Art May 12 - 18 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings presented by The Studio. Inauguration this evening at 6 by Dr Martin Waelde, director, Max Mueller Bhavan. Till May 15 at Idiyas Gallery, 15 Dover Road (near Taaja restaurant); 10.30 am - 7.30 pm: Artful Musings ' an exhibition of the works of well-known artists. Till May 22 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: In Search of Reality & Red ' an exhibition of drawings and sketches by Piu Sarkar. May 13 - 31 (except Sundays) at Gallery Kanishka's (2/1 Hindusthan Road); 11 am - 8 pm: Tumi Ki Keboli Chhabi ' an exhibition of pencil sketches by Charbak Sen on Rabindranath Tagore and also vignettes from his works.
DRAMA May 12 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Nandikar presents Chokh Gyalo. Direction: Goutam Halder. May 12 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Blind Opera presents Tagore's Raktakarabi. Direction: Subhashis Gangopadhyay. May 12 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Natyaranga presents Agantuk. Direction: Swapan Sengupta. May 12 (at 6.30 pm), May 14 & 15 (at 3 pm & 6.30 pm) at Tapan Theatre: Niva Arts presents Janani. Direction: Ashok Chatterjee. May 12 at Sujata Sadan; 6.45 pm: Sandarbha presents Murkid Handi. Written and directed by Soumitra Basu. May 13 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: PLT presents Utpal Dutt's Bibighar. Direction: Mrinal Ghosh. May 13 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Bohurupee will stage Nisiddha Thikana. Direction: Kumar Roy. Performing direction: Debesh Roychowdhury. May 13 at Gyan Manch; 6.30 pm: Creative Commune presents Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot.
FESTIVAL Till May 13 at Sankara Hall, 93 Southern Avenue: Sankara Hall and Sankara Institute of Philosophy and Culture host the Adi Sankaracharya Jayanthi. Today at 12 noon: Deeparadhana; at 5.30 pm: Evening pooja/Rudra Kramarchana and stotra recital by Sri Sarada Mandali; at 6.45 pm: Nadaswaram concert by Kalaimamani Mambalam M.K.S. Siva and party.
performing artS May 12 at Rabindra Sadan; 5.30 pm: Rabindra Janmotsav, organised by Rabindra Sadan, features Tagore songs, recitation and opera Balmiki Pratibha, presented by Sahana. May 12 at Rabindra Sadan complex; 5.30 pm: Rabindra Janmotsav, organised by Rabindra Sadan, features Tagore songs by Uma Bandyopadhyay, Nandini Bhattacharya, Aditi Sengupta, Chandrabali Rudra Dutta, Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta, Damayanti Dutta, Shikha Basu, Shyamasree Dasgupta, Bulbul Basu, Sanghamitra Gupta, Sreeradha Bandyopadhyay, Alak Roy Chaudhuri, Abhijit Guha, Arghya Sen, Achin Mukhopadhyay, Srikanto Acharya and others; and recitation by Partha Mukhopadhyay, Tapati Bhattacharya, Reshmi Choudhury, Amalendu Bhattacharya, Sumit Adhikari and Pritha Ghosh. May 12 at Sisir Mancha; 6 pm: Rabinandan celebrates Tagore's 144th birth anniversary with a Geeti-Alekhya, Madhura Roope Birajo (dir: Debjani Majumdar), and solo recitals by Asish Bhattacharjee, Shyamashree Das Gupta and Suman Panthi. May 12 at Bharatiyam, IB 201 Salt Lake; 6 pm: EZCC hosts Rakhi Bandhan ' an evening of Rabindrasangeet to observe the centenary of the 1905 Anti-Partition Movement in Bengal. Presented by Saptak, Santiniketan. Direction: Dr Alpana Roy. May 13 at Birla Academy; 6 pm: Geetikunja celebrates its golden jubilee with an evening of classical music featuring Subodh De (dhrupad), Anindya Banerjee (sur-sringer) and Santosh Banerjee (sur-bahar). May 14 at Kala Mandir; 6 pm: Visva-Bharati observes Tagore's birth anniversary with Tagore songs, recitation and dance-drama.
EXHIBITION Till May 12 at Gaganendra Gallery (1st floor); 2 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of rare photographs, awards, citations and documents depicting the life and time of Pankaj Mullick on the occasion of his birth centenary. Presented by Pankaj Mullick Music and Art Foundation. Till May 21 at Mrignayani, Dakshinapan, 2 Gariahat Road South: Chanderi Utsav ' an exhibition of chanderi sarees by the master craftsmen of Madhya Pradesh.
TALK May 12 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 6 pm: Swami Sarvabhutananda will speak in Hindi on Bhagavad-Gita. May 12 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, 19A & B Raja Rajkrishna Street; 7 pm: Swami Samshuddhananda will speak in Bengali on Shandilya-Sutra. May 12 at Ramakrishna Math, Baranagar; 7 pm: Discourse on the life & teachings of Sri Sri Ma Sarada Devi by Swami Vamanananda.
WORKSHOP May 16 - 21 at Kreasions, 12/2-A Bakul Bagan Road: Workshop on fashion designing, Malaysian batik, bread craft, and basic and advance of painting. Details with Nandini Dhar, #24850080. May 16 - 28 at National Library Avenue: The Creative Arts organises theatre workshops for age groups 6 - 8 years and 8 - 13 years, and personality development & presentation skills workshop for 13 years and above. Details with Ramanjit, #23213225. May 18 - 29 at Vipassana Centre, Sodepur: Vipassana meditation residential course. Enquiries at #25532855, 25833910, 22424561. May 30 - June 3 at Satya Anusandhan (Gurukul), Narendrapur: A five-day summer camp on Self-Development Towards Creativity for children 8 - 16 years. Organised by Pramila Agarwal, chief psychologist & counsellor; #22299013, 24772087, 9433239895.
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