Being a girl
What: Celebrating women’s sexuality and condemning its violation, Unicorn Actor’s Studio presents ‘Gang of Girls’. It takes the audience through the journey of a woman from the time of their birth, till she turns into a woman, and all the fear, harassment and desires that come along with it. The performers use various forms like Bharatnatyam, contemporary dance and hip hop to present the play in a humorous yet heart-touching way.
When: May 19 (6 pm)
Where: Shri Ram Centre, Safdar Hashmi Marg, Mandi House
What: To celebrate the timeless eloquence of Urdu, Rekhta Foundation is hosting Shaam-e-Rekhta, an evening of poetry. Popular as well as upcoming poets will recite poetry to build an appreciation for the language among the youth as well as promote Urdu among the uninitiated. Join them for the mushaira and experience an evening that brings you closer to Urdu literature and culture and explore its range of emotions through the recitals.
When: May 19 (7 pm)
Where: Worldmark 1, Aerocity
Before the storm
What: With hopes of uniting a generation to fight all injustice, Raoul Kerr’s rap album talks about friendship, corruption, rape culture, terrorism and poverty. Join in for an acoustic, unplugged version of the songs that brings out the coming-of-age stories behind the music. The album tries to raise an important question: If we weren’t fighting amongst ourselves, what would the human race be capable of?
When: May 20 (5 pm)
Where: Akshara Theatre, 11-B, Baba Kharak Singh Marg
What: Here’s a chance to capture your best shot. Delhi Photography Club is organising a photowalk to the tomb of Najaf Khan, a Persian adventurer who moved to India and became a noble in Mughal emperor Shah Alam’s court. A guide will narrate the stories and bring alive the history of the tomb. Have fun with like-minded shutterbugs as you click together and learn more about cameras.
When: May 20 (5–6:30 pm)
Where: Najaf Khan Tomb, Lodi Estate, Block G, Lodi Colony
Tale of deceit
What: Mr Rana has become a billionaire and now wants to double the money. He puts an ad in the newspaper seeking investment ideas. Following this he is visited by teachers, police, politicians and of course a modernised Babaji, each with their own phenomenal ideas. Watch ‘Bhune Hue Aadmi Ka Haalwa’ to know more about how people are deceived by con artists.
When: May 19 (7 pm)
Where: Lok Kala Manch, Lodhi Road
What: Indulge yourself in a visual treat of captivating dance performances at Kendra Dance Festival. Leading choreographers representing different generations have been specially invited for the dance productions. Join them as they take you through creative dance forms from south India, along with enthralling Bharatnatyam, Kadam and Kathak performances.
When: May 17-19 (7 pm)
Where: Kamani Auditorium Delhi, Copernicus Marg, Mandi House