Inhabited Geometry by Mandeep Raikhy
Inhabited Geometry by Mandeep Raikhy

The TimeOut Mint Planner, 11 April 2014

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

Bangalore

Around town

Summer Express

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 mylittlechatterboxblr@gmail.com 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.

Art

Retrospective: Amrita Sher-Gil
Retrospective: Amrita Sher-Gil

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.

Theatre

Romeo & Juliet—No Strings Attached

16-17 April

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.

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Nasa Summer Carnival

14-25 April

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.

Chennai

Theatre

First Take

11 April

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.

Art

Everyday life: Painting by N. Ramachandran are on Display at Apparao Galleries

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).

Music

Legends of Rock

12 April

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.

Yanni

14 April

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

Delhi

Music

Frame/Frame + Sandunes + Curtain Blue

11 April

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.

Around town

Smriti—An Indian Classical Music And Dance Festival

16-17 April

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).

Photography

The Believers

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).

Dance

Inhabited Geometry

16 April

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.

Art

Is It What You Think?

Till 30 September

An artwork by K.G. Subramanyan on display at the Triveni Kala Sangam

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).

New Works

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).

Theatre

Death of a Salesman

13 April

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.

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Around town

Kairi

11-12 April

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.

Hyderabad

Around town

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

13 April

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

Kolkata

Theatre

Natadha

11-15 April

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.

Around town

Nababarsha

12-15 April

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.

Poila Boisakh

15 April

New Year feast: ITC Sonar is offering a special buffet on Poila Boisakh
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