The acoustic rock band from Mumbai, featuring Uday Benegal on vocals, Mahesh Tinaikar on guitar and Sankarshan Kini on mandolin, violin and percussion, will perform live at this concert.
Strumming the notes: The acoustic rock band from Mumbai, Whirling Kalapas, will be jamming at B-Flat.
8.30pm. B-Flat, 776, Second floor, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, 2nd Stage (25278361). Entry, Rs 300. For details, call 42414000.
Metal Mania—Kryptos featuring Arkadius of SuidAkrA
Arkadius Antonik, frontman of the German band SuidAkrA, will jam with Bangalore’s heavy metal band Kryptos. The event will also present the winner of the Bangalore Open Air 2012 metal battle.
7pm. Centre Stage, Indo-German Urban Mela, Palace Grounds, Vasanth Nagar gate, near Mount Carmel College (924310091). For details, visit www.goethe.de/bangalore
Kaveri of Kiththale Villa
Directed by Soumya Varma, this adaptation of Stella Kon’s Emily of Emerald Hill locates the action in the Kodava community. Originally, the play told the story of the Peranakans, a Chinese community fighting to keep its culture alive amid a vortex of change. This adaptation tells the story of Kaveri, an orphan married into an aristocratic Kodava family; the culture here is that of Coorg. 1 hour, 40 minutes.
7.30pm. Ranga Shankara, 36/2, 8th Cross, JP Nagar, 2nd Phase (26592777). Tickets, Rs 150, available on www.indianstage.in
Jam’it—A Musical Get-together
Dubbed as “a musical get-together for the Indian indie and rock fraternity”, this event is being organized by the music group Rock Circuit for indie rock musicians and music enthusiasts from different walks of life, to enable them to come together and create something new. The evening will feature performances by bands such as Aks, Altered Scales, Welwet Rose and The Indus Valley Project. There will be a talk featuring members of established bands such as Swarathma and Agam, and Ranjon Ghoshal of the first Indian band Mohiner Ghoraguli, who will share their experiences on the Indian rock scene.
4-11pm. Cuppa coffee shop, 70, Kaikondrahalli, Sarjapur Road (41107322). Tickets, Rs 500. For details, visit rockcircuit.in/jamit
Murals and Collages of Shekhavati
As part of the Tasveer Foundation Lecture Series, an illustrated talk will be given by the art and cultural historian, Jyotindra Jain, on the murals and collages of Shekhavati in Rajasthan.
Shekhavati scenes: Historian Jyotindra Jain will talk about the murals of Shekhavati.
6.30pm. National Gallery of Modern Art, No.49, Manikyavelu Mansion, Palace Road (22342338). For registration and details, email email@example.com or call 40535212.
Is Romance Dead: High Tea with Author Nandita Bose
The Atta Galatta book store will host an interaction over high tea with romance novelist Nandita Bose, who will speak on the “shrinking spaces for love in public discourse and consciousness”. Bose will be in conversation with humour writer Rachna Singh; stage actor, photographer and blogger Sambrita Basu; corporate coach and theatre professional Rahul George; and co-founder of the hospitality chain Linger Leisures Sameer Shisodia. There will also be a reading from Bose’s debut novel, Tread Softly.
4pm. Atta Galatta, 75, 2nd Main, Koramangala, 1st Block (30181626). For registration and details, call 9740652057.
Till 30 June
Cinnamon has on display saris and stoles (and fabric tiles of Madhubani art) by the design group Jiyo!, an initiative of the Asian Heritage Foundation which has artists and designers working closely with rural artisans to create craft and textile products.
10.30am-7.30pm. Cinnamon, 11, Walton Road, off Lavelle Road (22212426). Prices start at Rs 1,800.
22 June-1 July
Berlin-based artist Steffi Silbermann, who’s currently the Goethe-Institut’s artist in residence at the 1 Shanthi Road studio gallery, will display different kinds of larger-than-life bamboo sculptures for visitors to explore. These sculptures invite guests to hop on, climb, swing, paint, scrawl, write (and even nap) atop them. Some of them will also be on display at the Indo-German Urban Mela at the Palace Grounds this fortnight. Silbermann has worked with Bangalore-based group Manasaram Architects and the Indian Plywood Industries Research and Training Institute for this project.
