The Mint Planner, 23 October 2015
From music and movies to dance and drama, there’s plenty to do or experience over the coming week
Nirmiti—A Constructed Object
Till 31 October
11am-7pm. Akar Prakar Art Advisory, First floor, 29, Hauz Khas Village (26868558). For details, visit www.akarprakar.com
29 October-3 November
Curated by Motti Abramovitz of Israel’s Bruno Art Group, this exhibition will feature over 30 works by 3D pop-art practitioners David Gerstein of Israel and Charles Fazzino of the US. Gerstein, known for his multilayered metal cut-outs, will present his newly released works Coexistence and Lovely Day, among others. Fazzino, known for his detailed three-dimensional paper cuts, will show works like Midnight In Manhattan and The Colors Of The Taj Mahal.
10am-8pm. Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road (43662024).
23 October-1 November
E-commerce company Amazon and knowledge media firm LeapVault will present this virtual literary festival that will leverage digital platforms like Google Hangouts and YouTube Live and social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter. There will be book readings, interactions between readers and authors and virtual book launches. Among the participating authors are Ashwin Sanghi, Rajdeep Sardesai and R.A. Mashelkar.
Timings vary. For the schedule, visit www.litfestx.com
Kathak danseuse Uma Sharma will present her annual celebration of Sharad Purnima. Her troupe will present a 38-year-old dance ballet, Nritya Natika, combining elements of Kathak and the traditional raas of Braj.
7pm. Lawns, Lakshmi Narayan Temple (Birla Mandir), Mandir Marg. For details, call 26431978.
Asian Hawkers Market
Get ready to sample the best of Chinese, Japanese, Thai and South-East Asian cuisine under one roof. Noodle-maker Wai Wai is presenting an alfresco food festival from restaurants across the city, including Neung Roi, Berco’s, Mamagoto, The Fatty Bao, Rred Hot Cafe, Royal China, PiccoLicko and Yum Yum Cha.
Noon-10pm. Select Citywalk mall, A-3, District Centre, Saket. Prices, starting from Rs.100.
By Chanpreet Khurana
Till 21 November
11am-7pm (Sundays closed). Chemould Prescott Road, Queens Mansion, Fort (22000212).
The third edition of this solo-play festival will feature two productions. Director Andrea Montgomery’s In The Window is about a lonely woman, performed by Nuala McKeever, who contemplates suicide.
Big Mouth, directed and performed by Valentijn Dhaenens, is a tribute to 2,500 years of oration, with excerpts from speeches by Greek philosopher Socrates and boxer Muhammad Ali woven into the narrative.
Timings and venues vary. Tickets, Rs.300, Rs.500, Rs.750 and Rs.1,000, available on www.insider.in
Art And Craft Workshops
The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS) and Paramparik Karigar are organizing a series of workshops on the art of pichhwai (intricate paintings which portray Lord Krishna), Ajrakh and Cherial printing, Chikankari embroidery, palm leaf etching and Bandhani. Each workshop will accept up to 25 participants.
11am-4pm. Seminar Room, CSMVS, 159-161, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort. Fee, Rs.800 per person per workshop. For registration and other details, call 22844484/4519 or visit www.csmvs.in
5 Broken Cameras
Directed by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi, this 94-minute documentary is a personal, first-hand account of life and non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village surrounded by Israeli settlements.
7pm. Deepak—A Boutique Cinema, 38, NM Joshi Marg, Lower Parel (24923399).
By Chanpreet Khurana
The ITC Sangeet Research Academy will present a vocal recital by Omkar Dadarkar, who will be accompanied by Sanjay Adhikary on tabla and Rupashree Bhattacharya on harmonium.
6pm. ITC Sangeet Research Academy, 1, NSC Bose Road, Tollygunge (23773395). For details, visit www.itcsra.org
6.30pm. Academy of Arts, 2, Cathedral Road. Tickets, Rs.100, available at the venue. For details, call 9830122767.
By Indranil Bhoumik
Till 31 October
The traditional German Oktoberfest celebrates the great brews from the country. In keeping with the spirit of this Bavarian celebration, the I-Lounge will stock a selection of beers, accompanied by a wide range of finger foods.
