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Strumming the notes: The acoustic rock band from Mumbai, Whirling Kalapas, will be jamming at B-Flat.

Strumming the notes: The acoustic rock band from Mumbai, Whirling Kalapas, will be jamming at B-Flat.

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Bangalore

Music

Whirling Kalapas

22 June

Strumming the notes: The acoustic rock band from Mumbai, Whirling Kalapas, will be jamming at B-Flat.

8.30pm. B-Flat, 776, Second floor, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, 2nd Stage (25278361). Entry, 300. For details, call 42414000.

Metal Mania—Kryptos featuring Arkadius of SuidAkrA

24 June

Arkadius Antonik, frontman of the German band SuidAkrA, will jam with Bangalore’s heavy metal band Kryptos. The event will also present the winner of the Bangalore Open Air 2012 metal battle.

7pm. Centre Stage, Indo-German Urban Mela, Palace Grounds, Vasanth Nagar gate, near Mount Carmel College (924310091). For details, visitwww.goethe.de/bangalore

Theatre

Kaveri of Kiththale Villa

23 June

Directed by Soumya Varma, this adaptation of Stella Kon’s Emily of Emerald Hill locates the action in the Kodava community. Originally, the play told the story of the Peranakans, a Chinese community fighting to keep its culture alive amid a vortex of change. This adaptation tells the story of Kaveri, an orphan married into an aristocratic Kodava family; the culture here is that of Coorg. 1 hour, 40 minutes.

7.30pm. Ranga Shankara, 36/2, 8th Cross, JP Nagar, 2nd Phase (26592777). Tickets, 150, available on www.indianstage.in

Around town

Jam’it—A Musical Get-together

23 June

Dubbed as “a musical get-together for the Indian indie and rock fraternity", this event is being organized by the music group Rock Circuit for indie rock musicians and music enthusiasts from different walks of life, to enable them to come together and create something new. The evening will feature performances by bands such as Aks, Altered Scales, Welwet Rose and The Indus Valley Project. There will be a talk featuring members of established bands such as Swarathma and Agam, and Ranjon Ghoshal of the first Indian band Mohiner Ghoraguli, who will share their experiences on the Indian rock scene.

4-11pm. Cuppa coffee shop, 70, Kaikondrahalli, Sarjapur Road (41107322). Tickets, 500. For details, visit rockcircuit.in/jamit

Murals and Collages of Shekhavati

22 June

Shekhavati scenes: Historian Jyotindra Jain will talk about the murals of Shekhavati.

6.30pm. National Gallery of Modern Art, No.49, Manikyavelu Mansion, Palace Road (22342338). For registration and details, email geetha@tasveerarts.com or call 40535212.

Is Romance Dead: High Tea with Author Nandita Bose

23 June

The Atta Galatta book store will host an interaction over high tea with romance novelist Nandita Bose, who will speak on the “shrinking spaces for love in public discourse and consciousness". Bose will be in conversation with humour writer Rachna Singh; stage actor, photographer and blogger Sambrita Basu; corporate coach and theatre professional Rahul George; and co-founder of the hospitality chain Linger Leisures Sameer Shisodia. There will also be a reading from Bose’s debut novel, Tread Softly.

4pm. Atta Galatta, 75, 2nd Main, Koramangala, 1st Block (30181626). For registration and details, call 9740652057.

Jiyo! Exhibition-cum-sale

Till 30 June

Cinnamon has on display saris and stoles (and fabric tiles of Madhubani art) by the design group Jiyo!, an initiative of the Asian Heritage Foundation which has artists and designers working closely with rural artisans to create craft and textile products.

10.30am-7.30pm. Cinnamon, 11, Walton Road, off Lavelle Road (22212426). Prices start at 1,800.

Art

12 Bamboos

22 June-1 July

Berlin-based artist Steffi Silbermann, who’s currently the Goethe-Institut’s artist in residence at the 1 Shanthi Road studio gallery, will display different kinds of larger-than-life bamboo sculptures for visitors to explore. These sculptures invite guests to hop on, climb, swing, paint, scrawl, write (and even nap) atop them. Some of them will also be on display at the Indo-German Urban Mela at the Palace Grounds this fortnight. Silbermann has worked with Bangalore-based group Manasaram Architects and the Indian Plywood Industries Research and Training Institute for this project.

Noon-8pm. 1 Shanthi Road, Shanthi Nagar. For details, visit www.1shanthiroad.blogspot.comor call 9880227706.

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Music

Fête de la Musique

23-24 June

The annual music festival returns with a two-day line-up of gigs at the Alliance Française de Bangalore, featuring 33 bands from across the city, and spanning the genres of rock, classical, folk, Blues, metal, jazz and fusion. The event will begin around noon on both days and go on till late in the evening.

