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In the city

In the city


Comedy time 

Huckleberry is presenting a stand up comedy show on May 23, 8.30 pm onwards at No 298, 100ft Road, Indiranagar. The evening will feature stand-up comedians Sanjay Manaktala and Kanan Gill. 

The show will be hosted by upcoming comedian Vamsidhar Bhogaraju. 


Cosmos Academy for Theatre, Music and Art is organising a music workshop on May 27, 28 and 29 (from 10 am to 1 pm). 

The venue is Cosmos Group, No 13, 1st floor, 11th Main, opposite Pu Thi Narasimhachar Park, 4th T Block, Jayanagar. The workshop is organised by singer Pallavi Arun. 

Apart from learning songs, participants will also get an insight into the personal journey of Pallavi in the field of music. 

Admissions are on first-come-first-serve basis. For details, call 26648704. 

Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira is hosting a lecture-demonstration by Madhavi Rajagopalan on May 25, 4 pm at Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira Banashankari. Madhavi Rajagopalan will speak on the topic, ‘Contribution to Carnatic Music by Shahuji Maharaj’. For details, call 9844122419.
‘Colonial Interlude’

The Bangalore International Centre is organising a multimedia musical lecture on ‘Colonial Interlude —The Indo Colonial Music of the 1800s by Kanniks Kannikeswaran on May 25, 6.30 pm. The venue is Bangalore International Centre, Teri Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage. For details, call 9886599675.   
In multimedia 

Bangalore International Centre is organising a multimedia presentation on ‘Music of Bharatanatyam’ by Sumitra Nitin on May 31, 6.30 pm. 

The venue is Bangalore International Centre, Teri Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage. For details, call 9886599675.  


Urban women Magnitude Gallery is presenting an exhibition titled, Vanitaa at the gallery, No 140/13, 27th Cross, 13th Main, 3rd Block, Jayanagar till May 31. There will be some original masterpieces that depict the state of the majority of Indian women. The exhibition also covers some aspects of the highly accomplished urban women who are walking shoulder to shoulder with men.

Different show

An exhibition on Indian printmaking, titled ‘Between the Lines: Identity, Place and Power’ is being held 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. 

Group work  

Renaissance Gallerie is presenting a group show till May 31 at No 104, Westminster, 13, Cunningham Road. The show will feature paintings by artists such as Harsha K R, Prakash C R, Priyadarshiini, C M Shetty, Rashmi Tandon and V Solanki. 

ImpressionsAn art exhibition by Sunil Sarkar, an artist from West Bengal, will be held at Alliance Francaise till May 28, 11 am onwards.

Satirical play 

Black Coffee Productions and Alliance Francaise is presenting ‘The God of Carnage’, a play by Yasmina Reza on May 24 (7.30 pm), May 25 (7.30 pm), May 26 (3.30 pm and 7.30 pm) at the Alliance Francaise auditorium. It is directed by Preetam Koilpillai. Tickets are available at Alliance Francaise. 

For details, call 40808181.

Romantic side 

V-ASPire, an amateur theatre group, is presenting a play, Avanu Ghazal…Avalu Shayari… on May 25, 7 pm at K H Kalasoudha, Hanumanthnagar. 

The play is written by Mahesh N C. The play is a romantic comedy set in the early 80s. It is all about Kannada shayaris, where the protagonist falls in love with a person of similar interest. 


Canadian flavour 

Bangalore School of Music is presenting a concert by ‘The National Youth Orchestra of Canada’ on May 25, 7 pm at Chowdaiah Memorial Hall. The group will present Dvorak’s ‘New World’ Symphony, Bach’s ‘Double Violin Concerto’, and other orchestral compositions along with ‘Canada-India Youth Orchestra’ (CIYO) under the baton of maestro Alain Trudel. For details, call 41285017.

Innovative style 

Windmills Craftworks is presenting a performance by Ben Sollee, an American cellist, singer-songwriter and composer from May 24 to 26, 8.30 pm onwards at Windmills Craftworks, 331 Road, 5B EPIP Zone, Whitefield. 

Ben is known for his innovative playing style, genre-bending songwriting, electrifying performances, political activism, and wide appeal. For details, call 25692012. 
Grand recital 

There will be a grand Carnatic veena concert by Suma Sudhindra on May 27, 6.30 pm at Sri Narasimha Swamy Temple, behind Kadumalleshwara Temple, between 14th and 15th Cross, Malleswaram. Suma will be accompanied by N N Ganesh Kumar on the violin, B C Manjunath on the mridangam and Sukanya Ramagopal on the ghatam.

Singing praises 

Geetha R Bhat is presenting a veena recital on May 26, 5.30 pm at Rajmahal Vilas Sangeetha Sabha, RMV 2nd Stage, behind Sanjaynagar post office. The highlight of the concert will be a ragam tanam pallavi in praise of Lord Shri Krishna. She will be accompanied by B S Anand on the mridangam and Raghavendra Prakash on the ghatam.

Soothing notes 

Saraswathi Gana Sabha and SGBS Trust is organising is a monthly music concert by Sriram Gangadharan, Srinidhi R Mattur and K U Jayachandra Rao on May 26, 5 pm at Unnati Centre, No1, Temple Road, NGEF Layout, Sadananda Nagar.

