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Art

Till June 15 at ITC Sonar Bangla Art-Gallery; 11 am - 7 pm: A retrospective of the artistic expressions of Sunil Das. Till June 7 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: International Young Artists’ Organisation, in collaboration with Chitrakoot Art Gallery presents a unique art exhibition titled, Parallel Stream by the artists of India, Bangladesh, Korea and Bulgeria. May 26 - June 1 at Academy of Fine Arts, New South Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings and ikebana by Bageshree Dutta and Arundhati Sarkar will be inaugurated today at 6 pm by Amita Dutta. 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.

DRAMA

May 26 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Aneek presents its latest production Addrishya Asukh. Direction: Moloy Biswas. May 27 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Nandipat presents Swet Santraas Direction: Bibhas Chakraborty. May 28 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Kushilav presents its latest production Chokher Bali. Adapted by Partha Chatterjee. Direction: Runu Chowdhury May 29 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Sayak presents Badhutantra. Direction: Meghnad Bhattacharjee. May 29 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Swapnasandhani presents its latest production Dushman No. 1, based on Bertolt Brecht’s The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. Adaptation: Suman Mukhopadhyay. Direction & acting: Koushik Sen. May 29 at Kala Mandir; 6.30 pm: Rangakarmee presents its latest production Kashinama. Designed and directed by Usha Ganguli. May 30 at Sisir Mancha; 6 pm: Ekalavya presents a dance programme by challenged children, Also, presentation of Shyamal Sen Smriti Samman. Finally, drama Rabindranath Tagore’s Raja Produced by Blind Opera and directed by Subhasish Gangopadhyay. May 31 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Swapnasandhani presents Prachya. Direction: Koushik Sen. May 31 at Bengal Club; 8 pm & June 2 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Spandan presents Koi Ek Raat. Direction: Ashok Singh.

music

May 26 at Swabhumi, the Heritage Park; 6 pm: Folk songs by Ratna. May 26 at Planet M; 6 pm: Planet M hosts an eveing of Mousumi Karmakar for the launch of her latest rabindrasangeet album, Dinanto Belay. May 31 at Nazrul Mancha; 6 pm: In aid of HSPICE, a home for terminally ill, specially cancer patients, a musical programme with Bhoomi and dance-drama Alor Pathayatri (based on Salil Chowdhury’s masterpieces) by Koyel-Payel Ballet Troupe

workshop

May 15 onwards at 408, Jodhpur Park: Urban Dream organises a four-week Hiphop, Salsa, Jazz, modern dance workshop. Details: 2414 4597. Till May 30 at 20/1, Ram Mohun Dutta Road; 10 am- 11.30 am: An eight-day workshop on making of utility and decorative jute items for children between the age of six and 12 years organised by Balmandir. Details: Ms Usha Desai (24757766). June 2 - 11 at Aikatan, Salt Lake; 10 am - 5 pm: EZCC holds works on Chhau dance of Seraikela, to be conducted by Pandit Guru Shyama Charan Pati. Details: 23356796.

EXHIBITION

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. Till May 26 at Breathing Space, 1D, Ajanta Apartments, 10, Gurusaday Dutta Road; 10.30 am - 9.30 pm: Breathing Space exhibits six new collections of silver jewellery.

LECTURE

May 26 at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 5.30 pm: R.K. DasGupta will speak in English on Swami Vivekananda’s Religion — XII. May 26 at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Puranananda will speak in Bengali on Adhyatma Ramayana. May 26 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, 19A & B Raja Rajkrishna Street; 7 pm: Amalendu Chakraborty will speak in Bengali on Sri Sri Ramakrishna Lilaprasange. May 26 at Darbhanga Hall, University of Calcutta, College Street campus; 5.30 pm: Nazrul Parishad celebrates Kazi Nazrul Islam’s 105th birth anniversary with Professor Khetra Gupta delivering the Nazrul Memorial Lecture on Nazrul — Kavyer Itihasey, Raser Sambhogey. May 27 at CMA auditorium, 1 Shakespeare Sarani; 5.45 pm: The CMA-Patton Tuesday Talkshoppe: Sanjay Dutta, district manager (east), ITC Ltd., to speak on Changing consumer profile.

discussion

May 26 at Sahitya Akademi auditorium, Jeevantara, 23A/44X, Diamond Harbour Road; 5.30 pm: Sahitya Akademi’s Literacy Forum Meeting on Making of Boks. Discussants include Ranen Ayan Datta, Buddhadev Bhattacharya, Hiran Mitra and Ajay Gupta. Moderator: Samik Bandopadhyay.

poetry reading

May 29 at Srijan Rooftop, 176, Sarat Bose Road, near Deshapriya Park; 6 pm: Poetry readings in English, Bengali and Hindi by Anuradha Roy, Kankabati Dutta, Mallika Sengupta, Subhankar Das, Sushila Chinani and Pawan Maskara. Anchored by Boudhayan Mukhopadhyay. They will read for 10 minutes each and also interact with the audience.

summer camp

May 31 - June 8 at Ramrik Institution, Bhawanipore; 1 pm - 3 pm: Mathematics for Fun — Summer camp in mathematics for school children aged between nine years and 13 years. Organised by Centre for Pedagogical Studies in Mathematics (CPSM). Details: B.Guha (2431-2174), A.Mukherjee (2466-2303, till 10.30 am) June 3 - 5 at Ffort Radisson: Ffort Radisson hosts a Summer Ffun Camp for children between seven and 15 years. The activities for the camp are: an introductory session on value education and Indian heritage and culture, painting sessions, puppet show, sessions on personality development and martial arts, theatre workshop, debate, quiz, session on pressure/stress management, yoga, dance and cooking. B>June 2 - 13 & June 16 - 27 at 1/1 Camac Street, 3rd Floor: IT Kids Summer Camp activities include animation, multi-media, photo editing, basic programming and logo camp. Enrollments at: 22262420/2993, 22292732/8327.

FOOD

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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