they face while living in a city, investigated through the metaphor of a treadmill. The comedy speaks of the various instances in people’s lives where they continuously run without getting anywhere. Relationships between husband and wife, mother and child, travellers in a train, among several others, come to light. 1 hour, 10 minutes.
7.30pm. Ranga Shankara, 36/2, 8th Cross, 2nd Phase, JP Nagar (26592777). Tickets, Rs.150, available at in.bookmyshow.com
Music
Mad Orange Fireworks
15 September
Bangalore’s funk rockers return to play in the city after a series of gigs in support of their debut album Lifeline Cast, launched in August. The band comprises Michael Dias (vocals and guitars), Ramanan Chandramouli (vocals and guitars), Kaushik Kumar (bass and vocals) and Deepak Raghu (drums). Expect tunes from their latest release along with their regular set-list favourites.
6pm. Phoenix Marketcity mall courtyard, Whitefield Road, Mahadevapura, KR Puram (67266333).
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After life: Dead Man’s Cell Phone
Theatre
Dead Man’s Cell Phone
Till 15 September
A dead man’s cellphone rings incessantly in a quiet café. The play by Pulitzer prize finalist Sarah Ruhl explores memorializing the dead, and how remembering changes us. Those aged 16 and above can watch the play.
8pm on Friday and Saturday; 3pm and 6.30pm on Sunday. Jagriti Theatre, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Whitefield (28475373). Tickets, Rs.300, available at in.bookmyshow.com.
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Chennai
Theatre
Love, Sex And Zombies
15 September
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Funny four: Love, Sex And Zombies is a collection of short plays
Four short plays by ASAP productions—addressing subjects like love, prospective brides, betrayal, and zombies with humour—will be shown. The plays are Thiruvanathapuram, Nice To Meet You, All About Al and How To survive a Zombie Apocalypse. 2 hours.
4pm and 7pm. Alliance Française, College Road, Nungambakkam. Tickets, Rs.200, available at www.indianstage.in.
Music
Children’s Carnatic Choir
15 September
Directed and conceptualized by Bombay Jayashri, Children’s Carnatic Choir will feature 18 children in the age group of 9-16 who will sing popular songs of the Trinity (Tyagaraja, Muthuswami Dikshitar and Shyama Sastry). Proceeds will go to Drishti Eye Care Foundation.
6pm. Music Academy, TTK Road. Tickets, Rs.300, available at in.bookmyshow.com.
Art
Nature in Fountains of Life/The Rain Room/The Sand Storm
Till 30 September
This is an exhibition of mixed- media artworks focused on environment. While Sujatha Shankar Kumar explores salt pans of Marakkanam, Tamil Nadu, in her photographs, Aneesh Kalode Rajan uses charcoal and graphite on paper to highlight the effects of global warming on ocean life. Each artwork speaks of an issue, a struggle and a triumph that has been unfolding in the environment around us.
11am-6.30pm (Sundays closed). Apparao Galleries, Wallace Gardens, 3rd Street, Nungambakkam. For details, call 9941012388.
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Dance
Maharaj in Vishwaroopam
15 September
This is a dance recital by Padma Vibhushan Pandit Birju Maharaj and his team. The Kathak performance is created to enthral not just dance lovers but anyone who wants to experience the perfection and beauty of this style. The event is presented by 21 Events.
7pm. Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall, Harrington Road, Chetput (28363921). Tickets, Rs.500, Rs.1,000, Rs.2,000, Rs.3,000 and Rs.5,000, available at in.bookmyshow.com
By Nandini Reddy
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Delhi
Music
RSJ Live Nites
15 September
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Delhi metal band Undying Inc. will play at blueFROG on Saturday
The second edition of Rock Street Journal’s Live Nites features performances by local metal heavyweights Undying Inc., Phobia, Collosal Figures and four-piece Mumbai band Zygnema, winners of Rolling Stone Metal Awards 2011: Best band and song (popular choice).
10-11.30pm. blueFROG, Seven Style Mile, Kalka Dass Marg, Mehrauli (30800300). Entry, Rs.200.
