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Beediyolagondu Maneya Madi – Kannada Play

Ranga Shankara presents Kannada Play “Beediyolagondu Maneya Madi”

Directed by Mohit Takalkar

beediyolagondu-maneya-madi-kannada-play-by-ranga-shankara‘Beediyolagondu Maneya Maadi’ in a satirical and a humorous vein comments on the degenerating nature of religious festivals and disproves traditional dogma in a realistic setting. The occasion is the much celebrated Ganesh Chathurti right in the thick of Pune’s middle-class, Maharashtrain-Brahmin dominated locality where the protagonist, Shreepad and his wife Sukanya have come to an agreement that every alternate year the razzmatazz of the Ganesh Chathurti will not disturb the sanctity of their home which in simple terms mean, no celebrating the festival and not even allowing its slightest sound or whiff to penetrate their house.

Despite Sukanya’s minor complaints all seems to go well until Shreepad’s old aunt, her son and daughter-in-law unexpectedly turn up with their infant son with the solitary intent of watching the procession. The aunts voracious desire to witness the procession and Shreepad’s staunch refusal to allow her to do so sets the tone of this humorous and remarkably pertinent play. As aunt and nephew take turns to explain each others situation with the aunt often scheming with the others to sneakily see the procession, the plot thickens.

Shreepad’s logical, reflective and philosophical rationalizations are balanced by the more immediate necessity of the situation that is both habit and religion driven. The processions approaching tenacity becomes a barometer for the muted tension that the characters begin to reel under and resonate the fallacious arguments of the brigade. The play also successfully evokes the mores of a middle-class, Kannada household as everybody await the final outcome of the battle of ideologies.

Tickets available at Ranga Shankara box office and BookMyShow: http://bit.ly/2eWC5ig

13 to 16 December 2016 @ 7:30 pm | 17 December 2016 @ 3:30 and 7:30

Venue:
Ranga Shankara
36/2, 8th Cross,
(Next to J P Nagar Post Office)
2nd Phase, JP Nagar,
Bangalore 560 078.

Directions to the Venue: http://binged.it/1SJgAhV

Bharatanatya Rangapravesha of Apeksha Mrutyunjay,

Drishti Art Centre presents Bharatanatya Rangapravesha of Apeksha Mrutyunjay
disciple of Smt. Anuradha Vikranth,

bharatanatya-rangapravesha-of-apeksha-mrutyunjay

Apeksha M has been learning Bharatanatyam for the past ten years at the Drishti Art Centre from its Founder Director, Guru Smt. Anuradha Vikranth. Apeksha has performed at many prestigious dance festival and has won appreciation from artists, art lovers and critics for her performance.

Through the landmark of Rangapravesha, she wishes to dedicate herself to Classical Dance, and enter the world well equipped to achieve greater heights and use this eternal form of Art for a cause of Society.

Rangapravesha on Monday | 12th December 2016 | 6.00 PM

Venue:
Chowdiah Memorial Hall
16th Cross,
Gayathri Devi Park Extension,
Vyalikaval,
Malleswaram,
Bangalore 560003.

Directions to the Venue : http://goo.gl/maps/tquFl

Music Concert by Vishnudev Namboodri

Music Concert by Vishnudev Namboodri
organized by
Saraswathi Gana Sabha
and
SGBS Trust

Sri Vishnudev Namboodri will be accompanied by
Sri.B.K Raghu
and
Trichy Sri.Aravind

vishnudev-namboodriVishnudev Namboodri is a young Carnatic Vocalist who has been giving several concert performances in various sabhas and temples in India and USA since his debut concert at Guruvayur Temple in the year 2002. After his initial training under Sri.Chandramana Narayanan Namboothiri, he has been undergoing advanced coaching under Sangeetha Kalaacharya Sri.P.S.Narayanaswamy. While adhering firmly to tradition, Vidhnudev’s music is innovative and unique as well. He has won many awards and accolades and given many memorable performances.

Music concert on Sunday | 11th December 2016 | 5:00 PM

Venue:
Unnati Centre
1, Temple Road,
NGEF Layout,
Sadananda Nagar,
Bangalore 38.

Directions to the Venue : http://binged.it/1HKwbvG

Christmas Street Flea Market.

Christmas Street Flea Market.

christmas-street-flea-market-at-rangoli-metro-art-center-bengaluruAn exclusive Santa Meet and Greet session for all the customers who will walk in and they also get a chance to click a selfie with their Santa along with loads of entertainment and activities that are lined up to have a gala weekend with friends and family.

