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

Melodic blend

The duo ‘Sultan + Ned Shepard’ will be performing at the Lalit on October 14, 9 pm. The two classically trained musicians met at a show 10 years ago, which blossomed into a successful DJ, producing, and remixing team ‘Sultan + Ned Shepard’.

Using their vast knowledge of all musical genres, the duo from Montreal has created a melodic blend of rock, pop, and house that has received worldwide acclaim from fans and critics alike. Submerge is bringing them to the City.


Rotary High Grounds is presenting a charity show called ‘Aradhana — A tribute to Kaka’ by Babul Supriyo on October 14, 6.15 pm at Sophia’s School Auditorium. The proceeds from the music concert will go to the purchase of dialysis machines and community related activities.

‘Navaratri’ treat

Ranjani Fine Arts is holding a special Navaratri programme on October 13 at Sobha Lakeview Clubhouse. At 4 pm, there will be a classical vocal recital by the students of Natyasruti and at 5 pm, a veena recital will be presented by D Balakrishna, Manjula Rajendra and Vani Yadunandan. K U Jayachandra Rao will be on mridangam and Dayanand Mohite will be on ghatam.

‘New Voices...’

Toto Funds the Arts is inaugurating its new initiative ‘New Voices in Indian Films’ with a screening of three films by Srijit Mukherji — ‘Autograph’, Baishe Srabon, ‘Hemlock Society’ — on October 13 and 14,  2 pm to 7 pm and 2 pm to 6 pm respectively. The venue is National Gallery of Modern Art Auditorium, 49, Palace Road.

Kathak recital

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), in collaboration with Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, will be presenting kathak and  bharatanatyam dances, under the ‘Horizon Series’, on October 13, 6.30 pm at the Khincha Auditorium, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Race Course Road. It will feature Shubha Dhananjay, an empanelled artiste of the ICCR, and her disciples.

Paying tribute

Abhivyakti’, the odissi dance centre, is organising ‘Padmashree Guru Gangadhar Pradhan Tribute Programme’ as a mark of  homage to the late odissi thespian on October 14, 10.30 am. It is organised by Manasi Raghunandan, the classical danseuse. The programme includes a talk about Gangadhar Pradhan and dance performances. There will be odissi recitals by Lasyapriya Ravishankar, Ishani Mitra, Shwetha Krishna, Sonalika Padhi and Rita Samal.

There will also be bharatanatyam recitals by Pannaga, Ullas, Niriksha, Monisha and Adithi.

On stage

Sarala Birla Academy will present ‘Beauty and the Beast’ on October 13, 4 pm at the Jyoti Nivas College Auditorium.

More than 120 children will showcase their acting, singing and dancing skills as they endeavour to narrate the tale of a young prince.

Musical feast

The 8th edition of ‘The Great Indian Octoberfest’ will be held at Jayamahal Palace till October 14 and will see musicians and bands of different genres perform — from hard rock and blues to heavy metal and electronica. The festival will be spread across four stages — the world stage, quick tree arena, premium live wire arena and the main stage.
Some old and familiar bands as well as a lot of new faces will be seen on October 13, with acts like Sunidhi Chauhan, ‘Papon & East India Company’, DJ Vachan, ‘Indian Ocean’, ‘Bhayanak Maut’, ‘Bay Beat Collective’ and UK-based rock band ‘Cypher 16’.

Finnish metal band, ‘Children of Bodom’, is the festival headliner and will perform on October 14.

Other acts for that day include Greg Howe, ‘Raghu Dixit Project’, Benny Dayal, DJ Anish Sood and ‘Thermal and a Quarter’.

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‘L’amore - a Tribute to Love’, which is a dance-drama celebrating famous love stories, directed by Mridula Martis, will be staged on October 14, 6.30 pm at CMRIT Auditorium, AECS Layout, ITPL Road.


Cyneca Nathan, a disciple of Geethalakshmi, will perform her ‘arangetram’ on October 14, 10.30 am at Yavanika, Nrupathunga Road, next to RBI, opposite Martha’s Hospital.

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