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2nd Week of November '23

2nd Week of November '23
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Welcome to another edition of the Soulful Events newsletter! We bring you activities and events that nourish your soul.


Unity in Harmony - Bangalore International Centre
An Evening of Vocal Jazz Classics RSVP <a href=“https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfc2zyRfKlKig1CPOaeZT8EmVdq2rPNGzzCOrTwYajLD840pg/viewform?usp=pp_url” target=“_blank” rel=“noopener”>here</a>

Fri, 10th Nov'23


The Goddess - Fri, 10th Nov'23

The Radha Kalpa Dance Company presents The Goddess by Rukmini Vijayakumar with featured artists Ambi Subramaniam, Raghuram Rajagopalan, Sunaad Anoor & Anoor Vinod Shyam and light design by Gyandev Singh.
Shifting Syllables
Buy Tickets for Shifting Syllables!

Fri, 10th Nov'23

Hiranmayam - Bangalore International Centre
A Mohiniyattam Performance RSVP <a href=“https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeTcEvL0ussTi6SjDPfd6LJbG4_bpabeDHKlhJHGUzZlNxrdQ/viewform?usp=pp_url” target=“_blank” rel=“noopener”>here</a>

Wed, 15th Nov'23

Cultural Activities

Curious Collections - MAP
November 9, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Portrait of Raghav Kaneria, Jyoti Bhatt, 1974/1975, Baroda (also Vadodara), Gujarat, India, Digital image, DC.00240. Are you curious about digital collections? Wondered why museums should digitise their works and how to use them? Join us for a conversation bet…

Thu, 9th Nov'23

Bangalore Bookfair: Lockthebox (Vega City Mall)
Buy Tickets for Bangalore Bookfair: Lockthebox (Vega City Mall)!

Thu, 9th Nov'23 - Wed, 15th Nov'23

Mello’s Open Mic - Mello
Curated Experiences in Bangalore

Fri, 10th Nov'23

Mello’s Jamming Session - Mello
Curated Experiences in Bangalore

Fri, 10th Nov'23

Mixer Live - Mello
Event created by Rahael

Fri, 10th Nov'23

Bookmarked - Bangalore International Centre
Silent Reading Session Theme: Indian Non-fiction RSVP <a href=“https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScjNSL5qtjIvXIDWJRKK4_UDpEzWQ3VXfnUuRnnm1CoFxbGGw/viewform?usp=pp_url” target=“_blank” rel=“noopener”>here</a>

Sat, 11th Nov'23

BookMarks (Lahe Lahe reading club) - Sat, 11th Nov'23

What are you reading these days? Is there an author or a poet that you have been amazed by recently? Or a book that changed your life. Lahe Lahe reading club would love to hear about it. Let's meet and share the magic of some wordsmiths who not only influenced us but shaped our lives in some way.
Save the Drama - Bangalore International Centre
A Group Reading of <em>Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?</em> by Edward Albee RSVP <a href=“https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeHsjvtdVF5kab4DiSTucLOR93CeeKqTrQPpUIEwUNdBMOKXg/viewform?usp=pp_url” target=“_blank” rel=“noopener”>here</a>

Sat, 11th Nov'23

The BG Musical special version - Mello
Event created by [email protected]

Sat, 11th Nov'23

Open Mic Bangalore
Buy Tickets for Open Mic Bangalore!

Sat, 11th Nov'23

Whose Mic is It Anyway (Koramangala)
Buy Tickets for Whose Mic is It Anyway (Koramangala)!

Sat, 11th Nov'23

Truly Open (Open Mic) - Sat, 11th Nov'23

The stage is all set to showcase the artist in you, be it music, poetry, comedy, drama, stand-up, painting, dancing or any other form of arts.
The Urban Solace Weekend Breakfast Celebration
Buy Tickets for The Urban Solace Weekend Breakfast Celebration !

Sat, 11th Nov'23 - Sun, 12th Nov'23

Frame it for Life!
Buy Tickets for Frame it for Life!!

Sat, 11th Nov'23 - Sun, 12th Nov'23

Sunday Improv Jam
Buy Tickets for Sunday Improv Jam!

Sun, 12th Nov'23

Kavitayon Ki Dastak
Buy Tickets for Kavitayon Ki Dastak!

Sun, 12th Nov'23

Lahe Lahe Open Mic (Open To All Genres) - Sun, 12th Nov'23

In sync with the vibe of the space - Lahe Lahe presents "Lahe Lahe Open Mic". You get to have a mic, a stage, an audience and 4 minutes each where you can express yourself. Gender no bar, Genre no bar, Language no bar, Age no bar. They will have 2 featured artists from their end who will get 10 mins each. And 20 people from the audience can perform for 4 mins each.

