Saturday, January 30, 2016

Vikasita Mukula – Program by Sursagar Scholars

Vikasita Mukula  - Program by Sursagar Scholars

The Evergreen Kerala Food Festival

Udupa Music Festival 2016

Deccan Herald Theatre Festival 2016


Theatre Lab Group's Play- Twice Around the Park

Directed By Bimal Desai & Play Wright by Murray Schisgal.

@ Rangashankara on 5th Feb, 2016 (Friday) @ 7.30 pm
@ Jagriti on 6th Feb, 2016 (Sat) @ 7.30 pm
@ Jagriti on 7th Feb, 2016 (Sun) @ 7.30 pm
@ Chowdaiah on 13th Feb, 2016 (Sat) @ 7.30 pm  
Play Details

CFD Group's Play- Investigation - SBC

Directed By Prakash Belawadi & Play Wright by Sriram Iyer/Prakash Belawadi.

@ Rangashankara on 12th Feb, 2015 (Fri) @ 7.30 pm
@ Jagriti on 13th Feb, 2015 (Sat) @ 7.30 pm
@ Jagriti on 14th Feb, 2015 (Sun) @ 7.30 pm
@ Chowdaiah on 20th Feb, 2015 (Sat) @ 7.30 pm
 Play Details

Gnatak Group's Play- The Leader/Krapp's Last Tape

Directed By Michael Joseph & Play Wright by Eugène Ionesco/Samuel Beckett.

@ Jagriti on 20th Feb, 2015 (Sat) @ 7.30 pm
@ Jagriti on 21st Feb, 2015 (Sun) @ 7.30 pm
@ Rangashankara on 25th Feb, 2015 (Thu) @ 7.30 pm
@ Chowdaiah on 27th Feb, 2015 (Sat) @ 7.30 pm
 Play Details

Jagriti Group's Play- At Home at the Zoo

Directed By Arundhati & Play Wright by Edward Albee.

@ Rangashankara on 26th Feb, 2015 (Fri) @ 7.30 pm
@ Jagriti on 27th Feb, 2015 (Sat) @ 7.30 pm
@ Jagriti on 28th Feb, 2015 (Sun) @ 7.30 pm
@ Chowdaiah on 5th Mar, 2015 (Sat) @ 7.30 pm  
Play Details

PlayPen Group's Play - 9 Jakhoo Hill

Directed By Ashish Sen & Play Wright by Gurcharan Das.
@ Rangashankara on 4th Mar, 2015 (Fri) @ 7.30 pm
@ Jagriti on 5th Mar, 2015 (Sat) @ 7.30 pm
@ Jagriti on 6th Mar, 2015 (Sun) @ 7.30 pm
@ Chowdaiah on 12th Mar, 2015 (Sat) @ 7.30 pm
 Play Details

Sampoorn Soul Flea : Feb 2016

Pravega Pro-Nights 2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Tortilla Theatre Festival 2016

Comedy and Drama
Day & Time: 6th Feb - 7:30 pm
Fools & Sages- The Best Daddy
Jugaad Co - TBA
Linked Productions - Man with a Plan
What's in a Name? - Favours
Sunaina Mudaliar - Trapped In a Monologue
Katharsis - Agni Pariksha
Linked Productions - First Impressions

Indian Adaptations, Physical and Devised Theatre
Day & Time: 7th Feb - 6:30 pm
ArTH - Sankraman
XpressionZ - Karashe
Katharsis - The Broker 
Emoticons - Mime - Intolerance
Cycle Gap - The Shadow 
Tea Arts - Lost Audition
Katharsis- Spouses
New Writing (A)
Day & Time: 13th Feb - 7:30 pm
Fools & Sages - The Dream 
Cycle Gap - Undelivered 
First Drop - Picture Imperfect 
Papermoon Company - The White House with the Flowers 
Popcorn Productions - That's what she said!
Dollmaker - The Stakeout
Katharsis - Room for the Night

New writing (B)
Day & Time: 14th Feb - 6:30 pm
Indradhanush Theatre - Zero/Ten
Papermoon Company - The Flight of the Canaries
Cycle Gap - The Fake
XpressionZ - The Menu Card
Dhwani - 3AAA
Keli Palakkad - The Story of the Unborn

