Bangalore-based author Jahnavi Barua will read excerpts from her short-story collection, Next Door, and her latest novel, Rebirth. The reading will be followed by Barua in conversation with Samhita Arni, short-fiction writer and editor of Out of Print magazine.
6.30pm. Bangalore International Centre, Teri Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur 2nd Stage (9886599675).
The Legends Tour: DJ Dave Seaman
One of the pioneers of House music, DJ Dave Seaman has been part of both the club and pop scenes and has been deejaying for over 25 years. Whether it’s a spine-tingling number from his compositions Global Underground or Renaissance, or Kylie Minogue’s Confide in Me, which he co-wrote, produced and remixed, there are very few people who like electronic music and have never had a Dave Seaman “moment”. The DJ will be playing live in the city.
7-11.30pm. F-Bar & Kitchen, 18, Ali Asker Road, Cunningham Road (9900045800). For ticket prices and details, visit www.submerge.in
Lou Majaw & Friends—Tribute to Bob Dylan
Veteran musician Lou Majaw is often called “Shillong’s Dylan”. He pioneered the annual Bob Dylan festival in Shillong in 1972 and has been conducting it there every year. Majaw will be performing with his friends at this concert as a tribute to the legendary singer. The concert will showcase Dylan classics like Blowing in the Wind, and Mr Tambourine Man.
9pm. Opus, 4, 1st Main, off Palace Cross Road, Chakravarthy Layout (23442580). For ticket prices and details, call 9844030198 or visit www.myopus.in
Places of Wonder: Machu Picchu
Places of Wonder: The film Machu Picchu will be screened at the National Gallery of Modern Art.
Machu Picchu will be screened on Sunday as part of “Places of Wonder”—a series of film screenings on heritage sites around the world at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA). Machu Picchu in Peru is often cited as one of the most extraordinary feats of architecture and engineering. The film documents images of the ancient city—temples, solar clocks, fountains, living quarters, urban sectors and curved agricultural terraces.
11.30am. NGMA, Manikyavelu Mansion, 49, Palace Road (22201027). For details, contact the venue.
Shipwrecked! An Entertainment: The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told by Himself)
Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies presents a good old-fashioned yarn: The breathless story of a Victorian gentleman, Louis de Rougemont, whose colourful past and wild adventures in the late 1800s as a seafaring wanderer spring to life like a theatrical pop-up book. Performed in carnival style, a cast of three plays 22 different characters. 1 hour, 40 minutes.
8pm (Tuesdays-Saturdays) and 3pm/6.30pm on Sundays. Jagriti Theatre, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Whitefield (28475373). Tickets, Rs 300. For details, visit jagrititheatre.com/shipwrecked
A play on the nature of reality by influential Kannada playwright Poornachandra Tejaswi, which went on to become a very successful television serial in the hands of T.N. Seetharam. Mayamruga is based on the experiences of Tejaswi and his friend, who set out for a graveyard in search of ghosts. Through funny experiences and encounters, the play explores the human psyche and imagination. Shah and Chandru, the two characters, are keen to jettison superstitious traditional beliefs, and want instead to be seen as individuals with a rigorously scientific outlook. 1 hour, 40 minutes.
7.30pm. Ranga Shankara, 36/2, 8th Cross, JP Nagar 2nd Phase (26592777). Tickets, Rs 70.
Produced by the puppet theatre group Dhaatu, the puppet show uses around 30, 2.5ft-tall wooden puppets. The play has been directed by Anupama Hoskere and co-written by Anupama and Vidyashankar Hoskere. Children aged 5 and above can watch it.
3.30pm/7.30pm. Ranga Shankara, 36/2, 8th Cross, JP Nagar 2nd Phase (26592777). Tickets, Rs 150.
Directed and written by S. Surendranath, the play is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play Comedy of Errors. The play locates all the action in the southern Indian town of Malleswaram. The story follows the lives of two twins, separated at birth, who encounter each other later on in life, and the series of farcical incidents that take place based on mistaken identities. 2 hours.
