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Art

June 16 - 20 at Identity Gallery; 4 pm - 8 pm: Reflections of Varanasi — the fifth solo exhibition of paintings by Arindam Bose. June 16 - 22 at Academy of Fine Arts, New South Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Manik Kandar, Dipak Kundu, Subrata Biswas, Krishna Dey and Tapas Seth. Till June 30 at Vikalp Art Shop, Swabhumi; 4 pm - 8 pm: Prints, Posters & Beyond — an exhibition of prints and posters of the European and Indian masters.

DRAMA

June 16 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Charbak presents Kande Keno Behula Sondari. Drama and direction: Kheyali Dastidar. June 16 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30 pm: Rangadeepa presents Prem! Tumi Sundar. Drama and direction: Hotri. June 17 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30 pm: Nabamayukh presents Bhadreswarir Galpo. Direction: Rishi Mukhopadhyay. June 17 at Rabindra Sadan; 6 pm: Barasat Anushilanee presents Shalya Parbo (direction: Manas Chakraborty) and the Aayanda production, Qurbani (drama, direction and acting: Soumitra Chattopadhyay). June 18 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Prayas presents its latest production, Satyabotika. Direction: Kalyan Nag. June 19 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: On the occasion of its eigth anniversary, Choopkatha will honour noted theatre personality Kumar Roy with the Asit Mukhopadhyay Smarak Samman. This will be followed by staging of Dui -Taranga. Direction and acting: Dolly Basu. June 21 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Choopkatha presents Dui-Taranga. Direction: Dolly Basu. June 22 at Mukta Angan; 6.30 pm: Shouvanik presents Daant Paake Bandha. Dir: Chandan Das.

film show

June 20, 21 & 27 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.

workshop

June 16 - 21 at Aikatan, IA-290 Salt Lake: 10 am - 5 pm: EZCC hosts a workshop on theatre for children between 10 years and 16 years.

summer camp

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 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. Till June 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. Till June 22 at The Circle: An exhibition of paintings on glass of a gifted artist from Shantiniketan.

music

June 18 at Sisir Mancha; 6 pm: Pradosh presents Surjasta Theke Surjodoy — an evening of Tagore songs by Mohan Singh and Basabi Dutta. Prior to them, Achin Mukhopadhyay and Bikram Singh will render a couple of songs to set the evening’s mood. June 19 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6 pm: Saptaswara presents Megher Porey Megh — an evening of Tagore songs and poems on the rainy season. Participants: Indrani Sen, Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta, Lopamudra Mitra, Bratati Bandyopadhyay, Indranil Sen, Sreekanta Acharya, Subrata Sengupta, Agniva Bandyopadhyay and Sukumar Ghosh. June 19 at The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6 pm: A flute recital by Azizul Islam with Samar Saha on the tabla.

POETRY READING

June 16 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.30 pm: Anya Chhanda presents Andhakaar O Rabindraramani — reading of poems in the form of dialogues. Participants: Shatabdi Roy, Soumitra Mitra and Sreekanta Acharya.

LECTURE

June 16 at The Asiatic Society, Humayun Kabir Hall; 3 pm: Professor Udai Prakash Arora, former vice-chancellor, Rohilkhand University, Uttar Pradesh & professor of ancient history and culture, to speak on Greek Sources of Ancient Indian History — A Reconsideration. June 16 at Saptaparni, Ballygunge Circular Road; 6 pm: Professor Tapas Basu to speak in Bengali on the contribution of Sir William Jones regarding the assessment of ancient Indian literature and culture. June 16 at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Puranananda will speak in Bengali on Adhyatma Ramayana. June 16 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math; 7 pm: Dr Nirod Baran Chakraborty will discuss in Bengali Astick Saradarshan. June 17 at CMA auditorium, 1 Shakespeare Sarani; 5.45 pm: The CMA-Patton Tuesday Talkshoppe: Mr S.H. Venkatramani, head, corporate communications, ITC Ltd, to speak on Imperatives of Image Management Today.

IN MEMORIAM

June 16 at Sahitya Akademi auditorium; 5.30 pm: A literary forum meeting: In Memoriam: Asitkumar Bandyopadhyay. Speakers: Ujjalkumar Majumdar, L. Jaychandra Singh, Nagen Saikia, Jatindra Mohan Mohanty and Satyabati Giri. June 16 at Jibanananda Sabhaghar; 6.30 pm: A memorial meet to mourn the demise of renowned essayist and critic Bhudev Choudhury. Arunkuamr Basu, Jyotirmoy Ghosh, Somendranath Bandyopadhyay and Biswanath Roy will pay their respects.

VIDEO CONFERENCE

June 18 at American Center, Lincoln Room; 8 pm: To mark the 10th aniversary of Sapphire Creations Dance Company, the US Consulate General, Calcutta, hosts a live digital video conference. Robert Moses, artistic director, Robert Moses Kin Dance Company, San Francisco, Margaret Jenkins, choreographer, Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, San Francisco, and Octavio Roca, chief dance critic, San Francisco Chronicle, will have an hour-long dialogue with Indian panelists Jayabroto Chatterjee, writer and vice-president, Ganapati Greenfields Ltd, Madhuchhanda Chatterjee, executive director, Anamika Kala Sangam, and Sudarshan Chakravarty, artistic director, Sapphire Creations.

FOOD

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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