January 9 | Koramangala
A candle-making workshop for children above the age of five years is being organised. Participants will be taught how make aromatic candles in a fun-filled informal environment. The kids will get to take their creations back home as well. Fee (Rs 1,500). At Atta Galatta. 11am-1 pm.
January 14 | St Marks Road
Don’t miss the upcoming concert by one of India’s favourite festival bands — Swarathma. Their high-energy acts are so addictive that you won’t even care if you understand the language or not. Plus their costumes are a bonus!
At Hard Rock Café. Tickets (Rs 1000 onwards) on bookmyshow.com
January 8-10 | Dodaballapur
Here’s a perfect plan to start your year, especially if you are an adventure seeker. Rotaract Club is organising The Rota Camp 2016, a three-day and two -night camping experience at the Besant Park. Spend your weekend surrounded by nature and return with a bag full of memories. At Dodaballapur. Rs 1,500 upwards for registration.
Stretch and chill
January 8-10 | Kothanur Post
Yoga enthusiasts who are vying to begin their new year in tranquility are invited to relax, bringing balance to their bodies, minds and spirits. These yoga classes are a mix of basic and intermediate asanas (postures) and pranayama (breath work) suitable for beginners and the experienced. Rs 9,000 inclusive of lodging on twin sharing basis. At Visthar. 4-5 pm. Details: 2846 5294
January 9 & 13 | MG Road
Hi5 Stage and Screen Productions will stage its first set of highly entertaining short plays for 2016 called Avatars. These works, written by renowned playwrights from India, USA, and Australia, span genres of comedy, tragedy, drama, thriller and mime. Tickets (Rs 250) available at the venue. At Rangasthala Auditorium, MG Road. 4 pm and 7 pm. Details: 22969265
January 10 | Vasanthnagar
Director Vijay S will stage celebrated Russian playwright Valentin Krasnogorov’s play Let’s Have Sex. The play uses ‘sex’ as a metaphor to talk about human predicament. The English drama also delves into the hypocrisy of society and its beliefs. At Alliance Franciase. 4 pm and 7.30 pm. Tickets (Rs 250) on bookmyshow.com
January 15 | Koramangla
Artists Kanthraj N and Runa Biswas are displaying their works at Gallery Third Eye. True to the title of the exhibition, Carnival of Colours, their paintings focus on the vibrancy, sensitivity, richness and depth of Indian art, and highlight varied styles of each of them. At Gallery Third Eye.10.30 am-6 pm. Details: 41640471
Sway to salsa
January 11 | Koramangla
Want to move like JLo on the dance floor? Then join Latin Dance India’s new salsa level 1 batch (for beginners). Don’t forget to carry a pair of socks. It’s a three-month course. Rs 5,500 per head, and `10,000 per couple. At Latin Dance India. Every Monday and Wednesday. 7.30-8.30 pm. Details: 9448380213
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January 9-10 | Coorg
aMadNomad, the only team certified in Level 4 American Canoe Association (ACA), in association with Goodwave Adventures brings to you an adventure course in whitewater kayaking. Float along the wild and scenic section of the Cauvery, relax around a camp-fire on a river beach and get ready for an addiction of a lifetime. Rs 7, 000 per person). At Barapole River, Coorg. Details: 9886604218
January 8 | Indiranagar
Get set for yet another exciting Friday evening at The Beer Café over a performance by the band White Mug. The group has produced compositions on emotions they find silly, and are popular for their unique sound (alternative rock ‘n’ roll). Entry free. At The Beer Café. 9 pm onwards. Details: 40982456