In the city
Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) presents ‘Rain’, a choreographic work in Mohiniyattam by Vijayalakshmi. She is acknowledged as one of the most eminent exponents of Mohiniyattam today. She has endeavored to take Mohiniyattam to higher levels by constantly exploring uncharted territories and expanding traditional boundaries through innovative choreographies inspired from a pan-Indian and global perspective. A recipient of several prestigious national awards, Vijayalakshmi has carved a distinct niche for herself and has played a significant role in the rejuvenation of this beautiful Indian classical dance form. Witness her classical moves, today.
Venue: Azad Bhawan Auditorium, Indraprastha Estate.
Time: 7 pm onwards
Enjoy an evening of thumri, dadra, geet and ghazal by Nila Sinha Roy, disciple of Shanti Hiranand accompanied by Manoj Nagar on tabla on July 5th. Venue: India Habitat Centre.
Time: 7 pm onwards
Make your Sunday evening more special with a sufi musical high as international Tanoura Darawish Dancers performs live for its audience. Add music and color to your weekend as these Darawish dancers spin into a whirl of color to sufi sounds on July 7th. Venue: Zerzura, Saheed Jeet Singh Marg. Time: 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm
A platform for showcasing the works of established and upcoming artists from the world over is presents Zynna Spotlight Show of the renowned Indian artist Rajesh Ram. The exhibition will showcase his creative genius through sculptures, paintings and installations, till July 30th.
Venue: The Exhibition will be held in Zynna Art Gallery Gurgaon, S-56/20, DLF Phase-III. Time: 11.30am to 6.30pm (seven days).
Creativity art gallery presents, ‘Versatile’, an exhibition of artwork from nine artists on Indian modern and contemporary art. The show is conceptualised on unity in diversity and on the thought ‘all for one and one for all’. The show promises to bring forward the exposure to perceive the episodes of Indian modern Contemporary Art on a unified arena from July 6th to 26th. Venue: Creativity Art Gallery,29, GF, Hauz Khas Village. Time: 10.30 am to 7.30 pm (seven days).
In the contemporary art world, where languages and mediums have crossed all boundries of expression, it is important to breathe life into the forgotten medium of terracotta. Well known artists Anupam Sood, Arpana Caur, Durga Kainthola, Ela Mukherjee, Gogi Saroj Pal and others do just that in the show in their own individual styles, till July 7th.
Venue: Niv Art Centre, Neb Sarai. Time: 11.00 am to 7.00 pm
A group of artists present ‘Within reach-IV’, an exhibition of an eclectic mix of affordable artwork. The art works are in varied genres and mediums i.e., paintings, drawings, serigraphs, sculptures and installations. Participating artists are Ajay Kumar Chowdhary, Anil Soni, Bratin Khan C D Mistry, Morkonda Chandra Shekar, Debashish Dutta, Jogen Chowdhury and others, till July 8th.
Venue: Gallerie Nvya, Saket. Time: 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
Be part of an illustration exhibition, ‘The Umbrella Bar’, by artist Sumedha Sah from July 6th to July 9th. 40 of Sumedha’s artworks and all her sketchbooks including wonderful ones from her recent travels will be open for everyone to see during the show.
Venue: Cafe Turtle, atop Full Circle Bookstore, N-16, Greater Kailash I (N Block Market).
