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The TimeOut Mint Planner, 30 May 2014

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Shobana’s Krishna—Dance Dream

1 June

Actor and dancer Shobana, along with her ensemble, will present this production based on the life of the Hindu god Krishna. This work is a multimedia spectacle that brings together light, sound and movement.

4pm. Chowdiah Memorial Hall, GD Park Extension, 16th Cross, Vyalikaval (23445810). Tickets, `500, `1,000, `1,500, `2,000 and `3,000, available on and

Sai Nrityotsav 61

1 June

Bangalore-based Vandana Supriya will present a selection of items from the Odissi dance form at the one-day Sai Nrityotsav 61 festival.

5.30pm. Seva Sadan, 14th Cross, West Park Road, Malleswaram. For details, call 9844089035.

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Jackfruit’14—A Music Fest For Children, By Children

30 May-1 June

The non-profit Bhoomija Trust is back with its Jackfruit festival, which offers musical performances by children and workshops for those aged 4-17. This edition will include shows by a taala vaadya (percussion) ensemble and by The Manganiyar Classroom group, which will showcase the musical prowess of children from Rajasthan’s Manganiyar tribe. Hindustani vocalist Smita Bellur will talk about Sufi music in a two-day “Khayal e Sufi” workshop.

Timings vary. MLR Convention Centre, Brigade Millennium, 7th Phase, JP Nagar (40182222). Click here for registration, tickets and details


50 Under 50

Till 18 June

The Kynkyny Art gallery is presenting a group show of 50 affordable works by an array of artists, including Manish Moitra, Amaresh Bijjal, Nishant Dange, J.M.S. Mani, Paritosh Das, Jasu Rawal and Sumita Maity.

10am-7pm (Sundays closed). Kynkyny Art, 104, Embassy Square, 148 Infantry Road (40926202). Prices, `10,000-50,000.



Jungle Book

5 June

RangBaaz theatre group’s adaptation of the ‘Jungle Book’Mumbai theatre group RangBaaz will present a musical interpretation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. Mowgli is a boy raised by wolves in a jungle. With the help of his friends—Baloo, the bear; Bagheera, the panther; and Kaa, the python—Mowgli not only learns to survive the jungle but also deal with his enemy, Sher Khan, the man-eating tiger.

The play is directed by Shivani Tanksale and Sumeet Vyas. 1 hour, 40 minutes.

7.30pm. Ranga Shankara, 36/2, 8th Cross, 2nd Phase, JP Nagar (26592777). Tickets, `200, available on



Tribute: Mysore VasudevacharMysore Vasudevachar Day

31 May

The Music Academy will present a concert in honour of legendary Carnatic musician Mysore Vasudevachar, by Carnatic vocalist Mala Mohan. Mohan will be accompanied by Mysore V. Srikanth on violin and B. Sivaraman on mridangam.

Mysore Vasudevachar composed over 200 songs, most of them in Telugu and Sanskrit.

6.30pm. Kasturi Srinivasan Hall, The Music Academy, New No.168 (Old No.306), TTK Road (28112231).

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Paper Quilling Jewellery

31 May

DakshinaChitra is organizing a day-long workshop on paper quilling jewellery for those aged 14 and above. Paper quilling is an art form that involves rolling, shaping and gluing together strips of paper to create decorative designs.

10.30am–5.30pm. DakshinaChitra, Muttukadu, East Coast Road. Fee, `1,000. For details, call 9841777779/24462435.

Sugar Candy

5–22 June

The Amaara boutique will be showcasing a collection of ethnic clothes in vibrant colours. These include a range of salwar-kameez and embroidered and printed dupattas to match.

10am–7.30pm. Amaara, 27/14, CV Raman Road, Alwarpet (45000020). Prices, `5,350 onwards.

Goan Food Festival

Till 8 June

Some of the best Goan cuisine, Goan décor, Goan music, and staff dressed in special outfits. The buffet menu has been created by chef Sarita Ajit Chavan and includes specialities like Mackerel Uddamethi, Xit Kodi, Chicken Xacuti and Mangane.

7.30-11.30pm; also 12.30-3pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Mainstreet, The Residency Towers, T Nagar (28156363). Meal for one, `1,000, inclusive of taxes.


Linear Fetish

4–16 June

The Kadambari Art Gallery will host a solo show of works, created in monochromatic tones, by Brijesh Devareddy.

10am–6pm (Tuesdays closed). Kadambari Art Gallery, DakshinaChitra, Muttukadu, East Coast Road (24462435). Entry, `100 (Indians) and `200 (foreigners).

