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Soulful Events - Week 1 August '23

Events for the 1st week of August '23
Soulful Events - Week 1 August '23

Welcome to another edition of the Soulful Events newsletter! We bring you activities and events that nourish your soul.



Retro Night by BlrGrooveCo - Fri, 4th Aug’23

Let’s fly back to the vintage era where songs and their lyrics were the best part of our lives. Come along and sing your heart out as Manu Bharadwaj and his team of talented musicians play a tribute to our Indian classics with a sip of wine and tasty dishes at Dhwani, Indiranagar.

Melodies Of The Rain - Sat, 5th Aug’23

Experience the essence of the soothing monsoon season as it intertwines with the captivating melodies of a unique fusion concert. “Melodies of the Rain” brings together the magnificent sounds of Veena, Guitar, Tabla, and Sufi vocals to create a truly mesmerizing musical experience. Immerse yourself in the evocative melodies as the artists skillfully blend different musical genres, creating a true celebration of unity and harmony. Whether you are a fan of classical, fusion, or Sufi music, “Melodies of the Rain” promises an evening of musical brilliance that will leave you spellbound. Join us for this extraordinary concert that showcases the versatility of instruments and the power of music to transcend boundaries.

Shanti People Live In Concert - Sat, 5th Aug’23

Shanti People is a music band that mix EDM (electronic dance music) with Vedic Mantras. A fusion of ancient Mantras and contemporary electronic sound does attract a lot of very different people around the world.

First Light - Sun, 6th Aug’23

The First Light concert and conversation series present young Hindustani and Carnatic musicians in an intimate, informal and interactive setting. They will attempt to engage with their respective lineages and the traditional as well as the lesser performed material they have received, in distinctive ways. The musicians are encouraged to present a repertoire that reflects their long years of training, core aesthetic influences and values as well as their individual outlooks and interpretation.


Sowmika Rama - Margam by Sowmya Yagnik - Sun, 6th Aug’23

Get ready to be captivated by the enthralling performance of “SOWMIKARAMA,” a Bharatanatyam Margam! Brace yourself for an unforgettable journey as Sowmya Yagnik, a disciple of the prestigious Upadhye School of Dance, takes the stage. Prepare to be spellbound by the divine dance of Ganesha Kauthvam, swept away by the vibrant and soul-stirring Varnam, moved to tears by the emotive Padam, and ultimately transported to a state of pure bliss with the energetic and enchanting Thillana. Don’t miss this extraordinary spectacle that promises to ignite your senses and leave you craving for more!

Skanda Rasam - Sun, 6th Aug’23

Skanda – the name of the benevolent Hindu God Lord Muruga. Rasam – the series of emotions evoked within the audience as they experience the dancer’s communion with Lord Muruga. In this thematic Bharathanatyam solo work, Mohanapriyan takes his audience in a journey of discovery through dance. This multi-faceted showcase features five segments: Mayura Alarippu depicting the beautiful peacock movements, Varnam based on the aspect of love, benevolence, valour and power of Muruga, Padam which explores Shanmuga’s six faces representing the six emotions and stories, completed with a Virutham and Lalgudi G Jeyaraman’s Thillana.

Cultural Activities

Cover Corner - Thu, 3rd Aug’23

Shoonya invites lovers and spouses of music for an intimate soiree of music, food and conversations where singers and instrumentalists, soloists and bands, addicts and worshippers of music come together and enjoy an hour of momentariness. This open mic event is for anyone who wishes to share emotions not too strong or light through music.

Mello Open Mic and Jamming Session - Thu, 3rd Aug’23

Join Mello team for an unforgettable evening of creativity and self-expression at their Open Mic and Jamming Session. Whether you’re an aspiring singer-songwriter, a talented poet or an amazing performer of cover songs, this is your chance to shine. Share your original music, mesmerizing poetry or captivating renditions of your favorite songs in a supportive and welcoming environment followed with an unforgettable night of jamming and collaboration. Mello’s dynamic energy combined with your musical talents will create an atmosphere of pure magic. So, mark your calendars and get ready to rock out with Mello at our jamming session!

