On the agenda

Delhi weekend cultural calendar: A handicrafts bazaar, French blues-rock gig, and more

There's a lot happening in the nation's capital over the next three days.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
PHOTOGRAPHY Prabuddha Dasgupta: A Journey at the National Gallery of Modern Art
An exhibition of images by the late photographer. Tickets are priced at Rs 20 of Indians above the age of 18 and Rs 500 for adult foreign nationals. There is no entry fee for students and visitors below the age of 18.
When: Until Sunday, November 22. Open Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm; Monday, closed.
Where: National Gallery of Modern Art, Jaipur House, India Gate. Tel: 011 2338 4640.

PHOTOGRAPHY Paraxdox (on the poetry by Pilar Paz Pasamar) at Instituto Cervantes
Photographer Ajay Sharma’s exhibition is his response to the work of the Spanish poet. See here for more information.
When: Until Saturday, October 3. Open Tuesday to Friday, from 11 am to 7 pm; Saturday, Sunday and Monday, closed.
Where: Instituto Cervantes, 48 Hanuman Road, Connaught Place. Tel: 011 4368 1907.

SHOPPING & STYLE Crossing Boundaries at Nature Bazaar
This crafts bazaar will have a range of handicrafts on offer. There is an entry fee of Rs 20. See here for more information.
When: Until Monday, September 28, from 11 am to 7.30 pm.
Where: Nature Bazaar, Kisan Haat, Andheria Modh. Tel: 011 2680 8633.

ART Sunil Padwal + Abit Karmakar + Unnikrishnan C at Galleryske
Sunil Padwal’s Intertwined Plasticity is a set of drawings on the theme of memory. Abir Karmakar’s Follow Piece is a series of paintings on voyeurism in the age of the internet. And Unnikrishnan C’s Brick Wall Diary is an actual wall constructed of bricks made in his hometown Pezhumpara in Kerala. The artist has painted and carved urban scenes on the wall. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Until Saturday, October 10. Open Wednesday to Monday, from noon to 8 pm; Tuesday, closed.
Where: Galleryske, First Floor, Shivam House, F-14 Middle Circle, Connaught Place. Tel: 011 6565 2724.

BOOKS Long Night of Literatures at Instituto Cervantes
Nine authors from across Europe and India will read from their published works for 20 minutes each. India-born Barcelona-based television presenter and documentary filmmaker Asha Miro and Raj Kamal Jha, chief editor of The Indian Express newspaper are among the participating authors in this event organised by the Goethe Institut. To reserve a spot, email longnightlit@gmail.com. See here for the complete list of authors.
When: Friday, September 25 at 5.30 pm.
Where: Instituto Cervantes, 48 Hanuman Road, Connaught Place. Tel: 011 4368 1907.

DANCE MUSIC Parampara Series at Kamani Auditorium
An annual three-day festival organised by kuchipudi duo Radha and Raja Reddy. On Friday, September 25, the Reddys will perform followed by Hindustani classical vocalist Sanjeev Abhayankar. On Saturday, September 26, Manipuri dancer Preeti Patel will take the stage followed by tabla player Anuradha Pal. On Sunday, September 27, actor Suhasini Maniratnam, mohiniattam dancer Gopika Varma, kuchipudi artist Yamini Reddy and bharatanatyam dancer Krithika Subramanium will present a dance-theatre performance followed by a Carnatic classical recital by singer Sudha Raghuraman and flautist G Raghuraman. To register for free passes, visit Eventbrite.com.
When: Friday, September 25 to Sunday, September 27 at 7 pm.
Where: Kamani Auditorium, 1 Copernicus Marg, Mandi House, near Doordarshan Kendra, Connaught Place. Tel: 011 4350 3352.

COMEDY Jeeveshu Ahluwalia + Sumit Anand + Naveen Richard at Striker Pub and Kitchen
The stand-up comics will each present a set at this event organised by Canvas Laugh Club. Tickets priced at Rs 600 per head are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Friday, September 25 at 7.30 pm.
Where: Striker Pub and Kitchen, Third Floor, Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj. Tel: 011 4087 0040.

