Lucky Ali
Lucky Ali

The Mint Planner, 26 September 2014

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

Chennai

Dance

Impulse 2014—Scottish Dance Theatre

1 October

The Scottish Dance Theatre will perform in Chennai on 1 October

7.30pm. Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall, Harrington Road, Chetpet (43561198). Tickets, 250, 500 and 750, available on in.bookmyshow.com.

Around town

Comixology

27 September

This show is a mixed bag of jokes, presented by stand-up comics Aamer Peeran, Suraj Sethu, Deepu Dileepan and Ash Prince. The four create a variety of funny flavours with their monologues, improvisation and sketches of people and situations.

9pm. Purple Room, Clarion Hotel, 25, Dr Radhakrishnan Road, Mylapore (28472211). Tickets, 600, available on in.bookmyshow.com.

Theatre

An Evening Of Short Plays

1 October

Get set for a marathon of eight 10-minute plays, on subjects ranging from the intricacies of relationships and rewriting history to the influence of cinema. Among the plays are A Typist With Destiny, Heavenly Baddie and Waiting For Him.

7.30pm. Museum Theatre, Pantheon Road, Egmore (28193238). Tickets, 200, available on www.eventjini.com.

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Music

Direct Dil Se—The Music Confluence

27 September

The second edition of this musical concert brings together different artistes and their rich repertoire of music. Listen to soulful ballads by Lucky Ali, and hypnotic compositions of Kutle Khan and Dhruv Safi. Among the other performers are Ashish Chauhan and Gurdeep Mehndi, who are known for blending Western elements of rock, funk, blues and jazz with Sufi and Punjabi
folk songs.

5pm. Auditorium, Kingdom of Dreams, Sector 29, Gurgaon (0124-4528000/0124-66770000). Tickets, 999, 1,499 and 2,499, available on in.bookmyshow.com.

By Nandini Reddy

Delhi

Art

Annual 100,000 Art Loot

26-30 September

Tad Arts gallery is organizing an exhibition-cum-sale of more than 45 paintings and sculptures, priced at 1 lakh each. The paintings are oil, mixed-media, acrylic and watercolours on canvas, and the sculptures are made of wood and glass. The show aims to present fresh and cutting-edge work, and create a platform for “blue chip" artists of the future.

11am-7pm. Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road. For details, call 43662025/9810042497 or visit www.tadarts.in.

Theatre

Ticket To Heaven

28 September

Written and directed by Saleem Shah, this English comedy is set in a suburb of Mumbai. On a stormy night, a chance meeting happens between Munna, a conman, Sandra, a sex-starved wife, and her god-fearing husband, Ronnie. Their quest for love, lust and faith brings them to the “gates of heaven". Entry for those aged 16 and above. 1 hour, 15 minutes.

5.30pm/7.30pm. Alliance Française, 72, Max Mueller Marg, Lodi Estate (43500200). Tickets, 300, 400 and 500, available on in.bookmyshow.com.

Bagia Banchharam Ki

27–28 September

Adapted from Manoj Mitra’s original Bengali play Banchha Ramer Bagan, this play, in Hindi, is a comical look at the lengths people will go to to acquire and hold on to land. It is directed by Baharul Islam. Entry for those aged 16 and above. 1 hour, 40 minutes.

7pm. Shri Ram Centre, 4, Safdar Hashmi Marg, Mandi House (23714307). Tickets 100, 200, 300 and 500,
available on in.bookmyshow.com.

Around town

A Celebration Of Design, Art And Culture

27–28 September

Curated by the women behind the design blog An Indian Summer and concept store Serendipity, the event will celebrate design, art and culture. On sale will be jewellery, clothes, accessories and home ware. There will also be a calligraphy and photography show. Visitors can enjoy organic food and drinks on the terrace. On Sunday, artistes Arun Debnath and Sanghamitra Acharya will present ragas and thumris.

11am-9pm. Serendipity, 238/4, Jonapur Village, Mandi Road, Chattarpur. For
details, call 7838647329.

By Arunima Mazumdar

Mumbai

Around town

The Bowl Show: ‘Cause It All Began With A Bowl

26-27 September

This debut show by potters Bhairavi Naik and Rohit Kulkarni of Curators of Clay, a Pune-based studio, will feature 100 bowls, meticulously crafted in the Japanese pottery tradition. The show not only centres around the discipline of the bowl, but highlights Naik and Kulkarni’s belief that each piece is “functional". There will be soup, salad and snack bowls in the exhibition.

11am-7pm. Artisans’, 52-56, Dr VB Gandhi Marg, Kala Ghoda (22673040).

Music

Axwell and Ingrosso

26 September

Swedish electronic music artistes Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso will make their debut in the country as part of the eighth season of Sunburn Arena, a dance-music festival.

