The Mint Planner, 24 March 2017
From music and movies to dance and drama, there’s plenty to do or experience over the coming week
Shriram Shankarlal Music Festival
30 March-2 April
The 70th edition of this festival will include Pandit Jasraj and Girija Devi (vocals), Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma (santoor) and Biswajit Roy Chowdhury (sarod).
7pm. Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra, Copernicus Marg. Seating on first-come, first-served basis.
Postcards From Persia
Till 30 April
To celebrate the third anniversary of restaurant chain SodaBottleOpenerWala, singer Anaida Parvaneh has curated a Persian menu comprising Doogh (a flavoured yogurt drink), Baghali Polo (dill and fava bean rice), Khorak-e-ghosht (lamb shank) and Shole Zard (a pudding made with rice and saffron).
Noon-midnight. SodaBottleOpenerWala, Khan Market and Noida. Meal for two, Rs1,200.
Old Delhi Food Festival
Visitors can sample food such as Paneer ki Jalebi, Chicken Dora Kabab and Laung Chida Kabab.
5pm. India Islamic Cultural Centre, Lodhi Road. Price, Rs50-200.
By Sohini Sen
This play tells the story of a scientist who invents gadgets to save people from cruelty. Hindi. 2 hours.
7.30pm. St Andrews Auditorium, Bandra (26410926). Tickets, Rs300 and Rs700 available on in.bookmyshow.com
Dwelling Part II
30 March-27 May
Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke’s 10th anniversary show, based on the theme of shelter, will feature works by Kiki Sharma, Dayanita Singh and Abul Hisham.
11am-7pm (Sundays closed). Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Colaba (22023030).
By Shweta Upadhyay
This comedy shows the peculiarities of Indian families in a marriage function. English, 1 hour, 15 minutes.
3pm/6.30pm/8pm. Jagriti Theatre, Varthur Road, Whitefield. Tickets, Rs300, available on in.bookmyshow.com
Till 30 April
Refresh yourself with a new brew, which has organic jaggery and notes of ragi malt and raw ragi.
11am-11pm. The Biere Club, Vittal Mallya Road (42124383). Price, Rs220.
This five-piece contemporary jazz band likes to tell stories through its music.
8.30pm. Marea Bar Lounge, Howard Johnson Hotel, 132, Thanisandra Main Road. Seating on first-come, first-served basis.
By Shivani Kagti
All India Emami Chisel Art Annual Exhibition 2017
Till 4 April
The exhibition features 140 works by 133 artists selected from all over the country. The works include drawing, printmaking, painting, sculpture, photography and installation.
11am-7pm (Sundays closed), Emami Chisel Art Gallery, Emami Tower, EM Bypass. Prices, Rs15,000 to Rs3 lakh.
12th National Theatre Festival
Till 30 March
The festival by theatre group Shohan features 16 productions by as many groups from different parts of the country. The list includes Gobardanga Naksha, Replica Theatre, and Agarpara Theatre Point.
6.30pm. Minerva Theatre, 279A, Dani Gosh Sarani, CR Avenue, Shobhabazar. Seating on first-come, first-served basis.
By Indranil Bhoumik
This workshop by cartoonist Biswajit Balasubramanian will pack in the essentials required to produce a comic. Participants will also collaborate on a comic anthology. Open to ages 15 and above.
10am-5pm. Forum Gallery, Padmanabha Nagar, Adyar (42115596). Fee, Rs2,500.
It’s a chance to hear French jazz musician Sylvain Rifflet, who is also a saxophonist, clarinettist and composer.
7.30pm. Phoenix Market City, Velachery Main Road. Seating on first-come, first-served basis.
CIMA Award Show 2017: The South Indian Chapter
Till 10 April
The Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA) show features award-winning works by young talent from the country’s semi-urban areas.
10am-6pm (Tuesdays closed). Varija Gallery, DakshinaChitra, Muttukadu, East Coast Road (24462435).
Drawing inspiration from Ashok Malhotra’s Child Man, this English-Malayalam play explores the paradoxes and ironies in the life of the second Pandava, Bhima. 1 hour, 10 minutes.
3pm. Edouard Michelin Auditorium, Alliance Française, College Road, Nungambakkam. Tickets, Rs200, available on in.bookmyshow.com
By Nandini Reddy
Ugadi Vana Bhojanam
Celebrate the Telegu new year on a farm with Pankti Bhojanam (a communal meal). There will be musicians, comedy artistes and activities for children.
10am. Leonia Holistic Destination, Bommaraspet, Shameerpet. Price, Rs799 (children) and Rs1,499 (adults).
Man Vs Wild
The KissaGo Theatre and Film Production Group will present five monologues, ranging from a Rottweiler trying to save his pride, to a psychopath with a bright “past”. 1 hour, 10 minutes.
7.30pm. Lamakaan, off Road No.1, opposite GVK One, Banjara Hills. Tickets Rs150, available on in.bookmyshow.com
By Sohini Sen