United Sounds of south east Asia
The South Asian band fest, organised by Seher in collaboration with ICCR, has made the indie genre from the SAARC countries accessible to everyone. Here's what we recommend:
On day one, Mrigya/ Delhi, Mekaal Hassan Band/ Pakistan (Both nice blends of eastern and western scales).
On day two: Ankur and the Ghalat family, East India Company and Indus Creed.
On day three: Thermal and a Quarter and Kailasa.
December 12-14, 6 pm onwards. Purana Qila. Entry free. Call: 41628600 or visit www.sehernow.in
An evening with Chopin
Chopin compositions played by Hungarian pianist Adrienne Hauser are part of the Delhi International Arts Festival, hosted by Pratibha Prahlad's Prasiddha Foundation, in association with Hindustan Times.
Indian classical lovers can feast on a duet by Suma Mahindra on the veena and Kamal Sabri on the sarangi. Plus: a vocal jugalbandi by Meeta Pandit and Sudha Raghuraman.
For timings and details, call 047340497, or log on to www.diaf.in
Remembering a legend
An exhibition of paintings by the late Paritosh Sen, founder of the Calcutta Group of artists, is on at the Dhoomimal Art Centre.
"The 31 works include oils, acrylic on canvas and drawings, mostly done before his death in October 2008," says curator Mohit Jain.
Till December 18, For details, call: 011-41516172
Soak in culture
The Renaissance Artists and Writers Association hosts a cultural do based on the Prabhat Samgiita.
Its highlights: Bharatanatyam by Saroja Vaidyanathan and troupe and Kathak by Kankana Bhattacharya.
December 4, 6 pm. Sri Sathya Sai International Centre. Call : 9810106660
For a few good flicks
The festival of feature films on international artistes at the India Habitat Centre includes Rang Rasia, based on painter Raja Ravi Varma's relationship with his muse.
Also showing: Caravaggio directed by Angelo Longoni.
For details, call 24682001