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Soulful Events - Week 4 August '23

Events for the 4th week of August '23
Soulful Events - Week 4 August '23

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



Sanj - Sawani - Sat, 26th Aug’23

MMBS presents Sanj-Sawani, a mesmerizing Hindustani Classical and Semi-Classical (Thumri, Gazal, Abhanga) concert by Vidushi Smt Sawani Shende-Sathaye. Audience will surely enjoy a rendezvous with Sawaniji, get engaged into musical conversations and have a one of its kind experience in the bliss of music!

Muqtalif - Sat, 26th Aug’23

Muqtalif, which means different is formed by three very different people who have found a way to remember some musicians and songs that mustn’t gather dust on the www pages! These are songs that are meant to celebrate the heartaches and the bad decisions and the glorious mistakes that now can’t be unmade. Life in its entire package includes colours of gloom that are either kept inside old diaries or stacked above old furniture in the attic, it is their attempt to clean the dust off the old diary and feel the now yellowed pages and smell the air that once was new.

Sangamam - Sat, 26th Aug’23

Sangamam sets the stage for a captivating year-long series of musical concerts, offering a kaleidoscope of genres that encompass Hindustani, Carnatic and a vibrant array of folk-art forms. Sangamam was created out of passion of The Shibulal Family Philanthropic Initiatives (SFPI) to promote Indian Classical Music and Dance and Folk Art forms to a diverse audience looking to reconnect with their cultural roots through enriching performances by respected artistes of the country and to experience them in their sincerest exhibition. Through Sangamam, their visionary initiative, they aim to promote the rich tapestry of India’s heritage and diverse art forms to a wider audience, while fostering awareness and preservation of our cultural legacy. The first performance of the series, brings to the stage, Bangalore based Carnatic Vocalist, Spoorthi Rao, accompanied by Sai Giridhar on Mridangam, VS Gokul on Violin and Sunaad Anoor on Khanjira.


Double Bill by Chetan and Surendra - Sat, 26th Aug’23

Discover the artistry of movement with Double Bill Contemporary Dance Performances featuring “Lost in Oscillation” by Surendra Tekale and “Lucid” by Chetan Yeragera. Join them for a captivating evening of dance that will stir your emotions and leave you mesmerized. Explore the depths of human experiences through these compelling performances.

‘Praangan’ - A Playground For Kathak - Sun, 27th Aug’23

Nrityanidhi brings to you “Praangan” ~ A Playground for Kathak. Experience the splendor of Kathak on Live Music where the Shishyas of Nrityanidhi put up a ravishing showcase of pure Kathak pieces, accompanied by reputed artists, who are stalwarts from an esteemed lineage in their respective fields.

Weight of Time - Contemporary Dance Performance - Wed, 30th Aug’23

This is an ongoing collaboration between two research artists who aim to explore dance at its most fundamental level. The artistic endeavour is guided and followed by the artists and the idea. The primary aim is to foster authentic collaboration without hierarchies, ensuring the creation of work that thrives on a healthy conflict between artists. This approach opens multiple gateways for the audience to engage with the artwork, embarking on a brief, immersive journey alongside them.

Pehchaan - Wed, 30th Aug’23

Pehchaan is a collection of pieces in Bharatanatyam; curated to chronicle the bridge between the identity of the ‘dancer’ and the artist. According to the Natya Shastra, one of the oldest texts on the performing arts, ‘performers are painted to lose their previous individuality and become the character they are playing.’ In the context of classical dance, the process of getting ready distances the person from the character of the ‘dancer’. How can we bridge this gap, using the language of dance to give voice to our own individuality, contextualised in the present? This is the question that Pehchaan seeks to address.

Cultural Activities

Walkthrough of Jyoti Bhatt: Time & Time Again - Thu, 24th Aug’23

The exhibition Jyoti Bhatt: Time & Time Again explores the works of the eminent Indian artist known for his printmaking and photographic work. This retrospective exhibition showcases Bhatt’s photographic endeavours and the works include his documentation of rural communities, portraits of other artists and his experiments with photography and printmaking. What makes a portrait? Is it the face, the body or something else? Join MAP Bengaluru as MAP’s Senior Archivist, Prachi Gupta takes you through the exhibition, exploring Jyoti Bhatt’s approach to portraiture and looking at how he reimagines this with his experimentations. Feel free to jump in with your questions, thoughts and reflections during this interactive walkthrough!

Kinvah Wine Tours - Thu, 24th Aug’23 - Sat, 26th Aug’23 (Daily)

This 3-hour tour at Kinvah Vineyards includes welcome drink, winery visit, wine tasting (5-6 types), lunch (buffet), grape stomping and indoor games (groups games).

Mello Open Mic and Jamming Session - Thu, 24th Aug’23

Join Mello team for an unforgettable evening of creativity and self-expression at their Open Mic and Jamming Session. 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 followed with an unforgettable night of jamming and collaboration. Mello’s dynamic energy combined with your musical talents will create an atmosphere of pure magic. So, mark your calendars and get ready to rock out with Mello at our jamming session!

Travellers’ Meet-up: The Art of Backpacking - Fri, 25th Aug’23

Dream to do backpacking and don’t know where to start?
Immerse in the idea of Backpacking with the wonderful campus of Backpackers Hostel in the heart of Bangalore hosted by The Social Musafir.

