In the city
A solo painting exhibition titled�Feel Cool by L N Rana is on display. Rana’s bold suggestive, emotional and powerful, art style takes the viewer on a profoundly personal journey. He uses heavy lines and a selective subtle earthy colour scheme that dictates the moods of his work and keeps pulling you inside for another look. He explores the charm, enigma and mystery of the feminine presence on his canvases through sweeping expression, peaceful exuberance and even solitary contemplation. Yet his narratives are full of pun and satire and his subjects often appear fragile and eloquent in their solitudes as if in long wait for the union. Venue: Pearl Art Gallery, 185/K/3 Basement, adjacent Hotel Crown Plaza, New Friends Colony till June 14. Time: 11am to 10 pm on all days.
A group art show�Junk Inbox - Art with Beauty & Social Concern� is being presented by Gallery Niv. The exhibition will witness works of artists like Tridib Dutta, Rajesh Kumar Rajan and Debasish Das. These artists have used their creative ability to turn out industrial scrap metal, wood, plastic, garment accessories and allied objects into interesting works of art, that can define and set a new vocabulary in the art dictionary. Venue: Gallery Niv, 210, Neb Sarai, near IGNOU; till June 15. Time: 11am to 7pm. Entry is free.
Rhythm from Yale
A group of 14 experienced women musicians of Whim�n Rhythm from Yale University will sing to celebrate the 31st anniversary in the 2011-2012 school year. Whim has grown into a full-force presence on Yale’s campus on both the national and international stage. The group tours domestically and in the Greater New England area annually, visiting locations from New York and Los Angeles to Hong Kong and Cairo, and recently founded a full-fledged Alumnae Board to help build the group’s legacy from beyond Yale's campus. Venue: Epicentre, Gurgaon on
June 8. Time: 7.30pm.
Sangeetam presents ‘Musical journey’�- a classical Indian music concert where classical vocal trio recital will be presented by Srihari, Sridhar and Srivats and sitar recital will be presented by Pt Prateek Chowdhury. The artists will be accompanied by Pt Shib Shankar Ray on tabla. Venue: 251 Deer Wood Chase, Nirvana Country, Sector-50, Gurgaon on June 10. Time: 7pm onwards.
Enjoy the unusual combination of sufi music presented by a DJ over �SUFI Thursdays� with DJ Aditya. Venue: Spot, Ground Floor, Tower B, Global Business Park, MG Road, Gurgaon on June14. Time: 7pm onwards. Entry is free. For details contact: 9718839392,7838570077
Music lovers are in for a treat as Delhi Drummers will perform live to make you forget your stress with their thunderous performance. Venue: De Villa, 8 A, Hauz Khas Village on June 8. Time: 9.30pm onwards. For reservations contact: 7838428007
NSD Repertory’s Summer Theater Festival continues with Jaat Hi Poochho Sadhu Ki by Rajinder Nath. Penned by the Vijay Tendulkar the play is considered a classic. It is the story of Mahipat, who hails from a poor village family and a middle-level caste. Hard work and perseverance enable him to acquire education and land later a job as professor. But when his caste turns a stumbling block to success, he resorts to various methods to protect his position, resulting in hilarious situations. Between capability and caste, what will win? Venue: Kamani Auditorium, Copernicus Marg on June 8. Time: 6.30pm.�
Theatre lovers can head for Nangi Awaazein, directed by Rajesh Tiwari. Set during Partition, the story revolves around the characters’ aspirations and desires which trigger fascinating conflicts that are endured with time. The play will be staged as part of �Jashn-e-Manto – the ongoing centenary celebrations of Saadat Hasan Manto by Theatre Garage group. Venue: Studio Safdar, Shadi Khampur near Satyam Cinema, Shadipur Depot Metro station on June 10. Time: 6.30 pm.
Operation Three Star by Asmita is an adaptation of Dario Fo’s An Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Amitabh Srivastava with lyrics by Piyush Mishra. Venue: Amphitheatre, India Habitat Centre; June 9 and 10. Time: 7.30pm. For details contact: 9711188856, 9999692525.
Witness a tender comedy about an ageing couple living their remaining years in a South California retirement home in the 120 minute English play, A Slice of Life by Rohit Pombra. The couples� memory loss coupled with the camaraderie results in humorous situations. Venue: Epicentre, Gurgaon on June 9 and 10. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets at Rs. 500, 300 and 200 are available at the venue. For more information contact: 0124-2715200.
