The Mint Planner, 9 December 2016

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

British dance percussion group Stomp.
British dance percussion group Stomp.

Cosplay at the comic con.
Cosplay at the comic con.


Around town

Krackerjack Karnival

10-11 December

This festival will include workshops on aeromodelling, arts, crafts and robotics.

10.30am. Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Pragati Vihar. Tickets, Rs250 (free entry for children below the age of 5), available on

Alto Delhi Comic Con 9-11 December

The sixth edition will give cosplay enthusiasts a chance to show their skills. Among the guests are cartoonist Tom Richmond and author Joe Harris.

11am-8pm. NSIC Exhibition Grounds, Okhla. Tickets, Rs375 (for one day) and Rs675 (three-day pass), available on


Frozen World Of The Familiar Stranger

Till 11 January

This show, which features video installations from 10 Indian and international artists, explores the alienation of the urban life.

11am-7pm. Khoj International Artists’ Association, Khirki Extension (65655873).

By Sohini Sen



Bade Miyan Deewane

9 December

Imran Rasheed’s play is about an octogenarian who falls for a young girl, who is also the love interest of his son. 2 hours.

6pm/9pm. Prithvi Theatre, Juhu Church Road.  Tickets, Rs300, available on


Love Done Right Can Change The World

9 December-7 January

This exhibition will include paintings and mixed media works by Rekha Rodwittiya, who often depicts her protagonists against the backdrop of domestic, quotidian settings.

11am-6pm. Sakshi Gallery, 6/19, Grants Building, Colaba (66103424).



9-18 December

Production company AGP World brings British dance percussion group Stomp to India for the first time. The performance will show how music and dance seamlessly complement one another on a single platform, says Ashvin Gidwani, AGP World’s managing director.

Timings vary. For ticket prices and other details, visit

By Shweta Upadhyay

‘How Cow Now Cow’ is directed by Vinod Ravindran.
‘How Cow Now Cow’ is directed by Vinod Ravindran.



How Cow Now Cow

9 December

Directed by Vinod Ravindran, this children’s play centres around an ill-tempered cow, Rosamma, who chides everyone as and when it pleases her. English, 55 minutes.

7.30pm. Angala, 110/K, 12th Cross, Girinagar. Tickets, Rs150, available on


Cheyenne Mize & Friends

10-11 December

Cheyenne Mize is an American folk singer-songwriter. She will be accompanied by Corey Smith (banjo/violin), Victoria Fisher (backing vocals, guitar) and Neal Argabrite (drums).

9.30pm/8pm (Sunday). Windmills Craftworks, 331 Road, Whitefield. Tickets, Rs500 and Rs1,000, available on

Land Of Gold

10 December

Sitar player-composer Anoushka Shankar is on a six-city India tour to promote her album Land Of Gold.

7.30 pm. Dr BR Ambedkar Bhavan, Vasanth Nagar. Tickets, Rs500, Rs1,000, Rs2,000, Rs3,000 and Rs4,000, available on

By Shivani Kagti



Sabhagar Theatre Festival

10-13 December

The festival will feature productions such as The Price Of Everything, 30 Days In September, Yerma and Neelima.

10am. GD Birla Sabhagar, 29, Ashutosh Chodhary Avenue (2892636). Tickets, Rs100, available at the venue and on


The Past Was Yesterday

Till 12 December

This show includes over 50 acrylic-on-canvas paintings by 60-year-old Bhopal-based artist Akhilesh (he uses only one name). The artist is also an author—his Daraspothi received the Vagishwari Puruskar in 2013.

3-8pm. Academy of Fine Arts, 2, Cathedral Road (22893027). Prices, Rs20,000 to Rs16 lakh.

By Indranil Bhoumik

A work by Nele Martens.
A work by Nele Martens.



The Race To Save The Amur Falcon

9 December

Watch this 20-minute documentary by wildlife film-maker Shekar Dattatri on the Amur Falcon, which is under threat because of climate change.

7pm. Edouard Michelin Auditorium, Alliance Française, Nungambakkam.


Light In Matter

10-30 December

This exhibition includes 25 paintings and installations by Nele Martens, who was born and raised in Germany and is now based in Auroville, Puducherry. Her abstracts are in vibrant hues and the installations are a fine balance of light and matter.

10am-6pm (Tuesdays closed). Varija Gallery, DakshinaChitra, Muttukadu, East Coast Road (24462435).


Sonic Stone Fest

10 December

This heavy metal music festival will feature American musician Jeff Lomis, best known for his work as the lead guitarist of the progressive metal band, Nevermore. The artiste is currently working with Swedish metal band, Arch Enemy.

7pm. Vapor Lounge, Feathers, Manapakkam. Tickets, Rs1,000, available on

By Nandini Reddy



Hyderabad Children’s Theatre Festival 2016: Dinosaur

12 December

Directed by Anurupa Roy, this English play is about a baby dinosaur who gets separated from its mother and the adventures that follow. 45 minutes.

6.30pm. Shilpakala Vedika, Hitech City. Tickets, Rs150 and Rs400, available on

Almost Flawless

10-11 December

A black comedy in Hindustani by Sifar theatre group, it is a tale full of humour and emotions. 1 hour, 10 minutes.

7.30pm. Lamakaan, off Road No.1, Banjara Hills. Tickets, Rs200, available on

By Viswanath Pilla

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