Welcome to another edition of the Soulful Events newsletter! We bring you activities and events that nourish your soul.
Guru Naman - Fri, 28th Jul’23
Guru Naman is an attempt to celebrate the Guru Shishya Parampara, to describe and experience the journey of a lost and distraught Sadhaka who feels the need for a Guru and the phases of travails and turmoils, and ultimately surrender, undergone by the Sadhaka that paves the way for a liberation or as we call it, Moksha. The evening will explore these emotions with some story telling and some compositions in the Hindustani Khayal tradition that verily echo these sentiments.
Jazzafools - Fri, 28th Jul’23 & Sat, 29th Jul’23
Mumbai-based Jazzafools are known for their improvisational prowess and experimentation with R&B, soul, funk, and jazz. They seamlessly transition between different genres to create a rich and dynamic sonic landscape. They blend traditional elements of jazz with contemporary styles and infuse soulful melodies and funky grooves into their compositions. By embracing the philosophy that Jazz is about spontaneity and freedom of expression, they create magical moments on stage. Each performance becomes a unique experience, as their individual talents shine through.
Qawwali Night - Sat, 29th Jul’23
In this intimate concert, the performers will present sufi and qawwali inspired compositions from across times and of legends like Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and a few others. We will invoke the spirit of Sufi tradition of singing along and rejoicing these wonderful compositions, together.
The Conference of The Birds - Sat, 29th Jul’23 - Sun, 30th Jul’23
In this musical, a group of students embark on a journey of Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, and Justice. They discover that the way to make India more equitable, just, free and full of love, lies in each of them and within all of them. The musical shows children that they are the future of India, and develops them as citizens and changemakers. This magical celebration reminds us of our students’ limitless potential and the power of a reimagined education to get there.
Shaam-e-sukhan - Live Ghazal and Sufi Music - Sun, 30th Jul’23
Ruhaniyat presents Shaam-e-sukhan, an evening filled with Ghazal and Sufi Music Performance Featuring vocalist Koyel Mukherjee, finalist at Zee Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. Vidhit Aurora on Tabla, Dheeraj Banerjea on Guitars and Guest appearance by Hemant Raagi.
Spandan - Fri, 28th Jul’23
Embark on a mesmerizing journey with Shashwati Garai Ghosh’s Odissi performance, Spāndan. Immerse yourself in a profound exploration of thoughts and vibrations, as the inner layers of emotions unfold before your eyes. Witness the enchantment that binds the self within, resonating harmoniously with the world beyond.
Gati Dus - Fri, 28th Jul’23
Gati dus, a Kathak presentation explores the splendours of Tala Jhaptala, a time cycle of 10 beats. Commencing with a Ardhanarishwar Stotra followed by the Tala in its simplicity as well as complexity bringing forth simple rhytmic compositions as well complex pieces in teeshra jaati and teeshra chatushra jaatis moving slowing from vilambit laya to madhya and then druta. The bhava is being expressed through a melodious bhajan composed by the Kathak legend late Pt. Bindadin Maharaj in which he has sang the praises of Lord Krishna. A few more interesting compositions in Jhaptala such as the famous bhajan in Raga Bhairavi - Bhavani Dayani is also being performed.
Double Bill with Ronita and Snigdha - Sun, 30th Jul’23
Amorphous, has the aesthetics of an autobiography of a dancer, Ronita Mookerji documented by Priyanshi Vasani who tells her story through the use of lens, both talking about gender and gender fluidity, self-identity, about female gaze on female physicality( body), a piece that talks about generational stories of women and its embodiment, their lived realities of power and vulnerability. Amorphous which literally means something that cannot be defined, will be explored through the filters of power and vulnerability, gender and identity created in and by the society/structure, ‘being’ and elemental states, with the dancer and film-maker questioning themselves and putting forth what they would like the audience to watch and choose how to be watched. The performance involves an amalgamation of film and live improvisation, so be ready to be immersed in the story-telling of a female dancer and female film-makers.
Nunmai – Where Small Things Matter - Tue, 1st Aug’23
Karuna Sagari, a dancer who nurtures an undying passion for Tamil literature, will present a Bharatanatyam presentation of Sangam Poetry (ancient Tamil poetry that dates back to two millennia). Being the evocative language that Bharatanatyam is, it foregrounds the sheer humanness of the poems which is and forever will be, alive and relevant. The Sangam anthology comprises poems of love and war that emphasise an inextricable link between external landscapes and internal states of the human mind. In today’s world, where people are slotted based on several stereotypes, Sangam poems come as a breath of fresh air since they ‘observe’ rather than ‘order’ the world around and within.
