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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 renowned artists. Till March 29 at E.B. Campus, Rabindra Bharati University; 2 pm - 7 pm: The annual exhibition by the students of the faculty of visual arts, Rabindra Bharati University. Till April 5 (except Sundays) at Galerie 88; 3 pm - 7 pm: Forgotten Pioneers of Modern Bengal Art: Radha Charan Bagchi (1910-1977) — the series of exhibitions dedicated to the forgotten pioneers. Till March 30 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm - 8 pm: Utsa presents an exhibition of drawing, painting and sculpture. Till March 30 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings and terracotta by Antara Basak. Till March 30 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, 4th floor; 4 pm - 8 pm: Portents — an exhibition of paintings by Susanta Paral. March 31 - April 6 at Academy of Fine Arts, North Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings by Chandra Bhattacharjee, Dipak Mukherjee, Goutam Basu, Pramathes Chandra and Ramlal Dhar.


March 26 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Ushnish presents Gaharjaan. Direction: Ishita Mukhopadhyay. March 27 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Ganakrishti presents Prastar Iyar. Dir: Bratya Basu. March 27 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30 pm: Roopdaksha presents Siddhanta. Direction: Tarit Chowdhury. n March 28 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Samstab presents its latest production, Gunodharer Asukh. Direction Dwijen Bandyopadhyay. March 28 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Nabamayukh Natya Sangstha presents Bhadreswarir Galpo. Direction: Rishi Mukhopadhyay.


Till March 28 at Rabindra Sadan: A festival of Tagore’s plays, organised by Rabindra Sadan in association with EZCC and Department of Information and Culture. The plays being staged are: Daakghar by Sambarta and Taraprosonner Kirti by Shilpayon (March 26 at 6 pm), Kaler Yatra by Somikshan (March 27 at 6 pm) and Achalayatan by Chhandik (March 28).


March 26 at Sisir Mancha; 6 pm: Visva Bharati Sangeet Samiti presents an evening of Tagore songs and recitation on ‘Basanta’. Participants: Arpita Das, Mou Ghosal, Priyam Mukhopadhyay, Supratik Das, Snigdha Boral, Shahnaz Nasrin Ila, Mala Ghosh, Tithi Dev Burman, Jinia Choudhury, Somnath Adhikari, Tomal Som, Madhuchhanda Chakraborty, Ratna Biswas, Mahua Chattopadhyay, Arindam Bandyopadhyay, Shampa Roychoudhury, Basudev Nandy and Purbasha Roy. March 26 at ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Tollygunge; 6 pm: Vocal recital by Mashkoor Ali Khan, with Ananda Gopal Bandopadhyay (tabla) and Rupashree Bhattacharya (harmonium). March 26 at Swabhumi; 6 pm: Rabindrasangeet by Swapan Saha. March 28 at Kala Mandir; 6.15 pm: Rampart presents Kabir Suman Ekaki — a solo performance by Kabir Suman.


March 26 at The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Prabhananda will speak in Bengali on Sri Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita.. March 26 at The Ramakrishna Mission Saradapitha, Belur Math; 6 pm: Swami Paripurnananda will speak in Bengali on Sri Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita..

poetry reading

March 28 at Srijan Rooftop, 176 Sarat Bose Road; 6 pm - 8.30 pm: Srijan hosts a poetry-reading session in English, Bengali and Hindi by Sharmila Ray, Rupak Chakraborty and Pawan Maskara.

film show

Till March 29 at the Seagull Arts & Media Resource Centre, Bhawanipore; 6 pm: Seagull Foundation for the Arts presents Art on Film. Today: Un Chin Andalou (director: Luis Bunuel and Salvador Dali)


Till March 31 at Oxford Bookstore: A bumper sale of books on various topics including fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, computers.


Till March 26 at Sasha, 27 Mirza Ghalib Street; An exhibition of hand-made, printed and gold embossed stationery and desk-top accessories, home textiles — woven and printed, crafts in a range of design and colour. March 28 - 31 at Identity Gallery: Hima Pearls hosts an exhibition of pearl jewellery.


March 27 - 30 at 3 Satish Mukherjee Road (10 am -12 noon) & 159, Sarat Bose Road (5 pm - 8 pm): Manipuri Nartanashram organises a four-daw workshop on Maharas to be conducted by Darshana Jhaveri.


Every Thursday at Grain of Salt Bar; 6 pm onwards: Ladies Night Only — a special evening for the ladies only full of fun, food and music. Every Friday at Waterside Cafe, Hyatt Regency; dinner buffets: Shawarma Nights — A sumptuous Lebanese spread both vegetarian and non-vegetarian cooked on the Shawarma.
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