Welcome to another edition of the Soulful Events newsletter! We bring you activities and events that nourish your soul.
Navarasa (9 performances by women artists) - Sat, 21st Oct'23
To celebrate the culmination of Navaratri, Lahe Lahe invites you to a curated evening of 9 performances by various awesome women artists. Come, get enthralled in the beautiful world of poetry, music, storytelling, dance and theatre.
Aurvi.. of the earth - Sun, 22nd Oct'23
Experience an evening of Odissi that seamlessly blends the elegance of this ancient art form with the raw emotions of nature’s heartfelt abhinaya and leaves the audience with a poignant message, longing for an encore. "Aurvi: Of the Earth" promises an enchanting blend of dance, music, theater, poetry, and art—a complete sensory journey.
Art @ Urban Solace features Kailash and Yasmine - Thu, 19th Oct'23 - Sun, 22nd Oct'23
Art @ Urban Solace - The Gallery for Creative Visual Self Expression was opened in 2010 and has for over a decade launched the work of hundreds of artists; some of these artists have now grown to have showcased their work in galleries around the world while also finding collectors and owning their work across the country and from around the world. Now Art @ US presents an Exhibition cum Sale of two artists Kailash Mani and Yasmine Claire. Original paintings that reflect the imagery and inspiration of a free mind.
Dandiya Night - Thu, 19th Oct'23 - Sun, 22nd Oct'23
Festive season beckons with Navaratri / Durga Puja / Golu / Dusserah and Dandiya season all intermingled. At Lahe Lahe, they are not so much into relegious festivals but they are all for everything fun and art. Their Co-founder Mansee Shah Thard comes from the land of Garba / Dandiya, Vadodara and it is her passion to recreate Garba / Dandiya in Lahe Lahe. They have Dandiya nights every year on weekends but this year she takes the leap of faith and they have Dandiya nights for 8 days. She, assisted by her lovely friends will be guiding how to do garba / dandiya on traditional garba songs from Gujarat. Though it sounds like eh, no bollywood, no fun but trust me, it will be a lot of fun. Come for one night and check it out yourself.
Stories For Mahabharat - Sat, 21st Oct'23
What is found here may be found elsewhere, but what is not found here cannot be found elsewhere." Few stories in the world are as intriguing as the Mahabharata, with its numerous plots and sub plots and characters having strengths and flaws in equal measure. 'Stories from the Mahabharata' is an endeavour by Aparna Jaishankar to recreate an interest in this epic.
Dialogues with Books - Sat, 21st Oct'23
Bring along your favorite book, the book you are currently reading, or any book that had an impact on you. Share your experience reading the book with fellow bibliophiles and participate in winding and fun discussions around the joy of reading. Do all this while sipping on coffee/tea or having a hot tasty snack from Dialogues cafe!
Dialogues Poetry Mic Koramangala - Sat, 21st Oct'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 them accountable for making you have a good time!
From Within She Rises - Sat, 21st Oct'23
Join Ekta's Gatherings at Atta Galatta in a grand celebration of the Divine Feminine this Navratri and Durga Puja season. “From Within She Rises" is a harmonious offering of storytelling, soul-stirring Sufi music and enlightening art talks. Dive into the world of timeless tales that embody the strength and grace of the Goddess, as their storytellers transport you to realms of wonder. Let the enchanting Sufi melodies awaken your spirit, resonating with the divine energy within. Engage in thought-provoking art discussions that explore the intricate relationship between art and the feminine essence. It's a gathering where art, music and storytelling converge to honor the power, wisdom and beauty of the Divine Feminine; guiding a path within. Come, be a part of this extraordinary journey and celebrate the embodiment of strength, compassion and creativity in the divine feminine form.
Diwali Edition - Sunday Soul Sante - Sun, 22nd Oct'23
Get ready to immerse yourself in the festive Diwali Edition of Sunday Soul Sante as Ecoworld, Bangalore, becomes the epicentre of artistic flair, live music, delectable cuisine and so much fun.
Listeners Circle - Tell Your Story - Sun, 22nd Oct'23
Listeners Circle is an initiative to facilitate listening without judgment, hence giving a safe space for anyone to speak their heart out without the fear of judgment. 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.
Open Mic (Theme Goddess) - Sun, 22nd Oct'23
An open mic, short for "open microphone," is an event where individuals are invited to take the stage and perform in front of an audience. These events are typically held in venues such as coffee shops, bars, comedy clubs, or other entertainment spaces. Open mic nights are popular for a wide range of artistic performances, including: Music, Comedy, Poetry, Drama and Improvisation.
