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Last updated: 16 February, 2011


Small world

A documentary play called A Small, Small World by Konradin Kunze and Sophia Stepf, based on the story by the same name by Philip Haucke, will be held on February 18, 6.30 pm at Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan.

It will be performed by Abshishek Majumdar and Konradin Kunze. Entry is free.
For details, call 25205305/6 or visit


The film The Die is Caste will be screened on February 18, 6 pm at the Bangalore International Centre, Teri Complex, 4th main, Second Cross, Domlur 2nd stage.
For details, call 9886599675.

‘Memory Drawing’

The Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan and CoLab Art and Architecture are organising a lecture titled Memory Drawing by Nikhil Chopra on February 17, 6.30 pm at Venkatappa Art Gallery.

Mumbai-based artist Nikhil Chopra’s artistic practice encompasses live performance, drawing, installation, photography and theatre. His lecture will offer an insight into this artistic practice. For details, call  25205305/6 or visit



The Bangalore School of Speech and Drama is presenting Perspectives — A candid look on life as we don’t know it, written and directed by young playwright Hasnain Shaikh on February 24, 5.30 pm and 7.30 pm.

The venue is Alliance Francaise. For tickets call 25720735, 9986760235. Tickets are also available at Alliance Francaise.

‘Paying Guest’

Drushya Trust, an amatuer theatre troupe is performing a play called Paying Guest, directed by A Dakshayani Bhat, on February 17, 7.30 pm at Ranga Shankara.


‘Mohini Nrityotsav’

Monisha Arts will be presenting Mohini Nrityotsav 2011, a three-day classical dance festival, from February 18 to 20.

The festival will be held at the East Cultural Association Auditorium, Indiranagar on February 18 and at ADA Rangamandira, JC Road on February 19 and 20.
The opening performance is by actress Shobana.


A kathakali performance called Dakshayagam will be presented by the Bangalore Club for Kathakali and the Arts on February 25, 6 pm at the Purandhara Hall, Indiranagar. 

This show will see the best of artistes and musicians with rich costumes presenting the stories in an authentic manner that can appease kathakali lovers.
For details, call 23341583 or 9845240558.

Kuchipudi recitaI

GRACEFUL Prateeksha KashiPrateeksha Kashi will present a kuchipudi recital at the premises of Kannika Parameshwari Temple, V V Puram on February 17, 6.30 pm as part of Gudi Sambrama. 
At the age of 13, Prateeksha topped the State in the Kuchipudi dance exams with distinction.

She is a recipient of Nalanda Nritya Nipuna, an award instituted by the Nalanda Dance Research Centre and is also a recipient of the prestigious scholarship from the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. 

Kala Sindu Academy of Dance and Related Arts will present ‘Rangarpane’ of Priyanka M, a
disciple of Poornima K Gururaja, on February 20, 6 pm, at JSS Shivarathreeshwara
Centre, 8th block, Jayanagar.



A group of four painters from Gulbarga — Vinod Raghuveer, Rehaman Patel, Sangamesh Chillshetty and Jeetendra Kothalikar — will be displaying their works titled Transparent at Chitrakala Parishath till February 17.

Anniversary show

As part of its first anniversary show, Galerie De’Arts is hosting an exhibition called Contemporary Pioneers Karnataka, an exhibition of paintings by the contemporary artists of 1970s. The show is dedicated to K K Hebbar.

The show is conceptualised by Yusuf Arakkal and curated by Deepa Subramanian.  The show will be on view till March 9, 11 am to 7 pm, at Galerie De’Arts, 11th Floor, Barton Centre, 84 MG Road.

Vivid expressions

An exhibition of contemporary Indian painting, curated by Jasmine Khanna, of different artists who are established and upcoming will be on at Gallerie Third Eye, A-1, Epsilon Office Block, 2nd Floor, Yemlur Main Road, Next to Logica IT Park and HAL. The exhibition will be on till February 28, 10 am to 8 pm. For details, call 41640471.

Contemporary shots

The National Gallery of Modern Art, in association with British Council, is hosting an exhibition on contemporary photography from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, which has the largest collection of photographs in the world. 

The exhibition, which will be on till February 27, will have 40 photographs and is called Something That I’ll Never Really See.  The artists whose works are exhibited include Cindy Sherman, Edgar Martins, Gavin Turk, Huang Yan and Olga Chernysheva.


‘Teen Prahar’

The Teen Prahar Festival, organised by Banyan Tree, will be held on February 19, 4.30 pm to 10.30 pm at the Chowdaiah Memorial Hall.

