If you love legal dramas, don’t miss the season 13 premiere of Law and Order on Colors Infinity. The show, regarded the best in its genre, started in 1990. In this episode, suspense builds as a Muslim citizen of the US defends himself against murder charges of an academician who had questioned his religion and belief. Wednesday, 11 pm, on Colors Infinity.
Life in Pieces is a sitcom about the Short family. In today’s episode, John, a retired airline pilot, makes a wooden puppet named Cheeto for
baby Lark. But the puppet is used by the family members to scare and surprise each other. Tonight, 8.30 pm, on Star World and Star World HD.
Beat the heat
The Great Human Race show has contestants surviving nature like our early ancestors did. In the Thirst episode, contestants Bill Schindler and Cat Bigney are on a mission to locate dried riverbeds in the Arabian Desert and follow them to the seasonal monsoon area along the coast. But will they be able to overcome the heat and the sands? Tonight, at 10 pm, on National Geographic Channel.
The first Friday of every August has been deemed International Beer Day and we must comply. With Bengaluru being dubbed the brewery capital of the country, it’s no surprise that pubs across the city have something lined up. This International Beer Day, sign up for beer workshops, participate in a brewery tour or simply take advantage of the special offers.
Wolf Of Crawl Street
Covering some of the most popular haunts around Vittal Mallya Road, this pub crawl is sure to be a wild one. It starts at The Open Box, where you can participate in a pub quiz. From the rooftop venue, the scene shifts to the Biere Club. Sip some of their signature brews while unwinding over some live music. Once you’re through, stop over at an undisclosed location in UB City before heading back home.
Tickets (`1,200) on
Windmills Craftworks offers patrons a tour of its brewery, through which you can see how your beers of choice are created. In addition to getting a peek into the workings of the brewery and an unlimited supply of beer, you can also take home merchandise and sample one starter, one main course and one dessert. Rs 5,000 for two. 11.30 am to 3 pm. At Whitefield. Details: 8880233322
The Irish House
The Irish House at VR Bengaluru is curating beer buckets for guests on the occasion. Starting today and on until the end of the month, you can have a pick of all your favourite hoppers. This new bar has beer buckets with three pints of different beers of your choice from a range of options including specials like Tsing Tao and Krombatcher.
`1,395. At Whitefield.
Social will hold a beer workshop today. Blogger John J Eapen, who blogs at Tales of Froth, will be the host. The workshop will have guided beer tastings and DIY sessions, where guests can make their own LIIT with their pick of beers. Also expect quizzes and games.
`1,000. 6pm. At Whitefield.
Grab your International Beer Passport at Beer Cafe. Sample beers from four countries — Belgium, Holland, Spain and Germany to get the passport. The fifth beer will then be on the house and you can choose from any country on the menu.
Till August 31. Across all outlets. Details: 40982456
Whole nine yards
Chennai-based label, Mayuri comes to the city for a two-day pop up. Designer Thangam Mathai will showcase some of her latest saris and fabrics in cotton and silk. Featuring a vibrant line-up of shades, such as sunshine yellow, bright blues and fuchsia, materials used include raw silk, tussar, Kota silk, Chanderi and more. `2,700 upwards. Today and tomorrow. At Rain Tree, Sankey Road. Details: 22354396
Tanishq announces a discount of up to 20 per cent on their products. Valid till September 4, you can take your pick from exquisite collections like Queen of Hearts, Niloufer and Zuhur. At Dickenson Road. Details: 9243462487
This weekend, Basava will showcase a collection of saris and stoles by Ssaha from West Bengal and hand-stitched leather bags by Kris from Bengaluru. Made from khadi muslin, Ssaha’s saris aim to engage and sustain artisans, while Kris seeks to reinvent
traditional crafts. `500 upwards. Till tomorrow. At Kanakapura Road. Details: 26561940
Five things you must not miss at the Bengaluru Poetry Festival this weekend
Over a span of two days, 10 workshops, 34 reading and Q&A sessions with noted poets, four performances, and a photo exhibition, the Bengaluru Poetry Festival will explore the art of writing poems, translating them, and getting them published. If that’s not enough, you can also get your hands on the latest books, and even those that are out of print. With eminent authors included in the list of speakers, you can get these valuable volumes signed by them too! “The aim is to celebrate poetry in its different forms, and throw the Romanticists’ idea that poetry belongs to a particular group of people out the window,” says Lakshmi Subodh of Atta Galatta, who conceptualised the fest with her husband, Subodh Shankar, and writer Shinie Antony (festival director).
Poet extraordinaire and lyricist
Javed Akhtar will open the fest with the session, Poetry His Art His Heritage. He will read out poems by his grandfather Muztar Khairabadi, and talk about his journey as a poet. Then BJP MP Feroze Varun Gandhi, who has written two poem books —The Otherness of Self, and Stillness, will highlight the importance of pauses and silences in verses in the session, Stillness. Music mix
A song is nothing but poetry set to music. Poet-musician Anand Thakore,
singer Vasundhara Das, jazz artiste Radha Thomas, and music manager Simon Napier-Bell will explore this liaison at the session, Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head. Then, Bollywood lyricist Raj Shekhar will recite his verse, Majnoo Ki Teela to the tunes of a guitar. The multi-talented Piyush Mishra, who will hold a talk about his film career, might have a musical surprise in store.
