July 23, Goethe-Institut
Enjoy a unique musical experience at the Goethe Institut Auditorium today. At the MusiX concert, catch The Desi Piano Trio—Anil Srinivasan (piano), Naveen Napier (bass) and Krishna Kishor (percussions)—explore genres like Hindustani, jazz, fusion and more. Entry free. Details: 28331314
July 24, Ciclo Cafe
Honouring and supporting women’s cycling, Ciclo Cafe is organising the sixth edition of the Track and Trail Gran Fando this Sunday. it coincides with the La Course by Le Tour De France in Paris, and follows similar rules. Starting from the cafe, pariticipants will take part in two categories — 49 km and 89 km. Registrations open till tomorrow. At Rs 500. Details: 42048666
Till July 31, Valluvar Kottam
Valluvar Kottam is the place to be this month if you are looking for that perfect batik print, khurja pottery or Kashmiri silk carpets. With Village Art and Craft Foundation organising a handloom and handicraft exhibition cum sale there, you can also expect handwoven garments and home accessories handcrafted by artisans from across the country. From 11 am onwards. Details: 9412263333
For art’s sake
Till July 30, The Leela Palace
Themed on nature, Mumbai-based Bhavna Sonawane and city-based N Ramachandran are showcasing their work on canvases at Apparao Galleries in The Leela Palace. Sonawane’s paintings of trees symbolise growth and emergence, while her cityscapes are about positive energy. Details: 9941012388.
By the pool
Weekends, Radisson Blu
In the mood for a delicious brunch after a swim this weekend? Salt Co 531 at Radisson Blu has an array of weekend packages on offer. As part of their Saltravaganza Refresh package, gourmet selections in addition to liquid nitrogen chaat trolleys and desserts prepared using molecular gastronomy are available with a dip in the pool. From Rs 1,799 plus taxes.
Till July 24, Forum Vijaya Mall
Explore some interesting lifestyle and decor products from Indonesia at the ongoing expo at Forum Vijaya Mall. Organised by the Indonesian Trade Promotion Centre, who had a successful show at Express Avenue last year, the event this year has a wider range of medicinal herbs, spices, beauty products, furniture, handicrafts and more. Till July 24.
Till July 24, Lalit Kala Akademi
At the Vastrabhushana exhibition, find Bhagalpur silks, handwoven kalamkar, handspun khadi and accessories, handcrafted juties, and more. It is organised by Sampoorn, a Bengaluru-based NGO working for the promotion and welfare of craftspersons. At the Lalit Kala Akademi. Till July 24, 11 am onwards. Prices from Rs 2,500. Details: 28291692.
Tell a tale
July 24, Karya Space
Have a story to share? Head to Mylapore for an open mic storytelling session organised by The Narrative. The city-based group is celebrating a year of hosting such sessions where people come together to share personal stories that are close to their hearts. Open to ages 18 and above. Time limit at seven minutes for each story. Entry at Rs 200. 5 pm onwards. Details: bookmyshow.com