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The Bachpan 2012: Children’s Theatre Festival comes to Bangalore.
The Bachpan 2012: Children’s Theatre Festival comes to Bangalore.

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From music and movies to dance and drama, there's plenty to do or experience over the coming week

Bangalore

Film

Ciné Club: Louise-Michel

27 September

A film for anyone who has ever been given the boot, Louise-Michel (2008) sees film-makers Gustave de Kervern and Benoît Delépine building a delightfully uncouth comedy around the closure of a small French toy factory. Named after a female French anarchist, the film sees illiterate male-to-female transsexual Louise (Yolande Moreau) convincing her redundant workmates to pool their severance pay and employ a hit man to whack the miserly boss. Enter Michel (Bouli Lanners), a dim-witted female-to-male transsexual with a vast collection of bespoke pistols, but no backbone: He takes down his targets by convincing terminal patients they should go out with a bang. 1 hour, 35 minutes, with English subtitles.

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A still from the French film Louise-Michel.

Art

Rekha Sambram: A Solo Exhibition of Line Drawings

Till 30 September

The Swasti Art Gallery and HCG Foundation are hosting an exhibition and sale of works by S.F. Huseni, from Shivanasamudra, Karnataka. Huseni specializes in paper-cutting arts such as Sanjhi and Kirigami. There are more than 20 works on exhibition, and the prices go up to 5,000.

9.30am-6.30pm (Monday-Saturday). HCG Towers, No. 8, P Kalinga Rao Road, Sampangi Ram Nagar. For details, call Anjali Chauhan at 9740220199.

Around town

Mela for a cause: Balle Balle

22 September

A mela for a cause.
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A mela for a cause.

10am-8pm. St Marks Cathedral, MG Road. Donor passes, 100 for adults and 50 for children. Donor raffle tickets, 200, available at www.bookmyshow.com. For details, visit aimforseva.org

Theatre

Copenhagen

22 September

Bangalore-based theatre group Dramanon will present a dramatized reading of Michael Frayn’s Tony Award winning play Copenhagen. The play is based on a meeting between two physicists—Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg—in the Danish capital in 1941. Through the course of the meeting, the Nobel laureates discuss the idea of nuclear power, the rationale behind building or not building an atomic bomb, the uncertainty of the past and the inevitability of the future. 1 hour.

6pm. Atta Galatta book store, 75, 2nd Main, Koramangala 1st Block. For bookings, call 9632510126. Seating on first-come, first-served basis.

Bachpan 2012: Children’s Theatre Festival

27 September-4 October

Delhi-based Atelier—The Communication Workshop and YFM Uniforms are for the first time bringing the Bachpan theatre festival to the south Indian city. Given the sparse opportunities in schools
to take up theatre, Atelier has designed this festival for children to bring out the performative possibilities and creative capacities in young minds. The festival does not impose a strict time limit, nor is it bound by specific themes or languages. At this non-competitive festival, the most interesting productions will be invited to perform for a larger audience.

Timings and venues vary. For details,visit www.atelierexpressions.comor email bachpan2012@gmail.com.

Music

UNK: The Radha ThomasEnsemble

22 September

UNK: The Radha Thomas Ensemble will perform at The BFlat Bar on Saturday. The band released its I Only Have Eyes For You album just last month. The album features a host of musicians from all over the world, including Matt Littlewood (saxophone) and Mishko M’ba (bass guitar), jamming with the band’s line-up of Thomas (vocals), Aman Mahajan (piano), Ramjee Chandran (guitar) and Suresh Bascara (drums).

8.30pm. The BFlat Bar, 776, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, 2nd Stage. For entry fee, call 25278361 or 41739250.

Bengaluru Ganesh Utsav

Till 29 September

The Shree Vidyaranya Yuvaka Sangha, a social service organization, has organized the festival’s 50th edition, which includes a series of concerts. Among the key performers are M.D. Pallavi and Arun Kumar-Giridhar Udupa, on 22 September (at the APS College grounds, 6pm). The Rajan Brothers and Ilayaraja will play on 23 September (at the National College grounds, 6pm onwards).

Timings and venues vary. For the complete schedule, visit bgu.co.in

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Around town

Aromas of Karnataka @ Ganesh Utsav

Till 29 September

There is lots to whet your appetite at the ongoing, 50th edition of the Bengaluru Ganesh Utsav that marks the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. Over 150 traditional delicacies from the state are being showcased. From Karavali, there is ‘kotte kadabu’ (‘idli’ in banana and jackfruit leaves) and Mangalore ‘neer dosa’; from Malenaadu, ‘akki roti’ and jackfruit ‘kadabu’ sweet; from Old Mysore, ‘bonda’ with ‘sambar’, ‘tatte idli’ and ‘shavige bisi bele bhath’; from Hyderabad Karnataka, ‘mirchi’ masala, ‘sabudana vada’ and ‘ragi kils’; from Uttara Kannada, Dharwad ‘peda’, ‘avalakki bath’ and ‘jolada roti’; and from Bayaluseeme, Davanagere butter ‘dosa’, ‘kayi kadabu’ and ‘ragi roti’.

5-11pm (daily). APS College/ National College grounds, Basavanagudi. Prices range from 5-45 a plate. For details, call 9901088332.

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Chennai

Around town

Cutwork Carnival

Till 14 October

Intricately embroidered silks, chiffons, tussars and georgette saris with elaborate borders and beautiful motifs, accessorized with cutwork blouses, are on display and sale. The collection includes cutwork Kanjeevaram saris. Prices are in the 8,000-25,000 range.

10am-7.30pm. Aavaranaa, 15, Asoka Street, Alwarpet (24988292).

Weavers Studio

22-29 September

Weavers Studio presents a collection of fabrics, stoles, shawls, patch scrolls, art textiles, saris and garments. The textiles are handcrafted, using varied techniques of hand-block printing, screen printing, roller textures, stencils, sprays, hand-paint, surface ornamentation, hand embroidery, hand weaving, batik, shibori, appliqué and felting. Prices are in the 3,990-24,590 range.

11am-8pm. Amethyst, Whites Road, Royapettah (45991630).

Art

Works of Suriyamoorthy

Of gods and men: Vadavooran.
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Of gods and men: Vadavooran.
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