Mini Musicals
Day & Time: 20th Feb - 7:30 pm
Spice Box - Bittersweet 
Swarathma - TBA
The Green Roomers - Poor Unfortunate
Katharsis - TBA
Jason Zacharaiah - TBA
Plays for Children and their Guests!
Day & Time: 21st Feb - 6:30 pm
The Green Roomers - The Tale of Tale Town
Katharsis - The Blue Umbrella
ABCDarian - A Miser's Coat
Linked Productions - TBA
Nikita Sarkar + Syed Shahab Ali - Unbecoming
Papermoon Company - A Moonfull of Stories
Talebearers from Cilre - Talisman Tales, The Dream
Emoticons Together, to-get-her!
Terms & Conditions
  • For all days of the festival, except the 21st of February, children below the age of 12 are not allowed.
  • On the 21st of February, all ages are welcome.
  • Tickets once booked cannot be exchanged or refunded.
  • We recommend that you arrive at least 20 minutes prior at the venue to pick up your physical tickets

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

All Women World Folk Arts Festival

All Women World Folk Arts Festival by International Arts & Cultural Foundation, at Ravnidra Kalakshetra and Kalagrama, Bengaluru

Kaikottikali Team Monisha Arts
Traditional Dances of Kerala
Folk Dance by Nrityantar Dance Group
Friday | 22nd January 2016 | 6pm
Ravnidra Kalakshetra,
J.C Road,
* * *
Programme on 23rd January 2016 | 5:30pm
1. Ghal-Jhal Music Band
Traditional Folk Songs
2. Anjana Mahila Balaga- Muic Group
Traditional Folk Songs of Karnataka
Programme on 24th January 2016 | 5:30pm
1. Bandh Boomhi
Classical Folk Music
2. Folk Dances and Music from different parts of Gulf countries, Egypt Libya, Turkey,
Tunisea and Iran will offer a glimpse of their culture through dance and music
* * *
Mallatahalli Road,
Jnana Bharathi Post,
Bangalore – 560072

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Pancha Vaadhya Naadha Vaibhava

Presented by
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
Institute of Ethnomusic

Unique musical instrumental ensemble based on the theme of Pancha Thathvas (one of the principle of five) with 5 Angklung, 5 String Instruments, 5 Indian Percussions, 5 Foreign Percussions and 5 Supporting instruments.

Concert will be of Pancha Swara Ragas, Pancha Nadais, Pancha Style of Music, etc.

1. Angklung :
Dr.H.S.Anasuya Kulkarni, Tapasya B.Singh, Jhanavi B.Singh, Neha Niranjan, Nidhi Nirinjan.

2. String Instruments:

Usha Ramamurthy – Gotu Vaadya, Sujatha Thiaagarajan – Veena, Jyothsna Manjunath – Violin, Kanaka Swamy – Krar, Padma Gurudutt – Adungu.

3. Indian Percussions:
B.N Ramessh – Mridangam, A.V.Kashinath – Kanjira, Satya Kumar – Ghatam, Sai Tejas – Tabla, B.Gururaj – Morching.

4. Foreign Percussions:
R.Subramanya Shastry – Barrel Drum (Tanzania), Abhishek Koushik B.N – Donodrum (Ghana), Omkar.G – Engalobi (Uganda), Pranav.G – Goblet Drum (Africa), Avinash Krishna – Embutu (Uganda).

5. Supporting Instruments:
Shanka, Gantorat, Silnen, Tomtom, Slit dru.
Programme conceived and executed by Dr.Anusuya Kulkarni,
Managing Trustee, Institute of Ethnomusic
Pancha Vaadhya Naadha Vaibhava

Sunday | 24th January 2016 | 10am
Khincha Auditorium
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan,
43. Race Course Road,

Community Drumjam – 33

Community Drumjam - 33 and  Djembe Workshop  at Rangoli-Metro Art Center, Bengaluru

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Yamini 2016 @ IIMB

Republic Day Flower show – Lalbagh Jan 2016

Republic Day “National Flower Festival” on the occasion of 150th Birth Anniversary of
Gustav Hermann Krumbiegel

Organized by
Department of Horticulture
The Mysore Horticulture Society

Special Attractions of the Show

At Glass House.
A Floral tribute to Gustav Hermann Krumbiegel.
On the 150th birth centenary celebrations of G.H Krumbiegel, floral designs with attractive flowers and different varieties, grown in pots an designs with attractive flowers of different varieties, grown in pots and arranged over 120 x 410 sq.ft area at the centre of Glasshouse, will captivate the visitors. A statue of Krumbiegel is placed close to the entrance of Lalbagh and the surroundings of the statue is decked with rare flowers in a captivating way. Lily, anthurium, Orchids, Calla Lily, and rare leaf plants are used.

