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Slice of America
American Center presents A Slice of Life III, an evening of American theatre featuring three plays in partnership with Stagecraft. To be staged first is So Please Be Kind (written by Frank D Gilroy, directed by Rohit Pombra). In this short play, the dramatist, an expert in the art of weaving together bizarre situations, places a couple in a hotel room for a rendezvous. Their passion is sandwiched between attempts to remember the name of an actor they have just passed on the street, whose identity they finally discover through a twist. The second, Lost (written by Mary Louise Wilson, directed by Nandini Banerjee), is a comedy that focuses on two women of “indeterminate” age and offers a delightful commentary on relationships and the aging process. The final play, Today a Little Extra (a scene from it appears here; written by Michael Kassin, directed by Rohit Pombra), is a bitter-sweet comedy that adds a new dimension to the meaning of ‘poignant’. Among other things, it shows us what was lost when America traded in the bustle of community life for the convenience of the shopping centre. By invitation only.

Event: A Slice of Life III, an evening of three American plays When: Today; 7pm onwards Where: American Center, Lincoln Room, 38A Jawaharlal Nehru Road


Till April 14 (except Sundays & public holidays) at CIMA Gallery, Sunny Tower, 2nd floor; Mondays: 3pm - 7pm, Tuesdays - Saturdays: 2pm - 7pm: An exhibition of recent works by Shuvaprasanna. April 8 at Mon Art Gallerie, 6 Hungerford Street, Regency Building, 3rd floor, 22895438; 5pm: Inauguration of Sublime Contours, an exhibition of recent paintings by some of the senior and well as upcoming artists of Andhra Pradesh. The show will be on view till May 7. April 8 at Experimenter, 2/1 Hindusthan Road, 24630465, 40012289; 6pm: Opening preview of The Young Man Was... (a few chapter): Naeem Mohaiemen. The show continues till June 9, except Sundays. Till April 8 at Chemould, 12F Park Street; 2pm - 7pm: A solo exhibition of recent works by Biplab Dalai. Till April 10 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, 2nd floor; 4pm - 8pm: A group exhibition of paintings and sculptures by the members of Brushing. Participants: Swati Tarafder, Debrup Gangopadhyay, Amit Ghosh, Anindita Mittra (Raka), Shibaji Dey, Madhumita Mitra, Susanta Kumar Biswas, Senjuti Ray, Samir Mondal, Soma Saha, Anjan Coomar, Poushali Sarkar, Manas Mondal, Prasenjit Sanyal, Partha Pratim Malik, Nilanjan Das and Sudipta Basu. Till April 10 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 3pm - 8pm: Kolkata Chaturangasabha presents an exhibition of artworks by Rajat Sen, Pallab Das, Parag Roy and Somkumar Deb. Till April 12 at Academy of Fine Arts, North Gallery; 3pm - 8pm: Nikhilesh and Buddies present an exhibition of paintings by Nikhilesh Das, Tapan Mitra, Susanta Chakraborty, Alay K. Ghoshal and Dipankar Ray. Till April 13 at Academy of Fine Arts, South Gallery; 3pm - 8pm: An exhibition of paintings by International School of Art. Till April 14 (except Sunday) at Gallery Sanskriti, 5C Alipore Park Road, 24484925, 24497931; 11am - 8pm: Recent works by Nobina Gupta. Till April 14 at Gallery Image Kraft, 56E, Block D, New Alipore; 11am - 8pm: Expression of Colours — a group exhibition of paintings. Till April 15 at ECA Art Walk, South City Mall; 12noon - 8pm: An exhibition of paintings by Mintu Naiya and Sriparna Roy. Till April 20 at Nandalal Bose Gallery, Rabindranath Tagore Centre, ICCR, 9A Ho Chi Minh Sarani; 11am - 7pm: Ghat by Ghat — a painting exhibition of the ghats of Varanasi by Australian artist Terry Burrows. Till April 23 (except Sundays & holidays) at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture; 10am - 1pm & 2.30pm - 7pm: Annual Art Exhibition: Pilgrim of Eternity, an exhibition of watercolour miniatures by Bireswar Sen. Till April 30 (except Mondays) at Bodhi Tree Monastery of Art, 48/44 Swiss Park, 24246534; 4pm - 7pm: Bodhi Tree Monastery of Art presents Annual Exhibition 2011. Till April 30 (Sundays by appointment) at Idiyas Gallery, 15 Dover Road, 65508418; 10.30am - 6.30pm: The Rapture of Form — paintings by Suhas Roy, Prokash Karmakar, Ramananda Bandyopadhyay, Sanatan Dinda, Atin Basak, Bratin Khan, Gourango Beshai, Sibsaday Chaudhuri, Subrata Das, Samir Paul, Sukanta Das and others. Till May 6 at Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, 36C S.P. Mukherjee Road; 11am - 8pm: The Seagull Foundation for the Arts presents the exhibition, Somnath Hore: Prints, Drawings, Posters.


