Friday, October 14


SimplyFest Bangalore 2016 


All ye budding entrepreneurs, want some handy tips on how to get your startup up the success ladder? Here you go! After its Delhi and Mumbai editions, SimplyFest {an initiative that attempts to educate and inspire young entrepreneurs} is coming to the ooru with a talk session. Focusing on  the topic,  ‘Managing Growth: Starting Up, Scaling Up’, the event includes talks by Ritesh Banglani {partner at the city-based venture capital fund, Stellaris Venture Partners} and Rishi Khiani {CEO and MD of Ant Farm, a Mumbai-based accelerator}. Read more about it here.

Where: The Permit Room, 16/3, Commissariat Road, Richmond Town

Price: INR 2,000 {includes two drinks and snacks}

Timings: 6pm-9pm

Contact: +91 9811614478

Buy tickets for the event here.

Find the event on Facebook here.

Check out their website here for more details.


The Saree Festival 


Bringing traditional drapes from across the country, Red Earth {a Delhi-based independent arts organisation} has a four-day festival for you to bookmark. While The Saree Festival has everything from Paithanis and Kotas to linens, there’s even accessories on offer, along with events like a Saree Styling Jam and a theatre performance. Read more about it here.

When: Thursday, October 13 to Sunday, October 16

Where: 1 Shanti Road, Shanthi Nagar

Price: Free entry, INR 3,500 upwards for sarees

Timings: 11am-8pm

Contact: +91 1141764054

Find the event on Facebook here for the schedule and more details.

Check out their website here.

Saturday, October 15

Food & Drinks

Kingfisher Oktoberfest And SteppinOut Food Festival 

If you’re the kind who thinks a generous dose of beer, food and music is what you need to celebrate the weekend, head out for this two-day festival. Apart from plenty of beer to guzzle, there’s grub from places like Russh and Sodabottleopenerwala {food festival only on October 16} and sweet treats as well. If the live music isn’t enough to get you perked up, there are beer games {think beer pong and flip cup} to sign up for. Oh, and, a screening of the movie, Hangover! Who’s in? Read more about it here.

When: Saturday-Sunday, October 15-16

Where: UB City, 24, Vittal Mallya Road

Price: Free entry

Timings: 11am-10pm

Contact: +91  9900779362

Register for the event here.

Find the event on Facebook here.


Bengaluru Market by Karen Anand 


Bringing her farmers’ market to town for another edition, Karen Anand’s Bengaluru Market has organic products, handmade goodies and interesting food concepts for you to check out. While you’re busy adding fresh veggies, juices, cold pressed oils and handmade soaps into your shopping bag, there’s music to keep you going and even wine on offer, courtesy Grover Zampa and Big Banyan. While you’re at it, stock up on coffee capsules and machines from Bomhomia, and cheeses from Kodaikanal-based Caroselle. Read more about it here.

When: Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16

Where: VR Bengaluru, Whitefield Road, Mahadevapura

Price:  Free but you need to register and RSVP here.

Timings: Noon-10pm

Find the event on Facebook here.

Find out more about them here.

Sunday, October 16


A Classical Promenade

Give the EDM and hip hop a break, and book yourself a spot for this classical concert, organised by Toit Foundation for the Arts and The Bangalore School of Music. Planned as a series of concerts, the first performance by the group explores the art of storytelling through music. Apart from classics by musicians like Gluck and Holst, they also have a selection of background scores from popular Hollywood movies. Think themes from James Bond and Schindler’s List.

Where: Ambedkar Bhavan, Millers Road, Vasanth Nagar

Price: Free entry, invitate required {check out Facebook event page for details on invitation}

Timings: 6pm

Contact: +91 7816013388

Find the event on Facebook here.

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