6pm. National Sports Club of India, Lala Lajpat Rai Marg, Worli. Tickets, 3,000 and 5,500, available on in.bookmyshow.com.

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Art

Raja Ravi Varma Lithographs—Reviving And Recreating Art And History

Till 9 October

One of the lithographs of Raja Ravi Varma recreated on limestone
One of the lithographs of Raja Ravi Varma recreated on limestone

11am-7pm (Sundays and Mondays closed). Cosmic Heart Gallery, G-2A, Court Chambers, New Marine Lines (22085926). Prices, 50,000 to 2 lakh.

By Roshni Mitra

Hyderabad

Theatre

Is Kambakht Sathe Ka Kya Karen

27 September

Directed by Saurabh Gharipurikar, Is Kambakht Sathe Ka Kya Karen is an adaptation of the Marathi play, Sathecha Kay Karaycha. The story revolves around a married couple and the trials and tribulations they face in their professional lives. 1 hour, 20 minutes.

7.30pm. Auditorium, Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University, Nampally (23230435). Tickets, 100 and 200, available on in.bookmyshow.com.

Photography

Perspektiven: Water—The Element Of Life

27 September–8 October

Around 30 photographers will present their interpretation of water and its role in our daily lives. This exhibition is curated by Prashant Kumar Manchikanti.

10am-5.30pm. Goethe-Zentrum, 20, Journalist’s Colony, Road No.3, Banjara Hills (23350443).

By Viswanath Pilla

Bangalore

Music

Paban Das Baul: The Mystic Troubadour

26 September

Paban Das Baul will present an evening of baul-folk fusion. He will be accompanied by Mimlu Sen on bells, kartals, cymbals and ektara; Lew Hilt on bass guitar; Satish Sharma on acoustic guitar and Tanmoy Pan on percussion.

9pm. The BFlat Bar, 776, 100 Ft Road, Indiranagar (25278361/41739250). Tickets, 300, available at the venue and onin.bookmyshow.com.

Art

Heart For Art

26-28 September

About 40 children, below the age of 10, will present over 70 paintings. The theme of the show, organized by non-profit Parikrma Humanity Foundation, is colours, and the works include a mix of oils on canvas and watercolours on paper.

10.30am-6pm. Gallery G, 38, Maini Sadan, 7th Cross, Lavelle Road (22219275). Prices, 2,000 onwards.

Theatre

Bollywood Bandwagon

27-28 September

Directed by Anurupa Roy, this comedy based on stories from Bollywood features both puppets and actors. It includes scandals, the never-ageing star, an item girl, a love triangle, hit songs, exotic locations and the “casting couch". Entry for those aged 18 and above. 1 hour, 15 minutes.

3.30pm/7.30pm. Ranga Shankara, 36/2, 8th Cross, JP Nagar, 2nd Phase (26592777). Tickets, 300, available onin.bookmyshow.com.

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Theatre

What’s Up With Indian Parents?

28 September

Written by Shruthi Raju, this is a satire on the influence of modern Indian parents on their children’s life. It tells the story of two men and the challenges they face with their overprotective, over-emotional, overfeeding and excessively intrusive and embarrassing parents. 1 hour.

5.30pm. Alliance Française, 108, Thimmaiah Road, Vasanthnagar (41231345). Tickets, 250, available on in.bookmyshow.com.

By Priyadarshini Nandy

Kolkata

Music

Loko Parampara—Folk Song And Agomoni Gaan Of Bengal

26 September

The evening will feature a vocal recital by folk singer Swapan Mukherjee. He will be accompanied by Sankar Saha on dhol, tabla and khol; Chinmoy Karmakar on flute; Subol Dutta on dotara; Bhaskar Roy on harmonium and Kingshuk Bose on percussion.

6pm. Satyajit Ray Auditorium, Rabindranath Tagore Centre, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, 9A, Ho Chi Minh Sarani (22872680).

Art

Solo show

27-30 September

Somnath Roy Chowdhury will showcase pencil sketches and oil, acrylic and watercolour paintings. The proceeds from the sale of 45 works will go to AHEAD, a Kolkata-based organization for the education of autistic and mentally challenged children.

3-8pm. Academy of Fine Arts, 2, Cathedral Road. For details, call 9830087542. Prices, 2,000-28,000.

Around town

Bhuri Bhoj: At the Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata.
Bhuri Bhoj: At the Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata.

1-2 October

The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata will mark Durga Puja with a grand feast. The spread, or Bhuri Bhoj, will include traditional Bengali dishes like dhokar dalna, chingri borishali, golbarir kosha mangsho and desserts like mishti doi and malpua with rabri.

Noon-4pm/7-11.30pm (Wednesday); and noon-4pm (Thursday). The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata, Old Court House Street, Dalhousie Square (44447777). Meal for one, 999.

By Indranil Bhoumik

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