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The City of Joy is always buzzing with cultural activities, and the upcoming weeks have three engrossing acts and exhibits prepared for you, making the sweltering season a lot more bearable. Here’s a look at the events in Kolkata — what to watch, attend, and indulge in to add some charm to those lazy summer days.

#TheLovedTour by Vir Das
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Image: Courtesy Vir Das (Facebook)

The comic and actor has the stage and screen enraptured in equal measure. Netflix, Bollywood, music, comedy – you name it and his wit and charm cover all fronts. With his #TheLovedTour Vir Das taking over the world with the one bond that unites us, book this show if you enjoy sarcasm and barefaced truths. Performed at Los Angeles and San Jose, and headed to Montreal and Edinburgh soon, catch the act as it makes a pit-stop in Kolkata.

Venue: Kala Mandir Auditorium, 48, Shakespeare Sarani, Theatre Road
It will be performed on May 24, you can book tickets here.

Four Abstractionists, Aakriti Art Gallery

Art historian and critic Mrinal Ghosh has curated an exhibition focused on abstract art at the Aakriti Art Gallery. The works of Sunil De, Amitava Dhar, Samindranath Majumdar, and Akhilesh are on display. Done on canvas using acrylic and acrylic & charcoal, these bring forth serene beauty, geometrics, and the chaos of life. With the gallery keen on furthering the cause of affordable art, the exhibition carries artworks ranging from Rs 50,000 to Rs 6,00,000; making it more accessible to a larger patronage.

Venue: Aakriti Art Gallery, First Floor, 12/3A, Orbit Enclave, Hungerford Street
The exhibition is ongoing, till June 8.

Einstein by Naseeruddin Shah
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Naseeruddin Shah. Image: Courtesy Arvind Yadav/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Naseeruddin Shah in and as Einstein is one act you wouldn’t want to skip. The veteran actor plays the genius scientist during the time just before the World War II, when the Nazis were gaining power and the world order was on the brink of change. Written by Gabriel Emmanuel, a German Jew settled in Tel Aviv, the play brings out the man behind the celebrated Nobel Laureate. A solo performance, Shah as Einstein speaks to the audience, allowing them a peek into the physicist’s turmoil vis-a-vis his research that led to the invention of the atom bomb, his concerns about the Nazis rising to power, and how he explains conflict through the Theory of Relativity. Set in his study at Princeton, the play introduces you to the human heart behind the brain that furthered science.

Venue: Kala Mandir Auditorium, 48, Shakespeare Sarani, Theatre Road
It will be performed on June 9, you can book tickets here.

Megha Uppal
Senior Associate Editor
An innate love for travel and food has translated into many a trips since childhood for Megha; it also fed her curiosity to know about local cultures. When not writing, she is on the lookout for three things: A great dark chocolate dessert, a beautiful pool where she can practice her backstroke, and art that she can save up for.