Floral Replica of Krumbiegel’s House.
A Floral replica of the house of Krumbiegel, located in Lohmen (Near Dresden), Germany, where he spent his childhood, is created. The structure measures 30x25ft width and 25ft height. The house is being decked with over 2,60,000 flowers consisting of Petunia, Dianthus, Begonia, Geranium, Calanchu, Chrysanthemum. etc.,

Flower Trees.
Four flower trees each measuring 17ft height is on display with more than 300 poincettia flowers in different colours are used.
 Floral Heart.
Three flora hearts measuring 13,14 and 15 feet height is created using 50,000 pot grown petunia flowers.
Floral Domes.
Floral Domes of different sizes, decorated with more than 5,000 flowers comprising Petunia, Begonia, Orchids, Dianthus etc.,
Facilities and Guidelines:

Vehicle entry and parking
Public vehicles are not allowed inside lalbagh during the show
Only school buses and vehicles are allowed through Double Road Gate and can be parked at parking area near Dr.M.H.Marigowda Memorial Hall

Visitors can park vehicles at multi storey car park located at Shantinagar Bus Stand Complex.
Visitors coming from J.C.road can park vehicles at the BBMP Multi-storey car park located in J.C Road.
Parking facility for two wheelers has been arranged at ‘Al-Ameen’ college grounds located between Lalbagh Main Gate and double Road Entrance.

Vehicles can also be parked at HOPCOMPS premises near double road gate.

Cloak room
facility is available at all 4 entrances of Lalbagh
There is no food court inside Lalbagh
Mobiles and cameras can be used in all places of Lalbagh
Entry tickets are sold at all entry points (Lalbagh Main Gate, Double Road Gate, Siddapura Gate, Basavanagudi Gate – from 9am to 6pm

Normal days
on 16th,18th to 23rd and 25th January 2016
Adults : Rs.50/-
Children: Rs. 10/-
on 17th, 24th and 26th January 2016
Adults : Rs.60/-
Children: Rs. 10/-
Republic Day “National Flower Festival”
16th to 26th January 2016

Invitation to the Annual Meet at Navadarshanam: Jan. 26, 2016

You are cordially invited to the annual meet at Navadarshanam on Jan 26, 2016 with family and friends.

Going Local Naturally:   Embracing local futures as part of the move to sustainable living alternatives
The session briefly examines how much we have lost in the last quarter of a century in the consumptive splurge that is at the heart of the current economic growth engine and how little we have gained in the progression towards that most fundamental human seeking - a basic sense of fulfillment.  The session then makes the journey back home to our own locales and explores the choices we can make to reclaim some of the lost horizons, perhaps ways we can turn our urban centres into more sustainable habitats for humanity and specifically examines the idea of localizing our food choices. 

A high-light of the afternoon is a Kabir-Bhajan session led by Tara Kini  and Deepa.

Program Schedule
10.00 am to 12 noon
Brunch and informal interactions
12 Noon  to 12.30 pm
Sale of health food items – please bring your own bags
12.30 pm  to 12.45 pm
Welcome and variety program by children
12.45 pm  to 1.15 pm
Songs of Kabir:  Tara Kini will lead everyone in singing
1.15 pm to 3.00 pm
Going Local Naturally:   Embracing local futures as part of the move to sustainable living alternatives
3.00 pm to 3.15pm
Closing remarks
3.15 pm to 3.45 pm
Tea, Informal gatherings
3.45 pm  to 4.00 pm

Mr Srinivas has kindly offered to help by making available a school bus to start from Jayanager 4th Block Complex near Jain Temple - assemble by 8.15am for a departure at sharp 8.30am and the return trip to leave Navadarshanam campus at 4.00pm. 
As in the previous years, Aravind and his wife Jyothi have kindly agreed to co-ordinate the transport arrangements, so that car pools can be created. Those needing a ride by bus and those having extra space in their vehicles are requested to contact Aravind on 98868-52161 or Jyothi on 94488-80718.

Please do let us know if you are joining us for this occasion with an RSVP to this emailThis is of crucial importance to enable adequate food preparation, yet no wastage.

Navadarshanam Team

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Jaya Jaya Krishna

“JAYA JAYA KRISHNA” Dance Programme by Vani Ganapathy org by ICCR and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Bengaluru

Khadi Utsav 2016

Exhibition organized by
National Level Khadi and Village Industries Board

Khadi Utsav 2016 has been organized with a view to see that the products produced by rural producers reach the city and the city people.

The special features of the exhibition
  • The Khadi and Village Industries products produced by the producers of different states of the nation are exhibiting and selling their products.
  • More than 200 Stalls allotted, More than 5 lakh Khadi lovers and general public are expected to visit this exhibition.
  • Various cultural programmes and fashion show is planned during the Utsav. Falicitation to recognised freedom fighters is also planned.
  • Special Discount is available on pure Khadi products
Khadi Utsav 2016
6th January to 5th February 2016 | 10am to 9pm

Freedom Park,
People Plaza,
Bengaluru 560009.

