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CHENNAI

Film

8 Women

19 November

6.30pm. South India Film Chamber Theatre, opposite Thousand Lights, Mount Road (28271477).

Around town

Cook and Dine

24 November

Courtyard by Marriott’s Cook and Dine club will organize a pastry-making session, where you will be taught to make some exotic desserts, including cakes and pies, by pastry chef Selva. Book your place by 23 November.

11am. Rhapsody, Courtyard by Marriott, 564, Anna Salai, Teynampet (66764488).

Thanksgiving dinner

25 November

The special Thanksgiving dinner at Asiana promises to be a lavish affair. Enjoy a four-course meal that includes delicacies from all over the world, including special turkey with unlimited red or white wine.

7pm onwards. Asiana, 1/238, OMR, Semmencherry (67411000). Charges, Rs1,599 per person, including taxes.

Art

Home and the World

Till 30 November

Dreams and reality in ochre, that’s what Kolkata-based Ranadip Mukherjee’s latest paintings are all about. The exhibition reveals—both figuratively and in abstract—the society at large with influences of tradition juxtaposed with reality.

11am-6pm. Apparao Galleries, 7, Wallace Garden, Nungambakkam (28332226).

Herbs Within

Till 27 November

Hyderabad-based Sisir Sahana is devoted to glass technology and making glass art. He makes poetic use of colours, and free-floating dream-like forms and rural motifs dominate his work.

11am-6pm. Forum Art Gallery, 57, 5th Street, Padmanabha Nagar, Adyar (42115596).

Music

Ghazal night

21 November

Enjoy Beyond Indus’ new menu with soulful ghazals this Sunday night. Be enthralled by some of the most popular numbers and get into the mood by making requests of your choice.

7pm onwards. Beyond Indus, Taj Mount Road, Club House Road (66313131).

by KARUNA AMARNATH & VARUNI KHOSLA

BANGALORE

Dance

Gudiya Sambhrama

Till 1 December

Time varies. Sri Prasanna Venkataramanaswamy Devasthana, Basavanagudi. For details, call 9731207411, or email gudiya.sambhrama@gmail.com

Music

Armin Only

20 November

Celebrity DJ Armin van Buuren, who has been voted to the No. 1 position for the fourth year running in the DJ Magazine poll, visits the city as part of the Armin Only tour.

4pm. E-zone, 23/24, Mahadevpura Outer Ring Road, Maratha Halli (25239666).Tickets, Rs1,500, available at www.pluggfashion.com

Theatre

Battle of the Sexes

21 November

Battle of the Sexes is a collection of three short plays centred on the perennial conflict between men and women. In Bride and Prejudice, Mark and Clara seem all set for a perfect wedding, when another couple and an eccentric priest throw their utopian ideals of each other into a tailspin. Jane finally finds the perfect man in The Perfect Date, but has to rethink her ideal, when she realizes that perfection is no easier to deal with than its opposite. In Maiden Venture, Bill has had enough of his conservative fiancée, whose idea of physical contact is a pinky promise. When he visits Natasha for a little more action, he gets a lot more than he bargained for. 1 hour, 30 minutes.

7.30pm. Alliance Française de Bangalore, 108, opposite UNI Building, Thimmaiah Road. Tickets,Rs150.

Balura Gudikara

23-24 November

This is a Kannada adaptation of Ibsen’s The Master Builder, a tale of a wealthy and successful architect who is confronted in his old age by the fear of losing his position to a younger aspirant. Ibsen’s psychological portrayal of his protagonist’s guilt, love, and tragic desperation has more than a few autobiographical touches and continues to remind us of the incompleteness that relentlessly haunts any human project. 1 hour, 40 minutes.

7.30pm. Ranga Shankara, 36/2, 8th Cross, II Phase, JP Nagar. Tickets, Rs70.

Art

Miss Miss Hop O’ & Friends

19-30 November

A solo show of installations by French artist in residence, Clemence Barret. The central figure of the show is a fictional character named Miss Miss Hop O’. Installations include The Yellow Pebble Road, a trail made of pebbles collected by Clemence during her travels and painted yellow. Also part of the show is a series of photographs titled There is no Place Like Home, depicting episodes in the lives of people who are constantly on the move.

7pm. Jaaga, The Creative Common Ground, 16/1, Rhenius Street, opposite Hockey Stadium, Shanthi Nagar (9880289621). For details, log on to www.jaaga.in/clemence

Art21 Documentary Series

Till 5 December

The National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) will host a series of documentary films made by Art21, a non-profit group based in New York. Memory (20 November), one of the documentaries being screened, begins with an introduction by actor Isabella Rossellini. The film addresses questions about personal interpretations, matters of subjective versus objective truth, and the ways in which objects and images from the past can serve to embody a certain sense of “cultural memory".

10am-5pm (Monday closed). NGMA, Manikyavelu Mansion, 49, Palace Road (22201027). Charges, Rs10 for Indians,Rs150 for foreigners and Rs1 for students. For details, log on to www.ngmaindia.gov.in

Around town

Bangalore Pride 2010

21 November

A mela with song and dance performances, open mike events, games, stalls with books on issues related to the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community, HIV/AIDS related awareness campaigns and literature, and much more.

