Ghalib at Bus Adda
What: Pierrot’s Troupe is back with its longest-running comedy Ghalib, e-launching the play on BookMyShow. Performed over 509 times since 1997, it is an extremely funny account of the re-birth of the renowned 19th-century poet Mirza Ghalib in 21st century New Delhi. Directed by M Sayeed Alam, the play begins with his return at the Bus Adda of Delhi, to staying in a servant quarter with a Delhi University student from Patna, to dealing with a Punjabin landlady and becoming a Page 3 celebrity –this play has it all.
When: June 13 (8 pm)
What: “Nothing will ever be enough, yet every drop counts.” In the continued efforts of the art world which has come together in many ways, a continued collaboration by Chemould Prescott Road put together a group of 14 artworks by Dhruvi Acharya, Aditi Singh, Tanujaa Rane, Alok Baal, Sheetal Gattani, Shakuntala Kulkarni and Meera Devidayal. The works start at Rs 6,000 (including all taxes and framing) up to Rs 45,000 and 100% of the money collected will go toward the continued efforts by Quarancharity. This is a fund-raising platform contributing 100% proceeds to three NGOs: Habitat for Humanity, Goonj and WFA. Hurry, as sales are on first-come-first-booked basis.
When: June 12
What: Artreach India and the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, in partnership with Tara Homes, Delhi, present artworks made by 18 young people who participated in the year-long Teaching Fellowship programme. Titled ‘Moving World’, the exhibition includes expressive charcoal drawings, vibrant collage still-life works, captivating stop-motion animations, clay-relief tiles, reflective self-portraits and detailed nature observation drawings. Since the beginning of March 2020, workshops were compelled to go online due to the lockdown. The drawings, paintings and zines made during this period are a valuable component of this online exhibition. The title of the exhibition is inspired by workshops that reflected on the future, posing questions to participants of what they imagine becoming, what the world might be like and where they feel they’d find themselves 20 years from now.
When: On display from June 7