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Soulful Events - Week 4 March '23

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

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



Yash-Yuvraj-Shashwat Live - Fri, 24th Mar’23
A trio (Yash-Yuvraj-Shashwat) of composer, Producer & musicians from Bhopal, MP. Till Now they have released 6 of their original Songs which are available on all the streaming platforms under the name of Yash-Yuvraj & Shashwat Pandey, at just the age of 21. For the first time in Bangalore, they will be doing an intimate unplugged set of their Originals & some legit Covers.

Meera Desai Collective - Fri, 24th Mar’23 - Sat, 25th Mar’23
Playing a combination of original music and jazz, the Meera Desai Collective experiments in lyrical folk and jazz and has been releasing original music with producer Raag Sethi since 2019. The group is a meeting of passionate and diverse musicians involved in India`s contemporary jazz scene, focusing on finding and creating beauty in subtle ways.

Music & Poetry Open Mic - Sat, 25th Mar’23
Looking for a platform for your first foray into the world of music or poetry performances but worried you might break a string, lose your voice, or present to a crowd who barely knows you? Better to know what it`s like to find yourself nervous, unready at this stage than on one that takes a lot more organization to reach. At our open mic, we encourage the musically talented or those penning their own poems, to come forward and take on the spotlight, try your piece and have it heard by a fresh pair of ears.

The Madding Crowd: Poems and Songs on Society - Sat, 25th Mar’23
The Madding Crowd: A Mirror to Modern Urban Digitised Society - 5 Poet-Musician duos telling stories - All Poets presenting original material - Veteran musicians in the flesh - A never-seen before curation at the end - Wholesome thought provoking experience - Be ready to feel uneasy and rethink privilege.

In the Know Tour - Sat, 25th Mar’23
Enjoy an evening of live music in a venue surrounded by the sounds of two talented musicians. Let the beauty of sound transport you to a place of inner peace and tranquility. Allow the melodies and rhythms to stir your soul, evoking feelings of joy, sadness, and everything in between. Take time to connect with the musicians, to appreciate their talent and creativity, and be inspired by their passion for music.

Rhythm and Earth - A Drum Circle - 25th Mar’23
All of life comes to me with ease, joy and glory! Join Payal and Komal Vaishnav for a day of rhythms, music, happiness and receiving! Are you ready to drum all your worries away?


Salsa and Bachata with Motley Dance Company - Sun, 26th Mar’23
Have you ever dreamt to move your hips like Cuban Salsa stars? Here is your chance to get things started with the help of a great Indian Salsera : Minoti Ramachandra and Khushboo from the Motley Dance Company.

The Physical Brain - Thu, 23rd Mar’23 - Sun, 26th Mar’23
This will throw light on body/floor/space/energy work through exercises, body-conditioning and movement sequences from strong physical practice within the system of Contemporary Dance Techniques, informed by elements of Bharatanatyam and Kalaripayattu (Martial Art) that Ronita has been trained in.

Cultural Activities

Revive 2.0 - Sat, 25th Mar’23
Bengaluru’s crazy artists are going up on stage and you CAN’T miss this! For the first time ever, introducing a Tulu band, “Alva Kuuṭo” will leave you in a trance! Then we have two other brilliant singers, Reuben Braggs who is an amazing solo artist, and then, Susan Job who will make you swoon over her.

Once Upon a Brunch - Food and Lores - Sat, 25th Mar’23
Sunday and late morning Brunch is an emotion . On the other hand Stories have always been an emotion too . Whats common between the two is the rich heritage of food and stories. What if they come together? Listen to these stories of the food as you enjoy your Sunday Brunch set at a cozy location that has its own stories . A beautiful day starts with a lovely breakfast . And a morning with breakfast and stories . Every food we eat has a story to share … Idli , Vada , bread , Paratha etc . Every breakfast comes after a long break and eager to be eaten.

The Urban Solace Weekend Breakfast Celebration - Sat, 25th Mar’23 & Sun, 26th Mar’23
Treat yourself to the best English Breakfast Experience in Bangalore…complete with a stunning view of Ulsoor lake, great music, great ambience and the magical vibes of old Bangalore!

Whose Mic Is It Anyway? Open Mic Nights - Sat, 25th Mar’23 & Sat, 8th Apr’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 Night presented by the Fireboxx - Sun, 26th Mar’23
If you`ve wanted a stage to share your poetry, perform your music, try out your comedy set, tell a story you wrote, or just try something out in front of a live audience, the Fireboxx open mic is for you!

