The TimeOut Mint Planner, 23 May 2014
From music and movies to dance and drama, there’s plenty to do or experience over the coming week
Natya Parampara Utsav 2014
On the second day, Vijayapal Pathloth of Hyderabad, and Jaikishore and Padmavani Mosalikanti of Chennai, will perform.
6pm. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 43, Race Course Road (42772000). T ickets,Rs.500, available on www.indianstage.in.
Nirvana Nomads is organizing a weekend trip to the coastal town of Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu. The activities will include surfing, cliff jumping and paddling.
For registration and details, call 8088709731, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.facebook.com/nirvananomads. Cost, Rs.6,750 per person (travel, stay and food included).
Tuesdays with the Bard@Urban Solace
Every week Urban Solace—Café For the Soul gives budding poets a platform to read out their work. This edition, however, will be different, with an appreciation session on Chile’s Pablo Neruda. It will be presented by Shireen Nedungadi, head of the English department at The National Degree College, Basavanagudi.
7-8.30pm. Urban Solace, 32, Annaswamy Mudaliar Road. For details, 9945022177/9845013055.
The Bangalore International Centre will present a classical evening with a Hindustani vocal performance by Shobha Choudhary. She will be accompanied by Keshav Joshi on tabla and Rekha Hampiholi on harmonium.
6pm. Auditorium, Bangalore International Centre, The Energy and Resources Institute (Teri) Complex, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage (25356590). To RSVP, call 9886599675.
Directed by Abhishek Majumdar, this play is a theatrical presentation of motifs related to food security, international food trade, and hunger.
The Hindi-Urdu play is 1 hour, 30 minutes.
7.30pm. Ranga Shankara, 36/2, 8th Cross, 2nd Phase, JP Nagar (26592777). Tickets, Rs.200, available on in.bookmyshow.com.
Oh Crazy Minnal—Andrea Live In Concert
Singer and film actor Andrea Jeremiah will perform live as part of the Chennai Women’s International Film Festival. The artiste has also done playback singing for Tamil films.
6pm. The Music Academy, New No.168 (Old No.306), TTK Road. Tickets, Rs.300, Rs.500, Rs.750, Rs.1,000, Rs.1,500 and Rs.2,000, available on www.eventjini.com.
A Music Concert by Anahita Ravindran And Apoorva Ravindran
6pm. Apparao Galleries, No. 7, Wallace Garden, Nungambakkam. For details, call 9941012385.
Till 29 May
The Amethyst Room boutique is presenting a collection of
handwoven and block-printed clothes in cotton, silk and linen. The range includes shirts, blouses, dresses and pyjamas with pleated details and asymmetric hemlines.
11am-8pm. The Amethyst Room, Nandanam, Chamiers Road (28541917). Prices, Rs.3,000 onwards.
Hyatt Regency’s Italian restaurant Focaccia has been hosting a Trattoria-style brunch every Saturday this month. The menu includes freshly made pizzas and pastas, and desserts.
12.30-3.30pm. Focaccia, Hyatt Regency, Anna Salai, Teynampet (61001234). Meal for one, Rs.1,399, plus taxes (without alcohol), and Rs.1,699, plus taxes (with alcohol).
Idiyudan Koodiya Anbu Mazhai
Directed by T.D. Sundararajan, this comic play revolves around the turbulent relationship between two lovers. The story takes the audience through their personal battles, and the highs and lows of their relationship. Entry for those aged 10 and above. 1 hour, 30 minutes.
7pm. Vani Mahal, 103, GN Chetty Road, T Nagar. Tickets, Rs.100, Rs.200 and Rs.300, available on in.bookmyshow.com.
By Nandini Reddy
7.30pm. Epicentre, Apparel House, Sector 44, Gurgaon (0124- 2715000). Tickets, Rs.150, Rs.250 and Rs.350, available on in.bookmyshow.com.
