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Art

April 28 - May 4 at Academy of Fine Arts, New South Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Annual exhibition of paintings by members of Friends will be inaugurated today by artist Sudhir Moitra at 5.30 pm. Till May 5 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings by Anuswar. Till May 23 at Gallery Caps, 16 Jatin Bagchi Road, Calcutta 29; 11.30 am - 7.30 pm: An exhibition of the works of renowned artists. Till May 31 (except Sundays & holidays) at ING Vysya Bank Ltd, Sikkim House, 4/1 Middleton Street; 10 am - 6 pm; Sat. (10 am - 3 pm): An exhibition of paintings by Abhijit Guha, Suktara Guha, Sanju Manna and Biswajit Paul.

DRAMA

April 28 at Academy of Fine Arts; 7 pm: Sameekshan presents Tagore’s Kaaler Jatra. Direction: Pankaj Munshi. April 29 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Kalyani Natyacharcha Kendra presents Jasimuddin’s Nakshi Kanthar Maath. Direction: Goutam Halder. Also, Barne Badye Kabye Geetite Goutam Halder along with Swatilekha Sengupta. April 30 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Nabamayukh presents Bhadreswarir Galpo. Direction: Rishi Mukherjee. May 1 & 4 at Mukta Angan; 6.30 pm: Shouvanik presents Daant Paake Bandha. Dir: Chandan Das. May 2 & 4 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 6.30 pm: Spandan and Arclite present the Hindi drama, Soorya Ki Pehli Kiran Se Soorya Ki Antim Kiran Tak. Direction: Rajendra Gupta.

foundation day

May 1 at Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad auditorium, 36 A, Shakespeare Sarani; 5 pm: Four well-known women authors — Dr Pratibha Roy, Dr Pratibha Agrawal, Vani Basu and Anita Agnihotri — will express their views on Samakaleen Samay Ki Chunoutiyaan — Meri Bhumika (Challenges of contemporary times and my role). Hosted by Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad.

workshop

April 25 onwards at 408, Jodhpur Park: Urban Dream organises a four-week Western dance workshop to be conducted by Mayhem. Till May 7 at The University of Burdwan campus, Golapbag: A workshop on video journalism organised by the university in association with Ajker Chithi, Burdwan, and Ritwik Academy, Calcutta. April 28 at Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute campus, EM Bypass Road, P.O: Panchasayar: A workshop on ‘Animation Filmmaking’ by well-known French animation film director Michel Ocelot for animation enthusiasts. May 6 - 24 at 11F Palm Avenue, Calcutta 19; 5 pm - 6 pm: Ananda Shankar Centre for Performing Arts is organising a workshop on impressions of diverse Western Dance Techniques. This includes Jazz, Afro-Caribbean, Graham, Horton and Release techniques. The workshop, to be conduced by Mitali Sinha, Paramita Chakraborty and Varshaa Bardhan, is open to dancers with at least two years’ experience in any dance form. Details at #247-5997.

celebration

April 28 - 30 at Gorky Sadan; 6 pm: The 29th anniversary celebration of Gorky Sadan. Today: A Date with Journey of Tagorean Culture: In Melodies and Tunes with Tagore for Forging Friendship, Peace and Harmony — Illustrative presentation by Goutam Halder, Koushik Sen and Kakali Ghosh and others. B>Tomorrow: Commemorative Film Session: Lagaan (direction: Asutosh Gawarikar). April 30: Drama Purashkar, based on Tagore’s poem; and drama Manush based on Samaresh Bose’s novel. Direction: Koushik Sen. Presented by Swapnasandhani.

recitation fest

Till April 28 at Paschim Banga Bangla Akademi; 5.30 pm: The first Bengali recitation festival, organised jointly by Pratham Alo and Abritti Parishad. Participants this evening include Kajal Chouwdhury, Shovan Sundar Basu, Krishnakali Basu, Satinath Mukhopadhyay, debesh Choudhury, Rokeya Roy and Partha Mukhopadhyay.

LECTURE

April 28 at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 5.30 pm: R.K. Dasgupta will speak in English on Swami Vivekananda’s Religion — XI. April 28 at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Puranananda will speak in Bengali on Adhyatma Ramayana. April 30 at the Ramakrishna Mission Saradapitha, Belur Math; 6 pm: Swami Gokuleshananda will speak in Bengali on Deva Vani.

Music

April 28 at Swabhumi; 6 pm: Baul songs by Sanjit Das. April 30 at ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Tollygunge; 6 pm: Buddhadev Dasguptaa presents a sarod recital, with Samar Saha on the tabla.

DANCE

May 4 at Sarat Sadan; 10.30 am: Kalamandalam’s anual dance festival.

IN MEMORIAM

April 28 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 6.15 pm: An evening of Tagore songs to commemorate the 75th birth anniversary of Rabindrasangeet exponent Nilima Sen. Participants include Mohan Singh, Alpana Roy, Pramita Mallick, Abhirup Guha Thakurta, Reeta Ghosh, Swastika Mukhopadhyay, Neelanjana Sen, Aniruddha Sinha, Indira Bandyopadhyay, Soma Roy and Tarasankar Das.

SPORT

Till May 18 at The Circle: Intra Club Spoirts Carnival for members, with badminton, table tennis, squash, swimming, snooker and pool events.

SIT-AND-DRAW MEET

May 2 at Raj Bhavan, North Gate; 9 am - 10.15 am: Concern India Foundation hosts a sit-and-draw competition for school children, to be followed by an award ceremony at 10.30 am.

EXHIBITION

Till May 17 (except Sundays) at CIMA Gallery; Tuesday - Saturday, 2 pm - 7 pm; Monday (3 pm - 7 pm): Thief of Baghdad — an exhibition of posters by M.F. Husain. Till April 30 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 4 pm - 8 pm: On the occasion of the French Season in India 2003, the Embassy of France in India, Alliance Francaise de Calcutta in collaboration with Les Amis de la France and the Birla Academy of Art & Culture present 50 Years of French Posters (1940 to 2000) in memory of eminent graphic designer Savignac. Till April 30 at Central Cottage Industries Emporium, Chowringhee; 10 am - 7 pm: Borders that Unite India — an exhibition-cum-sale of sarees and dress material from all over the country. The selections inclkude Tangail, Dhanekhali, Mangalgiri, Chanderi, Kalamkari, Kanchipuram, Bomkai and Tie ’n’ Die. Till May 2 at Aangan, 2 Bishop Lefroy Road, 2nd floor; 11 am - 7 pm: An exhibition of silver kundan jadau jewellery and decorative fibre artefacts and tables.

FOOD

Till May 14 at Cloud 9 Restobar, The Astor; 6 pm onwards: An exciting array of delicious Thai, Chinese, Indian and continental platter. Till May 4 at Kalash, Hotel Hindustan International; 7.30 pm - 11 pm & Sunday lunch (12.30 pm - 11 pm): Sizzle-n-Sheekh — Fusion cusine comprising the best of Oriental and Western 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). Special games and giveaway gifts for kids.
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