The Mint Planner, 6 October 2017
From music and movies to dance and drama, there’s plenty to do or experience over the coming week
Asean—India Music Festival 2017
Ten bands from countries comprising the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), as well as five Indian bands, will feature at this festival, being organized by the ministry of external affairs in collaboration with Seher, a performance and art collective.
6pm. Old Fort, Mathura Road. Seating on first-come, first-served basis.
IIC Festival of Arts
There will be dances, films, music, theatre, installations, exhibitions and food. The programmes include a Carnatic violin duet performance by the Mysore Brothers; Mohan Se Mahatma, a play to mark the centenary of the Champaran satyagraha; and Hindustani vocal music by Nandini Bedeker.
6.30pm. India International Centre, 40, Max Mueller Marg. Seating on first-come, first-served basis.
Festival of Lights
Till 16 October
More than 85 craft groups from 16 states will showcase home accessories and home decor in metal, ceramics, paper, stone, wood and fibre.
11am-7.30pm. Nature Bazaar, Andheria Modh. Tickets, Rs30, at the venue.
Till 11 October
These mixed- media works by Mandira Ravindranath are inspired by the transformative journey of sea glass. They include black and white ink drawings, accented by acrylic paint.
11am-8pm. Shridharani Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, 205, Tansen Marg.
By Sohini Sen
Figures in Motion
Till 16 October
This show comprises 83 works in oil, watercolour, ink and Conté, by veteran artist Jatin Das, who is showing in Mumbai after seven years.
11am-6pm (Sundays closed). Jehangir Art gallery, MG Road, Kala Ghoda.
Lithuanian Music Orchestra
The orchestra’s repertoire includes pieces by composers like Johannes Brahms and Hector Berlioz and In The Forest, the symphony by Lithuania’s early 20th century composer Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis.
7pm. National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point (66223724). Tickets, starting from Rs320, available on in.bookmyshow.com
By Shweta Upadhyay
This musical play by Vijay Tendulkar is based on the life of a Brahmin who comes to Pune in search of good fortune.
3pm. Academy of Fine Arts, 2, Cathedral Road. For details, call 9830253530.
Neruda: Absence And Presence
Till 12 October
The embassy of Chile, in collaboration with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), is presenting images by Luis Poirot. The exhibition features photographs of Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda’s house in Isla Negra, taken after the poet’s death.
3-8pm. Indian Council for Cultural Relations, 9A. Ho Chi Minh Sarani (22822895).
By Indranil Bhoumik
Queen Of Hearts
Based on the historical story of an immigrant queen who saves the Persian empire, this musical by Shekinah Jacob is a modern, feminist take on the story. 1 hour, 30 minutes.
7pm. Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Malleswaram. Tickets, Rs200 and Rs500, available on in.bookmyshow.com
Mame Khan Rock ‘N’ Roots
The Rajasthani folk singer will perform traditional songs in the Manganiyar folk music style called jangra as well as songs composed by Sufi poets.
9.30pm. Windmills Craftworks, Whitefield. Tickets, Rs640 and Rs1,920, available on in.bookmyshow.com
Till 31 October
The Parsi restaurant is serving a special dish each day of the week—from gawarfali cutlets on Mondays to sausage par eeda on Thursdays.
Noon-11pm. SodaBottleOpenerWala, Lavelle Road. Meal for two, Rs1,500. For details, call 7022255299.
By Shivani Kagti
The Sunshine Boys
This Neil Simon comedy revolves around two ageing actors who come together for a one-off retrospective.
7.30pm. Phoenix Arena, Hitec City. Tickets, Rs100 and Rs300, available on in.bookmyshow.com
Fire In The Blood
The film explores the way Western pharmaceutical companies and governments blocked African countries’ access to low-cost AIDS drugs, leading to millions of deaths that could have been avoided.
4.30pm. Lamakaan,Banjara Hills. Seating on first-come, first-served basis.
By Sohini Sen
Alex In Wonderland
Expect rib-tickling comedy and plenty of music. Passionate about music, Alex (who uses only his first name) uses every opportunity he gets to sing and play his musical instruments. Open to audiences above 10 years.
4.30pm/7.30pm. Museum Theatre, Egmore. Tickets, Rs300 and Rs500, available on in.bookmyshow.com
Ten short-format plays created by first-time artists, exploring dark subjects, will be staged. They are Voices, Na Yaaru?, Va Van Gogh, Torture, Rice Water, Ramayaa Vastavayya, Nirabharathi, History Boys, Agam Puram and Don’t Genderalize.
7pm. Museum Theatre, Pantheon Road, Egmore. Tickets, Rs150, available on www.imojo.in/redoctober
By Nandini Reddy