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In the city


Mohiniyattam ‘Rangapravesha’ of Manjusha, a disciple of ‘Karnataka Kalashri’ Sridevi Unni, will be held on August 7, 6 pm at ADA Rangamandira, J C Road


As part of the Sai Nrithyotsav, a Bharatanatyam recital will be held at Seva Sadan, Malleshwaram on August 1, 7 pm. The dance will be performed by Sreelakshmi, Minu Mohan and Sharmila Gupta, who are the students of Padmini Ramachandran.


Flute recital

Talented: Kiran HegdeHindustani Sangeeta Kalakari Mandali, in joint participation with Gokhale Institute of Public Affairs, is organising Muthu Bai and Nagesh Rao Mane Memorial Concert on August 7, 6 pm.

There will be a Hindustani flute recital by Kiran Hegde, accompanied by Gurumurti Vaidya on tabla.

The venue is Gokhale Institute of Public Affairs, Near BMS Engineering College, Bull Temple Road, N R Colony. 

Understanding ‘ragas’

Sunaada Cultural Centre is conducting a series of workshop Ek Raga Ashta Kriti in four sessions on August 1 and 22 and on September 5 and 19, from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm, at Mahati Gyana Mandira, 2718/6, 3rd Cross, Sirur Park Road, Malleshwaram. About 50 ragas will be covered during the workshop. 

‘The Hobos’ live

Bflat will present a young band from Kolkata, The Hobos, live on July 30, 8.30 pm.
The Hobos is a progressive, experimental rock band who writes original music and are unabashedly Indian in their approach. This will be their first performance in Bangalore.

‘Indian Ocean’

Indian Ocean will perform live on July 29, 8.30 pm at Hard Rock Cafe, St Marks Road.

Over the last 21 years, the band has attracted huge fan following for its original

‘Haridasa Sambrama’

Nadajyothi Sri Thayagaraja Bhajana Sabha and Malleswaram Arya Vysya Sangha presents Haridasa Sambrama 2010, a music festival from July 31 to August 1 at R P Ravishankar Auditorium, 8th Cross, Malleshwaram. Singer Shashidhar Kote will perform Dasavanis on the occasion.

Group show

Architecture as Inspiration, a group exhibition of paintings and sculptures, is on at Mahua Art Gallery in Sadashivnagar till July 31, between 11 am and 7 pm.

New concept

The Magnitude Gallery is hosting an exhibition on the concept Massterpiece. The Massterpiece collection has more than 150 original paintings on display and to choose from.

The themes are as varied as Ganesha, abstract, IT, architecture, rural, floral etc. Magnitude Gallery is located at No 140/13, 27th cross, 3rd Block, Jayanagar.

Fascinating work

Aamina Shazi will be exhibiting her rendition of fantasy art through the Digital Art medium at UB City. Based on the theme Between lines, Aamina’s art will showcase the finer nuances of feminine passion, gravitas, romance, creation and power, all qualities artistically insinuated through digital medium.

The exhibition will commence at 7.30 pm on July 30 and will close on August 8.

Vintage views

Tasveer and Bernard J Shapero Rare Books, in association with Ganjam, will present One hundred vintage views of India from August 9 to 28.

The exhibition aims to introduce the subject of 19th century photography to potential collectors and institutions in India.

The venue is Tasveer Gallery, Sua House, 26/1, Kasturba Cross Road. The exhibition is from 10 am to 7 pm (Sundays closed).

‘Kumbh Mela’

A photo exhibition called On Maha Kumbh Mela will be held till July 31, 10.30 am to 7.30 pm at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath.

The Maha Kumbh Mela, observed once every 12 years and among the most sacred pilgrimages for Hindus, sees a huge gathering of holy men and women from all over India and abroad.


The Indian Institute of Cartoonists is holding an exhibition of the caricature works of  Bharat Jagatap.

The exhibition will be open to public till August 7, from 10 am to 6 pm.

The venue is Indian Cartoon Gallery, No 1, Midford House, Midford Garden, Off M G Road, near Big Kids Kemp.


Art Installation — Night Shift by German artist Dina Boswank and Ayisha Abraham, addressing the lot of security guards in Bangalore, is on display in the City.

The venue is Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan.The exhibition will be inaugurated on July 30 and will run till August 7, 2 pm to 7 pm. It is closed on Sundays.


Voyage, an exhibition of paintings by Prasanna Kumar S, is being organised at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath. It will be open for public viewing till July 31 from 10 am to 7 pm.


An exhibition of paintings, Varnaroop, by a group of artists — Ashok Kumar G Hiremath, Anirudha K Joshi, B K Badiger, Krishnaveni, Veeranna Sonar — will be held from August 2 to 7 at Chitrakala Parishath Art Gallery, Kumar Krupa Road.

The exhibition will be open from 11 am to 7 pm. 

Line art

Galerie Sara Arakkal is hosting The Power of Line, a show of 74 Indian artists, at the Galerie till July 31, from 10 am to 6 pm, except on Sundays.


Shakespeare’s plays

National Gallery of Modern Art, in association with The British Council and the Bangalore Film Society, is presenting Shakespeare Told and Retold, a festival of Shakespeare’s plays, till September 18 at NGMA Auditorium, No 49, Manikyavelu Mansion, Palace Road. For details, call 22342338.

A scene from Blackened Petals.‘Blackened Petals’

AAKT troupe will stage Blackened Petals (English) on August 7, 5.30 pm.The venue is  Seva Sadan Auditorium, Malleshwaram. The playwright and director is
Pradeep S.

At Ranga Shankara

On August 1, Ms Meena (English) will be staged at Ranga Shankara, 3.30 pm and 7.30 pm. The play is brought to you by Perch.

The playwright is Rashmi Ruth Devadasan and the director is Rajiv Krishnan.

On August 3, at the same venue, watch Romeo and Juliet (Kannada) at 7.30 pm.
On August 4, Mayamruga (Kannada) will be staged at 7.30 pm and on August 5, 7.30 pm
Mysooru Mallige (Kannada) by Rajendra Karanth, based on K S Narasimha Swamy’s poems, will be shown.



Bangalore International Centre will be screening the film Khartoum on August 6. This is a historical film directed by Basil Dearden. The screening is at 6 pm. For details, call 9886599675.

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