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The Mint Planner, 7 April 2017

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Art | Landscape As Evidence: Artist As Witness

7 April

This experimental collaboration between environmentalists, lawyers and artists is being conducted in the form a mock courtroom trial, with artworks being used as evidence to counter a specific environment case.

5.30pm. Constitution Club of India, Rafi Marg (23327337).

Dancer Meenakshi Srinivasan.

Dance | Divinity Series

7 -8 April

Old World Culture’s latest show attempts to promote classical dance forms. Bharatanatyam dancers Parshwanath Upadhye and Meenakshi Srinivasan will present solo dances of 1 hour, 30 minutes each.

7.30pm. India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road. Tickets, Rs250, Rs350 and Rs500, available at the venue.

Around Town | Health Menu

7 April

On the occasion of World Health Day, restaurant Smoke House Deli is introducing a health menu which includes probiotic, vegan and gluten-free dishes. The dishes include Jowar Gnocchi and Mushroom Fricassee, Grilled Vegetable Ravioli with Coconut and Soya Milk, and Peri Peri Rubbed Grilled Chicken with Citrus Pimento Reduction.

11am-midnight. All Smoke House Deli outlets. Meal for one, Rs1,600, plus taxes.

By Sohini Sen


Laura Arend in ‘Yama’.

Dance | Yama

13 April

This performance is inspired by choreographer Laura Arend’s journey in India and constructed as a journey leading towards liberty and the emancipation of the self.

7pm. Experimental Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point (66223737). Seating on first-come, first-served basis.

Theatre | The Farewell

7 April

Based on Jerome Bixby’s The Man From Earth, this English play is about a revelation of immortality. 1 hour, 15 minutes.

8pm. The Cuckoo Club by Hive, Pali Hill, Bandra. Tickets, Rs300, available on

By Shweta Upadhyay


Eggless cheesecake.

Around Town | Eggless Baking Classes By Gayathri Kumar

7-9 April

Madurai-based home baker Gayathri Kumar will be conducting vegetarian and vegan baking classes. Participants will learn how to make a variety of eggless desserts and baked items such as cheesecakes, mousse, sponge cakes, lemon tarts and puff pastry.

10am–3pm (lunch included). Mosque Road, Frazer Town. Fees, Rs3,000. For details, call 9886030688.

EQUAL–Women’s Voices for a Common Humanity

7-9 April

Ranga Shankara’s new three-day biennial festival will feature plays, talks, film screenings and a photo exhibition by Clare Arni and Cop Shiva.

Timings vary. Ranga Shankara, 36/2, 8th Cross II Phase, JP Nagar. Tickets for plays, Rs200, available on For details, visit

Music | Ultimate Elton And The Rocket Band

7-8 April

Ultimate Elton and the Rocket Band will present an uncannily accurate reproduction of the classic live shows by Elton John.

Timings and venues vary. Tickets, Rs500, Rs750, Rs1,000, Rs 1,500, Rs2,000, Rs2,500, Rs3,000 and Rs3,500, available on

By Shivani Kagti


Film | Birdman

8 April

This black comedy film is about Riggan Thomson, a faded American actor famous for his superhero’s role in the Birdman trilogy. 2 hours.

6pm. The American Center, 38A, JLN Road (39846300). Seating on first-come, first-served basis.

Dance | Kathak Dance Recital And Eternal Spring Festival

7 April

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) is presenting an evening of classical dance with a solo recital by Kathak exponent Sourav Roy, followed by Mohiniyattam and Kathakali by Diptangshu Gargi and performing troupe.

6pm. Satyajit Ray Auditorium, ICCR, 9A, Ho Chi Minh Sarani (22822895). Seating on first-come, first-served basis.

By Indranil Bhoumik


Art | 31

9 -14 April

Uma Jayabalan’s unconventional thinking is on display in this mélange of Tamil poetry, art and photography.

10.30am-6.30pm. Art Houz, Kasturi Rangan Road, Alwarpet (24992173).

Theatre | Mata Hari and Apradhini

8 April

The play is a retelling of the controversial tale of Mata Hari, a courtesan who was convicted as a spy and eventually executed. Apradhini is a narration of four stories from Apradhini: Women Without Men, written by Shivani Gaura Pant.

7pm. Theatre Nisha, 15, Habibullah Road, T Nagar. Tickets, Rs200, available at the venue.

Music | Gramaglia-Attademo Duo

11 April

Simone Gramaglia (viola) and Luigi Attademo (guitar) will perform together.

7pm. Edouard Michelin Auditorium, Alliance Française, College Road, Nungambakkam. Seating on first-come, first-served basis.

By Nandini Reddy


Music | Indian Folks: Unplugged 7 April

The Delhi-based fusion band, which sings in Hindi and Spanish, fuses Indian folk music with Indian classical and Western soft rock.

7pm. Phoenix Arena, Phase 2, Hitech City. Tickets, Rs100, available on

Theatre | Pagla Ghoda

8-9 April

This Hindi play by Badal Sircar revolves around four men who are first seen chatting at the funeral of a young woman whose life and death are shrouded in mystery. As the story progresses, her ghost haunts the four, revealing their lost loves and guilt. 1 hour, 30 minutes.

7.30pm. Lamakaan, Banjara Hills. Seating on first-come, first-served basis.

By Sohini Sen

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