The written word
July 31 | Koramangala
Atta Galatta conducts RePUBlica, an event that seeks to throw light on the intricacies of the publishing world. Taking centrestage this week are Shinie Anthony and Nandita Bose. While Anthony has written books such as The Orphanage for Words and Barefoot and Pregnant, Bose’s works include If Walls Could Weep and The Perfume Promise. At 5th Block. Details: 9632510126
July 31 to August 4 | Race Course Road
Bangalore-based art promoter, Maadhyam, presents an exhibition called After The Rains at Taj West End. The event showcases the works of 40 upcoming as well as award-winning artists, such as Sunil Das, Suhas Roy, Samir Mondal, Vaikuntam Thota, Laxman Aelay, G Subra, and JMS Mani. Hundred per cent of the profits from the exhibition will be donated to the Nepal relief work. Details: 66605660
Hear me roar
July 31 | Indiranagar
Mamagoto ties up with World Wildlife
Fund for Tiger week, their contribution to saving the tiger. All you have to do is show up at the restaurant on July 31 and buy from a range of exclusive T-shirts, the proceeds of which go towards a special tiger fund. At 12th Main. Details: facebook.com/MamagotoFunAsian
August 1 | Nrityagram
Drive away from the noise and bustle of the city to take in a classical dance performance at Nrityagram, this weekend. Performers of the dance village will stage an Odissi production in an intimate studio setting. There will also be an interactive session where you can talk to the dancers. `1,000. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ongoing | Frazer Town
You Can Make Your Dreams Work, a new book by Shalini Umachandran, comprises 15 stories of inspiring people who made drastic career changes to follow what they love. Launched a week ago, the book details how they took a leap of faith, their challenges and motivations. `199. At Crossword, Coles Road. Details: 9880592179
August 1 | Jakkur
August sees the celebration of Vanamahotsava or the festival of trees. Do your own bit for the flora and fauna of the city by planting a tree and participating in a line-up of tree-themed events for both adults and kids at Jakkur lake. Conducted by Jala Poshan, the event continues all through August.
Ongoing | Indiranagar
Chili’s American Grill and Bar introduces their House of Ribs menu celebrating the messy yet delicious all American dish. Choose from flavours of back baby ribs such as Chipotle Blueberry, Cherry Cola and Roasted Garlic BBQ served with Southwestern potato wedges and grilled corn on the cob. At 100 ft Road.
The simple life
July 31 – August 1 | Charkha
Havyasa in association with Soil and Soul conducts an event that seeks to promote the sustainable way of life in a village in the Western ghats. The two-day event will see you visit a manufacturing unit (a women’s co-operative society which produces naturally-dyed cotton handloom garments) and take part in a session of bird watching and cooking your own lunch using firewood. You will stay in a clean dormitory accommodation with mud floors and walls, clean toilets and without electricity! `2,800.
August 2 | JP Nagar
Bhoomija celebrates its third birthday with a Nadaswaram concert this Sunday. Kalaimamani Thiruppampuram TKS Meenakshi Sundaram, a fifth generation player takes the stage and will be accompanied byThirunageshwaram TR Subramaniyam and Thirukadaiyur TG Babu. 7 PM at MLR Convention Centre. Tickets (`300) on bookmyshow.com