7.30pm. Ranga Shankara, 36/2, 8th Cross, JP Nagar 2nd Phase (26592777). Tickets, Rs 100.
Shruti Mahadevan, a student of Shobha Shashikumar, will present a traditional margam beginning with a pushpanjali, an invocatory item and concluding with a thillana, a pure-dance sequence.
6.15pm. ADA Rangamandira, 109, JC Road, opposite Ravindra Kalakshetra (22219388).
Project Cinema City
On show: Project Cinema City.
Till 29 June
The multidisciplinary arts project, Project Cinema City, has been working since 2007 on the relationship between Mumbai and movies. The project includes installations, photographs, paintings, sculptures and films and is being exhibited at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA). Curated by Madhusree Dutta, a documentary film-maker and director of the cultural centre Majlis, the show displays factual documentation of Mumbai’s film-making practices and artistic interpretations of the images produced by cinema. Dutta has selected artists, architects and film-makers who have engaged with the metropolis in their work, including Atul Dodiya, Pushpamala N., Anant Joshi and Shreyas Karle.
11am-6pm (Mondays closed). NGMA, Cowasji Jehangir Hall, Mahatma Gandhi Road, opposite Museum, Colaba (22881969). Entry, Rs 10 for Indians and Rs 150 for foreigners.
Kshitij: New Perspectives
WorldKids Film Club will be screening animated films at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA). The films include Red Like The Sky: Tuscany (1971)—about Mirco, 10, who grapples with the issues of friendship, disability and creativity in a boarding school for the blind; and The Cat Returns (2002), an adventure that follows Tokyo schoolgirl Haru, who is summoned to the Kingdom of Cats as the betrothed of the Cat Prince, Lune.
2-6pm. Little Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point (66223737). For registration and details, email email@example.com or call 9821016744.
Bill Evans with Ranjit Barot, Etienne Mbappe and Marc Guillermont
Grammy Award-winning American saxophonist Bill Evans teams up with Indian drummer Ranjit Barot, Cameroonian bassist Etienne Mbappe and French guitarist Marc Guillermont to present a mix of contemporary jazz fusion and world music.
10-11.30pm. blueFROG, New Mahalaxmi Mills Compound, opposite Empire Mills, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel (40332300). For details, call the venue.
Transit of Venus
Watch Venus: At Nehru Planetarium.
The Nehru Planetarium, Nehru Memorial Museum and several partners are organizing a series of events around the Transit of Venus on 6 June, including a skywatch, to be followed by a discussion session in the planetarium sky theatre.
11.30am, 3pm and 5pm. Nehru Planetarium, Teen Murti House (23014504). For details, visit www.nehruplanetarium.org
Coral: Rekindling Venus, 6-18 June
The 3D film, directed by Australian video artiste Lynette Wallworth, is an extraordinary journey into the mysterious realm of fluorescent coral reefs, bioluminescent sea creatures, rare marine life and the complex community living in the oceans which is most threatened by climate change. 57 minutes.
11.30am, 1.30pm, 5pm (except Mondays) and 10.30am (on 7, 9, 14, 15 June). Tickets, Rs 50. Nehru Planetarium. For details, visit www.india.embassy.gov.au/ndli/home12.html
Riding Solo to the Top of the World
The 2006 documentary by Gaurav Jani is about life in the Changthang plateau in Ladakh which is at an altitude of 15,000ft. Jani travelled from Mumbai to Ladakh by bike, and shot the film himself.
6.30pm. India International Centre, 40, Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate (24619431).
Grammy Winning Effort
Formed in 2010, Grammy Winning Effort is composed of members from various bands in the Delhi music circuit. It consists of Dayus Madhan (formerly of Tearcube and Rabbit is Rich now) on vocals, Shashvat Pandit (October) and R.N. Jaidev (Indigo Children) on guitar, Akshay Dwivedi (Rabbit is Rich and Jester) on bass and Shantanu Sudharshan (October and Jester) on drums.
9pm. TLR (The Living Room) Café, 31, Hauz Khas Village (46080533).
