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Soulful Events - Week 2 March '23

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

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


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

Film and Theater

A burst of imagination into absolute bliss... Open-Air under the sky filled with stars, Pool side , delicious food and a complete bar to keep you cozy through the movie. Where there is a woman, there is magic, women are the real architects of society.. Join together and head to Marriott and Watch movie stars under the stars!
36 Sati Savitri Nivasa chronicles the lives of three middle class women as they go through important milestones in life. What happens to the lives of women leading a predictable life when it's turned upside down due to an unusual candidate taking residency in their middle class apartment? This is a play about sisterhood, old age, loneliness and friendship. It is also an ode to all the chaos that adds beauty to the lives of these women, including Tv Serials and Cinema. There is music, some dancing and loads of madness in this tribute to women and their strength in this patriarchal society that we dwell in!
This play revolves around the revolt of a small tribal hamlet in the deep forests. Set in the times of Shree Ranadheera Kanteerava, the play broaches a topic relevant to this day. Kaaka, the tribal leader, rebels against the unjust taxation by Heggade and his force. He comes up with various means to save his tribe from the brute force of the city-dwelling power brokers. This leads to several twists and turns in the narrative. The play unravels with rich usage of poetry, music and dance. Kaakana Kote is a feast for the senses.
Human in the Loop choreographed by Nicole Seiler (Switzerland). What’s that line between human & machine, freedom & limits of algorithms. With humour and absurdity to test the power between performer & digital choreographer, here’s presenting a thought-provoking experiment.
When you're busy living life from one deadline to the next, it's sometimes hard to stop and smell the roses... but there's one thing Life has an upper hand on - the unending possibility of laughter that it promises. The problem is... sometimes, you may just end up as the punchline. Tahatt`s A Funny Thing Called Life is a vignette of 6 everyday situations we all encounter; the only difference being that they quickly turn into a twisted, funny joke where you wonder how it came to this. Love at an airport lounge, the meaning of life Home Delivered, a strange Auto ride and a most unlikely conversation.
The play is about the 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.
This is a Docu-play dramatized from a wonderful piece of art novel - Annana Nenapu written by KP Poornachandra Tejaswi which is Mahakavi Kuvempu’s Memoir. The play reflects key excerpts of Tejaswi’s life journey and portrays Kuvempu in the eyes of Tejaswi.The play conveys the important chapters that depict the significance of Kuvempu`s place in Kannada cultural history along with the key literature topics and emphasizes the Karnataka Unification Movement."Annana Nenapu" is a rare and popular book in Kannada literature.
Here’s a climate conversation as an interactive improv theatre experience designed to be unique every time. Human performers & AI colleagues create live & unscripted scenes about the climate emergency. Don`t miss this first-of-its-kind theatrical event.
The story of the Kabuliwala was written by Rabindranath Tagore towards the end of the nineteenth century, and published in 1892. That was more than twenty years before he received the Nobel Award for Literature. It was a short story, merely fifteen minutes in narration. It went on to become one of the most loved, most translated and most cited of Tagore’s works in prose. The deep bonds developing spontaneously between a child and a grown-up stranger from two entirely different cultures is one of the strongest testaments of the goodness of humankind. The play Kabuliwala Calling is an original adaptation for the stage developed at Bangalore Little Theatre. The story is presented by the Kabuliwalas of Kolkata themselves. Historical details of the Afghan community are added to provide the context.
Death is an inevitable end. Despair, disgust, diseases, disability, depression - does all these lead to death. Does any one can help out of compassion to have death to relieve a person of his miseries is the Question? Loneliness, no support to live, no purpose in life, no love, no care, no hope - does it mean to call off life ? Come and see the comedy play Parahita Pashana playing with death.


