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DRAMA

October 15 at Rangana; 3.30 pm & 6.30 pm: Calcutta Choir presents Upendra Kishor Roychowdhury’s Goopy Baghar Kando. Drama: Ganesh Mukhopadhyay. Direction: Kalyan Sen Barat. October 16 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Nandikar presents Football. Direction: Rudraprasad Sengupta. October 17 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Arghya presents Sankat. Direction: Manish Mitra. October 17 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.30 pm: Swapnasandhani presents Prachyo, directed and performed by Koushik Sen. October 18 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Chenamukh presents Lajja Teertho. Drama: Indrasish Laharry. Direction: Arijit Guha. Till October 18 at Bijon Theatre; 6.30 pm: Bisarga will stage Chakkhudaan. Drama: Soumitra Basu. Direction: Nupu Banerjee. October 19 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Sansriti presents Winkle Twinkle. Direction: Debesh Chattopadhyay. October 19 at Academy of Fine Arts; 7 pm: Theatron will stage its latest production, Tomari Matir Kanya. Direction: Saswati Biswas. October 19 at Kala Mandir (B); 6 pm: Students Welfare Society presents the Hindi drama, Andher Nagri Choupat Raja, written and directed by Nazim Akhter. October 20 at Mukta Angan; 6.30 pm: Shouvanik presents Dant Pake Bandha. Direction: Chandan Das.

MUSIC

October 19 at Rabindra Sadan; 6 pm: All India Radio presents its annual Akashvani Sangeet Sammelan. The artistes for the evening are Pandit Ramnarayan (sarangi), Pandit Dalchand Sharma (pakhawaj) and T.N. Seshagopalan (Carnatic vocal).

ART

Till October 19 at Galerie 88; 3 pm - 7 pm: An exhibition entitled, Bikash Bhattacharjee: Early Drawings. Till October 20 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Chintamoni Kar — A Retrospective (1934-1960). Featuring oil paintings, Bengal School works and drawings. Till November 10 at Galerie La Mere, 3 Regent Park; 4 pm - 7 pm: An exhibition of drawings, paintings and sculptures on Durga by eminent artists. October 16 - 23 at Academy of Fine Arts, South Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of water colours by Hemanta Sur. October 22 - November 3 (except Monday) at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 4 pm - 8 pm: Restrospective Exhibition 1969 - 2000 of Shaibal Ghosh. Victor Banerjee will inaugurate the exhibition on October 22 at 6 pm. Ramananda Bandyopadhyay will grace the occasion.

FOOD FESTIVAL

Till today at Kewpie’s: For lunch and dinner, the Grand Puja Festival offers varied cuisines of Calcutta that were popular till the mid Sixties. Besides, authentic Bengali fare. Bookings at #475-9880, 476-9929. Till today at Grain of Salt, 22 Camac Street; 12 noon - 4 pm & 7 pm - 1 am: Grain of Salt presents Durga Puja Revelries over buffet lunch and a-la-carte dinner. The spread will include prawns, lamb, fish and chicken item in addition to all other vegetarian and non-vegetarian items and some Bengali delicacies. Details at #281-1313, 226-0479. Till today at Marco Polo, 205 Sarat Bose Road: Special Puja Buffet for lunch and dinner. Offering a combination of Indian and continental including 16 varieties of items. Details at #4630909.

PHOTOGRAPHS

October 21 - 24 at Gaganendra Shilpa Pradarshasala, Calcutta Information Centre; 2 pm - 8 pm: Journey — The first group show on still photography by Koushik Mitra, Sumanta Das and Angshuman Paul.

VARIETY

Till today 15 at Aurovile Complex, 10 Mandeville Gardens; 7.30 pm: The concluding evening of a series of cultural programmes organised by Auroville Cooperative Housing Society on the occasion of Durga Puja features creative dance presented by Dhiman Sankar Ballet Unit; direction: Dhiman Sankar.

IN MEMORIAM

Today at Nag Sai Mandir, Khan Para Road, Mahinagar, Mallickpur, South 24 Parganas: The 84th Mahasamadhi celebration of Shri Shirdi Sai Baba, organised by Nar Narayan Sai Seva Trust, features (at 5.30 am): Kakad Arati; at 6.15 am: Baba Suprabatam; at 7 am: Recitation of various religious mantras; at 8.30 am: Maha Abhishek to Baba; at 9.15 am: Recitation of Vishnu Sahasranam; at 10 am: Archanas to deities; at 10.15 am: Arati; at 10.30 am: Sai Baba Ashtotram to be followed by Sahasranam Archana; at 11.30 am: Durga Ashtotra Archana and Mahishasura Mardini sloka; at 12 noon: Arati and Narayan Seva; at 12.30 pm: Sai Bhajan; at 2.10 pm: Lighting of lamps on the occasion of Baba’s 84th Mahasamadhi Arati; at 6 pm: Dhoop Arati; and at 8.30 pm: Shejarati.

FILM SHOW

October 18 at Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute; 6 pm: Ek Din Achanak (Hindi), directed by Mrinal Sen. Starring Dr Shreeram Lagoo, Aparna Sen, Shabana Azmi, Anjan Dutta and Uttara Baokar..
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