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Soulful Events - Week 2 April '23

Events for the 2nd week of April '23
Soulful Events - Week 2 April '23



Muqtalif : Ghazal Wali Diary - Sat, 8th Apr’23
Muqtalif, which means different, is formed by three very different people who have found a way to remember some musicians and songs that mustn’t gather dust on the www pages! We have picked some darling ghazals and some dim lights for this evening, come join us in making an evening that hopes to meet higher weekend goals.

Bismil Ki Mehfil - Sufi Night - Sat, 8th Apr’23
India’s best Sufi act Bismil ki Mehfil comes for their debut show in Bengaluru. Be with your loved ones and make it a fun evening & be a part of amazing Shayaris, Sufi music, and Qawwalis. Bismil Ki Mehfil is an assemblage of intricate emotions & heartfelt feelings strung together to form beautiful melodies.

Evening Ragas - Sat, 8th Apr’23
Lahe Lahe invites you to an intimate Baithak of Hindustani Classical Music with the very amazing and talented sitartist Siddharth Garud. He will be accompanied with a tabla artist Kaushik Bhat.

Colours and Conversations - Sat, 8th Apr’23
Enjoy a evening with Shreya Verma who is a singer/songwriter and expresses herself better through the language of music. She’s influenced by all that sounds good, from the ghats of Ganga to the stage of the Grammies.

Music of the Charkha - Tue, 11th Apr’23
Music of the Charkha is a creative expression, in the idiom and grammar of Hindustani classical music, of Rama’s personal journey over the last several years to deeply explore Gandhiji’s 11 Vows as observances of a spiritually grounded life in the immortal words of our saints, rishis and philosophers such as Tulsidas, Basavanna, and with verses from the Mundaka Upanishad, Kabir Das and Baba Bulleh Shah.


Virodhābhāsa - Fri, 7th Apr’23
“Form is Emptiness. Emptiness is Form,” says the Buddhist Heart Sutra speaking of the paradox that lies at the core of all phenomena. Indeed, the world we inhabit is itself a paradox for it is both real and an appearance: Maya. And so, to better appreciate this world, one needs to look more deeply at what seems like opposites or contradictions. A personal tragedy that held within it both sadness and peace led the artist to consider more deeply this idea of Paradox. As one lived through those difficult days, the thinking about the paradox began to transform and found expression in dance.

Masterclass with Joszef Trefeli - Sat, 8th Apr’23
In this masterclass, Trefeli explores ways of sharing that must be personalized and very specific to each pair of individuals. The first step is about clarifying idiosyncrasies that make each person unique before one can research how to transform themselves to allow space for the other. The resulting dialogue should showcase how each pairing creates a union greater than the sum of their individual parts.

Choreo weekend (2 days dance workshop) - Sat, 8th Apr’23 - Sun, 9th Apr’2
Contemporary Choreography Weekends are open to beginners and advanced level movers and dancers. What we create in this space is meant for you to connect with your body and make it your own by bringing in your own personal touch! So come sign up if you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend.

Anubhav - Mon, 10th Apr’23
Anubhav is all about the myriad emotions a dancer experiences, which evolves through many phases, through the years of her engagement with the art and the creative journey that is part of this process.

Cultural Activities

Lahe Lahe Reading Club - Sat, 8th Apr’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. We would love to hear about it. Let’s meet at Lahe Lahe and share the magic of some wordsmiths who not only influenced us but shaped our lives in some way.

“AG Book Club” Monthly Book Club - Sat, 8th Apr’23
What To Expect: Have an intellectual discussion, meet like-minded people and have some fun while we reading P.G. Wodehouse (author).

Slam Dunk Saturdays - Life stories from Sports - Sat, 8th Apr’23
Sports thrills! It lets a person traverse the highs of excitement and the lows of disappointment. Sports also gives us stories, plenty of them. First Drop Theatre presents Slam Dunk Saturdays - a sports based storytelling event where we look at different stories from the world of sport.

