Sing it loud
April 3 | Windmills Craftworks
Known as the Norah Jones of the Middle East, Farah Siraj has performed across Europe, North America and Asia. Adept at combining jazz with Arabic influences for a distinctive sound, she’ll be accompanied by Carolina Calvache on the piano and Karina Colis on drums. At Whitefield. Tickets (Rs.500 upwards) on bookmyshow.com
April 4 | Chowdiah Memorial Hall
Iconic stars, Waheeda Rehman and Sharmila Tagore come together on stage for The Rendezvous, a retrospective celebrating some of their best work. They will be in conversation with National Award winner Brahmanand Singh, and the evening will be interspersed with songs performed by winners of Indian Idol and Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. At Malleshwaram. Tickets (Rs.1,000) on indianstage.in
April 6 | Dice n Dine
Gather together with friends or colleagues and unleash your competitive spirit, for the Dice n Dine Table Top Festival. Promising to be a mega celebration of board games, expect everything from Cluedo to Monopoly, via Risk, Scrabble and Trivial Pursuits. Starts today, until April 11. At Koramangala. Details: 41302255
April 8 | Kolkata
If you’re already missing the excitement of the Cricket World Cup, the fever will return with a vengeance, as the new IPL season gets underway today. Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders take on 2013 champions Mumbai Indians this evening, and the first match for
the city’s Royal Challengers is tomorrow. 8 pm on Set Max.
April 3 | PVR Cinemas
Based on a true story, The Woman in Gold narrates a Jewish woman’s battle to reclaim a Klimt painting stolen from her family by the Nazis. Directed by Simon Curtis, it stars Helen Mirren in the lead as Maria Altmann, with Ryan Reynolds playing her young lawyer. With widespread critical acclaim after its screening at the Berlin Film Festival, this one’s already tipped to be on next year’s award lists.
Egg that counts
April 5 | London
If you’re spending the weekend in London, be sure to pick up what’s easily the best Easter egg of the year — the Bulgari Alain Ducasse Easter Egg. Inspired by the shaping of clay on a potter’s wheel, this 75 per cent dark chocolate egg costs GBP45 for 400gms. The egg is available at bulgarihotels.com. But if you’re going to be in town, then our pick of feasts on Page 8 should keep you happy this Sunday.
April 7 | C Krishniah Chetty & Sons
Heritage jeweller C Krishniah Chetty & Sons launches a new range inspired by the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Called Dashavatara, the collection gives tradition a contemporary twist, and all of the pieces are made from 18 karat yellow or white gold, embellished with cut natural gemstones like rubies, emeralds and sapphires, as well as cognac diamonds, rose-cut and round brilliant cut diamonds. Rs.1 lakh upwards. At Commercial Street. Details: 40001869
April 9 | Online
Amazon announces the Indian launch of the Kindle Voyage, the most advanced e-reader in their range. The Voyage has a higher resolution and
contrast display with a new adaptive front light and reimagined page turns, promising a reading experience without any eye-strain. It’s also Kindle’s lightest device, at just 6.4 ounces. Rs.16,499 on amazon.in