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Soulful Events - Week 2 May '23

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

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



Ninda to Ananda - Fri, 12th May’23

Tyagaraja, one among the musical Trinity has expressed a host of emotions in his various compositions. These are indicative of some events and milestones in his life, his inner feelings, and more. This conceptualization, by Vinay Varanasi and Srivathsan S explores a spectrum of emotions that arose in his journey through narrative and music. From spiteful remarks to one’s deity, to pining like a lover, the journey will focus on milestones covering themes agony, angst, frustration to bliss and contentment.

Things I Have to Say - Sat, 13th May’23

An evening of perspectives through love songs that will take you through a gamut of feels. A heartfelt set of English pop ballads - covers as well as originals from Ruhee Ahamed’s EP - Things I have to Say. Have a sneak peek at some of her unreleased music too.

First Light - Sun, 14th May’23

The First Light concert and conversation series will present young Hindustani and Carnatic musicians in an intimate and informal setting. They will attempt to engage with their respective lineages and the traditional as well as specially 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.

Ruhaniyat - Live Ghazal Performance - Sun, 14th May’23

Ruhaniyat brings to you an evening filled with Ghazal and Semi Classical music featuring vocalist Koyel Mukherjee, Vidhit Aurora on Tabla and Dheeraj Banerjea on Guitars.


Metamorphosis - Sat, 13th May’23

In this duet movement piece, choreographer emphasizes on the transformation of a personality from one to another. What is this new self? Is it an add on to the old pattern or a breakaway into something new? The choreographer continues to explore the shift between reality and illusion. What does the body sense and feel and how does it react through this unending loop between creation of a new pattern, destruction of it and recreation of another; Or is it a pattern at all?

Cultural Activities

Bookmarks-Lahe Lahe Reading Club - Sat, 13th May’23

What are you reading these days? Is there an author or a poet that you have been amazed by recently? Or a book that changed your life. Lahe Lahe would love to hear about it. Meet and share the magic of some wordsmiths who not only influenced us but shaped our lives in some way.

Chouboli - A Modern Folk Epic - Sat, 13th May’23

A witty, biting, satirical tale where form is folk yet content is ultra modern and progressive with dollops of wisdom, wit, fantasy and riddles. Come, enjoy this wild, quirky, fun, modern folk epic ‘Chouboli’ by Narendra Shekhawat.

Dialogues Poetry Mic JP Nagar - Sat, 13th May’23

Lovers of poetry and prose — this one is for you! 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 our community. You can hold us accountable for making you have a good time!

Open Mic by Indiegasm - Sat, 13th May’23

Experience different forms of art with Indiegasm’s open mic. Listen to people perform, hear their stories, moreover be the one telling the stories. We provide a platform for artists to perform their art. Let it be music, poetry, storytelling or standup comedy. Come join us, you will make our evening better. Let us together feel emotions through art. Not an independent artist? Don’t worry. This open mic is open to everyone and anything they wish to perform.

Slam Dunk Saturdays - Life stories from Sports - Sat, 13th May’23

First Drop Theatre presents Slam Dunk Saturdays - a sports based storytelling event where we look at different stories from the world of sport. Join Bejoy at Lahe Lahe who would be narrating a couple of stories on a theme and then open it up for an interactive session with the audience.

Bending Reality - Magic, Mentalism & Mischief - Sat, 13th May’23

With the success of the previous show ‘Bending Reality’ Waseem and Sanjay got Sathwik on board for this combined creative force to curate a blend of magic and mentalism in an interactive form for this show, Bending Reality. Come, live and witness their unique performance in Bending Reality.

Frame it for life – Saturdays - Sat, 13th May’23

Urban Solace is Bangalore’s first Cultural Cafe in the city. We became the first cafe in Bangalore to introduce a Breakfast Platter as well as offer it as an “All Day Breakfast”. You can choose our now legendary “English Breakfast Platter” or “Special Breakfast Platter” or just mix up your breakfast experience with eggs, or waffles or pancakes or just baked beans on toast. And what’s more our Breakfast menu is available “All Day” giving you the added pleasure of indulging yourself on breakfast favorites’ any time you wake up on the weekend.

Farmers’ Market - Sun, 14th May’23

Bangalore Creative Circus presents to you the 16th edition of our monthly Farmers’ Market! As always, we are excited to host local farmers and producers selling fresh fruits and veggies, homemade pickles and jams, vegan desserts, traditional games, pet food, and more. Come along with your friends and family!

