Have you seen Bengaluru's NFT art gallery, or made plans to gain some extra calories yet? If that's a negative, here are five things you can do in the city this weekend - be it digging into Sri Lankan curries or spending money on handmade craft.
1. Bangalore Arts and Crafts Mela
The Grand Flea Market is organising 'Bangalore Arts & Crafts Mela' on the premises of the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath. Here, a variety of handicrafts, toys, clothes made by artisans from different parts of the country will be available under one roof for the people of the capital city of Bangalore. With over 100 stalls, hundreds of products including home decor, handlooms, handicrafts, clothing, wooden toys, women's charm jewellery, bed linen, artwork, furniture, mats, ceramics will be on display.
Where: Chitrakala Parishath, Sheshadripuram
When: 11am-7pm, on till February 12
2. Indulge in some sufi
Go on a journey of exploration to uncover the age-old idea of Sema – the ascent to heaven and return to Earth – with its roots in the works of 13th-century poet and mystic, Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi. Sufiyaan is an evening of music and mysticism where the Konya Turkish Sufi Music and Whirling Dervishes Ensemble transport you to a different world.
Where: Prestige Srihari Khoday Centre for Performing Arts, Kanakapura Road
When: 6pm, February 5
3. Check out art at Social’s NFT Gallery
SOCIAL is going from origins to state-of-art with its latest outlet in New BEL Road that’s straight out of the future! This latest CyberSOCIAL combines the best of art, technology and music, complete with India's first full-time physical NFT gallery. Here, upcoming artists can share their work through a series of events and workshops, be discovered and connect with other artists in the community. The first curation by Angad B Sodhi is titled ‘Welcome to Web 3’ & features works of Bengaluru-based NFT artists such as Prasad Bhat, Dr Wafu, AB Verse, and more.
Where: New BEL Road Social
When: 9am-1am, ongoing
4. Some Sri Lankan Treats
Hotel Royal Orchid Bangalore is hosting a Sri Lankan for festival that will showcase the vibrancy and diversity of a typical plate of food from Sri Lanka that ranges from thick fish curries to pickles. Experience live stations serving Hoppers, Kotthu, the spicy sambal, the delectable desserts like the quintessential Watalappan, the soft yogurt served with the sweet Treacle and much more at this pop-up.
Where: Limelight, Hotel Royal Orchid Bangalore, Old Airport Road
When: For lunch and dinner, on till February 12
For reservations, call: +91 9902000022
5. Bangalore’s Comedy Fight Club
If you’re in the mood for some humour, stop by this comedy fight where you will be treated to three rounds of standup comedy and get to experience eight new and/or upcoming comedians from the city. What more, you also get your say in choosing the funniest comedian that evening.
Where: Drunkling Comedy Club, Koramangala
When: 8pm, February 5