T he Habitat Film Fest featuring retrospective of Rituparno Ghosh begins this Saturday. The films to be screened include Mr. India, Chithakuzha, Jaangfaai Joonaak, Surang, No One Killed Jessica, Khaddama and Abohoman. Habitat is also hosting a two-day International Ancient Arts Event, a festival and scientific symposium exploring the power of the performing arts as tools for the transformation of society. It features plays, dance, music and talk.

May 12, Thursday

Music

Sarod recital by Abhisek Lahiri, disciple of Alok Lahiri. Habitat Centre, 7 p.m.

Festival

International Ancient Arts Event features ‘Ram Lila' by Avadh Adars Ramelela Mandal, Patthar Manir, Ayodhya and performance by Qutbi Brothers. Habitat Centre, 7 p.m.

May 13, Friday

Dance

A tribute to Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra: Odissi recital by Geetanjali Acharya, disciple of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra and Sujata Mohapatra. Epicentre, Gurgaon, 7.30 p.m.

Festival

International Ancient Arts Event continues featuring ‘Katputhli' by Puran Bhatt & troupe, Odissi recital by Gajendra Panda & troupe and concludes with International Collaborative Music. Conductor: G.S. Rajan. Habitat Centre, 7 p.m.

May 14, Saturday

Theatre

Rage Productions presents ‘Pune Highway', a comic thriller that explores the survival of friendship in extreme circumstances. Epicentre, Gurgaon, 5.30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Films

Habitat Film Fest featuring retrospective of Rituparno Ghosh begins today featuring English film Just Another Love Story. Habitat Centre, 6.30 p.m.

May 15, Sunday

Films

Habitat Film Fest. Screening of films Mr. India (Manipuri), Chithakuzhal (The Bird Catcher) (Malayalam), Jaangfaai Joonaak (From The Shadow Of Silence) (Assamese), Surang (The Tunnel) (Hindi), No One Killed Jessica (Hindi), Khaddama (Expatriate Housemaid) Malayalam and Abohoman (Bengali). Habitat Centre, 10.15 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

Art Exhibitions

Some of the art shows on view include:

Nako – Living Cultural Heritage in the Western Himalayas, an exhibition of photographs by Stefan Oláh from Austria. IIC, till May 17.

A solo exhibition by Satadru Sovan Banduri, ‘Cyberomanticisms'. Gallery Montage Arts, H-27, Green Park Extn. till May 15.

Group show, ‘Manifestations V', participating artists include J. Sultan Ali, Altaf,Ambadas, Jogen Chowdhury and others. Delhi Art Gallery, 11, Hauz Khas Village, till June 18.

‘Looking back to look forward', a group exhibition to mark the tenth anniversary of Nitanjali Art Gallery. C-66, Anand Niketan and 13, Sunder Nagar Market, till May 25.

‘Tolstoy Farm – Archive of Utopia' group show by Aditya Pande, Akshay Rathore, Anita Dube, Archana Hande, K.P. Reji and others. Lalit Kala, till May 19.

Photo exhibition, ‘Danube – the River of Europe'. Hungarian Information Centre, 1-A Janpath, till May 30.

Group show of a collection of contemporary art ‘Melange', featuring artists like Sakti Burman, Manu Parekh, Anjolie Ela Menon, Paresh Maity and others. Art Alive Gallery, S-221, Panchsheel Park, till May 20.

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