Welcome to another edition of the Soulful Events newsletter! We bring you activities and events that nourish your soul.
Abhisaara: A Convergence - Thu, 18th May’23
BIC invites to a musical evening which highlights a delightful Convergence – Abhisaara, the highest level of harmonious integration of musical thoughts, echoes, vibrations and influences of other forms and genres which great composers coalesced so seamlessly into their own compositions in the Carnatic tradition and made them their very own.
Suron Ka Kaarwaan - Sat, 20th May’23
Lahe Lahe invites you to enjoy a musical evening with Amit & Aditi who are like “fire & ice”. Their jugalbandi started in 2016 through the Starmaker Karaoke app and they have been singing and performing together since then.
Acoustic Ghazal Night - Sat, 20th May’23
Enjoy a evening of ghazals with Rishabh Verma and Vidhit Arora pivoting over the ragas that are in the ghazals and telling about the story behind the ghazals. It would be a blend of modern day versions of ghazals and old ones too.
Waves of the Evening - Sat, 20th May’23
Get ready for a night of musical magic with these three artists Vandita Narayan, Anunyaa Iyer and Sid Boson. Come and join them for an unforgettable evening of indie music that will leave you feeling inspired and uplifted.
When Walls Dance - Mon, 22nd May’23
Co-created by Prachi Saathi & Upasana Nattoji Roy, When Walls Dance is a unique 40 minute live performance that brings together the classical dance form of Bharata Natyam, animation & tribal Warli art together to tell the story of a little girl Champa and her beloved tree.
Dialogues with Books - Sat, 20th May’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 our cafe!
Walkthrough by Indu Antony - Sat, 20th May’23
Join the artist at MAP as she gives a guided tour of the exhibition, highlighting the stories exchanged, relationships forged and the collaborative, community-rooted process behind the evocative pieces on display at the exhibition. Feel free to jump in with your questions, thoughts and reflections during the interactive walkthrough with Indu Antony!
Mother’s Day Mingle 2023 - Sat, 20th May’23
Celebrate Mother’s Day in a unique and empowering way with iDare X Mum21! Join us at Dialogues Cafe for an exciting and educational event focused on women’s health and wellness. Participate in a strength & breathwork challenge and feel rejuvenated and centered. Test your knowledge with a fun trivia quiz, put your skills to the test with a thrilling health Scavenger. Take part in a sharing circle, where you can connect with other women and share your experiences and insights.
Whose Mic Is It Anyway? Open Mic Nights - Sat, 20th May’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.
Open Mic - Mazey, Masti, Music - Sat, 20th May’23
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.
Listeners Circle - Tell Your Story - Sun, 21st May’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.
Open Mic Bengaluru - Sun, 21st May’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!
Shedin Dujone, Together from another time - Sun, 21st May’23
A very strong influencer of Robindranath Tagore’s life and philosophy were - The Bauls !! The Bauls are a cult in Bengal who earns their living through songs which are mainly on your body and mind !! Shantiniketan or Bolpur where the University is, is a place close to the heartland of Bauls called Joydev. Since his childhood during his visits to Bolpur he was exposed to The Bauls and their philosophy and songs which reflected in his works. Jayeeta and Dev will attempt to touch on these facade of KobiGuru (The Guru of Poets).
Ekaki - Flying Solo - Sun, 21st May’23
What’s it like to be single? What defines being single in the first place - a space, a phase, a mindset? Come and join at Lahe Lahe and share your moments and experiences of ‘singledom’, from the present or the past. And our actors will reflect back your real-life stories, on-the-spot!
Vintage Village - Sun, 21st May’23 & Mon, 22nd May’23
The Vintage Village Flea Market is a bustling marketplace that celebrates the charm and character of bygone eras. As you enter the market, you’ll be transported to a different time, surrounded by a dizzying array of vintage and retro treasures.
Personal Development & Soul Nourishment
The Holding Circle - Thu, 18th May’23
The Holding Circle is a session facilitated by Expressive Arts therapist Nidhi Khurana. We aim to create a safe healing space where we pause from the hustle-bustle of life, reflect, share stories and create together. Drawing from the principles of Expressive Arts Therapy, we use the power of arts to connect with all aspects of us – body, thoughts and emotion. The Holding Circle will explore Art for Thought – a collection of reflective exercises paired with images from the MAP and Wellcome collections.