Personal Development & Soul Nourishment

Yoga Brunch with Julia - Mello
Event created by Copper & Cloves

Sat, 11th Nov'23

CannaBliss Breathwork - Sat, 11th Nov'23

Amidst the hustle and bustle of Diwali, take a serene escape and embrace the stillness with Hey Brewty's CBD-infused breathwork and meditation session. This session is tailored for individuals seeking to harmonize with the powerful synergy of plant medicine and human essence. It’s an opportunity to shed inhibitions, connect deeply with oneself and emerge as a more radiant version of you. Explore inner tranquility, heightened by the gentle touch of CBD, as you disconnect from the chaos and find your inner peace.
How To Manage Pain Using The Alexander Technique
Buy Tickets for How To Manage Pain Using The Alexander Technique!

Sat, 11th Nov'23 & Sat, 18th Nov'23

Be A Light Unto Yourself - OSHO Meditation Event
Buy Tickets for Be A Light Unto Yourself - OSHO Meditation Event!

Sun, 12th Nov'23

Healing the Child Within workshop - Sun, 12th Nov'23

We are living in a time where we are constantly running, busy with our personal and professional lives, not acknowledging our feelings. We forget who we are. We lose contact with our divine essence. Our traumas and unresolved emotions and limiting beliefs, childhood wounds get accumulated. The lifestyle change and disconnect from nature has created a lot of unresolved emotions like stress, anxiety, depression, hopelessness. We always push them aside until they start interfering in our daily functions. Facing old stuff and letting old fears go always opens up new possibilities. It is time to heal, empower and take control of our lives right now by connecting to the deep infinite possibilities we have deep within. If this resonates with you, come join for this 'Healing The Child Within' workshop, facilitated by Ramya Vaidyanath, a certified pranic healer and arhatic practitioner, yoga and wellness coach.

BLR Wellbeing Monthly Community Circle - Sun, 12th Nov'23

BLR Wellbeing Community are excited to invite you to their eight monthly Community Circle at the beautiful Cubbon Park! This time around they will be exploring Play Therapy and creating a safe and healing container for the inner child to be spontaneous, wild and free, facilitated by Anoushka, an artist and certified Expressive Arts Therapy practitioner with specialisation in Art therapy and Movement therapy.
A Breathing Workshop - The Original Alexander Method
Buy Tickets for A Breathing Workshop - The Original Alexander Method!

Sun, 12th Nov'23 & Sun, 19th Nov'23

New Moon Sound Healing - Tue, 14th Nov'23

Join Prachi Garg for a unique New Moon Sound Healing Journey, a serene experience that invites you to reset your energies under the enigmatic new moon’s influence. Begin with an introduction to the new moon’s significance followed by gentle stretches to prepare your body. Receive clarity and advise from your angels and spirit guides through a personal tarot reading. Dive into deep relaxation with guided Yoga Nidra and let soothing sounds wash over you as you reach a meditative state. Conclude the session with a cup of gourmet tea from Heybrewty, nurturing your body and spirit. Embrace the mysteries of the new moon with them for a night of self-discovery.
The inner hero-Arjuna, Lessons for life inspired by Bhagawad Gita
Buy Tickets for The inner hero-Arjuna, Lessons for life inspired by Bhagawad Gita!

Wed, 15th Nov'23

Understanding Societal Systems

Unearthing Armistice Day - Bangalore International Centre
Bangalore’s Silent Role in World War I RSVP <a href=“https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdbnR1XLNsZXU2iYTOdQQpA3FLQodZxfpETM-hpCqBJNmUFnQ/viewform?usp=pp_url” target=“_blank” rel=“noopener”>here</a>

Sat, 11th Nov'23

Art & Craft

Friday, 10th November 2023 | I’m Like A Bird | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Hey there! Looking to have some fun time on a boring Friday 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 wi…

Fri, 10th Nov'23

Diya Making Workshop - Fri, 10th Nov'23

Immerse yourself in the artistry of traditional Diya making at Tarang Arts' Diya Making Workshop. Diwali is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate than by making your own Diyas. During this workshop, you will learn hand building techniques skills to make diyas.
Saturday, 11th November 2023 | Happy Diwali - Gold Leaf Painting | 4:0
Hey there! Looking to have some fun time? Think no further, this is for you! Come celebrate the festival of lights and sparkle with us! 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 sol…

Sat, 11th Nov'23

Patio Garden Canvas Painting Workshop by Bangalore Drawing Room
Patio Garden Canvas Painting Workshop by Bangalore Drawing Room, Koramangala

