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What’s Hot—Things To Do In Bangalore This Month

Here are interesting events you should all be a part of this July!

Two Sanskari Girls

This theatre piece is a spoken-word tale of two women from opposite sides of the globe brought together through theatrical poetry, song, and movement. This one-hour performance will confront your expectations, and show you what the word ‘Sanskar’ really is. Further, it’s also an account of what it means to be a free-spirited woman. The show is crafted by artists Nupur Saraswat and Kate Black-Regan and will also see cameos by Karunya Srinivasan, writer and dancer, and Shilok Mukkati, an award-winning trans-rights activist.

Date: Friday, 7th July

Time: 7 pm

Where: Shoonya, Centre for Art and Somatic Practices

Address: 4th Floor, Rear Wing, Brahmananda Court, 37 Lal Bagh Road

Book your tickets here

Spider-Man: Homecoming

The wait is finally over. Spider-Man newest avatar finally hits the big screen this Friday. We’ve loved the Spider-Man franchise, but this one nails the character and the mannerism of Peter Parker to the T, along with a lot of ass-kicking, of course!

Here is a bit of the story line: After a stint with The Avengers, young Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is happy with what he has accomplished so far and wants to enroll with The Avengers. But Parker must soon put his abilities to the test when the evil Vulture threatens to seize everything that he holds dear.

When: Friday, 7th July

Book your tickets here

Aha! International Theatre Festival For Children

The 8th edition of the festival will see plays like Circle of Life, 3 Times King, Yao Yao, Small Fables, Diary of A Cockroach, Hans in Luck and The Little Hunchback. The festival has seven plays for the word over. If you want to add wings to your kid’s imagination then this festival is a must visit.

Date: 8-14th July

Time: 3.30 pm; 7.30 pm

Where: Ranga Shankara

Address: No. 36/2, 8th Cross Road, JP Nagar, 2nd Phase

Phone: 2649 3982

Book your tickets here

Little Hands, Big Feat

A fun activity where tots age six and above use their hands to build models out of clay. This will not only help them hone their motor skills but will also aid them in shaping their creative insight and might awaken their love towards art, who knows?

Date: 8-29th  July

Time: 11 am

Where: Clay Station Art Studios

Address: -C, 2nd Floor, 1st D Main Road, 14th B Cross HSR Layout Sector 6

Phone: 095350 00629

Book your tickets here

Hannah Elizabeth Mathews and Mathangi Jagdish Live

When you have two of the most revered people in the music scene, the house is gonna go down!  First, on the bill we have Bangalore-based singer-songwriter, Hannah Elizabeth Mathews—where do we start with her? Give her a guitar, and days will pass into months and you would not even notice. And we say this with full faith, still not convinced? Follow her on her Instagram page and you will know exactly what we mean. She is known for her work with Clown With A Frown, guitarist Naveen Thomas Joseph and The Choral Riff.

Next is none other than playback singer–songwriter Mathangi Jagdish famously known as Ma.Ja. She has worked with the likes of Ilayaraja, A R Rehman, the list goes on. Ma.Ja. was also part of MTV Coke Studio, need we add more?

Date: 8th July

Time: 7 pm

Where: OO Heaven

Address: 5th Floor, No. 906, Raj Arcade, 5th A Cross 1st Block, HRBR Layout, Kalyan Nagar

Phone: 99162 51832

Book your tickets here.

Ulsoor Heritage Walk

Learn a bit about one of the oldest localities in the city through this heritage walk. Covering a distance of three kilometres, the walk will take you through quaint bazaars, busy by lanes, an ancient temple, a picturesque lake, a watch tower and a church. This might be a good opportunity for avid photographers. The walk commences at Ulsoor Police Station.

Date: 8th July

Time: 4.30 pm

Where: Sri Aurobindo Society

Address: 110, Gangadhar Chetty Road, Hanumanthappa Layout, Sivanchetti Gardens, Ulsoor

Book your tickets here

Mouthful of Stories

If you adore stories and storytelling then the Mouthful of Stories: Storied morning for children and families, is the one for you—a session curated by storyteller Vikram Sridhar will get you closer to stories of elephants, monkeys, sparrows and dogs. Travel through the country with stories as Sridhar takes you on a journey that you should experience at least once. The session is open for children 4+, parents and grandparents.

Date: Sunday, 9th July

Time: 11.00am to 12 Noon

Where: Atta Galatta

Address: #134, KHB Colony, 5th Block, Koramangala

Phone: 4160 0677; 96325 10126  

Entry free. 

The Dark Lord – Lament of the Poetess of Love

In a nutshell, this is a dance theatre experience. The show is curated, choreographed and directed by dancer Rukmini Vijayakumar, and if you are familiar with her work, you would know she means business. The Dark Lord follows the life and voice of Meera, and depicts and draws a parallel between her struggle and madness for Lord Krishna—all this shown beautifully through Bharatanatyam, so you can only imagine how cinematic this one will be.

Date: 14-15th July

Time: 14 July, 2 pm and 8 pm; 15 July, 11.30 am, 3.30 pm and 7.30 pm

Where: Gurunanak Bhavan Auditorium

Address: Millers Tank, Bund Road, Vasanth Nagar

Buy your tickets here

Lydia Hendrikje Trio

Have you ever heard her sing? If you have not, you must. Hendrikje’s not just soul supreme, she is an experience. Further, add pianist Karan Joseph aka ‘mad fingers’ and drummer Adrian D’souza alongside—this trio turns into a crazy train. Be sure to expect high bouts of melody, harmony, rhythm and improve in this performance!

Date: 21-22th July

Time: 9.30

Where: Windmills Craftworks

Address: #331, Road 5B, EPIP Zone, Whitefield

Phone: 088802 33322  

Book your tickets here

Yayati a Girish Karnad play directed by Arundhati Raja

This is gone to be epic, a play by Girish Karnad directed by none other than Arundhati Raja, ah! Now that’s a sweet spot right there. In this play, King Yayatis’ story from the Mahabharata is sparked off by one sexual encounter. Add a seasoning of lust, jealousy and racial tension and six strong characters to the mix, this on turns into a roller-coaster ride. A must watch for theatre enthusiasts.

Date: 21-30th July

Time: 8 pm, 3 pm, 60.30 pm

Where: Jagriti Theatre

Address: Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Whitfield

Phone: 4160 0677; 96325 10126

Book your tickets here

Stand-Up Live with Sanjay Manaktala

When you are with one of the best in the Indian stand-up circuit, buy a spot for this gig is time well spent. Catch him as he talks about everything under the sun and gracefully rips it apart.

Date: July 27

Time: 8 pm

Where: The Biere Club

Address: 20/2, Vittal Mallya Road

Phone: 4212 4383

Book your tickets here

Ed Sheeran Live In Mumbai: Registration

Yes, we are aware that Ed Sheeran is coming to India and you do too (19th November) but do you know when the tickets go on sale? Well, we do.  It opens in approximately six days! We would suggest you set your reminders for that day because it’s going to be a wild one! More details in the link below.

Buy your tickets here.

 

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