New Moon Healing Circle - Fri, 19th May’23
New Moon phase is a period of setting new intentions, manifestations and welcoming new beginnings, with love. Through our healing circles, 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.
Pause Energise Express - Sat, 20th May’23
Engaging with the arts can instantly ground us to the present. Expressive Arts uses visual art, music, movement, poetry, storytelling and other art modalities that help bring out personal insights. If you are looking to tune into yourself, start your weekend with this! Come to a space where we are present to what moves us with the help of the arts.
Qi Gong - The Tool to Longevity - Sat, 20th May’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.
Pitch Your Own Project - Sat, 20th May’23
We know that putting together a proposal can be daunting, whether this is your first time creating one, or it’s the tenth one! In this skill-building session, Shraddha Jadhav, MAP’s Senior Development Officer, will share approaches to writing a proposal. From the first steps, to creating a budget and understanding how to ‘make your ask’, the session will share some great resources and break this down by demystifying the processes, along with group activities!
Access Your Inner Wisdom - Sat, 20th May’23 - Sun, 21st May’23
Access Your Inner Wisdom by Sanhita Baruah is a unique combination of spiritual, neuroscientific, angelology, body intelligence and psychological work. The Goal is to bring you to a position of trusting yourself and receiving guidance from your own intuition / higher self / spirit / spirit guide / guardian angel so that you don’t have to go to any tarot reader or astrologer again for future predictions.
Basic Theater Workshop (3 Weekends) - Sat, 20th May’23 - Sun, 4th Jun’23
Yours Truly Theatre Interactive Space brings 3 weekends workshop on basic theatre 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.
Mastering the Law of Attraction - Sun, 21st May’23
The Law of attraction helps you understand the secret of how your thoughts & emotions contribute to the reality of your living. Master this Universal Truth to accomplish a powerful mindset so you can alter your Life Permanently & Live a Reality that feels fulfilling in line with your dreams.
Understanding Societal Systems
Servants of Knowledge - Fri, 19th May’23
For 5 years, the host have been digitising knowledge in India, starting with the Indian Academy of Sciences. The collection of open access Kannada books continues to grow every-larger and the collections include over 100 languages. Now they are scanning the entire National Law School Library at the rate of 12 lakhs pages per month. Come learn how they do the book scanning, where they see this effort going, how it fits into Indian copyright law and how you can help. The Servants of Knowledge believe access to knowledge is a human right and that scanning is the new spinning.
Worlds Words Weave - Sat, 20th May’23
Using words as prompts to spark a conversation, students from the National Law School Queer Alliance join us for a conversation exploring the definition of words such as equality, family, joy and so on to ponder upon socio-cultural constructs through the lens of the Queer community. Through these informed voices we gain an understanding of the lived experiences and aspirations of the community alongside legal insights. Speakers will also draw links between pop culture, the law and colloquial language as they seek to reach out to the wider community. This interactive and participatory session will also allow for moments of individual and group reflections.
The Essence of Education - Sun, 21st May’23
Anurag Behar’s A Matter of the Heart is a book on the state of education in India beyond the main cities and an ode to educators who are shaping the future of our country. In this collection of essays, Anurag Behar takes us to schools in remote villages of India. He gives us an insight into where our nation stands on education and, through that lens, into the nation itself. He shows us an India that is waiting for better infrastructure and one where the right to education is in constant struggle with the need for survival. But what emerges is the heart-warming and life-affirming story of how people and communities, energised from within, are changing lives—of individuals and the nation. This book is testimony to the essence of education: “The heart of the matter is that it is a matter of the heart.”
Caste Pride - Sun, 21st May’23
In his book, Caste Pride, Manoj Mitta examines the endurance and violence of the Hindu caste system through the lens of the law. Linking two centuries of legal reform with social movements, he unearths the characters, speeches, confusions and decisions that have shaped the war on caste, mitigating how this ancient institution discriminated between Hindus across the board. Where they could live, how they could dress, whether they could go to a shop, a stream, walk a street or mingle, enter a temple, whom and how they could marry, which scriptures applied to whom, whether their actions, innocent or criminal, would attract punishment or impunity? The session will begin with a performance by singer & filmmaker, Shabnam Virmani, followed by a presentation by the author, Manoj Mitta. A panel discussion with Manoj Mitta, Ashna Singh and Sudipto Mondal, moderated by Jayna Kothari will follow.
