The art of fashion
Fashion and art come together in a menagerie of media as designers and artists collaborate for the show Idea of Fashion: Crossover between Art & Fashion. Created in a month-long project, the works blur the boundaries between the two worlds of art and fashion, as well as reflecting the political and ideological outlook of the creators. The exhibits include garments, drawings, photographs and mixed-media work. The participating artists include Norwegian Julie Skarland, Delhiite Varun Sardana, Andy Yen from Taiwan, Archana Hande from Mumbai and Pakistani artist Faseeh Saleem.
11am-7pm, till March 3. At Khoj Studios, S-17, Khirkee Extension.
For details call 65655873
A cultural extravaganza
There is more to Jammu and Kashmir than what you hear always. Add to your knowledge of the state’s heritage and culture at Shuhul Taaph, a three-day Kashmiri cultural extravaganza organised by Kashmir Education, Culture and Science Society. If there is an art show, so is a Kathak dance performance and santoor recital. The smorgasbord of activities include Bhakti literature, a mushaira and photographs by eminent artist Veer Munshi. Also hear what Vivekanand had to say on Kashmir. Plus a group performance by Kashmiri artistes.
February 24 to 26, KECSS, B-36, Pamposh Enclave. Call 26418853
The world of bibliophiles
The nine-day New Delhi World Book Fair kicks off this weekend. The biennial fair, hosted by the National Book Trust of India will house more than 2500 stalls, with 1300 exhibitors showcasing their books. Around 30 global publishers and organisations will also participate, with stalls from agencies such as the UNESCO and the WHO. Other attractions include panel discussions, talk shows and film screenings, as well as cultural events hosted by Sahitya Kala Parishad.
February 25 to March 4, Pragati Maidan. Call 011-26707700
Love classical music? Then you won’t like to give the 65th Shriram Shankarlal music festival a miss. The three-day festival features veterans of classical music such as Pandit Jasraj, Nishat Khan and Veena Sahasrabuddhe. Biswajit Roy Chowdhury will play the sarod with Jasraj. Vocalist Parween Sultana will pair with sitar player Nishat Khan who has performed alongside Eric Clapton and John McLaughlin. Sahasrabuddhe will be complemented by another vocalist Bhuvanesh Komkali, who is using modern instruments to popularise Kumar Gandharva's music. Feb 24 to 26, Kamani Auditorium, 43503351
Good old qawwali
Three of the top qawwali groups in the city — the Nizami Brothers, the Nizami Bandhu and the Qutbi Brothers — known as the Sufi Qawwal Society, bring their first presentation together in a festival over the weekend. The groups will present long-established songs and sing traditional verses, or newer ones that are faithful to old-style qawwali. They will also use the tabla, dholak and harmonium and refrain from electric instruments like synthesizers and octapads. Feb 25-26,
6-10pm, Indo Islamic Cultural Centre, 87-88 Lodhi Road, call 9990155456