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December 21 and 22 at Padatik Little Theatre; 6.30 pm: Padatik presents Ek Anjan Aurat Ka Khat. Direction Asima Bhatt.


Till December 25 at Academy of Fine Arts: Nandikar’s 19th National Theatre Festival features (today at 3 pm): Ritusamhaaram (Manipuri; dir: Ratan Thiyam) presented by Chorus Repertory Theatre, Imphal; at 6.30 pm: Shayari (Punjabi; dir: Kewal Dhaliwal) presented by Manch Rangmanch, Amritsar; tomorrow at 10 am: Children’s play Wajeb Miyaar Biyaa (Bengali; dir: Parthapratim Deb) presented by Samatat, Uttarpara; at 3 pm: Urubhangam (Sanskrit; dir: K.N. Panikkar) presented by Sopanam, Thiruvananthapuram. Till December 27 at Ritwik Sadan, Kalyani: Kalyani Natyacharcha Kendra’s 8th National Theatre Festival features (today at 6.30 pm) Aswacharit (Bengali; direction: Kishore Sengupta) presented by Kalyani Natyacharcha Kendra; tomorrow at 2.30 pm: Ritusamharam (Manipuri) (dir: Ratan Thiyam) presented by Chorus Repertory, Imphal; at 6.30 pm: Phullaketur Pala (dir: Kumar Roy) presented by Bohurupee, Calcutta.


Today at Identity Gallery; 10 am - 7.30 pm: Artistry showcases the Queen of Textiles — silks, wild tusar, eri muga, dupione worked with weaves, print and zardozi in myriad winter hues. Co-ordinated by Sujata Sarawgi and Neetika Swarup. Till December 24 at Sasha, 27 Mirza Ghalib Street: Sasha offers a presentation on crafts and textiles from Thailand. The presentation will be illustrated with an accompanying exhibition and a conversation with Suwadee and Stephen Salmon of Thai Craft. The presentation will be repeated today at 11 am. Today at Indian Museum; 5 pm: A meadow of nakshi kantha from the collection of Gurusaday Museum.


Today at Nazrul Mancha; 6 pm: In aid of the development of Child Health Centre, Arogya Sandhan, Santoshpur presents Pandit Ravi Shankar and Anoushka Shankar accompanied by Bikram Ghosh, Tanmoy Bose and Abhijit Banerjee. Today and tomorrow at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 6 pm: Gunidas Sangeet Sammelan featuring (today) Ronu Majumdar (flute) and and Mashkoor Ali Khan (vocal); tomorrow: Veena Sahasrabuddhe (vocal) and Satish Vyas (santoor). Today at Madhusudan Mancha; 6 pm: Sahana (Mumbai) presents an evening of music and dance: Jagaran (songs by Sahana) and Aamaar Bela Je Jaye (songs by Pramita Mallick and dances by Abushree Bonerjee and Anindita). Today at Planet M; 6 pm: A performance by Black Coffee featuring Ryan Shah (drums percussion), Khan Bhai (vocals), Soumen Sarkar (tabla, percussion), Prabuddha Bannerjee (guitar), Mayookh Bhaumik (tabla, percussion) December 22 at Swabhumi; 5.30 pm: A cultural evening, jointly presented by Swabhumi and British Deputy High Commission, features Rabindrasangeet by Rezwana Chowdhury Banya, folk songs by Farida Parveen and Abu Baker Siddik, modern songs by Subir Nandi, ghazals by Neaz Mohammed Chowdhury, Nazrulgeeti by Nashid Kamal and dance performance by Mun Mun Ahmed.


Till December 21 at Sankara Hall, 93 Southern Avenue: A consecration ceremony of the new Mandapam to Sri Sri Saradambal.


December 23 onwards at 23E Ahiripukur 1st Lane, Calcutta 19: A 10-day workshop on soft skills entitled KQ School Advantage.


Today at Nalban Boating Complex: International Food Festival, organised by International Institute of Hotel Management Till December 28 (every Saturday) at the Hyatt Regency pool side; 7 pm - 10 pm: Asian Wok & Grill inludes freshly cooked Asian cuisine with a range of vegetables, seafood and meats. Till January 15 at Terrace Gardens, Grain of Salt Terrace Banquet; 7 pm: Grain of Salt presents a barbecue extravaganza, Grain of Salt Barbecue by the Terrace.


December 22 at Dhyanashram, D.H. Road, Bishnupur, 24 Parganas (S), near Joka; 9 am onwards: Camp for the Youth, organised by Celebration of Life Foundation. Details at #2460-2411, 2464-9706.


December 22 on the lawns of The Regency Ballroom, Hyatt Regency; 11 am - 3 pm: Children’s Christmas Party. Among other attractions there will be a Santa Claus, lots of games, fun and fiesta including a magic show, food and plenty of gifts; Rs 450 per child all inclusive or Rs 825 package deal for child and guardian. December 22 at Ffort Radisson: Christmas Carnival with DJ Music, professional dance performance, fashion show for kids, child’s beauty pageant, boogie woogie dance for kidfs, Santa Claus and lots of gifts. Free entry and free bus service from city at 9.30 pm. Details, # 22800043/44. December 21 -25 at Koolkidz, 3rd floor, Pantaloons, Camac Street: Christmas Carnival.


December 22 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 11 am: Professor P. Lal reads Rishi Markandeya’s description of Skanda’s benevolent and maleficent world-mothers, in the 159th weekly session of his complete English transcreation of Vyasa’s Mahabharata.
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