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Musical aid
Rock band Girish and the Chronicles will perform at a charity concert. It is being oragnised by Sightsavers, which works towards eliminating avoidable blindness and promoting equality of opportunity for the disabled. February 2. Tickets (Rs.300) available at the venue. At Hard Rock Cafe, St Marks Road. 8 pm. Details: 41242222

Funny Friday
Vir Das will kickstart his comedy carnival, Weirdass Pajama Fest 2016, from Bengaluru on Saturday. The show, called Vir Das and The Singapore Slingers, will see him on stage along with standup comics from Singapore — Sharul Channa, Fakkah Fuzz, and Jinx Yeo. January 29. At MLR Convention Centre, Whitefield. Tickets (Rs.750 upwards) on pajamafest.co.in

New riffs
City’s Mad Orange Fireworks will perform their first show of 2016 this Saturday. The three-piece rock band will sing numbers from their new album Under the Orange Sky. The band comprises Michael Dias (vocals, guitars), Kaushik Kumar (bass), and Deepak Raghu (drums). January 30. Tickets (Rs.400) available at the venue. At The BFlat Bar, Indiranagar. 9 pm. Details: 41739250

Dance of devotion
Deepa SM will present a Bharatnayam
recital. It will start with a pushpanjali to Lord Ganesha, followed by bhakti-shringara varnam for Lord Shiva. In the next half, she will depict motherly affection of Yashodha, playfulness of Lord Krishna, and the love story of Radha-Krishna. January 31. Entry free. At Alliance Francaise, Vasanthnagar. 6.15 pm. Details: 40808181

Blast from past
This weekend, Yours Truly Theatre’s ‘Shayari Nights’ will revive the rich Indian tradition of mushaira and kavi sammelan. Bring your favourite poems along, and the actors will transform these words into a theatre-cum-shayari performance. January 30 (3.30 pm, 7 pm) and January 31 (7 pm). At Yours Truly ALMA, Indiranagar. Tickets (Rs.200) at bookmyshow.com

Life or death?
Director Sharath Parvathavani and his team will perform Anton Chekhov’s famous short story, The Bet. It is a story about a commoner and a rich man, who argue about what’s better — capital punishment or life imprisonment. The argument leads to a dangerous bet. It’s not meant for children under the age of eight. January 30. Tickets (Rs.300) available at the venue. At Ranga Shankara, JP Nagar. 3.30 pm and 7.30 pm. Details: 26493982

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