The TimeOut Mint Planner, 11 April 20148 min read . Updated: 10 Apr 2014, 08:59 PM IST
From music and movies to dance and drama, there's plenty to do or experience over the coming week
15 April-5 May
Ranga Shankara will host a series of workshops to introduce children aged 7-16 to activities such as theatre, puppetry and dance. Theatre company Katkatha’s Anurupa Roy will introduce shadow puppetry; dancer Kapila Venu will teach them about Koodiyattam; and Gunduraju (who uses one name) will teach participants how to make leather puppets.
Timings vary. Ranga Shankara, 36/2, JP Nagar (26592777). Click here for the fee, registration and details.
Phonetics and speech classes
14 April-12 January
My Little Chatterbox, a online-offline book club, will conduct a series of classes to teach children how to read and write English using phonetics, grammar and storytelling. The classes will cater to two age groups—New Bees, for 3.5-6 years, and Buzzing Bees, for 6-8 years. While the New Bees will learn letter sounds, letter formation and spelling on Mondays and Fridays over nine months, the Buzzing Bees will learn grammar and comprehension on Mondays and Fridays till September.
3.30-4.30pm for the New Bees; and 4.30-5.30pm for the Buzzing Bees. The Reading Room, 165/A, First floor, Shashi, 6th Main, 3rd Phase, JP Nagar. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9964495522. Fee, ₹ 500 for starter kit, plus ₹ 1,800 per month, for the New Bees; and ₹ 500 for starter kit, plus ₹ 2,200 per month, for the Buzzing Bees.
Till 30 April
The National Gallery of Modern Art is presenting an exhibition of paintings by Amrita Sher-Gil. The exhibition, curated by art historian
Yashodhara Dalmia, includes never-seen-before paintings and some letters by the painter herself.
10am-5pm (Mondays closed). National Gallery of Modern Art, Manekyavelu Mansion, 49, Palace Road (22342338). Entry, ₹ 1 for children and students, ₹ 10 for Indians, and ₹ 150 for foreigners.
Romeo & Juliet—No Strings Attached
Written by Prashanth Nair, this play tells the story of puppets who come to life in an empty auditorium and perform the only story they know—Romeo And Juliet. 1 hour, 30 minutes.
8pm. Jagriti Theatre, Ramagondanahalli, Whitefield (41242879). Tickets, ₹ 250, available on in.bookmyshow.com.
Nasa Summer Carnival
Education centre Stem Champ will conduct a series of workshops in two batches, for children in pre-school and up to class II, and those in classes III-VII. The topics for the first group include orbiting earth, stargazing, spotting planets, robotics and the natural world.
The topics for the second group include planets and their moons, the atmosphere of the planets, space travel, space technology, living in space and rocket science. Children will get participation certificates from the US’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa).
10am-12.30pm. Venues vary. Fee, 4,000 (first group) and 5,000 (second group). Click here for registration and details.
This collection of short plays will be performed by the first batch of workshop students from First Rush, an initiative of the Chennai-based Evam theatre group. The directors for this series are Shravan Karthikeyan and Krishna Ganapathi.
7.30pm.Mini Hall, Music Academy, TTK Road. Tickets, ₹ 200, available on www.eventjini.com.
Till 30 April
Contemporary artist N. Ramachandran’s latest work draws inspiration from the busy and hurried lives we lead today. The artist has translated his many observations into narratives in paintings which also explore the superstitious trends in society.
11am-6.30pm (Sundays closed). Apparao Galleries, Wallace Gardens, 3rd Street, Nungambakkam (28332226).
Legends of Rock
The Blue Birds, considered to be Chennai’s original rock ‘n’ roll group, are back with a tribute to the greatest rock legends, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones and Deep Purple. Theatre group Boardwalkers is organizing the event under the banner “The Buzz—Living Performances".
7pm. Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall, Harrington Road, Chetpet (43561198). Tickets, ₹ 200, ₹ 300, ₹ 500 and ₹ 1,000, available on www.eventjini.com.
Greek pianist, keyboardist and music producer Yiannis Chryssomallis, aka Yanni, returns to perform in India for the second time in almost two decades. The artiste, who is on a world tour, will play live at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. He will also perform in Bangalore on 18 April.
Yanni performed live at the Taj Mahal in Agra for three consecutive evenings in March 1997.
8pm. Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Sydenhams Road, Periyamet. Tickets, ₹ 2,000, ₹ 3,000, ₹ 5,000, ₹ 8,000, ₹ 15,000 and ₹ 20,000, available on in.bookmyshow.com.
By Nandini Reddy
Frame/Frame + Sandunes + Curtain Blue
Listen to musician, producer and composer Nikhil Kaul, aka Frame/Frame, who has just released his remix EP Swimmers Re:Mixed. He will be supported by Sandunes, an electronic music project of Mumbai-based Sanaya Ardeshir, and Curtain Blue, a solo project of Delhi-based Abhishek Bhatia.
9pm. Turquoise Cottage, DLF Place, District Centre, Saket. For details, call 9818182812.
Smriti—An Indian Classical Music And Dance Festival
The performances will include a Kathak recital by Namrata Rai, who will be accompanied by Ustad Akram Khan on tabla, Rupesh Pathak and Piu Nandi on vocals, and Bhaskar Das on bansuri, and a sitar recital by Purbayan Chatterjee, who will be accompanied by Pandit Udai Mazumdar on tabla.
