DELHI

Photography

A Thousand Shadows

13-17 December

Navin Sakhuja’s photographs will be on display at the India Habitat Centre.
Navin Sakhuja’s photographs will be on display at the India Habitat Centre.

10am-7pm. Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road.

Film

Gender-based Violence Film Festival

11-12 December

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

13 December

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.

Around town

Delhi International Queer Theatre and Film Festival

12-13 December

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

Music

Soul’d Out

17 December

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 500 and VIP entry, 1,700.

The Gig Week 2015

13-20 December

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

12 December

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, 1,000, 1,500, 2,000, 5,000 and 8,000, available on www.meraevents.com

Theatre

Mast-Maula

11 December

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.

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Around town

Red Earth Design Mela—Xmas 2015

11-12 December

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

MUMBAI

Around town

Johnnie Walker—The Journey

12-13 December

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, 750 for theatre, 3,000 (general) and 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.

Art

Feel

Till 10 January

Chopra’s work is on show at the Synergy Art Foundation.
Chopra’s work is on show at the Synergy Art Foundation.

11am-6pm (Sundays closed). Sakshi Gallery, Synergy Art Foundation, 6/19, Second floor, Grants Building, Arthur Bunder Road, Colaba (66103424).

Music

Anoushka Shankar Live

12 December

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 299 and going up to 4,999, available at in.bookmyshow.com

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Around town

Eat India Company Fest

12-13 December

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, 300 for a day pass (does not include food and drinks), available on in.bookmyshow.com

By Shinibali Mitra Saigal

KOLKATA

Music

Calcutta International Classical Guitar Festival

13-17 December

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, 100, available on www.explara.com. For details and the schedule, visit Indianguitarfederation.in.

Film

Concrete Love: The Böhm Family

16 December

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).

Art

Verse Of Line

14-18 December

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

HYDERABAD

Theatre

Natotsav—A Tribute To Girish Karnad

12-13 December

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, 250, 500, 700, 1,000, 2,000 and 2,800, available on in.bookmyshow. com. For details, call 9704153263.

Twelfth Night by Filter Theatre

11-12 December

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

Around town

Kids Love Sailing

12-20 December

The Yacht Club is organizing an event for children.
The Yacht Club is organizing an event for children.
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