Johannes Möller
19 September
Witness an evening of guitar recital by Swedish composer Johannes Möller. The event is in collaboration with the Delhi Music Society. Möller’s performances have been received with much applause across Europe, Asia, and North and South America. In 2010, the self-taught composer was awarded first prize in the GFA (Guitar Foundation of America) Concert Artist Competition, considered to be the most prestigious guitar competition in the world. Möller’s skills extend beyond the guitar. He won the prestigious Dutch Vriendenkrans Concours in 2008, where he was competing against performers in all instrumental categories.
7pm. Habitat World, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road (43663333).
Art
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Artwork which will be on display at the United Art Fair 2013 at Pragati Maidan
United Art Fair 2013
15-17 September
Looking to buy some decent art without burning a hole in your pocket? Stop by at the United Art Fair 2013 (UAF). Besides paintings, sculptures and photography, the fair will offer graphic, folk and tribal art, fashion, textiles, furniture, ceramics and architecture.
Curated by a team of well-known names from the world of art and design, led by Peter Nagy, the second edition of UAF features a majority of artists who are yet to be part of the gallery ecosystem and will be showcasing their work in public for the first time. The fair will have around 400 artists from India and abroad.
11am-8pm. Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Entry, Rs.100 . For
more information, visit
www.unitedartfair.com.
Film
Open Frame International Film Festival 2013
Till 21 September
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About virginity: Priya Thuvassery’s ‘My Sacred Glass Bowl’ will be screened at the Open Frame film Festival
Organized in collaboration with the Public Service Broadcasting Trust, the 13th edition of the documentary film festival focuses on narratives of and by women. More than 30 films, including those from India, Egypt, Germany, Canada, Lebanon and the UK, are part of the festival. The festival also includes discussions and workshops.
Timings vary. India International Centre, 40, Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate (24619431). For detailed schedule, visit www.psbt.org. Admission on first come, first-served basis.
The Battle of Algiers
18 September
Gillo Pontecorvo’s 1966 film chronicles the Algerian people’s struggle to overthrow the French colonial government in the mid-1950s. The film, mostly shot in playback, shows the real consequences of defying popular will with institutional aggression and military force. The film was given “Best Film” honours at the 1966 Venice Film Festival.
6.30pm. Italian Cultural Centre, 50-E, Chandragupta Marg, Chanakyapuri (26871901). Photo ID required for entry.
Theatre
14/15 August 1947
14 September
Written and directed by M. Sayeed Alam, 14/15 August 1947 is a monologue by Saleem Shah on and about Partition and Pakistan. The play, in which Shah plays a 90-year-old, uses humour to pose serious questions on the division of India. 1 hour, 45 minutes.
7pm. Alliance Française, 72, Lodhi Estate. Tickets, Rs.200, Rs.300 and Rs.500, available at in.bookmyshow.com.
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Music
Off Broadway
13 September
An evening of music from Broadway musicals, presented by Aching Shaiza on vocals, piano and ukulele, Reuben Israel on vocals and Kyoko Ito on piano. Through the music of Broadway, the artistes explore the various aspects of life, love and relationships—the serious, the funny, the tragic, the ridiculous, the painful, the joyous, and the exhausting.
7.30pm. Epicentre, Apparel House, Sector 44, Gurgaon (0124-2715050).
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Hyderabad
Theatre
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Baig’s Quli—Dilon Ka Shehzada
Quli—Dilon Ka Shehzada
14 September
Directed by Mohammed Ali Baig, the play is based on the legend of the founder of
Hyderabad, poet-prince Quli Qutub Shah, and his beloved Bhagmati. The heritage production by Qadir Ali Baig Theatre Foundation shows how their feelings for each other transform and give birth to a city and a distinct identity to its people. 1 hour.
7.30pm. Chowmahalla Palace, Khilwat, Motigalli. Entry by invitation only. For details, email theatrefoundation@ baigtheatrefoundation.com, or contact Anuj Gupta, 9391336181.
Art
Landscapes of Ladakh
Till 19 September
Kishor Krishnamoorthi’s debut photography exhibition is based on Ladakh. Before becoming a professional photographer, Krishnamoorthi was an oil trader in London. He graduated in e-commerce from the University of Essex, UK.
10am-10pm. The Blue Door, Road No.45, Jubilee Hills. For details, call 9908228822.