Get set to watch the popular Hindi play Jis Lahore Nai Dekhya O Jamyai Nai written by Dr Asghar Wajahat and directed by Rajinder Nath. Venue: Shri Ram Center, 4, Safdar Hashmi Marg from June 8-10. Time: 6.30pm. Tickets at Rs 200, 100 and 50 are available at the venue before the show.
Movie buffs can head to watch the flamenco film Vengo directed by Tony Gatlif. The 90 minute story is about honor, vengeance and mourning. Caco the Andalusian, is lamenting over the death of his daughter Pepa during festivities, accompanied by his young nephew Diego, an otherwise young, exuberant but handicapped person.
During the nights of revelry, it appears that Caco family is in a blood debt to the rival clan, the Caravaca, and that someone must pay the price.�
Venue:� Alliance Francaise, 72 Lodi Estate on June�8. Time: 5.30 pm and 7.30 pm.
For further information
Filmbooth presents monthly screening
series of�‘First Cut’: Short Film Premieres. Established in 2008, Filmbooth aims to fill the void of short films by providing a platform to independent as well as mainstream filmmakers from all over the country to screen their films and discuss them. The month long festival will showcase new and acclaimed short films such as: Shyam Raat
Seher by Arunima Sharma, Ordinary People by Aakash Bhatia, Saari Raat by Parimal Aloke, Urnaabh by Zalina Gamat, Kal 15 August Dukan Band Rahegi by Prateek
Vats, Rewind by Atul Taishete and Reflections by Bejoy Nambiar. Venue: Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, Gate No 3 on June 9. Time: 6.45 pm.
Entry is free.
Photography exhibition ‘Goalmari, Bangladesh’s own Island’�, by Munem Wasif is on display. The exhibition focuses on �water� and its role, symbol and use in a rural village of Bangladesh. The exhibition is a part of �The 2012 Water Series� that revolves around the theme of water. Venue: Galerie Roman Rolland, Alliance Francaise, 72 Lodi Estate from June 7-27. Time: 11am-7pm. For further information contact: 43500200. Entry is free.
‘The Treasure of Russia’, a photo exhibition will be inaugurated to celebrate the National Day of Russia. The exhibition is organised by Russian Centre of Science & Culture, New Delhi & International Federation of Indo Russian Youth Clubs, New Delhi. Venue: Russian Centre of Science & Culture; June 8. Time: 5.30pm.
A photo exhibition ‘Flowers in the dust’� on waste-pickers by Kausiki Sarma, a photographer born in Assam and now based in Delhi, will be on display. Organised by Aman Trust, The exhibition aims to highlight the occupational hazards experienced by waste-pickers. It focuses on their extremely unhygienic and dismal working conditions and its impact on their health. The photographs have been clicked in Delhi. Venue:� Art Gallery, IIC Annexe, Max Muller Marg, Lodhi Estate from June�15 to 18. Time: 11 am to 7 pm. For further information contact: 41328040/41.
Put on your dancing shoes to shake a leg with American troupe Gods Robots and Janaka from Sri Lanka who will performing live in Delhi. The act will have Janaka Selekta from San Francisco on electronics n instrumentation and Taamara from Mumbai on vocals. Venue: Shroom, 3rd Floor, The Cresent Mall, Lado Sarai, Mehrauli on June 8. Time: 9pm onwards. For reservation contact: 8800777074. �
Dance enthusiasts can shake a leg and learn a step or two of belly dancing over Jashn - E - Maisha, belly dance with candles by known dancer Lena. Venue: Studio 169, Moments Mall, 2nd Floor, Patel Road, Kirti Nagar on June 8. Time: 9pm
Indulge yourself in jewellery shopping with some exclusive Italian jewellery on display by online jeweller CaratLane.com which is showcasing its collection designed keeping the Italian philosophy of innovation and experimentation in mind. Crafted out of 18K gold, the pieces are priced between Rs 5000 and Rs 40,000. Venue: CaratLane Solitaire Lounge, Greater Kailash, M9, M Block, Below CTC Emporio from June 6 to 10. Time: For further details contact: 46321000.
Kids, be prepared to meet Scrat the Squeak Attacker from the movie Ice Age 4, in person. Enjoy the coolest summer fiesta and feel the thrill to meet and greet your favourite character. Venue: DLF Promenade Mall, Vasant Kunj on June 9. Time: 4.00 to 4.45 pm.