Airtel Bengalooru Habba 2007
Till 9 December
A cultural festival for the people, the Airtel Bengalooru Habba will be held in several parts of the city with several clubs, art complexes such as Chitrakala Parishad, malls, Alliance Francaise, schools and the Chowdiah Memorial Hall playing host. This year, the festival will focus on promoting cultural talent in a larger way and will have sports as an added attraction. The music segment for the festival this year will include Hindustani and Carnatic classical music, along with jazz and rock. Theatre lovers can look forward to an English theatre performance, apart from productions from Kannada theatre. Interactive art stalls will include tiles and mask making, landscape installations and live animation. This year, the AFFA and the Karnataka Golf Association have come together to organize the Airtel Bengalooru Habba Golf tournament.
Jazz and Blues festival
This is one event jazz and blues fans cannot afford to miss. Radio Indigo’s two-day Jazz and Blues Festival promises to be one of the biggest treats for music aficionados, with a number of Indian and international names performing at the city’s Jayamahal Palace Hotel. An annual festival on the lines of the Montreux and Newport Jazz festivals, this year’s edition will have the acclaimed German band, Café du Sport, which won the first prize in the Hennessy Jazz Search in 2000 at the Cologne Philharmonic Hall, just a few months after it first started playing. Among the other bands/groups that will play during the 2007 edition of the festival include Amit Henri Group, The Gerard Machado Network, Junckt, Global Unity from Mumbai, Moon Arra, Barracuda Blues Band, the Kaya Quartet, Chronic Blues Band and the Matt Littlewood trio from Auroville, Puducherry. Guitarist Bob Bonastre from France will perform with Konarak Reddy as a duo. For more information, contact Max Mueller Bhavan on 25205305/6/7/8 or log on to www.goethe.de/bangalore. For tickets, log on to www.ticketpro.in. Tickets: Rs1,100-lounge (daily, with complimentary drinks), Rs550-regular (daily) and Rs775-regular (season).
Music mantra: The Cafe du Sport band.
Kinesis Sports Ltd, a city-based tennis training institute, is organizing a three-day workshop, conducted by well-known United States Professional Tennis Registry (USPTR) coach Louie Cap. The workshop includes various programmes such as cardio tennis and a USPTR certification course for new applicants.
Kinesis Sports is also organizing a workshop for junior coaches. The sessions are open to tennis players above 18 years. Contact 1630, 6th Main, E-Block, AECS Layout, Near Whitefield. Phone: 41162962 / 41482020; Fee: Rs5,500 for cardio tennis, Rs16,500 for new applicants and Rs4,500 for markers/assistants.