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Art

Till June 7 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: International Young Artists’ Organisation, in collaboration with Chitrakoot Art Gallery presents a unique exhibition titled, Parallel Stream by the artists of India, Bangladesh, Korea and Bulgeria. Till June 15 at ITC Sonar Bangla Art-Gallery; 11 am - 7 pm: A retrospective of the artistic expressions of Sunil Das. June 2 - 8 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of photographs and paintings by members of Bhavna — Balaram Bose, Madhuchhanda Sen and Pradip Saha. Slide shows will be held daily at 6.30 pm June 4 - 10 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm - 8 pm: First solo exhibition of Somneel Saha’s paintings.

DRAMA

June 2 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Spandan presents Koi Ek Raat. Direction: Ashok Singh. June 3 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Gandhar presents Char Duar. Direction: Meghnad Bhattacharyya. June 4 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.30 pm: Rangakarmee presents Shobhayatra. Direction: Usha Ganguli. June 4 at Academy of Fine Arts & June 5 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Ajantrik Nattya Sanstha celebrates its 26th anniversary with the staging of Kharan based on Samaresh Majumdar’s story. June 5 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.30 pm: Sayak presents Badhutantra. Direction: Meghnad Bhattacharyya. June 2 & 3 at Rabindra Sadan; June 4 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30 pm: Natya Parikrama 2003, organised by Mukhomukhi, features (Today):Sundaram’s Sajano Bagaan (directed & performed by Manoj Mitra); (Tomorrow): Nandipat’s Swet Santras (direction: Bivas Chakraborty). (June 4): Mukhomukhi’s Pran Tapasya (drama, direction and acting: Soumitra Chattopadhyay).

music

June 6 at Birla Academy; 6 pm: Rhythm hosts a classical music evening featuring vocal recitals by Dipak Mukherjee (Ragpradhan and Bhajan) and Mitali Sengupta (Thumri and Dadra) and instrumental music by recital by Arnab Bhattacharya (sarod), and Bhaskar Mukherjee (guitar).

film show

June 6 at EZCC IB- 201 Salt Lake; 6.30 pm: The Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre will organise the screenings of a series of films on art and culture every Friday and Saturday. The line-up: June 6: Chinmoy Lahiri and Dances of Nicobarees; June 7: Dangling on Strings (a film on puppetry)and Bishnupur; June 13: Jatra (folk theatre of Bengal) and Bodhgaya; June 14: Moghul Tamasha and Dweep Mahotsav; June 20: Folk Instruments of Bengal and Kalighat Pata Paintings; June 21: Adivasi Putul Katha and Archaeological Monuments of Malda; June 27: Archaeological Monuments of Bankura and Archaeological Monuments of Burdwan.

workshop

June 4 at The Crystal Room, Taj Bengal; 10 am: Concern for Calcutta is organising Dream Green - Think Green a workshop on pollution and environmental issue relating to packaging. Till June 15 at Padatik: Padatik’s summer workshop for youngsters includes modern dance, theatre, creative expression, folk dance, Vedic maths and Feng-Shui. Details: 22476087/ 22813189/ 22404426. June 1 onwards at 256C Prince Anwar Shah Road: A week-long workshop on Odissi dance, mime theatre, theatre-games, improvisation with masks, stage make-up, tattoo and body painting. Organised by Sharmila Biswas. Details at #24176765, 2474-5929/ 2008, 9830020770. 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. June 2 - 13 at Ramrik Institution, 20 Justice Dwarkanath Street, Calcutta 20; 1 pm - 8 pm: Shinjan Nrityalay holds an Odissi dance workshop, conducted by well-known danseuse Aloka Kanungo. Details at # 24638117. June 4 - 6 at Nehru Children’s Museum; 3.30 pm - 6.30 pm: A three-day workshop on Kathk will be conducted by Jayanti Mukherjee. June 5 - 8 at Nehru Children’s Museum; 3 pm - 6 pm: A four-day workshop on Gaudiya Nritya will be conducted by Dr Mahua Mukherjee, Bonani Chakraborty and Tarak Saha. June 6 - 8 at Nehru Children’s Museum; 3 pm - 6 pm: A Bangla Gaan workshop to be conducted by Haimanti Shukla.

spiritual programme

June 2 - 4 at Sri Thyaharaja Hall, p- 530, Raja Basanta Roy Road; 5 pm - 8 pm: Sri Samadarshiniji of Golden Age Foundation (GAF) will conduct Sri Kalki Havan Thryog comprising Mahaganapati Hom, Dhanwantari Hom and Mahalakshmi Hom (Kuber Hom) and will offer prayers for all aprticipants.

LECTURE

June 2 at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Puranananda will speak in Bengali on Adhyatma Ramayana. June 2 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, 19A & B Raja Rajkrishna Street; 7 pm: Dr Jagat Jiban Ghosh will discuss in Bengali on Swasthya-O-Paribesh. June 3 at CMA auditorium, 1 Shakespeare Sarani; 5.45 pm: The CMA-Patton Tuesday Talkshoppe: Hon’ble George N. Sibley, US Consul General, to speak on Risk Management.

world environment day

June 5 at Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, 19A Gurusaday Dutta Road; 10.30 am: Celebration of World Environment Day with costume parade, distribution of plants by Friends of Trees, sit-and-draw, open house quiz, presentation on environment and health, and a panel discussion on Agami Diner Paribesh Aamar Chokhe.

summer camp

Till 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. 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.

EXHIBITION

Till July 31 (every Sunday) at Meena Bazar, Swabhumi; 12 noon onwards: Be-jewelled — an ethnic fair showcasing an exciting array of traditional non-precious jewellery made of terracotta, tassel, lac, white metal, silver, fibre glass, beads, stones, wood, steel, jute from differnt parts of the country. June 6 - 9 at Ice Skating Rink: Furniture Show 2003 — an exhibition of home furniture, office furniture, wrought iron computer tables, imported furniture, sofa-cum-bed, revolving chairs etc.

FOOD

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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