Friday, February 19

Writing Festival

City Scripts – The IIHS Urban Writings Festival

City Scripts – The IIHS Urban Writings Festival

Source: City Scripts – The IIHS Urban Writings Festival

Narratives inspired by cities is the focus at this festival. The three-day event will have readings, author interactions and panel discussions, all based on books, writings and observations of the urban landscape.

Where: Indian Institute for Human Settlements, 16th Cross Road, Sadashivanagar

When: 11am (free entry)

Contact: 080 67606666

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Saturday, February 20

Comedy

Silly Point

Described as India’s first cricket-based stand-up comedy show, the performance, hosted by RajaSekhar Mamidanna, will feature comedians, Rohit Swain and Hriday Ranjan. Jokes about the country’s favourite game (and about cricket fans, of course) are what you can expect to crack you up.

Where: Rangasthala Auditorium, Rangoli Art Centre, M G Road Boulevard, Near Metro Station

When: 7pm

Contact: 080 22969265

Price: INR 300 upwards

Buy tickets for the event here.

Workshop

Chalk Lettering Workshop

Apart from being fun and delightful, chalk art is also easy on the pocket. All you need is chalk or chalk paint, after all. Try your hand at chalk murals, art or lettering at this workshop by city-based artist, Sioveh aka Nandita Dhindsa.

Where: NUMA BLR, 46/1, 5th Floor, Church Street, Ashok Nagar, Opposite Hotel Empire

When: 3pm-5pm

Contact: 080 65691530

Price: INR 500

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Sunday, February 21

Play

Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

midsummer nights dream - shakespeare at the park

Photo by: Ajith Kumar

Fancy watching a play in a park? That’s just what you can look forward to at this event by the city-based group, Bardolators of Bangalore. With two performances lined up (to take place inside a bamboo grove in the park, apparently), the show will be an unusual take on Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Where: Cubbon Park, Kasturba Road

When: 10am and 4pm (free entry)

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Music 

Mad Decent Block Party – Major Lazer

major lazer performing at marathalli

Photo by: Kim Metso

The popular US-based multi-city concert series, Mad Decent Block Party, is all set to head to India for the first time. And, this includes a show in Bangalore, with a headlining act by Major Lazer! Along with performances by Gorgon City (a London-based garage duo), Big Gigantic (a Colorado-based livetronica/hip hop band) and Giraffage (an electronic music producer from San Francisco).

Where: E-Zone, 23/24, KR Puram Ring Road, Chinnapanahalli, Marathahalli, Near Marathahalli Bridge

When: 4pm

Price: INR 1950 upwards

Buy tickets for the event here.

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Featured image via: Mary