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The Natya Institute of Kathak and Choreography is launching their 13-month diploma in choreography on August 13 at the Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, Race Course Road, 7.30 p.m. There will be Kathak and Contemporary Dance performances by graduates of the Nat
ya Stem and an audio-visual presentation on therapeutic dance theatre for the differently-abled by Sallauddin Pasha. Call: 23348645, email: email@example.com
Shopper’s Stop is celebrating Raksha Bandhan with a variety of bags, valets, accessories, frames, apparels, cosmetics and gift vouchers ranging from Rs. 50 to Rs. 2,000.
The Grand Ashok is promoting the Beijing Olympics 2008 at their 24/7 coffee shop terrace till August 24 for dinner from 7 to 11.30 p.m. with a special ambience for sports and food lovers with some Olympic-themed dishes. Unlimited Chinese food spread over an eight-course meal, Kingfisher beer or rose wine is priced at Rs. 1,250. Call 30527777.
Sree Swarna Lakshmi Collections from Chennai is having a sale of their ethnic silks, and rural silk cotton saris and more at Shyam Bhavan (near Badami Hall), No. 919, 9th cross, 24th main, J.P. Nagar II Phase till August 11, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 23
The Potluck Café at Taj Gateway has introduced Western and Indian desserts, which have low-calorie ingredients and are sugar free, under the guidance of the Chef Ravi Rai. There will be French Lemon Tart with mascarpone cream, Napoli Tiramisu, B
lueberry cheese cake with Brandy snaps and more. The sugar-free festival is on till August 18. For reservations contact 66604545.
Magnitude Gallery is presenting “Ekadanta”, the theme for August commemorating the second anniversary celebration of the gallery. On display will be an exotic range of original masterpieces based on the various avatars of Lord Ganesha. Ca
ll 99001-17201 or visit Magnitude Gallery at No. 140/13, 27th Cross, 13th Main, III Block, Jayanagar.
Ajai Chavan is presenting his oils “Identity and Space” at Gallery No. 3, from August 12 to 17 at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Kumara Krupa Road. Visit www.ajaichavangallery.com
Time and Space gallery is presenting paintings by Subroto Mondal from August 11 to 18 at No. 55 Lavelle Road. Call 221241117.
Rasa is presenting their first show with their range of furniture and accessories from all over India till August 23 at the Ants store, 11 a.m. to 8.30 p.m., No. 2023/B, 1st cross, 14th a main, HAL II stage, Indiranagar (near New Horizon Public Schoo
l). Call 41715639.
Active Canvas is conducting a course for children aged from six to eight in creative drawing and painting every Saturday, 3.30 to 5 p.m. till October 11. There will be watercolour sessions for children aged nine and above on Wednesdays, 5 to 6.30 p.m
., drawing and sketching for children aged nine and above on Tuesdays, 5 to 6.30 p.m., theatre for children aged from seven to nine on Saturdays, 3 to 5 p.m., guitar classes with Alan for children aged ten and above and adults on Thursdays with one hour slots from 5 to 8 p.m., Ikebana for adults from August 16, every Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m., German beginner classes for adults aged 15 and above from August 16 on Saturday from 3.30 to 5.30 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Sundays. There are also morning (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and afternoon sessions in pottery (3 to 5 p.m.) on weekdays. Call 41609122 or visit Active Canvas at No. 343, 10th A Main, III cross, near Ashoka Pillar, Jayanagar I Block or visit www.activecanvas.in
Vikalp, Alternative Law Forum and pedestrian pictures are presenting an evening of film screenings and discussion on August 11 on the silencing of human rights defenders with the films of independent documentary filmmaker Ajay T.G. From 5.30 to 6.30
p.m., Ajay T.G.’s films “Hathaure Wala” (Man with the Hammer), “Jeet”, “Heads and Tales”, “The Journey” (Safar), and “Anjam” based on Dr. Binayak Sen will be screened. The screening will be followed by a presentation by Ramachandra Guha and Arvind Narrain. The screenings are at Centre for Film and Drama, 5th floor, Sona Towers, 71 Millers Road are part of an All India campaign seeking the release of Ajay TG. www.releaseajaytg.in for more details. Call 98457 66808 or 98863 40000.
Ranga Shankara is staging S. Surendranath’s “Gumma Banda Gumma” for children aged above five on August 12, 7.30 p.m. Call 9886998550.
The Company Theatre from Chandigarh is staging Can Themba’s “The Suit”, adapted by Surjit Patar and directed by Neelam Mansingh Chowdhary on August 13 and 14, 7.30 p.m. and Girish Karnad’s “Nagamandala” in Punjabi, directed by Neelam Mansingh Chowdhary on August 15 and 16, 7.30 p.m. at Ranga Shankara. Call 9886998550.
Concrete Temple Theatre from New York is staging Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick”, adapted by Renee Philippi and Carlo Adinolfi and directed by Renee Philippi on August 17 at 3.30 and 7.30 p.m. at Ranga Shankara. Call 9886998550.
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