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vol 2 issue 6

complimentary copy

june 2011

whats happening?

art art exhibition/workshops dance exhibitions fashion food & drinks food festivals music shopping theatre special events

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ART Contemporary Collections

Date: June 1-31 (Wed-Thurs) Time: 10am-6pm The exhibition of contemporary Indian paintings - curated by Jasmine Khanna, showcases paintings by artists Ram Onkar, Arpita Khar, Bhaskar Chowdhury & Mini Arora. Venue: Third Eye Gallery 2nd Floor, Yemlur Main Road Next to Logica IT Park and HAL T: 080-41640471 / 9916586941

of summer through paintings, photography and an installation. Venue: Alliance Francaise P.B. 108, Thimmaiah Road Vasanthanagar T: 080-65328536 Painting Exhibition

Date: June 7-11 (Tue-Sat) Renaissance Gallerie presents an exhibition showcasing artwork by Prashant Acharjee, Jayanta Khan, Kishan Kappari and Sachin Jaltare. Venue: Renaissance Gallerie Shreen Malani # 104, Westminster 13 Cunningham Road T: 080-22202232

50 Under 50 Date: Till June 4 (Sat) Time: 7pm Kynkyny Art presents an exhibition of 50 paintings priced under Rs.50,000. Venue: Kynkyny Art, 104 Embassy Square 148, Infantry Road Above Ganjam Jewellers T: 080-40926202, 40926206 Seven Summer's Monsoon Date: June 20-30 (Mon-Thurs) A group of seven Indian artists Pragya Jain, Raveen Panday, Soraya Taher Merchant, Hari Naren, Supriya Panday, Ramachandra Kishore and Mithun Jayaram - present a contemporary visual art exhibition based on the theme

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Breakdown of Shorter Concerns Date: Till June 22 (Wed) Bangalore based artist Mariam Suhail will be showcasing drawings and prints on paper and three-dimensional objects. Venue: Galleryske Art Exhibition/Workshops

2, Berlin Street Langford Town T: 080-65951972, 41120873 Photography Workshop Date: June 4 (Sat) Avinash Paschira - a leading photographer, is passionate about capturing performing arts. Avinash has also coauthored several books on Indian dance forms. Join his workshop at Alliance Francaise. Venue: Alliance Francaise Alliance Franaise de Bangalore P.B. 108, Thimmaiah Road Vasanthanagar T: 080-65328536 Homai Vyarawalla-A Retrospective Date: Throughout June Time: 11am The art exhibition presented by National Gallery of Modern Art in association with Alkazi Foundation portrays the journey of the first Indian woman press photographer through the rich photographs. Venue: At NGMA 49, Manikyavelu Mansion, Primrose Road, Palace Orchards T: 080-22201027 DANCE Zumba Party Date: June 3 (Fri) Time: 9pm-11.30pm Zumba Bangalore presents 'the Giant Zumba Party'. This is a fitness party in collaboration with Fireflies brings forth a 'fitness party'–a first for the

Art Bengaluru Date: June 17-25 (Fri-Sat) The Collection, UB City in association with Sublime Galleria and Art Chutney presents the second edition of South India's premier festival for contemporary art - Art Bengaluru, an annual forum which aims to bring together artists, galleries, art collectors, art enthusiasts and the best in contemporary Indian art. The week long art festival will include a children's art contest, an art workshop, speaker sessions, film screening, live art and finally culminate with a star-studded art and luxury auction. Venue: The Collection, U B City, Vittal Mallya Road T:+91 (80) 4030 0300/400

