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    All that jazz
    Dutch saxophonist Maarten Visser and his band, the Martin Visser Trio, are coming to town with their jazz and the blues today. Over the weekend, catch Under A Rest—featuring Shilpa Natarajan & Friends—pumping up the funk and indie-pop, followed by city-based band Vertigo, rocking to fusion. Today till Sunday, from 6.30 pm onwards, at Phoenix MarketCity. Details: 30083008

    A new shade
    EL James, who penned the bestselling novel Fifty Shades of Grey, has announced her next erotica — written from Christian Grey’s perspective. The new book, titled Grey, will be published by Penguin Random House on June 18 — his fictional birthday.  Rs 559 for the Kindle edition. Details: kindle.amazon.com

    Words for the world
    The US Consulate General and Poetry Couture are teaming up to host ‘Poetry for the Planet’—an initiative for World Environment Day. Featuring poets like K Srilata, Sharanya Manivannan and Rochelle Potkar, along with an open mic for upcoming poets, the event takes place today (3 pm) and tomorrow (5 pm). At the US Consulate General. Details: 28574017

    Trigger happy
    A shout out to all photographers. Alliance Française of Madras, in association with the Fondation Alliance Française, is conducting a world-wide photo contest. To participate, send in photographs that illustrate the theme, Climate: State of Emergency. The winner will get to spend one week in Paris. The last date for submission is June 12. Details: madras.afindia.org

    Rock out
    Considered one of Europe’s most popular camp-out rock music events, Rock AM Ring is held annually at the Nürburgring racetrack in the Eifel mountains, Germany. With more than 80 international acts, this year’s line-up veers from heavy rock to metal and includes bands like Lamb of God, Foo Fighters and Marilyn Manson. For live stream: rock-am-ring.com

    Screen time
    The Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation is organising an Argentine Film Festival. Among the six films to be screened are The Secret in their Eyes, about a legal counselor who writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his unresolved homicide cases, and The Games Maker, a fantasy fiction. June 8, at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture, from 6.30 pm onwards.  Details: icaf.in


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