February 12 | Online
This Friday, Uber will add zing to your Valentine’s Day plans. Fire up your
Uber app between 10 am and noon on Friday, click over ‘Musafir’ and send in
a request. The contest is to send you on an all-expenses paid weekend getaway from the city. It could be Udaipur, or even Thailand. Make sure your partner and you have your passports and other IDs ready. The flights will be booked for the same evening. Details: uber.com
Love thy culture
February 13 | VR Bengaluru
Whitefield Art Collective, a month-
long initiative to promote art and culture, will kick off with a gig by the percussion outfit, Thaalavattam. The opening night will also see the unveiling of VR Green car project by artist Farahad Hussain. The eco-friendly car painted by him will be auctioned at the end of the month. Entry free. At Whitefield. 6 pm.
Art for relief
February 15 | Phoenix Marketcity
The artist community of Bengaluru
recently came together to raise funds for
the victims of Chennai floods. SG Vasudev, Mithun Koya, Azif TM, Babu Ishwar Prasad, and Murali Cheeroth each painted a canvas for the event ‘Art for Humanity’. These paintings are available for sale at an exhibition at Artville Gallery. Till February 20. Entry free. At Whitefield. 11 am-8 pm. Details: 67266333
February 17 | Chowdiah Memorial Hall
Udupa Music Festival will bring
the doyens of Indian music fraternity
under one roof — Ustad Zakir Hussain, Niladri Kumar, Sivamani, Pandit Ronu Majumdar and Stephen Devassy. Proceeds from the sales will go towards supporting Udupa Foundation’s efforts to
promote arts. At Malleswaram.
7 pm.Tickets (`500 upwards)
February 12 | PVR Cinemas
Ring in the season of love with director Abhishek Kapoor’s Fitoor. Based on Charles Dickens’ novel Great Expectations, it is the story of an orphan (Aditya Roy Kapoor) who falls for Noor, a wealthy girl (Katrina Kaif) with an obsessive mother (played by Tabu) who has other plans for the daughter.
Just for two
February 14 | JW Marriott
The hotel is offering two exclusively
curated stay packages to make your Valentine’s Day special. The ‘special stay package’ includes a deluxe room, breakfast, and a special brunch at JW Kitchen. Also expect strawberries dipped in chocolate along with sparkling wine on your arrival. The ‘premium wellness stay package’ also includes luxury car transfers to the hotel and a couple spa outing, among other offers. `15,900++, and `37,900++. At Vittal Mallya Road. Details: 67189999
The award goes to
February 16| Vh1
It’s time to tune in to the biggest celebration of international music on Tuesday. Vh1 will air The 58th Annual Grammy Awards 2016 live from Staples Centre in Los Angeles. Hosted by rapper LL Cool J, the awards night will see performances by Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, Adele, to name a few. Lady Gaga will also pay a special tribute to legendary musician David Bowie. 7.30 am and 9 pm
February 18 | IIHS
After a world tour, Lata Mani
and Nicolas Grandi’s film De Sidere 7
comes to Bengaluru. The experimental film, which interweaves performance, dance, poetry, storytelling and text, will be screened on Thursday. It revolves around the subject of desire, and its appropriation in midst of stigma in our society. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Mani. Entry free. At Sadashivanagar.
6.30 pm. Details: 67606666