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August 18 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Arghya presents Riot.Play & direction: Manish Mitra August 18 at Gyan Manch; 6.30 pm: Little Thespian presents a Hindi play, Kanch Ke Khilone. Direction: S.M. Azhar Alam. August 19 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Sandarbha presents Shani Mongal. Play, direction and acting: Soumitra Basu. August 19 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Theatre Workshop will stage Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Translated and directed by Ashok Mukhopadhyay. August 20 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Chupkatha presents Dui Taranga, Directed by Dolly Basu. August 20 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Padatik presents its latest play in Hindi,Wada Chirabandi. Designed and directed by Kunal Padhi. August 22 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Sansriti presents Winkle Twinkle. Directed by Debesh Chattopadhyay.


August 18 at Kala mandir; 6 pm: Bangla bands Bhoomi and Dohar will perform. Hosted by Child in Need Institute (CINI). August 21 at Swabhumi; 6 pm: An evening of Baul songs by Sanjit Das. August 22 at The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6 pm: A sitar recital by Arvind Parikh with Anutosh Degharia on the tabla.


Till August 18 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 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. August 18 - 24 at Academy of Fine Arts, West Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of drawings and paintings by Amal Das begins from today. 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. 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 18 at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 5.30 pm: Dhyanesh Narayan Chakrabarti will speak in Bengali on Mahabharater ‘Shantiparba.’ August 18 at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Balabhadrananda will speak in Bengali on Yuga Nayak Vivekananda. August 18 at the Ramakrishna Vedanta Math; 7 pm: Dr Nirod Baran Chakraborty will discuss in Bengali Astik Saradarshan. August 19 at CMA auditorium, 1 Shakespeare Sarani; 5.45 pm: The CMA-Patton Tuesday Talkshoppe: Dr Rudrangshu Mukherjee, editor, Editorial Pages, The Telegraph, to speak on The Idea of India. August 20 at Presidency College, Physics Lecture Theatre; 3.30 pm: Professor Sunil Kumar Munshi will deliver the Sushovan Sarkar Memorial Lecture on Nodi, Tumi Kaar'

birth anniversary

August 18 at 33/1A, R.K. Chatterjee Road; 5 pm: Jugantar Biplabi Sammilani hosts a meeting in memory of freedom fighter Manohar Mukhopadhyay. August 19 at Kalighat Park Rabindra Charcha Bhavan; 6 pm: The Tagore Research Institute celebrates the birth anniversary of Abanindranath Tagore with a lecture by Professor Shobhan Sen followed by reading excerpts from Abanindranath ‘s works by members of the institute. Also, rendering of Rabindrasangeet and Abanindranath’s songs by Subid Tagore and Manas Mukhopadhyay.


Till August 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. Till August 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.


August 20 at Max Mueller Bhavan classroom; 5.30 pm: Indo-German Association, Calcutta hosts a seminar on Forest cover in West Bengal is in a serious state of depletion: Suggestions of measures to save the situation. Eminent scholars will present their views on the topic.


Till August 23 at Space Circle: The second Corporate Indoor Cricket Tournament at 7,000 sq. ft, air-conditioned Royal Stag Skydrome.

film show

August 22 & 23 at Naatghar, Bharatiyam Cultural Multiplex, IB 201, Salt Lake; 6.30 pm: EZCC hosts a series of documentary films on art and culture of Bengal every weekend. This week it hosts the screening of Adivasi Putul Katha, a film on puppets and Harmony, a film on Calcutta’s tercentenary; On. (August 23): Chandannagar and Archaeological Monuments of Bankura.

quiz contest

August 23 at Jadavpur University Indoor Stadium; 12.30 pm: Qriosity 2003 — a quiz contest for school and college students.


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


August 19, 20 & 21 at Nehru Children’s Museum; 1 pm - 6 pm: An exhibition of photographs depicting the different stages of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s life.


August 18 - 24 at 255 Jodhpur Park; 11 am - 7.30 pm: Nupur’s Boutique hosts an exhibition-cum-sale of exclusive Madhubani painted sarees, kurtas, dupattas and applique sarees.

film festival

August 19, 20 & 22 at Uttam Macha: Cine Central hosts a three-day Japanese Film Festival. The line-up: August 19, 5 pm: Border Line (dir: Lee Sang) & 7.15 pm: Charisma (dir: Kiyoshi Kurosawa); August 20, 5 pm: Cure (dir: Kiyoshi Kurosawa) & 7 pm: Dora-Heita (dir: Kon Ichikawa); August 22, 4 pm: Sleeping Man (dir: Kohei Oguri), 5.45 pm: Duo (dir: Nobuhiro Suwa) and 7.15 pm: Adrenalin Drive (dir: Yaguchi Shinobu)


Till August 25 at Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Sansthana, 69 K, Prince Bakhtiar Shah Road; 7.30 am - 8.30 am & 5 pm - 6 pm: A 10-day free yoga therapy camp for patients with various problems including anxiety, depression, diabetes, asthma, allery and obesity.


August 20 at Rabindra Sadan; 5 pm: Oindrilla Jatiya Sangeet Academy hosts a cultural programme. August 22 at Asutosh Memorial Hall; 6.30 pm: A cultural programme by members of Chilekotha. August 24 at Sisir Mancha; 9.45 am: Ikshan hosts a variety programme titled, Jeeboner Khonje.
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