Welcome to another edition of the Soulful Events newsletter! We bring you activities and events that nourish your soul.
Marham : Fundraiser - Fri, 3rd Nov'23
Prepare to be swept away by a diverse array of musical genres, featuring mashups, soul-stirring ghazals & Sufi melodies. Bring your friends and family to enjoy a night filled with joy and compassion, Your participation and contributions will make a significant difference. The whole of artist proceeds will be directed to the Baitulmaal Foundation, a non-profit organisation whose field workers inside Gaza are among the few who have accepted the risk of distributing life-saving aid during the crisis. The event is unpolitical in nature and no political discussions will be entertained.
Dil se Dakshin - Sat, 4th Nov'23
Nostalgia will sweep over both South Indian and rest of India audiences as Hardik Mehta and Collective infuse their own musical interpretation into these timeless South Indian classics. From maestros like AR Rahman & Illaiyaraja to new-age artists like Sid Sriram & Shreya Ghoshal, this evening will bring in a fresh take of songs in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada mashed up with Hindi, all presented to you by the artists from various parts of India. Join them in this live music show that transcends borders and brings together diverse cultures, celebrating the power of music to unite. A free goodie awaits if you do an eco-friendly travel to the venue.
Rahen na Rahen Hum - Sun, 5th Nov'23
So many of us have grown up listening to Lataji and the eternal sound of her voice, that shall remain etched in our memory, till music is alive in us. In the loving memory of the Nightingale of our country Lata Mangeshkar, Ekta's Gatherings invites you for an evening where you are going to be soaking in the nostalgia and glory of her voice through very melodious Bangalore based singer Debolina Ghosh.
Shifting Syllables - Fri, 3rd Nov'23
‘Shifting Syllables’ is a performance that attempts to reflect on the repercussions which arise from having one's name, a significant part of one's identity, subject to scrutiny in diverse social and cultural environments. It uses the concept of a name as a medium to understand the reality of a society we live in, where one person’s birth privileges transform into another’s disadvantages.
The Nrityanidhi Baithak - Sun, 5th Nov'23
The 'Nrityanidhi Baithak' isn't merely a wondrous experience of Kathak but also a lingering sensation of magnificence that only comes through the enchantment of 'Nrityanidhi Magic'! At Nrityanidhi, an event is treated as an opportunity to travel into the sublime aspects of artistic expression. An opportunity to take deeper breaths, unwind, and acknowledge the true meaning of life. None of this, however, is the main goal. The goal is simply to put up a great performance. Yet somehow, the whole experience is surreal, leading the artists as well as the audience into a powerful realm of possibility and tranquility.
A Hundred Hands Festival of Handmade Edition XIV - Thu, 2nd Nov'23 - Sun, 5th Nov'23
The only collective dedicated to handmade is back for its 14th year. With the widest range of exquisite handcrafted products that combine the old-world charm with the contemporary. From Handlooms, Textiles, Fashion Wear, Accessories, Men's wear, Gifts, Home decor, Diwali specials, Gardenware, Stationery and homemade Foods along with some great new sections including performances, unplugged music and a fashion show.
Kinvah Wine tours - Thu, 2nd Nov'23 - Sat, 4th Nov'23 (Daily)
This 3-hour wine tour at Kinvah Vineyards includes Welcome drink, Winery visit, Wine tasting (5-6 types), Lunch (buffet), Grape stomping and Indoor games(groups games).
Bring Home The Stars: Astro-Photography Exhibition - Fri, 3rd Nov'23 - Sun, 5th Nov'23
Bring Home the Stars: Astro-Photography Exhibition hosted by Verde Canvas Art Gallery, Bangalore brings you first of its kind photography exhibition by Vijay Kapoor, Founder of Bangalore Astronomy Club.
Listener's Circle - Sat, 4th Nov'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.
Dialogues Poetry Mic JP Nagar - Sat, 4th Nov'23
Whether you like listening, reading or performing poems or short stories, be ready to be entertained. Dialogues Cafe are on a journey to create safe spaces for the writers in town — to share their writing with like-minded people and become part of their community. You can hold us accountable for making you have a good time!