Lullabies Beyond Borders - Fri, 4th Aug’23

Lullabies from across the world have shown us that love, language and music transcend all boundaries. Lullabies are believed to be the oldest musical genre known to human civilisation. These soothing songs carry with them centuries of love from mothers, fathers and caregivers, as they sing to their children, while themselves slipping into its relaxing breath. Contained within a lullaby’s simple lyrics and melodies are emotions, stories, age-old wisdom and beautiful imagery from nature. Through this performance, Gurupriya Atreya and Vedanth Bharadwaj will render handpicked lullabies from the repository of a year-long online workshop series called Sing A Lullaby.

Walkthrough by Bhagya B, Farzana Banu, and Indu Antony - Fri, 4th Aug’23

Curated as part of the Wellcome Trust’s international cultural programme, Mindscapes: In the company of others opened in three locations across Bengaluru last month, inviting ideas, art works and people to travel: at the Museum of Art & Photography (MAP); the artist’s studio space Kāṇike in Cooke town; and Namma Katte, a place for leisure for the women and children of Lingarajapuram. The exhibition foregrounds questions around language on mental health and the city, care and a shared space for healing in togetherness. Join at MAP as Bhagya B, Farzana Banu and Indu Antony take us through a guided tour of the exhibition, highlighting the stories exchanged, relationships forged and the collaborative, community-rooted process behind the evocative pieces on display at the exhibition. Feel free to jump in with your questions, thoughts and reflections during this interactive walkthrough!

JATC Artist Cohort - Sat, 5th Aug’23

You are invited to JATC Artist Cohort where the sun meets the sky and the creative sparks fly! Get ready to dive into a world of artistic adventures, where performers, connectors and friendship makers unite to create a symphony of harmony and love.

Akshita Mengi Collective - Sat, 5th Aug’23

With her captivating melodies and storytelling, Akshita explores the themes of love, loss and belonging, inspired by her own personal experiences. Her music is influenced by Prateek Kuhad, Anuv jain, Hozier, Finneas, to name a few. Come experience Akshita’s magic with her live band on stage! Supported by Aanchal Bordoloi, an incredible 22 year old singer-songwriter who’s debut single ‘Whiskey Blues’, made its way to the Top 22 singles released in 2022, by Rolling Stones India.

Soapbox – Spotlight Open Mic Sessions - Sat, 5th Aug’23

At Spotlight Session, there are no boundaries or limitations. Whether you’re a poet with a penchant for limericks, a guitarist who strums to the rhythm of laughter, or a dancer who pirouettes to the beats of chaos, they invite you to grace their stage. This is your chance to showcase your offbeat talents and revel in the embrace of an audience that appreciates the extraordinary.

Alt+Art Festival 2.0 BLR - Sat, 5th Aug’23

Alt+Art Festival challenges traditional notions of “good” and “valid” art, providing a platform for artists working in the alternate art genre to celebrate their artistic authenticity. The Alt+Art team are very excited to extend their warm welcome for you to be part of their second edition of ALT+ART FESTIVAL (AAF) happening at Bangalore Creative Circus, Yeshwantpur.

Barsan Laagi Badariya - Sat, 5th Aug’23

Abhinav brings you a self-curated set celebrating the Monsoon and Hindustani compositions themed on the rains. Most of the songs of India mention sawan, as it’s a respite from the excruciating summer heat, however, it’s also a season of melancholy, lovelorn and emotional complexities. Abhinav will be singing semi-classical compositions, Ghazal, some old Hindi film songs and some sufi compositions, taking the audience through a journey of Hindustani genres celebrating monsoon. Abhinav will be accompanied by Surjeet, Ejaz and Shivam on Tabla, Sarangi and Guitar respectively.

