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From Spoken Word To A Trip To Narnia: 5 Things To Do This Weekend That Aren't Food And Drink

Suzanna posted on 07 July

Ten-Second Takeaway

The weekend’s here. Time to spend all that free time doing some of the cool things happening in the city, none of which have anything to do with eating out or chugging beers.

Everybody Dance Now!

Get ready to break it down with the India International Dance Congress, supposedly India’s biggest Latin dance community, as they’ll be in town this weekend with a big, fat dance festival. Featuring an array of dance forms like Kizomba, hip hop, contemporary, belly dance and Kathak, this one promises to be quite a show.

When: Friday, July 7 – Sunday, July 9

Where Clarks Exotica Resort, Swiss Town, Hollywood Junction, Sadahalli Post, Devanahalli Road

Prices: INR 500 and upwards. Get your passes here.

Timings: 9am – 8.30pm

Resorts

Swiss Town, Hollywood Junction, Sadahalli Post, Devanahalli Road, Bengaluru

Catch A Film Screening

Time to show our trees some love. Catch a screening of the environmental documentary The Call Of The Forest, based on the celebrated book, The Global Forest, by scientist Diane Beresford-Kroeger. Reconnect with nature as the film walks you through the beautiful forests of Ireland and Canada and the ancient history and culture that surrounds them. It’s free, so RSVP right away.

When: Sunday, July 9

Where: The Summer House Studio, 6th Cross, 7th Block West, Jayanagar

Entry free; RSVP at 9916658824

Timings: 7pm-8.30pm

Clothing Stores

4025/26, 6th Cross, 7th Block West, Jayanagar, Bengaluru

Some Spoken Word Maybe?

Watch two spoken word artistes from different ends of the world come together to redefine what it means to be a sanskari and respectable woman of society. With an exciting mix of theatre, poetry, movement and song squeezed into a one-hour long performance, the show promises to be comical, theatric and though-provoking. All in all, a great way to spend Friday evening. Find out more here.

When: Friday, July 7

Where: Shoonya – Centre for Art and Somatic Practices, 4th Floor, Rear Wing, Brahmananda Court, Lal Bagh Main Road

Price: INR 200; Tickets available here.

Timings: 7pm-8.30pm

Find the event on Facebook here.

Event Venues

Shoonya - Centre For Art & Somatic Practices

4th Floor, Rear Wing, Brahmananda Court, 37 Lal Bagh Road, Sudhama Nagar, Bengaluru

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It's Time To Shop

Monsoon is here and it’s raining sales. But here’s one you shouldn’t miss. Chennai-based brand Brass Tacks, that we’ve welcomed with open arms into the city about a year ago, is throwing a sale worth checking out. Their contemporary use of traditional Indian textile and fabrics in impeccable fits and cuts has garnered many fans over the year. With upto 50 per cent off in discounts, find pieces from their old collections at half price if you’re lucky. And guess what? If you buy three or more of their fab merch, you’re entitled to an additional 10 per cent or 20 per cent off. The sale is on for all of this month so catch it this weekend.

When: Up until Monday, July 31

Where: Brass Tacks, 1st Floor, 12th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar.

Price: INR 600 onwards 

Timings: 11am-8pm

Clothing Stores

969-A, 1st Floor, 12th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar, Bengaluru

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For Narniaaaa

Go back and live the fantasy of your childhood as the Bangalore School Of Speech And Drama is putting up their production of the first instalment in the Chronicles of Narnia series – The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe. This is the first time this story will be adapted for the stage in the country. The cast is wholly made up of children between 7 and 16 who are taking us back to the days of the secret kingdom of Narnia, centaurs, talking beavers and of course, Aslan. Catch it this weekend at Chowdiah Memorial Hall.

When: Friday, July 7 – Saturday, July 8

Where: Chowdiah Memorial Hall, 16th Cross,2nd Main Road, G.D. Park Extension, Malleswaram

Price: INR 400 onwards. Find tickets here. 

Timings: 7.30pm – 10.30pm

Find the event on Facebook here.

Auditoriums

16th Cross, 2nd Main Road, G.D. Park Extension, Malleswaram, Bengaluru

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