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DRAMA

October 19 at Academy of Fine Arts; 2.30 pm: Chetana presents Teesta Paarer Brittanto. Direction: Suman Mukhopadhyay. October 19 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Sansriti presents Winkle Twinkle. Direction: Debesh Chattopadhyay. 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 21 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Rangakarmee will stage Antar-Yatra. Direction: Usha Ganguli. October 22 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Sayak will stage its latest production, Badhutantra. Direction: Meghnad Bhattacharya. October 24 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.30 pm: Samakalin Sanskriti presents Asanprikta. Drama and direction: Sudipto Sarkar. October 25 & 26 at Gyan Manch; 6.30 pm: Theatrecian presents Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party. Direction: Dhruv Mookerji. Sponsored by Indal and Spandan.

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. Till October 23 at Academy of Fine Arts, South Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of water colours by Hemanta Sur. October 21 - 26 at Academy of Fine Arts; 2 pm - 8 pm: The Group presents an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Santosh Rohatgi, Shyamasree Basu, Anjali Sen Gupta, Sefali Mukherjee, Ballari Mukherjee, Tapati Mukherjee, Anita Dutta, Sudeshna Das, Uma Roy Choudhury and Arati Das. 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.

PHOTOGRAPHS

October 21 - 24 at Gaganendra Shilpa Pradarshasala; 2 pm - 8 pm: Journey — The first group show on still photography by Koushik Mitra, Sumanta Das and Angshuman Paul. October 24 - 31 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm - 8 pm: Chhayapath, Calcutta will hold its ninth international salon of photography. Eminent photographer Benu Sen will inaugurate the salon on October 24 at 5 pm.

READING

October 20 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 11 am: Professor P. Lal reads Markandeya’s description of the glorious Kshatriyas — Suhotra, Sibi, Yayati, Vrishadarbha, Seduka, Astaka and Indradyumna, in the 150th weekly transcreation of Vyasa’s Mahabharata.

FILM SHOW

October 23 & 24 at Uttam Mancha; 2.30 pm: Cine Central, Calcutta presents a Cuban Film Session. Oct. 23: The Teacher (dir: Octavio Cortazar) and Too Afraid of Life (dir: Juan Carlos Tabio). Oct. 24: My Heart is that Land (dir: C.R. Diego) and The Belle of the Alhambra (dir: Enrique Pineda Barnet). October 23 & 24 at Uttam Mancha; 6.15 pm: Cine Central, Calcutta presents a Tunisian Film Session. Oct. 23: Le Festin (short) (dir: Mohamed Damak) and Les Silences Du Palais (dir: Moufida Tlatli). Oct. 24: L’Enfant Quivoulait La Mer (short) (dir: Khaled Barasoui) and Siestes Grednadine (dir: Mahamoud Ben Mahmoud).

FACE-TO-FACE

October 21 at Nehru Children’s Museum; 6 pm: A face-to-face with Mrinal Sen where the director will speak on his latest film, Aamaar Bhuban. Organised by Cine Central, Calcutta.

IN MEMORIAM

October 22 at Srijan rooftop, 176 Sarat Bose Road; 6.15 pm: Srijan remembers poet Jibanananda Das on his death anniversary through an evening of his works. Speakers: Dr Bhumendra Guha Roy, Joy Goswami, Samarendra Sengupta and Shanu Lahiri. Translators and recitors of River Dhansiri: Ananda Lal, Basant Rungta, Chitralekha Basu and Susheel Gupta. Also, poems sung and danced to by Chandreyee (vocal), Sharmila Mukherjee (dance), Shiladitya Roy (recitation) and Baloo (music). Anchor: Krishna Sen.

EXHIBITION

Till November 3 at Sasha, 27 Mirza Ghalib Street: To help underprivileged women in rural and semi-urban communities, Rasa has launched a series of gift bags containing its products. October 21 - November 1 at Soumya’s Creation, 57/9 Ballygunge Circular Road: A pre-Diwali selection of accessories including home products, candles and diyas, jewellery and gift items.
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