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ART

Till January 16 at CIMA Gallery; 3 pm - 7 pm (except Sunday): An exhibition of paintings titled Past-Modern, features the works of London-based twin sisters, Amrit and Ravindra K.D. Kaur Singh. Till January 16 at Metropolitan Art Salon (Suite 20, 3rd floor), 7, J.L. Nehru Road; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings by Dilip Dasgupta, Amitabha Bandopadhyay, Shyamal Dutta Roy, Maitreyee Bandopadhyay, Santosh Rohatgi, Lalu Prasad Shaw and Tapan Kar. Also, sculptures by Bipin Goswami, Shankar Ghosh and Tapas Sarkar. Till January 18 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm- 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings titled, Transition by members of Anwesha, Santiniketan is on. January 15 - 21 at Renaissance Gallery, 36, Chowringhee Road; 10 am - 8 pm: Gallery Sumukha hosts an exhibition of recent paintings and sculptures, titled Outer Spaces/ Inner Spaces — by Dipali Bhattacharya. January 18- 26 at Society of Contemporary Artists’ Gallery, 398, Rash Behari Avenue & Bye-pass Connector Road, Gold Park; 4 pm- 8 pm: An exhibition of collages by promising young artist Ranjan Sarkar will be inaugurated at 5 pm.

photography

Till January 16 at Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre; 2 pm - 7 pm: An exhibition of black and white photographs by children titled Contact is on. January 15 at Asutosh Birth Centenary Hall, Indian Museum; 5 pm: An exhibition of photographs, Living Gods on Earth — Indian Folk and Tribal Tradition by Dr Cornelia Mallebrein, will be inaugurated by veteran filmmaker Mrinal Sen. Hosted jointly by Indian Museum and Max Mueller Bhavan.

drama

January 13 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Chetona presents Jagannath. Direction: Arun Mukhopadhyay. January 13 at University Institute Hall: Sayak presents Badhutantra. Direction: Meghnad Bhattacharya. January 14 at Uttam Mancha; 6.30 pm: Naba Mayukh presents Bhadreshwarir Galpo. Drama & direction: Rishi Mukhopadhyay. January 16 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Charbak presents Kande Keno Behula Sondari' Direction: Kheyali Dastidar. January 16 at Muktangan; 6.30 pm: Shouvanik presents Dant Pake Bandha. Direction: Chandan Das. January 19 at Bijon Theatre; 6.30 pm: Barasat Anushilani presents Shalya Parba.

EXHIBITION

Till January 16 at Calcutta Information Centre; 6 pm: To mark 400 years of Indo-Dutch relationship, the Consulate of the Netherlands in Calcutta in collaboration with the Royal Netherlands Embassy, New Delhi, host an exhibition titled, Anne Frank Exhibition — A History for Today. Till January 18 at Genesis Art Gallery, 8B, Middleton Street: An exhibition-cum-sale of Kashmiri carpets and pashmina shawls 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.

FILM SHOW

January 13 at Sarala Roy Memorial Community Hall; 4.30 pm: Cine Central, Calcutta’s Ibero-American Film Festival concludes today with the screening of Play for Me (Argentina; Dir: Rodrigo Furth); Five Days, Five Nights (Portugal; Dir: Jose Fonseca e Costa); The Prophecies of Amanda (Cuba; Dir: Pastor Vega).

