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Till March 17 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm - 8 pm: Dr Laxmi Narayan Pachori presents his 48th exhibition of water colours. March 17 - 23 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of masks by Sourav Basu. Till March 23 at Academy of Fine Arts, New South Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Annual exhibition by the members of Canvas Artists’ Circle begins today at 5 pm. Till March 23 at Seagull Arts and Media Research Centre, 36C, S.P.Mukerjee Road; 2 pm - 7 pm: The Seagull Foundation for the Arts presents an exhibition, Re-Take of ‘Amrita’ 2001-2002 — Digital Photomontages by Vivan Sundaram, based on photographs by Umrao Singh Sher Gill (1870 - 1954) and the Sher-Gill archive. Till March 29 (except Sundays) at CIMA Gallery; Tuesdays to Saturdays: 2 pm - 7 pm, Mondays: 3 pm - 7 pm: Art of Bengal: A Vision Defined. An exhibition of the works of renowned masters. Till March 31 at K.C. Das, 11A & B Esplanade East: Paintings on leather by Anirban Seth.


March 19 at Rabindra Sadan; 7 pm: Choopkatha presents the Hindi play, Sundar. Drama Mohit Chattopadhyay, direction: Dolly Basu. March 19 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30 pm: Naba Ajantik, Manicktolla presents its latest production, Bibartan. Drama and direction: Arijit Mukherjee. March 21 at Academy of Fine Arts; 7 pm: Theatron presents Tomari Matir Kanya, directed by Saswati Biswas. March 23 at Mukta Angan; 6.30 pm: Shouvanik presents Daant Pake Bandha. Direction: Chandan Das.


Till March 22 at Bijon Theatre; 6.30 pm: To mark the completion of its 30 years, Sayak organises a full-length drama competition. Featuring Cornel-ke Keu Chithi Lekhe Na by Gobardanga Shilpayan on 17th, Nityapuran by Nairik on 19th, Swaad by Ritwik on 20th, Ushnabhumi by Suhrid on 21st, and Nagar Kotyal by Bengali Association Bhopal on 22nd. Judges: Samik Bandyopadhyay, Harimadhab Mukhopadhyay and Indrasis Laharry.


March 17 at Swabhumi; 6 pm: Baul songs by Sanjit Das. March 18 at Ramakrishna Mission Saradapitha, Belur Math; 6 pm: Ramnaam Sangkirtan by the monks and Brahmacharins of the mission. March 19 at ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Tollygunge; 6 pm: Vocal recital by Kaushiki Chakrabarty, accompanied by Samar Saha on the tabla and Jyoti Goho on the harmonium. March 20 at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall, Gol Park; 6 pm: A violin duet recital (western classical and global music) by ‘Violin Brothers’ Deb Sankar and Jyoti Sankar, accompanied by Sankar Chatterjee (piano), Goutam Shome (keyboard), Sarabindu Roy, Ratul Shankar and Somnath Roy (percussion)


March 22 at Padatik Little Theatre; 6.30 pm: Anamika Kala Sangam and Padatik Dance Centre jointly host a solo Odissi dance recital by Kaberi Sen.


March 17 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, Abhedananda Memorial Hall; 7 pm: Dr Nirod Baran Chakraborty will speak on Astik Saradarshan. March 17 at The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 4 pm: Pravrajika Pradiptaprana will speak on Yugojanani Sri Ma Sarada Devi. March 17 at The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Balabhadrananda will speak in Bengali on Yuga Nayak Vivekananda. March 17 at Alliance Francaise de Calcutta library, Khaleel Manzil, 217 AJC Bose Road; 6.30 pm: Yves Beigbeder, specialist in Malraux and India, will deliver a lecture on ‘Images of India in French Literature before 1960.’ Hosted by Alliance Francoise de Calcutta in collaboration with Les Amis de La France. March 17 at IPHE Building, CK 58, Salt Lake; 6 pm: The Calcutta centre of the Institution of Public Health Engineers, India, hosts a technical talk by S.K. Das on Effective use of Tolly Nallah along the metro allignment for water transport and public entertainment.


Till March 19 at Gaganendra Shilpa Pradarshashala: Feelings — an exhibition of photographs by Prabuddha Ghosh.


Till March 31 at Oxford Bookstore: A bumper sale of books on various topics including fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, computers. March 20 - 23 at 1 Ballygunj Park Road, ground floor (Opposite Ice Skating Rink): An exhibition of Butterfly children’s books covering a wide range of topics from pop-up books, activity books, story books to phonic workbooks, art and craft books and many more.


Till March 17 at Dewdrops Montessori School, BD 30, Salt Lake; 11 am - 8 pm: Sushree displays its spring (Vasant)/summer collection of a wide variety of embroidered, applique, fabric prints and mix’n’match sarees, panjabis, salwar-suits and gift items. Till March 20 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery; 4 pm - 8 pm: Legacy — Old manuscripts, photographs and curios from the collection of Alok Mitra, linear descendent of Raja Mahendra Narayan. March 20 - 26 at Sasha, 27 Mirza Ghalib Street; An exhibition of hand-made, printed and gold embossed stationery and desk-top accessories, home textiles — woven and printed, crafts in a range of design and colour.

holi specials

March 17 at Marwar, 5B, Judges Court Road, Alipore; 6 pm - 9 pm: A traditional Rajasthani folk songs and dance programme on the occasion of Holi, organised by International Marwari Federation Youth Wing. March 17 at Indian Museum courtyard; 6 pm: On the eve of Holi, the festival of colours, Indian Museum, Calcutta, in association with India Tourism hosts Holi pala; Dhon Dholak Cholom Vasanta rasa, a variety programme to be presented by Apunba Cultural Training Association, Imphal. March 18 at Srijan Rooftop, 176 Sarat Bose Road (near Deshapriya Park); 9 am - 2 pm: Srijan celebrates Vasant Utsav and Holi in truly traditional colours in gay abandon with music and dance.


March 18 at Sri Ganesh Sri Murugan Temple, 58/ 14/3 & 6 Prince Anwar Shah Road, Lake Gardens: Sri Ganesh Sri Murugan Temple celebrate Pankuni Uttiram Festival: Abhisekham (7 am), Alankaram (6 pm), Shodasaupacharam (7 pm), Procession (8 pm).


March 22 at the department of Geography, University of Calcutta, 35, Ballygunge Circular Road; 2 pm: The Students’ Geographical Association celebrates its Golden Jubilee during the department’s annual re-union programme.


Till March 23 at The Bar, Hyatt Regency; 12 noon - midnight: Screenings of every World Cup cricket match on The Bar’s full flat plasma TV along with a menu of sandwiches and burgers and draught beer for Rs 395 (all inclusive). Till March 23 at Trincas; 12 noon - 4 pm: Set Indian or Chinese lunch at Rs 100 with World Cup cricket live telecast on giant screen. Every Sunday at Guchhi (the Indian speciality restaurant), Hyatt Regency; 12 noon to 3 pm: A special brunch comprising Kebabs, Kadhai dishes and Biriyani (both vegetarian and non-vegetarian varieties) and wine. Special games and giveaway gifts for kids.


March 17 at Oxford Bookstore; 5 pm: Rinkie Khanna will launch a 17-day promo of the teen magazine, Seventeen. Also, music for teens by Krosswindz.


March 17 at Gun & Shell Factory, Cossipore: The 200-year-old Ordinace Factory of Cossipore Gun & Shell celebrates Ordinance Day with Bhumi Puja, lighting of torch and flag hoisting by general manager Arun Saxena.
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