Noon-8pm. 1 Shanthi Road, Shanthi Nagar. For details, visit www.1shanthiroad.blogspot.com or call 9880227706.
Fête de la Musique
The annual music festival returns with a two-day line-up of gigs at the Alliance Française de Bangalore, featuring 33 bands from across the city, and spanning the genres of rock, classical, folk, Blues, metal, jazz and fusion. The event will begin around noon on both days and go on till late in the evening.
1.30pm onwards (23 June), 1pm onwards (24 June). Alliance Française, 108, Thimmaiah Road. For details, call 41231340 or visit bangalore.afindia.org/node/5812
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Till 25 June
Contemporary artist G. Raman is known for his paintings of Indian lore. Intricate drawings in both colour and black and white are indicative of the artist’s stylized and nuanced work. Raman is a former professor of the Government College of Arts and Fine Arts, Chennai.
Solo show: G. Raman.
11am-7pm. Artworld, Sarala’s Art International, 1/12, Third Street, Ganeshpuram, Teynampet, off Cenotaph Road (24338691/24315371)
Till 30 June
D. Ramanna, accomplished in the leather puppet dance form Tholu Bommalata from Andhra Pradesh, is holding an exhibition of his work as well as puppetry workshops. A variety of puppets from south India are on display at the Art Gallery. Special screenings of films on puppetry and puppeteers will be arranged on weekends. These include films on Rajasthani puppets, Pava Kathakali, doll’s theatre, Tholpavakoothu, Yakshagana puppets and Noori puppets. Nee Enge, a film by R.V. Ramani on Tamil Nadu’s puppeteers, will also be shown. At the workshops, Ramanna is teaching the craft of making lampshades and vibrant puppet door-hangings.
10am–6pm. DakshinaChitra, Muthukadu, East Coast Road (24462435). Registration fee, Rs 1,500 for the lampshade-making workshop and Rs 800 for the puppet door-hangings workshop.
Till 24 June
Enjoy Iyengar cuisine with an authentic spread of delectable dishes made without onion or garlic. These vegetarian dishes include panakam, pazha rasam, saathamudhu and kariamuthu and were traditionally prepared only in the most “aacharam” Iyengar Brahmin kitchens.
7-11pm. Garden Café, Radisson Blu, GST Road, St Thomas Mount (22310101). Meal, Rs 875 per person, plus taxes.
Silence! The Court Is in Session
The Madras Players presents its version of Vijay Tendulkar’s play, originally written in Marathi in 1963 and titled ‘Shantata! Court Chalu Aahe’. It’s a study of everyday, ordinary characters. When a theatre group reaches a remote village a bit too early for their show, they decide to while away the time by playing a game. What starts off quite innocently gradually turns sinister. 1 hour, 40 minutes.
7.15pm. Museum Theatre, Pantheon Road, Egmore. Tickets, Rs 150, Rs 250 and Rs 400, available on www.indianstage.in
By Nandini Reddy
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Directed by Bong Joon-ho, this 2006 Korean film, with English subtitles, deals with the implications of the American military presence in Korea. The story of the film follows an American military pathologist, who dumps over 200 bottles of formaldehyde into the sewer system leading into the Han River. Over the next few years, a strange amphibious monster emerges from Han River and attacks people at random. Till it snatches up the main protagonist’s daughter and returns to its hideout under Wonhyo Bridge.
7pm. Stein auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road (24682222). Film Club membership, Rs 750 a year.
James Zabiela grew up in Southampton, England, and was exposed to House music by his father, who worked in a local record shop. Soon, he was spinning his own compositions on a belt-drive turntable. A deejay for over a decade, Zabiela has featured in the top 20 of the top 100 DJs surveyed by DJ Mag, the British electronic dance music magazine, and has had an eight-year residency at the legendary Ibiza club, Space. Zabiela, whose style spans House, tech-House and techno, describes Depeche Mode as one of his major influences.
Rock DJ: James Zabiela from the UK will play at blueFROG.
