Here's what you can do this weekend in Delhi.
Pick of the week
Discover the strains of Western Classical Music in a concert that brings together violin sonata, a work of violin and keyboard, Uncerto non so che, an anthology of Italian songs of the 17th and 18th centuries. The Hungarian Dances by Johannes Brahms, a set of 21 lively dance tunes will be presented by Delhi Community Orchestra, an institution which inspires the next generation of talented musicians.
7.15 pm onwards, December 9, Teen Murti Bhawan, Teen Murti Marg.
For details call: 23014504
Routes 2 Roots brings to you, Realms of Peace, an exhibition of drawings and paintings, a spiritual and an ethereal contribution to peace through art. Special emphasis is placed on the SAARC nations, in particular India and Pakistan. Over the years, their initiative has had a positive impact in changing the mindset of people from both the countries.
11am - 7pm, December 9-14, India Habitat Centre.
For details call: 9811619988
Classic and contemporary
If you are keen on exploring the contemporary art scene in the country while also enjoying the classic works of master artists, then check out an ongoing exhibition on in the city. The art works have been divided in three categories of The Masters, The Contemporaries and The Rise. The Masters category includes artists like FN Souza, HA Gade, Krishan Khanna and the likes. Under the banner of contemporary artists, the works of artists such as Arpana Caur, SG Vasudev, Renu Kashyap, are displayed. Within the contemporary section, artists include Hemraj, Nupur Kundu, Ebenezer Sunder Singh, Somnath Singh and Bharat Bhushan Singh.
Till December 15, Dhoomimal gallery, G-42, CP.
For details call 41516056
Songs of the new dawn
Renaissance Artists and Writers Association (RAWA) is going to organise a colourful cultural evening based on Prabhat Samgiita. On this occasion, noted Kathak danseuse Sonal Mansingh, founder of Centre for Indian Classical Dances and Uma Sharma, would be felicitated for their valuable contribution in the field of classical dance. Saroja Vaidynathan and her group will perform a dance-drama titled Charaiveti. Sudha Raghuraman, eminent classical singer will sing devotional songs of Prabhat Samgiita.
6 pm, December 9, Chinmaya Mission, Lodhi road.
For details call: 9958268578
Want to get involved in an engaging tale about love, where the protagonist Don Pasquale decides to leave his fortune to his nephew Ernesto if he approves of the young man’s fiancée, but he doesn’t. And the bride-to-be decides to take matters into her hands, leading to hilarious consequences. Watch the comic opera by Donizetti.
9 am-9 pm, December 11-13, Kamani auditorium, Copernicus Marg.
For details, call: 24328006
Viva la Mexico
For lovers of Mexican food, here’s a festival that gives you the authentic flavours. Tex-Mex menu has a wide array of dishes to start with.
Till Dec 31, Rodeo, 12 A, CP. Call 9818611110
Notions of nationhood
Three artists from Sri Lanka unveil the narratives of a community redefined by transgressions and traumas witnessed by the country for the last 30 years through their work.
11am - 7pm, till January 9, Gallery Espace, NFC.
For those conscious about health and fitness, organic food is the new trend to catch on to. People for Animals is hosting Delhi’s first Organic Food Mela with 20 of the largest Organic Food manufacturers from all over India.
The stalls will have everything from different varieties of grains, lentils and vegetables to food that has been packaged without preservatives. The Mela brings together the top manufacturers of Certified Organic Food.
10am-8pm, December 16, Jorbagh residential park.
Step up the music
British Council brings Luca Silvestrini’s award-winning company Protein to India, performing a dance theatre production LOL (Lots of Love), a season of the best contemporary dance from the UK.
7.30 pm, December 12-15, British Council Auditorium. Call 42199000