The Delhi weekend cultural calendar: film, walks, talks, a jazz band performance – source ‘Scroll’

MetroFriday, August 21
FILM Algorithms at PVR Cinemas
British filmmaker Ian McDonald’s black and white documentary follows three blind Indian chess players and their remarkable mentor, as they prepare for international competitions. Tickets will be available from Bookmyshow.com.
When: From Friday, August 21.
Where: At PVR Cinemas across the city.

SHOPPING Craft Saga at Lokayata Art Gallery
An exhibition and sale of products ranging from Kani shawls to Patachitra paintings, organised by the All India Artisans and Craftworkers Welfare Association. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Until Sunday, August 23, from 11 am to 7.30 pm.
Where: Lokayata Art Gallery, Mulk Raj Anand Centre, Hauz Khas Village. Tel: 011 2651 1387.

DANCE International Ethnic Folklore Festival 2015 at Leisure Valley
Performances by 15 folk dance and music ensembles from across India and around the world, including those from Egypt, Israel, Mexico, Poland, Gujarat, Punjab and Rajasthan. See here for details. Tickets priced at Rs 250, Rs 500, Rs 750 and Rs 1,000 per head per day are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Friday, August 21 until Wednesday, August 26 at 5 pm.
Where: Leisure Valley, 287, NH8, Sector 29, opposite IFFCO Towers, Gurgaon.

Free BOOKS Discussion on The Election That Changed India at India International Centre
Former Aam Aadmi Party member Yogendra Yadav, former MP Manish Tewari, and social activist Seshadri Chari will discuss news anchor Rajdeep Sardesai’s book The Election That Changed India. The event is free but entry is on a first-come, first-served basis.
When: Friday, August 21 at 6.30 pm.
Where: India International Centre, Conference Room – I, Main Building, 40 Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate. Tel: 011 2461 9431.

COMEDY Anuvab Pal at Striker Pub and Kitchen
The Mumbai stand-up comedian will perform a gig, organised by the Canvas Laugh Club. Tickets priced at Rs 600 per head are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Friday, August 21 at 7.30 pm.
Where: Striker Pub and Kitchen, T 318 Third Floor, Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj.
Tel: 011 3310 5297.

MUSIC BLOT! at The Backyard
A set by the electronic music act, made up of Gaurav Malaker and Avinash Kumar. There is no entry fee. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Friday, August 21 at 8 pm.
Where: The Backyard, A/2A, Aurbindo Marg, next to Sartaj Hotels, Hauz Khas. Tel: 95555 53553.

MUSIC Levi’s 501 Friday at AntiSocial
A triple bill of electronica from Delhi’s Dualist Inquiry aka Sahej Bakshi, Mumbai’s Sandunes aka Sanaya Ardeshir and Bangalore’s Soulspace aka Vishnu P. S. There is no entry fee. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Friday, August 21, from 8 pm.
Where: AntiSocial, 9A and 12, Third Floor, Hauz Khas Village. Tel: 78386 52039.

MUSIC Neue Jazz Collective at Boheme
The jazz band fronted by keyboardist Prabir Sekhri and guitarist Bhaskar Gurung and featuring drummer Reuben Narain and bassist Rahul will perform a gig of originals and standards. There is no entry fee. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Friday, August 21 at 8 pm.
Where: Boheme, D-8, Second Floor, D Block Market, Vasant Vihar. Tel: 011 4905 3292.

MUSIC Hashback Hashish and The Sine Painter at Summer House Cafe
City-based electronica DJ-producer Hashback Hashish aka Ashish Sachan will play a set at this gig, which will also feature the Delhi debut of his counterpart from Bangalore, The Sine Painter aka Jayanth Ramachandra. See the Facebook event page for more information. Entry, which is restricted to couples and single women, is free.
When: Friday, August 21 at 9 pm.
Where: Summer House Café, First Floor, DDA Shopping Complex, Aurbindo Place Market, Hauz Khas. Tel: 93509 27000.

MUSIC #StrictlyDrumNBass at Bunmanchi
Music-focused events company Krunk’s monthly drum and bass gig series from Mumbai will come to the capital with an inaugural edition comprising sets by Delhi’s Tarqeeb aka Ashish Jose and Mumbai’s EZ Riser aka Sohail Arora. See the Facebook event page for more details. There is no entry fee.
When: Friday, August 21 at 10 pm.
Where: Bunmachi, Building M- 20, M Block Market, Greater Kailash II. Tel: 011 465 7867.

Saturday, August 22
WALKS Heritage Walk inside Hauz Khas Village and Deer Park
Tour company Heritage Walks will take participants on a walk through Hauz Khas Village and Deer Park, areas strewn with monuments such as the madrasa and tomb of Sultan Firuz Shah Tughluq. The registration fee is Rs 500 per head. See here for details. Call 92125 34868 for more information.
When: Saturday, August 22 at 7.30 am.
Where: The meeting point is the entrance of Deer Park in Hauz Khas Village.

