Wake Up Clean Up Bengaluru
A seven-day expo organized by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) hopes to generate awareness on waste disposal , foster dialogue and kick-start action. The expo will culminate in a two-day event, “Waste Habba”, where life-size installations made from waste will be put up. There will also be DIY workshops and activities for children on creating art from waste.
4-6pm; and 10am-7pm (9-10 February). Freedom Park, Seshadri Road, Gandhinagar. Click here for details.
Dieter Läpple from the University of Hamburg, Germany, will deliver a talk on tools and methods for the development of cities. The lecture is being organized by the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan and MOD institute, an international collective of architects, designers, researchers, curators and practitioners, to mark the close of the ongoing exhibition-workshop-lecture series—“Our City: Challenge the Future”.
6pm. Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, Kasturba Road. Entry, Rs.200. For details, contact Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan at 25205305/06/07/08.
The team at event management company Urban Voice is organizing a walkathon to raise awareness about crimes against women—a platform for Bangaloreans to get together to protest the Delhi gang-rape crime.
6.30am. Sri Kanteerava Stadium, Sports Complex, Kasturba Road. To register, visit www.urbanvoice.in. For details, call 9886094162.
Curtain Raisers 2013: God of Carnage
When the folks at Jagriti Theatre realized many groups were bogged down by financial constraints, they came up with the idea of offering an advance as seed money, charging no rental and simply taking a percentage of the ticket sales. Thus Curtain Raisers, a festival of new productions, was born. Bangalore’s theatre group Black Coffee will kick-start the festival, on from 1 February-31 March, with God of Carnage. Written by Yasmina Reza, the story is of two friends, one who has hurt the other in a park, and how their parents set out on a peace-building mission. 1 hour, 30 minutes.
8pm (Friday and Saturday); 3pm/6.30pm (Sunday). Jagriti Theatre, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Whitefield (41242879). Click here for details. Tickets, Rs. 250, available on in.bookmyshow.com.
Internationally renowned for its mix of traditional performing arts, street theatre, circus skills, mime, shadow play and carnival, Footsbarn will present its latest production—a contemporary take on William Shakespeare’s classic comedy. Directed by Paddy Hayter, this adaptation is set on an imaginary island and will feature monsters and spirits, dance, masque, magic and, of course, Ariel. 1 hour, 20 minutes.
7.30pm. Ranga Shankara, 36/2, 8th Cross, 2nd Phase, JP Nagar (26592777). Tickets, Rs.200, available on in.bookmyshow.com.
The Traveler’s Eye
The mother-daughter duo of Sudha and Vasudha Madhavan will showcase their works. While Vasudha will exhibit photographs of the places she has visited and the people she has met on her journeys, her mother Sudha will display paintings in oil and acrylic on canvas.
10am-7pm. Alliance Française, 108, Vasanthnagar, Thimmaiah Road (41231345).
Till 9 February
The Indian Institute of Cartoonists (IIC) is presenting an exhibition of illustrations by Mario Miranda, this time of people and places in Karnataka.
10am-6pm (Sundays closed). Indian Cartoon Gallery, IIC, 1, Midford House, Midford Garden, off MG Road, Trinity Circle (41758540).
As part of the Bangalore International Centre’s (BIC’s) International Women’s Day series, film-maker Deepa Dhanraj will screen her documentary, Invoking Justice. The film, in Tamil with English subtitles, follows a group of women—members of the Tamil Nadu Muslim Women’s Jamaat (council) committee, formed in 2004 to arbitrate and decide on matters related to family law. It tells the complex story of the challenge they posed to a corrupt judicial system. The director will also take questions.
6pm. Auditorium, BIC, The Energy and Resources Institute (Teri) Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, II Stage, Domlur (9886599675).
It began as a camp-out festival with something for every music lover. This year, it has more artistes, including DJs Pearl, Tuhin Mehta aka Brute Force, Nikhil Chinapa, Bangalore’s drum ’n bass staple DJ Vachan Chinnappa, the folk-fusion rock bands Swarathma, Raghu Dixit, Advaita, Papon and The East India Company, Indian Ocean, featuring Shankar Mahadevan, Karsh Kale Collectiv and Agam.
11am onwards. Stormfields, Napoklu, Coorg. Tickets, Rs.1,750 for each day, and Rs.3,950 for a season ticket with stay. Click here for details.
Paintings and sculptures by artists such as Sanjay Devsale, Gavi Gangadhara, Vinod Sharma and Dattatraya Thombare will be on display. Prices range from Rs.25,000 to Rs.2 lakh.
11am–7pm (Sundays closed). Vinnyasa Premier Art Gallery, CIT Colony, Mylapore (24982515).
Bargains in style
Till 6 February
Amethyst has some great bargains on creations from the outgoing season. The range includes collections by fashion designers Sonam Dubal, Sunita Shankar, Krishna Mehta, Alecca Carrano and others. Accessories too are on sale. The products, in a Rs.100-8,000 range, are available till stocks last.