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!
Artist Talk: Sonia Jose in conversation with Arshad Hakim - Fri, 28th Jul’23
Join at MAP Bengaluru for an Artist Talk with Sonia Jose, in which she traces her interests, influences and preoccupations that shape her artistic practice. The talk will delve into her early explorations with materiality and ideas of spatiality, in relation to the immediate environment and her body. These interests are further combined with the socio-cultural conditions of the city and her time spent here; merging with her own experiences and histories.
Blind Date with a Book - Fri, 28th Jul’23
Do you have a treasured read you’d like to introduce to a stranger? If yes, bring along this book wrapped in brown paper and ribbon to keep the title and author a mystery. You’ll then have the opportunity to exchange books with someone else in the group, giving you, your next book, and giving them, your perfect recommendation! Whether you’re a seasoned reader or just starting your literary journey, this event has something for everyone!
Nature inFocus Festival - Fri, 28th Jul’23 - Sun, 30th Jul’23
A three-day festival that brings together India’s nature and wildlife community under one roof. It is a celebration of nature, wildlife, and conservation. The festival promises a diverse range of engaging activities and experiences for wildlife and nature enthusiasts. Attendees can look forward to captivating keynote speeches, thought-provoking panel discussions, and photography exhibitions showcasing the beauty of our natural world. The festival also features a sustainable flea market where visitors can explore eco-friendly products, as well as a variety of food stalls offering delicious culinary delights. Additionally, art installations scattered throughout the venue add a touch of creativity and inspiration to the event.
Music & Poetry Open Mic - Sat, 29th Jul’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 Music & Poetry open mic happening at The Circular Square, they 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.
Soul Jams - Sat, 29th Jul’23
Soul jams is an event that celebrates your creative expression from your soul. Come and play on the 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.
CYD Human library - Sat, 29th Jul’23
Human library event provides a unique opportunity for people to engage in meaningful conversations with individuals who have diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. By “borrowing” a human book, participants can delve into personal stories and gain a deeper understanding of different cultures, identities and challenges. This promotes empathy, breaks down stereotypes and fosters a sense of connection and understanding among people from various walks of life.
In Absentia - Sat, 29th Jul’23
Kaleidoscope brings together an evening dedicated to mental health awareness whose purpose is to bring solace to the ones who are suffering through words and chords.
Musica Medicina - Sat, 29th Jul’23
Inviting you all to the first concert of Musica Medicina in Bangalore presented by Out and About. You will go on a journey through snowcapped mountains, dense forests, grasslands, dancing rivers and the longing of the desert through the music of Asia.
Kombucha Experience @MBK Taproom - Sat, 29th Jul’23
Spend an evening sampling craft kombucha in India’s first kombucha taproom at Mountain Bee Kombucha Hive. Learn about the nuances of kombucha brewing, flavouring and enjoying this delicious elixir. A guided tasting of exclusive flavours is just what you need to fall in love with kombucha. All flavours are brewed in-house with finest Indian teas, botanicals, fruits and herbs.
Word Wings by SFTE Lit World - Sat, 29th Jul’23
Word Wings is back with its story reading session where they bring you some gems from some of the greatest Tamil stories ever told. Stories that cut across time to touch the heart. Stories that inform us of what has or just has not changed in the world as we shape it and it shapes us.
The Heritage Walk - Sun, 30th Jul’23
For the uninitiated, this is a great chance to listen to some handpicked stories from the british era, of our city by Narendra Shekhawat who has worked deeply in collecting the long forgotten stories about the rich culture of Namma ooru, that is behind us. And Ofcourse a lovely chance to meet other people who share the same enthusiasm in knowing about new things.
Poet in Focus - Sun, 30th Jul’23
Queer poets collective is formed to celebrate & discuss poetry written by Queer individuals in Bangalore, to document queer voices and experiences. Conceptualised by Rumi Harish, Bangalore based queer activist, poet, musician and writer and Dadapeer Jyman, poet, who recently won two the Sahitya Academy Award, at the national level and the TOTO Award Toto Funds the Arts for the best young poet in Kannada. The intent is to encourage young poets to learn and contribute to queer history by memories, experiences and imagination. This month the poet in focus is Bharath Savithri Divakar.
