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Pot pourri

Caricature expo

hilarious A scene from ‘Trivial Disasters’.The Indian Institute of Cartoonists is organising an exhibition of caricatures of sports personalities called ‘Taylored For Sports’ by Rebecca Taylor. This will be held from April 28 to May 12 at the Cartoon Gallery, No 1, Midford House, Midford Garden, off MG Road, near Big Kids Kemp, Trinity Circle.

Kannada classes

Kannada Prasaara Parishat, a non-profit organisation, is holding spoken Kannada, Kannada script learning and higher Kannada classes in separate batches. The classes are held only on Sundays from 10 am to 1 pm at the Hosmat Hospital premises, Magrath Road, near Garuda Mall. Successful candidates will be awarded certificates of merit. For details, call 9448878569.

Young performers

Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts will be presenting excerpts from its repertoire on April 27, 8.30 pm at Chowdiah Memorial Hall, for the Karnataka Sangeet Nritya Academy. The Attakkalari's young choreographers will be presenting Swa Atman, as an opening act on May 5, 7 pm Alliance Francaise. This will be followed by a hip-hop performance by Miguel Nosibor. Entry is free. The Centre is also holding a summer camp for young adults at Attakkalari till May 5. For details, call 22123684.

Talk on

Bangalore International Centre is organising a talk by K P Fabian, IFS (retd), former ambassador to Qatar and Finland, on April 26, 6.30 pm. He will be talking on the topic ‘India's Foreign Policy:The Big Picture.’ The venue is Bangalore International Centre, Teri Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage. For details, call 9886599675.

New series

‘Meet the Artist’, featuring Ravi Kumar Kashi and B Devraj, will be held on April 27, 6 pm at Bangalore International Centre Auditorium, Teri Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage. The series will be moderated by Suresh Jayaram.

Book launch

National Gallery of Modern Art in collaboration with Gallery Threshold and Popular Prakashan is organising a lecture and book launch by artist V Ramesh on April 29, 6.30 pm at the National Gallery of Modern Art, Manikyavelu Mansion, 49, Palace Road.



Sitar recital

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), in collaboration with National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), is presenting a sitar recital, under the ‘Horizon Series’ on April 30, 6.30 pm at NGMA auditorium, National Gallery of Modern Art, 49, Manikyavelu Mansion, Palace Road. The recital will feature Shivnath Mishra with Deobrat Mishra and Prashant Mishra.

Jazz ensemble

‘UNK – The Radha Thomas Jazz Ensemble’ will perform at B Flat, Indiranagar on April 27, 8.30 pm onwards. The show, that is titled ‘I Only Have Eyes For You’, is a tune on the band’s upcoming album.The band members are  Radha Thomas on vocals, Aman Mahajan on keyboards, Matt Littlewood on saxophone, Ramjee Chandran on guitar, Suresh Bascara on drums and Mishko M’ba on bass.

Vocal notes

Saatvika Cultural Foundation and Ananya are organising Anatharanga-Kavi, Kavya Sangeetha by H S Venkatesh Murthy on April 29, 10 am onwards. The venue is Ananya Sabhangana, 91/2, 4th Main, Malles­waram. There will also be a vocal recital by Shankar Shanbhogue on the occasion.

‘The Exercise...’

The Exercise Book’, a musical performance, will be held on May 4, 7 pm at Alliance Francaise. It is organised by Bangalore International Centre and Ganjam. Music is by Sikkil Gurucharan and Anil Srinivasan and readings are by Dhritiman Chaterji. Sikkil Gurucharan will sing spiritual songs in five different languages (Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, Bangla, Gujarati) with Anil Srinivasan on the piano.
Dhritiman Chaterji, thespian and film actor, will recite Tagore’s poetry. Anil is a Western classical pianist while Gurucharan is a well-known vocalist.

Hindustani recital

Hindustani Sangeeta Kalakara Mandali, along with Gokhale Institute of Public Affairs, is organising a Hindustani vocal recital by Shrimathi Devi on April 29, 6 pm.  This is being held as a part of ‘D Krishna Murthy and Kamalamma Memorial Concert’. She will be accompanied by Vyasamurti Katti on harmonium and Udayraj Karpur on tabla. The venue is Gokhale Institute of Public Affairs, Near BMS Engineering College, Bull Temple Road, N R Colony. 


In memory

Sanjali Centre for Odissi Dance is presenting an odissi performance in memory of Padma Vibhushan guru Kelucharan Mahapatra on April 26, 7 pm. The venue is Seva Sadan, 14th Cross, Malleswaram. The performance is by Kelucharan Mahapatra’s daughter-in-law, Sujata Mahapatra and the guru’s disciples, Sharmila Mukerjee and Devjani Sen. The performance is a tribute to their guru by presenting some of his choreographic works. For details, call 9900202915.

Fluid steps

The dance event, Le Temps d’arrêt by Miguel Nosibar, will be staged on May 5, 7 pm at Alliance Francaise auditorium. Miguel Nosibor is among the pioneers — the people influenced by the philosophical message of Afrika Bambaataa (founder of Zulu Nation) — behind this artistic movement which started in the Bronx in New York at around the same time.

Kathak ki Kahani - Mujre ki Zubani will be held on May 25, 6.30 pm at the same venue. It is based on author Kavi Tilak Raj Tilak’s four poems. The concept is by Ashish Mohan Khokar. The artistic direction is by Nandini K Mehta and K Murali Mohan.

Varied treat

Indiranagar Sangeeta Sabha is presenting a homage to Rabindranath Tagore on April 28, 6 pm with a bharatanatyam recital by Prakruti Hoskere and Divya Hoskere and a puppetry performance by Dhaatu Puppet Theatre. The programme concept is by Usha Venkateswaran, Director, Natyalakshana Akademy. Entry is free.


‘Trivial Disasters’

Harami Theatre is presenting a hilarious collection of comic sketches titled ‘Trivial Disasters’ on April 29, 8.30 pm at Bacchus, Excellency Building, St Mark's Road. The show comprises eight rib-tickling sketches, ranging from two to 12 minutes, featuring serial killers, nervous lovers, inept kidnappers and hot-headed poets.

It is written and directed by Ajay Krishnan and performed by Arjun Shankar, Rebecca Spurgeon and Vinod Ravindran. For details, log on to 

‘Abhijnana Shakuntala’

‘Prasanga’, a theatre troupe, will be staging a Kannada play Abhijnana Shakuntala on April 27, 7 pm at Ravindra Kalakshetra, J C Road. The play is directed by K Y Narayanaswamy.


The Kannada play Santheyolagondu Maneya Maadi will be staged at Ranga Shankara on April 26, 7.30 pm. The cast has M C Anand, N Mangala, Vijay, Raghavendra, Praveen Shetty, Santhosh. It is written, designed and directed by M C Anand. This is the first part of the hilarious Kannada play Runavemba Soothakavu.

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