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Art

Till April 4 at Max Mueller Bhavan; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of Hendrik Wittkopf’s paintings on Calcutta’s changing cityscape. 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 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 10 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery; 4 pm - 8 pm: Ramkumarer Padma — an exhibition of recent paintings by Ramkumar Manna. 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.

DRAMA

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.

photographs

Till April 6 at Indian Museum, Asutosh Birth Centenary Hall; 1 pm - 8 pm: Positive Lives — an exhibition of photographs on HIV-AIDS by renowned lensmen. Organised by Apne-Aap Women Worldwide and Drik India.

panel discussion

April 5 at Indian Museum, Asutosh Birth Centenary Hall; 10 pm: A panel discussion on Women and HIV/AIDS. (at 12 noon): Film actor Arjun Chakraborty will formally release special poster on Women and HIV. Also, the International Film Festival on HIV/AIDS continues. Organised by Apne-Aap Women Worldwide and Drik India.

LECTURE

April 4 at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Prabhananda will speak in Bengali on Amukhya Gita. April 4 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math; 7 pm: Dr Sasanka Bhushan Bandopadhyay will speak in Bengali on Brihadaranyaka Upanishad. April 4 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.

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.

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, 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 4 - 6 at 359 Jodhpur Park; 10 am - 6 pm: Shuma Mitra presents an exhibition of her summer collections of designer saris. Till April 5 at HA 23 Salt Lake; 10.30 am - 8 pm: An exhibition of Dhakai jamdaani and Gadwal saris. April 5 & 6 at Sravasti, 14/97 Golf Club Road; 11 am - 8 pm: An exhibtion of summer collections created by KeyaChaitali. Till April 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 4 & 5 at Genesis Gallery; 10 am - 7 pm: Handcrafted jewellery (22 k) ranging from traditional South Indian temple motifs to designs from the Nizam’s era. Also, Venkatagiri saris of Andhra Pradesh. Till April 12 at Nupur’s Boutique, 255 Jodhpur Park; 11 am - 7 pm: An exhibition of Madhubani painting sarees, applique bedcovers. 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. 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.

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. April 6 - 13 at Proscenium Art Centre; 4 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings by upcoming artists. April 9 at Academy of Fine Arts at 6.30 pm: Gandhar presents Char Duar. Direction: Meghnad Bhattacharyya. 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.
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