Bangalore

Art

Vision Beyond

Till 30 June

The works of eight emerging artists from Hyderabad are on display at this exhibition. The artists taking part are Glower Staniear Paul, Lester Anthony Paul, Gangadhar Mukinapallyniga, Prasanta Bandyopadhyay, Ravi Kumar Chunchula, Ritu Bhattacharya, Santhosh Kotagiri and Soumitrimayee Paital.

11am-6pm. Galerie Sara Arakkal, 156, 4th Main, BEML Layout, ITPL Road, Brookefield (41162622). For details, visit www.galeriesaraarakkal.com

Figuratively Speaking

Till 30 June

This is an exhibition of paintings by Mini Arora and Revati Gangal. Arora, “an artist working mainly in abstract art", has exhibited her works in the UK too. Gangal is a graduate of the Sir JJ School of Art in Mumbai, and her works have been exhibited in the UK, Belgium, Oman and Dubai, apart from Mumbai and Bangalore.

10.30am-6pm (Sunday by appointment). Gallery Third Eye, F2, Epsilon Villas, Yemlur Main Road (41640471).

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Cook It Up!

30 June

Hippocampus will be conducting weekly cooking workshops for children aged 7 and above over the next 10 weeks (on every Sunday, starting this Sunday). Children will be taught the techniques of baking (cupcakes), roasting (baba ganoush) and slow-fire cooking (dum biryani), as well as stir-frying, microwave cooking, steaming, stewing, boiling and grilling. They will also be taught to use kitchen appliances, maintain safety in the kitchen and select nutritional foods, among other things.

11am-12.30pm. Hippocampus, 525, 16th Main, 3rd Block, Koramangala (25630206). Workshop fee, 3,900 for members and 4,800 for non-members. For details, email sneha@hippocampus.in.

Dance

Sai Nrityotsav

1 July

At the 50th edition of this monthly dance festival hosted by Sai Arts International and curated by lights designer Sai Venkatesh and choreographer-dancer Suparna Venkatesh, there will be recitals in Bharatanatyam, Kathak and Kuchipudi, as well as a one-man Kathak drama. The event will end with Ashta Rathna, a dance feature choreographed by Venkatesh on the works of the eight Jnanpith Award winners in Kannada—Kuvempu (who uses only one name), D.R. Bendre, K. Shivarama Karanth, Masti Venkatesha Iyengar, V.K. Gokak, U.R. Ananthamurthy, Girish Karnad and Chandrashekhara Kambara.

5.30-8.30pm. Seva Sadan, 14th Cross, West Park Road, opposite MLA College, Malleswaram (23347830). For details, call 9844089035, or email saivenkatesh@gmail.com.

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Theatre

A Walk in the Woods

4 July

Peace talk: Rajit Kapur (left) and Naseeruddin Shah in ‘A Walk in the Woods’

7.30pm. Chowdiah Memorial Hall, GD Park Extension, 16th Cross, Vyalikaval, Malleswaram (23445810). Tickets, 500, 750, 1,000, 2,000 and 3,000, available on in.bookmyshow.com.

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Chennai

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Champagne Sundays

30 June

Have a “spirited" dining experience this Sunday. For, unlimited champagne (Moët & Chandon) will be available with select meals at the four restaurants at Taj Coromandel: the Dim Sum Brunch at the Golden Dragon, the Sunday Soul Brunch of Continental and Indian fare at Anise, the Tuscan Brunch at Prego, and exotic vegetarian, non-vegetarian and seafood thalis at Southern Spice.

Noon-3pm/7-11pm. Taj Coromandel, Nungambakkam High Road (66002827). For details, contact the venue.

Women Decoded

30 June

Pooja Malhotra will present, for the first time in Chennai, “Women Decoded"—a stand-up that “stands up" for women. The comedy show, written by writer-director-actor and stand-up comic Paritosh Painter, will give men an insight into matters pertaining to the “fairer sex"—with “every question answered and all doubts cleared".