The BWW Short Story Community at Atta Galatta - Sat, 26th Aug’23

This is a ticketed, curated literary and community event, presented by Bhumika Anand from the Bangalore Writers Workshop, where you will do a deep-dive analysis and discussion of a short story. You get to join a reading community where you will get to read a pre-chosen short story a month. You get to examine the story in terms of its literary merit, yes, but also in terms of writing craft and context, which will be very useful if you are an aspiring storyteller or writer.

Whole Latte Books - Sat, 26th Aug’23

Once upon a time, Bookworms were left on read. Not anymore! SLAY Coffee and Your View On Books invite you to the newest Bibliophile Meetup in town. Maddie Dawson, our host, and Chief Fiction Aficionado has read and reviewed over a hundred books. He’s also played host to more than ten book clubs. Bring your favurite book and share your reading experience. Meet new characters, while enjoying a steaming Cuppa!

Heads You Share, Tales We Hear - Sat, 26th Aug’23

We all have stories from our lives to tell - some funny, some thought-provoking, some self-reflective and some simply unbelievable; our own stories. How wonderful it would be to get together and spend an evening on stories from our lives, sharing some, hearing some. And what’s more, getting to see your stories being performed - on-the-spot, through text, movement, images and metaphors. So come over to Bangalore Creative Circus - to listen, share, watch and connect!

Where to Begin? - Sat, 26th Aug’23

Always wondered ‘Where to Begin?’, let’s help you out! This Saturday evening Ekta, Sneha and Sonali come together into a space to explore new connections, discover new inspirations - through simply sharing their own stories and building interesting conversations. They invite you into a safe space to meet like-minded people, who enjoy listening, sharing and discovering new things. They are all set to make it interesting, easy and fun for you to unwind into a casual and relaxed space.

Dialogues Poetry Mic Koramangala - Sat, 26th Aug’23

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 their community.

Whose Mic Is It Anyway? Open Mic Nights - Sat, 26th Aug’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.

Soul Jams - Sat, 26th Aug’23

Soul jams is an event that celebrates your creative expression from your soul. They want you to be yourself and be with friends and fellow musicians. Come and play on their stage with no fear of being judged. Bring your 6-string or guitar, drum set or djembe, microphone, and sing or rap - Or just hang out and listen to amazing performers.

Floating Folks - Sat, 26th Aug’23

Hailing from Kerala and now based in Bangalore, Floating Folks are a collective of suburban rapscallions who ingeniously weave genre-fluid narratives within their music. Their upcoming performance promises an infusion of happy and vivacious vibes. Through their eclectic compositions, they captivate audiences with tales that transcend traditional boundaries. Melding rap, melody and storytelling, Floating Folks create a harmonious tapestry that invites listeners to embark on a dynamic and unforgettable musical journey, fostering an atmosphere of pure joy and amusement.

Truly Open (Open Mic) - Sat, 26th Aug’23

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.

Parai Workshop (Traditional Percussion) - Sat, 26th Aug’23

Parai Workshop by Adavi Arts Collective in collaboration with Bangalore creative circus is a Folk Jam, all about the Parai, a traditional percussion art form. Come and join the jam where they will play one of the oldest instruments, dance along and learn new folk songs!

The Urban Solace Weekend Breakfast Celebration - Sat, 26th Aug’23 & Sun, 27th Aug’23

The Urban Solace Breakfast Platter is an experience in English Breakfast complete with a juice, eggs of your choice, chicken sausages, baked beans with bread, butter and jam. Taking you back in time; as you enjoy the spectacular view of Ulsoor Lake and indulge yourself in the goodness of a healthy breakfast meal.

Frame it for Life @ Urban Solace - Sat, 26th Aug’23 & Sun, 27th Aug’23

Bangalore’s First Pet Friendly Café invites you to a scrumptious breakfast, lunch or dinner! Treat yourself to Great Food and Great Wine and take home a signature photo frame for a special photograph with your four legged family member and then “Framing it for Life”.

Heritage Trees of Cubbon Park - Sun, 27th Aug’23

Explore the fascinating history of Bangalore’s beautiful trees and how different people have contributed to the city’s green wealth over the years. Get to know the common trees of Bangalore and learn how to recognize them by their shapes, leaves, bark and flowers. Take a stroll through one of Bangalore’s most beloved parks, where we discover and even taste different trees and native plants. Join for a heritage walk by Kavya Chandra around Cubbon Park and be a part of this enriching experience, where you’ll gain new knowledge and a newfound appreciation for the wonderful trees that stand tall all around us.

The Oopar Panchayat - Voice your ideas - Sun, 27th Aug’23

Are you tired of the “small talk”? That’s why oopar.club came up with the Oopar Panchayat - where they initiate conversations that stimulate your mind. It’s when you meet people with different backgrounds and thought processes that the real magic happens! Dive into an evening where you can safely share ideas, debate and engage in interactions that challenge your perspectives. Secure your spot now and experience an evening that promises to inspire, enlighten and foster connections.

Mahabharatha Dialogues Koramangala - Sun, 27th Aug’23

Embark on a captivating journey into the legendary stories of the Mahabharata. Join Abhilash Purohit 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.