11am–8pm, Amethyst, Whites Road, Royapettah (45991630).
The cultural organization Banyan Tree Events is presenting the 12th edition of its annual travelling All India Sufi and Mystic Music Festival, Ruhaniyat. Over the years, the festival has travelled to seven cities: Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune and Bangalore. This year, Ahmedabad and Raipur will be added to the list. The artistes include Kapalik Pandvani from Chhattisgarh, Shabad and Sufi kalam from Punjab, the Mystic Ravanhatta Ensemble from Rajasthan, Sufi qawwali by the Sabri Brothers and Group from Jaipur, baul songs by Parvathy Baul from West Bengal, and guest artistes from other countries—the dancing dervishes group Tanoura from Egypt and Farid Ayaz and Group from Pakistan, among others.
6pm. Madras Race Club, Race Course Road, Guindy. Tickets, Rs.400, available on in.bookmyshow.com. Click here for details.
Amchi Mumbai.. Singara Chennai
The event is an amalgamation of the music of two cities, Mumbai and Chennai. The concert will see singers Roop Kumar Rathod and Sonali Rathod collaborating with Chennai musicians Charulatha Mani and Madhumitha.
7pm. Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall, 7, Shenstone Park, 13/1 Harrington Road, Chetpet. Tickets, Rs.500-2,500, available on in.bookmyshow.com.
By Nandini Reddy
India Art Fair
The fifth edition of the India Art Fair will have 105 exhibiting galleries from 24 countries presenting over 1,000 artists. The international galleries at the fair will exhibit art from countries such as the UK, US, France, Germany, Spain, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Singapore, Russia, China and Australia, among others. There will also be a video lounge, art book store, a Speakers’ Forum and a series of public art projects.
2-8pm (Friday and Saturday)/ 11am-6pm (Sunday). NSIC Exhibition Grounds, Okhla Industrial Estate. Entry from Gate 4. Tickets, Rs.300 (general) and Rs.200 (students), available at the venue and on www.indiaartfair.in.
Sediments And Other Untitled...
3 February-3 March
An exhibition of mixed-media work by Vibha Galhotra, made using silt from the river Yamuna. This solo show, curated in association with the Jack Shainman Gallery, examines issues of urbanization in Delhi, and the changing social landscape of the country.
11am-7pm (Sundays closed). Exhibit 320, F-320, Lado Sarai (46130637).
Tarik + Shantanu Pandit
Singer-songwriter Shantanu Pandit, known for tunes reminiscent of artistes like Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie and Leonard Cohen, opens for the rock band Tarik, which was formed in Shillong.
9pm. TLR Café, 31, Hauz Khas Village, Second floor. For entry charges, call 9899383899.
Walk for Life—Stride Against Cancer
CanSupport, a Delhi-based non-profit that provides palliative care to cancer patients, is organizing its third annual walk to spread awareness about the rising incidence of the disease and raise funds for patients and survivors. The walk will start at Rajpath.
9-11am. Registration is mandatory. Fee, Rs.300 for adults and Rs.150 for students (carry a photo ID). Click here for details and registration or email email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 26102851/69.
UnBox Festival 2013
In its third edition, the UnBox festival returns with exhibitions, talks, performances, seminars and workshops. The attempt this year is to promote interdisciplinary collaborations defined by its tag line, “Action at the Intersections”.
Timings vary. Zobra, 166, MG Road, near the Sultanpur Metro station (7838804663 / 7838557925). Four-day pass, Rs.12,000 (professionals) and Rs.6,000 (students). Carry a photo ID. Click here for details.
Urban Ballet is a skilful mélange of classical music and hip hop inspired movements. Ten French dancers will showcase the moves, choreographed by Anthony Egea, that are a blend of classical and street hip hop of the 1980s. Inspired by classical ballet, Urban Ballet has four acts that show four incarnations of the body. The event is part of the ongoing three-month Bonjour India festival organized by the French embassy and Alliance Française.
7pm. Shilpakala Vedika, Shilparamam, Madhapur (23112704/705/707). Invites, available at Alliance Française.
Sizzling Skillet Festival
Till 17 February
Hard Rock Café is dishing out sizzlers with a twist. These include the Oriental Seafood Delight sizzler infused with sambal olek sauce, anise spice, kaffir lime over linguine served with spiced potato wedges; medallions of beef tenderloin served with frostier sauce infused with satori red; tandoori chicken tikka/paneer tikka skewers with tangy makhani sauce; and cilantro pilaf over spiced veggies. Also try out herb-crusted grilled chicken scaloppini with champagne fondue sauce, Lebanese fajita and falafel and Hungarian goulash.
Noon-11pm. Hard Rock Café, GVK One mall, Road No. 1, Banjara Hills (64636375/7569017535). Meal price, Rs.350-550, plus taxes, per person.
Flavours of Hyderabad
This is a group show of paintings and sculptures by artists such as Thota Vaikuntam, Anjaneyulu G., A. Kiran Kumar, Bairu Raghuram, Laxman Aelay, Mohammed Osman, Nataraj Saraf, Ramesh Gorjala, Sachin Jaltare, Sisir Sahana and Pasupuleti Ganesh.