City snapshots: A photo exhibition.
Frames of My City
Till 12 June
Frames of My City is an exhibition of works by aspiring, amateur and professional photographers across the country that capture places, people, activities and unique city moments. The best entries are on display. The exhibition has been coordinated by Red Frames, a photography-focused, one-stop-site.
11am–7pm. Apparao Galleries, 7, Wallace Garden, Third Street, Nungambakkam (28332226)
The Summer of Love
The Summer of Love is a music festival that has been organized since 2008 by Unwind Center, a charitable community centre which focuses on nurturing artistes and art forms—aspiring singers are given vocal training and taught songs from Hollywood movies and Broadway classics as well as Bollywood hits. This year, around 50 students will perform over 20 songs.
7pm. Museum Theatre, Pantheon Road, Egmore. Tickets, Rs 200 and Rs 500, available on www.indianstage.in
The Wonder of It All
Till 30 July
The Ambur House Art Gallery at DakshinaChitra, in association with the Pundole Art Gallery and Apparao Galleries, is presenting a retrospective of Sakti Burman’s work. Burman has exhibited in Paris, London, Milan and Zurich. His paintings evoke the look of a weathered fresco depicting figures in hues that the viewer feels were once vivid, but are now faded.
10am-6pm (Tuesdays closed). DakshinaChitra, Muthukadu, East Coast Road (24462435).
French Film Festival
The Alliance Française de Madras, in association with Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation, Institut Français and the French embassy, will screen five French films with English subtitles. These include Poulet aux Prunes (Chicken With Plums), Unie Vie Meilleure (A Better Life), La Délicatesse (Delicacy), Poupoupidou (Nobody Else But You) and Polisse.
7pm. Eduoard Michelin Auditorium, Alliance Française de Madras, No. 24, College Road, Nungambakkam. For details, visit madras.afindia.org/news-archive/nid/5650
By Nandini Reddy
Gandhar’s 50 years
On stage: Kacher Manush.
Theatre group Gandhar was established on 3 June 1962. To celebrate the day, the group will stage Kacher Manush, a relationship drama directed by Gautam Halder. There will also be a recitation of works of the late theatre artiste Shambhu Mitra by his daughter Shaoli Mitra.
3pm/6.30pm. Academy of Fine Arts, 2, Cathedral Road. Tickets, Rs 60 (3pm show), Rs 40 and Rs 60 (6.30pm show), available at the venue. For details, call 25555105/9836297606.
Weavers Studio Centre for the Arts (WSCA) presents Samay by Nine Point Blank. This is a story of a world without a beginning and a world without an end, a world seen through the eyes of “time” itself.
6.30-8pm. WSCA, 94, Ballygunge Place (24613145/ 9830632197). Tickets, Rs 200, available at the venue.
Mukhomukhi Theatre Festival
Till 5 June
The 16th edition of the theatre festival features Sri Shambhu Mitra (1 June); Dakghar and Pinki Buli (2 June); Hamlet, Raja Lear and Kanyadaan (3 June); Chari Ganga (4 June); and Mayer Moto (5 June). An exhibition on actor Soumitra Chatterjee will be held from 1-3 June.
Timings and venues vary. For details, call Bilu Dutta on 9836264488/9230513197.
By Indranil Bhoumik
Weaves Lifestyle Exhibition
Designer saris, dresses, kurtas, stoles, dupattas, home linen, footwear, handicrafts, jewellery and accessories such as purses, clutches and bags will be on sale. The prices start at Rs 1,000.
11am-9pm. Marvel Pavilion, Imperial Gardens, Sikh Village Road, Secunderabad. For details, call 9393397019.
Earth Witness: Reflections of The Times And of The Timeless
Akanksha Joshi’s film, shot in Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Nagaland and the Sunderbans, is about four people who find themselves faced with the crisis of climate change.
6pm. Goethe-Zentrum, 20, Journalist’s Colony, Road No. 3, Banjara Hills (23350443).
By Yogendra Kalavalapalli
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