January 16 | The Humming Tree
The crowdfunded gig series ‘Control ALT Delete 9.0’ is coming to Bengaluru for the first time. And the line-up of bands is exciting too, featuring a mix of famous and unheard bands from the country’s punk/indie/alt scene. Some of them are Skrat, Superfuzz, The Broadway Addicts, Achint, and Punk On Toast. Entry free, or pay how much ever you want to. At Indiranagar. 1.30 pm onwards. Details: 9886618386
January 15 | Jagriti Theatre
The award-winning UK theatre company The Handlebards returns to the city with a series of new, exciting and rib-tickling Shakespearean plays. This hilarious band of four British actors will stage Hamlet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. At Whitefield. 8 pm. Tickets (Rs.300) on bookmyshow.com
January 18 | Aloft Bengaluru
Cessna Business Park
Get enchanted with flavours at the Arabian food festival. Traditional Middle Eastern delicacies such as chicken shawarma, falafel sliders, moussaka, lamb tagine, succulent kebabs and meats and decadent desserts will transport you to the magical land of sands. Rs.999++ (per person). Till January 29. At Bellandur Post. Noon-3 pm and 7-11.30 pm.
January 20 | Phoenix Marketcity
Multi-instrumentalist, composer, and singer Papon will be in town with his folk-fusion band for a mid-week gig. The versatile artiste shot to fame with his performance on season 1 of Coke Studio India, and has since delivered hits such as Jiye Kyun, Humnava, and Kyon. At Whitefield.
7 pm onwards. Tickets (Rs.299 onwards) on bookmyshow.com
At the movies
January 15 | PVR Cinemas
Go back to the good old school days with director Jayant Gilatar’s film Chalk n’ Duster. It follows the lives of two school teachers Vidya (Shabana Azmi) and Jyoti (Juhi Chawla). They love their jobs, and want students not only to earn good grades but learn moral values as well. Then a new school principal comes into the scene, and gives them a tough time.
January 17 | Pebble – The Jungle Lounge
Kitsch Mandi, a startup to support
creative entrepreneurs, will hold an event featuring gigs, food stalls, workshops, and live arts. You will get to see new artists and ventures such as Pingpong Momayya, Clovve, Art Box, Wood Geek, and Vipakka. Electronica artists Ketan Bahirat and Fuzzy Logic will give you good company. At Palace Grounds. 1-11 pm. Details: 8884227447
Travel in style
January 19 | The Collection
Italian brand Corneliani has
unveiled its exquisite collection of bags, wallets and holders to meet travel comfort and office necessities. These accessories can accommodate all your important possessions (money, passport and cards). It also features stylish carry bags for laptops. Rs.6,500 onwards. At UB City Mall, Vittal Mallya Road. Details: 41738170
January 21 | The Biere Club
Sahil Shah of The East India Company comedy outfit will prep you up for your weekend. Shah is coming to the city with new comedy material, with of course his signature puns. The funny boy is also popular as a look-alike of Sri Lankan bowler Lasith Malinga. At Vittal Mallya Road. 8.30 pm.
Tickets (Rs.400) on bookmyshow.com
Paint the sky
January 16 | Karle Town Centre
To mark the festivities of Makar Sankranti, iPlatform is organising a kite flying festival. Besides the kites, activities planned for the day include games for kids, and music. Prizes for best tailor-made kites will also be announced. At 100 Feet Kempapura Main Road. 10 am. Entry free for the kids below 12 years.
Tickets (Rs. 250) on bookmyshow.com