Till April 10 at Sarat Sadan, Howrah Maidan: Natadha presents 11th Janopriyo Nataker Mela. Today, 6.30pm: Malyabaan, presented by Swapnasandhani. Direction: Koushik Sen. April 8 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30pm: Shilpi Sangha will stage Kokil Sir, written by Prochet Gupta, scripted by Rudraprasad Chakraborty and directed by Soumitra Basu. April 8 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30pm: Mukhomuki presents its new production, Chena Duhkha Chena Sukh. The cast includes Dulal Lahiri, Shakuntala Barua, Soumitra Mitra, Debdoot Ghosh, Shubhabrata Dey, Chaitali Ghosh, Tapan Dasgupta and Shuvankar Mitra. Direction: Debesh Chattopadhyay. April 8 at Girish Mancha; 6.30pm: Sanglap Kolkata presents Ratnakar, inspired by Tagore’s Balmiki Pratibha. Drama & direction: Kuntal Mukhopadhyay.


April 8 at Oxford Bookstore, 17 Park Street; 4pm: Launch of Sanatan Kriya: 51 Miracles...and a Haunting (A book on real-life paranormal experience) by Yogi Ashwini.


April 8 at Padatik’s Buildwell Theatre, 6/7 AJC Bose Road; 7pm: Padatik Dance Centre presents a Kathak recital by Sriyanka Mali, disciple of Madhumita Roy. April 8 at Someplace Else, The Park; 8pm onwards: Subhen Chatterjee & Elektro_Karma will set the stage with a brand new sound, melodic beauty fused with incredible rhythms.


Till April 16 (except Sunday) at The Harrington Street Arts Centre, Harrington Mansions, Suit 5+25B, 2nd floor, 8 Ho Chi Minh Sarani, 22829220/1; 2pm - 7pm: Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Calcutta, in collaboration with The Harrington Street Arts Centre, presents Frozen in Time, an exhibition of photographs on dance.


April 8 at Humayun Kabir Hall, The Asiatic Society; 4pm: Swami Pranavananda Memorial Lecture on The Moral Philosophy of Yugacharya Swami Pranavananda. Speaker: Professor Braja Kishore Swain, professor & head, department of Dharmashastra, Sri Jagannath Sanskrit University, Puri. April 8 at the Williamson Magor Hall, The Bengal Chamber, 6 Netaji Subhas Road; 6pm: A panel discussion on Managing the State of WB - Economic Agenda in the Days Ahead. Speakers: Dr Anup Sinha, Dr Kalyan Sanyal, Dr Ajitava Roychaudhari, Aniruddha Lahiri and Barun Das. Moderator: Dr Rudrangshu Mukherjee. April 8 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 6pm: Swami Atmapriyananda will speak in English on Kena Upanishad.


