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There’s a lot happening during the weekend. Metrolife lists out some of the interesting events.

Dramatic: A scene from Dishkyaaav.

Movie screening

Kannada film Dishkyaaav, a comedy-thriller, will be staged on March 17, 6.15 pm and 7.45 pm at K H Kalasoudha, Hanumanthanagar.

The play is directed by Aditya Raveesh and is 60 minutes long. For online booking, log on to­

‘Ranga Ugadi’

As part of Ranga Ugadi, many plays will be staged at Ranga Shankara on March 18. Alibaba, directed by Mandya Ramesh, will be staged at 11 am; Kharokhara, directed by Ashok Badaradinni will be staged at 1 pm; Karimaayi,  by B Jayashree will be at 3.30 pm and Chaalesha, directed by Dananjay Kulkarni, at 7 pm. An interaction with Jnanapitha awardee Chandrashekara Kambar is scheduled at 8 pm.

Jazz recital

Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) in collaboration with The Embassy of Poland in India, National Gallery of Modern Art Bengaluru and The Bangalore School of Music is presenting a jazz concert by Wojtek Mazolewski from Poland on March 18, 6.30 pm at the NGMA Auditorium, 49, Manikyavelu Mansion, Palace Road.

In concert

MES Kalavedi is presenting the ‘Goda Ramkumar and C M Ramkumar Endowment Concert’ on March 17, 6.30 pm at New Conference Hall, MES College, 15th Cross, Malleswaram. The concert will feature N Rajkamal on the flute, Srinidhi R Mathuron the violin, B K Chandramouli on the mridangam, S N Narayana Murthy on the ghatam and Vellore A R Srinivasan on the morsing.

‘My Grandmother’s...

‘Vimor’ is presenting an exhibition-cum-sale of saris from ‘My Grandmother’s Cupboard’ at Smriti Nandan, No. 15, Palace Road, opposite NGMA on March 17 and 18, between 11 am and 7 pm. ‘Vimor’, which was opened in 1974 by the mother-daughter team of Chimy Nanjappa and Pavithra Muddaya, initially collected and sold antique temple sarees.

When the original sarees started to dwindle, they started documenting the sari designs, names of techniques and motifs. Many of the designs have been developed from their personal collection and pieces given by customers. Some of these heirlooms have been donated by textile enthusiasts.

Film festival

‘Europe in Love’, the 17th European Union Film Festival, is being organised at different venues till March 22. For details, call 26711785

‘Kavya Sangeet’

Ananya is organising ‘Antaranga — Kavi, Kavya Sangeet at Ananya Sabhangana, Malleswaram on March 18, 6 pm.

German songs

The Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, in collaboration with Christ University, is presenting a concert by the ‘Gewandhaus Choir’ from Leipzig, Germany on March 17, 7 pm at Christ University Auditorium.

The 40-member choir will present arrangements of German folk songs from the romantic and late romantic era.

Apart from secular as well as religious music, the ‘Gewandhaus Choir’ will present the world premiere of Pran, a musical adaptation by German composer Bernd Franke of Tagore’s poems, specially commissioned by the Goethe-Institut to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore.

This is a project within the framework of the year of ‘Germany and India 2011-2012: Infinite Opportunities’.

Invitations are available on first-come, first-served basis at the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan on Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm and at Christ University + 91 804012 9532; For details, call 25205305/6.

In memory

Samaja Sevakara Sangha, Basavanagudi will be celebrating 125th birth anniversary of the great visionary D V Gundappa on March 17 at Gayana Samaja, K R Road.

A book called ‘A Compendium of Writings on Political Issues’ by D V Gundappa will be released at 10 am.

Renowned scientist Roddam Narasinmha, Brahmananda Swami of Chinmaya Mission, literary person H S Lakshminarayana Bhatta and  senior IAS officer K H Gopalakrishne Gowda will be the chief guests. S Shankar and team will render songs penned by D V Gundappa.

Cultural activities will be held at 5 pm in which M D Pallavi, Praveen D Rao and others will perform.

For details, call 9448171069 or 9886683008.

‘A Twist of...’

The play, ‘A Twist of Lime’, will be staged at Jagriti Theatre till March 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).

Children’s effort

Head Start Educational Academy will present ‘Waterlines’, based on Sadat Hasan Manto’s Tetwal ka Kutta, directed by Abhishek Majumdar and Ashwini Kumar Chakre, on March 17, 7.30 pm and on March 18, 3.30 pm and 7.30 pm at Alliance Francaise.

‘Waterlines’ is a re-look at the partition of India. It is devised by the children of HeadStart Children’s Repertory.

Tickets are available at Head Start, Koramangala. For telebookings, call 9538041764.
For online bookings, log on to  

Ready to rock

Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy will perform at Tripuravasini, Palace Grounds on March 18, 7 pm. For over 15 years, the trio has enthralled people with their music either on stage, or as the biggest playback draws on cinema. They are credited to be one of the pioneers to change Bollywood to contemporary music, helped by a younger experimental set of directors.

The tour will mesmerise the audience with Shankar Mahadevan’s brilliance on vocals, Ehsaan Noorani’s dynamism on the acoustic guitar and Loy Mendonsa’s finesse on the grand piano as they perform their chartbusters.

Tickets are available at Cuppa outlets (Jayanagar 4th T Block, near Jyoti Nivas College, Koramangala; Shankarnag Fame, MG Road; Defence Colony, Indiranagar; Assaye Road, Cox Town; 80-ft Road, R T Nagar; Sigma Tech Park, Whitefield; before Wipro Campus, Sarjapur Main Road.

Summer collection

Latha Puttanna, designer and creator of the label Shrishti will unveil her ‘Summer Collection 2012’ in the City, on March 17. The exhibition will be held at Raintree.

Shrishti is an end-to-end design house that creates exclusive handmade garments for women, from exquisite saris, blouses, kurtis, churidhars, salwars to Indo-Western wear, in every ecstatic colour imaginable.

The label has the unique capability to craft 100 per cent pure and handmade garments with cotton, silk, georgette, chiffon and tissue while retaining the ancestry of the fabric, as well as infusing it with a magic newness. The label brings together skilled weavers and artisans from different corners of the country producing garments that are an exquisite fusion of the Shrishti trademark — finesse of texture and boldness of colours.

Latha Puttanna has, for 19 years, consistently delivered hallmark creations in women’s ethnic wear. She has now been chosen by KSIC as a head designer to work on woven saris with her design aesthetics, colour sense and concepts for the KSIC collection.

The collection is called ‘Yards of Heritage’ and she has concentrated on the soul of KSIC in terms of weaves. She has used classic old weaves and teamed them up with new concepts in vibrant colour combinations. She has designed 10 new saris for her first collection for KSIC.

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