Metrolife in the city

Metrolife in the city

Special concert

Nadasurabhi Cultural Association is organising a special concert on the composers of Karnataka on September 18, 4.15 pm at The Indian Heritage Academy Hall, 6th Block, near Police Station, Koramangala. On the occasion, M S Sheela will present a vocal recital, C N Chandrasekhar will be on violin, B C Manjunath on mridangam and Phanindra Bhaskara on ghatam.

‘Soorya Festival’
The ‘Good Knight Soorya Festival’ will be held from September 15 to 20 at Seva Sadan, Malleswaram with an aim to promote Indian culture. The festival will showcase varied art forms from bharatanatyam to odissi and Hindustani vocal to Carnatic music by esteemed artistes. On September 15, Rama Vaidyanathan from New Delhi will present a bharatanatyam recital at 6.45 pm.

Vocal delight
Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha is presenting 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.

Karnataka Ganakala Parishat will be holding ‘42nd Musicians and Young Musicians State- Level Annual Conference’ from September 21 to 25 at Bangalore Gayana Samaja,
K R Road, Basavanagudi.

On the occasion,  Carnatic music exponent R A Ramamani and percussionist A S N Swamy will be conferred with the titles ‘Gaanakalabhushana’ and ‘Gaanakalashree’ respectively.

‘Sushravya Sanje’
Sapthak, in association with Srijanee, is holding Sushravya Sanje, a musical evening, on September 18, 5.30 pm at Khincha Hall, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Race Course Road.

Susheela Mehta will perform a vocal concert and will be accompanied by Gurumurthy Vaidya on tabla and Vyasmurthy Katti on harmonium. There will also be a sitar-sarod ‘jugalbandi’ between Pandit Partha Chatterjee and Pandit Rajeev Taranath. For details, call 9448067829.

Soothing strains
Bangalore Gayana Samaja is organising a music concert by Vidyabhushana on September 18, 5 pm at Bangalore Gayana Samaja, K R Road. Vidyabhushana will be accompanied on violin by Mysore Nagaraj, on mridangam by H S Sudheendra and on ghatam by Giridhar

In sync
The Bangalore School of Music will present ‘The Reputed Artistes of the Faculty in Concert’ on September 30,  7.30 pm at the Alliance Francaise. Well-known artistes of BSM will come together to present a unique and exclusive concert.

‘Robi's Garden’
Vibgyor Entertainment and Bangalore Little Theatre will present their annual spot production ‘Robi's Garden’ at MLR Convention Centre, Brigade Millennium, J P Nagar on
September 15, 16 and 18, 7.30 pm.

‘Robi’s Garden’ is an original script developed within Bangalore Little Theatre to
celebrate Tagore’s work for and with children in the year of his 150th anniversary.

There will be additional shows on September 18, 11 am and 3.30 pm. For online bookings, log on to or For details, call 9845602265.

On stage
India Foundation for the Arts will present ‘Arms and the Man’, with Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak Shah, at Chowdiah Memorial Hall on September 16, 7.30 pm.

Antharanga, an amateur theatre group, is staging the Kannada play Shalabhanjike, written by K N Ganeshaiah, on September 15, 7.30 pm at Ranga Shankara. For advance booking, call 9880914509.

 ‘Lights Out’
 ‘Lights Out’, directed by Siddhanth K S, will be staged on September 16 and 17, 4 pm and 7.30 pm, at Alliance Francaise.

‘Madona’ – A play by Dhaaran, will be staged at Alliance Francaise on September 18, 4.30 pm and 7.30 pm. Written by Namrta Dhar, ‘Madona’ is an attempt to present a facet of life that one unwittingly fosters in today’s materialistic society. For details, log on to

Myriad forms
To mark the occasion of ‘Ganesha Chathurthi’, Genesis Art Gallerie, Jayanagar, is holding
Kirti — An Ode to Lord Ganesha, an exclusive exhibition of paintings of Lord Ganesha.

Art works depicting Lord Ganesha in various forms and in unimaginable hues by noted artists such as Milind Nayak, G R Mishra, Nikunja Bihari Das, Sangeet Samantaray, Santosh, G K Padhi, Manash Ranjan Jena, Laxman, Jayanto Khan, Nupur Chowdhury and many other up-and-coming artists will be on display till September 20.

Gallery Sumukha is presenting ‘The Disappearing Professions of Mumbai, Goa and
Jaipur’, photographs by Clare Arni, till September 24, 10.30 am to 6 pm.

