Welcome to another edition of the Soulful Events newsletter! We bring you activities and events that nourish your soul.
Meghshyam Ghanshyam - Thu, 30th Nov'23
Lord Krishna has undisputedly been the centre stage of compositions in Indian music, be it about his symbolism with the clouds, the rain, association with Radha and Meera, his ras leela with the gopis in Vrindavan or as the revered incarnation Lord Vitthala. Two vocalists from Pune – Ruturaj Kolpe and Sanjana Salunkhe – celebrate the many moods of Krishna with an evening of music rooted in the diverse semi-classical forms of ashtapadi, haveli sangeet, bandish, bhajan, gavlan, abhang, hori and rasiya. They will be accompanied by Shantanu Deshmukh on the tabla and Tejas Katoti on the harmonium.
Hariharan Ghazal Live in Concert - Thu, 30th Nov'23
Hariharan Anantha Subramani is an Indian playback, bhajan, and ghazal singer who predominantly sings in Tamil, Hindi, and Telugu. He has also sung over 15,000 notable songs in 10 languages.
Candlelight India A tribute to ABBA - Fri, 1st Dec'23
Candlelight India is a one of a kind immersive concert experience. It is curated to evoke a sense of wonder in concert goers by taking you on a magical journey where music and ambience converge to create an unforgettable atmosphere. They aspire to mesmerize their audience through an evening filled with surreal melodies paying homage to legendary and popular artists, performed by exceptionally talented musicians. Candlelight India promises an unforgettable experience of sensory delight. Get ready to be transported to spectacular venues throughout India, carefully chosen to complement the ethereal atmosphere. An immersive concert where western classical quartets breathe new life into popular melodies, surrounded by the soft flickering of hundreds of candles, creating a setting that amplifies the beauty of music.
The Yellow Diary Mann Tour-Bangalore - Fri, 1st Dec'23
The Yellow Diary in association with Swiggy SteppinOut is here with ‘Mann India Tour’ in 6 different cities across the country. Get ready for an unforgettable musical experience filled with soulful melodies and high-energy beats as the band brings the magic of Indian alt-rock to your city. Known for their unique blend of indie, rock, and electronic music, The Yellow Diary: Mann India Tour promises a unique live music experience with the band’s chart-topping hits and blockbuster melodies from the album Mann like ‘Mann’, ‘Sada’, and ‘Kaun Mera’. Drift deeper as you unfurl the evocative brilliance of the title track ‘Mann’, which beautifully captures the magic of chance encounters through powerful storytelling.
Mhara Rasiya - Sat, 2nd Dec'23
'Mhara Rasiya' - Exploring Romanticism in Hindustani Music' by Ruturaj Kolpe, promises to be a captivating Indian classical vocal music program that delves into the rich tapestry of emotions embedded in Hindustani music. The performance unfolds like a poetic narrative, exploring the nuances of love, devotion, longing, and the profound connection between the artist and the audience. This thematic presentation promises an enchanting journey through the evocative landscapes of Hindustani classical music, with a chosen bouquet of traditional and new age khayal and semi-classical compositions of the Gwalior and Agra Gharanas.
Ruturaj is accompanied by Shantanu and Vighnesh on the tabla and harmonium respectively.
Mame Khan Live Concert - Sun, 3rd Dec'23
Join on a mystical musical odyssey with Mame Khan and his Rock 'N' Roots project, a journey that transcends boundaries and echoes through the soul. Let the ethereal fusion of Folk, Sufi and rhythm-defying melodies transport you to the vibrant heartland of Rajasthan and beyond. Feel the pulsating beats, especially the enchanting "Chaudhary" from Coke Studio, as Mame Khan's musical genius collides with India's finest Folk artists, creating a symphony of cultural richness.
Acoustic Colombian Music by Los Rolling Ruanas - Mon, 4th Dec'23
Join URU Brewpark for a Colombian musical fiesta! Los Rolling Ruanas bring Bogotá to Namma Bengaluru for an acoustic evening filled with catchy tunes. Los Rolling Ruanas, one of Colombia’s most well known musical groups, are touring India as a part of Colombia’s Cultural Promotion Plan. The band has a fresh, jazzy and unique sound which combines traditional Colombian instruments and modern contemporary music, blending Andean music with global genres.
