The Mint Planner, 9 September 2016

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

A painting on display at ‘Meet My Soul Mate’.
A painting on display at ‘Meet My Soul Mate’.



Meet My Soul Mate

Till 15 September

Forty students from the National Institute of Fine Arts are showcasing their paintings at this exhibition. The mediums used are charcoal on paper, acrylic on canvas, oil on canvas, watercolour and mixed medium.

11am-8pm. All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society, 1, Rafi Marg (23323637). Prices, Rs.2,000-35,000.


Till 1 October

This exhibition of ceramic sculptures by Aarti Vir has been inspired by Sufi poetry, Buddhist philosophy, Japanese haiku and nirguni bhajans. The sculptures on display are made of clay and porcelain.

11am-7pm (Sundays closed). Art and Aesthetic, F-213/A, Old MB Road, Lado Sarai (41587277).

A ceramic work by Aarti Vir.



10-11 September

Director K. Madavane will present the classic Shakespearean drama in Hindi. It is the story of Prince Hamlet, and a ghost who claims to be his father’s spirit. The ghost reveals that the father of the young prince was killed by his uncle, who is now the king. Hamlet decides to avenge his father’s death. 2 hours.

7pm (Saturday); and 11am/7pm (Sunday). Shri Ram Centre, 4, Safdar Hashmi Marg, Mandi House (23714307). Tickets Rs.300, available on

100 Gram Zindagi

10 September

Vipin K. Sethie’s family drama is the story of Prakash, a miser; his sensible and dominating wife; their sons, Ankush and Ayush; and their two servants. The drama unfolds when Ankush gets married and arguments ensue between his wife and mother. 1 hour, 30 minutes.

4pm. Little Theatre Group Auditorium, Mandi House, Copernicus Marg, Connaught Place (23389713). Tickets, Rs.100, Rs.200, Rs.300 and Rs.500, available on

By Sohini Sen

Theatre personality Ebrahim Alkazi.


Around town

The Theatre of E Alkazi—A Modernist Approach To Indian Theatre

10 September-8 October

This exhibition will feature works by the legendary theatre personality, Ebrahim Alkazi. On display will be rare photographs, objects, archival documents and models of stage-sets to help the audience understand Alkazi’s vision and ideas.

11am-6pm (Mondays closed). National Gallery of Modern Art, Sir Cowasji Jahangir Public Hall, MG Road, Fort (22881969). For details, visit


Chinta Chhod Chintamani

10 September

Directed by Om Katare, this comedy drama, in Hindi, is about a father who thinks his children are at the threshold of total ruin. His children, on the other hand, believe their father’s thinking is due to the generation gap. 2 hours.

7pm. Experimental Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point (66323737). Tickets, Rs.500 and Rs.600, available at the venue and on


9 September

Theatre group The Phoenix Players will present this play based on Franz Kafka’s selected works, including short stories such as Investigations Of A Dog and A Report To An Academy, and the novella, The Metamorphosis. The play is directed by Salim Ghouse, who pairs Kafka’s absurdism and existentialism with dark humour and insights about modern society.

8pm. Prithvi Theatre, 20, Janki Kutir, Juhu (26149546). Tickets, Rs.300, available at the venue and on For details, visit

By Shweta Upadhyay

Drama: Camera Obscuras.



Camera Obscuras

Till 10 September

Written and directed by Vinay Sharma, this play, in English, is about two comic performers. One of them assumes the role of God, and the other plays a television set. 2 hours.

7pm. Padatik Theatre, 6/7, AJC Bose Road (22876087). Tickets, Rs.100, available at the venue.


Monsoon Music Festival

Till 11 September

This festival, presented by the Calcutta Classical Guitar Society, features artistes from India
and abroad. Among the performers are Boyd Meets Girl, a husband-wife duo playing guitar and cello music; R2T2, a Vienna-based classical guitar duo; and Kunal Saha and Arindam Chakravarty, playing the santoor and tabla, respectively.

Timings vary. Gorky Sadan, AJC Bose Road (22426439). Tickets, Rs.100 and Rs.400, available on

By Indranil Bhoumik

The Westphalian Youth Chamber Orchestra from Germany.



Face Of Creativity

Till 30 September

On display at this exhibition are Yusuf Arakkal’s portraits of more than 135 Indian artists, including Amrita Sher-Gil and K.M. Adimoolam. The drawings have been made on the reverse side of the canvas using pen and ink.

10am-6pm. Varija Gallery, DakshinaChitra, Muttukadu, East Coast Road (24462435). Entry, Rs.50 (Indians) and Rs.100 (foreigners).



