What: L. Rakesh was a light man before he became an assistant to B-grade superstar, Sapna. Rakesh, a sensitive narrator, introduces the milestones of this actress’ life while exposing the objectification of the female body, the male chauvinistic media that exploits a woman’s image and the toll it takes on Sapna, who is reduced to nothing more than an item. Drop in to watch Item, a play that looks at the B-grade film industry through the eyes of an insider.
When: October 27
Where: The Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre
Cheer for beer
What: All the beer lovers in the city, get ready to chug with Oktoberfest. Largely celebrated in Europe, Indians have joined in too. Some of the best places in the city are offering fantastic deals that one simply can’t resist. Make the tallest tower with empty beer bottles at Dum Maro Dum, and get your beer for a rupee. Head to The Drunken Botanist to spot folks wearing traditional lederhosen or dirndls and order from their special Beer Fest menu. Try your luck with Beer Pong and the ultimate chug competition at Gravity Spacebar. Grab your favourite craft on special offers at The Brew Buddy, where the theme, décor and food add to the fest vibes. Enjoy your signature and special brands with extra offers at Darzi. With such offers get set to chill with beer the entire month.
When: Till 31st October
Where: Multiple locations in Delhi NCR
A medley of films
What: The fifth edition of the Urban Lens Film Festival is back with fiction, non-fiction, animation and experimental films from different parts of the world, made over the last sixty years. The festival hopes to advance the diverse discourses around film practices and its intrinsic relationship to the city. Post-screening discussions with the director will provide an interaction space for the audience, bringing in a multiplicity of perspectives. There will also be a masterclass on the role, position, and trajectories of different cities in films and an in-depth conversation with a film practitioner.
When: November 16 – 18 (10:30 am – 6:30 pm)
Where: Max Mueller Bhavan, Kasturba Gandhi Marg
An artistic exchange
What: Here’s an exhibition of paintings, drawings and sculptures that will bring together four international women artists from different parts of the world, including Guadalupe Romero Silva from Honduras, Ipek Denzli Karagoz from Cyprus, Eleni Tsiapara from Greece and Mili Montiel from Venezuela, to showcase their work at the exhibition. With the aim to facilitate respect for differences by sharing ideas, the exhibition seeks to bring different cultures of the world on the same platform.
When: October 3- 24 (11 am – 7 pm)
Where: Prithvi Fine Art and Cultural Centre, Safdarjung Enclave
Gorge on delicacies
What: Here’s a good news for all the foodies in the city. India’s biggest food festival, The Grub Fest is back with the best restaurants displaying their signature delicacies, accompanied by some good music and hearty performances to keep you entertained. Fill your baskets with unique gourmet products, indulge in mouth-watering desserts and learn some of the best-kept food secrets from the most talented chefs in the country.
When: October 26 – 28 (10:45 am)
Where: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium