The Mint Planner, 17 April 2015
From music and movies to dance and drama, there’s plenty to do or experience over the coming week
Of Mice And Men
Based on Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinback’s classic, Of Mice And Men, this is a story of two migrant workers who move from place to place in search of jobs during the Great Depression in the US. James Franco and Chris O’Dowd star in this Broadway production, filmed on stage by National Theatre Live, a UK National Theatre initiative to broadcast British productions in cinemas around the world.
2 hours, 29 minutes.
4pm. PVR Director’s Cut, Vasant Kunj; PVR Select Citywalk, Saket; and PVR MGF Mall and PVR Ambience Mall, Gurgaon. Tickets, Rs.300 onwards, available on in.bookmyshow.com
2 To Tango, 3 To Jive
Directed by Saurabh Shukla, this play is about a man caught in the web of midlife crisis. He wants to turn things around—just then, three women enter his life, bringing with them perspectives that may or may not be good for him. 2 hours, 15 minutes.
4pm/7pm. Kamani Auditorium, 1, Copernicus Marg, Mandi House (43503351). Tickets, Rs.600, Rs.800, Rs.1,000 and Rs.1,200, available on in.bookmyshow.com
This musical is based on The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran’s literary classic. Scripted and directed by Vikas Dwivedi, Paighamber tells the story of Anannt, a human life born out of the five elements—earth, water, fire, air and ether. 1 hour, 30 minutes.
7.30pm. Epicentre, Apparel House, Sector 44, Gurgaon (0124- 2715000). Tickets, Rs.450 and Rs.650, available on in.bookmyshow.com
18 April-18 May
Susanta Mandal will showcase installations that combine elements of light, shadow, movement and stillness, exploring how we remember or forget things. The artist will also present a series of drawings developed from the prints of computerized tests of the human eye.
11am-7pm (Sundays closed). Vadehra Art Gallery, D-53, Defence Colony (2461 5368).
By Arunima Mazumdar
6.30pm. Hall of Harmony, Nehru Centre, Dr Annie Besant Road, Worli (24964676/80). Tickets, Rs.200, available on in.bookmyshow.com
Begum Akhtar: Birth Centenary Celebration
Curated by singer and Mint Lounge columnist Shubha Mudgal and musician/author Aneesh Pradhan, this day-long session will include panel discussions, a screening of three short films and archival footage on Begum Akhtar, the legendary thumri, dadra and ghazal singer.
10.30am-5.30pm. Experimental Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point (66223737). Entry on first-come, first-served basis.
The democratically elected president of Haiti wakes up on the morning of a commemorative celebratory dinner to find that his country in rebellion mode. The film is directed by Raoul Peck. 1 hour, 47 minutes.
6.30pm. Alliance Française, 40, Theosophy Hall, New Marine Lines, Churchgate (22035993).
20 April-26 June
The True School of Music will organize three workshops for children. In “How To Become A DJ”, children aged 13-17 will
learn deejaying techniques. The “Producer Bootcamp” workshop will teach participants in the same age group how to create their own tracks; and the “Band Bootcamp” for those aged 8-17 will teach songs and instrument techniques. Classes will be held on weekdays.
11am-noon. True School of Music, 107, Sun Mill Compound, Lower Parel. Fee, Rs.7,500. To register, visit Trueschool.in or call 66243200.
By Shinibali Mitra Saigal
Directed by Markus Dietrich and Pavel Strnad, this film is set in a village in the erstwhile German Democratic Republic. Ten-year-old Friederike is building a rocket with her uncle Mike and two friends. They are interrupted unexpectedly—Mike had applied for an exit visa and has to leave the country in the next few hours. 1 hour, 23 minutes.
6.30pm. Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, 8, Ballygunge Circular Road, Ballygunge (24866398).
Shyamasree Basu: A Retrospective
Till 30 April
2-7pm (Mondays)/11am-7pm (Tuesday-Friday). Galerie 88, Shakespeare Sarani (22835394).
Directed by Soumitra Mitra, Antony Soudamini tracks the journey of Antony Firingee
and his wife Soudamini. Firingee is known for his evocative folk compositions in Bengali.
2 hours, 10 minutes.
6.30pm. Academy of Fine Arts, 2, Cathedral Road. Tickets, Rs.100, Rs.150 and Rs.200, available at the venue.
By Indranil Bhoumik
Till 31 August
Curated by writer-researcher Meenakshi Thirukode, False Alternatives is a group show
featuring videos, paintings, sculptures and installations. Alexander Singh, Chitra Ganesh, Jaret Vadera, Nandita Kumar and Seema Kohli are among the 15 artists taking part.