Open Mic Bangalore - Sun, 30th Jul’23
A Stage Like Never Before! Firstly, you get to have a mic, a stage, an audience and 4 minutes each where you can express yourself. Gender no bar, Genre no bar, Language no bar, Age no bar. The Chords Open Mic aims at giving a non-judgmental platform to new as well as known artists. Also, all those performers who make a mark in the open mic get a chance win Exciting Prizes & to perform for a GIG in upcoming shows. So come, be a part!
Speaking Souls – Bengaluru Open Mic - Sun, 30th Jul’23
Step into a world where voices find their rhythm, hearts spill their truths, and souls connect through the power of words. Welcome to “Speaking Souls,” an immersive open mic experience that invites you to share your stories, unleash your creativity, and embrace the magic of spoken word. Whether you’re an aspiring poet, a seasoned performer, or an avid listener, this gathering is a haven for self-expression and community.
Personal Development & Soul Nourishment
Revitalize with Kalari Uzhichil & Kizhi - Thu, 27th Jul’23 - Mon, 31st Jul’23
Kalari Uzhichil is a unique full-body massage that utilizes the feet to stimulate and relax the nervous system. This powerful technique harmonizes your body’s vitals, including body temperature, pulse rate, and respiration rate, to restore balance and well-being. Complementing the Uzhichil treatment, Kizhi is an Ayurvedic therapy where warm herbal poultices are massaged over the body. These handcrafted muslin bundles, filled with healing herbs, oils, or medicinal concoctions, enhance circulation and alleviate stiffness and pain.
Sound Bath and Meditation - Fri, 28th Jul’23
Sound Healing is an effective & natural way to improve physical & emotional health and well-being. It is a passive meditation modality in alternative medicine where participants absorb, feel & experience melody. The session will involve use of specialised instruments, tones, sonic frequencies & vibrations to create a therapeutic atmosphere to take oneself in a safe & calm space. Various sounds are used to create positive effects on your mood and as a form of therapy to heal the body, mind, and spirit.
Energize - A Woman’s Circle Experience - Sat, 29th Jul’23
Energize is a women’s circle experience where we hold space and discuss relevant topics for the women of today. Unlike other talking circle experiences, here we also spend time connecting with our inner selves through energy work. This week join at Dialogues Cafe to discuss ‘Being comfortable in My skin’ where the discussion will not only be about body positivity, but also the importance of embracing ourselves just the way we are.
Qi Gong - The Tool to Longevity - Sat, 29th Jul’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.
The Calm Collective - Sun, 29th Jul’23
This workshop will include interactive games, yoga therapy and a guided meditation session. Join at Dialogues Cafe and meet new people and learn some new techniques to help you feel more calm and centred.
Airo Yoga - Sat, 29th Jul’23
Airo Yoga is a fresh, new and playful spin on aerial yoga, combining elements from Vinyasa Yoga, Pilates and Acro-Play with a custom-designed swing. Designed for the modern-day Yogi, Airo Yoga is accessible to all levels of fitness and is a fantastic complimentary system to other sports and movement practices.
Masterclass By Nidhi Nahata: Unlearn, Cook & Taste - Sat, 29th Jul’23
Block Your slot for the Masterclass about Simplified Plant-Based Cooking to Unlearn Unhealthy Methods, Cook food that is truly meant for us, and taste it together and experience the most authentic way of clean eating. As we are “What We Eat!” let’s learn to nourish our body with “Food that Loves You Back!”
Prāna Pravāha (Flow of Life Force) - Sat, 29th Jul’23 & Sun, 30th Jul’23
Join Seher Noor Mehra for a unique collaboration, where she invites you to delve into a workshop focused on body movement, yoga, free flow and breathwork. Together, aim to ignite a sense of belonging within your own body, fostering kindness and acknowledgement for the incredible journey it has been on with you. By exploring the depths of your bodies and embracing movement with freedom, we hope to create a space where you can connect with yourself and choose better for you.
Introduction to Raqs Sharqi - Sat, 29th Jul’23 & Sun, 30th Jul’23
Raqs Sharqi is the format for classical Egyptian Oriental Dance also very popularly known as “Belly Dance”. Belly Dance is one of the most popular dance languages in the world however it is a cultural practice and this aspect gets diluted given its immense popularity in the pop culture genre. This 4 hour workshop is for students with no dance background, movement artists and dance practitioners who are interested in Middle Eastern traditional & classical formats. Immerse yourself in cultural practices which embodies movements of internal muscle anatomy, empowerment and body positivity.
