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July 28 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30 pm: Arshi presents Manodasundari. Drama & direction: Suranjana Dasgupta. July 29 at Academy of Fine Arts and on August 3 at Gyan Manch; 6.30 pm: Padatik presents its latest Hindi play, Wada Chirebandi. Direction: Kunal Padhi. July 30 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30 pm: Natyam presents two one-act plays, Juddhakshetre Picnic, based on Fernando Arrabal’s Picnic on the Battlefield, and Manoj Mitra’s Ashwatthama. Direction: Abhijit Sen. July 30 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: PLT presents Utpal Dutt’s Itihaser Kathgoray (direction: Diptesh Bandyopadhyay) and Michael Madhusudan Dutt’s Ekei Ki Boley Sabhyata' (direction: Utpal Dutt). July 30 at Madhusudan Mancha and July 31 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.30 pm: Nabamayukh presents Bhadreswarir Galpo. Direction: Rishi Mukherjee. July 31 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Anya Theatre presents Madhab Malanchi Kainya. Drama and direction: Bibhas Chakraborty. August 1 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Rangakarmee presents its latest production, Kashinama. Direction: Usha Ganguli. August 2 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Choopkatha will stage Dui-Taranga. Direction: Dolly Basu.


July 30 at ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Tollygunge; 6 pm: Vocal recital by Amit Mukherjee, accompanied by Ananda Gopal Bandopadhyay (tabla) and Jyoti Goho (harmonium).


July 31 at Bharatiyam, IB 201 Salt Lake City; 6.30 pm: EZCC organises a Kathakali recital of Sri Rajasekharan from Kerala Kalamandalam, Chenuthunuthy, and his troupe.


Till July 31 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Prachi Protichee (East-West) — an Indo-Bangladesh art exhibition jointly hosted by International Young Artists’ Organisation, India and Chitrakoot Art Gallery. Till July 31 at Artists Circle, 46 Circus Avenue; 2 pm - 8 pm: Summer Interlude — an exhibition of paintings by well-known artists. Till August 3 (except Sundays); 11.30 am - 7.30 pm: Gallery Caps presents Travels in Hyperreality — an exhibition of rare contemporary Indian Art. Till August 18 at Idiyas Gallery, 15 Dover Road; 10.30 am - 7.30 pm: Inaugural exhibition of contemporary Indian art and sculpture, entitled New Beginnings.Participants include Apto Bhattacharya, Dipika Saha, Partho Bhattacharjee, Pradeep Rakshit, Prakash Karmakar, Pranab Faujdar, Samit Dey, Shipra Bhattacharya, Shuvaprasanna, Shyamal Mukherjee, Shyam Kanu, Subroto Das, Suhas Roy, Sujit Karan, Tapas Gangopadhyay and Wasim Kapur. July 28 - 31 at Calcutta Information Centre; 4 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings by Sonali Pal. July 28 - August 3 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings, drawings, graphics and sculptures by the members of Contrivance, a group of contemporary artists of West Bengal, in celebration of its 25 years.

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Till August 2 at Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, 36C S.P. Mookherjee Road: Tragedies — A Festival of Shakespeare in Film. Today at 5 pm: Richard III. Hosted by The Seagull Foundation for the Arts in association with Deshbandhu College for Girls, Calcutta.


July 30 at Joka Dipa Diabetes Reasearch Foundation, B-6/8 Diamond Park; 2 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition on diabetic educational programme along with free blood sugar test, free advice as well as distributing insulin at lesser prices on the eve of Insulin Discovery Day. July 28 - August 2 at the Goethals Indian Library and Research Society, St Xavier’s College (above chapel); 9.30 am - 5 pm; Saturday (9.30 am - 12 noon): An exhibition of books and plates on Indian philosophy and religion.


July 28 at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Puranananda will speak in Bengali on Adhyatma Ramayana. July 28 at the Ramakrishna Vedanta Math; 7 pm: Sri Amalendu Chakraborty will speak in Bengali on Sri Sri Ramakrishna-Lilaprasanga. July 29 at Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, R-1 Baishnabghata Patuli Township; 3 pm: Professor Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak of Columbia University, New York will deliver the second part of her S.G. Deuskar Lecture on Midnight’s Children and the Schreber Case. July 29 at CMA auditorium, 1 Shakespeare Sarani; 5.45 pm: The CMA-Patton Tuesday Talkshoppe: Mr Surajit Bose, senior manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers, to speak on Sustainability — A Business Driver. July 30 at Ramakrishna Mission Saradapitha, Belur Math; 6 pm: Swami Gokuleshanada will speak on Deva Vani.


July 30 at Metropolitan Institution (Main), 39 Shankar Ghosh Lane; 6 pm: Metropolitan Institution (Main) Prakrani celebrates its first anniversary.


Till August 1 at Padatik; 9.30 am: The 25th British Council School Drama Festival. Finals on August 2 & 3 at Vidya Mandir, 3 pm. Till July 30 at Aikatan, IA-290, Salt Lake; 10 am - 5 pm: EZCC holds workshop on traditional Kathakali dance being conducted by Kalamandalam Rajasekharan.


July 31 at Sahitya Akademi auditorium; 5.30 pm: Sahitya Akademi presents its literary forum meeting, In Memoriam: Subhas Mukhopadhyay. Speakers: Khumanthem Prakash Singh, Soubhagya Kumar Misra, Sumita Chakrabarti, Manabendra Bandyopadhyay and Sunil Gangopadhyay.


August 1 at the Sandre Hall; 6.30 pm: The Calcutta School of Music Listener’s Club meet will feature a programme of Beethoven’s Symphonies by Kishore Chatterjee.


August 1 at Sri Ganesh & Sri Murugan Temples, 58/14/3&6 Prince Anwar Shah Road: Sri Ganesh & Sri Murugan Temples celebrate the Aadi Pooram Festival with Homam (at 8 am) followed by Deeparadhana and Prasada Viniyogam; Kuthivilakku Pooja (at 6.30 pm); and Alankaram, Deeparadhana and Prasadaviniyogam at 8 pm.


August 1 - 3 at Rabindra Sadan, Sisir Mancha, Nandan 3, Jibanananda Sabhaghar and Gaganendra Pradarshashala: The golden jubilee celebrations of Krittibas Patrika features poetry reading, songs, recitation, adda, debate, documentary film show and art camp. Group, individual participants and plays to be staged include include Shankha Ghosh, K. Sachhidanandan, Soubhagya Misra, L. Samarendra Singh, Lopamudra, Chandrabindoo, Indrani Sen, Bratati Bandyopadhyay, Anamni Angana, Rajsabhay Madhabi and Abrittilok.
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