Till April 9 at Weavers Studio, 5/1 Anil Moitra Road, 24408926/27; 9.30am - 6.30pm: Weavers Studio presents an exhibition of handwoven, hand-printed saris, sets, tunics, fabrics & scarves. Till April 9 at 265 Jodhpur Park, 1st floor, 9330997647; 4.30pm - 8pm: Bharati Datta presents pre-Naba Barsha exhibition of saris in cotton, chiffon and tussar. Till April 9 at Artisana, 13 Chowringhee Terrace, 22239422, 65155185; 11am - 7pm: Crafts Council of West Bengal presents Baishakhi featuring fascinating weaves (from across the country) and accessories. Till April 9 at Co Op Hall (near Bazar Kolkata), 16/3 Gariahat Road, 11am - 9pm: Tilottama (23352092) presents 25 Boutiques’ Meet: A designer exhibition of saris, dress material, salwar suit, kurtas, bedcovers, leather bags, jewellery and home-made food. Till April 10 at Ekdalia Banquet Hall, 9836898328; 11am - 8.30pm: Sampurna presents pre-Naba Barsha exhibition of designer wear and costume jewellery. Till April 12 at Sanskriti, 12 Jamir Lane, Ballygunge, 65222434; 10am - 9pm: Exhibition of block-printed saris in cotton, tussar, ghicha, maheswari and supernet along with kurtis for summer wear. Till April 13 at 20B Gariahat Road South, opp. Wallpaper, Dhakuria bus stop; 11am - 8pm: Ananya and Salankara present Baishakhi Mela, an exhibition of designer saris, kurtis and a wide range of silver costume jewellery. Till April 14 at Design, 1st floor, 108 Raja Basanta Roy Road, 24664315; 11am - 7.30pm: Paramita Viswanathan’s summer collection of cotton and silk saris. Till April 15 at Sasha, 27 Mirza Ghalib Street, 2252-1586/0422; Monday - Saturday: 10am - 7pm, Sunday: 10am - 1pm: Sasha presents Indian Summer, an exhibition of exclusive saris, garments, jewellery and home furnishings in cool cottons, khadis, chanderis, mangalgiris, kasida embroidery, natural dyes & prints. Till April 15 at Indian Silk House Exclusives, P-92 Lake Road; 11am - 7pm: Kavita Samsukha of Indian Silk House Exclusives is exhibiting a cool summer collection which includes an exciting range of saris and salwar suits in Maheshwari, Chanderi Kota, Kachi Cotton, Coimbatore Cotton, Gadhwal, Super Nets, Benarasi Cotton.


April 8 at The Saturday Club; 7pm: Dhyan Foundation hosts a workshop on yoga by Yogi Ashwini. He will discuss the physical, metaphysical and everything in-between, including a number of miraculous experiences chronicled in the book, Sanatan Kriya 51 Miracles. For more details, contact Anjali Burman (9831093133). April 8 at 836, New Alipore, 9836090947 / 9331059555; 11.30am - 3.30pm: Cookery workshop on Italian cuisine. Learn innovative chef's special recipes of Italian soups, starters, main course and side dishes and more. April 8 - May 30 at Art in Me, 7 Loudon Street, 9831387078: Creative English Grammar Workshops. Those interested can select any 15 days in which to participate. April 8 & 9 at The Conclave; 10.30am - 5.50pm: Dance & Movement Workshop introducing Sufi whirling & Sufi zikhrs, and Gurdjieff movements & Centering exercises. For details and registration, call 65500848, 9831031075. April 9 at 8 Camac Street, Santiniketan Building; 4pm - 6pm: Zee Institute of Creative Arts is organising a workshop on paper collage art. For registration, contact 22820123, 9331720675. April 9 & 10 at Starmark (3 Lord Sinha Road and Mani Square); 12noon to 1pm: Starmark and Hobby Ideas present art and craft workshops for children on puppet making (April 9) and card making (April 10). For more details and registration, call 9903985097. April 9 at Happy Hours, CD-69 Salt Lake, 9830227778; 1.30pm - 4pm: Cooking for young chefs - Fajitas, Pesto Spagetti, Garlic Bread, Monte Carlo, Choco Balls and Mocktail. April 9 - 12 & April 14 - 17 at Tollygunge Club: NLP workshop for 13 yrs - 19yrs by Meeta Sethia. Call 9831387078 for details.

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