Come December and Nilgiris, one of south India’s oldest retail chains, presents its annual cake exhibition. A wide variety of cakes in various shapes and sizes are available. Every year, the exhibition highlights a landmark of Bangalore. This year’s attraction is a cake shaped like the Bangalore Palace. 10am-9pm. St Joseph’s Indian High School Ground, opposite Kanteerava Stadium. Tickets: Rs30.
Till 29 December
The British Council has organized a creative workshop for children between seven and 16 years of age. Children in the 7-11 age group will be taught how to make greeting cards as well as about about different forms of music. The older children will make paper sculptures and get advanced music lessons. There will be also be theatre activities for children of both groups. 10am-4.30pm. 23, Prestige Takt, Kasturba Road Cross (22489220). Entry: Free for members of British Council Library. Other children have to enrol for a year’s library membership at Rs1,600.
Music and dance
Rudram, an evening of dance and melody, is being organized in aid of Vishranthi, a home for senior citizens. The line-up comprises dancer Chitra Chandrasekhar Dasarathy and guitarist-flautist-bhajan singer Vikram Hazra. Chitra grew up watching her parents Jaya and C.V. Chandrasekhar dance, teach and celebrate the art form. Her piece for the evening is titled Dhvanya. Hazra is a former music critic with interests ranging from dhrupad to rock and jazz. His own brand of music amalgamates Sanskrit chants with the electric guitar. His solo concerts have drawn up to 10,000 people and he has performed in Japan, Mongolia, Siberia, South Africa and Hong Kong. 6pm. Chowdiah Memorial Hall, 16th Cross, Vyalikaval, Malleswaram.Tickets: Rs1,000, Rs500 and Rs250. Contact Sarasa on 9886033310/9900584471.