The Mint Planner, 29 July 2016
From music and movies to dance and drama, there’s plenty to do or experience over the coming week
Tanya Saxena will present a Bharatanatyam performance depicting stories from the lives of the deities Krishna and Vishnu. Saxena is the disciple of Saroja Vaidyanathan, a Padma Bhushan awardee.
6.30pm. CD Deshmukh Auditorium, India International Centre, 40, Max Mueller Marg. For details, call 9871536332.
Sketches, Scribbles, Drawings & Recent Works
30 July-27 August
The Aakriti Art Gallery and the Seagull Foundation for the Arts will pay tribute to K.G. Subramanyan, who died last month. The solo exhibition will include more than 300 paintings by Subramanyan—91 of them will be available for sale.
11am-7pm. Aakriti Art Gallery, F-208/1, Old MB Road, Lado Sarai (46130500). Prices, Rs.1.5-20 lakh.
A Hue Of Devotion
29 July-3 August
Ritu Gupta will present 55 oil-on-canvas works that capture the essence of Indian festivals.
10am-8pm. Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road. Prices, Rs.50,000 to Rs.3 lakh. For details, call 9873798874.
Till 14 August
Pickwicks, the restaurant at The Claridges hotel, is offering four platters. Savour kandha bhajji, mini vada pavs, along with Cutting Chai, in the Mumbaiya platter. The Dilli Ki Chhalli has Masala Chhalli and mixed vegetable pakodas (fritters), served with a cup of Kadak Adrak Waali Chai, while the Hyderabadi Irani Connect offers Irani samosas, Osmania biscuits and Irani Chai. Relish the Alur Chop, jhaal muri and Kullad Cha in the Kolkata platter.
3.30-6.30pm. Pickwicks, The Claridges, 12, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Road (39555000). Price for each platter, Rs.795, plus taxes.
International Culinary Workshop
The Korean Cultural Centre will host a free three-day workshop, where up to 30 participants can learn how to make Korean dishes such as seaweed chips, kimchi stew and persimmon rice cakes. Master chef Im Chaehong will conduct the workshop.
3-5pm. Korean Cultural Centre, 25-A, Ring Road, Lajpat Nagar-IV (43345000).
For details, visitIndia.korean-culture.org.
To celebrate the festival of Rakhi, the Select Citywalk mall will host a two-day carnival for children, with stalls offering bags, accessories, footwear and rakhis. There will also be workshops on rakhi-making, baking and card-making—one can register on the spot.
11am. Atrium, Select Citywalk, District Centre, Sector 6, Saket (42114200). Prices, starting from Rs.100.
By Pooja Singh
31 July-11 August
Theatre company Ideal Drama and Entertainment Academy will mark Munshi Premchand’s 136th birth anniversary by presenting his stories, including Qatil Ki Maa, Anaath Ladki and Ghar Jamaai.
4pm. Sathaye College Auditorium, Vile Parle East (26141149). Tickets Rs.150 (for one day) and Rs.1,000 (for the entire festival), available on in.bookmyshow.com
An Unposted Love Letter
Directed by Mohit Sharma, this English play is a solo performance by Ankita Srivastav. It looks at the life of a successful but lonely actor who is in conflict with the rigid norms of society. 1 hour, 20 minutes.
6pm. The Hive, 50-A, Huma Mansion, Chuim Village Road, Khar (West). Tickets, Rs.500, available on in.bookmyshow.com
29 July-4 August
This 1979 film is set during the Vietnam War. It follows Captain Benjamin L. Willard on a secret mission to assassinate Walter E. Kurtz, a renegade colonel who has won the trust of a local tribe.
7.15pm. Matterden CFC, The Deepak, 38, NM Joshi Marg, Lower Parel (40150621). Tickets, Rs.250 and Rs.350, available on in.bookmyshow.com
Celebrating Latin Jazz
Hear the strains of the samba, rumba, tango and cha-cha-cha. The performers will include Dee Wood (bass), Carl Clements (saxophone) and Karim Ellaboudi (piano).
7pm. Experimental Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point (66323737). Tickets, Rs.500 and Rs.750, available on in.bookmyshow.com
Barkha Ritu—A Musical Celebration With The Maestros
Banyan Tree Events presents the Mumbai edition of its annual festival of monsoon ragas, Barkha Ritu. The line-up includes santoor legend Shivkumar Sharma and singers Rahul Deshpande and Viraj Joshi (the grandson of vocalist Bhimsen Joshi). 6pm. Nehru Centre, Dr Annie Besant Road, Worli (24920482). Tickets, Rs.300, Rs.400 and Rs.500, available on in.bookmyshow.com
Gallery Art & Soul will host a solo painting exhibition by Sameer Pawar that aims to capture every individual’s struggle to break out of the box and find the real self.
10am-7pm. Art & Soul, Worli (24965798). For details, email email@example.com.
By Shweta Upadhyay
Shumbha Nishumbha Badh and Pancha Kabir Gaan
The Shiv Shakti Chhau Dance Academy will perform Shumbha Nishumbha Badh, a folk dance on the life of the Hindu god Ganesha. This will be followed by a recital by singer Riddhi Bandyopadhyay.
6pm. Rabindranath Tagore Centre, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, 9A, Ho Chi Minh Sarani (22822895). Seating on first-come, first-served basis. For details, visit www.iccr.gov.in
Director Avijit Dutt’s English play looks at the love story of Noor Jehan and Mughal emperor Jehangir. It is a Centre Stage Creations production.