Korolova is a breakout talent who has exploded onto the melodic house and techno scene in impossibly quick fashion. She is a new school sensation with a spell-binding sound that has captivated fans all over the world. Korolova is a new alias but the Ukrainian behind it has been immersed in music for a decade. The experiences of the last 10 years now stand Korolova`s sets apart: they are richly melodic and escapist journeys that take her crowd into the next dimension. After many years of exploring, she has now found her own voice and her own style.
Kuch Urdu shayari, Ghazalein aur classic bollywood gaanein lekar aa rahe hain teen shaandaar fankaar - Snehdeep, Prabhnoor aur Noor. The show is largely in Hindustani/Urdu with occasional translations in English.
These are songs that are meant to celebrate the heartaches and the bad decisions and the glorious mistakes that now can’t be unmade. Shoonya has made an attempt to clean the dust off the old diary and feel the now yellowed pages and smell the air that once was new. They 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.
Small World's Poets Meet for March 2023 is a gathering for poets, musicians and storytellers to perform a piece of their choice, and celebrate art as a whole.
Indian Music, as diverse as the colours, has several compositions depicting the festival. Apart from the traditional classical compositions, there are several others by legendary musicians, which bring out the beauty of the festival and unearth different facets of the raag. The association of Holi with colours is also brought out in many classical compositions.


Lessons are perfect to get fit ,have fun, learn fast and be the Star of your party. Effective teaching format gets you dancing in a short time. 1 person, 1 couple or a small group to make sure everyone gets personal attention.
A pedagogy with the learner at the centre. An approach that is inclusive, holistic and relevant to the times we live in today. A blend of rigour of the Bharatanatyam technique and personal storytelling. A safe space to ask questions, make mistakes, learn and practice. An attempt to make this art form a pursuit of both excellence as well as joy!
Meepao is a dance in celebration of all the departed, especially the ones who are deemed inconsequential. Using minimal movements, Meepao invites the spectator into a space where dancers and non-dancers alike can join in this celebration. It begins with simple movements of the feet. The movements repeat, as though creating its own ritual, and finds its depth and textures through the synchronicity of bodies dancing together to the beat of live music. They slowly transcend into a liminal space where the living (mee) convey a message (pao) of harmony.
  • Salsa - Sun, 12th Mar’23
Learn the basic timing and posture of Salsa - Know the timing and footwork of ballroom - Enjoy the Latin dance forms.

Cultural Activities

In commemoration of International Women’s Day on March 8th, BIC is hosting a number of panel discussions, exhibitions and performances, among other things, to celebrate women and to highlight women trail blazers in various fields. The events are spread across March 8th – 12th (Wednesday to Sunday).
Explore the basics of baking. Complimentary beverage included. All the materials will be provided at the venue
Book 1, the inaugural volume of the 10,000 Memories series, draws on stories from Afghanistan in the west to Myanmar in the east, and Kashmir in the north to Kerala in the south, to provide vivid insights into this defining moment in world history unlike any previously written. 10,000 Memories combines stunning visuals, featuring over 1,000 photographs, with poignant quotes on each page for the casual browser, while longer oral history summaries (stories) on each page help satiate the curiosities of the voracious reader. The stories are evocative and bring history to life. You may cry, you may find yourself laughing uncontrollably or simply find yourself spellbound.
Experience International A Capella Performance Live in a Hyper-Lively Club Diner Ambience. Band Performs entire Music Track with their Vocals. No instruments. Feels Original. The Melodores have made waves both domestically & internationally, from Los Angeles to New York City, London to Switzerland, Dubai to Paris, and now in India. Having competed in several A Capella competitions across the nation, Vanderbilt Melodores placed third in the world at the International Championships of Collegiate A Capella (ICCA) at NYC`s Lincoln Center.

