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DRAMA

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). Direction: Nigel Ward.

Art

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 host of upcoming artists from different parts of the country. August 20 - September 30 at Idiyas Gallery, 15 Dover Road; 10.30 am - 7.30 pm: An exhibition of contemporary Indian art and sculptures in various media titled Continuity begins.

MUSIC

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.

LECTURE

August 20 at The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Prabhananda will discuss in Bengali Sri Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita. August 20 at the Ramakrishna Vedanta Math; 7 pm: Swami Buddhatmananda will discuss in Bengali Sri Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita. August 20 at the Ramakrishna Mission Saradapitha, Belur Math; 6 pm: Swami Ajarananda will discuss in Bengali Lay Devotees of Sri Ramakrishna. 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.

meet

August 22 at Sandre Hall; 6.30 pm: Ajoy Ray will present The Genius of Miles Davis. Hosted by The Calcutta School of Music, Jazz Listener’s Forum.

PHOTOGRAPHS

August 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.

film festival

August 20 at Uttam Mancha: Cine Central’s Japanese Film Festival features (at 5 pm): Cure (dir: Kiyoshi Kurosawa) & 7 pm: Dora-Heita (dir: Kon Ichikawa).

seminar

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.

exhibition

August 20 at Kaushik Hall, Nari Seva Sangha, Jodhpur Park; 11 am - 7 pm: Pracheshtha — an exhibition 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, dupattas and applique sarees.

poetry-reading

August 20 at Sahitya Akademi auditorium; 5.30 pm: Sahitya Akademi’s Forum for Poetry, Kavisandhi features poet Saratkumar Mukhopadhyay, who will read his own compositions.

workshop

August 20 -26 at Aikataan, IA-290 Salt Lake; 10 am - 5 pm: EZCC holds a workshop on Thangta, the martial dance of Manipur, to be conducted by Ranjeet Chingtham. Details at 23356796.

festival

August 22 at Sri Thyagaraja Hall, P-530, Raja Basanta Roy Road; 7 am - 12 noon & 6 pm - 9 pm: Sri Maha Chandi Homam begins with Veda Prarthana and concludes with Poornahoothi, Deeparadhana in the evening.
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