In the city

On display
Gallery Time and Space, along with Alila Bangalore, is exhibiting paintings and sculptures of promising artists  Akhil Chandra Das (sculptures), Girish Kulkarni, Partha Shaw, Prasanna Kumar Romicon Revola (sculptures) from December 7 to 9. The venue is Alila Bangalore Hotel and Residence. The opening of the exhibition will be at Tiffin Bar on December 7, 6.30 pm. The artists will showcase their best dynamic ethos of contemporary art which will be based on the ‘Brush and Metal’ theme to captivate all the art lovers.

‘Humour in Art’, an exhibition, will be on from December 12 to January 5 at Crimson, The Hatworks Boulevard, No 32, Cunningham Road. The exhibition is open daily from 11 am to 7 pm, except Sunday and

Photo exhibition
The Alliance Française de Bangalore, in association with the French Embassy in India and Gallery Sumukha, is holding the opening of ‘The World Upside Down’ gravity defying photographs by French conceptual artist Philippe Ramette from December 8, 7 pm to December 20 at Gallery Sumukha, 24/10 BTS Depot Road, Wilson Garden. The timing is from 10.30 am to 6 pm.

Solo style
Chaitali Chatterjee is holding a solo art exhibition at Chitrakala Parisath, Gallery 4, till December 7, from 10.30 am to 7.30 pm.

Impressive touch
Sunshine Boulevard is presenting paintings by Mizoram’s best known artist, Lara. Lara paints insightful, life-like images of landscapes, rural portraits and village scenes depicting the lives, culture and traditions of the tribes of his region. The paintings are on display till December 31, 11 am, to 8.30 pm, at Sunshine Boulevard, 5, 8th Main Road, Koramangala.

Magnitude Gallery, 3rd Block Jayanagar, is presenting  Aakar, original paintings in the genre of art based on architectural wonders till December 31. 

Vocal delight
M S Sheela will present a vocal concert on December 8, 5 pm at Sobha Lakeview Clubhouse, Off Sarjapur Outer Ring Road, Bellandur. Nalina Mohan (violin),  Anoor Ananthakrishna Sharma (mridangam) and Sukkanya Ramgopal (ghatam) will accompany her.

Memorial concert
Hindustani Sangeeta Kalakara Mandali, in participation with Gokhale Institute of Public Affairs, is organising the 39th annual music festival, ‘Sri Benne Narayana Rao Memorial Concert’ on December 15, 5.30 pm. On the occasion, there will be a Hindustani vocal recital by M Venkateshkumar of Dharwad, accompanied by Vyasamurti Katti on harmonium and Vishwanath Nakod on tabla at Gokhale Institute of Public Affairs, Near BMS Engineering College, Bull Temple Road, N R Colony.

Soulful strains
As part of the ‘Sri M N Gopalaswamy  and Sri L S Doraiswamy Memorial Endowment Programme’, a Hindustani classical vocal recital will be presented by Nitya Priya Srivatsava on December 7, 6 pm at the Indian Institute of World Culture. On December 8, 6 pm, as part of the ‘M Krishnaiah and Smt Lakshamma Endowment Programme’, Carnatic classical vocal music will be presented by Krithika and team.

Young voices
Ananya is presenting a three-day festival of young talents on December 7, 8, 9, from 6 pm onwards at Ananaya Sabhangana, 91/2, 4th Main, Malleswaram. There will be vocal recitals on December 7 by Manasa Shankar, Vrinda Acharya. On December 8, there will be vocal recitals by Surabhi Gopal, Arundhati Krishnan, accompanied by Aditi Krishna­p­rakash (violin) and R Ada­mya (mridangam). On De­ce­mber 9, there will be vocal recitals by Meghna Madhusudan, Ashwini Satish. The programme is supported by Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi

The Harmony International Music Foundation is presenting ‘Cadence’, an evening of nostalgic Christmas music by the ‘Harmony
Children’s Choir’, conducted by Sandra Oberoi,
 on December 9, 5 pm
at Jyoti Nivas College Auditorium, Koramangala.
   Donor passes are available at The Forum, Koramangala
and UB City. For details,
call 9343628255.

Collaborative spirit
MoonArra, the world fusion band comprising Madhuri Jagadeesh, Jagadeesh M R, Prakash Sontakke, Kartik Mani and Wilson Kenneth, completes their three-year journey with a concert-production at Jagriti Theatre, Whitefield on December 8.

