Welcome to another edition of the Soulful Events newsletter! We bring you activities and events that nourish your soul.
Things I Have To Say - A Musical Evening - Fri, 16th Jun’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.
This 90 minute music session explores the mystical poetry of 16- 17th century Sufi poets Baba Bulleh Shah and Shah Hussain from Punjab. Their verses ponder the ultimate question ‘Who am I?’’ beyond all identities.
Dastaan-e-Ghazal - Sat, 17th Jun’23
Dastaan-E-Ghazal, an event conceptualized by Deewan-E-Khaas is coming to promote and create awareness about the art of Ghazal, especially among youth and the public in general and are privileged to have one of the best ghazal singers of the current era - Pratibha Singh Baghel be a part of this wonderful celebration called Daastan-E-Ghazal.
Flute Maestro Pravin Godkhindi Live in Concert - Sat, 17th Jun’23
Live in concert by Pravin Godkhindi with Krishna Fusion featuring Shadaj Godkhindi is an evening of delightful prelude, where proficient flautists take the stage to showcase their skills and expose the audience to diverse musical traditions and styles. Enhancing the rich history of flute music deeply ingrained in various cultures around the world, our audience can witness the passion and dedication of artists as they breathe life into classical compositions and contemporary pieces, leaving you in awe of their musical prowess.
Morning Raag with Sindhu K. Das - Sun, 18th Jun’23
Experience the morning raga concert series at Jagriti, presented by Sindhu K. Das, featuring timeless compositions by revered Carnatic legends. Join us for a soul-stirring showcase of Carnatic gems by composers such as Saint Thyagaraja, Muthuswamy Dikshitar, Purandaradasa, Swathi Thirunal, Dr. Balamurali Krishna, and Dr. Baby Sriram. Immerse yourself in this delightful musical journey and embrace the truly magical experience it offers.
Unsung Kishori Amonkar - Tue, 20th Jun’23
‘Unsung Kishori’ is an attempt to bring these gems to the audience. The compositions will be presented by Pt. Raghunandan Panshikar, who is one of the most sought after and versatile vocalists in the country today and Kishoritai’s senior disciple. The concert will include a presentation of the various genres that Kishoritai composed, interspersed with narration by Radhika Joshi, who will share some anecdotes from Kishoritai’s musical journey. Pt. Raghunandan will be accompanied by Gurumoorthy Vaidya on the Tabla and Ashwin Walawalkar on the Harmonium.
Yati Gati - Sun, 18th Jun’23
‘Yati Gati’ is a performance series curated by Temple of Fine Arts and Atta Galatta. In line with its core intent of ‘staging the dialogue between the artist and the audience’, the evening will host a moderated interaction between the artist and audience about the art form and the thought process behind the work performed.
Silent Reading Session - Thu, 15th Jun’23
Indulge in the perfect blend of books and coffee at our Silent Reading Session. Immerse yourself in captivating literature while savoring the rich aroma of freshly brewed coffee. Escape the noise and nourish the mind and senses in this tranquil haven of words and caffeine.
Embodiment in Indian Photography -Thu, 15th Jun’23
Join MAP Bengaluru for an illustrated lecture by Gayatri Sinha, writer and founder of Critical Collective, as she delves into photographs from the mid-nineteenth century to look at ideas of portraiture, performance, and the crowd as the unintended subjects of photography.
My Guru, My Art - Thu, 15th Jun’23
The Guru-Shishya parampara has been integral to the learning of Indian classical dance and music art forms: a deeply immersive and rigorous tradition that holds its own even in the modern context. A profound emotional and spiritual bond forms between teacher and student, through which not just the practice and knowledge of art, but also a way of life is transmitted down the generations. The Guru goes beyond the imparting of technicalities and nuances of art to shape and hone the Shishya’s voice, indeed, the artistic identity. The Shishya, part of a lineage that connects to the Guru’s Gurus, connects the past with the future, carrying this tradition to a new generation of artistes and audiences. This series, My Guru, My Art takes an intimate look at this tradition and hopes to capture for posterity the stories of how the magic is created. Conversations between two artistes, Guru and Shishya, will explore their personal histories of learning a classical art form, sharing memories of interactions with their teachers, inspirations, influences, anecdotes of compositions and teaching moments, punctuated by music to illustrate the stories.
