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1st Week of February '24

1st Week of February '24
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Welcome to another edition of the Soulful Events newsletter! We bring you activities and events that nourish your soul.


Ghazal Night - Thu, 1st Feb'24

Experience the magic of Ghazal Night – an evening of timeless poetry and soulful melodies. Join Abhinav Arora for an intimate celebration of love and nostalgia. Book your seats now for a musical journey that transcends time.
Sithara’s Project Malabaricus
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Sat, 3rd Feb'24

Mehfil - E - Ghazal (Music Show) - Sat, 3rd Feb'24

Ghazal, which originated as a form of poetry, was transformed into a musical genre by the legends like Mehdi Hasaan, Begum Akhtar, Jagjit Singh etc., so much so that even the mainstream singers and music composers at the time also adapted it into commercial Hindi film music. The concert would be an ode to Love and all its colours, like lovelorn, devotion, forbidden love or the love contested by this society through songs written on it.
The Kacheri Gang Live - Indo-Western Classical Music
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Sun, 4th Feb'24

Vasu Dixit Collective + Param LIVE
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Sun, 4th Feb'24

Many Worlds: Many Voices - Sun, 4th Feb'24

Diplomat-musician Nirupama Menon Rao traces her journey through song and poetry in a concert that features her favorite musical works. Ambassador Rao has traversed the worlds of diplomacy and the creative arts through many sojourns that have taken her to the far ends of the earth, and her concert will feature songs in English, Spanish, Bengali and Malayalam. In her words, “These songs have accompanied me on my journeys across hemispheres, and have been my faithful co-travelers through the years”. The concert repertoire features songs from musical theatre, jazz perennials, folk music and Rabindra Sangeet. Ambassador Rao is also a published poet and will read from her poetry. She will be accompanied on the piano by Soundarie David Rodrigo and Neranjan De Silva on the keyboard. Soundarie and Neranjan are from Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Ek Mehfil Sufi Nights by Tudum Ft. Nizami Brothers - Wed, 7th Feb'24

Discover the serenity of Ek Mehfil at Tudum, where the Nizami Brothers create a symphony of spirituality! Save the date for an unforgettable experience coming your way.


Glad You Came: A Stunning Dance Theatre Ensemble - Fri, 2nd Feb'24, Sun, 4th Feb'24 & Sat, 3rd Feb'24

Glad You Came, is witty, intense, provocative and visceral. Watch 16 women explore life. Each woman seeking answers, trapped in a world full of questions. And posing questions trapped in the world of non intuitive answers. As they move and talk, questioning the system and the systems’ motivations to keep them secondary- as the other, no matter what. This piece reveals a layered story - a captivating exploration of self-discovery and life's complexities. Join us for an engaging evening, a story waiting to be discovered. Come, witness their search, and be part of something the world is eager to understand and hopefully even find.
S.thala, An Indian Suite
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Sat, 3rd Feb'24

Yati Gati - Sat, 3rd Feb'24

‘Yati Gati’ is a performance series curated by Temple of Fine Arts and Atta Galatta. In line with its core intent of ‘staging the dialogue between the artist and the audience’, the performance will host a moderated interaction between the artist and audience about the art form and the thought process behind the work performed.

Jashn - Celebrating Kathak through Indian Cinema - Sat, 3rd Feb'24

Join on a captivating journey through time and artistry & explore how Kathak's emotive storytelling has left an indelible mark on Indian Cinema’s dance choreography. From its historical roots to its modern-day impact, Kathak's influence has enriched the cinematic experience, profoundly shaping the evolution of dance in the film industry for audiences all over the world to wholeheartedly embrace.

Tulaja Bhavani Charite - Sun, 4th Feb'24

Tulaja Bhavani Charite, written by Ananthadri Ananthacharya, is a story of the powerful goddess Amba who resides as Tulaja Bhavani in Tuljapur (Maharashtra). The storyline of the thematic presentation revolves around Amba, who is the destroyer of evil, the one who shows the path of Lanka to Sri Rama. The ultimate goal of this presentation is to surrender oneself to Devi Jaganmate with the augment of traditional Gondhal.

Cultural Activities

What Is This Thing Called Jazz? - Fri, 2nd Feb'24

Jazz, with its complexity, unique structures, and harmonies, is often admired yet not entirely understood. The way it sounds, its complexity, and the challenge it presents—all these elements draw people in. But the greater challenge, for many, is how to explain it. What Is This Thing Called Jazz?, is a lecdem featuring two of the city’s most accomplished jazz musicians—guitarist Ramjee Chandran and pianist Aman Mahajan. Performing a selection of iconic jazz standards, they will break down the complex structures and theory of jazz in an easy-to-follow manner for the casual listener, curious entrant and seasoned jazz aficionado alike. They will explain—and musically demonstrate—why bebop is the defining grammar of the language of jazz, how to recognize it and what to look for when one listens to jazz. Their style is witty, light hearted, even irreverent—and their performance will be unrehearsed and unscripted to stay true to the spontaneity of jazz.
Malhar Mela 2024 with INDIAN OCEAN & GAULEY BHAI
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Sat, 3rd Feb'24

Monthly Poets Meet - Sat, 3rd Feb'24

Ekta's Gatherings invites poets to be a part of this monthly poets meet. Come, read your original or your favorite poem and meet other poets, listeners from the city. And get to spend time exploring your favorite books at the wonderful bookstore The Bookworm.

