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    July 29 | Chicago
    The annual music festival, Lollapalooza, returns this year to celebrate its 25th anniversary, with over 170 artistes including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead and Australia’s rising star Cloves. Unlike previous editions, the festival has branched out from its alternative rock roots to encompass all musical genres including EDM. Catch the live stream on lollapalooza.com

    Top of the pop
    July 30 | InKo Centre
    The K-Pop fever comes to town with the city hosting the finale of the K-Pop Contest for the first time. Winners will participate in the Changwon K-Pop World Festival in Korea later this year. There is also a food festival thrown into the mix tomorrow. More on P 10

    Meet the crusader
    August 2 | Amitav Ghosh
    Much has been said and written about climate change, but according to author Amitav Ghosh, it is not enough. In his new book, The Great Derangement, launched yesterday at Taj Coromandel, he explains how the world has failed to grasp the scale of climate change and shows how to confront it better. The book also marks his return to non-fiction. Rs 264.

    Park for Japanese
    August 4 | The Park
    Join the Bunkasai celebrations at The Park, where at the A2 restaurant a special menu awaits. From a prime selection of Japanese whiskies to specials like nigirizushi, shime saba nigiri, gunkanmaki and more, you will have enough to choose from.
    More on P 10

    At the movies
    July 29 | SPI Cinemas
    Roald Dahl’s The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) comes alive in theatres today through its screen adaptation directed by Steven Spielberg. Mark Rylance will be seen as the titular character, while Ruby Barnhill plays Sophie, the orphan who befriends the giant. The fantasy adventure premiered at Cannes this year. Details: 42244224

    Bear with it
    July 31 | Phoenix MarketCity
    Get ready for Standup On Sunday, featuring seven comics such as Rajiv Rajaram (Put Chutney), Vikash Paul, Amit Singh, Soda, Mervyn Rozario, Arnav Rao and Manoj Prabhakar. Next up after them will be The Yogi & The Bear, a comedy special presented by Baggy and Alex at the Museum Theatre. 3.30 pm onwards. Tickets from `200 onwards. Details: 9962344569

    Queens rule
    August 1 | Amethyst
    Bringing to you the grace and strength of yesteryear maharanis Bengaluru-based Tasveer Gallery has an upcoming exhibition at Amethyst. Don’t miss the portraits of royal women (some wearing chiffon saris and exquisite jewellery), sourced from the archives of Museum of Art and Photography (MAP). Till August 14. More on P 19

    Follow the saga
    August 3 | Starmark
    Ashwin Sanghi’s latest, The Sialkot Saga, follows the fictional story of Arbaaz and Arvind and their business rivalry, set against the backdrop of the post-Partition era. Launching today at Starmark, Express Avenue, where you can meet the author as well. At 6.30 pm.
    Details: 64550262

    Shopper alert
    July 29 | Evoluzione
    Do not miss the end of season sale at Evoluzione. Designers such as Anamika Khanna, Divyam Mehta, Gaurav Gupta, Malini Ramani, Nachiket Barve, Nakul Sen, Namrata Joshipura, Pankaj & Nidhi, Rohit Bal, and many others are on display. Expect discounts of up to 50 per cent on both designer wear and accessories. July 29-31. Details: 28333627

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