7pm. Leela Palace, Adyar Seaface, MRC Nagar, RA Puram. Tickets, 2,000, available on www.indianstage.in.

Music

Sunidhi Chauhan—Live in Concert

30 June

This live concert promises to be a musical extravaganza. For Sunidhi Chauhan has recorded songs in several Indian languages—Hindi, Urdu, Oriya, Punjabi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Bhojpuri and Bengali.

7.30pm. Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall, Harrington Road, Chetpet. Tickets, 500, 1,000, 1,500, 2,000 and 5,000, available on www.indianstage.in

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Papa CJ: One In A Billion

Stand-up: Papa CJ

Papa CJ is an international comedian with over 800 shows under his belt. Widely recognized as the global face of cutting-edge Indian stand-up comedy, having represented the country on Last Comic Standing on NBC in 2008, Papa CJ is coming to Chennai to tickle your funny bone.

7.30pm. Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall, Harrington Road, Chetpet. Tickets, 500, 750, 1,000 and 2,000, available on in.bookmyshow.com and www.indianstage.in.

By Nandini Reddy

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Delhi

Art

Nanum Project

Till 28 June

This exhibition has showcased 40 paintings and calligraphy from Korea and India that will be donated to Indian and Korean schools, respectively, by the artists once the show has ended. In Korean, “nanum" means to “give" or “donate". The exhibition is part of the larger Nanum Project, which celebrates the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Korea.

10am-6pm. Korean Cultural Centre, 25-A, Ring Road, Lajpat Nagar-IV (43345003), near Moolchand Metro station.

Theatre

Re-Visiting The Epics

29 June

Veteran actor Tom Alter leads this musical production, in a mix of Hindi and English, by Miran Productions, recreating some of the greatest mythological stories with thought-provoking twists. 1 hour.

7pm. Habitat World, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road (24682222). Tickets, 100, 250 and 350, available at the India Habitat Centre programmes desk.

Music

Someone to Watch Over Me

30 June

The music concert will feature young Delhi vocalist Sanjeeta Bhattacharya, who is as much at home singing pop and jazz as she is Hindustani classical. At this gig, she will present soul, jazz and Broadway show tunes.

7pm. Alliance Française, 72, Lodhi Estate (43500200). For reservations, email music@dramatech.in.

Midival Punditz + Jitter

28 June

DJs Midival Punditz (Gaurav Raina and Tapan Raj), who have played a pivotal role in the Indian electronica scene over the years, return to their home ground once again with a brand new set, new visuals and new music. Supporting them will be techno and progressive house DJ Jitter (Jayant Luthra).

9pm. Kitty Su, The LaLit, Barakhamba Avenue, Connaught Place (44447666). Entry, 2,000 for couples and stags (of which 1,700 is redeemable), and 1,000 for single ladies (of which 800 is redeemable). For details, call 8826613999.

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Caferati @Habitat

28 June

This popular open mic series, moderated by actor, director and dastango Danish Husain, gives you 2 minutes to perform an original work in the language of your choice. In the past, participants have recited poetry, performed skits, done stand-up and even sung songs.

7pm. Habitat World, India Habitat Centre. For details, contact the programmes desk.

Write Creatively!

29 June

Bhavna Saxena, editorial head of Vishv Books, will help children develop their critical, analytical, storytelling and writing skills and promote creative thinking and teamwork. Children aged 7-9 can participate in the workshop.

2-4pm. British Council Library, 17, Kasturba Gandhi Marg. Fee, 400. To register, call 42199000 or email delhi.enquiry@in.britishcouncil.org. Click here for details.

Mana—The Cirque Spectacle

Till 18 August

Good vs evil: The Cirque Spectacle at the Kingdom of Dreams
Good vs evil: The Cirque Spectacle at the Kingdom of Dreams

Noon (Tuesdays-Fridays); and 11am/10pm (Saturdays and Sundays). Nautanki Mahal, Kingdom of Dreams, Sector 29, Gurgaon (0124-4528000). Tickets, 599-2,499 (on weekdays) and 799-3,499 (on weekends), available on www.kingdomofdreams.in and in.bookmyshow.com.

