January 24, Whitefield
Get to know the ins and outs of the beer-making process, with the brewery tour at Windmills Craftworks. Running every Saturday, an expert guide will take you through the whole process, and you’ll get a branded pint glass to take home too. Don’t forget to sample some of the in-house specials before you leave! Rs.1,000 per person. 12 noon to 5 pm. At Windmills Craftworks. Details: 8880233322
January 29, Vasant Nagar Catch 9 Mois Ferme (nine-month stretch), a comedy film being screened at the Alliance. Written by Albert Dupontel, who also directed and stars in the film, the action revolves around a judge unexpectedly discovering that she is pregnant, by none other than a criminal that she recently convicted. Free event. At Alliance Francaise. Details: 40808181
Walk the ramp
Until January 25, Malleswaram
The 12th edition of Blenders Pride Bangalore Fashion Week has kicked off, bringing together 26 hand-selected designers for a glamorous
affair that extends until Sunday. Don’t miss the new collections from Abhishek Dutta, Michelle Salins, Rehane and Aslam Khan.
At Sheraton Bangalore, Brigade Gateway. Details: bangalorefashionweek.in
January 25, Koramangala Cineplay screenings promise to merge ‘the power of cinema and the magic of theatre’ with their recordings of iconic live productions. Catch Mohan Rakesh’s Adhe Adhurem, the story of a middle-aged woman fed up with her unemployed son, promiscuous daughter and good-for-nothing husband. Rs.300. 7 pm. At Atta Galatta. Details: 41600677
January 24, JP Nagar
The Classical Legends music series brings together Carnatic and Hindustani vocalists and instrumentalists, for concerts that explore some of the breadth and diversity of their repertoires. Don’t miss this opportunity to see lyricist and composer RK Padmanabha live in concert. 6.30 pm. At MLR Convention Centre. Tickets (Rs.500) on bookmyshow.com
Go with the flow
January 24-25, Indiranagar
Yoga enthusiasts who are already at an intermediate or advanced level can sign up for this Vinyasa Workshop, designed to give your practice more depth. Conducted by Bharath Shetty, who has a wealth of teaching experience, you should emerge feeling like you’ve progressed both physically and emotionally. Rs.2,900. 11.30 am to 2.30 pm. At 1000 Yoga, 80 Feet Road. Details: a1000yoga.com
Try your hand
Until January 30, Online
If you’ve always wanted to illustrate a children’s story, now is your chance, because Pratham Books has launched its Six Frame Story Challenge. Open to anyone over the age of 16, you need to choose six words from their ‘wish-list’ and then illustrate your story in only six frames. Details:
Right on target
Last week, Cristiano Ronaldo won the prestigious Ballon D’Or award, crediting him as the best player, narrowly beating Manuel Neuer and Lionel Messi. The athlete compiled a video (#ballondor2014) of the defining moments of 2014, which already has over 1,275,731 views. Statistics flash up on the screen to give you the finer details of all his achievements, a clear indication of his triumphs. Even the most staunch Messi fan will tip his/her hat to this footballer.
Sharing a tape from their dashboard camera, usually for safety, the Dover Police has released this video of a cop singing Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off. Beginning unenthusiastically, the policeman then bursts into tune until he ‘can’t stop, won’t stop moving, it’s like he’s got this music in his mind, saying, “It’s gonna be alright.”’ The policeman was revealed to be Master Cpl Jeff Davis, in Delaware. Apparently the video was real, but the release of it was for publicity. Shake it off, indeed!
Father and son
Twin boys and models, Aaron and Austin decide to come out as gay to their father on a call. But they tape the whole conversation, and part of the pre-talk as well, to give others the optimism to be truthful no matter what the outcome. Hoping he’ll ‘still love them’, the boys tell their father, who admittedly taken aback, quickly says he will always love them, and since the world is not like the one he grew up in, it was completely alright with him.
— Aakanksha Devi