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Love is blind, as goes the old adage. Needless to say, it's always beautiful. If you agree, visit Latitude 28 this month.

art and culture Updated: Jan 24, 2012 19:39 IST

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Love-struck art
Love is blind, as goes the old adage. Needless to say, it's always beautiful. If you agree, visit Latitude 28 this month. An ongoing month-long art show that's showcasing the darker side of 'love', with its duplicitous edge, tendency for cruelty and miscommunication of word. The exhibition titled 'Love is a four-letter word' displays the works of Manjunath Kamath, Chintan Upadhyay, Chittrovanu Mazumdar, Bose Krishnamachari (India) and Sana Arjumand (Pakistan). Till Sep 30, Latitude 28, F/208, Lado Sarai, call 46791111

Ghazal greats together
It promises to be a double treat for Delhi's ghazal aficionados. Imagine listening to Chupke, Chupke Raat Din, followed by Tum Itna Kyun Muskura Rahi Ho as ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali and Jagjit Singh come together on one platform for the Fever Unplugged Kings in Concert performance. This weekend feast on a series of popular ghazals such as Hungama Hai Kyon Barpa, Mehefil Mein Baar Baar Kisi Par Nazar Gayi and Jab Se Usne Shahar Ko Chhora by Ali and classics such as Tum Itna Kyun Muskura Rahe Ho and Hothon Se Choolo Tum, by Singh. Sep 3, 7pm, Talkatora Stadium. For details, call 39895050

A surreal life-sketch
Art Heritage showcases the quirky paintings of Tina Bopiyah titled, 'Can you carry your donkey to the next village?' Bopiyah's work is based on the English language, describing her series as the chronicle of a road-block, equivalent to being able to place a hand on the Queen's backside. Religion plays a major role in her work, and her grounding in Catholicism has made a lasting impression on her psyche. Bopiyah paints in a series-like form, much like a story-board, and to a large extent her work is autobiographical. Sep 9-28, Art Heritage, Triveni Kala Sangam, 205, Tansen Marg, for details call 23719470 or email info@artheritagegallery.com

Music from across India
Georgie Pope, a musician and festival organiser who makes musical connections between people has put together something interesting this Tuesday. Especially for those who can't join her musical journeys across India, Georgie is hosting a series of nights in Delhi where the musicians from rural India will play together. Soak in the earthiness of the multi-instrumentalist Kutle Khan singing and playing the soul-soaring music of Jaisalmer. Sep 6, The Living Room Café, Hauz Khas, 8pm, entry free

Dance to de-stress
Dancing is a great way to unwind, and what could be better than taking classes over the weekend? Starting today Tripura Kashyap and Bharat Sharma will be conducting sessions that combine modern dance with development of a personal movement language. Participants will also learn combinations that have physical, narrative and emotional qualities. Each session will end with relaxation routines. Sep 3, Naren Jayan Studio, Bhoomika Creative Dance Centre, 53, Bharati Artists colony, Vikas Marg, contact bhoomikadance@gmail.com

Also playing
Get your anime action
Who said Anime is fun only for kids? Cine Darbaar, Embassy of Japan and Japan Foundation are organising an Anime festival to show 14 films and an equal number of activities for all age-groups this coming week. Among the films are Little Horse Prince Valiant for kids and Barefoot Gen — a war film for everyone.
Families can participate in activities like retro gaming and character sketching. Dress up like your favourite comic or if you are a food enthusiast, try your hand at sushi making. This will be the second annual Anime convention in the city.
Sep 9-11, Marwah Studio, 9818286555

Europe comes to Delhi
Two concept evenings await those who love the good life in Delhi at the 1911, the brasserie at The Imperial, Janpath. Titled 'Nostalgia', the event include retro evenings, piano recitals, choice wines, flambés, and a 3-4 course multiple choice (plus liqueur coffees) European menu with a predominant French feel.
If that's not enough, then Shangrila's Eros invites you to its wine club every fortnight where a sommelier takes you on a fine wine journey paired with appetisers. Prior reservation preferred.
Imperial, Janpath, call 41116703 (timing 7:00pm-11:45pm. Meal for two: R8,000+taxes).
Shangri-la's Eros hotel, for details call 41191010

Flamenco fiesta
Three Spanish musicians bring their skills together on the flamenco guitar, cello and drums to form a new genre called Jerez-Texas. A mixture of flamenco, classical music and jazz, the concert speaks to both ordinary music lovers and experts with an ear for new sounds. The enthusiastic trio has seen success in over 400 performances around the globe from South America and Europe to the Near West and now finally South Asia. Their shows have been described as infectious, emotional, skillful yet sensual.
September 7, 6:30 pm, Instituto Cervantes of New Delhi, 48 Hanuman Road, Connaught Place, for further details call 3681900