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August 2 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Choopkatha will stage Dui-Taranga. Dir: Dolly Basu. August 2 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Kalyani Natyacharcha Kendra presents Aswacharit. Direction: Kishore Sengupta. August 2 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Theatre Workshop presents Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Dir: Ashok Mukhopadhyay. August 3 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm: Samakalin Sanskriti presents Badnaam. Drama and direction: Sudipto Sarkar. August 3 at Girish Manch; 6.30 pm: Rangroop presents Khunje Nao. Music and direction: Swatilekha Sengupta. August 3 at Gyan Manch; 6.30 pm: Padatik presents its latest Hindi play, Wada Chirebandi. Direction: Kunal Padhi.


August 2 - 30 at Galerie 88; 3 pm - 7 pm (Sunday closed): To celebrate the 88th birthday of ‘Chhabidas’ M.F. Husain, an exhibition of his 88 recent paintings will be unveiled today at 6 pm by chief minister Buddhadev Bhattacharya. Till August 3 (except Sunday); 11.30 am - 7.30 pm: Gallery Caps presents Travels in Hyperreality — an exhibition of rare contemporary Indian Art. Till August 3 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings, drawings, graphics and sculptures by the members of Contrivance, in celebration of its 25 years. Till August 15 (except Mondays) at Akar Prakar, P238 Hindustan Park; 11 am - 8 pm: An exhibition of Susmit Biswas’ paintings. 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 by well-known artists and sculptors.

film show

August 2 at Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, 36 C S.P. Mookherjee Road; 4 pm & 6 pm: Tragedies — A Festival of Shakespeare in Film concludes today with the screening of Romeo and Juliet (directed by Baz Luhrmann. Hosted by The Seagull Foundation for the Arts in association with Deshbandhu College for Girls, Calcutta.


Till 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. Till August 2 at Shree Kunj, 13 Gurusaday Road; 11 am - 6 pm: Vasundhara celebrates its first anniversary with an exhibition of diamond jewelleries.


August 2 at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Pradyot Kumar Mukhopadhyay will speak in Bengali on Dharma, Darshan O Vigyan. August 2 at the Ramakrishna Vedanta Math; 7 pm: Swami Paramatmananda will speak in Bengali on Juge Juge Jander Aagamon. August 2 at the Ramakrishna Mission Saradapitha, Belur Math; 6 pm: Swami Tyagarupananda will speak in Bengali on Gitar Vani. August 3 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 11 am: Professor P. Lal reads of the cowardly retreat of Virata’s son Uttara from the battlefield and Arjuna’s attempt to dissuade him, in the 190th weekly session of the complete English transcreation of Vyasa’s Mahabharata.


Till August 10 at Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, 69, Prince Bakhtiar Shah Road; 7.30 am - 8.30 am & 5 pm - 6 pm: A 10-day yoga therapy camp for patients with back pain, spondylosis, arthritis, gastritis, diabetes, asthma and obesity


August 2 at Swabhumi; 6 pm: A workshop on santoor followed by santoor recital by Maddhya Kolkata Sangeet Sammelan. August 4 & 5 at Jyotirmai Club: A two-day cookery class conducted by Asha Khatau from Mumbai. Details at # 2475-2309/ 8475 August 4 - 8 at Aikatan, IA-290, Salt Lake; 10 am - 5 pm: EZCC holds a an workshop on Odissi music — an ancient and distinct style of Indian classical music with specific ragas, taals and its own style of rendition. To be conducted by Dr Damodar Hota. Details at # 2335-6796.

birth centenary

August 3 at Ashutosh Memorial Hall, 92, S.P. Mookerji Road; 10 am: Ashutosh Mukherjee Memorial Institute and Presidency College Alumni Association will celebrate the birth centenary of Umaprosad Mukherjee.


Till August 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, film show and art camp. Group, individual participants and plays to be staged include Shankha Ghosh, K. Sachhidanandan, Soubhagya Misra, L. Samarendra Singh, Lopamudra, Chandrabindoo, Indrani Sen, Bratati Bandyopadhyay, Anamni Angana, Rajsabhay Madhabi and Abrittilok. August 3 at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Block FA/II Salt Lake: Inauguration of Bhavan’s Institute of Management Science and Management Colleges by His Excellency Vishnukant Shastri, Governor of Uttar Pradesh. Also, convocation of the first batch of MBA students by Sanjay Budhia, MD, Patton Ltd.
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