Meaningful Discussions (Let’s talk ‘Boundaries’) - Sun, 30th Jul’23
Join Oasis Community for a meaningful Meetup in Cubbon Park this Sunday. It’s going to be an exciting and engaging event centred around the theme of “setting boundaries”. During the meetup, they’ll be discussing the topic of setting boundaries and exploring what brings, what stands in the way, what are the challenges and what we can do about it. It’s an opportunity to learn from one another and deepen our understanding of happiness. Additionally, they have planned some interesting games and activities that will add a fun and interactive element to the event. These games are designed to encourage open conversations and provide a platform for self-reflection.
Mindful Mornings - Sun, 30th Jul’23
Join MAP every Sunday morning for a series of guided meditative and yoga sessions with Ananya Chaudhuri. These sessions, aimed at exploring mindful practices that inform and engage with the self, will delve into concepts of meditation, demonstrating movement and flow through breathing practices and yoga. Whether you need a minute to unwind from a busy week, or to reset and re-calibrate for the week ahead, these sessions will help you restore and reconnect with yourself.
Breathwork Circle - Sun, 30th Jul’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.
Yin Yoga Workshop - Bisy Backsons - Sun, 30th Jul’23
In this yin yoga workshop, Navya Sah will talk about the philosophy of taosim, wu wei, blended with the physical and challenging practise of yin yoga and meditation. A long juicy three hour session of yin drizzled with sweet spinal releases, creamy lower body loosening, long deep meditations to invite a fresh acceptance into how we see life, to get cosy in our warm blankets as we embrace and settle into a sleepy and fluffy quietness. This is an inclusive class that invites differences of all kinds.
Love Notes To The Body - Sun, 30th Jul’23
‘Love Notes to the Body’ is a workshop offering a way to relate with our bodies in a way that is kind, loving, gentle and thankful. The workshop hopes to facilitate a reflective and somatic experience that brings focus to honouring ourselves and the vessel that makes living our bespoke selves possible through creative arts processes.
Intuitive Singing - Sun, 30th Jul’23
A workshop designed to create a new relationship with your singing voice for non musicians and musicians alike. Singing is the first musical instrument known to man, being the most instinctive way to express any kind of emotion that we feel in the moment. Instead of trying to sing songs we would dive within and sing without any lyrics to access an intuitive expression.
Bangalore Drum Circles and Open Jams - Sun, 30th Jul’23
Bangalore Drums Collective’s drum circles and open jams are a vibrant gathering where individuals unite to drum, dance and groove together, creating infectious rhythms that fill the air. It is an ‘inclusive’ space where people of all backgrounds come together to express themselves through the universal language of rhythms. This energetic and collaborative experience fosters a sense of connection, joy and creative expression within the community.
Full Moon Music Meditation - Tue, 1st Aug’23
Full Moon denotes Completeness. And, a person becomes Complete with Meditation. Pyramid Valley welcomes you to join for Full Moon Meditation inside the Mega Pyramid. Satsang followed by Live Music Meditation. Let’s immerse ourselves in the intense energies of Full Moon.
Understanding Societal Systems
Quarter-Mid-Late Life Crises - Thu, 27th Jul’23
The world is changing faster than ever before. People across all age-groups and genders, are going through life crises at an unprecedented rate, experiencing greater stress and uncertainty than before. Life crises force individuals to switch careers and jobs, and imagine new destinies for themselves. Join at BIC for a conversation with a entrepreneur in his 20s, a former Ambassador in her 70s, a writer on the cusp of 40 and a therapist-turned-entrepreneur in her 50s to discover what their different life crises have in common and what it means about the world that we are living in.
The Millet Bonanza - Thu, 27th Jul’23
Millets have been a foundation for food security in India for millennia, particularly for historically-marginalised populations in semi-arid and hilly areas. Today, India is the world’s largest producer of millets although wheat and rice have displaced millets in Indian diets over the last several decades. The last few years have witnessed a major shift in the perception of millets as low-status foods to climate-resilient, nutritious cereals, culminating in the 2023 International Year of the Millet. Awareness of the health and environmental benefits of millet consumption has grown enormously in upper echelons of urban society, raising possibilities to benefit millet producers. Based on field surveys of farmers in eastern Madhya Pradesh, the potential for the millet bonanza to contribute to climate-resilience, nutrition security, and robust rural economies requires actions from NGOs, communities, and policy-makers that address realities on the ground. Such actions include shortening supply chains, overcoming labor-intensive processing, and ensuring that financial returns accrue to local communities. Ruth DeFries’ presentation will be followed by a conversation with Harini Nagendra and a Q&A with the audience.