Listener's Circle - Sat, 3rd Feb'24

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.

Coffee Meetup: Meet, Greet and Connect - Sat, 3rd Feb'24 & Sat, 10th Feb'24

Get ready for laughter, connections and good vibes at Cuppa Redefined's Social mixer! Whether you're new to the city or looking to expand your social circle, this is the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded individuals in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. Forge new connections and friendships in a laid-back setting. Their social mixer provides a comfortable environment for meaningful conversations and the chance to meet people with diverse interests.

Sat, 3rd Feb'24

Echoes of Bengaluru - Simpallag Ondu Travel Story - Sat, 3rd Feb'24

The "Echoes of Bengaluru - Simpallag Ond Travel Story" is an exciting and one-of-a-kind event that celebrates the diverse voices and talents. Whether you're a seasoned writer, or a passionate speaker with a knack for storytelling, or simply someone who loves to share your tales, this night is your chance to shine.
The Urban Solace Weekend Breakfast Celebration
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Sat, 3rd Feb'24 & Sun, 4th Feb'24

Frame it for Life!
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Sat, 3rd Feb'24 & Sun, 4th Feb'24

Pay for BCC Monthly Market by Bangalore Creative Circus
Bangalore Creative Circus presents to you the grand 25th edition of our monthly Market! As always, we are excited to host local farmers and producers selling fresh produce, homemade pickles and jams, vegan desserts, traditional games, pet adoption, and more.. . Come along with your friends and famil…

Sun, 4th Feb'24

Sunday Improv Jam
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Sun, 4th Feb'24

Travelers Meetup by Banjara and Gypsy
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Sun, 4th Feb'24

The Enduring Ink - Sun, 4th Feb'24

It is not often that an author and his editor strike up a relationship that survives forty years of epistolary exchanges and intellectual sparring. The strangely enduring and occasionally fractious friendship that developed between the famously outspoken historian Ramachandra Guha and his reticent editor Rukun Advani is the subject of his new literary memoir. Built around letters and emails between an outgoing and occasionally combative scholar and a reclusive editor prone to private outbursts of savage sarcasm, Ramachandra Guha discusses his new book, The Cooking of Books: A Literary Memoir.

Sunday Book Club Meet - Sun, 4th Feb'24

When was the last time you read a good book and went on an adventure, learned something new, exercised your brain, and fed your curiosities? This is the space to connect and socialise with people and share the learnings from the books you have read or created an impact. If you are looking to read more books and also need help reading or finding new books, this is the event for you, they have newbies or avid readers in their community. Fiction and non fiction readers are both welcome to come and have a conversation about the current book you are reading or trying to find what you want to read.

Saaz : A musical Evening - Sun, 4th Feb'24

Welcome to an evening of music! Come along as Lahe Lahe hosts 2 amazing singers/ bands from Bangalore and get mesmerized with their music! Each performer/ band performs their music, shares their experience of how they got into music, shares their inspirations and gets candid. The audience gets to interact, questions and more. That’s not all. They will also have an open mic. 3 minutes. You. Your music. A receptive audience.
Whose Mic is It Anyway - Open Mic Koramangala
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Sun, 4th Feb'24

Speaking Souls - Bengaluru Open Mic - Mello
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Sun, 4th Feb'24

Karwaan - Sun, 4th Feb'24

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 other artists coming together to promote art & culture.

The Oppenheimer Enigma - Wed, 7th Feb'24

Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer has been the film of 2023, garnering commercial success and critical acclaim, most recently by winning five Golden Globes awards. The film is inspired by the landmark biography of Oppenheimer authored by Kai Bird and Martin Shewin, published in 2005. In his talk at BIC, Kai Bird will trace the arduous and difficult journey of writing his Oppenheimer biography, describing both the research and the writing that went into the making of the book. He will also speak of the challenges in making a feature film based on a work of historical scholarship. A Q&A with the audience will follow.

Personal Development & Soul Nourishment

The Silent Hour
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Fri, 2nd Feb'24 & Wed, 7th Feb'24

Face Yoga Workshop - Mello
Event created by Copper & Cloves

Sat, 3rd Feb'24

Inner Child Healing with Singing Bowls
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Sat, 3rd Feb'24

Prenatal Yoga: An Introduction
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Sat, 3rd Feb'24

Lose Weight and Gain Health – Live Talk at Bangalore
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Sat, 3rd Feb'24

Sound & Art Therapy by Lunar Hertz - Sat, 3rd Feb'24

Dive into the realm of sound and art and experience a unique inner journey, through Crystal Bowl Sound Healing, Guided Meditation and Art Therapy. Crystal Bowls have a unique sound and frequency that interact with the water element in our bodies. Since we are 70 % water, vibrational healing has been popularised for its effectiveness and non invasive healing properties. The Crystal bowls are made of Clear Quartz, known as master healing crystals given their ability to heal at multiple levels - physical, mental and emotional, thus enhancing the potency of a Sound Bath.
Nada Anahata Praana
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Sun, 4th Feb'24

Play & Pleasure: An Instinctive Meditation™ Experience
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Sun, 4th Feb'24

Say ‘No’ to Aches, Pains and Migraines – Live Talk at Bangalore
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Sun, 4th Feb'24

Creative Connect - Sun, 4th Feb'24

An interactive workshop series for women thoughtfully designed to explore creativity through movement, This workshop is created as an experience for the mind and body. It involves movement exercises and breath work, structured to give a unique experience.
Buy Tickets for Boundaries!

