Children can get busy reading with Bookalore, a book club that is being launched by a collective of writers and illustrators. At the launch, children will get a chance to meet some of the authors and illustrators and buy their books.
10.30am-1pm. Hippocampus, 525, 16th Main, 3rd Block, Koramangala. For details, call 25630206 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early learning pedagogies
Sutradhar, an educational resource centre, will host an open forum on the different pedagogies in pre-school learning. Speakers will discuss three approaches: the Montessori method that goes back more than 100 years, the Reggio Emilia technique which evolved among working-class families and focuses on learning from the environment, and the Waldorf education system that believes in learning through imitation. Speakers will include Nandini Prakash of the Indian Institute of Montessori Studies and Latha Madhusudhan, founder of a Waldorf-inspired pre-school—both in Bangalore—and Smitha Mallya, co-founder of the Bangalore Steiner School.
4-6.30pm. Ashirwad, St Mark’s Road, the lane opposite State Bank of India. For details, call 25288545.
Elements of Abstraction
Till 28 February
A collection of recent works by H.S. Manjunath and Ranjan Paul, who have been named artists of the month by the gallery, is on display.
10.30am-6pm (Sundays by appointment). Galerie Third Eye, F-2, Epsilon Villas, Yemlur Main Road. For details, contact Jasmine Khanna at 9845585235 or visit thirdeye-art.com
Confluence of Zakir Hussain with Bela Fleck and Edgar Meyer
Tabla legend Zakir Hussain, banjo exponent Bela Fleck and double bassist Edgar Meyer have been navigating the terrain of music with complete ease, shifting between classical, bluegrass and world music. The trio has travelled the world performing, jamming and creating new sounds. At this concert, there will be hints of this experimentation, including their innovative triple concerto for banjo, double bass and tabla.
6.30pm. Shilpa Kala Vedika (8 February) and Bishop Cotton Boys High School (10 February). Tickets available at in.bookmyshow.com; prices vary.
KK—Live in Concert
Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK, is an Indian playback and pop singer. At Unmaad 2013, the cultural festival of the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, KK will perform hits from his first album, Pal, and other chart-toppers.
6.30pm. Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, Bilekahalli, Bannerghatta Road. Tickets, Rs.549, Rs.799 and Rs.1,249, available at in.bookmyshow.com . For details, call 26582450.
Fireflies Festival of Music
This festival has become synonymous with good music and good food. There’s all kinds of music: indigenous, international, established, unheard, and jazz with tribal folk. The artiste line-up includes Bahh Band, Vedanth and Bindu, Spinifex, Sangeet Sadhana, Emam and Friends, Sufi and qawwali artistes from Kutch, Talavattam, Floyd Fernandes and more.
Noon onwards. Fireflies Inter-Cultural Center, Dinnepalya Village, Kanakapura Road, Kaggalipura. For details, call 28432725. Tickets, Rs.550, available at the venue and at www.indiantstage.in
Trendslaughter Fest III
This fest brings together old school, extreme, underground metal with a line-up of international and local bands. At the third edition, the headliners will be Singapore’s Blood Division. There will be bands such as Mumbai’s Solar Deity, Necrodeity from Kolkata and three bands from Bangalore—Dying Embrace, Shepherd and Witchgoat.
4-10pm. #8, Second floor, Allied Grande Plaza, Magrath Road, Ashok Nagar. Tickets, Rs.700 (inclusive of a complimentary beer), available at the venue.
Magnum ke Tasveer: Magnums Vision of india
9 February-1 March
Magnum and Tasveer come together to present an exhibition of photographs documenting Indian society. The selection offers an introduction to Magnum’s archive and ongoing engagement with India through eight Magnum photographers: Abbas, Werner Bischof, Marilyn Silverstone, Bruno Barbey, Steve McCurry, Olivia Arthur, Ferdinando Scianna and Raghu Rai.
10am-6pm (Sundays closed). Tasveer Gallery, Sua House, 26/1, Kasturba Cross Road. For details, call 40535217.
Yatra—The River of Life
At this performance, Chitra Arvind will present her contemporary dance work Yatra—The River of Life. It explores the events in the lives of two friends, Samatha and Laukika, who set off on an adventure with the impetuous idea of “just journeying down the river”. The work attempts to question identity and existence through the meandering of these two protagonists.
6.15pm. Unnati Centre, Temple Road, Sadananda Nagar, NGEF East. For details, call 25384642.
Become the Wind
Till 13 March
In her third solo exhibition, artist Sakshi Gupta is exhibiting five new works from her series ‘Become the Wind’. Gupta’s works are often composed from discarded scrap or waste reconstituted to aid its transcendance from often mundane origins. Her approach to the imagining of these objects is influenced, she says, by the social and physical contexts reflecting her routine encounters with nature and abandoned structures.