Namu Recommends Vegan Market - Sat, 5th Aug’23 & Sun, 6th Aug’23

The Namu Recommends Vegan Market is back and is bigger than ever! The market will be held at The Glasshouse at Chamara Vajra in Jayamahal this weekend.

Art & Flea Project Chapter #19: Cafe Reset, Bengaluru - Sat, 5th Aug’23 & Sun, 6th Aug’23

Art and Flea Project is so excited to be back in beloved bengaluru and it’s always happier when you’re around! Join them as they bring to you a curated showcase of the best sustainable brands from across the country and let’s celebrate the joyful onset of the festivities.

The Bengaluru Poetry Festival - Sat, 5th Aug’23 & Sun, 6th Aug’23

You are invited to the Bengaluru Poetry Festival happening on the 5th and 6th of August at the Grand Mercure, on Old Madras Road, next to the Gopalan Mall. From interactions with Authors, Illustrators, Storytelling, Puppetry, Kamishibai, dance movement, theater, spoken word, poetry, music, song writing, clowning, Mime, Magic, Plays etc, there is something for every child and family. Check out the details on their website www.bengalurupoetryfestival.org.

Raagini - Exploring the gender of Hindustani Music - Sun, 6th Aug’23

The performance discusses the gender identities and binaries present in Hindustani Music. The colonial masculinity, the non-binary and gender-bending nature of Hindustani genres, the plight and ostracisation of Tawaifs (courtesans), the gender-based classification of Ragas and the gender aspect in the bhakti and Sufi music, all these explored through multi-genre songs. Abhinav will be accompanied by Surjeet, Ejaz and Shivam on Tabla, Sarangi and Guitar respectively.

Farmers’ Market - Sun, 6th Aug’23

Bangalore Creative Circus presents to you the 19th edition of their monthly Farmers’ Market! As always, they are excited to host local farmers and producers selling fresh fruits and veggies, homemade pickles and jams, vegan desserts, traditional games, pet adoption and more. Come along with your friends and family!

Tree Walk with A Green Venture - Sun, 6th Aug’23

This walk gives you a history and horticulture of Bangalore’s past, insight to trees, how to identify, slow down, switch off from the screen world and connect, explore beautiful Bangalore.

Emotional Health Picnic - Sun, 6th Aug’23

Join for a day of relaxation and self-care at the Emotional Health Picnic in Cubbon Park! Take a break from the daily grind and enjoy the calming atmosphere with like-minded individuals.

Showcase Your Handloom - Sun, 6th Aug’23

Handloom textiles are considered an Indian legacy. Handlooms are weaved without electricity and mostly in the homes of the weavers from generation to generation. To highlight our rich handloom heritage, Indian Roots Foundation is organising a fund raising Handloom event at Lahe Lahe. They have esteemed guest Designer Nanditha Sulur gracing the occasion to talk about the handloom textile industry. Adding to the event are their weavers who are putting up sale stalls of their fabrics to help add your collection of handloom.

Carnival by Wine Community BLR - Sun, 6th Aug’23

Come join the Wine Community BLR at one of the most extravagant wine experiences to ever be hosted in Bangalore. This is a deep dive into the exciting world of wines, where every single enthusiast attending gets to explore wines from across the globe! They have curated this immersive F&B experience in the heart of the city, themed on the fascinating world of wines, where you will get the opportunity to try 28 different wines that are made in unique styles/ are offerings from multiple regions/ from different countries of origin/ are available at various on-premise/ retail outlets across the city. You therefore only need to bring your enthusiasm and indulge in some stellar wine & food offerings, along with a bunch of themed activities, fun games and brilliant entertainment that have been specially curated for you that day. Take home memories with other wine minded people.

Beyond the Blue Dot - Sun, 6th Aug’23

Dive into ‘Beyond the Blue Dot’, a unique exploration that goes beyond traditional astronomy and space science education. Perfectly suited for both budding enthusiasts and discerning explorers, this experience promises an extraordinary journey through the cosmos, all within our comfy cafe environment. With a blend of hands-on props, immersive star projections, and insightful discussions, we unfold the mysteries of the universe.

