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The magic of Woodstock
Over 35 years ago, a mammoth gathering celebrated a rock festival, which serves as a standard for music festivals all over the world even today. The Woodstock festival exemplified the counterculture of the 1960s and the “hippie era”. Thirty-two of the best-known musicians of the day appeared during the weekend. Many of the performers went on to be conferred with the status of legends in their diverse fields of music — Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, Joan Baez and Richie Havens, to name just a few. Woodstock was assembled through the joint efforts of Michael Lang, John Roberts, Joel Rosenman and Artie Kornfeld. The event has proven to be unique and legendary, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest moments in music history. Woodstock Revisited, presented by Vodafone, McDowell’s Royal Challenge, Open Doors and CC & FC, will be a celebration of a classic collection of music of the happening Seventies. Arunima Dasgupta, Rajiv, Ananya, Tania Sen and Jayanta Dasgupta, along with The Saturday Night Blues Band, will recreate the magic of Woodstock.

Event: Musical Concert, Woodstock Revisited When: Today; 7.30 pm onwards Where: CC & FC Grounds

art

Till December 28 at Genesis Art Gallery, 8B Middleton Street; 2 pm - 7.30 pm: Art Unlimited — an exhibition of paintings by Arpan Bhowmik, Ashish Gupta, Dipankar Chada, Dwashish Das, Gautum Mukherjee, Hari Sadhan Dey, Jiban Biswas, Mintu Maiya, Nitya Kundu, Rajib Sur Roy, Saptarshi Naskar and Saroj Sarkar. Till December 29 (except holidays) at CIMA Gallery; 2 pm - 7 pm: An exhibition of drawings, paintings, sculptures and photographs by Paresh Maity. Till December 29 at Galerie 88, 28B Shakespeare Sarani; 11 am - 7 pm: Pursuit Sculpture — works by Adip Dutta, Alex Mathew, Biman Bihari Das, Goutam Paul, K. Laxma Goud, N.N. Rimzon, Nagji Patel, P.S. Ladi, P.R. Daroz, Partha Pratim Deb, Rajendra Tikku, Shyamal Roy, Thomas John Kovoor and Valsan Koorma Kolleri. Till December 29 at Tejas Art Gallery, 11 Mayfair Road, #40076042; 3 pm - 7.30pm: Small is Big, an exhibition of small-sized paintings by Anirban Seth, Avijit Mukherjee, Bikas Karmakar, Dhiren Sasmal, Snehangshu Das, Anita Gurbaxani and others. Till December 30 at Asutosh Birth Centenary Hall, Indian Museum; 12 noon - 8 pm: Rapid Sketches of nature — an exhibition of paintings by Samir Kr Ghosh. Till December 30 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery, #24752275, 24618812; 3 pm - 8 pm: Chitrakoot presents an exhibition of Thangka, paintings of different times. Till December 30 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, 4th floor; 3 pm - 8 pm: The first solo exhibition of paintings by Ritwij Bhowmik. Till December 31 at Sculpture Gallery, C/26 Bapuji Nagar, Jadavpur; #24122907; 4 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of selected bronze sculptures by Tapas Sarkar. Till December 31 at Angan Art Gallery, 11 Fern Place; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of painting, sculpture and tapestry. Till January 1 at Government College of Art & Craft, 28 Jawaharlal Nehru Road, #2286 1627/ 1727; 2 pm - 8 pm: The 143rd Annual Exhibition of Government College of Art and Craft, Calcutta. Till January 2 (except Sunday) at Ganges Art Gallery, 33A Jatin Das Road, #24653212; 11 am - 7 pm: The Last Sanctuary, an exhibition of recent works by Vasudevan Akkitham. Till January 4 (except Monday) at Anant Art Gallery, 18-A Alipore Road; 11 am - 7 pm: Exhibition of latest works by Jeram Patel and Amitava. Till January 5 at Aakriti Art Gallery, 1st floor, Orbit Enclave, 12/3A Hungerford Street, #22893027; 3 pm - 7 pm: Aakriti Art Gallery presents Indian Surrealism, curated by Prof. Sovon Som. Till January 5 (except Sunday) at Gallery Kolkata, 41 Shakespeare Sarani, 2nd floor, Duckback House, #22873377; 11 am - 7 pm: Kothao Tomar Haariyeh Jaabar Nei Maana Monay Monay, an exhibition of paintings by Kartick Pyne. Till January 7 (except Sundays) at Mon Art Gallerie, 6 Picasso Bithi (Hungerford Street), Regency, 3rd floor, #22895438; 11.30 am - 7 pm: An exhibition of watercolours by Badri Narayan. Till January 18 at Idiyas Gallery, 15 Dover Road, #65508418; 10.30 am - 7.30 pm: The Pageant of Life, showcasing Indian art and sculpture by eminent artists. Participants: Ramananda Bandyopadhyay, Subrata Pal, Bratin Khan, Kartick Pyne, Aditya Basak, Sanatan Dinda, Subrata Gangopadhyay, Gourango Beshai, Sibsaday, Tapas Sarkar, Beena Pradhan and Atin Basak.

art FAIR

Till January 3 at Gallery 52d, 52D Hindustan Park, #9830021702; 12 noon - 7.30 pm: Watercolours, oil paintings, mixed media, silk paintings, prints, lithos, wall hangings, sculptures and murals.