The 120-minute production will reflect the collaborative spirit of ‘MoonArra’ beginning with a jazz poet introducing how sound travelled from Africa to India via other continents, showcasing some of the finest voices in Indian classical, jazz and other genres. There will also be the story of music brought to light by dramatic narration with creative appearances by talented actors, musicians, presenters, writers, dance by classically trained and contemporary dancers.

Vivid sounds

Banyan Tree’s annual sufi and mystic music festival Ruhaniyat will be held on December 15 at Jayamahal Palace. Those will be performing include Tannouras, the Dancing Dervishes of Egypt; ‘Polyphony’, with an inbuilt ‘Voice of Angels’ by singers from Bulgaria, an instrumental ensemble of sufiana maqams by musicians of Egypt and Rajasthan; ‘Whirling Dervishes’ of Turkey, Sufi Qawwali by qawwals from Pakistan.

The Indian forms to be featured this year are Bharud and Abhang of Tukaram, Dnyaneshwar, Jana Bai, Bahina Bai (Maharashtra), Sukhnani Ojhapalli (Assam), Kapalik Pandvani, dramatic narration of mystic tales from Mahabharata (Chhattisgarh), Mystic ‘Ravanhatta  Ensemble’ with songs from the Pabuji ki Par (Rajasthan), Haunting drums - Eddakya, Thimila, Chenda, Thavil, Mizhavu (Kerala), Sindhi Saraiki of Gujarat,  Zikr-e- Rifay by Fakirs -Andhra Pradesh,  Baul songs from West Bengal etc.

‘Colours of...’
A vocal concert, ‘Colours of Kalyan’, by Narasimha Murthy will be held at Bangalore International Centre, Teri Complex, Teri Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage, on December 7, 6.30 pm.  For details, call 25359680.

Unique recital
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and Infosys Foundation is presenting  Muka Veene recital by Anjanappa on December 6, 6 pm at the Indian Institute of World Culture.

Festivities galore
Hard Rock Cafe is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the heritage structure ‘Bible Society’, where it is housed. The festivities will be from December 6 to 8. On December 6, there will be a special performance by ‘One Nite Stand’ from 8 pm. On December 7, groove to the sounds of the ‘Rock to Retro’, from 7 pm. The grand finale will be held on December 8. The venue is Hard Rock Cafe, St Mark’s Road.

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), in collaboration with Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, will be presenting Carnatic devotional bhajans under the ‘Horizon Series’ on December 8, 6.30 pm at the Khincha Auditorium, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Race Course Road. It will feature Chennai Shri Bhajan Ravi and troupe.

Band war

ReinventMusic is presenting the ‘Battle of the Bands’ at UB City on December 8. ReinventMusic is an initiative by a group of students — Rishab Ramanathan, Dhruv Shiva Rao, Shiv Moola and Siddharth Varkey from Mallya Aditi International School. The four are working in collaboration with IndiaForward.  ‘Battle of the Bands’  is a platform for budding young musicians to come together and be heard. It began with a qualifier round performance by all the bands.

Thirty schools from the City were invited to send a maximum of two bands to participate. An eminent panel of judges chose the six best bands.These six bands will perform at the grand finale. All excess proceeds from the event will be invested in improving the music infrastructure in underprivileged schools. 

Informative meet

The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology is organising the third edition of ‘Grace Hopper Celebration of Women In Computing India Conference’ from December 12 to 14 at Lalit Ashok.

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) will be presenting a bharatanatyam duet dance by Tejasshri K R and Sindhu B S , under the ‘Every Friday Cultural Evening Programme’, on December 7, 6.30 pm at Yavanika, State Youth Centre, Nrupathunga Road.

‘Nritya Lahari’
Anusha Shridhar will present an evening of bharatanatyam called Nritya Lahari on December 12, 6 pm at JSS Auditorium, Shivarathreshwar Centre, JSS Circle, 8th block, Jayanagar. 

A lecture-demonstration on ‘The Dance of Siva: The Nataraja Bronze, Coomaraswamy’s Legacy and Archaeometallurgical and Stylistic Insights’ by Prof Sharada Srinivasan will be held at The Bangalore International Centre, Teri Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage on December 14.
For details, call 9886599675.The event will also bring together renowned keynote speakers under one roof.

Riad Mahmood Arts and Education Foundation is presenting Gasha by Indian Ensemble on December 7 (7.30 pm) and December 8 (3.30 pm and 7.30 pm)  at Alliance Francaise. It is written by Irawati Karnik and conceived and directed by Abhishek Majumdar. It is performed by Adhir Bhat and Sandeep Shikhar. For telebookings, call 9886324733. Tickets are also available at the venue. For online bookings, log on to,

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