Saaz 56-65 : A Musical Evening by Lahe Lahe - Sun, 6th Aug’23

Welcome to an evening of music! Come along as we host 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. We will also have open mic. 3 minutes. You. Your music. A receptive audience.

DWL Open Mic: Bangalore #18 - Sun, 6th Aug’23

DWL Open Mics brings you a platform to perform your poetry, stories or music. Perform or catch the best performances from some of the most talented artists in your city. Either way, DWL Open Mics is an experience of it’s own. Come be a part of it.

In Conversation with Tel Aviv Museum of Art - Wed, 9th Aug’23

Established in 1932, Tel Aviv Museum of Art is Israel’s first art museum and one of the country’s most prominent cultural institutions featuring modern and contemporary Israeli and international art. Now in its ninth decade, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art continues to play a major role in the Israeli art scene. Its rich and comprehensive local art collection continues to expand and serves as a focus of vibrant art activity. As a dynamic and multidisciplinary cultural centre, it offers a wide range of educational and cultural activities and instigates and hosts unique projects that draw the general public. The Director’s Cut series, anchored by MAP’s Director, Kamini Sawhney, offers a glimpse into how the institution of the museum is being reimagined and reinvented today and presents a unique opportunity to hear from reputed practitioners in museums around the world as they reflect on their institutional experiences, behind-the-scenes challenges, unique initiatives, and more.

Personal Development & Soul Nourishment

Breathwork And Somatic Healing - Sat, 5th Aug’23

Join Mounika for a powerful healing event centered on the transformative practice of breathwork and somatic healing. Experience deep relaxation, release stored tension and unlock your body’s innate healing potential. Embark on a journey of self-exploration where you’ll experience the power of conscious breathing. You’ll also explore the wonderful mind-body connection through gentle movements and body awareness exercises. Uncover the wisdom of your own body as you gently release any physical and emotional blockages.

Awaken The Warrior - Sat, 5th Aug’23

“Awaken the Warrior” is a powerful 1.5-hour workshop that awakens the inner warrior within through martial arts movements, sound healing and mindfulness. Embrace your true strength, courage and empowerment in a transformative journey, uniting warrior primal movements, ancient qigong practices and the healing prowess of sound. Dive into dynamic warrior primal movements and ancient qigong flow while immersing yourself in the transformative power of Sound Healing. The rhythmic beats of drums, the primal resonance of didgeridoo, the enchanting melodies of the flute and the soothing vibrations of the singing bowl will guide you through an extraordinary journey, enhancing your very essence.

Let’s Explore ‘Mental Peace’ - Sat, 5th Aug’23

Join Oasis Team for a meaningful Meetup at Slay Coffee, Koramangala, this Saturday: Discovering What gives us Mental Peace! They believe that sharing experiences and insights can inspire and uplift everyone present. It’s an opportunity to learn from one another and deepen understanding of Mental Peace. Additionally, they have planned some interesting games and activities that will add a fun and interactive element to the event. These games are designed to encourage open conversations and provide a platform for self-reflection.

Breathwork Session - Sat, 5th Aug’23 & Sun, 6th Aug’23

In Couples Breathwork Session, you simply try to breathe at the same time as your partner. A synchronized breathing exercise can help you feel more connected to your partner, enhance your mood and create feelings of openness, gratitude, love, and peace. During breathwork, you intentionally change your breathing pattern. When you engage in breathwork with a partner, you are willfully engaging in a practice that will strengthen your awareness of each other, enhance your relationship and strengthen your bond. In Breathwork Circle, Tanvi will guide you through gentle movements to help you release tension stored in your body. This workshop is perfect for anyone who wants to deepen their connection with themselves, learn mindfulness techniques, and cultivate inner peace. No previous experience is necessary.

Mat Pilates - Sun, 6th Aug’23

Mat Pilates is a strengthening and lengthening form of exercise that focuses on your core (trunk) muscles while also training your arms and legs.

