Pick of the week
The art of learning: For art connoisseurs and novices alike, Project Art Nexxt 2012 seems like the perfect place to learn the different nuances of art. It features 30 of the finest artists of the country; with their work displayed against a backdrop of scholarly discussions by the who's who of contemporary global art practice. The discussions will allow the audience to analyse the broad movements in contemporary art and give a picture of where it is headed.
Till March 3. Lalit Kala Akademi, Feroze Shah Road.
Call 23387242 for details
Designs on Delhi: The India Design Forum (IDF) is a nine-day festival celebrating India's design and aesthetic uniqueness vis-a-vis the international design community. In its first year, IDF kicked off yesterday and will continue till March 10. Conceptualised by the Coimbatore Centre for Contemporary Arts, IDF 2012 is the first of its kind. The inaugural forum features movies, exhibitions and workshops across Delhi during Design Week (March 2-8). The fest closes with a series of talks at the Le Méridien on March 9 and 10. Till March 10, contact: IndiaDesignForum2012@gmail.com or visit www.indiadesignforum.com
Three for joy: The reason why Hungarian musicians Andras Kozma (sitar), Peter Szalai (tabla) and Andras Molnar (tanpura) took the name Calcutta Trio is simple: They have thoroughly learnt Indian classical music, they've been
playing together for almost 30 years, and even though they follow their Indian masters faithfully, they had to choose a particular name, just for the sake of identification in our continent. Watch out for Kozma, the only European
disciple of Pandit Ravi Shankar.
March 9, 6 pm. Hungarian Information Centre. Call: 23011152 or 23014497 for further details
Getting Guetta: When Guetta takes over, you gotta give in. The Grammy Award winning artist David Guetta will be performing in the city for the first time. In the 2nd edition of Eristoff Invasion, the world famous DJ will enthral the audience with the hit numbers like When loves takes over, Getting over you and Sexy bitch. The France-born artist has also performed with the queen of pop Madonna and hip hop rapper Snoop Dog among others. The concert will have Guetta's trademark antics, complete with robots. Mar 9, HUDA Ground, Gurgaon, Log on: http://www.invasionfestival.in/
I can talk English: It's a play based on the humour arising out of the decision of two brothers to converse in English. Set in 1930s, Big B explores the irony faced by an English-educated family in predominantly Hindi-speaking environs. While one brother is studious, the other is interested in sports. They have little in common - if one talks about history, it's hockey for the other. An English adaptation of Premchand's short story Bade Bhai, the play directed by M Sayeed Alam, has been staged a record number of times. March 11, Alliance Francaise, call 43500228