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

Confident steps
‘Articulate Ability’ is holding the bharatanatyam rangapravesha of six visually-challenged girls — Gulabsha, Lathamani, Pallavi, Rashmi, Sowmya and Suma — on August 18, 6 pm at ADA Rangamandira, J C Road.

Musical drama
Karhade Mitra Mandal, a socio-cultural organisation, is presenting the Marathi musical drama Sangeet Maanapaman, written by Kakasaheb Khadilkar, on August 19, 10.15 am at Ravindra Kalakshetra. This is a 100-year-old-play and was initially popularised by the legendary Balagandharva. Classical vocalist Rahul Deshpande has now revived it.

‘Freedom Jam’
The ‘17th Annual Freedom Jam’, a free music festival, will be held on August 18 and 19. There will be 65 different musical acts, of all different styles. The electric sessions will be held at GO Desi, near Peenya Police Station, off Tumkur Road on August 18 and 19, 11am to 9 pm. It will have rock and metal bands  — ‘Lucid Dreams’, ‘Audiofile’, ‘SilverJar’, ‘DeSat’, ‘Velvet Trap’, ‘Indus Valley Project’, ‘Xector’, ‘Rainburn’, ‘Groove Chutney’, ‘Mystix’, ‘Azuric’, ‘Acid Quartet’ and many more.

‘Candid Perceptions’ 
‘Candid Perceptions’, a solo exhibition of paintings by K Karunakaran, will be held at Venkatappa Art Gallery, Visvesaraya Technological Museum Compound, Kasturba Road, from August 18 to 21, 11 am to 6 pm. The works consist of the artist’s perception of varied subjects — landscapes, portraits, temples, churches, birds and animals.

Brush strokes
A solo show of paintings, titled ‘Empathy’ (‘The changing face of the earth’), by Mathew Kurian will be on display at Renaissance Gallerie from August 18 to 23.

Soothing strains
The North-East Olive
Branch Charitable Trust is presenting ‘The Independent Church of India (ICI) Central Choir’, winner of the ‘Best Choir Award’ from the entire north-east region to the City.  They will perform on August 18, 6.30 pm at CSI Church, Kothanur, Hennur- Bagalur Main Road and on August 19, 6 pm at Richmond Town Methodist Church.

Dance festival

The dance festival Nitya Nritya is being organised by Nupura School of Bharatanatyam from August 18 in the City. It will be on till August 20 and will be held at JSS Auditorium, Ravindra Kalakshetra and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. It will be inaugurated on August 18 at JSS Auditorium after which there will a lecture demo on Sattriya dances by Anitha Sharma from Assam and a bharatanatyam recital by Yamini Muthanna. In the evening, there will be a bharatanatyam performance by Urmila Sathayanarayana and Sattriya dances by
Anitha Sharma of Abhinaya Dance Academy, Assam.

On August 19, after a seminar on art journalism, there will be a bharatanatyam recital by Aishwarya Nitya­nanda at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. In the evening, a kathak performance by Hari and Chethana and Tat Tvam Asi by Nupura will be presented.

‘Dramatic Ragas’
As part of the ‘Dramatic Ragas’, Tara Kini will present a solo concert on August 18, 6.30 pm at Jagriti, Whitefield. Tara has been involved with music on many levels including composition of music for the stage, conducting music workshops and performing. Tara will be accompanied on tabla by Shashibhushan Gurjar, pakhavaj by Dnyaneshwar Deshmukh and tanpura by Dipti Rao.

‘Ranga Rang’
The preliminary round
of Ranga Rang – the
 Rangoli Utsava, along the length and breadth of Mar­gosa Road and Mall­eswa­ram 8th Cross, is bei­ng organised by Shree Vidyaranya Yuvaka Sangha as part of the ‘50th Bengaluru Ganesh Utsava’ on August 19, 8 am to 10 am.

Photo exhibition
On the occasion of ‘World Photography Day’, a photo exhibition will be held at Ch­itrakala Parishat on August 18 and 19, 10 am to 5 pm. The exhibition will be inaugurated on August 18, 10 am. Around 100 photo journalists will display their work ranging from politics, sports to lifestyle.
The exhibition is being organised under the aegis of Photojourn­alists’ Association of Bangal­ore.

Carnatic delight
Nadasurabhi is holding the ‘Vaibhava Festival of Music’ to highlight the contribution of Karnataka in the field of Carnatic music through artistes from the State. The venue is Indian Heritage Academy Hall, 20th Main, 6th Block, Koramangala. On August 18, 6 pm, D Balakrishna and Vamshidhar will present a veena and venu recital. On August 19, 6 pm,
T S Sathyavathi will render a vocal recital.

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