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Art

December 2 - 7 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm - 8 pm: The Group presents an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Santosh Rohatgi, Shyamasree Basu, Anjali Sengupta, Sefali Mukherjee, Sudeshna Das, Ballari Mukherjee, Arati Das, Anita Dutta, Tapati Mukherjee, Uma Roy Chowdhury and Madhusree Muchhala. Inauguration today at 6 pm. December 2 - 7 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 3 pm - 8 pm: Paintings and drawings by Sujay Das, Ashok Das, Sanjit Saha, Pranay Paul, Jayanta Ghosal and Amit Kumar Halder. Till December 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. Till December 1 at the Tangerine Restaurant, near Outram Club: Priyanka Gupta showcases her collection of paintings. Till December 6 at Metropolitan ArtSalon; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings by Barid Goswami.

photographs

December 2 - 7 at Academy of Fine Arts, Central Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Pradeep Datta presents his first solo exhibition of photographs. Inauguration today at 6 pm.

festival

December 7 at Saastha Samooham, 42 Lake Avenue; 9.30 am: To mark the 20th anniversary of Akhila Bharatha Ayyappa Seva Sangham, a specisal programme of Saastha Preethi — Bhajan. Special invitees M.S. Rajagopalan of Chennai and M.S. Sachidanandan of Palakkad.

lecture

December 1 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 5 pm: Sitanath Goswami will speak in Bengali on Panchadashi. December 1 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Balabhadrananda will speak in Bengali on Yuganayak Vivekananda. December 2 at CMA Auditorium, 1 Shakespeare Sarani; 5.45 pm: The CMA-Patton Tuesday Talkshoppe: Mr M.J. Robertson, CEO, Lifestyle Division, Sanjeevani Projects Pvt. Ltd., to speak on The Business of Club Management — an International Perspective. December 2 at Tagore Research Institute, Kalighat Park; 6.30 pm: Saran Singh, former Secretary to the Government of India, will deliver the Somendranath Bose Memorial Lecture 2003 on Tagore’s Writings: Immitations of the Sikh Ethos.

DANCE

December 1, 4 and 6 at Bharatiyam, IB 201 Salt Lake; 10 am - 5 pm: EZCC presents Loknrotya Samaroh — folk dances of Bihar (Kajari, Sehar-Khelwna, Jhumur, Chhath, Jhijhiya and Holi) on Dec. 1; of Assam (Bihu) and Manipur (Thang-Ta) on December 4; and of Maharashtra (Lavani) and Punjab (Bhangra) on Dec. 6.

music

December 1 at Girish Mancha; 8 pm: Shilpi Jajabar presents an evening of Bengali songs by Sreeradha Bandyopadhyay, Srikanta Acharya, Tripti Sen and Tanushree Dutta. December 6 at CCFC Lawns; 6.30 pm: Spandan in association with CCFC presents Children’s City in Concert — a musical programme by the children of Dr Graham Homes, Kalimpong.

poetry

December 6 at Jeebanananda Sabhaghar; 6.30 pm: Samantoral presents a programme based on the fusion of music and poetry.

WORKSHOP

Till December 5 at Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, 36C S.P. Mukherjee Road, #2455 69942/43; 2 pm - 7 pm: A dance workshop featuring British born dancer Tess de Quincey, her company members and local artistes. December 5 - 7 at Thoughtshop Foundation, 188/90 Prince Anwar Shah Road; 2 pm - 6 pm: Thoughtshop Foundation conducts a three-day workshop to develop personality, improve communication skills and enhance leadership capabilities (age group: 18 and above). Call 24176128/29 to register. December 1 - 15 at Bharatiyam, IB 201 Salt Lake; 10 am - 5 pm: EZCC hosts an Odissi dance workshop, Tantric Dimensions of Odissi Dance, conducted by Sutapa Talukdar. Details at #23356796.

literary Forum

December 1 at Sahitya Akademi auditorium; 5.30 pm: Sahitya Akademi hosts a Birth-Centenary Literary Forum on Syed Mujtaba Ali. Participants include Arunkumar Basu, Tapodhir Bhattacharjee and Ratna Basu.

int’l day of the disabled

December 3 at Vocational Rehabilitational Centre for Handicapped, 38 Badan Roy Lane, Beliaghata; 10.30 am: Vocational Rehabilitational Centre for Handicapped will observe the Internationa; Day of the Disabled. Participants include Swami Swatantranandaji Maharaj of Ramakrishna Yogodyan Math, John Koshy, IAS director, Administrative Training Institute, government of West Bengal, Dr P.K. Ganguly, deputy director ICMR and S. Damani, president Rotary Club, Calcutta Central.

EXHIBITION

Till December 3 at Oxford Bookstore, 17 Park Street; 10 am - 9 pm: Exhibtion of children’s books. December 2 - 4 at Identity Gallery; 10 am - 7.30 pm: Sujata Sarawgi presents Queen of Textiles — sarees, dupattas and fabrics created by master weavers of India and Indonesia in different types of silk including Maheshwari, Uppada, Mangalgiri, Bhagalpuri, Pashmina, Munga, Ikkat and Bagru.

FILM SHOW

Till December 3 at Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute; 5.45 pm: Cine Central, Calcutta presents (today): Do Bigha Zameen (India), directed by Bimal Roy; (December 2 at 5.45 pm): Shadows of White (Sri Lanka) directed by Suniti Ariyaratne; (December 3 at 5.45 pm): Jerico (Venezuela) directed by Carlos Oteyza.

story reading

December 6 at Akar Prakar, P-238 Hindustan Park; 4.30 - 6.30 pm: Thoughtshop Foundation presents That Takes Ovaries, an Open Mike Story Sharing Session.

dRAMA

December 1 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Ganakrishti presents Virus-M. Drama & direction: Bratya Basu. December 2 - 7 at Academy of Fine Arts, Sisir Mancha & Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Sayak celebrates its 30th anniversary with a festival of its plays and seminars. December 1, 2 & 3 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 7 pm: On the occasion of World AIDS Day, Action-Aid India presents Proti Chhoy Second, a play on AIDS awareness, produced by Ensemble, and directed by Sohag Sen. December 4 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Rang-Roop presents Khnuje Naao. Translated by Rudraprasad Sengupta. Dir: Swatilekha Sengupta. December 6 at Gyan Manch; 6.30 pm: Reflections, in association with ACT, presents Harrold Pinter’s Betrayal. Direction: Vivek Bothra.

food festival

Till December 20 at the Poolside Cafe, MBD Airport Hotel: An array of exotic global culinary fare, Nuevo International Fare.
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