IN BRIEF Theres a lot happening during the weekend. Metrolife lists out some of the interesting events

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Sanchari Theatre will present the play Heegeradu Kathegalu on May 26, 7.30 pm at Ranga Shankara.

It is based on the stories of Jayanth Kaikini ‘No presents please’ and Vasudendra’s Sridevi Mahathme. The play is directed by Mangala N.

A rural feast

The Kala Madhyam Mela is being held at the Chitrakala Parishat till June 3. Colour, pageantry and celebration have been the hallmark of every mela. Textiles, handicraft, folk paintings, performing arts and food from across the country are being presented under one roof.

The exhibition will have over 125 stalls of artisans from 20 states. Also, unique arts and crafts from villages will be for sale. People will also get an opportunity to taste authentic rural food.

It is positioned as an interface between urban and rural India and attempts to bring folk art into public domain in all its resplendent beauty and diversity with celebration as its theme.


Natya Darpana is presenting the bharatanatyam rangapravesha of Deeksha Kumar on May 27, 6.05 pm. The programme will be held at ADA Rangamandir, J C Road.

Celebration time

Maya Rao, choreographer and scholar, has received the prestigious ‘Tagore Akademi Ratna Award’ from the Sangeet Natak Akademi, Delhi.

The Karnataka chapter of the World Dance Alliance and her disciples are celebrating the occasion on May 27, 10.30 am at Smriti Nandan, Palace Road, Vasanth Nagar, by releasing the DVD – ‘Maya To Matter’. It is a unique lecture demonstration series, based on the choreographic and scholarly works of Maya Rao.

Art world

The Taj West End, in association with the ‘Bengal Painters’, is showcasing unique pieces of work at the Art Corridor. The display includes works of some of the nationally and internationally acclaimed artists like Anjan Bhattacharyya, Subrata Ghosh, Utpal Ghosh, Rajib Sur Roy and Sailen Ghosh.

It would encompass portraits reflected via cubistic style, nature, love, culture and sculptures exemplifying the assimilation of two opposing trends. These marvellous pieces of art would be on display till May 30, from 10 pm to 8 pm.

Vocal delight

Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira is organising a grand vocal duet recital on May 27, 6 pm by Priya Sisters —  Shanmukha Priya and Hari Priya. M A Krishna Swamy (violin), Neyveli Skanda Subramanyan (mridangam) and B S Purushothaman (khanjira) will perform along with her. This concert will be held at Devagiri Sri Venkateshwara Temple, Banashankari II Stage.

Festive moments

The 47th annual music festival of Karnataka College of Percussion (KCP) will be held till May 27 at Seva Sadan, 14th Cross, Malleswaram.

On May 26, vidushi Mysore R Nagamani Srinath will present a vocal recital while on May 27. Kalaimamani vidwan A Kanya Kumari will play the violin.

Hindustani strains

Ananya is holding a Hindustani music recital on May 26, 6 pm. As a part of this, there will be a vocal recital by Nagaraj Rao Havaldar, accompanied by M Nagesh on the tabla and Ashwin Walavalkar on the harmonium. On May 27, 5.30 pm, Hindustani Jalamandala will be
presented by Ramesh Raikar.  There will be a vocal recital by Anita Hegde.

She will be accompanied by Rajkumar Mudbi (tabla), Soorya Upadhya (harmonium). The venue is Ananya Sabhangana, 91/2, 4th Main, Malleswaram. Nagaraj Rao Havaldar is a leading artiste of the Kirana Gharana.

Gifted with a powerful voice that easily traverses three octaves, his music has an emotional and intellectual appeal.

Health meet

An international conference on women’s healthcare, organised by ‘Artist’, will be held on May 26 and 27 at Atria Hotel. The timing is 8.30 am to 5 pm.


Graphic, painting and sculpture artist C Chandrashekar will be felicitated on May 27, 11 am at Gandhi Bhavan, Kumara Park East. He will be honoured by Kannada and Culture Minister Govindh M Karajola.

Creative touch 

An art and photography show will be held till May 27 at Renaissance Gallerie. Photographs by Harsh S, paintings by Archana Mehrotra and Aprajita Lal from Bangalore and Sudhir P R from Kerala will be on display.

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