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Theatre
Barbareekudu
14 September
The Telugu play delineates the mystery surrounding the
disappearance of the tribal prince warrior of Dandakaranya who had a secret meeting with the Pandavas on the eve of the battle of Kurukshetra.2 hours.
6.30pm. NTR Auditorium, Nampally. Tickets, Rs.200 and Rs.500, available at www.indianstage.in
By Viswanath Pilla
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Kolkata
Film
The Day I Wasn’t Born
13 September
The Goethe-Institut is screening Florian Cossen’s The Day I Wasn’t Born (2010) as part of its Friday Films@Max Mueller Bhavan series. The film is about Maria Falkenmayer, a young German woman who during a stopover in Buenos Aires on her way to Chile hears a Spanish nursery song and reacts in a troubled way. Where does she remember this melody from? In the search for an answer, she learns the truth about her family, her origin and her identity.
6.30pm. Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, 8, Ballygunge Circular Road, Ballygunge (24866398).
Theatre
Dahananta
15 September
Theatre group Sudrak will stage Dahananta, the story of a lonely old couple. Their son lives in the US and daughter in Delhi—both are busy with their own lives to spend time with the parents. At the same time, they are keen about their parents’ property. The couple’s another son was killed in an encounter. 1 hour, 50 minutes.
6.30pm. Rabindra Sadan, 1, Cathedral Road, near AJC Bose Road. Tickets, Rs.100, available at the venue. For details, call 9830158656.
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Artwork on display at Idiyas Gallery
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Art
Mélange of Milieu
Till 10 October
In ‘Mélange of Milieu’, artists use their diverse experiences to illuminate the shared mysteries of being human. The participating artists include Prokash Karmakar, Ramananda Bandopadhyay, Gourango Beshai, Subrata Das, Shyamal Mukherjee, and Basudev Pal Mazumdar, among others.
2.30-6.30pm (mornings by appointment). Idiyas Gallery, 15, Dover Road. For details, contact Diya on 9831005003.
By Indranil Bhoumik
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Mumbai
Film
O Caminho das Nuvens (The Middle of the World)
14 September
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A still from O Caminho das Nuvens
The 2003 film O Caminho das Nuvens (The Middle of the World), directed by Vicente Amorim, narrates the tale of a migrant family who travels 3,200km across five states in Brazil to Rio de Janeiro on their bicycles in search of jobs. 1 hour, 25 minutes.
7.30pm. Little Theatre, National Centre for Performing Arts, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point (22824567).
Around town
Dirty Talk 5.0
15 September
Organized by Gaysi Family, a literary website for members of the LGBT community that allows them to write on any topic, the evening session will address issues of homophobia and transphobia faced by the community through posters. One poster has Harrish Iyer, an equal rights activist and survivor of sexual abuse as a child. Another poster features transgender activist Urmi Jadhav. The discussion will be followed by performances by musicians and comedians like Sidd Coutto, Saba Azad and Imaad Shah, Roshni Baptist, and Ash Chandler’s Ministry of Schtick.
5pm. The Barking Deer Brew Pub, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Lower Parel (61417400).
How To Manage Your Interns
19 September
Bombay Connect, a collaborative work space, is organizing a workshop on managing interns, and the kind of internships that could be developed within an organization for growth. Further focus will be on case studies, best practices on internship management, and how to recruit the most suitable interns. 1 hour.
7pm. Bombay Connect, Candelar Building, 26 St John Baptist Road, Bandra (32220475). RSVP on bombay.connect@unltdindia.org. Limited seats available.
Photo Talk
13 September
K. Madhawan Pillai, editor of Better Photography magazine, will conduct a talk on the “Future of Photography and New Emerging Trends”. 2 hours.
6pm. Piramal Art Gallery, National Centre for Performing Arts, Nariman Point (66223737).
Theatre
Noises Off
17-22 September
Noises Off is a play within a play about an ambitious director and his troupe of mediocre actors. The cast and crew are putting together a silly sex comedy—a single-set farce in which sardines fly, lovers frolic, and embarrassing hi-jinks ensue. Written by Michael Frayn in the 1980s, the play has been adapted for stage by Mumbai’s the company theatre. 2 hours.
9pm; and 6pm/9pm on Saturday and Sunday. Prithvi Theatre, 20, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road, Juhu. Tickets,Rs.300, available at in.bookmyshow.com.
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