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Delhi weekend cultural calendar: A three-day music and food extravaganza, Auto Expo, and more.
Delhi weekend cultural calendar: A three-day music and food extravaganza, Auto Expo, and more.
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5
ART Martand Khosla at Nature Morte
MesoDomain, city-based artist and architect Martand Khosla’s new solo show of sculptures and installations, explores themes such as housing and migration in urban India. See theFacebook event page for more information.
When: Until Saturday, February 27. Open Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday, closed.
Where: Nature Morte, A-1 Neeti Bagh, August Kranti Marg, opposite Kamala Nehru College. Tel: 011 41740215.

ART Two Faces of Bengal Modernism at India Habitat Centre
This exhibition juxtaposes the works and examines the differences in the styles of two of Bengal’s most famous artists, Ganesh Pyne and Lalu Prasad Shaw. See here for more information.
When: Until Saturday, February 6, from 10 am to 8 pm.
Where: Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, near Air Force Bal Bharati School. Tel: 011 2468 2002.

ART Yaacov Agam at Apeejay Techno Park
Israeli artist Yaacov Agam will exhibit Beyond the Invisible, a set of his kinetic works of art, in which images appear to change depending on the angle from which they’re viewed. Seehere for more information.
When: Until Friday, March 4. Open Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 6.30 pm; Sunday, closed.
Where: Apeejay TechnoPark, B- II / 41, Mohan Cooperative Industrial Estate, Mathura Road. Tel: 011 4054 4100.

SHOPPING & STYLE Surajkund International Crafts Mela 2016 at Surajkund Mela Ground
This year’s edition of the mela, which features stalls selling handicrafts and handlooms from across India, will shine a spotlight on the skills of artisans from Telangana as well as the state’s performing arts and cuisine. Tickets, priced at Rs 80 per person (Rs 40 per person for senior citizens and the disabled) from Monday to Friday and at Rs 120 per person (Rs 60 per person for senior citizens and the disabled) on Saturday and Sunday, are being sold on Bookmyshow.com. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Until Monday, February 15, from 10.30 am to 8.30 pm.
Where: Surajkund Mela Ground, Surajkund Road, Faridabad.

ART Level 01 at KHOJ
An exhibition of “experimental art games” made by artists, architects, filmmakers and game developers such as Akshay Rathore, Gayatri Kodikal, Krishnarjun Bhattacharya, Mario D’Souza and Sanket Jadia, Thukral and Tagra and Vinit Nikumbh. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Until Saturday, February 20. Open Monday to Saturday, from 11 am to 7 pm; Sunday, closed.
Where: KHOJ International Artists Association, S-17, Khirkee Extension. Tel: 011 6565 5873.

ART Shahidul Alam at Art and Aesthetic
Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam’s new exhibition Kalpana’s Warriors is a series of laser-etched portraits on straw and giclee prints. The works are a response to the Bangladesh army’s alleged abduction of Kalpana Chakma, a campaigner for the rights of indigenous people living in the Chittagong Hill Tracts. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Until Wednesday, March 2. Open Monday to Saturday, from 11 am to 7 pm; Sunday, closed.
Where: Art and Aesthetic, F 213/A, Old M.B. Road, Lado Sarai. Tel: 011 41587277.

MOTOR SHOW Auto Expo 2016 at India Expo Mart
A range of cars and two-wheelers will be showcased at this year’s edition of the expo. Some of the vehicles on display, such as the Maruti Ignis and Tata Hexa, will be launched in India this year. Tickets, priced at Rs 300 per person on Friday, Monday and Tuesday and Rs 400 per person on Saturday and Sunday, are being sold on Bookmyshow.com. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Friday, February 5 and Monday, February 8, from 1 pm to 6 pm; Saturday, February 6 and Sunday, February 7, from 10 am to 7 pm; and Tuesday, February 9, from 1 pm to 5 pm.
Where: India Expo Centre & Mart, 25-29, Knowledge Park II, Greater Noida.