The Mom Power Conference 2023 - Sat, 29th Jul’23
An event where experts from all walks of life and inspirational mom achievers come together to empower moms, this event is for those moms who are willing to press the reset button on life, to invest in themselves for that much-needed “me” time, to learn more about walking with a purpose, (re)discovering their desires, acting on their dreams, and shifting their mindset, to bloom into the best version of themselves. For a mother is the root of a tree, and a strong root results in a strong tree and the best of fruits. This is your opportunity to join moms from across the city who are like-minded and want to embark on this journey of empowerment and self-discovery.
Global Startups Club - Startup Networking - Sat, 29th Jul’23
Introducing Global Startups Club, a one-of-a-kind member only networking hub & community that will meet once a month over beers & good coffee. Our mission is to bring together talented founders, expert consultants and influential leaders and startup professionals. Members will come together for a well curated and agenda driven 1.5 hrs offline meet showcasing their investor decks, business pitches, beta tech / platforms, network for business referrals and attend joint workshops from industry experts.The Global community of startups will be accessible vis GSC webpages & apps for One-on-One digital meets of members to further their startups’ goals.
Poisoned Paradise - Sun, 30th Jul’23
On the occasion of World Nature Conservation Day, we are hosting a book discussion on the investigative account of a global corporation’s role in perpetrating India’s greatest mercury poisoning catastrophe. In 2001, a Hindustan Unilever-owned thermometer factory in Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, made national headlines when a massive dump of broken mercury thermometers was discovered at a local scrapyard. As the multinational corporation conducted one hasty internal assessment after another to save face, state authorities discovered that the company had violated all acceptable guidelines for toxic waste disposal measures, causing grievous harm to its workers’ health and the region’s fragile ecosystem. As evidence of mercury poisoning among workers mounted, the local community – aided by environmental watchdog Greenpeace and various public-interest organizations – launched a battle against the multibillion-dollar conglomerate that would last fifteen years, culminating in an undisclosed settlement paid to 600 of its ex-employees. And despite the factory’s closure, scientific reports would reveal mercury levels to be 1,000 times higher than the safe limit, raising serious concerns about HUL’s toxic legacy in the hill station. The panel will discuss issues raised in Ameer Shahul’s book, Heavy Metal: How a Global Corporation Poisoned Kodaikanal. A Q&A with the audience will follow.
Art & Craft
StoryZone Art and Craft Week - Fri, 28th Jul’23 - Tue, 1st 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, Zone Saturdays, Saturday Morning Zone, Saturday Evening Zone, Sunday Morning Zone, Sunday Afternoon Zone, Sunday Evening Zone, Zone Mondays and Zone Tuesdays.
Texture Painting Workshop - Sat, 29th Jul’23
Use your hands and your creativity and paint an amazing masterpiece on canvas using texture and acrylic paints. Learn how to paint on canvas to create beautiful texture painting, mix different mediums and create depth in your painting, use colors such as gold to create contrast in the texture painting and create beautiful artwork on a canvas.
Sip & Paint Workshop - Sat, 29th Jul’23
Express your creativity while enjoying the perfect combination of art and plant-based delights! Join at Copper + Cloves for a Sip and Paint workshop at our vibrant vegan cafe. Sip on your choice of beverage and let your imagination run wild as our talented instructor, Rattan, guides you through a masterpiece of colors and strokes. No prior painting experience? No problem! This workshop is designed for all skill levels. Grab your friends, unleash your inner artist, and leave with a one-of-a-kind creation and beautiful memories.
Sip Paint Vibe - Sat, 29th Jul’23
In this Canvas Painting Workshop, Shreya Singhal believes every brush stroke is an opportunity to tell your unique story. And so they’re going BYOD this time giving you all the liberty to - Bring Your Own Designs and will help you paint through. Plan B - They’ll have their theme/reference image handy for all of you who want to explore and trust their style too. With artists’ guidance and a nurturing environment, you’ll embark on an artistic adventure that transcends boundaries and unlocks your hidden artistic potential. Whether you’re an art enthusiast or simply looking for a new way to unwind, this workshop promises to be a delightful journey of colours, textures and self-discovery.
Art & Paint Mela - Sat, 29th Jul’23
The art & paint mela is a guided workshop where you get to choose from 6 art styles - Fluid Art, Canvas Painting, Lippan Art, Thread Artwork, Metallic Paint Fluid Art and Gold Leaf Painting and make what you want!