Mello Open Mic - Thu, 15th Jun’23
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.
Mello’s Jamming Session - Thu, 15th Jun’23
Join for an electrifying jamming session with Mello. Immerse yourself in the pulsating rhythms and infectious melodies as we gather music enthusiasts from all walks of life. Whether you’re an experienced musician or simply love to groove to the beats, this event is perfect for you. Unleash your creativity, grab an instrument or your vocal cords, and prepare for an unforgettable night of jamming and collaboration.
Dialogues with Books - Sat, 17th Jun’23
Bring along your favorite book, the book you are currently reading, or any book that had an impact on you. Share your experience reading the book with fellow bibliophiles and participate in winding and fun discussions around the joy of reading. Do all this while sipping on coffee/tea or having a hot tasty snack from Dialogues cafe!
Stories from the Mahabharata - Sat, 17th Jun’23
What is found here may be found elsewhere, but what is not found here cannot be found elsewhere." Few stories in the world are as intriguing as the Mahabharata, with its numerous plots and subplots and characters having strengths and flaws in equal measure. ‘Stories from the Mahabharata’ is an endeavor by Aparna Jaishankar to recreate an interest in this epic.
The RYAN Collective – Simple & Sweet - Sat, 17th Jun’23
Driven by the originality of things and the love for music, The Ryan Collective builds a rich tapestry of melodies with a tinge of Pop and Country music. This four piece band is gearing up for their debut performance this month.
Uncharted Notes ft. Suraj Rajan & DAYVE - Sat, 17th Jun’23
Join for a night of electrifying music with “Uncharted Notes”!We are thrilled to present the incredibly talented Suraj Rajan and DAYVE, who will take the stage by storm with their mesmerizing performances. Get ready to immerse yourself in a symphony of emotions as their voices blend with the rhythm of your heart. But wait, that’s not all! Our opening act, Ramyaa, will set the perfect tone for the evening, leaving you craving for more. Grab your friends, dance to the beat, and let the music transport you to a world of untamed passion. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable musical journey!
Whose Mic Is It Anyway? Open Mic Nights - Sat, 17th Jun’23
An open mic event welcoming all musicians, comedians, poets, storytellers, and more. Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned performer, this open mic is for you. It will be a safe space (rather, a safe stage) for you to try out your new stand-up material, to perform a poem close to your heart, or sing that song you’re not confident about. No pressure, no judgement; just a place for you to own the spotlight and give the world your best.
Metaphorically Yours…A Playback Theatre Jam - Sat, 17th Jun’23
Playback Theatre - Magical, creative, thought-provoking, reflective, unscripted just like life itself. A format of improvisational, interactive theatre where the actors use their creativity and skill to present an engaging and dramatised retelling of the audience members’ story on-the-spot.
Beyond the Blue Dot - Sat, 17th Jun’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.
Off Label: Exploring Personal Perspectives on Art - Sat, 17th Jun’23
Labels are a way for museums to communicate and provide context about the things we are seeing and experiencing. While we know labels can help us navigate artworks, can they also help navigate the questions these works bring up? In this session, MAP OSCH Collective will explore this idea through works from one of MAP’s opening exhibitions, Jyoti Bhatt: Time & Time Again. Looking at the works through the lens of our experiences, we consider whether the labels that accompany them sufficiently convey all that the works want them to. Join at MAP Bengaluru as we go off label and contextualise our favourite pieces from the exhibition within the breadth of our personal experiences and write our own labels for them.
Kupu - Sat, 17th Jun’23 & Sun, 18th Jun’23
Kupu (pronounced as KOO-POO), derived from the Hawaiian word meaning ‘to sprout’, is about growth, renewal, and a promising future. We are bringing together an extraordinary lineup of workshops, immersive experiences, interactive exhibits, thought-provoking conversations, a music concert that will stir your soul, and a humorous theatre play – all of which will leave you pondering the realities of our planet and infuse you with energy to take action. This is a two day festival involving students and the youth since they hold the baton to creating a better world. We’re giving them the tools, the inspiration, and the platform to shape the future they want to live in.
