June 17 | blueFrog
Celebrating its first anniversary
in Bengaluru, blueFROG presents a
concert by Dhruv Ghanekar and Beer Puppets featuring Mana Dhanraj. While Ghanekar is a Mumbai-based guitarist known for his blend of jazz and Indian music, the latter is a bunch of talented musicians whose sound is the coming together of neo-soul, funk and jazz. At Church Street. 9 pm. Tickets (`500)
June 17 | PVR Cinemas
Starring Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, and Alia Bhatt, Udta Punjab
has grabbed headlines across the country for its controversial content. Directed by Abhishek Chaubey, the film deals with the rampant drug problems in Punjab.
Going the distance
June 18 | Ranga Shankara
Directed by Prakash Belawadi, the play, Investigation
– SBC, begins with a routine, long distance exit interview.
But what Raju Cariappa, the employee, reveals about
an incident involving two of his colleagues slowly
snowballs into a full-blown investigation into sexual harassment at the workplace. What ensues is hilarious
but not without twists and turns that result in an
ironic conclusion. At JP Nagar. Tickets
(`200) on bookmyshow.com
June 19 | Om Made Cafe
Kitsch Mandi this time around will
showcase a line-up of 15 emerging artists.
The event is in collaboration with Junta, an artist network that supports emerging Indian artists, conducts artist-led workshops, art shows, talks, and commissioned art projects. Look out for affordable artworks that include illustrations, graphic art, photographs, canvas paintings, sketches, watercolour paintings and more.
At Koramangala. Details: 65305666
Words and pages
June 19 | The Humming Tree
The Under 25 Lit’ Fest 2016 will see young and emerging names from
the literary field come together for a celebration of the written word. Young writers, poets, literature enthusiasts, readers and acclaimed authors are expected to attend. The event will have talks, workshops, activities, book launches, slam poetry, pop-up libraries and more. At 12th Main, Indiranagar. Tickets (`500 upwards) on insider.in
June 21 | Multiple venues
With both the International Day of Yoga and World Music Day coinciding, venues across the city are packed with yoga sessions, live gigs, workshops and a lot more. From Fete De La Musique at Alliance Francaise featuring over 150 artistes to Akshar Power Yoga conducting a full day yoga event, there’s sure to be something for everyone. Turn to Page 5 and 16 (music) and Page 10 (yoga) for details.
Europe through film
June 20 | Multiple venues
The EU Film Festival kicks off today
at Alliance Francaise. With a whopping 23 European films expected to be screened across 12 days, our picks include the British work, Coriolanus (July 2, 5 pm at British Council and 7.15 pm at Suchitra Film Society) and The Illusionist, an award- winning French film (June 20, 5 pm, AF; June 22, 5 pm Suchitra Film Society). Details: facebook.com/EUinIndia
June 22 | Cafe 77 East
Satisfy those hunger pangs with the
special Iftar spread at Taj Bangalore. The
menu includes dishes such as gosht roganjosh, Irani “patti” vegetable samosa, lamb haleem with accompaniments and subzi chaman korma, apart from an array desserts including dates and dry fruit baklava, Suleman Usman
phirnee, rose lassi and more. `1,650++.
At Devanahalli. Details: 66003300
June 23 | Alliance Francaise
Catch the screening of Eden, a film that
revolves around a teenager named Paul.
Set in the early 90s in Paris, Paul forms an underground DJ collective along with his friends, which leads them down the path of sex, drugs and alcohol. When life presents them with
paths that could alter their future forever, they must choose wisely. At Vasanthnagar.