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.
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.
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.
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.