The Sufi and His Muse - Sun, 27th Aug’23

The Sufi’s Nightingale is a fictionalised retelling of the life of the sixteenth-century mystic and poet of Punjab, Shah Hussain, who was a malamati—a Sufi who actively debased himself, choosing a lifestyle that would earn him rejection and abuse, as a means of conquering his ego. The panel will discuss the themes brought out in the book. A Q&A with the audience will follow.

Familiar Voice : An Open Mic Celebration Of Comfort - Sun, 27th Aug’23

Step into a realm of nostalgia and belonging at “Familiar Voices” open mic event. Join Lahe Lahe for an enchanting evening where artists and storytellers come together to share their unique interpretations of ‘home’. Whether it’s a cherished memory, a person who feels like home, or a place that brings solace, their stage becomes a canvas for heartwarming tales and soothing melodies. Immerse yourself in the familiarity of kindred spirits as they unfold their stories through spoken word, music and more. Let the comfort of familiar voices envelop you as they celebrate the essence of ‘home’ in all its forms.

Let’s Talk - Poetry - Sun, 27th Aug’23

Have you read a poem and actually observed how it felt? Join in this interactive meetup. Whether you are a poet or have never written or read a poem; doesn’t matter. There will be conversations on select poems, around their meanings, what they convey, what emotions do they invoke. The interpretations can vary person to person. Bring in a poem you want to talk about or want to have talked about (something that has inspired you, intrigued you, made you curious). It can be one of yours too if you write. You will also get a writing prompt to write out a few lines. Poetry helps expand your mind. It opens the mind to new perspectives both into the known and unknown but mostly the latter. Whether one writes it or reads it, poetry is good for the brain.

Celebrating the Arts - Mon, 28th Aug’23

The programme will begin with two compositions of Maharaja Sri Jaya Chamaraja Wadiyar performed by Vidushi Apeksha Appala accompanied by Vidwan Kartikeya R on violin and Vidwan Nikshith Puttur on mridangam. This will be followed by the book launch and address by Sri Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, and presentations by the authors. The evening will conclude with a talk by Padma Shri awardee Malavika Sarukkai, ‘Reflections on Dance’.

Write Out Loud - Tue, 29th Aug’23

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 poem 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.

Music Jam - Wed, 30th Aug’23

Every Wednesday Lahe Lahe gathers in a circle as if around a Bonfire at the end of a busy day. We pull out our instruments and warm up our voices, the sound comes slowly up, Magic! Bring your positive energy and your voice for a soulful evening of music. We would love to see you there!

Personal Development & Soul Nourishment

Charisma Masterclass - Fri, 25th Aug’23

Uncover the secrets of charisma with The Charisma Masterclass—an immersive workshop blending insightful discussions, empowering tools and engaging activities. Delve into body language, psychology and authentic personal style to enhance your magnetic presence. Join this transformative experience to embrace your uniqueness, boost confidence and connect with a supportive community, leaving you empowered to captivate the world.

Something Sufi - Sat, 26th Aug’23

Join Shaurya Singh for ‘Something Sufi: Unveiling the Mystical Way of Rumi’, an immersive offline workshop that will guide you through the profound teachings of Sufi mystic Mevlânâ Rumi. Immerse yourself in this transformative experience, exploring the hidden beauty and serenity within Rumi’s poetry, and embark on a journey of deep introspection and personal growth.

Unmasking the Narcissist Workshop - Sat, 26th Aug’23

Join Mounika for an engaging and transformative workshop on unmasking narcissists. Gain valuable insights into understanding narcissism, identifying red flags and navigating relationships affected by narcissism.

Thinking With Hands - Sat, 26th Aug’23

This dynamic workshop will have you engaging in a design challenge, practicing problem-solving and experiencing a hands-on session that will spark your interest in innovation. Led by Nonlinear, a design studio in HSR, Bengaluru, this event provides a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of product design and learn how to bring ideas to life.

Master The Suryanamaskar - Sat, 26th Aug’23

Good Move Wellness welcomes you to join this 90 minute interactive session with Sandhya Balakrishnan, founder of The Yogini Project. In this session, you will learn how to perform the Sivananda (hatha) style of sun salutations with the right form, technique and alignments. You will also learn 3 variations that you can add to your practice anytime to take it to the next level.

Experiential Movement Workshop - Sat, 26th Aug’23

In this workshop, you will be exploring the various expressions of freedom through the different lens of physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual. This is an opportunity to unleash your inner expressions and emotions as you use movement to delve into the concept of freedom. Discover how your body can tell stories of freedom and empowerment.

Tarot Counseling - Sat, 26th Aug’23, Sun, 27th Aug’23 & Tue, 29th Aug’23

Join SoulVersing for the phenomenal sessions of tarot reading and 1:1 healing to know your past and present energies for any situation and the most probably futuristic outcome with a Tarot Counseling Session.

Epic Lens - Leela of Leadership - Sun, 27th Aug’23

Leela workshop series by Hariprasad Varma (Founder - Zensei™ & Yogaśāla) is a unique opportunity to engage in a contemplative self-exploration in a fun and engaging manner using the globally acclaimed LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method. In the Epic Lens - Leela of Leadership workshop, participants will get an opportunity to discover their unique leadership propensities through the lens of Mahabharata archetypes using a blend of the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method, interactive theatre and practices from Yoga. The workshop will help you: Discover a new lens and language to look at leadership; Engage with your own leadership archetypes and its possibilities; Learn about practices that can transform your limitations to possibilities.