city. Venue: Fireflies, Lavelle Road T: 080-41140303 Odissi Dance Recital Date: June 5 (Sun) Time: 7pm 'Sanchari Bhava' conceptualised by dancer Kshama Rau will be performed which depicts Abhisarika, Khanditha and Swadheena Bhartrika from 'Geetha Govinda. Venue: Alliance Francaise Alliance Franaise de Bangalore P.B. 108, Thimmaiah Road Vasanthanagar T: 080-65328536 Krishna Chronicles Date: June 23 (Thurs) Time: 6.30pm Enjoy the enchanting dance performance on the stories of Krishna by the renowned danseuse Shobhana. Venue: Chowdiah Memorial Hall, 16th Cross, Malleshwaram, Vyalikaval T: 080-23445810 EXHIBITIONS Mango Mela Date: June 3-19 (Fri-Sun) Lalbagh hosts an exhibition of the king of all fruits with over 100 varieties of mango on display. Hosted by the Horticulture department, the Mela will have mango specialities from Kolar, Ramanagaram, Chikkaballapur, Chitradurga and Tumkur. The wide range includes varieties like Badami, Raspuri, Mallika, Malgova, Neelam, Sendura, Chakkaregutti, Omlet, Dusheri and many more. Venue: Lalbagh Krumbigal Road

FASHION Runaway Queen Date: June 4 (Sat) Popular designer Anupama Dayal comes out with her collection of 'short stories'. Her style has strong influences of rock, bohemian, classic, retro and ethnic blends. Venue: Aqua The Park Hotel 14/7, M G Road T: 080-25594666 FOOD & DRINKS Executive Lunch Date: Till June 2 (Thurs) Time: 12pm-3.30pm A five-course quick executive lunch with a choice of American, Italian, Pan Asian and Continental cuisine on offer for Rs.349 + taxes. Venue: Touche 762, 100 Feet Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar T: +91 9591101111 Say Cheese

Venue: Memories of China Vivanta by Taj 41/3, M G Road T: 080-66604444 Lunch Buffet Date: Till June 11 (Sat) Time: 12pm-3.30pm Chamomile offers a wholesome lunch with salads, rolls, flavoured lavache, live pasta station, main course, desserts, unlimited mocktails, beer or wine. Priced at Rs.499 Venue: Chamomile 4031, 1st Floor, 100 Feet Road HAL 2nd Stage Indiranagar T: 080-42156000 Mango Fest

Date: June 10-19 (Fri-Sun) Italia presents the one and only Cheese & Chakutier festival.The menu hosts an array of cheesy treats rolled out just for you to indulge in the creamy delights. Venue: Italia The Park Hotel 14/7, M G Road T: 080-25594666 Special of the month Date: June 15-30 (Wed-Thurs) Barry Callebaut, a world renowned chocolate maker comes to Bangalore this month. Savour the irresistible temptations of his chocolate delicacies. Venue: Sugar & Spice Vivanta by Taj 41/3, M G Road T:66604444 A Fiery Feast Date: June 10-24 (Fri-Fri) Enjoy the spicy treats of Chinese cuisine from the capital of the province of SichuaChengdu. Dig into the pineapple cowboy ribs, baked mushrooms and lugu lake roast lamb.

Date: Till June 15 (Wed) A special menu with mango Brezzes, hot pots and salads, along with other delicious mango desserts. Relish the rich taste of fresh mangoes. Venue: Le Meridien Hotel 28, Sankey Road T: 080-22262233 Getting cheesy by Mynt Date: June 8-19 (Wed-Sun) This month Mynt introduces an assortment of cheese along with an unlimited platter of five artisan cheeses accompanied by assorted breads, rolls and crackers and a glass of handpicked international wines. Priced at Rs.750 per unlimited cheese platter and Rs. 500-900 per glass of wine. Venue: Mynt

The Taj West End Race Course Road T: 080-66605660

The Gateway Hotel Residency Road T: 080-66604545

Kebabs and Rotis Date: June 17-26 (Fri-Sun) Time: 12.30pm-2.45pm & 7pm-11.30pm By the Blue presents an array of delectable kebabs and rotis this month. The offer will be paired with one international red wine (De bortoli Cabernet Merlot) which will be served by the bottle during the festival at a special offer of 25 % discount and one international white wine (De bortoli Semillion Chardonnay) served at a special offer of 25 % discount. Venue: By the Blue 3rd Block 12th Main, Koramangala, T: 080 45121212

