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    December 30 | Chavadi

    Writer and storyteller Ankit Chadha presents Dastaan- e-Khanabadosh, an evening of storytelling. Chadha will put up a Dastangoi performance based on the stories of nomads in India. Rs 300. At Bannerghatta Road, 7 pm. Details: 8884580875. Turn to page 17 for more.

    Let the ball drop

    December 31 | VR Bengaluru

    Don’t miss Black Box 2017, featuring Nikhil Chinapa. One of the biggest NYE parties in town, it will also have performances by DJ Blaque and Sonic-X. The venue (the Skydeck) also promises a stunning panoramic view of the city. At Whitefield, 8 pm. Tickets (Rs 3,500 upwards) on bookmyshow.com.

    High and low

    January 2 | Gallery 9

    Artist Shivanand Basavanthappa exhibits his paintings in a show titled Stories of Happiness. The series tries to explore the ups and downs of human life. Basavanthappa takes inspiration from Indian culture, values, ethics and traditions. Entry free. At MG Road. Details: 9900685028.

    Martyr murders

    January 4 | Ranga Shankara

    Catch Prakash Belawadi’s Kannada play Becket. Written by Jean Anouilh, the play begins with King Henry repenting for having played a part in the assassination of the Archbishop of Canterbury. At JP Nagar, 7.30 pm. Tickets (Rs 100) on bookmyshow.com.

    At the theatre

    December 30 | PVR Cinemas

    Michael Fassbender is back on the silver screen in Assassin’s Creed. The movie is based on the video game series of the same name and takes place in the era of the Spanish Inquisition as well as the modern day. It follows Callum Lynch (Fassbender) who is a descendant of Aguilar de Nerha, an ancient assassin.

    Nostalgic melodies

    January 1 | Chowdiah Memorial Hall

    Start the new year by soaking in a bit of culture at the concert by musician Biju Nair and team — Dev Aur Anand. The concert is a tribute to Dev Anand and Rajesh Khanna. Musicians Aishwarya Kasinathan, Vikram Dixit, Haris Karoth, Pradeep Patkar, Priya Yadav and Ajay Bakshi will perform. At Malleshwaram, 6 pm. Tickets
    (Rs 300 upwards) on bookmyshow.com.

    Fluid motions

    January 3 | Shoonya

    Dancer Nathaniel Parchment hosts A Danced Meditation: Therapeutic Movement, a workshop blending contemporary dance, yoga and somatic practices such as experiential anatomy, Tai Chi, and Qi Gong. It promises to recharge your body and mind. At Lalbagh Road, 8.30 am. Tickets (Rs 4,000) on instamojo.com.

    Slice of life

    January 5 | Lahe Lahe

    Independent musician Harpreet takes the stage to showcase his Hindi and Punjabi poetry at the event Tanaa Banaa- The Strings of Life. Joining him is storyteller Aparna Athreya. Rs 300. At Kodihalli, 7.30 pm. Details: 9886294444.

     

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