Tree Walk with A Green Venture - Sun, 14th May’23

Hidden in plain sight in the urban sprawl of Yeshwantpur, are green giants that make namma ooru greener and help us breathe better. Join the tree walk to learn how to identify trees, their histories and origins, interesting myths and stories, and more, to get us closer to our city’s green heritage.

Mahabharata Dialogues - Sun, 14th May’23

Embark on a captivating journey into the legendary stories of the Mahabharata. Join Dialogues Cafe for a series of live storytelling sessions that will transport you into the fascinating world of the greatest epic ever written. Immerse yourself in that world and discover the heroic deeds, complex relationships, and moral dilemmas that have enthralled audiences for centuries.

Coffee & Conversations - Listener’s Circle - Sun, 14th May’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!

Kavitayon Ki Dastak - Sun, 14th May’23

Dialogues Cafe brings to you a Sunday full of kavitā and shāyari! If you love writing or just listening to Hindi poetry or couplets of shāyari or lyrical ghazals, we invite you to a poetic sundowner filled with hindi writing and sher-shāyari. Let’s get together for ‘Kavitāyon Ki Dastak’, an open mic or rather an open mehfil to set your mood and make you feel wholesome.

Music Jamming - Sun, 14th May’23

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 ones.

The Mango Tree – Art, Music & Happiness - Sun, 14th May’23

The Mango Tree invites you to a vibrant gathering of artistic individuals! Enjoy a day filled with art, healing, grounding, and community. Browse through our handcrafted market and mystical corner, indulge in artisanal food, and join our mini canvas painting workshop. Groove to the music of Sahana Iyengar and laugh out loud with Sachin Kumar’s stand-up comedy. Experience the Flux Project, facilitated by Sahiba Singh, for sound healing and movement therapy. Play board games, sing your heart out at karaoke night with KJ Roshan, and bring your loved ones for a screening of the Academy Award-winning documentary, The Elephant Whisperers.

Personal Development & Soul Nourishment

Nada Yoga Workshop - Fri, 12th May’23

Yoga is a divine practice which unifies the body and mind. When Yoga is combined with the beautiful practice of Sound Healing, it is definitely a blissful experience. You surely don’t want to miss this. Atta Galatta invites you with your friends and family for Nada Yoga, a combination of yoga and sound healing and experience a rejuvenating morning.

Aikyam - Fri, 12th May’23 - Sun, 14th May’23

The best way to recharge our entire being is to surround ourselves with all the gifts that Mother Nature has to offer us! Come experience the joy and healing nature of being surrounded by the luscious green trees, fresh air and a natural waterfall. All this in the presence of a playful experiential with arts, meditation and journaling.

Access Consciousness Bars Class - Sat, 13th May’23

Soulversing is hosting an Access Consciousness Bars class. Join it if you are ready to look beyond your fears and step up in life.

Now & Zen - Sat, 13th May’23

In this 3-hour workshop, learn about the wisdom and practices of Zen Buddhism, experience the benefits of zazen, practice a qi-gong inspired movement, discover the transformative power of mindfulness, find a community of like-minded individuals on the journey of self-discovery, take the first step towards a more peaceful, fulfilling and harmonious existence and engage in interactive discussions and activities.

Breath Work and Ice Bath Workshop - Sat, 13th May’23

Breath work and ice bath experience is a combination of two practices that involve controlled breathing and exposure to cold temperatures. When combined, it can create a powerful occurrence that allows individuals to push past their physical and mental limitations, increase their sense of well-being, and gain greater clarity and focus. It also helps reduce stress and anxiety.

Understanding Your Potential : Self-Reflection Workshop - Sat, 13th May’23

The workshop "Understanding Your Potential: A Self-Reflection Workshop" is designed to provide participants with a unique opportunity to explore their personal potential through a series of activities and exercises that facilitate self-reflection. The workshop aims to help participants gain a better understanding of their strengths, weaknesses, and use this self-awareness to develop an action plan for achieving their goals. The collaborative and supportive environment of the workshop will allow participants to learn from each other and provide mutual support and encouragement.

Injury Prevention & Strength Training - Sat, 13th May’23 - Sun, 14th May’23 (2 Sessions of 4-hours each)

This workshop will do a deep dive into how dancers can approach and integrate strength training into their practice and use it as an effective tool to prevent dancing injuries.

