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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 19 at Rangana; 3 pm & 6.30 pm: Bibi Marjina, presented by D.M. Production. The cast includes Papia Adhikary, Debraj Roy, Chhanda Chatterjee, Goutam Sadhukhan and Kalyani Adhikary. August 20 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm & 6.30 pm: Nandikar presents Sojan Badiyar Ghat based on poet Jasimuddin’s work. Direction: Goutam Halder. 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 22 at Kala Mandir; 7 pm: British Council and Patton Limited present Kinaetma Theatre’s Changing Room (Tale of Ovid). Starring Konkona Sen Sharma, Royona Mitra and others. Direction: Nigel Ward.


August 19 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture auditorium; 5 pm: On the auspicious occasion of Krishna Janmashtami, Nupurchhanda Ghosh will render devotional songs followed by solo Kuchipudi dance recital by Madhuri Majumdar. 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. August 22 at St Paul’s Cathedral; 6.30 pm: Calcutta Foundation presents an evening of Western classical music by the Calcutta Foundation orchestra, to be conducted by Ethan Chessin.


Till August 24 at Academy of Fine Arts, West Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of drawings and paintings by Amal Das. Till August 30 at Galerie 88 (except Sunday); 3 pm - 7 pm: The grand old man of Indian art, “Chhabidas” (M.F. Husain) celebrates his 88th birthday with “Four Suites of paintings comprising 88 Husains in oils 003.” Till August 31 (except Monday) at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 4 pm - 8 pm: Young Faces in Contemporary Indian Art features the works of a artists from different parts of the country.


August 19 at the Ramakrishna Vedanta Math; 7 pm: Swami Atmabodhananda will discuss in Bengali Life and Sayings of Sri Ramakrishna. 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' Hosted jointly by Paschimbanga Itihas Samsad and Presidency College, department of history.

kids’ corner

August 20 -26 at Sasha, 27 Mirza Ghalib Street: Sasha hosts a week-long ‘Crafts Week’ for children. Beginning with an exhibition on childrens’ products including toys made of cloth, wood and other eco -friendly materials, to be inaugurated at 11.30 am by veteran theatreperson, Usha Ganguli. Incidentally, August 20 happens to be Ms Ganguli’s birthday and she will be spending the day with children at Sasha. Pottery-making, folk music, story telling and other events are also on the cards.


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 19 at Identity Gallery; 10 am - 7 pm: India Inside presents three designers: Urbi, Nandini, Shubasree and Pinky along with special children of Ashirwaad who participated in a 15-day workshop. August 19 & 20 at Kaushik Hall, Nari Seva Sangha, Jodhpur Park; 11 am - 7 pm: Pracheshtha — an exhibition-cum sale organised by Inner Wheel Club of South-West Calcutta. Till August 24 at 255 Jodhpur Park; 11 am - 7.30 pm: Nupur’s Boutique hosts an exhibition-cum-sale of exclusive Madhubani painted sarees, kurtas and dupattas.

film festival

August 19, 20 & 22 at Uttam Mancha: Cine Central’s three-day Japanese Film Festival features (Today; 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).


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.
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