The Mint Planner, 11 December 2015
From music and movies to dance and drama, there’s plenty to do or experience over the coming week
A Thousand Shadows
10am-7pm. Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road.
Gender-based Violence Film Festival
The American Center is hosting a two-day film festival as a finale to the annual global “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign”, started in 1991 and coordinated by Rutgers University’s Center for Women’s Global Leadership, US. The films that will be screened include The Accused (1988, starring Jodie Foster) and The Color Purple (1985, starring Whoopi Goldberg).
3pm/6pm (Friday) and noon/ 3.30pm/6pm (Saturday). Entry with passes. The American Center, Auditorium (basement level), 24, Kasturba Gandhi Marg. For details and passes, email AmCenterND@state.gov.
Cities Of Sleep
This acclaimed documentary film directed by Shaunak Sen looks at the “sleep mafia” in Delhi’s underbelly, tracking the lives of two homeless men, Shakeel and Ranjeet. 1 hour, 17 minutes.
7pm. Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road.
Delhi International Queer Theatre and Film Festival
Harmless Hugs, a youth-oriented LGBT support group, will hold this two-day festival to bring together the Indian “LGBT diaspora”. There will be seven plays and 14 films, including Under The Shade (2013), directed by J.M. Hall, as well as talks by activists.
11am. Lok Kala Manch, 20, Lodhi Institutional Area. Limited seats, first-come, first-serve basis. For details, visit www.diqtff.com
Fresh from their Singapore tour, this Delhi-based blues and funk band will be performing a live set. The band members include Abhijit Sood (drums), Bhaanu Mendiratta (guitars), Chetan Awasthi (vocals), Sajal Sharma (bass) and Abhay Sharma (saxophone). Their music is heavily influenced by B.B. King, John Mayer, Pink Floyd and Miles Davis, among others.
9pm. Hard Rock Cafe, DLF Cyber Hub, Gurgaon. Tickets, cover charge Rs.500 and VIP entry, Rs.1,700.
The Gig Week 2015
Delhi’s week-long indie-music festival is held at a different location each day. The line-up includes independent bands such as Chayan and Smiti and Prateek Kuhad.
Timings and venues vary. For details, visit www.thegigweek.in or call 09873008792 .
Mirchi Live-in Concert—Arijit Singh
Popular Bollywood playback singer Arijit Singh (of ‘Tamasha’, ‘Singh Is Bling’ fame) will perform for the first time in the city, with the Grand Symphony of 60 Musicians.
7pm. Leisure Valley Grounds, Gurgaon. Tickets, Rs.1,000, Rs.1,500, Rs.2,000, Rs.5,000 and Rs.8,000, available on www.meraevents.com
Children and alumni of the Salaam Baalak Trust, a non-profit that works with at-risk street and working children, will stage this production about the joys and struggles of youth. Directed by Pankaj Gupta, this Bollywood musical drama is based on J.P. Singh’s drama of the same name. 1 hour, 15 minutes.
7pm. Epicentre, Apparel House, Sector 44, Gurgaon. For details, call 23831160.
Red Earth Design Mela—Xmas 2015
With nine designers, including Red Earth, Fayakun Design Studio and Peoli, this fair will have curated designs in textiles, home decor, accessories, wearable art, and gifts.
11am-8pm. Alliance Francaise de Delhi, 72, Lodhi Estate. For details, call 41671100
By Vangmayi Parakala
Johnnie Walker—The Journey
Enjoy music, film and theatre. The experience will include a US-based ambient music project, Tycho, led by Scott Hansen, and instrumental rock band Explosions In The Sky.
4pm. Mehboob Studio, 100 Hill Road, Bandra (West) (26421626). Passes, Rs.750 for theatre, Rs.3,000 (general) and Rs.8,000 (VIP), available on in.bookmyshow.com
Cultural Textiles: An Australian Indian Dialogue
Till 19 December
Artisans Gallery will exhibit a line of woven textiles that resulted from a collaboration led by Australian master weaver Liz Williamson. A group of contemporary Australian designers from the University of New South Wales collaborated with artisans in Gujarat and Bengal to create a range of weaving techniques and textiles.
11am-7pm (Sundays closed). ARTISANS’, 52-56, Dr VB Gandhi Marg, Kala Ghoda. For details, call 22673040/9820145397.
Till 10 January
11am-6pm (Sundays closed). Sakshi Gallery, Synergy Art Foundation, 6/19, Second floor, Grants Building, Arthur Bunder Road, Colaba (66103424).
Anoushka Shankar Live
Anoushka Shankar returns for a concert to Mumbai this weekend. The concert is part of the Grammy nominee’s tour with her latest album, Home, a tribute to her late father, sitar maestro Ravi Shankar.
