In the spirit
A sculpture exhibition by Mukta Magazine will showcase bronze and fibreglass figurines. The collection fuses emotions and the challenging times that we are witnessing, to form an artist’s expression. The sculptures are a
tribute to the indomitable spirit of women who battle all kinds of discrimination.
11 am - 7 pm, August 5 to 15, Triveni Kala Sangam, Tansen Marg,
I n an effort to convey a message to the younger generation the play, Sandhya Chhaya directed by Basab Bhattacharya, showcases the relentless efforts of an elderly couple to find company. As the title suggests, the play is about the evening shadow — which symbolises the final lap of the life of an elderly, lonely couple who endlessly wait for their offspring to come and wipe away their loneliness.
7 pm, August 3 and 4, Alliance Francaise de Delhi, Lodhi Estate.
Act it right
Sparsh Natya Rang, a Delhi-based theatre association, has come back with the second edition of its theatre festival Hriday Manch. The first theatre festival organised last year provided a platform to various theatre groups in the country. In its second season the festival is all set to start with an impressive array of plays comprising varied genres. Sparsh Natya Rang’s Bechaara Bhagwaan, Ranbhoomi’s Urgent Meeting and Asmita Theatre Group’s Moteram Ka Satyagraha are some of the plays being featured.
7 pm, August 8 to 11, Stein Auditorium, Habitat World, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road.
Back to the jungle adventure
Celebrate Friendship day with Mowgli, Bhaloo and Bagheera, who are taking a break from the wild to spend some time with you. Participate in The Jungle Book contest, win the contest of the show and get a chance to meet Mowgli and his friends and much more in this celebration.
An adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s collection of stories The Jungle Book, the Jungle Book Jive reintroduces it as a musical in the celebration. Come prepared for an adventure while sampling dishes from specially prepared à la carte menu.
Till August 4, Sheraton New Delhi Hotel, Saket.
Khoj International Artists’ Association is screening the film The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni, a film by Rania Stephan that won the Sharjah Biennial Prize in 2011. The film is an attempt to tell the story of Soad Hosni, one of Egypt’s famous film stars who starred in 82 films between 1959-91. According to Stefan, “The entire film is made from images and sound taken from Hosni’s films. It is built like a tragedy in three acts that ends in death. The film operates like a kind of pre-vision on the tragic destiny of this actress”. It’s also a celebration of popular Egyptian cinema, historically sidelined by both Arab critics and the West.
11 am - 7 pm, August 3 to 18, Khoj Studios, S-17, Khirkee Extension.
C’era Una Volta In America (Once upon a time in America) is a 1984 Italian epic crime drama film that stars Robert De Niro, James Woods and Elizabeth Mcgovern. The movie is about a former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster who returns to Manhattan thirty years later, where he must again confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life. Based on the lives of Jewish ghetto youths who rise to prominence in New York's world of organised crime.
2 pm onwards, August 3, Italian Cultural Centre, 50-E, Chandragupta Marg, Chanakyapuri.
Sound of music
Starting Friday next week, the restaurant Smoke House Delhi will bring together a host of music artists to enthral you. On August 9, you can witness Lost Tribe of Hauz-i-Alai featuring Moodyboy and Su performing sonic nomads. Future Asians will perform on August 16 and Daft Punk will perform next day. You can also get to hear Unmute: Moar, Smoke House Residents and SONR in coming weeks.
Aug 9- 31, 9pm onwards, Smoke House Deli, Hauz Khas village. (Free Entry)
Call: 2656 7001
Jugalbandi: A gathering of folk artists in the capital
As a part of the India Habitat Centre’s Lok Sangeet Sammelan, versatile artists Megha Sriram and Deshraj Lachkani will be performing folk songs in the Capital. Sriram, a young talent from Jharkhand has recorded many albums and her renditions in Bollywood films include Anwar and That Girl in Yellow Boots. Veteran sufi Dhadi singer Lachkani is known for the popular number Jugni from the movie Oye Lucky Lucky Oye and has won several awards. He performs with his four grandsons, who are learning the art from the master himself.
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