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


The Persian dessert Shole Zard.
The Persian dessert Shole Zard.

Delhi

Music

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.

Around town

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

25-26 March

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

A painting by Abul Hisham.
A painting by Abul Hisham.

Mumbai

Theatre

Jeevan Moti

24-25 March

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

Art

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

The Biere Club’s new ‘ragi’ brew.
The Biere Club’s new ‘ragi’ brew.

Bengaluru

Theatre

Cardamom

24-26 March

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

Around town

Ragi Biere

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.

Music

Groovemeister

24 March

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

Kolkata

Art

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.

Theatre

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

Jazz musician Sylvain Rifflet.
Jazz musician Sylvain Rifflet.

Chennai

Around town

Comics Workshop

25 March

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.

Music

Sylvain Rifflet

25 March

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.

Art

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).

Theatre

Bhima

25 March

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

Hyderabad

Around town

Ugadi Vana Bhojanam

29 March

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).

Theatre

Man Vs Wild

25 March

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

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