Let’s Talk - Poetry - Sat, 8th Apr’23
Poetry helps expand your mind. It opens the mind to new perspectives both into the known and unknown but mostly the latter. Whether one writes it or reads it, poetry is good for your brain. The rhythms, the words, the metaphors and a piece of the poet’s mind all interplay for an imagery that trigger emotional responses on how one interprets the poem. Have you read a poem and actually observed how it felt? Join the meetup whether you are a poet or have never written or read a poem; doesn’t matter.

Poetry Reading – “Kahin Unkahin Khwahishe” - Sat, 8th Apr’23
Join Shobha Mishra at Atta Galatta for a poetry reading session. Let’s make an afternoon of listening, reflections, and some meaningful conversations through the book.

Sushi Rolling Masterclass - Sat, 8th Apr’23
Learn to roll a variety of sushi with the professional sushi chef and master-instructor, Amit Patra. During the fun and interactive workshop, you will be taken through his easy-to-follow rolling techniques before making your own rolls and learning how to adapt them with an array of fillings and toppings.

Coffee & Conversations- Listener’s Circle - Sun, 9th Apr’23
What about some Filter Coffee and Unfiltered conversations on a fine Sunday morning? 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. We at Listeners Circle are committed to building a community where there are no unsaid words, held back emotions and buried feelings because of the fear of being judged. After 50+ Editions of Tell your Story, Listeners Circle relaunching a lighter format - Coffee and Conversations!

Lahe Lahe Open Mic (Open to all genres) - Sun, 9th Apr’23
In sync with the vibe of the space - we present “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.

The Urban Solace Book Lovers’ Club - Sun, 9th Apr’23
The Urban Solace Book Lovers Club, a local book club that meets monthly to discuss a variety of literary works, is excited to announce its upcoming book review event for April 2023. This month, the club will be discussing “War in Lanka” by Amish, a gripping novel that explores the complexities of war and its impact on individuals and society.

Introspections by Seema Nazareth - Mon, 10th Apr’23
Introspections is a book of 72 insightful poems by Seema Nazareth. The programme will include a reading of the poems by Arundhati Raja, veteran theatre director and actor, and a discussion by eminent authors and scholars of poetry.

Personal Development & Soul Nourishment

Full Moon Mediation - Fri, 7th Apr’23
Full Moon is a phase of receptiveness, to invite calmness within by letting go whatever does not serve anymore. Full moon meditation is a powerful spiritual practice that can help you connect with the energy of the full moon and harness its power for manifestation, healing, and spiritual growth.

Sound meditation - Sat, 8th Apr’23
Sound Meditation is a type of mindfulness meditation that uses sounds to focus the mind. It can be used with any type of sound, but common choices include singing bowls, gongs, chanting. Sound healing ( also called sound bathing ) brings about a meditative state that can open up to therapeutic tools of sound.

Shakti : Sacred Practices for Feminine Wellbeing - Sat, 8th Apr’23
Are you tired of feeling embarrassed or uncomfortable about your feminine health issues? Do you want to learn the secrets to maintaining optimal feminine health and well-being? Join our feminine health program at Lahe Lahe and discover the keys to feminine health and vitality!

Basic Theatre Workshop - Sat, 8th Apr’23
In this 8-days workshop participants explore creation of an entire production, through creativity, experimentation, physical training, team work and self discovery while understanding the basics of theatre. It also focuses on physical and improvisational theatre. This workshop process helps participant to overcome stage fright, inhibitions, push physical, mental and creative boundaries. It is an attempt to discover self and understand working in teams using methods that are basic yet fundamental in approach.

Pop Pilates with Manasa Kannan - Sat, 8th Apr’23
POP Pilates is an incredible fusion of ab-chiseling and total body defining moves choreographed to upbeat pop music. This intense, mat-based workout challenges you to rhythmically flow from one exercise to the next, developing a rock solid core while leaving no muscle untouched. This format takes classical Pilates to the next level.

Hip openers+ twists yoga workshop - Sun, 9th Apr’23
The hip opening and twists yoga workshop is a focused and intentional yoga practice designed to release tension, improve flexibility, and promote relaxation in the hips and spine. This workshop may begin with gentle warm-up movements to prepare the body for deeper stretches and twists.