Monthly Poetry Habba - Sat, 4th Nov'23
Why do we write? Why do we get up and recite? At what point does a personal thought become something to be shared? Perhaps it's the want to be heard which drives it. Or maybe just the misery which loves company. Even one pair of listening ears is enough. "We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race." This Saturday Bira 91 Taproom, Koramangala will host a monthly gathering of Poets, Writers, Musicians. Come and participate as a performer or to join as a listener.
Saaz : A Musical Evening at Lahe Lahe Santhe - Sun, 5th Nov'23
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.
Cherry - Picked Poets - poetry in performance - Sun, 5th Nov'23
Celebrating Original Poetry Work in Hindi / English / Urdu / Hindustani by some of the 'cherry-picked' poets of Bangalore. Here's a chance to listen to 6 amazing poets, who promise to take us through many emotions through their original writing. Ekta's Gatherings, a community who brings great poets of Bangalore to the forefront, since a few years, has curated this rich and handpicked experience to bring the poetry community closer. Come, join in a community of poetry lovers, enthusiasts and unmissable poets of our city.
Mahabharata Dialogues - Sun, 5th Nov'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.
Harry Potter Discussion - Sun, 5th Nov'23
Lahe Lahe invites you for Harry Potter Discussion based on the seven main Potter books only. Participants must have read all seven books.
Spotlight Sessions - Sun, 5th Nov'23
Get ready for a night of creativity at Spotlight Sessions, the ultimate open mic extravaganza at Atta Galatta! Hosted by Twinkle Ann, the master of ceremonies who's lit up countless stages, this event is all about celebrating art in all its dazzling forms. Whether you're a musical maestro, a dancing dynamo, a thespian extraordinaire, a poetic wordsmith, a captivating storyteller, or if you've got an art form that's uniquely you, Spotlight Sessions is your stage to shine!
Personal Development & Soul Nourishment
Ekum - A conscious prayer for World Peace - Fri, 3rd Nov'23
HerMoveMeant, BLR Wellbeing Community and Dances of Universal Peace invites you to come and be part of this gathering to send our prayers and healing energies to those struggling currently in the Middle East. We are all aware of the situation and the suffering that our brothers and sisters are going through. A situation of this magnitude can come with lots of emotions even for those witnessing from other parts of the world. We all have our ways to process the information and offer our support in whatever capacity we can, as individuals. Ekum is curated to offer a safe space for those who wish to offer love and strength in spirit, to the people and families that are living this nightmare. Come and join them.
Core Circle - BLR - Fri, 3rd Nov'23
Join Happiness Cafe in an evening full of heartfelt conversations, some journaling, amazing women and wholesome vibes. An intimate experience with only 11 people (only for women) to keep it as real as we can! If this sounds like something that fascinates you, fill out the form now and they’ll reach out to you!
Sound Immersion Experience with Jeet - Fri, 3rd Nov'23
Join Jeet for a transcendent sound immersion experience at Bangalore Creative Circus. Immerse yourself in the soothing vibrations of Tibetan Bowls, Gongs & Chimes and rejuvenate your mind, body & spirit.
Sound & Energy Healing - Sat, 4th Nov'23
Sound healing is a holistic practice that harnesses the power of sound, including music, vibrations and specific frequencies, to facilitate physical, emotional and spiritual healing. This exclusive session is tailored for a limited group of people to ensure each participant receives personalized attention. Come to experience the harmonious blend of calming sounds, pure vibrations combined with aura cleansing & energizing.
Recognize and Release Stress using Art & Movement - Sat, 4th Nov'23
Join for an immersive workshop to recognize and release stress, and learn coping strategies to handle it, using art, movement and breath-work. One can expect to be able to identify the source of stress, engage in activities to release the stress and develop a practice to regularly de-stress!
Experiential Workshop by iDare - Sat, 4th Nov'23
Embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery at iDare's Experiential Workshop: "Unveiling Your True Identity and Finding Purpose." This workshop offers a safe and nurturing space for self-reflection, guided exercises and interactive experiences that will guide you towards a deeper understanding of yourself and your life's purpose. Through introspection and meaningful connections, you will gain clarity, inspiration and the tools to embrace a life of purpose and meaning.
