The much awaited Kala Ghoda Arts Festival is here! If you love cultural events, art and live performances, then you can’t miss this one. Treat yourself to children's events, cinema, dance, food, heritage walks, literature, music, street festival, visual arts. Plus, there are contests, workshops and seminars. Entry to all events at the festival are free, unless otherwise specified.
18 Reasons We Still Need Superman
Yes, that’s the title of Tim Crowley’s show of video art. It has already been to China, Singapore and Malaysia and now its here in India to enthrall audiences in Mumbai.
5 February, Friday 10:30am – 6:30pm and 6 February, Saturday 11 am -4pm. Chatterjee and Lal, 2, Sunny House, 16/18, Mereweather Road, Behind Taj Mahal hotel, Colaba, Mumbai. Call 022-22023030
Bangalore’s Ravikumar Kashi’s new solo show 'The Game' depicts his obsession with media, consumerism. Essentially, his creations give you the feeling of flipping through newspapers or magazines or switching TV channels.
Till 20 February (Sundays closed), 10:30 am – 6pm. Gallery Sumukha, 24/10, BTS Depot, Wilson Garden, Bangalore (Call 22292230)
Ambedkar aur Gandhi
A play about India’s biggest political personalities, BR Ambedkar and Mahatma Gandhi. The plot revolves around their personal relationship and their political differences, which led to many a heated argument.
6 February, 6pm. Shri Ram Centre for Performing Arts, 4, Safdar Hashmi Marg, New Delhi. (Call 9899650509 for more details. Tickets Rs 50, Rs 100 and Rs 200)
M Sayeed Alam’s humorous play Ghalib in New Delhi makes the best use of Mirza Ghalib’s 19 Century clothes, tehzeeb and persona and stars Tom Alter.
7 February, Sunday 7:30pm. Epicentre at Apparel House, Sector 44, Gurgaon (Call 0124-2715000. Tickets available at Pastry Shop, Epicentre)
Rangashankara’s latest, this play is a collaboration and has been made possible through a collaboration between Schnawwl, the children and young people’s theatre of the Mnnheim National Theatre, Germany.
5-7 February, 7:30pm. Also at 3:30pm on 7th February. Ranga Shankara, 36/2, 8th Cross Road, 2nd phase, JP Nagar, Bangalore (Call 26592777, tickets Rs 100)
DJ Bond Girl (UK) - Pro DJ & Actress from the Bond Film Die Another Day.
International model turned DJ Catherine McQueen has it all - mean mixing skills, looks to kill, and intelligence to boot. She plays a style of vocal house, often tailoring her sets to the vibe of the audience she is playing for. She has also acted in the Bond film ‘Die Another Day’ alongside Pierce Brosnan. Read more about her here. Friday, 5 February, Blue Frog. 10:30pm - 1:30am.
Aly & Fila (Egypt): Euro-Progressive
Shivers – hairs on the back of your neck – hands in the air – reaching for the lasers – losing your mind – rushing to the music – just some of the side effects of listening to Egyptian duo Aly & Fila in full flow on the dance floor. Since they burst into the international clubbing consciousness with their massive hit Eye of Horus back in 2003 they have been a full-on inspiration to clubbers and DJs alike. Their gorgeous, euphoric, uplifting blend of sweeping trance has seen them rise to A-list status alongside the likes of Armin, Blank & Jones, Johan Gielen, Tall Paul and more.
6th February, Saturday, 10:30pm - 1:30am, Blue Frog, Mumbai.
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The Weirdass 'Hamateur Night'
They say that everyone out there has a funny side (it’s usually the left side of their face). Comedian Vir Das is laying out the welcome mat for all kinds of weirdos – wannabe stand up comedians, lyrical poets, riveting rap artistes, funny faces, funny sounds, funny words. Audiences also get to see a Vir Das performance. Get on stage and show your funny side. The winner gets a prize, a break and chest thumps or ass squeezes. Ahem! To know more, click here.
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