BDC Durga Puja Open Jam - Mon, 23rd Oct'23
Get ready to immerse yourself in the magic of drumming at BDC’s Community Drum Circle & Open Jam this Durga Puja! At BDC open jams participants create lasting memories through the power of music, promoting unity and spreading happiness in the process! Dive into the lively rhythm of Bangalore's drumming community with the captivating world of the Bangalore Drums Collective (BDC).
Personal Development & Soul Nourishment
Chakra Healing : Pranic Yoga Workshop - Sat, 21st Oct'23
Join for a transformative experience at Chakra Healing : Pranic Yoga Workshop which covers 1. Discover inner peace through yoga and pranic healing techniques. 2. Expert instructors guiding you through revitalizing yoga sessions. 3. Learn the art of energy healing and its profound benefits. 4. Suitable for all levels, from beginners to experienced practitioners. 5. Relaxing ambiance and a chance to connect with like-minded individuals. 6. Rudraksha Healing, take a 5 mukhi rudraksha home with you!
The Monologue Experience - Sat, 21st Oct'23
The Monologue Experience will help participants release emotions through a monologue written by them. The workshop will include warm up exercises and will end with a guided meditation. It’s open to both actors and non actors, anyone who wishes to start expressing better.
Meraki - Mindfulness Through Meditation - Sun, 22nd Oct'23
'Meraki' is a Greek word that means "essence of ourselves". It cannot be translated in one word but it means "something done with one's soul, with creativity, effort and a lot of love". True to this translation, HerMoveMeant are here to offer mindfully curated meditative and creative spaces for individuals to connect with themselves. We, as social animals, are constantly acknowledging and attending to the needs of those around us. But how often do we take the time to ask ourselves 'How am I feeling today?'' If this question made you think, this workshop is for you!
Dances of Universal Peace - Sun, 22nd Oct'23
Bangalore Creative Circus are thrilled to invite you to the seventh monthly gathering of the Dances of Universal Peace. The Dances are a simple practice that is easy to learn, easy to sing and easiest to feel. Equally, it can be a powerful and transformative practice, dissolving our illusion of separation, invoking an embodied sense of unity, presence and love.
Art & Craft
Mud N Magic Pottery Workshop - Sat, 21st Oct'23
This handbuilding pottery workshop is the perfect opportunity for anyone who wants to explore their creative side and learn how to work and mould clay with hands. This workshops is open to beginners and experienced artists alike, so come discover the joy of creating something beautiful with your own hands.
Hulahoop Workshop - Sat, 21st Oct'23
In this session, Supriya will try to share the techniques of foot hooping, leg basics, easy throws, catch and passes that she knows to the best of her knowledge and ability. Foot hooping can appear intimidating however the breakdown of technique will help you understand what your body posture, attention, touch points and awareness should be in order to master the leg and foot hooping skills. This workshop is dedicated to focus on specific muscles in your body, help you develop strength and flexibility of leg muscles, promoting strength and toning in the lower body, give you a deeper insight into balancing and coordination & aims to ground you in order to express yourself freely.
Texture Painting - Sun, 22nd Oct'23
In this workshop, you will learn 1. Overview of Tools 2. Texture Paste Mediums; Different paste mediums (different budget & professional options); Pros and cons of each medium 3. Tips & Hacks to find the right base; Other options (MDF, Art boards, etc.) 4. Techniques & Styles 5. Neat canvas edges, sanding and other helpful tips 6. Color Theory, Selections & mixing Color Theory 7. Finishing touches; Advice to finish your piece.
Aesthetic Jewellery Crafting - Sun, 22nd Oct'23
You will learn all the basics to make your own handmade jewellery. You will make 3 different aesthetic jewelleries. materials will be provided, crafted jewellery can be taken home. Jewellery making is always a calming experience for all. Get yourself and your little ones to get your hands on jewellery making!
Sing with Ria - Sun, 22nd Oct'23
In this workshop, you'll learn how to sing your favorite songs with style and soul, tapping into your emotions and authentic self-expression. Ria will guide you through vocal techniques and performance skills to bring your music to life. She will also be teaching the basics of ukulele.
