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Art special
Flights of fancy
11 am to 7 pm Delightfully Absurd is an exhibition of coloured drawings on paper made over the last two years in Canada by Mumbai-born artist Haren Vakil (74).

An architect by profession, he studied at MS University in Baroda. Architecture inspires his drawings and paintings as is evidenced from the sequence of columns, windows, and floor patterns. His works also feature eccentric creatures, hybrid human and animal forms.
Till January 15
At Artisans’, Dr VB Gandhi Marg, Rhythm House Lane, Kala Ghoda.
Call 22673040

Anniversary show
11 am to 7 pm To mark its 16th anniversary, art gallery Jamaat is hosting a show of drawings by Krishen Khanna, Satish Gujral, Sunil Das, Sudhir Patwardhan, Rini Dhumal and Bairu Raghuram.
Till February 28
At Jamaat, National House,
Tulloch Road, Apollo Bunder.
Call 22822145

When nature turns muse
11 am to 7 pm Landscape Of Life is a solo art show by self-taught artist and gallery owner Kalpana Shah. The show is inspired by the various elements of nature, and their significance and relation to our existence.
Till January 20
At Tao Art Gallery, The View, Dr Annie Besant Road, Worli.
Call 24918585

Afternoon
Learn to fly kites
Event: 3 pm to 8 pm The Sports Gurukul is hosting the annual iKite Festival. The objective of the event is to celebrate Makar Sankranti with one and all and promote kite flying as a means of recreation in India. There will be a kite flying workshop, a longest kite in the air flying session, LED light kite flying session and a kite drawing contest.
On January 11 At Ajmera iLand Sports Academy, Bhakti Park, Wadala.
Entry Free

Evening
Music to save heritage
Perform: 7 pm onwards Open air music festival Mumbai Sanskriti 2015 is back and the two-day Classical music festival will feature a Sitar recital by Niladri Kumar on day one and a Classical dance duet by Vaibhav Arekar (Bharatanatyam) and Sujata Mohapatra (Odissi) on day two.
On January 10 and 11
At Steps of Asiatic Library, Fort.

Night
Theatre: Tales from the maximum city 9 pm Watch Bombay Talkies, a play on eight citizens who share their personal and private moments with the audience. The monologues are strung together through various characters who talk about life in Mumbai, about their fears and hopes for the future.
On Today (also at 6 pm) and January 11 (5 pm and 8 pm)
At Prithvi Theatre, Juhu.
Call 26149546

All weekend
The Powai Fest is here!
Event: Powai Fest 2015 will be held over this weekend and the next and will feature live public art, an IIT Rock concert, a dog show, street theatre, a carnival, music contests, aeromodelling workshops, aquatic games and a fashion show.
On January 10-11 and January 17-18
At Hiranandani Gardens, Powai.
Log on to www.powaifest.org

Amazing Aurangabad
Sign up: Shikhar Vedh is heading on a tour of historical places in Aurangabad. The places that will be explored are Ajanta caves, Ellora caves, Bibi Ka Maqbara, Panchakki, Ghrushneshwar temple, Bhadra Maruti temple, Daulatabad/Devgiri fort, Saint Dnyaneshwar Garden and Jayakwadi dam. Last date for registration is January 13
From January 24 to 26
Call 9869369836
Cost Rs 4,800

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