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The pre halloween weekend

Kaifi Aur Main

Date: Wednesday, October 25

Time: 7 PM - 9 PM

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Venue: KIB (Krishibid Institution Bangladesh) Complex Auditorium

A theatrical presentation showcasing the award winning, mainstream Indian writer Javed Akhtar, internationally acclaimed Indian actress Shabana Azmi, complemented with musical pieces from new age Indian ghazal maestro Jaswinder Singh.  This event titled “Kaifi Aur Main”, tracing the life of renowned Urdu poet Kaifi Azmi, is not merely a stage play but a combination of recitations and anecdotal biography. So envision a long mystic poem with a dash of romance, humor, grief while Shabana and Javed read and act out texts, poignant, funny tales from the poets life - imagine this interwoven with ghazals by Jaswinder and some amazing musical compositions developed with violins and tablas. A remarkable theatrical production that's been carried across various countries and prestigious venues, Blues Communications is en route to staging “Kaifi Aur Main” here in Dhaka at the KIB (Krishibid Institution Bangladesh) Complex Auditorium on 25th October.

The Haunted Halloween Weekend

Date: October 26 – October 28

Time: 11:00 am -10:00 pm

Venue: Level 5, Jamuna Future Park Ltd

It's that time of the year again. When zombies start prodding the streets, Dracula wakes up from hibernation and the werewolves start crawling out of their dens to assemble at the biggest gathering of ghostly figures this Halloween at Jamuna Future Park Level-5, Courtesy: Dhaka Comicon. Get to meet cosplayers, listen to great music , get lost within the endless confines of a haunted house, share stories about your 'encounters with the ghouls' and in general be a part of monster madness! We all know, you do have a little monster lurking inside you somewhere. So get ready, for a thriller of a time! Cosplay and get to win exciting prizes DAILY!!Get your bands featured for live performances or get yourself featured if you're a DJ !!Kid Friendly. Single Day Passes : BDT 200/-

JAZZ, JAZZY, JAZZBO, Musical Concert

Date: Sat, Oct 28, 2017

Time: will be notified during registration

Venue: La Galerie, Alliance Fraincaise

'Of all sophisticated forms of music, jazz is the most self-revealing, the music where there is the least room for the performer to hide who he or she is. … Jazz doesn't pretend.'— Nat Hentoff. 'Hot can be cool and cool can be hot, and each can be both. But hot or cool, man, jazz is jazz.'— Louis Armstrong. 'If you are playing jazz, you have to play what comes out at any moment — something you have never said before!'— John Coltrane. Alliance Française de Dhaka will be organising a jazz concert featuring multiple distinguished jazz musicians (TBA) at its La Galerie on 28 October. Register in advance at Please note that on-site registration will not be available.

My Beloved Motherland, Painting Exhibition

Date: Tue, Oct 24, 2017 to Tue, Oct 31, 2017

Time: Daylong

Venue: Galerie Zoom, Alliance Francaise

From the unparalleled colours of six seasons to the innumerable water bodies beaming with azure blue, Bangladesh — my beloved homeland reigns my paintings. They also bear witness to the hardships of our people, the calamities they endure and the tribulations they vanquish to make their ends meet. Farmers, fishermen, boatmen and people from various walks of life become ineluctable characters in my mind and I have tried to capture perhaps a moment from their daily lives.' 'My Beloved Motherland' is artist Md. Abu Salim's twelfth solo exhibition. The exhibition will feature Salim's twenty recent works.

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