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August 7 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Sayak presents Badhutantra. Directed and performed by Meghnad Bhattacharya. August 7 at Sisir Mancha; 6 pm: New Alipore Natyamon presents Achin Purer Pracheen Katha. Drama, music and direction: Soumitra Chatterjee. August 10 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Sansriti presents Winkle Twinkle. Direction: Debesh Chattopadhyay. August 10 at Mukta Angan; 6.30 pm: Shouvanik presents Daant Paake Bandha. Dir: Chandan Das. August 13 at Academy of Fine Arts and August 19 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Theatre Workshop will stage Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Translated and directed by Ashok Mukhopadhyay.


Till August 10 at Academy of Fine Arts, West Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Pradip Pradhan and Runu Misra Banerjee’s exhibition of paintings. Till August 12 at Academy of Fine Arts, Central Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings by Bimal Kar. Till August 13 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: A Monsoon Melange — an exhibition of the works of various artists. Till August 15 (except Monday) at Akar Prakar, P 238, 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. August 8 - 18 (except Tuesday) at Metropolitan Art Salon, 7 Chowringhee Road; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of the works of Arunesh Chowdhury, Mahadev Mukherjee, Subhendu Sarkar, Subrata Biswas and Sanjoy Sengupta. Till August 30 at Galerie 88 (except Sunday); 3 pm - 7 pm: The grand old man of Indian art, “Chhabidas” (M.F. Husain) turns 88. To celebrate his birthday, Galeries 88 hosts “Four Suites of paintings comprising 88 Husains in oils 003.” These paintings were doen recently in Mumbai, Delhi, Calcutta and Paris. August 8 - 31 (except Mondays & August 15) at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 4 pm - 8 pm: Young Faces in Contemporary Indian Art features the works of a host of upcoming artists from different parts of the country.


August 7 at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 6 pm: Swami Sarvabhutananda will speak in Hindi on Bhagwad Gita. August 7 at the Ramakrishna Vedanta Math; 7 pm: Swami Samshuddhananda will discuss in Bengali Srimad Bhagwad.

book reading

August 9 at Emami Landmark; 4 pm: A reading of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by the Storytellers.


Till August 8 at Aikatan, IA-290, Salt Lake; 10 am - 5 pm: EZCC holds a workshop on Odissi music — an ancient and distinct style of Indian classical music with specific ragas, taals and its own style of rendition. Conducted by Dr Damodar Hota. August 9 at Thoughtshop Foundation, 188/90 Prince Anwar Shah Road, Lake Gardens; 11 am - 2 pm: Thoughtshop Foundation is organising a workshop on sex education for adolescents in the age group 13-19 years. Registrations at # 2417 6128/29.


Till August 13 (except Sunday) at Crafts Council of West Bengal, 13 Chowringhee Terrace, 1st floor; 10 am - 7 pm, Monday (2 pm - 7 pm): A display of tribal rugs and accessories in Artisana. Till August 9 at Identity Gallery: Sundari Silk Chennai hosts an exhibition of cotton and silk sarees. August 7 - 10 at Academy of Fine Arts; 12 noon - 8 pm: The Dolls Speak — an exhibition of dolls by Francoise Bosteels. August 8 & 9 at Prudential Hall, 18H park Street; 10 am - 8 pm: An exhibition of used and discounted computers and their allied products.

film festival

Till August 9 at British Council; 6 pm: Indo-British Digital Festival features screening of 45 films. Also, a workshop on digital film-making at Globsyn Technology campus, Salt Lake from August 7 - 9.


August 8 at Darbhanga Hall, Calcutta University College Street campus; 5.30 pm: Bangiya Sahitya Parisad, Viswakosh Parishad & 30 organisations including little magazines convene the Jasimuddin Centenary Preparatory meeting to celebrate the rural poet’s birth centenary. Dr Pratap Chandra Chandra will preside over the meeting.


August 10 at British Council; 9.30 am: Emami Landmark and British Council jointly host the Indo-British Literature Quiz. Former test player Ashok Malhotra and model Piu Sarkar will be the guests of honour.


August 7 at 29/9 Ballygunge Park (Ground floor): Abhuraag launches the cassette/CD of Notun Joaar, a musical compilation of eight children-oriented songs.


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.
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