House of Tribe - Sat, 17th Jun’23 & Sun, 18th Jun’23
Get ready to embark on a vibrant journey into the world of flavors, music, and culture at the thrilling House of Tribe event! Immerse yourself in a tribal-themed extravaganza where you will encounter an array of delectable cuisines, rhythmic beats, and an unforgettable flea market experience.
June Poets’ Meet - Sun, 18th Jun’23
This is a gathering of poets, song-writers, singers who come together to share their original or inspired composition. We also invite people who simply want to join the tribe to listen and meet the creative folks of the city. Great space to make new friends over poetry, music and a lot great vibes.
Mahabharata: A Krishna Thriller - Sun, 18th Jun’23
Join at Lahe Lahe for this extraordinary storytelling show, where the power of words takes center stage. Prepare to be enthralled as Krishna masterfully employs the tactics of “Mantra Uddha” in three captivating settings, unleashing his unmatched intellect to outmaneuver and subdue those who stood alongside Duryodhana.
Plan B/C/D/E - Sun, 18th Jun’23
What do you do when the rising seas are going to destroy your home? Tired of waiting for political change, this performer decides to make her own back-up plans to survive global warming. In a unique interactive experience, Meghana enlists the help of her audience to ensure that by the time the apocalypse comes, her plans are water-tight. Plan B/C/D/E is an original show, written and performed by Meghana AT.
Open Mic Bengaluru - Sun, 18th Jun’23
Calling all musicians! My School Of Rock is excited to announce their 31st Open Mic Music Challenge where 3 winners will be chosen. Get ready to take the stage and unleash your inner musician!
Kannada Open Mic - Sun, 18th Jun’23
Come spend your Sunday amongst the rising talents of Bengaluru! Or better yet, perform and unleash your talent upon the world! We would love to have you as a performer/audience! Poetry | Music | Storytelling | Comedy | Anything you want to perform in front of an audience! No genre/theme restrictions.
Tu Aur Tere Gaane - Sun, 18th Jun’23
Join for “Tu Aur Tere Gaane” - an open mic event for singer-songwriters! Organized by Soapbox Events, our space is a safe and non-judgmental place for artists to bring their art to life and touch people through their work.
Listeners Circle - Tell Your Story - Sun, 18th Jun’23
Listeners Circle is an initiative to facilitate listening without judgment, hence giving a safe space for anyone to speak their heart out without the fear of judgment.
Personal Development & Soul Nourishment
Awaken with Meghana- Yoga & Meditation - Thu, 15th Jun’23 - Thu, 22nd Jun’23 (Every Tuesday & Thursday)
Bring mindfulness and holistic wellness into your life with beginner and intermediate level hatha and vinyasa yoga classes, designed to uplift the body, mind and spirit.
Rejuvenating Sound Movement Experience - Fri, 16th Jun’23
Join Richa Tiwari to go on a sound journey to rebalance your 7 chakras and feel an effortless senses of relaxation and restoration. The session will start with grounding and movements. Then will move into chakra healing mediation followed by Sound Healing. Join this workshop to release emotional blocks, heal imbalances in body, build immunity and heal your body effortlessly with vibrations.
The Joy of Abundance - Fri, 16th Jun’23 - Thu, 22nd Jun’23
This 7-day Residential Experience-based program at Pyramid Valley, Bengaluru, will help you to 1. Elevate Your Life with Pyramid Meditation Programme 2. Unlock your full potential and transform your life 3. Revitalize your body and achieve peak physical health 4. Find peace and clarity of mind for optimal mental health 5. Connect with your inner self and discover spiritual growth 6. Develop a strong sense of self-awareness for personal growth 7. Build lasting relationships in family, corporates and society 8. Don’t settle for less - take the first step towards a fulfilling life.
Qi Gong - For Wellness - Sat, 17th Jun’23
The art of Qi gong is based on the principles used in acupuncture and traditional chinese taoist medicine. It is a form of light exercise that involves repeated movements, practiced breathwork, stretching, and increasing fluid movement within the body. By doing this, qigong restores the flow of energy in the body and helps us become aware of the flow of our own life force energy or chi.