Chakra Meditation - Sat, 13th May’23 - Sat, 27th May’23 (Every Saturday)

Chakra Meditation is a holistic meditation practice which is a combination of cleansing, energizing and retaining the harmony of our body, mind and spirit by working on the major energy vortices of our being. Experience Mantra (universal sounds), Yantra (Tools), Intention setting, powerful guided meditation and visualization, releasing and establishing a harmonious relationship with self and then the world.

Busy Backsons - Sun, 14th May’23

In this yin yoga workshop, we will talk about the philosophy of taosim, wu wei, blended with the physical and challenging practise of yin yoga and meditation. A long juicy three hour session of yin drizzled with sweet spinal releases, creamy lower body loosening, long deep meditations to invite a fresh acceptance into how we see life, to get cosy in our warm blankets as we embrace and settle into a sleepy and fluffy quietness.

Art, Body and Soul! - Sun, 14th May’23

Let’s grab some crayons, move to fun beats, share some stories and bring that Inner Child out to play! There is no being more courageous, authentic and intuitive than our younger self. HerMoveMeant invites you to reconnect and create a compassionate space for that child within you and nurture this connection with our entire being where we explore and express different aspects of ourselves using various Alternative Healing modalities like Expressive Arts (i.e. visual arts, movement, journaling, storytelling), Meditation, Reiki Healing and Intuitive Readings.

Music Meditation Session with Akshaya Murali - Sun, 14th May’23

A unique experience where music is used as a medium to go into the state of meditation. Akshaya Murali has been practicing meditation for the past 10 years and has started an initiative called ‘Naad Milan Foundation’, a vision to bring in music and meditation together.

The Descriptive Body & Ultimate Connection - Sun, 14th May’23

This workshop will cover a range of movement tasks and situations designed to inspire creativity and encourage embodiment of movement. Movers will discover the basic of stick handling, balancing on limbs and traveling around the space while understanding weight, direction, and speed through exercises and improvisation tools, including contact and spinning with different body parts.

Art & Craft

Oil Painting Workshop - Sat, 13th May’23

Learn how to use and paint with oils using oil paint and create a beautiful artwork on canvas.

Knife Painting Workshop - Sat, 13th May’23

The knife painting workshop is an exciting and dynamic art experience that utilizes acrylics as the base medium. Participants will learn how to use a palette knife to create bold, textured strokes and layers of color, resulting in a dynamic and expressive painting. This workshop is ideal for both beginners and other artists looking to explore a new technique and experiment with color, texture, and composition. By Main Bhi Kalakar

Knife Painting Workshop By Main Bhi Kalakar - Sat, 13th May’23

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!

Spring Daisies Canvas Painting Workshop - Sat, 13th May’23

Bangalore Drawing Room invites you to a fun laid back Art Gathering! Discover the artist in you as you paint your version of “Spring Daisies”. Never painted before? Not to worry, you will be guided by an Artist. 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.

Coffee Arches- Textured Art Workshop - Sat, 13th May’23

Join for a Texture Art workshop at Lahe Lahe for a fun and creative activity that you can enjoy with friends or family. It’s the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind, and explore your creativity. Take home your own unique creation and cherish the memories you made during this special weekend activity.

Hand Block Printing Workshop - Sat, 13th May’23

Through this workshop you will learn and understand the concepts of handblock printing vis. selecting a design, placement of block, experimenting with colours, freedom to create patterns of your choice and have fun with the process. Block printing although known to be a demanding technique is fun and is extremely satisfying in terms of creativity and the outcome.

Cork Reimagined - Sat, 13th May’23

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to create beautiful and functional coasters and trays using cork, rope and upcycled cardboard. This workshop is perfect for anyone looking to add a personal touch to their home decor, or for those who enjoy DIY projects.

Resin Art - Clock & Beach - Sat, 13th May’23

Explore the basics of resin, learn about mixing ratios & use the tools and techniques to create clock and beach art!

Wall as your Canvas - Sat, 13th May’23

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, take home memories with other like minded people and the fact that you made the world that much brighter.

INKSPIRATION – a creative writing workshop by Shalaka Kulkarni - Sat, 13th May’23

Join us for an exciting session filled with 3-4 live writing exercises that will ignite your creative spark. In this workshop, you’ll discover what creativity means to you and learn how to widen your perspective to write better. With a step-by-step approach and real-world examples, you’ll gain valuable insights into the craft of writing.

How To Write A Story - Sat, 13th May’23

Atta Galatta invites you for a workshop by acclaimed writers Jahnavi Barua and Shinie Antony on what makes good fiction. What goes into making a story? Beginnings and endings, protagonist and antagonist, conflict and resolution, the art and the craft. Acclaimed writers Jahnavi Barua and Shinie Antony take everyone through writing, editing, and a lot more in this workshop. Let’s have fun with the fundamentals of fiction.

