In the City

In the City

PHOTOGRAPHY

Kailas in Cambodia

ICCR presents a photo exhibition, ‘Kailas in Cambodia’ by Tarun Vijay. He is a keen photographer, author, traveller, filmmaker and poet, known for his writings on China, Japan and East Asia and founder-director, India East Asia Research Foundation, former member of India Japan Eminent Persons Group and India Exhibition. His creativity is on display from July 12-17. Venue: Azad Bhavan, Art Gallery, ICCR. Time:  6.30 pm onwards.

DANCE

Young talent

Big Dance Centre invites you to ‘The Final Dance Showcase’.
It is a platfrom where Big Dance takes its students from the realm of the studio to the stage, transforming them completely into polished artists. The company comprises twenty young, talented dancers who have progressed at a remarkable speed, performing in events ranging from salsa festivals to national and international television to movies and more recently the  A R Rahman world tour.
Venue: Kamani Auditorium, Mandi House. 
Time: 7 pm onwards.

Solo dance

Enjoy classical moves by Mithun Shyam, a Bharatanatyam dancer from Bangalore and disciple of Guru Padmini Ramachandran, today.

Venue: C D Deshmukh Auditorium, India International Centre, Lodhi Estate. Time: 6.30pm.

ART

Creative bend

Enjoy an art show by nine artists in one merged initiative called ‘Versatile’. A show that is conceptualised on unity in diversity. On till July 26. Venue: Creativity Art Gallery, 29, GF, Hauz Khas Village. Time: 10.30 am to 7.30 pm. Open seven days.

Exclusive art

Arts of the Earth, a gallery of folk, tribal and popular arts of India presents oleographs by Raja Ravi Varma. It is said that the development of Indian art cannot be complete without the mention of Ravi Varma’s contribution. Be part of this heritage, from today till August 10. Venue: F-213 A, 1st Floor, Lado Sarai.

Group show

Karma Art presents ‘Spandan’, a group exhibition curated by Rajan Arora. Artists in this exhibition have re-imagined and harnessed the idea of creativity in art to help create a new variety of work. As you explore these new art works by contemporary artists, you may realise the potential new approaches and ideas for experimentation, from today till July 16. Venue: Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre.
Time: 11 am to 8 pm.DRAMA

DRAMA

Mono act

Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra presents Soordas by Shekhar Sen. In his sensitive rendition, Shekhar will present a poignant musical mono act – a personal tale of a poet, who was not fortunate enough to view the outwardly world with his physical eyes but had a vision born out of sensitive wisdom, through which he wrote more than 10,000 bhajans in praise of Lord Krishna, on July 15.
Venue: Kamani Auditorium. Time: 7pm.

Comic play

Enjoy your weekend with When God said Cheers!, a play adapted by film director Anurag Kashyap. The play revolves around an ordinary man (Cyrus F Dastur) and God (Tom Alter) and connects instantly because of the human nature of wanting to discuss problems with someone superior and point a finger when things don’t work. From July 12 to 14. Venue: Hotel Golden Tulip, 242-245, Asola, Fatehpur Beri, Chhattarpur Temple Road, Chhattarpur. Time: 6 to 7 pm and 8 to 9 pm.

Family drama

Black Horse Productions presents Aab Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge, a Hindi family comedy. It’s a story about three young men from Punjab, Gujarat and Bihar staying in Delhi. One of them falls in love and marries his girlfriend without taking permission of his family but unfortunately his Dad lands up one day and they can’t tell him about his marriage, so they all get into a mess and the situation becomes funnier day by day, on July 13. Venue: Shri Ram Center, Safdar Hashmi Marg. Time: 7pm. Tickets Rs 200, Rs 300, Rs 500 available at the venue before the show.

Funny tale

Dramatech presents God of Carnage, a play by Yasmin Reza. The comic play is about two sets of parents in a upscale home of a posh Paris neighbourhood who meet to discuss the fight between their sons, on July 13 and 14. Venue: Alliance Francaise De Delhi, 72, Lodhi Estate. Time: 7pm

Plays in plenty  by Pierrot’s Troupe

Date    Time    play    venue
July 12    7.30 pm     Ghalib In New Delhi              Shri Ram Centre      
July 13    7 pm    Cut...Cut...Cut                            India Habitat Centre      
July 14    7 pm     Big B                                              India Habitat Centre     
 July 21    7.30 pm     The Undoing                           Shri Ram Centre      
Tickets for all shows: Rs 500, Rs 300, Rs 200 and Rs 100.
 For tele booking contact 9810255291, 9810460366

MUSIC

Musical drama

Be part of a musical journey with ‘Sun Bhai Sadho’, a musical-dramatic tribute to the devotional genius of Surdas, Kabirdas and Tulsidas. Presented by Delhi Government’s Department of Art, Culture and Languages and Hindi Akademi, the programme will be a character-based presentation depicting the lives of the three legendary Bhakti
poets who defined the 14th and 15th centuries through their devotional poetry, from July 16-19.

