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Till March 5 (except Sundays) at Galerie 88; 3 pm - 7 pm: An exhibition of recent works of Anandajit Ray, Debnath Basu, Pinaki Barua and Walter D’Souza. Till March 6 at The Artery, Himadri Apartments, 1st floor, opp. Ballygunge Cricket Club; 4 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings by Paritosh Sen along with four young artistes, Sudeshna Halder, Samir Roy, Sheikh Shahjahan and Satyaranjan Sarkar. Till March 8 at Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre; 2 pm - 7 pm: The Seagull Foundation for the Arts presents an exhibition, K.G. Subramanyan’s Enamels. Also, a panel discussion with Tapati Guha Thakurta, Ratnabali Chatterjee and Pranabranjan Roy on ‘K.G. Subramanayan and Contemporary India Art’ on March 1 at 6 pm. Till February 28 at K.C. Das, Esplanade East: Paintings on Leather by Anirban Seth. Till February 28 at Chemould Art Gallery; 10 am- 7 pm: Beyond Language — An exhibition of paintings by Malay Chandan Saha. Till February 25 at Domus Art Gallery, S.R 7B (Ground floor), Neelambar, 28/ B Shakespeare Sarani; 11 am - 7 pm: Expressions 2K3 — an exhibition of paintings by six artists of Bengal: Asit Sarkar, Dewashish Das, Gouri Bhowmik, Kakoli Mishra, Moushumi Mukherjee and Rupmala Singh. Till March 29 (except Sundays) at CIMA Gallery; Tuesdays to Saturdays: 2 pm - 7 pm, Mondays: 3 pm - 7 pm: Art of Bengal: A Vision Defined. An exhibition of the works of Bikash Bhattacharjee, Arun Bose, Jogen Chowdhury, Somnath Hore, Meera Mukherjee, Ganesh Pyne, Sarbari Roy Chowdhury, Lalu Prosad Shaw, Arpita Singh and K.G. Subramanayan. February 24 - March 2 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm - 8 pm: Recent Variations — an exhibition of paintings by Santosh Rohatgi. Inauguration today at 5.30 pm. February 25 - March 2 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 4 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings by Sumita Maity.


February 24 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Theatre Workshop presents Paaliye Bedai. Direction: Ashok Mukherjee. February 24 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Natasena presents Dhar Mundur Kissa.Direction: Durga Chakraborty and Dipankar Chakraborty. February 26 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Choopkatha presents Dui-Taranga. Direction: Dolly Basu. February 28 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Rangakarmee presents its latest production, Kashinaama. Designed and directed by Usha Ganguli.. March 2 at Mukta Angan; 6.30 pm: Shouvanik presents Daant Pake Bandha. Dir: Chandan Das. March 2 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Sundaram presents Munni O Saat Chowkidaar. Direction: Manoj Mitra.


February 24 at Kala Mandir; 6.30 pm: Charmes — a unique dance creation by renowned French choreographer Karine Saporta. Charmes is a fine art essay on the blue of the sea. This is a profound colour, both tragic and happy, like the Mediterranean culture. Saporta says: “I created Chames in homage also to this Greek theatre whose word is pure poetry as much as drama. The dancing flows to texts spoken by Marie Belle and Maria Casares, whose diction is both lyrical and sensual....I wanted Charmes to be like a sketch. The culture of antiquity has produced so many epics that I felt we should show nothing more than the imprint left in the white spray....” February 27 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.30 pm: Nrityangan presents Tagore’s dance-drama Chandalika. Participants include Arghya Sen, Abhirup Guha Thakurta, Swapan Som, Debarati Som, Indira Bandyopadhyay, Sulakshana Sen, Moumita Nandy and Shanti Bose. Direction: Shanti Bose and Sunanda Bose. February 27 & 28 at Max Mueller Bhavan; 6.30 pm: Versedance — a dance -theatre, is a non-linear, non-literal, unique and new form of dance that explores the body in poetic motion to love. Dancer-Performer: Prarthana Purkayastha. Concept: Jhuma Basak. Reading/ Narrative: Samik Bandyopadhyay. Music: Dhruba Basu Roy and Kaushik Dutt.


March 12 - 22 at Bijon Theatre: On the occasion of the completion of its 30 years, Sayak organises a full-length drama competition and invites groups from Calcutta, West Bengal and even outside the state to participate in this event. A total of 10 groups will be selected for this competition.

DRAMA festival

February 27 - March 2 at Academy of Fine Arts: Nandikar presents second National Women’s Theatre Festival, in memory of Tripti Mitra, featuring Feb. 27 at 6 pm: Begam Akhtar (Bengali) presented by Kaladharmi, Delhi, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (English) presented by Ripples, Secundrabad. Feb 28 at 6.30 pm: Aami Meye (Bengali) presented by Jugagni (Berhampore) and Pinjirar Paakhi (Bengali, a medley of verse and song solo recital) presented by Goutam Haldar. March 1 at 3 pm: Chandalika (Bengali) presented by Visva Bharati, Santiniketan, at 6.30 pm: Mahabhara Se and Luna (Hindi) presented by Allaripu, Delhi. March 2 at 3 pm Manthara (Kannada) presented by Spandana, Bangalore, at 6.30 pm: Khunje Nao (Bengali) presented by Rangroop, Calcutta.


February 25 at Max Mueller Bhavan; 6.30 pm: Max Mueller Bhavan Goethe Institut Inter Nationes, Calcutta hosts an evening of enacted play-reading on the theme of Extreme Human Behaviour performed by members of Spotlight.


February 24 at The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 5.30 pm: R.K. Dasgupta will speak in English on Swami Vivekananda’s Religion. February 24 at The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Balabhadrananda will speak in Bengali on Yuga Nayak Vivekananda. February 24 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math; 7 pm: Dr Bhupendra Nath Seal will speak on Swami Abhedananda and Comparative Religion. February 24 at Merchants’ Chamber of Commerce; 5.30 pm: Association of Corporate Advisors and Executives organises a lecture-meeting on VAT. Speakers C.M. Bachhawat, commissioner of commercial taxes, Government of West Bengal, T.B. Chatterjee, vice president and company secretary, Coates India Ltd, and Bhanu Prakash Agarwal, FCA. February 25 at CMA Auditorium, 1, Shakespeare Sarani; 5.45 pm: A CMA-Patton Tuesday Talkshoppe: Mr Aniruddha Lahiri, Managing Director, ABP Pvt. Ltd, will speak on International Benchmarking

food festival

February 21 onwards at The Peerless Inn: A multi-cuisine festival for city gourmet. At Aaheli (the Bengali restaurant) — Epaar Bangla, O-Paar Bangla — featuring delicacies from Bangladesh and West Bengal; at Bichitra (multi-cuisine restaurant) — Kebab a la The Peerless Inn — a Kebab festival; at Lahari (Bar) — a Jamaican festival and at Nishidin (Coffee shop) — a Pizza festival is on. March 2 onwards every Sunday at Guchhi (the Indian speciality restaurant) Hyatt Regency; 12 noon to 3 pm: A special brunch comprising Kebabs, Kadhai dishes and Biriyani (both vegetarian and non -vegetarian varieties) and wine. Special games and giveaway gifts for kids.
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