Monday, September 7

Stand-up Comedy

Take 5 Presents ‘Open Mic Stand Up Comedy’

Take 5

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Think you have it in you to be the next Russel Peters? Test your theory at Take 5’s open mic night for stand-up comedy.

Where: Take 5, 64 MSK Plaza, 2nd Floor, 100 Feet Road {corner of 3rd Main & 100 Feet Road}, Indiranagar

When: 8pm

Find the event on Facebook here.

Tuesday, September 8

Conference

Student Conference on Conservation Science – Bangalore 2015

Conservation conference

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If you’re an animal lover and conservation enthusiast, here’s your chance to dive deep into the field. Interact with and attend talks by conservation scientists from across Asia and Africa.

Where: JN Tata Auditorium, Indian Institute of Science

When: 8am-7pm, September 8-11

Find the event on Facebook here.

Film

Free screening of Food Fight

Watch this compelling film detailing how food revolutionaries in California in the ’60s and ’70s created an alternative food chain outside the over-processed and unhealthy one prescribed by corporate agricultural product companies.

Where: NUMA Bengaluru (formerly Cobalt), 5th Floor, Cobalt Building, 46/1 Church Street

When: 7pm

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Handicraft Fair

Sampoorn at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath

Head to Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath to shop at Sampoorn, a handicraft fair that brings crafts people and artisans from 19 states. Enamelware from Karaikudi in Tamil Nadu {think Le Creuset pans and pots but entirely lightweight and yours to keep at a fraction of a price), ceramic mugs from Auroville, mirrorwork waistcoats from Gujarat and baby quilts and dohars from Madhya Pradesh.

Where: 1, Art Complex, Kumara Krupa Road
When: 10am-8pm, till Sunday, September 13
Price: INR 200 upwards
Find the event on Facebook here.

Wednesday, September 9

Theatre

The Incredible Mullah Nasruddin

mullah nasruddin

Image via Ranga Shankara

Ranga Shankara AHA brings this play for kids aged eight and above. A young boy whose stories cast a spell grows up to become Mullah Nasruddin. Still a compelling storyteller, Mullah Nasruddin comes to India to search for intelligent people to entertain the bored Caliph.

Where: Ranga Shankara, 36/2, 8th Cross Road, JP Nagar 2nd Phase

When: 7.30pm

Get tickets here.

Film

Step Up to the Plate/Entre les Bras: La Cuisine en Héritage

This film tells the story of a challenging transition that ensues when the head of a restaurant with 3 Michelin stars tries to hand over his life’s work to his son. Entry is free and open to all.

Where: Alliance Française de Bangalore, 108 Thimmiah Road, Vasanth Nagar

When: 7pm

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Thursday, September 10

Music

blueFROG Bangalore presents Until We Last

Until we last

Image via Until We Last

This Bangalore-based post-rock band has been around since 2011 and has since performed at various festivals and launched their debut EP. Wind down after a long Thursday at work with this gig.

Where: blueFROG, 3 Church Street

When: 9pm

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Spice Route at Indigo Live Music Bar

If Hindi fusion rock is your thing, head to Indigo Live for Spice Route’s performance, incorporating their signature blend of rich Indian music and contemporary sounds.

Where: Indigo Live Music Bar, 5th Floor, Elite Building, Jyoti Nivas College Road, Koramangala Industrial Estate

When: 8pm

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Four Strokes at Hard Rock Cafe

This band has been around since 2006 and their music is a combination of rock, blues, jazz and more, and is thus hard to slot into a single genre. They say you’ll have to watch them live to get it.

Where: Hard Rock Cafe, 40 St. Mark’s Road

When: 8pm

Find the event on Facebook here.

Friday, September 11

Music

Harmony with Shankar Ehsaan Loy

SEL

The hugely popular musical trio performs at Phoenix Marketcity to raise funds for Karunashraya, a cancer hospice.

Where: Phoenix Marketcity, Mahadevapura, Whitefield Main Road, Whitefield

When: 7pm

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Levi’s Presents 501 Friday at The Humming Tree

Head to The Humming Tree to listen to Bombay Basement, Ankur and The Ghalat Family, and Nishchay Parekh.

Where: The Humming Tree, 12th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar

When: 8pm

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Dance

Gayatri Sriram performs Mukti Marga

Singapore-based Bharatnatyam dancer Gayatri Sriram, who was trained in the Kalakshetra style and runs the Asian Festival of Classical Dance in Singapore, will perform Mukti Marga {the Path to Liberation} at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.

Where: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 43 Race Course Road

When: 6pm

Contact: 080 22267421

Saturday, September 12

Music

2 Stroke Tour – Bangalore feat. The Ganesh Talkies & Last Remaining Light

Ganesh Talkies

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Groove to Kolkata-based The Ganesh Talkies’ curious yet exhilarating brand of indie-meets-Bollywood dance music, as well as Last Remaining Light, an alternative outfit from Mumbai formed by well-established musicians from the indie scene.

Where: The Humming Tree, 12th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar

When: 9pm

Find the event on Facebook here.

Food

Le Casse Croûte – French Food Truck Launch

We included this new food truck in our recent list of food trucks in the city, and you can catch them on their first day at their launch. They promise delicious French sandwiches and frites {fries}.

When: 1pm-8pm

Where: Alliance Française de Bangalore, 108 Thimmiah Road, Vasanth Nagar

Find the event on Facebook here.

Storytelling

Narratives of Partition; Partitioned Narratives

A session of stories to make the partition of India in 1947 easier to understand and to engage with the topic, as well as a discussion with a professor of history at Azim Premji University.

Where: Atta Galatta, 134 KHB Colony, 5th Block, Koramangala

When: 5.30pm

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Theatre Screening

Adhe Adhure

A filmed screening of Mohan Rakesh’s acclaimed play, you can drive out to this chocolaterie that sometimes doubles as a venue for screenings, to watch Lilette Dubey, Mohan Agashe and Ira Dubey bring the story of a dissatisfied mother and wife to life. If you can’t watch the play live, this is the next best thing.

Where: Jus’Trufs Customised Chocolatiers, 9 Jakkur Main Road

When: 7.30pm, September 12-13

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Sunday, September 13

Workshop

Airplane Poetry Movement

Airplane poetry

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The Airplane Poetry Movement aims at finding the best of slam {or spoken-word} poetry talent and nurturing it. On Sunday, their workshop on the basics of slam poetry will be followed by a competition amongst the participants.

Where: Atta Galatta, 134 KHB Colony, 5th Block, Koramangala

When: 5pm

Contact: Shantanu at +91 9765738023

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Theatre

Samskara

U.R. Ananthamurthy’s classic comes alive on stage in original Kannada this Sunday. Samskara deals with themes such as caste, tradition and morality against the background of a changing world.

Where: Ranga Shankara, 36/2, 8th Cross Road, JP Nagar 2nd Phase\

When: 3.30pm and 7.30pm

Get tickets here.