MUSIC FOOD & DRINK The Gig Carnival at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium
The three-day music and food extravaganza will feature 20 acts such as Delhi electro folk-fusion duo Midival Punditz on Friday; Assamese singer-songwriter Papon aka Angarag Mahanta on Saturday; and the Karsh Kale Collective, an ensemble of musicians put together by Indian-American producer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Karsh Kale, on Sunday. The carnival will also have stalls from 40 restaurants including Fat Lulu’s, Khan Chacha, Fio and Sugarama. Tickets priced at Rs 200 per person per day are being sold onInstamojo.com. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Friday, February 5 to Sunday, February 7, from noon to 10 pm.
Where: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Gate No 14, Bhisham Pitamah Road, Lodhi Road.

THEATRE Bharat Rang Mahotsav at National School of Drama, Shri Ram Centre, Kamani Auditorium and Little Theatre Group Auditorium
The eighteenth edition of the international theatre festival organised by the National School of Drama will feature performances of over 60 plays in multiple languages by theatre groups from across the country and around the world including those from Austria, Bangladesh, Italy, Pakistan, Poland, Spain, Sri Lanka and the US. See the complete schedulehere. Tickets priced at Rs 50, Rs 100, Rs 200 and Rs 300 per person per play are being sold on the festival website. For more details, call 011 2338 9138.
When: Until Friday, February 21, from 4 pm.
Where: National School of Drama, Bahawalpur House, 1, Bhagwandas Road, Mandi House. Tel: 011 2338 2821. Shri Ram Centre, 4 Safdar Hashmi Marg, Mandi House. Tel: 011 2373 1112. Kamani Auditorium, Copernicus Marg, Janpath. Tel: 011 4350 3352. Little Theatre Group, Auditorium, 1, Copernicus Marg, Mandi House, opposite Doordarshan Bhavan, near Connaught Place. Tel: 011 2338 9713.

THEATRE Kathakar International Storytellers Festival at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts
Performance storytellers Emily Hennessey, Giles Abbott and Tim Ralphs from the UK and Indian puppeteers Puran Bhat and Usha Venkataraman will form the line-up of the fifth edition of this festival. Entry is free and on a first come, first served basis. See the Facebook event page for the complete schedule and more information.
When: Friday, February 5 to Sunday, February 7, from 4.30 pm to 8.15 pm.
Where: Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, 1 Central Vista Mess, Janpath. Tel: 011 2338 8155.

THEATRE Ishara International Puppet Festival at India Habitat Centre and Epicentre
The fourteenth edition of the festival will have shows by Indian as well as international puppeteers from 21 countries performing a variety of styles from string puppetry to Japan’s bunraku. For the complete schedule, see here. Tickets, priced at Rs 350 per person for the shows at India Habitat Centre are being sold on Kyazoonga.com and tickets priced at Rs 375 per person for the shows at Epicentre are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Until Sunday, February 14, from 7.30 pm.
Where: Amphitheatre, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, near Air Force Bal Bharati School. Tel: 011 2468 2002. Epicentre, Apparel House, Ground Floor, Sector 44, opposite Power Grid Residential Complex, Gurgaon. Tel: 0124 271 5000.

MUSIC Amrit Kaur Lohia at Bohème
The British-Indian sarangi player, who also is also a Punjabi folk, jazz and soul vocalist, will perform. There is a cover charge of Rs 1,000 per head for women and of Rs 3,000 per couple; single men not allowed. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Friday, February 5 at 8.30 pm.
Where: Bohème, D-8, Second Floor, D Block Market, Vasant Vihar. Tel: 011 4905 3292.

MUSIC Geetu at Depot29
The Mumbai‐based singer-songwriter, whose last name is Hinduja, is likely to play a mix of her own material and covers of tracks made famous by folk music stars like Joan Baez and Bob Dylan. There is no entry fee. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Friday, February 5 at 8.45 pm.
Where: Depot 29, Levels 2 & 3, B6/2 Commercial Complex, Humayunpur, Safdarjung Enclave. Tel: 97174 50029.