Wed, 7th Feb'24

Understanding Societal Systems

Imagined Histories and Fractured Realities - Mon, 5th Feb'24

In a time, when India is facing its biggest challenge to, arguably, one of its most important tenets – secularism – everyone’s eyes is on what is the path India will choose to walk on. While in recent years, the spate of images and news clips trickling in of every day of violence on minorities are everywhere, was it always so? Two books published by HarperCollins, City on Fire by Zeyad Masroor Khan and Being Muslim in India by Ziya Us Salam, talk of the experience of being Muslim in today’s India. While Mr. Salam writes to highlight just what has gone wrong with our polity and society in recent years, Mr. Khan’s book is a rare, visceral portrait of how everyday violence and hate becomes a part of our lives and consciousness; a society where name and clothes mark out a person as the ‘other’. Both books are an incisive examination of religion and violence, imagined histories and fractured realities, grief and love in today’s India; as they are a paean to the hope of continued unity, to an idea of India.

Art and Activism - Tue, 6th Feb'24

Ruchira Gupta grew up on her father’s bedtime stories, sparking a desire to become a storyteller like him. Inspired by a childhood article titled The Autobiography of a Pencil, published at the age of ten, Ruchira resolved to become a journalist. Despite initial disinterest in college, she pursued it to secure a job at a Kolkata newspaper. A turning point occurred during a work assignment in Nepal, where she discovered the harrowing reality of girls being trafficked into Indian brothels. Her documentary, The Selling of Innocents, earned her an Emmy. Unfulfilled, Ruchira left journalism, founded the NGO Apne Aap, and collaborated with the United Nations to combat sex trafficking globally. Despite accolades and a book, I Kick and I Fly, she remains dedicated to eradicating human trafficking and envisions a world free from the buying and selling of human beings. She shares her story on art and activism and discusses with Manira Alva, her book, her work and the work that is yet to be done.

Art & Craft

Intro to Social Dancing - Urbankiz, Bachata, Salsa - Fri, 2nd Feb'24

Social Dancing is a fantastic way to connect, relive and explore. There are so many styles like Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, Urbankiz, Tango, Jive, Zouk and many more.
Saturday, 3rd February 2024 | Open House | 11:30AM - 1:30PM
Hey there! Looking to have some fun time on a lovely Saturday morning? Think no further, this is for you! For the very first time, we are hosting an Open House for you creative souls. You can choose any painting you like from the many that are displayed at our studio and our artist will show you how…

Sat, 3rd Feb'24

Rocky Shore Canvas Painting Workshop by Bangalore Drawing Room
Name: Rocky Shore Canvas Painting Workshop by Bangalore Drawing Room, Koramangala Date : 3 Feb, Saturday Time : 3.00 PM - 6.00 PM Venue : Qube Cafe, Koramangala Ticket : 1800/- Per person (includes all art material & refreshment) After the ticket booking, rescheduling or refund will not be given. Ag…

Sat, 3rd Feb'24

Saturday, 3rd February 2024| Beach Day | 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Hey there! Looking to have some fun time on a Saturday evening? Think no further, this is for you! With easy-to-follow instructions and all the painting supplies provided, it doesn’t matter if you’ve never painted before – you’ll have a blast! Whether it’s a solo adventure, a creative outing with yo…

Sat, 3rd Feb'24

Sips & Swirls | Guided Painting Session | Koramangala SOCIAL
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Sat, 3rd Feb'24

Art for Self-love workshop - Mello
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Sat, 3rd Feb'24

Canvas Painting Workshop - Sat, 3rd Feb'24 & Sun, 4th Feb'24

BLR events hub presents Canvas Painting Workshop. Join them for a hands-on experience where you'll learn fundamental techniques, unleash your artistic expression, and create a masterpiece to take home. No prior experience required – just bring your enthusiasm!
Jharokha Painting Party
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Sat, 3rd Feb'24

Dot Painting on Tray
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Sat, 3rd Feb'24

Hand Building Pottery Workshop | Saturday 3rd February 2024 | 2:00PM t
Welcome to our Hand-Building Pottery Workshop, where creativity knows no bounds! Join us for an immersive experience in the world of pottery as you learn the ancient art of crafting beautiful, functional pieces with your own hands. Whether you`re a seasoned artist or a complete beginner, our worksho…