Personal Development & Soul Nourishment

Come and experience emotional mastery along with tools to develop it for yourself, heal your wounds and open your heart with care; from a man who have been on various side of the spectrum, a successful business owner, living-in-the-caves of Himalayas, investing, meditating and mastering intimate relationship of the coming times; Sandeep Kedia, is back into civilisational life after living seven years in Himalayan caves and alternative communities working with shamans and healers and builders of new ways of living and leading!
Lahe Lahe is organizing a workshop calling all women who are ready to step into their power, unleash their inner goddess, awaken to their unlimited potential and bring out their authentic self!
Played gently and delicately, the instruments produce a sound massage very beneficial to lighten the mind, relax the body and spirit and thus allow us to better listen and accept the world around us. Singing Bowls are made to harmonize and take the listener into what are allowed to be called "heavenly spheres." They will be the opening support of the musical siesta.
A workshop to nurture your creative instinct through movement explorations. Explore & develop your own movement practice, whether it`s learning to dance, telling stories, unwinding or joining a community of movement enthusiasts.
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. Sound meditation can be an effective way to reduce stress and promote relaxation. It can also improve sleep quality and increase feelings of well being.
In this collective workshop we will take a look at the different techniques of how to use the fingers & specific harmonics with this magic instrument. Learn simple patterns, how to breathe with the tempo, to get well with this instrument. In this 4 hour workshop you will go back with a good baggage to work at home & with the possibility to find your own style!
Martin Dubois, who received the transmission from Tserendavaa and Johanni Curtet, Nomad Roads, offers you the opportunity to discover the basic techniques to penetrate the universe of Mongolian Throat Singing and immerse yourself in this practice with beneficial effects for voice, body and mind: Harmonic massages!
BLR Wellbeing Festival is a 2 day exploration of personal wellbeing through a variety of workshops, talks and films, games and activities, market stalls, performances, art installations, and more! Come visit for a wholesome, insightful, and fun weekend that your future self will surely thank you for!
  • Yang Shak - Sat, 11th Mar’23 - Sun, 12th Mar’23
Yangshak movement is an exploration into ‘LAIREN MATHEK` philosophy of the Manipuri martial art form, Thang-Ta (Khuthek Lal Thek) and Dance (Jagoi). The workshop will focus on understanding of the body through our imagination, impulse, objects and resonance with the space. Beyond the physical movements and techniques, the practice will create an avenue for new language that emerges from the body.
  • Counselling Workshop - Part 1 & Part 2 - Sat, 11th Mar’23 & Sun, 12th Mar’23
This will be a 10 Hour training program for Basic Counselling and Communication Skills, held by People’s Enrichment and Advancement Lab (PEAL). The workshop will also cover levels of Empathy, the importance of the same, multicultural sensitivity, improving self- awareness, increasing understanding of others etc. Some of the skills covered would be active listening and effective questioning. The session would be interactive and would take participant's thoughts, experiences, comments, and questions.
Let's bring our Inner Child out to play and share their story with us, this month! We invite you to reconnect and create a compassionate space for your Inner Child, that we have left behind in the process `#Adulting` everyday. There is no being more intuitive, authentic and courageous than our younger self. Shoonya welcomes you to come join as a space is created to nurture this connection and embrace it with all our being.
‘Celebrating Shakti' is our way of honouring the deeper aspects of The Feminine through an exploratory and celebratory journey with the expressive arts. Join us on this inner journey as we celebrate our connection to the Deep Feminine through art, play, embodiment and authentic connection ✨


Coffee painting is a soothing and delightful art to express your creativity on paper/canvas. While the sepia tones in the art gives it a unique monochromatic appeal, using the right combinations allows you to experiment with different hues of the monochrome.
Explore the basics of resin - Learn about mixing ratios - Use the tools and techniques to create resin clock & beach art.
Get creative and master the basics of Knife Painting with me. You will learn how to approach and start using palette knife. Using a palette knife for the first time can be intimidating to try out on your own. It is very different than painting the traditional way using the brushes. In this 3 hour workshop, you are going to explore different techniques, patterns and style using palette knife and take home a decor worthy painting with tons of memories!
This half a day course in Bangalore will include brewing and tasting of different types of coffees i.e. different varieties, processing methods etc from different coffee growing origins across the globe along with Indian coffees to help attendees recognize and appreciate attributes of such coffees!
Come by for some delicious meads and honey, and plenty of stories by Rohan Rehani on how we made the meads and found all the honey! Get ready to indulge in a delightful tasting experience of different multifloral and single-origin honeys from all parts of India. Savor the innovative and experimental flavors of Moonshine's meads, each one crafted with care and creativity to showcase the best of Indian ingredients and flavors.
Meet the Women who have created JusTrufs… Get to know our story and latch onto our chocolate making secrets . Bring your best friend, parent, spouse, partner, or child, and join us at JusTrufs with our Master Chocolatiers. Make your very own chocolates and truffles with us. Watch your decadent, divine chocolate creations take center stage. Brighten up your day or your loved one’s day with this one-of-a-kind event.
In a time when we're overwhelmed by the world around us, this Tree Walk + Paint session will help you connect with nature while exploring your creative side. You will spend a couple of hours in the greenest part of Bangalore and with other like-minded creatives exploring trees & botanical illustrations!
Over the course of 7 hours, you'll be able to learn the basics of wall paintings including the kind of paints to use and unconventional methods to get textures, get Polaroids of your painting session and take home memories with other like minded people, and the fact that you made the world that much brighter.
Learn the art form of mandala in a relaxing environment.