8pm. Shri Shanmukhananda Auditorium, behind Gandhi Market, Comrade Harbanslal Marg, Sion (42085050). Tickets, starting at Rs.299 and going up to Rs.4,999, available at in.bookmyshow.com
Eat India Company Fest
This food festival will include pop-up restaurants, live kitchens, food workshops, a food souk, and food trails. There will also be ballroom dancing workshops, flash mobs and live music.
Noon. Royal Western India Turf Club, Keshavrao Khadye Marg, Mahalaxmi (66652121). Entry, Rs.300 for a day pass (does not include food and drinks), available on in.bookmyshow.com
By Shinibali Mitra Saigal
Calcutta International Classical Guitar Festival
Organized by the membership-based Calcutta Classical Guitar Society, the festival’s sixth edition will have masterclasses, competitions and concerts. The artists in attendance this year will include Roland Dyens from France, Daniel Marques from Brazil, and Simon Cheong from Malaysia.
6.30pm. Indian Council for Cultural Relations, 9A, Ho Chi Minh Sarani. Tickets, Rs.100, available on www.explara.com. For details and the schedule, visit Indianguitarfederation.in .
Concrete Love: The Böhm Family
Die Böhms: Architektur Einer Familie (Concrete Love: The Böhm Family), the 2014 film by Maurizius Staerkle-Drux, is about the family of Gottfried Böhm, widely regarded as Germany’s pre-eminent architect. His father Dominikus Böhm was a master church builder, and his three sons are in the same line. 1 hour, 24 minutes.
6.30pm. Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, 8 Ballygunge, Circular Road (24866398/6424).
Verse Of Line
This solo exhibition of drawings by Subimelendu Bikas Sinha has been organized by Studio Fuchi. Sinha is emeritus fellow, University Grants Commission, and a former principal of The Indian College of Arts and Draftsmanship, Kolkata.
2-7pm. Chemould Art Gallery, 12 F Park Street. For details, call 24022887 or 9432337325.
By Indranil Bhoumik
Natotsav—A Tribute To Girish Karnad
Ballet and theatre group Nishumbita’s annual festival pays tribute to Indian playwrights. This year’s festival will be dedicated to Girish Karnad’s plays—Agnivarsham (Telugu), Pushp (Hindi), A Heap Of Broken Images (English) and Nagamandala (English).
6-8pm. Ravindra Bharathi, Public Garden Road, Basheer Bagh. Donor passes, Rs.250, Rs.500, Rs.700, Rs.1,000, Rs.2,000 and Rs.2,800, available on in.bookmyshow. com. For details, call 9704153263.
Twelfth Night by Filter Theatre
Playwright William Shakespeare’s comedy, Twelfth Night, will be presented with a fusion of rock ‘n’ roll music and an informal stage layout full of technical equipment. 90 minutes.
7-8.30pm. Shilparamam Amphitheatre, Madhapur. Passes, available at the British Library and on www.meraevents.com
Kids Love Sailing
9.45 am. The Yacht Club of Hyderabad, Sanjeevaiah Park, Necklace Road. Fees, Rs.950. For details, contact 8885062220.
By Trushna Udgirkar
Bengaluru Farmers’ Market by Karen Anand
This edition’s exhibitors include Raw Pressery (cold-pressed juices), Phalada Agro (organic herbs and spices), TE-A-ME, and Typhoo tea (tea infusions), Bonhomia (coffee pods and machines) and new additions like Sanjeevani Organics (organic chestnuts and honey).
Noon-9pm. VR Bengaluru, ITPL Main Road, Whitefield.
Processes of Creation in Performing Arts
Leandro Kees, a choreographer, researcher and member of the teaching faculty at Folkwang University in Essen, Germany, will hold this multidisciplinary workshop with exercises designed to reshape an artist’s knowledge. The difference between interpreting someone else’s work and creating one’s own work from scratch will be the starting point.
2-7pm. Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, 24-04, BTS Bus Depot Road, Wilson Garden. Fees, Rs.1,500. To register, email email@example.com.
The Project 560 Festival
Till 13 December
This is a city-wide initiative to explore the stories of various spaces in Bengaluru, their history and meanings. This year, five artists and one artist collective will showcase their work through different media, including dance, in various parts of the city, such as Girinagar, Gandhi Bazar and Kasturba Road,
Timings and venues vary. For details, visit Indiaifa.org.
The Manganiyar Classroom
Directed by Roysten Abel, whose works include The Kitchen and The Manganiyar Seduction, The Manganiyar Classroom is a collaboration between 35 Manganiyar children from villages around Jaisalmer, Abel and other musicians. The production will see the children singing original songs. The event is organized by Can and Abel Theatre. 50 minutes.
7.30pm. Ranga Shankara, 36/2 8th Cross, II Phase, JP Nagar. Tickets, Rs.300, available on in.bookmyshow.com
The Fatty Bao, 12th Main Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar. For reservations, call 44114499. Prices start at Rs.240 (taxes extra) for a portion of two baos.
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