Understanding Societal Systems

Ensuring Economic Growth - Sat, 5th Aug’23

India has ambitiously tasked itself to leap to the next level on the development ladder to a “developed India” tag by 2047. The country is categorised as an “Aspirational Society,” aiming to seize the opportunities provided by an economy that maintains steady and high economic growth. This society aspires for better living standards, including the bare necessities, better health care, education, clean water, sanitation facilities, affordable housing, electricity and the internet. The big tent of India’s social infrastructure must reach a diverse and expansive populace, transcending cultures, languages, and geographies, after all! The Government is thus making all efforts to live up to this challenge and demands of society, as economic growth without shared prosperity and well-being is devoid of meaning. A vast ground has been covered to ensure sustainable and equitable economic growth. However, the journey continues with fresh challenges and innovative solutions. This presentation by Chief Economic Adviser, V Anantha Nageswaran will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.

Cities in the World of Indian Stamps - Sat, 5th Aug’23

Placing urban India under a philatelic lens, this talk argues that post-colonial India has been ambivalent about its urban spaces. The philatelic archive suggests that the government did not share a vision for urban India. Within the stamps, cities feature as standalone iconic colonial and pre-colonial monuments and not as entities with a cultural and political life of their own. So nation-building through establishing ethnic iconographies for cities is the pre-eminent concern seen in stamps and not an independent appreciation of the specific virtues of work and life in cities. The talk concludes with a discussion on the implications of this stance toward cities reflected in the philatelic archive. Join at MAP for this illustrated talk by Vikas Kumar, as he delves into the idea of postcolonial cities of India through a philatelic lens.

Famous Last Words - Wed, 9th Aug’23

Ongoing vibrant discussions – many important ones of which have taken place under the aegis of the BIC – around the versatility, ability and limitations of AI include exciting showcasing of the powerful things that AI can facilitate vis-à-vis the arts. Dance and related performances, music and visual art have been at the forefront of what we have been exposed to. Ideas are exploding and creating a sense of new future ahead. In this session, the focus will draw back to that most fundamental means of human communication – the word. Many writers among us have played with, read about, and marvelled at the ability of AI to ‘read’ data and spew out essays, critical reviews, technical manuals with an ease and speed that make us – humans – the ‘worst in class’. What about creative writing? Can AI tell a story with a magic that can captivate, and lift our minds to soar into the unknown? In this panel with four practitioners who explore writing ranging from poetry, dialogue, narrative and more, will talk about their engagement with AI. We will learn how AI melts boundaries between story and medium, word and intention. Through the conversation, the audience will have a chance to exercise their imaginations to reflect on whether we, as a community, should delight in this new aid to our creative expression, or feel threatened that the very thing, in this context, that makes us human – our individual imaginations – may become obsolete?

Art & Craft

Private Clay Dates: Create Pottery With Loved Ones - Thu, 3rd Aug’23

Indulge in an intimate and enchanting experience where you and your partner can explore the art of clay together. Set in a cozy studio, this event is designed to ignite creativity and foster a deeper connection between you and your loved ones.

StoryZone Art and Craft Week - Fri, 4th Aug’23 - Tue, 8th Aug’23

Come and join StoryZone for your choice of wonderful art workshops over the week. There is no need of prior experience and it is beginner friendly where you will be guided step by step to create a beautiful art piece to take home along with you. Reserve your spot by clicking on Zone Fridays, Zone Saturdays, Saturday Morning Zone, Saturday Evening Zone, Sunday Morning Zone, Sunday Afternoon Zone, Sunday Evening Zone, Zone Mondays and Zone Tuesdays.

Canvas Painting Workshop by Bangalore Drawing Room - Fri, 4th Aug’23 & Sat, 5th Aug’23

Bangalore Drawing Room invites you to a fun laid back Art Gathering! Explore your creativity and express yourself through art at the Rocky Shore & Walk in the Rain Canvas Painting Workshop. With no prior painting experience required, this will be a guided session, shedding light on the basic strokes, sketches and techniques and helping you paint, getting in touch with the artist within.

