A tribute to Husain
Husain's eternal paintings are making a comeback to India when he is no more. For the first time in five years since the late artist went into exile, his work will be shown in a solo exhibition hosted by Delhi Art Gallery. It will include the works of India's Picasso from different genres and showcase rare photographs and articles published in newspapers. Plus paintings from private collectors. Films on Husain and movies made by him will also be screened during the week-long event. A chance for Husain's fans to get more of him.
August 7-15, The Atrium, DLF Emporio, Vasant Kunj. Call 41004150
Bringing Bach to town
Delhi will witness an evening with renowned pianist Susan Sobolewski. A doctorate in musical arts, she has performed at all major cultural centres in the world. As an orchestral pianist, Sobolewski has appeared with the Orchestra of St Luke's, performing at the Caramoor Music Festival, Carnegie Hall, and on Broadway. Her critically acclaimed solo and chamber recordings are already in the market.
August 10, India International Centre. For details, call 24619431
Kishore, once more
For all those who grew up listening to the legendary Kishore Kumar crooning goldies such as Chhookar mere mann ko, Roop tera mastaana, Dekha na haye socha na and so on, get ready for a treat this evening. Singer Shaan will pay tribute to the versatile singer-actor in the week he was born. Kishore would have turned 82 on August 4. Shaan, who's all set to lend his voice to the yesteryear favourite, calls Kishore an "undeniable inspiration". Experience the past merging with the present in a Fever Tribute concert. A good excuse to spend Saturday evening with the parents.
August 6. Sri Fort Auditorium.
For details, call 43104104
What does success mean to you? While you mull over it, playwright John Kishline gives you different interpretations of success in the play called Success. In the world of Rick Sterling, a high-powered executive, things are not going well: domestic squabbles and trouble at work. Follow him through 70 minutes of life as he examines his choices. Success will be performed by a
four-member troupe from Wisconsin, USA. Aug 9, Epicentre, Gurgaon. Call 0124-2715000
Flavour of Hindustani
Aclassical vocalist from the renowned Gwalior Kirana Gharana, Kasturi Atrwalkar, will give a Hindustani classical recital. A disciple of the great maestro of Gwalior Kirana Ghrana, Pt Vinayak Torvi, she's well-versed with the rigours of classical music. Her work with rhythm, diction and emotion has earned Atrawalker appreciation in the realm of classical music.
Aug 8, 6.30pm. India International Centre. Details 24619431
Stand up for the funnies
Going by the bios of the comedian-duo, this show looks promising. They read: 'Pramada Menon tries very hard every morning to think of exercise for ten minutes. Since that doesn't work she makes fun of herself and her world as she knows it', 'Gautam Bhan, once in a while, is an intentionally funny comedian. The rest of the time you get it all for free.' Queer in the time of Azaad is when all that is 'fat, feminist and free' meets 'Hindutva's child gone horribly wrong'. To know exactly what that means, watch the two in action.
August 12, Alliance Française de Delhi. For details, call 43500217
WTF is in this show?
Artist Haribaabu Naatesan's curiously titled show WTF (What's in the Factory?) which opens this week is about creating art out of waste. In this, the artist, a product of NID Ahmedabad, looks at giving 'mukti' to discarded material as he calls it. Naatesan has used electronic waste such as old mobiles, out-of date video tapes, obsolete walkmans to create mixed media artworks and give them a 'new life' in his 'in-your-face' solo show. This show also coincides with Gallery Positive's re-launch as a bigger space.
Starting August 10. Gallery Art Positive, Lado Sarai. Call 41602545
Calling all film buffs
If films are your passion, then a workshop to brush up on the finer points may be useful. And you don't have to go to Mumbai or Pune for it. Film Buffs of Delhi (FBD) — a group of Delhi cinema enthusiasts who came together last month to launch a platform to engage and exchange notes on films — have organised a film workshop today. The three-hour-long workshop will look at our visual tradition/history, decode legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray's film Pather Panchali and examine world cinema and different cinema forms.
The group also plans to hold interactive sessions in Delhi every month.
August 6, 2pm-5pm, Lok Kala Manch. Call 24602366. Registration Rs400/head, 50% discount for students.