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THEATRE

Comedy circus
Witness the ‘Old World Theatre Festival’ – its theme this year being Celebration Humour. On October 12, laugh your heart out with Ganga-Jamuni Hasya Kavita Ke Zariye – comic acts by Ashok Chakradhar and other prominent poets. Papa CJ will perform on 13th. Witness play Bade Miya Deewane – about an old man who falls with a young girl in his neighbourhood, adapted from renowned Pakistani Urdu writer Janab Shaukat Thanvi’s Budbhas; and lastly, on 15th and 16th, attend the Weirdass Weekend with comedian Vir Das. Venue: Habitat World, IHC. For play synopsis, ticket booking & more details visit: www.oldworldtheatrefestival.com.

For the love of Urdu
Urdu Academy Delhi presents Urdu Drama Festival. It will present different moods of traditional Urdu theatre. Venue: Shri Ram Center for Performing Arts, 4, Safdar Hashmi Marg on October 12. Time: 6:30 pm.

Adult drama
Theatre group Saanjha Sapnaa presents Lets Have Sex – an adult play in English. There are 5 characters in the play: the Husband, the Wife, the Sister, the Girl, and the Professor all of whom  talk and think only about sex. It has been staged in Moscow and was an enormous success. Venue: Alliance Francaise De Delhi on October 13. Time: 6 pm and 7:45 pm.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Brazil in pics
Embassy of Brazil presents 'Brasilia: Half a Century of Brazil’s Capital' - photographs, projections and a mock-up of the city. Brasilia is a landmark in the history of cities as it is the only city designed and built taking architectural concepts from the modern movement. Venue: Main Building, IIC till October 25. Time: 11 am to 7 pm.

Blue hue
Wonderwall presents ‘The Blue Room’ - an exhibition of photographs depicting the blue colour and its different tones. Venue: Stainless Art Gallery, 1-2, Mira Corporate Suits, Mathura Road, Ishwar Nagar till October 18. Time: 11 am to 7 pm.

Light and shadow
CAMERAunLIMITED presents ‘Transmundane, beyond this world’ – an
exhibition of photographs which show the play of light and shadow – two crucial elements in photography.

Venue: Arpana Caur Academy of  Fine Arts, 4/6 Siri Fort
Institutional Area from October 19 to 28.
Time: 11 am to 7 pm.

Potpourri


Shoe Festival
BeStylish.com – a fashion portal presents Delhi’s first-of-its kind ‘Shoe Festival.’ You can find hundreds of brands in couture footwear and thousands of shoes beStylish.com carries on its portal. Besides, there are several games around shoes, discounts and gifts on offer to please you. Venue: DLF Promenade, Nelson Mandela Road, Vasant Kunj till October 14. Time: 10:30 am to 9 pm.

Craft mart
Tribal Weave presents ‘Timeless Craft: Vanishing Traditions’ - a handicraft exhibition by craftspersons from Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Nagaland and Tripura. It focuses on the dying craft traditions of North East India. Venue: Main Building, IIC till October 13. Time: 11 am to 7 pm.

Aussie time
The Australian embassy is holding ‘Oz Fest’ - the biggest Australian cultural festival ever staged in India. It will open with a music concert by iconic Aboriginal Australian singer Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu - twice-Grammy-nominated and Songlines Best Artist’12 winner, sitarist Anoushka Shankar and Australia's Mark Atkins - a virtuoso on Didgeridoo, the ancient Aboriginal drone instrument from Australia. Venue: Purana Qila on October 16. Time: 7:15 pm.

FILMS

Italian flavour
See Italian comedy Basta Un Niente (Before you know it) – a film about three friends Ivo, Rosario, and Peppe who work as an undertaker, a mailman and a cemetery guard respectively. However, they live their life as if on a vacation in the scenic gulf area of the famous Naples. The film has English subtitles. Venue: Italian Centre, Chanakyapuri on October 13. Time: 2 pm.