Sip and Paint Party - Sat, 5th Aug’23

In this 2-hour workshop, you will be greeted with with fun introduction game, learn 8+ pouring techniques in the workshops, learn about color therapy, it’s effects and uses in daily lives and experiment with different mediums and surfaces.

Watercolour Play – Sip & Paint - Sat, 5th Aug’23

Discover the enchanting world of watercolour painting as our experienced art instructor teaches you the essential techniques. Explore blending, layering and creating captivating washes in a condensed, hands-on session. This workshop is perfect for all levels, from beginners to experienced artists seeking a creative refresher.

Pour Painting - Sat, 5th Aug’23

In pour painting meetup, you will be learning basics of pour painting, canvas/color preparation, pouring styles and finally create an abstract art.

Acrylic Painting Workshop - Sat, 5th Aug’23

In this 2-hour workshop, you will be guided step-by-step by the artist Zuha to learn the art of canvas painting and create something beautiful to carry it home.

The Art of Monoprinting - Sat, 5th Aug’23

Monoprinting is a versatile printmaking technique that allows for spontaneous and unpredictable results, making each print truly original. During the workshop, participants will be introduced to the materials and techniques used in monoprinting. By the end of the workshop, participants will have a collection of stunning monoprints that showcase their creativity and newfound skills. Monoprinting offers a delightful combination of surprise, experimentation, and artistic expression, making it an engaging and fulfilling workshop experience for all participants.

Botanical Resin Jewellery Workshop - Sat, 5th Aug’23

In this 2-hour workshop, you will learn • What is resin • Types of resin and its different uses. • Safety precautions to take while working with resin • Curing precautions & aftercare • Do’s and don’ts of uv resin • Details of sourcing resin art supplies • How to use dried flowers in resin • Techniques to dry flowers • How to remove bubble from the uv resin • How to prepare the base • How to price your resin • Business aspects of resin jewellery • QnA session at the end of the workshop.

Sip & Paint at Rico Vineyard by Banjara & Gypsy - Sat, 5th Aug’23

How can you not have a great time sipping your favorite wine with a brush dipped in colors around a bunch of lovely people? Banjara and Gypsy has come up with an initiative to treat the Picasso hidden within all of us. Let the creativity flow! If you’re looking out for some fabulous memories to make here it is! A sip and playdate for you, your partner and your friends!

Paint Bar - Guided Painting Workshops - Sat, 5th Aug’23

Hey there! Looking to do something super fun and new on weekends? Come by and paint with Paint Bar at Cafe Azzure! With step by step instructions and all materials provided, we make it easy for you to paint, even if you have never painted before!

Dot Mandala Art Workshop - Sat, 5th Aug’23

In this workshop, you will learn the basics of dot mandala art, including how to prepare the canvas, create different dotting patterns and apply color combinations. Discover the calming effects of dotting as you gain hands-on experience and unleash your creativity.

Ocean themed wall decor Workshop - Sat, 5th Aug’23

Dive into the depths of creativity with Ocean-Themed Home Decor Workshop! Join Saspire Studio for a day of crafting coastal charm, from seashell art to nautical accents.

Pottery Fiesta - Sat, 5th Aug’23

Join Tamanna for a hands-on pottery workshop where you’ll learn the art of hand moulding and wheel throwing. She will guide you through the process, from shaping the clay to adding the finishing touches to your masterpiece. And the best part? You get to take home one of your fired pieces as a keepsake! Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced potter, this workshop is a great opportunity to unleash your creativity and explore the world of pottery.

Painting Workshop – Friendship Day Special - Sat, 5th Aug’23 & Sun, 6th Aug’23

Join Dipali this weekend for a fun filled Finger Painting and Acrylic Painting Workshop and create a masterpiece! You will explore on what colors to use, how to easily blend them together, different impressions to create while painting with fingers, different colour palettes to use and much more in this detailed workshop.

