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DRAMA

Today at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Aayanda presents Neelkantha. Drama, direction and acting: Soumitra Chatterjee. December 24 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Theatre Canvas presents Medea. Direction: Rakhi Ghosh. December 25 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Choopkatha presents Aakarik. Direction: Asit Mukhopadhyay. December 29 at Antaranga Natmancha, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Ranikuthi; 6 pm: Pancham Vaidic presents Putul Khela, directed and performed by Saoli Mitra. December 28 & 29 at Proscenium’s Art Centre; 6.30 pm: Bandar Ka Panja (Monkey’s Paw), directed by Ashok Churiwal. December 29 at Mukta Angan; 6.30 pm: Shouvanik presents Dant Pake Bandha. Dir: Chandan Das.

DRAMA FESTIVAL

Till December 25 at Academy of Fine Arts: Nandikar’s 19th National Theatre Festival features (today at 6.30 pm: Kutte (Hindi; dir: Jayadev Hattangady) presented by Kalashray, Mumbai; Dec. 24 at 6.30 pm: Saajaano Baagaan (Bengali; dir: Manoj Mitra) presented by Sundaram; Dec. 25 at 10 am: Ek Qatra Khoon (Urdu; dir: Ashwatthama JD) presented by Hawari Theatre Family, Ajmer; Dec. 25 at 3 pm: Peyythther (The Mirage) (Tamil; dir: V. Arumugham) presented by Thalai-K-Kol, Pondicherry; and Dec. 25 at 6.30 pm: Goopy Baghar Kando (Bengali; dir: Kalyan Sen Barat) presented by Calcutta Choir. Till December 27 at Ritwik Sadan, Kalyani; 6.30 pm: Kalyani Natyacharcha Kendra’s 8th National Theatre Festival features (today) Urubhangam (Sanskrit; direction: K.N. Panikkar) presented by Sopanam, Thiruvananthapuram.

ART

Till December 28 at CIMA Gallery; Tuesday to Saturday: 2 pm - 7 pm; Monday: 3 pm - 7 pm: Brahma to Bapu: Icons & Symbols in Indian Art. Featuring works of Aditya Basak, Manjit Bawa, Jyoti Bhatt, Jayasri Burman, Maya Burman, Jayashree Chakravarty, Sanjay Chatterjee, Badhan Das, Maïté Delteil, Atul Dodiya, Shyamal Dutta Ray, V.S. Gaitonde, Abhijit Gupta, M.F. Husain, Paresh Maity, Justin Mills, Ganesh Pyne, Dilip Samanta, Prasanta Sahu, Paritosh Sen, Lalu Prosad Shaw, Shuvaprasanna, Arpita Singh, Paramjit Singh, 19th century art and others. Till December 28 at Galerie 88; 3 pm to 7 pm: Exhibition of recent works of Paul Coldwell, professor, and Charlotte Hodes, lecturer, Camberwell College of Art. Till December 26 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery; 3 pm to 8 pm: An exhibition of water colours and mixed media by Sangeeta Ghoshal. Till December 29 at Proscenium’s Art Centre, 51 Ripon Street; 4 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings by Bijoy Basak, Biswajit Mitra and Pappu Bardhan.

FOOD FESTIVAL

Till December 28 (every Saturday) at the Hyatt Regency pool side; 7 pm - 10 pm: Asian Wok & Grill inludes freshly cooked Asian cuisine with a range of vegetables, seafood and meats. The dishes will be accompanied by an array of sauces and noodles. Till January 15 at Terrace Gardens, Grain of Salt Terrace Banquet; 7 pm: Grain of Salt presents a barbecue extravaganza, Grain of Salt Barbecue by the Terrace.

EXHIBITION

Till December 24 at Sasha, 27 Mirza Ghalib Street: Sasha offers a presentation on crafts and textiles from Thailand. The presentation will be illustrated with an accompanying exhibition and a conversation with Suwadee and Stephen Salmon of Thai Craft.

MUSIC

December 24 at the London Pub, The Golden Park: Shyle Lopez and Anchal Kumar perform to set the nite ablaze along with DJs Llyod and Pradep. December 29 at 23 Pally Durga Mandir Hall, Harish Mukherjee Road; 6.30 pm: Shree Shree Sarada Milan Mala and Baba Alauddin Memorial Committee present an evening of classical music featuring Prabal Choudhury (sitar) and Debshankar Dibedi (dhrupad).

FILM SHOW

December 26 - 28 at Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, 36C S.P. Mukherjee Road; 6 pm: The Seagull Foundation for the Arts presents Some Woody Allen. Dec. 26: Shadows and Fog. Dec. 27: Manhattan Murder Mystery. Dec. 28: Deconstructing Harry. December 26 - 31 at Nandan I: West Bengal Democratic Writers Artists Association Calcutta District Committee presents (on Dec. 26 at 1.45 pm & 5.30 pm): Lagaan; Dec. 27: Jurassic Park (in Hindi; 1.45 pm), Sanjhbatir Roopkathara (4.15 pm & 6.30 pm); Dec. 28: Baby’s Day Out (1.45 pm), The Guru (in Hindi; 4.15 pm), Spiderman (6.30 pm); Dec. 29: Baby’s Day Out (1.45 pm), Sanjhbatir Roopkathara (3.45 pm), The Lord of the Ring and The Fellowship of the Ring (6 pm); Dec. 30: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (1.45 pm), Arabian Adventure (3.45 pm), Speed (6 pm); Dec. 31: The Guru (in Hindi; 1.45 pm), Hollow Man (3.45 pm), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (6 pm).

ALBUM RELEASE

Today at Planet M; 6.30 pm: The Art of Living presents the release of Sahil’s debut album, Avataran, produced by Times Music.

CHRISTMAS

December 25 at Ffort Radisson: Christmas lunch comprising traditional roast turkey with apple sage and onion stuffing, home smoked fish with fresh fennel, cream of broccoli with chunks of tomato and Christmas pudding, and a lot more to follow. Details at #22800043/44. Till December 25 at Koolkidz, 3rd floor, Pantaloons, Camac Street: Christmas Carnival.

WORKSHOP

December 23 onwards at 23E Ahiripukur 1st Lane, Calcutta 19: A 10-day workshop on soft skills entitled KQ School Advantage. December 25 - 27 at The Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Narendrapur: National seminar and workshop on Indian System of Medicine and Homeopathy.

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.

CONTEST

December 29 at The Boys’ Own Library, 2 Boys’ Own Library Row: A sit & draw and recitation competition. For enrollment, #2555-8387 (6 pm - 9 pm) on weekdays.

EDUCATION

Every Sunday at The Boys’ Own Library, 76/2 Bidhan Sarani, # 2555-8387; 10 am - 12 noon: The Boys’ Own Library offers free textbook reading and lending facilities for degree course students.

DANCE

Today at Gyan Manch; 6.30 pm: Uma Kalalayam presents the arangetram of Kumari Sreeparna Chatterjee, disciple of Kalamandalam Venkitt. December 26 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 6 pm: EZCC presents Satriya dances of Assam by India and Menaka PP Bora and a Bharata Natyam recital by Menaka PP Bora. December 29 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.30 pm: An evening of innovative choreographies (by Chetna Jalan) presented by Padatik Dance Centre.
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