December 18 | The Humming Tree
The first edition of ‘The 2016 New Year Verses Playoff Festival’ will take off in the city tonight. It intends to highlight the importance of verses through slam poetry and music. It will feature New York-based trans performance poet Alok Vaid Menon; indie folk songstress Zoya from southern California; visual and performing artist Colorfooled from Mumbai and others. Tickets (Rs 750) available at the venue. At
Indira Nagar. 7 pm. Details: 9886618386
December 18 | Pebble – The Jungle Lounge
The Mighty Rock Union music fest is back in town. All The Fat Children (alternative rock), Rainbow Bridge (rock n’ roll), Daira (progressive alternative rock), Advaita (Indian fusion), Ministry of Blues (blues rock) and By 2 Blues (blues) will get you grooving. Tickets (Rs 750) available at the venue. At Palace Grounds. 5 pm.
At the movies
December 18 | PVR Cinemas
Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali is
back with another epic drama. Titled Bajirao Mastani, it’s the love story of Maratha Peshwa Bajirao I (Ranveer Singh) and his second wife Mastani (Deepika Padukone). The film, which has courted a string of controversies lately, will also see Priyanka Chopra in the role of Kashibai, Bajirao’s first wife.
December 19 | Jayamahal Palace Hotel
Banyan Tree is coming to the city with yet another mystical edition of Ruhaniyat music fest. Experience the magical Indo-African production called ‘When Hearts Connect’, or ‘Voices from Kutchh’ from Gujarat. Or, look forward to baul songs by West Bengal’s Parvathy Baul and qawwalis by Niyazi-Nizami brothers from Delhi. At Jayamahal Road. 6.15 pm. Tickets (Rs 600) on bookmyshow.com
Get some brunch
December 20 | JW Marriott
Treat your family and friends to an elaborate brunch every weekend at the JW Kitchen. The spread includes Indian, pan-Asian, Mediterranean and continental food, with a delectable dessert section. Candies, cupcakes, and popcorn, among other goodies, make it fun for kids too. RS 1,499++ upwards. At Vittal Mallya Road. 11 am-3.30 pm. Details: 67189999
December 21 | Mahua Art Gallery
Hotel Leela Palace is hosting a rather interesting exhibition titled Kiss in Time. It’s a collection of ‘found poetry’ by artist Mini Giri. Foundpoetry is created by taking words, phreases and sometimes whole passages from other sources and reframing them as poetry by making changes in spacing and lines, or by adding or deleting text to impart a new meaning. Till December 30. At Collonade, Old Airport Road. 11 am-7 pm ( Mondays closed) Details: 9945252012
December 22 | Sheraton Grand
If you haven’t started preparing
for Christmas yet, walk into Sheraton Grand. It has a wide assortment of Christmas goodies on sale such as fruit cakes, cookies, chocolate Santas and trees, and sugar plum stollens. Gift hampers are available in the ginger bread castle at the lobby. Rs 155++ onwards. Till December 30. At Feast, Brigade Gateway. Details: 9008302545
It’s a date
December 23 | Multiple venues
Dating app TrulyMadly has teamed up with a few restaurants and cafés across the city to make your date special. The listed food outlets (Chili’s, Olive Beach, Loft 38, Smoke House Deli, Beef Cafe, 100Ft Bar, Tao Terraces and blueFROG) will offer attractive offers. So book a table and savour these offers.
December 24 | Augusta Club
Artist Pooja D Gupta is hosting a ‘Christmas Collage Clay Workshop’ where you can make interesting things out of photoframes, key holders, wooden boxes, rainbow crumbs, pixie dust, acrylic colours and more. At the end of the workshop, which is priced at Rs 1,750, you can take home two of your creations. At JP Nagar. 3 pm. Entry pass (Rs 500, balance payable at the venue) on bookmyshow.com