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DRAMA

August 30 at Oxford Bookstore; 6 pm: Children Against Violence hosts a trilogy of award-winning plays: How Best is my Bakery, Just Keep Looking at Me and If I Die Do You Have A Problem' Performed by students of Apeejay School, Calcutta. August 30 at Gyan Manch; 6.30 pm: Stagecraft presents Mangalam. Direction: Rohit Pombra. August 30 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Sayak presents Badhutantra. Direction: Meghnad Bhattacharya. August 30 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30 pm: Arshi presents Manada Sundari. Play & direction: Suranjana Dasgupta. August 31 at Academy of Fine Arts; 10 am: Ganakrishti presents Virus M. Play & dir: Bratya Basu. August 31 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm: Roopdarshan presents Bagha Pratap. Direction: Kanai Chakraborty.

music

August 31 at Birla Academy auditorium; 6.30 pm: Sangeet Darbar hosts a musical programme, Brishti Dharay Je Sur Baje featuring Kavya-sangeet and instrumental music based on monsoon ragas.

film show

August 30 at Naatghar, Bharatiyam Cultural Multiplex, IB 201, Salt Lake; 6.30 pm: EZCC will be screening two documentary films: The Lost Stream and Folk Mus- ic Instruments of Bengal .

dance festival

Till August 31 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6 pm: The West Bengal State Music Akademi in collaboration with West Bengal Dance Group Federation is currently hosting a dance-drama festival. The line-up: (Today): Nupur Dance Group’s Abu -O-Dasyu Sardar (dir: Ranjana Dutta) & Nandanik Manipuri Dance Academy’s Sama' The Harmony of Life (dir: Poushali Chattopadhyay). (Aug 31): Nritya Upasana’s Naqshi Kanthar Maath (dir: Kashmeera Samanta) & Chidambaram’s Vishakha (dir: Shilpi Baruri).

LECTURE

August 30 at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Prabhananda will discuss in English Swetasvatara Upanishad. August 30 at the Ramakrishna Vedanta Math; 7 pm: Swami Paramatmananda will discuss Juge Juge Jander Agomon. August 30 at Sri Aurobindo Institute of Culture, 3, Regent Park; 6.30 pm: Dr Shikha Mukherjee will deliver a discourse on Bhagwad Gita. August 31 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 11 am: Professor P. Lal reads of Karna’s defeat in battle with Arjuna, and the arrival of Indra and the 33 classes of gods to praise Arjuna’s valour, in the 194th weekly session of the complete English transcreation of Vyasa’s Mahabharata.

seminar

August 31 at Birla Industrial & Technological Museum; 11 am: Inauguration of the West Bengal students science seminar 2003 on Powered Flight — A Century of Innovation & the Future of Aviation. August 31 at Mukul Bose Memorial Institution, Ramgarh; 8 am - 5 pm: Jadavpur Vivekananda Yuva Mahamandal hosts its 19th day-long discussion circle based on Swami Vivekananda’s concept of ‘Man-making and character building.’

workshop

Till August 31 at 188/90 Prince Anwar Shah Road; 2 pm - 6 pm: Thoughtshop Foundation’s youth workshop for adolescents/ youth to improve communication skills, develop personality and enhance leadership capabilities. August 31 at Atmaja Association for Adoptive Parents; 11 am: Counselling workshop for couples planning to adopt. Details: 235883 06/ 98301 05277/ 2473-6911/ 2555-8682. August 31 at Dew Drops, 27B, Dr Rajendra Road; 10 am - 5 pm: To commemorate the birth anniversary of Dr Maria Montessori, Dew Drops conducts a workshop along with a display and demonstration of montessori materials.

PHOTOGRAPHS

Till August 31 at Gaganendra Pradarshashala (Calcutta Information Centre); 2 pm - 8 pm: Velha Goa — an exhibition of photographs by Benoy K. Behl.

variety

August 30 at Hotel Hindustan International; 8 pm: Loreto Convent Darjeeling Alumnae Association hosts Monsoon Ball featuring sumptuous food, music and dancing with DJ Feroze. Till August 31 at Don Bosco School auditorium; 9.30 am - 5.30 pm: SS Edutainment hosts the Horlicks Activity Kool Skool Fest. August 31 at Sisir Mancha; 5.30 pm: Calcutta Journalists Club celebrates its 25th anniversary with a cultural programme including the staging of Bohurupee’s latest production Pati-paksha. August 31 at the Tavern, Trincas; 7 pm - 10 pm: Rock Baaji’: with live music featuring the city’s rock band, Barefoot. and adda.

exhibition

August 30 - September 1 at Artisana, 13 Chowringhee Terrace, 1st floor; 10 am - 7 pm: Mahua Sarkar Sen’s collages of variations in designs and shades of objects using and drawing on ethnic forms, creations and motifs.

cd release

August 31 at Bangla Akademi auditorium; 9 am: Audio CD/ cassettes of recitation of Rabindranath Tagore’s Geetanjali in Bengali and English, Paresh Dhar’s Shanti-Tarja and musical rendition of Abol-Taabol by members of Miley-Mishey.
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