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The Mint Planner, 12 May 2017

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Dance | Nrityangana Festival

12 May

The Nrityanjali dance school is organizing this festival featuring Odissi and the Sambalpuri folk dance by students of Nrityanjali, Bharatanatyam by Tvishi Duggal and Gayatri Seth, and Kathak by Shalu Srivastav.

6.30pm. Delhi Karnataka Sangha, RK Puram. Seating on first-come, first-served basis.

Around Town | Yauatcha Mother’s Day Special

14 May

The special Mother’s Day menu consists of signature dishes such as baked chicken puff, stir-fry udon noodles, and desserts like Citrus Tart and Chocolate Pebble.

Noon-1am. Yauatcha, Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj. Meal for one, Rs1,300 plus taxes.

Theatre | Lives Of Others

18-20 May

This short play depicts modern life with all its dysfunctions and imperfections laid bare. The play revolves around Sherry, a blind woman in the throes of a crippling drug dependency, grappling with her past, and the present with her son.

8pm. OddBird Theatre & Foundation, 100 Feet Road, Chattarpur. Tickets, Rs800, available on

By Sohini Sen


The cast of ‘An Enchanted Tale Of Jack And The Beanstalk’.

Theatre | NCPA Summer Fiesta Plays

13-14 May

The children’s theatre will stage plays like The Little Prince, about a young prince who fell from a tiny asteroid, and An Enchanted Tale Of Jack And The Beanstalk, about the journey of a boy in search of his dreams.

Timings vary. National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point. Tickets, Rs250, Rs300 and Rs350, available on

Around Town | Brunch At The Daily

14 May

The brunch will consist of a five-course meal, with dishes such as Braised Asparagus and Classic Smoked Salmon Bagel with Cream Cheese.

Noon-3pm. The Daily Bar & Kitchen, Bandra (West). Tickets, Rs1,000, available on

By Shweta Upadhyay


Around town | An Afternoon Of Poetry With Alok Vaid-Menon

14 May

Writer and performance artiste Alok Vaid-Menon will stage a solo experimental performance featuring poetry on the meaning of love in a digital era.

2pm. The Humming Tree, Indiranagar. Tickets, Rs600, available on

Singer-songwriter Dhruv Visvanath.

Music | MISS V + Dhruv Visvanath

12 May

Singer Vasuda Sharma will present an evening of electro-pop, disco, soul and R&B. The show will also have an early set by singer-songwriter Dhruv Visvanath.

9pm. The BFlat Bar, Indiranagar. Tickets, Rs400, available on

Way Out West

12 May

Bristol-based electronica duo Nick Warren and Jody Wisternoff will perform in India for the first time.

9pm. blueFROG, Church Street. Tickets, Rs700, available on

By Shivani Kagti


Music | Kolkata Jam Masala

12 May

The Alliance Française, in association with the Calcutta School of Music and Tollygunge Club, is presenting a Franco-Indian concert that will feature contemporary Indian music with French psychedelia and jazz overtones.

7pm. AC Shamiana, Tollygunge Club. For details, call 9051863867.

Art | Flames Of Creation

Till 31 May

Seema Kohli is showcasing mixed-media work, sculptures and paintings. Kohli’s work presents a different concept of feminine sexuality.

10am-7pm (Sundays closed). Emami Chisel Art Gallery, EM Bypass (40113182). Prices, starting from Rs15,000 to Rs13 lakh.

By Indranil Bhoumik


Theatre | What Is To Be Done With Sathe?

13-14 May

The play revolves around Abhay, an ad film-maker, and his wife Salma, an English lecturer. It explores the constant conflict between their need for recognition and their wish for contentment in everything they do.

4pm/7pm. Edouard Michelin Auditorium, Alliance Française, Nungambakkam. Tickets, Rs200, available on

Street performers decked out for Museum Day celebrations..

Art | Museum Day Celebrations

Till 30 May

The theme for this year’s International Museum Day, which is on 18 May, is “Museums And Contested Histories: Saying The Unspeakable In Museums”. The celebrations include an exhibition by photojournalist Desikan Krishnan on Kanchi—Its Heritage, History, People And Culture.

10am-6pm (Tuesdays closed). DakshinaChitra, East Coast Road (24462435). Entry, Rs50 (Indians) and Rs100 (foreigners).

By Nandini Reddy


Around Town | Flea Land

14 May

This flea market will have food carts, shopping kiosks, pottery workshops, music performances by local bands, and a book exchange.

10am. Cricket Ground, Madhapur. Tickets, Rs200, available on

Theatre | Kamla

12 May

This Hindi play by Vijay Tendulkar raises questions about the value system of a modern, success-oriented generation. It retells the story of Ashwini Sarin, who actually bought a girl from a flesh market and presented her at a press conference. 2 hours.

8pm. Lamakaan, off Road No.1, Banjara Hills. Tickets, Rs200, available at the venue. For details, call 970007479.

By Sohini Sen

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