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December 11 at Vivekananda Hall, The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Gol Park; 6 pm: Mantra — Keyboard Symphony, an electronic instrumental orchestra on devotional and patriotic songs by 20 synthesizer students of Ajit Ghosh. Programme concept: Robin Paul; orchestra designed by V. Balsara. December 12 at Kala Mandir; 5.30 pm: Gokul Nag Memorial Foundation presents Moitree Dhwani featuring Megan Black (Kathak), Ross Kent (sarod) and Rajan and Sajan Mishra (vocal). December 12 at the Sandre Hall, The Calcutta School of Music, 6.30 pm: Kishore Chatterjee will present a programme on Carl Maria von Weber. December 13 at Uttam Mancha; 6 pm: Veteran singer Nirmala Mishra will be conferred the 14th Kamala Devi Rai Memorial Award by Sourav. She will present a solo recital of Bengali songs. December 13 at Vidya Mandir; 6 pm: Kashi Swar Ganga Samman Samaroh features Sanju Sahai (tabla solo), Ritesh-Rjnish Mishra (vocal), Anindo Chaterjee (tabla) and Sanatan Goswami (harmonium), Birju Maharaj and Deepak Maharaj (Kathak) and Kumar Bose (tabla). December 15 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6 pm: Samaroh presents a programme of Tagore songs and recitation. Participants include Mohan Singh, Bratati Bandyopadhyay, Pramita Mallick, Sreeradha Bandyopadhyay, Achin Mukhopadhyay and Jhinuk Gupta.


December 11 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30 pm: Nrittakshetra presents Nikkan, a solo Bharata Natyam recital, and Atma - The Soul, a choreographic homage to Tamil poet Subramania Bharathi on his 121st birth aniversary. Performed and choreographed by Anasuya Banerjee.


December 12 at Srijan rooftop; 6 pm: An evening of Indian music and dance featuring Sharmila Mukherjee (Odissi), Jita RoyChowdhury (Bharata Natyam) and Purbayan Chatterjee (sitar).


December 8 - 10 at Jogesh Mime Academy, Kalighat Park; 6 pm: Jogesh Mime Academy hosts its 25th mime festival. Also, workshop by Badal Sircar.


Till December 31 (except Sunday) at CIMA Gallery; Monday (3 pm - 7 pm), Tuesday - Saturday (2 pm - 7 pm): Portraits of a Decade — the 10th anniversary show featuring the works of renowned artists.. Till January 25 at Idiyas Gallery, 15 Dover Road; 10.30 am - 7.30 pm: The Homecoming — A Winter Symphony, an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by well-known artists. December 9 - 17 at Gaganendra Art Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Indranath Bandyopadhyay presents his fourth solo exhibition of water colour paintings. December 10 at Rashtriya Lalit Kala Kendra, 361 Keyatala Lane, Gol Park; 6 pm: Godhuli — an evening with artist Aditya Basak. December 12 - 14 at Genesis Art Gallery; 11 am - 7 pm: The Spread of Naivety — an exhibition of paintings by Dr Mausumi Mutsuddi. December 12 - 16 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery; 4 pm - 8 pm: Manasi organises an exhibition of paintings by Tapati Kabasi.


December 8 at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Puranananda will speak in Bengali on Adhyatma Ramayana. December 9 at CMA auditorium, 1 Shakespeare Sarani; 5.45 pm: The CMA-Patton Tuesday Talkshoppe: Mr Alapan Bandyopadhyay, IAS, CEO, KMDA, to speak on Urban Planning and Development: New Dimensions.


Till December 15 at Bharatiyam, IB 201 Salt Lake; 10 am - 5 pm: EZCC hosts an Odissi dance workshop, Tantric Dimensions of Odissi Dance, conducted by Sutapa Talukdar. Details at #23356796.


December 8 - 10 at Swabhumi; 10 am - 8 pm: An exhibition of Pashmina Shawls made by Le Pashmina, Alps Industries Ltd. Digitally produced from the works of Rabindranath Tagore, G.R. Santosh, Jamini Roy, Gopal Ghosh and Devyani Krishna, and embellished and embroided by designers Rohit Bal, Hemant Trivedi, Manoviraj Khosla, Neeta Lulla, MonaPali and Reetika. Till December 11 at Swabhumi; 6 pm: NEXPO — an exhibition-cum-sale of a wide range of products from the north-eastern states of India. December 8 - 14 at Oxford Bookstore, 17 Park Street; 10 am - 8 pm: An exhibition of contemporary crystal forms created by Srila Mookherjee.


Till December 11 at Sree Guruvayurappan Temple, Nakuleshwar Bhattacharjee Lane; 5.30 pm: Guruvayur Ekadasi programme organised by Sree Guruvayurappan Bhajan Samity. Daily discourse on Bhagavatham by Vedamarga Bodhaka, Sri Ramakatha Sara Varshee and N. Vaidyanatha Deekshithar.

sit ’n’ draw

December 14 at The Boys’ Own Library & Young Men’s Institute, Goabagan; 10 am: The 23rd All Bengal Sit-and-Draw and 43rd Recitation competitions. Details: 2555-8387 (between 7 pm & 9.30 pm).


Till December 9 at Kala Mandir; 7.30 am - 8.30 am & 6.30 pm - 8 pm: Sangit Kala Mandir Trusts hosts a series of discourses on Bhikshu Geeta and Shri Dakshinamoorthy Stotram.Conducted by Swami Tejomayananda.


December 13 at 68/4D Purna Das Road, Calcutta 29; 6.30 pm: Taru Shruti pays tribute to Rabindrasangeet maestro Ashoketaru Bandyopadhyay with a sesion of Brahmo Upasana and prayer songs.

FOOD festival

Till December 14 at Guchhi, Hyatt Regency: A lip-smacking variety of Kashmiri delights at the on-going Kashmiri food festival. Till December 20 at the Poolside Cafe, MBD Airport Hotel: An array of exotic global culinary fare, Nuevo International Fare. Till February 29 at Trincas; 12 noon onwards: The Triple SSS Affair — An innovative menu of exciting new soups, sandwiches and salads prepared from farm-fresh ingredients specially for winter.


December 8 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Nandikar presents Sojon Badiyar Ghaat. Direction: Goutam Halder. December 9 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Howrah Dakshinayan presents the inaugural show of Bhitu Bhutor Bhul. Drama and direction: Kunal Mukhopadhyay. December 10 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Gandhar presents Char Duar. Direction: Meghnad Bhattacharya. December 10 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30 pm: Tunir presents Shikarer Khonje. December 11 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Kalindi Natya Srijan presents Parashmoni. Direction: Bilwadal Chattopadhyay. December 13 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm: Choopkatha will stage its latest production, Mrs. Soriano. Direction: Dolly Basu. December 14 at Mukta Angan; 6.30 pm: Shouvanik presents Dant Paake Bandha. Direction: Chandan Das.
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