Event Diary


Workshops, plays, events and festivals - there is something in store for everyone this weekend! Play lovers in Mumbai can catch The Vagina Monologues or Einstein starring Naseerudin Shah while partygoers can attend the India Beach Fashion week or the Sulafest 2015 this weekend.  A number of seminars including the Stage Fright Cure Workshop in Bengaluru and the Weekend Acting Workshop in Delhi promise to make this weekend a productive one. Apart from that, get your friends to watch Arijit Singh performing live in Mumbai or get your weekly dosage of laughter at Let’s Laugh Again in Delhi. Check out what’s happening in the country this weekend:

Friday, 06 February, 2015

The Vagina Monologues, 6.30 pm @ Canvas Laugh Club, Mumbai

The Hindi version of The Vagina Monologues, translated by Ritu Bhatia and Jaydeep Sarkar, will elate, educate and entertain you in unimaginable ways. This translation reaches poetic, comedic and dramatic heights rarely seen on the Indian stage. You will laugh and cry, leaving the theater feeling exhilarated and enthralled.

Ishara International Puppet Festival, 7.30 pm @ Apparel House, Gurgaon

A must watch for the entire family, the Ishara International Puppet Festival comprises short stories about a place where its inhabitants live the most varied adventures. Directed by Jose Gil and Sofia Olivenca Vinagre, the innocence of these inhabitants results in humorous moments experienced by the carved sponge characters. Sound and movements replace words and the puppets will bewitch you with simplicity, transporting you to a magical and captivating world.

Porshi & Behula Lakhander Pala, 6.30 pm @ Madhusudan Mancha, Kolkata

Lalan Fakir was a Bengali Baul saint, mystic, songwriter, social reformer and thinker. In Bengali culture he is an icon of religious tolerance whose songs inspired and influenced many poets and social and religious thinkers including Rabindranath Tagore, Kazi Nazrul Islam and Allen Ginsberg. The play is an autobiography of Lalan Fakir. Directed by Ashis Chattopadhyay, this is a solo performance by Dipa Bramha where she will project the lifestyle of Lalan Fakir.

Yes, I WILL - The Stage Fright Cure Workshop, 3.30 pm @ Academy of Broadcasting, Bengaluru

Stage fright is the fear that comes up around doing anything for someone else's enjoyment or consideration. It may be an audience of one, a few, or thousands. The first of its kind workshop will help you in getting over stage fright and overcome your fear of public speaking and performance. The workshop is ideal for anyone who wants to conquer stage-fright, people intending to gain confidence in public speaking and students who want to learn the skill of performing live, artistes aspiring to be an anchor, emcee and voice-over artists, professionals who want to enhance their skills in corporate presentations and overcome the fear of speech and performance.

Saturday, 07 February, 2015

Warehouse Sessions - Arijit Singh Live, 5:30 pm @ Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai

Arijit Singh came into the limelight when he participated in the reality-singing show, Fame Gurukul in 2005. He got his first break in Bollywood when he was asked to sing Phir Mohabbat in the movie Murder 2. He then sang for movies like Players, Agent Vinod, Cocktail and Barfi. Singh’s biggest success so far has been Tum Hi Ho from the movie Aashiqui 2 and since then there’s been no looking back! This weekend get ready to witness the multiple award winner performing live in Mumbai! Listen to his mesmerizing voice live in a warehouse and get ready for a totally new experience.

Weekend Acting Workshop, 2.30 pm @ Take One House, Delhi

The weekend workshop specifically focuses on helping students to discover the actor in them and provides them with a thorough foundation of acting skills with a specific focus in helping them understand the basic techniques involved in developing their acting skills. The weekend workshop is conveniently designed to fit into their weekly schedule by committing the student to classes only on weekends. This workshop is for everybody from professionals to students, serious actors and acting students. Those who can find time on the weekends and want to learn the basics of stagecraft and acting, this Weekend Workshop is ideal for them.

India Beach Fashion Week, 12.00 pm @ Grand Mercure Shrem Resort, Goa

Be a part of three days of fashion, style & entertainment at Asia's Largest beach fashion week at a premium Five Star venue and be the first one to witness latest in the beach and resort wear by top designers in India. Experience a poolside pop-up flee market with live music and get a chance to buy clothing and accessories from top brands.

2 States (North vs South), 6.30 pm @ Rangasthala Auditorium, Bengaluru

Come witness a live debate of North Indians vs South Indians once and for all. The four comics, Rajasekhar Mamidanna, Rohit Swain, Avinash Agarwal, Umesh Somani are going to fight it out to stamp their authority about who is smarter. Come, let's laugh over our regional differences.

Sunday, 08 February, 2015

SulaFest 2015, 12.30 pm @ Sula Vineyards, Nashik

The country's most gorgeously situated, eagerly awaited Gourmet World Music Festival is back with the line-up of the year. SulaFest party-goers can expect a megamix of great music, wine, drinks, food, fashion and shopping in the idyllic environs of the winery's beautiful open-air, Greek-style amphitheater.

Einstein starring Naseerudin Shah, 7.00 pm @ NCPA Tata Theatre, Mumbai

Catch actor Naseerudin Shah essaying the title role in the play called Einstein, which is a 'line drawing' suggesting the spirit of the lovable figure, who despite being a towering thinker and great scientist, was plagued with doubts disappointments and failures in common with the rest of mankind.

Let's Laugh Again, 6.00 pm @ Akshara Theatre, Delhi

Directed by Gopal Sharman, Let's Laugh Again takes a dig at the Delhi elections. A witty evocation of Delhi's election battle, this play makes fun of all the politicians, political parties, news channels et al. Come and laugh with the political show that's had Delhi in splits!


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