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Art | Madhyama

16 February

Fifteen artists from Madhya Pradesh, including Anup Shriwastav and Arti Paliwal, will showcase 50 works in different mediums, including oil and acrylic paintings and sculptures.

5pm. Shridharani Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, Tansen Marg.

Music | Jazz India Circuit

17-18 February

Danish guitarist Alex Jønsson. Photo: Simon Skipper
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Danish guitarist Alex Jønsson. Photo: Simon Skipper

Drummer Dave Weckl will headline the concert, followed by leading jazz players from Denmark, Luxembourg, the UK, Israel and India. The bands and artists include Rhythm Shaw, Danish guitarist Alex Jønsson, Diaspora House, Dave Weckl, and Absandey, among others.

6.30pm. One Golden Mile, Netaji Nagar, Bhikaji Cama Place. Seating on first-come, first-served basis.


16 February

The four-member band presents a confluence of Hindustani and Carnatic classical music, West Bengal folk, jazz, rock, blues and RnB.

9pm. Monkey Bar, Commercial Complex, Vasant Kunj. Seating on first-come, first-served basis.

Around town | Navrasa Duende Global Carnival

23-25 February

The carnival, dedicated to arts and entertainment, will see over 400 performing artists, including 200 international artists. There will be performances of Indian/Western classical, rock, pop, jazz, folk music, dance concerts, theatre, photography, sculpture exhibitions and film screenings.

4.30pm (Friday)/10am (weekend). Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Pragati Vihar. Tickets, Rs250, available on In.bookmyshow.com.

By Sohini Sen


Dance | Jalika

16-17 February

Jalika uses dance and mime theatre to explore self-discovery.

A scene from ‘Jalika’.
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A scene from ‘Jalika’.

8pm. G5A, Foundation for Contemporary Culture, Mahalaxmi. Tickets, Rs750, available on In.bookmyshow.com.

Music | Symphony Orchestra

18 February

The baritone Benjamin Appl, a BBC New Generation Artist, will be performing.

5pm. National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point. Tickets, Rs400 and Rs600, available at the venue and In.bookmyshow.com.

Thumri Festival

21-22 February

This two-day festival will have thumri, kajri and chaiti music dedicated to legendary vocalist Girija Devi.

7pm. Nehru Centre, Worli. Tickets, Rs500-2,360, available on In.bookmyshow.com.

Theatre | Be-Naqaab

18 February

It’s the story of a rich, powerful industrialist who faces dishonour after an extra-marital affair.

7.30pm. Nehru Centre, Dr Annie Besant Road, Worli. Tickets, Rs150-500, available on In.bookmyshow.com.

By Shweta Upadhyay


Around town | Under 25 Summit

18 February

This year’s edition of the youth festival will feature speakers such as Canadian poet Rupi Kaur, illustrator and designer Alicia Souza, YouTube star Ranveer Allahbadia, Shwetambari Shetty, co-founder of The Tribe Fitness Club, and Bhuvan Bam of BB Ki Vines fame. Apart from speaker sessions and panel discussions, there will also be workshops, performances, and a flea market.

9am-9pm. YMCA, Nrupathunga Road. Tickets, Rs999 and Rs1,250, available on www.insider.in

Music | NoJazz

17 February

Members of the French band NoJazz.
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Members of the French band NoJazz.

The band from France is known for its high-energy contemporary dance music infused with funk, electro, hip hop and a few jazzy elements. Its members are Philippe Sellam, Pascal Réva, Philippe Balatier and Sylvain Gontard.

9pm. The BFlat Bar, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar. Tickets, Rs590, available on In.bookmyshow.com.

Theatre | Shiva

20 February

Set to the tunes of Karthik Hebbar and choreographed by Yamini Muthanna, Shiva is a spoken dialogue play with elements of Bharatanatyam, music and poetry, and deals with gender identity and sexuality.

7.30pm. Ranga Shankara, JP Nagar. Tickets, Rs200, available on In.bookmyshow.com.

By Shivani Kagti


Art | Response: Installations & New Media

Till 28 February

Thirty-six artists working in mixed media forms are showcasing the period starting from the 1990s.

11am-7pm. Gem Cinema, Entally. For details, call 8697727264.

Theatre | Damini Hey and Premkatha

17-18 February

The Sayak theatre group will stage two productions, Damini Hey and Premkatha, directed by Meghnad Bhattacharya. The first play traces the lives of three generations of a family, while the latter is about greed and money.

6.30pm. Girish Mancha, 76/1, Baghbazar Street. Tickets, Rs150-250. For details, call 9836067788.

By Indranil Bhoumik


Film | Films on water

16-18 February

Damned Art, a public awareness initiative on the need to save rivers, will screen a selection from international and local short films .

7pm. Lalit Kala Akademi, Greams Road. Seating on first-come, first-served basis.

Around town | Graphic Novel Workshop

17 February/24 February

This workshop over two days with renowned cartoonist Biswajit Balasubramanian will look at all that goes into producing the framework for an original graphic novel. Open to those aged 16 and above.

10am. Forum Art Gallery, Adyar (42115596). Fee, Rs6,000.

DAM Fest

17-18 February

The Design, Art and Music (DAM) festival is an amalgamation of creativity, youth, craft, heritage and inclusion. The exhibition platform enables the showcase and sale of products and artworks.

10am-6pm. DakshinaChitra, Muttukadu, East Coast Road (24462435). Tickets, Rs50 (Indians) and Rs100 (foreigners).

Dance | Weight Of Joy

18 February

‘Weight Of Joy’.
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‘Weight Of Joy’.

The Weight Of Joy is a dance project that tackles the notion of handicap and social innovation through French choreographer Eric Languet’s work.

7.30pm. Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall, Chetpet. Seating on first-come, first-served basis.

By Nandini Reddy


Theatre | Charley’s Aunt

17 February

Director Sandeep Tadi’s drama is about two young boys who have fallen in love with two girls. English, 2 hours.

7.30pm. Phoenix Arena, Phase 2, Hitec City. Tickets, Rs150, available on In.bookmyshow.com.

Film | B Narsing Rao Film Festival

20-25 February

This week-long festival will showcase movies by Rao, one of the pioneers in Telugu cinema. The films include Rangula Kala (A Colorful Dream), about a painter whose life and work are contradictory; Daasi (Bonded Women), about the life of a housemaid; and Matti Manushulu (Mud People), on the lives of construction labourers.

7.30pm. Lamakaan, Banjara Hills. Seating on first-come, first-served basis.

By Sohini Sen

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