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DANCE: Nritya Neerajana

Ananya’s annual festival is a celebration of the performing arts. Performing as part of the festival are Anuradha Vikranth (Bharatanatyam, 6.30 p.m.) and Gayatri Sriram, who will present a performance titled ‘Yagaseni — the one born of the sacrificial fire’, (7.30 p.m.) Call 23440409.

@ Seva Sadan, 14th cross, Malleswaram

5 p.m.

MUSIC: 4th Element

A Shillong band, 4th Element are in their element when they’re playing their unique mix of funk, jazz, rhythm and blues, and soul. Call 25278361.

@ BFlat, Indiranagar

8.30 p.m.

MUSIC: NH7 Weekender

Six stages and as many as 25 bands from India and abroad performing. Pick your favourites. The big names on the first day include Advaita, Bruce Lee Mani, Shaa’ir + Func, Pentagram, Foreign Beggars, the Staves, Tough on Tobacco and Blek. Visit for the full line-up and tickets.

@ Embassy International Riding School, Yelahanka

3.30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

THEATRE: Picasso at the Lapin Agile

Albert Einstein runs into Pablo Picasso in a cabaret bar in Paris. Originally written by comedian Steve Martin, this comedy promises quirky characters and witty repartee. Tickets on or at the venue.

Also on December 16.

@ Jagriti, Whitefield

8 p.m. (3 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. on Sunday)

THEATRE: Where did I Leave my Purdah

An actress in her 80s gives up films to be in theatre, and aims to recreate the groups she performed with in the post-Partition era, while having to face broken personal relationships. Lillete Dubey directs and acts in Mahesh Dattani’s play partly inspired by Zohra Segal. Tickets on or or at the venue.

Also on December 16.

@ Ranga Shankara, J.P. Nagar 2nd phase

7.30 p.m. (and 3.30 p.m. on Sunday)

COMEDY: We are like this wonly

Evam tickles the funny bone with astute observations and rants about life in urban India. Tickets at the venue or on

@ Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, Vasathnagar

7.30 p.m.

TALK: Sunil Shanbags

Documentary filmmaker Sunil Shanbag speaks on life in theatre and cinema, as part of the Creative Journeys series.

@ National Gallery of Modern Art, Palace Road

5 p.m.

BOOK LAUNCH: Return of a King by William Dalrymple

The city isn’t quite ready to move on from its first literature fest. A treat awaits litterateurs with the launch of William Dalrymple’s Return of a King . Call 9886599675.

@ Bangalore International Centre, TERI Complex, Domlur 2nd stage

6 p.m.