Metrolife in the City

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Unique work

Gallery Time and Space is presenting an exhibition of the recent works by Elling Reitan till November 19 from 11 am to 7 pm at the Gallery, 55 Lavelle Road.

‘Perfect Kids’
A digital art show by Christopher titled ‘Perfect Kids’ will be organised at Chitrakala Parishat from
November 11 to 13 from
11 am to 7 pm.

‘Med Mosaic’
Olive Beach is holding an exhibition called ‘Med Mosaic – Alternate Current’ till November 13. It will held from 6.30 pm to 11.30 pm.

From nature
Art House is presenting ‘Painting from Nature’, a two-day on-the-spot workshop on exploring water colours. It will be held on November 19 and 20, from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm, on Cubbon Park premises. The instructor is Sivabalan. For details, call 9886394195

On view
Gallery Sumukha is presenting the ‘Keyboard of Small Things’, paintings by Mukesh Sharma, till November 18, 10.30 am to 6 pm at 24/10 BTS Depot Road, Wilson Garden.

Different strokes
Crimson, the Art Resource, is hosting an exhibition by Delhi-based artist Anwar at Crimson, The Hatworks Boulevard, 32, Cunningham Road till December 3 from 11 am to 7 pm.

Ananya is organising Nirantara — a new festival series. As part of this, a bharatanatyam recital by Nirupama Rajendra, Mridula Rao and Harini J will be presented.

There will also be a music ensemble by Srivatsava, Lingaraju, Vivek, Praveen Kumar, Amrith Kumar, Sarfaraaz Khan on November 11, 6.30 pm. The venue is Seva Sadan, 14th Cross, Malleswaram.

‘Horizon series’
The Indian Council for Cultural Relations in collaboration with Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan will be presenting an odissi dance recital by Rahul Acharya on November 12, 6.30 pm at The Khincha Auditorium, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Race Course Road. The performance is part of ‘Horizon series’. 

The ‘Eighth Annual Winter Dance Festival’ will be held till December 4 at Just Dance, 55, 3rd Floor, Coles Road, Fraser Town. The dance workshop will feature Liz Lea from the London Contemporary Dance Academy, Tim Collins and Malou from Switzerland, Prithvi and Ree and Manoj and Jeevi. For details, log on to

‘DanSe Dialogues’
The French Embassy in India is presenting its new initiative: the first Indo-French contemporary dance festival. Called ‘DanSe Dialogues’, the festival will be held till November 12 and will feature dance companies from France representing different trends.

‘Mars’ and ‘Chittara’ by Nritarutya will be performing on November 10, MeiDhwani by Attakkalari, will be performed on November 11 and ‘Transports Exceptionnels’ by D Boivin will be held on November 12. All the performances will be at 7 pm and are open to all. Passes for all the events will be available at the Alliance Française, Attakkalari, Nritarutya and Natya Stem or at the venue – JSS Auditorium, 1st Main, 8th Block, Jayanagar.

‘Kala Nadam’
Nadam is presenting Kala Nadam 2011, a mega festival of classical dance and music, from
November 12 to 19 at ADA Rangamandira. For details, call 9880201608.

Fine collection
Vermilion House presents a collection of antique textiles such as Parsi embroidery, patolas, Asha­vallis and zari borders on November 12 from 10.30 am to
7 pm. The venue is Vermilion House, 3/12, Cleveland Road Cross, Fraser Town. For details, call 41225830. 

Intricate designs
Curio Cottage is holding an exhibition on November 11 and 12 at Raintree, Sankey Road. Curio Cottage designs are all about bringing contrasts together to create artful pieces that vary from established classics to lavish luxuries embellished uncompromisingly and hand-made by specialised craftsmen and a team of in-house designers.

The Bangalore International Centre has arranged a Canvas Askew programme on ‘Mental Health of School Children: Role of Parenting’ on November15, 6.30 pm. The venue is Bangalore International Centre, Teri Complex, 4th Main, II Cross, Domlur II Stage. For details, call 25359680.

‘Brace Embrace’
The National Gallery of Modern Art in collaboration with Gallery Time and Space is organising, ‘Brace Embrace’, an interactive session with Seema Kohli on November 11, 6.30 pm at the Gallery, Manikyavelu Mansion, 49, Palace Road. Seema will talk about her work in various mediums such as painting, sculpture, drawing and installation performance. For details, call 22342338.  

‘Inside Job’
The Bangalore International Centre has organised the screening of the film, ‘Inside Job’, directed by Charles Ferguson, on November 11, 6 pm. The venue is Bangalore International Centre, Teri Complex, 4th Main, II Cross, Domlur II Stage. For details, call 25359680.

Interesting session
A talk on ‘Indian Art and Issues of Curatorship’ by Richard Blurton, Curator, British Museum, London, will be held at the NGMA Auditorium Manikyavelu Mansion, 49, Palace Road on November 15, 6.30 pm.