Resin Art - Clock & Beach - Sat, 5th Aug’23 & Sun, 6th Aug’23

Discover the art of creating resin clocks and beach art in this hands-on workshop where you will be guided with step-by-step instructions by the artist Shalini and end up with a beautiful art piece to take home.

Terrarium Making Workshop - Sat, 5th Aug’23 & Sun, 6th Aug’23

Join Saloni for a unique and restorative experience where she takes 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.

Memory Maps Workshop - Sat, 5th Aug’23 & Sun, 6th Aug’23

What does Bengaluru/Bangalore mean to you? How do you share or describe the dreams, anger, frustration, isolation, change and connections it holds? Join at MAP in building more meaningful connections with the city as you go on a story walk, collect impressions and engage with diverse stories of the city and share your own experiences of Bengaluru through your own Map of Memories. This workshop has been designed by Aliyeh Rizvi and Arzu Mistry, co-founders of The Memory Maps Project.

Paint Bar - Friendship Day Special Workshop - Sun, 6th Aug’23

Hey there! Looking to have some fun time? 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 child or a fun-filled time with friends, team and family, Paint Bar have got you covered for an amazing experience!

Sip & Paint : Friendship Day special - Sun, 6th Aug’23

Bring your besties along on this special occasion and join Tania for a paint party wherein you learn to paint a sunset using acrylics on canvas board. Since this is a Friendship Day special workshop, it is also filled with fun activities alongside some amazing food & drinks. So join her this Sunday & unleash the inner artist in you.

Brunch N’ Brushes Friendship Day Edition - Sun, 6th Aug’23

This Friendship’s Day, join at Dialogues Cafe, Koramangala, for a unique journey where art meets food! Imagine this: a delightful brunch awaits you while you dive into the mesmerizing world of acrylic-on-canvas painting like never before. No worries if you’re new to painting or just an occasional artist – this workshop is perfect for everyone. Our skilled instructors will guide you through the process, teaching you the secrets of working with acrylics. You’ll take your masterpiece home as a cherished keepsake. This is an experience you won’t want to miss – art, delicious cuisine and loads of joyful moments!

Friendship Day Painting Party - Sun, 6th Aug’23

ArtDelight brings to you painting party. No, this is not a painting class or workshop. Its painting party. Where people socialize over art. Come, sit, relax, sip and paint. Rejuvenate yourself, paint with fun and do something different on weekend.

Fluid Art Workshop - Sun, 6th Aug’23

In this 2-hour workshop, you will be greeted with with fun introduction game, learn 8+ pouring techniques in the workshops, learn about color therapy, it’s effects and uses in daily lives and experiment with different mediums and surfaces.

Resin Clock Workshop - Sun, 6th Aug’23

Resin is a two-part compound that hardens to give a clear and glossy finish. In this workshop, you will learn how to work with the epoxy resin and how to mix colours and techniques for applying and creating designs.

Film & Theater

By 2 Coffee - Thu, 3rd Aug’23

The play By2Coffee is about the conflicting feelings between a mother and her son set in a middle class family. A devout mother continually worries about her son’s future and wishes for a speedy marriage who is now settled in United states. The son is on an annual customary visit to Bengaluru city and gets dragged into religious tenets of his mother. They both set out on a overnight drive/journey to a temple (native) for a pooja and that’s when their car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. With not many options left they both rest at a local hotel for a By 2 Coffee and catch up on all the missed conversations. While every conversation between them ends up with the mother requesting her son of marriage, he in-turn rebukes her theory of relationships, beliefs, customs and traditions only to find himself on the receiving end with a very practical reply to what suddenly seems to be an impractical questioning. The play deals with altering thoughts between two generations and how they both perceive life in their own way all served on a single platter called ‘Society’. The fun simple and satirical conversation leads up to many new unanswered questions, as they set out to find the answers between them they begin to decode new reality’s truths which forms the crux of the play.

