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Friday , April 20 , 2012
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CIMA Gallary


Till April 28 at CIMA Gallery, Sunny Towers (2nd floor), 43 Ashutosh Chowdhury Avenue, 24858717 / 24858509; Mondays: 3pm - 7pm; Tuesdays - Saturdays: 2pm - 7pm: An Alternative Perspective. Participants: Anju Chaudhuri, Jayasri Burman, Rashmi Bagchi Sarkar, Rini Dhumal and Shakila. Till April 20 at The Stadel, Salt Lake Stadium, Gate no.3; 10am - 10pm: Ode to Summer, an exhibition of photographs by Atanu Paul and members of Third Eye and an exhibition of paintings by Samir Dutta and members of Perspective. Till April 20 at Artmosphere Art Gallery, H-II New Alipore; 11am - 8pm: An exhibition of paintings by Swapan Sarkar, Dewashish Das, Asit Sarkar, Subrato Das, Sanjib Pal and Sriniwas. Till April 22 at Bengal Art Gallery, RTC, ICCR, 9A Ho Chi Minh Sarani; 11am - 7pm: African Art Exhibition by Premilla Singh. Till April 24 (except Sundays and public holidays) at Akar Prakar, P238 Hindustan Park; 2pm - 7pm: Linear Extensions — drawings on paper and canvas by Sakti Burman. Till April 25 at Artists Circle, 46 Circus Avenue; 2pm - 7pm: Symphony I, an exhibition of paintings by senior painters of Bengal to celebrate the Bengali New Year. Till April 29 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery, 55 Gariahat Road; 3pm - 8pm: Jamini Roy — an exhibition of selected drawings and paintings on the occasion of his 125th birth anniversary celebration. Till April 29 (except Mondays) at Victoria Memorial Hall (Portrait Gallery & Entrance Hall); 10am - 5pm (entry closes at 4.30pm): A retrospective exhibition, Sakti Burman: The Wonder of It All. Curated by Sharan Apparao and Dadiba Pundole. Till April 30 at Shree Art Gallery, 23 Pankaj Mallick Sarani, 2nd floor; 3pm - 7pm: Just Kolkata, a group exhibition of paintings. April 20 - May 20 (except Mondays) at Mirage Art Gallery, 701 Block P, 1st floor, New Alipore; 3pm - 8pm: Expressions — an exhibition of paintings, sculpture and photographs by well-known artists.


April 20 at Minerva Theatre; 6.30pm: Kalindi Natyasrijan presents Parashmani. Direction: Bilwadal Chatterjee. April 20 at Gyan Manch; 6.30pm: Belghoria Ethic presents Kothaye Pabo Taarey. Direction: Debashis Sengupta. April 20 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30pm: Samstab presents Manaschakshu. Direction & performance: Dwijen Bandyopadhyay. April 20 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30pm: Anya Theatre presents Hamlet. Direction: Bibhas Chakraborty. April 20 at Dhakuria Yubatirtha Club, 5/1 Sahidnagar, Dhakuria; 7pm: Vibhab Natya Academi presents Rabi Thakur (dir: Raja Guha), Agarpara Theatre Point presents Agacha (dir: Raja Guha) and Bibhaksha presents Ebong Rukmini (dir: Malay Ghosh). Staged as part of the three-day All Bengal One-Act Play festival hosted by Dhakuria Club Samannai Samity and UCDS Events.

performing arts

April 20; 5.30pm onwards: Bangla Sangeet Mela 2012. At Rabindra Sadan: Taalvadya Rhythmscope directed by Bickram Ghosh. Featuring Nachiketa Chakraborty, Srikanto Acharya, Manomoy Bhattacharya and others. At Sisir Mancha: Songs by Agnibha Bandyopadhyay, Suprakash Chaki, Sugato Marjit and others. At Girish Mancha: Songs by Gorachand Mukhopadhyay, Swagato Dey, Devajit Bandyopadhyay, Kharaj Mukhopadhyay and others. At Mohor Kunja, 5pm onwards: Folk songs by Santimoy Kalindi, Biswanath Das Baul, Dhiraj Khyapa and others. At Rabindra Sadan complex (open air); 5pm onwards: Songs by Robin Nandy, Suresh Das, Mahua Mazumdar and others. April 20 at Rabindra Okakura Bhavan, Salt Lake; 6pm: The 10th anniversary programme of Shruti Sanlap features six audio plays written and directed by Nirup Mitra. April 20 at Tantra, The Park; 7pm - 10pm: Tantra hosts Sridhar Thayil, the lyrical pop duo on stage. Featuring Suman Sridhar and Jeet Thayil. Suman sings and plays keys. Thayil does spoken words, plays blues and funk guitar.


