Show Stealers:

Mumbai

Letter and Spirit

A collection of Arabic calligraphy paintings by Mumbai-based artist Salva Rasool will be on display at Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Worli, from October 31 to November 5. Titled "Elahiya, Divine Words", this collection makes use of different styles of calligraphy and new colour compositions. Contact: 24964676

Jazz Sounds

A jazz festival at the National Centre for Performing Arts, Nariman Point, from November 3 to 5, will feature several well-known musicians from six bands from the US and Russia. Among these are Russell Malone, Diane Witherspoon, Helen Sung, Lewis Nash, Steve Masakowski, Sylvia Cuenca and Igor Butman.

Contact: 22824567

Delhi

Festive Music

Colombian music band Cimarron's CV lists several accolades, from a Grammy nomination to the Best Album award at the Independent Music Awards 2012. The band will perform for the Delhi International Arts Festival at the India Habitat Centre on October 29. Expect festive dance music from the Colombian plains, where Andalusian, indigenous Indian and African influences have combined to produce some powerful tunes. Contact: 24682001

Watch the Step

Dancers, choreographers and performers such as Maya Rao, Navtej Johar, Sheetal Gandhi, Aakash Odedra, and Nrityagram will present their works at Ignite! Festival of Contemporary Dance. In an effort to reach the common man, the festival includes several performances at public sites such as malls. Ignite! will be held from October 31 to November 4 at various locations in the city. Contact: 64625766

Chandigarh

Talent Hunt

If you are an artist living or studying in Chandigarh, Panchkula or Mohali, you could show your work at the Annual Art Exhibition 2012 organised by the Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi. Artists can participate in competition or not-for-competition sections in fields such as painting, sculpture, photography and drawing. Submission of entries for students begins on November 1. Contact: www.lalitkalachandigarh.com

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