Sat, 3rd Feb'24

Epoxy Resin Metallic Fluid Art Workshop on Saturday 3rd February, 2024
Metallic art is a captivating and unpredictable form of abstract art that combines epoxy resin with metallic pigments, creating shimmering, elegant, and one-of-a-kind pieces that evoke a range of emotions and invite viewers to engage with their dynamic beauty. Materials included in this workshop :…

Sat, 3rd Feb'24

Epoxy Resin Workshop Island and Beach on Saturday 3rd February | 5PM t
Take home what you make & all materials included like MDF board - 10 inch, stand, resin, pigments, colors, brush, mixing cup etc, and you can choose any color beach and get complementary display stand with this workshop. Take home what you make! ⏰ Schedule : Date : 3rd February 2024 (Saturday)…

Sat, 3rd Feb'24

Epoxy Resin Geode Wall hanging Workshop | Saturday 03rd February or Su
In this geode wall hanging , you`ll mix colorful colors with a resin , pour them onto a geode shape base and create mesmerizing designs. It’s a fun and creative process that results in unique, abstract artworks. Learn different techniques of fluid art. Join us to explore your artistic side and make…

Sat, 3rd Feb'24 & Sun, 4th Feb'24

Buddha Texture + Epoxy Resin Art Workshop on Saturday 3rd February or
Discover the artistry of crafting your own Buddha wall hanging using a captivating blend of crystals, texture paint, and resin in our immersive workshop. Here’s a detailed description of what our workshop offers: “Creating Serenity: Buddha Wall Hanging with Crystals, Texture Paint, and Resin” Artis…

Sat, 3rd Feb'24 & Sun, 4th Feb'24

12 inch Epoxy Resin clock Workshop | Saturday 16th December, 2023 | 01:00PM to 03:00PM
“Explore the beauty of Beach or geode or texture resin in a captivating resin workshop. Learn the art of creating stunning resin art pieces using various materials and techniques. Discover how to mix colors, embed crystals, and design your unique masterpiece. Unleash your creativity and take home a…

Sat, 3rd Feb'24 & Sun, 4th Feb'24

14 inch Epoxy Resin Clock Workshop | Saturday 3rd February or Sunday 4
“Explore the beauty of Beach or geode or texture resin in a captivating resin workshop. Learn the art of creating stunning resin art pieces using various materials and techniques. Discover how to mix colors, embed crystals, and design your unique masterpiece. Unleash your creativity and take home a…

Sat, 3rd Feb'24 & Sun, 4th Feb'24

DIY Resin Coasters With Dried Pressed Flowers Workshop - Set of 4 on S
Join our Coaster Workshop and embark on a creative journey to craft your own set of four beautiful and functional coasters inspired by the serene beauty of the beach. Whether you’re a seasoned crafter or a complete beginner, this workshop is perfect for anyone looking to add a touch of coastal char…

Sat, 3rd Feb'24 & Sun, 4th Feb'24

DIY Macrame Dream Catcher/Mandala/Sling Bag with Key Charm Workshop |
DIY Macrame Dream Catcher/ Mandala/ Sling bag with key charm Workshop! ✨ Create your perfect boho corner at home with a touch of your own creativity! Ever fancied those dream catchers that you wish to buy but find them too pricey? Why not learn to make your own at our DIY Dream Catcher Workshop! 🌈…

Sat, 3rd Feb'24 & Sun, 4th Feb'24

Candle Making Workshop on Saturday 3rd February or Sunday 4th February
Join our candle making workshop and embark on a sensory journey like no other. In this hands-on experience, you’ll create two exquisite aromatherapy candles to infuse your space with soothing scents and relaxation. Here’s what you can expect: Make 3 different kind of candles:( full size ) Strawberry…

Sat, 3rd Feb'24 & Sun, 4th Feb'24

Design Thinking Workshop - Sat, 3rd Feb'24

The Co-Founder/Creative Director of Kreatr, Megha Satish, educates on how designers think—to find design solutions for real-world problems. The first rule of Design Thinking — you don’t talk; you think like a Designer. The second rule of Design Thinking — you need not be a designer to attend this workshop. Join the “Design Thinking Workshop”, by Kreatr.

Photography Workshop - 2 Weekends - Sat, 3rd Feb'24 - Sun, 11th Feb'24 (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. They will start from ground zero and mould you into a confident photographer within 4 days.
UnAdulting - Creativity & Theatre Workshop (8 Days) - Mon, 5th Feb'24 - Wed, 14th Feb'24 (On Weekdays) & Sat, 3rd Feb'24 - Sun, 25th Feb'24 (On Weekends)

It's time to learn the art of creativity & losing inhibitions in expressing ourselves. Yours Truly Theatre encourages and welcome students, women, senior citizens, specially-abled, professionals on sabbaticals and people from all walks of life. Age is not a barrier. Key focus areas of this workshop will be - Breaking habitual bound thinking; Fun game-based activities; Working with Rhythms & Patterns; Understanding the language of Expressions; Exploring Transformations and Understanding & Exploring - Improvisation & Characterization.

Coffee 101: Nail That Brew
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Sat, 3rd Feb'24

Essential Filmmaking Masterclass - 2 day workshop
Buy Tickets for Essential Filmmaking Masterclass - 2 day workshop!