11am-7pm. Park Hyatt Chennai, 39, Velachery Road. For details, call 9940491840.
Funny Side Up
Stand-up comics Praveen Kumar, Vikram Balaji and Deepu Dileepan will base their acts on their own experiences.
9pm. Bay 146, Hotel Savera, Mylapore (28114700). Tickets, Rs.400, available on in.bookmyshow.com
Till 30 June
10am-6pm (Tuesdays closed). Ambur Art Gallery, DakshinaChitra, Muttukadu, East Coast Road (27472603). Entry, Rs.100 (for Indians) and Rs.250 (foreigners).
Kalyana Velayil Karadi
The Chennai Drama House troupe will present a Tamil comedy, written by Vivek Rajagopal, about two friends whose children marry each other. 1 hour, 30 minutes.
7pm. Sivagami Pethachi Auditorium, Luz Church Road, Mylapore (24992962). Tickets, Rs.200, Rs.300 and Rs.500, available on www.eventjini.com
By Nandini Reddy
Royal Salute Evenings
Till 10 May
Taj Krishna hotel’s fine-dining restaurant Firdaus is offering a four-course menu by executive chef Nitin Mathur. The set menu comprises Shikampur Kebab, Halsi Mirch Ka Kheenga, Hyderabadi Tawa Fish, Jaituni Malai Paneer, Hara Tawa Kebab, Paya Shorba, Imli Sorbet, Jheenga Ka Salan, Machli Tawa Masala, Dum Ka Paneer, Kaddu Ka Dalcha, Turai Methi and Hyderabadi Subz Dum Ki Biryani. The choice of desserts includes Double Ka Meetha, Khubani Ka Meetha and Chikki Kulfi.
7.30-11.30pm. Firdaus, Taj Krishna, Road No.1, Banjara Hills (66293306). Meal for one, Rs.3,500.
Samahaara Children’s Theatre Workshop
20 April-15 May
Theatre group Samahaara will organize a theatre workshop for children aged 8-14, introducing participants to the art of acting, focusing on the basics of movement, stage geography and improvisation. Classes will be held on weekdays for 2 hours.
4pm. Green Gables International School, Swami Ayyappa Society, Parvathi Nagar, Madhapur. Fee, Rs.4,000. For details, call 8341120303/9440030773 or visit in.bookmyshow.com
SOA50: Celebration Weekend With W&W
To celebrate the 50th episode of online radio show Sunburn On Air, electronic music brand
Sunburn will present a conceptualized dance and music show, featuring Dutch duo W&W and DJ Anish Sood, among others.
5pm. Hall No.2, Hitex, Izzat Nagar. Tickets, Rs.1,500, Rs.2,000 and Rs.3,000, available on in.bookmyshow.com and www.meraevents.com. For details, call 9396555888.
By Yogendra Kalavalapalli
Original electronic vibes, synthesizers, rhythms and vocals—that’s what Sapta’s music is about. The band was conceived by Marti Bharath in 2007. Saturday’s performance will feature Bharath on synthesizer and keyboard, Tapass Naresh on drums, Shravan Sridhar on violin and Mridula Sekhar and Maalavika Manoj on vocals.
9pm. B-Flat, 776, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, 2nd Stage (42414000). Tickets, Rs.400, available at the venue and on in.bookmyshow.com
8pm; 3pm/6.30pm on Sunday. Jagriti Theatre, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Whitefield (41242879). Tickets, Rs.300, available on in.bookmyshow.com
Vivek Vijayakumaran’s Bhima is an in-depth exploration of the Pandava’s tale, told in the theatre form of Kutiyattam. The performance, a combination of body movement, sound and light, is about passion, belonging and individual liberty.
7.30pm. Shoonya, Centre for Art and Somatic Practices, Brahmananda Court, Lalbagh Road. Tickets, Rs.200, available at the venue and on in.bookmyshow.com. For details, call 9886299609.
Svaram, an Auroville, Puducherry, based research centre, is organizing a music camp for children aged 8-14. The activities will include making instruments, singing in different languages, and beatboxing. There will be morning and afternoon sessions at separate venues.
9am-12.30pm/2-5.30pm. Centre for Indian Music Experience, JP Nagar (morning batch), and Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Malleswaram (afternoon batch). Fee, Rs.5,000. To register, visit in.bookmyshow.com
Before The Birth Of Time
Till 7 May
Saibal Das explores landscapes and spiritual and religious realities by capturing pilgrimage sites, ‘sadhus’, devotees and monks in this series of black and white photographs.
10am-6pm (Sundays closed). Tasveer, Sua House, 26/1, Kasturba Cross Road (40535217).
By Priyadarshini Nandy
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