The Mint Planner, 29 April 2016
From music and movies to dance and drama, there’s plenty to do or experience over the coming week
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Raj Upadhyay has directed this Tom Alter starrer, which is based on three short stories by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov—The Arrangement, The Surgery and Seduction. The 90-minute English play highlights “the beauty in the most ordinary characters around us” while focusing on the “hold of decadent government on society”.
5pm/7.30pm. Epicentre, Apparel House, Gurgaon. Tickets, Rs.550, Rs.750 and Rs.1,050, available on in.bookmyshow.com
My Family And Other Parsis
29 April-8 May
This is a solo show by Sooni Taraporevala, who has been photographing her family and the Parsi community since 1977, capturing their daily lives, family functions and culture.
11am-7pm. Art Gallery, Kamaladevi Complex, India International Centre (IIC), 40, Max Mueller Marg.
World Dance Day 2016
30 April-1 May
To mark World Dance Day, which falls on Friday, the Natya Vriksha dance company will present a show that will include a Bharatanatyam demonstration by Geeta Chandran and a Kuchipudi performance by Bhavana Reddy.
10am. Auditorium, IIC. For details, visit www.iicdelhi.nic.in
Indian Fitness Festival
The first fitness festival in the country will witness a plethora of sports and fitness activity, including sand kabaddi, beach volleyball and tug-of-war. People can take part in one of two categories: Lion (for fitness enthusiasts) or Beginner (read couch potato).
2pm. Ambience Island, DLF Phase 3, Sector 24, Gurgaon. Tickets, Rs.900 (for Beginners) and Rs.1,300 (Lions), available on in.bookmyshow.com
The Royal Kitchens Of Nawabs
Till 1 May
Vaibhav Suri, the executive sous chef at Jaypee Vasant Continental’s Paatra restaurant, has created a special menu that showcases traditional Lucknavi and Hyderabadi cuisine. The dishes include Rampuri Jhinga, Shikampuri Kabab, and desserts like Anjeer Kulfi.
12.30-3pm/7.30pm-midnight. Paatra, Jaypee Vasant Continental, Vasant Vihar. For reservations, call 9873903139. Meal for two, Rs.2,500, plus taxes.
By Pooja Singh
International Jazz Day
Louis Banks, who has spearheaded the jazz movement in the country, will curate an evening of music, featuring a mix of veteran and new performers, including Gary Lawyer, Dhruv Ghanekar and Sheldon D’Silva.
7.30pm. blueFrog, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Lower Parel. For details, visit www.bluefrog.co.in
Sindhu 2016: Celebrating Dance
This dance festival will bring together some of the best classical dancers. Aditi Mangaldas will present Seeking The Beloved, a Kathak performance. Bharatanatyam exponent Vaibhav Arekar and Sankhya Dance Creations will present Naama Mhanean, based on the life of the saint Namdev. Aruna Mohanty will perform an Odissi dance.
6.30pm. Tata Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point (66323737). Tickets, Rs.200, Rs.360, Rs.460 and Rs.600, available on in.bookmyshow.com
29 April-5 May
Based on a book by Ira Levin and directed by Roman Polanski, Rosemary’s Baby (1968) is about a couple who move into a new neighbourhood. The wife soon becomes pregnant, and then discovers, to her horror, that her husband is part of a secret religious cult.
7pm. Matterden, Deepak Cinema, 38, NM Joshi Marg, Lower Parel. For ticket prices, visit www.matterden.com.
By Shinibali Mitra Saigal
Resurgence—Revival Of Indian Embroideries And Textiles
Till 22 May
Curated by Ahmedabad-based designer Asif Shaikh, this exhibition highlights the revival of India’s textile heritage, with a special focus on embroidery. The textiles are embellished with Bandhani, Ajrakh and Kalamkari work, as well as hand-embroidery styles such as aari, zardozi and kamdani.
3-8pm (closed on Mondays and public holidays). Sarala Birla Gallery, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, 108-109, Southern Avenue (24666802).
29 April-1 May
Theatre group Bohurupee will celebrate its 68th anniversary by staging two of its productions. Rajar Khonje, directed by Tulika Das, is set in 1942 in Warsaw, Poland. It is about a doctor who lives with a Jewish orphan in a ghetto. The other play, Naachni, directed by Parthapratim Deb, reflects on patriarchy and the exploitation of female performing artistes.
10am. Academy of Fine Arts, 2, Cathedral Road. Tickets, Rs.100, Rs.200 and Rs.300, available on in.explara.com. For details, call 9830534614.
By Indranil Bhoumik
Rewind Retro Music Festival
Two musical treats, rolled into one magnificent concert, are lined up for the city this weekend. The bands that will perform include Kaoma, a French-Brazilian pop group, and Ottawan, a Caribbean pop-music duo who gave hits like D.I.S.C.O. and Hands Up in the 1980s.