Fun and Games

Experience a guided tour of the Kivah Vineyards in Nandi Valley with various activities held during a 3-4 hour span.
Improvise with AI as your scene partner! Explore the `Yes, and...` rule, using fun games & exercises to create spontaneous stories and characters. Calling all folks 18+ to experiment with improvisational styles and tech.
Whether you want to show off your guitar-shredding skills, your melodious singing voice, or your poems, or even want to bust out your weekly stress by jamming as an audience This is the place to be! You`ll get the chance to perform in front of an encouraging crowd, and there will be plenty of opportunities to network with like-minded musicians, poets, and audiences.
We’ll be talking about poetry! Bring your favourite poem, your most hated poem, a poem you don’t understand, a poem that speaks to you, a prose poem, a free verse poem, a structured poem – bring anything, so long as it’s a poem!
Welcome to Anjuman, an open-mic of Hindi-Urdu poetry, which has been organized continuously since 2011 in Bengaluru. Participation in the program is free and open for all. If you have interest in Hindi-Urdu poems, you can join in as a listener. If you want to read your work, you are most welcome.
One of the oldest book clubs of the city. Meet and grow your network. The Urban Solace Book Lovers` Club started in 2010 as a result of a meet-up of writers whose stories were published in the book "Chicken Soup for the Indian Teachers Soul" inspired by the energy of this experience "The Urban Solace Book Lovers` Club was born.
A run, not just for fitness but also for fun with a cause. Celebrating the festival of colors with power up Zumba, Live Music, Dance, Breakfast, Unlimited Organic Colours & many more exciting Fitness related activities.
Once Upon an Old Monk is a journey of laughter, love and reflection with ad-man, author and storyteller Pramod Shankar. It brings alive the follies, fantasies and flirtations on a freshly-minted 60-year-old. Irreverent and rib-tickling yet nostalgic at the same time, Pramod brings alive characters and events of myriad hues, much like how a seasoned bartender would conjure up some mellow, flavorful and hard-hitting cocktails. Come, revel in a spirited journey that will take you across time, geography and genres!
How about sitting in a circle and listening to stories as the sun goes down? The late evening Performance storytelling session for adults by Vikram Sridhar will explore stories from folklore, mythology, heritage , travel narratives across the country etc. over an hour. Being interactive in nature , the event`s stories will bring in emotions of love, valor, humour, joy, etc.

With Kids :

An improvisation based workshop to Awaken Creative Expression in Children (and Parents).
Imagine. Create. Write. Perform. Compose. Birth-a-bot! Let's predict what happens if an Octopus were to arrive at your door. Calling young creators age groups 7-9, 10-12, 13 & above to work with AI tools & storytelling to fashion imaginative narratives on Climate Change.
How can we envision Bangalore from being just a city to becoming our city? Calling children between ages 12 & 15 to render future city imaginings. Grab a chance to create and showcase within an AI art exhibit in real time.

Regular Weekly Events :

