Brace up for a date with singer Mohit Chauhan this weekend. Chauhan rose to fame with Boondein, the first album of his former band Silk Route. The album included the number Dooba Dooba, which became a cult hit in Indipop music circles. Known for his melodious vocals, including Khoon Chala from Rang De Basanti, Chauhan is also a guitarist and can play the harmonica and the flute. The concert is part of the Fever Unplugged Series presented by Fever Entertainment.
July 23, Siri Fort Auditorium, 7 pm. For details, call 9711209896
Of monsoon & melody
To celebrate the arrival of the rains, a bunch of artistes will come together for a two-day festival of jugalbandis at the India Habitat Centre called The Monsoon Magic. The artistes include vocalists Meeta Pandit Mishra and Sudha Raghuraman; sarangi player Kamal Sabri, U Srinivas on the mandolin, Salil Bhatt on the satwik veena, besides Shubhendra Rao on the sitar and Saskia de Haas on the cello.
July 23 and 24. Call 43663333
The perfect pirouette
Seasoned Kathak dancer Monisha Nayak, known for her dextrous movements, performs at The Attic tonight. An exponent of the Jaipur Gharana, she learnt its nuances for more than a decade from Pandit Rajendra Gangani and obtained a post-grad degree from the National Institute Kathak Kendra, Delhi. For her expressive dance, Nayak has won a number of honours including the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of the Sangeet Natak Academy and the Sanatana Nritya Puraskar. She teaches at Delhi's Gandharva Mahavidyalaya.
July 23, 6.30 pm. Call 23746050
A century of dance
Hosted by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations and conceptualised by dance critic Ashish Khokar, the exhibition A Century of Indian Dance:1901-2000, features India's dance forms and their evolution over the twentieth century. It includes rare photographs, costumes, recordings, films, paintings, sketches and other dance-related material.
Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, till July 24. Call 43663333
Conflict as muse
Gallery Espace presents Lv, Pony, a sequel to Rivers of Blood exhibited in Mumbai in 2010 by Paula Sengupta. The solo work addresses the conflicts, contradictions, and complex politics that bind and divide the three nations - India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Through the phenomenon of war, the artist weaves together a layered collection of memorabilia.
Gallery Espace, till August 20.
For details, call 43361300