Catch a Flight to Scotland Date: Wed in June Blue Bar offers a chance to taste the finest of single malts and ends in heady flights. Priced at Rs.1200-1500 for three flights. Venue: Blue Bar The Taj West End Race Course Road T 080- 66605660 Champagne Lounge Date: Throughout June Enjoy a glass of champagne while

Get Immersed in Kari Kulture Date: Throughout June Time: for Lunch Chef Rishi will be helping the lady guests to get a better understanding of Vietnamese Cuisine. Learrn more about this popular cuisine and master any one of the dishes from the restaurant's menu. Priced at Rs.1200 per person + taxes. Venue: At Blue Ginger The Taj West End Race Course Road T: 080-66605660 East Meets West Date: June 15-30 Head to Masala Klub for a charming kebab and wine fest. On offer is five or seven sumptuous kebab tasting courses paired with selected international wines. Priced at Rs.2500-3500 Venue: Masala Klub The Taj West End Race Course Road T: 080-66605660 The Comfort Zone at GAD

you indulge in caviar, oyster and strawberry appetisers. Venue: Mynt The Taj West End Race Course Road T: 080-66605660 Capital Classics Date: Fri & Sat in June Time: Dinner Savour the finest cuisines from the capital prepared in live interactive chef's counters served along with unlimited beers. Priced at Rs.750 + taxes. Venue: GAD The Gateway Hotel Residency Road T: 080-66604545 Let's do Lunch Date: Mon to Sat

Date: June 1-15 (Wed-Wed) Relax in company of good old comfort food like fish 'n' chips, mac 'n' cheese, stroganoff, khichdi, rajma chaawal, brownies, caramel custard and more classic favourites. Venue: GAD

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GAD offers interactive corporate lunch buffet at Rs. 549 + taxes. Venue: GAD The Gateway Hotel Residency Road T: 080-66604545

of wine. Venue: Latitude Vivanta by Taj ITPL, Whitefield T: 080-66605660 Pasta Promotion

Orient Express Date: Wed in June, Time: Dinner An attractive buffet of Chinese street food with an Indian twist, accompanied by live counters and unlimited beer. Priced at Rs. 750 + taxes. Venue: GAD The Gateway Hotel Residency Road T: 080-66604545 The King is Back Date: Throughout June Delve into the delicious mango delights throughout this summer at GAD. Venue: DELI The Gateway Hotel Residency Road T: 080-66604545 The Coast in a Tiffin Date: Throughout June Time: 12.30pm-3pm Karavalli offers vibrant coastal delicacies served in traditional tiered tiffin with an option of vegetarian, non-vegetarian and seafood options. Venue: Karavalli The Gateway Hotel Residency Road T: 080-66604545 Mangoliciousness at Tease and Caramel Date: June 5-30 (Sun-Thurs) Treat your tastebuds to the rich flavour of mangoes. Try the specialities, Taj has to offer. Venue: Tease/Caramel Vivanta by Taj ITPL, Whitefield T: 080-66605660 From Napa to Naples

Date: Throughout June On offer is an assortment of authentic Italian pastas and sauces, in an cozy warm ambiance at The Sidewalk CafĂŠ. Venue: The Sidewalk Cafe Opp. Embassy Golf Links Domlur Layout Off Intermediate Ring Road T: 080- 40477777

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Venue: Citrus The Leela Palace Airport Road T: 080-25211234 FOOD FESTIVAL Kathiyawadi Food Festival

Date: June 24 (Fri) Oko, the pan-Asian restaurant in Lalit Ashok, presents the 'Sushi, Wine and Jazz' evening on June 24. Oko serves a wide variety of sushi and wine accompanied by a live jazz band, Harvest Moon. The meal priced at Rs.1200 plus tax per person. Venue: At Oko The Lalit Ashok Kumara Krupa High Grounds T: 080-30527777