4pm. I-Lounge, Kohinoor Asiana Hotel, Sememcherry, Old Mahabalipuram Road. Entry, Rs.1,300. For details, call 67411000.
Till 30 October
In this series, Milind Nayak focuses on foliage. Created in oil on canvas, the series reflects the hues and patterns of leaves in different seasons.
11am-7pm (Sunday closed). Vinnyasa Premier Art Galery, CIT Colony, Mylapore (24982515).
This charity fund-raiser is a musical tribute to composers, such as Naushad, S.D. Burman, O.P. Nayyar, Shankar Jaikishan, R.D. Burman, Laxmikant–Pyarelal, M.S. Viswanathan and Ilayaraja. Aarohi, a popular retro band, will perform well-known numbers by these composers, tracing their journey and that of Indian music from the 1950s to the 1990s. The proceeds will go to the Soroptimist Club of Chennai, a volunteer movement that works for women and children.
6.30pm. Museum Theatre, Pantheon Road, Egmore. Tickets, Rs.500 and Rs.1,000, available on in.bookmyshow.com
Arties Chamber Orchestra
7pm. Museum Theatre, Egmore.
By Nandini Reddy
The Sound Of Silence
Till 30 October
11am-7pm. Kalakriti Art Gallery, 468, Banjara Hills. For details, visit www.kalakriti.in
Tere Mere Sapne
Directed by Saurabh Gharipurikar, this Hindi play revolves around two orphans who live on the footpath. They have big ambitions, one wants to become rich and the other, an actor. Tere Mere Sapne is about their struggle, which takes a magical turn. It is presented by Hyderabad’s Udaan Performing Arts group. 1 hour.
8pm. Lamakaan, Road No.1, Banjara Hills. Tickets, Rs.100, available on in.bookmyshow.com
By Yogendra Kalavalapalli
Breakfast Shift At Monkey Bar
The Breakfast Shift is Bengaluru’s monthly breakfast performance at the Monkey Bar restaurant. In this month’s edition, Hannah Mathews of pop-and-funk band Clown With A Frown will perform covers by artistes like Jessie J., Sara Bareilles, Coldplay, James Brown, CeeLo Green and Michael Jackson.
11am. Monkey Bar, 610, 12th Main Road, Indiranagar. For details, call 44114455.
Talk By Magnum Photographer Chien-Chi Chang
A member of the international photographic cooperative Magnum Photos, Chien-Chi Chang will present some of his works in the photo essay and multimedia formats. For 20 years, Chang has photographed the lives of immigrants in Chinatown in New York, US, juxtaposing them with those of their wives and families back home in Fujian.
7pm. Alliance Française, Thimmaiah Road, Vasanthnagar. For details, call 40808181.
Rolling Frames Film Summit
Bengaluru’s Rolling Frames Film Society’s annual summit provides a platform for short-film screenings, and helps film-makers in their journey to becoming feature-length film-makers. Apart from screenings, industry experts, such as film-makers Imtiaz Ali and music composer Ricky Kej, will be sharing their experiences at seminars and workshops.
9am. Manpho Convention Centre, Veeranna Palya, Nagawara Ring Road, opposite BEL Corporate Office. Student pass, Rs.500, and delegate pass, Rs.700, available on in.bookmyshow.com. For details, visit Rollingframes.in.
Nritarutya, an organization that works for the development of contemporary dance, is organizing Prayog. It will feature three performances—Matsyaangnaa and Trishanku, choreographed by Madhuri Upadhya, and Chakra, by Sathya B.G—based on Indian philosophy and its relevance today.
8pm. Jagriti Theatre, Varthur Road, Whitefield. Tickets, Rs.400, available on
Sunday Soul Sante
Sunday Soul Sante, the city’s most loved flea market’s Diwali edition, will host 250 stalls with food, art and craft for sale. A line-up of musicians such as the Kutle Khan Project, Divine Raaga and Opposite Sex will be performing. Shoppers can also look forward to a fashion show by stylist Prasad Bidapa.
11am. ITPL Cricket Ground, Whitefield. Tickets, Rs.200, available on www.sundaysoulsante.com
By Shivani Kagti
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