In the city


On stage

The play ‘Common People’ by Apoorva Kale will be staged on
December 19 and 20 at 7.30 pm at Ranga Shankara. It is directed by Akarsh Khurana. The cast includes Abir Abrar, Aseem Hattangady, Shriya Pilgaonkar and Chaitnya Sharma. It is presented by Akvarious Productions.

Funny take

Evam is celebrating its 10th year by paying a tribute to the 100 years of Indian cinema. Bollywood Kee Maa, a comical tribute to Indian cinema, will be staged on January 4, 4 pm and 8 pm at Alliance Francaise. Through this play, they bring out the many facets of Bollywood movies while five actors bring twists to evergreen
Bollywood tales with a hilarious take on the clichés used over the years. The play is directed by Gavin Robertson from the UK. Evam is also staging its new standup tamasha called ‘Donkey Dies, Father Cries’ at Alliance Francaise on January 3, 8 pm. It stars S Aravind, Naveen Richard, Karthik Kumar and Bala Kumaran. For tickets to both shows, log on to, and

Fine act

‘Some Times’, a play written by Adhir Bhat and Bobby Nagra, will be held on December 21 (7.30 pm) and 22 (3.30 pm and 7.30 pm) at Ranga Shankara. It is directed by Adhaar Khurana. The cast includes Karan Pandit, Sarang Sathaye, Chaitnya Sharma and Kashin

‘Between the...’ 

India Foundation for the Arts is presenting a play titled ‘Between the Lines’ on December 19, 7.30 pm at Chowdaiah Memorial Hall. The play features Nandita Das and Subodh Maskara in the lead roles. It is directed by Nandita Das and produced by Chhoti Production Company. The play is set in contemporary India, where educated and affluent couples are caught between modernity and tradition.

   For details, log on to and (Tel:39895050). You can also pick up passes from India Foundation for the Arts (IFA), Apurva, Ground Floor, No 259, 4th Cross, RMV 2nd Stage, 2nd Block.



The International Arts and Cultural Foundation is
presenting Nartana Avartana,  a global
Indian classical dance
by Lakshmi Khanna
and Ajith Bhaskaran Dass, in association
with the ICCR, at Bharatiya Vidya
Bhavan on December
21 at 6 pm.


Chitra Arvind, artistic director of Rhythmotion, is performing a bharatanatyam recital on December 21,
6.30 pm at ADA Ranga Mandira, as part of the Rasa Sanje, organised by Venkatesha Natyamandira.


ICPA Bangalore is organising a mohiniyattam festival called Mohininrityathi and Lasyatarangini’s Samavesh 3, an interactive seminar on mohiniyattam, on December 22, 23 and 24 at Nayana Auditorium, JC Road.


Sanjali Centre for Odissi Dance is
presenting its annual
programme Samaaroha
on December 20, 7 pm at ADA Rangamandira.


‘Fusion Dreams’

‘Fusion Dreams’ by classical and world fusion violinist (UK) Jyotsna Srikanth, will be held on December 22, 8.30 pm at B Flat, Indiranagar. Jyotsna Srikanth will perform along with an accomplished jazz trumpet player from the UK and Bangalore musicians Shadrach Solomon on the keyboards and Karthik Mani on drums


Banyan Tree will present Ruhaniyat, the ‘13th All India Sufi and Mystic Music Festival’, on December 21, 6.30 pm at Jayamahal Palace Hotel. The highlight for this year’s edition is the first ever Indo-Turkish production titled ‘Rumi-Emre meet Khusrau-Kabir’. Two learned scholar-composers, Madangopal Singh and his Chaar Yar from India, and Latif Bolat from Turkey will come together for the production. Siddhi Goma (Africa) will present a performance with Baithi dhamal and Mystic drums. Kachra Khan and group (Rajasthan) will render Sufi kalam and mystic songs. There will be a theyyam performance by Ajeesh V and group (Kerala). Sufi qawwali will also be rendered by Chand Nizami and group. For tickets, call 8792148861. Tickets are also available on For details, log on to

Rock on

‘Pentagram’, led by Vishal Dadlani, will perform at  Opus, 4, 1st Main, Chakravarthy Layout, Palace Cross Road on December 20, 8 pm.

‘Awaz De...’
Awaz De Kahan Hai, a musical programme by Ekta Shah will pay tribute to the melody queens of the past on December 22, 5.30 pm at Karnataka Electricity Board Engineers’ Association, HBSS, 28 Race Course Road. Music is by Pradeep Patkar and team. For tickets, log on to

‘There Can’t...’

On December 21, 5.30 pm the William Joseph International Academy for Performing Arts presents ‘There Can't be a Christmas Without Music’ at William Joseph International Academy for Performing Arts 687, 6A Cross, 3 Block, Behind Koramangala BDA Complex. The evening would feature the ‘William Joseph Chamber and Chorale’ under the direction of Ashley Williams. Entry is free.

Light notes

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) will be presenting Sugama Sangeetha by Maya Desai under the ‘Every Friday Cultural Evening Programme’ on
December 20, 6.30 pm at
Yavanika, State Youth Centre, Nrupathunga Road.

In concert

As part of the ‘Kumari L A Meera Memorial Endowment Programme’, a
Carnatic music concert by
Rajani Rajan and R Vanitha, will be held on December 21,
6 pm at the Indian Institute of World Culture.

Vocal touch

Hindustani classical
vocal music by Gayathri Deshpande will be held on
December 21, 6 pm at the Indian Institute of World Culture, Basavanagudi

Carnatic delight

A Carnatic vocal recital by Subhalakshmi Krishnamoorthy will be held on December 22,
6 pm at Sri Ram Mandira Trust, Coconut Avenue Road, 7th Cross, Link Road, Malleswaram. She will be
accompanied by TS Krishnamoorthy (violin), MR Sainath (mridangam), Dayananda Mohite and Bhagyalakshmi M Krishna (morsing).


Group show

A group show of paintings by Dinesh Chendal, Sneha Changroth and SR Vales will be held till December 21 at Renaissance Gallerie.

Recent works

An exhibition of recent works by Prabhavathi Meppayil will be held at Gall­erskye, 2 Berlie Street, Langford Town till February 8.


Gallery Sumukha is presenting ‘Remembered Abstractions’, a solo show of photographs by Ravikumar Kashi till December 21, from 10.30 am to 6 pm. The venue is No 24/10, BTS Depot Road, Wilson Garden.

‘The World...’

The National Gallery of Modern Art, in collaboration with Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts and Archaeological Survey of India, is hosting an exhibition ‘The World of Rock Art’, at NGMA, Manikyavelu Mansion, 49 Palace Road till January 3, from 10 am to 5 pm. 

‘From organic....’

NGMA, in collaboration with the Balassi Institute - Hungarian Information
and Cultural Centre, is holding the exhibition titled ‘From organic forms to
light heart - Selection from the contemporary Hungarian art’ at NGMA Bengaluru. The exhibition will be on
till January 12.

‘Abstract Wonders’

‘Abstract Wonders’, an exhibition, will be held at Magnitude Gallery, 3rd Block Jayanagar, till December 31. The show has original masterpieces.


 ‘Symphony’, an exhibition by Thota Tharrani, will be held at Sublime Galleria till January 13, from 11 am to 8 pm.

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