Bangalore Journal Party - Sun, 27th Aug’23

Kioku Creations and Journaling_hive invites you to immerse yourself in a world of artistic delight as they announce their upcoming journal party at Bistro Claytopia, Kormangala. Unleash your inner artist, capture the essence of a Sunday morning in your journal and let your imagination run wild.

Breathwork Circle - Sun, 27th Aug’23

In this workshop, Tanvi will guide you through gentle movements to help you release tension stored in your body. This workshop is perfect for anyone who wants to deepen their connection with themselves, learn mindfulness techniques, and cultivate inner peace. No previous experience is necessary.

Yin Yoga & Meditation Workshop - Sun, 27th Aug’23

This workshop is perfect for those who are looking to relax, de-stress and connect with their inner selves. You will be practicing a series of slow-paced, held yoga poses that will help to release tension in the body and mind. This workshop will also be incorporating guided meditation to help you to focus on the present moment and let go of any distractions.

Dance with Me! - Sun, 27th Aug’23

“Dance With Me” is a free movement session - a time for you to be “by yourself” and “be yourself”. Discover and find out how your body moves when there are no “rules”. Movement is the way your body expresses. Through this session you can have time and space for yourself to find out how your body moves.

Diploma in Art Therapy - Mon, 28th Aug’23 (Every Monday for 15 weeks)

This is a therapeutic Art course, which has been created for people who are interested in therapeutic art and the creative process, either for self-exploration and healing, or to work with other people to help them in a therapeutic setting that will improve their physical and mental health, and emotional well-being.

Meippayat - Mon, 28th Aug’23 - Fri, 8th Sep’23

Kalarippayat, known as the “mother of all martial arts,” hails from the southern state of Kerala, India, and is far more than a mere fighting system — it embodies an ancient dynamic meditation form. During this 2-week intensive workshop, participants will have the opportunity to learn 2 meippayat sequences. However, please note that this workshop is exclusively open to individuals who possess prior experience in Kalarippayat or have at least 3 years of experience in other movement practices.

Understanding Societal Systems

The Many Maps of Madras - Fri, 25th Aug’23

A map is a vivid, graphic and iconic representation of the world, or a country, or a city. It is a goldmine of information about places, people, history and culture. This presentation will survey the iconic, the rare and the lesser-known maps of Madras that is Chennai. These maps track the city’s evolution from its founding in 1640 over three centuries as well as the sprawling Madras presidency which transformed social and political life across South India. It is a basic introduction to a cross-disciplinary subject that deserves greater scholarly and popular interest.

Talking Care - Sat, 26th Aug’23

We all have that one object from our personal museums, heirloom or not, that we care for very much. But, how would a conservationist care for it? How do we know to look for what is right and what is not? Join MAP Bengaluru as Dhruvika Bisht MAP’s Conservator-Restorer takes us through the conservation lab giving us a basic understanding of art conservation. Bring along a precious photograph or a treasured piece of clothing and learn how to look at an object through the eyes of a conservator. Through various activities from making condition reports to exploring home preservation techniques the session will unpack the basics of caring for our objects.

Woven Wonders: Indian Textiles from the Parpia Collection - Sun, 27th Aug’23

Explore the realm of textiles through “Woven Wonders: Indian Textiles from the Parpia Collection” – a captivating live tour of the exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, where experts share insights into textile artistry and the topic of bridging art and craft. With the remarkable collection of Banoo and Jeevak Parpia, discover narratives within a selection of key textiles in the exhibition. Banoo Parpia joins Consulting Curator Amy Poster to introduce this exploration, adding depth to the pieces on display. Joining the conversation are textile experts Sarah Fee and Cristin Sethi, and art historian Janice Leoshko.

Art & Craft

Pottery Workshop - Thu, 24th Aug’23 - Tue, 29th Aug’23

Pottery is the most forgiving art using a lump of clay, placing it on the potter’s wheel and giving shape to your very own creativity. As the wheel spins and the clay begins to form, both your mind and body are synergized with surroundings and the universe. Participants will be introduced to both hand building and wheel techniques in pottery. There will be a short demo on all the pottery techniques after which the students will start working on the project.

StoryZone Art and Craft Week - Fri, 25th Aug’23 - Tue, 29th Aug’23

Come and join StoryZone for your choice of wonderful art workshops over the week. There is no need of prior experience and it is beginner friendly where you will be guided step by step to create a beautiful art piece to take home along with you. Reserve your spot by clicking on Zone Fridays, Saturday Morning Zone, Saturday Evening Zone, Zone Saturdays, Sunday Morning Zone, Sunday Afternoon Zone, Sunday Evening Zone, Zone Mondays and Zone Tuesdays.

Painting Workshop by Bangalore Drawing Room - Fri, 25th Aug’23 & Sun, 26th Aug’23

Bangalore Drawing Room invites you for an Art Gathering. Explore your creativity and express yourself through art, at the Azure Waters Canvas Painting Workshop & Hydrangea Knife Painting Workshop. 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 t and 1 Tshirt with pattern of your choice.he artist within.