Sakhi He - Abhinaya workshop by Vidhya Subramanian - Sat, 17th Jun’23
A two-day workshop centred around the Ashtapadi, Sakhi He. This Ashtapadi might be quite familiar to some dancers, on the list of favourites for some or that piece that eludes / challenges you. Irrespective of what this Ashtapadi is to you, this workshop by Vidhya Subramanian will be relevant in discovering the layers, getting a good grasp of the nuances it holds and finding a new metaphor, a new grasp or perhaps a new relationship with it.
Workshop on Low-Waste Living - Sun, 17th Jun’23
Join this interactive workshop at Lahe Lahe to learn why we need to imbibe a positive outlook towards low-waste living and how to embark upon this lifestyle! Learn about 1. What is low-waste? 2. Guide to reducing & processing personal waste. 3. Busting myths & misconceptions. 4. Resources available to help you in this journey. 5. Meet fellow Sustainability enthusiasts!
Art, Body and Soul! - Sat, 17th Jun’23 & Sun, 18th Jun’23
This is a monthly community gathering 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.
Unleash your inner zen and join us for a unique and heart-warming experience - Yoga with Rescue Puppies! This event combines the calming and rejuvenating effects of yoga with the joy and playfulness of puppies. Our yoga instructor will guide you through a beginner-friendly yoga class, while adorable rescue puppies roam around and interact with you. Not only will you get a great workout, but you will also have the opportunity to bond with these furry friends and learn about animal rescue and adoption.
New Moon Healing Circle - Sun, 18th Jun’23
New moon is a phase of setting new intentions, manifestations and welcoming new beginnings, with love. Through our healing circles hosted by Shivangi Lakhlani, we intend to create a space held and supported by the collective consciousness to embark on a journey filled with awareness and compassion. Recognizing the power of group energy, we intend to create a spiritual space for self-growth through meditation, intention setting, journaling, movement and intuitive readings for self. Reiki healing is also offered to the participants during the session to help clear chakra blocks and energize one’s intentions.
Rewilding Women Circle - Sun, 18th Jun’23
Rewilding sessions are therapeutic and healing in nature. The two areas that we work with are somatic practices (body related) and sound therapy. Along with breath work, meditation, story sharing, journaling, finding our voice both literally and metaphorically and much more.
Now & Zen - Sun, 18th Jun’23
Embark on an extraordinary quest within the sacred folds of Zen philosophy, where treasures of wisdom and enlightenment await your discovery. Delve into the transformative practices of zazen and qi-gong, cultivating mindfulness and unwavering presence in the face of life’s trials. Unveil the elusive realm of inner peace and harmonious equilibrium, infusing Zen principles into every aspect of your life. Let this transformative odyssey ignite profound self-realization and deepen your understanding of your essence and purpose. Whether you seek self-discovery or peace and harmony, embrace this transformative voyage that awaits you.
Busy Backsons - A Yin Yoga Workshop - Sun, 18th Jun’23
In these yin yoga workshops, 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. This is an inclusive class that invites differences of all kinds.
The Calm Collective - Sun, 18th Jun’23 & Sun, 25th Jun’23
This workshop will include interactive games, yoga therapy and a guided meditation session. Join at Dialogues Cafe and meet new people and learn some new techniques to help you feel more calm and centred.
Power of Yoga - Wed, 21st Jun’23
The routine will have a Warm-up, Asana Practice and a cool down in the first set (1 hour). After which a more subtle practice of Pranayama will be introduced, while the facilitator explains the salient features of each Pranayama and when and how to do it and integrate into a daily routine (30 mins). A Q&A will follow as the main aim of the session is to inspire and encourage participants to understand yoga as a lifestyle, and not a “just another stretch”.