Glimpses of the Steel Frame - Wed, 24th May’23
V Balasubramanian has narrated incisively, his fall from grace of political leadership and bureaucracy in the last five decades in his new memoir Fall From Grace: Memoirs of a Rebel IAS Officer. The themes of the book include the role of the bureaucracy, the nature of administration in India, Karnataka’s governance during his tenure, and the role of leaders like Devraj Urs, Ramakrishna Hegde, J. H. Patel and Devegowda. In this session, he will make a small presentation which will be followed by a discussion with Tara Kishnaswamy and D Umapathy.
Art & Craft
Bottle Decoupage Workshop - Sat, 20th May’23
Bottle decoupage is an easy-to-learn method to create beautiful art pieces with simple materials and techniques.
Resin Clock Workshop - Sat, 20th May’23
Resin is a two-part compound that hardens to give a clear and glossy finish. In this workshop, you will learn how to work with the epoxy resin and how to mix colours and techniques for applying and creating designs.
Explore the basics of resin, learn about mixing ratios & use the tools and techniques to create clock and beach art!
Glass Painting Workshop - Sat, 20th May’23
Learn the art of glass painting using glass paints with tips and tricks and take home a fully framed masterpiece of your glass painting made by you with loads of memories and pictures.
Acrylic Pour On Canvas Workshop - Sat, 20th May’23
You will be introduced to color theory and mixing techniques, tips for keeping all the colors vibrant in spite of dilution, moving the tray appropriately around to create patterns, understanding how different colors will look when they interact with one another on the canvas.
Alcohol Ink Workshop - Sat, 20th May’23
You will be introduced to color theory and mixing techniques, tips for keeping all the colors vibrant in spite of dilution, moving the tray appropriately around to create patterns, understanding how different colors will look when they interact with one another on the canvas.
Abstract Art Event - Sat, 20th May’23
In abstract art workshop, you will learn about basics of abstract art, various abstract artists/techniques and finally create one abstract art piece. It is a super relaxing and therapeutic session where the host will help you explore your style of abstract painting.
Lavender Valley Canvas Painting Workshop - Sat, 20th 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 “Lavender Valley”. 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 Texture Art Workshop - Sat, 20th 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.
Pottery Santé - Sat, 20th May’23
This one-day pottery workshop is a hands-on experience that will introduce participants to the basic techniques of creating functional and decorative pottery pieces. The workshop will cover essential pottery-making skills, such as clay preparation, wheel throwing, and hand-building. Participants will learn how to create various forms, including bowls, cups, and plates, and explore decorative techniques such as carving, stamping, and glazing.
Gouache Painting Workshop - Paint a book cover - Sat, 20th May’23
Gouache is a versatile medium that can be used on a variety of surfaces, including paper, canvas, or board, making it an ideal choice for creating book covers. With its vibrant colors and ability to blend and mix, gouache can bring a book cover to life, conveying mood, tone, and theme in a unique and artistic way.
Sip & Paint at Rico Vineyard by Banjara & Gypsy - Sat, 20th May’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!
One Day Floral Arrangement Workshop By Meghaa Modi - Sat, 20th May’23
In this one-day floral design workshop, get ready to feel connected with nature and experience the positive energy flowers bring and discover the art of flower arrangement through in-depth floral design principles and techniques and hands-on training. You will get to make and take two beautiful flower arrangements while also taking the feeling of relaxation, positivity, and motivation home.
Haiku Circles - Sat, 20th May’23
Evolved within the islands of Japan for several centuries, Haiku is one of the most popular forms of poetry today. However, writing haiku is a complex process. Being able to write good haikus can help you become better at other forms of poetry as well. During this workshop, participants will learn the art of conveying their feelings using concrete and objective images, free of judgment or analysis, and juxtaposing them through cuts. Through a guided discussion, participants will also be encouraged to write their own haikus.
Intro to Salsa Dancing - Sat, 20th May’23
In this workshop, you’ll be introduced to the rhythm, timing and basic patterns of salsa dancing. Our experienced instructors will guide you through the fundamental footwork, body movement, and partner connection, helping you build confidence and dance skills.