DRAMA

December 26 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Nandipat presents Ballavpurer Roopkatha. Direction: Prakash Bhattacharya. December 27 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.45 pm: Lok-Krishti presents Eehai Satya. Direction: Falguni Chattopadhyay. December 29 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Sundaram presents Galpo Hekim Saheb. Drama, direction & acting: Manoj Mitra.

DRAMA FESTIVAL

Till December 31: Aneek hosts the 10th Ganga Jamuna Natya Utsav. Today at Rabindra Sadan, 6.30 pm: Brechtian Mirror, Ghaziabad presents Nayan Bhori Talaiya (Direction: Amitava Dasgupta); at Sisir Mancha, 3 pm: Ulanga Raja by Belghoria High School, Rather Rashi by Patha Bhavan, Visva Bharati, Asonsak Sarani by Acharya P.C. College, and Mahila In-charge by Jadavpur University; at Girish Mancha, 6.30 pm: Pratikriti presents Padma Nadir Majhi (Direction: Aalok Deb); at Purbashree, Salt Lake, 6 pm: Mahalaxmi Theatre, Mumbai presents Gadhwache Lagan (Direction: Prashant Sonawane). Till December 30 at Bijon Theatre: Shohan presents Natyamela 2007. Today at 6.30 pm: Dwitiar Chand (Direction: Tapas Mukhopadhyay) by Brischik, Bansberia and Kotha Seemana (Direction: Debayan Mukherjee) by Finik, Kanchrapara.

PERFORMING ARTS

December 26 at Kala Mandir; 6 pm: Airtel presents Bosensation — a musical evening with Pandit Kumar Bose, Pandit Jayanta Bose and Pandit Debojyoti Bose. December 26 at 46 Satish Mukherjee Road, near Kalighat Park: Seagull Foundation for the Arts presents a sarod recital by Pandit Buddhadeb Dasgupta to mark the opening of an exhibition of black-and-white photographs by Christopher Taylor. Exhibition opening: 6 pm. Sarod recital: 7.30 pm. December 29 at Rabindranagar ground, near Santoshpur railway station; 8.30 pm onwards (night-long): Rabindranagar Music Circle presents a night-long classical music programme featuring Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty (vocal), Pandit Budhaditya Mukherjee (sitar), Rupak Kulkarni (flute) and Rimpa Shiv (tabla). December 30 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 6 pm: Abhinandan presents an evening of Tagore songs and dance featuring Chandrabali Rudra, Mrinmoy Roy and Kathak danseuse Madhumita Roy and her students. December 30 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.30 pm: Nrityangan presents Tagore’s dance-drama Shyama, with Shanti Bose and Alokananda Roy in the lead. Songs by Arghya Sen, Debarati Som and others. Direction: Shanti Bose and Sunanda Bose.

TALK

December 26 at Ramakrishna Mission Saradapitha, Belur Math; 5.45 pm: Swami Paripurnananda will speak on Ramakrishna Kathamrita. December 26 at Sri Aurobindo Bhavan, 8 Shakespeare Sarani; 6.15 pm: Himansu Niyogi Memorial Lecture by Jaya Row, founder-managing trustee of Vedanta Trust, Vedanta Vision, Mumbai. Subject: Message of the Bhagavad Gita. December 26 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Sarvabhutananda will speak in Bengali on Sri Sri Ranmakrishna Kathamrita.

EXHIBITION

Till December 27 at Finesse, 11/1B New Road, Alipore; 10 am - 7 pm: Sujata Nevatia’s collection of silk sarees and suit pieces. Till January 18 at 85 Lansdowne, 85-B Sarat Bose Road; 11 am - 7.30 pm: A month-long exhibition of party wear by resident designers and exhibit by Priyadarshini Rao. Also, introducing Surili Goel, Mayank Modi and Nachiket Barve.All those who wish events to be included in this column should write not less than a week ahead to: Time out, The Telegraph, 6, Prafulla Sarkar Street, Calcutta-700 001; Fax: 2234-8244

All those who wish events to be included in this column should write not less than a week ahead to:

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