In the city

In the city



Graceful : Karthika MenonPrakruthi M V will be presenting her bharata­natyam rangapravesham on March 12, 6.15 pm at Ravindra Kalakshetra.

Complete treat

Around 30 musicians will grace the Unnati Centre during the cultural extravaganza of dance and music which will be held till March 11. The venue is Unnati Centre, Temple Road, Sadanandanagar, NGEF East. For details, call 25301284.


The Institut Français and the Alliance Français will present ‘Hybrid’, a lecture demonstration by artiste Céline Pradeu-Kanagasaba on the fusion of bharatanatyam and contemporary
dance. It will be held on March 15, 7.30 pm at Alliance Française. For details, call 40808181.


Manjula Amaresh, director of Bharathaanunada, will be conducting an Abhinaya workshop at 138, 14th Main, 29th Cross, Banashankari 2nd Stage from April 2 to 7. She is one of the senior disciples of Kalanidhi Narayanan. For details, call 9845023289.


Karthika Menon will be presenting a recital on March 9, 6.30 pm at the ADA Rangamandira, J C Road. Karthika Menon was introduced to kathak by renowned kathak dance couple Hari and Chethana in 2007. She has performed along with the ensemble at various prestigious platforms.


‘Ugadi Utsava’

Ananya is holding Ugadi Utsava on March 9, 6.30 pm. On the occasion, a flute recital, Kanchi Kamakshi, by J B Shruthi Sagar, accompanied by B K Raghu (violin), S Ashok (mridangam), will be organised. Merusamaana Dheera, a vocal recital by Amrutha Venkatesh, will be held on March 10, 6.30 pm. He will be accompanied by Anana Viswanathan (violin), B C Manjunath (mridangam), G Omkar (ghatam). A vocal recital by G Ravi Kiran, called Naa Jeevaadhaara, will be held on March 11, also at 6.30 pm. He will be accompanied by Charulatha Ramanujam (violin), Tanjore Praveen Kumar (mridangam) and M A Krishna Murthy (ghatam). The venue for all the recitals is Ananya Sabhangana, 91/2, 4th Main, Malleswaram.

‘Horizon Series’

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), in collaboration with Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, will be presenting a flute recital under the ‘Horizon Series’ on March 10, 6.30 pm at the Khincha Auditorium, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Race Course Road featuring Dr B Vijayagopal, an empanelled artiste of the ICCR.

Guetta magic

‘Grammy Award’-winning artiste, producer, DJ David Guetta will perform in the City at the second edition of ‘Eristoff Invasion’ on March 11 at Palace Grounds (Gayatri Vihar Entrance). Gates open at 3 pm and the first act will begin at 5 pm. Guetta has chart-topping hits like ‘When Love Takes Over’, ‘Gettin Over You’ and ‘Sexy Bitch’ to his credit. This is the first time ever that a ‘Grammy Award’-winning artiste has toured the country while holding the ‘World No1 DJ’ spot, and regularly releasing hit singles while being the most sought-after producer in the world. ‘Eristoff Invasion’ is produced by ‘Only Much Louder’ and ‘UKNY Music’. Tickets are priced at Rs 1,950. To buy tickets online, log on to

‘Juke Box’

Renowned violinist Deepak Pandit and his team will present a musical symphony on March 9, 6.30 pm at Chowdiah Hall. He will be performing under the banner ‘Juke Box’. The programme is presented by Hometown Productions. For passes, call 23413987 or 98455 03987.



‘Hanging the Walls’, a solo exhibition of paintings by Sachidananda K J, will be held from March 8 to 28, 10.30 am to 6 pm.

Sachidananda’s works are based on living spaces, their role and influence on people and their lives.

Fine portfolio

A photography exhibition by Norman Parkinson called ‘Pink is the Navy Blue of India’ will be held at Tasveer Gallery at Sua House, 26/1, Kasturba Cross Road, (near the British Library) till March 20, 10 am to 7 pm. Parkinson’s work is an unrivalled 20th century photographic portfolio.

He was an incisive portraitist and photographed many of the greatest icons of the 20th century as well as some of the world’s most beautiful women.

An exploration

Art walks are being conducted by National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) on Wednesdays (3 pm) and Saturdays (10.30 am).

NGMA is located at Manikyavelu Mansion, 49 Palace Road. For details, call 22342338.

