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S. Sivabalan

Till 2 November

A solo show featuring the works of painter S. Sivabalan—sketches, watercolours and oil paintings—offers snapshots of rural India, simplified landscapes bathed in bright colours and ethnic figures in motion against minimalist white backdrops. The paintings, according to the artist, “depict native scenes of village life which are on the brink of disappearing in an increasingly culturally homogenized world". The show is presented in association with the parent-teachers association of Stonehill International School in an attempt to raise funds for Morning Star Ashram, a home for orphaned boys. The prices of works range from 10,000 to 1.5 lakh.

11am-7pm. Kynkyny, 104, Embassy Square, 148, above Ganjam Jewellers, Infantry Road (40926202).

Around town

The Handmade Collective

Craft mart: The Handmade Collection.
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Craft mart: The Handmade Collection.

Crafts promoters Mala and Sonia Dhawan of A Hundred Hands will turn their garden into an arts and crafts bazaar for the third year this fortnight. At this edition of their annual Handmade Collective, a section called “Discover Karnataka" will celebrate Rajyotsava Day, with artisans from the state showcasing contemporary interpretations of local crafts such as lacquerware, pottery, mud-painting and bamboo-weaving. Guest chefs will give demonstrations on cooking traditional Karnataka fare. There will even be demonstrations on putting together traditional home remedies from garden-grown herbs. Handcrafted saris, dupattas, jewellery, cushion covers, bags, silk and leather work will be among the items on display.

11am-7pm. A Hundred Hands, 4, Ashley Road, behind Hotel Ajanta, near MG Road. For details, call 9880714405/9845008482; email or visit


Carlos Santana

26 October

Guitar maestro Carlos Santana will perform his signature mix of Afro-Latino blues, including hits like Black Magic Woman, Smooth and Maria Maria, at “Vladivar Rock ’n India", the annual international rock festival.

3pm. Bhartiya City, Thanisandra Road, off Hebbal (visit for the map) (8778429669). Tickets, 2,750. For tickets, visit

TM Krishna

28 October

Carnatic vocalist T.M. Krishna will perform at the inaugural concert of the 44th Music Conference hosted by The Bangalore Gayana Samaja. Krishna will be accompanied by R.K. Sriram Kumar on the violin, Arjun Kumar on mridangam and U.N. Giridhar Udupa on ghatam.

6pm. The Bangalore Gayana Samaja, Krishna Rajendra Road, Basavanagudi (26506049).


Around town

Oktoberfest @ Vivanta by Taj—MG Road

28 October

Vivanta by Taj on MG Road plays host to the city’s “original" Oktoberfest, held in association with the Indo-German Cultural Society. The festivities will include unlimited beer, a buffet spread of German delicacies, and performances by Reisbacher Musikanten, a 21-member band from Bavaria.

12.30-4pm. Trinity Hall, Vivanta by Taj, 41/3, Trinity Circle, Mahatma Gandhi Road (66604444). Tickets, 2,000, all inclusive.

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Around town

Understanding Art Materials 3

29 October

“Understanding Art Materials" is a series of four monthly lectures on understanding and managing works of art. This time, the subject is photography, and art conservator S. Girikumar will talk about the strengths and limitations of various materials, as well as the combinations and techniques used in the creation of artworks.

6pm. Apparao Galleries, 7, Wallace Garden, Third Street, Nungambakkam (28330726). For details, visit or call 9941012382/9790924889.

Travel with Jasleen Dhamija through the textiles of

Central Asia

28 October

The Yarn Club is an initiative by Apparao Galleries to provide a platform for textile enthusiasts, collectors and designers to share and enhance their knowledge and love of textiles. Jasleen Dhamija has been involved in the development, revival and research of traditional crafts, handloom, folk art, performing arts, community development and women’s employment for decades.

11am. Apparao Galleries, Nungambakkam (28330726). For details, visit or call 9790924889/9941012382.


Till 2 November

The nine-day musical extravaganza, Navotsavam, has Carnatic vocal and instrumental music, religious/spiritual discourses, a percussion ensemble and classical dance. On the schedule are recitals by Carnatic vocalists such as Vikku Vinayakram, O.S. Arun, Sudha Ragunathan, Nithyasree Mahadevan, and the Priya Sisters; contemporary classical music by Sikkil Gurucharan and Anil Srinivasan; Bharatanatyam by Shobana; and a spiritual musical discourse (Harikatha/Kathakalakshepam) by Vishaka Hari.

Solo show: Nandini Gowd.
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Solo show: Nandini Gowd.
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