On violin 

Keshava Samskruthi Sabha, in association with Bangalore Gayana Samaja, is presenting a Carnatic classical violin trio concert by H K Narasimha Murthy, Sindhu Suchetan and H M Smitha on May 25, 6 pm at Keshava Samskruti Sabha, 556, Samskruthi Bhavan, 11 Main, ISRO Layout. 

The trio will be accompanied by Anooru Vinod Shyam on the mridangam, Anooru Sunaad on the khanjari and Gopi Shravan on the morsing. 

Sufi treat 

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and Naadanubhava Foundation are presenting Bhakti Sufi Anubhaava Lahari by Smita Bellur May 24, 6 pm at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, No 43, Race Course Road.

Exploring genres Comedy Central is presenting, ‘Workshop’, a music band, on May 24, 9 pm at CounterCulture in Whitefield. It will play a vast span of genres, ranging from EMO to garba to bhangra to pop but all with a dose of demonic metal. 
Blues feast  CounterCulture is presenting a concert by, ‘Blues Conscience’, a blues band on May 25, 9 pm. ‘Blues Conscience’ plays rock, jazz, funk, pop and blues. 

The band comprises Anek Ahuja on the vocals and bass, Aum Janakiram on guitar and Neil Smith on the drums.
Sheer delight

Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) is presenting a Carnatic music instrumental concert by Rakesh Dath H K on May 24, 6.30 pm at Yavanika, State Youth Center, Nrupathunga Road. 

This concert is a part of the ‘Every Friday Cultural Evening’ programme. 

In concert Karhade Mitra Mandal is presenting a Hindustani vocal concert by Vijay Koparkar on May 25, 6 pm at Maharashtra Mandal, 2nd cross, Gandhinagar. He will be accompanied by Ashwin Walawalkar on the harmonium and Shashibhushan Gurjar on the tabla. The concert is being held in memory of late Parag Sashale, a renowned scientist and harmonium player. 
‘Dasara Padagalu’ 

The Indian Institute of World Culture is presenting Dasara Padagalu with Kannada devotional songs by Sowmya Pat­har on May 23, 6 pm at No 6, B P Wadia Road, Basavanagudi. 
Carnatic strains 

Shree Sharada Samskruthika Sangha, in association with Percussive Arts Centre, is presenting a Carnatic concert by vocalist Sampagodu S Vighnaraja on May 25, 6.30 pm at Shree Sharada Samskrutika Sangha, No 140, 1st ‘H’ Cross, Sharada Colony, Basaveshwara Nagar. Vighnaraja will be accompanied by Matthur R Srinidhi on the violin, Anooru Anantha Krishna Sharma on the mridangam and Sukanya Ramagopal on the ghatam. The concert is being held on the occasion of the birth anniversary of legendary composer Mysore Vasudevac­harya. For details, call 23480234. 
Unique sound 

There will be a performance by ‘Tough on Tobacco’ on May 23, 8.30 pm onwards at Hard Rock Cafe. 

The band includes Johan Pais on bass and Jai Row Kavi on drums, Pozy Dhar and Gaurav Gupta on guitar, and is fronted by Sidd Coutto on vocals, guitars, keyboards, percussion, drums and computers.

Bijapure Harmonium Foundation is presenting, Anahat, a harmonium ensemble on May 26, 6 pm at Gokhale Institute of Public Affairs, Basavanagudi. The ensemble comprises Ravindra Gururaj Katoti on the lead harmonium, Sangeet Thomas on the leg harmonium, Surya Upadhyaya and Chirag Kanitkar on the harmonium. 
Global blend 

The Hennessy artistry India Club is presenting an evening of ‘The Global Art of Mixing’ on May 24, 8 pm at The Tao Terraces, 1 MG Road Mall. 

The evening will feature performances by Ash Roy and Guillaume and the Coutu Dumonts. 

Classical veena

Krishna Kala Kendra is presenting a classical veena concert by Pushpa Kashinath on veena, B Druvaraj on the mridangam and S Madhusudhan on the tabla on May 26, 10 am. 

The venue is Devanga Dhama, Vasantapura-Uttarahalli Main Road, Maruti Layout, Vasantapura. 


International Centre for Performing Arts, Bangalore is conducting an eight-day mohiniyattam workshop on the topic ‘Understanding Indian Classical Art Forms’ by Mythili Anoop till May 26, 10.30 am to 4.30 pm at International Centre for Performing Arts, No 117, Duomarvel Layout, near Royal Kempegowda Convention Hall, Ananthapura, Ddabellapur Road, Yelahanka. For details, call 7829519501. 

‘Ananya...’ Ananya is presenting, Ananya Nrithyollasa-12 on May 26, 6 pm at Seva Sadana, 14th Cross, Malleswaram. The programme will feature bharatanatyam recitals by Anju Nair and Matangi Prasan. There will also be group recitals by Madhu Chandra, Charles Ma and Mithun Shyam.

Sri Narasimha Jayanthi Annual Music and Dance Festival will feature a bharatanatyam recital by Radhika Ramanujan on May 29, 6.30 pm at Sri Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy Temple, Temple Street, 15th Cross, Malleswaram. 

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