MUSIC DJ Uri and Paper Queen at Raasta HKV
British-Indian hip hop DJ Uri, whose last name is Solanki, and his protégé Paper Queen aka Gureja Nea, will present sets. There is an entry fee of Rs 1,000 per person for men and per couple; free entry for women. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Friday, February 5 at 9 pm.
Where: Raasta, 30-A, First Floor, Hauz Khas Village. Tel: 011 4062 3028.

MUSIC Hard Candies at Club BW and Levels HKV
The Ukrainian electronic music DJ duo will play two venues in the city this weekend, as part of their ongoing tour of India. Entry at Club BW is free but restricted to couples and single women and via a guest list, which you can get on by calling the venue. There is an entry fee of Rs 1,000 per person and of Rs 2,000 (including a cover charge of Rs 1,000) per couple at Levels. See the Facebook event pages here and here for more information.
When: Friday, February 5 at Club BW and Saturday, February 6 at Levels, from 9 pm.
Where: Club BW, The Suryaa, New Friends Colony. Tel: 88266 98561. Levels, Third Floor, 30 Hauz Khas Village. Tel: 011 41704772.

MUSIC Moniker + Eng. at BandStand
Electronica DJs Moniker aka Munbir Chawla from Delhi, Eng. aka Kunal Lodhia from Mumbai and Oliver Fatemi from the UK will spin Afrobeat and Afro-house. There is no entry fee. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Friday, February 5 at 9 pm.
Where: BandStand, 7, DDA Shopping Complex, Aurobindo Place, Hauz Khas Village. Tel: 90132 08104.

MUSIC Reggae Rajahs at Summer House Café
The Delhi reggae soundsystem will celebrate their seventh anniversary with this gig. There is no entry fee. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Friday, February 5 at 9 pm.
Where: Summer House Café, First Floor, DDA Shopping Complex, Aurobindo Place Market, Hauz Khas. Tel: 93509 27000.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6
POETRY Soul Slam at Zu Tisch
This spoken-word poetry and storytelling event is open to established writers and beginners alike. Tickets priced at Rs 299 per person are being sold on Townscript.com. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Saturday, February 6 at 4 pm.
Where: Zu Tisch, M-18, Second Floor, GK-1, M Block Market. Tel: 97170 25647.

THEATRE The Truck at Alliance Francaise
Rajesh Tiwari will direct Poornima Shettygar in this Hindi one-woman show about the lives of Indian truck drivers. Tickets priced at Rs 300 and Rs 500 per person are being sold onBookmyshow.com.
When: Saturday, February 6 at 4.30 pm.
Where: Alliance Francaise De Delhi, 72 Lodhi Estate. Tel: 011 4350 0200.

FOOD WALKS This Winter’s Last Non-Veg Galore at Matia Mahal
Tour company Delhi Karavan will conduct this non-vegetarian food trail through Old Delhi to explore the culinary heritage of the Mughals and their cooks. The walk is priced at Rs 800 per person and will include unlimited food at the places visited. Write [email protected] to register. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Saturday, February 6 at 6.30 pm.
Where: The meeting point is Chawri Bazar Metro Station, Exit Gate 3.

MUSIC Nazrana: A Tribute to Amir Khusro at India Habitat Centre
This two-day Hindustani classical festival, which will pay tribute to poet and musician Amir Khusro, will feature recitals by sitar player Adnan Khan and flautist Ajay Prasanna on Saturday, and vocalist Fareed Hasan and tabla player Shubh Maharaj on Sunday. Entry is free; seating is on a first come, first served basis. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Saturday, February 6 and Sunday, February 7 at 6.30 pm.
Where: Amaltas Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, near Air Force Bal Bharati School. Tel: 011 2468 2002.

TALKS Aanchal Malhotra at India Habitat Centre
The city-based artist will speak on the subject of her thesis project entitled, ‘Remnants of a Separation’, a study of the tangible and intangible remains of Partition in 1947. There is no entry fee. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Saturday, February 6 at 7 pm.
Where: Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, near Air Force Bal Bharati School. Tel: 011 2468 2002.