11am-5pm. Samsa open-air auditorium, next to Ravindra Kalakshetra (9945229629).

MUMBAI

Art

The Archivists’ Impatience

Till 17 December

10.30am-6pm (Sundays closed). The Loft, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel (30400166).

Theatre

History of India: VIRitten

20 November

History of India: VIRitten will not have you stifling a yawn. The brochure promises a show by “a historian as twisted as your history" who will mix fact and fiction to cover everything from “Harappa to Hadippa, and the British Raj right up to the Raj and Simrans". Comedians Kavi Shastri and Vir Das take centre stage.

7.30pm. Nehru Centre, Dr Annie Besant Road, Worli (24964680). Tickets, Rs300,Rs500, Rs750, Rs1,000 and Rs1,500. Available at the venue and www.bookmyshow.com

Dinner with Friends

23-24 November

In Dinner with Friends, a couple considers their own relationship when their married friends split. Directed by Feroz Abbas Khan and written by Donald Marguilles, the play stars Tisca Chopra, Vinay Jain, Perizaad Zorabian and Joy Sengupta. 1 hour, 30 minutes.

9pm. Prithvi Theatre, Juhu (26149546). Tickets, 80.

Around town

Embracing the Future…We Remember 26/11

23 November

Zafar Karachiwala and Devika Shahani-Punjabi of The Orchid Room Experiment, an artistes’collective, bring together artists, actors, activists and prominent thinkers to talk about the 26/11 attacks and what has happened in the two years since. It features 75 artistes, including theatre director Mohit Takalkar, lyricist Prasoon Joshi and the Mehli Mehta Choir.

6pm. Tata Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Nariman Point. Passes available at the venue.

Music

Ruhaniyat

20-21 November

The Banyan Tree presents a two-day Sufi music festival featuring Hafiza Begum Chaudhury and group (Assam), Salabat Mahato (Bengal), Timmu Gulfam (Jaipur), Mahesharam and group from Rajasthan, Buddhist monks from Tibet and whirling dervishes and Sufi singers from Egypt and the Nizami Brothers (Delhi).

6.30pm. Horniman Circle Gardens, Horniman Circle, Fort (23633561). Tickets, Rs500, available at Rhythm House (43222701).

DELHI

Photography

Selected Photographs (2005-2010)

19-21 November

11am. India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road (24682222). For details, call 9811588618.

Around town

Hungarian folk art part V

22 November

The Petofi Book Club will organize a presentation called On the Types, History and Development of Pottery, on one of the oldest Hungarian folk arts. Pottery is not used in everyday life now, but almost everyone has some for decorative purposes. The book club will have a presentation on the types of pottery, their history and development.

5pm. Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre, 1-A, Janpath (23014992).

Art

Notes on the (Dis)appearance of the Real

23-30 November

A group show by artists, including Abhishek Hazra, Yashas Shetty and Rakhi Peswani. The works are based on French philosopher Jean Baudrillard’s theory of simulacra, according to which authenticity has been replaced by symbols and signs in modern society.

11am-7pm. Stainless, Mira Corporate Suites, 1&2, Old Ishwar Nagar, Okhla crossing, Mathura Road (9958011198).

Dance

Krishna Ranga Rachee

22 November

Odissi dancer Sonal Mansingh will perform a narrative composition titled Krishna Ranga Rachee. The katha is based on episodes from Krishna’s life.

6.30pm. Kamani Auditorium, 1, Copernicus Marg, Mandi House (23388084).

Theatre

Celebration of Life

20 November

Celebration of Life is based on the lives of two girls—Kanishka, a dancer whose career is on the rise, but is struggling with a drug problem that’s threatening everything she has worked for and Chetna, who’s been diagnosed with a life-threatening disease. Deploying the intertwining story arcs of these two characters, the play asks the question: What would you do today if you knew you weren’t going to be here tomorrow?

8pm. Alliance Française de Delhi, 72, Lodhi Estate. Tickets, Rs100 and Rs300, available at the venue and at www.chilsag.com

KOLKATA

Theatre

Caesar O Cleopatra

19 November

6pm. Sarat Sadan, 5, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Howrah. Tickets, Rs20 andRs50. For details, call 9836419579.

Around town

Storytelling workshop with Anurupa Roy

19-20 November

Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre will organize a storytelling workshop with Delhi-based puppeteer Anurupa Roy. The objective is to enhance the art of storytelling through puppetry. Participants will be taken through a process of selecting stories, creating storyboards and making puppets from newspapers and manipulating them.

3-7pm. Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, 36C, SP Mukherjee Road. To register, call 24556942/43.

Revolution Highway: book launch

19 November

Dilip Simeon’s debut novel Revolution Highway, which is being launched, has been published by Penguin Books. It is set in the late 1960s, and revolves around a peasant uprising in Naxalbari, West Bengal.

6.30pm. Starmark, Shop No. G202, Block-G, Sector-I, City Centre, Salt Lake (22822617/9903985097).

Music

Deutscher Jazz

24–28 November

6pm, 24 November, 2-8pm 25-28 November. Dalhousie Institute, 42, Jhowtolla Road.

BY INDRANIL BHOUMIK

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