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Art

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. Till 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 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.

DRAMA

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.

dance

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).

dance-drama

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.

festival

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.

LECTURE

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. July 1 at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 6 pm: Samir Chandra Chakraborty will speak in Bengali on Veder Parichiti. July 1 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math; 7 pm: Swami Atmabodhananda will discuss in Bengali Sri Sri Mayer Katha.

workshop

July 1- 14 at Vipasana Meditation centre, Baro Mandir Ghat, near Panihati Municipality, Sodepur: A 10-day Vipasana meditation course begins from today. For enrollment and other details: 25532855, 25833910.

inauguration

July 1 at Swabhumi; 6.30 pm: Inauguration of a nine -day Orissa Festival by His Excellency, Sri Viren J. Shah, Governor of West Bengal. 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 July 19, between 10 am and 7.30 pm.

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.

EXHIBITION

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.
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