Venue: Central Park, Connaught Place.
Time: 6.30 pm.

Monsoon festival

Banyan Tree presents ‘Barkha Ritu’, a Monsoon music festival on July 13.
This year the highlight of Barkha Ritu is an inclusion of Carnatic musicians to this concert series. Venue: Kamani Auditorium, Copernicus Marg. Time: 6.30pm. Complimentary passes available at following outlets – Full Circle, Khan Market - 24655641, Full Circle, GKI - 29245641, RGH, Connaught Circus - 23416454

Piano recital

Enjoy ‘Harmony’, an evening of Indian and western music on the piano by Ankita Kumar, daughter of Neeraj Kumar, Commissioner of Police, New Delhi, today. Venue: Seminar Hall, Indian Institute of Technology. Time: 7 pm.

Classical music

Enjoy an evening of Carnatic music with Ram Kaushik. He has learnt Carnatic music from several vidvans and vidushis including T K Govinda Rao and Neyveli Santhanagopalan. He is also a self-taught artiste in part, analysing and absorbing varied influences from the great maestros of past and present generations, on July 14.

Venue: Vasuki Auditorium, Lok Kala Manch, 20, Lodhi Institutional Area, Lodhi Road.
Time: 6.30 pm.

Young musicians

Ustad Mushtaq Husain Khan Memorial Trust presents ‘Silsila – Young Ustads of India’, a two-day Hindustani Classical music festival in memory of Late Padmabhushan Ustad Mushtaq Husain Khan of Rampur Sahaswan Gharana, on July 14 and 15.
Venue: Habitat World, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road. Time: 7 pm.

Soulful

Be mesmerised by Subhadra Desai, disciple of Pt Madhup Mudgal with her Hindustani vocal recital on July 16.

Venue: C D Deshmukh Auditorium, India International Centre, Lodhi Estate.
Time: 6.30 pm.

FILM

Filmy funda

Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts and Communication will screen two short films of their students at their premise – Parat, a 27-minutes film directed by Siddharth Sawhney and Avastha Traya, a 37-minute film directed by Vishal Khanna. The screenings will be followed by an interactive session with the filmmakers, on July 13.
Time: 6 pm onwards.

POTPOURRI

Stand-up comedy

Have a funny evening with ‘Comedy To Go Feat.’ Raghav Mandava, Nishant Tanwar and Amit Tandon on July 12. Venue: Blue Frog, The Kila, Seven Style Mile, Mehrauli. Time: 8.30 pm to 10.30 pm.

Jewellery exhibition

To reflect the rich legacy of traditional Indian workmanship blended into innovative designs, the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) is organising its 6th edition of the three-day Indian Fashion Jewellery and Accessories Show, starting from today till July 14. Venue: India Expo Centre and Mart, Greater Noida. Time: 11 am onwards.

Walk to remember

The Arshinagar Project presents Ramzan walk in the Hzt. Nizamuddin Area. It will take you through the lanes and by-lanes and also walk along the trails of memory and fable through stories and the poetry of Amir Khusrao. The walk will culminate at the Dargah at the time of Iftar, today. Meeting Point: Near Police Station, Opposite Humayun's Tomb roundabout, Mathura Road. For details, call Bobby Khurana on 9999041394

Monsoon fever

Impresario Asia presents Nashist ‘Celebrating Monsoon’, an evening of rain-based poetry and songs from folklore and classical writings of Indian literature – Kalidas’s Meghdoot, Tulsidas Ramayan to Bollywood and folk songs, on July 17. Venue: Habitat World, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road.
Time: 7 pm.

Spin it

Dance to the tunes of DJ Kamya live. Her music selection is vast and versatile. Her taste ranges from Bollywood, House – Funk, Progressive House and Minimal Tech. Her fusion of these different styles of music has awarded her numerous accolades from the public as well as respect from her industry peers. Venue: Shiro, Hotel Samrat, Marg, Chanakyapuri. Time: 9 pm onwards, today.

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