7pm. Stein Auditorium, Habitat World, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road (43663333).
Till 30 April
In The Believers, Delhi-based photographer Jordi Pizarro looks at 10 countries across four continents to document how communities are formed through religion and how beliefs are reinforced by preserving tradition. Pizarro also “sets out to demonstrate that faith and the practice of religion are intrinsically linked to human life and even though cultural practices of faiths may differ, the pursuit for truth remains common to all".
11am-7pm. Instituto Cervantes, 48, Hanuman Road (43681900).
Inspired by Gaston Bachelard’s book The Poetics of Space, this performance, choreographed by Mandeep Raikhy, uses Bharatanatyam as a metaphor for architectural spaces waiting to be inhabited. Raikhy will perform with Manju Sharma, Devaraj Thimmaiah, Chandana Sarma, Lalit Khatana and Rajat Bakshi.
7.30pm. Kamani Auditorium, 1, Copernicus Marg (43503351). Tickets, ₹ 200 and ₹ 300, available onin.bookmyshow.com.
Is It What You Think?
Till 30 September
10.30am-6.30pm (Mondays closed). Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, DLF South Court Mall, Saket (49160000).
InContext: public.art.ecology—Food Edition III
Till 19 April
The Khoj International Artists’ Association is curating the third edition of its InContext:public.art.ecology—Food Edition III residency, which aims to generate conversation around ecological issues like food sustainability and agriculture through artistic projects and interventions.
This time, artists-in-residence Ravi Agarwal, Leone Contini, Simran Chopra, Suvani Suri, Sandeep Dang, Srishti Lakhera, Sunandita Mehrotra, Mona Gandhi, Rabbya Naseer and Hurmat ul Ain are presenting works ranging from video works and sculptures to performance pieces.
11am-7pm. Khoj International Artists’ Association, S-17, Khirki Extension (65655873).
Till 20 April
The Art Heritage Gallery and The Seagull Foundation for Arts are presenting artworks by K.G. Subramanyan on the occasion of the artist’s 90th birthday. Born in Kerala in the early 1920s and educated at the Presidency College, Chennai, and in Santiniketan, West Bengal, Subramanyan is a versatile artist who works with diverse materials as a painter, muralist, printmaker, sculptor and designer.
11am-7pm (Sundays closed). Art Heritage Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, 205, Tansen Marg, Mandi House (23719470).
Death of a Salesman
Directed by Alyque Padamsee, Death of a Salesman is based on American playwright Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play about love and hate. Padamsee, who also stars in Death of a Salesman, plays the role of Willy Loman, an ageing salesman in 1940s America. The production also stars Sabira Merchant, Farrokh Mehta and Neel Tolani, among others.
7pm. Habitat World, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road (43663333). Tickets, ₹ 350 and ₹ 400, available at the venue.
The Delhi Crafts Council is presenting its annual summer textiles exhibition, Kairi. On display will be Ajrakhs from Gujarat, linens from Bhagalpur in Bihar, Ikat from Andhra Pradesh, Kalamkari from Bangalore and Maheshwari and Chanderi from Madhya Pradesh. The exhibition includes saris, ‘dupattas’ and fabrics.
10.30am-7.30pm. Aga Khan Hall, Bhagwan Das Road. Price, starting at 200 per metre for fabric; and saris, 1,000-15,000.
No Limits at Tuscany
Till 30 April
The Trident Hyderabad is offering a “no limits" dinner menu, with unlimited servings of Italian food, at its speciality restaurant, Tuscany. Wood-fired pizzas, handmade pastas, creamy risottos and delectable desserts are on the menu.
7-11.30pm. Tuscany, Trident Hyderabad, Hitech City, near Cyber Towers, Madhapur (66232323). Meal for one, ₹ 1,350, inclusive of taxes.
The Tickle Minded
This 2-hour comedy show will be presented by stand-up comedian Praveen Kumar, who has given around 450 performances across the country. Kumar’s set is inspired by his own life as someone who grew up in a small town, moved to a big city, got a job and married, and on his everyday observations about the world around him. Entry for those aged 18 and above.
6pm. State Gallery of Fine Arts, CBI Colony, Road No.44, Jubilee Hills (32913922/947). Tickets, ₹ 300, available on in.bookmyshow.com.
By Yogendra Kalavalapalli
Theatre group Natadha is marking the completion of 40 years in the performing arts with a five-day festival. It will stage six plays, including Megh Namey, an adaptation of Russian playwright Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya; Eka Tughlaq, based on the life of Muhammad bin Tughlaq, the sultan of Delhi from 1325-51; and Caesar O Cleopatra, set in the Egypt of Julius Caesar’s time. Caesar O Cleopatra, inspired from a work by playwright George Bernard Shaw, has been given a contemporary twist and deals with politics, aggression, ambition and love.
6pm. Sarat Sadan, 5, MG Road, Howrah. Tickets, ₹ 150, ₹ 200 and ₹ 400. For details, call 9830194233.
Hotel Hindusthan International Kolkata will celebrate Nababarsha, or the Bengali New Year, with a special buffet at its Kalash restaurant. The menu will include a welcome drink, aam porar sorbot, and dishes like chingdir bati chorchori and kochi panthar.
12.30-3pm/7-11pm. Kalash, Hotel Hindusthan International Kolkata, 235/1 AJC Bose Road (22830505/22802323). Meal for one, ₹ 1,550, inclusive of taxes.