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‘A Class Act’

Bangalore Royals Round Table 219, under the aegis of Round Table India (RTI), is presenting a play titled, ‘A Classic Act’ on May 11, 7 pm at Chowdaiah Memorial Hall. Written and directed by Meherzad Patel, the play is based in an acting class where the students come from different religious backgrounds and are pitted against each other in various acting exercises — exposing the myth of unity in diversity amongst Indians — where everybody is just out to get each other and be a ‘class’ apart. The proceeds of the play will go toward the education of underprivileged children. For details, call 9845572777.   

Satirical comedy

Black Coffee Productions and Alliance Francaise de Bangalore are presenting ‘The God of Carnage’, a play by Yasmina Reza on May 24 (7.30 pm), 25 (7.30 pm), 26 (3.30 pm and 7.30 pm) at the Alliance Francaise auditorium. The satirical comedy is not suited for children below the age of 16 years. Tickets are available at Alliance Francaise de Bangalore. For details, call 40808181.

‘The Sketches’

Centerstage presents ‘The Sketches’, a play that will see four stories covering various genres. Directed by Meera Shankar, Prateek Prajosh, Falah Faisal and Sameer Roy and produced by Saad Khan and Siddhanth K S, the play will be staged on May 11, 5.30 pm and 7.30 pm at Alliance Francaise. For details, call 9880445430.

Laugh riot

‘The Chamber of Laughter – Mother’s Day Special’ will be staged at Alliance Francaise on May 12. The stand-up comedy will feature Kenneth Sebastian, Sanjay Manaktala, Ahmed Shariff and Vamsidhar. There will be two shows — one at 6 pm and 8 pm. For details, call 9880445430.

Humourous side

Underdog Entertainment will present ‘Cops, Tints and Other Things — The Good, Bad and Ugly of Bangalore’ on May 19, 7.30 pm at Alliance Francaise. The play will showcase eight stories connected to the City in a very quirky way. For details, call 9449596883.



Bflat is presenting, ‘Ralyzzdig’, by ‘The Yuichiro Tokuda’ jazz quintet  from Japan on May 10, 8.30 pm at Bflat in Indiranagar. The band comprises Yuichiro Tokuda on the saxophone and vocals, Naoto Suzuki on the guitar, Kazuhiro Tamura on the piano, Kumpei Nakabayashi on the bass and Gaku Hasegawa on the drums.

Monthly concert

Bangalore Gayana Samaja is hosting its monthly music concert by vocalist Sampagodu Vighnaraja on May 12, 5 pm at the premises on K R Road, Basavanagudi. Sampagodu will be accompanied by Charulatha Ramanujam on the violin and B C Manjunath on the mridangam.

Neat blend

Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha is organising a vocal recital by vocalist T S Pattabhirama Pandit on May 11, 6 pm. The venue is Purandara Bhavana, 8th Main Road, HAL Second Stage. Pattabhirama will be accompanied by T H Subramaniam on the violin, Neyveli B Venkatesh on the mridangam and Mysore G S Ramanujam on the ghatam.

Vocal recital

Ranjani Fine Arts is presenting a vocal recital by Sankaran Namboothiri on May 11, 5 pm at Sobha Lakeview Clubhouse, off Outer Ring Road, Bellandur. Sankaran will be accompanied by Palakkad Swaminathan on the violin, Vaikom Venugopal on the
mridangam and Sri Rajesh on the ghatam.

Choral rendition

Majolly Music Trust presents ‘Spain’, an evening of choral music by Spanish composers ranging from the middle ages to contemporary, directed by Neecia Majolly on May 18, 7 pm at Alliance Francaise. The programmed is presented by ‘Madrigals. Etc.’ and the ‘MMT choir’. Passes are available at Cafe Liberté, Majolly Music Trust and Theme Piano World, Koramangala. For details, call 8722210941.

Bflat in association with The Polished Bottoms is presenting, ‘Humourously Yours’ by Vipul Goyal on May 11, 8.30 pm at Bflat in Indiranagar.

The evening is hosted by Praveen Kumar. There will also be a live musical opening by Geetu Hinduja, a singer and songwriter from Mumbai.

Soulful tunes

A Cultural Wing of the Mysore Education Society is presenting a music concert by Sriranjani Santhanagopalan on May 18, 6.30 pm at new conference hall, MES College, Vidyasagara Prof MPL Sastry Road, 15th cross, Malleswaram.

Sriranjani will be accompanied by Smitha H M on the violin, B C Manjunath on the mridangam and S Srishaila on the ghatam.

Carnatic rock

Agam, a multiple award-winning, contemporary Carnatic rock band will perform at CounterCulture on May 10, 9 pm. The venue is No 2D2, 4th Cross, Dyavasandra Industrial Area, Whitefield Road. The band’s music combines the myriad hues of melodic scales and intricate rhythm structures offered by Carnatic music with the aesthetic principles and tonal elegance from the western world.


Sri Ramaseva Mandali is organising a vocal concert by Prince Rama Varma on May 14, 6.30 pm at Government Junior College, Fort High School Grounds, Pampa Mahakavi Road , Chamarajpet. Rama Varma will be accompanied by S Varadarajan, B Harikumar and S Karthick.


Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira is presenting a music discourse on Srinivasa Vaibhavam by Vishakahari on May 13, 6 pm at Devagiri Sri Venkateshwara Temple BSK II Stage.

She will be accompanied by Ananthan Krishnan on the violin, H S Sudhindra on the mridangam and Sukanya Ramgopal on the ghatam.

