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Art

Till July 8 at Gandhara Art Gallery: An exhibition of paintings by Chhatrapati Dutta, Samit Dey, Samindranath Majumdar and Rajarshi Biswas. Till July 19 (except Sundays) at Galerie 88; 11 am - 7 pm; (Mondays 2 pm- 7 pm): A solo exhibition of Suhas Roy’s paintings. Till July 31 at Artists Circle, 46 Circus Avenue; 2 pm - 8 pm: Summer Interlude — an exhibition of paintings by Alok Bhattacharya, Amitabha Banerjee, Amitabha Sengupta, Anita Roychowdhury, Bijon Chowdhury, Dhiraj Chowdhury, Dipak Banerjee, Ganesh Haloi, Jogen Chowdhury, Lalu Prasad Shaw, Paritosh Sen, Prakash Karmakar, Robin Mondal, Ramananda bandopadhyay, Shuvaprasanna, Shyamal Dutta Ray, Suhas Roy and Sunil Das is on. Till August 3 (except Sundays); 11.30 am - 7.30 pm: 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.

photographs

Till July 8 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery: Friends of Tibet, India, hosts an exhibition of photographs from the Tibet Museum on Tibet titled A Long Look Homeward. The photographs narrate the history of Tibet, Tibet in exile and also portrays the present situation of Tibet under the Chinese occupation. Also, video screenings are being held at the same venue at 5.30 pm daily. The line-up: Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion (today) and Windhorse (tomorrow).

DRAMA

July 7 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Nandiranga presents Dharmabataar. Direction: Somnath Mukhopadhyay. July 7 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30 pm: Blind Opera presents Tagore’s Raja. Direction: Subhashis Gangopadhyay. July 8 at Rabindra Sanda; 6.30 pm: Ekush Shatak presents Sharodiya Shahjahan. Drama & direction: Shyamal Chakraborty. July 8 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Sangstab presents Gunadharer Ashukh. Direction: Dwijen Bandopadhyay. July 8 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30 pm: Kolkata Suchetana presents Tejaskriyata. Direction: Onkar Ghosh. July 9 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Samskar Bharati, Paschim Banga presents Mohit Chattopadhyay’s Nishad. Direction: Bikash Bhattacharya. July 10 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Natyayan presents Ichchhapatra. Drama & direction: Anil De. July 13 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Rangakarmee presents its latest play Kashinama. Design and direction: Usha Ganguli.

music

July 7 at Kala Kunj; 6 pm: Kalabhrit presents an evening of songs and recitation, Anandataranga Jaagey, by its students. Conducted by Partho Ghosh, Mallar Basu, Moloy Roy and Seema Sen. The entire programme is directed by Anusheela Basu. July 10 at Sisir Mancha; 6 pm: Krishnakali hosts a dance programme. The first half features Aalo Andhare Rabindranath, based on Tagore’s songs on Prem, Puja & Bichitra parjay. Directed by Shyamal Saha, the programme will be presented by the pupils of Krishnakali. The second half features Bandish-O-Kathak, featuring Shyamal Saha (songs) and Rubena Chatterjee (dance). July 10 & 11 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6 pm: Samaroha hosts Varsha Utsav — a two-day programme of songs and recitation based on Tagore’s works. Participants: (July 10) Pramita Mallick, Pubali Debnath, Debaroti Som, Anusheela Basu, Dr Taniya Das, Tanushree Banerjee, Urmila Basu, Suman Panthi, Biswaroop Rudra, Sudeshna Sanyal, Sharmila Mukherjee, Patralekha Mukherjee, Sayantani Chakraborty, Bijoylakshmi Burman and others. (July 11): Rajeshwar Bhattacharya, Purba Dam, Bani Tagore, Abhirup Guhathakurta, Sanghamitra Gupta, Sreeradha Bandopadhyay, Achin Mukhopadhyay, Basabi Dutta, Abhijit Guha, Jhinuk Sengupta, Kajal Sur and others. July 13 at Aikatan, IA 209, Salt Lake; 5 pm: The Salt Lake Cultural Association in colaboration with EZCC hosts Monsoon Melodies — a musical programme featuring violiist Indrayudh Bose with Biswajit Roy on the tabla, sitar artiste Atanu Majumdar with Chiradeep Banerjee on the tabla and vocalist Gouri Guha with Tarun Chatterjee on the tabla and Subhrakanti Chatterjee on the harmonium.

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.

LECTURE

July 7 at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Balabhadrananda will speak in Bengali on Yuga Nayak Vivekananda. July 7 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math; 7 pm: Professor Jagat Jiban Ghosh will discuss in Bengali Swasthya-O-Paribesh. July 8 at CMA auditorium, 1 Shakespeare Sarani; 5.45 pm: The CMA-Patton Tuesday Talkshoppe: Mr Amit Kumar Sen, managing director, East India Pharmaceutical Works Ltd. to speak on Recent Changes in Company Law.

in memoriam

July 8 at Rajya Sangeet Academy, 36 Anwar Shah Road; 3 pm - 6 pm: Shinjan Nrityalaya hosts a condolence meeting to pay homage to Guru Pankaj Charan Das. Guru Muralidhar Majhi will recall his long and eventful association with the Adya Guru of Odissi. July 8 at Bangla Academy; 6 pm: Cine Central, Calcutta, hosts a condolence meeting to pay homage to its departed president, Kalpataru Sen Gupta.

festival

July 7 at Swabhumi: Cultural pageant of Orissa Festival features Sambalpuri dance ballet and Gotipua dance of Puri. Also, strolling performances of Jodi Sankha, Muhuri and Jadinagara, Ektara and Daskathia. Hosted by EZCC and Utkala, Calcutta.

book release

July 11 at Nandan II; 6 pm: Cine Central, Calcutta will flag-off its year-long programme to celebrate the 80th birthday of the doyen of Indian cinema, Mrinal Sen with the release of a book on the life and works of Sen by Deepankar Mukhopadhyay. Also screening of Sen’s film Interview.

film show

July 7 at British Council auditorium; 6 pm: Supriyo Sen’s film Way Back Home will be screened.

workshop

July 13 - 18 at 1/1 Camac Street, 3rd Floor, Suite No. 6: AKTC, a franchisee of I.T. Kids organises Steps, a dance workshop on jazz, choreography, Western dance, fore work etc to be conducted by an American teachers for children in the age group of six years to 11 years and 12 years to 18 years. Classes will be held in two batches. The first batch (younger kids) will be from 4 pm - 5 pm and the second batch (for 12 years to 18 years) from 5.30 pm - 7 pm. For registration and other details: 2226 2420/ 2993; 2229 2732/ 8327.

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 July 11 at Cloud 9 Restobar: Cloud 9 Restobar hosts Amazing Thai Food Festival — an exciting array of authentic Thai dishes presented by renowned chef Yong Yos Chimthep. Till July 13 at Grain of Salt; 7 pm onwards: Salsa Mexicana — an inimitable gastronomical extravaganza over dinner buffet. Till July 31 at Trincas; 12 noon - 4 pm: Set lunches, Indian or Chinese, vegetarian or non-vegetarian, with menus changed daily.
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