Sat, 3rd Feb'24 & Sun, 4th Feb'24

Love in the Air Canvas Painting Workshop by Bangalore Drawing Room
Name: Love in the Air Canvas Painting Workshop by Bangalore Drawing Room, Koramangala Date : 4 Feb, Sunday Time : 3.00 PM - 6.00 PM Venue : Qube Cafe, Koramangala Ticket : 1800/- Per person (includes all art material & refreshment) After the ticket booking, rescheduling or refund will not be given.…

Sun, 4th Feb'24

Sunday, 4th February 2024 | Moon Light | 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Hey there! Looking to have some fun time on a lazy Sunday? Think no further, this is for you! With easy-to-follow instructions and all the painting supplies provided, it doesn’t matter if you’ve never painted before – you’ll have a blast! Whether it’s a solo adventure, a creative outing with your ch…

Sun, 4th Feb'24

Canvas Carnival - Sip and Paint Canvas Painting Workshop | Sunday 4th
Join our acrylic Abstract Art Workshop for a creative and free-spirited journey into the world of abstract expressionism! In this immersive experience, you’ll explore the beauty of unconventional shapes, colors, and textures to create stunning bohemian-inspired artworks. Highlights: Guided Explorati…

Sun, 4th Feb'24

Painting with Paws- 3 - Mello
We are back with another workshop of Painting with your Pets 🐶 Why should Hoomans have all the fun? Bring your paw friends and together create a pur-fect painting! > A very beginner friendly painting workshop where you paint on canvas with your pets, all colors are non-toxic and your pets will crea…

Sun, 4th Feb'24

Finger Knife Painting Party
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Sun, 4th Feb'24

Texture painting on Canvas - Flower Bunch on Sunday 04th February, 202
Join our Pink Flower Bunch Texture Art on Canvas Workshop and immerse yourself in the world of creative expression. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn the techniques and secrets behind creating stunning textured floral artwork on canvas using a variety of materials and colors. Workshop Highligh…

Sun, 4th Feb'24

Mandala Pen Art Workshop - Sun, 4th Feb'24 & Sun, 18th Feb'24

Embark on a journey of creativity and mindfulness at Lahe Lahe's upcoming event, "Mandala Magic: Pen Art Extravaganza." Join them for a captivating exploration of the intricate world of mandala pen art—a therapeutic and expressive form of artistic creation.
Pink and Blue Beach Resin Art Workshop | Sunday 04th February, 2024 |
Dive into creativity with our pink and blue Beach Theme Resin Art Workshop! Join us for a fun-filled session where you’ll learn the mesmerizing art of working with resin to create stunning beach-inspired masterpieces. Discover various techniques, mix vibrant colors, and capture the essence of the se…

Sun, 4th Feb'24

Eco-friendly Resin Peony Flower Diffuser and Tray Making Workshop | Su
Welcome to our Eco-Friendly Peony Flower Diffuser and Tray Making Workshop! Immerse yourself in a delightful crafting experience where sustainability meets beauty. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn the art of creating a stunning peony flower diffuser and accompanying tray using envi…

Sun, 4th Feb'24

Eco-Resin Trinket Tray and Planter Making Workshop on Sunday 04th Febr
Join our Eco Resin Workshop! Make cool stuff like a trinket tray and planter. No experience needed! Eco-Friendly Resin Fun: Learn about eco resin – it`s cool, and it`s good for the planet! Trinket Tray Magic: Craft your own stylish trinket tray. Pick colors you love! Plant Lover’s Planter: Make a mi…

Sun, 4th Feb'24

Macrame Hanging Workshop
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Sun, 4th Feb'24

Hand Embroidery Wall-hanging Workshop | Sunday 4th February, 2024 | 02
Two distinct hand embroidery workshop wall hanging designs, one with a floral theme and the other featuring a landscape: Design 1: Enchanted Garden (Floral) Step into the world of blooming beauty with our “Enchanted Garden” hand embroidery workshop. This design is a celebration of nature`s colors…

Sun, 4th Feb'24

String and Nail Art Workshop | Sunday 04th February, 2024 | 03:00PM to
“Unleash your creativity with our String and Nail Art Workshop! Join us for a hands-on experience where you’ll craft stunning masterpieces using strings and nails.” Highlights include expert guidance, vibrant materials, and a relaxed atmosphere, perfect for both beginners and enthusiasts. Discover t…

Sun, 4th Feb'24

Memoryscape for Family Heirlooms - Sun, 4th Feb'24

We all have family heirlooms - recipes, objects, clothing and even anecdotes. The passion with which these collectibles were procured and the emotions behind each of these remnants of the past gets dulled with the passage of time. Polish these memories with a structured story around your heirloom. Join Aparna Jaishankar and create a memory scape of your family heirloom. This will be a practical workshop on using Storytelling techniques for creating a narrative. Please bring anything that you would like storified.