Introduction to Sculpting & Clay Modelling - YUJ - Sat, 13th May’23 - Sun, 14th May’23

In this workshop, the following processes to begin Sculpting will be taught : 1. Rolling a ball of clay 2. Rolling snakes with clay 3. Kneading the clay to correct consistency 4. Relief and Recess in Clay 5. Carving details into clay with tools 6. Smoothing out clay & carving hollows 7. Carving and sculpting abstract forms and figures 8. Practicing forms and figures 9. Finishing touches on sculpture 10. Drying process.

Decoupage Nameplate Workshop - Sat, 13th May’23

Discover the art of decoupage and create a personalized nameplate in this fun and relaxing workshop. You’ll learn the basics of decoupage and receive step-by-step instructions to create your own nameplate. Choose a wooden or MDF nameplate base, select from a variety of paper designs, colors, and textures, and create a cohesive and visually appealing design.

Make your own name plates - Sat, 13th May’23 - Sun, 14th May’23

Join Lahe Lahe and make your own name plates! Spend few hours, learn something new, make your plates. Personalise them, Decorate them, Colour them or just leave them simple. They glaze and fire them for you!! And they become a part of your everyday life!

Writing and Performing for 1-minute theater - Sat, 13th May’23 - Sun, 14th May’23

Do you want to learn to write for short form drama or/ and work with ideas and dialogues? Come off for this one! Open for actors and writers. Freshers are also welcome. Get insights on how to engage an audience or reader in a short span of time with the right situation and scenarios. Learn how to ideate and translate it into a script and dialogues. Experience the fun of short form theatre.

Watercolour Painting Workshop - Sun, 14th May’23

This workshop is solely focused on introducing the user to watercolors. You shall be learning watercolors, pigments, types of papers and accompaniments used along with it. Work on a worksheet exercises on doing washes and textures with watercolors, color swatching and color theory. Work on a special illustration painting which you can take home. What better way to plan your artist Sunday!

Lippan Art Workshop - Sun, 14th May’23

ArtDelight brings you Lippan Art Workshop. Mud and Mirror Work (also known as Lippan Kaam) is a traditional mural craft of Kutch, Gujarat, India. Our instructor will be teaching you how to make a lippan hanging for your home using lippan art technique.

Alcohol Ink Workshop - Sun, 14th May’23

During this 2 hour workshop, you will learn some unique alcohol ink techniques. After a brief introduction and demonstration, students will have a chance to experiment with the inks to create their own kettle and an artwork of their own to take back.

Split Canvas Painting - Sun, 14th May’23

ArtDelight brings to you painting party where people socialize over art. Come, sit, relax, sip and paint. Rejuvenate yourself, paint with fun and do something different on weekend.

Texture Art Workshop (A Mothers Day Special) - Sun, 14th May’23

An in-person artistic class where you’ll be guided in creating your first textured art piece. It will be a fun and rewarding experience to express your emotions by learning the modern technique of making textures. Learn the basics of texture art and make an art piece on canvas using the premium materials and texture tools.

Mother’s Day Boho Painting Workshop - Sun, 14th May’23

In this workshop, you will be guided through the process of creating a beautiful bohemian-inspired painting. 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.

Mud and Magic - Sun, 14th May’23

Tattva Kala and Theara Candle presents Mud N Magic workshop to discover the joy of working with clay! Our workshop is perfect for anyone who wants to explore their creative side and make something beautiful with their hands.

Texture Art - Sun, 14th May’23

Join at Shoonya for Texture Art workshop for a fun and creative activity that you can enjoy with friends or family. It’s the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind, and explore your creativity and take home your own unique creation and cherish the memories you made during this special weekend activity.

Art Retreat - Sun, 14th May’23

Join Anjana & Harshita for a relaxing Art Retreat at a beautiful farm stay! Spend your weekend with them, indulging yourself in some good food and good art. They will be guiding you to paint. Everything necessary for painting will be provided including paints, brushes, sheets while the artists will guide you during this session.

Canvas/Dot Mandala Art Meetup - Sun, 14th May’23

Learn the art form of mandala in a relaxing environment.

Lullaby with Lavanya - Sun, 14th May’23

Lullaby with Lavanya is an immersive workshop that introduces participants to the powerful folklore, Lullaby, through stories, group and individual activities that include immersive reflective experience and a step by step process in creating one’s own lullaby.

