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A sculpture on display at Kalakriti Art Gallery.
A sculpture on display at Kalakriti Art Gallery.

The Mint Planner, 19 September 2014

From music and movies to dance and drama, there's plenty to do or experience over the coming week




25 September

Mumbai-based band Zedde will present their pulsating hard rock grooves. The band comprises 2Blues on vocals, Claver on guitars, Chirayu on bass and Trevor on drums.

8.30pm. Hard Rock Cafe, Fun Republic Cinema Lane, Andheri (West). Tickets, 500, available on in.bookmyshow.com

Around town

Sixth Latin And Ballroom DanceSport Championship

20 September

The sixth edition of the championship by the DanceSport Association of Maharashtra will feature 250 participants aged 9-60 from various parts of the state. The dance forms include salsa, samba, tango, waltz and jive. Among the judges are top DanceSport couple from Malaysia, Zjen Fong Chua and Evon Chong.

6.30pm. Tata Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), NCPA Marg, Nariman Point (66223737). Tickets, 760, available on in.bookmyshow.com

Of Bodies, Armour And Cages

Visual artist Shakuntala Kulkarni will talk about the “relationship of the body to the dual notion of protection and entrapment". Her talk will focus on urban women and their space within structures created by patriarchal society. The talk is part of theatre group Junoon’s community arts initiative, Mumbai Local.

5.30pm. Kitab Khana, Somaiya Bhavan, Fort (61702276). For registration, email info@junoontheatre.org.


Danesh Irani.
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Danesh Irani.

21 September

The Last Parsi

In this stand-up act, Danesh Irani will caricature an archetypal Parsi ‘bawa’, and the attitudes that define him—he is a true blue blood, the grandson of the queen of England, sent over to Mumbai to blend with the crowd. Irani talks about the issues Parsis face with language, climate, and how a day in the life of a Parsi is.

7pm. Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), NCPA Marg, Nariman Point (66223737). Tickets, 300, 500, 760 and 1,000, available on in.bookmyshow.com

By Roshni Mitra



A New Portraiture

Till 1 October

Art Heritage Gallery is hosting an exhibition of portraits featuring various artists. In A Woman’s Agony, Jaya Ganguly moves away from male representation of women as meek or desirable. Rekha Rodwittiya gives expression to her sexual fantasies in surreal landscapes, while Madhvi Parekh explores shakti (power) in female deities. There are also drawings, etchings and paintings by Arpana Caur, Seema Kohli and A. Ramachandran.

11am-7pm (Sundays closed). Art Heritage Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, 205, Tansen Marg (23719470).

Ray Meeker

Till 11 October

Nature Morte is presenting its fourth solo show with Puducherry-based ceramic artist Ray Meeker. The theme is around ecological concerns—man’s fragile relationship with nature and the perils of overdevelopment.

10am-6pm (Sundays closed). Nature Morte, A1, Neeti Bagh (41740215).

Art Beyond The Canvas

21-25 September

Ceramicists Tanuja Jain and Mamta Malhotra’s works are inspired by Varanasi. On show will be studio ceramics in porcelain and stoneware, oil painting on canvas, hand-painted ceramics and mixed-media on wood.

11am-7pm. Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road (24682001).



20 September

A classic play by American film-maker-playwright Woody Allen, Side-Effects has been adapted for the Indian stage by actor Saleem Shah. The play is characteristic of Allen’s style and draws from his love life and understanding of women’s psychology. 1 hour, 20 minutes.

7.30pm. ML Bhartia Auditorium, Alliance Française, 72, Max Mueller Marg, Lodi Estate (43500200). Tickets, 300, 400 and 500, available onin.bookmyshow.com

Shri Ram

25 September-21 October

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Shobha Deepak Singh’s ‘Shri Ram’.
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