11am-7pm. (Tuesdays closed and Sundays by appointment). Gallery Ske, 2, Berlie Street, Langford Town. Click here for details or call 65951972.
Cotton Comes Alive: The Malkha Story
The Yarn Club will present a talk by Uzramma, founder of Dastkar Andhra, on how Indian cotton textile production changed under the influence of the East India Company—ginning and spinning were mechanized and centralized, and cotton had to be grown for one standardized type of spinning machine. The talk will also detail the 20-year story of Malkha, from idea to practice, from the 1990s to the present.
11am. Apparao Galleries, No. 7, Wallace Gardens, 3rd Street, Nungambakkam. For details, call 41012388.
Paintings by Selva Senthil Kumar
Till 17 February
Selva Senthil Kumar, a fine arts graduate from Mysore, has won the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Award from the Victoria Technical Institute, Chennai, and a scholarship from the Ayyakutti Meenakshi charitable trust. He has taken part in exhibitions all over India. His works depict native masks and focus also on autorickshaws.
10am-6pm (Tuesdays closed). DakshinaChitra, East Coast Road, Muttukadu. For details, call 24462435.
This is a popular novel about love and revenge by Kalki, set in the seventh century. The story revolves around Sivagami, a dancer and daughter of a sculptor, and Narasimma Pallavar. More than 100 artistes accomplished in dance, drama, music, Kalari and folk will come together to present this dance musical.
2pm/6.30pm. Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall, 7, Shenstone Park, 13/1, Harrington Road, Chetput Tickets, Rs.250, Rs.500 and Rs.1,000, available at www.indianstage.in
Champloo is a Bristol-based outfit that specializes in b-boying, and is considered one of the UK’s most innovative hip hop dance theatre companies. With integrated lyrical film and explosive break-dance, Champloo take its audiences on a captivating neo hip hop dance experience. ‘White Caps’ combines multimedia and digital components, following the journey of two young men as they embark on an epic and gruelling personal adventure.
7pm. Rukmini Arangam, Kalakshetra Foundation, Thiruvanmiyur.
Najsul (Daytime Drinking)
“We should totally go on a road trip!” How often has a sentiment like that, delivered late during a night of heavy drinking, led to an actual road trip? In this amusing deadpan Korean comedy, it nearly doesn’t. Three men in a Seoul bar swear they’re up for a trip to cheer up their pal Hyeok-jin (Song Sam-dong), who’s just been dumped. The next morning, Hyeok-jin arrives at a summer-vacation spot in the dead of winter, only to find himself the only one there.
6.30pm. Korean Cultural Centre India, A-25, Lajpat Nagar-IV. Entry with valid photo identity card. For details, call 43445000.
The ŠKODA Prize 2013
Till 28 February
This exhibition includes works by the 20 artists who were in the long-list for the ŠKODA Prize for Indian Contemporary Art 2012, and accompanies the announcement of the prize-winner on 1 February. Besides the four finalists—Shilpa Gupta, CAMP (Ashok Sukumaran, Sanjay Bhangar, Shaina Anand and Zinnia Ambapardiwala), L.N. Tallur and Srinivasa Prasad—the artists include Praneet Soi, Hema Upadhyay, Vishal K. Dar, T. Venkanna and Rohini Devasher. The show has been curated by Girish Shahane, director of art, the ŠKODA Prize.
10am-5pm (Mondays closed). The National Gallery of Modern Art, Jaipur House, India Gate. For details, call 23386111. Entry, Rs.10 for Indians and Rs.150 for foreigners.
Interpreting Tagore is a tribute to Rabindranath Tagore on his 150th birth anniversary by contemporary dancer Astad Deboo. It uses world music, movement and alternative theatre forms, like puppets and masks, as well as poetry recitation, to create the quintessential Deboo experience at its multifaceted best.
7pm. Kamani Auditorium, 1, Copernicus Marg. Passes, available at the Sahmat office and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations office. For details, call 43503351.
Compagnie Revolution’s Urban Ballet goes beyond classical dance and hip hop to create a hybrid style. Inspired by classical ballet, the performance has four acts that show the body’s four incarnations.
7.30pm. Kamani Auditorium, 1, Copernicus Marg. Click here for details or call 43503351.
3rd Annual Indian Comic Con
The annual comic convention returns to the city. Stalls set up by Indian and international comics and graphic novel publishers will display the latest. Some of the international publishers include Fantagraphics, Drawn & Quarterly and First Second Books. The cosplay contest and interactions with graphic novelists will be other highlights of the festival.
11am-8pm. Dilli Haat, opposite INA Market, Sri Aurobindo Marg. Entry fee, Rs.20 for adults and Rs.10 for children.
