If you’re in Bengaluru, there’s plenty in store for you this weekend. Watch the dance drama Ravana – The Untold Story of the 11th head, put your hands up in the air for Bolly hits by Aastha Gill and see a show of the fantastic Hindi musical Piya Behrupiya.
Catch a set by Shankar Chugani, who mines his childhood and memories of school for comedy.
When: Saturday, June 29 at 5pm.
Where: Enerjuvate Studio and Cafe, 82, 7th Cross Rd, KHB Block Koramangala.
‘Nothing About Godzilla’
As the title suggests, Sumit Anand speaks of everything but Godzilla in his hour-long show.
When: Saturday, June 29 at 7pm and 9.30pm and Sunday, June 30 at 7pm.
Where: The Comedy Club, 2nd floor,46, 4th B Cross Road, 5th Block, Koramangala.
Laughs Over Latte
Check out local comedic talent at this gig hosted by Kjeld Sreshth and featuring such comedians as Maninder Singh and Anand Rathnam.
When: Sunday, June 30 at 8pm.
Where: Zee5 Loft, 18th Main Road, 6th Block, Koramangala.
For more comedy, see here.
Blockbuster HollyBolly Night
Groove to six hours of non-stop music at this party night headlined by DJ Akbar Sami. The gig will also feature the band Guitar Club and a dhol performance.
When: Saturday, June 29 to at 6pm.
Where: No Limits Lounge and Club, No.8, 2nd floor, Allied Grande Plaza, Magrath Road, Opposite Garuda Mall, Ashok Nagar.
Unk: The Radha Thomas Ensemble
Listen to jazz standards and original jazz tunes by this city-based ensemble.
When: Saturday, June 29 at 6.30pm.
Where: Jagriti Theatre, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Whitefield.
Put your hands up in the air for Aastha Gill, who will perform hit Bollywood songs such as ‘Proper Patola’, ‘DJ Waley Babu’, ‘Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hai’.
When: Saturday, June 29 at 8pm.
Where: Opus Club, No 26, Harlur Main Road, Near HP Petrol Station, PWD Quarters, Ambalipura, HSR Layout, Sarjapur.
Saturday Night Featuring A26
Dance till you can’t feel your feet at this gig by A26, a Goa band that performs covers of contemporary and retro rock, pop, dance, Bollywood and reggae, spanning everyone from Chaka Khan and Cindi Lauper to Bruno Mars and Rihanna.
When: Saturday, June 29 at 9pm.
Where: Hard Rock Cafe, 40 St Marks Road.
For more music, see here.
‘Ravana- The Untold Story of the 11th Head’
Dancer Surya N Rao tells the story of Ravana, who listens to the thoughts of his various heads as he performs sacrificial rites before going to war with Ram. Rao’s performance includes bharatanatyam, kuchipudi, yakshagana, chhau and the Manipuri martial art thang-ta.
When: Saturday, June 29 at 7pm.
Where: Ada Ranga Mandira, No.109, J.C Road, Opposite Ravindra Kalakshetra, Corporation Circle.
‘Katha – Stories of Gandhari and Kaikeyi in Bharatana’
Mumbai-based bharatanatyam dancer Namita Bodaji and Sandhya Manoj, a Malaysia based Odissi dancer, explore the characters of Gandhari and Kaikeyi from the Ramayana.
When: Saturday, June 29 at 7.30pm.
Where: The Courtyard, Opposite Corporation Bank, 105, Old No. 68, KH Double Road, Next to K H Road Bus Stand, Shanti Nagar.
For more performances, see here.
Watch puppeteer Anurupa Roy’s simple silent drama set in a tree-less future. A seven-year-old finds a plant and strives to save it from adults.
When: Friday, June 28 at 7.30pm, Saturday, June 29 at 3.30pm and 7.30pm and Sunday, June 30 at 3.30pm and 7.30pm.
Where: Ranga Shankara, 36/2 8th Cross II Phase, JP Nagar.
Watch Mumbai-based director Atul Kumar’s lively Hindi musical based on Shakespeare’s comedy Twelfth Night.
When: Saturday, June 29 at 3pm and 7.30pm.
Where: Gurunanak Bhavan Auditorium, Bangalore Rural District, Millers Tank Bund Road, Vasanth Nagar.
For more plays, see here.
India vs England
Enjoy two complimentary beers as you cheer for your favourite team during what promises to be one of the season’s liveliest matches.
When: Sunday, June 30 at 3pm.
Where: The Taj West End, 23, Race Course Road, High Grounds, Sampangirama Nagar.
For more screenings, see here.
The Green Movement
Walk 2km or run 5km for the environment at this event aimed at encouraging people to plant trees. Winners get cash prizes of up to Rs 1 lakh and participants get saplings.
When: Sunday, June 30 at 5am.
Where: The Float, 7m, 424, 7th Main Road, HRBR Layout 1st Block, Kalyan Nagar.
For more sports, see here.
Ghazal enthusiast Manish Chhabra will conduct a workshop on the nuances of Urdu and Punjabi sufi poetry.
When: Saturday, June 29 at 11.30am.
Where: Dialogues Cafe, 41, 17th Main, 100 Feet Road, Koramangala 4th Block.
For more workshops, see here.