April 21 at St Xavier’s College Auditorium; 4.30pm: St Xavier’s College (Calcutta) Alumni Association, in association with The Telegraph, presents XXII Fr Joris Memorial Nihil Ultra Trophy Debate. In the opinion of the house Democracy in India is ineffective without the right to reject and recall. Moderator: Dr Rudrangshu Mukherjee. Speakers: Kunal Sarkar, Barry O’Brien, Sandip Chatterjee and Ananya Chatterjee (for the motion); Saugata Roy, Sukhendu Sekhar Roy, Arunabho Ghosh and Ritabrata Banerjee (against the motion).


April 20 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 6pm: Swami Tattwavidananda will speak in Sanskrit on Adhyatma Ramayana. April 20 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, 19A & B Raja Rajkrishna Street; 7pm: Acharya Raghupati Mukhopadhyay will speak on Meeting of Maharshi Nagendra Nath Bhaduri with Sri Ramakrishna.

earth day

April 20 at City Centre courtyard, Salt Lake; 4pm - 7pm: American Center presents Mobilize the Earth, a programme celebrating Earth Day. Schoolchildren will distribute saplings and jute carry bags in exchange for plastic bags. Also, display of artwork created from recycled scrap and an Earth Day Quiz through an interactive booth inside the mall, with special green hampers and goodies for the winners. Director American Center, Jeffrey K. Reneau, will be present at the event at 5pm. April 20 at Kindled Hearts Montessori House, 585 Block N, New Alipore; 10.45am - 12.30pm: Kindled Hearts Montessori House celebrates Earth Day with their students and 50 other underprivileged children from NGOs Iktara, Hamari Muskan and Ek Prayas. Activities include flower arrangement, plantation, watering plants, entertainment acts, music movement and painting. April 22 at Oxford Bookstore, 17 Park Street; 3pm: To commemorate International Earth Day, Oxford Bookstore Kolkata and Earth Day Network host Kabaad Ka Jugaad, an educative workshop focusing on ways to recycle waste material into useful and durable craft work. Conducted by experts from the NGO Swabhav, it aims to share insights into the methods of reducing waste, in order to make a significant contribution to the society. The workshop is for children of all age groups. For registration, contact 44035708; 9831671437.


April 20 at Nandan; 6pm: Tadas Blinda. The Legend is Born (Lithuania; 2011). To be screened as the inaugural film at the 17th European Union Film Festival hosted by Cine Central, Calcutta, Nandan (West Bengal Film Centre) and Max Mueller Bhavan, Calcutta.

charity dinner

April 21 at Saturday Club; 6pm: North Point Alumni Association Kolkata Chapter announces a community service programme Educate the Girl Child. Inauguration by His Grace, The Archbishop of Calcutta Rev. Thomas D’Souza. Followed by annual dinner and social. For passes contact Brijraj 9903022200, Venket 9933155069.


April 22 at YMCA Chowringhee; 4pm onwards: Open General Quiz for 4- member teams. Entry fees Rs 200 per team. College teams: Rs100. School teams: Rs 50. QM: P.S. Ghatak. Call 9051874490 for any queries.


Till April 20 at Helipad Ground, near Salt Lake Stadium: Meghnad Saha Institute of Technology presents Utopian Euphorians ’12 in association with t2.


Till April 28 at Hindusthan Club: Hindusthan Club Sports Carnival in association with The Telegraph. Till April 21 at Mani Square Mall: Mani Square celebrates the spirit of Baisakh with a fortnight long Baisakhi Blast. April 20: Dance performance by Beboying. Till April 29 at Axis Mall, Rajarhat; 10am - 8pm: Mrittika, The Village Soiree, featuring handcrafted items like batik, leather goods, kantha stitch, clay and pottery, dokra, grass mats, wood work and other traditional wares. Accompanied by bauls presenting traditional baul songs.

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