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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. Till July 1 at Academy of Fine Arts, South Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Bikramjit Roy’s first solo exhibition of traditional Mysore style paintings embossed with gold foil. Till July 2 at Nehru Children’s Museum; 11.30 am - 6.15 pm: An exhibition of 50 prize-winning entries of the Britannia-Nehru Children’s Museum 30th Sit & Draw Art Contest. Till July 6 at Proscenium’s Art Centre, 46 AJC Bose Road; 4 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings by a group of young talented painters. June 30 - July 6 at Academy of Fine Arts, North Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: A solo exhibition of paintings titled Shadow by Swapan Sarkar will be inaugurated today at 5.30 pm. July 1 - 8 at Gandhara Art Gallery: An exhibition of paintings by Chhatrapati Dutta, Samit Dey, Samindranath Majumdar and Rajarshi Biswas. July 4 - August 3; 11.30 am - 7.30 pm (except Sundays): Gallery Caps presents Travels in Hyperreality — an exhibition of rare contemporary Indian Art. Participants include: Shyamal Dutta Roy, Suhas Roy, Prokash Karmakar, Robin Mondal, Ganesh Haloi, Wasim Kapoor, Md. Fakhrul Islam, Aditya Basak, Gautam Basu, Gautam Choudhury, Arunima Choudhury, Bimal Kundu, Chanchal Ahamed, Subrata Ganguly, Ashoke Mullick, Prasun Ghose and Atin Basak.


June 30 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Natadha presents Mahabharat. Drama and direction: Shib Mukhopadhyay. The cast includes Bibhas Chakraborty, Meghnad Bhattacharyya and Dwijen Bandopadhyay. July 2 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Arghya presents Riot. Direction: Manish Mitra. July 2 at Girish Mancha; 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. July 3 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Nandikar presents Jasimuddin’s Sojan Badiyar Ghaat. Direction: Goutam Haldar. July 6 at Proscenium’s Art Centre, 46 AJC Bose Road; 6.30 pm: Proscenium hosts an English play, Impromptu. Written by Tadmosel and directed by Laura Lopamudra Mishra.


July 4 at Kala Mandir: Anamika Kala Sangam hosts Sarpagati, a dance-theatre created and choreographed by Daksha Seth along with her daughter Isha Sharvani and a group of talented dancers.


July 1 at Bharatiyam, 1B 201, Salt Lake; 6 pm: The Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre (EZCC) hosts Bharat Utsav — a programme of folk dances (Chhou dance of Purulia and Sambalpuri dance from Orissa) and classical dances (Odissi) and Bharata Natyam recital (by Charulatha Jayaraman of Tiruchirapalli).


June 30 at Bangla Akademi auditorium; 6.30 pm: Unmesh hosts a series of audio-plays based on Rabindranath Tagore’s works, directed by Jagannath Basu and Urmimala Basu.


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.


July 6 at Saastha Samooham (Regd.), 42, Lake Avenue: Samasthi Upanayanam conducted by Akhila Bharatha Ayyappa Seva Sangham. Brahmapadesam: 9.30 am - 11 am (Simha Lagnam). July 1 - 9 at Swabhumi: A nine-day Orissa Festival featuring Chhau dance of Mayurbhanj, presented by Mayurbhanj Chhau Nrittaya Pratisthan on July 3 & 4; Odissi vocal music by Brajakishore Sahu on July 5; Sambalpuri folk dance by members of UKIA, Sambalpur on July 6 & 7; and Ghuma folk dance presented by Mahabir Sanskrutik Anusthan, Kalahandi on July 7 & 8. Hosted by EZCC and Utkala, Calcutta.


June 30 at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Somatmananda will speak in Bengali on Swami Vivekananda’s Devavani. June 30 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math; 7 pm: Parimal Kanti Das will discuss in Bengali Sri Ramakrishna and Ranchandra Dutta. June 30 at Merchants’ Chamber of Commerce; 5.30 pm: Association of Corporate Advisers & Executive hosts a lecture meeting on Code of Conduct for Chartered Accountants. Speakers Sumita Mookerjee, Bar-at-Law and Amar Nath Mookherjee, FCA. July 1 at CMA auditorium, 1 Shakespeare Sarani; 5.45 pm: The CMA-Patton Tuesday Talkshoppe: Professor Ranjan Mitter, Management Center for Human Values, IIMC, to speak on Ethics, Values and Leadership.

birth centenary

June 30 at Jibananada Sabhaghar; 6.30 pm: Paschim Banga Bangla Akademi observes Jogesh Chandra Bagol’s birth centenary. Speakers: Alok Roy, Swapan Basu and Pabitra Gupta.

book reLEASE

June 30 at Oxford Bookstore, 17, Park Street; 7 pm: Oxford Bookstore, Calcutta hosts a “Reading Kamasutra” event — Sense and Senuality, with the launch of Lazzat Un Nisa (The Pleasure of a Woman) by Janet Fine. The release will be followed by the author discussing her works with Moon Moon Sen, Kishore Bhimani and other authors and filmmakers.


Till June 30 at The Kenilworth; 7 am - 6 pm: Dr Bimal Chhajer, MD of SAAOL Health & Research Foundation, New Delhi conducts workshop on treatment of heart diseases without bypass surgery and angiplasty. Details: 24641149, 27021244 or 9831153008.


July 3 at 13 Chowringhee Terrace, 1st Floor; 5.30 pm: Crafts Council of West Bengal hosts the inauguration of Artisana, Centre for Crafts. Vimor collection of traditional textiles from Karnataka will be presented for the occasion. The items will be on display till Juky 19, between 10 am and 7.30 pm.


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 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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