Ek Mehfil Sufi Nights by Tudum Ft. TRP Project - Wed, 6th Dec'23
Get ready for a peaceful escape at Tudum's Harmony Night. The soothing tunes of The Raagi Project will fill the air, creating a serene atmosphere. Join for a laid-back evening and let the music take you to a calm and happy place.
Makkala Raaga - A Musical and Dance Extravaganza - Wed, 6th Dec'23
Makkala Raaga is a celebration of the diversity and grandeur of India’s seasons - an immersive mixed-media, musical and dance presentation by 400+ talented children of Makkala Jagriti.
Taran - A Kathak Recital - Fri, 1st Dec'23
Welcome to Taran, an evening of Kathak, brought to you by SpACE directed by Guru Anjana Gupta and Shruthi Gupta. Taran, is a Sanskrit word that means ‘Bridge’. This word has a special significance for us, as it symbolizes the bridge between the material to the spiritual world. After all, it is said, that we are spiritual beings in a material world. Join them as they present eight mesmerising dance performances and a special feature premiering for the very first time.
Parindey - Embracing Stories Through Dance - Sat, 2nd Dec'23
"Parindey" Annual Dance Festival of The Dance Stories is a vibrant and dynamic celebration of dance that takes place every year, bringing together dancers, choreographers, and dance enthusiasts from around the Bangalore. This festival is known for its diversity of dance styles, innovative performances, and the promotion of cultural exchange through the universal language of dance. It is a celebration of creativity, diversity, and the power of dance to transcend cultural boundaries. It offers a platform for both established and emerging artists and students to share their passion and artistry with a wide and appreciative audience. Whether you're a dedicated dancer or simply someone who loves to experience the beauty of dance, this festival is a must-attend event that promises to leave you inspired and moved by the power of movement and expression.
Arana - Prancing Into A Fairytale - Sun, 3rd Dec'23
Upon hearing the notes of "What a Wonderful World" playing, there's immediately a happy tone and a contagious smile that comes on. There are certain tunes that seem to make the world around us break into song and dance! Nrityanidhi brings this fairytale to life—those classic songs that remind you of a simple time and a simple story.
Swavidhaan - parichay by Kavish Seth - Sat, 2nd Dec'23
Kavish Seth, independent singer-songwriter, poet, and maker of Noori, brings to you the first chapter of Swavidhaan (स्वविधान, personal constitution) as Swavidhaan - Parichay at Lahe Lahe. Swavidhaan - Parichay is a reflective and participative concept-gig, where Kavish uses music, poetry, and rasm (रस्म, ritual) to explore, together with the audience, our personal philosophies and principles of living while navigating through ideas that take us towards a personal constitution.
Listener's Circle - Sat, 2nd Dec'23
Listener's Circle in association with Lahe Lahe presents you ‘Tell your story’!! Speak your heart out without fear of judgment and listen without judging! Every story matters. Every life matters. Every feeling matters. But do we share our stories, struggles, and experiences with others openly? What stops us? Isn't it the fear of judgment? And how often we listen to others patiently without judging them? Think about how it would feel to take an hour out of your fast-paced life and tell your story to people who listen to you without judging? Also, listen to the stories of others without judging.
Echos By TheatreNama - Sat, 2nd Dec'23
Welcome to a magical and exuberant experience, with a fun packed Musical Jam Night. Theatrenama Studios brings you "Echos - Jam Nights", a place where you can socialize and meet new people while performing your heart out. A great place and a stage to dive and get lost in the Echos of the musical epiphany, you are about to experience.
Kaarwan - TDP Open Mic - Sat, 2nd Dec'23
The Draft Page is a platform where you can bring out your creative side. It is an Open platform for a community of writers poets singers and more coming together to promote art & culture.
Conscious Souk Edition 16 - Sat, 2nd Dec'23 & Sun, 3rd Dec'23
Conscious Souk is a curated market of Designer Womenswear, Menswear, Kids wear, Handcrafted Home decor, One of a kind Accessories & Jewellery, Bath & beauty products, Healthy gourmet food and much more. They are here to invite you to a heartfelt experience that goes beyond shopping – Rooted in Seasons - Festive Greetings from Mother Earth, is a celebration of mindful choices, sustainable living, and collective impact.
