5 Cool Things To Do In Bengaluru This Weekend

From delicious popups to performances and more, there’s quite a buzz in the city this weekend. Mark your calendars.

Published On Apr 28, 2023 | Updated On Mar 08, 2024


Be it nibbling on a specially curated tasting menu at the Jamun popup by chef Rahul Gomez or laughing your heart out over some Kannada standup, or a Porcupine Tree tribute at a local pub, there's something for everyone in Bengaluru this weekend. 

A beautiful five-course journey awaits you at Lapis this weekend as The Oberoi Hotel is hosting chef Rahul Gomez of Goa’s Jamun fame to the city. Over two dinners, he will present his renditions of Goan food touched with a contemporary outlook. The meal will be paired with bespoke cocktails created for this limited-edition menu. Each dish is a beautiful and delicious marriage of Goa’s Portuguese lineage, indigenous recipes made with hand-picked ingredients from across the country, finished with modern sensibilities.

Where: Lapis, The Oberoi Hotel, MG Road

When: For dinner only, April 29-30

How much: Rs 6,500 per person (vegetarian); Rs 7,500 (non-vegetarian) per person. Rs 1,00 extra for two signature cocktails.

Call: 25585858

Sonu Venugopal is presenting her Kannada comedy special "Punyakoti” this weekend. As the name suggests, Sonu will teach us the most valuable life lessons passed on by our legendary holy cow "Punyakoti". She has carefully curated this one hour special with hilarious observations and her own experiences. Don't forget to bring your family and friends to indulge in this laughter riot.    

Where: Jagriti Theatre, Whitefield

When: 3.30pm and 7.30pm, April 29

Book tickets here 

Chef Simone Loisi, Chef de Cuisine at Shangri-La Singapore’s Italian restaurant, Waterfall Ristorante Italiano, is taking over Caprese for a brief sojourn in the city. The renowned Italian chef, who hails from the Southern Italian region of Puglia, will make his debut in India at Shangri-La Bengaluru and will showcase his signature handmade pasta and heirloom recipes that have been passed down through generations in his family. At this food promotion, Loisi will showcase a menu that exemplifies the rustic spirit of authentic Southern Italian cuisine.

Where: Caprese, Shangri-La,

When: For lunch and dinner, April 28-May 7

Call: 45126100

Dark Light is a five-piece psychedelic/progressive rock band from Bangalore whose music has been compared to a soulful blend of stadium rock`s ferocity and fury with progressive elements and ambient psychedelic soundscapes. They significantly draw inspiration from artists such as Porcupine Tree, Pink Floyd, U2, Opeth, Guns N` Roses, Radiohead, and Led Zeppelin and aim to make music that will captivate you and leave you wanting more.

Where: Hard Rock Café, St Mark's Road

When: 9pm, April 29

Book tickets here 


What is a ‘margam’, should we still follow it? Why and how do we dance in our own universe? Can women own their stories? Can we claim our space and resist the regime? Are we a Sita or a Surpanaka? How important is it to speak the history of the form we practise? Can we trace our own histories through it? Priyanka Chandrashekar is a movement practitioner based in Bengaluru. She has also trained and worked as a lawyer and her performance is inspired by both these experiences. Investigating the relationship between what is performed in classical dance and what is happening around us, this performance explores texts and poetry popularly used in Indian classical dance and their relevance to the contemporary lives of the performer. This performance has been curated as part of the programming around MAP’s inaugural exhibition VISIBLE/INVISIBLE.

Where: MAP Bengaluru, Mazumdar-Shaw Auditorium

When: 6pm-7pm, April 29

Entry: Free 

Photo: The Oberoi Bengaluru