January 6 | Sirifort Auditorium, New Delhi
Celebrate the beginning of 2017 with Ghazal maestro Pankaj Udhas. Known for his romantic, soulful and timeless tracks, the 65-year-old will be performing live at the Shaam-e-ghazal event in New Delhi today. Expect a cocktail of melodies such as Chandi Jaisa Rang, Aur Aahista and Chupke Chupke among others. Catch him live at 7 pm. Tickets from `1,300 onwards.
January 7 | The Shri Ram
For those who enjoyed watching
R K Narayanan’s Malgudi Days, Shri Ram Universal School’s upcoming Golden Memories of Malgudi Days, promises some nostalgic moments. Expect to see the recreated sets of Malgudi which includes the houses, roads, locality and the ambience from the author’s masterpiece that dates back to 1943. Perfect for a family outing, the school has also set up a carnival and recreated villages sites of ancient India.
From 10 am onwards. Entry: Free.
January 9 | Green Gables
Known for their intense plays, Samhaara Theatre group will conduct a production oriented workshop. The event is open to all – from professionals to students, senior actors to amateurs. It promises to take the participants beyond the nuances of acting. From Monday to Friday 7 pm onwards. Registration fee: `8,500. Details: in.bookmyshow.com
January 11 | Hard Rock Cafe
A special act by Chennai-based comic Praveen Kumar, this one revolves around his small town upbringing in an orthodox fashion and the struggles he faced to understand the culture in a city like Bengaluru after he moved there for studies. His topics range across pub culture, emojis, relationships, Snapchat, Hollywood movies and such. The show begins at 9.30 pm. Tickets at `600 onwards. Details: 64636375
January 6 | Sir Mutha Venkata Subba Rao Concert Hall, Chennai
Kickstart this weekend with an amazing musical evening with legendary tabla artiste
Zakir Hussain, Dr Jayanthi Kumaresh on veena and Kumaresh Rajagopalan on violin. Enjoy the magic created on the stage where percussion, rhythm and melody blend seamlessly. This is the first time the trio will be performing on stage together.
The concert begins at 7 pm.
Tickets from `750 per person.
Details: 044 43561198
Laugh at first sight
January 10 | Canvas Laugh Club, NCR, New Delhi
This could be your chance to become the next big name in the national comedy fraternity. The free-for-all open mic by the Canvas Laugh Club is back with its monthly episodes. As part of the audience, you can come and watch new talent or participate and take your first tentative steps under the spotlight. At 7.30 pm. Entry: `200 per head.
January 8 | Phoenix Arena
The city’s popular stand-up comic, Rajasekhar Mamidanna, will speak about the tales of Lord Rama with a quirky twist. The stand-up comedian promises to deliver the act in a non-offensive manner and assures that the the audience will be kept in splits.
Details on Page 11.
Mix ‘n’ match
January 12 | Indira Nagar, Bengaluru
Enjoy the interactive mixology session with your expert mixologist who will teach your group how to make cocktails. Experiment with a wide range of raw ingredients from various spices, herbs, fruits and vegetables to create lip-smacking cocktails that you can make at home later. The members can select alcohol of their choice depending on the availability. From 5 pm onwards. Entry for 10: `26,299