In the city

In the city


‘Cubs of...’

Mahindra Lifespaces is organising ‘Cubs of Cubbon’ on December 7, 8 am to 5 pm, at Bal Bhavan, Cubbon Park. There will be over 30 interesting nature-based programmes conducted under different themes like ‘Nature Trails’, ‘Lil Art-izen’ and ‘Green Thumbs’.

Canine chronicles

The ‘Great Indian Dog Show’ will be held on December 6, 3 pm to 6 pm, at Patels Inn, RT Nagar. The show will be held in association with the ‘Voice of Stray Dogs’. The third edition of the event is for people with non-pedigree dogs that were rescued and adopted and the proceeds of the event will go towards the rescue and rehabilitation of injured and abandoned dogs.

The show will also have an adoption corner, where people can adopt healthy puppies and each of them can avail free vaccinations administered by vets at the venue. To register, visit or call 9964097956.

New works

The National Gallery of Modern Art is presenting a variety of outreach programmes in conjunction with the exhibition ‘New Works of KG Subramanyan’ till December 28.

‘Politics of...’

The book launch of ‘Politics of Hindi Cinema in the New Millennium’ will be held on December 15, 7 pm at Alliance Française. The book is written by MK Raghavendra.

Book launch

Bangalore International Centre is organising the launch of 'The Song of the Magpie Robin', the autobiography of  Zafar Futehally, on December 10, 6.30 pm at Bangalore International Centre auditorium, Teri Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage. The book will be released by  K Ullas Karanth, conservation zoologist and an expert on tigers.


A State-level arts education seminar will be held on December 5, 9. 30 am at National Gallery of Modern Art. The event is organised by India Foundation for the Arts, UNICEF and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and is for artists, arts educators, researchers and theoreticians. For details call 23414682.

Exquisite collections

‘Shringar’, an exhibition of saris, will be held on December 5 and 6 at Raintree.The exhibition is by Mithila, a sari store and will contain a collection of saris like kanjeevaram, patola, benaras, chanderi and dhakai.

Goodies galore

A Christmas  display will be on till December 30 at Sheraton Bangalore Hotel, Brigade Getaway.The display consists of an 18-feet-tall decorated Christmas tree and a life-size gingerbread house, stacked with goodies.

German films

Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan will present an outstanding bouquet of memorable German films and film-related events at the Bengaluru International Film Festival. There will be a photo exhibition of South Indian cinemas, a unique film + live concert, gender film package presented by expert film curator, audience award for reviews of German film events and five fabulous German films. Entry is for delegate passholders only. For details, log into You can also call 25205305/06.

Kolkata calling

An exclusive lifestyle and fashion fair will be held till December 7, 11 am to 9 pm at shop number 6, Safina Plaza, Infantry Road. The winter exhibition-cum-sale will see 15 renowned boutiques from Kolkata. Some of the items that will be on display are ‘Malmal’, ‘Kalamkari’, ‘Tassar’, ‘Fulia handloom’ and ‘Chanderi’.


The Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan and the MOD Institute will present an exhibition and initiate a range of events on bottom up city development till December 19. The exhibition and the events will be hosted in a temporary public space that has been created in the heart of Bengaluru. The exhibition is called ‘Weltstadt - Who creates the City?’. The events will be held at the temporary Nextbangalore Gatishil Space, Rhenius Street (opp. the Hockey Club), Shantinagar.


Monkey Bar is presenting ‘Hobson Jobson’, an Anglo-Indian cuisine inspired menu, till December 15, from 12 noon to 3 pm, and 7 pm to 11 pm. There will be 'Chingree Samosa', 'Pui Saag' and 'Cheese Souffle' and 'Malabar Spinach' and 'Dak Bungalow Murghi Roast' just to mention a few.

Annual bazaar

The annual United Charities Bazaar will be held on December 13 at Corporation Playgrounds, opposite St Charles School, Lingarajapuram Main Road. The bazaar will have everything from handicraft and Christmas decorations, table linen and T-shirts, homemade jams and jellies, pickles and pies to cakes and

‘A Hundred Hands’

The fifth edition of 'The Handmade Collective' will be held from December 3 to 7 at St Andrew’s Church Grounds, Cubbon Road. The theme for this year’s event is ‘poetry’. Over 70 artisans and organisations involved in handcrafted products will converge to celebrate the joys of handmade and the poetry that speaks to and inspires them. Poetry sessions celebrating poetry and creativity will be held during the five-day flag ship event of ‘A Hundred Hands’.

Comedy time

BFlat, in association with Bangalore Comedy Club, is presenting Stand Up and Sit Down, a half stand-up comedy and half-chat show/roast on December 6, 9 pm at Bflat, 100ft Road, Indiranagar. The show will feature Vipul Goyal and will be hosted by Sanjay Manaktala and Sundeep Rao. Tickets are available on w­­


Vocal recital

Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha is organising a vocal recital by Bhavadhaarini Anantaraman on December 7, 5.30 pm at Purandara Bhavana, 8th Main Road, HAL Second Stage. The concert will feature Neela Jayakumar on the violin and VR Jayakumar on the mridangam.

Mixed treat

Prestige Group, in support of India Foundation for the Arts, is presenting a concert by ‘Indian Ocean’ and Shubha Mudgal on December 11, 7.30 pm at Chowdiah Memorial Hall. ‘Indian Ocean’ is one of the foremost rock bands in the country.