Understanding Societal Systems
Remembering KN Guruswamy - Mon, 19th Jun’23
In a new book, Grandfather and Grandmother: A Memoir, KN Hari Kumar writes about the illustrious life of his grandfather: “He was identified by some iconic markers— the very large solitaire diamond ring on his fingers, the white kachche panche or traditional dhoti drawn between the legs, the closed-collar coat, the large white turban, the black Montblanc pen and the long, black Cadillac car. But more than that, he had somehow gone beyond the traditional mould of kings and warriors, of business, religion, caste, and family of the society into which he was born and flourished, and founded and nurtured a newspaper company which aimed to serve the public in the new democratic and independent India and which has endured.” This session celebrates a man of a bygone era through stories from colleagues, family and journalists. June 17, 2023 is the 75th anniversary of the start of Deccan Herald.
The Office of the President - Wed, 21st Jun’23
Few ordinary citizens know much about the office of the President of India as it is the Prime Minister who calls the shots. KC Singh’s The Indian President: An Insider’s Account of the Zail Singh Years is not just about Zail Singh’s tenure as the President of India. Singh waited for 15 years after retirement to write the book and says, “I’m glad I waited as my perspective has evolved. Instead of the book being just about the Zail Singh-Rajiv Gandhi saga, I have expanded it to examine the role and institution of the President.” The author, KC Singh, will be in conversation with journalist & editor, Neena Gopal. A Q&A with the audience will follow.
Art & Craft
Zumba Party - Thu, 15th Jun’23
A fun filled one hour, where together we huff and puff with our moves and grooves. Join up for this fitness session at Lahe Lahe which has a mashup of cardio, dance, strengthening, stretching.
Canvas Painting Workshop - Fri, 16th Jun’23
Discover a world of artistic expression while treating your taste buds at our Eat, Sip, and Paint event! Indulge in delectable food and drinks as you paint your own masterpiece under the guidance of our talented instructors. Join Shalini for an unforgettable evening of creativity and relaxation.
Acrylic Painting On Canvas - Serene Waterfall - Sat, 17th Jun’23
Join Art Beat for an amazing Acrylic on canvas workshop at the beautiful Art Beat studio. No prior experience is required. This workshop is made for beginners.
Explore the basics of resin, learn about mixing ratios & use the tools and techniques to create clock and beach art!
Wood Painting - Sat, 17th Jun’23
Wood Painting is unique art which brings more knowledge to the table about how to handle different surfaces and mediums while painting. Get to know how color theory changes proportions and perspectives in art in this workshop.
Knife Painting Party - Sat, 17th Jun’23
ArtDelight brings to you knife painting party where people socialize over art. Come, sit, relax, sip and paint. Rejuvenate yourself, paint with fun and do something different on weekend.
Cork Reimagined - Sat, 17th Jun’23
Cork is a natural material known for its versatility and rustic charm. By harnessing its unique properties, you can add a personal touch to your home decor. In this workshop, we will focus on crafting cork trays that are both aesthetically pleasing and practical.
Shadow Box Miniature Workshop - Sat, 17th Jun’23
Miniature art is a very old art technique of creating small paintings, sculptures etc from medieval age. Artists use paper, clay, marble, wooden sticks etc to make their art pieces. In this workshop, ArtDelight Group will be illustrating room miniature.
Madhubani Painting Workshop - Sat, 17th Jun’23
Learn the traditional art of Madhubani painting using photo transparent colors.
Abstract Self Portrait Workshop - Sat, 17th Jun’23
Experience painting with your fingers - Finger Painting is a very expressive way to create art. It gives you more freedom to express emotions, feelings and as a whole it is a very therapeutic process! You will create different impressions using a lot of colours and paint in your own style. Unwind your weekday blues with this 3 hour long immersive session on Finger Painting, get creative and take home a decor worthy painting with tons of memories!
Play With Textures - Sat, 17th Jun’23
This weekend respite from the mundane and get yourself a chance to unravel the artist within. Immerse yourself into world of Textures! Join our workshop at Atta Galatta for a captivating creative experience. Relax, unwind, and unleash your imagination and take home a unique masterpiece and cherish the memories made during this special activity.
Sculpture Painting Workshop - Sat, 17th Jun’23
In this workshop, you will learn to create a sculpture painting of Poppy Flower which will be a step by step by instructed by the artist.
