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

‘Horizon Series’

Nadam Ensemble, led by Nandini K Mehta and K Murali Mohan, will be presenting Kathak Ki Khanak — an evening of vibrant and mesmerising kathak, under the ‘Horizon Series’ organised by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), on March 9, 6 pm at Khincha Auditorium, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.


Rupesh K C is presenting a bharatanatyam recital Pranamamyaham on March 10, 6.15 pm at  ADA Rangamandira, opposite Ravindra Kalakshetra, J C Road.

Dance festival

A classical dance festival called Nritya Jahnavi will be held on March 10, 6 pm at Sri Munivenkataih Bayalu Ranga Mandira, Ideal Homes, Rajarajeshwarinagar. The inauguration of the festival is by Guru Vasanthalakshmi. The artistes who will be participating are from the Academy of Bharatanatyam, Rajarajeshwarinagar; Vishrutha School of Performing Arts and Tandava, the vibrance.

Fine imagery

‘Two Artists, Many Perspectives’, an exhibition by Joe D’souza and Munaf Shaikh will be held till March 10, 11 am to 7 pm at Alliance Française. Joe D’souza’s works are essentially anatomical. Munaf is a self-taught artist. He captures great details in his works with his drawing skills.

Rock on

On the occasion of ‘Women’s Day’, Hard Rock Café, St Mark’s Road, is holding a week-long celebration till March 10. You can danceto the tunes of the fabulous women rock stars that will be played by the DJ. Foot-tapping music of Madonna, Tina Turner, Avril Lavigne, Courtney Love and many more will be played.

Devotional notes

As part of the cultural programme for Mahashivarathri, the ‘Centre for Indian Music Experience’ is presenting Shambho Shiva Shambho an offering to Lord Shiva, featuring renowned musicians including Suma Sudhindra (veena), Prakash Sontakke (Hawaiian guitar), P Ramaa, R Chandrika and Sangeeta Katti (vocalists), Venugopal (flute), Sridhar Sagar (saxophone) and many others on March 10, from 4 pm. There will be performances by dancers Anuradha Vikrant, Suparna Venkatesh and Lalita Srinivasan’s Nupura Nrithya Shale. The venue is MLR Convention Centre, JP Nagar 7th Phase. Entry is free.


A painting exhibition titled ‘Bargain’ will be on display at Magnitude Gallery till March 31. The latest collection will have more than 150 original paintings to choose from.


Sri Sri Mounaguru Swamy Matalaya, No. 3, Sarvagna Nagar, Cox Town is holding the 140th year of gurupooja till March 11. On the occasion, there will be discourses like harikatha, Carnatic recital etc by eminent artistes. A veena concert will be presented by Shanti Rao. On March 10, from 7 am special puja has also been arranged for Lord Shiva. For details, call 25987225.


‘Yudh: Three Perspectives, One Truth’, a solo bharatanatyam dance theatre performance, will be presented by Savitha Sastry on March 9, 7 pm at Chowdaiah Hall. The story and stage play are by A K Srikanth. The music is scored by Chennai-based composer Rajkumar Bharathi. Entry is free.

Vocal concert

Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha is organising a vocal concert by Prince Rama Varma on March 9, 6 pm. He will be accompanied by Avaneeswaram S R Vinu, B Harikumar and S Karthick. The concert will feature compositions of Maharaja Swathi Thirunal to commemorate the bi-centenary of the composer king. The venue is Purandara Bhavana, 8th Main Road, behind Indiranagar Club, HAL II Stage.