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POT POURRI
Candy tree

A life-size candy tree will be unveiled at the Select Citywalk Mall in Saket from January 13 to 15. Enjoy travelling back to your childhood days with this giant tree from 11 am to 11 pm. The tree will sprout candies and several other goodies when shaken.

Religious walks
Come and join religious walks this weekend that will take you to various gurudwaras and Buddhist shrines. The walk to various gurudwaras will be carried on the day of makar sankranti on January 14 from 11 am onwards. The meeting point is Chandni Chowk metro station and ending point is Rakabganj Gurudwara near Connaught Place. The walks to the Buddhist shrines will take place on January 15 from 4 pm onwards. The meeting point and the ending point is Dilli Haat. Charges for both gurudwara and buddhist walks will be Rs 1,100 per person which includes transport and snacks.

Photography
Soul searching
Photo exhibition titled ‘Moods of the Soul’ is going on at The Art Life Gallery, Noida, till January 16, from 11 am to 7 pm. It comprises of works of nine talented photographers like Aditya Katyal, Ashoo Sharma, Dinesh Gaur and Lokesh Ohiri, to name a few. Their works explore various dimensions and dynamics of photography reflecting abstract, natural and geographical themes.

Foreign frames
Those interested in photography and international politics can visit the American Center’s ongoing photo exhibition ‘50 Years of US-India Partnership in Development’ at 24, Kasturba Gandhi Marg. It is on till January 14, from 11 am to 6 pm (Sunday closed).

FILMS
Reel life
International Punjabi Film Festival returns to Delhi with its second edition. The festival that began on January 12 will conclude on January 15 at Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan, Gole Market and Odeon Cinema, Connaught Place. It is organised by Punjabi Academy under the aegis of Department of Art, Culture and Languages, Government of Delhi. The festival will showcase both documentary and commercial cinemas which reflects the richness and variety of the region. The entry for the festival will be through passes which will be available at the Punjabi Academy. For details contact: 9999886136.

MUSIC
Bang on
A newly formed band, Strange Weather makes its debut at Turquoise Cottage, Vasant Vihar on January 15 from 8 pm onwards. Strange Weather will present a soulful, energetic and eclectic mix of music, ranging from funk and RnB to swing, psychedelic and blues. So get ready to bang your head. The entry for the event is free.


Musical journey
Indian Ocean, a contemporary fusion music band with jazz laced rhythms will be enthralling the music lovers on January 19 in Sura Vie Lounge in Connaught Place. Some of songs they would be performing will be based on Sufism, environmentalism and mythology.

Melodious evening
Swaranjali, a collective of classical Indian music students in Delhi, presents ‘NRI Music and Dance Festival’ at the Epicentre Apparel House, Gurgaon, today at 7.30 pm.  The evening will come alive with performances by artistes Pradip Kumar Sarakar, Tansen Shriwastava and Debashis Adhikary from Banaras and Farukkabad Gharana, followed by sarangi, flute and sitar recital by Ghanshyam Sisodia, Dhiraj Pandey and Subrata De. For details contact: 9910300319.

DANCE
On stage
Enjoy ‘Brahmam Ekam Shanmatha Natya Natakam’– a dance drama based on Indian dance styles by director Guru V Krishnamoorthi, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture at Habitat World, 7 pm onwards on January 14. For details contact: 01124682001.

More dance                                                            
‘Indradhanush Delhi 2012’- a three-day festival of Indian classical dance forms by artistes from all over India who will showcase their talent in this festival. Visit Azad Bhavan, Indraprastha, 7 pm on January 14. For more details contact: 23379309.

THEATRE
Remembering Tagore
The theatre fever continues with National School of Drama (NSD) hosting the 14th edition of its annual national and international theatre festival – the Bharat Rang Mahotsav. The festival, paying a tribute to Rabindranath Tagore on his 150th birthday, will focus on Tagore’s works and will conclude on January 22 at NSD.

ART
Picasso speaks
The Vadehra Art Gallery is presenting ‘Picasso Souza’- an exhibition of artworks by Pablo Picasso and F N Souza at Defence Colony. The exhibition will end on January 14.

Art’s sake
The Good Karma Shelter – a unit of People for Animals will be presenting ‘Gau Art,’ a unique art conceptualisation. Gau Art has brought together a group of artists from all over the country for this worthy cause, to raise funds for injured, stray and abandoned animals. Using  fibre glass, these artists have brought forth their creativity in different forms, like encrusting them with swarvoski. Enjoy this exclusive exhibition at Arpana Caurs Gallery, Siri Fort on January 21.

Creativity galore
Galerie Art Eterne will present artists like Jasleena Singh and Priti Badhan in their forthcoming exhibition. The event that kicked off on January 11 will conclude on January 17. This is another opportunity for the art lovers to go and have a relaxing evening. The timings will be from 11 to 7 pm.

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