10.30pm-1.30am. blueFROG, 4-A Seven Style Mile, Kalka Dass Marg, Mehrauli (30800300). Entry, Rs 1,000.
Clonefest Soundcheck Series Unplugged Night—Ditty & Mark, Adil & Vasundhara, Advaita and Them Clones
The second edition of the Clonefest Soundcheck Series, organized by Delhi band Them Clones, will feature unplugged sets by some local performers—jazz pop by Ditty & Mark (Aditi Veena and Mark Aranha); jazz fusion, funk, Blues, Rhythm and Blues and gospel by Adil & Vasundhara (Adil Manuel and Vasundhara Vidalur)—and the two veteran bands, the psychedelic fusion rock band Advaita and the alternative rock band Them Clones.
9.30-11pm. blueFROG (30800300). Entry, Rs 300.
Delhi’s first exclusive photo book library will soon have a permanent home at Ojas. As a preview, Ojas will exhibit some of the Open Library collection, showcasing the works of photographers Dayanita Singh, Nan Goldin, Raghu Rai, Pablo Bartholomew and Dinesh Khanna. Photographers Vicky Roy and Chandan Gomes will host a discussion with the audience on the books. The Open Library—the brainchild of Rang, a collective started by photographers Roy, Gomes and Vikrum Muldiar—aims to provide a resource for young photographers who have a lot to learn from photo books, but have little money to spend on them.
On show: The works of Dayanita Singh and Pablo Bartholomew, at Ojas.
5pm. Ojas Art, 1AQ, Qutub Minar main roundabout, Mehrauli Road (26644145).
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The Parisian electro-jazz five-member dance band No Jazz mixes the original celebratory spirit of jazz with hypnotic rhythms and contemporary sounds. Acoustic and Jungle, Trip Hop and Fanfares, melodies and samples, funk and jazz mingle happily with drum and bass. They have performed in around 40 countries so far, appearing at clubs and festivals. Their shows are explosive, fantastic displays of energy and rhythm where the magic of George Clinton, Frank Zappa and Miles Davis fuses to create an other-worldy experience.
7.30pm. Taj Banjara, Road No. 1, Banjara Hills. Invites may be collected from Alliance Française, Road No. 2, Banjara Hills, New Annexe, West Marredpally (23554485/86).
Sommer vorm Balkon
Directed by Andreas Dresen, the 2005 film Sommer vorm Balkon (Summer in Berlin), with English subtitles, is the tragicomic story of two women and their daily struggle for survival during a summer in Berlin. Katrin, a jobless single mother, and Nike, a nurse, are best friends and live in the same house. They are always dating the wrong men and spend many nights together drinking on Nike’s balcony and chatting—until the day Nike meets trucker Ronald.
6pm. Goethe-Zentrum, 20, Journalist’s Colony, Road No. 3, Banjara Hills (23350443/23350473/23350040).
Japanese food fest
Till 24 June
Restaurant chain Ohri’s is hosting a Japanese food festival at its Oriental cuisine restaurant Far East. Chef Jajo from Japan is dishing out delicacies like sushi, tempura fried items, chicken teriyaki, Yakitori and Prawn Uramaki. Chinese and Thai cuisines are part of the buffet menu.
7-11.30 pm. Far East, Ohri’s Banjara, Road No. 12, Banjara Hills ( 23302200). Price, Rs 499 per person, plus taxes.
By Yogendra Kalavalapalli
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14th Third Eye Photography Utsav
Till 24 June
Photography club Third Eye is celebrating 25 years with the 14th edition of its annual photo festival. The works of 60 artists (club members) are on exhibit along with a daily slide show at 7pm of 500 slides and 70 archival prints. There is also a photo bazaar with prints of award-winning photos, with prices on request.
Snapshots: A photography festival is on at Birla Academy.
3-8pm. Birla Academy, 108, Southern Avenue, beside Kalibari lake (24666802/2843).
The play Eka Tughlaq, written by Rudrarup Mukhopadhyay and directed by Arna Mukhopadhyay, will attempt to unveil unknown facts about Muhammad bin Tughlaq, the sultan of Delhi from 1325-51.
