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DRAMA FESTIVAL

December 30 at Sisir Mancha; 6 pm: Anandam’s (Mumbai) drama festival concludes with Koyekti Paakhir Bibriti .

ART

Till today at CIMA Gallery; 2 pm - 7 pm: Brahma to Bapu: Icons & Symbols in Indian Art. Featuring works of eminent artists. Till today 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 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

December 31 at the Waterside Cafe, Hyatt Regency: Local band plays popular western music to set the mood. Also, ghazals by Dhruvjyoti Bhattacharya at Guchhi, special menu at The Bar and lavish dinner, dance, music and exotic entertainment at the Regency Ballroom. December 31 & January 1 at Kewpie’s: Special New Year’s spread. Till January 15 at Terrace Gardens, Grain of Salt Terrace Banquet; 7 pm: A barbecue extravaganza.

EXHIBITION

Till December 29 at Calcutta Ice Skating Rink: Toys Fair featuring a wide variety of toys, books, CD Roms, garments and gift items. December 28 & 29 at Swabhumi; 12 noon - 8 pm: Mahua Sarkar Sen unveils an exclusive collection of ethnic silver jewellery, handloom sareer and embroidered blouse pieces. Till January 2 at the Publication Division, Sales Emporium, 8, Esplanade East; 10 am - 6 pm: An exhibition-cum-sale of a large collection of books on various subjects. Till January 5 at Identity Exhibition Gallery, 22, Ballygunge Park Road; 10 am - 8 pm: An exhibition-cum sale of a large collection of Indian and imported books on a wide range of subjects. Till January 22 at The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture; 10 am - 6 pm: An exhibition titled, Shri Krishna — the Prophet of Love and Action.

MUSIC

Today at Swabhumi; 6.30 pm: Nondon Bagchi, Gavin D’Cunha and Geffrey Menezes along with the rock group, Skinny Alley, will perform. Dec. 29: Rock band Shiva churns out latest Indian and international hits. Today at Kala Mandir; 6.30 pm: The Tagoreans, a London-based cultural society, in collaboration with Rabir Alo, will present a rendition, Ogo Shono Ke Bajaye based on Tagore’s compositions on flute. Participants include Maya Sen, Bulbul Chowdhury, Pramita Mullick and Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta. Also, felicitation of Professor Somendranath Bandopadhyay and Dr Anup Ghoshal are on the cards. Today at Aban Mahal (CLT) Dhakuria; 5 pm: To celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Sarada Maa, Sree Satyananda Mahapeeth hosts a cultural programme featuring a musical soiree, Sabar Apan Ma, presented by artistes of Sree Satyananda Sangeetpeeth, classical song by Kaushik Bhattacharya with Susamay Misra on tabla. Also, Archana Pranati, a dance recital by Ashram inmates and a dance drama: Hara-Gouri Milan. December 29 at 23 Pally Durga Mandir Hall, Harish Mukherjee Road; 6.30 pm: Shree Shree Sarada Milan Mala & Baba Alauddin Memorial Committee present an evening of classical music featuring Prabal Choudhury (sitar) and Debshankar Dibedi (dhrupad).

miscellaneous

Today at Srijan, 176 Sarat Bose Road; 5.15 pm: Remembering poet Shakti Chattopadhyay. In the first half, some of the poet’s friends including Sunil Gangopadhyay, Tarapada Roy and Utpal Kumar Basu will reminisce about him. In the second half, Padatik Dance Circle will present a choreography by Chetna Jalan which weaves together into a tapestry three of Shakti’s poems.

FILM SHOW

Today at Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, 36C S.P. Mukherjee Road; 6 pm: The Seagull Foundation for the Arts presents Deconstructing Harry. Till December 30 at Sarala Roy Memorial Community Hall; 6 pm: Cine Central, Calcutta hosts an Israeli film festival. Dec. 28: Lovesick on Nana Street. Dec. 30: Vulcan Junction.

DANCE

December 29 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.30 pm: Innovative choreographies (by Chetna Jalan) presented by Padatik Dance Centre.

reading

December 29 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 11 am: Professor P.Lal reads Rishi Markandeya’s eulogy of Kartikeya, and Draupadi’s advice to Satyabhama on how to keep a husband happy, in the 160th weekly session of his complete English transcreation of Vyasa’s Mahabharata.
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