Sat, 11th Nov'23

Sip and Paint Diwali Special - Mello
Event created by Art jam

Sat, 11th Nov'23

Gold Foiling Workshop - Sat, 11th Nov'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.
Buddha texture+ Epoxy resin art workshop Saturday 11th Novembet 2023-
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, 11th Nov'23

Resin Art - Beach theme coaster making Workshop - Set of 6 on Saturday
Join our Beach Resin Coaster Workshop and embark on a creative journey to craft your own set of six 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 co…

Sat, 11th Nov'23

Thread canvas board painting / Canvas painting Saturday 11th November
Join our thread canvas painting workshop to learn the exciting sipmle technique! Discover how to use threads and yarns to create captivating textures and designs on canvas. Our skilled instructors will guide you through the process, making it easy for beginners and rewarding for experienced artists.…

Sat, 11th Nov'23

Pawtery Haven - Clay & Play with Puppies - Mello
Event created by [email protected]

Sat, 11th Nov'23

Diwali Decor and 2 diya making workshop | Saturday 10:30AM to 12:30 PM
Join our exclusive Ganesh Decor Workshop to create a stunning centerpiece for your home or special occasions. In this hands-on workshop, you`ll learn to craft a beautiful Ganesh decoration with mirrors and exquisite embellishments. Here are the highlights of what you`ll experience: 1. Mirror Magic:…

Sat, 11th Nov'23

Deepawali special diya painting workshop - Sat, 11th Nov'23

It's time to illuminate your creativity this Diwali with Diya Painting Workshop at Saspire Studio! Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of colors, tradition and creativity at their all-inclusive Diya painting event.
Candle making workshop on Saturday 11th November 2023 | 11:30AM to 1:0
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: Introduction to Candle Making: Our expert instructors wil…

Sat, 11th Nov'23

A Tryst With Flowers- Flower Purse Bouquet - Sat, 11th Nov'23

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn more about flowers, handling them and the use of foliage in a creative way, sure to tickle your creative energies. Take this opportunity to embark on this beautiful journey of making your own floral arrangements, with the love for flowers that we all have in us.

Macrame Art Workshop - Sat, 11th Nov'23

Join for a hands-on experience in the beautiful art of macrame. Whether you're a seasoned artist or a complete beginner, this workshop offers a fantastic opportunity to craft stunning macrame pieces under the guidance of an expert instructor.

Tote bag painting party - Sat, 11th Nov'23

Discover the art of connection at Small World's Tote Bag Painting Extravaganza. Whether you're a seasoned artist or just starting, this workshop is your canvas for creativity and companionship.

Hands-On Upcycling Fabric Cloth Workshop - Sat, 11th Nov'23

Join Vandana K and Lakshmi N and enjoy with your friends, family & yourself at this unique workshop where you can learn to upcycle cloth into beautiful craft.

Hoop and Flow Session - Sat, 11th Nov'23

Celebrate Diwali with a unique blend of fitness, fun and the spirit of Bollywood! Join Gowri Murthy for a Hoop and Flow session like no other. Experience the joy of movement while grooving to Bollywood beats and connecting with fellow enthusiasts. Get ready to break a sweat, bond and light up the spirit of Diwali together! They’ll provide the hoops; all you need to bring is your fantastic self! No experience required, just enthusiasm and a spirit ready to shine.
Coffee 101: Whole Latte Love
Buy Tickets for Coffee 101: Whole Latte Love!

Sat, 11th Nov'23

Wall as your Canvas - King Kohli & MSD tribute! - Mello
Event created by creatibeeti

Sun, 12th Nov'23

Festival of Lights Knife Painting Workshop by Bangalore Drawing Room
Festival of Lights Knife Painting Workshop by Bangalore Drawing Room, Koramangala

Sun, 12th Nov'23

Film & Theater

Relatively Speaking - Bangalore International Centre
A Play by Alan Ayckbourn RSVP <a href=“https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqVFZuGbXkpDLbj_mcBEWaQlpk4LDVaG6UyZM2v4963vGI5A/viewform?usp=pp_url” target=“_blank” rel=“noopener”>here</a>

Thu, 9th Nov'23

Daklakatha Devikavya - Thu, 9th Nov'23

Daklakatha Devikavya is an experimental play drawing on the epic poetry and stories of the important Kannada writer and founder-member of the Dalit Sangharsha Samiti, K.B. Siddaiah. This experimental piece begins with a re- reading of a cosmogonic myth from a community that is oppressed even amongst the oppressed narrating the origins of the world and of life on it. The play progresses through weaving and unravelling untouchable rituals, beliefs, hunger and desires through song and storytelling. For untouchable communities nudi (speech, sound, voice, and word) is like breath that cannot be separated from the body. The play uses instruments such as the areye and tamte as vines of nudi that enmesh the narrative and sprout new directions from within. Thereby opening up the untouchable world as a world of deep sonic imprints. In a context such as this, the play confronts what happens when the 'written word' that has so far been unreachable collides with and becomes an organ of the untouchable body, giving rise to a new relationship of intimacy and struggle. The play provokes how the received insights through the experience of untouchability and the 'written word' force us to confront what it means to be human in the depths of our being.