Sow a seed and Garden care - Sat, 20th May’23
In this workshop which is conducted by the professional who did their Diploma in Agriculture Extension Service, you will learn 1. What is the importance of healthy environment? 2. How environment wil save us? 3. How to keep environment safe? - By planting 4. How to plant a tree? 5. How to sow a seed? (With demo sappling ) 6. How to maintain it in your environment?
In this 3 hour workshop, you are going to explore different techniques, patterns and style using palette knife / Acrylics and take home a decor worthy painting with tons of memories!
ArtDelight invites you for a painting workshop on Floral texture and Gold leaf with texture. Whether you are amateur, first time painter, non painter or any art enthusiast, everything is told step by step while having fun and you take your own made masterpiece.
Contemporary Workshop - Sun, 21st May’23
Merakism invites you for a workshop on Contemporary dance form at The Dance Stories Center of Performing Arts.
Watercolor Painting Workshop - Sun, 21st May’23
In watercolor painting workshop, you will learn about basics of watercolor, painting techniques and strokes to finally create one art piece. Watercolor is one of the most complex but at the same time mesmerizing painting medium. The host has simplified it for you to learn and explore it within a 3 hour session!
Art Therapy - Sun, 21st May’23
Is it difficult for you to express or comprehend your emotions? Do often feel your feelings are messed up? Then let intuitive art form help you & bring clarity to you. It’s a unique way of understanding ourselves & working on our issues. Join this workshop to amaze yourself.
DIY Coaster Making - Sun, 21st May’23
Experience the joy of coaster-making at Lahe Lahe! Discover the art of stained glass mosaic as you craft two stunning coasters on a fired stoneware base.
Wall as your Canvas - Sun, 21st 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.
Canvas/Dot Mandala Art Meetup - Sun, 21st May’23
Learn the art form of mandala in a relaxing environment.
Grow your own products with Mycelium! - Sun, 21st May’23
Join BIC for a workshop on growing Materiality. This workshop aims to encourage a dialogue on how nature and humanity can coexist to create a more sustainable future in design. Fundamentally rethinking our extractive relationship with nature.
A Mixology Concoction with Avinash Kapoli - Sun, 21st May’23
In this class, Avinash will guide you through the fundamentals of cocktail-making, including the importance of choosing the right ingredients, balancing flavors, and presenting your drinks in an appealing way. He will also share his tips and tricks for creating unique and memorable cocktails that will impress your guests.
Film & Theater
Dear Audrey - Sat, 20th May’23
Acclaimed activist-filmmaker Martin Duckworth has devoted his life to peace and justice. But now he’s put down his camera to fight for the most important cause he’s ever faced—caring for his wife, Audrey Schirmer, through the final stages of Alzheimer’s disease. ‘Dear Audrey’ weaves an intricate portrait of the couple’s gritty yet tender reality and takes us back to their adventures, from the front lines of the anti-Vietnam War protests to the hippie counterculture movement, using excerpts from Martin’s films and Audrey’s stunning photography. While Audrey gradually fades away—and their autistic daughter, Jacqueline, struggles with her mother’s illness—Martin commits everything he’s got to making their lives creative and meaningful.
The Mahabharata Project - Sat, 20th May’23 - Sun, 21st May’23
Inspired by the fundamentals of Stanford Professor Shirzad Chamine’s ‘Positive Intelligence’ which examines the impact and power of inner voices with the capacity to disrupt or enhance one’s own life journey; the production is an imagined depiction of the thought processes that key characters may have experienced while making or after making important decisions. While the play is faithful to the popular narrative of the Mahabharata, the creative expression takes place in the interpretation and depiction of the plethora of inner voices and thought processes. This is a fresh examination of the great epic and the theatre process has been led from an intuitive space. The primary aim is to bring to the fore the increasing relevance and relatability of the Mahabharata in today’s world. This is an attempt to witness the Mahabharata happening in our lives as we examine our own decisions, voices, priorities and choices. The production uses storytelling, body theatre, Kalaripayattu, dance, song, music, movement, poetry and multiple languages in expression.
