‘Get busy in Delhi this weekend’ by K.J.S.Chatrath

safdarjungs-tomb-head-3333There is plenty to do in Delhi this weekend. Here is a list thoughtfully prepared by Scroll (Source: http://scroll.in/article/756264/delhi-weekend-cultural-calendar-radhika-vazs-stand-up-routine-french-hip-hop-and-more

 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

FILM Woodpecker Film Festival at Siri Fort Auditorium
The third edition of the international film festival will have a special focus on Mexican and Nigerian cinema. The four-day event will include screenings and discussions. For the complete schedule, see here. There is no entry fee. Visit Woodpeckerfilmfestival.in to register and for more information.
When: Until Sunday, September 20, from 9.30 am.
Where: Siri Fort Auditorium, Asian Games Village Complex. Tel: 011 4166 1868.

FILM Open Frame Festival at India International Centre
Among the films that will be screened at this five-day festival organised by the Public Service Broadcast Trust are Hemant Gaba’s Japan in Nagaland, which profiles Naga anime fans and Annie Zaidi’s In Her Words, which is about women in Indian literature. See here for the complete schedule. There is no entry fee; seating is on a first come, first served basis.
When: From Friday, September 18 to Tuesday, September 22, from 10 am.
Where: CD Deshmukh Auditorium, India International Centre, 40 Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate. Tel: 011 24619431.

FILM Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai at Maraa Delhi Terrace
A screening of Delhi-based director Nakul Singh Sawhney’s documentary on the communal riots that took place in Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh in 2013. The show will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker. There is no entry fee. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Friday, September 18 at 7 pm.
Where: Maraa Delhi DA, 5D, DDA Flats, Munirka. Tel: 80409 99664.

COMEDY Kenneth Sebastian + Karthik Kumar + Angad Singh Ranyal at Striker Pub and Kitchen
The stand-up comedians will each present a set at this gig organised by the Canvas Laugh Club. Tickets priced at Rs 600 per head are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Friday, September 18 at 7.30 pm.
Where: Striker, Ambience Mall, Third Floor, Vasant Kunj. Tel: 90154 55000.

COMEDY Older.Angrier.Hairier at Kamani Auditorium
New York-based stand-up comedian Radhika Vaz’s new show covers everything from porn and politics. Tickets priced at Rs 500 and 750 per head are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Friday, September 18 at 8 pm.
Where: Kamani Auditorium, Copernicus Marg, Janpath. Tel: 011 4350 3352.

MUSIC Sound Avtar at Urban Pind
The bass-heavy electronic music DJ and producer also known as Piyush Bhatnagar will take over the console. There is no entry fee. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Friday, September 18 at 8 pm.
Where: Urban Pind Café, M-31, M Block Market, Greater Kailash 2. Tel: 96502 21221.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19.

MUSIC Benny Dayal at Siri Fort Auditorium
The Hindi and Tamil film playback singer will perform. Tickets priced at Rs 750, Rs 1,000, Rs 1,500, Rs 2,000 and Rs 3,000 per head are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Saturday, September 19 at 7 pm.
Where: Siri Fort Auditorium, Asian Games Village Complex. Tel: 011 4166 1868.

MUSIC Dhruv Visvanath at India Habitat Centre
The Delhi-based guitarist will launch and play songs from his debut album Orion, which is the first release of singer and composer Vishal Dadlani’s new record label. There is no entry fee but you can RSVP on Insider.in.
When: Saturday, September 19 at 8 pm.
Where: Amphitheatre, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, near Air Force Bal Bharati School. Tel: 011 2468 2002.

MUSIC Chill Bump at AntiSocial
The French hip hop duo, which raps in English, will perform a set. There is a cover charge of Rs 300 per head. For more information, see the Facebook event page.
When: Saturday, September 19 at 9 pm.
Where: AntiSocial, 9A & 12, Third Floor, Hauz Khas Village. Tel: 78386 52814.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20.

THEATRE Run For Your Wife at Lok Kala Manch
Directed by Rishi Mehta and based on a play of the same name by British playwright Ray Cooney, this Hindi comedy is about a taxi driver in Delhi juggling households with two wives without them finding out about each other. Tickets priced at Rs 250, Rs 350 and Rs 500 per head are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Sunday, September 20 at 3 pm and 5.45 pm.
Where: Lok Kala Manch, 20 Lodhi Institutional Area, Lodhi Road. Tel: 011 6580 6268.

FILM The Mushrooms at Instituto Cervantes
Directed by Columbian filmmaker Oscar Ruiz Navia, this 2014 Spanish movie tells the story of two street artists Ras and Calvin who come together with other graffiti makers in Santiago de Cali to paint a tribute to Arab Spring demonstrators. The film will be screened with English subtitles. There is no entry fee. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Sunday, September 20 at 4.30 pm.
Where: Instituto Cervantes, Building No. 48, Hanuman Road, near Hanuman Mandir, Connaught Place, Central. Tel: 011 4368 1907.

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.

ART Lay of the Land at Gallery Latitude 28
Art writer Anushka Rajendran has curated this show of works from across the sub-continent including those by Adeela Suleman from Pakistan, Niyeti Kannal from India and Pala Pothupitiye from Sri Lanka. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Until Tuesday, September 22. Open daily, from 11 am to 7 pm.
Where: Gallery Latitude 28, F-208, Lado Sarai. Tel: 011 4679 1111.

FOOD & DRINK Restaurant Week India
During this bi-annual event, customers get to eat three-course set meals at a selection of fine-dining restaurants across the city at discounted rates. The 26 participating restaurants this time around include Sakura at The Metropolitan Hotel and Spa, Guppy by Ai in Lodhi Colony, Artusi in Greater Kailash II, A Ta Maison in Sunder Nagar and Yauatcha in Vasant Kunj. The set lunch is priced at Rs 1,100 per person and set dinner at Rs 1,300 per person (prices exclude taxes). Reservations can be made on Restaurantweekindia.com.
When: Until Sunday, September 20, at 1 pm for lunch and at 8 pm and 10 pm for dinner.
Where: See here for the complete list of restaurants.

 

 

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