Take a look at hottest picks for entertainment with our weekend guide.
Life in art
The experience of our life and being is coherent with the existence of mystique. Keeping the concept of mystique Shilpayan brings you a group show of artists such as Abhimanyu Sinha, Tapas Jana, Nirupama Malik, Eva Ray, Jawahar Roy, Ram and Vandana Datta. The different ways of relating to art have been portrayed at various levels.
September 12-15. Where: India Habitat Centre. Call: 9811169872
If you are fond exploring a space through photographs then you could check out this unique exhibition. Supported with a research catalogue, this is an attempt to trace the development of photography and the other allied arts in Pondicherry – spanning the late 19th and early 20th Century. Drawn exclusively from the Alkazi Collection of Photography.
September 15 - 30, Where: Alliance Française, Lodhi Estate, Call: 43500217
A new show titled ‘Through the Prism of Beauty’ showcases the works of artist duo Nityam Singha Roy and Manash Jen. The work is a lyrical and aesthetic exploration of the inter-personal human relationships that tend to form the focus of our entire existence. The artistic figures appeal to the soul and spirit with their stylised and sometimes classical protagonists that make for a viewing. that any art lover would like to explore and ponder upon. While Nityam’s canvas’ are replete with imagery that harks back to Indian mythology that still holds an almost timeless connect with its viewers, the works of Manash weave modern sensibility.
September 7-10, 11 am to 7 pm, Pearl Art Gallery, New Friends Colony. Call: 26820021
A walk for culinary delights
The food of Delhi is a gastronome’s and connoisseurs dream come true. Wander in the lanes of Old Delhi, in search of forgotten foods, scintillating flavours from centuries ago, that are still alive in the melting pot of Delhi’s culture. Some delectable selections include Khari Baoli: Asia’s largest spice market, Kake di Hatti (Stuffed naan), Chawri Bazaar: Ashok Chaat Bhandar,(Indian street food); Bade Miyaan’s Kheer (dessert), Paranthe Wali Gali (Indian stuffed bread), Amritsari Lassi Wala, Jalebiwala, Dariba Kalan, Sitaram Bazaar for Kulfis.
4 pm - 8 pm, September 16, at Fatehpuri Moqsue, Chandni Chowk . For details call 41671100
Soulful music has the power to bridge boundaries and delight the senses. Keeping the tradition and fascination of folk music alive, Routes 2 Roots, an NGO along with ICCR(Indian Council for Cultural Relations) that endeavours to bring together people, cultures and values across SAARC countries, in particular India and Pakistan is getting celebrated singer Arif Lohar of the song Jugni fame from the recent hit movie Cocktail to the country to enthrall the senses of music buffs. 7 pm onwards, October 11, Siri Fort Auditorium, Asiad Sports Complex,
For passes contact: Routes 2 Roots, R-19, LGF, Hauz Khas, Call: 41646383 Lyrical feast
Delights from Ghana
Exploring the rich culture of Ghana with an emphasis on its fine crafts such as textiles, jewellery and a photo exhibition along with film screenings will be held in the city. The initiative titled Focus Ghana by India International Centre will include traditional Ghanian music and also a seminar where the concept of human person in Ghana and world views will be discussed.Short films will also be showcased during the festival to give an insight into the country and its people.
September 7-9. At India International Centre Annexe, Lodi Road.
For details, call: 24619431
An Afro food safari
If you have been intrigued by the foodies’ options Africa has to offer, here’s your chance to savour some. From South African delicacies to dishes from Tanzania and Ethiopia the festival has put together some choices to bring home the continent. You can savour the national dish of Ethiopia, the Injera, flat bread that is made out of teff flour or the Segawat (lamb stew). The Sheba Salad, inspired by the legendary Queen of Sheba with red chilli peppers, tomatoes and sweet onions with a dash of pepperoni and Zanzibar Grill are other delights to taste from the African street food menu.
All this month at Blanco, Khan Market, Meal for two: Rs 1200.
For details, call 49422222
Breezing through nature and Delhi’s unique history
Join DelhiByFoot for a guided nature walk at the Lodhi Gardens conducted by Ajay Mahajan, leading Delhi-based naturalist, environment conservationist and founder of Vividhara, a NGO that works with farmers in Uttarkhand to promote sustainable organic farming. Explore 90 acres of lush, rain-infused green jungle-like gardens, or stare with fascination at beautifully carved 400-500 year-old mausoleums, mosques and even a ‘mini-fort’ that are scattered across the Lodhi Gardens.
5 pm, September 9, Khan Market entry, Lodhi Gardens. For details, call 9871181775/9818278665