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Art

Till June 30 at Metropolitan Art Salon, Suite 18, 3rd floor, 7 JL Nehru Road; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Amit Das, Anirban Seth, Atin Mitra, Basudev Ghosh, Kallol Bose, Munmun Das, Pijush Kanti Bera, Prasun Dutta, Ratna Ghosh and Swarup Nandy. Till June 30 at Artists Circle, 46 Circus Avenue; 2 pm - 8 pm: Summer Interlude — featuring the works of Alok Bhattacharya, Amitabha Banerjee, Amitabha Sengupta, Anita Roychowdhury, Bijon Chowdhury, Dhiraj Chowdhury, Dipak Banerjee, Ganesh Haloi, Jogen Chowdhury, Lalu Prasad Shaw, Paritosh Sen, Prokash Karmakar, Rabin Mondal, Ramananda Bandopadhyay, Shuvaprasanna, Shyamal Dutta Ray, Suhas Roy and Sunil Das. 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. Till June 30 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery; 4 pm - 8 pm: Chitrakoot presents Summer Show of Affordable Heritage — an exhibition of paintings of masters of the last century.

DRAMA

June 23 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Gandhar presents Char Duar. Direction: Meghnad Bhattacharyya. June 23 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.30 pm: Renaissance presents a musical comedy in Hindi, Charandas MLA. Direction: Bimal Chakraborty. June 24 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Swapnasandhani presents its latest production, Dushman No. 1. Direction and acting: Koushik Sen. June 24 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Mangalik presents Haroon-al Rashid. Dir: Samir Biswas. June 25 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.30 pm: Kolkata Suchetana presents Tejaskriyata. Drama and diirection: Onkar Ghosh. June 26 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Natyaranga presents Dwijendralal Roy’s Shahjahan. Directed by Swapan Sengupta, the cast includes Goutam Halder, Surajit Bandyopadhyay, Falguni Chattopadhyay, Bijoylakshmi Barman and Deb Shankar Halder. June 26 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Natyam presents two one-act plays, Juddhakhetre Picnic and Aswathama. Direction: Abhijit Sen. June 27 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Natyargha presents Ghar Beghar. Direction: Debajit Banerjee. June 28 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm: Sansriti presents Winkle Twinkle. Direction: Debesh Chattopadhyay. June 29 at Kala Mandir; 6.30 pm: Rangakarmee presents its latest play, Kashinama. Design and direction: Usha Ganguli. June 29 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Aneek presents Amalesh Chakraborty’s Adirshya Asukh. Direction: Moloy Biswas. June 28 & 29 at Gyan Manch; 6.30 pm: Stagecraft presents Poile Sengupta’s Mangalam. Direction: Rohit Pombra.

film show

June 27 at EZCC IB- 201 Salt Lake; 6.30 pm: The Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre will screen Archaeological Monuments of Bankura and Archaeological Monuments of Burdwan.

music

June 23 at Sisir Mancha; 6 pm: Saanskritiki celebrates its 43rd anniversary with a musical soiree by Pravati Mukherjee, Rubi Gupta, Nupur Chhanda Ghosh, Goirika Chanda and Suranjana Choudhury.

variety

June 24 at CESC Recreation Centre, 96, Princep Street; 5.30 pm: Biprateep hosts a cultural programme to celebrate Rabindranath Tagore’s 142nd birth anniversary. The programme features Pradeep Ghosh (recitation), Bhaswati Mukhopadhyay (Rabindrasangeet) and a musical offering based on Tagore’s compositions on Barsha -O-Basanta (rainy season and spring).

Workshop

June 27 at Manovikas Kendra Rehabilitation and Research Institute for the Handicapped (MRIH) campus; 10 am: MRIH hosts Samanvay — The Strength of Togetherness, a one-day workshop for teachers and senior students (Class XI and XII). The workshop will introduce the concept of disability and will provide ideas for creating an inclusive, barrier free society. Career opportunities in the field of special education and other services for differently abled people will also be discussed. Details: 2442-8275/ 3305/ 3306.

PANEL DISCUSSION

June 23 at Oxford Bookstore; 7 pm: Oxford Bookstore presents a ‘Reading Kamasutra’ event, Sexplicity — a panel discussion on modern-day sexual mores with Bikram Ghosh, Rita Bhimani, Kishore Bhimani, Rima Mukherji and others. Moderator: Ashok Viswanathan.

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. June 26 & 27 at Obsession Gallery; 10 am - 7 pm: Karswe exhibits its premiere collection of stylish yet classic Indo-Western ready-to-wear dresses, sarees in crepes, georgettes, cotton printed, tie ’n’ dye with embroidery, etc.

LECTURE

June 23 at Merchants’ Chamber of Commerce; 3.30 pm: An interactive session with S.C. yadav, chief commissioner of Income Tax - 1, West Bengal. June 23 at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Balbhadrananda will speak in Bengali on Yuga Nayak Vivekananda. June 23 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math; 7 pm: Amalendu Chakraborty will discuss in Bengali Sri Sri Ramakrishna Leela Prasanga. June 24 at Birla Academy; 5.30 pm: Lecture on How to treat heart ailments without drugs and surgery by Dr Bimal Chhajer. June 24 at CMA auditorium, 1 Shakespeare Sarani; 5.45 pm: The CMA-Patton Tuesday Talkshoppe: Dr Pradeep Kakkar, management consultant, to speak on The Triple Bottom Line — 21st Century Approach to Corporate Management. June 25 at Aikatan, IA 290, Salt Lake; 5.30 pm: Lecture on How to treat heart ailments without drugs and surgery by Dr Bimal Chhajer. June 27 at Merchants’ Chamber of Commerce; 4 pm: An interactive session with Kenji Shimizu, Consul General of Japan.

POETRY

June 26 at Srijan rooftop, 176 Sarat Bose Road; 6 pm: A Poetry Adda with Srijan Poets. Participating poets: (English): Boudhayan Mukhopadhyay, S.R. Rajen, Sharmila Roy, Shovona Mukherji and Surjit Singh; (Bengali): Ananya Banerjee, Narnarayan Harlalka, Pabitra Mukhopadhyay and Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay; and (Hindi/Urdu): Awadhesh M. Gupta, Jitendra Jitanshu, Nidhi Mehrotra, Rafique Ansari ‘Anjum’ and Siddhesh. On this occasion, ‘Nirdosh’ Lakhbir Singh will present English/Hindi translations of renowned Punjabi poet Amrita Preetam.

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. Till June 29 at The Marble Room, The Kenilworth: A vegetarian food festival, Hariyali Gulistan. A major attraction of this food fest is a fashion show on June 28 between 7 pm and 10 pm featuring leading Calcutta models. 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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