Sangam—An Evening of Hindustani Classical Music and Dance

4 July

The Hindustani classical programme Sangam will feature a Hawaiian and classical guitar recital by Neel Ranjan Mukherjee. There will also be a Hindustani classical recital by Anirban Bhattacharyya, disciple of Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty, in memory of the late tabla player and Padma Bhushan awardee Jnan Prakash Ghosh. A Kathak recital by Sangeeta Majumder will honour the Kathak maestro and Padma Vibhushan awardee Pandit Birju Maharaj on his 75th birthday. In addition, there will be a vocal and guitar jugalbandi by Anirban Bhattacharyya and Mukherjee, in memory of the late sitarist, Pandit Ravi Shankar, .

7pm. Epicentre, Apparel House, Sector 44, Gurgaon (0124-2715000).

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Music

Parikrama @ 22

28 June

Delhi’s veteran rock band celebrate their 22nd anniversary with this gig. The current line-up includes Nitin Malik (lead vocals), Sonam Sherpa (lead guitar), Saurabh Choudhary (guitar), Subir Malik (organ, synthesizer), Gaurav Balani (bass guitar) and Srijan Mahajan (drums).

8pm. Hard Rock Cafe, DLF Place, First floor, District Centre, Saket (47158888). Click here for details.

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Hyderabad

Art

Waterscapes

Till 7 July

The Deloitte Monsoon Regatta’s Waterscapes, an annual art exhibition conducted alongside the Monsoon Regatta, aims at highlighting the deteriorating quality of the city’s water bodies. In its fourth edition, Waterscapes brings to life the surreal beauty of water in its myriad avatars—lakes, ponds, waterfalls, and the open sea. Organized by the Yacht Club of Hyderabad, the exhibition includes works by award-winning painters and photographers: photographs by Sudhir Shivaram, Kalyan Varma, Arati Rao, Ganesh H. Shankar, Sandesh Kadur, and paintings by Thota Tharrani, C.L.D. Gupta, N.S. Manohar, J.M.S. Mani, Malikarjuna (who uses only one name) and S. Jayaraj.

11am-5pm. Muse Art Gallery, Hyderabad Marriott and Convention Centre, Tank Bund Road (27522203/27522999).

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Nikhil Chinapa

29 June

Popular VJ and DJ Nikhil Chinapa will have crowds grooving to music at Sky, the lounge at Avasa, the latest hotel in the city’s IT hub Madhapur. The lounge is inspired by the 1930s deconstructivist expression of sculptor Naum Gabo.

9pm. Sky, Hotel Avasa, Sector-1, Huda Techno Enclave, Hi-tech City, Madhapur (67282828). Entry, 2,000 per couple, and 1,500 for an accompanying single.

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Music

Sharik Hasan Music Quartet

2 July

The New York-based Sharik Hasan Quartet produces contemporary jazz music that is a unique confluence of culture, tradition and innovation. Hasan, a pianist of Indian origin who studied at the Royal School of Music, London, also spent several years studying jazz and classical music in France and the US, while working in the Indian classical musical traditions.

7.30pm. Convention Centre, Hyderabad Marriott Hotel, Tank Bund Road (27522999/ 23350443).

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Kolkota

Art

Limited Edition Prints by Somnath Hore

1-10 July

Retrospective: Somnath Hore prints will be on show

11am-7pm. Chemould Art Gallery, 12F, Queens Mansions, Park Street (9830201820).

Dance

Some Dots

30 June

The Padatik Dance Centre will present Mayurbhanj Chhau and contemporary dance choreography by Anil Panchal. Panchal, a specialist in both Mayurbhanj Chhau and contemporary dance, will stage a unique dance-theatre piece themed on the journey of human beings trying to discover their inner selves.

6.30pm. Padatik Little Theatre-II, 6/7, AJC Bose Road. For details, call 9830059978.