Abstract ideas

Parvaaz, a psychedelic and alternative rock band will perform at CounterCulture on May 11, 9 pm. The venue is No 2D2, 4th Cross, Dyavasandra Industrial Area, Whitefield Road. The band’s music is a tasteful blend of blues, elements of rock and the experience of psychedelia through Kashmiri and Urdu lyrics.

The content of the songs explore abstract experiences, ideas and also traditional literature Parvaaz is currently working on a full-length studio album.



Magnitude Gallery is presenting an exhibition titled, Vanitaa at the gallery at No 140/13, 27th Cross, 13th Main, 3rd Block, Jayanagar till May 31. There are some original masterpieces, that depict the state of the majority of Indian women. Though they are not urban, they are diligent and independent in their own way. The exhibition also covers some aspects of the highly accomplished urban women who are walking shoulder to shoulder with the men.

‘Waswo Collection’

National Gallery of Modern Art is presenting an exhibition on Indian printmaking, titled ‘Between the Lines: Identity, Place and Power’ at the NGMA auditorium till May 28. The pieces of art have been selected from the ‘Waswo Collection’ of Indian printmaking. This is curated by Lina Vincent Sunish. There will also be several parallel outreach programmes such as talks, curators walk, film screening, gallery walk and workshops on print techniques.

Candid shots

Tasveer, in association with The Japan Foundation and Luxure Louis Phillippe, is presenting an exhibition of contemporary photographs from Japan called ‘Hikari: Contemporary Photography from Japan’ till May 10, 10 am to 6 pm at Sua House, 26/1 Kasturba Cross Road.

Highly imaginative

The Alliance Francaise will be holding an art exhibition by Sunil Sarkar, an artist from West Bengal, from May 18 to 28, 11 am onwards.

Group show

Renaissance Gallerie is presenting a group show from May 9 to 14 at the gallery No 104, West Minster, 13, Cunningham Road. The paintings by Marisha Peter-Santhiago, Pooja Bhatt, Prachi Gupta, Shelna Rajan and Thejesvini Reddy will be on display.

French voyage

NGMA presents ‘France Heritage, a photographic voyage’ till May 12, from 10 am to 5 pm. This is a photographic voyage of French heritage in India and will feature photographers like Anay Mann, Gigi Scaria, Rishi Singhal, Serena Chopra, Isabel Saij along with Jean-Pierre Dubois with special inputs by Aishwarya Tipnis, a conservation architect. For detail, call 22342338.


Crimson is hosting a group exhibition titled ‘Embedded Memories’ till May 15. The exhibition is a montage of relatively light-hearted vignettes from the lives of four different artists, with the majority of paintings drawn from fond memories. The exhibition will feature works by Sujata Achrekar, Sukanta Das, Nagesh Goud and Shravan Kumar.


Kannada classes

Kannada Prasaara Parishat is starting its next batch of spoken Kannada and Kannada script read-write learning classes in separate batches from May 12. The classes are held only on Sundays from 10 am to 1 pm at the Hosmat Hospital premises, Magrath Road (near Garuda Mall). Successful candidates will be awarded certificates of merit. For details, call 9448878569.

Admissions open

Cologne Business School (CBS) is conducting an open session on admission and study opportunities with a special interaction designed for students on May 13, 4.30 pm at Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, 716 CMH Road, Indiranagar 1st Stage. CBS offers
Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, MBA and EMBA degree courses, with a focus on business.

Almost all of the 13 CBS-courses are taught in English.

In addition to solid economic training, foreign language courses and a mandatory internship, most curricula involve an integrated semester of study abroad and individual specialisations.

In particular, students are trained in the personal skills sought after by global companies. For details, call 25205305 or log onto

Food talk

A talk on ‘City, Food and Agriculture’ by Prem Nath will be held May 10, 6.30 pm at Bangalore International Centre, Teri Complex, 4th Main, Second cross, Domlur Second Stage. For details, call 9886599675.

‘On Fire’

‘On Fire’, a youth movement, is organising ‘Bangalore Poets Rendezvous’, to bridge the gap between aspiring and established poets in the City on May 17 at Nayana Bhavan. The event will include recitation of poems in different languages.
For details, mail to:

‘Voices of India’

Alliance Francaise is holding ‘Voices of India’, an audio exhibition of vintage recordings, on May 10, 6.30 pm. The exhibition is curated by ‘Archive of Indian Music’. For details, call 40808181.


To celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema, the Alliance Française de Bangalore (AFB) will screen Raja Harishchandra, a 1913 silent Indian film directed and produced by Dadasaheb Phalke. The film will be screened at the auditorium of Alliance Francaise on May 17, 6.30 pm. Entry is free. For details, call 40808181.

Craft fair

Srinidhi Arts and Crafts Foundation is organising a national craft exhibition at Prem Chandra Sagar Kalyana Mantap, near Ashoka Pillar till May 19 from 10 am to 8 pm. The exhibition has more than 60 artisans, from across the country, showcasing their products, including cane and bamboo products, handcrafted sarees, silk designer saris, dress materials, Madhubani paintings, wooden carvings, Channapatna toys and bronze idols to mention a few.



There will be a bharatanatyam arangetram of Nithya Lakshmi on May 18, 6 pm at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan on Race Course Road. She is the disciple of Padmini Ramachandran.

Fine footwork

Prerana Kumar is presenting her bharatanrityam rangapravesha on May 19, 5.30 pm at the JSS Auditorium,1st Main, 38th Cross, Jayanagar, 8th Block. Prerana is the disciple of Shraddha Prabhu Kumar.

Belly dancing

Sanaz Dance Studio is celebrating the ‘World Belly Dance Day’ with an evening of belly dancing titled, Raqs Sharqi on May 11, 7 pm at Blue Waves, Church Street. The evening will have dancers present mesmerising, arty and scintillating moves.

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