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Till February 4 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm- 8 pm: Bishnu Dhar’s exhibition, Symphony of Women: A Trip to their Dreams. Till February 13 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm - 8 pm: Mother Teresa — an exhibition of paintings fromthe RPG collection. Participating artists: Arunabha Karmakar, Ashoke Roy, Bikash Bhattacharjee, Fatima Ahmed, Gouranga Beshoi, Jaideep Mehrotra, M.F. Husain, Paresh Maity, Paritosh Sen, Prasenjit Sengupta, Ritu Singh, Samir Mondal, Sanatan Dinda, Sanjay Bhattacharya, Sanjay Kumar, Shahabuddin, Shuvaprasanna, Sunil Padwal, Utpal Das Gupta and Yusuf Arakkal. February 5 - 11 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm - 8 pm: Anubhab presents its 22nd anual exhibition of student artists.


Today at Sisir Mancha; 6 pm: Samakalin Sanskriti presents Dware Antare. Drama and direction: Sudipto Sarkar. February 4 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Dwandwik presents Grahan. Direction: Moloy Chowdhury. February 6 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm: Sandarva presents its latest production, Shani Mangal. Drama, direction and acting: Soumitra Basu. February 6 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Howrah Dakshinayan presents its latest production, Ga Sa Gu . Drama and direction: Kunal Mukhopadhyay. February 7 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 6.30 pm: Anamika Kala Sangam presents Rangakarmee’s latest production, Kashinama. Direction: Usha Ganguli. February 7 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Rangroop presents Khunje Nao. Direction: Swatilekha Sengupta. February 7 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Charbak will stage Kande Keno Behula Sondari. Drama and direction: Kheyali Dastidar. February 8 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm: Anya Theatre presents Madhab Malanchi Kainya. Drama and direction: Bibhas Chakraborty. February 8 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Natya Anan presents Basona Brikshamuley. Drama and direction: Chandan Sen. February 9 at Bijon Theatre; 6.30 pm: Sayak presents Badhutantra. Direction: Meghnad Bhattacharya. February 9 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Samsriti presents Winkle Twinkle. Direction: Debesh Chattopadhyay. February 9 at Mukta Angan; 6.30 pm: Shouvanik presents Daant Pake Bandha, directed by Chandan Das.


Today at Swabhumi; 6.30 pm: Baul songs by Ranjan Bhatacharjee of Bolpur. Till February 5 at Sankara Hall; 7 pm: Classical music programme on the occasion of Sata Chandi Mahayagnam. Feb. 3: Sri P. Aravindan (vocal) with Sri Harish Kalidas (violin) and Sri P.V. Sairam (mridangam). Feb. 4: Kumari K. Srividya (vocal) with Smt Vasantha Kanan (violin) and Sri K. Mohan (mridangam). Feb. 5: Smt Chitra Seshadri (vocal) with Kumari K. Srividya (violin) and Sri S. Sekhar (mridangam). February 5 at Nazrul Manch; 4 pm - 9 pm: ReachOut — a rock concert in aid of the special children of REACH. Featuring Cassini’s Division, Cognac and Insomnia. Special appearances: Krosswindz, Amyt Datta, Nondon Bagchi, Usha Uthup and others. February 8 at Kala Mandir; 10 pm (nightlong): Desh Parampara — Solo sarod recitals by Ayaan Ali Bangash, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ustad Amjad Ali Khan. Accompanied by Ustad Sabir Khan, Pandit Anindya Chattopadhyay, Tanmoy Bose and Subhankar Banerjee. February 11 at Kala Kunj; 6.30 pm: Kolkata Nagarik Sammelan, Ward no. 90, presents a solo Rabindrasangeet recital by Prabuddha Raha.


February 5 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.30 pm: South Gurukul Society presents the classical dance ballet, Kalidasa’s Abhijnana Sakuntala.


February 3 - 10 at The Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre; 2 pm- 7 pm: The Seagull Foundation for the Arts, in collaboration with Intel Asia Electronics Inc., presents A Hundred Flowers: Posters for Peaceful Coexistence. The exhibition is the outcome of an inter-school poster design competition non the theme of peaceful coexistence among communities. Students from Class V onwards were invited to design posters using the computer as a tool. Till February 3 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition The Expatriate Gods: Mosques, Temples and Shrines in Canada and the US by Anupam Banerji. Till February 4 at the city showrooms of Senco Gold Museum; 11 am - 8 pm: Expressions 2003 — an exclusive diamond affair showcasing Asmi range of diamond jewellery.


February 3 - 6 at Asutosh Birth Centenary Hall, Indian Museum; 3 pm - 8 pm: Photographic Association of Bengal presents the 7th PAB Bienial International Color Slide Salon 2002 and PAB Members’ Print Exhibition. Inauguration at 5.30 pm by Governor Viren J. Shah. Slide shows daily from 5.30 pm to 7 pm. February 4 - 9 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 4 pm - 8 pm: Calcutta Lives — Mukul Roy’s photographs on Calcutta.


Till February 6 at Sankara Hall: Sankara Hall and Sankara Institute of Philosophy & Culture present Sata Chandi Mahayagnam. Till Feb. 5: Acharya/ Rithwil Varanam, Mahasankalpam Saptasati Parayanam at 7 am; Deeparadhana at 12 noon; Lalitha Sahastranama Archana at 6 pm; Discourses/Music concerts at 7 pm. Feb. 6: Saptasati Parayanam, Vasoordhara, Poormahuti, Suvasini Pooja, Dampati Pooja and Mahadeeparadhana at 7 am; Samaradhana and Narayana Seva at 1 pm.


Till February 9 at Maidan-Outram Road, crossing of Park Street and Chowringhee; 2 pm - 8 pm; Sunday (1 pm - 8 pm): Calcutta Book Fair. Till February 9 at Academy of Fine Arts: Music Mela 2003 — cassettes, VCDs, DVDs and CD Roms. Organised by Music World Till February 18 at Calcutta Maidan, opp. Rabindra Sadan; 2 pm - 8 pm; holidays (12 noon - 8 pm): West Bengal Handicrafts Expo 2002-3, organised by Cottage & Small Scale Industries, Government of West Bengal and West Bengal Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd.


February 3 atThe Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 5.30 pm: Swami Rasajnananda will speak in English on Swami Vivekananda’s Lectures from Colombo to Almora. February 3 atThe Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Puranananda will speak in Bengali on Adhyatma Ramayana. February 3 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, 19A & B Raja Rajkrishna Street; 7 pm: Dr Jagat Jiban Ghosh will speak on Swasthya O Paribesh. February 7 at S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Block JD, Salt Lake; 3 pm: Prof. H.V. Mohan Ram of Delhi University will speak on Seeds of Change in the Calcutta Kolon lecture series.

food festival

Till February 3 at Dakshinee, Swabhumi; 5 pm onwards: The Chettinad Festival featuring non-vegetarian cuisine from Tamil Nadu. Till February 6 at Ming Room (next to Trincas, Park Street); 12 noon - 3 pm: Chinese food festival of set lunches based on Shanghai, Szechuan and Hunan cuisine. February 1 onwards at Grain of Salt; 12 noon - 3.30 pm: To set the city’s palate afire, Grain of Salt gears up for spring with a new look and an all-new menu, for both buffet and a-la-carte.


February 8 at Rani Birla Girls’ College, 38 Shakespeare Sarabi; 3 pm - 5 pm: A reunion of all former students, teachers and non-teaching staff of Rani Birla Girls’ College. Organised by The Rani Birla Girls’ College Alumni Association.
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