7pm. Phoenix MarketCity, 142, Velachery Main Road. Tickets, Rs.250, available on in.bookmyshow.com
Till 1 May
Run by Perzen Patel, Bawi Bride is a Parsi home-kitchen and catering service in Mumbai. It is offering a traditional Parsi wedding dining experience in the city. The dishes include Patra ni Machhi (steamed fish topped with chutney and wrapped in banana leaf), Sali Boti (mutton curry), Saas ni Macchi (fish cooked in sweet and sour white sauce), Mamaji’s Red Curry, Farcha (crispy fried chicken), Boomla (Bombay Duck) and Dar ni Pori (pastry stuffed with sweet lentils).
12.30-2pm/7.30-9pm. Ashvita Bistro, Bawa Road, Alwarpet. Meal for two, Rs.999, plus taxes (vegetarian), and Rs.1,200, plus taxes (non-vegetarian). For reservations, call 9003365436.
Shruti Dandekar, a self-taught quilt artist, will conduct a two-day workshop on vibrant portraits. Dandekar experiments with different styles of quilting. Her first portrait used more than 3,500 pieces of appliqué.
10am-6pm. The Square Inch, A-12, MGS Villa, Thiruvalluvar Nagar. Fee, Rs.650. Open to those aged 16 and above. For details, call 9551655776.
Camp & Surf
30 April–1 May
Adventure company Exoticamp is organizing Camp & Surf, a two-day event in which participants can enjoy surfing, kayaking, camping and stargazing. They will be instructed by tutors from the Covelong Surf School.
7am. Covelong Beach, East Coast Road. Fee, Rs.3,500. For
registration, visit www.instamojo.com.
Miniature Gardening Workshop
Taking you a step closer to the Japanese art of bonsai, this workshop will teach miniature gardening techniques for smaller settings. It will be conducted by Shilpa Vatnani, a graduate from the National Institute of Fashion Technology.
11am-noon. Lamakaan, near GVK One, Banjara Hills. Workshop, free; material cost, Rs.500. For registration, call 7093018977.
Crafts And Bots: A Robotics Workshop
The BM Birla Science Centre, in collaboration with the electronics company Etchbricks, will conduct a a summer workshop on robotics for children aged 7 and above. Participants will learn about crafts and robot models and assemble ready-to-fix models.
10am-4pm. Venues vary. Fee, Rs.2,000, Rs.2,500 and Rs.3,500. For registration, visit Etchbricks.com.
Get ready for a night of comedy on cricket. Stand-up comedians Rohit Swain, Nitin Gupta, Rajasekhar Mamidanna and Hriday Ranjan will tell cricket stories—for instance, why did Robin Singh puke on the field, and was Anil Kumble India’s fastest bowler—in a way you have not heard before.
7pm. But...er, 1264/A, Road, No.64, Jubilee Hills. Tickets, Rs.400, available on in.bookmyshow.com
By Trushna Udgirkar
World Dance Day 2016
To celebrate World Dance Day on Friday, this 4-hour performance will showcase some of India’s traditional forms. The line-up of artistes includes Subhashini Vasanth (Bharatanatyam), Sampada Pillai (Kathak), Angabala Irengbam (Manipuri), Vasanth Kiran (Kuchipudi) and Madhulita Mohapatra (Odissi).
5pm. Auditorium, Alliance Française, Thimmaiah Road, Vasanthnagar.
This play, themed on loneliness, is a collaborative project with theatre artistes G.S. Sharada and Lekha Naidu. It has been written and directed by Bengaluru-based actor, director and playwright Sidhartha Maadhyamika.
7pm. India Foundation for the Arts, Apoorva Building, Flat No.259, 4th Cross (23414681).
Till 15 June
All Khandani Rajdhani restaurant outlets in the city are offering a special mango menu, so every meal will have at least two-three dishes made from raw as well as ripe mangoes. The menu includes Kairi Chana Dal Dhokla, Kairi Samosa Sabzi, Mango Kofta Pulao, Mango Raita and Mango Jalebi.
Noon-3.30pm/7-11pm. All Khandani Rajdhani units in Bengaluru (except Snacklet in Forum Mall and Mantri Mall). Meal for one, Rs.500, plus taxes.
The Little Languages Film Festival
The Bangalore International Centre will present a selection of award-winning films in little-known Indian languages such as Rabha, Sherdukpen, Byari, Mising, Kokborok and Maithili. Some of the films that will be screened are Orong (Strangers In The Mist), Aadim Vichaar (Ancient Justice) and Pagdi (Honour).
Timings vary. Bangalore International Centre, Teri Complex, 4th Main Road, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage. For details, visit www.bicentre.org
Live Concert: Ehud Ettun
After performing in New York, Israeli jazz trio Ehud Ettun will be in town. The trio consists of bassist Ehud Ettun, pianist Daniel Schwarzwald and drummer Nathan Blankett. They have recently released their album, Raw Gestures.
8pm. Indigo Live Music Bar, 71/72, 6th Block, Industrial Layout, Koramangala. Tickets, Rs.300, available at the venue.
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