Published: Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Funky Blues

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Date: Thursday, 25 April
Time: 6.30pm till 9.30pm
Venue: Russian Cultural Centre, Dhanmondi
Dhaka Blues Society presents “Funky Blues” featuring “Bodhi’s Trio,” an experimental jazz, rock outfit from Kolkata who are continuously pushing the boundaries of spontaneous improvisation and expressing their innermost feelings through original music. Bodhis Trio will be followed by Arbovirus, Aronno and Pandu Experience, with a special appearance by musicians Reza and Bogey.
Tickets are priced at Tk.330. For details please contact #0191 236 9539.

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Date : Thursday, 25 April at Goethe Institute, Dhanmondi;
27 April at AISD, Baridhara Diplomatic Zone, Baridhara;
2 May at The British Council, Fuller Road
VDAY is a global movement to end violence against women and girls, raising funds and creating awareness through benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve Ensler’s award winning play “The Vagina Monologues” and other artistic works.
V-Day Dhaka 2013 brings you “The Vagina Monologues” — a step towards bringing people together from all over the world and forming a united voice of solidarity for the equal and humanitarian treatment of women. Join us in making this movement a success in Bangladesh!
Tickets are priced at Tk.800 (Regular); Tk.500 (student). You can also buy tickets online at (they deliver). Or from Kozmo outlets.
For further information, call #0161 672 2927.

Solo Painting Exhibition by Rafiqun Nabi
Date: 12 – 26 April
Time: 11am till 7pm
Venue: Dhaka Art Center, House 60, Road 7/A, Dhanmondi R/A
At the exhibition, Rafiqun Nabi’s watercolour highlights the monsoon, splendor of mountain scenery and the scenic beauty of our country. Translucence and simplicity are the main traits of his watercolours. His ability to draw mass, volume and to create sensitive compositions is remarkable. Nabi’s works are fresh and provide the spectators a sense of pleasure. His paintings are lively and have the right kind of restraint. He knows where to stop. His figures and objects are closely attached and create a unique synchronization. The artist arranges motifs in different combinations of light and shade.
Nabi likes to go into details.
Since the late 1960s, Nabi’s social commitment has become more and more apparent. His creativity is intensely moved by national, social and political crises. This is also fairly reflected in his creations.
For further information, email —
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Print and painting exhibition by Howard Hodgkin
Date: Ongoing till 3rd May
Time: 11am till 6pm
Venue: Bengal Art Lounge
Hodgkin’s paintings often seek to convey memories of encounters with friends and frequently carry titles alluding to specific places and events such as Dinner at West Hill (1966) and Goodbye to the Bay of Naples (198082).
Page 1604Hodgkin himself has said that he paints “representational pictures of emotional situations,” a statement that fixes him firmly as an advocate of the expressionist movement. His prints are etchings and he has worked with the same master printer (Jack Shirreff at 107 Workshop) and print publisher (Alan Cristea Gallery) for the last 25 years.
This exhibition by Howard Hodgkin has been made possible by the efforts of the British Council.

Let’s Fly  Bird Charity Concert 2013
Date: Friday, April 26, 2013
Time: 2.30pm till 8pm
Venue: Russian Cultural Centre, Dhanmondi
To fly is possibly the most cherished dream of every human being. But it is something we cannot do. Similarly, for street children getting a proper education, shelter, health care, food and clothes are in many way impossibilities. There are half a million street children in Dhaka who don’t have the basic needs and the number is increasing every day.
To make the impossible possible, the youth from around the world have come together to bring a smile on the faces of these disadvantaged children.
Band’s line-up for the charity concert include — Nemesis, Powersurge, De-illumination, Arbovirus, Chayapath, Cranial Shadow and krAL. All proceeds from the concert will be donated for the development of Bird School situated at Korail Slum, Banani.
Tickets, priced at Tk.200 per person, are available from Capricorn’s World (Bashundhara City, Level-8 ), American Burger (Dhanmondi and Banani outlets); and also at the venue on the day of the show. You can also buy tickets online —
For details contact #0171 933 4635, 0175 191 5746 or email,,