11am-7pm. Kalakriti Art Gallery, 468, Road No. 10, Banjara Hills (66564466).
By Yogendra Kalavalapalli
Macbeth and Sei Sumouli
Theatre group Swapnasandhani will stage its latest productions, Macbeth and Sei Sumouli. Macbeth is based on the classic tragedy by William Shakespeare and has been translated and adapted by Ujjal Chattopadhyay. Sei Sumouli is written by Indrasish Lahiri. Both plays have been directed by Kaushik Sen.
3pm/7pm. Academy of Fine Arts, 2, Cathedral Road. Tickets, Rs.60 and Rs.100 for Macbeth and Rs.60, Rs.100 and Rs.150 for Sei Sumouli, available at the venue. For details, call 9836524539.
This story is based on an episode from the Mahabharat about Yayati’s daughter Madhabi and her beloved Galab, a disciple of Rishi Vishwamitra. The play by the Nandikar theatre group has been adapted by Bhisham Sahni and directed by Swatilekha Sengupta.
6.30pm. Star Theatre, 79/3/4, Bidhan Sarani, Hati Bagan Crossing. Tickets, Rs.40, Rs.60 and Rs.100, available at the venue. For details, call 8296133601.
The 2009 Alain Gsponer film Lila, Lila (My Words, My Lies—My Love) is about David, a young waiter, who falls in love with Marie, a literature student. He only manages to impress her after a manuscript he finds accidentally is published as “his” novel. This gives a fillip to David’s career—until the “real” author of the book turns up. But he too turns out to be an imposter.
6.30pm. Auditorium, Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, 8, Ballygunge Circular Road (24866398/6424).
By Indranil Bhoumik
Koormavataaram—The Great Ancient Turtle: Kutiyattam performance by Kapila Venu
Nangiar Koothu is a female solo performance in the ancient dance-theatre of Kerala form Kutiyattam. One of the leading female practitioners of this ancient Sanskrit dance-theatre form, Kapila Venu will present Koormavataaram, based on a verse from Jayadeva’s 12th century Sanskrit epic Gita Govinda—Kurmavatara, the tortoise incarnation of Vishnu. This dance performance, co-choreographed by G. Venu, is part of the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2013.
7-8.30pm. Cross Maidan Gardens, Fort. Click here for details.
NCPA Umang Series: Margam
As part of the National Centre for Performing Arts’ (NCPA’s) Umang series, Bharatanatyam dancer Shweta Prachande will present traditional compositions of the classical style in a presentation titled Margam. The evening will begin with a piece on the theme of devotion. The highlight of the recital will be an ahshtapadi or eight-line couplet from Jayadeva’s Gita Govinda. It will be followed by Maiya Mori, a bhajan by saint-poet Surdas, where little Krishna attempts to convince his mother Yashoda that he hasn’t had the butter. The repertoire concludes with a rhythmic piece of thillana.
7pm. Little Theatre, NCPA, NCPA Marg, near Hilton Towers, Nariman Point (66223737).
Staged-Time (A Participatory Performance)
As part of the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, in the section “Mumbai Dreams—Art For Change”, German artist Tobias Megerle will present a performance or installation art. The setting will be a rectangular structure sculpted from bamboo, adorned with flags, tarpaulin-painted logos and text, divided into two sections—“Yesterday” and “Tomorrow”—where people will be asked existential questions.
Rampart Row, 30, K Dubash Marg, Kala Ghoda, Colaba.
Till 2 February
In this exibition, Maite Delteil from France creates a landscape that doesn’t belong to any one place. It speaks instead of a meditative garden brought out by the peculiarly ordered trees, with their trunks and branches exploding with cherries and apples and other rounded fruits, or vibrant bouquets of flowers. The repetitive roundness of the fruit that overwhelms her trees, or the detail in her brushstrokes suggesting density of snow or foliage, are gateways to the fantastical lands in which her subjects remain suspended in a dream-like trance. This is her third solo exhibition in Mumbai at the gallery.
11am-7pm . Art Musings, 1, Admiralty Building, opposite Dunne’s Institute, Colaba Cross Lane, Colaba (22163339/ 22186071).
Ustad Alla Rakha Khan Barsi Concert
On Ustad Alla Rakha Khan’s 13th death anniversary, his son Zakir Hussain is organizing a full-day concert in his honour. The sessions will include solo percussion performances; a ‘jugalbandi’ by mandolin player U. Srinivas and Zakir Hussain on the tabla; solo recitals by Abbos Kosimov from Uzbekistan and Fazal Qureshi, one of Khan’s sons; a jam session featuring Ranjit Barot, Trilok Gurtu, Srinivas, Niladri Kumar; and a lot more.
6.30am. Shanmukhananda Hall, 292, Com. Harbanslal Marg, Sion—East (24078888). For free passes, available at the venue, call 24044141.
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