A musical by Shoelace Productions, Animal Song comprises three short stories—Kutte, Majh, and Donkey. Kutte is a comedy about man’s relationship with dogs. Majh is the story of two brothers in Punjab. It delves into the politics of the Khalistan movement, and asks a strange existential question: “What is more important, a nation or a buffalo?” Donkey is an exploration of religion, Partition and nationhood. 1 hour, 20 minutes.
7pm. Kamani Auditorium, 1, Copernicus Marg. Tickets, Rs.150, Rs.250, Rs.350 and Rs.500, available on in.bookmyshow.com. For telebooking, call 9873810324.
Engine-Earz and Asa
Engine-Earz is a bass music collective from Reading, UK. It was started by multi-instrumentalist, DJ and producer Prash Mistry. Supporting Engine-Earz is Bristol, UK, based producer Asa, who has collaborated with acts such as electronic music production duo Koan Sound.
10.30pm-1.30am. blueFROG, 4-A, Seven Style Mile, Kalka Dass Marg, Mehrauli (30800300). Entry, Rs.1,000.
Opera at IIC
Soloists from The Neemrana Vocal Ensemble will present works by Mozart, Schubert, Bellini and Puccini at the India International Centre (IIC). They will be accompanied by Dinaibo Rentta on piano and by Ganesh Dutta on violin.
6.30pm. CD Deshmukh Auditorium, IIC, 40, Max Mueller Marg, Lodi Estate (24619431).
26 May-7 June
The Tadpole Repertory, a collective of theatre practitioners, is organizing a theatre workshop on how to create drama from stories of history, literature and the natural sciences. This workshop is meant for children aged 10-13. The seats available are limited.
2-5pm. The Tadpole Repertory, A-60 (basement), Hauz Khas. Fee, Rs.7,500. For registration and details, call 9818407906 or email email@example.com.
Ek Sham Ismat Chughtai Ke Naam
The IIC will host a panel discussion and readings of Urdu writer Ismat Chughtai’s work. The discussion, on censorship and publishing, will be moderated by feminist, publisher and writer Urvashi Butalia. The readings will be by author Noor Zaheer, poet-scholar Sukrita Paul Kumar and journalist-poet Nirupama Dutt.
A part of the Progressive Writers’ Movement in the country, Chughtai explored female sexuality as well as other dimensions of social and existential reality in her writings. Seating on first-come, first-served basis.
5pm. CD Deshmukh Auditorium, IIC (24619431). For details, visit www.iicdelhi.nic.in
Till 15 July
Instituto Cervantes is hosting an exhibition by Spanish photographer and writer Rafa Gassó. His works try to capture geographies and moments of India through the “philosophy” of the portrait.
11am-7pm (Mondays closed). Instituto Cervantes, 48, Hanuman Road, Connaught Place (43681900).
Thesis And Antithesis
Till 31 May
The Gallery On MG is presenting a group show featuring contemporary artists Apurv Singh, Ajay Narayan, Sunayna Malhotra, Santosh Verma, Sailesh Mohan Ojha, Sanjay Sen Gupta, Mrinmoy Barua, Meena Laisaram, Mohan Jangid and Renu Bariwal. The works aim to redefine history through art, in mediums such as painting and sculpture.
11am-7pm. The Gallery On MG, MG 13, near Sultanpur Metro station, Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road (46323675).
Till 31 May
The Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre hotel is celebrating the summer season with a Mango Fest at its Le Café. The special menu includes desserts like mango cake, mango baked cheesecake, mango jelly, fresh mango almond tart and mango choux bun. All the dishes are made with farm fresh, organic mangoes.
6.30am-noon. Le Café, Novotel and Hicc Complex, near Hi-tech City (66824422). Price, Rs.70-500, plus taxes.
Comedy Show—Gutthi And Bharti
Stand-up comedian Sunil Grover, who shot to fame playing the role of “Gutthi” on the TV show Comedy Nights With Kapil, teams up with comedienne Bharti Singh for this laugh riot.
6pm. Imperial Garden, 208, Sikh Road, Secunderabad (27898888). Tickets, Rs.1,000, Rs.2,000, Rs.3,000 and Rs.5,000, available on www.meraevents.com.
