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A painting by Manoj Kachangal.
A painting by Manoj Kachangal.

The Mint Planner, 12 January 2018

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


Art | Colour Kinetics Painting

Till 15 January

Manoj Kachangal’s solo exhibition has on display landscape paintings, which explore themes of chaos, catharsis and rebirth.

11am-7pm. Shridharani Art Gallery,Triveni Kala Sangam, Tansen Marg. Price, Rs50,000 to Rs7 lakh.

Theatre | The White Saree

14 January

This musical dance drama focuses on the sexual and gender oppression in society. Hindi.

4.30pm and 7pm. LTG Auditorium, Mandi House. Tickets, 250, 00 and 00, available on in.bookmyshow.com

Around Town | National Street Food Festival 2018

12-14 January

This year’s attractions include temple foods of India, an organic food bazaar and food vendors from different cities. There will also be music performances and stand-up comedy shows.

10am. Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Pragati Vihar. Tickets, Rs100, available on Bookmyshow.com.

New Delhi World Book Fair

Till 14 January

This year’s edition is themed on environment and climate change and focuses on books from Europe.

11am-8pm. Pragati Maidan, Mathura Road. Tickets, Rs30 (adults) and Rs20 (children), available at the venue and at select Metro stations.

By Sohini Sen

A painting from the group show curated by Veer Munshi.
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A painting from the group show curated by Veer Munshi.


Art | Persevering Traditions: The Weft and the Warp

Until 19 January

Curated by Veer Munshi, this group show features works by artists such as Rekha Rodwittya and Anju Dodiya. The show explores ways in which these artists have borrowed from traditional and folk forms and their visual language.

11am-6pm (closed on Sundays and public holidays). Sakshi Gallery, 6/19, Grants Building, Colaba (66103424).

Film | The Pearl Button

13 January

The Pearl Button is a 2015 Chilean documentary film directed by Patricio Guzmán. It explores the geography and history of Chile.

5 pm. TARQ, F 35/36 Dhanraj Mahal, CSM Marg, Apollo Bunder, Colaba. For details, email info@tarq.in.

Dance | Vismay and Between 2 Beats

12 January

This is a performance by Kathak dancers Ishira Parikh and Maulik Shah and their troupe, on the theme of wonderment.

6.30 pm. Tata Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point, Colaba. Tickets, Rs200, Rs300 and Rs500, available at the venue and on Bookmyshow.com.

By Shweta Upadhyay


Around Town | Food for the Soul

Till 20 January

Enjoy a set vegetarian winter menu comprising roasted pumpkin soup, hand-rolled gnocchi, and more.

Noon-3.30pm and 7-11pm. Maia Restaurant, Bellandur. Price, Rs399 and Rs499.

Theatre | Lady Anandi

12 January

An actor is haunted by the ghost of her great-grandfather, a female impersonator in Marathi theatre. English/Marathi, 50 minutes.

7pm. Goethe Institute/ Max Mueller Bhavan, Indiranagar. Tickets, Rs200, available on Bookmyshow.com.

Art | Walls with Stories

13-15 January

Organized to support the Nargis Dutt Foundation, the exhibition will feature over 50 works of contemporary art and sculpture.

10.30am-6.30pm. Art corridor, Taj West End, 25, Race Course Road. Price, Rs15,000 to Rs6 lakh.

Comedy | Effing Funny

14 January

Three stand-up comedians from different backgrounds talk about what is close to their heart.

8pm. blueFROG, Church Street. Tickets, Rs249, available on Bookmyshow.com

By Shivani Kagti

A scene from the play ‘Jera’.
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A scene from the play ‘Jera’.


Around Town | Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 2018

Till 15 January

The ninth edition of the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival will feature Mira Nair, Basharat Peer, Vishal Bhardwaj, Soha Ali Khan, Soumitra Chatterjee, Nayantara Sahgal, Ratna Pathak Shah and Mark Tully, among others.

Time and venues vary. For details, visit Kolkatalitfest.in.

Music | Songs and Tunes

14 January

Vocalist Nupurchhanda Ghosh and pianist Maneck Bilimora will be performing. Bilimora has trained in London and Manchester and has performed all around the globe. Ghosh is well known for her proficiency in Rabindrasangeet, Atulprosadi songs, and Hindustani classical.

6pm, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, 108-109 Southern Avenue, for details, call 8249551044.

Theatre | Jera

14 January

Shohan will stage the play Jera, based on Giuseppe Tornatore’s works, scripted in Bengali by Jagannath Guha and directed by Anish Ghosh. This psychological thriller revolves around Rabindranath Thakur, a police officer, and Ranjan Adhikari, a literary genius who is going through a creative lull.

6.30pm, Minerva Theatre, CR, Dani Ghosh Sarani. Tickets, Rs100 and Rs200, available at the venue. For details, call 9830042004.

By Indranil Bhoumik

A photograph from Stuart Freedman’s coffee house collection.
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A photograph from Stuart Freedman’s coffee house collection.


Theatre | Bharathi Yaar?

12 January

This play about social reformer and poet Subramania Bharathiyar combines theatre, music and dance.

6:15pm. Museum Theatre, Egmore. Tickets, Rs300, Rs500 and Rs1,000, available at the venue.

Around Town | Photographic Memories

13 January

This narrative storytelling open mic with Janaki Sabesh will encourage 20 participants to share memories.

4pm. Wandering Artist, R A Puram. Tickets, 250, available at Wanderingartist.in

Photography | The Palaces of Memory

17-23 January

British photographer Stuart Freedman’s photographs feature iconic Indian Coffee Houses across the country.

11am. The Folly, Amethyst, Royapettah. Price, 40,000 onwards.

By Nandini Reddy


Around Town | Lamakaan Organic Bazaar

14 January

Choose from a wide range of organic fruits, vegetables, home-made breads and other baked products. There will also be handicrafts, handlooms and creative design spaces.

10.30am-1.30pm. Lamakaan, off road number 1, Banjara Hills. For details, call 9642731329.

Thetre | Under an Oak Tree

12 January

This is a touching bio-play written by Noor Baig, featuring memoirs of childhood, adolescence and adulthood in a culturally and politically-changing city. English, 1 hour.

7.30pm. Taj Deccan Main Lawns, Banjara Hills. Tickets, Rs500, available on Bookmyshow.com

By Sohini Sen

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