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A look at what's happening in the art and culture scene in New Delhi.

art and culture Updated: May 04, 2012 23:19 IST
Hindustan Times

A look at what's happening in the art and culture scene in New Delhi.

Get grooving with Shaan
Bollywood singer Shaan will perform this Saturday. He will belt out his best tracks at the Hindustan Times Noida First Celebrations, presented by Jaypee Greens. Shaan is best known for his albums Q-Funk, Loveology and Tanha Dil, all of which have been sell outs. He lent his voice to memorable numbers in films like Dil Chahta Hai, Kal Ho Na Ho and Dhoom. He is also collaborating with various artistes on an anti-piracy anthem, titled Salaami ho jaye.
May 5, JIIT, Jaypee Greens, Sector 128, Noida, To register for free passes, SMS SHAAN <space> your name <space> age to 5424211

Right here, right now
British DJ and electronic dance music star Fatboy Slim is all set to perform in Delhi NCR this weekend. Norman Quentin Cook aka Slim, who has won the MTV and Brit Awards, is a pioneer of the big beat genre. Fans can expect to be treated to hits like 'The Rockafeller Skank' and 'Right Here, Right Now', among others. Supporting acts at the gig will include Arjun Vagale of Jalebee Cartel, Dualist Inquiry, DJ Ivan and host Nikhil Chinapa.
May 5, HUDA Grounds, Delhi NCR, Gates open at 5pm; Tickets are available on

Summer sojourn
Agroup art show by Dhiren Sasmal, Dilip Choudhary, Deepa Vedpathak, Jagannath Paul, Ramonkar, Biplab Biswas, Ramesh Gorjala and others is on in Gurgaon. The artists hail from diverse backgrounds and from different states of India. They are immensely talented and have created some beautiful artworks for this collection in soothing colours . The exhibition is a must see for those who are looking at buying some affordable art for their homes. Each artwork is reflective of the artist's sojourn called 'life'.
The show continues online till May 31 on

Painting for nature's cause
To raise an awareness about environment, the World Wide Fund for Nature India and Religare Art presents a group exhibition titled 'Conservation on Canvas' Renowned artists such as Satish Gujral, Seema Kohli, Pritpal Singh Ladi, Niren Sengupta, Ranjeeta Kant, Sanjay Sundram, Pradosh Swain, Manu Parekh among others have come forward to support conservation efforts by painting for the cause or giving a painting from their collection.
On till May 11, Religare Art Gallery D3, P3B, District Center, Saket
Call: 39126922

Rebellion and the city
Remembering the Delhi of 1857, DelhiByFoot gives you the opportunity to walk and explore the landmarks of the Revolt scattered on Delhi's northern ridge. The walk covers mosques and old fort walls which faced heavy shelling, one of Delhi's entry fort gates which saw pitched fighting, memorials erected in the memory of the British soldiers who lost their lives during the mutiny, British viceregal lodges and monuments like a 14th century observatory named after a mysterious 'Pir Baba' and a Asokan Pillar.
8am, May 5, starting from ticket counter of Old Fort. Call 9871181775

First Published: May 04, 2012 23:15 IST