Day one will conclude with a Pandavani recital, Ektara Ditties,
by Padma Bhushan awardee Teejan Bai. The folk singer has traveled all over the world, from her home state, Chhattisgarh, to Paris, keeping alive the tradition of Pandavani — narration of tales from Mahabharata.
Bai is particularly known for her
Two anthologies will be launched at the fest. The first one is 40 Under 40, and collates the works of 40 poets, aged 40 or under. It covers topics such as media, culture, music, aspirations and capitalism. The other, titled Po’try, is a
collection of 157 poems,
shortlisted from a contest that the team ran last month. Maithili
folk-poet, Vibha Rani will also release her new book, Samrath, about cancer survivors.
The venue will include a photo
exhibition by Selvaprakash Lakshman. Titled Life In Troubled Waters, it offers a glimpse into the deplorable lives of the fishing community of South India. To go along with the black and white photographs, writer Amruta Dongray
has drafted an English-Malayalam poem that talks about similar themes.
August 6-7. At The Leela Palace. Details:
g77 Cafe is the newest venue for an exciting ladies night. Called Night of Glamour, it will offer unlimited cocktails, mocktails, wines, and sangrias, while DJ Sid spins the biggest EDM hits. August 10. At Indiranagar. 8 pm. Details: 45128719
Days of glory August 5 | Brazil
The biggest sporting event of all,
the 2016 Rio Olympics, starts today. Watch
out for superstars like Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and Novak Djokovic who are expected to rack up a lot of medals. India’s hopes rest on names like Sania Mirza, Saina Nehwal, Gagan Narang and a new-look hockey team. Catch the Parade of Nations at opening ceremony, which will have performances by supermodel Gisele Bunchen, actor Judi Dench and many others. Till August 21. On Star
Sports. Details: olympic.org
Love and laughter August 5 | That Comedy Club
Amit Tandon, also known as ‘the married guy’ of standup comedy,
takes the stage at That Comedy Club. Having completed 700 shows across the country so far, his style of observational comedy will sure have the audience in splits. At Church Street. Tickets (Rs 499) on bookmyshow.com
Now showing August 5 | PVR Cinemas
Featuring a stellar cast including Viola Davis, Ben Affleck, Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, and Cara Delevingne, Suicide Squad finally hits the screens today. When faced with a mysterious and dangerous entity, intelligence officer, Amanda Waller (Davis) bands together a group of jailed supervillains to fight the threat and save the world.
Bollywood rewind August 6 | Manpho Convention Centre
Singer Krishna Kumar Kunnath, better known
as KK, makes his way to Bengaluru. Hosted by Sindhi College and Alive India Music, keep your ears
open for some of his popular numbers such as
Tadap Tadap, O Meri Jaan, and Tu Hi Meri Shab.
At Hebbal.Tickets (`1,000 upwards)
Crafted with care August 7 | Cinnamon
Cinnamon will play host to conceptual jewellery artist Eina Ahluwalia, who is bringing her first exhibition to Bengaluru, and fashion and textile designer Sunita Shanker. While the former is known for her handcrafted, delicate filigreed designs, the latter is loved for her reinterpretation of traditional bandhani. At Gangadhar
Chetty Road. Details: 41634220
Art central August 8 | Art Corridor
Artchutney.com presents Heterogenous, a group show featuring curated works by artists Anand Panchal, Gautam Mukherjee, Jagannath Paul, Romi Revola, Sachin Jaltare, Sunil Sarkar and more. The highlight of the month- long show is the Art Car, an environment-friendly electric car painted by Farhad Hussain. At Taj West End, Race
Course Road. Details: 66605660
Lanka calling August 9 | Tuesday
Sample Sri Lankan flavours at Cafe Mozaic’s Sri Lankan food festival. Making their way from Vivanta by Taj, Bentoto, chefs Kalinga Lalith and MA Palitha Chandana will present a decadent spread featuring dishes such as, Cashew garlic curry, Elumas ala curry (mutton with potatoes), Sweet athirasa (rice cake with jaggery), and more. Rs 1,500++. Details: 66604444
Creative congress August 10 | Lahe Lahe
Want to drive away those mid week blues? We suggest you head to Lahe Lahe with a musical instrument in hand. The performance art space will host a music jam, where anyone and everyone is welcome to showcase their skills and make music with other talented musicians. Entry Rs 50. At Kodihalli.
Sound escape August 11 | Hard Rock Cafe
Rap rock band, Anthracite pays tribute to Linkin Park. Influenced by the likes of Limp Bizkit, and Rage Against The Machine, apart from Linkin Park, the band has to its credit a demo album released three years ago, and two music videos. Their next album is set to launch in a few months. At St Marks Road. Tickets (`1,000)
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