DANCE Swaraah at Epicentre
A performance by dancers from the Rachana Yadav Kathak Studio to music by guitarist Susmit Sen and vocalist Samiullah Khan. Tickets priced at Rs 300 and Rs 500 per head are being sold on Bookmyshow.com. See here for more information.
When: Friday, September 25 at 7.30 pm.
Where: Epicentre, Apparel House, opposite Power Grid Residential Complex, Sector 44, Gurgaon. Tel: 0124 271 5000.

MUSIC Matteo Fraboni Trio at Depot 29
The jazz band fronted by the Italian drummer and composer will perform. Call the venue for details of the entry fee, if any. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Friday, September 25 at 8.45 pm.
Where: Depot 29, Levels 2 & 3, B6/2 Commercial Complex, Humayunpur, Safdarjung Enclave. Tel: 97174 50029.

MUSIC Echo with Compa at AntiSocial
British dubstep DJ and producer Compa aka William Brown will headline this edition of the recently-launched monthly gig series dedicated to the culture of the sound system. There is a cover charge of Rs 300 per head. See the Facekbook event page for more information.
When: Friday, September 25 at 9 pm.
Where: AntiSocial, 9A & 12, Third Floor, Hauz Khas Village. Tel: 78386 52814.

MUSIC Lucas & Steve at Kitty Su
The Dutch house music duo of Lucas de Wert and Steven Jansen will man the decks. The entry fee is Rs 500 per head for single women and Rs 750 for couples. Book a spot here.
When: Friday, September 25 at 9 pm.
Where: Kitty Su, The Lalit, Barakhamba Lane, Connaught Place. Tel: 1800 11 6777.

MUSIC Midival Punditz at Raasta
The veteran electro-folk fusion duo made up of composer-producers Gaurav Raina and Tapan Raj will play a DJ set. Call the venue for details of the entry fee, if any. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Friday, September 25 at 9 pm.
Where: Raasta, 30-A, First Floor, Hauz Khas Village. Tel: 011 4062 3028.

MUSIC Vinayak^A at Summer House Café
The Bangalore-based electronic music DJ-producer will take over the console. There is no entry fee. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Friday, September 25 at 9 pm.
Where: Summer House Café, First Floor, DDA Shopping Complex, Aurbindo Place Market, Hauz Khas. Tel: 93509 27000.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
DANCE Pandit Durgalal Festival at Sangeet Natak Akademi
Organised by kathak dancer Uma Dogra and the Sam Ved Society for Performing Arts, the 25th anniversary of the festival is a day-long event with performances by Dogra, bharatanatyam dancer Janaki Rangarajan and Odissi artist Ranjana Gauhar. The event is free.
When: Saturday, September 26 at 6.30 pm.
Where: Meghdoot Theatre, Sangeet Natak Akademi, Rabindra Bhavan, 35, Ferozeshah Road. Tel: 011 2300 9200.

THEATRE Aruna’s Story at India Habitat Centre
Directed by Arvind Gaur and enacted by Lushin Dubey, this monologue is based on Pinki Virani’s eponymous book about Aruna Shanbaug, a nurse at KEM Hospital in Mumbai who was brutally sexually assaulted by a ward boy in 1973. She remained in a vegetative state till May this year, when she died. Tickets priced at Rs 350 and Rs 500 per head are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27 at 7 pm.
Where: The Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road. Tel: 011 2468 2002.

MUSIC Mame Khan at Qla
The Rajasthani folk music vocalist will launch and sing tracks from his new album Desert Sessions. Call the venue for details of the entry fee, if any. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Saturday, September 26 at 8 pm.
Where: Qla, Kila, Seven Style Mile, 4A Kalka Das Marg, next to Qutub Minar, Mehrauli. Tel: 011 3231 8233.

COMEDY The Humour Showdown at Club Rhino
A stand-up set by comedians Appurv Gupta and Abhijit Ganguly. Comedian Kishore Dayani will present the opening act. Tickets priced at Rs 500 per head are being sold on Bookmyshow.com. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Saturday, September 26 at 8.15 pm.
Where: Club Rhino, 312, DLF South Point Mall, DLF Phase 5, DLF Golf Course Road, Gurgaon. Tel: 82873 21878.

