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Till April 25 at Sriniketan Art Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Srijan presents an exhibition of paintings by women artists of Gownd and Bhill tribes. Projected by Madhya Pradesh Adibasi Lok Kala Parishad and supported by Reflection of Another Day (RAD). Till April 26 at the exhibition hall of Artists’ Circle, 46 Circus Avenue; 5 pm: Sea Explorers’ Institute presents an exhibition of the works by eminent artists. Till May 5 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings by Anuswar.


April 21 - 23 at Alliance Francaise de Calcutta, Khaleel Munzil, 217 AJC Bose Road; 10 am - 6 pm: Alliance Francaise de Calcutta, in collaboration with Poetry Society (India) and Indian Aluminium Company Limited, presents an exhibition of paintings by Sudhangsu with poems by Sunil Gangopadhyay, Dibyendu Palit, Nabaneeta Dev Sen, K.N. Daruwalla, H.K. Kaul, Subodh Sarkar, Sabari Ghosh, Saugata Chattopadhyay and Sharmila Ray. Inauguration by filmmaker Goutam Ghose today at 6.30 pm.


April 22 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Chetona presents Teesta Parer Brittanto. Direction: Suman Mukhopadhyay. April 22 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Sayak presents Badhutantra. Directed and performed by Meghnad Bhattacharya. April 24 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Choopkatha will stage Dui-Taranga. Direction: Dolly Basu. April 24 at Academy of Fine Arts, April 25 at Madhusudan Mancha and April 26 & April 27 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.30 pm: Nandikar presents its latest production, Sojan Badiyar Ghaat. Music & direction: Goutam Halder. April 24 at Rabindra Sadan and April 26 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Argha presents its latest production Riot. Direction: Manish Mitra. April 27 at Bijon Theatre; 6.30 pm: Theatre Workshop will stage its latest production, Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Translated and directed by Ashok Mukhopadhyay. April 27 at Gyan Manch; 6.30 pm: Proscenium presents J.B. Priestley’s An Inspector Calls. Direction: Sheo Kumar Jhunjhunwala.


April 21 at Seagull Arts & Media Resource Centre, Bhawnipore; 6 pm: The Seagull Foundation for the Arts presents the fourth session of a programme in Indian classical music — Gayakis of different Gharans — featuring a vocal recital by Sandipan Samajpati. Writer musician Amit Chaudhuri will introduce the programme. April 23 at ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Tollygunge; 6 pm: Madan Mohan Upadhyaya presents a tabla solo, with Rupashree Bhattacharya on the harmonium. April 25 at Srijan rooftop, 176 Sarat Bose Road, near Deshapriya Park; 6 pm: Srijan presents The King — the life and music of Elvis Presley. Conceived and compiled by Daleep and Mira Kakkar. Songs rendition by Sumit Roy.


April 23 - 27 at Madhusudan Mancha complex; 6 pm: A dance festival to celebrate IPTA’s diamond jubilee and West Bengali Dance Group Federations’s 10th aniversary. April 23: Baisali Basu (Manipuri), Srabanti Halder and Trina Ghosh (duet Odissi), Madhuparna Sen Barat (creative), Keya Bhaduri (Bharat Natyan), artistes of Gunjan (dir: Poushali Mukherjee) and artists of Kutambalam (dir: Abhoy Pal). April 24: Debapriya Mukherjee (Kathakali), Neelanjana Mukherjee and Swati Dey (duet Odissi), Sujit Sen (creative), Rajasree Bhattacharya (Kathak), Talpukur Sanskritik Sakha (dir: Gopal Chatterjee) and artists of Chhandasi (dir: Ipsita Roy Sarkar). April 25: Sikha Basu (Manipuri), Somrita Banerjee (Bharata Natyam), Amita Seal (creative), Saswati Mukherjee (Kathak), Natanam Kalakshetra (dir: Khagendranath Barman) and Choreo Creators Guild (dir: Pritha Das). April 26: Rajneeta Banerjee (Odissi), Bappa Chaterjee (creative), Subikash Mukherjee (Odissi), Kohinoor Sen Barat (creative), Kutambalam (dir: Abhoy Pal), and Bharatiya Sangeet Kalamandir (dir: Tandra Poddar). April 27: Susmita Bhattacharya (Odissi), Debasree Basu (Bharata Natyam), Mrittika Bhattacharya (Odissi), Nibedita Chatterjee (Kathak), IPTA (dir: Aditya Mitra) and Uma Memorial Kalalayam (dir: Kalamandalam Venkitt). April 27 at Madhusudan Mancha; 10.30 am & 6.30 pm: The second phase of Kalamandalam Annual Dance Festival.


April 24 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30 pm: Modern Mime Centre presents Ranga Baunga Sandhya (a humorous night) — a new mime creation by Sri Kamal Naskar and Dr Subhra Sanyal.


Till April 21 at Sri Thyagaraja Hall: The concluding day of the 63rd year Sri Ramanavami Celebrations, organised by Ved Bhavan Bhajan Samaj, features (at 7 am): Suundarakaanda Parayanam; and (at 6.30 pm): Anjaneya Utsavam — Bhajan.


April 21 at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture: At Shivananda Hall, 5.30 pm: Swami Rasajnananda will speak in English on Life and Teac-hings of Holy Mother Sri Sri Sarada Devi. At Vivekananda Hall, 6.15 pm: Swami Balabhadrananda will speak in Bengali on Yuga Nayak Vivekananda.


April 24 at Srijan rooftop, 176 Sarat Bose Road, near Deshapriya Park; 6.30 pm: Srijan’s Youth Poetry Forum, to be held on Thursday, invites writings in English, Bengali and Hindi/Urdu from poets below 25, at least five poems (with name, address, phone number and date of birth) from each. Details at Srijan, #2474-9126/9659 or e-mail:


April 26 & 27 at Moulali Yuba Kendra; 11 am - 4 pm: A workshop on various aspects of classical music instrument, to be conducted by Tarun Bhattacharya.


Till April 24 at Sarala Roy Memorial Community Hall; 6 pm: Cine Centeral, Calcutta presents the 4th New Millennium Film Festival. The films to be screened are (today): Torn Apart (Israel; Dir: Danny Fisher, Jack Fisher) and The Last Supper (Iran; Dir: Fereydoun Jeyrani); (tomorrow): Hi, Tereska (Poland; Dir: Robert Glinski) and Masala (Canada; Dir: Srinivas Krishna); (April 23): Happy Home Town (China) and Go-Betweens (China); (April 24): Occident (Romania; Dir: Cristian Mungiu) and The Scandal (Venezuela; Dir: Carlos Oteyza).


April 22 at Bangla Academy; 5.30 pm: As part of its 10th aniversary celebrations, West Bengal Dance Group Federation organises a seminar on Natunatwer Khonje Nritya Aaj Path Harachchhe. Speakers: Dr Pabitra Sarkar, Sovan Som, Dr Malabika Mitra, Bandana Alase Hazra, Sudarshan Chakraborty and Kohinoor Sen Barat.


April 23 at Max Mueller Bhavan; 6.30 pm: A slide-lecture on Recent Changes of the Image and the Subject in the so-called Institution of Art by Stefan Roemer, author-artist-photographer from Germany.


Till April 27 at The Astor; 12 noon onwards: The Endless Kebab Festival, featuring lip-smacking delicacies of chicken, mutton, prawn and veggies. 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. 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). Special games and giveaway gifts for kids.
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