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    1    Destination Yanni
    January 23 | Vadodara
    Be part of a cultural extravaganza with artistes from across the world at the first edition of the Vadodara International Art and Cultural Festival (VadFest 2015). With Greek music producer Yanni performing live to the backdrop of Lakshmi Vilas Palace on January 23, tickets are priced from Rs 5,000 onwards. Other performers include AR Rahman, Sunidhi Chauhan, Kailash Kher and Sonu Nigam. From January 23-25, 8 pm onwards. Details: bookmyshow.com

    Thank you for the music
    January 25 | Nehru Stadium
    2Celebrate Yesudas’ 50th anniversary in the music world by attending his live concert at Nehru Indoor Stadium. With the singer also celebrating his 75th birthday on the day, expect iconic songs like Mana ho tum, Dil ke tukde, Maanathe velli and Mizhiyoram. The event begins at 4 pm, on January 25. Tickets are priced from Rs 500 onwards. Details: meraevents.com

     

     

    Cab & company

    January 27 | Online
    3The next time you’re hiring a cab on inter-city travel, try BlaBlaCar. Known for their city-to-city ride sharing services across the UK, Europe and Turkey, France-headquartered BlaBlaCar is now in India. With services available across the nation, it allows sharing of fares between people who have signed up for the journey. Download their app (available for Android and iOS) or log on to their Facebook page and book your cab. Details: facebook.com/BlaBlaCar.in

     

     

    Art rocks
    January 29 | New Delhi
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    the eighth edition of India Art Fair. With 85 plus art galleries (Aicon Gallery (New York), Art Lounge Gallery (Portugal), Birla Academy of Art and Culture (Kolkata)) exhibiting paintings, sculptures, installations and more, it takes place from January 29 to February 1. At NSIC Exhibition Grounds, New Delhi. More on Page 18.

     

     

    At the movies
    January 23 | SPI Cinemas
    Directed by first-timer Abhishek Dogra and written by Umashankar Singh, Dolly Ki Doli is a romantic comedy with Sonam Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao and Punkit Samrat in the lead. The story revolves around a woman, who charms men into marrying her and then robs them on the day of the wedding. Also look out for Johnny Depp in and as Mortdecai, an art dealer who is hunting down a stolen Goya painting, that unknown to him is being targeted by others as well. Details: 42244224

    Bonding with Ruskin
    January 24 | Music Academy
    Great news for Ruskin Bond fans! City-based theatre group Crea Shakthi is bringing the stories of the author to stage. A part of their Page to Stage campaign, the theatrical performance will see stories like Roads to Mussoorie, Delhi is not Far and The Room on the Roof. On January 24 at Music Academy. Tickets at Rs 200. Details: bookmyshow.com

    Happy Republic Day
    January 26 | New Delhi, Pondicherry
    India celebrates her 66th Republic Day and with President Barack Obama the official chief guest, it should be a spectacular event. Head to the capital to watch live, or catch it on Doordarshan, at 9.30 am. Closer home, The Indian Coast Guard Pondicherry Headquarters is hosting a boat race for fishermen as part of their 38th Coast Guard Raising Day celebrations. It starts at the Pondicherry port and ends at Gandhi Statue. Winners will receive a cash prize of Rs 5,000. Details: 28447752

    Wok by the beach
    5January 28 | Green Meadows
    The next time you plan a trip down ECR, stop by Green Meadows Resort in Palavakkam. Their new signature restaurant, The Madras Wok, puts the spotlight on the cuisines of South East Asia (especially Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia). There’s plenty of Indian fare too.

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