COMEDY One Night Stand Up at Lok Kala Manch
In this Hinglish show, comedians Manish Tyagi, Amit Sharma, Pratyush Chaubey and Kishore Dayani will each present sets. Tickets priced at Rs 200 per person are being sold onBookmyshow.com.
When: Saturday, February 6 at 7.30 pm.
Where: Lok Kala Manch, 20 Lodhi Institutional Area, Lodhi Road. Tel: 011 6580 6268.

COMEDY EIC vs. Bollywood at FICCI Auditorium
East India Comedy’s Sorabh Pant, Sahil Shah and Sapan Verma will take pot shots at the Hindi film industry at this show. Tickets priced at Rs 650 per person are being sold onInsider.in.
When: Saturday, February 6 at 8 pm.
Where: FICCI Auditorium, Tansen Marg, Mandi House. Tel: 011 2373 8760.

MUSIC Blu at The Piano Man Jazz Club
The Delhi blues band, featuring guitarist Pranai Gurung, bassist Rahul Rai, vocalist Kapil Chettri and drummer Chewang Lama, will play a set. There is no entry fee. See theFacebook event page for more information.
When: Saturday, February 6 at 8.45 pm.
Where: The Piano Man Jazz Club, 7/22, Ground Floor, B-6, opposite Deer Park, Safdarjung Enclave Market, Safdarjung. Tel: 011 3310 6260.

MUSIC Djuma Soundsystem at Bandstand
Norwegian electronic music DJ and producer Djuma Soundsystem, whose real name is Mikkas Skulstad, will perform. Call the venue for details of the entry fee. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Saturday, February 6 at 9 pm.
Where: BandStand, 7, DDA Shopping Complex, Aurobindo Place, Hauz Khas Village. Tel: 90132 08104.

MUSIC A Night of Ownage at I Kandy
Electronica DJs and producers such as Anu$hka + Agent aka Anushka Menon and Smita Singh and N*Hilate aka Nisheeth Rao will take turns at the console. Entry is free but restricted to couples and single women. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Saturday, February 6 at 10 pm.
Where: I-Kandy, Le Meridien, M. G. Road, Sector 26, Delhi Gurgaon Border, Gurgaon. Tel: 0124 499 2000.

MUSIC Grzly Adams at Hauz Khas Social
The German hip hop DJ will play a set. There is no entry fee. See the Facebook event pagefor more information.
When: Saturday, February 6 at 10 pm.
Where: Hauz Khas Social, 9A and 12 Hauz Khas Village. Tel: 78386 52814.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7
WALKS Landmarks of 1857 at Northern Ridge
Delhi Heritage Walks will a conduct a tour of the landmarks of India’s first war of Independence inside Delhi University’s north campus. The walk will cover spots like the University Vice Chancellor’s office, Flagstaff Tower and Khooni Jheel. Register here; the participation fee of Rs 500 per person will be collected at the meeting point. Call 92125 34868 or see the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Sunday, February 7 at 10 am.
Where: The meeting point is the main gate of the Vice Chancellor’s Office, Vishwavidyalaya Marg, opposite Bonta Park, North Campus, Delhi University.

MUSIC Sheetal Sathe at Press Club of India
The Dalit rights activist, Marathi poet and folk singer from the Pune-based organisation Kabir Kala Manch will speak and perform with her troupe. There is no entry fee. See theFacebook event page for more information.
When: Sunday, February 7 at 3 pm.
Where: Press Club of India, 1 Raisina Road. Tel: 011 2371 9844.

MUSIC Technical Hitch + Paraforce at The Nest
DJs and producers Technical Hitch aka David Semo from Israel and Paraforce aka Varun Anand from Delhi will headline this psy-trance gig. There is an entry fee of Rs 1,000 per person. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Sunday, February 7 at 5 pm.
Where: The Nest, Tavern on The Greens, Lado Sarai, Aurobindo Marg. Tel: 011 3310 7590.