Theatre

Maya Jal (Magic Water)

29 June

Hattamela Natya Gosthi will stage its newest production, Maya Jal, directed by Gurudas Bandyopadhyay and written by Shubhabrata Ghosh. This is a story of unrealistic fantasy, crisis, humour and wit, revolving around a poor family.

One fine morning, oil starts spurting from a broken tubewell in the house. With the oil comes money—and problems. The change in fortunes has its effect on the family, leading to a crisis which is resolved only when the oil spurt stops and water starts coming up again.

6.30pm. Madhusudan Mancha, Dhakuria. Tickets, 20, 40, 50 and 60, available at the venue. For details, call 9831602601.

Khela-The Game

29 June/6-7 July

Theatre group Padatik, formed by the late thespian Shyamanand Jalan in 1972, will stage its new production Khela-The Game—based on a story by Sisir Kumar Das and adapted, scripted and directed by Janardan Ghosh. The play weaves in poems by Joy Goswami into the story of an elderly couple whose two sons left for the US years ago. While the elder son dies in California, their younger son, Kabir Chatterjee, gets abducted from a restaurant because of his seemingly Islamic name, is tortured mentally and physically, and cannot be traced. The story is about the parents’ search for their missing son. 1 hour.

6.45pm. Padatik, 6/7, AJC Bose Road. Tickets, 30, available at the venue. Advanced booking is required. For advance booking, call 8372004586/9051228722.

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Photography

Punch-o-Tantrm

28-30 June

The group Chhobiwala is presenting the works of five Kolkata-based executives—Atish Sen, Arijit Talukder, Bijit Bose, Soumya Bandyopadhyay and Debarshi Duttagupta—in ‘Punch-o-Tantrm’, an exhibition of photographs on the environment, Kolkata streets, rivers, and stories that portray their moods and feelings.

2-8pm. Gaganendra Pradarshashala, Rabindra Sadan area. For details, call 9831059450.

By Indranil Bhoumik

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Mumbai

Art

A Quest for Cultural Nostalgia

Till 30 June

Documenting public art: A quest for Cultural Nostalgia exhibition

11am-7pm. Artisans, 52-56, VB Gandhi Marg, Kala Ghoda. For details, call 22672290 or email artisanscentre@gmail.com.

Dance

La Bayadère—Ludwig Minkus

1-2 July

The National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA) will host a screening of Marius Petipa’s seminal ballet La Bayadère, choreographed by Petipa and Yuri Grigorovich. The story revolves around Bayadère Nikiya, a temple dancer, and Solor, who swear fidelity to each other. The lovers are unaware of the High Brahmin’s love for Nikiya, and he decides to take revenge on them. 3 hours, 15 minutes.

6.30pm. Dance Theatre Godrej, NCPA, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point (22824567). Tickets, 500, available at the venue and on in.bookmyshow.com.

Film

Badlands

30 June

This 1973 film was the first from writer-director Terrence Malick, who has been described as cinema’s equivalent of American writer J.D. Salinger. The film saw career-best performances from Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek as garbage-collector Kit and naive schoolgirl Holly, the misfit young couple who, like savage innocents, create a brief idyll and end up leaving a trail of blood through the unforgiving Montana badlands. The film will be screened as a part of a Terrence Malick Film Festival.

2.30pm. Russian Centre for Science & Culture, 1 A, Dr G Deshmukh Marg, Pedder Road (23512495/0793).

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Sohrab Godrej (1912-2000)— The Restless Visionary

Till 3 July

The Godrej family has organized an exhibition to commemorate industrialist, environmentalist, philanthropist and social activist Sohrab P. Godrej’s birth centenary. It covers his life, travels, and the causes he held dear. Previously unseen photographs, memorabilia and collections, of stamps and vintage cameras, are on display for the first time.

9am-6pm. Pragati Kendra, Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd, Pirojshanagar, Vikhroli (East). For details, email archives@godrej.com.

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