6.30pm. Rabindra Sadan, 1, Cathedral Road, Circus Avenue. For tickets and details, call 9674601674.
Ustad Mushtaq Ali Khan’s 101 Birth Anniversary Celebrations
The Umak (Ustad Mushtaq Ali Khan) Centre for Culture will celebrate the 101 birth anniversary of sitar maestro Ustad Mushtaq Ali Khan of the Senia ‘gharana’. The evening will include a performance by his disciple, Pandit Debu Chaudhuri, who will be accompanied by Pandit Kumar Bose on tabla. There will also be a recital by Hindustani classical singer Ulhas Kashalkar, Suresh Talwalkar on tabla and Jyoti Guha on harmonium.
7pm. Uttam Mancha, 10/1/1, Manohar Pukur Road, Kalighat. For details, call 8013085284.
By Indranil Bhoumik
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Sandip Bhattacharjee and Anuradha Pal
The ITC Sangeet Research Academy (ITCSRA) will present a Hindustani vocal and instrumental performance by singer Sandip Bhattacharjee, an academy product and a disciple of Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan, and a tabla solo by Anuradha Pal, India’s first and only professional female tabla player and a disciple of Ustad Alla Rakha and Zakir Hussain.
Melodic: Sandip Bhattacharjee
10am. Karnataka Sangha, Dr Vishveshawarayya Smarak Mandir, CHM Marg, Matunga— West (24377022).
This four-member Blues rock band comprises guitarist Denzil Mathias, keyboard player Shireen Irani, bassist Sonu Sangameshwaran and drummer
Vinayak Pol. Joined by guest vocalist Shalmali Kholgade, the band will play covers of songs featuring English rock guitarist Jeff Beck, American Blues guitarist and singer Buddy Guy and American Blues, jazz and rock guitarist Robben Ford.
10-11.30pm. blueFROG, New Mahalaxmi Mills Compound, opposite Empire Mills, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel (40332300). Tickets, Rs 300.
Follow Mowgli’s action-packed musical adventures in Shivani Tanksale and Sumeet Vyas’ trilingual (Hindi, English and Marathi) adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling classic. The play puts a madcap spin on familiar characters. Raised by wolves in the jungle, Mowgli learns about the “Laws of the Jungle” from his friends—Baloo the bear, Bagheera the black panther, and Kaa the python. Children aged 4 and above can watch the play. 1 hour, 40 minutes.
For old times’ sake: Jungle Book.
11am. Prithvi Theatre, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road, Vile Parle—West (26149546). Tickets, Rs 250, available at the venue.
Broadway & Beyond
Sing along with Broadway hits from musicals like Chicago, Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, Cabaret and Mamma Mia. This show stars Ramona Arena, Joe Alvares, Shahriyar Atai, Gaysil Noronha, Siddharth Meghani, Advait Hazarat, Armaan Malik, Tara Sutaria and Hormuzd Khambatta’s dance troupe. It has been conceptualized and produced by Raëll Padamsee.
7.30pm. St Andrew’s Auditorium, St Andrew’s College, St Dominic Road, Bandra—West (26410926). Tickets, Rs 100, Rs 200, Rs 300, Rs 500, Rs 750, Rs 1,000, Rs 1,500 and Rs 2,000, available at the venue and on in.bookmyshow.com
Project Cinema City: Research Art and Documentary Practices
Till 29 June
The multidisciplinary arts project, Project Cinema City, has been working since 2007 on the relationship between Mumbai and movies. The project includes installations, photographs, paintings and films and is being exhibited at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA). Curated by Madhusree Dutta, a documentary film-maker and director of the cultural centre Majlis, the show displays factual documentation of Mumbai’s film-making practices and artistic interpretations of the images produced by cinema. Dutta has selected artists, architects and film-makers who have engaged with the city in their work, including Atul Dodiya, Pushpamala N., Anant Joshi and Shreyas Karle.
11am-6pm (Mondays closed). NGMA, Cowasji Jehangir Hall, Mahatma Gandhi Road, opposite Museum, Colaba (22881969). Entry, Rs 10 for Indians and Rs 150 for foreigners.
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