In Brief

In Brief

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

Bold strokes

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.

Four stories

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.


Rasika Arts Foundation is presenting a bharatanatyam rangapravesha of Archana R on May 11, 6.30 pm at ADA Rangamandira, J C Road. Archana is the disciple of Kiran Subramanyam and Sandhya Kiran.

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.

Swift movements

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.

‘Embedded Memories’

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.

Indian printmaking

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


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

In sync

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 BVenkatesh 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.

New batch

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 further details, contact 9448878569.

Sufi music

The Indian Institute of World Culture is presenting Sama-E-Kusro, an evening of Sufi music and dance on May 11, 6 pm at No 6, B P Wadia Road, Basavanagudi.

The programme will feature a Hindustani classical concert by B B Kulkarni, kathak dance by Anurekha Ghosh and Kafi-style Sufi singing by Nitya Priya Srivastava.

Classical touch

The Indian Institute of World Culture is hosting the ‘Y S Indira Memorial Endowment’ programme on May 12, 6 pm at No 6, B P Wadia Road, Basavanagudi.

The programme will have a Hindustani classical vocal concert by Dattatreya L Velankar who will be accompanied by Shashi Bhushan Gurjar on the tabla and Surya Upadhaya on the harmonium.

Old songs

Kala Sourabha Foundation is presenting an evening of old Kannada films songs  on May 12, 6 pm at ADA Rangamandira, opposite Ravindra Kalakshetra. This concert is a tribute to legendary singer P B Sreenivas and will feature performances by Ini-Dani Group of Sri H S Srinivasmurthy and party.

Film screenings

The Bangalore-based film club called ‘tinyMOUSE’ will be screening two Independent films on May 11. Aprajita by Ronak Sharma will be screened at 6 pm and ‘Local Kung Fu’ by Kenny Basumatary at 7 pm at Ashirvad Community Center, St Marks Road. Aprajita, a 30-minute film, deals with the relationship between a newly-married couple in an arrange marriage and how it gradually develops in the present society. ‘Local Kung Fu’ is a fun-filled film based on Guwahati youngsters. It is rough-hewn, hyper-energetic, cheeky, cocky and teeming with likable gundas. For details, call 8095434896.

‘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, 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.   

Lively evening

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. Vipul Goyal is an electrical engineering graduate from IIT Bombay. Fresh out of college, he worked as a retail analyst in Adventity Inc. for six months, but soon realised that his heart was in HR, where HR stands for Humour Resources. He soon settled down to chasing his passion.

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