Mahabharata Dialogues - Sun, 3rd Dec'23
Embark on a captivating journey into the legendary stories of the Mahabharata. Join Abhilash Purohit for a series of live storytelling sessions that will transport you into the fascinating world of the greatest epic ever written. Immerse yourself in that world and discover the heroic deeds, complex relationships, and moral dilemmas that have enthralled audiences for centuries.
Unplugged Baithak - Sun, 3rd Dec'23
Are you a singer/musician/story-teller? Or any other kind of artist? Love the idea of spending a Sunday evening, performing to cozy room of friendly folks? Inviting you to an 'Unplugged Baithak', where you can join to perform to an intimate and small group of like-minded people. Join for an informal setting of heart-to-heart conversations, music, singing, dancing, sharing. Join as performers / listeners / curiousers. This is a home edition, warm tea will be served with warm company.
Harry Potter Discussion - Sun, 3rd Dec'23
Lahe Lahe invites you for Harry Potter Discussion based on the seven main Potter books only. Participants must have read all seven books.
Personal Development & Soul Nourishment
Understanding Societal Systems
Posh Awarness - Thu, 30th Nov'23
If you or your organisation is looking for an engagning and interactive way to raise awarness towards POSH (Prevention of sexual harrasment at workplace), then this event is tailor-made for you! Join Yours Truly Theatre for a compelling theatre performance where you can actively participate in the scenes and take part in crucial discussions on how employees, managers, and leaders can effectively define and promote safe and inclusive workplaces.
TEDxCHRISTUniversity - Mon, 4th Dec'23
Embark on a journey of unparalleled inspiration at TEDxCHRISTUniversity. Witness the stage illuminate with the brilliance of multiple billionaires and millionaires, each sharing their transformative insights. Alongside these financial titans, embrace the wisdom of other prominent speakers representing diverse fields. This legendary event, set at the prestigious CHRIST University in Bangalore, promises an unforgettable evening of innovation and inspiration.
Art & Craft
Pottery Workshop - Thu, 30th Nov'23
Pottery is the most forgiving art using a lump of clay, placing it on the potter's wheel and giving shape to your very own creativity. As the wheel spins and the clay begins to form, both your mind and body are synergized with surroundings and the universe.
Connect with Clay Christmas Edition - Sat, 2nd Dec'23
Join Meeta Pant for Christmas Edition Pottery Class! Craft delightful Christmas ornaments and charming gnomes, infusing your holiday season with handcrafted magic. These unique creations will add a special touch to your Christmas decor or make thoughtful gifts! Bring the kids along for a fun, creative experience. Enjoy refreshments while you shape your holiday cheer! Embrace the spirit of Christmas with artistry and joy!
Gold Foil Painting Workshop - Sat, 2nd Dec'23
Come and join in this amazing workshop where you learn the art of gold foiling and take home the beautiful handmade artwork perfect for gifting.
Christmas Decor (Japanese Origami) - Sat, 2nd Dec'23 & Sun, 3rd Dec'23
Kusudama, meaning "medicine ball" originally served as holders for incense or potpourri. Today, origami kusudama are used as decorations or gifts. Come and learn the art of Japanese origami at Lahe Lahe and oomph to your christmas decor.
Dance And Battle For Stage - Sat, 2nd Dec'23
You'll learn how to move to music and you'll learn how to fight with finesse. Key takeaways include the secrets to making both of those skills stage worthy and safe. In your next improv show, wow your audiences with an improvised group dance worthy of the musical Chicago and thrill them with an improvised fight sequence worthy of an actual street fight in Chicago.
Capturing Light: Product Photography Workshop - Sat, 2nd Dec'23
Product photography is way more than just clicking pictures of products for sale. It is actually about storytelling through product visuals. This miraculous storytelling process involves many steps to it. These include crafting compelling narratives, highlighting details and creating a connection between the product and the consumer. Capturing Light Product Photography Workshop promises an immersive and enriching experience, divided into several engaging segments : Theory Session; Live Demonstrations; Hands On Practice and Portfolio Review and Feedback.
Photography Workshop - Weekends - Sat, 2nd Dec'23 - Sun, 10th Dec'23 (Every Saturday & Sunday)
This course is designed for anyone ( 18+ age) who has a passion to explore photography as a hobby, amateur, part time or full time profession. Lightdots start from ground zero and mould you into a confident photographer within 4 days. You will be mastering the following topics along with assignments and field trip.