Jalebi maybe - Sat, 4th Nov'23
We feel alive, when we play or dance or run or workout or share a laugh, don’t we? We once were super alive, curious, playful, joyful and creative as kids, but it gets harder to feel alive and connect easily as urban adults these days! This interactive experience session seeks to bring back the subtle spirit of playfulness and presence through group games, reality based live demonstrations and some hands-on solving tactile puzzles that demands zero mind. These will help your inner-childlike animal self, see the subtle and subtler beauties that lay hidden behind every day physical objects around us develop respect and reverence for all things around and get small sweet taste of the world beyond what could not be seen with our eyes. The session is curated by David. He writes at ‘letsmakepalkowaa.wordpress.com’, where he advocates activities promoting play, playfulness, and togetherness and Holistic Wellness.
Dances of Universal Peace with Ashani Pluchino - Sat, 4th Nov'23 & Sun, 5th Nov'23
Dances of Universal Peace (DUP) is a simple yet powerful movement practice where we come together in a sacred circle and sing songs from different spiritual traditions across the world, all while moving in meditative steps. In simple words, we sing, dance and pray for peace within ourselves and for the world. The Dances are for everyone, easy to learn, easy to sing and easiest to feel. Come and join them!
Restorative Yoga Classes - Sat, 4th Nov'23 - Sun, 5th Nov'23 (Every Saturday & Sunday)
Tired of doom scrolling? Join Pratyaksha's yoga class in Bangalore. It's a digital detox for your mind, improves sleep and kicks off your day with serene Bangalore mornings.
Yoga workshop - Backbend intensive (koramangala) - Sun, 5th Nov'23
You are as young as your spine is flexible. Good Move Wellness invites you for a heart opening backbending workshop to work on developing flexibility and strength in the spine. You will learn steps to get into healthy and painfree backbends and understanding how to approach backbends safely. Energetically entering backbends mindfully help us open up the heart chakra bringing in joyfulness and sometimes vulnerability. Wherever you are in your practice, you will practice variations of different poses as per you level of comfort and practice.
Understanding Societal Systems
Art & Craft
Hands In Clay : Pottery workshop - Thu, 2nd Nov'23 & Fri, 3rd Nov'23
Join Small World on a journey of self-expression and artistic discovery as you mould and sculpt your very own ceramic masterpieces. Their skilled instructors provide expert guidance and foster a supportive environment for beginners and experienced potters alike. Unleash your inner artist, connect with fellow enthusiasts and embark on a therapeutic adventure into the mesmerizing world of clay.
Kusudama (Japanese Origami) - Thu, 2nd Nov'23 & Fri, 3rd Nov'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 Diwali decor.
Dot Mandala Art Workshop - Sat, 4th Nov'23
Nartika Creatives presents the "Diwali Dot Mandala Workshop – Tealight Holder Edition." Get ready to add a touch of handmade charm to your Diwali celebrations with your family and friends. It's not just a workshop; it's an experience! This Diwali, go beyond the ordinary and craft your own tealight holders that will infuse your celebrations with warmth and personal style.
Terrarium Making Workshop - Sat, 4th Nov'23
Join Saloni for a unique and restorative experience where we take you through the history of terrariums, materials you need, care & maintenance and step by step demo to design your own one-of-a-kind terrarium.
Woodworking Workshop (Bottle Caddy) - Sat, 4th Nov'23
Join for Woodworking workshop where you will learn a new skill and make your own bottle caddy and explore a range of wood finishes.
Art Commune Bengaluru presents Diya painting & Decoration workshop for the festive season! Come paint your pair of diyas with acrylic paints, metallic colors and decorate it with bead sequins, glitter and more. Take home your hand-painted and decorated diyas and light up this Diwali or light a tea light candle floating inside your painted diyas, to lit up this Diwali!
Hologram Making Workshop - Sun, 5th Nov'23
A hologram is a three-dimensional projection of any image from a two-dimensional screen. In this workshop, you will explore this wonderful merging of art and science to turn your smartphone into a hologram projector.
Aromagic : Candle Crafting Workshop - Sun, 5th Nov'23
Unleash your inner artisan and learn the enchanting art of candle crafting. Join Small World for 90 minutes of hands-on fun where you'll create your very own unique candles from scratch. Their expert instructors will guide you through the process, from melting the wax to adding fragrances and decorations. You'll leave with not only newfound candle-making skills but also your beautiful handmade candles, ready to illuminate your space or gift to loved ones.
