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The TimeOut Mint Planner, 26 April 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, Apr 25 2013. 08 07 PM IST
The cacophonic parents in the play ‘The God of Carnage’, to be staged at Ranga Shankara.
The cacophonic parents in the play ‘The God of Carnage’, to be staged at Ranga Shankara.
Updated: Fri, Apr 26 2013. 10 40 AM IST
Bangalore
Around town
DJ workshop
27-28 April
Test your skill at the turntable. The company iReboot is organized a two-day workshop for those who wish to mix tracks, create mash-ups and learn the nuances of deejaying.
6.30pm. iReboot, 3095, 13th Cross, 6th A Main, 2nd Stage, Indiranagar. Fee,Rs. 4,500. For details, call 9886295353.
Flair bartending workshop
28 April
Learn the art of mixology and juggling and make some quirky concoctions and cocktails at this bartending workshop organized by the firm Culture Trails.
2-6.30pm. Xtreme Sports Bar, 37/1, Cunningham Road. Registration closes on 27 April. Fee, Rs.1,750. For details and registration, call 8105586553.
Mexican Fiesta
Till 30 April
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Nachos and more: Try Mexican food at Foodhall
Put on a sombrero and head to Foodhall for the Mexican food extravaganza, on till the end of the month. Tuck into Sonoran staples such as street-style tacos, cold soups like gazpacho and quick bites such as crunchy nachos served with an array of delicious dips and black bean quesadillas. Get your made-to-order burritos at a live burrito bar and round it off with a slice of spongy tres leches (three-milk) cake. Food item prices start from Rs.120.
10am-10pm. Foodhall ,Level 4, 1 MG Road mall, Bhaskaran Road, Ulsoor (22086533).
Summer Special—Tribal Jam
27 April
Children will get to play and make music with instruments from all over the world at this 3-hour workshop. Children aged 8-14 can participate.
10am-1pm. Edu Arts Solutions, First floor, No. 29, 5th Cross, Atmananda Colony, Sultanpalya, near the White House apartments, Dinnur Road, RT Nagar. Fee, Rs.700 for British Council members and Rs.1,000 for non-members. For details, contact the British Library, Kasturba Road Cross, opposite Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum (22489220).
Music
Osibisa
3 May
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The Ghanaian Afro-pop band Osibisa will perform at Chowdiah Memorial Hall
Put on that dashiki and boogie with this Ghanaian Afro-pop band that was formed in London, UK. Osibisa will belt out some of their super hits: Dance the Body Music, Sunshine, Fire, Welcome Home and African Jive.
7.30pm. Chowdiah Memorial Hall, GD Park Extension, 16th Cross, Vyalikaval (23445810). Tickets, Rs.500, Rs.750, Rs.1,500 and Rs.2,000, available on www.indianstage.in.
Fusion Dreams by Jyotsna Srikanth
26 April
Fusion Dreams, Carnatic and fusion musician Jyotsna Srikanth’s band, has a unique sound that blends world fusion, jazz, electronic and folk with Indian percussion, Western grooves, electronic beats and electric violin.
9pm. CounterCulture, 2D2, 4th Cross, Dyavasandra Industrial Area, Whitefield (41400793). Entry, Rs.300.
Art
50 Under 50
Till 24 May
Fifty paintings by 20 artists, each priced under Rs.50,000, are on show. The artists include Amaresh Bijjal, Basuki Dasgupta, Durga Bai Vyam, Dhrubajyoti Baral, Ganapati Hegde, H.R. Das, G. Subramanian, J.M.S. Mani, Jasu Rawal, Mansingh Vyam, Naina Maithani Kulkarni, Praveen Kumar, Sachin Jaltare, Santhana Krishnan, Sanjeevarao Guthi, Saraf Nataraj, Shashidhar Lohar, Sivabalan, Subash Vyam and Subrata Das.
10am-7pm. Kynkyny Art, 104, Embassy Square, 148, Infantry Road (above Ganjam Jewellers). For details, call 40926202/06.
Theatre
The God of Carnage
1-3 May
The backdrop to the play is a playground squabble between two children. The fight is only alluded to by the four concerned parents and the children don’t make an appearance on stage. But by the end of the play, the adults are no more mature than the children. The best parts of the Preetam Koilpillai-directed play, however, do not stem from the dialogues but from the silences, when the characters realize they can’t arrive a solution. 1 hour, 20 minutes.