Entrance: Freedom Park, Main Gate at Seshadri Road.

Concerts: Jan 2016

Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha
12th Annual Music & Dance Festival
23rd to 29th Jan 2016
Venue : Purandara Bhavan, Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha, 8th Main Road, HAL 2nd Stage

23rd Jan 5:00 :  Akkarai Sisters(violin) / Arjunkumar / Guruprasanna

24th Jan 5:30 pm : T V Sankaranarayanan/ Nagai Muralidharan / B Harikumar/ Guruprasanna

25th Jan 6:00 pm : Fire& Ash ( Dance,Music, Poetry & Painting) Program directed by Gowri Ramanarayanan

26th Jan 9:30 : MS Subbulakshmi Birth Centenary , AV presentation by Gowri Ramanarayanan

26th Jan 6:00 pm : Utsav LAl ( Piano-Hindustani)/Udayaraj Karpur( Tabla)

27th Jan 6:30 pm : Kuchipudi Duet by Vyjayanthi Kashi & Pratheeksha Kashi

28th Jan 5:30 pm : Mysore Nagaraj & Mysore Manjunath (violin duet )/ V Praveen / Giridhar Udupa

29th Jan 5:30 pm : Amrutha Venkatesh/ H M Smitha / Arjun Ganesh / Perukav L Sudheer


Saamagaana Sangeetha Sabha
Date: 23rd January
Time: 6.00 PM
Venue: #587 19th Main 20th Cross A Block Sahakaranagar Bangalore 560092
Master Sadhgun Aithal – Mandolin
Sri. Nikshith T Puttur – Mridangam
Sri. Karthik Shalankayan – Tabla


BTM Cultural Academy
Annual Aradhana Fesitval 25th Jan to 31st Jan
Venue : Ramana MAharshi School for the Blind, 3rd Cross, 3rd Main, BTM 2nd Stage

25th Jan – Purandara Dasa kritis Vasudha Ravi / Aditi Krishnaprasad / BS Anand/ Srishyla/PRasanna Kumar

26th Jan – Muthusvami Dikshitar kritis S Ramani / Mysore Srikanth / Shivshankar Swamy / B N Chandramouli / Dayanand Mohite

27th Jan – Shyama Shasthry Kritis Amrutha Venkatesh / H M Smitha / B C Manjunath / Phanindra Bhaskara/ Bharadwaj Sathavalli

28th Jan – Jayachamarajendra Kritis Pavan Rangachar / T S Krishnamurthy / R Adamya / Bhargava Halambi/N Gurumurthy

29th JAn – Thyagaraja Kritis Vinay Sharva /H N Bhaskar / K U Jayachanrdarao / Vyasa Vittala / Karthi Mani

30th Jan – Mysore Vasudevachar Kritis Cherthala Ranganatha Sharma / S N Mahadeva Sharma / Anoor Ananthakrishna Sharma / Guruprasanna / Arun Kumar


Bharatiya Samagana Sabha

7th Annual Music Festival  –  27th to 31st Jan
Venue : Chowdiah Memorial Hall
27th Jan ,  5:00 – 6:30 : Mysore Manjunath & Rajesh Vaidya (jugalbandi) with Arjunkumar/Chandrajit/ Srihari/Satyanarayana
28th Jan
5:00pm : Arun Sambashivan&R Narayanan(keyboard)/Nagaraj Mandya/ B S Prashanth / G Raghunathan
6:30 pm : Priya Sisters/  Mysore Srikanth/Delhi Sairam /  B S Purushotham
29th Jan
5:00 pm :  Srinidhi Hemmige(Guitar)/ Adamya Ramanand /  Phanindra Bhaskar
6:30 pm : Aruna Sairam / Vittal Ramamurthy / Patri Satishkumar/ S V Ramani
30th Jan
9:00 am – 6:00 pm : Yuva Savishkara Concert
6:30 pm : Shubha Mudgal /Anish Pradhan / Sudhir Nayak
31st Jan
10:00 am : Abhishek Raghuram & Shashank ( jugalbandi) / Mysore Srikanth/Patri Satishkumar/ Anantha R Krishnan
11:30 am : Sangeetha Katti / Udayaraj Karpur / Ravndra Katoti
5:00 pm : Award Ceremony to Pt Hariprasad Chowrasia
6:30 pm : Ranjani & Gayathri / H N Bhaskar /  Manoj Siva / Sukanya Ramgopal