Mango Mania at Citrus Date: Till June 30 (Thurs) Relish the fresh sweet and pulpy mangoes and a variety of mango desserts at Citrus this summer season.

designed to tease your taste buds in the perfect Bengali style. Venue: Jamavar The Leela Palace # 23, The Leela Palace, Airport Road, Old Airport Road, Bangalore T:080 25211234 MUSIC

Sushi, Wine & Jazz at Oko

Executive Lunch Buffet Date: Till June 19 (Sun) 20 Char offers an 'Executive Lunch Buffet' which offers a variety of Indian, Continental and Oriental dishes. Venue: 20 Char The Matthan Hotel 134, HAL Airport Road T: 080-42494949 Date: June 5-30 (Sun-Thurs) Italy's hand rolled pizzas topped with various flavours from the place is on offer at Latitude. The delicious pizzas will be accompanied by a glass

Rice Week Date: June 24-30 (FriThurs) Enjoy a variety of rice preparations like tawa pulao, biryani, phirni, rice dhokla and many more along with your favourite thali during the Rice week being celebrated at Rajdhani Thali Restaurant. Venue: Rajdhani Restaurant All Outlets

Date: 3-12 (Fri-Sun) Experience the taste of a variety of typical traditional recipes from different regions of Kathiyawad & Gujarat combined with traditional blend of exquisite flavours and textures at the Kathiyawadi Food Festival. Venue: Rajdhani Thali Restaurant, All Outlets

Scherezaad Pantaki Date: June 2 (Thurs) Catch Scherezaad Pantaki live at Hard Rock Cafe this month. Venue: Hard Rock Cafe St. Mark's Road T: 080-41242222 A Tribute to Rafi

The Bengali Food Festival

Date: June 6-15(Mon- Wed) Distinct influences, exotic ingredients, flavours ranging from the subtle to the intenseexplore the rich and diverse cuisine of Bengal with corporate Master Chef Farman Ali who will design a special Bengali a la carte specially

Date: June 3 (Fri) Time: 6.30pm Singers Anil Bajpai and Hamid Khan pay tribute to the legendary singer Md. Rafi by singing 39 golden songs, originally sung by him. Venue: Chowdiah Memorial Hall 16th Cross, Malleshwaram, Vyalikaval T: 080-23445810 Tribute to Talat Mahmoob and Hemant Kumar Date: June 4 (Sat) Time: 6pm Babloo Mukherjee and Dr. Salim will render the ever green

songs of Talat Mahmood and Hemant Kumar for the lovers of golden melodies. They will be accompanied by singers Divya Raghavan and Ekta Shah. Tickets are priced at Rs.500, 300 and 200. Venue: ADA Ranga Mandira Jayachamaraja Wodeyar Road, Kalasipalam New Exte T:080-22219388 Live Classical Music Concert Date: June 4 (Sat) Time: 6.30pm Dr. Nityashree Mahadevan, an eminent carnatic musician will be performing live to support the Multiple Sclerosis Society of India- a charity organisation that helps the patients afflicted with Multiple Sclerosis. Tickets are priced at Rs.250. Venue: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Race Course Road T: 080-22265746 Kailash Kher Live & Unplugged

Venue: Palace Grounds Opp. T V Tower, J C Nagar T: +91 9844161266

The Big Junction Jam Festival Date: June 11-12 (Sat-Sun) The two day music festival is a noon to moon festival with music, food, art and alcohol. Ten popular artists will be representing ten different genres of music. Some of artists performing are Swaratma, Kryptos, Benny Dayal, and Dj Vacha and the genres includes Blues, Rock, Metal, Sufi, House, Carnatic Rock, World Music.

Heegadre Hege?

