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August 12 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Anya Chhanda presents its latest play, Swarnavila. Direction and acting: Biplab Chattopadhyay. August 13 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Swapnasandhani presents its latest production, Dushman No. 1. Direction and acting: Koushik Sen. August 13 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Renaissance presents a musical comedy in Hindi, Charandas MLA. Direction: Bimal Chakraborty. 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.


August 14 at Charnock City, Salt Lake; 6.30 pm: Srabon Sandhya — an evening of Rabindrasangeet by Rakhi Sarkar and Sreyashi Mitra. Dr Rita Majumdar will render songs based on myriad moods. August 15 at Uttam Mancha; 6 pm: Pragna presents Tagore songs by Panchali Dhar, recitation from selected portions of Tagore’s work by Soumitra Chattopadhyay, and tunes of Rabindrasangeet on the piano, accordian, univox, key-board and melodika by V. Balsara. August 17 at Trincas; 5 pm onwards: Ode to Elvis — a tribute to the king of rock ’n’ roll, with the lighting of cadles, music featuring Shiva, quiz and a competition for Elvis lookalikes. August 17 at Rotary Sadan; 6.30 pm: Quintessence presents Janani Aamaar — patriotic songs by Nupurchhanda Ghosh.


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. August 13 (6 pm - 8 pm), August 14, 16 & 17 (4 pm - 8 pm) at Birla Academy of Art & Culture: Mongolian Mosaic — People & Design: A colourful set of 52 paintings (reproduction) depicting the unique costumes and head gear of different ethnic groups inhabiting the wild terrains of Mongolia. Till August 15 at Akar Prakar, P 238, Hindustan Park; 11 am - 8 pm: An exhibition of Susmit Biswas’ paintings. Till August 17 at Academy of Fine Arts, West gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of recent paintings by Sukanta Das. 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. 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.” Till August 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 12 at CMA auditorium, 1 Shakespeare Sarani; 5.45 pm: The CMA-Patton Tuesday Talkshoppe: Mr Hardeep Singh, managing director, Polar International Ltd, to speak on Brand Ambassadors of Another Kind. August 12 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 6 pm: Ramaranjan Mukherji will speak in Sanskrit on Kalidasa’s Meghaduta. August 12 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math; 7 pm: Swami Atmabodhananda will discuss in Bengali Life of Swami Niranjanananda.


August 12 onwards at Balmandir, 20/1 Ram Mohan Dutta Road: A 10-day workshop on Dandia Garba for boys and girls above 7 and ladies. Details with Usha Desai, # 2474427 (10 am - 1 pm), 24757766 (3 pm - 7 pm). August 15 - 19 at Block FA, Sector 3A, Salt Lake: Prakriti Mazumdar from Mumbai will conduct a workshop on The aesthetics and mathematics of rhythm in Bharata Natyam. For details, contact Vandana Alase Hazra at # 2462-9092. August 15 - 19 at Aikataan, IA-290 Salt Lake; 10 am - 5 pm: EZCC holds a workshop on dance appreciation to be conducted by Mandakini Trivedi. Details at 23356796.


Till August 31 at Mahajati Sadan; 6.30 pm; Sundays (3 pm & 6.30 pm): Magic show by K. Lal.


August 12 at Gurudwara Bara Sikh Sangat, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Calcutta 7; 4 pm - 8 pm: To mark the 2510th Jayanthi of Adi Sankaracharya and the golden jubilee celebration of Peetarohana of Sri Jayendra Saraswati, the Sri Adi Sankara Jyoti Ratham, carrying the gold idol of Jagadguru Adi Sankaracharya, has reached Calcutta, and is now at Ved Bhavan.The Ratham will reach scheduled places for viewing. August 12 at Sri Thyagaraja Hall, P-530, Raja Basanta Roy Road; 7.30 am: Aavani Avittam Rig and Yajur Vedam will be celebrated by Guru Sathyanarayan Sastrigal and Sankara Sastrigal.


August 12 at the science building of Bethune School; 12 noon: Bethune School Praktani Samiti organises its ‘Purnarmilan Utsav’.
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