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May 10 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Natyayan presents Brischik. Drama and direction: Anil Dey. May 10 at Girish Mancha, 6.30 pm; May 11 at Academy of Fine Arts, 6.45 pm: Theatre Workshop presents Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Translated and directed by Ashok Mukhopadhyay. May 11 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm: Shohan presents Chhaya Marich. Direction: Aneesh Ghosh. May 11 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Rang Roop presents Khunje Nao. Music and direction: Swatilekha Sengupta. May 11 at Mukta Angan; 6.30 pm: Shouvanik presents Daant Paake Bandha. Dir: Chandan Das.


May 11 at Nandan-1; 6 pm: Ballygunge Government High School Alumni Association organises a Ray restrospective — recollection of memories on Satyajit Ray, ex-student of the institution. Participants include Soumitra Chattopadhyay, Biplab Chattopadhyay and Sandip Ray. The programme will be followed by the screening of Joy Baba Felunath.

poets’ meet

May 11 at Aikatan complex, IA 290, Salt Lake; 10 am: A Kavi Sammelan (poets’ meet) on greeshma (summer) with participants from various parts of the country. Hosted by Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre.


May 10 & 11 at The Future Foundation School auditorium, 3, Regent Park: The Future Foundation School hosts its ninth school festival, Nirvana 2003.


May 10 at Gyan Manch; 6.30 pm: The Dance We Dance — an evening of classical Odissi and folk dances presented by the students of Odissi Vision & Movement Centre. May 12 at Gyan Manch; 6 pm: Saugandhikam presents Bharata Natyam students in Rhythm of Enchantment and Sanjukta Banerjee in The Rebel Women of India.


May 10 at Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre; 5 pm: The Seagull Foundation for the Arts presents The evolution of harmony and the role of interpretation — a session on Western classical music with Anita Mehta, along with interactive discussions and selected music. May 11 at the Raj Bhavan; 6.30 pm: A novel concert featuring Lee Alison Sibley and Pramita Mallick singing Rabindrasangeet and the music of Pete Seegar.


Till May 17 (except Sunday) at CIMA Gallery; Tuesday - Saturday, 2 pm - 7 pm; Monday (3 pm - 7 pm): Thief of Baghdad — an exhibition of posters by M.F. Husain. Till May 10 at Identity Gallery, 22 Ballygunge Park Road; 10.30 am - 7.30 pm: The Cottons of India — Master Weavers and Printers showcase sarees, dupattas and fabric in cool summer hues. Created by Artistry: Sujata Sarawgi and Neetika Swarup.

dance drama

May 10 at Madhusudan Mancha; 7 pm: Jahnavi Centre for Performing Arts presents Anya Aami, inspired by Tagore’s work. Choreographed and performed by Madhuboni Chatterjee.


May 11 at Oxford Bookstore; 5 pm: Oxford Bookstore and Columbia Tristar celebrate the release of The Jungle Book 2 with a fun-filled, jungle book event. May 11 at Salt Lake Stadium, Helipad Area; 3 pm: The country’s biggest treasure hunt ever — The Fortune Hunt — will be flagged off. Participants to register at any of the city’s Fortune outlets by May 10. Details at # 033 2422 2673.


May 10 at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6 pm: Swami Sarvagananda will speak in Bengali on Thakur, Ma, Swamiji: Tine Ek. May 10 at the Ramakrishna Mission Saradapitha, Belur Math; 6 pm: Swami Ramananda will speak in Bengali on Sri Sarada Devi. May 10 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, 19A &B Raja Rajkrishna Street; 7 pm: Swami Paramatmananda will speak in Bengali on Yuge Yuge Ynader Aagaman.


May 11 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 11 am: Professor P. Lal begins the life-and-death question-and-answer session between the Yaksa and Yudhisthira, in the 179th weekly session of the complete English transcreation of Vyasa’s Mahabharata.
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