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Art

November 17 - 23 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3.30 pm - 7.30 pm: Shock & Awe — An exhibition of paintings by Minakshi De and Nabanita Javed. Till November 22 at Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, 36C S.P. Mukherjee Road; 2 pm - 7.30 pm: The Seagull Foundation for the Arts presents 51+ imprints, prints, animations — an exhibition of recent works by Ashok Ahuja. Till November 22 at Galerie 88; 3 pm - 7 pm (except Sundays): Hard Copy — A two-person show by Jitesh Kallat and Reena Saini Kallat. Till November 28 at Idiyas Gallery, 15 Dover Road; 10.30 am - 7.30 pm: lluminations — an exhibition of paintings and sculptures featuring the works of Suhas Roy, Prokash Karmakar, Ramananda Bandopadhyay, Bratin Khan, Atanu Bhattacharya, Swapan Das, Jaspal and Utpal Dasgupta and many others. Till November 30 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Recent paintings and drawings by Amitabha Banerjee. November 20 - 31 (except Sunday) at CIMA Gallery; Monday (3 pm - 7 pm), Tuesday - Saturday (2 pm - 7 pm): Portraits of a Decade — the 10th anniversary show featuring the works of renowned artists. November 22 - 30 at Proscenium Art Centre, 46 AJC Bose Road; 4 pm - 8 pm: Paintings by a group of young painters.

music

November 25 at Kala Mandir; 6 pm: Shakhri Begum Memorial trust presents its second classical music concert featuring Ayaan Ali Bangash (sarod), Shubha Mudgal (vocal) and Shahid Pervez (sitar). Also, Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to Pandit A.T. Kanan.

dance

November 19 - 21 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 6 pm: The Dover Lane Music Conference hosts a three-day dance festival. November 21 at Gyan Manch; 6 pm: Kalamandalam hosts a Bharata Natyam arangetram of Arpita Sen.

lecture

November 17 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 5.30 pm: Swami Rasajnananda will speak on Life and teachings of Holy Mother Sri sri Sarada Devi. November 17 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Balabhadrananda will speak onYuganayak Vivekananda. November 19 at Nandan I; 6 pm: British Council and Nandan host the second annual British Council Lecture by Sir Michael Atiyah, Honorary Professor at the University of Edinburgh on Geometry and Physics — From Plato to Hawking. November 19 at 10 Ballygunge Circular Road; 6 pm: Professor (Dr) Tapas Basu will deliver a lecture on Vedantic Socialism in a seminar organised by Vivekananda Institute of Social Science.

dRAMA

November 17 at Gyan Manch; 6.30 pm: Theatron presents Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, directed by Trina-Nileena Banerjee. Tickets at: Caffeine (Gol Park), Dolly’s Tea Shop (Dakshinapan), Kookie Jar and Seagull Bookstore, Bhawanipore, and hall. November 17 at Swabhumi; 6 pm: A drama based on various social relevant issues like superstition. Performed by Pradip Ghosh. November 17 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Anya Theatre presents Madhab Malanchi Kainya. Direction: Bibhas Chakraborty. November 18 at Mahajati Sadan, 6.30 pm: Nandikar will stage Sojon Badiyar Ghaat. Direction: Goutam Halder. November 22 at Procenium Art Centre; 6.30 pm: A tri-lingual play, Friends, directed by Soumya Rakshit.

WORKSHOP

November 21 at Thoughtshop Foundation, 188/90 Prince Anwar Shah Road; 4 pm - 6 pm: Thoughtshop Foundation conducts a workshop on HIV/AIDS Awareness (age group: 18 and above). Call 24176128/29 to register.

in conversation

November 17 at Srijan Rooftop, 176 Sarat Bose Road; 6 pm - 8 pm: Keki Daruwalla in conversation Sanjukta Dasgupta and Sharmila Ray. Also, readings of Daruwalla’s poems by Ashok Vishwanathan and Krishna Sen and their translations by Srijanites into Bengali, Hindi and Urdu. Anchor: Basant Rungta.

EXHIBITION

Till December 3 at Oxford Bookstore, 17 Park Street; 10 am - 9 pm: An exhibtion of children’s books. November 19 at Sasha, 27 Mirza Ghalib Street; 11.30 am: Sasha celebrates its 25th anniversary with an exhibition-cum-sale of a complete new range developed by producer groups. Also, a lecture by Shuvaprasanna on Crafts and aesthetics.

FILM SHOW

Till November 17 at Metro Cinema: Cine Central, Calcutta’s International Forum of New Cinema in the framework of 9th Calcutta Film Festival concludes today with the screenings of: at 10 am: Capricious Summer (Czech Republic) and The State I Am In (Germany); at 2 pm: Villa Des Roses (Belgium) and A Long Weekend in Pest and Buda (Hungary); at 6 pm: The Beggar’s Opera (Czech Republic) and In the Country Where Nothing Happens (Mexico).

sit ’n’ draw

December 7 & 14 at The Boys’ Own Library & Young Men’s Institute, Goabagan; 10 am: The 23rd All Bengal Sit-and-Draw and 43rd Recitation competitions. Details: 2555-8387 (between 7 pm & 9.30 pm).

film festival special

Till November 17 at Nandan Film Complex: On the occasion of the 9th Calcutta Film Festival, Reliance Infocom has set up a pavillion where the company has arranged for demonstration of RWorld, the multimedia data suite of Reliance IndiaMobile phone. Inaugurated by Bengali film stars Soumitra Chattopadhyay and Rupa Ganguly, RWorld can be accessed by a simple touch of the ‘R’ button of RelianceMobile phone across the country and it caontains information on the festival.

food festival

Till November 17 at the Veda (over lunch and dinner): The city’s new speciality Indian restaurant hosts a Biryani Festival . Till November 18 at the Poolside Cafe, MBD Airport Hotel: An array of global cullinary fare, Nuevo International Fare. Till November 30 at Grain of Salt; 7 pm: The Grain of Salt Dinner Buffet comprising exotic and authetic world cuisine.
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