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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

From the Craft Beton Collection.
From the Craft Beton Collection.


Art | Craft Beton Collection 2018

30-31 January

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

27-28 January

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

Around Town | Chaat festival

26-28 January

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

A work from ‘Asymmetrical Objects’.


Music | Piano recital

30 January

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

Dance | Varnam

27-28 January

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, 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

From the previous edition of the Lalbagh Flower show.


Theatre | Remember Remember

26-28 January

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

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 and at the venue (free entry on Republic Day).

Music | Bacardi House Party

26 January

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 and at the venue.

By Shivani Kagti


Theatre | The Glass Menagerie

27 January

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

Dance | Ramayana Festival by Asean countries

26 January

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

A Sovan Kumar work.


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

27 January

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

28 January

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

Theatre | Stranger Needs

28 January

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

By Nandini Reddy


Around Town | Sunday Soul Sante

28 January

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

Dance | Mohanam-Mohiniattam

26 January

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

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