Free BOOKS FOOD FILM ‘12-in-1’ at the Japan Foundation
This day-long festival of Japanese culture will include a talk on Manga by the Foundation’s outgoing director general Katsuma Doi, a food tasting session, a film screening and a piano recital. See here for the schedule.
When: Saturday, August 22 from 10.30 am till 8.15 pm.
Where: The Japan Foundation, 5A Ring Road, Lajpat Nagar IV. Tel: 011 2644 2967.

Free PHOTOGRAPHY Picturing a Century at IGNCA
The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts will mark World Photography Day with an exhibition of historical photographs and old cameras from the archive of the legendary Connaught Place studio Mahatta & Co.
When: Until Tuesday, September 8. Open Tuesday to Sunday, from 10.30 am to 6.30 pm; Monday, closed.
Where: Twin Art Gallery, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, 1 Central Vista Mess, Janpath. Tel: 011 2338 8155.

Free TALKS The Freedom Theatre at Studio Safdar
Faisal Abu Alhyjaa and Jonatan Stanczak of Palestine’s The Freedom Theatre will talk about the culture centre they run at a refugee camp in Jenin. The event is part of city theatre group Jana Natya Manch’s series of GPD Under 50 talks, named after renowned Marathi playwright G. P. Deshpande.
When: Saturday, August 22 at 7 pm.
Where: Studio Safdar, May Day Bookstore & Cafe, 2254/2A, Ground Floor, Shadi Khampur, near Satyam Cinema, Ranjit Nagar. Tel: 011 2570 9456.

MUSIC Magnolia Sessions at TabulaBeach Cafe
Electronica DJ Arjun Talwar, producer of the US-based EDM podcast Magnolia Sessions, will spin a set. There is no entry fee. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Saturday, August 22 at 8 pm.
Where: TabulaBeach Café, Asiad Village, Khel Gaon Marg, near Siri Fort Auditorium. Tel: 99101 69745.

MUSIC All Star Anniversary Celebration at Kitty Su
The nightclub will celebrate turning four with a multi-act gig that will be headlined by electronica DJ and founder of the Vh1 Supersonic music festival, Nikhil Chinapa. See the Facebook event page for the line-up. There is an entry fee of Rs 500 or cover charge of Rs 1,000 per head for single women; an entry fee of Rs 1,500 or cover charge of Rs 3,000 per couple; and an entry fee of Rs 1,500 or cover charge of Rs 3,000 per head for single men, who can enter if accompanied by a couple. Visit the venue’s website to buy tickets.
When: Saturday, August 22 at 9 pm.
Where: Kitty Su, The Lalit, Barakhamba Lane, Connaught Place. Tel: 1800 11 6777.

MUSIC North at The Toddy Shop
The city-based alternative rock band will perform at the restaurant, which specialises in Kerala cuisine. There is no entry fee. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Saturday, August 22 at 9.30 pm.
Where: The Toddy Shop, 1A, Second Floor, same building as Bootlegger, Hauz Khas. Tel: 80108 17777.

Sunday, August 23
WALKS Red Fort with GoInTheCity
Tour company GoInTheCity will lead participants on a guided walk through the Red Fort that will include stops at the Royal Bazaar, Indian War Memorial Museum and Mumtaz Mahal, which now houses the Delhi Fort Museum. Tickets priced at Rs 400 per head are being sold on Bookmyshow.com. For more details, call 95828 91707.
When: Sunday, August 23 at 9 am.
Where: Red Fort, Chandni Chowk.

MUSIC Outrage Festival at AntiSocial
The second edition of this annual music festival organised by event management company Up Your Arts will showcase some of the country’s leading heavy metal acts including Demonic Resurrection from Mumbai and The Down Troddence from Bangalore. See the Facebook event page for more details. Tickets priced at Rs 800 per head are being sold on Instamojo.com.
When: Sunday, August 23 at 5 pm.
Where: AntiSocial, 9A and 12, Third Floor, Hauz Khas Village. Tel: 78386 52039.

Free EVENTS FOR KIDS TALKS ‘A Journey Into Space’ at India International Centre
Stephen Hawking’s daughter Lucy Hawking, who co-authored the children’s book George’s Secret Key to the Universe with her dad, will speak about science to kids in this hour-long conversation with author Anushka Ravishankar. Register here. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Sunday, August 23 at 6.30 pm.
Where: Seminar Hall, India International Centre, 40 Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate. Tel: 011 2461 9431.

THEATRE One on One 2 at Siri Fort Auditorium
In this sequel to Rage Theatre’s 2010 production One on One, a set of mini plays, seven directors, ten writers and six actors will present eight short pieces on topics ranging from the music industry and marriage to war and Bollywood. Tickets priced at Rs 500, Rs 700, Rs 1,000, Rs 1,500 and Rs 2,000 per head are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Sunday, August 23 at 7.30 pm.
Where: Siri Fort Auditorium, Asian Games Village Complex. Tel: 011 2649 9354.
Source: http://scroll.in/article/750007/the-delhi-weekend-cultural-calendar-film-walks-talks-a-jazz-band-performance-and-more

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