Adam & The Fish Eyed Poets

28 September

Chennai-based singer-songwriter Kishore Krishna formed Adam & the Fish Eyed Poets in late 2008. He came up with the name to try and veil the fact that this was “a one-man-bedroom-project", but also as a tribute to the Existentialist poets of the modern era. After two self-produced albums—Snakeism (2010) and Dead Loops (2011)—Krishna has put together a band featuring musicians from Chennai. Their sound, according to Krishna, is rooted in “a volatile balance between the primal sexual energy of the Stax/Volt era, Rhythm ’n Blues, and the cynical passive aggressive precision of post-punk acts such as The Smiths, Elvis Costello, and The Cure".

9pm. Opus, Palace Cross Road, Vasanthnagar (23442580). For details, call 9844030198 or

Lou Majaw & Friends

28 September

An evening of rock ’n roll and Blues by Lou Majaw, the Khasi guitar legend popularly referred to as the Bob Dylan of North-East India—he pioneered the annual Bob Dylan festival in Shillong in 1972. At this concert, Majaw will jam with Ramanan Chandramouli on guitars, Deepak Raghu on drums and Leslie Charles on bass.

8.30pm. B-Flat, 776, 100-Feet Road, 2nd Stage, Indiranagar (41739250/25278361).

Artur Dutkiewicz

30 September

The Bangalore School of Music (BSM), in association with the consulate general of Poland, Mumbai, is hosting this performance by noted Polish composer and jazz pianist Artur Dutkiewicz, to celebrate BSM’s 25th anniversary. Dutkiewicz will present his signature contemporary jazz mazurkas from his latest album Mazurkas. Mazurka, a Polish national dance, is influenced by Frédéric Chopin and Polish folk music, combined with modern jazz improvisation. The performance will include classical music, Polish folk music and trance jazz improvisations.

7pm. Alliance Française de Bangalore, PB 108, Thimmaiah Road, opposite UNI Building, Vasanthnagar (41231340).

A textile and jewellery collection will be showcased at Vermillion House
A textile and jewellery collection will be showcased at Vermillion House

Around town

Mora by Ritika Mittal & Sutopa Parrab’s Tribal Chic

28-29 September

Textile designer Ritika Mittal will showcase her “Mora by Ritika" 2012 collection, and jewellery designer Sutopa Parrab will display pieces from her “Tribal Chic" monsoon collection. To craft her ethnic wear, Mittal spends months at a time with weavers in the North-East.

At the exhibition, “Mora by Ritika" saris, dupattas, stoles, kalayanis (saris for little girls) and kalidaars (voluminous lehengas) will be on display. Natural-dye Eri silk, Muga Ghicha and other tribal weaves from the North-East have been used, along with mulmul, Chanderis and Kalamkaris. Parrab’s jewellery pieces are inspired by chunky tribal trinkets, using old silver, dokra, and hand-dyed cotton thread.

11am-7pm. Vermilion House, 3/12, Cleveland Road Cross, Frazer Town (41225830). Prices, starting 4,000 for “Mora by Ritika", and 2,800 for Tribal Chic.

Art, Culture and Social Responsibility

29 September

The Azim Premji Foundation will host this talk by noted Assam film-maker Jahnu Barua, who will discuss works such as the 1995 film Xagoroloi Bohu Door (It’s a Long Way to the Sea), about a village boatman and his grandson who try to cope with a new bridge across the river that has provided their family with employment for generations. Beneath the surface of this modest Assamese tale, with its familiar metaphorical Indian river, is a lesson on the human cost of “development".

6pm. National Gallery of Modern Art, Manikyavelu Mansion, 49, Palace Road (22201027).


Justene Williams

Till 6 October

Currently in a month-long residency at the 1, Shanthi Road studio-gallery, artist Justene Williams from Australia—facilitated by Carriageworks, Sydney, as part of “The India-Australia 2012 Year of Friendship"—is exhibiting installations of photographs and videos. Williams teaches at the Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney University, and was listed in the(sydney)magazine list of 100 most influential people for 2011 in that city.

Noon-8pm. 1, Shanthi Road, Shanthi Nagar (9880227706). For details, visit


Interface—Jagriti Season Twenty Twelve

The ongoing Jagriti Season Twenty Twelve festival will showcase Interface, eastern India’s first and only international platform for contemporary expressions in the alternative arts, and feature dance performances.

Israeli dancer Idan Cohen will present a co-production, Holi, at Jagriti
Israeli dancer Idan Cohen will present a co-production, Holi, at Jagriti
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