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Art

Till June 20 at Identity Gallery; 4 pm - 8 pm: Reflections of Varanasi — the fifth solo exhibition of paintings by Arindam Bose. Till June 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 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 Dui-Taranga. Direction and acting: Dolly Basu. June 21 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Choopkatha presents Dui-Taranga. Direction: Dolly Basu.

workshop

Till June 27 at Vipasana Meditation centre, Baro Mandir Ghat (near Panihati municipality), Sodepur: A 10-day Vipasana meditation course. details: 25532855, 25833910. Till June 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.

music

June 18 at Swabhumi; 6 pm: Bengali modern songs by Ratna. June 18 at Oxford Bookstore; 6.30 pm: Shringar Fiulms and Magic Lamp Production present American Chai Unplugged with Aalok Mehta, Sheetal Sheth and Anurag Mehta. 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. June 20 at Calcutta School of Music, 6B Sunny Park; 6.30 pm: Jazz Listeners’ Forum.

EXHIBITION

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. 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.

LECTURE

June 18 at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 6 pm: Pradyot Kumar Mukhopadhyay will speak in Bengali on Dharma, Darshan O Vijnan. June 18 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math; 7 pm: Swami Buddhatmananda will discuss in Bengali Sri Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita.

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.

VARIETY

June 18 at Nehru Children’s Museum; 6.30 pm: Wrick presents Chhanda Chharaye — songs based on rhymes (of Annada Shankar Ray, Arun Basu, Tagore and others) by children between 4 years and 15 years. Recitation by Chaitali Dasgupta. Direction: Riddhi Chattopadhyay. The second half features a whistle show by Tarun Goswami who will render tunes of popular Bengali and film songs.

BOOK READING

June 18 at Sasha, 27 Mirza Ghalib Street; 6 pm: Kankana Sen Sharma, June Malliah and Parnab Mukherjee will read from Anjana Basu’s Curses in Ivory.

book release

June 19 at Bangla Academy, Jibanananda Sabhaghar, 1/1 AJC Bose Road; 6 pm: Veteran Bengali film director Arabinda Mukhopadhyay will release Tapan Singher Chalachitra (Films of Tapan Sinha) written by Sankha Bhattacharya.

FOOD

Every Thursday at Grain of Salt Bar; 6 pm onwards: Ladies Night Only — a special evening for 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. Till June 30 at The Peerless Inn: Tok-Tok Jhaal-Jhaal (at Aaheli), Steak Fest (at Bichitra), Bigger & Better (at Lahari) Shakes Funda — Ice Cream Thanda (at Nishidin).
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