7.30pm/also 3.30pm on Wednesday. Ranga Shankara, 36/2, 8th Cross, 2nd Phase, JP Nagar (26592777). Tickets, Rs.200, available on in.bookmyshow.com.
Gasha
26-28 April
Set against the backdrop of conflict-torn Kashmir, the Abhishek Majumdar-directed play in Hindi, Kashmiri and Urdu is an account of the fractured friendship between two boys—a Kashmiri Pandit and a Kashmiri Muslim—and the need to affirm their story. 1 hour, 40 minutes.
7.30pm/also 3.30pm on Sunday. Ranga Shankara (26592777). Tickets Rs.150,
available on
indianstage.in and in.bookmyshow.com.
Film
A Century of Indian Dance
28 April
Ashish Khokar’s father, Mohan Khokar, was a collector of archival material that has proved invaluable to tracing the history of dance in India. Mohan Khokar learnt Kathak in Lahore and Bharatanatyam in Chennai (becoming Rukmini Devi’s first male student). On this occasion, Ashish Khokar has gone through his father’s extensive archive to string together a short video history of Indian dance. The film is part of the travelling festival, Ashish Mohan Khokar’s
Attendance—The Dance Annual of India 2012-13.
10.30am. Alliance Française, 108, Thimmaiah Road, Vasanthnagar. For details, call 41231345.
Dance
Various classical styles
29 April
The evening will witness a presentation of some classical dance forms. The programme will feature a Mohiniattam recital by Mythili Anoop; Bharatanatyam performances by Apoorva Jagadish and Divya Ravi, the students of Vasundhara Sampath, and Leela Samson’s disciple Priya Srinivasan; Kathak recitals by Shuchismita Dutta and the students of Mysore B. Nagaraj.
4pm. Seva Sadan, 14th Cross, West Park Road, opposite MLA College, Malleswaram. Fordetails, call 23347830.
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Film
Mera Apna Sheher (My Own City)
27 April
Sameera Jain’s film tracks the experience of being an unescorted woman in public, with the focus on Delhi, the Capital. In its examination of the dynamic between women and the world outside their homes, the 56-minute film goes over areas covered by academics and non-governmental groups. The difference lies in the treatment.
The film contains many layers of the idea of women being gazed at. We see men looking at women, women setting themselves up to be looked at, and women trying to blend in but not quite succeeding. The film is being screened as part of Urban Lens, a festival that looks at how the “city” is depicted in non-fiction films.
4-5pm. The Indian Institute of Human Settlements, Bangalore City Campus, 197/36, 2nd Main Road, Sadashivanagar (67606666).
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Chennai
Theatre
Mixed Chaat with Marshmallows
28 April
The expectations of a teenage daughter and her parents, a day in a boy’s life with the girl of his dreams, an unexpected twist to just another lunch date, and the domestic conversations of a newly-married couple—expect spicy and sweet reactions packed with crispy flavours in this mixed chaat production by the theatre group Rock Paper Drama. 2 hours.
7.30pm. Alliance Française, No. 24, College Road, Nungambakkam. Tickets, Rs.250, available on www.indianstage.in.
Around town
Summer Cool
Till 15 May
The women’s label Amaara is presenting an exclusive exhibition of its “Summer Cool” collection, showcasing a range of comfortable, easy-to-wear whites—salwar suits, kurtas, kurtis and jackets—in Kota and cotton, with colourful, vibrant trims. Prices start at Rs.1,500.
10.30am-7.30pm. Amaara, Plot No. 27/14, CV Raman Road, Alwarpet. For details, call 45000020.
Seafood Lovers Ahoy
Till 30 April
Patrons can savour a wide variety of seafood delicacies. The dishes incluse Mahi-e-khushk, chatpati tawa machi, meen pollichathu, Madrasi meen kozhambu, prawn biryani, seafood frito misto, and herb-crust basa.
7-11pm. Paprika, Courtyard by Marriott, Anna Salai, Teynampet. Price, Rs.1,499, plus taxes, per person. For details, call 66764488.
My Very First Garden
28 April
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Green thumbs: A gardening worshop for children
The My Very First Garden workshop at Vanilla Place aims to create a fun gardening experience for children. Aspiring little gardeners will be shown how to dig, shovel and rake soil. They will be able to plant seeds and learn how birds, worms, bugs and everything in the ecosystem works to ensure the growth of saplings. Children aged 4-10 can take part in the workshop.