Bhoomija presents Girish Karnad's Tughlaq - Fri, 10th Nov'23 & Sat, 11th Nov'23

Girish Karnad's Tughlaq is one of the greatest plays of Indian theater. This play, which revolves around an eccentric ruler in Indian history and the events of that time, can never be irrelevant. Political strategies, religious intrigues, religio-political conflicts and personal relationships are interlocked in the play. This presentation of the play is an attempt to bring it closer to contemporary times, to 2023, both inwardly and externally. Inwardly by examining Tughlaq’s personal turmoil and his relationships, and externally by bringing up contemporary events. It is an attempt to see Tughlaq as a common man rather than as a king, thereby understanding the present in both general and political contexts. At one end, there is the king, the king's stepmother, and his statesman, while at the other end, there is a swindler, a thief, some rich men, and priests. It is also an attempt to understand what impact the orders of the palace have on the population at large.

An Iliad - Fri, 10th Nov'23 - Sun, 12th Nov'23

A modern retelling of Homer's ancient tale of the Trojan War, accompanied by a live score. The timeless power of storytelling brings to life this gripping adaptation of Homer’s classic. A lone poet on an open stage throws us right into the midst of conflict where heroes and countries clash in a quest for power and glory. In this vibrant retelling, the Trojan War and present day are set side by side as ancient history is catapulted into an intense, intimate, and at times funny, story for today.
ದ್ವೀಪ | Dweepa - Bangalore International Centre
A Kannada Adaptation of Athol Fugard’s <em>The Island</em> RSVP <a href=“https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfoz-ysrXXePYl8TVRyqjom8k6-846Arnr2AGx2vhIm7cI_aQ/viewform” target=“_blank” rel=“noopener”>here</a>

Mon, 13th Nov'23

Ray Babu - Anthology of Satyajit Ray's Stories - Tue, 14th Nov'23

'Ray Babu.. Babu Ray' a typical way of calling someone. Someone you know, not necessarily care about. Ray Babu is an anthology of 2 stories written by Satyajit Ray - Asamanjas Babu & his Dog and Patol Babu Superstar.

Jugari Cross - Wed, 15th Nov'23

'Jugari Cross' is an effervescent saga of events that unfold in a single day. A romantic thriller set in a small town in the deep forests of the Western ghats, the story revolves around several happenings reflecting contemporary social life. How vanishing of rich timber trees and priceless forest resources, forests becoming a hub of black market linking drug and gambling mafia, and huge money generated controlling nation's politics and how gullible people becoming horrid victims in this spiral is the essence of the play. Cardamom farmer couple Suresha and Gowri who come to the market to sell their products unknowingly get caught in the sinister web of illegal trade. The play will take you from one dark event to another in its own inimitable style.

Fun and Games

Pay for Games BLR - Diwali Edition by Bangalore Creative Circus
. Presenting the Diwali Edition of GamesBlr on Nov 12th at Bangalore Creative Circus, you do not want to miss this one!. . After 3 hilarious editions, bringing to you the 4th edition with loads of new games and activities. Apart from building new connections celebrating a truly happy Diwali full of…

Sun, 12th Nov'23

With Kids

Build With Troy - Thu, 9th Nov'23 - Mon, 13th Nov'23

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.

Picassos in the Park (Art Workshop for Kids) - Sun, 12th Nov'23

Artist Nashit Ameed presents "Picassos in the Park," an enchanting outdoor art workshop specially designed for young artists between the ages of 5 and 15.

A Plant & A Tree - Sun, 12th Nov'23

The plant stands still, the Tree too. On the surface we see silent beings, often solitary. Come a little closer. There are sounds. Come even closer. There are entire worlds. Ee Gida, A Mara translates from Kannada to This Plant, That Tree. The play explores the two and magnifies the micro environments they house through movement, visuals and sound. For ages 2 to 3.5, the play runs for 25 minutes followed by an interaction with the performers. The play is largely non verbal, with sporadic use of Kannada, English and Hindi words.