Friendship festival
The embassies of CIS countries (Commonwealth of Independent States) is presenting The III Friendship Film Festival (FFF-2012). The festival is showcasing films from CIS countries - Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Belarus and India on the theme of friendship. On October 12, see Seker - a film from Kazakhastan on a girl Seker who tries to please her father in his desire to see her as a boy. On October 13, see four short films directed by Yegor Bushneva about life in the Republic of Belarus. These are besides several short films by famed Indian directors which will be screened on these two days. Venue: Russian Centre of Science & Culture, 24, Ferozshah Road till October 13.

Time: 5 to 9 pm.

Japanese frame
See Japanese film BU.SU about an unhappy village girl Mugiko Morishita who goes up to Tokyo to stay with her aunt. Here, she starts training as a Geisha - traditional Japanese female entertainers. Venue: The Japan Foundation, Lajpat Nagar IV on October 13. Time: 2 pm.

Music

Ghazal night

Enjoy an evening of gazals with Talat Aziz. Talat will render his own compositions as well as songs of various gazal maestros. Venue: Siri Fort Auditorium, August Kranti Marg on October 13. Time: 6:30 to 9:30 pm.

Sna Music Festival
On the occasion of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards distribution, a festival of music, dance and theatre is being held at various venues. Top artistes of the country in the three fields are performing at the festival, like Ayvagari Syamasundaram on Veena, VK Hymavathy (Mohiniattam), Manjusree Chaierjee (Kathak), Thonnakkal Peethambaran (Kathakali) and many others. Venues: FICCI Federation House on Tansen Marg, Meghdoot Theatre of Rabindra Bhavan, Shri Ram Center for Performing Arts on Safdar Hashmi Marg and Kamani Auditorium, Copernicus Marg till October 16. Time: 11:30 am to 9 pm. For detailed schedule check www.sangeetnatak.org/.

Enrique live
It’s true. Enrique Iglesias is touring Delhi and will deliver a live concert here. Venue: Leisure Valley, Sector 29, Gurgaon on October 19. Time: 6 pm. For more details visit www.enriqueiglesias.com/events/new-delhi-india.

ART

Spiritual bliss
Art Gallery is presenting 108 - an art exhibition dedicated to spirituality. It features the works of artists Yogi Sunando Basu and Nanda Gupta who have created abstract, semi abstract and experimental works which together provide an interactive spiritual experience. Venue: Lalit Kala Akademi, Copernicus Marg from October 14 to 20. Time: 11 am to 7 pm.

Feminine touch
ICCR presents An inside story – a solo art exhibition by an Indore-based artist Sunil Kumar. His paintings use the female form abundantly and portray it beautifully. It could very well be called an appreciation of a woman’s body. Venue: Azad Bhavan, IP Estate from October 12 (opening at 6:45 pm) to October 17. Time: 11 am to 6 pm.

Celebrating Diwali
On this festive occasion, DLF Place Saket is exhibiting Mystic Madhubani – folk paintings from Bihar based on kands of Ramayana. The paintings exquisitely depict chapters from the life of lord Ram – his birth, Sita’s swayamvar, war with Ravan and the latter’s defeat. They are accompanied by notes in traditional Awadhi language. Venue: DLF Place Saket from October 13 to November 14. Time: 11 am to 8 pm.

Call of the wild
Artist Vasudevan Akkitham presents his solo show Grid of Fire - Animals at no hope to escape. As the title suggests, it depicts animals caught in a vortex of violence and displacement in an urban setting – with no hope to escape. Venue: Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre from October 15 to 20. Time: 10 am to 8 pm.

Kashmir special
Art Heritage presents Kasheer/Kashmir: The Other Pastoral – an art exhibition on the beautiful State. Artistes Dina Nath Walli and Kishori Kaul remember their homeland, its natural beauty and culture through paintings. Venue: Art Heritage Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, 205, Tansen Marg from October 13 (inauguration at 5:30 pm) to November 14. Time: 11 am to 7 pm.

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