MUSIC Anushka and Agent at Bunmanchi
The DJ duo of Anushka Menon and Smita Singh aka Agent will spin a set that’s likely to include everything from funk, disco and R&B to hip hop, house and trap. There is no entry fee. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Saturday, September 26 at 9 pm.
Where: Bunmachi, Building M 20, M Block Market, Greater Kailash II. Tel: 011 465 7867.

MUSIC Miguel Bastida at I-Kandy
The Spanish tech-house and techno DJ and producer will perform a gig as part of this ongoing tour of India. There is an entry fee of Rs 500 per head. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Saturday, September 26 at 10 pm.
Where: I-Kandy, Le Meridien, MG Road, Sector 26, Delhi-Gurgaon Border, Gurgaon. Tel: 0124 499 2000.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
WALKS Chandni Chowk
Tour company Seek Sherpa will take participants on a guided walk around the Chandni Chowk area, covering places such as Mirza Ghalib’s haveli, the wholesale market Chawri Bazaar and Jama Masjid. The walk will end with snacks and sweets at some of the area’s popular eateries. The walk will begin at the Chandni Chowk McDonald’s. Tickets priced at Rs 700 per head are being sold on Bookmyshow.com. The ticket includes two desserts.
When: Sunday, September 27 at 4.30 pm.
Where: McDonald’s, Commercial Complex, Kumar Theatre, Chandni Chowk.

MUSIC Neuromotor at I-Kandy
The French trance music DJ and producer born Frederic Talaa will perform. There is an entry fee of Rs 500 per head until 9 pmand of Rs 750 per head after 9 pm. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Sunday, September 27 at 6 pm.
Where: I-Kandy, Le Meridien, M. G. Road, Sector 26, Delhi-Gurgaon Border, Gurgaon. Tel: 0124 499 2000.

COMEDY Things They Wouldn’t Let Me Say at Alliance Francaise
Stand-up comic Aditi Mittal from Mumbai will riff on issues plaguing the modern Indian woman in this show. Tickets priced at Rs 500 and Rs 700 per head are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Sunday, September 27 at 6.30 pm and 8 pm.
Where: Alliance Francaise, 72 Lodhi Estate, Lodhi Road. Tel: 011 4350 0200.

MUSIC Lil Red and the Roosters at Qla
The blues-rock band from France, which features vocalist Jennifer Milligan, guitarist Pascal Fouquet and harmonica player Thomas Troussier, will play the Delhi leg of their ongoing tour of the country. Call the venue for details of the entry fee, if any. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Saturday, September 26 at 7 pm.
Where: Qla, Kila, Seven Style Mile, 4A Kalka Das Marg, next to Qutub Minar, Mehrauli. Tel: 011 3231 8233.

THEATRE The Mahabharata of Women at Epicenter
Directed by KS Rajendran, this play is based on an old Tamil legend about a young woman, a victim of honour killing at the hands of her brothers, who uses her dying breath to curse the descendants of her clan. The story is told from the clanswomen’s point of view and through surreal interactions with female characters of the Mahabharata such as Kunti and Draupadi. Tickets priced at Rs 300 and Rs 400 per head are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Sunday, September 27 at 7.30 pm.
Where: Epicentre, Apparel House, opposite Power Grid Residential Complex, Sector 44, Gurgaon. Tel: 0124 271 5000.

MUSIC Taba Chake at Depot 29
The guitarist  and composer from Arunachal Pradesh will present a set. Call the venue for details of the entry fee, if any. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Sunday, September 27 at 8 pm.
Where: Depot 29, Levels 2 & 3, B6/2 Commercial Complex, Humayunpur, Safdarjung Enclave. Tel: 97174 50029.

ONGOING
ART Cosmology to Cartography: A Cultural Journey of Indian Maps at the National Museum
An exhibition of vintage Indian maps sourced from the Kalakriti Archives in Hyderabad that includes both cosmological representations of the universe and cartographic depictions of the country. Tickets are priced at Rs 20 per head for Indians and Rs 650 per head (inclusive of the audio tour) for foreigners. See here for more information.
When: Until Sunday, October 11. Open daily, from 10 am to 5 pm.
Where: Special Exhibition Hall-I, National Museum, Janpath, Rajpath Road Area, Central Secretariat. Tel: 011 2379 2775.

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