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May 19- 25 at Academy of Fine Arts, Central Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings by Mandira Bhandari, Swati Majumdar, Rubi Karmakar and Sathi Guin opens today. May 19- 25 at Academy of Fine Arts, West Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings by Chitralekha Kanjilal begins today. May 20- 23 at Gaganendra Pradarsasala (Calcutta Information Centre); 3 pm - 8 pm: Simson Prasun Das’ exhibition of paintings to be inaugurated by Md. Salim, minister of youth welfare, government of West Bengal. Till May 30 at Vikalp Art Shop, Swabhumi; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of small-sized drawings and paintings by 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.


May 19 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Ekti Dal presents Othello. Written, Direction: Chinmoy Chattopadhyay. May 19 at Gyan Manch; 7 pm: Ensamble presents Bangshagato. Direction: Sohag Sen. May 20 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30 pm: Bisarga presents Chakkhu-Daan. Direction: Nupu Banerjee. May 20 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Howrah Dakshinayan presents Kankaal.. Direction: Tapan Mukherjee and Kunal Mukhopadhyay. May 20 at Madhusudan Mancha & May 25 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Aneek presents Adrishyo Asukh. Direction: Moloy Biswas. May 22 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Nandikar presents Sojon Badiyar Ghaat. Directed by Goutam Halder.. May 23 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Sansriti presents Winkle Twinkle. Directed by Debesh Chattopadhyay. May 24 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: ACT presents Be-Akkel. Direction: Subho Gupta Bhaya. May 24 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Nandikar presents Football. Direction: Rudraprasad Sengupta. May 25 at Mukta Angan; 6.30 pm: Shouvanik presents Daant Paake Bandha. Dir: Chandan Das.

Tagore fortnight

Today at Rabindra Sadan complex; 5.30 pm: Tagore songs and recitation by various artistes. Today at Rabindra Sadan; 6 pm: Meghdoot Cultural Centre presents a dance programe, Ritu-Ranga, and Kalkshetram presents dance-drama Mayar Khela.


May 19 at Swabhumi, the heritage Park; 6 pm: Baul songs by Sanjit Das. May 23 at Sujata Sadan; 6 pm: Sur-O-Shree hosts a musical evening to usher in Bengali New Year


Till May 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 #2247-5997. May 15 onwards at 408, Jodhpur Park: Urban Dream organises a four-week Hiphop, Salsa, Jazz, modern dance workshop. Details: 2414 4597. May 20 - 23 & May 25 at Nehru Children’s Museum; 3 pm - 5 pm: Bharat Natyam workshop to be conducted by Shilpi Baruri; May 21 - 23 & May 25; 3 pm - 6 pm: Odissi dance workshop to be conducted by Poushali Mukherjee; May 21 - 23; 3 pm - 6 pm: Three-day Bengali recitation workshop to be conducted by Sudipto Roy. Till May 24 at Coriolis, 62, Ballygunge Circular Road; 4.30 pm - 6.30 pm: A dance workshop. For details, contact Puneet/ Meghna at # 22476534 or 24655920. Till May 22 at Aangan, 2, Bishop Lefroy Road: Five-day workshop on fibre artifacts by artisans. Details: 31020264 Till May 23 at Prithvi Academy, Flat 2, 26/2 Ballygunge Circular Road: Grooming courses for girls and ladies. Details: 9831031075. May 19 - 25 at St. Lawrence High School, Ballygunge Circular Road; 10 am - 4 pm: Teachers of reputed schools are organising fun-filled creative activities for children between five and 12 years. Details: Ms Vijay Khanna (22478035/ 28650188), Ms Molina (22174099) & Ms P. Chatterji (24166363). May 19 - 30 at 20/1, Ram Mohun Dutta Road; 10 am- 11.30 am: Balmandir organises an eight-day workshop on making of utility and decorative jute items for children between the age of six and 12 years. For details: Ms Usha Desai (24757766).


Till May 31 at Earthy Myths, 8/2 Loudon Street, 2nd floor; 10.30 am - 7 pm: A tale of cottage cottons — artisans and printers create in a new mix media technique, kurtis, kurtas and dupattas


May 19 at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 5.30 pm: Swami Rasajnananda will speak in English on Life and teachings of Holy Mother Sri Sri Sarada Devi. May 19 at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Balabhadrananda will speak in Bengali on Yuga Nayak Vivekananda. May 19 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, 19A & B Raja Rajkrishna Street; 7 pm: Dr Nirod Baran Chakraborty will discuss in Bengali the Astik Saradarshan. May 20 at CMA auditorium, 1 Shakespeare Sarani; 5.45 pm: The CMA-Patton Tuesday Talkshoppe: Professor Amar Sadhu, Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT (Kharahpur), to speak on Balanced Scorecard. May 20 at Gorky Sadan auditorium; 5 pm - 8 pm: Indian Concrete Institute in association with Ambuja Cement hosts Ambuja cement lecture series. Today’s guest: S.A. Reddy, deputy MD, Gammon India Ltd. to speak on Innovative construction of bridges and tall structures.


May 25 at Nazrul Manch; 5.30 pm: Naba Nirjhar hosts a cultural programme to raise funds for construction of an old age home and residential complex for mentally challenged children. Participants include Mamata Shankar, Usha Uthup, Indranil Sen, Bratati Bandopadhyay, Shrabani Sen and Amit Bandhu Ghosh.

In memoriam

May 19 at GD 273, Salt Lake: A condolence meet to pay respects to Arati Bandopadhyay, founder secretary of the state women’s soccer body.


Till May 31 at Trincas; 12 noon - 4 pm: Set lunches with new Indian or Chinese, vegetarian or non-vegetarian menus. Till June 10 at Palm Court, Hotel Hindustan International: Month-long Mango festival features innovative mango-based preparations by chef Peter Gomes including milk shakes, chats, ice creams, bavarois, tarts, gateaux, mousse, pies, sandwiches and more. 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 till June 15 at Grain of Salt Bar; 11 am - 3 pm: Beer Madness — a never-ending splurge of fun and madness with unlimited draught beer and lip-smacking kebabs.
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