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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 Bikash Bhattacharjee, Arun Bose, Jogen Chowdhury, Somnath Hore, Meera Mukherjee, Ganesh Pyne, Sarbari Roy Chowdhury, Lalu Prosad Shaw, Arpita Singh and K.G. Subramanayan. March 24 at Genesis Art Gallery, 8B Middleton Street; 4 pm - 7 pm: An exclusive press preview of the selected works of Vidita Khaitan. March 24 - 29 at E.B. Campus, Rabindra Bharati University; 2 pm - 7 pm: The annual exhibition by the students of the faculty of visual arts, Rabindra Bharati University. Inauguration this evening at 5. Till March 31 at K.C. Das, 11A & B Esplanade East: Paintings on leather by Anirban Seth. Till April 5 (except Sundays) at Galerie 88; 3 pm - 7 pm: Forgotten Pioneers of Modern Bengal Art: Radha Charan Bagchi (1910-1977) — the series of exhibitions dedicated to the forgotten pioneers. March 25 - 30 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, 4th floor; 4 pm - 8 pm: Portents — an exhibition of paintings by Susanta. Filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta will inaugurate the exhibition tomorrow at 6 pm. March 25 - 30 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm - 8 pm: Utsa presents an exhibition of drawing, painting and sculpture. Gautam Ghosh will inaugurate the exhibition tomorrow at 6 pm. March 31 - April 6 at Academy of Fine Arts, North Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings by Chandra Bhattacharjee, Dipak Mukherjee, Goutam Basu, Pramathes Chandra and Ramlal Dhar.


March 24 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Anya Theatre presents Madhab Malanchi Kainya. Direction: Bibhas Chakraborty. March 24 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Charbak presents Kande Keno Bahula Sondari. Direction: Kheyali Dastidar. March 24 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Barasat Anushilanee presents the Sansriti production, Winkle Twinkle, directed by Debesh Chattopadhyay. March 25 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Barasat Anushilanee presents the Natasena production, Gorur Garir Headlight, directed by Saroj Roy. March 26 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Nandikar presents its latest production, Sojan Badiar Ghat. Music and direction: Goutam Halder. March 27 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Ganakrishti presents Prastar Iyar. Direction: Bratya Basu. March 28 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Samstab presents its latest production, Gunodharer Asukh. Direction: Dwijen Bandyopadhyay. March 28 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Nabamayukh Natya Sangstha presents Bhadreswarir Galpo. Direction: Rishi Mukhopadhyay.


Till March 28 at Rabindra Sadan: A festival of Tagore’s plays, organised by Rabindra Sadan in association with EZCC and Department of Information and Culture. The plays being staged are: Raja by Blind Opera (March 24 at 6.30 pm), Puraskar by Swapnasandhani and Falguni (Suchona) by Chetana (March 25 at 6.30 pm), Daakghar by Sambarta and Taraprosonner Kirti by Shilpayon (March 26 at 6 pm), Kaler Yatra by Somikshan (March 27 at 6 pm) and Achalayatan by Chhandik (March 28).


March 24 at Swabhumi; 6 pm: Baul songs by Sanjit Das. March 26 at Sisir Mancha; 6 pm: Visva Bharati Sangeet Samiti presents an evening of Tagore songs and recitation on ‘Basanta’. Participants: Arpita Das, Mou Ghosal, Priyam Mukhopadhyay, Supratik Das, Snigdha Boral, Shahnaz Nasrin Ila, Mala Ghosh, Tithi Dev Burman, Jinia Choudhury, Somnath Adhikari, Tomal Som, Madhuchhanda Chakraborty, Ratna Biswas, Mahua Chattopadhyay, Arindam Bandyopadhyay, Shampa Roychoudhury, Basudev Nandy and Purbasha Roy. March 26 at ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Tollygunge; 6 pm: Vocal recital by Mashkoor Ali Khan, with Ananda Gopal Bandopadhyay (tabla) and Rupashree Bhattacharya (harmonium). March 28 at Kala Mandir; 6.15 pm: Rampart presents Kabir Suman Ekaki — a solo performance by Kabir Suman.


March 24 at S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences; 4 pm: Professor Norman Myers, noted environmentalist from the UK, will speak on Sustainable Development: A Time of Breakdown or Breakthrough' (Attendance by invitation only) March 24 at The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 5.30 pm: R.K. DasGupta will speak on Swami Vivekananda’s Religion-X. March 24 at The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Puranananda will speak in Bengali on Adhyatma Ramayana. March 25 at Calcutta Management Association auditorium, 1 Shakespeare Sarani; 5.45 pm: The CMA-Patton Tuesday Talkshoppe: Mr Dipak Rudra, Banking Ombudsman, West Bengal & Sikkim, to speak on Responsibility in Governance.


March 24 at WWF-India; 11 am - 12 noon: An interactive session with noted environmentalist Professor Norman Myers. (Attendance by invitation only)


Till March 31 at Oxford Bookstore: A bumper sale of books on various topics including fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, computers.


Till March 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.


March 25 at Jibanananda Sabhagriha, Bangla Academy; 6 pm: A seminar on Rabindra Nritya vs Rabindrasangeet-ashrita Nritya (Tagore Dance vs Dance Based on Tagore Songs). Speaker: Dr Arun Kumar Basu. Organised by West Bengal Dance Group Federation.


Every Friday at Waterside Cafe, Hyatt Regency; dinner buffets: Shawarma Nights — A sumptuous Lebanese spread both vegetarian and non-vegetarian cooked on the Shawarma. 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. Till March 30 at Limelight Restaurant & Bar, opp. Telephone Bhawan; 11 am - 11 pm: Whytehall 5 Kebab Festival.


March 27 - 30 at 3 Satish Mukherjee Road (10 am -12 noon) & 159, Sarat Bose Road (5 pm - 8 pm): Manipuri Nartanashram organises a four-daw workshop on Maharas to be conducted by Darshana Jhaveri.


March 24 at Gyan Manch; 6.30 pm: Shinjan Nrityalaya presents an Odissi dance ensemble, Mahavidya, based on Sabda Nritya. The performers are Arpita Banerjee, Atreyi Majumdar, Kaberi Sen, Shreelina Ghosh and others. Music: Ramahari Das. Choreography and direction: Aloka Kanungo.
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