Film & Theater
Parva - Thu, 19th Oct'23 - Sun, 22nd Oct'23
Parva is a take on the Mahabharata that is startling in its intellectual and emotional clarity. It is about the human effort, in thought and action, we make to resolve the conflicts that emerge from our obligation to the world we inhabit, to ourselves and others, without any divine intervention. It is epic, without the miracles. The form of the live performance is sacred. It requires the players to bring their stories to the audience, in shared time and shared space. The players perform an emotion, the audiences feel it. No AI can replace that engagement. Theatre will always rise up, from time to time, surviving as it always has, for thousands of years.
Tila - Fri, 20th Oct'23 - Sat, 21st Oct'23
Based on a German folk tale, the play is about a young trickster named Tila, who always thinks he is a grain of Til (sesame) cleverer than others. The play, using magical realism, reveals a series of witty, humorous episodes from his life. While making fun of other people around him, it is said that Tila also holds a mirror to the world. In Indian folklore, we have Birbal, Tenali, and Mullah Nasruddin. The production is a Ranga Shankara collaboration with Westflügel and is supported by the Goethe Institute and the International Koproduction Fund.
Fernando and his Grandmother - Sat, 21st Oct'23
Fernando and his Grandmother is a play based on the life of the well known Portuguese poet, Fernando Pessoa. An intriguing literary figure from the 20th century, Pessoa is called the “Endlessly Multiple” poet because of the many heteronyms that he invented. These heteronym figures were not merely pen names but whole fictional entities with individual biographies and distinctive styles of writing. Inventive and heartwarming, the play is based on the close relationship between Fernando and his grandmother. It presents the dark themes of mental illness, political censorship, and death with large brushstrokes of humour offering us a window into the unique and fascinating world of Pessoa and his many heteronyms.
Old Man and the Sea - Sun, 22nd Oct'23
This play is based on Ernest Hemingway’s novella. This is the story of an epic struggle between an old, seasoned fisherman and the greatest catch of his life. For 84 days he has returned home empty-handed. On the 85th day he sets out far beyond into the sea and drops his lines. At noon, a big fish, which he calls Mari takes the bait but the old man cannot pull it out. Instead, the fish begins to pull the boat. For five days the old man struggles with the fish, with sharks and with the sea, to survive and get back home.
Taledanda - Sun, 22nd Oct'23
Girish Karnad's play "Taledanda", directed by Shiva Honniganahalli, sheds light on the socio-political conflicts prevalent in contemporary Indian society. The play gains a broader significance by delving into the essence of revolution and the societal and political factors influencing its successes and failures. Furthermore, Basavanna's conviction that the revolution he initiated will eventually prevail is expressed in his belief that "One day this varnashram, religion, and caste system will all disappear". This sentiment also resonates with the revolution of Veerashaiva Sarana.
Sakal Jaani He Naath - Tue, 24th Oct'23
Men are Innocent. Or so they say while playing victim card, thereby alleging the Women Guilty of Charge! Sakal Jaani he Naath is a Comedy Folk Musical adapted from Vasant Deo and Sudama ke Chawal. It revisits the famed mythological fable about Lord Krishna and his childhood friend Sudama. A Tragic-Comedy that explores the narrative of the contemporary human situation and a satire on today’s man, his double standards and polluted mind. While the story and characters are the same, the ethos of these characters is what is seen today and in common life. The age-old tale and its characters have been used only as a reference. The play runs parallel with Narottam Das’s Sudamacharit and their verses are sung in folk tunes of Doha and Behre Tavil.
Fun and Games
Board Games : Passport to an Amazing Afternoon! - Sun, 22nd Oct'23
Cards 'n' Dice presents "Board Games: Passport to an Amazing Afternoon." Escape the screens, embrace the fun! Join for an immersive afternoon of board games, friendly competition and new connections. Discover the world of mesmerising board games: 100+ award-winning internationally renowned board games, imported from abroad for their exclusive events. From strategy to party games, social deductions, and more – they've got it all!
Build With Troy - Thu, 19th Oct'23 - Sun, 22nd Oct'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.
Vedic math - Fri, 20th Oct'23
This workshop will help improve the performance of your child in mathematics, Increase IQ and reduce silly mistakes leading to faster mental calculation.
Build + Blast Rocketry Workshop - Sat, 21st Oct'23
Join for an exciting and hands-on rocketry workshop designed especially for kids. This interactive workshop will take young participants on a journey into the world of rockets, igniting their curiosity and imagination as they build, decorate and launch their very own model rockets.
Never too Small - Sun, 22nd Oct'23
Never To Small is a folk tale from the North East of India. This story explores the idea of greatness and interdependence. It sheds light upon the big and the small treasures within.