Soapbox in the Spotlight (Open Mic) - Sun, 26th Mar’23
Soapbox in the Spotlight! (No don’t bring your soap along, just scrub yourself well with it before you come coz the spotlight is sure going to be on you with this one!) This is an Open Mic people open to all genres.

Love Stories from Indian Heritage - Sun, 26th Mar’23
No No … this is not another hour of ‘meet cute’ stories. Love can rarely exist in isolation. Zealous messengers, art and music as mood enhancers, food as aphrodisiacs, taboos and mores – all play a pivotal role in shaping stories of love. Vikram Sridhar and Aparna Jaishankar rummage through the passages of time to bring you various hues of love etched in our heritage through literature, architecture, songs and poetry through the all- encompassing art form of oral storytelling

Explore The Real Bengaluru - Sun, 26th Mar’23
Get to know your very own city where you have been living. Meet the soul of city beyond the Pubs, Startups, potholes and traffic! Join us to soak in the energy of Bengaluru - a melting pot of traditional Kannada culture + Colonial + the recent cosmopolitan influence.

Let’s Talk - Sun, 26th Mar’23
“Let`s Talk”, an initiative by Udgam - the rise of self in collaboration with Dialogues café, Bangalore. This event is a step towards providing a platform for us women to come forward and share our stories of challenges and resilience. Let us join hands and inspire each other in this safe and non-judgmental environment with Team Udgam.

Fitflix Expo 2023 - Sun, 26th Mar’23
Welcome to the Fitflix Expo - the ultimate fitness event for all fitness enthusiasts! Join us for a day filled with excitement, motivation, and inspiration as we bring together the world of bodybuilding and mixed martial arts.

Bridge Building Tournament - Sun, 26th Mar’23
An innovative bridge building competition by Param Innovation that will test your designing, engineering and crafting skills.

Personal Development & Soul Nourishment

New Moon Healing Circle - Thu, 23rd Mar’23
Use the opportunity and energy of New Moon to heal yourself and make space for creating the new you using Meditation, Mindfulness, Reiki Healing, Connection with Breath and Body & Holistic Healing.

Shakti : Sacred Practices for Feminine Wellbeing - Sat, 25th Mar’23 & Sun, 26th Mar’23
Are you tired of feeling embarrassed or uncomfortable about your feminine health issues? Do you want to learn the secrets to maintaining optimal feminine health and well-being? Lahe Lahe is conducting 2-days feminine health program where you will discover the keys to feminine health and vitality!

Resilience Primal Flow - Sat, 25th Mar’23
Take your fitness beyond boring exercises and just building muscle, in this event we explore a variety of specific forms and moves that have been designed based on some of most practical and impactful methods. We take inspiration from yoga, from martial arts, from classical dance and even from the 5000 year old Chinese practices of Qi-Gong & Tai Chi; to create this holistic approach to fitness. Entire focus is to help you achieve overall health, wellness and make the most of this physical form.

Fundamentals of Great Fiction - Sat, 25th Mar’23 & Sun, 26th Mar’23
Ever thought of writing a fiction? Here is a great way to begin your journey with a weekend workshop conducted at Shoonya where you will learn the fundamentals of creating a great fiction.

Self Love Sunday - Sun, 26th Mar’23
When we talk of love, we often think of the love we are supposed to give others. While loving others is essential, loving ourselves makes love more fulfilling. iDare is here with its Self-Love season, calling all of you to join us Let’s form deeper connections with our inner self as we nourish the mind and body with self-care, good food and financial care

Yin Yoga Workshop: Cosy Up To The Quiet - Sun, 26th Mar’23
This workshop is an attempt to create a space to be, to stay, to immerse and to value the quiet, to listen deeply into the silence that speaks so loud and into the loudness that speaks so little. 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.

‘THEATRE IMPULSE’ Theatre Workshop - Sun, 26th Mar’23
Come join this exciting 4-hour fun-filled theatre workshop with lots of theatre games, exercises, activities to make you confident on and off-stage, in public speaking, effective communication, expression and body language! Even the theatre practitioners can reap the benefits! Get connected to like minded people from varied ages and backgrounds!

Art & Craft

Mirage in the Ether: Time, Space and Embodied Memory
Viewers enter worlds of shifting perceptions, fracturing illusions and flexible relationships, to explore the bases of how we assign attention, construct meaning and perceive our realities within and without. Our everyday ‘givens’ are questioned as her work dissolves familiar forms and intimate memories into insubstantial mirages. Opaque architectural surfaces transform into ethereal skins of lace, evoking weightless veils of memory.

