Metrolife in the city

Metrolife in the city

Metrolife in the city

Solo show
 A solo exhibition of paintings by S Venkatachalapathy from Chennai will be held till August 20 at Renaissance Gallerie, Cunningham Road.                                                

Galleryske is presenting ‘Synesthesia’, a group show featuring works of Andrea Anastasio, Luigi Anastasio and Avinash Veeraraghavan, till September 3.

Genesis Art Gallerie is presenting ‘Inception’, an exhibition showcasing works of art by Jatin Das, S G Vasudev, Yusuf Arakkal, Milind Nayak, Tapan Kumar Dash, G R Miishra, Nikhil Ranjan Pal, Tejender Singh Baoni, Babu Eshwar Prasad, Pratul Dash and Bhee­maraya Devikeri.
The exhibition will be on till August 26, from 11 am to 7 pm. The venue is 12/25, 11th Main Road, 3rd Block, Jayanagar.

G A Anusha will be presenting her ‘rangapravesha’ on August 21, 10 am at Ravindra Kalakshetra, J C Road.

Kuchipudi recital
Natyasaraswathi Kuchipudi Academy is organising Akhila Karnataka Kuchipudi Nrithyotsav, on August 21 at Seva Sadan, 14th Cross Malleswaram.

The festival will commence with lecture-demonstrations and interactive sessions from 10 am to 1 pm with gurus like Vedantam Ramu, Vedantam Radhesyam, Veena Murthy Vijay and Lakshmi Rajamani followed by exclusive dance performances in the evening from 5 pm to
9 pm.

Classical steps
There will be a Bharata Nrityam performance by legendary classical dancer Padma Subrahmanyam on August 19, 6 pm at Chowdiah Memorial Hall. This is being by organised by Arka Foundation. For tickets, call 9844272010, 9901411369.

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) will be holding a bharata­natyam dance recital by Tarikavalli from France under the ‘EFCEP Series’ on August 19, 6.30 pm at Yavanika, State Youth Centre, Nrupathunga Road. Entry is by invitations.

Free invitation cards are available on first-come-first served basis at the ICCR office, No. 7/2, First Floor, 2nd Main, Palace Cross Road between 10 am and 6 pm. For details, call 23462714.

Ananya is presenting Nirantara, a programme for young talents, on August 21, 5.30 pm at Ananya Sabhangana, 91/2, 4th Main, Malleswaram. On the occasion, there will be vocal recitals by Abhinandini, a disciple of D V Nagarajan, and Pavani Kashinath, a disciple of R Neela Ramgopal. They will be accompanied by Venkatesha Joshier (violin) and Anirudhdha (mridangam).
Vocal recital
Malleswaram Sangeetha Sabha and Ananya are organising a vocal recital by Vani Sateesh, accompanied B Raghuram (violin), Arjun Kumar (mridangam), Giridhara Udupa (ghatam), on August 20, 6.30 pm at Ananya Sabhangana, 91/2, 4th Main, Malleswaram.
‘Dil Se’
‘Art 2 Heart’ is presenting ‘Dil Se’, a musical evening on August 20, 6 pm at Rejoyz Auditorium, 58/1, 8th Main, 8th Cross, Malleswaram. For details, call 9845033448.

Memorial concert
Hindustani Sangeeta Kalakara Mandali and Gokhale Institute of Public Affairs are organising ‘Smt MuthuBai and Sri NageshRao Mane Memorial Concert’. This Hindustani ‘Sur and Tal’ programme will have Milind Kulkarni presenting harmonium solo and Ajinkya Joshi performing tabla solo on August 21, 6 pm at Gokhale Institute of Public Affairs, near BMS Engineering College, Bull Temple Road, N R Colony.

Classic rock
Groove to some classic rock music by ‘Phoenix’ at Hard Rock Café, St Mark’s Road on August 18, 8.30 pm.

Spic Macay will be hosting ‘Virasat 2011’ in the City. The artistes scheduled to perform over the next four months include ‘Vidwan’ T V Shankaranarayanan (Carnatic vocal), Mysore Nagaraj and Mysore Manjunath (Carnatic violin), Shri Keremane Shivananda Hegde (yakshagana), Madan Gopal Singh (sufi), Shri Margi Madhu (koodiyattam), Ustad Bahauddin Dagar (rudra veena), Ghanakanta Bora and troupe (sattriya dance).
For details, call 9845722014 or 8971969811.
Fusion feast
The ICCR is holding an Indo-Mexican fusion music concert by Horacio Franco from Mexico (flute), G S Rajan (flute) and Sumod Sreedharan (percussion) on August 20, 7 pm at the Khincha Auditorium, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Race Course Road.