My Breath on Canvas
Photographer Ranjit Sinha will exhibit a series of photographs created through a unique collaboration with dancers. Sinha has been taking photographs for 25 years now and teaches at Beyond Snapshots, a photography and communications school in Hyderabad. The exhibition will be complemented by an installation where videos will be projected in a light and shadow play with the exhibits and an illuminated Goethe-Zentrum auditorium.
9.30am-5.30pm. Goethe-Zentrum, 20, Journalist Colony, Road No. 3, Banjara Hills. For details, call 23350473/0040.
Israeli Film Festival
The Federation of Film Societies of India, the Israeli embassy and the Hyderabad Film Club will screen six Israeli films at the festival. The films are Intimate Grammar (14 February); Infiltration (15 February); Lonely Planet and The Human Resources Manager (16 February); and Bena and The Matchmaker(17 February).
6pm. Prasad Film Labs preview theatre, Road No. 2, Banjara Hills. For details, call 9391020243.
Till 10 February
Tejas Gallery is hosting a solo show of paintings by Dhiren Sasmal. The works are in acrylic on canvas with pen and ink detailing. In these paintings, Sasmal sees the world through the eyes of children, whose reality is rooted in myth and fantasy.
12.30-7.30pm. Abanindranath Tagore Gallery, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, 9A, Ho Chi Minh Sarani. For details, call 9830049825.
Till 28 February
Idiyas Gallery is showcasing the works of various artists, including Atin Basak, Ramananda Bandopadhyay, Subrata Das, Prakash Karmakar and others. This exhibition features a collection of painters that are united in their understanding of the intimate relationship between colour and emotion.
11.30am-6.30pm (Sundays by appointment). Idiyas Gallery, 15, Dover Road. For details, call 9831005003.
Grill and Sizzle
Till 10 February
Hotel Hindusthan International (HHI)’s Grill and Sizzle festival at the restaurant Mythh offers 19 kinds of sizzlers, including galangal-flavoured grilled lobster served with fried garlic and butter emulsion and grilled salmon Kyoto served with assorted Asian greens.
Noon-4pm (lunch) and 7-11pm (dinner). Mythh, Hotel Hindusthan International, 235/1, AJC Bose Road. Prices, around Rs.725 (vegetarian) and Rs.825-1,575 (non-vegetarian), plus taxes.For details, call 9830929858.
Bass Camp festival: London Elektricity & Ox7gen
London Elektricity aka Tony Colman is a multi-award winning producer and vinyl-only DJ known for his drum ‘n’ bass tunes. With five albums and a number of remixes to his credit, he has paved the way for this genre.
10.30pm. blueFROG, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel. Entry fee, Rs. 700 (after 9pm). For details, call 40332300.
Mumbai-based Sanaya Ardeshir aka Sandunes will present experimental electronica, heavy on post-dubstep, 2-step and future garage sounds for this Valentine’s Day electro-swing session.
10pm. Ellipsis, B-1, Amarchand Mansion, 16, Madame Cama Road, Colaba. For details, call 66213333.
Studies on the Formation of Impatience
Till 12 February
An exhibition of dreamy, allegorical canvases by German artist Michael Kunze. German magazine Zoodescribed Kunze’s work as “strange images with their own logic, breathtaking perspectives, flying objects, swirling figures”.
11am-6pm (Mondays by appointment). Galerie Isa, 132, Great Western Building, First floor, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Road, Fort. For details, call 66373432.
As part of an initiative of Gipsy Cinema, a travelling film club, the Italian classic Cinema Paradiso will be screened at Marine Plaza. The film is about a successful movie director in his 40s, Salvatore, who returns home to Sicily after hearing of the death of Alfredo, an ex-projectionist at the eponymous village theatre.
6.30pm. Marine Plaza, 29, Marine Drive. For invites, register at Gipsycinema.com. For details, call 22851212.
Poupoupidou (Nobody Else But You) tells the story of a crime novelist who gets entangled in the investigation of a small-time actress’ mysterious death. The actress, funnily enough, had believed she was the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe.
6.30pm. Alliance Française auditorium, Theosophy Hall, 40, New Marine Lines, Churchgate. For details, call 22036187.
Ganga Nitya Vaahini
Watch a performance by Malavika Sarukkai, one of India’s leading Bharatanatyam dancers, titled ‘Ganga Nitya Vaahini—The Eternal River’. Conceptualized and choreographed by Sarukkai, the performance redefines the extensive possibilities of the solo.
6.30pm. Tata Theatre, National Centre for Performing Arts, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point. Tickets, Rs.150, Rs.300 and Rs.500, available at the venue and at in.bookmyshow.com. For details, call 66223737.
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