River Bend Canvas Painting Workshop - Sat, 25th Mar’23
Bangalore Drawing Room invites you to a fun laid back Art Gathering! Discover the artist in you as you paint your version of “River Bend”. 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.

Madhubani painting workshop - Sat, 25th Mar’23
Learn the traditional art of Madhubani painting using photo transparent colours creating your own patterns using different pens, markers, photo transparent colours, etc.

Harbor Dreams Canvas Painting Workshop - Sat, 25th Mar’23
Bangalore Drawing Room invites you to a fun laid back Art Gathering! Discover the artist in you as you paint your version of “Harbor Dreams”. 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.

Charcoal on paper workshop - Sat, 25th Mar’23
Charcoal, a magical crumbly material made of carbon used by artists for creating beautiful art pieces. This medium is fantastic for exploring light and contrast. Artists can develop rich tonal values using charcoal.

Resin Art - Clock Art & Beach Art - Sat, 25th Mar’23
Explore the basics of resin, learn about mixing ratios & use the tools and techniques to create clock and beach art!

Finger Painting Workshop - Sat, 25th Mar’23
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 colors and paint in your own style.

Baking workshop - Sat, 25th Mar’23
What To Expect: Complimentary beverage included. All the materials will be provided at the venue. Explore the basics of baking.

Ark Of Meraki presents Pottery Workshop - Sun, 26th Mar’23
An Experience Not To Be Missed By An Adult Or By A Kid. A Connection With The Earth, To Play With Clay. It Will Help Open Your Ideation & Creativity With The Most Beautiful Art Form Of Pottery. This Workshop Helps You To Understand The Feel Of Natural Clay And Hand-Building Techniques Like Pinching, Coiling & Slab Making. Also, They Will Be Trying Their Hands On Potter’s Wheel Under The Guidance To Make Their Own Vase Or Bowl.

Wall as your Canvas - Sun, 26th Mar’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.

Knife Painting workshop - Sun, 26th Mar’23
Get creative and master the basics of Knife Painting with me. You will learn how to approach and start using palette knife. Using a palette knife for the first time can be intimidating to try out on your own. It is very different than painting the traditional way using the brushes. In this 3 hour workshop, you are going to explore different techniques, patterns and style using palette knife and take home a decor worthy painting with tons of memories!

2+1 Day Workshop for Body Piercing 101 Workshop - Tue, 28th Mar’23 - Wed, 29th Mar’23
Learn the art of piercing with our 2-day workshop led by Srinath and Maxy from Tattoos & Tales who will cover everything you need from piercing, from anatomy to aftercare. Overall, expect to learn, practice, and connect with others who share your passion for piercing in a safe and hygienic environment.

Understanding Societal Systems

FutureFantastic - Fri, 24th Mar’23 - Sun, 25th Mar’23
Bengaluru International Centre (BIC) opens its doors to FutureFantastic audiences, engaging them in performances and installations, panel discussions, workshops, artist sharings and a vegan market. What’s more, the festival is also gearing up to host itself on the BIC metaverse, truly bringing the digital and the physical realms together.

Climate Crisis & the Indian Monsoon - Mon, 27th Mar’23
The talk will summarize how the Indian monsoon is responding to global warming and illustrate the need for an adaptation strategy to cope with the increasing frequency and intensity of hydrological disasters (floods, flash floods and landslides) using the Northeast India region as an example.

ChatGPT and Its Ilk - Wed, 29th Mar’23
In this talk, Anil Ananthaswamy will explain the conceptual underpinnings of deep neural networks, LLMs, how they are trained, and curious emergent properties they are beginning to display (such as being able to solve math problems, even though they weren’t specifically trained to do so). The talk will also highlight the dangers of large language models, as they are currently designed, and why it’s important for society to become aware of the promises and perils of such AIs, as the technology has reached a point of no return.

Inclusive Development: The Role of Employment & Environment - Tue, 28th Mar’23
This presentation focuses on structural labour discrimination at the bottom of the labour hierarchy in India. Globally, labour market discrimination based on race, ethnicity, gender and place is well documented. This is also the case for work related inequalities and discrimination along the lines of caste and ethnicity in India.

Film and Theater

Banff Mountain Film Festival - Thu, 23rd Mar’23
The Banff Mountain Film Festival is one of the flagship programmes of The Banff Centre, Canada and is one of the world’s pre-eminent mountain film and book festivals. Climbers, filmmakers, writers, and photographers from all over the world now recognize Banff as the key event in their mountain community… sharing stories with fellow mountaineers, adventurers & general public alike is a coveted privilege. The BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour consists of screening of a bundle of award winning short real life adventure films and portrays an indomitable human spirit and character!

