In the city


Belly dancing

Swing to the moves of international belly dancers from Morocco, Turkey and middle-east and sway to the tunes of Arabic music, on July 31. Venue: Zerzura, The Clarion Collection, Qutub Hotel, near Katwariya Sarai.

Time: 9 pm onwards. For reservation contact
0-81304 66334/ 5,
0-96541 01501

Bharatanatyam recital

A classical dance recital by Aranyani Bhargav, disciple of Leela Samson, on July 31. Venue: Habitat World, India Habitat Centre. Time: 7 pm onwards. Entry is free and seating on first-come first-served basis. For more information contact

Fusion moves

Sundaram Dance School presents Bharatnatyam recital by Baishali Sarkar and her disciples, followed by a ballet on Buddha, and then a Chhau performance by Satish Kumar, Kishan Kumar, Vaishali Sarkar and Mayank Hashmi, on July 31. Venue: Epicentre, Apparel House, Sector 44,

Time: 7.30 pm. Entry is free and seating on first-come first-served basis. For more information contact 0124-2715000


Italian cinema

Watch Giu La Testa (A fistful of dynamite), an Italian film with English subtitles. The film is about Juan Miranda who is a cigar chomping, salt-of-the-earth peasant with a Robin Hood heart. John Mallory is a dynamite-tossing Irish revolutionary who has fled to Mexico to practice his skills. Together, they are a devilishly volatile mix of anti-establishment philosophies and violent tendencies as they attempt to liberate political prisoners, defend their compatriots against a well-equipped militia, and risk their lives on a train filled with explosives. On July 27. Venue:  Italian Embassy Cultural Institute, 50-E, Chandragupta Marg, Chanakyapuri. Time: 2 pm

Spanish treat

Come watch Los Andes no creen en Dios, a Spanish film as part of Bolivian Film Festival series. The film is about Alfonso, a young writer brought up in France, who arrives in an adventurous mining town (Uyuni) in the midst of the Bolivian high plateau. On July 28. Venue: Instituto Cervantes, 48, Hanuman Road. Time: 4.30 pm

Japanese classic

The Japan Foundation presents Throne of Blood, as part of Japanese classics film series. The film is a transposition of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ to medieval Japan. The story is about a great military victory, after which Lords Washizu and Miki are lost in the dense Cobweb Forest, where they meet a mysterious old woman who predicts great things for Washizu and even greater things for Miki’s descendants. On July 30. Venue: Epicentre, Apparel House, Sector 44, Gurgaon. Time: 7.30 pm


Bollywood night

Enjoy a Bollywood night with live performance by the Astitva Band, on July 27. Venue: Cocoa House - Café Lounge and Bar, Welldone Tech Park, Sector-48, Sohna Road, Gurgaon.
Time: 8 pm to 11 pm.
Entry is free and seating
on first-come first-served

Weekend party

Many artists, many genres but one spirit! Come and experience the magic of music come alive under one roof at Bacardi Weekender with Midival Punditz,
NDS N BLU and Ultra Funk, today. Venue: Stryker Pub
and Kitchen, Ambience Mall,
Vasant Kunj.
Time: 9 pm onwards.

Folk music

Sonchirya presents ‘Saawan’, a soulful performance by Malini Awasthi. The singer has become the face of folk music in India. She is one of the few musicians bringing back traditional forms like Dadra, Kajri, Hori and Jhoola to the national stage. Concert on July 27.
Venue: Kamani Auditorium, Copernicus Marg. Time: 7 pm onwards.

Carnatic music

ICCR presents Europe’s leading violinist from the Carnatic classical tradition – ‘Carnatic Nomad’ by Jyotsna Srikanth. Jyotsna has performed before the British Prime Minister David Cameron and has also played for nearly 200 films beside collaborating with various European maestros, today. Venue: Azad Bhavan. Time: 7 pm

Musical homage

Come pay tribute to Mohd. Rafi on his death anniversary with singers and musicians like Suresh Kumar Raheja, Anil Bajpai, Nayan Raheja, Simrat Chhabra, Vaishnavi and Gurbani on Piano, on July 31. Venue: Siri Fort Auditorium, August Kranti Marg. Time: 6.30 pm - 10 pm. Tickets priced at Rs 1000, Rs500 and Rs 350 available online on BookMyShow

Electronic musician

The American progressive legend Morgan Page makes his India debut this year. Submerge is bringing American Progressive House and Electro House DJ, Morgan Page to India for the first time for a four-city tour. So, all the EDM lovers, get set to groove on August 2. Book your tickets on
Tribute to Geeta Dutt

Svarpana invites you to a musical tribute to the legendary singer Geeta Dutt on her 41st death anniversary – ‘Ek Adhura Sapna’, a musical eulogy by Shetal Gupta on July 28. One of the busiest artists on stage Shetal has many albums to her credit like Meera, Nee Main Yaar Manana Nee, Blossoms, Tribute to Geeta Dutt, Meena Kumari ‘Dard Ankahaa’ and Dandiya Times.

Venue: Kamani Auditorium, Mandi House.
Time: 6.30 pm.