By Nandini Reddy



Time Heals What Reason Cannot

Till 23 June

Gallery Five Art Consultants is hosting a painting exhibition by Sanjeev Verma which highlights the concept of time and its relation to maturity, loyalty and memories. Verma is an alumnus of the Government College of Art and Craft, Kolkata.

11am-7pm (Sundays closed). Gallery Five Art Consultants, M-64, Old MB Road, Lado Sarai. For details, call 9810895435.


Till 14 June

The Chawla Art Gallery is hosting a group show by contemporary artists, including Asit Kumar Patnaik, Bharat Bhushan Singh, Farhad Hussain, Jayasri Burman, K.S. Radhakrishnan, Satish Gujral, Surya Prakash and Thota Vaikuntam.

11am-7pm (Mondays closed). Chawla Art Gallery, Square One Mall, C-2, Saket (29561819).


Here Lies the Point

3 June

Comedy: ‘Here Lies the Point’, will be staged at the Shri RamCentre on TuesdayDirected by Gajraj Naagar, this comedy drama revolves around a married couple. Communi-cation gaps and confusion abound as a suspicious wife and a happy-go-lucky husband negotiate daily life. 1 hour,30 minutes.

7pm. Auditorium, Shri Ram Centre, 4, Safdar Hashmi Marg (23714307). Tickets, `100, `200 and `300, available on


Basscamp featuring Alix Perez (Belgium), B.R.E.E.D., Ez Riser, Pippin and Lucid

31 May

This edition of the Basscamp festival will feature a performance by Belgian-born Alix Perez, a cutting-edge bass music producer of his generation. Perez will be supported by bass artistes B.R.E.E.D., Ez Riser, Pippin and Lucid.

9.30pm-12.30am. blueFROG, 4-A, Seven Style Mile, Kalka Dass Marg, Mehrauli (30800300). Entry, `800.



Phir Se?

30 May

New Delhi band Faridkot will start a six-city tour to launch their second album ‘Phir Se?’ For their performance in the Capital, they will be accompanied by Susmit Sen, former guitarist for Indian Ocean, Suhail Yusuf Khan, sarangi player for fusion rock band Advaita, tabla player Gyan Singh, classical violinist Sharat Chandra Srivastava, and flautist Ritesh Prasanna.

9.30pm-12.30am. blueFROG, 4-A, Seven Style Mile, Kalka Dass Marg, Mehrauli (30800300). Entry, `400, and `200 for students with ID cards.

CD, `189, available at the venue.



The Subtle Conversations

Till 10 June

The Kalakriti Art Gallery is presenting a group show of paintings by Jagannath Mohapatra, Meetali Singh, Prasanta Sahu, Nitish Bhattacharya and Suryakant Lokhande.

Child workers are the focus of Mohapatra’s works. Singh portrays her emotions, dreams and desires in a surrealistic manner. Sahu’s work references the human body in an unconventional manner. Bhattacharya’s paintings allow viewers to sink into each colour, inviting them to create endless interpretations. Lokhande’s works are a blend of the “realistic and abstracts”.

11am-7pm. Kalakriti Art Gallery, 468, Banjara Hills (66564466).

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Sparkling Shahi Sundays


Feast on Shahi cuisine every Sunday afternoon to the sound of live ghazals, accompanied by a set menu of kebabs, biryanis, curries, dal, assorted Shahi desserts and a glass of complimentary sparkling wine.

12.30-3pm. Firdaus, Taj Krishna, Road No.1, Banjara Hills (66293306). Meal for one, `1,550, inclusive of taxes.


La Tête De Maman (In Mom’s Head)

30 May

This 2007 French film is about an adolescent girl, Lulu, whose ailing mother is unhappy with her husband and life in general. Lulu discovers the source of her unhappiness—a love affair gone sour several years before she was born. To see the smile return to her mother’s face, Lulu sets out on a journey to find her mother’s old boyfriend. The film will be screened with English subtitles. Seating on first-come, first-served basis.

7pm. LV Prasad Preview Theatre, Road No.2, Banjara Hills (23554485).

By Yogendra Kalavalapalli



Friday Recital

30 May

The ITC Sangeet Research Academy will present a classical vocal performance by Vidushi Subhra Guha. She will be accompanied by Ashoke Mukherjee on tabla and Rupashree Bhattacharjee on harmonium.

Guha is an exponent of the Agra gharana and has gained recognition for her thumri renditions in the Poorab Ang (Benaras school) style.

7pm. ITC Sangeet Research Academy, 1, NSC Bose Road Tollygunge (23773395).