The festival is held with the intention of giving music lovers a rare musical treat of unheard raagas of various time zones of the day.

The festival would feature a comprehensive showcase of Indian classical music in its diverse forms through innovative combinations of artistes and instruments.

This year, they would be presenting the grand finale of the festival with a line-up of artistes like Shounak Abhisheki (vocals), Ronu Majumdar (flute) with Jayanthi Kumaresh (veena); Taal India, a percussion ensemble of folk and classical drums from across India by Anubrata Chatterjee with drummers from Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Kerala, Manipur and Punjab; Rahul Sharma (santoor) with Bickram Ghosh (tabla and other percussion).
They will be accompanied by Uday Kulkarni (harmonium), Gopalkrishna Hegde (tabla), Anubrata Chatterjee (tabla) and Jayachandra Rao (mridangam).

Donor cards are available at Landmark, Koramangala (Ph: 42404240), Odyssey, Indiranagar (Ph: 42115341), K C Das, St Mark’s Road (Ph: 25592021).


Yaadein-4, a show with songs of Shankar Jaikishan, will be held on February 19, 6.30 pm at Ambedkar Bhavan, Millers Road.

The programme will have singers Sinchan Dixit, Biju Nair, Sanjay Singh, Joseph Devaraaj and Urvi Shah. It will also have singers from TV reality shows participating.
Tickets are available at all Sapna Book House stores. For details, call 9845159879.


Fever Tribute presents Santoshakke Haadu Santoshakke Shankar Nag: Sihi Nenapu, a musical tribute to the legendary Shankar Nag on February 18, 6.30 pm at Chowdaiah Memorial Hall. Artistes performing at the concert are Archana Udupa, Nanditha, Shamitha Malnad, Chethan, Badri Prasad and Chinmayi.

Live act

Foreigner and Niladri Kumar will be performing live at Palace Grounds on February 20. Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world, racking up scores of smash hits, multi-platinum albums, and sold out concert tours.

One of the more serious young exponents of Indian classical music, Niladri Kumar’s unparalleled brilliance is a result of years of learning and a lineage of five generation of sitar players. For tickets, log on to

‘Kalotsav 2011’ 

As part of its diamond jubilee celebrations, Sree Ramakrishna Bhajan Sabha Trust, Ulsoor has organised a series of music concerts by well-known artistes at Odukathur Mutt Hall, Near Ulsoor Lake.

Sowmya will perform on February 17, Malladi Brothers on February 18 and T V Sankaranarayanan on February 19.

Entry is free on all the days. For details, call 9845812545.

Fusion feast

The Indo-German Cultural Society is presenting a unique fusion music concert by Spinifex Orchestra and Suma Sudhindra’s veena ensemble on February 17, 7 pm at UB City Amphitheatre, Vittal Mallya Road.

This event is supported by ICCR. Entry for the programme is by invitation only.
Free invitation cards are available on first-come-first-serve basis at the ICCR office, No 7/2, first floor, 2nd Main, Palace Cross Road, (behind Metro Ford showroom), between 9.30 am and 6 pm on all the days. For details call 23462714 /15.

Classical touch

Bangalore Lalitha Kala Parishath is presenting a classical music concert by Chitra C Krishna, accompanied by Lalgudi Rajalakshmi on the violin and B K Chandramouli on the mridangam, at H N Kalakshetra, National College, Jayanagar on February 18, 6.30 pm.

In concert

MES Kalavedi is holding a music concert on February 19, 6.30 pm at the New Conference Hall, MES College, Vidyasagara Prof MPL Sastry Road, 15th Cross, Malleswaram. On the occasion, Sandeep Narayan will present a vocal recital.

‘Teichmann Brothers’

A German DJ-Duo The Teichmann Brothers will set the scene on fire in a Bacchus and Krunk initiative on February 19, 8.30 pm at Bacchus, F&B, No 8 Papanna Street, St Mark’s Road. The Teichmann Brothers, Andi and Hannes are on an extended tour in South Asia, exploring the DJ scene in the sub-continent. For details, call 40333888 or 25205305.

Dusk to dawn

ROCKING The Bicycle DaysThe Fireflies Festival of Music 2011 will begin on February 19, 7 pm and will go on till 7 am. The venue is Fireflies Intercultural Centre, located about 30 km from M G Road.
The artistes performing are Thermal and a Quarter, Swarathma, Something Relevant, Moon Arra, Spinifex with Dr Mysore Manjunath, The Bicycle Days, Esperanto, Dollu Kunitha, Parvaaz, Filter Coffee, Vedanth and Bindu, Faiyaz Khan. Entry passes will be available at the venue.

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