To honour Rituparno Ghosh, Directorate of Film Festivals and Calcutta Presidency College Alumni Association have organised a special screening of him famous film, Chokher Bali - A Passion Play (Sand In The Eye). The film is about a newly-married couple, Mahendra and Ashalata who are passionately in love until this love is temporarily tarnished by the arrival into their extended family of a young, intelligent, and educated widow, Binodini, today. Venue: Habitat World, Lodhi Road. Time: 700 pm onwards
Presenting Nabbie No Koi: Nabbie’s Love, a film about Nanako who quits her job in Tokyo to return to her home island where her grandfather, Keitatsu and grandmother Nabbie, still live. The ferry is captained by a young man she knew when she lived on the island as a child. Also aboard is a quaint fellow, Sanra, dressed in a dandy tropical outfit, who seems to have some nostalgic link to the island. Nabbie and Keitatsu’s home is filled with bougainvillea and song. Reiko, owner of the only shop on the island, happily accompanies her Irish fiddler husband, O’Connor. Life on the island is lazy and content with music seemingly always in the background. Venue: The Japan Foundation, Lajpat Nagar 4. Time: 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm
This one is surely a popular choice. Presenting, The Good The Bad And The Ugly. The film is about a bounty hunting scam which brings together two men, Blondie (The Good - a professional gunslinger out to earn a few dollars) and Angel Eyes (The Bad - a hit man who always commits to a task and sees it through), in an uneasy alliance against a third, Tuco (The Ugly - a wanted outlaw) in a race to find a fortune in gold buried somewhere in a remote cemetery. The film’s sweeping widescreen cinematography and Ennio Morricone’s brilliant music score leave their deep and everlasting effect. Revisit this epic on July 10. Venue: Italian Cultural Institute, Chanakya Puri. Time: 6.30 pm onwards
For film lovers, this is the best way to kickstart your weekend with Les Beaux Gosses. The film is about Hervé, a teenage boy in junior high school with ordinary looks and middling grades, living with his single mother in a housing estate in Rennes. He and his best friend Camel often fantastise about their female classmates and their mothers, but have less luck with girls in reality. Hervé unsuccessfully pursues romances with various girls at his school, including with Laura, who accepts his offer of a date as a joke, today.
Venue: Alliance Francaise de Delhi, Lodhi Road.
Time: 6.30 pm onwards
Presenting, Where Did I Leave My Purdah, a comic drama infused with love, passion, denial, humor and grief, based on the life and times of an actress who saw the world in her art, but ignored the harsh realities of the real world outside. Nazia is an actress who has been through four decades of performance and seven decades of personal travails and political upheavals. The play traces her personal and professional journey and her relationships with those closest to her. A fascinating look into the world of drama and theatre, the play moves between the past and the partition of India, to the musical productions of yesteryear, and back again to the contemporary world of cinema and stage, on July 11th.
Venue: Epicentre, Sector 44, Gurgaon. Time: 8.00 pm onwards
A perfect weekend for theatre lovers! Enjoy your evening with One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, directed by Feisal Alkazi. An adaptation of the famous novel, compelling, powerful, humorous, provocative, the classic tale of the clash between an individual and an institution, on July 6th and 7th.
Venue: Stein Auditorium, Lodhi Road. Time: 7.30 pm onwards
For the first time in India, Swanky Tunes is ready to set the capital on fire with their EDM numbers. Swanky Tunes have always experimented with different electronic styles in pursuit of their own sound. Thanks to their solid musical culture and their outstanding studio skills, the Russian trio quickly managed to become one of the most looked after EDM band. So, be part of the party on July 6th. Venue: Café Ludus, 24-25, Second Floor, MGF Mall, Saket. Time: 8 pm onwards. For more information contact: 9717864265/9599426426
Be part of a celebration of Africa and experience their dynamic traditions. This initiative is taken to increase public understanding and appreciation of African art and culture. This stunning exhibition integrates everyday life of the people, related objects with paintings and performances and interaction with the artists. As will be seen throughout the performances and exhibits, the festival aims to create representations of society that draw upon the past to meet the challenges of the present. The celebration is on till July 7th.
Venue: Select CityWalk, Saket. Time: 11 am to 8 pm
Expo Riva Schuh India, the only fair in the world dedicated to finished products in footwear and leather accessories is back with its 3rd edition. The fair targets retailers and manufacturers and sets the tone for global trends in footwear and leather design. The fair will showcase products by Indian and international exhibitors from China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Spain, Germany and Italy from today till July 6th. Venue: Hall no. 8, 9, 10, 11, Pragati Maidan.
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Delhi Photography Club is proud to present their third edition of Nicefoto exhibition. It’s a one of its kind exhibition celebrating amateur photography across the world. Nicefoto 2013 will feature photos contributed by over 125 enthusiasts aged between 12 and 58 years from India and around the world. Photographers from as far as China, Netherlands, Iran, Italy, England, Germany, France, Spain, Singapore and Malaysia too have sent in their work to be showcased here. Venue: Open Palm Court, India Habitat Centre from July 8 to 14. Time: 11 am to 7 pm.