Ongoing | Banashankari
Dhaatu International Puppet Festival hits the city. Nearly 150 artists and scholars are expected to perform from around the globe. It will have seminars as well as performances by the Rod Puppet Theatre, Shadow Puppet Theatre, String Puppet Theatre and more. Themes revolve around the epics of India such as the Ramayana. Entry free. At JSS Auditorium. Details: 8022970123
Nosh and tuck
January 6 | Koramangala
CityShor presents FirstFoodies Meet for all the foodaholics in the city to interact. Learn new techniques of cooking and treat yourself to a sumptuous lunch, choose from a globally inspired menu. At Koramanagala Social, 6 pm. Tickets (`1,000) on eventshigh.com
January 7| MG Road
Laughter cramps are real! Watch comedians Aditya Shridhar, Diptarka Ghosh, Shridhar Venkatramana, Srirupa Sengupta, Sneha Suhas and Suhas Navaratna
and their alter egos on stage at the Comics Have Fun event. At Rangoli Metro Art Centre. Tickets (`300) oneventshigh.com
Hammer it in
January 7 | Tavarekere
Learn the basics of carpentry with this fun and fast-paced workshop. Divided into four projects, participants can carry home what they construct. It also includes free membership for a month.
At IKP Eden. Tickets (`7,900)
January 8 | Banashankari
Sri Veena Vani Music school is a record holder for 500 keyboard players playing the national anthem. Now they plan to break their record by playing patriotic tunes with various musical instruments. Participants from across the globe are expected to be a part of it. At Sri Veena Vani Music School. Entry free. Details: 9886659845
January 8 | Indira Nagar
Sanketh Noronha, a musician, will be performing soft rock tunes. He started performing from a very young age and is specialised in piano, guitar and drums. Treat yourself to his melodious tunes.
At Black Rabbit. Details: 8042415575
January 7 | Koramangala
Atta Galatta presents Maan E Maanto, a reimagining of Manto’s story Toba Tek Singh the story of Bishan Singh, a Sikh inmate of an asylum in Lahore. It is set in the post-independence era in India and Pakistan. `150. 5.30 pm and 7.30 pm.
January 7-8 | Across town
Pune-based Folk Fitness comes to Bengaluru this weekend with their workshops which include free demo sessions for trainers, fitness enthusiasts and dancers. Folk Fitness team is behind the only Make in India dance fitness programme. Their USP is their revolutionary choreographed group workout that combines folk and traditional dance steps with new age fitness moves. Entry free. At Stepperz Dance and Fitness Studio, Sadashivnagar and Kalyan Nagar; Unleash Fitness, BTM Layout, 10.30am and 5.30 pm.Details: 9945266271