One Night Stand Date: June 9 (Thurs) Get ready to groove with this Classic Rock band at Hard Rock Cafe. Venue: Hard Rock Cafe St. Marks Road T; 080-41242222 Tempo Rising Date: June 11 (Sat) Catch DJ Ayesha live as she works her magic and dishes out the most electrifying, mindnumbing music. Venue: The Park Hotel 14/7, M G Road T: 080- 2559 4666 Medusa Date: June 16 (Thurs) The three piece American Rock band will be performing live at Hard rock Cafe. Venue: Hard Rock Cafe St. Marks Road T: 080-41242222 All the Fat Children

Date: June 10 (Fri) Time: 6.30pm Kailash Kher and his band Kailasa is all set to cast a spell on Bangaloreans with his captivating music as part of Fever Series Unplugged. The Lord of Sufi will be performing ragas, sufiana adas and folk lore songs. Venue: Chowdiah Memorial Hall Gayathri Devi Park Extension 16th Cross, Malleshwaram, Vyalikaval T: 080-080-23445810

Nadia Ali Live

Date: June 23 (Thurs) The Bangalore based band plays FAT Rock and Alternative music. Venue: Hard Rock Cafe St. Marks Road T: 080-41242222 Agam

Date: June 4 (Sat) Time: 7pm- 11pm Nadia’s lush vocal style has taken the world by storm becoming a globally recognized trademark in the dance music industry. Catch her performing live with DJs - Flower, Nawed, Clement and Vanshi. Price: Rs 1500/ 2500 (for VIP) Venue: UB City UB City, Vittal Mallya Road, Bangalore, India T: 9880437739,9742980000 SHOPPING Fabric & Accessories Trade Show

June 3-5 (Fri-Sun) The trade show is a premium platform for the textile industry to showcase their merchandise. The eighth edition of the show will see manufacturers and suppliers of apparel, fabrics, trimmings, embellishments and related services displaying their crafts. Venue: At Palace Grounds Jayamahal Road THEATRE Kannada

Date: June 30 (Thurs) Agam is a Contemporary Carnatic Rock band based in Bangalore. Catch them live in action at the cafe. Venue: Hard Rock Cafe St. Marks Road T: 080-41242222

Kuberanigenirabeku?! Date: June 1 (Wed) Time: 7.30p Written by Moliere/Bhagavathi M and directed by Suresh Anagalli the kannada play will be performed by the troupe Aneka. Venue: Ranga Shankara 36/2, 8th Cross, II Phase, J P Nagar T: 080-26493982

June 2 (Thurs) at 7.30pm Directed by Pramod Shiggaon this play a comedy based on the humourous writings of T. Sunandamma. It portrays some hilarious incidents in the life of an elderly middleclass couple. Venue: Ranga Shankara 36/2, 8th Cross II Phase, J P Nagar T: 080-26493982 Gangavatarana Date: June 7 & 8 (Tue-Wed) Time: 7.30pm The play is a musical based on the works of B R Bendre. Venue: Ranga Shankara 36/2, 8th Cross II Phase, J P Nagar T: 080-26493982 Dharma Stambha June 9 (Thurs) Time: 7.30pm The play performed by the popular troupe Antaranga and is directed by Archana Shyam. Venue: Ranga Shankara 36/2, 8th Cross II Phase, J P Nagar T: 080-26493982 Shaalabhanjike Date: June 10 (Fri) Time: 7.30pm Directed by Archana Shyam the play is performde by the troupe Antaranga. Venue: Ranga Shankara 36/2, 8th Cross II Phase, J P Nagar T: 080-26493982 Achanak Date: June 20-24 (Mon-Fri) Time: 7pm Achanak is a satirical play that revolves around an Indian family, settled abroad facing an anti-social incident. Venue: K V Subanna Aptha Rangamandira Teacher's Colony Near Dayanada Sagar College Kumaraswamy Layout Mandra Date: June 28-29 (Tue-Wed) Time: 7.30pm