Entry is by invitations. Free invitation cards are available on first-come-first-served basis at the ICCR Office, No. 7/2, First Floor, 2nd Main, Palace Cross Road from 10 am to 6 pm. For details, call 23462714 or 23462715.

‘Dhrupad’ vocal
Sursagar is presenting the ‘Nirmala G Kalambi Memorial Concert’  at Canara Union Auditorium, 8th Main Road, 13th Cross, Malleswaram. As part of this, Uday Bhawalkar will present ‘Dhrupad’ vocal. ‘Alapan-Dhrupad’ will be presented on August 20, 6:30 pm and ‘Alochan-Dhruvapada Dhara’ on August 21, 6.30 pm.

Mixed treat
Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha is presenting a vocal concert by Trichur V Ramachandran and team on September 10, 5.30 pm and a flute performance by A P Sarvothama and team on September 24, 5.30 pm.

The venue is Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha, Purandara Bhavana, 8th Main Road, HAL Second Stage. For details, call 25215525.

Live show
‘Bandgalore’ will perform live on August 21, 8.30 pm at Bflat, Indiranagar. ‘Bandgalore’ is an ensemble of four heavy weights from the rock and jazz genre. Sanjeev T is an award-winning guitarist/ singer-songwriter and is the lead guitarist for A R Rahman.

Suresh Peters is one of the most popular singer/drummers in South India. Rzhude David has endeared himself to every Bangalorean as one of the best bass guitarist/singer and songwriter on the rock and jazz rock scene in the City. Aman Mahajan is the brightest star among the young crop of musicians in Bangalore who have come into the jazz scene.

Craft world
Srinidhi Arts and Crafts Foundation is organising ‘Hasthanjali’, a crafts ‘santhe’ at Chitrakala Parishat from August 19 to 28. It will have live demonstrations from master craftsmen. On sale will be Tanjore paintings, cane and bamboo products, handcrafted saris, pure silk designer saris, dress materials, Madhubani paintings, wooden carvings etc. The exhibition will be open from 10 am to 8 pm. 

German course
Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan is holding German language courses at Basavanagudi. Classes will be held at the Institute of Foreign Language and Culture, 77,
Vani Vilas Road, Basavanagudi. The course is Level A1.

It will be held from August 22 to December 9. The duration is 15 weeks and the timing is 5.15 pm to 6.45 pm or 6.45 pm - 8.15 pm. For details, call 25205­305/06. You can also log on to www.goe­­anga­

Talk time
A Talk on ‘Sino-Indian Relations’ by Claude Arpi will be held on August 19, 6.30 pm at
Bangalore International Centre Auditorium, Teri Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur Second Stage. The Centre will also hold a talk on ‘Sri Lanka and its Relations with India in all its aspects’ by Prasad Kariyawasam, High Commissioner for Sri Lanka to India, on August 26, 6.30 pm at its auditorium.
For details, call 9886599675.

A discussion on ‘Can India be a global leader on human rights?’ by Salil Shetty, Secretary
General, Amnesty International, will be held on September 3, 6 pm at Bangalore International Centre Auditorium, Teri Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage.
For details, call 9886599675.

Jewellery collection
Roopa Vohra is exhibiting her new collection on August 27 and 28 at Gulmohar Hall, Taj West End from 11 am. The collection has dash of royalty and is a delicate entrapment of gold and diamonds, accentuated with precious stones. The collection is contemporary in nature.

Film festival
Bangalore Film Society, in collaboration with a consortium of institutions, will be organising the 6th edition of the largest international film festival on water — ‘Voices from
the Waters 2011’ from August 25 to 28 with a day-long conference on water on August 29.

The festival will be organised in six venues across Bangalore. The main venue is Alliance Francaise de Bangalore and the inauguration is at Christ University Auditorium.

Apart from screening of internationally acclaimed films on various water themes, the other attractions of the festival are painting and photo exhibitions, art installations, interactions with film directors, water scholars, grass root level water voices and water songs.

There will be three days of special screenings of the films for the high school
students at Bal Bhavan, Cubbon Park.

‘Little Cloud’, AHA!’s newest programme, is bringing storytelling for children. To be held on August 20, 21, 26 and 27, a bouquet of stories await little ones who are in the age group f four and nine.

Padmavati Rao and Abhishek Majumdar will perform stories in their unique styles. One needs to register for ll the four sessions together.
For details, call 26493982 / 26592777.

On stage
Anantharanga is staging ‘Dharmastamba’, a play based on a story by K N Ganeshiah, on August 20, 7 pm at Seva Sadan, Malleswaram. The play is being directed by Archana Shyam. The stage adaptation is by N C Mahesh.

For tickets, call 9880914509 or log on to

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