Painting Workshop - Sat, 17th Jun’23 & Sun, 18th Jun’23
Bangalore Drawing Room invites you for this beautiful Riviera Dreams Knife & Brush Painting Workshop, Beach Paradise Canvas Painting Workshop and Fluid Art on Canvas. It’s a fully guided sessions with step by step demonstration. Get your friends and family along and spend amazing quality time with your loved once and create a memorable painting together.
Song-Writing by Vasu Dixit - Sat, 17th Jun’23 & Sun, 18th Jun’23
In this 2-day workshop, you will explore or enhance the song writer in you to express your thoughts into musical renditions facilitated by Vasu Dixit.
Mini Canvas Painting Workshop - Sun, 18th Jun’23
Discover the joys of painting as you delve into the world of landscapes, learning essential techniques and brushstrokes along the way. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or a beginner, this workshop is designed to cater to all skill levels. Unleash your imagination and watch as your artwork comes to life, capturing the beauty of nature on a small but captivating canvas.
Color Rush - Sun, 18th Jun’23
Art Commune Bengaluru presents, ‘Color Rush’ - A fun-filled acrylic painting workshop. Art Commune believe in curating an experience for our participants, to learn, enjoy, have a good time and meet new people of similar interests. A beautiful environment created with a blend of all age groups starting from the age of 6. Come and experience this colorful workshop!
Father’s Day Special – Sip & Paint - Sun, 18th Jun’23
On this Father’s day, do something special with your dad and create beautiful memories! Join Tania for a beginner friendly workshop with step by step guidance to take home what you create with your dad or friend.
Brunch N’ Brushes - Sun, 18th Jun’23
Enjoy a delicious brunch and get a “taste of art” like you’ve never seen before. Join us for this unique experience at Dialogues Cafe, Koramangala. Let’s get together for an acrylic-on-canvas painting workshop where we create beautiful artwork from start to finish. Whether this is your first time painting or you enjoy creating artwork occasionally, this workshop is for you. During the workshop, our artist will demonstrate how to make the painting step-by-step and share some tips and techniques on acrylic art.
Wall as your Canvas: The F1 Edition - Sun, 18th Jun’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 and take home memories with other like-minded people and the fact that you made the world that much brighter.
Canvas/Dot Mandala Art Meetup - Sun, 18th Jun’23
Learn the art form of mandala in a relaxing environment with step by step instructions by the artist Nisha.
Paint Your Own Tote Bag Workshop - Sun, 18th Jun’23
In this workshop, you will learn to paint a tote bag with guided instructions by the artist and take home a painted tote bag created by you along with lots of memories.
Lores legends and lullabies - Sun, 18th Jun’23
Lores, Legends and Lullabies is an immersive workshop where the lore meets love and hope.The workshop will introduce the participants to the powerful folklore - Lullaby, through stories, group and individual activities that include immersive reflective experiences and a step by step process in creating one’s own lullaby.
Flow Arts Workshop : Poi & Dapo - Sun, 18th Jun’23
FREE FLOW presents, Flow Arts Workshop: Poi & Dapo. This 3-hour long workshop will equip you with an opportunity to gain insight into two different forms of flow art (Dapo & Poi). We will also be introducing some new toys like the hypnotic spirals, staff, flower sticks etc. After an interactive session on ‘fire safety measures’ and tips on handling fire props, we will conclude the event with a fire-poi performance from Aniketh.
How Music Works - Wed, 21st Jun’23
In this interactive session, we will break down the underlying logic and theory of Western music in a simple way. What is common between the music of Bach, Ellington, The Beatles and Ed Sheeran? How do chords work? Why does a melody ‘stick’ in your head? Can anyone write a hit tune? With the help of examples, simple sing-alongs and demonstrations, this session will break down some of these mysteries and hopefully entice you to explore this more. Both children and adults will learn something new. The session will be hosted by Abhijit Nath, a jazz composer and alumnus of the Berklee College of Music.
Film & Theater
Rakshasa Tangadi - Sat, 17th Jun’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.
The Crucible - A Rehearsed Reading - Sun, 18th Jun’23
Winner of the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play - The Crucible is an exciting drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem. It is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of our contemporary society.