9.30-11.30am. Vanilla Place, No. 89, Bishop Garden, Greenways Road, RA Puram. Workshop fee, Rs.500. For details, call 42066660/9940012785 or email info@vanillaplace.com
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Art
Ruralscapes
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Village life: By Ravi Chandran
Till 29 April
This exhibition of V. Ravi Chandran’s latest work, depicting village life and culture, is on at DakshinaChitra.. The self-taught artist, who has been painting for 25 years, has worked on film banners, advertisements and publicity designs.
10am-6pm. Art Gallery, DakshinaChitra, Muttukadu, East Coast Road. For details, call 24462435.
By Nandini Reddy
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Delhi
Art
The Spirit of Forms
Till 30 April
This exhibition displays the work of 29 artists from South Korea, India and Sri Lanka. The artists include Keun Yung Song, Minjoo Lee, Shobha Broota, Jai Zharotia, Thota Vaikuntam and Kingsley Gunatillake.
10am-6pm (Sunday closed). Korean Cultural Centre, A-25, Lajpat Nagar-IV (43445000).
Music
Phon.o
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Dial to dance: Berlin artiste Phon.o
27 April
This marks the first Indian tour of the Berlin artiste Phon.o, who started playing records with the German electronic musician Apparat (Sascha Ring) in the early 1990s. Phon.o’s sets are staunchly digital, experimental, yet dance-floor smashing and progressive.
10pm. Out of The Box, Hauz Khas Village (49422211). Click here for details.
Mike del Ferro Trio
28 April
Dutch pianist Mike del Ferro is a sought-after composer, pianist and arranger who writes and performs in an impressive array of musical genres. At this jazz evening, he will be joined by Delhi bassist Abhishek Mangla and Bulgarian drummer Sava Boyadzhiev.
7pm. Zorba, 166, MG Road, Sultanpur, near the Sultanpur Metro station (26801251). Click here for details and registration.
Theatre
The Odd Couple
27-28 April
This adaptation, directed by Ishwar Shunya, is a female version of Neil Simon’s classic comic play of the same name. Florence Unger and Olive Madison are the quarrelsome, mismatched room-mates who are visited by the Constanzuela brothers.
7pm. ML Bhartia Auditorium, Alliance Française, 72, Lodhi Estate (43500200). Tickets, Rs.300, available on in.bookmyshow.com.
Around town
Talk by Dr Binayak Sen
26 April
Binayak Sen, a public health specialist, paediatrician and human rights activist, will deliver a talk on “Public Policy and Access to Equity and Justice”. His imprisonment on charges of sedition for alleged links with Maoists was met with huge public resistance in 2011.
7pm. Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road. For details and passes, call 24682222.
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Dance
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World Dance Day will be celebrated at the India Habitat Centre
World Dance Day with No Boundaries
29 April
There will be performances by more than 70 artistes. The artistes include Padma Bhushan Saroja Vaidyanathan’s group (Bharatanatyam), Ranjana Gauhar’s group (Odissi), Rajendra Gangani’s group (Kathak), Sadhya (contemporary dance based on Mayurbhanj Chhau) and Nikolina Nikoleski from Croatia (Western contemporary).
7.30pm. Plaza Steps, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road (24682222).
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Hyderabad
Art
The Deviant
Till 3 May
This is a digital art show by sculptor Aekka Yadagiri Rao. Rao, who has developed abstract art on
canvas, vinyl and paper, is known for the Telangana Sthupam or martyrs memorial opposite the state assembly in Hyderabad.
11am-7pm. Iconart gallery, 1672, SBI Building, Third floor, Road No.12, Banjara Hills (32411554, 9849968797).
Theatre
The Physicists
27 April
This radio drama performed by Little Theatre deals with questions of scientific ethics and mankind’s ability to handle its intellectual responsibilities. Physicist Johann Möbius is locked away in a madhouse with two other scientists because he is haunted by recurring visions of King Solomon, and the other two are convinced they are Einstein and Newton. But are they really insane?
8pm. Muffakham Jah College of Engineering and Technology, Sultan-ul-Uloom Education Society, Road No.3, Banjara Hills (23350443/2084).
TOP PICK
Art
Reflections And Images
Till 30 April
This is a group exhibition of paintings by 15 artists—H.R. Das, Jagannath Paul, Kaushik Raha, Kumaraswamy, Konduru Nageswar Rao, Agacharya, Datta Bansode, Poonam Agarwal, Shyamal Mukherjee , Anand Panchal, Arvind Kolapkar, Devyani Parikh, Sujata Achrekar, Suchismita Sahoo and Subrata Das.
