Here’s your chance to explore and enjoy the deep seated culture behind a country’s dance form. For the first time Romanian ballet dancers of the Bucharest National Opera House will perform in India. The interesting part is that they will present a unique fusion with Indian Odissi. The performance will be the highlight of the International Ancient Arts Festival 2013. The two-day festival highlights the benefits of dance and music in restoring harmony.
6.30pm onwards, May 22 - 23,
For further details
log in to www.ancientarts.in
Summer is the perfect time to spend kids’ holidays getting to know their favourite cartoon characters better. Witness the adventures of your popular animated characters in the city of Dholakpur, which has been especially created at a city mall. Sneak a peak into the fictional zone where you will find Bheem, Chutki, Dholu, Kalia, Indumati, Raju and Jaggu. Dig up on an instant photo op together with a cool flipbook. There are activities every Sunday comprising of magic shows, dance tutorials, puppet show and talent hunt.
May 15 -June 16,
DLF Promenade, Vasant Kunj.
Reviving Ikat tradition
An exhibition that combines the magic of old and new with a dash of style is something ladies may like to mark on their calendars. If you are a lover of traditional Indian weaves and techniques then you could check out this exhibition by designer Anuradha Ramam which displays Ikat bags. The collection is the result of working with traditional weavers and artisans to support their livelihood and to preserve the old crafts of the country. The initiative involved weavers and local artisans from Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal. All the bags are hand woven and do not use machinery. The intention being to capture the weaver's skill in it’s essence and the true Indian heritage form.
11 am - 8 pm, May 17 - 31,
89, Meherchand Market, Lodhi Road.
Sanskriti Museums on the eve of International Museum Day today have taken up a theme of museums combining together memory and creativity to bring a positive social change. It aims to increase public awareness of the role of museums in the development of society. It will also organise a workshop for children while teaching them the art of block printing, Madhubani paintings, crochet and watercolour painting.
9.45am - 5pm, May 18,
Sanskriti Kendra, Anandagram, MG Road.
To make the most of long summer days you can check out the elaborate and new summer specialities being served at the new summer menu at Setz. Apart from a languid brunch option on a Sunday afternoon you can also opt for a-la-carte options. The new menu offers cuisines from seven open kitchens across the world- Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Northern Indian, Arabic, European and Southern Coastal kitchen. On the offering are a wide spectrum of delicacies that include wok specialties ranging from stir fried oyster mushroom to khrueang geang curries, gang som cha-aom goong and sour shrimp curry. There are also pizzas prepared in live ovens.
DLF Emporio Mall, Vasant Kunj.
Meal for two: Rs. 3500
For details go to: www.setz.co.in
Brewing summer flavours
A true tea connoisseur would love to understand the traditions and various flavours of this global drink. So it could be a great time experience for tea lovers to just sip tea, eat cake and make pleasant conversation. To fuel this exciting moment, The Mad Teapot café brings to you a refreshing session of high tea — especially on ice, every weekend this month. The session will also showcase a home baker who would come along with their high tea hits from their oven. The baker for this weekend will serve offerings such as tutti frutti cakes, citrus and strawberry inspired high tea confections. So bring a confection connoisseur for a tete-a tete over a cup of tea on a long summer afternoon.
2pm-7pm, till May 19,
The Mad Teapot cafe @ The Wishing Chair,
86A Shahpur Jat.