Brushes n Strokes - Sat, 29th Jul’23
The Event is going to be a fun event exploring colours, colour mixing and few techniques specific to acrylic colours. You will be given materials to use, so just come and feel free to explore. Techniques will be demonstrated and the artist Mounika also encourage exploring your heart. You can take back the bookmarks you made as well as the canvas.
Gold Foiling Workshop - Sat, 29th Jul’23
In this workshop, you will learn the unique art technique of gold foiling and create beautiful artworks using it! You will 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.
Toodlegraphy Workshop (Beginner) - Sat, 29th Jul’23
In this workshop, Games Lab take you through the process of experimenting with different patterns lines and shapes to tell your visual stories on paper. Don’t worry about artistic experience or skill level – this workshop is designed for everyone. Through a series of engaging exercises and demonstrations you discover the therapeutic and the freeing nature of doodling. Feel the stress melt away as you immerse yourself in the rhythmic flow of the pen allowing your imagination to run wild.
Pottery Santé - Sat, 29th Jul’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.
Community Check-in - Sat, 29th Jul’23
After a successful first edition, MAP OSCH Collective are now back with the second Community Check-in @ the Museum to explore their creative sides and celebrate togetherness. This time they are collating all the different parts of themselves and dreaming up a landscape that expresses their experiences of being young. Let’s celebrate their individuality as well as the collective spirit as they explore what being young means to them through collages. Paint and craft materials will be provided, but it would be great if you could bring bits and bobs that resonate with you and represent how you define youth.
Kriya - Sat, 29th Jul’23
Embark on a captivating odyssey of self-discovery through the mesmerizing art of Odissi with renowned dancer Shashwati Garai Ghosh. Join for Kriya - an enchanting workshop that will elevate your movement vocabulary and ignite your understanding of storytelling. Explore innovative ways of expression through the ancient verses of Viniyoga, unraveling the secrets of hastas, the graceful hand gestures. Reserve your spot now for a transformative experience in Kriya - where dance becomes an extraordinary journey of personal exploration.
Coffee Chronicle 201: Master Roaster! - Sat, 29th Jul’23
Have you ever been asked “Which is your favorite roast in coffee?” and didn’t know what to answer? Join Slay Coffee Bar for the only roastery workshop in the city at our in-house SLAY Roastery. Identify the different beans, handle the roasting machine yourself and appreciate the intricacies of coffee with a cupping session-all with our National Barista Champion instructor Sumit Choudhari.
Home Brewing Master Class - Sat, 29th Jul’23
Join HumbleBean Coffee for a hands-on course on how to brew coffee at home using four popular methods: Pour over, Chemex, French press, and Aeropress. This is for coffee enthusiasts who want to explore the different brewing techniques that can bring out unique flavor profiles and textures from the same coffee beans. In this course, you will learn about the key factors that influence coffee brewing, such as water temperature, grind size, and brewing time. Gaurav Ganapathi, our In House Q-Grader will guide you through the step-by-step process of each brewing method and provide tips on how to achieve the best results.
Painting Workshop by Bangalore Drawing Room - Sat, 29th Jul’23 & Sun, 30th Jul’23
Bangalore Drawing Room invites you to a fun laid back Art Gathering! Explore your creativity and express yourself through art at the Rainy London Knife & Brush Painting Workshop, Sail Away Canvas Painting Workshop and Seabreeze Blooms Canvas 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 the artist within.
Brunch N’ Brushes 2.0 - Sun, 30th Jul’23
Embark on a one-of-a-kind journey where art meets culinary delights at Dialogues Cafe, Koramangala! Indulge in a delightful brunch while immersing yourself in the captivating world of acrylic-on-canvas painting like never before. Join for an enchanting artistic experience – our Gold Leaf Horse Acrylic Art Workshop! Discover the intricate art of applying gold leaf to create a stunning masterpiece featuring a majestic horse. In this immersive workshop, our skilled instructors will guide you step by step through the process of working with acrylics and gold leaf. Learn the techniques and secrets behind creating a captivating horse portrait that exudes elegance and grandeur.
Boho Art on a Mini Canvas - Sun, 30th Jul’23
Are you looking for a fun and creative workshop that will teach you how to create beautiful boho-inspired acrylic art on mini canvases? Look no further! Join Shruti Vijay for upcoming workshop where you’ll learn the step-by-step process to create stunning artwork that you can proudly display in your home or give as a gift to your loved ones. During this workshop, she will guide you through the process of creating boho-inspired acrylic art on mini canvases. You’ll learn how to mix colors, create unique patterns and designs and apply the paint to the canvas in a way that creates a beautiful and cohesive piece of art.