Paint Bar - Guided Painting Workshops - Sat, 26th Aug’23

Looking to do something super fun and new on weekends? Come by and paint at Paint Bar! With step by step instructions and all materials provided, they make it easy for you to paint, even if you have never painted before!

Split Canvas Painting Party - Sat, 26th Aug’23

ArtDelight brings to you painting party. No, this is not a painting class or workshop. Its painting party where people socialise over art. Come, sit, relax, sip and paint. Rejuvenate yourself, paint with fun and do something different on weekend.

Fluid art – Sip and Paint - Sat, 26th Aug’23

In this 2-hour workshop, you will be greeted with fun introduction game, learn 8+ pouring techniques, learn about color therapy, it’s effects and uses in daily lives and experiment with different mediums and surfaces.

Paint with Fluid (Pouring art) - Sat, 26th Aug’23

Learn the captivating techniques of fluid painting, a dynamic art form that emphasizes the unpredictable and mesmerizing flow of colors. Discover the joy of pouring, tilting, and manipulating the paint, allowing it to glide and merge in beautiful and unexpected ways.

Pour Painting - Sat, 26th Aug’23

In pour painting workshop, you will be learning basics of pour painting, canvas/color preparation, pouring styles and finally create an abstract art.

Lippan Art - Sat, 26th Aug’23

Let your creativity soar as Sandhya Aswin provides all the materials needed to create something truly beautiful. Transform your house into a mesmerizing masterpiece with this ancient art form. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to immerse yourself in the captivating world of Mandala Lippan Art.

Lippan Art Workshop - Sat, 26th Aug’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. Their instructor will be teaching you how to make a lippan hanging for your home using lippan art technique.

Resin Geode - Sat, 26th Aug’23

Join Geode Resin Workshop and dive into the captivating world of creating stunning geode-inspired art pieces with resin. Immerse yourself in this hands-on experience where you’ll learn the techniques, tips and tricks to craft mesmerizing geode designs that mimic the beauty of natural crystals.

Tie & Dye - Sat, 26th Aug’23

Ever thought of designing your own T-shirt and flaunting it in front of your family and friends?? Well, here is a golden opportunity. In this 2-hour workshop, you will learn to create 4 patterns on handkerchief and 1 T-shirt with pattern of your choice.

Stitch-Nic Embroidery Workshop - Sat, 26th Aug’23

This workshop is perfect for embroidery enthusiasts who are looking for the right place to start and is beginner friendly.

Pottery Santé - Sat, 26th Aug’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.

Make your own Rakhi and thali for Rakshabandhan - Sat, 26th Aug’23

Are you ready to infuse your Raksha Bandhan celebration with a personal touch? Join Saspire Studio for an exciting and interactive DIY Rakhi and Thali Workshop that will let you create beautiful, customized Rakhis and Thalis that truly reflect your style and emotions.

Basic Photography Workshop - Sat, 26th Aug’23

Basic photography workshop is a beginner level workshop designed to help you extend your photography skills and give you more practical experience. The workshop is a mix of theory and practice to help you master the manual mode on your DSLR and get out of the habit to shoot on auto mode. For those who already know how to shoot on manual mode but haven’t practiced, this workshop gives you a chance to practice for the duration of the workshop.

Photo Marathon - Sat, 26th Aug’23

A photo marathon to create an entire portfolio of work within a a short span of time while engaging with like minded community. 3 hours. 12 themes. A one of a kind photo marathon. Unedited & edited photos to be showcased at Lahe Lahe gallery. Shooting on Manual mode only. Reviewing & feedback of what you have shot, will be done in another session, if requested by enough participants.

Contemporary Dance and Composition - Sat, 26th Aug’23 & Sun, 27th Aug’23

This contemporary dance workshop unlocks your creative spirit. Led by acclaimed choreographer Deepak, dive into concepts of space, time and radical expression. Learn aligned and articulate movement, craft short body stories and discover your true self in community. Whether dancer, enthusiast or just crazy for motion, all are welcome in this holistic adventure.

Act One - 1-Weekend Theatre Workshop - Sat, 26th Aug’23 & Sun, 27th Aug’23

Theatre is more than just performance. It is a process of understanding one’s body, finding a voice, discovering confidence, learning to observe or simply, finding joy. Tahatto’s Act One is a 1-weekend introductory theatre workshop that’s designed around theatre exercises & activities to let individuals get the first-hand experience of theatre. Whether it is to enhance your awareness and confidence as a public speaker, presenter or performer, this workshop is focused on getting you started, and on the floors.

Basic Theater Workshop (3 Weekends) - Sat, 26th Aug’23 - Sun, 10th Sep’23 (Every Saturday & Sunday)

Yours Truly Theatre Presents Weekend Basic Theatre Workshop (At Studio). It’s time 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.

Quirky Art Workshop by Artist Nimishaa Beria - Sun, 27th Aug’23

Draw and paint a quirky abstract art piece (as shown in the banner) on blank gessoed canvas with step-by-step instructions by the artist Nimishaa Beria and take home your unique abstract masterpiece.