Also something that is special in this Christmas flea market is an exclusive shopping therapy for all shopaholics in the city where they can pick from a variety of products displayed here and to name a few like handicrafts, handmade jewellery, apparels, kidswear, paintings, bottle art and much more. Loads of fun and entertainment, music & shopping all under one stretch.

10th and 11th December 2016

Venue:
Rangoli Metro Art Center,
Boulevard M G Road,
Bangalore -560001

Destress with Decoupage

Destress with Decoupage

destress-with-decoupageThere is nothing more satisfying than seeing your own work as a Christmas decoration. Hobbmob invites you to decorate your traditional Saturday afternoon and learn the basics of decoupage using a variety of materials. In this course you will learn clear step-by-step instructions showing simply how to create your own decoupaged bottles and tray to take home.

HobbMob is hosting an event conducted by the very creative, Payal Kedia, the event will focus on transforming a regular household item to something bold, polished and modern design.

The design may change according to availability of raw material supplies.There’s no experience necessary and we’ll provide all the supplies, so you don’t have to worry about a thing (except having a great time!)

A Saturday well spent brings a week of content.

Book tickets on bookmyshow: http://bit.ly/2h9OPoW

Saturday | 17th December 2016 | 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Venue:
Dialogue’s cafe
Rooftop
41, 100 feet Road, 4th block,
Near Ooty Chocolates,
Kormangala,
Bengaluru.

The Art of Chrismixing

The Art of Chrismixing

the-art-of-chrismixingSunday is the best day of the week. Why? Because who doesn’t love a Sunday Brunch? And a Sunday brunch without drinks is just breakfast. Presenting, Hobbmob’s third event at Bootlegger in Bangalore. Bootlegger is an ideal place to hang out with a bunch of friends or have a quiet drink with your special someone. And we believe Bootlegger was the perfect place for Hobbmob’s cocktail and mocktail mixing workshop.

The event will be conducted by the very talented, Robert Hospet. The event will focus on recreating classic cocktails for your next Christmas party; participants will learn how to mix 10 cocktails and 5 mocktails for their next celebrations. Hobbmob and Bootlegger will provide everything you need, participants just need to sit back, have some fun with mixing and enjoy their beautiful drink. The event promises to let people discover a new creative side to them over some cocktails, conversations and a great time.

A Sunday well spent brings a week of content. Book tickets on bookmyshow: http://bit.ly/2h0BaAm

Sunday | 18th December 2016 | 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Venue:
Bootlegger
36, Vittal Mallya Road,
Bengaluru

Evam Indrajit – English Play

Evam Indrajit
English Play by Tanariri Theatres

Playwright: Badal Sircar (Translation by Girish Karnad)
Director: Vijay S.

evam-indrajit-english-play-by-tanariri-theatresWhat would a writer do if one of his characters develops a mind of his own, when all other characters are perfectly happy going round and round within the boundaries that the writer has set for them?

In “Evam Indrajit,” Badal Sircar’s abstract, semi-autobiographical play, a writer, who feels tortured by the need for creative expression in an undramatic world, tries to create a play with the audacious character, Indrajit, who “sees life realistically and dreams about it romantically.” His muse, Manasi, remains elusive, and the characters that he summons are mundane and undramatic, no different from the people around him.

Indrajit, created in the image of the writer himself, stands outside routine existence. Failing in his attempts at tying Indrajit to a plot, the writer faces a nightmarish writer’s block that pushes him into a moment of literary crisis. As he grapples with the existential crisis of Indrajit, we are presented at once with a macroscopic view of our own life, in which everything seems to be stuck in a repetitive loop, without purpose, without essence.

“Evam Indrajit” is a timeless play that analyzes the question of identity, of the essence of life, against an apparently meaningless, existentialist backdrop. The audacious assertion of one’s identity, one’s essence, is what differentiates life from mere existence, random collections of particles of matter going round and round.

Cast: Anubhuti Sood, Pranav Patadiya, Saumya Gupa, Shakti, Suranjay Patil, Vijay S., Vishal Shah

Duration: 120min with an interval
Age: 8 and above

Tickets Available at Jagriti Box Office and online on Bookmyshow

9th and 10th December 2016 | 8:00 PM
11th December 2016 | 3:00 PM and 6:30 PM

Venue:
Jagriti Theatre
Palm Meadows,
Ramagondanahalli,
Varthur Main Rd,
Whitefield
Bangalore 560066.