What: For cinephiles in the city, Open Frame Film Festival is back with its 18th edition. The festival will present new films, conversations and workshops. It will also involve discussions on documentaries as a form of film-making, the kind of stories documentaries narrate and how, the artistic and political processes that shape them and how they impact the spaces in which they are authored and articulated. The festival will feature documentary master classes with four senior filmmakers, a special international screening of Last Men in Aleppo by Feras and a conversation with eminent directors Adoor Gopalakrishnan and Shyam Benegal. In partnership with Doordarshan, 26 PSBT films will also be screened. Drop by to enjoy a package of short films engaging with sexualities made by first time filmmakers. There will also be panel discussions exploring narratives from India’s hinterland and conversations on death and dying. The screenings will be followed by discussions with the film-makers present.
When: September 10-18 (10 am onwards)
Where: India International Centre, 40 Max Mueller Marg
What: Can’t live without chocolate? Then this one’s for you. Indulge your sweet tooth with The Chocolate Carnival hosted by Just Delhiing. There will be all things gooey and chocolaty — waffles, doughnuts, cakes, shakes, truffles and ice creams. If you think that Nutella and chocolate deserves to go with everything then enjoy great innovative desserts like Chocolate Gol gappe, Nutella Pizzaand Nutella Burger, among many others. In case you end up getting a head-rush from all that sugar, they also offer some delicious munchies and plenty of refreshing
drinks to keep you going.
When: August 31 – September 2
(11 am – 10 pm)
Where: Select Citywalk, Saket
What: Reflecting the inner conflict of a young woman, the play In Her Shoes talks about the troubling thoughts that they fail to address. The protagonist of the play is a girl in her late 20s who is dealing with fears related to body shaming. She starts blaming others for feelings of self-rejection, blame and jealousy. This creates a rift between her father and sibling, leaving her feel trapped in her own web. Watch her journey as she fights her own demons with the help of a therapist.
When: September 22
Where: Lok Kala Manch, Lodhi Road
For Bryan lovers
What: Here’s something all Delhiites should look forward to — Summer of 69 star is coming to the city! The iconic Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Bryan Adams is coming to India on a multi-city tour this October. Set to promote his album Ultimate, the concert will have songs of his new album, as well as other chart-topping numbers. Grab your tickets now to groove to your favourite songs from childhood.
When: October 12
Where: Leisure Valley Park, Gurugram
Spinning a yarn
What: There are several yarns that go into the making of a cotton handloom fabric. From the cotton grown in the fields, to the spinning of the charkha, to the various dyes, the sizer, the warper, the reed maker and the weaver on the loom, here’s an exhibition that brings together these aspects of cotton handloom weaving from Andhra and Telangana. This effort by Dastkar Andhra aims to highlight the medium-skilled weaver and medium-range handloom products, which have been neglected in the discourse that celebrates high-end and high-skilled weaving. To make it an interactive experience, the viewers are encouraged to touch the fabrics, feel the yarns and smell the colours and dyes.
When: August 25 – September 3 (11 am -7 pm)
Where: Art Gallery, Kamladevi Complex, India International Centre