11 September

The Westphalian Youth Chamber Orchestra from Germany will perform a Western classical symphony with 26 string instruments. The orchestra will also present the world premiere of a composition by German composer Enjott Schneider.

7pm. Sir Mutha Venkata Subba Rao Concert Hall, Harrington Road, Chetpet (43561198). Tickets, Rs.500, Rs.750, Rs.1,000, Rs.2,000 and Rs.3,000, available at the venue and on

Around town

Chennai Market By Karen Anand

10-11 September

Chef and food writer Karen Anand will present a farmers’ market featuring a variety of restaurants and organic produce. Home bakers, amateur chefs and exhibitors displaying kitchenware and eco-friendly lifestyle products will take part in this two-day event.

Noon-9pm . Phoenix Market City, Velachery Main Road.

Orthodoxically Me

10 September

Stand-up comedian Praveen Kumar will talk about his growing-up years, his struggle to keep up with the city life and understand the pub culture, smileys and social media.

7.30pm. Alliance Française, College Road, Nungambakkam (28279803). Tickets, Rs.400, available on

By Nandini Reddy



Belle Et Sébastien

14 September

Based on a novel by Cécile Aubry, Nicolas Vanier’s Belle Et Sébastien is set during World War II. The film is about six-year-old Sébastien and his dog Belle, a Great Pyrenees, who live in a village in the French Alps. The film will be screened with English subtitles. 1 hour, 38 minutes.

6.30pm. Alliance Française, Plot No.4, Aurora Colony, Banjara Hills (23554485). Seating on first-come, first-served basis.


Acharya Tartuffe

10-11 September

Directed by Nasreen Ishaque, Acharya Tartuffe is a Hindi adaptation of French playwright Molière’s controversial play Le Tartuffe. Written in 1664, the play is about the hypocrisy prevailing in society, especially on matters relating to religion and morality. 1 hour.

7.30pm. Green Gables International School, 298, Sri Swamy Ayyappa Society, Madhapur. Tickets, Rs.200, available on


Epic With Dyro

Till 10 September

Dutch DJ Jordy van Egmond, better known as Dyro, will perform at the open-air colosseum of the Beats Per Minute club. He will be accompanied by DJ Teri Miko.

6pm. Beats Per Minute, Gachibowli. Tickets, Rs.999 (single) and Rs.1,599 (couples), available on

By Viswanath Pilla

Platform #3 is about the chance meeting of three strangers.



Platform #3

10-11 September

Three strangers meet on a dark, deserted railway platform. Each one of them hides a secret, and this chance encounter will change their lives. The suspense drama, in English, is directed by Avinash Kumar. 1 hour, 15 minutes.

8pm (Saturday); and 3pm/6.30pm (Sunday). Jagriti Theatre, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Whitefield (41242879). Tickets, Rs.300, available on


Israeli Film Festival 2016

14-16 September

The Bangalore International Centre, in association with the consulate general of Israel in Bengaluru, will organize the screening of three Israeli films—Hill Start (2014), Balada Le’aviv Ha’bohe (2012) and Playoff (2011). All three films will have English subtitles.

6pm. Bangalore International Centre, TERI Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage (25359680).

Around town

Cocktail Festival

15 September

This specially curated cocktail menu includes Melon Blast (watermelon, basil, passion fruit and gin in a watermelon barrel), Coco Passion (vodka with tender coconut water and a hint of passion fruit) and Mighty Killer (vodka, black grapes and green apple in a high glass).

12.30-11pm. Mighty Small, Smaaash, Second floor, 1, MG-Lido Mall (25066900). Price, Rs.350, plus taxes.

Science Fest Bangalore 2016

Till 12 September

This do-it-yourself science fest features robot shows, science shows, workshops and talks,
as well as stalls featuring products related to science, robotics and electronics.

9am. VSR Kalyana Mantapa, AECS Layout, Brookefield (33530538). Tickets, Rs.50 (4-16 years) and Rs.100 (17 and above), available on

Cosplay Workshop

11 September

In the run-up to the Bengaluru Comic Con in November, a special cosplay workshop is being organized. It will teach you to craft your own costume, and share know-how on where to buy costumes, props and wigs.

4.30-7.30pm. The Irish House, TF-01A, VR Mall, Mahadevpura. For details, visit


Stanley Jordan

9-10 September

Guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan is known for his innovative technique. Instead of conventional strumming, Jordan’s “touch technique” is an advanced form of two-handed tapping. A classically trained pianist, Jordan can play two guitars simultaneously.

9.30pm. Windmills Craftworks, 331 Road, 5B EPIP Zone, Whitefield. Tickets, Rs.500 and Rs.2,000, available on For details, call 8880233322.

By Shivani Kagti

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