Ranga Shankara presents a musical evening featuring Rakes Dath and Manu Shrivastava of Brainbow Band. Dubbed A Brainbow Trip!, the event is scheduled for May 21 at 5:30 p.m. The event is part of Saturday RS Connect and is organized in conjunction with Indian Music Experience. Free entry. Call 2649 3982 for details30 hrs

Ranga Shankara also organizes AHA!, its theater festival for children and calls on artists for the production of Ranga Shankara: a play imagined for toddlers (open to children aged 2 to 5). It will be led by Sananda Mukhopadhyaya and the auditions will take place in the form of a workshop from May 23 to 24.

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An enlightened party

The Alliance School of Liberal Arts’ two-day event, Alliance Literary Festival (ALF), ends May 21 at 9 p.m. The event will take place at Alliance University, Anekal and this year eminent personalities such as Shashi Tharoor, Barkha Dutt, Tony Joseph, Rahul Pandita, Pratibha Nandakumar, Vasudhendra, Manu S Pillai and Usha Uthup will be present.

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Dance show

Left Foot Right Danceworks, which promotes contemporary, jazz and street dance forms, presents Dance Alloy 2022 will host a show featuring 11 dance companies and 150 artists. The festival is based on the theme of the artistic perspective in the event of a pandemic. The fundraiser will take place on May 21 at 7 p.m. at ADA Rangamandira, JC Road.

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book launch

Champaca will launch author Ashwin Prabhu’s book, Classroom with A View, published by Tara Books. The event will take place in Champaca on May 21 at 5 p.m. and the author will speak with Venkatesh Onkar, who has been a teacher and works with the Center For Learning.

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Celebrate folklore

The Indian Music Experience Museum in Bangalore presents Solega Spotlight: A Celebration of Solega Bird Folklore. It will feature performances by three generations of women from the Biligirirangan hills and a lecture on the knowledge of birds by Solega by Dr. Samira Agnihotri. The event will take place on May 22 at the Indian Music Experience Museum, JP Nagar at 5:30 p.m. Tickets on bookmyshow.com



Get ready for an evening of laughs, featuring actor/comedian Sunil Grover. He will perform in Bengaluru on May 22 at Algorithm by Forum Shantiniketan Mall, Whitefield, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets on bookmyshow and Paytm Inside.


song and music

Celebrating the women of Thumri, Dadra, Ghazal and other semi-classical Hindustani forms, O Gaanewali, will be a mehfil, baithak style evening. It will take place on May 22 at 11:30 a.m.

Written and conceptualized by Avanti Patel, former top 9th finalist of the 10th season of indian idolO Gaanewali will feature singers such as Rutuja Lad, Avanti, Akshay Jadhav and Dnyaneshwar Sonawane.

The show is directed by Meghana AT and Mallika Singh, managed by Wide Wings Media Team O Gaanewali and will be held at Bangalore Creative Circus, Yeshwanthpur Industrial Suburb.

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Arts and installations

It’s called City Scripts: An Urban Writings Festival ends May 22. Organized by the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), it is packed with workshops, conversations, book launches, walks, art installations and photo exhibits and is presented by Max Mueller Bhavan and is at the Indian Institute of Human Settlements, Sadashiva Nagar.