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This Week inTown: August 19 – 25

This week, we’ve got screenings, a musical, and gigs galore in Mumbai, a duck food festival in Delhi (think peking duck!) and more.

19 Aug, 2013

Sharanya Subramaniyan

The Girl inTown

Since the dawn of time, before man learned to draw things on walls, start fires and decide that a tail wasn’t really his thing, humankind has been plagued by one persistent conundrum – “I’m bored ya, what to do?” While it has presented itself in various ways, from “There’s nothing to do, the wheel is like so neolithic” to “Wazzaaa” to “Yo, what scenes bro?” the problem has stayed the same. Until now.

With NH7 inTown, we hook you up with the coolest events happening in Mumbai and Delhi.  Here are some events we’re looking forward to this week.

Mumbai

I’ve been a fan of John Travolta’s leather jacket-wearing badass Danny for many years now and have been waiting pretty eagerly for Raell Padamsee’s tribute to Grease. It’s as cheesy a high school love story as any but musicals are pretty rare in the city and this one fills me with hope and joy.

If you missed this brilliant documentary when it was in the theatres, you can watch it again at NCPA. National Award-winning Celluloid Man is the story of P.K. Nair, the man who founded the National Film Archives of India. It features several people who have contributed to Indian cinema and discusses the need to preserve films.

Gigs! Gigs! This week is full of music. And while I can’t split myself into pieces to catch all of them I’m excited to watch Madboy/Mink, Dualist Inquiry and Nucleya play at Adidas Original Superstars; Ganesh Talkies, Bone Broke and Far Travel Music at The Scene; Kaskade at the Sunburn Season Opening Party; Ankur Tewari, Hari & Sukhmani at the launch of Soundtrek, and The Bombay chamber Orchestra, mostly because the composer Leonti Wolf looks so much like Hagrid.

Delhi

Speaking of music-packed weeks, Delhi’s Kitty Su turned two this week and have two amazing gigs lined up. French electronic band Dirtyphonics is bringing their dub step and drum and bass to the city on Friday while French DJ and producer Michael Calfan takes over the next day. The Delhi edition of NH7 Listen Up! hits Smoke House Deli this Thursday with music from rising Brooklyn duo MS MR, and jazz acts Drift The Trio and Syncopation. Come for music, trivia and prizes!

Delhi’s very own Rajneesh Kapoor, dry and super witty Gursimran Khambha and funny musician Daniel Fernandes are three comedians with three completely different styles. Catch them at Blue Frog this weekend.

Crispy aromatic duck with pancakes, duck noodle soup, crispy duck spring roll, peking duck with spring onion and pancakes and more such beautiful things can be found at Royal China’s Quack Quack Festival. It’s a bit expensive, but hey, for the great view and the many many duck delicacies on the menu, it’s quite worth it.

Go to the NH7 inTown page for more details. Download inTown for iOS here and for Android from the Google Play Store here

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