Make Handmade Gift Hamper - Sun, 4th Feb'24

Come, sip a drink, make your own handmade gift hamper for your valentine and make them feel special. All the materials will be provided at the venue along with a free beverage. Come with a lovely smile and meet new people, create some amazing art pieces and learn 3 new forms of art!

Inkspiration - Sun, 4th Feb'24

Inkspiration by Author Shalaka Kulkarni is an interactive creative writing workshop, featuring 3-4 live writing exercises designed to inkspire the writer within you, by widening your perspectives.
Semi-classical Dance Workshop on Sunday 4th February 2024 | 05:00PM to
Welcome to our Semi-Classical Dance Workshop website, where tradition and innovation converge to create a dance experience like no other. Discover the Elegance: Our workshop is a sanctuary for those who appreciate the timeless grace of semi-classical dance. We blend the intricate movements of classi…

Sun, 4th Feb'24

Baking Workshop - Sun, 4th Feb'24

Indulge in a delightful experience with Cookie Baking Workshop by Sandhya! Join her for a hands-on session filled with sweet aromas and expert guidance, where you'll learn the art of crafting perfect cookies. From mastering dough preparation to exploring creative decorating techniques, this workshop promises a fun and tasty journey into the world of cookie baking. Unleash your inner baker and create scrumptious treats to share and savor!
Tuesday Titbits - MAP
February 6, 2024 @ 4:00 pm - Mariya and Marin, 2007, Dr. Jaidev Baghel, Chattisgarh, India, Bronze, Donated by the family of Jaithirth Rao, SCU.01500 We are very excited for the next session of Tuesday Titbits, a series that explores different aspects of working in a museum. Join us for these free,…

Tue, 6th Feb'24

Wednesday, 7th February 2024 | Sunflowers | 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Hey there! Looking to have some fun time on that boring Mid-week evening? Think no further, this is for you! With easy-to-follow instructions and all the painting supplies provided, it doesn’t matter if you’ve never painted before – you’ll have a blast! Whether it’s a solo adventure, a creative outi…

Wed, 7th Feb'24

Film & Theater

Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam - The World Is Family - Thu, 1st Feb'24

Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, a Sanskrit phrase meaning “the world is family” is a universalist idea that competes with dominant, exclusivist Hindu notions of caste. Anand grew up in a milieu that questioned the latter. The family’s elders had fought for India’s Independence but rarely spoken about it. ‘Liberty, Equality, Fraternity’, words enshrined in India’s Constitution, were subconsciously internalized. As his parents aged, Anand began to film with whatever equipment was at hand. Soon birthdays and family gatherings gave way to oral history. Revisiting home movie footage a decade after his parents had passed, was a revelation. Today, self-confessed supremacists whose ideology once inspired the murder of Mahatma Gandhi, are in power. As they rewrite India’s history, memories of the past have become more precious than mere personal nostalgia. This is the Bangalore premier of the film. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker, Anand Patwardhan. A Q&A with the audience will follow.

Adhe Adhure - Thu, 1st Feb'24

The words in the title suggest incompleteness, half done. The play mirrors life, being one of the most relevant depiction of contemporary life. It shows the significant events, situations and states of mind of both men and women. It is a tale that opens up the inner workings of the hearts of men and women showing the incompleteness of happy and unhappy moments in life.

Una Mitran Di Yaad Pyaari - In Memory of Friends - Fri, 2nd Feb'24

In Memory of Friends documents the violence and terror in Punjab, India – a land torn apart by religious fundamentalists and a repressive government. After examining the political turmoil of the late 1970′s and the rise of Sikh fundamentalism, the film focuses on the legacy of Bhagat Singh, a young socialist executed by the British in 1931 at the age of 23. Singh has since become a legend. Today the State eulogizes him as a nationalist while Sikh separatists portray him as a Sikh militant. In fact, Singh was neither. Just prior to his death he wrote a book which he entitled ‘Why I Am An Atheist.’ In strife-torn Punjab a band of brave Sikhs and Hindus carry Bhagat Singh’s secular legacy from village to village. In the religiously charged countryside ideas of internationalism and secularism now carry a price. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker, Anand Patwardhan and author, Amandeep Sandhu. A Q&A with the audience will follow.

Hamara Shahar - Bombay: Our City - Fri, 2nd Feb'24

Bombay Our City tells the story of the daily battle for survival of the 4 million slum dwellers of Bombay who make up half the city’s population. Although they are Bombay’s workforce – industrial laborers, construction workers, domestic servants – they are often denied city utilities like electricity, sanitation, and water. Many slum dwellers must also face the constant threat of eviction as city authorities carry out campaigns to “beautify” the city. Bombay Our City is an indictment of injustice and misery, and a call to action on the side of the slumdwellers. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker, Anand Patwardhan and writer, Janaki Nair. A Q&A with the audience will follow.