Pot Pourri


A theatre workshop is being organised at Suchitra Cinema and Cultural Academy, under the direction of Prakash Belawadi, theatre and film personality. Those interested can contact Suchitra Cinema and Cultural Academy, 36, B V Karanth Road, BSK 2nd Stage. For details, call 26711785, 9449465780.


Gulal, a spring collection of carefully hand block-printed saris, salwar kurta fabrics and colourful dupattas created by Mukesh and Adhya on March 9 and 10 at Vermilion House, 3/12 Cleveland Road Cross, Fraser Town.

‘Mixed Palette’

Bangalore Film Society is presenting a film festival ‘Mixed Palette: Art in Cinema’ from March 9 to 11, 6.30 pm. The movies to be screened are ‘Spellbound’, ‘The Horse's Mouth’ and ‘The Mill and the Cross’. The venue is Bangalore Film Society Office, No. 33/1-9, Thyagaraju Layout, Jaibharath Nagar, MS Nagar P O. For details, call 988606­0096. Entry is free.

Sari exhibition

An Ugadi sari sale by Usha Sridhar from Chennai will be held at Canara Union, 42, 13th Cross, 8th Main, Malleswaram from March 8 to 11. Hand-picked handloom silk saris from Kanchi in unusual combinations will be the highlight.

Periapalayam silk cotton, Rasipuram and Chettinad cotton saris with ethnic block prints and Jacuard Kanchi cotton saris with heavy designs and blouses, will be available. There will also be fabrics with Warli, Madhubani, abstract, geometric and floral works at the exhibition.


‘Vanity Bag’

On the occasion of ‘International Women’s Day’, Sanchari Theatre is presenting the play ‘Vanity Bag’, a collage of poems by Kannada poet Vaidehi, on March 8, 7.30 pm at Ranga Shankara. The director is Mangala N. For details, call 9343655466.

Theatre festival

‘Jail to Jail’, the four-day theatre festival by prisoners, will be held at Ravindra Kalakshetra till March 10, 6.30 pm. Some of the plays that will be staged are ‘King Lear’, Shivaratri and Gokarnada Gowdashani.

Play on

The play, ‘A Twist of Lime’, will be staged at Jagriti from March 9 to 25. Author Anita Nair adapts three of her short stories for the stage, tying them together with a thread of irony that will make one laugh and wince. It is directed by Vivek Madan. The cast includes Rahul George, Rijul Ray, Padmaja Nagarur, Vandana Prabhu, Jimmy Xavier, Shobita Mampilly and Polina Schapova. Tickets are available on­ The show timings are Tuesday to Saturday (8 pm) and Sunday (3 pm and 6.30 pm).


Amicorp is presenting ‘August: Osage County’, directed by Lillete Dubey, at Chowdiah Memorial Hall on March 11, 7.30 pm. The cast includes Lillete Dubey, Kitu Gidwani, Sandhya Mridul, Suchitra Pillai, Ira Dubey, Denzil Smith, Amar Talwar, Maneesh Verma, Danny Sura, Auritra Ghosh and Meeta Vasisht. For entry to the performance through online donations, visit or­ For door delivery, call 9880036611 or  Joyce at 23414681, between 10 am and 5 pm (Monday to Friday). Passes will also be available at Super Market, 5th Avenue, Brigade Road. (Ph 25581248); Café Pascucci, 191/1, 6th Main, Defence Colony, Indiranagar (Ph: 25200522).


Dramanon presents ‘This’, an English comedy, at Alliance Francaise on March 10, 4.30 pm and 7.30 pm. The director is Sharanya Ramprakash and the playwright is Melissa James Gibson. For telebooking, call 9900088432. For online booking, log on to and


Suchitra Media Wing will present ‘Partners in Crime’ on March 11, 11 am at Suchitra, 36, 9th Main, B V Karanth Road. For details, call 26711785.

Comedy time

‘The 3 Musketeers’, a stand-up comedy featuring Neville Shah, Earl Okin and Ron Josol will be held on March 9 at Alliance Francise, March 10 at Alila, Whitefield and March 11 at Turquoise, Koramangala. The shows will start at 8 pm. For passes, log on to and You can also contact Bulchee stores at Garuda, Phoenix, Total, Sigma and Forum Value Mall for tickets.