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Art

Till April 4 at Gorky Sadan; 4 pm - 7 pm: The Cultural Department of the Russian Federation Consulate General in Calcutta hosts an exhibition of paintings Anubhava’s Feelings by Anubhava Alla Zakrevskaya. Till April 5 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. Till 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. Till April 10 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery; 4 pm - 8 pm: Ramkumarer Padma — an exhibition of recent paintings by Ramkumar Manna. Till April 9 at Chemould Art Gallery; 11 am - 7 pm (Sunday closed): An exhibition of paintings titled No War — An Artistic Protest by members of International Young Artists’ Organisation. Till April 12 at Good Time Reading and Art Shop, 27, Shakespeare Sarani; 3 pm - 7 pm (except Sunday): An exhibition of collages by Rajarshi Dutta Roy. Till April 7 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm - 8 pm: Twelfth annual exhibition by students of visual arts section of Academy of Fine Arts. April 6 - 13 at Proscenium Art Centre; 4 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings by upcoming artists.

DRAMA

April 3 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30 pm: Rashbehari Srishti presents Mohit Chattopadhyay’s Sundar. April 5 at Gyan Manch; 6.30 pm: Proscenium presents J.B. Priestley’s An Inspector Calls. Dir: Sheo Kumar Jhunjhunwala. April 6 at Mukta Angan; 6.30 pm: Shouvanik presents Daant Pake Bandha. Dir: Chandan Das. April 6 at Gyan Manch; 6.30 pm: Proscenium presents Prattakha Ba Parrakha. Written and directed by Soumya Rakshit. April 9 at Academy of Fine Arts at 6.30 pm: Gandhar presents Char Duar. Direction: Meghnad Bhattacharyya.

film festival

April 3 at Indian Museum, Asutosh Birth Centenary Hall; 5.30 pm: Inauguration of International Film Festival on HIV/AIDS by West Bengal chief minister, Buddhadev Bhattacharjee. Inaugural film Selling of Innocents by Ruchira Gupta. Organised by Apne-Aap Women Worldwide and Drik India. April 3 at Nandan 1; 6.30 pm: Chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee inaugurates a Korean film programme in the 4th New Millennium Film Festival being held by Cine Central, Calcutta.

symposium

April 3 at The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 5.30 pm: Symposium on Sri Ramakrishna’s Monastic Disciples (in English, Bengali and Hindi). Participants: Swami Bodhasarananda, Swami Rajivananda, Swami Puratanananda, Swami Jnanendrananda, Swami Shantatmananda, Swami Nirantarananda, Swami Sarvabhutananda. Inaugural song by Swami Balabhadrananda.

LECTURE

April 3 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math; 7 pm: Swami Samshuddhanandji will speak in Bengali on Bhagwad. April 3 at Sri Aurobindo Bhavan, 8, Shakespeare Sarani; 6.15 pm: Dr Ananda Reddy of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, speaks in English on Essentials of the Gita.

workshop

April 5 at Jibananada Sabhagriha, Paschim Banga Bangla Academy, 1/1 AJC Bose Road; 5 pm: The Eastern Institute of Social Sciences and Culture hosts a youth workshop on Human Rights.

award ceremony

April 5 at Nazrul Mancha; 5.30 pm: The presentation of 2nd Parle Saraswati Vandana Awards, instituted by the Parle Centre of Excellence for an inter-school contest based on the Saraswati Puja celebrations.

festival

Till April 6 at Earthcare Books, 10 Middleton Street (near Jeevan Deep); 10 am - 8 pm: Earth Vision Festival/ Vasundhara Utsav — A festival for earthcare, justice and co-evolution featuring relevant books and booklets, poster exhibitions and audio-visual programmes on environment. Also, a wide display of ‘alternative and environment-friendly’ products.

Exhibition

Till April 4 at Identity Gallery anex: Sharmila and Ratna present an exhibition of Kantha-stitch sarees, embroidered linens, cushion covers, napkins, nightwear and decorative artifacts from Indonesia. April 3 - 9 at Domus Art Gallery, Neelambar Building, 28/B, Shakespeare Sarani; 11 am - 6.30 pm: Ashirvad presents an exhibition of exclusive hand-crafted, embroidered garments. April 5 & 6 at Sravasti, 14/97 Golf Club Road; 11 am - 8 pm: An exhibtion on summer collections created by KeyaChaitali. Till April 15 at Aranya, 124B, S.P. Mookerji Road; 11 am - 8 pm: Exhibition of handmade paper products. April 4 & 5 at Genesis Gallery; 10 am - 7 pm: An exhibition of handcrafted jewellery (22 k) ranging from traditional South Indian temple motifs to designs from the Nizam’s era. Also, a collection of Venkatagiri sarees of Andhra Pradesh. April 7 - 9 at 16, Congress Exhibition Road, Marriage House, Cal 17; 11 am: An exhibition of hand-crafted gift items of stained glass and other products organised by members of Kiran. Till April 12 at Nupur’s Boutique, 255 Jodhpur Park; 11 am - 7 pm: An exhibition of Madhubani painting sarees, applique bedcovers, and other items. April 4 - 7 at Swabhumi; 2 pm - 8 pm: Sushree showcases its summer collection of exclusive embroidered, applique, fabric, prints and mix ’n ’match sarees, panjabis, salwar-suits and gift items.

FOOD

Every Thursday at Grain of Salt Bar; 6 pm onwards: Ladies Night Only — a special evening for the ladies only full of fun, food and music. 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.n n Till April 14 at Trincas; 12 noon - 4 pm: Set Indian or Chinese vegetarian or non-vegetarian lunches.

dance

April 6 at Madhusudan Mancha; 10 am: Bhavna and Kala Mandalam present Tagore’s Chitrangada in two dance styles: Guru Govindan Kutty uses the Kathakali style while Kalavati Devi choreographs in the Manipuri format. The music is by Swapan Pakrasi and Biplab Mondal.
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