Sip & Paint - Sun, 30th Jul’23
Tania invites you all to an exciting session of acrylic painting on Wood slice while relishing on some yummy food & drinks. This is a beginner-friendly workshop where she will be providing step-by-step guidance to create and take home a beautiful artwork with you along with lots of photos and memories.
Sip and Paint (Brush and Knife painting) - Sun, 30th Jul’23
Discover the artist within you and immerse yourself in the vibrant world of canvas painting using knife and brush! Join Priyanka for an exciting painting workshop where you will work with acrylic paints on canvas. This workshop offers the perfect blend of creativity, relaxation, and socializing.
DIY Coaster Making - Sun, 30th Jul’23
Discover the art of stained glass mosaic as you craft two stunning coasters on a fired stoneware base. No prior experience is needed to participate in this hands-on creative session. Simply bring your enthusiasm and a box to safely transport your beautiful creations home.
Abstract Art - Sun, 30th Jul’23
Join Gitana Hive for a 120-minute workshop that will teach you the basics of this fluid art medium. You’ll learn how to mix colors, create compositions, and rework your inks to create stunning abstract artworks.
Lippan Art - Sun, 30th Jul’23
Experience the magic of Mandala Lippan Art by joining the festive season workshop at Dialogues Cafe in JP Nagar. Let your creativity soar as they provide 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.
Decoupage Bottle Decoration Workshop - Sun, 30th Jul’23
A bottle decoupage workshop is a creative and fun event where participants learn to transform ordinary glass bottles into beautiful, unique works of art. During the workshop, participants will be introduced to the art of decoupage, which involves applying decorative paper to a surface using a special adhesive. Using this technique, participants will learn how to create intricate designs and patterns on their glass bottles, resulting in stunning and personalized pieces.
Pottery Handbuilding Workshop - Sun, 30th Jul’23
Pottery is just not a craft rather a language of happiness. It’s an art that communicates with our mind and body. Practising the art of pottery is proved to heal a lot of stress and anxiety. It also aids mindfulness and opening up the creative thought flow. Join at Dialogues Cafe to learn about different techniques of hand building and easy ways to create your own master piece! Play with clay to create a beautiful article and design them as your mind goes.
Mud N Magic Workshop - Sun, 30th Jul’23
Mud N Magic handbuilding pottery workshop is the perfect opportunity for anyone who wants to explore their creative side and learn how to work and mould clay with hands. The workshop is open to beginners and experienced artists alike, so come discover the joy of creating something beautiful with your own hands.
Tote Bag Painting Workshop - Sun, 30th Jul’23
Join for the light-hearted, stress free Tote Bag painting workshop and give yourself an oppurtunity to relax and have fun. You don’t have to know drawing or painting and simple lines too make an immpressive pattern. A quick DIY workshop that will let you ease your creative mind. In this workshop, each participant will be creating a simple self design on a cotton Tote bag and transform it into a style statement.
Make at MAP - Sun, 30th Jul’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 our collection in an engaging environment.
Rueda De Casino with Lourd Vijay - Sun, 30th Jul’23
Get ready to experience the most exhilarating and joyful form of salsa - Rueda de Casino! Join at LVDS for an unforgettable bootcamp conducted by the one and only Lourd Vijay, founder of LVDS, as we dive into the captivating world of Cuban Salsa, invented in the vibrant casinos of Miami! Under the expert guidance of Lourd Vijay, you’ll discover the secrets of this dynamic dance style and unlock your inner dancer. Lourd’s infectious energy and his commitment to preserving the authenticity of Cuban Salsa will leave you mesmerized and inspired.
Film & Theater
Kamaroopigal - Fri, 28th Jul’23
Ramayana is an epic having many characters with many traits. These characters and their traits help us understand human emotions. Inspired by the Panchavati portion of Ramayana, Kaamaroopigal is a play that starts from the insult of Shoorpanki by Rama and Lakshmana and ends at Jatayu Moksha. Life has many facets to it - Righteousness, evilness, love, hatred, romance & lust. Blending Ethnicity with Modernity, this play highlights the lust of Shoorpanaki towards Rama and its repercussions there on.
