Frenchman Romain Favre had been a musician for over a decade, starting off with rock and trip-hop, when in 2004, he discovered electronic music in Berlin. Favre moved to the German capital soon after and that was whre his alter ego Moog conspiracy was born. Favre layers techno with melodies and groovy percussion. Delhi band Jalebee Cartel will open for Moog Conspiracy.
16 April. 10:30pm, Blue Frog, Mumbai. Entry Rs 1,500.
Austria born gypsy guitarist Harri Stojka will perform originals and jazz standards in the gypsy swing style popularized by the renowned gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Also playing is NOW or the Nomadic Orchestra of the World, a collaboration between Rajasthani Nomadic musicians and Nuove Tribu Zulu, an Italian band.
18 April, 7pm. India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, Delhi.
Saaz Sang Awaaz, a programme to raise awareness on female foeticide, will feature a Hindustani classical violin recital by Anupriya Deotale, disciple of master sitarist Ustad Shahid Pervez. The other performer for the evening is Rukma Manganiyar, who will present Rajasthani folk music.
16 April, 7pm, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Estate.
Classics night - Gary Lawyer
Gary Lawyer really needs no introduction! Often called the 'man with the golden voice', he is regarded as the finest Indian artiste in the field of western popular music. A bass baritone, who sings just as easily in the tenor range, Gary is equally comfortable with every genre of music - be it rock, pop, jazz, country or folk.
April 18, 9pm. Blue Frog, Mumbai.
Classic Rock - One Night Stand - The Band
Live - One Night Stand The Band (Classic Rock). This band opens all doors to some intense & liberating classic rock
April 17, All day. Not Just Jazz By the Bay, Soona Mahal, Marine Drive, Mumbai
Day I met the prince
The Little Prince from Planet BB88 has a strange problem. He has a rose and a goat on his planet. He loves them both. But how to protect the rose from being eaten up by the goat? And so begins his journey to find the answer.
Cast: Nayantara Roy, Puja Sarup, Jaimini Pathak.
Writer: Kuo Pao Kun.
Director: Jaimini Pathak.
Apr 17 11:00am onwards, Prithvi Theatre, Juhu, Mumbai.
One on One
One on One is a series of monologues/duologues about contemporary India
Cast: Anand Tiwari, Bugs Bhargava Krishna, Neil Bhoopalam, Imran Adil, Yashpal Sharma, Preetika Chawla, Shernaz Patel, Rajit Kapur, Amit Mistry.
Upto Sunday, April 18, 9pm onwards
Love on The Brink
Love on the Brink - Play. Based on the award-winning smash Broadway hit Luv by Murray Schisgal, Love on the Brink is a satirical and comic tale about love and the pursuit of happiness. Bandy is an existentialist intellectual who has sunk so low that he has no future except to jump into the sea. Just then Chopra’s wife Amu arrives and a triangle of the absurd ensues. The more their woes increase, the more laugh, as recognise lives in their incisively observed and funny misadventures.
Produced and Directed by Lillete Dubey. Adapted by Sandhya Divecha.
Cast: Joy Sengupta, Kumud Mishra and Neha Dubey.
Sunday, April 18, 6:30pm onwards, Tata Theatre, NCPA, Mumbai.
Once Upon a Tiger
Once Upon A Tiger - Play, the play takes you to the jungle in search of the missing tiger. What does Once Upon A Tiger! Mean? Will fairy tales in the near future begin, Once Upon a Tiger ! Will the tiger too be heard of only in stories, never to be seen again? The tiger is dying, and what does that mean to us? How does it affect us?
Writer /Director: Jaimini Pathak.
Cast: Nayantara Roy, Asif Ali Beg, Ayesha Nair, Shweta Tripathi, Anshul Gupta, Amol Parashar, Vishal Dalvi, Charisma Nag, Pranali Dhume, Priyanka Basu, Vishwas Gupta, Sanket Wakudkar, Chandan Jamdade, Anup Burte, Nitin Swami, Jaimini Pathak.
Sunday, April 18, 11am onwards
Romeo and Juliet
A Kannada version of Shakespeare’s popular play about lovers kept apart by a family feud and their tragic fate.
7:30pm, Ranga Shankara, JP Nagar, Bangalore. Tickets Rs 50
Veteran comedian Rakesh Bedi essays over two dozen different roles during the course of this play. Adapted from Vijay Tendulkar’s original Marathi version, the play is directed by Harbhans Singh and features one Happy Kumar – a young man who comes to Mumbai to become a film hero. After struggling and getting nowhere, he quits and through a series of incidents, becomes famous in a manner he least expected – as a professional masseuse.
7:30pm, Shri Ram Centre for Performing Arts, Safdar Hashmi Marg, Delhi
Come and See
Taj Enlighten Film Society present Come and See directed by Elem Klimov, is a 1985 Soviet war movie and psychological horror drama about and occurring during the Nazi German occupation of the Belarussian SSR, in 1943. Awarded the Grand Prix at the 1985 Moscow Film Festival, Come and See is notable as an honest and unflinching portrait of one of the darker chapters among many in the history of the World War II.
Sunday, April 18, Cinemax, Infinity Mall, Andheri, Mumbai
This Argentinian serio-comic city conglomerate drama in Spanish comes over as a cross between TV series The Office and a guerrilla style experimental soap satire.
6:30pm. Suchitra Film Society, 36, 9th Main, BV Karanth Road, Banashankari, 2nd Stage. For members only. Annual membership fees Rs 500.
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