Gururao Deshpande Sangeet Sabha
33rd Gururao Deshpande Rashtriya Sangeet Mahotsav / All Night Music Concert
Date : 30th Jan 2016, 09:00 pm
Venue : Ravindra Kalakshetra, Bengaluru
Sri Dhananjay Hegde – Vocal
Vid. Abhshek Raghuram – Vocal (Carnatic) / Mysore V Srikanth / Arjun Kumar
Pt. Suresh Talwarkar – Tabla Solo
Pt Anand Bhate – Vocal
Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt – Mohana Veena
Pt VInayak Torvi – Vocal

Grand Veena Concert by Vid.Geetha Ramanand
Organized by Bangalore Gayana Samaja
Vid.Geetha Ramanand willb accompanied by Vid.Adamya Ramanand on The Mrudanga And Vid . Omkar Rao G on Ghata.
Followed By “Swarabhushini” And “Swara Lipi” Award Function To Vid.Geetha Ramanand And Dr.G.V.Jaya Rajashekhar By Prof.Mysore.V.Subramanya And Dr.Manu Baligar.
Sunday | 31st January 2016 | 10am To 11.30am
Venue: Bangalore Gayana Samaja, K.R.Road, Basavanagudi,
Bangalore 560004


Grand Carnatic classical Flute Concert by Vid.Mysore A.Chandan Kumar
Presented by
Bangalore Gayana Samaja

Vid.Mysore A.Chandan Kumar will be accompanied by Vid.H.K.Venkataram on Violin vid.Arjun Kumar on Mrudanga Vid.Bharadwaj Sathavalli on Morsing
on Sunday | 24th January 2015 | 5pm
Venue: Bangalore Gayana Samaja Shankarapuram, K.R.Road, Basavanagudi Bangalore 560 004.


Carnatic Harmonium Recital
Outreach Cultural Programme – 13
Presented by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and Infosys foundation, in Association with
M.E.S KalaVedi and Ananya

Harmonium by Karnataka Kalashree Vid.C.Ramadass accompanied by Vid.Venkatesh Jois on Violin Ganakalabhushana Vidwan C.Cheluvaraj on Mridanga Vidwan N.Gurumurthy on Ghata
Smt.Sujatha Ramachandra on Tambura (Shruti)

Saturday | 23rd January 2016 | 6:30pm

Venue: Kalavedi, MES College, Vidyasagara Prof.M.P.L Shastry Road, 15th Cross, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru 560 003.


Ranjani Fine Arts, Belundur
Vaggeyakara Utsava 2016

20 music schools will pay tribute to the great composers over the ages, by each presenting a song of a different composer. This will be followed by a group rendition of Pillari geetams and Pancharatna kritis.

Date/time : Saturday, Jan 9th, 2016 from 4PM to 8PM

Venue : Sobha Lakeview Clubhouse, off Outer Ring Road, Bellandur, Bangalore

Universe Arts Foundation
Samarpanam – 3rd Annual Cultural Festival
Date & Time : 23rd Jan 2016, 4:30 – 8:30 pm
Venue : Gayana Samaja
Carnatic Vocal Concert by  T N Seshagopalan


Grand Vocal Concert
Dr. Shertallay K.N.Renganatha Sharma
Presented by
Nadasurabhi Cultural Association

Vocal Concert
Sunday | 17th January 2016 | 4.15 PM

Kere Habba 2016

Weaves 2016

Weaves of  India - Exhibition cum Sale

Avarekai Mela 2016 (Courtesy TOI)

Bengaluru's own flat beans fare, popularly known as 'Avarekai mela' is back. Food aficionados can head to the Food Street near Sajjan Rao Circle in south Bengaluru and tickle their tastebuds savouring a variety of items including payasam, mudde, masala idli and vada---all made of green bean.

More than 40 dishes made of beans grown by farmers of Magadi and surrounding areas will be available from January 7 to 24 between 10am and 11.30pm. The event is organized by Vasavi Condiments.

Swathi Karmakar, whose mother Geetha Shivakuma has been organizing the mela for the past 16 years, said: "Every time, we get overwhelming response. Over 200 farmers from Magadi, Kolar and nearby places work with us. Thousands of farmers' families also join hands to make it a success."

Donate books, get one free

This weekend, there is enough food for thought too. At Pustaka Parishe, visitors can donate their books and pick up another one of their choice. The exhibition will be held from January 9 to 11 at the National College Grounds, Basavangudi.

Green Galatta: A workshop on plants

Green Galatta A workshop on plants at Atta Galatta Bengaluru

Hand-Woven Stories from India by Vikram Sridhar at Natsy By Design