Bengaluru Binge: Exciting Events To Check Out This Weekend

End the week on a good note and explore all the fun activities we’ve rounded up for you this weekend.

Published On Feb 11, 2023 | Updated On Mar 06, 2024


From indulging in some classical dance to food and beverage binges, check out Zee Zest’s curated list of weekend events, in case you’re wondering how to make yours more exciting.

Watch Bharatnatyam dancer Rukmini Vijayakumar bring two stories to life this weekend with ‘Devi’ and ‘Abducted’ - both centred around the female energy and the way we see it manifest in ourselves and in the goddesses that we worship.

‘Devi’ is a collection of traditional pieces that exalt the female goddesses, their power, grace and beauty. The goddesses are seen as life giving, nourishing, and as the very life force itself. Our many traditional compositions describe the goddesses as beautiful, with long beautiful tresses, adorned in jewellery while wielding the strength and power to create and annihilate universes. Devi is a celebration of this divinity that exists within all of us.

‘Abducted’ is an experimental Bharatanatyam solo that is inspired by stories of abduction and retribution in India and around the world.

Where: Shankaraa Foundation, Kanakapura Road

When: 7.30pm, February 11 2023

How much: Rs 399

Tickets here 


Check out this international festival of documentaries and short films that’s happening in the city this weekend. The programme also includes a panel discussion, 25 awards that will be given away and the screening of several films from across the world. The panel discussions will include subjects such as animation for short films, emerging faces, journey of music, approach to filmmaking, among others. Some of the panelists include Prakash Belavadi and Avanish Phatak.

Where: Suchitra Cinema and Cultural Academy, Banashankari

When: February 11 and 12

How much: Rs 100 onwards

Tickets here 

If you like Daniel Fernandes’ sense of humour, then catch him perform for you this weekend in Bengaluru. Titled “I am only going to say this once”, this standup show will have the comedian work with the crowd and make up his lines as he goes. There is no script and no safety net for him. Daniel claims that this is one of his favourite formats as it tests his ability as a comic, and your ability to inspire him.

Where: Hyatt Centric, MG Road

When: 6pm, February 12

How much: Rs 499 onwards

Tickets here 

Asmi ~ 'I am' - a show that has been performed at San Francisco - California, Nanning Festival – China, Paris – France, and various cities all over India; is now back to Bengaluru. This show is designed on the Nrityanidhi style of dance, inspired by Sufi songs fabricated around the concept of ‘Aham Brahmasmi’ - I Am the Divine. It is a poignant expedition through emotion, aspiration, and ones’ quest towards the sublime element of the divine. Through mystifying and elevating Sufi music accompanied with the pleasant sound of ‘ghungroos’ and visually alluring choreographic pieces in innovative Kathak, Nrityanidhi promises to take its audience through an inward journey.

Where: Bengaluru International Centre, Domlur

When: 6pm, February 12

How much: Rs 900 onwards

Tickets here 

Samosa Singh, one of the city’s favourite places to get samosas, now has a physical space, which is great news for those who want to grab some on the go, especially after a shopping binge at Garuda Mall. And even better is the fact that apart from samosas, you can now even dig into other snacks such as kachori, dahi bhalla, samosa chole chaat, aloo tikki and more. 

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