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From Hogwarts To Blowout Sales: 5 Things To Do This Weekend That Aren't Food And Drink

Suzanna posted on 23 June

Ten-Second Takeaway

The weekend is here. Still not sure what to do with all this free time? Apart from catching up on sleep with a blissful 4-hour nap, here’s five cool things happening in the city this weekend worth checking out.

The Circus Is Back Town

The Black Box {aka VR Bengaluru} on Whitefield Road is bringing the circus back to us with it’s Merry Go Carnival. With clowns, jugglers, acrogymnastics and a magic show, this two-day carnival is going to put up quite the spectacular display. Entry is free and people of all ages are welcome as the circus never fails to amuse us no matter how old we get. There will be juggling workshops and a clown parade happening here as well. So bring along the little ones and let your inner six-year-old loose as well this weekend at VR Bengaluru.

When: Saturday, June 24 – Sunday, June 25

Where: VR Bengaluru, Whitefield Main Road, Mahadevapura

Timings: 2pm-8.30pm

Find the event on Facebook here.



40/9, Devasandra Industrial Estate, ITPL Road, Krishnarajapura, Bengaluru

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Bag Designs Fresh Off The Runway

Featuring designs from the best in the business like Urvashi Kaur, Outhouse, NS Gaia, Umber and Shoulder Lab that are hot off the runway, find the latest fashion trends at the Chrysallis Exhibition this weekend. With the best of jewellery, apparel and footwear on offer, in both traditional and contemporary styles, this exhibition has something for everyone. So bring Mum along. Head on down to the Vivanta By Taj, MG Road this weekend and make the most of Chrysallis’ June edition.

When: Friday, June 24 – Saturday, June 25

Where: Vivanta by Taj, 41/3 MG Road

Timings: 10.30am-7.30pm

Find the event on Facebook here.


41/3, MG Road, Bengaluru

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All Aboard The Hogwarts Express

Calling all Potterheads! The British Council is celebrating 20 years since the release of the first book {yes! It’s been that long. We’re officially old now} by paying homage to the book series that made all our lives so much more magical. Kicking things off with song, the event will be packed with activities like a NEWT-level quiz and a fan-fiction competition for you to let your creativity run wild. Feel free to don your Hogwarts House robes and bring your wand along and spend the Sunday sipping on some Butter Beer and mingling with fellow Slytherins and Hufflepuffs. Find out more here.

When: Sunday, 25 June

Where: British Council, 23, Prestige Takt, Kasturba Road Cross

Timings: 4pm-6.30pm

Contact: RSVP to Ugandhar Kothwal at or call 0120-4569000/6684353


23, Prestige Takt, Kasturba Cross Road, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru

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Get Fighting Fit At Skydeck

Time to board the fitness train and head to Skydeck at VR Bengaluru this Sunday for a workout sesh packed with calorie-burning activity. Starting at 4 pm, the session starts with a fun Zumba routine, which moves on to a power-packed CrossFit workout and wraps things up with a rather unconventional cool down session {psst! it involves beer}. With Rapid Sport Fitness curating all the fitness programs for the event and Bira 91 setting up a bar, this Sunday is all about a achieving perfect balance of fitness and fun. Enjoy your pint guilt-free along with a healthy post work-out meal that will be served here as well.

When: Sunday, June 25

Where: Skydeck at VR Bengaluru, Whitefield Main Road, Mahadevapura

Timings: 4pm-7pm

Price: INR 700: Find tickets here

Find the event on Facebook here.


VR Bengaluru, 60/2, ITPL Road, Whitefield Main Road, Mahadevpura, Bengaluru

Shop Till You Drop

Garuda Mall is turning 12, and to celebrate, they’re throwing one hell of a party with this 3-day long mega sale cum shopping festival. We’re talking blowout sales here. With flat 50 per cent discounts on brands like Vero Moda, Forever 21, Aldo, Steve Madden, and many more, you definitely want to be at Garuda this weekend. And if that isn’t convincing enough {although we’re sure it is} there will be a bunch of food trucks here with delish grub to fuel your shopping spree. Read more about it here.

When: Friday, June 23 to Sunday, June 25

Where: Garuda Mall, 15, Magrath Road

Price: INR 200 upwards

Timings: 10 am to midnight

Contact: +91 80 40698888

Find the event on Facebook here.


15, Magrath Road, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru