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The Mint Planner, 30 June 2017

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Around town

Summer Menu at Bella Cucina


Le Meridien’s new Italian restaurant will serve dishes such as Butter Poached Prawns, Wild Mushroom Risotto, Prosciutto and Rocket Pasta.

7-11.45pm. Bella Cucina, Le Meridien, MG Road, Gurugram (0124-4992000). Price, Rs599 onwards.


The Latination

1 July

Vocalist Sanjeeta Bhattacharya, along with Bijit Bhattacharya (bass guitar), Premjit Dutta (timbales), Pradyumna Singh Manot (keyboards) and Emmanuel Simon (conga and percussion), will play while guests sample the food menu by French and Indian chefs.

9pm. The Piano Man Jazz Club, B6, Safdarjung Enclave. Seating on first-come, first-served basis (41315181).


Platform No.8

30 June

Based on stories by Ruskin Bond, this play traces the life of an orphan, Rishi, from childhood to adulthood. The play touches upon several aspects of our lives. Hindi, 1 hour.

7pm. Lok Kala Manch, Lodhi Institutional Area. Tickets, Rs100, available on

By Sohini Sen

Ryan Sadri will perform at the NCPA.


Around town

Californian Food Festival


The new restaurant offers dishes such as Mushroom Borek, Bacon Fries, Lobster Mac & Cheese.

Noon-1 am. No Vacancy Bar & Bistro, Bandra—West. Meal for two, Rs800, plus taxes. For details, call 9920838529.


A Jazz Concert By Rynosax & The Soul City

1 July

Rynosax & The Soul City will perform a mix of original music as well as some of the music that has influenced them over the years. Ryan Sadri (saxophone), Andrew Kanga (drums) and Ronojit Chaliha (piano) have a contemporary urban sound and play jazz, soul and RnB.

7pm. Tata Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point (66323737).Tickets, Rs500 and Rs750, available on


The Sacrifice

2 July

This 1986 Swedish film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky opens with Alexander’s birthday celebration, which is spoilt initially by family intrigue, and then by the start of a nuclear war between the superpowers.

12.30pm. Matterden CFC—The Deepak, Lower Parel. Tickets, Rs100, available on

By Shweta Upadhyay

Swedish black metal band Marduk.


Around town

The Bohri Shahi Dawat

Till 2 July

This dinner buffet includes signature dishes like Khichda and Bohri Raan.

7.30-11.30pm. ITC Gardenia, Residency Road, Ashok Nagar (22119898). Meal for one, Rs1,950, plus taxes.

Atta Galatta On Wheels

2 July

The festival will feature dance, music and storytelling.

9.30am-7.30pm. The Arts Village, St Marks Road.


Bangalore Open Air

1 July

The performers will include American death metal band Nile and Swedish black metal band Marduk.

2-10pm. Royal Orchid Resort, Yelahanka. Tickets, Rs2,000, available on

By Shivani Kagti



Flags of Our Fathers

1 July

The library at the American Center will be screening Flags Of Our Fathers. This 2-hour, 15- minute film by Clint Eastwood is based on the story of six US servicemen who raised the flag at the Battle of Iwo Jima, during World War II.

4-6.30pm. The American Center, 38A, Jawaharlal Nehru Road (39846300). Seating on first-come, first-serve basis.



30 June/2 July

The Charbak theatre group will stage Arindam Ganguly’s Chitegur. The play revolves around the theme that money can’t buy you happiness.

6.30pm (Friday), Madhusudan Mancha, Dhakuria; and 3pm (Sunday), Academy of Fine Arts, Cathedral Road. For details, call 9433042645.

By Indranil Bhoumik

South Korean play ‘Yao Yao’ at The Little Festival.



The Little Festival

Till 8 July

Two plays by The Little Theatre Group, The Garage Gang and Green Man, are on the list. So are 3 Times King (Germany) and Yao Yao (South Korea).

11am/6pm. Museum Theatre, Pantheon Road, Egmore. Tickets, Rs200, available on

Around town

The Supper Club

30 June

Dig into a four-course French-inspired menu, with classics like French Onion Soup, millefeuille and ratatouille.

7.30pm. TTK Road, Alwarpet. Meal for one, Rs1,550 (vegetarian) and Rs1,700 (non-vegetarian), payable at

By Nandini Reddy



Unravel The Résidence Artists

Till 10 July

Artists such as Kumari Ranjeeta, Vikram Valsala and Suchismita Sahoo are showcasing 30 watercolour/ acrylic on canvas paintings.

11am-7pm. Kalakriti Art Gallery, Banjara Hills. Price, Rs15,000 onwards.


Mah Laqa Bai Chanda

30 June

The play acknowledges the contribution of Mah Laqa Bai Chanda, Urdu poet, singer, dancer, archer and horsewoman, to Hyderabad’s rich legacy. Hindi/Urdu, 1 hour.

7.30pm. Lamakaan, off Road No.1, Banjara Hills. Seating on first-come, first-served basis.

By Sohini Sen

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