Soldiers Silence - Fri, 4th Aug’23

A forsaken Indian airport with a faulty electric supply. The peak of Indian summers. And two war-torn soldiers. This setting becomes the battleground for a personal war between an American war veteran and an Iraqi militant. A war after the war! Come witness this unique chance encounter between two individuals who were destined to be at loggerheads by the design of the world, but who end up talking freely about the vices and slices of their worlds and almost become friends. Until…

Leo Sankara - Sat, 5th Aug’23

An eccentric, homeless man and a Leo Tolstoy-obsessed young, married woman cross paths on a hill treaded by the legendary Hindu saint/philosopher Adi Sankaracharya and goddess Mookambika centuries ago.

Kohinoor - Sat, 5th Aug’23

Kohinoor is not a linear play, operating on four planes, it gives the story of 4 women from different demographics. One thing that remains constant amidst their dissimilarities is that they are all confined in various ways and of course, financially. How they keep trying to change their lives, yet are not able to, is made clearly visible. The play ends, not on a cynical note but by invoking a change of mindset among men, which can prompt stepping back and seeing the bigger picture. The Hindi play justifies a careful sprinkling of regional language to give veracity to the locales and bring out the message further accentuated.

Ghashiram Kotwal - Sat, 5th Aug’23

Ghashiram Kotwal is a musical play written in Marathi by Vijay Tendulkar which was first performed in 1972. The play is set in the 18th century in the city of Pune, Maharashtra. The story revolves around the character of Ghashiram, a cunning and manipulative man who rises to the position of a Kotwal, or chief of police, in Pune through his political mind and use of language, He uses his power to oppress the poor and favor the wealthy, where sometimes he even suppresses the wealthy, eventually leading to his downfall when he crosses all the limits of suppression.

Chavundaraya - Sat, 5th Aug’23

Chavundaraya is a historical play. Chavundaraya Maharaja was a commander, chief minister, loyal friend of Marasimha. The one who led life believing that ideal life is greater than power.

Tughlaq - Sun, 6th Aug’23

Tughlaq is a play about the turbulent rule of Mohammed Bin Tughlaq. The protagonist, Tughlaq had great Ideas and a grand vision, but his reign was an abject failure. Tughlaq was known for his reformist ideas, one of which was shifting the capital from Delhi to Daulatabad in order to have a capital that is in the centre of his province. This play covers the consequences that followed this decision. The play dramatically highlights the importance of credibility and authenticity for a leader. The play outline his clover plots to eliminate his opponents and ends with scenes of utter chaos and misery in the kingdom and Tughlaq is being left alone, having been abandoned by those who survived him.

Kathegalu 2.0 - Sun, 6th Aug’23

Kathegalu 2.0, an anthology of four different stories directed by four directors of WeMove Theatre. This Kannada-English play is a roller-coaster ride of different shades of emotions: greed, hatred, humanity, destiny, desperation, and inspiration. The 90-minute play is an amalgamation of past, present, and future stories.

Tila - Tue, 8th Aug’23, Wed, 9th Aug’23 & Thu, 10th Aug’23

A puppet play for all grown-ups above 8 years of age! Based on a German folk tale, the play is about a young trickster 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, Mullah Nasruddin…

Fun and Games

Chess Connect by Bangalore Chess Club - Sun, 6th Aug’23

Are you tired of playing chess online and looking for a way to play friendly games in person over-the-board? We have you covered. Bangalore Chess Club is here with another Chess Connect. Do you need to be a professional? NO. We have players from all age and rating categories! Bangalore Chess Club is an open chess community to join and be a part of! Come, play on the board chess with everyone, banter, trash talk and have fun!

Board Games : Passport to an Amazing Afternoon! - Sun, 6th Aug’23

Cards ‘n’ Dice presents “Board Games Meet Up : Friendship Day Special!” Escape the screens, embrace the fun while making new Friends! 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 our exclusive events. From strategy to party games, social deductions and more.

With Kids

Build With Troy - Thu, 3rd Aug’23 - Sun, 6th Aug’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.