In the city
Students of Delhi College of Art (DCA) presents a group show Texture, making their debut. Working in mediums ranging from paintings and installations, the works showcase four young artists’ command over visual language, play with textures and the theme of inner spirituality. The participating artists are Meeyong Jaiwook (a South Korean who has now made India his home); Swati Dayal, Bharti Verma and Devyani Jain. They all are Masters in Fine Arts students. Venue: Art Perspective, Lado Sarai, till December 30. Time: 11 am to 7 pm. Entry is free.
NIJH World Society presents ‘Paint for Justice’, an exhibition by 300 artistes from all over India, curated by Harinansha Bhardwaj, from November 14. Venue: AIFACS Art Gallery, Rafi Marg, New Delhi. Time: 11 am to 7 pm.
Pause and play
Gurgaon-based artist Puja Kshatriya presents her solo show titled ‘Pause and Play’, exploring power of mind and how one can achieve inner strength by detaching themselves. Previously Puja has held exhibitions in Dubai, London and Singapore amongst other places. Pursuing her passion, Art for almost four decades, Puja Kshatriya has had 10 solo–shows and has participated in several group exhibitions in India and abroad. The present series, comprising 11 canvases, presents a unique interplay of almost monochromatic figures emphasizing complexities and dual nature of our relationships. Venue: Shridharani Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, Tansen Marg, till November 12. Time: 11 am - 7 pm. Entry is free.
Visit a group exhibition of artworks and sculptures by Adarsh Vikram, Joydeep Bhattacharjee, Manish Bhattacharjee, Pralhad Ranganath Chitale and many more at Odyssey. Venue: Lalit Kala Akademi, (Gallery no- 7) Rabindra Bhavan, Ferozshah Road, till November 14. Time: 11 am-7 pm. Entry is free. For details, call 9868023600 / 9654847710.
Visit a solo show of artworks by Biplab Biswas ‘Thank God For Love’. Krishna in myriad moods is a recurring figure in his present series. Venue: Pearl Art Gallery, New Friends Colony, till November 22. Time: 11am-7pm. Entry is free. For details, call 26820021.
Art Alive Gallery presents, ‘Talking Heads’, works by senior and eminent contemporary Indian artists who are addressing a unified topic: Heads and Portraitures, using a significantly remarkable language that suggests intensity, depth and creativity. Works of Akbar Padamsee, Anjolie Ela Menon, F N Souza, Jogen Chowdhury, Krishen Khanna, Manu Parekh and Paresh Maity are shown in the exhibition. The show will incorporate works of artists in any media including all interpretations and portrayals of the human head, from the traditional to the abstract and conceptual, till November 30. Venue: Art Alive Gallery, S-221, Panchsheel Park. Time: 11 to 7 pm.
This Diwali as we reconnect with the fabled past and celebrate the festival with a rustic and earthy tone, Street theatre is the best possible way to reimbibe the learnings of the great epic Ramayana. Theatre groups from various colleges of Delhi University will be participating for Nukkad Natak Competition based on the theme ‘Victory of Good over Evil’, on November 9. Venue: Plaza Area, DLF Place Saket. Time: 4 pm onwards. Rules for participation are: Time limit for each team will be 15 mins, teams will be penalised for exceeding of the time limit, no props are alowed, but musical instruments can be used, teams can use banners and posters, no language other than Hindi or English can be used and use of abusive language or can lead to disqualification.
Search divinity in you through artistic, beautiful and creative Bharatana-tyam dance performance by Sudha – an admirable dancer, guru, choreographer and nattuvanar. Feel the dynamic and creative inter-dependence between the inner and outer worlds through expressions and emotions closely knitted by unsaid words. Venue: Amphitheatre, Indian Habitat Center, November 10. Time: 7 pm. Entry is free.
A unique music festival dedicated to only strings instruments. ‘Strings of the World’ draws musicians from genres, cultures and continents to create a unique musical and cultural experience. Some of the best string musicians of the world will be part of this festival, on November 16 and 17. Venue: Pool Lawns at Club Patio, Gurgaon. Time: 7 pm onwards. Rs 600 for
Get remix retro this week! Spin Doctor DJ Amit will churn out some whacky music to make you dance all night. For groovy music and sumptuous food and drinks visit the most happening bar in town. Venue: Smoke House Grill, North Wing, VIPPS Centre, Masjid Moth, GK II. Time: 9 pm onwards. For reservations call: 011- 41435531.
This one for the rock music lovers as Aussie rock bands is all set to perform in the Oz Fest. The Fest will bring a bunch of the best Australian bands – cool Indie duo Big Scary, DJ duo The Aston Shuffle, Jinja Safari playing their afro-pop and tumbling island guitar grooves, and the newest Indie pop band Sheppard at The Aussie BBQ on November 10. Venue: Shroom, Third Floor, The Crescent Mall, Lado Sarai, Mehrauli. Time: 8:30pm - 9:15pm - Big Scary, 9:30pm - 10:15pm - Sheppard, 10:30pm - 11:15pm - Jinja Safari, 11:30am - 12:15am - The Aston Shuffle. Entry is free till 11pm. After 11 pm entry will be Rs. 2000.
Bringing you the biggest music extravaganza Qutub Festival 2012 organised by the Punjabi Academy, Delhi. Department of Art, Culture and Languages, Government of Delhi. The five-day music extravaganza will see the big names of music industry like Shan, Hariharan, Shreya Ghoshal, Mohit Chauhan and popular Pakistani Sufi singer Arif Lohar live in concert making the Delhiites groove on their popular numbers, November 15-19.
Venue: Qutub Minar. Time: 7 pm onwards.
India’s first festival of story telling, Kahaani is here! The Kahaani Festival aims to enchant and empower audiences as it explores a multitude of narratives from India and around the world. Be a part of this creative process that evolves when story tellers animate their fears, beliefs, dreams and imaginations alongside listeners of all ages. Stories will be told through puppetry, poetry, music, written and oral traditions of all kinds. Audiences will be given the opportunity to create and share their stories and explore the various tools of story-telling; narration, writing, animation and traditional forms of illustration. Personal stories will be explored and shared through festival workshops on November 17 and 18. Venue: Pathways School, Sector 100, Noida. Time: 11am to 7pm. Entry is free for all.
As part of Oz Fest, Australia’s favorite comedians from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) Roadshow are heading to New Delhi. The MICF is one of the biggest comedy festivals in the world and
is touring India for the first time. The impressive line-
up of artists include MC
Dave Callan, musical duo Smart Casual, Harley
Breen, Cal Wilson and Matt Okine (CoWinner Best Newcomer MICF 2012), on November 10 and 11.
Venue: Blue Frog. Time: 8 pm onwards.
Enjoy the lighter side of life with a special open mic stand up comedy act by comedian and Delhi’s funny man Sundeep Sharma and The Banana Republican Party on November 9.
Venue: Life Caffe, B-49, Inner Circle, Connaught Place. Time: 8 pm onwards. For reservations, contact: +91-9958966357, +91-9910800814, 011-43652222.