music conference

January 13 at Rabindra Sadan; 6 pm: The 16th annual classical music conference, hosted by West bengal State Music Akademi in collaboration with Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre (EZCC) concludes today. The line-up for the evening: Drums of India by Mallar Ghosh, Khayal by Koushiki Chakrabarty with Shubhsish Bhattacharya (tabla) and Rupasree Bhattacharya (harmonium). January 18 at Kala Mandir; 9 pm: Sabrang Music Trust hosts Sabrang Sangeet Sammelan, Bade Ghulam Ali Centenary Session. The night-long programme, to be inaugurated by Pandit Ravi Shankar features Shahid Parvez and Rashid Khan (duet), Ajoy Chakraborty, Raza Ali, Mazhar Ali and Jawad Ali (Trio), ‘Taandav’ by Bikram Ghosh with S. Shekhar, V. Suresh, T. Pillai, Dev Shankar and Jyoti Shankar. Accompanists include Samar Saha, Bikram Ghosh, Subhasish Bhattacharya, Roshan Ali, Jyoti Goho and Amitabha Bhattacharya. January 18 at Rammohan Hall, APC Road (Sukiah Street); 5 pm: Murchhana hosts its second annual classical music concert in memory of Sambhu Nath Banerjee. Participants include: Subhash ranjan Kundu, Susweta Banerjee, Debdas Banerjee (vocal), sitar and sarod duet by Rabi Sen and Arko Sen, tabla lahara by Pandit Sundarlal and Lalit Kumar (Benaras) and Kathak dance recital by Shilpi Mukherjee. Accompanists include Rakesh Mishra, Arkendu Mitra, Hrishikesh Jana, Sanat Ghosh (tabla) and Jugal Prasad (harmonium).

music

January 13 at Abhedananda Memorial HallRamakrishna Vedanta Math; 7 pm: Shambhu Nath Das will sing verses from the Ramayana. January 14 at Rabindra Sadan; 5.30 pm: The Association of Professional Performing Singers (APPS) West Bengal hosts Shyamal Mitra Shraddhanjali. Participants include Nirmala Mishra, Banasree Sengupta, Usha Uthup, Arundhati Holm Chowdhury, Indrani Sen, Sreeradha Bandopadhyay, Shampa Kundu, Uttara Chowdhury, Antara Chowdhury, Anasuya, Moushumi Das, Amrik Singh Arora, Sudhin Sarkar, Salil Mitra, Shakti Thakur, Parimal Bhattacharya, Saikat Mitra, Sreekanta Acharya, Saibal Mitra, Raghab Chattopadhyay, Rupankar and Sutapa Dutta Roy.

education fair

Till January 13 at Ice Skating Rink; 11 am - 8 pm: The International Education Fair concludes today. The fair offers information on a wide range of topics for students aspiring to study abroad. Hosted by a’fairs.

lecture

January 13 at The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Puranananda will speak in Bengali on Adhyatma Ramayana.

FOOD FESTIVAL

Till January 15 at Terrace Gardens, Grain of Salt Terrace Banquet; 7 pm: Grain of Salt presents a barbecue extravaganza. January 18 at The Waterside Cafe, Hyatt Regency; 7 pm: Festival of pastas and risottos, prepared in authentic Italian style. Every Saturday evening.

reunion

January 20 at Presidency College, Derozio Hall; 11.30 am: Presidency College Founders’ Day Anniversary Meeting will be presided by Dr Sachchidananda Banerjee, former teacher and distinguished scientist. (at 3 pm) A cultural programme will be held at the collge lawn by Alumni Association.

book reading

January 14 at Landmark, 3, Lord Sinha Road; 6.30 pm: Landmark and Spandan jointly host an interface with author Amit Chaudhuri (picture on the left). Also, a book-reading session. Participants: Ashok Vishwanathan, Renu Roy and Chitralekha Basu.

miscellaneous

January 14 at Rangmanch, Swabhumi; 4.30 pm: Inauguration of Manipur Festival. At 5.08 pm: Mangalam & party will perform Pungcholam; at 5.30 pm: 16 ethnic tribes will perform the Kabui dance; at 6.10 pm: Ojha Mangi & group will perform Pena Eshei; at 6.20 pm: The artistes of Huyel Lalong Manipur Thang Ta & Cultural Institute, under the aegis of G. Sharma will perform Thang Ta. January 17 at Srijan Rooftop; 6 pm: An evening of music and literature featuring author Amit Chaudhuri in conversation with Swagato Ganguly and Dr Subir Dhar on Post-modern Literature. This will be followed by duet flute recital by the Chatterjee sisters from Mumbai: Suchismita and Debopriya.
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