What To Do In Bengaluru This Weekend

From an iconic circus performance to Australian prog rock and stand-up in a park, here's our pick of interesting events to head out to if you are in the Garden City
Watch trapeze artists and more at the circus
Watch trapeze artists and more at the circusShutterstock

The Garden City of Bengaluru is preparing for the weekend with a diverse array of events. From Sunday morning stand-up comedy at the iconic Cubbon Park to incredible acrobatics at an iconic circus, and live music gigs, there's something to cater to everyone's interests in the city.

Fun In The Giant Tent

There was a time when childhood was synonymous with going to see the circus. Get ready for a nostalgic walk down memory lane in Bengaluru this weekend. Step right up and experience the enchantment of the timeless Gemini Circus - a journey through nostalgia with a contemporary twist. Behold world-class acrobats, gymnasts, and artists displaying their extraordinary skills, from the mesmerzsing light show by the cutting-edge Laser Man to the elegant Aerial Hair Hanging, the lively and entertaining Human Slinky, and the thrilling Wheel of Death. Get ready to be spellbound under the grand tent! More about it here.

What: Gemini Circus

When: June 7 to 17

Where: 55/I, 29th main road Lake Road, Stage 2, Hegganahalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560076

Laugh Out Loud In A Park

Bengaluru is blessed with natural beauty, and Cubbon Park is a prime example. Spanning over 300 acres, it provides a lush backdrop to key administrative buildings such as the Vidhana Soudha and Karnataka High Court. Initially known as Meade Park after the Commissioner of Mysuru in 1870, it was later renamed Cubbon Park after Sir Mark Cubbon, the longest-serving commissioner. The park is home to a wide variety of indigenous and exotic botanical species. This weekend, you can visit the park and enjoy a stand-up comedy open mic session organised by the Bengaluru-based Earthlings Comedy Theatre. Located on the steps opposite the High Court of Karnataka, the open mic event is held every weekend, offering a platform for beginners to gain exposure and encouragement. Don't miss the opportunity to witness budding stand-up comedians from Bengaluru as they test out their new and old material. It's a great way to spend your Sunday morning - with laughter, fresh air, and beautiful greenery. More details here.

What: Comics at Cubbon

When: June 9, 8:30am onwards

Where: Cubbon Park, Kasturba Rd, behind High Court of Karnataka, Ambedkar Veedhi, Sampangi Rama Nagara, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

The sessions take place near the High Court building
The sessions take place near the High Court building@earthlingscomedytheatre/Instagram

Listen To Progressive Rock

Karnivool is an Australian progressive metal band that was formed in Perth, Western Australia in 1998. They are currently in India as part of the Tri-Continental Drift Tour 2024. The Australian architects of progressive metal are known for their genre-bending soundscapes, and they will bring the raw power of their latest work as well as classics to Bengaluru this weekend. Karnivool's fifth visit to India will incorporate a four-city run of shows. More details here.

What: LiveBox feat. Karnivool Live

When: June 9, 8pm onwards

Where: Phoenix Marketcity, Palm Meadows, Prestige Ozone, Whitefield Main Road, Whitefield, Devasandra Industrial Estate, Krishnarajapuram, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560048

Hit Up The Boiler Room

Boiler Room's World Tour is coming to Bengaluru this June. The event will showcase the best in electronic music, featuring a line-up of some of India’s most exciting artists as well as leading performers from around the world. There's DJ ADHD who has created a unique sound using 909s and 808s, blending techno and UK bass music. Raka Ashok, a music producer and DJ based in Bangalore, combines art with music. Additionally, the renowned AK SPORTS will bring their distinctive blend of hard kicks, upbeat tempo, and bold stabs to the event. More info here.

What: Boiler Room: Bengaluru

When: June 7, 6pm

Where: Sunburn Union, Passport office, Mantri Avenue, next to Koramangala, KHB Games Village, Koramangala, Bengaluru

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