Understanding Societal Systems

Maneklal Gajjar: The Craftsman as a Modern Man - Sat, 8th Apr’23
This talk is the third in Design History Now, a series exploring design histories that connect to our contemporary moment. The series brings together a selection of speakers who engage with design as a social, political and ecological agent, and consider how design is in turn shaped by these forces. The intention is to offer a vision of design history that is deeply critical in its approach, and in tune with its contemporary relevance and purpose.

Art & Craft

Magic Of Mushrooms - Fri, 7th Apr’23
Hey there! Looking to do something super fun and new on a Friday evening? Come by and paint with us at Paint Bar! With step by step instructions and all materials provided, we make it easy for you to paint, even if you have never painted before!

Acrylic Painting Workshop - Sat, 8th Apr’23 & Sun, 9th Apr’23
This 3 hour beginner-friendly workshop is a perfect match for your relaxing weekend. Join Dipali and rejuvenate your creativity while you master painting with Acrylics. You will explore on what colors to use, how to easily blend them together, different strokes to create while painting with brushes and much more in this detailed workshop.

Madhubani painting workshop - Sat, 8th Apr’23
Learn the traditional art of Madhubani painting using photo transparent colors.

Tie & Dye - Sat, 8th Apr’23
Have fun, create and connect with Tie & Dye! With this kit you can create many styles of tie-dye fabrics. At StoryZone, we aim to provide a creative & inclusive space to meet new people & build deeper human connections!

Kokedama Workshop by OurBetterPlanet - Sat, 8th Apr’23
Kokedama is a Japanese art of growing plants in a moss ball. They are elegant handcrafted living garden embellishments to spruce up your green spaces at home, at work, or in any space you want to greenify. The Kokedamas are completely eco-friendly and handmade using 99% biodegradable and natural elements, eco-sensitive materials, and easy maintenance products. They can be used as tabletop displays or as string garden displays.

Magical Easter Bunny – Gold Leaf - Sun, 9th Apr’23
Hey there! Looking to do something super fun and celebrate yourself or the women in your life or just want to do something new on weekends? We have specially curated this workshop to celebrate women, their power and the festive spirit. Come along, paint with us and cheer to women power at Paint Bar!

Decoupage Bottle Art Workshop - Sun, 9th Apr’23
Looking for a fun way to spend your Sunday Morning ? Come join Atta Galatta to create home decors by transforming glass bottles. They can be used as vases as well. What if we tell you it is not painted and you dont need any prior experience in art/craft to create such “artifact”. We will be decoupaging them. It is all about getting creative.

Texture Art - Sun, 9th Apr’23
What To Expect: Engage in exciting artwork; Have a fun time & Meet like-minded individuals.

Sip & Paint at Rico Vineyard by Banjara & Gypsy - Sun, 9th Apr’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!

Film & Theater

Chaw Chaw Bath 20.0 - Sat, 8th Apr’23
The blend of different art forms coming together is what defines Chaw Chaw Bath and we promise to leave you entertained, enthralled, and enlightened. Join us for an evening of unforgettable performances and wonder at the fantastic show we have put together for you!

Dropathi Helthavle - Sat, 8th Apr’23
The play is a turn of important events in Droupathi’s life characterized by herself throughout the play. Droupathi is an unimaginable character and a cold ablaze concealed in the inner faculty of every other female on the planet without exception.

Kannada Play - Kaaya - Wed, 12th Apr’23 - Thu, 13th Apr’23
Kaaya is a devised theatre work inspired by the Kannada poems/vachanas of 12th-century feminist poet Akkamahadevi. Her poetry addresses the importance of the body and its sensuality and sexuality, questions the maleness of spirituality, and tries to dismantle the construct of gender. Her poems, which were written centuries ago, continue to inspire and empower women today to fight for their rights and challenge patriarchal norms and stereotypes.

With Kids

Explore with TROY - Thu, 6th Apr’23 - Fri, 7th Apr’23
Welcome to Troy Workshop! Our workshop is designed to provide a fun and engaging learning experience for children. We offer five different themes that cater to the interests and skills of children, ensuring that they will have a great time while also learning new things. Here are our five themes: Ancient Egypt, Railway station, Airport, Castle, Farm house.

