The TimeOut Mint Planner

The TimeOut Mint Planner

CHENNAI

Theatre

39 Steps

29-31 October

Ever watched four actors play 150 roles in the same play? That’s what 39 Steps by the Evam theatre group promises to offer. Based on the film of the same name, this Alfred Hitchcock play is a hilarious spy story that is sure to give you more laughs than spine-chilling thrills.

3.30pm and 7.30pm. Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall, Harrington Road, Chetpet (9840444916/9840612333). Tickets, 300, 500, 750 and 1,500, available at all Landmark outlets and at www.indianstage.in

Around town

Rajasthani Miniature Painting Workshop

29-31 October

DakshinaChitra is organizing a workshop on the art of painting miniatures. Conducted by Madan Lal from Udaipur, who practises the Mewari style of miniature painting, this three-day class involves learning the technique of painting pictures on silk using colours made from minerals and vegetables, among other things.

10am-5.30pm. DakshinaChitra, Muttukadu, East Coast Road (9841777779). Charges, 1,500. Pick-up at Madras Craft Foundation, Adyar.

Musical night

31 October

Telugu playback singer Mano will render some of his favourite film songs. There will also be performances by popular singers such as Malathy, Mukesh and Roshini.

6.30pm. Kamaraj Memorial Hall, 573, Anna Salai (24349040) Tickets, 100.

By Karuna Amarnath

MUMBAI

Music

Ankytrixx and Janux

29 October

10.30pm. Blue Frog, New Mahalaxmi Silk Mills, Mathuradas Mills Compound, opposite Kamala Mills, Tulsi Pipe Road, Lower Parel (40332300). Charges,Rs 500.

Theatre

Hum Kahein Aap Suney

3 November

With her latest play, Nadira Babbar is on a mission to save the art of Dastangoi, the ancient tradition of storytellers weaving dramatic tales of love, war and magic. In Hum Kahein Aap Suney, three actors recite a tale. Khurram is the unwilling heir to the Dastangoi tradition. Ganpat Rai takes Khurram to a former practitioner, Shaista Begum, so that he can imbibe the tradition. 1 hour, 30 minutes.

9pm. Prithvi Theatre, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road, Vile Parle-West (26149546). Tickets, 80, available at the box office daily, 1-9pm.

Around town

Tom Wrigglesworth, Steve Gribbin and Pete Johannson

29-30 October/4-7 November

A night of hilarity featuring the droll observations of Tom Wrigglesworth, insights on the battle of the sexes from Pete Johannson, and biting musical comedy from Steve Gribbin.

Timings vary. For details, call 43485000. The Comedy Store, High Street Phoenix Mills Compound, Lower Parel. For online booking, log on to www.bookmyshow.com or call 39895050 for home delivery. Tickets, 750, available at the venue.

Book launch

31 October

In his new 550-page anthology Makers of Modern India, Ramachandra Guha presents the writings and speeches of 19 independence-era political figures—from B.R. Ambedkar to C. Rajagopalachari, M.S. Golwalkar to M.A. Jinnah—whose ideas continue to influence life in India. The historian discusses his new anthology with Time Out Mumbai editor Naresh Fernandes.

7pm. Crossword, Dynamix Mall, Ground floor, next to

Chandan Cinema Hall, Sant Dhyaneshwar Marg, JVPD Scheme (26256316).

Holmes for the Holidays

1-5 November

Should your child’s textbook ever go missing before exam time, don’t panic or complain to the teacher. Instead, get him or her to play detective, visit the scene of the crime, re-enact what went on and figure out the culprit. The skills children can pick up at Holmes for the Holidays, a series of forensic workshops organized by Forensic Advice Consultancy and Training Services (FACTS) for children aged 9-14, will come in handy during situations like these. At this workshop, children can learn the basics of fingerprinting, footprint and bite-mark analysis and take an advanced class in DNA and bones analysis.

10am-noon. Chowpatty and Lower Parel. To register, call 65102054 or email at info@forensicsindia.com

BANGALORE

Theatre

Hosabelaku

30 October-1 November

An avowed fan of both the movie and its star protagonist, actor and director P.D. Satish Chandra presents a theatrical version of the story of how Ravi, an everyman, helps Vatsala, a talented young woman who is treated poorly by her family, stand on her own feet. 1 hour, 40 minutes.

