Western Classical

The International Music and Arts Society is presenting a Classical Western music concert, a violin and cello recital, by Canadian musicians Julie-Anne Derome and Gabriel Prynn on September 11, 7 pm at the Alliance Francaise.

Young touch

The 40th Music Conference and the Young Musicians Conference will be held till September 13 at Seva Sadan Auditorium, Malleshwaram. Concerts will be held every evening by popular musicians and vocalists. For details, call 9448574894.

Hindustani vocal

A Hindustani vocal recital by Koushik Aithal, a disciple of Pt Parameswar Hegde, will be held at the Gokhale Institute of Public Affairs, Near BMS Engineering College, Bull Temple Toad, N R Colony, on September 12, 6 pm. He will be accompanied by Narasimha Kulkarni on harmonium and Gurumurthy Vaidya on tabla.

Carnatic recital

Toto Funds the Arts, in association with Ananya, will present a unique Carnatic recital on the harmonica by Saitejas Chandrashekar accompanied by Shankar Rajan on the violin and Phanindra Bhaskar on the mridangam. The event will be  held on September 11, 6.45 pm at Ananya Sabhangana, 91/2, 4th Main, Malleswaram.

Live at lounge  ‘Galeej Gurus’ will perform live at ‘Zanzibar, The Wilderness Lounge’ at Ohri's, Koramangala on September 11, 8.30 pm.  The group comprises Ananth Menon on vocals and guitar; Lee Harris on vocals and


Drapes of celebration
Ila brings to you an assortment of hand-block printed and woven sarees in Cotton, Kota, Chanderi silk, Maheswari Silk and Tussar Silk and a collection of handicrafted silver and beaded jewellery on September 11 and 12, 10.30 am to 6.30 pm, at Vermilion House 3/12, Cleveland Road Cross, Frazer town. For details, contact 41225830.

'The Big Laugh'

Percept D'Mark will present The Big Laugh, a comedy performance on September 12, 8.30 pm at Jyotinivas Hall, Hosur Road.


Neelambari is holding a classical Carnatic music competition for juniors and seniors on Sangeetha Kalanidhi G N Balasubramanyam's compositions on the occasion of his birth centenary year. The event will be held on September 13 at Jyoshika Montessori School, 643, 11th Main, 5th Block, Jayanagar. For details, contact 9845161281.

Folk dances

You can celebrate the spirit of Navaratri, an opportunity to learn the vibrant folk dances of Gujarat, conducted by Bhumi Thakkar of Samarpan School of Performing Arts, Ahmedabad,  till September 12 at Tapovana Yoga Therapy Home, Jayanagar. For details, contact 9880268862

Hobby hours

Hobby Workshop is conducting various hobby workshops in the City.
   These include gift-wrapping, flower-making, jute-net boxes, breadcraft, Bandhanwar and many more.
For details, contact 9972244904.

Science activity

Crimson Life will hold a science activity by Sheelu Rao, founder of Khoj, on September 29, 3 pm at Crimson Life, HAL 3rd stage, Jeevan Bhima Nagar. For details contact 30554444.

Many choices

Navodai, the Women Entrepreneurs Support Group, is organising a seasonal sale at V R  Plaza (near Safina Plaza) till September 13, continuing with its initiative to provide a marketing forum for small scale women entrepreneurs and deserving NGOs. The items exhibited are tables, clothing, jewellery, jute and craft items, diyas, edibles etc. 


Crossword ( Residency Road), in association with Ridhdhi, is presenting Boi-Choi (a space for books, adda, cha and more.) To share an evening with theatre personality, Sangeet Nataka Akademi Award winner Bibhash Chakraborty and  classical singer Riju Dasgupta on September 11 at Crossword, Residency Road, 7 pm onwards.
   While Bibhash Chakraborty will be sharing his theatre experiences and various influences, Riju Dasgupta will take one along a journey through the rich ragas of India

Photo montage

Dance of Stars: Nataraja and the Cosmos, a photo montage and multi-media exhibition curated by Sharada Srinivasan,  will held at the Alliance Française from September 14 to 17. The evocative lens of traditional Bharatanatyam dance is used to highlight the themes with inputs from French contemporary dance. For details, contact 9844303643.
‘Bhagavata Purana’

In this unique event, art historian B N Goswamy and classical dancer Malavika Sarukkai will explore the Bhagavata Purana through miniature paintings and classical dance.
   The event will be held at the National Gallery of Modern Art on September 11, 6 pm to 9 pm.
   The event is organised by Mahua Art Foundation.


‘The Virtual Immigrant’

Tasveer is holding an exhibition of the works of photographer Annu Palakunatthu Matthew, The Virtual Immigrant, till September 19 at Sua House, 26/1, Kasturba Road Cross.

Laugh out

Indian Institute of Cartoonists, is holding LOL (Laugh Out Loudly) by cartoonist Keshav till September 19 at the Cartoon Gallery, Midford Garden, Off MG Road.
Solo work

Artist-Sculptor A V Elanchezian is holding a solo-painting exhibition at Chitrakala Parishat from till September 17.
‘Eiffel O' Seven’

Exhibition of photographs titled Eiffel O' Seven by Shibu Arakkal will be held at Time and Space Gallery till September 15

New perspective

Solo exhibition of paintings of Rahul Thomas Venkatesh will be displayed till September 17, 11 am to 7 pm, at the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat. This seven painting series is about the passing of his grandfather, from the layered and often overlapping perspectives of religious mythology. The work can be described as large format, quasi-surrealist oil on canvas paintings

Asian jumbos

The Scientific Service of the French Embassy is holding an exhibition of images on the Asian Elephant in India’ by the Asian Nature Conservation Foundation (ANCF) on September 18, 19 and 20 at the Atrium, Alliance Française. The exhibition will showcase a selection of the images and photographs on the Asian elephant that the ANCF has collected over years.


Cultural fiesta

The Bengaluru International Arts Festival (BIAF) 2009, will celebrate Indian and international genres of art forms at various popular venues in Bengaluru till September 19. The cultural extravaganza is presented by AIM and initiated by  Veena exponent Suma Sudhindra and renowned Kuchipudi exponent Veena Murthy Vijay. For details, call 9844746077.               


Vidushi Meera S S will present a Bharatanatyam solo performance on September 11, between 6 pm to 7.30 pm, at the Indian Institute of World Culture, B P Wadia road, Basavangudi.


French creation

Art, a French play written by Yasmina Reza, adapted in English, by Christopher Hampton, will be performed at Alliance Francaise, on September 18, 2.20 pm.
   The play is about three diverse and minimalist products of human nature. For details contact 9632824253.


Kharaashein by Gulzar will be staged on September 12, 7.30 pm at the Chowdiah Memorial Hall. The play is directed by Mathura Kalauny.

Play time

An Idiot for Dinner, adapted from the French movie Le Diner De Cons, and directed by Michael Muthu will be staged on  September 13, 3.30 pm and 7.30 pm at the Good Shepherd Auditorium, Residency Road.

‘Hakki Harutide...’

Kannada play Hakki Harutide Nodidira will be staged on September 13, 3.30 pm and 7.30 pm at the Ranga Shankara.


Kara 4 Kids will present an array of fun-filled cultural activities called Ramayan Karnival, specially designed for young children.
They will hold a story narration, followed by an interactive role play, all based on the ancient Sanskrit epic Ramayana on September 12, 11 am at Crossword.

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