11am-7pm. Kalakriti Art Gallery, 468, Road No. 10, Banjara Hills (66564466).
By Yogendra Kalavalapalli
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Kolkata
Art
The Odyssey of Color
Till 30 April
This group show has paintings by artists such as Suhas Roy, Prakash Karmakar, Ramananda Bandopadhyay, Sanatan Dinda, Basudev Pal Majumdar, Gourango Beshai, Sibsaday Chaudhuri, Samir Paul, Dilip Chowdhury and Sukanta Das. The works encompass themes of spirituality, love, and the depth of human experience.
11.30am-6.30pm (Sunday by appointment). Idiyas Gallery, 15, Dover Road, Ballygunge. For details, call 9831005003/65508418.
Theatre
A Delicate Balance
27 April
The American Center will host US playwright Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance, which earned Albee his maiden Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1967. The play is directed by Prof. Ananda Lal, with a cast comprising students of Jadavpur University’s department of English. The production is dedicated to all the women who have been victims of violence.
6.30pm. American Center, 38A, Jawaharlal Nehru Road (39846300). Seating on first-come, first-served basis.
TOP PICK
Theatre
Bishkaal (The Toxic Epoch)
2 May
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Classical adaptation: Bishkaal
Theatre group Natadha’s production ‘Bishkaal’ is a modern-day adaptation of the tragedy, ‘The Bacchae’, by ancient Athenian playwright Euripides. The story is about Pentheus, the king of Thebes, and his cousin Dionysus (the Greek god of wine and ecstacy), who seeks to avenge the death of his mother Semele by disrupting the life of the Thebans, prodding them towards intoxication and vulgarity. This story about changing notions of culture and values has been directed by Arna Mukhopadhyay.
6.30pm. Madhusudan Mancha, Dakshinapan, Gariahat Road. Tickets, Rs.40, Rs.50 and Rs.60, available at the venue. For details, call 9836595905.
By Indranil Bhoumik
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Mumbai
Theatre
Bombay Talkies
26 April
This series of eight monologues—directed and written by Vikram Kapadia—touches upon themes like corruption, nostalgia and urbanity. 2 hours, 15 minutes.
9.30pm. Prithvi Theatre, 20, Janki Kutir, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu (26149546). Tickets, Rs.300, available at the venue and on www.prithvitheatre.org.
Art
Message to Zero
Till 29 June
The gallery is hosting a contemporary art display of comic book artist and muralist Amitabh Kumar’s drawings, which are simulations of the murals painted in early April on the walls of Mumbai’s buildings by the artist himself.
10am-6.30pm (Sundays closed). The Guild gallery, 02/32, Kamal Mansion, Second floor, Arthur Bunder Road, Colaba. For details, call 22880195/6211.
Film
Altiplano
27 April
Grace, a war photographer, renounces her profession after a horrifying incident in Iraq and returns to her native Belgium. Her husband, Max, is a cataract surgeon who works with an eye clinic in a village in Peru. When industrial negligence leads to the deaths of several villagers, the survivors vent their hatred on the doctors; Max is killed in the riot. Grace must travel to Peru to come to terms with the grief of her husband’s death.
5pm. Galerie Max Mueller, Max Muller Bhavan, K Dubash Marg, Kala Ghoda (22027710.)
Music
Sky Rabbit
2 May
The erstwhile band Medusa is now an indie/electro post-punk outfit called Sky Rabbit. The band comprises Raxit Tewari on vocals, Rahul Nadkarni on guitars, Siddharth Shah on bass and Harsh Karangale on drums.
8.30pm. Hard Rock Café, Bombay Dyeing Mill Compound, Pandurang Budhkar Marg, Worli. For details, call 66511209/9022981089.
TOP PICK
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You don’t need a partner at Blue Bulb’s introductory ballroom-dance class
Around town
Ballroom dancing
28/30 April and 1-3 May
Don’t bother taking partners to these ballroom-dancing classes conducted by Blue Bulb. The hour-long introductory class for singles will double up as an energetic workout.
Classes will be held in Bandra and Lokhandwala on Sundays; Powai on Tuesdays and Thursdays; and Goregaon on Wednesdays and Fridays. Fee, Rs.549. Click here for details and registration or call 67302917.
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