Film & Theater
Puppet Play : The Singing and Ringing Tree - Thu, 2nd Nov'23
A Fairy Tale of true love, caring & sharing! A story that brings to you, a gamut of emotions, enchanting characters, lovely landscapes and soulful music in a magic land. In this digital age come experience the joy of story telling with our beautiful puppet show.
Nati Binodini by SmaranniK - Fri, 3rd Nov'23
The play revolves around the life of the famous South Asian actress, Binodini Dasi (1862–1941), also known as Nati Binodini, who, born to prostitution, started her career as a courtesan and, at twelve, played her first serious drama role. Later, she started performing in Calcutta's National Theatre, under the mentorship of its founder, Girish Chandra Ghosh. As the play moves forward, introducing several acquaintances of Binodini, it slowly takes a steep turn and brings into light the sacrifice, pain, betrayal, and misfortune of the famous actress. Although she was referred to as the ‘Flower of the Native Stage’ and ‘Moon of the Star Theatre’, the drama brings in the truth of Binodini’s life and shows how the mentally devastated actress left the stage at the age of 25. Blessed by the saint Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa, Binodini tried to attain wisdom and peace, which finally gave the play a new perception.
Fernando and his Grandmother - Fri, 3rd Nov'23 - Sat, 4th Nov'23
Inspired from the life of Portugal's best known poet, Fernando Pessoa, this play traverses the turbulent and changing Portuguese political landscape of the early 20th century through the first world war, the Republic and Salazar's regime. Over seven encounters, Fernando and his grandmother take us through a heartwarming, exciting and magical journey which often brings into sharp focus the relationship between genius and insanity, silence and noise, life and death, and past and future.
Lokada Olahorage - Sat, 4th Nov'23
This play is a direct discussion of the questions Tagore himself had about Western culture and the revolts against it in early 1910's. As a symbol of both these thoughts, the two main characters of this play, Siddhartha as an admirer of Western thought, and Indrajit as an opponent of that culture, the ups and downs of an innocent girl named Sharade, who is caught between them, is the core of this play. The conflicts of these two thoughts that enter into the family, where everything seemed to be romantic, are revealed through the play and how they break up not only that family but also the surrounding society becomes the core issue. This play tries to convey that only inclusive minds can build a healthy society.
Play On Words sees multi-accomplished performer, composer and lyricist Hal Cazalet honouring the Broadway career of his step great-grandfather P.G. Wodehouse, alongside his favourite songs celebrating the birth of the American musical and theatrical writing highlights of the last 120 years.
Huliya Neralu - Ni. Na. Sam Tirugaata - Tue, 7th Nov'23
This play is part of the annual performance by Ni. Na. Sam. The play delves in to the eternal question of who we are and where we come from. The play is written by Chandrashekara Kambaara and Directed by K G Krishnamurthy.
Aa Laya Ee Laya - Ni. Na. Sam Tirugaata - Wed, 8th Nov'23
This play is part of the annual performance by Ni. Na. Sam. The play showcases the hard effects of communal differences in a society. The play is originally written by Louie Nakosi and The Kannada Adaptation is done by Nataraj Honnavalli. The play is Directed by Shwetha Rani H K.
Fun and Games
Saturday Boardgaming Meetup - Sat, 4th Nov'23
There are board games beyond monopoly and scrabble, if you’d like to explore and play unique board games join this upcoming event. If you are new in the city, you can socialise with like minded folks and board game enthusiasts, have a fun filled evening by playing variety of board games with new and experienced players. You can come in group or by yourself, there will be game master to guide you and explain the rules. Newbies are welcome, hope to see you all.
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.
AG Book Galatta - Sat, 4th Nov'23 - Sun, 5th Nov'23
AG Bookalatta is a festival of emotional bonds between adults and children with books. It is an effort to expand and nourish children’s consciousness and planning, it has inspired them to dream. So mark your calendars for a magical journey into the world of books and imagination. Join them at AG Book Galatta on Nov 4th and 5th for a spectacular children’s fest filled with stories, adventures and endless fun!
Children's Theatre Workshop - Sat, 4th Nov'23 - Fri, 22nd Dec'23 (Every Saturday & Sunday)
This workshop is designed to teach kids about how a play is conceived, developed and scripted. They’ll learn the fundamentals of body language, voice modulation and projection, facial expressions, stage decorum and coping with stage fright. Lessons on character analysis, stage lighting, direction, sets, costume and props, backstage management, and a lot more.