1.30pm onwards (23 June), 1pm onwards (24 June). Alliance Française, 108, Thimmaiah Road. For details, call 41231340 or visit bangalore.afindia.org/node/5812

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Chennai

Art

Indian Ethos

Till 25 June

Solo show: G. Raman.

11am-7pm. Artworld, Sarala’s Art International, 1/12, Third Street, Ganeshpuram, Teynampet, off Cenotaph Road (24338691/24315371)

Around town

Puppetry

Till 30 June

D. Ramanna, accomplished in the leather puppet dance form Tholu Bommalata from Andhra Pradesh, is holding an exhibition of his work as well as puppetry workshops. A variety of puppets from south India are on display at the Art Gallery. Special screenings of films on puppetry and puppeteers will be arranged on weekends. These include films on Rajasthani puppets, Pava Kathakali, doll’s theatre, Tholpavakoothu, Yakshagana puppets and Noori puppets. Nee Enge, a film by R.V. Ramani on Tamil Nadu’s puppeteers, will also be shown. At the workshops, Ramanna is teaching the craft of making lampshades and vibrant puppet door-hangings.

10am–6pm. DakshinaChitra, Muthukadu, East Coast Road (24462435). Registration fee, 1,500 for the lampshade-making workshop and 800 for the puppet door-hangings workshop.

Thiru Madapalli

Till 24 June

Enjoy Iyengar cuisine with an authentic spread of delectable dishes made without onion or garlic. These vegetarian dishes include panakam, pazha rasam, saathamudhu and kariamuthu and were traditionally prepared only in the most “aacharam" Iyengar Brahmin kitchens.

7-11pm. Garden Café, Radisson Blu, GST Road, St Thomas Mount (22310101). Meal, 875 per person, plus taxes.

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Theatre

Silence! The Court Is in Session

22-24 June

The Madras Players presents its version of Vijay Tendulkar’s play, originally written in Marathi in 1963 and titled ‘Shantata! Court Chalu Aahe’. It’s a study of everyday, ordinary characters. When a theatre group reaches a remote village a bit too early for their show, they decide to while away the time by playing a game. What starts off quite innocently gradually turns sinister. 1 hour, 40 minutes.

7.15pm. Museum Theatre, Pantheon Road, Egmore. Tickets, 150, 250 and 400, available on www.indianstage.in

By Nandini Reddy

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Delhi

Film

The Host

27 June

Directed by Bong Joon-ho, this 2006 Korean film, with English subtitles, deals with the implications of the American military presence in Korea. The story of the film follows an American military pathologist, who dumps over 200 bottles of formaldehyde into the sewer system leading into the Han River. Over the next few years, a strange amphibious monster emerges from Han River and attacks people at random. Till it snatches up the main protagonist’s daughter and returns to its hideout under Wonhyo Bridge.

7pm. Stein auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road (24682222). Film Club membership, 750 a year.

Music

James Zabiela

23 June

Rock DJ: James Zabiela from the UK will play at blueFROG.

10.30pm-1.30am. blueFROG, 4-A Seven Style Mile, Kalka Dass Marg, Mehrauli (30800300). Entry, 1,000.

Clonefest Soundcheck Series Unplugged Night—Ditty & Mark, Adil & Vasundhara, Advaita and Them Clones

28 June

The second edition of the Clonefest Soundcheck Series, organized by Delhi band Them Clones, will feature unplugged sets by some local performers—jazz pop by Ditty & Mark (Aditi Veena and Mark Aranha); jazz fusion, funk, Blues, Rhythm and Blues and gospel by Adil & Vasundhara (Adil Manuel and Vasundhara Vidalur)—and the two veteran bands, the psychedelic fusion rock band Advaita and the alternative rock band Them Clones.

9.30-11pm. blueFROG (30800300). Entry, 300.

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Photography

Open Library

24 June

On show: The works of Dayanita Singh and Pablo Bartholomew, at Ojas.

5pm. Ojas Art, 1AQ, Qutub Minar main roundabout, Mehrauli Road (26644145).

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Hyderabad

Music

No Jazz

25 June

The Parisian electro-jazz five-member dance band No Jazz mixes the original celebratory spirit of jazz with hypnotic rhythms and contemporary sounds. Acoustic and Jungle, Trip Hop and Fanfares, melodies and samples, funk and jazz mingle happily with drum and bass. They have performed in around 40 countries so far, appearing at clubs and festivals. Their shows are explosive, fantastic displays of energy and rhythm where the magic of George Clinton, Frank Zappa and Miles Davis fuses to create an other-worldy experience.

7.30pm. Taj Banjara, Road No. 1, Banjara Hills. Invites may be collected from Alliance Française, Road No. 2, Banjara Hills, New Annexe, West Marredpally (23554485/86).