Artventurous Canvas Painting Experience - Sun, 27th Aug’23

Join Shalmali for an unforgettable art workshop where creativity comes to life! Discover various art forms, unleash your imagination and create your own masterpiece. Connect with fellow art enthusiasts, receive expert guidance and showcase your artwork in a vibrant group photo. Unleash your artistic potential and leave inspired to continue your creative journey.

Art Fusion: Abstract Expressions - Sun, 27th Aug’23

Discover the captivating world of Abstract Art with Amulya and unlock your inner artist at her exhilarating “Art Fusion: Abstract Expressions” experience. Immerse yourself in a 2.5-hour journey of creativity, collaboration and self-expression as you delve into the intriguing realm of abstract painting.

Art Therapy with Pawga - Sun, 27th Aug’23

Art therapy is a powerful tool in self-care and mental health. Expression through art has been said to help reduce anxiety and depression. It is a visual journalling technique that will equip you to see situations in your life from a different perspective. You will be learning how to sketch and paint in a beginner-friendly art therapy class as the puppies from the shelter run around you. The experience of painting with puppies lets you open up and loosen up at the same time.

Sip & Paint: Abstract Painting Workshop - Sun, 27th Aug’23

Santé Spa Cuisine, Jayanagar, in collaboration with Mindful Strokes, presents Sip & Paint: Abstract painting workshop. Unleash your creativity while savouring refreshing wine and food at their brunch painting party. Whether you’re an experienced artist or a beginner, this unique event promises an enjoyable and relaxing atmosphere.

Paint with Coffee - Sun, 27th Aug’23

Coffee Painting is a beautiful art from a common household item, though this art is Monocromatic (involves working with only one color), the potential is limitless. Anyone can paint !!! It looks difficult yes , it looks impossible yes but join us for a 1.5 hour workshop and through the guidance of our Art Facilitator, Bharat you will be able to make a masterpiece at the end of your workshop!

Paint over Coffee - Sun, 27th Aug’23

Discover the artist within you and immerse yourself in the vibrant world of canvas painting! Join Priyanka Jain for an exciting painting workshop where you will work with acrylic paints on canvas. Set in the cozy ambiance of a Third wave coffee in Bangalore, this workshop offers the perfect blend of creativity, relaxation and socializing.

Gift a Portrait - Raksha Bandhan Edition - Sun, 27th Aug’23

The bond between sisters and brothers are sacred and so we celebrate ‘Raksha Bandhan’ every year. Dialogues Cafe have designed a ‘Rakhi’ workshop that is extra-special for sisters who want to gift something personal and rare this time. What could be more awesome than making a portrait and surprising him?! Don’t worry, they will assist you in getting the likeness right, even if you have never drawn a line! Get a swag close-up photo of him and you are set to go!

Gold Foiling Workshop - Sun, 27th Aug’23

In this workshop, you will learn the unique art technique of gold foiling and create beautiful artworks using it! Reha Jain will guide you to create a design first and subsequently paint it with the use of gold foil. The end result is a mesmerising one and the process in itself is very calming and satisfying and finally you get to carry the beautiful artwork created by you!

Make at MAP - Sun, 27th Aug’23

Looking for a fun and creative way to engage with museum exhibits? MAP Bengaluru’s drop-in session allows you to create and take home a special souvenir of your visit. With the help of MAP’s Education team, unpack and look closely at a chosen museum exhibit and unleash your creativity, while exploring their collection in an engaging environment.

Decoupage Wall Plate - Sun, 27th Aug’23

Join for a hands-on Decoupage Wall Decor Workshop where you’ll learn the techniques and skills needed to create beautiful, personalized wall decorations. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or a complete beginner, this workshop will guide you through the process step by step & you will take home a set of 3 Wall Plates.

Block Print a Toran - Festival Season - Sun, 27th Aug’23

This workshop is for anyone who is interested in having fun creating and learning a new skill. First, they will teach you how to use a wide range of blocks with colors in a professional and simple way. You will print using small and big blocks on paper. Later, you can print a cloth Toran using the traditional, modern or geometric blocks of your choice. This Toran can be used for your home as it is designed for a standard door size.

Terrarium Making Workshop - Sun, 27th Aug’23

Join Saloni for a unique and restorative experience where she takes you through the history of terrariums, materials you need, care & maintenance and step by step demo to design your own one-of-a-kind terrarium.

Dream Catcher Making Workshop - Sun, 27th Aug’23

Step into a world of enchantment and discover the ancient art of crafting dream catchers. In this immersive workshop, Shruti invites you to unleash your creativity as you learn the intricate techniques of weaving and designing your very own dream catcher. Guided by her, you’ll explore the symbolism and spiritual significance behind these beautiful creations, believed to catch and filter out negative energy while allowing positive dreams to flow through. Let your imagination soar as you choose from an array of materials, feathers and beads to personalize your dream catcher, making it a true reflection of your unique style and aspirations.

Art of Up-cycling: Antique Bottle - Sun, 27th Aug’23

Bottle up-cycling is a creative and eco-friendly way to repurpose old bottles into decorative or functional items. Adding resin embellishments can take this concept to the next level, allowing you to create beautiful and unique pieces of art.