Agnathanobbana Aatma Charitre - Fri, 2nd Feb'24

The play is about a lower level official in the army of Tipu Sultan. Since he does not know precise details about himself, he remains anonymous. This is not only a story of the Palace intrigues and dominance, but also of the official who represents the Palace, his spouse and his mistress. It is also a story of the victims of dominance, the story of community who protect the people at all times. Amidst this, deep set in the system is organized systemic look, the harm to the lives of innocent people, the grandeur of violence, ego, back stabbing and the destruction of nature. What do these communicate? Why do the innocent people suffer so much? While at the one end we have the bureaucracy which creates unhappiness, at the other end there are slaving people who survive on eternally being victims of unhappiness while pretending to be loyal in order to seek a short lived happiness. These look complimenting each other, while the history is being bloodied living in the shadow and crumbling under its own weight. The sudden and abstract questions of nationalism, devotion to the nation question the very existence of these communities. While the play is in a historical setting, the story is eternally contemporary that subtly depicts politics, administration, social structures, economic being, cruelty, fairness and injustice. All these are depicted as a simple folklore but intertwined, without becoming complex and remaining relevant in contemporary times. The play attempts to depict the dominance of power equations and the violence and use of force embedded in the power.

Medea - Fri, 2nd Feb'24 - Sun, 4th Feb'24

Euripides’ Medea is a Greek tragedy made famous by the unbelievable act of filicide. It is the story of a woman so fearful of her impending exile and statelessness that she chooses to destroy that which she loves - her children. This tragedy, written in 431 BC continues to be told because human history has created and destroyed several such women - several versions of Medea - whose fear of exile, safety, and the lives of their children are driven to the most extreme actions. Even today. Performed as a solo, this production of Medea tells the story of the despairing, the hopeless, the enraged, the survivor, and the great lengths one may go to, to find a place called home.
The Ocean Connection - Docu Film Screening
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Sat, 3rd Feb'24

Vivek - Reason - Sat, 3rd Feb'24

Reason takes us to a macrocosm – India, the world’s largest democracy. Its eight chapters are a chilling account of how murder and mind control are being applied to systematically dismantle secular democracy in a country which once aspired not just to Liberty, Egalite and Fraternity, but to lead the post-war world out of its mindless spiral of violence and greed. Those who witnessed the scientific spirit fostered by the Enlightenment would scarcely believe that over 400 years later, Faith would still have an upper hand over Reason. Today as technologically advanced nations still debate the merits of Creationism and Evolution, the developing world falls prey to blind faith and religious war. Everywhere privatization and a rush to corner ever-depleting natural resources has catapulted corporates and their extreme right wing storm-troopers into power. With the collapse of egalitarian values, democracy itself is under siege. That we, the temporarily comfortable, rarely notice, is because an embedded media controls both information and entertainment. We see what they want us to see and quickly tire of seeing anything that matters. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker, Anand Patwardhan and author, GN Devy. A Q&A with the audience will follow.

Agni Mattu Male - Sat, 3rd Feb'24

Agni Mattu Male (1994) was written by Girish Karnad in Kannada and later translated to English as The Fire and The Rain (1997) by Karnad himself. Among the most complex works of Karnad, it is based on the myth of Yavakri from the ancient Indian epic Mahabharata, it is known for an innovative reimagining of the epic’s characters and events. It is also a retelling of a lesser-known episode from the epic in which the Khandava forest is burned down by Agni, the fire god, with the help of Arjuna and Krishna to provide a sacrificial altar. Karnad combines multiple myths such as these to explore contemporary social, cultural, political, and psychological issues. Symbolism and allegories add to the depth of its narrative, making it a thought-provoking yet visually stunning experience. Known for its play-within-the-play method to depict the deception of brothers against brothers and fratricide and its timeless themes, the play continues to remain a significant work in the field of Indian theater and has been performed in multiple languages and at numerous theatre festivals.

Naatyadeva Charithe - Sat, 3rd Feb'24

The is an adaptation of Moliere’s play Tartuffe. At the core, it has the religious hypocrisy as a theme. Natyadev makes religion as a hypocritical show, and Rao Bahadur comes under the influence of this exercise. He has blind faith on Natyadev and he foolishly offers his daughter in marriage to Natyadev. Later Natyadev behaves in inappropriately with Rao Bahadur's wife. The entire family gets to see the real person and decide to use the digital world to expose him. The real face of Natyadev is exposed with a series of dramatic and comic events. The play blends modern technology and the virtual world to bring an old and traditional story thus creating a good blend.

Suddenaag Sathodre?! - Sat, 3rd Feb'24

Every Human is chained to a commitment and is busy working towards it. Some are ready to sacrifice anything over money and some are tired of earning and have no zeal for happiness. If this beautiful journey of life is just meant to earn or follow the mechanical schedule or grieve over the past, what is the point in living such a life? To support this state of mind as the 'Ideal' one, we find some people very positive, relaxed, happy, ever smiling.. how can that be possible? This clearly proves that it is the state of mind that matters and not the situation which brings him down. This play 'Suddenaag Sathodre?!' written and directed by Shylesh Kumar MM deals with this issue. This play enlightens the audience with its message and mainly serves the tonic of laughter to them. This entire play is constructed in The writer's favorite style i.e. conveying a deep message with a comic touch. Audience will surely swim in the ocean of laughter during the play and will ponder over the message conveyed after it connects.