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Australian Gourmet Escape

Till 8 June

On the menu: Australian cuisineTry the delicacies on chef Utpal Mondol’s Australian Gourmet Escape menu. The soups and salads include sweet potato soup with fresh coriander, pumpkin and curry soup with coconut cream and roasted bell-pepper salad. The mains feature roasts and barbecues like fresh seafood chowder with saffron broth; pepper-smoked Australian lamb chops with wok spinach and potato chips; baked chicken with avocado and mozzarella and pineapple marmalade; and grilled pork chop on potato and thyme risotto.

The desserts include home-made waffle pancakes with pumpkin ice cream; bell-pepper ice cream with pecan nut tart; hazelnut pavlova with fruits; and chocolate noodles with caramel ice cream and fudge sauce.

Noon-3pm/7-11pm. Mythh, Hotel Hindusthan International, 235/1, AJC Bose Road. Meal for two, `1,500, plus taxes. For reservations and details, call 9836775493/9830929858.




30 May

When Mohan returns from the US to meet his parents, his live-in girlfriend accompanies him. What follows is a conflict of old and new ideas, questions about a belief in God, and how this conflict can be resolved by understanding each other. 2 hours, 20 minutes.

9pm. Prithvi Theatre, 20, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road (26149546). Tickets, `350, available on

King Lear

30 May/2 June/3 June

Classic: Sam Mendes’ ‘King Lear’ will be staged at the NCPAOne of William Shakespeare’s most popular tragedies, King Lear is about a king who decides to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, on the basis of how much each one praises him. His favourite child, Cordelia, doesn’t say a word, and Lear’s world changes.

6.30pm. Godrej Dance Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), NCPA Marg, Nariman Point (22824567).Tickets, `500, available on


Control Alt Delete—The Metal Chapter

1 June

Into its fifth edition, Control Alt Delete has a brutal line-up of heavy metal bands such as New Delhi’s Undying Inc, and Mumbai’s Zygnema, Devoid, Providence, Reptilian Death and Gutslit.

5pm. blueFROG, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel. For details, call 61586158 or

Studio 54 with DJ Bala

30 May

Get ready to groove to retro dance tracks, presented by DJ Bala, at the Shiro restaurant.

7pm. Shiro, Bombay Dyeing Mill Compound, P Budhkar Marg, Worli (66511201).


A Terrible Beauty

Till 9 July

The Chemould Prescott Road gallery is hosting an exhibition of paintings and digital artworks by Meera Devidayal. The artist is an alumnus of the Sir JJ Institute of Applied Art in Mumbai.

11am-7pm (Sundays closed). Chemould Prescott Road, Queens Mansion, Third floor, GT Marg (22000211).


NCPA Umang: Ankur Ballal

5 June

Dancer Ankur Ballal will present an Odissi performance. He has been learning the form since 1995 from Jhelum Paranjape.

7pm. Little Theatre, NCPA, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point (22824567).


La Pirogue

2 June

Directed by Moussa Toure, this 87-minute film is about a group of African men who leave Senegal on a pirogue (a small boat), in the hope of finding a better life as they cross the Atlantic to Spain. The film will be screened with English subtitles.

6.30pm. Alliance Française, 40, Theosophy Hall, New Marine Lines, Churchgate (22035993).

Around town

Nature Trail to Salim Ali Point, BNHS reserve

1 June

The Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) is organizing a nature trail to the Salim Ali Point in its reserve. It offers a panoramic view of the surrounding areas, including the adjoining Sanjay Gandhi National Park and a scenic view of Vihar Lake.

7am. Meeting point: BNHS reserve, Conservation Education Centre, Goregaon (East). Fee, `50 (for BNHS members) and `100 (for non-members). To register, call 22871202 or email

Wizards of Om

2-6 June

The Bright Sparks Centre will be organizing a five-day yoga camp for children aged 3-8. The professional instructors include Raksha Chhabria and Julie Parekh.

4-6pm. Bright Sparks Centre, 11 and 12, Shah and Nahar Industrial Estate, Worli. Fee, `3,500. Click here for details.



One Day It Will Come Out

Till 7 June

The Tarq art gallery is presenting the first solo show of Vadodara-based Soghra Khurasani. The artist has a master’s degree in printmaking from The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda’s School of Fine Arts. She uses woodcut, etching and serigraphy (screen-printing) techniques.

10am-6pm (Sunday closed). Tarq, F35/36, Dhanraj Mahal, CSM Marg, Apollo Bunder, Colaba (66150069). Prices, `13,000 to `4 lakh.

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