The First Stage- acting classes at Medai - Sat, 2nd Dec'23 (3 months Course)
Medai presents The First Stage : a carefully curated 3 months acting course, aimed at training aspiring actors and theatre artists with world-class skills. The course will be an end-to-end stage experience and will also cover aspects of script writing, sound design, light design, and stage management. The First Stage commences on 2 Dec, and will have 8 sessions in a month for 3 months which spans to 36 hours of learning.
Palette Knife Painting Workshop - Sun, 3rd Dec'23
Art Commune Bengaluru in collaboration with Dialogues Café presents, 'Palette Knife Painting' - A fun-filled acrylic painting workshop. Their guided workshops encourage their participants, to learn, enjoy, have a good time and meet new people of similar interests. A beautiful environment created with a blend of all age groups starting from the age of 7. Come and experience this colorful workshop!
Gold Foil Painting Workshop - Sun, 3rd Dec'23
In this workshop, you will learn the unique art technique of gold foiling and create beautiful artworks using it! You will create a design first and subsequently paint it with the use of gold foil. The end result is a mesmerising one and the process in itself is very calming and satisfying and finally you get to carry the beautiful artwork created by you.
Tattva Kala Handbuilding Pottery Workshop - Sun, 3rd Dec'23
In this workshop, you will be introduced to clay; introduced to handbuilding pottery and its various techniques; Demonstration; Guided hands-on practice for participants to create their own handbuilt pieces and introduction to surface decoration methods and ways to add personal touches to the pottery.
LEGO Puppet Storytelling - Sun, 3rd Dec'23
In this session, participants will combine LEGO with the power of storytelling. Participants will learn to craft captivating narratives and bring their characters to life with LEGO puppets. This workshop is designed to help participants develop their imagination, communication, and presentation skills. The workshop will be conducted by skilled storytellers who will teach the participants the basics of storytelling, such as plot, setting, character, and theme.
UnAdulting-Creativity & Theatre Workshop (8 Days) - Tue, 5th Dec'23 - Thu, 14th Dec'23
It's time to learn the art of creativity & losing inhibitions in expressing ourselves. Yours Truly Theatre encourage and welcome students, women, senior citizens, specially-abled, professionals on sabbaticals and so on. Key Focus Areas : Breaking habitual bound thinking; Fun game-based activities; Working with Rhythms & Patterns; Understanding the language of Expressions; Exploring Transformations and Understanding & Exploring - Improvisation & Characterization.
Film & Theater
Jokumaraswamy - Thu, 30th Nov'23
Dr. Chandrashekhar Kambar's Jokumaraswamy succeeds to identify various manifestations of patriarchy and its impact on the lives of women. In this play, Kambar, an outstanding playwright makes the women characters expose and oppose patriarchal oppression. In Jokumaraswamy, Gowda is the product of the patriarchal society which sustains conceptual framework that maintains structures of domination. He regards women and nature as irrational beings that are present to be dominated and exploited for the needs of man. Patriarchal society sustains false notions about men and keeps them blind to their real side. By the wisdom of ages, Shari and Ningi in Jokumaraswamy examine the weakness and hypocrisy of Gowda and stand testimony to the fact that women are wiser than men. Moreover, they scrutinize the patriarchal systems of domination that oppress women and reveal the false ideologies of patriarchy. Further, these women have strong concern for nature and claim its intrinsic value and inherent worth. By showing the representation of patriarchy in religious practices and the fashioning of gods, Kambar points out its pit-falls and calls for a new religion that acknowledges the contribution of women and by exposing the false centrality of man, Kambar discredits the illusion of superiority. Further, he shows the shortcomings of conceptual structures and places women at the centre of discussion. Thus, this paper tries to fulfill its purpose of feminist study that insists on the need for revolution in the 'social, sexual and economic structures' that exploit women.
Son - Quest Of A Dream - Fri, 1st Dec'23
Scribe Rites Lab presents, Son, a solo physical theatre performance experiment exploring the Seeker Archetype by Abhay Srivastava. Son is a private loss shared. Son is a journey of embodiment. It is a formal exploration of self-awareness, connection, self-regulation, towards self-acceptance. It is a son’s journey through dreams and dreaming. It looks at meaning making as an artist and worries about craft. Son considers flights and falls. Is there a way to seek the sun without an Icarus burn?