Annana Nenapu - Sun, 18th Jun’23
“Annana Nenapu” is a Docu-play dramatized from 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.
Kamaroopigal - Sun, 18th Jun’23
Ramayana is an epic having many characters with many traits. These characters and their traits help us understand human emotions. Inspired by the Panchavati portion of Ramayana, Kaamaroopigal is a play that starts from the insult of Shoorpanki by Rama and Lakshmana and ends at Jatayu Moksha. Life has many facets to it - Righteousness, evilness, love, hatred, romance & lust. Blending Ethnicity with Modernity, this play highlights the lust of Shoorpanaki towards Rama and its repercussions there on.
On Hands - Mon, 19th Jun’23
In a time when our experiences of the world are mediated through technology, this introspective, poetic film focuses our attention on an essential and tactile way of understanding it. By documenting the work of 20 makers and artist, this feature-length project explores the satisfaction they derive from working with their hands. On Hands had a special opportunity to reach a particular audience who were stuck at home due to the pandemic. The subjects in the film insist that an intuitive, obsessive, and committed use of their hands brings them a primal satisfaction and emotional sustenance that goes beyond a conventional understanding of the world.
Mavinagudi Colony - Tue, 20th Jun’23
A group of friends caught in the web of globalization plan to meet at a place where they had spent their childhood and that place is “Mavinagudi Colony” (Mango Temple Colony). As the name itself suggests, a mango tree is the focal point. And this tree is now on the verge of being destroyed for the development of the area. The friends decide to meet under the tree before it is brought down. Recollecting their childhood memories they spend few hours, reliving those joyous moments. Mavinagudi colony brings back the nostalgic elements of one’s life and draws the attention towards the effects of progress and globalization.
Piyush Mishra - Gagan Damama Bajyo - Wed, 21st Jun’23
Bhagat Singh needs no introduction. A legend beyond imagination. But what made him a legend, what drove him to the brink of such determination that allowed him to fast for over 114 days. Was he just a revolutionary freedom fighter? Or a was he more than that. Gagan Damamo Bajyo reveals the thought process and the experiences that shaped the one of the greatest minds in the world.
Fun and Games
Quiz Mania @ Urban Solace - Sun, 18th Jun’23
Quiz Mania @ Urban Solace is yet another new experience designed to stimulate the minds of the Bangalorean in a fun and unique experience. Designed as a monthly experience; the Quiz will cover a range of questions across Mixed Bag, Science and Technology, Sports, Nature and Wildlife, Food and Drink, Business, Movies and Entertainment.
Chess Connect / Bangalore Chess Club - Sun, 18th Jun’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! So book now for some fun-filled chess hours!
Paint Bar - Father’s Day Special Workshop - Sat, 17th Jun’23
Celebrate this Father’s Day with a touch of creativity and make unforgettable memories at our special workshop! Art has no boundaries and only knows the language of love. Join Paint Bar for a day filled with fun and artistic expressions that will bring your little one’s closer to their dads.
Cat Needs a Friend! - Sat, 17th Jun’23
The book Cat Needs a Friend! for the age group (3 to 6) is about a lonely cat seeking companionship. The reading session will be followed by an art activity for children. There will also be a discussion with writer Sanid Asif Ali and illustrator Vishnu Nair moderated by acclaimed comic artist Rahil Mohsin.
Creative Movement for Kids - Sat, 17th Jun’23 & Sun, 18th Jun’23
Spend your weekend dancing, drawing, and creating. Find freedom and fun in movement while expanding your imagination, enhancing coordination, and building interpersonal awareness through collaborative activities.
In The Mighty Jungle - Sun, 18th Jun’23
Trying to stay calm, focused and face life without fear is a skill that anyone would love to acquire at a young age. Our ancestors were very clever to imbibe this beautiful message subtly through stories! Yes! you heard it right! Stories were a source of transferring important information to the next generation and in a very simple, jolly and a fun way. Join Lavanya Prasad from Talescope as she takes you through some hilarious, yet thought provoking tales from the jungle, that teaches you life skills. Be ready for an afternoon of singalongs, dance and some fun activities.