Pottery Workshop - Sun, 27th Aug’23

A lump of clay is put on the potter’s wheel and shaped into whatever shape you like, poetry is one of the most forgiving arts. In the process of spinning the wheel and forming the clay, your mind and body synergize with the environment and the universe. Participant will be introduced to both hand building and wheel techniques in this pottery workshop.

Afro-Cuban Body Movement With Lourd Vijay - Sun, 27th Aug’23

In this workshop, you’ll discover the essence of Afro Cuban dance, understanding its cultural significance and the stories it tells. Lourd’s expertise and passion for this art form will inspire you to connect deeply with the music and embrace the expressive nature of the movements.

Photo walk - Sun, 27th Aug’23

This photo walk is all about creating and storytelling your way! Practice how to build a photo story and shoot along on a Sunday morning walk with like minded photographers and co-creators. Reviewing & feedback of what you have shot, will be done in another session, if requested by enough participants.

Film & Theater

A Human Question - Fri, 25th Aug’23

Tracing the story of the global struggle to make HIV/AIDS drugs more affordable and available ‘A Human Question’ raises key questions of whether private ownership of knowledge can be at the costs of human life? The film explores the complex world of Patents and HIV/AIDS medicines by connecting and contrasting personal narratives with those of international lobbyists and activists. The human questions raised in the film will force us to rethink the relationship between Intellectual Property and Human rights. Join MAP Bengaluru for the screening of the film, A Human Question, followed by an audience interaction with the director, T. Jayashree.

Sarasatiyaglolle - Fri, 25th Aug’23

The life of Savitribai Phule, who is credited as the country’s first teacher, is uniquely recorded in the pages of Indian history. It is a common fact that behind every man’s success there is a woman. But Jyotibaphule was behind the success of Savitribai Phule. On the one hand, the Indians were suffering from being enslaved by the British; While the entire Indian society was shaking under the grip of domestic priesthood, Savitribaiphule couple are the bright lights that have risen. The attempt to depict the events based on the life of Savitribai Phule, a heroic woman who fought against all the social ills of those times such as stupidity, illiteracy, unavailability of food, neglect of health and so on, was not successful. Do not bow down and worship me; If my ideals are right, there is a demand to implement them. The problems of pre-independence and post-independence are one and the same and an honest effort in confronting both of them is ‘Sarasatiyaglole’.

Apne Ghar Jaisa - Fri, 25th Aug’23 - Sat, 26th Aug’23

A woman is getting ready to welcome an unknown man who has rented a room in her house. She feels uneasy about admitting a stranger into her home. He has an unusual name—a name which leaves her only with questions about him: Who is he? Where is he from? Her fear and aversion of the ‘other’ bubble to the surface. She lets her imagination run wild and is eventually consumed by a frenzy of rage and violence…when the man arrives, hoping to be welcomed into her home. She was right: there is something unusual about him, something surprising, something, perhaps, eye-opening.

The Death of Art - Fri, 25th Aug’23 & Sun, 27th Aug’23

The story of a renowned Weaver named Theodore. Being the last of his kind who can manipulate space and time to write stories, Sylvia is sent to assist him for a short duration and write about the renowned artist. Theodore’s magic fascinates Sylvia and pulls them into a relationship of mutual trust and respect. As boundaries get blurred between the lines of professionalism and friendship, Sylvia realises that there is a lot she doesn’t know about Theodore and his mysterious power. Sylvia must peel off the multiple layers that cloak this mans identity to discover the truth behind his art. What his power really means and the curse which it carries. As they often say, never meet your heroes. The Death of Art is a combination of thriller, horror and even a little bit of fantasy. With elements of mental health and the impending question of what it means to be an artist; It is a dark and winding journey into the mind of a man made of secrets.

Theatre Binge - Sat, 26th Aug’23

Theatre Binge is here!! At a time when reels and short videos are shrinking our attention span, Medai dares to swim against the tide and present 3 live full-length plays (Thrice as nice, Connection Lost and Kindhan Charithiram) in a single day.

In a Dissent Manner - Sat, 26th Aug’23

The campus of Aligarh Muslim University became a battleground on 15th December, 2019 when police and RAF forces entered the campus on the pretext of dispersing protestors, and inflicted what can only be described as one of the worst cases of police brutality, and violence on the students. In A Dissent Manner explores the events of that one single night and its horrific after-effects on many students.

Something Rotten - An Outrageous Musical Farce! - Sat, 26th Aug’23 - Sun, 27th Aug’23

Something Rotten was hailed as the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years! Set in England in the 1590’s, two brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are attempting to write a hit play but are overshadowed by the Renaissance rock star known as ‘The Bard’. However, a local fortune teller comes to their rescue and foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting – all at the same time! The brothers are now determined to create the world’s first musical but soon realize that to do so requires a lot more than they bargained for including the importance of Being True To Thyself.

Narcissus - Sun, 27th Aug’23

Based on the Myth of Narcissus – the play deals with philosophical questions that humankind struggles with from time immemorial. Desire and attraction, love & lust, memory & pain – all these basic human emotions have a psychological basis. The play questions how they arise and develop in a man. A man haunted by the loss of a twin, searches for an ideal replacement in women. His trauma leads to an unending, violent quest. The woman he loves is bewildered by his bizarre search. The play leaves us with several pointers about human psyche. And the audience ponders on the wonder of human emotions.