THEATRE Bade Bhai Sahab at Akshara Theatre
Anil Sharma will direct Daksh Vashisht, Rishabh Parashar, Gurunam Singh and Rajiv Kumar in this Munshi Premchand play about the aspirations of an older brother for his younger sibling. Tickets priced at Rs 300 per person are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Sunday, February 7 at 7 pm.
Where: Akshara Theatre, 11-12 B Baba Kharak Singh Marg, near Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital. Tel: 011 2374 2083.

COMEDY Kenny Sebastian at Qla
The stand-up comedian will perform his set entitled A Door Through a Window as part of Stage42, the ongoing comedy and music festival organised by Only Much Louder. Tickets priced at Rs 700 per person are being sold on Insider.in.
When: Sunday, February 7 at 7 pm.
Where: Qla, Kila, Seven Style Mile, 4A Kalka Das Marg, next to Qutab Minar, Mehrauli. Tel: 011 3231 8233.

COMEDY Aisi Taisi Democracy at FICCI Auditorium
As part of Stage42, lyricist and writer Varun Grover, stand-up comedian Sanjay Rajoura and folk-fusion band Indian Ocean’s vocalist and bassist Rahul Ram will perform their send-up of the current political dispensation. To read our review, see here. Tickets priced at Rs 999 per person are being sold on Insider.in.
When: Sunday, February 7 at 8 pm.
Where: FICCI Auditorium, Tansen Marg, Mandi House. Tel: 011 2373 8760.

MUSIC Kamakshi Khanna at Depot 29
The Delhi singer-songwriter, who was a contestant on reality TV talent competition The Stage, will perform. There is no entry fee. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Sunday, February 7 at 8 pm.
Where: Depot 29, Levels 2 & 3, B6/2 Commercial Complex, Humayunpur, Safdarjung Enclave. Tel: 97174 50029.

ONGOING
ART Urban Street Art Festival at Lodhi Colony, Lado Sarai, Govind Puri Metro Station and Inland Container Depot
The St+art India Foundation returns to the capital with the fourth edition of its Urban Street Art Festival. Over two and half weeks, the festival will bring together 24 acclaimed international and Indian street artists, including Iran’s Nafir, Italy’s Agostino Iacurci, the Netherlands’ Niels Shoe Meulman and Delhi’s own Daku, to transform the walls of Lodhi Colony, Lado Sarai and Govind Puri metro station and to create a walk-through installation using 100 shipping containers inside the Inland Container Depot. See the Facebook event page and festival website for more information.
When: Until Tuesday, February 16.
Where: Lodhi Colony, Lado Sarai, Govind Puri Metro Station and the Inland Container Depot in Tughlaqabad.

ART Himmat Shah at Kiran Nadar Museum of Art
Hammer on the Square is a retrospective of 300 works by sculptor Himmat Shah made between 1957 and 2015. See here for more information.
When: Until Thursday, June 30. Open Tuesday to Sunday, from 10.30 am to 6.30 pm; Monday, closed.
Where: Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, 145, DLF South Court Mall, Saket. Tel: 011 4916 0000.

ART S. H. Raza at Vadehra Art Gallery
Titled Nirantar, this solo show of paintings by veteran artist SH Raza is centred on the bindu, a recurring motif in his work.
When: Until Wednesday, February 24. Open Monday to Saturday, from 11 am to 7 pm; Sunday, closed.
Where: Vadehra Art Gallery, D-40, Defence Colony. Tel: 011 2462 2545.

ART Shilpa Gupta at Vadehra Art Gallery
The exhibition will comprise three projects by the Mumbai installation artist that explore notions of location and belonging in a range of media including photography, drawings and video. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Until Monday, February 22. Open Monday to Saturday, from 11 am to 7 pm; Sunday, closed.
Where: Vadehra Art Gallery, D-53, Defence Colony. Tel: 011 4610 3550.

ART Asim Waqif at One Style Mile
The Delhi-based installation artist will present a show called Autolysis. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Until Saturday, February 13. Open Monday to Saturday, from noon to 6 pm; Sunday, closed.
Where: The Foyer, One Style Mile, Haveli No. 6, Kalka Das Marg, Mehrauli.

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