Hyderabad-based theatre group Sifar will present the Hindi play Park, directed by Feroze Ahmed and written by Manav Kaul. The play revolves around three men who visit a park to relax but end up squabbling over the choicest benches there. 1 hour.
5.30pm. Lamakaan, off Road No.1, Banjara Hills. Tickets, Rs.100, available on in.bookmyshow.com.
By Yogendra Kalavalapalli
Die Drei Von Der Tankstelle
Directed by Wilhelm Thiele, Die Drei Von Der Tankstelle is a German film about love and fortune. Three young, well-off men return home, only to find that they have lost their entire fortune. The men start a petrol station that provides enough to live on. The appearance of a charming woman, however, poses a serious threat to harmony—all three fall in love with her. The 1930 film is 1 hour, 39 minutes.
6.30pm. Auditorium, Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, 8, Ballygunge Circular Road, Ballygunge (24866398).
23 May/28 May
The ITC Sangeet Research Academy will present a sarod recital by Abhisek Lahiri on Friday. He will be accompanied by Rupak Bhattacharjee on tabla.
On Wednesday, vocalist Piu Mukherjee will perform, accompanied by Sanjoy Adhikari on tabla and Rupashree Bhattacharjee on harmonium. A performance from flautist Partha Sarkar, accompanied by Adhikari, will follow.
6pm/7pm. ITC Sangeet Research Academy, 1, NSC Bose Road Tollygunge (23773395). For details, visit www.itcsra.org.
Art Of the Small
Till 27 May
The Tejas Art Gallery is presenting its third art show of small-format canvases by popular, city-based artists. The exhibition showcases the work of Anjan Bhattacharya, Arnab Basu, Arunangshu Roy, Atish Mukherjee, Dhiren Sasmal, Gautam Sarkar, Joydeb Bala, Sambhu Saha, Sandip Ray, Subrata Gangopadhyay, Subrata Das and Viraag Desai.
12.30-7.30pm (Sunday closed). Tejas Gallery, 11, Mayfair Road, opposite the Ice Skating Rink (64990248).
By Indranil Bhoumik
Bombay: Beating the Dirt
24 May-1 June
The Art Loft, an art space and café, will host a photography exhibition that “focuses on aspects beyond the dirt and water in Dhobi Ghat”, an open-air laundry area in Mumbai, by French journalist Guillaume Delacroix. The artist has been living in the city since September.
10am-10pm. The Art Loft, 37, Waroda Road, Ranwar, Bandra (West). For details, call 9820181838 or email contact.theartloft@ gmail.com.
Kashish—Mumbai International Queer Film Festival
Till 25 May
The theme of the fifth edition of this festival is “Dare to Dream”. The event includes screenings of It Gets Better, a movie about fighting homophobia; and Stephen Fry: Out There, a 2013 television documentary in which the English actor explores attitudes towards homosexuality.
Timings vary. Liberty Cinema, opposite Bombay Hospital, New Marine Lines (22031196); and Alliance Française, 40, Theosophy Hall, Marine Lines (22035993). Click here for details.
Trees And Bats Walk At Ranibaug
8.45-11am. Meeting point: near the Ranibaug ticket counter, Byculla. Fee, Rs.100 (for BNHS members) and Rs.150 (for non-members). To register, call 22871202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Chess Camp
The South Mumbai Chess Academy will be organizing a five-day chess camp for children aged 4-14, where participants can learn the game and develop analytical skills.
9.30-10.30am. Bright Sparks Centre, 11 and 12, Shah and Nahar Industrial Estate, Worli. Fee, Rs.1,250. Click here for details or email email@example.com.
Helium Project and Sanjay Dutta
Watch Arjit Basu, founder of the Helium Project, create tunes that are futuristic and ground-shaking. Joining him will be Sanjay Dutta, a DJ from Kolkata, who has been creating progressive house music since the early 1990s.
5pm. Boveda, 4, Morya Landmark One, near Infiniti Mall.
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