1 hour, 30 minutes.
6.30pm. GD Birla Sabhaghar, Ashutosh Choudhry Avenue, Ballygunge. Tickets, Rs.750, Rs.1,000, Rs.1,500 and Rs.2,000, available on in.bookmyshow.com. For details, call 9830015510.
Till 15 August
This art show attempts to define “modern” and “contemporary” art. Thirty works, mainly abstracts, by 15 artists, such as Atin Basak and Chandra Bhattacharjee, are on display. The mediums used include acrylic on canvas, ink on paper, mixed media and fibreglass.
Noon-7pm (Sundays closed). Range Gallery, 54, Lower Range Road, Ballygunge. For details, call 9830049825.
By Indranil Bhoumik
Adiperukku & Ayyanar Fest
Till 31 July
DakshinaChitra is observing Adiperukku, a Tamil festival that celebrates the life-sustaining force of water, by hosting K.R. Godwin Anandh and his troupe from Kanyakumari. They are performing traditional dances like kurumbarattam, kai silambu and kummiyattam. On 31 July, terracotta offerings will be taken in a procession to the shrine of Ayyanar, a deity that is believed to protect villages, at DakshinaChitra.
10am-6pm. DakshinaChitra, Muttukadu, East Coast Road (24462435). Entry, Rs.50 (Indians) and Rs.100 (foreigners).
Meera—The Soul Divine
Danseuse Chitra Visweswaran will portray the life of Meera, the 16th century mystic poet and devotee of the Hindu god Krishna. She will collaborate with singer Bombay Jayashri Ramnath to tell the story of perseverance and devotion.
7pm. The Music Academy, TTK Road. Tickets, Rs.200, Rs.300, Rs.500 and Rs.1,000, available on in.bookmyshow.com
Maharanis—Women Of Royal India
29 July-14 August
This exhibition chronicles the representation of royal women in India over half a century and traces the changing tropes of photographic portraiture. It includes images from the archives of the Museum of Art & Photography (MAP) in Bengaluru.
11am-6.30pm. The Folly, Amethyst, Whites Road, Royapettah (45991633).
On the 400th death anniversary of William Shakespeare, theatre group Crea-Shakthi will retell the story of The Tempest. The Tamil play has been directed by Samyuktha P.C. 1 hour, 30 minutes.
7.30pm. Museum Theatre, 406, Pantheon Road, Egmore. Tickets, Rs.200, Rs.300 and Rs.500, available on in.bookmyshow.com
By Nandini Reddy
This Hindi play, directed by Saurabh Gharipurikar and written by Shankar Shesh, deals with mercy killing and is presented as a sequence of court scenes. It’s about a man accused of killing his father, who had been suffering from cancer. 1 hour, 30 minutes.
7.30pm. Lamakaan, Road No.1, Banjara Hills. Tickets, Rs.100, available on in.bookmyshow.com. For details, call 9642731329.
Ukrainian radio host DJ Anny and Indian DJ Aditya Singh, aka Aceaxe, will perform electronic dance music at this couples-only event.
8pm. Rendezvous, ISB Road, Nanakramguda, Financial District, Gachibowli. Tickets, Rs.1,000 (for two), available on www.meraevents.com. For details, call 8897561111.
Pas Son Genre (Not My Type)
Based on a 2011 novel of the same name by Philippe Vilain, this romantic comedy is the love story of a young philosophy professor, Clément, and a hairdresser named Jennifer. 2 hours.
6.30pm. Alliance Française, Aurora Colony, Banjara Hills (23554485). Entry on first-come, first-served basis.
By Yogendra Kalavalapalli
Dekho Magar Pyaar Se
Mumbai-based writer, performer and director Vikrant Dhote’s solo performance explores the idea of gender. The play weaves in four different stories using extracts from the 2009 Delhi high court judgement that decriminalized homosexuality.
Timings and venues vary. Tickets, Rs.200, available on in.bookmyshow.com
Ek Shaam Premchand Ke Naam
On the occasion of Hindi novelist Munshi Premchand’s 136th birth anniversary, the Kalyan Theatre Group will stage three Hindi adaptations of the writer’s short stories—Kafan, Sadgati and Poos Ki Raat. 1 hour,
Timings vary. Jagriti Theatre, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Whitefield (41242879). Tickets, Rs.300, available on in.bookmyshow.com
Homage To The Rainforest
For over a decade, Sri Lankan artist Senaka Senanayake’s focus has been the endangered rainforests. In this exhibition, she brings out the charm of these forests through images of colourful flora and fauna, such as dragonflies, butterflies, macaws, hummingbirds, elephants, torch ginger and heliconia.
10.30am-6pm. Gallery Sumukha, 24/10, BTS Depot Road, Wilson Garden (22292230).
Prices, starting from Rs.6 lakh.
Ten Times Funnier!
Ten comedians will get 10 minutes each to crack their best jokes in this stand-up show hosted by comedian
9pm. BFlat Bar, 776, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar. Tickets, Rs.499, available on in.bookmyshow.com
Yoga To The Blues Brunch
Participants, guided by instructors from the Total Yoga studio, will work out for an hour to blues music, followed by a performance from the BY 2 Blues band, featuring Ananth Menon and Vasudev Prabhu, and brunch at Sancho’s. Participants are required to carry a yoga mat and a water bottle.
9am. Sancho’s, UB City, Vittal Mallya Road. Fee, Rs.750 (Rs.500 for Total Yoga members). For details, call 9740980200.
By Shivani Kagti
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