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DRAMA

August 26 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.30 pm: Blind Opera presents Rabindranath Tagore’s Raja.Direction: Subhasish Gangopadhyay. August 27 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Nandikar presents Jasimuddin’s, Sojan Baadiyar Ghaat. Direction and acting: Goutam Halder. August 27 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Nabamayukh Natya Sangstha presents Bhadreswarir Galpo. Direction: Rishi Mukhopadhyay. August 30 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Ajantrik Natya Sanstha celebrtaes its 26th anniversary with the staging of Ksharan. Based on Samaresh majumdar’s Eto Rokto Keno' the play is directed by Sukanta Basak. August 30 at Gyan Manch; 6.30 pm: Stagecraft presents Mangalam. Direction: Rohit Pombra.

Art

Till August 30 at CIMA Gallery; 2 pm- 7 pm: An exhibition of Recent Works by a host of contemporary artists is on. 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 30 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: An xhibition of paintings on Shree Krishna titled Muraliya Bajere Jamuna Ke Teer featuring paintings of Early Bengal School as well as Jamini Roy, Ramananda Bandopadhyay and Subroto Gangopadhyay. 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 25 - 31 at Academy of Fine Arts, West Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings by Indrajit. Nandy. August 26 - 31 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, 2nd Floor; 4 pm - 8 pm: A group of contemporart artists hosts an exhibition of paintings titled A Significant Difference. Till August 31 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. Till September 1 at Artists Circle, 46, Circus Avenue; 11 am - 7 pm: An exhibition of paintings titled, Pentamiral, features the works of Biswarup Gharai, Abhijit Dutta, Debasish Das, Samir Roy and Kushal Mukherjee. Till September 14 at Vikalp Art Shop, Swabhumi; 4 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings titled Masters’ Strokes, featuring the works of four renowned artists: K.G. Subramanyan, Shyamal Dutta Roy, Suhas Roy and Sunil Das. Till 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 features the works of a host of upcoming and established artists and sculptors including Anandita, Apto Bhattacharya, Bimal Kundu, Partho Bhattacharjee, Pradeep Rakshit, Prokash Karmakar, Pranab Fauzdar, Sanatan Dinda, Shuvaprasanna, Shyamal Mukherjee, Subroto Das, Suhas Roy and Wasim Kapur.

LECTURE

August 25 at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Puranananda will speak in Bengali on Adhyatma Ramayana. August 25 at the Ramakrishna Vedanta Math; 7 pm: Amalendu Chakraborty will speak in Bengali on Sri Sri Ramakrishna-Lilaprasanga. August 26 at CMA auditorium, 1 Shakespeare Sarani; 5.45 pm: The CMA-Patton Tuesday Talkshoppe: Mr Sumit Roy, director, Grobrands, to speak on BChanging Horizon of Brand Architecture. August 30 at Sri Aurobindo Institute of Culture, 3, Regent Park; 6.30 pm: Dr Shikha Mukherjee will deliver a discourse on Bhagwad Gita.

poetry festival

August 28 at Srijan Rooftop, 176 Sarat Bose Road: For promising poets below the age of 25, writing in English, Bengali, Hindi/ Urdu, can participate in Srijan’s “Youth Poetry Festival. ”Interested candidates have to ubmit at least five of their poems, with their names, dates of birth, address and phone number to the festival coordinator Vikram Pakrashi at [email protected] or to language co-ordinators: Boudhayan (2481-1100 for English), Ananya (9830278041 for Bengali) and Awadhesh (2439-7110, for Hindi/ Urdu).

kids’ corner

August 26 at Sasha, 27 Mirza Ghalib Street; 5 pm: Sasha’s ‘Crafts Week’ for children concludes today with a folk music evening. Veteran rock musician Nondon Bagchi, Bangla band Cactus, tabla exponent Tanmoy Bose and film actress June Malliah will inaugurate the session. Skilled craftsmen will give a live demonstration of how folk musical instruments are crafted.

dance

August 27 at Bharatiyam Cultural Multiplex, IB 201, Salt Lake; 6.30 pm: EZCC hosts presents Thangta (Manipuri martial folk dance) performance by Ranjeet Chingtham and his troupe along with selected EZCC workshop participants. August 30 at Padatik Little Theatre, 6/7 AJC Bose Road; 6.30 pm: Padatik Dance Centre in association with Anamika Kala Sangam present Kathak solos by Mitul Sengupta and Manasi Sengupta.

exhibition

August 30, 31 & September 1 at Artisana, Crafts Council of West Bengal, 13 Chowringhee Terrace, 1st floor; 10 am - 7 pm, Monday (10 am - 7 pm): Mahua Sarkar Sen’s collages of variations in designs and shades — a distinctly original collection of objects using and drawing on ethnic forms, creations and motifs redesigned for contemporary use.

film show

August 29 & 30 at Naatghar, Bharatiyam Cultural Multiplex, IB 201, Salt Lake; 6.30 pm: EZCC’s weekend screening of documentary films on various aspects of the art and culture of Bengal features Siddheswari (a film on famous vocalist Siddheswari Devi) on August 29 and The Lost Stream and Folk Music Instruments of Bengal on August 30.

workshop

August 29 - 31 at 188/90 Prince Anwar Shah Road; 2 pm - 6 pm: Thoughtshop Foundation conducts a three-day adolescents/youth workshop to improve communication skills, develop personality and enhance leadership capabilities. For registration: 24176128/29.

seminar

August 27 at Jibananda Sabhaghar; 5 pm: Indian Writers Association hosts a seminar on Indianness on Indian Literature. Participants include Dr Amitabha Ray, Dr K.C. Bhunye, S. Krishnamurthy, Professor Ashish Sanyal, Professor Shankar Jha and Debanjan Chakraborty. Thirty poets from various regions will read their poems.

cd release

August 25 at Planet M; 6 pm: A musical programme by Amiya, Salil and Tapan Prava on the occasion of launching their album, Ora Teenjon. August 25 at Nari Seva Sangha 1/1/2A Gariahat Road South; 5 pm: A CD/cassette of Rabindrasangeet titled Konthe Nilaam Gaan by Dr Sujit Chakraborty, Jayati Chakraborty and Baroday Biswas will be released.

PHOTOGRAPHS

Till August 27 at Oxford Bookstore; 10 am - 9 pm: An exhibition of photographs by Nilanjan Ray titled Varanasi — An Eternal City.

variety

August 27 at Birla Industrial & Technological Museum; 6.30 pm - 10 pm: Observation of Mars through 4’ Ziess Refracting telescope. August 31 at the Tavern, Trincas; 7 pm - 10 pm: Rock Baaji’: essentially a combination of good live music and invigorating adda features the city’s upcoming rock band, Barefoot. Hosted by Amigoz Friend Forever.

MAGIC SHOW

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