Soldier’s Silence - Fri, 28th Jul’23 & Sun, 30th Jul’23
A forsaken Indian airport with a faulty electric supply. The peak of Indian summers. And two war-torn soldiers. A battleground for a personal war between an American war veteran and an Iraqi militant. A war after the war! Two individuals who were destined to be at loggerheads by the design of the world end up opening up about the vices and slices of their respective worlds and almost become friends. Until…
Mohabbat Zindabad - The Jai Singh Show - Sat, 29th Jul’23
A story about the artist’s life experiences spanning over a decade. A story of Mohabbat, of brothers, of friends, of parents and even grandparents. The show will feel like a warm hug one moment and a ton of bricks in the next; a complete roller coaster of emotions.
Desdemona Roopakam - Sat, 29th Jul’23
“Desdemona Roopakam” is a concert theatre piece that examines feminist narratives within Shakespeare’s Othello and traditional Indian mythologies. “Desdemona Roopakam” questions the absence of female voices that could have provided a deeper insight into the life of Desdemona, thereby challenging the erasure of any resistance from Desdemona as she is killed by Othello. The play, in its elaboration of traditional Indian myth, examines the differences of register and agency that women have had in important narratives about them.
Kohinoor - Sat, 29th Jul’23 & Sat, 5th Aug’23
Kohinoor is not a linear play, operating on four planes, it gives the story of 4 women from different demographics. One thing that remains constant amidst their dissimilarities is that they are all confined in various ways and of course, financially. How they keep trying to change their lives, yet are not able to, is made clearly visible. The play ends, not on a cynical note but by invoking a change of mindset among men, which can prompt stepping back and seeing the bigger picture. The Hindi play justifies a careful sprinkling of regional language to give veracity to the locales and bring out the message further accentuated.
Fun and Games
Silent Disco - Fri, 28th Jul’23
A silent disco event is a fun and unique party experience where guests wear wireless headphones to listen and dance to music. It’s a party where DJs play Bollywood and EDM, on two separate audio channels! Switch between channels and adjust the volume on your own headphones to create your own personalized dance party. The silent aspect of the event creates a surreal atmosphere, where you can see people dancing to music they can’t hear, making it a great icebreaker for meeting new people.
Tuesday Board Meeting – ViPo - Tue, 1st Aug’23
The event starts from 6pm to 10:30pm. Anyone can join in at any time during the entire meetup timings. You can play any number of games during the entire meetup timings. No prior knowledge required about board games. It’s both a newbie and regular gamers friendly meetup.
Build With Troy - Fri, 28th Jul’23 - Sun, 30th Jul’23
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.
Paint Bar - Guided Painting Workshops For Kids - Sat, 29th Jul’23
Hey there! Looking to do 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 you to paint, even if you have never painted before!
Bottle Decoupage Workshop for Kids - Sat, 29th Jul’23
Bottle decoupage is an easy-to-learn method to create beautiful art pieces with simple materials and techniques. Let your kids join us on this workshop to find out more!
Paint your Doll house - Sat, 29th Jul’23
Are you ready to embark on a delightful journey into the world of miniature art? Join at the Enchanting Doll House Workshop for a whimsical experience that will spark your imagination and bring your dollhouse dreams to life!
The Great Indian Science Festival (Whitefield) - Sat, 29th Jul’23 & Sun, 30th Jul’23
The Great Indian Science Festival is a small, safe and friendly festival, designed especially for families with 5-14 year old children who believes in the transformative power of spending time immersed in hands on activities, letting kids be a little bit wild and free, and in appreciating great food and exploring science practically together with friends.
ROFL With Roald Dahl - Sun, 30th Jul’23
Join at Atta Galatta for a morning of Enormous Fun as Ramya Srinidhi and Seema Karanth share one of the most Swashboggling stories filled with tricks and traps, surprises and disguises that will have you giggling and chuckling or as Dahl would say Churgling!
Zumbini With Aparna - Sun, 30th Jul’23
Zumbini is a music and movement program for kids aged 0-4yrs and their caregivers where they sing, dance and play age appropriate instruments all while creating an ultimate bonding experience.
Meet the Busy Bees! - Sun, 30th Jul’23
Bees are some of the most amazing and important little critters on our planet. If we want to continue to eat well and share the planet with such important creatures, it’s crucial to understand and coexist with the bees. Meet the Busy Bees by Green Panther who are creating a bee education program that will bring awareness, excite and empower kids, while dispelling common fears often associated with bees. Demonstration hives in the Apiary gives children and adults the unique opportunity to experience bees and their environment firsthand. This exposure to the fascinating world of bees gives people the power to move from bee observers to bee advocates.