Remembering the martyrs

Pay tribute to the brave soldiers of the Kargil War in ‘Lest We Forget’ with thematic décor in central atrium and photo-op of 527 martyrs, performance by specially-abled students of Ability Unlimited, sand art by Hari Krishna, thematic dances by SAM and a pledge taking ceremony by youngsters keen to join the Forces, soulful songs by Do Re Mi, and a thematic performance by the Shiamak Davar Group, today. Venue: Select CityWalk, Saket. Time: 6.30 pm onwards

Spin it

The best way to spend your Saturday night with DJ Viju. The popular DJ has played with international artists like Pitbull, Florida, T-Pain and Armin van Buuren. His unique sense of track selection has made him quite popular among the party regulars in the club circuit. Join him burning the dance floor on July 27. Venue: Shiro, Hotel Samrat, Chanakyapuri. Time: 9 pm onwards. Entry is free. For more information contact 011-26876310/11

Stand-up night

Tickle your funny bone with Comedy To Go with Abhijit Ganguly, Vipul Goyal and Nitin Mirani. Venue: Blue Frog, The Kila, Seven Style Mile, Mehrauli. Time : 8.30 pm. Entry: Rs 600. For further information contact 011-3080 0300, 0-9953887818

DJ night

Show off your dance moves and burn the dance floor and party hard with queen of remixes DJ Barkha spinning her signature remixes. Venue: Club Rhino, South Point Mall, 312 A, 3rd Floor, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon. Time: 8 pm onwards. For reservation contact 9717779028, 9717778683


Ceramic show

Varsha Singh, Shantanu Prakash and Jyotsna Amit presents ‘Metamorphosis’, a ceramic show. In all her work, Varsha has encapsulated sense of a special moment in time and captured the essence of transformation frozen for a split second. While Shantanu expresses his imagination with clay, Jyotsna depicts intrinsic beauty, vitality and simplicity of nature. July 27 to 29. Venue: India Habitat Centre. Time:  11 to 7 pm

Celebrating art

TAD Arts presents its annual art show  ‘A Celebration of art through 2012 and 2013’. Conceptualised and organised by Niten Mehta, this will showcase some of the best contemporary artworks. Some of the artists are Kamar Alam, Suchit Sahni, Rajiv Puri, Anjana Mehra, Farhad Hussain, Hindol Brahmbhatt, Laxman Aeley, Binoy Verghese, Kazi Nasir amongst others. July 26 to 31. Venue: Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre. Time: 10 am to 7 pm


Comical chaos
Behroopiya Entertainers presents Run For Your Wife, an English comedy. The play is about a middle-class taxi driver (Parminder Singh Bedi aka Pammy) who has two wives (Manpreet Bedi and Babita Bedi)! What else could be more hilarious than the fact that a person who can’t afford a good taxi has been lucky enough to get two wives! And the best part is that both the wives are not aware of each other’s existence! Sign up for some familial chaos on July 27-28. Venue: Epicentre, Apparel House, Sector 44, Gurgaon. Time: 5 pm and 7.30 pm shows respectively. Tickets priced at Rs 1000, Rs 700 and Rs 500 online on BookMyShow

Intriguing moments

Roobaroo Theatre presents, I Killed Roy Mathily, directed by Sidhant Mago.
The play is set on a beautiful and boring Sunday, when Father Tom - a priest is listening to the regular confessions. The plot takes a twist when four people come to church one after the other to confess a murder. What happens when four people make the same astonishing confession? Mystery, intrigue, confusion and fun, ‘I Killed Roy Mathily’ is the murder of the season! Be part of the plot on July 28. Venue: LTG Auditorium, Mandi House. Time: 4.30 pm

Human touch

New Delhi Players present Sandhya Chhaya, a Hindi play. Sandhya Chhaya, as the name signifies, is about the shadow which is cast upon the evening or the final lap  of the life of an elderly lonely couple who endlessly waits for its offsprings to come and wipe away the loneliness hounding the husband-wife. Through this play a conscious effort has been made to convey a message to the youth not neglect senior citizens, on July 27. Venue: M L Bhartia Auditorium, Alliance Francaise De Delhi. Time: 7 pm onwards. Entry by tickets priced at Rs 200 available at the venue or contact 98991646445, 9811528213

Mono act

Enjoy an evening of theatre with a mono act by Sindhu Mishra – Naachni, the life and sufferings of a court dancer, directed by veteran theatre director Bhanu Bharti.  Naachni is a story of Kisuki Bai, whose grasp of her craft propels her to the stature of a state dancer at a time when the feudal society is crumbling in India. Devoid of patronage, she is left to struggle for a livelihood. The poignant narration takes the form of the protagonist speaking of her suffering of being plucked out of her home into a world sans dignity, and then back to a society which does not value her art, on July 30. Venue: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) auditorium, Maidan Garhi. Time: 3 pm onwards

Hilarious play

Dhruv Arts and Cultural Society presents Chamatkari Baba, a Hindi comedy. It revolves around the relationship of a Baba and his chela and how they together, generate huge followers thus making Chamatkari Baba famous in the entire city. Join the duo on July 28. Venue: M L Bhartia Auditorium, Alliance Francaise de Delhi. Time: 7 pm. Tickets priced at Rs 500, Rs 300, Rs 200 and Rs 100 available online on BookMyShow

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