The Mint Planner, 26 January 2018
From music and movies to dance and drama, there's plenty to do or experience over the coming week
Art | Craft Beton Collection 2018
The Dalmia Bharat Group is organizing an exhibition of eclectic objects, user-friendly, aesthetic and widely adaptable, that have been created by national and international designers
10.30am-6.30pm. Bikaner House, Pandara Road, India Gate.
Theatre | Mian Biwi Aur Wagah
The United Arab Emirates’ first Urdu theatre production based on true stories and events has been directed and performed by a South Asian group of media professionals. The play revolves around a couple from two countries who can be seen and heard writing letters to their kith and kin.
7pm (Saturday); 4pm/7.30pm (Sunday). India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road. Tickets, Rs250, Rs400 and Rs600, available at Bookmyshow.com.
Around Town | Chaat festival
Relish sweet and spicy chaat options from more than 20 outlets, all under one roof. Try out the Daulat Ki Chaat and fruit-based Kuliya Chaat.
11am-10pm. Pop up Zone, DLF Mall of India, Noida.
A Search In Five Directions
Till 31 March
This textile exhibition honours the life and work of the late Martand Singh. Singh, a seminal figure in the world of textile conservation, initiated the Vishwakarma series of exhibitions held from 1981-91, showcasing textiles from classical tradition as well as modern contemporary weaves.The exhibition has been curated by Rakesh Thakore, Rta Kapur Chishti, and Rahul Jain.
10am-5pm (closed on Mondays and national holidays). National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum, Pragati Maidan, Bhairon Marg.
By Sohini Sen
Music | Piano recital
Grammy-nominated artist Stephen Kovacevich will perform interpretations of Bach, Brahms and Schubert.
7pm. Tata Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point. Tickets, Rs240, Rs400 and Rs600, available at the venue and on Bookmyshow.com.
Dance | Varnam
Varnam, choreographed by Padmini Chettur, seeks to reinterpret a traditional Bharatanatyam composition, Mohamana, and de-objectify the female dancer’s body.
6.30pm. Max Mueller Bhavan, K Dubash Marg, Kala Ghoda Mumbai. RSVP at Anne-Sophie, Ritscher.firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-book a seat. Entry free.
Art | Asymmetrical Objects
This show by 10 artists, including Mithu Sen, Ranbir Kaleka and Jitish Kallat, commemorates the 10th anniversary of the Bhau Daji Lad museum’s reopening.
11am-5.30pm. Dr Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum, Rani Baug, Veer Mata Jijbai Bhonsle Udyan, Byculla East (23731234).
By Shweta Upadhyay
Theatre | Remember Remember
A set of plays written by playwright and director Prashanth Nair as urban folk tales, to compensate for the fact that our city spaces seem to be devoid of stories.
Timings vary. Jagriti Theatre, Varthur Road, Whitefield. Tickets, Rs400, available on Bookmyshow.com.
Around Town | The Travelling Bao Festival
Till 31 January
This special menu features 10 unusual baos such as Smoked Duck Bao, Korean Pulled Chicken Bulgogi Bao, Tofu & Hirata Buns, as well as a steamed custard bun, Nai Wong Bao.
Noon-12.30am. Shizusan Shophouse & Bar, Phoenix Marketcity Whitefield. Price, Rs275 onwards.
Lalbagh Flower Show—2018
Till 28 January
This edition of the biannual flower show has a 30ft-tall statue of Bahubali taking centre stage atop a floral hill made of over 100,000 flowers. It also has 100 stalls selling plants and saplings.
9.30am-6pm. Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, Mavalli. Tickets, Rs20 and Rs60, available at Bookmyshow.com and at the venue (free entry on Republic Day).
Music | Bacardi House Party
Anish Sood, the Goa-based DJ and music producer, is known for original compositions and live sets that blend genres like House, Electro and Techno.
8pm. Fandom at Gilly’s Redefined, 100 Feet Road, 4th Block, Koramangala. Entry, Rs200, Rs300 and Rs500, available on Bookmyshow.com and at the venue.
By Shivani Kagti
Theatre | The Glass Menagerie
The Glass Menagerie, written by Tennessee Williams, is a play which deals with loneliness and lost love. The central character, Amanda, is abandoned by her husband. Her son Tom, a poet with a job at the docks, longs for adventure to escape from his mother’s suffocating embrace. The play has been directed by Rajit Kapur. English, 2 hours.
6.30pm. GD Birla Sabhagar, 29, Ashutosh Chowdhury Avenue. Tickets, Rs250, Rs500, Rs700, Rs1,000, and Rs1,500, available on Bookmyshow.com.
Dance | Ramayana Festival by Asean countries
Artists from two Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) members, the Philippines and Brunei, will present their versions of the Ramayan in the form of dance. The epic represents the strong bonds in the region. Many similarities in cultures, such as the use of mudras (hand gestures), can be seen.
6pm. Satyajit Ray Auditorium, Rabindranath Tagore Centre, 9A Ho Chi Minh Sarani (2282289). Seating first-come, first-served basis.
By Indranil Bhoumik
Art | Journeys To The Centre
31 January- 27 February
Artist Sovan Kumar, who is from Odisha, presents paintings and sculptures on the theme of globalization. His current “truck project" is based on this concept.
11am-6pm. Artworld Sarala’s Art Centre, Ganeshpuram. Price on request; for details, call 24338691.
Around Town | The Bliss Catchers
The Bliss Catchers is a monthly event that sees conversations with renowned people from different walks of life. This month’s edition features author Krishna Trilok, the official biographer of music maestro A.R. Rahman.
7pm. Odyssey Book Store, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar.
Just Made That Up
This stand-up comedy show, presented by the Evam Standup Tamasha team , will see the comics making up jokes on the spot.This edition will feature Baggy, Abishek, Shravan, Rahul Sridhar and Shalini.
7.30pm. Bay 146, Hotel Savera, RK Salai. Tickets, Rs500, available on Bookmyshow.com.
Theatre | Stranger Needs
Stranger Needs is a comedy that brings gods and myths to life with a modern twist. English, 80 minutes.
3.30pm/7.30pm. Chettinad Hari Shree Vidyalayam, Srinivas Avenue Road, RA Puram. Tickets, Rs200, available on Bookmyshow.com.
By Nandini Reddy
Around Town | Sunday Soul Sante
This platform for visual and performing arts bridges the entertainment and retail space in India by bringing together people, products, artisans and performers from different fields. The sante (marketplace), which was started in 2010, will have a variety of crafts, food, fashion, accessories, pottery, entertainment and home furnishings.
10am-10pm. Hitex Exhibition Centre, Izzat Nagar, Kothaguda. Tickets, Rs200, available on Bookmyshow.com.
Dance | Mohanam-Mohiniattam
Danseuse Mythili Anoop will be performing Mohiniattam with students from her school, Moham.
7pm. Lamakaan, Banjara Hills. Seating on first-come, first-served basis.
By Sohini Sen