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Till May 4 at Academy of Fine Arts, New South Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Annual exhibition of paintings by members of Friends. 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.


April 30 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Krishti Sansad presents Kabi Bandyaghati. Direction: Sangramjit Sengupta. May 1 - 4 at Academy of Fine Arts: A drama fest to mark the 55th aniversary of Bohurupee.May 1 at 3 pm & 6.30 pm: Bohurupee’s latest production, Pati-Paksha. May 2 at 6.30 pm: Bohurupee’s Phullaketur Pala. May 3 at 3 pm & 6.30 pm: Nagarik, Dhaka presents Tagore’s Rakta Karabi. May 4 at 10 am at Academy and at 6.30 pm at Rabindra Sadan: Nagarik Natyangan Ensemble, Dhaka presents Sombhu Mitra’s Chand Boniker Pala. May 2 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Charbak presents Kande Keno Behula Sondari. Direction: Kheyali Dastidar. 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. The show on May 3 is presented by Sanskriti Sagar. May 4 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3.30 pm: Theatron presents Tomari Matir Kanya. Direction: Saswati Biswas.

foundation day

May 1 at Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad auditorium, 36A, 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.


Till May 1 at EZCC, IA 290 Salt Lake; 10 am - 5 pm: Registration for summer workshop for children between 10 years and 16 years on folk painting — phad from Rajasthan, gond from MP and kalamkari from AP — to be held from May 5 - 10; 10 am - 5 pm. Details at # 23356796. April 25 onwards at 408, Jodhpur Park: Urban Dream organises a four-week Western dance workshop to be conducted by Mayhem.


April 30 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30 pm: Meitei Jagoi (Devjani Chaliha’s school for Manipuri dance) celebrates its 32nd annual day with a programme of Manipuri dances.


April 30 at ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Tollygunge; 6 pm: Buddhadev Dasguptaa presents a sarod recital, with Samar Saha on the tabla. May 2 at Vivekananda Hall, The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture; 6 pm: On the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi, Jalsaghar, in association with Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, presents Anjali — a musical offering by Shubha Mudgal, with Purushottam Walawalkar (harmonium) and Anish Pradhan (tabla).


April 30 at the Ramakrishna Mission Saradapitha, Belur Math; 6 pm: Swami Gokuleshananda will speak in Bengali on Deva Vani. April 30 at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Prabhananda will speak in English on Svetasvatara Upanishad.

in memoriam

April 30 at Bangla Akademi, Jeebanananda Sabhagriha; 6 pm: A special programme has been organised in memory of eminent archaeologist and researcher of folk culture, Tarapada Santra, by Loksanskriti-O-Adivasi Sanskriti Kendra in collaboration with Centre for Archaeological Studies and Training, Eastern India, and Koushiki. Santra’s book Banglar Kather Kaaj will also be published posthumously on the occasion.


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; 10 am - 7 pm: Borders that Unite India — an exhibition-cum-sale of sarees and dress material from all over the country. Selections include 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.


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.
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