7.15pm. KH Kala Soudha, Ramanjaneya Temple Compound, Hanumantha Nagar (9880487682). Tickets,Rs 50.

Film

Art21 film festival

30-31 October

The National Gallery of Modern Art, in association with the city-based Art, Resources and Teaching Trust, will be screening a series of documentary films made by Art21, a New York-based non-profit group devoted to documenting the work of contemporary artists and making it accessible through television and Internet.

10am-5pm. NGMA, Manikyavelu Mansion, 49, Palace Road (22201027). Entry fee for Indians, 10, others, 150, and students, 1. For the schedule and other details, log on to www.art21.org or www.ngmaindia.gov.in

Music

Rainer Pusch Quartet

31 October

The jazz quartet in concert, featuring Pusch the saxophonist and composer, Ranjit Barot on drums, Sanjay Divecha on guitar and Karl Peters on bass.

8.30pm. B-Flat, 776, 100-Foot Road, Indira Nagar (42414000). Charges, 200.

Around town

Spanish food festival

29 October-7 November

A festival of Spanish food at the ITC Windsor, organized by the Spanish consulate. A team of chefs is being flown down from Escuela de Hostelería y Turismo, a hotel management institute in Valencia. They will bring a variety of speciality ingredients with them, including Ibérico ham from Jabugo, manchego cheese from Castile-La Mancha, and a variety of smoked meats and pâtés.

7.30-11.30pm. Raj Pavilion, ITC Windsor, 25, Golf Course Road (22269898). The festival buffet is priced at 1,050 per person, taxes extra.

DELHI

Film

Open Air Film Night: German films on music

30 October

5.30-11.30pm. Max Mueller Bhavan, 3, Kasturba Gandhi Marg (23471110).

Dance

Experimental

29 October

Kathak dancer Ashavari Majumdar will present her choreographed performance titled City. The experimental dance piece hopes to map the city in terms of psychological space and Majumdar focuses on an urban Indian narrative while researching the diffusion of the classical and “anti-classical" in contemporary performance.

7pm. Max Mueller Bhavan (23329506).

Around town

Halloween night

30 October

All the scary goblins and monsters are at Urban Pind. This costume party will have a costume stall for the lazy, Halloween-themed body art for the adventurous and Halloween drinks for everyone.

8pm-1am. N-4, N-Block market, Greater Kailash-I (32514646).

Music

Teen Prahar

30 October

This annual festival makes its third appearance in Delhi. There will be a combination of solo, jugalbandi and ensemble performances in both vocal and instrumental styles. The festival is being organized by Banyan Tree Events and Birla Sun Life Insurance.

5pm. Sri Sathya Sai International Centre, 8, Pragati Vihar, Lodhi Road (24363221). Passes are available at the Full Circle outlets at Khan Market and Greater Kailash-I, Tamil Sangam, RK Puram (26193964), CD House, Palika Bazar (23322900), programmes desk, India International Centre (24619431) and Music World, MGF Mega City Mall, Gurgaon (0124-4375113).

Seagram’s 100 Pipers Mélange 2010 Fusion

31 October

Six world-class musicians come together for Seagram’s 100 Pipers Pure Music Concert Series. The mega concert brings a confluence of musical styles across genres on a single platform. The featured artists include legendary sitarist Nishat Khan, percussionist Trilok Gurtu, jazz rock guitarist Larry Coryell, violinist Lili Haydon, Frank Martin on keyboards and Itai Disreali on bass.

7.30pm. Hamsadhwani Theatre, Pragati Maidan (23371540). Tickets, 200 and 500, available at all outlets of Teksons Bookshop and at www.bookmyshow.com

KOLKATA

Photography

Calcutta, Kolkata: It Never Begins, It Never Ends

Till 13 November

Kolkata has always been a favourite with photographer Raghu Rai. The Harrington Street Arts Centre and Delhi-based Copal and Chivas jointly exhibit 52 photographs (1985-2010) of Rai which depict the city.

Noon-7pm. (Sundays closed). The Harrington Street Arts Centre, 8, Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Harrington Mansions, Second floor, Flat No. 5 and 25B (22829220/9221).

Theatre

Sakubai

29 October

6.30-8pm. WSCA, 94, Ballygunge Place (24613145).

By Indranil Bhoumik

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