Brachio: The Story of a Lighthouse - Fri, 1st Dec'23
Brachio: The Story of a Lighthouse is a play for children built on the principles of social justice and equity, using an important element of childhood - a person’s height. This story is about the hope that friendship offers to heal a fractured, divided society, told through an individual’s discovery of what makes one special. In a seaside village celebrating the lighthouse’s birthday, three best friends – Momo, Jojo, and the tall Brachio – find their friendship is threatened when Lolo the ladder seller brings ladders and Ringo, the circus master brings opportunity to the village. Join on a fun visual, musical journey, as they play games, sing songs, climb ladders, perform tricks and wave at ships. Open to people of all heights. Come with your friends, because friendship is important.
Glitter - Fri, 1st Dec'23 & Sat, 2nd Dec'23
Akila, daughter to a paranoid mother, sister to a special-needs brother, and now an expectant mother. And the lifelong battle between the demands of these roles with her defiant sexuality. Her scandalous ‘Glitter’.
Things I Know to be True - Sat, 2nd Dec'23
‘Things I Know to be True’ is the story of a family in which the parents perceive that they have done a perfect job in bringing up their four children who are now 'responsible mature adults'. Of course, none of this is true as each child is dealing with life-changing circumstances: some comic, some more serious. A play that everyone in the audience will identify with and laugh and cry with.
After Dark - Sun, 3rd Dec'23
A middle-aged man covers his mouth and whispers into a cell phone in the middle of a crowded metro. His tone is conspiratorial, punctuated by gentle laughter, and his eyes dance. Clearly, the person on the other end is not his wife. A young couple snuggles together near the compartment doors, and a sari-clad woman longingly looks at them from below her ghunghat. Perhaps this kind of PDA has never been a part of her reality and never will be. A young woman swiftly moves away from a young man who has been ogling her. The many stories that one witnesses in the Delhi metro – single trajectories, overlapping themes – are the starting point of this script. As the city morphs and grows, traditional laxman rekhas are questioned and a younger generation seems ready, willing, and excited to explore the entire spectrum of sensuality and sexuality. Desire, overt or covert, commitment or the lack of it, gratification of denial, ghosting or stalking – are all a part of our ‘relationship drama’ this evening. Old norms are challenged, new questions are raised, and boundaries are redefined.
Jugaari - Mon, 4th Dec'23
"Jugaari" sounds like an intriguing and socially relevant play directed by Arunlal in Kerala. It appears to be a socio-political commentary using humor and an experimental approach to shed light on the issues faced by the common people living in a riverbank village. The play's title, which means "Gamble," suggests that it revolves around the lives of the village residents who engage in mischievous or illegal activities to make a living.
Amma mattu Suhail - With English Subtitles - Tue, 5th Dec'23
Amma mattu Suhail is an ode to queer love. It is a meditation on the values of Empathy and dialogue as powerful agents to bring estranged minds together. The narrative traverses through moments of Passion, anger, sadness and love in its raw human element. The characters attempt to interrogate, understand and acknowledge each other and in this process unveil the universality of all emotions as being the same irrespective of gender and orientation. The play tries to deconstruct and lay open the psychological and emotional baggage of the characters who are but symbols of the divided humanity that we are today. An interfaith gay couple and A mother of one of the characters, venture on a journey of understanding one another rather light heartedly through uncomfortable conversations, only to explore depths which they never knew or imagined would be possible to unearth.
Fun and Games
LEGO Wonders - Sat, 2nd Dec'23 & Sun, 3rd Dec'23
In this program, you can choose any of the 7 wonders of the world as your team’s theme and work together with your friends or family to build your own LEGO version of the wonder. You can let your creativity run wild and come up with your own unique design that showcases your team’s skills and imagination.
Wooden Block Play with Troy at BLR Creative Circus - Sat, 2nd Dec'23
Playing with Building Blocks is all about Play Architecture, how much richer this experience becomes for the little architects when the big architects are playing too. Build castles, defensive walls, and turrets that could be combined and recombined into different types of fortresses. The sense of Bigness and littleness - what architects call scale - is a particular attractive aspect of the building block play!