Rare collection
Tasveer is presenting ‘Photos for Rato’ by Nicholas Vreeland from September 22 to October 12, 10 am to 7 pm, at 26/1, Sua House, Kasturba Cross Road.

‘Photos for Rato’ is a collection of 20 rare photographs by Vreeland taken over the 26 years he has been a Rato monk. They provide a glimpse into the daily life in a monastery which only an insider could have experienced.

The Embassy of the Republic of Poland in New Delhi, The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Mumbai and The Consulate of the Republic of Poland in Bangalore are holding an exhibition of Polish School of Posters (dedicated to film, theatre, opera and circus) by award-winning artists from Poland.

The exhibition is on view till September 20, 10 am to 7 pm (except Sunday), at Sua House, Kasturba Cross Road.

Inside look
An exhibition of the works of artist Shan Re, titled ‘Unfolding of the Self,’ a 10-year-retrospective, is on at Galerie De'Arts, 1114, Barton Centre, M G Road till September 25 from 11 am to 7 pm.

Intricate weaves
‘Mora’ is displaying one-of-a-kind handcrafted saris, skirts, dupattas and stoles at Vermilion House, 3/12 Cleveland Road Cross, Fraser Town on September 16 and 17. They present the glorious passionate textures of the rugged and rich North-East India, Kutch and Punjab.

They have juxtaposed some of North-East India’s most complex weaves and yarns — eri and muga silks, rhimai weaves of Dimasa, ghai and jonai from Majuli and Dhemaji, chanderi, the soft dreaminess of mulmul and the ageless grace of kalamkari.

Max Mueller Bhavan and Hippocampus present the ‘Library Leadership Conference’, a conference that addresses the importance of nurturing reading habits with a focus on the role played by school libraries and teachers for primary and pre-school children.

Taking centre stage will be Dr Hannelore Vogt, a member of the German Library Association (DBV) Management Commission and advisory council of the Bavarian Library Association to Bangalore and a member of the Public Libraries International Network (PLIN). Dr Vogt has been working in various German libraries of repute for more than 25 years.

Also joining her at forum will be authors Roopa Pai, Radhika Chadha and Mala Kumar from Pratham Books, along with educators from around the City.  The conference will be held at the Max Mueller Bhavan, CMH Road, Indiranagar on September 16 between 9.30 am and 5 pm. For details, call 41101927.

Kriya for Mind, a unique WeMove theatre workshop, will be held on September 17 and 18, 10 am to 5 pm at Jaaga, Double Road, opposite Vijaya Bank. WeMove Theatre intends to not only introduce theatre to the participants but also shows how its tools can be used in daily life to be completely productive. For details, call 9980169269.

Bangalore premiere of the documentary film So Heddan So Hoddan (‘Like Here Like There’) by internationally acclaimed documentary film-makers Anjali Monteiro and K P Jayasankar will be held on September 18, 6.30 pm at Smriti Nandan, Nandadeep, 15/3, Palace Road, opposite National Gallery of Modern Art. For details, call 22258091.

Film time
The German Film ‘Nowhere in Africa’ will be screened on September 16, 6 pm at Bangalore International Centre Auditorium, Teri Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage. For details, call 9886599675.

Interesting blend
Bengaluru International Arts Festival (BIAF) will be held from September 15 to 18 and from September 22 to 25. The event also features two days dedicated to folk arts. The festival is the initiative of AIM, the City-based art movement led by Suma Sudhindra and Veena Murthy Vijay. It will open on September 15 at Chowdiah Memorial Hall with the ‘The Sufi Gospel Project’, which is a delightful blend of music, poetry and prayer and is the brainchild of jazz singer Sonam Kalra.

Some of the other artistes performing are Anooru Anantha Krishna Sharma, Vijay Prakash, slide guitarist Billy Cardine, N Ravikiran, Amit Heri and Matt Renzi, Norwegian Group ‘Food’ with Prakash Sontakke, Cabezas de Cera and DNOAX. The amazing drummers from Japan are sure to mesmerise the audience with their hypnotic beats.

There will also be Bhava Chetana, a light music programme, by Suchethan Rangaswamy, Divya Raghavan, Supriya Acharya, Ajay Warrior and troupe. Ratan Thiyam will present the play, Aashibagee Eshei among other events. For details, call 23462242.

‘Unladylike: The Pitfalls of Propriety’, a series of stand-up acts, will be held on September 15, 8.30 pm at the Alliance Francaise, September 16, 8 pm at the Jagriti Theatre, Whitefield and on September 17, 8.30 pm at the Manchester United Restaurant in Koramangala.

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