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The play directed by Dr. B V Rajaram is based on the epic novel of the same name by Dr. S L Byrappa. Venue: Ranga Shankara 36/2, 8th Cross II Phase, J P Nagar T: 080-26493982 Jugaari Cross

T: 080-26493982

Time: 7.30pm Harlesden High Street is an award winning English play that explores the philosophy of home, identity and immigration through the stories of three individuals - Rehaan, Kareem and Ammi who lives in Harlesden High Street of London. The play which delves with the life and aspirations of working class will be performed by the troupe Indian Ensemble. Venue: Ranga Shankara 36/2, 8th Cross II Phase, J P Nagar T: 080-26493982

Fake Palindrome Date: Jun 26 (Sun) Time: 7.30pm A collection of seven pieces of theatre – themes comprise a freak accident, adultery, iris recognition, the Bhopal gas tragedy, racism in India, chasing an American musical genius in Germany and looking poor in a London restaurant. Venue: Ranga Shankara 36/2, 8th Cross II Phase, J P Nagar T: 080-26493982

Nangyaako Dowtu Date: June 30 (Thurs) Time: 7.30pm 'Nangyaako Dowtu' is a comic play that revolves around two couples and their acquaintances. Confusion is created when a chain reaction of doubting each another sparks off, which leads to the comic situations in the play. Venue: Ranga Shankara 36/2, 8th Cross II Phase, J P Nagar T: 080-26493982 Hindi Wakeup Call Date: June 3 (Fri) Time: 7.30pm Wakeup call a a play written and directed by Sachin Gupta. The play focuses on the diminishing social values in today's society. Venue: K H Kala Soudha Ramanjaneya Temple Road Hanumantha Nagar T: +91 98804 87682 English Harlesden High Street Date: June 3-5 (Fri-Sun)

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Date: June 11-12 (Sat-Sun) Time: 7pm The play based on the true story of Poornachandra Tejesvi is presented by Silent Theatre Laboratory. The entertaining play is a fusion of mime, ballet and Kalari. The play isesigned for children above five years. Venue: K H Kala Soudha Ramanjaneya Temple Compound Hanumanta Nagar T: +91 98804 87682 Lucky Lobster Date: June 25 (Sat) Time: 7.30pm Written and directed by Swar Thounaojam – 'Lucky Lobster' will be performed by threatre troupe Fewer Emergencies. Venue: Ranga Shankara 36/2, 8th Cross II Phase, J P Nagar

SPECIAL EVENT Like Father, Like Son

Boy with a Suitcase

Sushmita and Nestlings

Date: June 24 (Fri) Time: 7.30pm Adapted from the novel by K P Poornachandra Tejaswi, the metaphorical play depicts today's political scenario where one person controls the others. Venue: Ranga Shankara 36/2, 8th Cross II Phase, J P Nagar T: 080-26493982

II Phase, J P Nagar T: 080-26493982

Date: June 17-23 (Fri-Thur) Time: 7.30m The play is about the hardships he faced during the journey to London after leaving home. The play's protagonist Naz - has to leave his home in the mountains and face the harsh reality of the 'real world' enroute to London. Venue: Ranga Shankara 36/2, 8th Cross II Phase, J P Nagar T: 080-26493982 Butter and Mashed Banana

Date: June 11-12 (Sat-Sun) Time: 7.30pm A satirical play aimed at the socio political scenario of our country will be performed by 'Harami'. The play is written and directed by Ajay Krishana. Venue: Ranga Shankara 36/2, 8th Cross

Date: June 19 (Sun) Time: 12pm - 3.30pm This Father’s day, make your dad feel special over brunch at the citrus. Which includes; special surprise offers for all fathers, picture moments and gifted memoirs, father-son activities and a live band. Price: Rs 2500 + taxes/person Venue: Citrus The Leela Palace #23, The Leela Palace, Airport Road, Old Airport Road, Bangalore T: 080 30571340

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