Enjoying the oh-so-pleasant Bangalore weather is easy to do with the city hosting a bunch of events ever so often. There is always something fun happening in and around town for you to check out, whether you enjoy shopping, learning something new, or live shows. Here are the top events that you can attend in December in Bangalore. Some of these are quickly filling up as we type, so whether it's early-bird passes or final-phase tickets, grab them now!
Comedy Shows To Musical Performances: Top Events To Attend In BLR In December
BookMyShow is bringing all rock music fanatics the event of their lives! Bandland's inaugural edition is all about celebrating this genre of music that is loved across the globe along with some of the most iconic as also upcoming artists from across India and the world over. Legendary British rock band Deep Purple and American rock icons Goo Goo Dolls are set to headline the festival along with notable names from the Indian music ecosystem such as Parikrama, Thermal and a Quarter (TAAQ) followed by next-gen bands, Parvaaz, The F16s, Aswekeepsearching, Skrat, Pacifist and The Earth Below.
When: 16 December to 17 December
Where: Embassy International Riding School, Tarunhunse Village
Price: INR 4,999 onwards
Deepotsav by The Purple Turtles
The Purple Turtles, a boutique decor design firm based in Bangalore is organising an exhibit to showcase over two hundred rare oil lamps collected by their founder, Mr. Radeesh R Shetty from across the country. Each lamp is different from the other and speak to the varied cultural nuances and ritualistic significance in India. Few of these lamps have been standing the test of time for more than three centuries. Deepotsav is an endeavour to persevere, cherish, and bring those who enjoy exquisite craftsmanship a breath closer to an epoch of artistry.
When: 11 November to 10 December, 10:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Where: The Purple Turtles, Indiranagar
Gin Explorers Club Retroverse Edition
Imagine sipping on fun gin cocktails while chilling in a retroverse-like neon paradise with disco lights all around. Unlock a weekend-long cocktail party that's all about gin, fun, and food. With a selection of international and homegrown gins, music artists to keep that disco-vibe going and pop-up food joints serving power-ups for your taste buds, your weekend doesn't get better than this!
When: 9 December to 10 December, 12:00 PM onwards
Where: Jayamahal Palace Exhibition Center, Bengaluru
Entry: INR 800 onwards
Aiyyo Shraddha Live!
Shraddha was an extremely popular RJ, TV show producer who turned into a content creator and blessed the internet with her impeccable comic timing and relatable jokes. 'Aiyyo Mic Testing' is her trial show which features a sixty-minute performance of her with brand new jokes for her upcoming tour which will go live soon so you will be the first ones to hear them!
When: 17 December, 5:00 PM onwards
Where: Embassy International Riding School, Bengaluru
Entry: INR 399 onwards
Unboxing BLR Habba 2023
Unboxing BLR is an initiative to curate, facilitate and catalyze activities that will enable the citizens and communities of Bangalore to engage better with their city. This ten-day long event includes everything from 'Tech Halli' for ideas and innovation, 'Lit Nagara' for book and authors, 'Kala Koota' for visual arts. 'Thindi Puram' for food lovers, 'Crafts Mela' for all things handmade and similarly, many more events lined up from December 1 to December 11 across the city! Few of the events are even free so don't sleep on this cool initiative by anyhow!
When: 1 December to 11 December, 5:00 PM onwards
Where: Different locations for each event
Entry: Check out their website for each of the event
Skating In Cubbon Park
If you are fond of skating but don't have company to skate along with or have wanted to learn skating all your life, listen up! Divye Karde, a software engineer and skater is on a mission to get more people to skate, organising weekly meet-ups for the same! Pull up with your skates (or skateboard) for a fun-filled Sunday morning!
When: Every Sunday, 9 AM onwards
Where: Cubbon Park, Bengaluru
Plays At Ranga Shankara
The popular theatre in JP Nagar hosts several plays all through the year. You can watch a diverse range of productions in Kannada as well as other regional languages and English too. The annual theatre festival Ranga Shankara hosts is unmissable.
When: All days except Mondays
Where: Ranga Shankara, JP Nagar
Entry: INR 150 upwards
Guldasta - Anuv Jain India Tour 2023
If 'Baarishein' and 'Gul' are your daily jam, then listen up! The object of all of Gen Z's desires and indie singer-songwriter extraordinaire, Anuv Jain is set to go on tour again this year, spanning ten cities across the country including Bangalore! This is your chance to experience a soulful musical night like no other!