Bharatanatyam Workshop - Sun, 14th May’23

Merakism is bringing a Bharatanatyam workshop to you by the talented founder of team Natanam - Krupa Ramachandran. This workshop will help classical dancers broaden their horizons, experiment with expression and get to experience movement that brings goosebumps.

CREO Valley Photography Workshop - Mon, 15th May’23 - Fri, 19th May’23

Would you like to learn to take perfect and tempting foods photographs? Here’s is a 5-day workshop covering all major aspects in capturing the food essence through a camera.

Film & Theater

Ek Jagah Apni - Fri, 12th May’23

Ek Jagah Apni (trans. A Place of Our Own) is a film set in the city of Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh, India) and offers a glimpse into the lives of the transgender community in the city. Presenting a slice of reality and shot in a realistic style, it is a story where the of an artistic expression of people who are the subjects of the film as well as the tellers of their own story as actors, co-writers, and the cast and crew that comprise the filmmaking process.

Rakshasa Tangadi - Sat, 13th May’23

Rakshasa Tangadi’ written by Girish Karnad is a slice of Indian history and a gem of a spectacle that captures the battle between Deccan Sultans of the Bahamani Kingdom and the Vijayanagara Empire in the year 1565 which had an impact on the political and cultural map of India. This play which indulges in politics, ego, and war strategies is precisely stitched by the characters having diverse elements and their motive to surpass each other.

With Kids

Cyanotype - Thu, 11th May’23

Cyanotype is an alternative photographic process that produces beautiful blue and white prints using a light-sensitive solution and the power of the sun. Participants will explore the history and chemistry of the cyanotype process and make their own prints. Join at MAP to create your own unique prints by experimenting with foliage, everyday objects and more!

Shibori Tie & Dye - Fri, 12th May’23

Shibori is a Japanese dyeing technique that involves folding, twisting, and binding fabric before dyeing it, creating intricate and unique patterns. Learn the history and techniques of Shibori dyeing and create your own stunning pieces by the end.

Kids Pottery Experience - Fri, 12th May’23

Pottery experience is a fun way to introduce a child to pottery, get hands-on experience and make a clay pot.

Build with TROY Blocks - Sat, 13th May’23

Wooden building blocks are integral for a child’s cognitive, emotional and social development. Wood as a material is sustainable and blocks are an excellent source of expression!

Stop Motion Animation - Sat, 13th May’23

Stop motion animation is a fun and creative way to bring your imagination to life. Participants will explore the principles of timing, lighting, and camera angles and the basics of this technique to build their own short animation clip.

Mama Let’s Make Paper (Parent & Child) - Sat, 13th May’23 & Sun, 14th May’23

Join Mother’s Day paper making workshop for a fun bonding experience with your little ones. Create beautiful handmade paper using a variety of colourful materials with expert guidance. Make unforgettable memories while learning new skills and creating something special to treasure forever.

Monoprinting - Sun, 14th May’23

Monoprinting is a unique and versatile printmaking technique that allows you to create one-of-a-kind works of art. In this workshop, participants will experiment with the basics of monoprinting, including how to prepare a printing surface, mix inks, and use a printing press – and of course, make their own!

Baking for Mom - Sun, 14th May’23

Enjoy a Sunday afternoon with your mother on a charming terrace studio. You will bake together a delicious red velvet cake and frost it with cream cheese buttercream and also bake chocolate brownies. The workshop will introduce to children the joys of baking for their loved ones. Fundamentals of mixing cake batters and baking at home will be taught in a fun and relaxed manner.

Hakuna Matata : Fun Storytelling for Kids - Sun, 14th May’23

The phrase “Hakuna Matata” in Swahili language means, “Don’t worry, be happy”. Join Lavanya Prasad from Talescope as she takes you through some hilarious, rib tickling folktales that also highlight the skill of " facing any crisis with a smile". through this special Hakuna Matata series!

Children’s Theater Workshop (10 Weekdays) - Mon, 15th May’23 - Fri, 26th May’23

Yours Truly Theatre Interactive Space brings 10 weekdays Children’s theatre workshop to learn the art of creativity & losing inhibitions in expressing ourselves. Key Focus Areas 1. Breaking habitual bound thinking 2. Fun game-based activities 3. Working with Rhythms & Patterns 4. Understanding the language of Expressions 5. Exploring Transformations 6. Understanding & Exploring - Improvisation & Characterization.

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.