Film

Sommer vorm Balkon

22 June

Directed by Andreas Dresen, the 2005 film Sommer vorm Balkon (Summer in Berlin), with English subtitles, is the tragicomic story of two women and their daily struggle for survival during a summer in Berlin. Katrin, a jobless single mother, and Nike, a nurse, are best friends and live in the same house. They are always dating the wrong men and spend many nights together drinking on Nike’s balcony and chatting—until the day Nike meets trucker Ronald.

6pm. Goethe-Zentrum, 20, Journalist’s Colony, Road No. 3, Banjara Hills (23350443/23350473/23350040).

Around town

Japanese food fest

Till 24 June

Restaurant chain Ohri’s is hosting a Japanese food festival at its Oriental cuisine restaurant Far East. Chef Jajo from Japan is dishing out delicacies like sushi, tempura fried items, chicken teriyaki, Yakitori and Prawn Uramaki. Chinese and Thai cuisines are part of the buffet menu.

7-11.30 pm. Far East, Ohri’s Banjara, Road No. 12, Banjara Hills (23302200). Price, 499 per person, plus taxes.

By Yogendra Kalavalapalli

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Kolkata

Photography

14th Third Eye Photography Utsav

Till 24 June

Snapshots: A photography festival is on at Birla Academy.

3-8pm. Birla Academy, 108, Southern Avenue, beside Kalibari lake (24666802/2843).

Theatre

Eka Tughlaq

27 June

The play Eka Tughlaq, written by Rudrarup Mukhopadhyay and directed by Arna Mukhopadhyay, will attempt to unveil unknown facts about Muhammad bin Tughlaq, the sultan of Delhi from 1325-51.

6.30pm. Rabindra Sadan, 1, Cathedral Road, Circus Avenue. For tickets and details, call 9674601674.

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Music

Ustad Mushtaq Ali Khan’s 101 Birth Anniversary Celebrations

24 June

The Umak (Ustad Mushtaq Ali Khan) Centre for Culture will celebrate the 101 birth anniversary of sitar maestro Ustad Mushtaq Ali Khan of the Senia ‘gharana’. The evening will include a performance by his disciple, Pandit Debu Chaudhuri, who will be accompanied by Pandit Kumar Bose on tabla. There will also be a recital by Hindustani classical singer Ulhas Kashalkar, Suresh Talwalkar on tabla and Jyoti Guha on harmonium.

7pm. Uttam Mancha, 10/1/1, Manohar Pukur Road, Kalighat. For details, call 8013085284.

By Indranil Bhoumik

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Mumbai

Music

Sandip Bhattacharjee and Anuradha Pal

24 June

Melodic: Sandip Bhattacharjee

10am. Karnataka Sangha, Dr Vishveshawarayya Smarak Mandir, CHM Marg, Matunga— West (24377022).

Blues Blooded

26 June

This four-member Blues rock band comprises guitarist Denzil Mathias, keyboard player Shireen Irani, bassist Sonu Sangameshwaran and drummer

Vinayak Pol. Joined by guest vocalist Shalmali Kholgade, the band will play covers of songs featuring English rock guitarist Jeff Beck, American Blues guitarist and singer Buddy Guy and American Blues, jazz and rock guitarist Robben Ford.

10-11.30pm. blueFROG, New Mahalaxmi Mills Compound, opposite Empire Mills, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel (40332300). Tickets, 300.

Theatre

Jungle Book

23-24 June

For old times’ sake: Jungle Book.

11am. Prithvi Theatre, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road, Vile Parle—West (26149546). Tickets, 250, available at the venue.

Around town

Broadway & Beyond

24 June

Sing along with Broadway hits from musicals like Chicago, Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, Cabaret and Mamma Mia. This show stars Ramona Arena, Joe Alvares, Shahriyar Atai, Gaysil Noronha, Siddharth Meghani, Advait Hazarat, Armaan Malik, Tara Sutaria and Hormuzd Khambatta’s dance troupe. It has been conceptualized and produced by Raëll Padamsee.

7.30pm. St Andrew’s Auditorium, St Andrew’s College, St Dominic Road, Bandra—West (26410926). Tickets, 100, 200, 300, 500, 750, 1,000, 1,500 and 2,000, available at the venue and onin.bookmyshow.com

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Art

Project Cinema City: Research Art and Documentary Practices

Till 29 June

The multidisciplinary arts project, Project Cinema City, has been working since 2007 on the relationship between Mumbai and movies. The project includes installations, photographs, paintings and films and is being exhibited at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA). Curated by Madhusree Dutta, a documentary film-maker and director of the cultural centre Majlis, the show displays factual documentation of Mumbai’s film-making practices and artistic interpretations of the images produced by cinema. Dutta has selected artists, architects and film-makers who have engaged with the city in their work, including Atul Dodiya, Pushpamala N., Anant Joshi and Shreyas Karle.

11am-6pm (Mondays closed). NGMA, Cowasji Jehangir Hall, Mahatma Gandhi Road, opposite Museum, Colaba (22881969). Entry, 10 for Indians and 150 for foreigners.

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