When: 23 December, 6:00 PM onwards
Where: Phoenix Marketcity, Whitefield, Bengaluru
Entry: INR 999 onwards
Co-hosted by Sandbox Collective and Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, Gender Bender is an annual festival held in Bangalore that is well-known for presenting a wide range of works that explore gender through different artistic mediums, such as performances, panel discussions, exhibitions, and workshops. This year, their grantees include: Akramul Hijra, a self-taught artist, researcher, and curator who is dedicated to exploring various art forms in order to advocate for the rights of Bangladesh's queer community; Rajiv Bera, a writer, chef, and social justice lawyer who weaves images, words, and food together to nurture and affirm marginalised identities; and Sidhanth Ashok, also known as Inner Rhymes, a well-known non-binary rapper and co-founder of Bangalore's Wanandaf Hip-Hop movement along with Soumya Mishra, a young neuroqueer development professional who uses digital mediums to amplify the voices of marginalised communities, particularly focusing on the stories of queer-disabled individuals through their podcast, 'Atypical Dikkatein', are coming together to represent the festival's dedication to encouraging inclusive and thought-provoking conversations surrounding gender through their varied and profound artistic contributions.
When: 8 December to 10 December
Where: Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, Defence Colony, Indiranagar
Bengaluru FC vs Mumbai City FC: Indian Super League
Your favourite football club is back in action! A brand new season of the Indian Super League is underway, and Sunil Chhetri along with his team of Blues, would love to see you in the stands. So, it goes without saying that you should be there to support your team live in their fortress, The Kanteerava Stadium when they face Mumbai City FC this week.
When: 8 December, 8:00 PM onwards
Where: Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Sampangi Rama Nagar
Entry: INR 199 onwards
Sunburn Arena Ft. Black Coffee Live
Black Coffee fans, this is the moment we had all been waiting for! The Grammy award-winning DJ-producer is all set to perform his distinguished Afro-House beats in Bangalore this Friday! Catch the maestro behind hits like 'Ready For You,' 'Get It Together,' and Drake's 'Currents' as he makes the crowd dance to his tunes with his unique DJing style.
When: 8 December, 4:00 PM onwards
Where: Bhartiya Mall Of Bengaluru, Bhartiya City, Thanisandra Main Road, Kannuru
Entry: INR 1,500 onwards
Jonita Gandhi Live
'What Jhumka' from Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahanii has undeniably become one of the biggest Bollywood hits of this year. And the soulful voice behind it, Jonita Gandhi is performing live in the city this Saturday! So, if your weekend plans call for some music, dance and making memories for friends, then make your way to the Phoenix Marketcity for this epic concert.
When: 9 December, 5:00 PM onwards
Where: Phoenix Marketcity, Whitefield
Entry: INR 999 onwards
The Ritz Carlton Bangalore x Chef Gaggan Anand
Michelin-starred chef Gaggan Anand is here to give Bangalore folks the taste of his imaginative twist on progressive Indian cuisine. The culinary orchestrater known for his unparalleled creativity and symphony of different flavours will be whipping up a fifteen-course tasting menu with his signature dishes and innovative creations that have earned his restaurant in Bangkok several accolades. So, if you are a foodie or simply someone who enjoys the finer things in life, this is an experience not to be missed.
When: 6 December, 7:00 PM onwards
Where: The Market, The Ritz Carlton, Ashok Nagar
Entry: INR 30,000
Sangria Brunch At Hotel Royal Orchid
Hotel Royal Orchid knows just the trick to make your Sunday brunches even more enjoyable—Sangrias! A menu dedicated to sangrias made with the season's freshest fruits is just what we needed to make this month a December to remember. From the holy grail concoction made with berries to 'Sangria De Cava' made with peaches and oranges to 'Sangria Sunshine' made with juicy pineapple chunks, this brunch is all you need to unwind on a Sunday afternoon!
When: 10 December, 12:30 PM onwards
Where: Limelight, Hotel Royal Orchid
Entry: INR 1,800 (plus taxes)
Bengaluru Studio Potters Market
Want to check out stunning handmade ceramics? Head to the Bengaluru Studio Potters Market taking place this weekend where artists exhibit their unique and awe-inspiring creations, providing a wonderful opportunity for art enthusiasts, collectors, and the general public to connect with the creators behind these exceptional pieces as well as stock up on a few pieces for their home.
When: 8 December to 10 December, 10:30 AM-7:00 PM
Where: Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Kumara Krupa Road
Entry: INR 1,800 (plus taxes)