Gangavatharana - Tue, 29th Aug’23

Gangavatharana is inspired by the poems of D.R.Bendre, known by his pen name “Ambikatanayadatta”. Known for the lyrical rhythm and beauty, his poems are one of the most popular works of Kannada literature. Influenced by vedic literature and aurobindo, his poems are often philosophical in nature, yet, in a very simple manner. The play chronicles many famous anecdotes and incidents from Bendre’s life, parallel with the story of a literature researcher devoted to Bendre’s life and work. The play raises serious questions about human potential and his ability to rise above his misery. The play, known for its colorful dance sequences and soulful rendition of Bendre’s poems, is widely acclaimed as one of the breakthrough plays of the recent past.

Fun and Games

The Uno Championship - Fri, 25th Aug’23

Are you the ONE who always wins at UNO and annoys your friends? Then get ready to UNO-leash your inner card shark at The Uno Championship contest at StoryZone. It’s not just a card game, it’s a high-stakes, color-coordinated, wild-card wielding battle for supremacy! Can you outwit opponents with sneaky reverses, dominate the table with powerful skips and turn the tide with the mystifying Draw Four? Rise through the ranks, outplay rivals with tactical precision and show off your Uno prowess in a spectacle that’s more intense than a three-way Draw Two showdown! The road to becoming “Numero Uno” is paved with twists, turns and a whole lot of laughter – because even in the heat of competition, Uno is all about the joy of a well-played card.

Good ‘ol Games Night - Fri, 25th Aug’23

Good 'ol Game Night brings back your favourite house party games to unique setting where there can be only one winner. Visit your childhood days where we play multiple house party games but with Twists. Compete with the group to reach the top of the score board and win a special prize. Spend your Friday night going back to the Nostalgia and having Fun at the same time.

Church Street Gaming by The Boardgame Den - Sat, 26th Aug’23 and Sun, 27th Aug’23

Detox from technology, interact with people and have a blast! The Boardgame Den have games from around the world which will get you hooked. Chill out with a light fun game or indulge in a rapt Euro one. Boardgames are for everyone!

Sunday Board Gaming Night with Mello - Sun, 27th Aug’23

Get ready for an exhilarating evening of secrets, strategy and thrilling betrayals at Mello’s Social Deception Game Night! Unleash your inner detective or master manipulator as we dive into a world of hidden identities and unexpected twists. Connect with friends and new faces while immersing yourself in popular social deception games like Werewolf, Mafia and Secret Hitler. Brace yourself for laughter, suspense, and unforgettable moments as we challenge your wit and put your friendships to the test.

With Kids

Shuffle Dance Workshops - Fri, 25th Aug’23

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.

Build With Troy - Fri, 25th Aug’23 - Sun, 27th Aug’23 (Daily)

Block play is also a great way to encourage movement and physical activity. Children can use their whole body as they build and manipulate the blocks, developing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination in the process.

Janani - The Mother daughter workshop! - Sat, 26th Aug’23

Janani! - An experiential event curated exclusively for the mother- daughter duo, where there will be skill(s) to learn, contest(s) to win, moment(s) to cherish and ofcourse food to relish!

Pottery with Families - Sun, 27th Aug’23

An Experience not to be missed by you with your favorite child(Ren) - can be your kid/ niece/ nephew or your neighbor! You both can be in connect with the earth, to play with clay, open ideation & creativity with the most beautiful art form of pottery. This workshop helps both kids and adults to understand the feel of natural clay, hand-building techniques like pinching, coiling & slab making.

Ee Gida Aa Mara - Sun, 27th Aug’23

The plant stands still, the Tree too. On the surface, we see silent beings, often solitary. Come a little closer. There are sounds. Come even closer. There are entire worlds. Ee Gida Aa Mara translates from Kannada to This Plant, That Tree. The play explores the two and magnifies the micro environments they house through movement, visuals and sound. For ages 2 to 3.5, the play runs for 25 minutes followed by an interaction with the performers. The play is largely non verbal, with sporadic use of Kannada, English and Hindi words.

Adventures in the Library - Sun, 27th Aug’23

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero. But what if you have a totally unexpected visitor at the library?!? Adventures in the Library is a fun exploration of Library Love and Joy of reading through the pages of an Award-Winning book presented in a unique theatrical style by storytellers Seema Karanth and Ramya Srinidhi. The chosen book for this month is the highly acclaimed, Award Winning, Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen.

The Magical Grinding Stone - Sun, 27th Aug’23

A folk tale from Kerala brings alive the wonders that stories of origin hold. The story of two brothers, their inheritance and what they make of it also informs us of how the seas got salty. The Magical Grinding Stone, a story told by Padmavati Rao beckons us to question ever so simply what we become and who we want to be.

An Evening of Magic - Nakul Shenoy & Friends - Sun, 27th Aug’23

An Evening of Magic is a most amazing magic show presented by ‘Nakul Shenoy & Friends’, featuring top entertainers and magic acts. Curated and hosted by the internationally-acclaimed mentalist Nakul Shenoy, each event in this series brings unique acts and performances by nationally and internationally acclaimed magicians, alongside some of the most notable up-and-coming stars of magic. This is an evening that is truly magical, and one you will want to experience many times over.