Anveshana - Hands-on Sustainable Living and Biodiversity Awareness Workshop for Children - Fri, 7th Apr’23 - Sun, 9th Apr’23
‘Anveshana’ is a hands-on Sustainable Living and Biodiversity Awareness Workshop conducted by practicing experts for Children in the age group of 8 - 15 years. It’s an opportunity for children to experience the warmth love and true abundance of mother nature within pristine environs of a Certified organic farm and a Biodiversity Education Centre.

Kids Paint Bar – I Spy Little Bunny - Sat, 8th Apr’23
Hey there! Looking for your child to do something super fun and new on weekends? Let them come by and paint with us at Paint Bar! With step by step instructions and all materials provided, we make it easy for your child to paint, even if you they never painted before!

Story Lessons with Kimartham - Sat, 8th Apr’23
Vasudha will take you through a wonderful story set in the backdrop of our beautiful country India. As you see how small children find solutions to their problems, you would be able to appreciate the science of things around us. It’s interesting how the small 'fixes’at our end can help us make a difference to the world!

Krishna Leela - Sun, 9th Apr’23
“Bubhutsu presents " Krishna Leela”, a shadow puppet show! Enjoy an interactive shadow puppet show of the Krishna Leela, with a poetic narration. Play Scrabble, but with stories, instead of words (make sure you are ready to draw :-P) Listen to the beautiful Krishnashtakam on the piano."

Bite Sized Techno Treats - Sun, 9th Apr’23
Does technology fascinate you? Join us at BIC, as we explore this enchanting world in a book reading session of the children’s book, ‘The Little Handbook of Cool Technology’ with authors Shalini and Raam where computers turn into artists, robots into drivers and cities become ‘smart’.

Lahe Lahe Creative Summer Camp - Mon, 10th Apr’23 - Fri, 14th Apr’23
Lahe Lahe invites you to a super exciting five day creative summer camp experience. Make new friends! Explore new hobbies! Discover the artist in you!

Summer Camp for Kids (Summer Time Madness) - Mon, 10th Apr’23 - Fri, 5th May’23 (Multiple Venues)
With summer approaching on the horizon, now is the perfect time to start planning all of your child’s upcoming events and activities. Art Beat has something that’s sure to get their creative juices flowing! Explore a range of funfilled activities to keep your kids engaged through the summer holidays. Our summer camp is designed with the right mix of skills, activities & a whole lotta fun.

Attakkalari Summer Camp - Mon, 10th Apr’23 - Fri, 21st Apr’23
Attakkalari’s Summer Camp is a great opportunity for your child to experience a variety of creative movement and martial arts activities while enhancing their confidence and self-esteem. With different sessions tailored for different age groups, your child will learn fundamental movement techniques, work individually and in groups, and develop their own vocabulary and personal expression.

Hand and Heart - Art Workshop - Mon, 10th Apr’23 - Fri, 28th Apr’23
In India, we have a rich and diverse body of traditional art forms. In this workshop, we are going to explore some of these art forms. These will help us learn relevant techniques and skills, and has the following benefits: Improving eye-hand coordination, and fine motor skills Increasing focus, and observation; Reducing screen time, and increasing hands-on work. At the end of this 15 day workshop, you can walk away with beautiful artwork, and the knowledge needed to make more!

Drama Workshop for Children by Hasya Hetu Films - Mon, 10th Apr’23 - Sat, 15th Apr’23
Hasya Hetu Films presents a Drama workshop for children (Age group 9-15 years ). In our drama classes, students will build key life skills such as communication, reflective thinking, teamwork, and resilience in a fun and creative way. This workshop will run for 6 days (2 hours per day). On the sixth-day parents are invited to watch the drama performance by their children.

Astro-Computing - Tue, 11th Apr’23 - Sat, 15th Apr’23
This five-day computer-based programme introduces students of classes VIII to X to methods adopted by astronomers to locate positions of asteroids, understand rotation of the Sun and other celestial motions using CLEA software.

Did you enjoy any event you visited last week? Or is there an event you wished to have been included in the newletter? Leave a comment to let us know.