Juliet Aur Juliet - Sat, 3rd Feb'24 & Sun, 4th Feb'24

Priya is in a bit of a pickle. She's fretting and sweating, desperately trying to figure out how to spill the beans to her family. You see, she's made a solemn promise to her girlfriend, Juliet, that tonight she'll spill the beans about their blossoming romance. But how the heck is she going to do it? With a giant neon sign? A skywriter? Telepathic dolphins? The options seem endless! These burning questions are about to be answered in the most uproariously funny way possible! Prepare to ROFL and fall in love with these quirky characters as their journey unfolds. Spoiler alert: love conquers all, and laughter is the best medicine. Brace yourselves for a heartwarming and sidesplitting ride you won't soon forget!

Why English? - Layers beneath the language! - Sat, 3rd Feb'24 - Sun, 31st Mar'24 (Multiple Venues)

“Why English?” “Why Do I Speak English??” I have been asked this in an accusatory manner. I’ve been offended by it sometimes.. I’ve often wondered.. “What’s all the fuss about? Isn’t it just a language?” Recently, I decided to become a full-time actor in my country - India. Suddenly, I couldn’t find work, as I mainly spoke English, in a so called “non-English speaking nation.” Thus, started my journey to find answers. Using a perfect blend of physical theatre and the spoken word, I tell my personal story through my unique physical language. Come and watch a glimpse of my life! "Why English?" world premiered at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2023, the world's largest performing arts festival, in the lovely city of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Shavada Mane - Sun, 4th Feb'24

The play depicts the differing stages between the movement of life and the stillness of a corpse. With the occurrence of birth and death as a process, the play discusses the meaningfulness of life and the inherent philosophy in it. By depicting the anxiety of war that is at the root of the ruling order that makes and breaks the historical narratives, it explores the meaning of life through metaphorical conversations and scenes. The play has a unique style of having a dialogue between the corpses, it shows the triumph of liveliness, it also puts the cause of death into a sphere of internal interrogation. Using the blend of traditional narrative with modern visualisation, it brings contemporariness on a different texture. This is something unique about the play.

Annana Nenapu - Sun, 4th Feb'24

"Annana Nenapu" is a Docu-play dramatized from wonderful piece of art novel - Annana Nenapu written by KP Poornachandra Tejaswi which is Mahakavi Kuvempu’s Memoir. The play reflects key excerpts of Tejaswi’s life journey and portrays Kuvempu in the eyes of Tejaswi. The play conveys the important chapters that depict the significance of Kuvempu's place in Kannada cultural history along with the key literature topics and emphasizes the Karnataka Unification Movement. "Annana Nenapu" is a rare and popular book in Kannada literature.

No Strings Attached - Tue, 6th Feb'24

An engaging exploration of the human experience presented in a contemporary vaudeville format, this performance delves into the intricacies of our present, past, and potential future. Join for a multidimensional spectacle featuring elements of dance, improvisation and poetry, promising to evoke laughter and a touch of eccentricity. This show boldly establishes a direct connection with its audience, ensuring a unique and memorable experience.

The Good Doctor - Wed, 7th Feb'24

The Good Doctor - is written by Neil Simon as an homage to the short stories of Anton Chekov. This collection of four vignettes exposes the ridiculous, tender, outlandish, ludicrous, innocent, and weird frailties of human beings through the narration of a writer. Each vignette tells its own story, but the behavior of the characters and the resolutions of their stories are not typical or predictable.

Fun and Games

Boardgaming Meetup - Sat, 3rd Feb'24 & Sun, 4th Feb'24

Discover a world of board games beyond the classics like Monopoly and Scrabble! Join Cuppa Redefined at their upcoming event for a delightful evening filled with unique games. Whether you're new in the city or a seasoned local, this is your chance to socialise with like-minded individuals and board game enthusiasts.
Chess Connect
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Sun, 4th Feb'24

“Board Games Bonanza: Your Passport to Fun-Filled Afternoon!”
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Sun, 4th Feb'24

With Kids

Mythology Marvels - Sat, 3rd Feb'24

Indic Mythology is full of answers to the many whys of our culture. Join Lavanya Prasad and Meenu Sivaramakrishnan, as they explore and bring forth the marvellous stories from the Indic Mythology through music, dance and theatre.

Space, Satellites, Drones - GiftdMinds Open House - Sat, 3rd Feb'24

This 90 mins hands on session will give your child his/her first in-person experience watching a professional drone take off, 3D printers printing fascinating tools in real-time, understanding how to talk to astronauts orbiting in the International Space Station, looking at high definition selfies of planet earth clicked from satellite cameras at 36000 kms up in space. This and so much more.

Build with Troy - Sat, 3rd Feb'24

Block play is also a great way to encourage movement and physical activity. Children can use their whole body as they build and manipulate the blocks, developing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination in the process.

Kitchen Gardening Workshop - Sun, 4th Feb'24

In this workshop, you will learn simple and practical tips about ~ Basics of Backyard gardening ~ Container Gardening ~ Sourcing Seeds ~ Preparing manure out of Kitchen waste ~ How to overcome pests and diseases ~ Harvesting and Seed Saving.