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DRAMA

Today at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Nabamayukh Natya Sangstha presents Bhadreswarir Galpo. Direction: Rishi Mukhopadhyay. November 19 at Academy of Fine Arts; 10 am: Natadha will stage Mahabharat, starring Bibhas Chakraborty, Meghnad Bhattacharya and Dwijen Bandyopadhyay. Drama and direction: Shib Mukhopadhyay. November 19 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm: Sundaram presents Munni O Saat Chowkidaar. Written, directed and performed by Manoj Mitra. November 19 at Indian Association of Retired Persons (IARP) open air, Snehalata Bhawan, P-500 Keyatala Road, Calcutta 29; 6 pm: Dr Jayasri Mitra will present a solo acting performance of her own script, Aami Eka. November 19 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Ekti Dal presents Shakespeare’s Othello. Direction: Chinmoy Chattopadhyay. November 19 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Rashbehhari Srishti will stage Sundar. Direction: Arghya Mukhopadhyay. November 19 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Shohan presents Chhaya Marich. Direction: Aneesh Ghosh. November 20 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6 pm: Shohan presents Asadbimba. Direction: Aneesh Ghosh. November 22 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Bohurupee presents Fullaketur Pala. Direction: Kumar Roy. November 24 at Antaranga Natmancha, Aurobindo Ashram, Ranikuthi; 6 pm: Pancham Vaidic will stage Putul Khela. Direction and acting: Saoli Mitra. November 24 at Mukta Angan; 6.30 pm: Shouvanik presents Dant Pake Bandha. Dir: Chandan Das. November 24 at Bijon Theatre; 6.30 pm: Choop Katha will stage Dui Taranga. Direction: Dolly Basu.

ART

Till today at Chitrakoot Art Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of Ganesh Haloi’s recent works (2001-2002). November 20 - 30 at Chitrakoot Art Galley; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of drawings by Amitabha Dhar, Hiran Mitra, Prabhat Basu, Prabir Gupta, Pradip Rakshit, Samir Aich, Sunil De and Tapas Konar.

EXHIBITION

Till today at Academy of Fine Arts; 12 noon - 7.30 pm: Khadi — The Fabric of Freedom. An exhibition showcasing 108 varities of plain khadi fabrics, ranging from the sheerest to the coarsest textures, and a collection of 108 khadi saris. Accompanied by a limited edition set of 100 volumes, each containing 108 swatches of plain khadi textures. The exhibition is sponsored by the Volkart Foundation, Switzerland.

MUSIC

November 21 at Kala Mandir; 6 pm: Sagarika presents Sonar Gaan, an evening of Bengali songs by Indranil Sen, Swagato, Sumona, Subhankar, Somshukla, Ekalabya, Jayati, Rupankar, Jojo, Shilajeet and Srikanta Acharya. November 21 at CC & FC; 8 pm: A jugalbandi featuring Ustad Nishat Khan (sitar) and Ustad Rashid Khan (vocal). Organised by Showhouse & Spandan. November 24 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 4.30 pm: Saccidananda Society presents a classical musical soiree November 24 at Nazrul Mancha; 6 pm: Calcutta Music Conference presents Jagjit Singh (live in concert) nbto celebrate the launch of his pictorial biography, Beyond Time.

WORKSHOP

Till November 16 at the Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre; 2 pm - 7 pm: The Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre presents wwWoyzeck — a workshop as part of India: City Limits project of ELAN (European Live Arts Network). The workshop, conducted by Dr Firenza Guidi, artistic director of ELAN, aims to create projects/performances that inspire and promote collaboration between performers and artists from different parts of the world. Details at # 4556942/43.

FOOD FESTIVAL

Till November 18 at Paschima, Swabhumi; 6.30 pm: Hyderabadi food festival offers delicacies like Hyderabadi dumphukt biriyani, Shikampuri kebab, Matar tikke and many more.

LECTURE

Today at Shivananda Hall, The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture; 5.30 pm: Swami Vivekananda’s Religion-IX: R.K. DasGupta. Today at Vivekananda Hall, The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture; 6.15 pm: Swami Balabhadrananda will speak in Bengali on ‘Yuga Nayak Vivekananda’. Tomorrow at Calcutta Management Association auditorium, 1 Shakespeare Sarani; 5.45 pm: The CMA-Patton Tuesday Talkshoppe: Mr Shyamal Ghose to speak on ‘Will marketing departments close down'’

YOUTH ACTION PROGRAMME

November 25 - December 10: As part of the International Fortnight protesting Violence against Women, students of various Calcutta schools, in association with Swayam (an NGO fighting violence against women), are initiating an youth action programme where they will participate in a music concert (on November 30 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar), film festival (December 2 - 5 at Max Mueller Bhavan) and a rally in Calcutta on December 8. Details for those interested to volunteer are available with Swayam (# 280 3429) and Sreyashi Ghosh (# 247 5120), coordinator of the School Volunteers for Fortnight 2002.

FESTIVAL

Till December 27 at Saastha Samooham, 42 Lake Avenue: As part of Sastha Samooham’s annual functions, Mandala Vaaram will be celebrated daily with Veda Krama Parayanam by pundits at 7 pm; and Deeparadhanai at 8.30 pm.

EDUCATION

Till December 1, every Sunday at The Boys’ Own Library, 76/2 Bidhan Sarani, # 555-8387; 10 am - 12 noon: The Boys’ Own Library offers free textbook reading and lending facilities for degree course students.

DANCE

November 19 at Kala Mandir; 6.30 pm: Priti Patel and Sharmila Biswas present their latest dance productions based on many varieties of traditional drums of eastern India. The event, Mystic Rhythm, features two dance items, Once Upon a Time by Priti and Dhulikhel by Sharmila. Mystic Rhythm is a voyage to the mystic East through the beatrs of drums; a discovery of the roots where dance and ritual merge. November 19 at Gyan Manch; 6.30 pm: Koothambalam presents a Bharata Natyam recital by Souraja Tagore.
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