Always wanted to try your hand at painting? Or just haven't painted in a while? This workshop is perfect for you. Learn the art of canvas painting. Perfect for beginners and folks who have never painted before. Learn how to paint on wood Using acrylic paint. Creating a beautiful landscape on a wooden coaster.
Pottery Workshops for Skillbuilding and Therapy! Trying your hand at pottery will not only help you build up a skill during these difficult times but be of great therapeutic help - the need of the hour. Learn Hand-building and how to throw a pot on the Potter's Wheel.
Listener`s Circle is a safe space for people to come and share their woes and worries, with an empathetic group of people who will work as a support group. Listener`s Circle provides a judgment free, and empathetic environment for anyone who needs to get a weight off of their chests.
Always wanted to try your hand at painting? Or just haven't painted in a while? This workshop is perfect for you. Learn the art of canvas painting. Learn how to paint on canvas. Using acrylic paint. Creating a beautiful landscape on canvas using acrylic paints.
Shuffle Dance or "Cutting Shapes" as it is sometimes called, is characterized by quick and slick footwork, danced to the latest EDM music.It’s a fun and upbeat dance that has many mental and physical health benefits.In this course, you`ll be guided through the techniques of shuffle dancing in a methodical way, so that you can master them and dance up a storm.Be prepared to WOW your friends on the dance floor!
Come and learn the authentic and lively style of Dominican Bachata. This workshop is perfect for those who are new to Latin dance and want to learn from the basics.
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 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.
Have you ever dreamt to move your hips like Cuban Salsa stars? Here is your chance to get things started with the help of a great Indian Salsera : Minoti Ramachandra and Khushboo from the Motley Dance Company.
Treat yourself to the best English Breakfast Experience in Bangalore....complete with a stunning view of Ulsoor lake, great music, great ambience and the magical vibes of old Bangalore!
Come to Art Beat and join for learning the basic techniques of charcoal sketches along with realistic rendering techniques, layering, building values & how to control the medium.
Always wanted to try your hand at painting? Or just haven't painted in a while? This workshop is perfect for you. Learn the art of canvas painting. Learn how to paint on canvas. Using acrylic paint. Creating a beautiful landscape on canvas using acrylic paints.
Lahe Lahe will be conducting live art together under my guidelines where this time kids will get to paint on canvas.
  • Truly Open - Sat, 11th Mar’23 - Sat, 15th Apr’23 (Saturday)
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.
If you’ve wanted a place to share your poetry, perform your music, try out your comedy set, tell a story you wrote, or just try something out in front of a live audience, the Jagriti Open Mic is for you!Anything that can be performed with one mic or less is welcome - comedy, music, poetry, etc. No prior experience required and all languages welcome.
An Experience not to be missed by your kid, to be in connection with the earth, to play with clay, let's open their ideation & creativity with the most beautiful art form of pottery. This workshop helps them to understand the feel of natural clay, hand-building techniques like pinching, coiling & slab making.
Welcome to a Karaoke noon show on the busiest street of Koramangala. The restaurant waiters are singers and will start the show to give you more confidence to try on your own.
Grab this chance to showcase your talent and perform in front of a love audience! Don't want to perform? Bring your energy and support to cheer on the talented artists taking the stage! Let's meetup and vibe over an art filled evening.
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.
  • Music Jamming - Sun, 12th Mar’23 - Sun, 14th May’23 (Every Sunday)
An open and free music jam for all… Stretch your musical muscles every Sunday with the refreshing and the rejuvenating vibes. An opportunity to meet, learn and work with a wide spectrum of talented  musicians both formal and informal.
  • Bhangra Night - Sun, 12th Mar’23 - Sun, 30th Apr’23 (Every Sunday)
Let's get together to learn some bhangra steps and tap our feet on the latest foot-tapping Punjabi Dance Numbers. Let's enjoy together and burn some of our calories. All are welcome to join this wonderful class.
Sit around a table, in a cozy little space and enjoy a cup of Chai while connecting with people through heart to hearts and other touching conversations. It's a cozy little meetup for people who just want to get to know others and have good conversations. If you want to make new friends over Chai, come join us... For Chai Pe Charcha.
Lahe Lahe brings to you an evening of soul on paper.Every Tuesday we're bringing to you a heart-plucking session of poetry, and good company. Welcoming you all and looking forward to an amazing evening of poetry!! Every week we recite poetry on a theme they would have fixed last week or if not, you can recite any of your poems you would like to share or even a poem you like with credits to the poet. Also we have poet of the week where we talk about the poet and his works.
Join us to meet other travelers and listen to their stories (max 3 mins each) and share yours. ✈️🌍You will get to know the theme only once you reach the venue. 😊At the end, everyone will get to vote anonymously for their favorite story (no, you can't vote for your own story).
Bharathanatyam Brunch is a durational session hosted by Nirali and Shoonya, facilitated by Priyanka Chandrasekhar. The session is a platform for inter-disciplinary collaboration, and exchange where we make space for creative improvisation, personal reflection, experiments with body technique, questioning and experiential engagement with the arts. Though largely it is a movement based session, we welcome people from fully different professions and practitioners of all and any kind of art form. We are also open to any kind of engagement. Participants could just observe the session or talk to us, move, question, bring your own work and practice alongside or even facilitate. Conversations during the session range from World politics to deeply personal stories interspersed with a lot of fun, games and sweat. We encourage you to bring your whole selves, with honesty and curiosity.
The class includes a variety of mediums, like acrylic painting, oil painting, watercolour, charcoal, pencil and pen sketching, colour pencils, soft pastels and a lot more. You will be guided through each of these mediums in the level that you are at. The classes will be taught using a wide range of creative exercises and activities. You will be encouraged to develop and follow your own style and creativity, while learning the skills needed to do so.

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.