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In the city


From nature

An exhibition of paintings by Kolkata-based artist Arunava Mondal will be held at Savannah Sarovar Premiere, Whitefield Main Road. Mondal’s work are inspired by nature. His art attempts to capture the emotional aspect of nature on canvas. Colours and textures are an integral part of the artist’s visual style. The exhibition is open to public till June 3, from 11 am to 7 pm.

‘A Piece of...’

Spiritual artist Tarun Cherian is presenting ‘A Piece of Heaven’, an art exhibition, principally of oils on canvas, at Alliance Francaise. It will be on display from June 3 evening to June 10.
‘A Piece of Heaven’ is Tarun’s sixth solo art show and unveils spiritual mysteries.


Crimson, the Art Resource, is holding ‘Quarter’, an exhibition till May 31, at Crimson, The Hatworks Boulevard, 32, Cunningham Road.


‘Sai Nrityotsav...’

graceful Kavyashree Sai Arts International is presenting Sai Nrityotsav-37 on June 1, 5.30 pm at Seva Sadan Auditorium, 14th Cross, Malleswaram.

On the occasion, there will be a bharatanatyam recital by Gowri Sagar and a dance feature called Dasha Avataram. The feature will have dancers Kavyashree, Pushya, Shamika, Shweta, Sindhu and Anjana. It is choreographed by Suparna Venkatesh.

There will also be an odissi recital by Shwetha Krishnan and Smrthi M Harits on the occasion.


Gokulam is presenting Kalaarnava-2012, a dawn-to-dusk cultural festival, on June 3 at JSS Auditorium, Jayanagar 8th Block. For details, call 26394111.

Fine expressions

As part of the ‘Sri Pathi Radhakrishna Vittalbai Charitable Trust Endowment Programme’, a bharatanatyam recital by Shruthi Lakshmi N, a disciple of Supriya Komandur, will be held on June 3, 6 pm, at The Indian Institute of World Culture, Basavanagudi.


‘Namma Metro’

WeMove Theatre is presenting Namma Metro, written and directed by Abhishek Iyengar, again in the City. The play will be staged with a new flavour on June 2, 7.30 pm at Yavanika auditorium.


The Bangalore School of Speech and Drama will be staging ‘Perspectives’, which is a candid look at life as we don’t know it, on June 10, 3.30 pm and 6.30 pm. It is written and
directed by the young playwright, Hasnain Shaikh. It will be held at the Alliance Francaise. 


The Rogue Theater, Tucson, Arizona will present the play ‘Shipwrecked!’ at Jagriti, Whitefield, as part of the grand family finale of ‘Jagriti Season’, from June 1 to June 17. Three actors will be playing 30 odd characters and the play will have a host of
interesting props and live sound.

It features Patty Gallagher, Joseph McGrath and David Morden. It is directed by Cynthia Meier. 

From Tuesday to Saturday, it will be held at 8 pm. On Sundays, the play will be at 3 pm and 6.30 pm.

Tickets are available at or at Jagriti box office. For
details, call 41242879.


Rock on

This summer, the trailblazers of Indian Rock, ‘Indus Creed’ are back with their latest album ‘Evolve’. The band will play at Landmark, Forum, Koramangala on May 31, 7 pm.

Lecture demo

Bangalore International Centre is organising a lecture demonstration on ‘Towards an  appreciation of Hindustani khayal music: An exquisite combination of classicism and romanticism’ by K S Vaishali on June 8, 6.30 pm. The venue is Bangalore International Centre, Teri Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage.
For details, call 9886599675.


7Sur’s programme Nazraana will be held on June 3, from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm, at Yavanika Hall, State Youth Centre, Nrupathunga Road. It is a tribute to the legends of Hindi film industry — Dev Anand, Shammi Kapoor, Joy Mukherjee and Ravi — who passed away recently. Their memories will be celebrated through the rendition of evergreen melodies.

Violin duet

On June 8, 6 pm, as part of the ‘Sri B V Narayana Reddy Memorial Endowment Programme’, a violin duet by Tejas and Pranav Manjunath, a disciple of S Yashasvi, will be held on June 10, 6.15 pm at the Indian Institute of World Culture, Basavanagudi.

Rare treat

The Majolly Music Trust, in collaboration with the International Music and Arts Society, will be presenting American pianist Justin McCarthy in an evening of French baroque keyboard music on June 1, 7 pm at the Alliance Francaise.

Justin came to India in 1979 and is pursuing a career in piano and bharatanatyam, teaching and performing actively in both disciplines for the past few decades.

The programme for the evening will include rare works by Rameau, Forqueray, Couperin and many others.

Donor passes are available at the venue, Theme Piano World, Furtados and Majolly Music Trust. For details, call 9844628219.

‘Raag Sangeet’

Sursagar will present a Hindustani Raag Sangeet on June 2, 6.30 pm  at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. The artistes who will be performing are Vasundhara Komkali and Bhuvanesh Komkali — wife and grandson of Pandit Kumar Gandharva. On tabla will be Ravindra Yavgal and on harmonium Vyasmurti Katti.

Vasundhara is one of the leading female vocalists in the country. She is the true representative and heir to the Gayaki of late Kumar Gandharva. Bhuvanesh is currently engaged in enriching the archives of Kumar Gandharva’s music by using the latest in digital technology. Entry is free. For details, call 22267303 or 9886070494.


Cotton collection

The Central Cottage Industries Emporium (CCIE) is holding an exhibition of cotton fabrics and saris at CCIE, No.144, M G Road. The exhibition will be on till June 3. It will showcase a unique collection of Mangalagiri saris with nizam border from Andhra Pradesh; bagru, indigo and block-printed saris from Rajasthan, tangail, kantha and dhakai from West Bengal, chanderi from Madhya Pradesh, Orissa cotton and more. The exhibition timing is from 10 am to 7 pm.

Artisans’ world

The Kala Madhyam Mela will be held till June 3 at Chitrakala Parishat. Colour, pageantry and celebration is the hallmark of this mela.

Textiles, handicraft, folk paintings and performing arts from across India is brought together under one roof.

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

Comic hip-hop

A comic hip-hop show, ‘Zak and Angelo’, will be held at the Alliance
Francaise de Bangalore on June 8. ‘Zak and Angelo’ reminds one of the big burlesque duo of the Grande époque.

One is lively, dynamic, and impatient. The other is more of a dreamer – calm, good-looking, and romantic. Both, little by little, let themselves get into the personality of the other, resulting in comic and ironic situations.

All in all, a compelling farce narrated through rhythmic dancing, stylised movement, and mime.

Creative writing

Still Waters is holding a two-day creative writing workshop on June 9 and 10 at Hotel Ramada. The workshop will cover the craft of writing short fiction, novels, plays, screenplays and poetry. For details, contact or call 29754025.

‘Mango Party’

The ‘Mango Party’ will be held on June 10, 3 pm to 6 pm at Ranga Shankara. The party is open to all. Each one should bring one kilo of any variety of mango.    

Jewellery show

‘Asia Jewels Fair 2012’, the jewellery exhibition, will be held at The Lalit Ashok Hotel from June 8 to 10. On display will be products from over 50 leading brands of Bangalore as well as other parts of India creating a platform for all jewels requisites under one roof.  Feast your eyes with an array of international jewellery designs from across India.

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