Creative writing
British Library is presenting ‘Creative Writing Phase II’, a workshop aimed at those who have already go­ne through the basics of creative writing. The workshop will delve deeper in to the realm of writing fiction. This will be held on November 12, 11.30 am to 6.30 pm at British Library. For registrations, call 22489220 or email at

‘Dhaam Dhoom...’
Dhaam Dhoom Suntaragaali, an AHA! production, will be staged from November 8 to 12, 7.30 pm. There will be a matinee show at 3.30 pm on November 12. Based on Shakespeare’s ‘Tempest’ and adapted by T Vaidehi for children, ‘Dhaam Dhoom’ enthralls both adults and children alike and has seen 30 successful shows.

The play is directed by Jeevan Ram Sulya and is in association with the troupe ‘Natana’ of Mysore. Tickets are available at Ranga Shankara, book­ and Special school shows can be arranged and the schools can book by calling 9886161138.

‘Spooky Tales’
Yours Truly Theatre will present ‘Spooky Tales’, an interactive theatre performance, on  November 13 and 20 at 7.30 pm. The venue is ALMA, CMH Road, Indiranagar.

‘Bikhre Bimb’
The award-winning Hindi play, Bikhre Bimb will be staged on November 13, 3.30 pm at Ranga Shankara.  The play is directed by Girish Karnad and K M Ch­aitanya. Pradeep Belawadi has designed the lights.

It has Girish Karnad opposite Arundhati Nag in a solo performance. For details, log onto and

The Bangalore Chapter of Spic Macay is organising Koodiyattam, as part of ‘Virasat 2011’ on November 11 at 9.30 am at Delhi Public School North, Yelahanka and on the same day at NCBS, GKVK Campus, Jakkur at 6 pm. For details, log onto

Family and war
The play, ‘An Arrangement of Shoes’, a Theatre Counteract Production will be staged on November 15 and 16, 7.30 pm at Ranga Sha­nkara. The play is directed and produced by Vivek V Narayan. It is written by Abhishek Majumdar and performed by Anitha Santhanam. The play is set in the backdrop of the history of modern India and the Gulf War. For details, log onto

'Haasya Mela'
Antharanga, a creative amateur theatre group, is organising 11th version of Haasya Mela on November 13 from 10 am to 8 pm at JSS Auditorium, 8th Block, Jayanagar. This will be followed by a five-day theatre festival ‘Rangollasa Utsava’ till November 20 at K H Kalasoudha, Hanumanthanagar. Several plays such as Sanje Haadu, Yagdhagella Aithe , Undaadi Gunda, Bandvalavilladha Baddai and Badhuku Jataka Bandi will be staged during the festival. 

WeMove Theatre is staging the play Nannavala Kagada, on November 13 at 7 pm. The venue is Sristi Ventures, off DVG Road, ETA Road, Basavangudi.

‘Flights of Fantasy’
Ganjam presents ‘Flights of Fantasy,’ a three-day Carnatic music festival featuring some of India’s finest musicians, will be held from Nove­mber 18 to 20 at Chowdiah Me­morial Hall. The festival will feature performances by Carnatic musicians including a violin duet by siblings Mysore Nagaraj and Manjunath on No­vember 18, and vocal rec­itals by Sikkil Gurucharan on November 19 and Sri Abhis­hek Raghuram on November 20. 

'Adaab Rafi'
Rotary Bangalore Indiranagar is organising a musical evening called Adaab Rafi, based on the songs of virtuoso Mohammed Rafi which were rendered for legendary composers such as Naushad, Roshan, Laxmikant Pyarelal, Shankar Jaikishan, Madan Mohan etc. The event will be held at Chowdiah Memorial Hall on November 11, 6 pm. Gaurav Bangia from Mumbai and Ram Thirath from Hoshiyarpur will enthrall the audience with evergreen Rafi melodies . For tickets, call 9341950831 or 9844041050. 

Annual festival
The ‘Nadasurabhi Annual Festival’ will be held from November 10 to 13 at the main auditorium, St John’s Medical College Campus, opposite BDA Complex, 100 feet Road, Koramangala.

This year Sursagar is celebrating its 30th Varshikotsav, in collaboration with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, at Chowdiah Memorial Hall on November 13. It will feature a sitar recital by Ustad Shahid Parvez at 10.30 am and a vocal recital by Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar at 6.30 pm.

Hindustani recital
Ananya is presenting Hindustani recitals at Ananya Sabhangana, 4th Main, Malleswaram on November 12, 6 pm. On the occasion, there will be harmonium solo by Ravindra Katoti (disciple of Pt Rambhau Bijapure) and vocal recital by Indhudhar Nirodi (disciple of Pt K G Ginde).

M A Narasimhachar Music Foundation is  organising the 10th Annual Music Festival till November 13 at Bangalore Gayana Samaj Hall. The concert will start at 6 pm everyday.
Entry is free.

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