Antonyms (Lets’ bring the difference at one Frame) - Sat, 25th Mar’23
Antonyms - a balance of being melds words and movement to create a unique theatrical experience. An experience that will take you on an exploration of differences. Opposites seems to indicate distance, separation, differences. We invite you to this performance journey to see the threads that bind them or maybe help separate them?

Aranya Kanda - Sat, 25th Mar’23
Sita and Rama spent the first thirteen years of their exile like lovers, not like a couple. The youth knew it was inappropriate to procreate during their stay in the forest. Hence, Aranyakanda is also an extraordinarylove story.
It’s a necessity for a play to have a contradiction. Here, Infatuation is shown as opposed to Love.

Mad & J : Trauma, Loss & Self-discovery - Sat, 25th Mar’23 & Sun, 26th Mar’23
Preethi Bharadwaj and Priyanka Chandrashekar present “Mad & J,” a thought-provoking play set in a spaceship to Mars in a foreseeable future. The play centers around two women, Madhu and J, who are stuck midway and start discussing their lives, realizing how different yet similar they are. Through their conversations, they explore themes such as traumatic relationships, dealing with loss, loneliness, freedom, and self-esteem.

Circle of Life - Sun, 26th Mar’23
From childhood to old age, a human life goes through various stages - physically and emotionally. A child becoming an old man or an old man becoming a child, thus completing the circle of life, is a miracle in life as each stage of life has its own unique gift to give to humanity. Let us remember that at each stage of our life, we are protected and nurtured by nature. We ought to take the same attitude toward nurturing the human life cycle as we do toward saving environment. Be it a child or a boy or an old man, life at every stage is precious, very very precious.

World Theatre Day Celebrations at Lahe Lahe - Mon, 27th Mar’23
Lahe Lahe and Bangalore Hindi Theatre are organizing the celebrations for World Theatre Day and invites you to join in the celeration.

Jokumaraswamy - Tue, 28th Mar’23

Fun and Games

Street Meetup by KickAzz - Sun, 26th Mar’23
Imagine a group of 30 exciting, adventurous, and fun people handpicked who will meet on a street full of happenings and they will walk together in pairs And after every 5 minutes, the partners in pairs will switch and all 30 people will get to talk and walk with new people and experience street life together and at the end, the entire group will collectively decide where to sit and then do fun things while knowing each other. This is a Street Meetup, a creation of Kickazz (our insanely fun community) which destroys the basic idea of meetup in a closed space where you can have 1-on-1 conversation with very few people and talk the same basic stuff over & over again.

With Kids

Kids Guided Painting Workshop - Sat, 25th Mar’23
Hey there! If you want your child to try something super fun and new on weekends, come by and paint with us at Paint Bar! With step by step instructions and all materials provided, we make it easy for them to paint, even if you have never painted before!

Build With Troy - Sat, 25th Mar’23 - Sun, 26th Mar’23
In today’s digital age, children are spending more time than ever before on electronic gadgets. While these devices can be entertaining, they can also be addictive and have negative effects on a child’s development. That’s why Troy block play is the perfect antidote to excessive gadget usage. Building with blocks provides a screen-free, hands-on activity that engages children’s minds and helps them develop important skills. Our Troy block play offer a fun and engaging way to help your child break free from their electronic devices and get back to basics. With our sets, children can explore their creativity, problem-solving skills, and spatial awareness while having fun and interacting with others.

Dramatizing Heritage-Children’s Writing workshop - Sat, 25th Mar’23
Every time we travel, our experiences are touched by the heritage that we encounter . What if we sit down and reflect on the numerous Heritage that fills our lives from our family to nature , buildings to personalities , food to animals . From the thought to the paper as the children experience the surroundings , what if these could become characters and a drama is created around them . The workshop explores the various types of Heritage that can fill us with stories and how these stories shall evolve into a dramatized form in the genre of Heritage fiction , plays , short stories etc . The writing workshop will be filled with theatre game and story based explorations.

ISKCON Samskriti Culture Camp 2023 - Mon, 27th Mar’23, Mon, 3rd Apr’23 & Mon, 17th Apr’23
ISKCON Samskriti has designed a camp that is a 360° program giving your child the right cultural education along with an ounce of constructive entertainment. Look forward to: * Kirtans * Value-based stories * Vedic Chants * Video shows * Tasty food And more.

Did you enjoy any event you visited last week? Or is there an event you wished to have been included in the newletter? Leave a comment to let us know.