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Exploring roots
Earth, in its myriad forms and faces, forms the subject of the works by a group of artists exhibiting at Apparao Galleries this month. A mixed media collection, it features paintings and sculptures by artists including Eleena Banik and George K—with subjects as varied as communal riots and rural life. At the gallery, till November 28. Details: 28332226

Love of sound
Here’s one for the purists. Madras Maalai is back with its second edition, an instrumental fusion concert with well-known instrumentalists—Rajesh Vaidhya (veena), Naveen Kumar (flute), Stephen Devassy (keyboard), Josy John (base) and Arun Kumar (percussions). Sunday, at Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall, 6 pm. Rs.500 onwards. Details: eventjini.com

Laugh riot
Here’s a chance to catch some of the freshest standup comics in town. Culture Shoq is presenting Comedy on the Big Mic, in association with Burma Bazaar Conspiracy, at the open air bistro, Ashvita, in Alwarpet. With over 10 comics performing, it’s bound to be an evening of laughter. Free entry. Details: 9941150885

Cult-snip-4For a cause
Actor-danseuse Padmashri Shobana will be performing her two-hour production, Samadhina – Trance, to raise funds for Walk of Hope 2015. The performance, a quest to present Bharatanatyam in a spiritual form, will be accompanied by music ranging from Sufi and khayal to Bach and Vivaldi. Sunday, at 6.30 pm, at The Music Academy. Rs.500 to Rs.3,000. Details: in.bookmyshow.com

Head-banging in Goa
There’s no better time to book tickets to Goa, as the The New Wave Musicfest is about to begin. A festival that showcases the best indie/punk music from across Asia, this year will see performances by the likes of Shonen Knife (Japan), Youth Unite (Nepal) and Kyoto Protocol (Malaysia). November 15 and 16. Tickets from Rs.1,000 to Rs.2,000. Details: indianstage.in

Classical overture
Bringing together two powerful voices is the Hindustani classical concert with Sanjeev Abhyankar and Ashwini Bhide Deshpande. An evocative performance where the duo will explore Jasrangi Jugalbandi—singing two different raagas at the same time in two different scales. On November 14, at the Music Academy. From Rs.1,800. Details: in.bookmyshow.com

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