Mareta Daari - Sun, 21st May’23
Play Mareta Daari is based on notes left by late Badal Sircar’s for his last play Bhul Raasta. As a part of a corrupt system and dictatorial inclinations this prince happens to get lost and meets a tribal community. After accepting their ways of life based on natural living, peaceful co-existence and sensible truths, the prince decides towards conscious living amongst them. Perhaps today’s frustration, pain and complex problems faced by modern societies are a direct result of their disconnection with nature and the philosophy of natural living. Relevant to today’s times, the play uses satirical underpinnings to meet the urgent requirements of a broken society and not just an individual. In trying to portray the vastness of natural cosmic culture to an amnesiac crowd, the play uses a touch of Tao philosophy. Mareta Daari thus makes a conscious attempt to trigger a spark of extreme self analysis within the spectators using simple colloquial language.
Kaakana Kote - Mon, 22nd May’23
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.
Harishchandra Kavya - Tue, 23rd May’23
Plot is “Raghavanka visualizes the whole story and starts writing “Harishchandra charithram” with opening the plot from Devendra’s palace where many saints, visionaries, philosophers and saint poets being present. Indra inquires Saint Vasista upon man of veracity among kings of Ikshvaku clan, in response to that Vasista identifies King Harishcandra as the man of veracity for which Saint Vishwamitra takes up the challenge to prove Vasista wrong. Raja Harishchandra sacrifies everything, faces lot of difficulties untill he breaks the myth of racism within himself. Ultimately Vishwamitra fails for Harishchandra’s truthfulness”.
Mysuru Mallige - Wed, 24th May’23
It is play composed by using K.S.Narasimhaswamy’s poems which is a feast to every individual who enjoys a combination of music, dance, drama and a lot of emotions. It deals with every other poet’s life who has gone through a lot of ups and downs in his life. Its a treat to the people who relish theatre.
Fun and Games
Chess Connect / Bangalore Chess Club - Sun, 21st May’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!
Acrylic Pour On Canvas For Kids - Thu, 18th May’23 - Sat, 20th May’23 (Multiple Venues)
Join Art Beat for a fun-filled hour of creativity and exploration at Acrylic Pour on Canvas Workshop for Kids! During this workshop, your child will have the opportunity to learn the art of paint and pour, and create their very own unique masterpiece on canvas.
Bottle Decoupage Workshop For Kids - Thu, 18th May’23 - Sun, 21th May’23 (Multiple Venues)
Bottle decoupage is an easy-to-learn method to create beautiful art pieces with simple materials and techniques. Let your kids join Art Beat on this workshop to find out more!
Canvas Painting For Kids - Thu, 18th May’23 - Sat, 20th May’23 (Multiple Venues)
Learn how to paint on canvas using acrylic paint and create a beautiful minimal art canvas painting.
A Pair of Wings I Wish For - Sat, 20th May’23
Based on the book ‘Hope for the Flowers’ by Trina Paulos, the play ‘A Pair of Wings I Wish For’ explores the lives of two caterpillars, “Stripe” and “Yellow”.
Summer Story - Sat, 20th May’23
Atta Galatta Bookstores presents Summer Story, a fun, interactive creative writing workshop for kids conducted by author Vibha Batra. From thought starters to writing prompts, from brainstorming tips to creative exercises, this is one workshop the creative minds wouldn’t want to miss!
Baking Workshop for Children - Sat, 20th May’23
In this one day workshop, kids will be introduced to baking fundamentals, how to make batters for cake, shape cookies and frost cupcakes.
Open Mic - Kids Got Talent - Sun, 21st May’23
Is your child a budding star in the making? Do they love to sing, dance, tell stories or act? Then it’s time to let their talent shine at our upcoming event, “Kids Got Talent”! Our talent show is open to kids aged between 5-13 and offers a platform for them to showcase their skills in music, dance, story-telling, and theatre. But that’s not all! All kid performers will receive a free professional video of their performance, so they can cherish their special moment forever.
Dance a Tale - Mon, 22nd May’23
‘Dance a Tale’ is a fun filled interactive session, by artist and educator, Prachi Saathi. Story telling is a brilliant tool to develop a child’s imagination and tap into their creativity. Using the idiom of Bharatanatyam and the voice training techniques, kids will delve into the world of stories and characters!
Djembe Music Summer Camp - Mon, 22nd May’23 - Fri, 16th Jun’23
Djembe is an West African instrument and is simple to learn for kids and adults. Easy for kids and adults who wanted to learn the beat making.It helps especially kids refine their motor skills. It improves the precision, speed and smoothness of their movements. It also results in better hand-eye coordination.
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