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Art

Till June 10 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm - 8 pm: First solo exhibition of Somneel Saha’s paintings. Till June 15 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings and sculptures by members of Exposure — Piyali Hom Chowdhury, Shilpi Dey, Bimal Das, Arati Das, Biswaroop Halder, Parthasarathi Chakraborty, Sajal Chowdhury and Sushanta Dutta. Till June 15 at ITC Sonar Bangla Art-Gallery; 11 am - 7 pm: A retrospective of the artistic expressions of Sunil Das.

DRAMA

June 9 at Rabindra Sadan; 6 pm: Swabak presents Brecht’s Teen Poysar Pala. Translated by Ajitesh Bandyopadhyay. Direction: Nilima Chakraborty. June 11 at Uttam Mancha; 6.30 pm: Shouvanik presents Daant Paake Bandha. Direction: Chandan Das. June 11 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.30 pm: Sayak presents Andha Gali. Direction and acting: Meghnad Bhattacharyya. June 11 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Aneek presents Adrishya Asukh. Direction: Moloy Biswas. June 12 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Howrah Dakshinayan presents Ghoosh written and directed by Kunal Mukhopadhyay. June 13 at Academy of Fine Arts; 7 pm: Theatron presents Tomari Matir Kanya. Direction: Saswati Biswas..

film show

June 13 at EZCC IB- 201 Salt Lake; 6.30 pm: The Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre has organised the screenings of a series of films on art and culture every Friday and Saturday. The line-up: 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.

variety

June 9 at University Institute Hall; 6 pm: Shinjan presents its 13th annual festival. June 11 at Sisir Mancha; 6 pm: An evening of audio play, recitation and recital of verse-songs organised by Shilpi Jajabar. The programme features verse-songs by Pragyaparomita Roy, audio-drama Sanjhbaatir Roopkathara (direction: Swapan Ganguly), solo recitation by Reshmi Chowdhury and group recitation, Kathay Kathay Chhora (direction: Basudeb Nundy).

workshop

Till June 13 at Ramrik Institution, 20, Justice Dwarkanath Street: Shinjan Nrityalay is holding a dance workshop by well-known danseuse Aloka Kanungo. 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 9 - 15 at Aikatan, Salt Lake: 10 am - 5 pm: EZCC will host a workshop on stone carving (on soft stones) for children between 10 years and 16 years, to be conducted by experts from Orissa, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal. June 13 onwards at 408, Jodhpur Park; 6 pm - 7 pm: Urban Dreams organises HipHop, Salsa and modern dance workshop to be conducted by Mayhem. Details: 24144597.

LECTURE

June 9 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. June 9 at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Balabhadrananda will speak in Bengali on Yuga Nayak Vivekananda. June 9 at Institute of Historical Studies Lecture Hall, 35, Theatre Road; 4 pm: Dr Amalendu De, president, The Asiatic Society, Calcutta, and formerly professor of history, Jadavpur University, will deliver the ‘Dr S.P. Sen Memorial Lecture 2003’ on Indian Renaissance in Pre-Colonial and Colonial Context: An Analytical Study. June 10 at Mahila Parishad, 15 Balaram De Street; 2 pm: Swami Vimohananda of Ramakrishna Mission will speak in Hindi on Jeevan Mein Chintan Ka Mahattwa. June 10 at CMA auditorium, 1 Shakespeare Sarani; 5.45 pm: The CMA-Patton Tuesday Talkshoppe: Dr Sivabrata Chatterjee, renowned environmentalist and former member, Expert Commiottee (Environment), Government of India, to speak on Management of the Environment — Legal Issues.

summer camp

Till June 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 June 10 at Diagold, Metro Plaza, 1 Ho Chi Minh Sarani: Colours of Summer featuring a multi-hued coloured stone and diamond jewellery festival which include pendants, earrings, cuff bracelets, curving Baalis, big rings and a lot more. June 9 - 29 at Kashish, Poddar Point, 113, Park Street: An exhibition-cum-sale of ‘Unistitched’ designer salwar-kameez. 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 12 - 21 at Sasha, 27 Mirza Ghalib Street; 10 am - 7 pm: End of Season Sale featuring a wide array of home linens, textiles and accessories, ready-to-wear items, scarves, bags, tableware and gift items will be inaugurated by Tanushree Shankar at 11 am.

music

June 12 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30 pm: Rabiteertha Alumni Association hosts a musical evening to celebrate its 15th anniversary. The programme features a solo recital by Pramita Mallick followed by Nataker Gaan. June 15 at Uttam Mancha; 6 pm: An evening of Tagore songs of monsoon by Manoj Murali Nair and Manisha Murali Nair.

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. Till June 30 at The Peerless Inn: In an effort to offer widers variety to city gourmet, The Peerless Inn hosts a month-long food festival featuring Tok-Tok Jhaal-Jhaal (at Aaheli, the Bengali restaurant), Steak Fest (at Bichitra, the multi-cuisine restaurant), Bigger & Better (at Lahari, Bar) and Shakes Funda — Ice Cream Thanda (at Nishidin, the Coffee shop).
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