Their unique sound, which integrates genres of classical rock, jazz, fusion and a bit of folk thrown in, has earned them followers across generations. Shubha Mudgal, a trained classical singer, has performed widely across the country and abroad. Donor passes in the denominations of Rs 3,000, Rs 2,000, Rs 1,000, Rs 750, Rs 500 and Rs 300 are available on and

Live show

‘Alive India in Concert’ is presenting a concert by Hariharan on December 6, 6 pm at The Courtyard, Phoenix MarketCity, Mahadevapura, Whitefield Road. Hariharan is a versatile, ghazal and playback singer in Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu. Tickets are available on

Selected tracks

There will be a concert by ‘Barmer Boys’ performing a selection of songs from India­n/Folk/Roots/­Sufi genre on December 5 and 6, 9.30 pm onwards at Windmills Craftworks, 331 Road, 5B EPIP Zone, Whitefield. The evening will feature Mangey Khan on the vocals and harmonium, Magda Khan on the dholak and Rais Khan on the morchang, bhapang, khartal. Tickets are available on

Flute recital

Sri Bailanjeneya Swamy Temple is hosting a flute recital by BK Anantha Ram on the
occasion of ‘Sri Hanuman Jayanthi’ on December 4, 6 pm at Sri Bailanjeneya Swamy Temple near BMTC bus depot, Adakimaranahalli in Nelamangala. There is no entry fee.


Tribute to mandolin maestro late U Shrinivas titled, ‘Memories of Mandolin’, will be held on December 6, 6.30 pm at Chowdaiah Memorial. There will be performances by U Rajesh, brother of U Shrinivas, who will perform on mandolin along with Vishwamohan Bhat (mohan veena), Deepak Pandit (violin), Fayaz Khan (sarangi) and Himamshu Mahantha on tabla.

Fine line-up

There will be a concert by ‘The Identity Crisis’ on December 4, 8.30 pm at Hard Rock Cafe, St Mark’s Road. ‘The Identity Crisis’ has grown to include veterans from the music industry in their current lineup. Two of their demos ‘Fall Away’ and ‘I Came for You’ were also featured on MTV.

‘Nada Prayatna’

Hamsakutira, in association with Indian Council for Cultural Relations, is presenting ‘Nada Prayatna’ on December 12, 4 pm at the National Gallery of Modern Art, Palace Road. The programme will also include participation of differently-abled children.


The ‘Ruhaniyat’ music festival will be held on December 13 at Jayamahal Palace Hotel.
It will feature performances like Shabad by Bhai Nirmal Singh Khalsa from Punjab, ‘Bharud’ and ‘Abhang’ by Avadhoot Gandhi and group from Maharashtra, Baul songs by Parvathy Baul from West Bengal and Darre Khan (Kamaycha) and Group (Rajasthan). There will also be a ‘qawwali’ by Ghulam Waris, Ghulam Sabir and a group from Delhi.

Folk tunes

A concert by vocalist Maya Kamaty with a band from the French Reunion Islands will be held on December 5, 9 pm onwards at BFlat, 100ft Road, Indiranagar. The evening will feature Kilik Payet on the guitar, Stephane Lepinay on keyboards and percussions and Moana Apo on the percussion.

The evening will also have a performance of Maloya, contemporary folk and soul music, sung in the Creole and (occasionally) French languages. The music of the Reunion Islands, while full of traditional elements, is also inherently bluesy and jazzy. Maya sings with passion and soul.


Solo show

A solo exhibition, ‘Recollections Reconnections’ by SG Vasudev will be held at Gallery Sumukha, Wilson Garden till January 10. Vasudev’s paintings and drawings offer a refreshing counterpoint to the current demand that artists, like manufacturers, should rapidly and continually deliver something new and different.

Collaborative effort

A exhibition, titled ‘Surfaces et Profondeurs’ — an Indo-French project by Anupama Raju and Pascal Bernard, will be held till December 21 at Alliance Francaise. It is interesting to note that these two artists, who come from different countries, wanted to walk on the surface of things and dig into the depths to create the mystery that spreads in the works of French photographer and the writings of the Indian poet.


Odissi recital

There will be an odissi recital by Abhivyakti Dance Center on December 6, 6 pm at Keshava Samskruti Sabha, 556, ‘Samskruthi Bhavan’, 11th Main, ISRO Layout.

Young talents

Urise Vedic Sangeetha Academy is presenting ‘Tarang 2014’, a music and dance festival for upcoming young artistes in classical music and dance on December 6 and 7 at Seva Sadan, Malles­waram. Shweta Venkatesh will be performing on December 6, 7.30 pm


Kiran Subramanyam and Sandhya Kiran are presenting ‘Aaraadhana’, a festival of  music and dance, as a part of ‘Belli Hejje’ on December 5, 6.15 pm at Seva Sadan, Malleswaram.
There will also be a performance by ‘Rasika’s Dance Ensemble’ and a Carnatic vocal recital by Aditya Prakash.



The Indian Council for Cultural Relations and Department of Kannada and Culture is presenting the Kannada play ‘Kudithayana’ on December 5, 6.30 pm at Yavanika, State Youth Center, Nrupathunga Road.

Unusual blend

‘The Vagina Monologues’ will be held December 6, 7 pm at Ozone Urbana, Devanahalli. The play is produced by Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal and directed by Kaizaad Kotwal. The cast includes Dilnaz Irani, Rashika Duggal, Dolly Thakore and Spatica Ramanujam. ‘The Vagina Monologues’ is an unusual blend of outrageous comedy and heartbreaking drama.


A play in Spanish titled ‘Draupadi’ will be performed during the United Women’s International Congress on December 5 and 6, 8 pm at Hotel Sheraton, 26/1 Dr Rajkumar Road, Malleswaram. For the first time, an Indian epic has been taken and a play in a foreign language has been attempted.

‘I had a...’

Saarthak is presenting, ‘I had a dream’ on December 5 and 6, 8 pm at Jagriti Theatre. The play is uncompromised entertainment, a spectacular blend of sounds, lights, emotions and performances.

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