Alternative Weekends: 5 events in Bangalore on October 31st, and November 1st and 2nd you shouldn’t miss

Choose between the Ranga Shankara Theatre Festival, a KR Market clean up drive, and more events in Bangalore for an alternative weekend!

Local craft fair or the new indie-band playing at the art café? Exhibition or shopping deals? What to eat? Where to go? Been there, done that, and looking for something refreshing to do?

Here’s our guide to Alternative Weekends: Be a part of various events in Bangalore, from organic melas to workshops, interesting and thought-provoking talks. Hop on the bus and may we find inspiration and discover sustainable living together!

1. Clean Kachra Drive

greenpeace The whole nation has answered the Prime Minister’s call for a clean India. And as a part of Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, Greenpeace Bengaluru is organizing Clean Kachra drive at the K.R market. They will be providing brooms, gloves, garbage bags, masks and refreshments for your efforts! When: 1st November Where: K.R. Market, Bangalore Time: 10 AM – 1 PM Contact: Stalin Arnold – +919916745342, Nikhil Reddy – +919902435435 RSVP on the event page here.

2. Prathibimba: An ode to Karnataka through photographs

MysoreDussera_RaghavendraKS This is the collection of six photographers from diverse backgrounds, who set out to have an intimate rendezvous with the state of Karnataka through their lenses. The project has spanned three years and Karnataka continues to amaze them with its rich culture, regal festivals, architectural elegance, magnificent landscapes and its soulful people. And this seamless blend of history and urbanization converges in the capital city, ‘Namma Bengaluru’. When: 31st October – 2nd November Where: Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Art Complex, Kumara Krupa Road. Time: 11 AM – 5 PM

3. Ranga Shankara Theatre Festival (RSTF 2014)

513589-ranga-shankara-theatre-festivalrstf-2014 Ranga Shankara, which boasts of having conducted over one play per day, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. To commemorate this occasion and Shankar Nag’s 60th birthday, a 13 play-20 show extravaganza is being organized, which promises to be an enthralling experience for all the theatre lovers. Also, artworks dedicated to Shankar Nag and Ranga Shankara made by renowned artists Sri Yusuf Arakkal and Sri S G Vasudev will be unveiled as well. When: 31st October – 9th November Where: Ranga Shankara, 36/2, 8th Cross, II Phase, J.P .Nagar. Time: All day

4. Crossword making workshop and book launch

attagalatta Atta Galatta presents a unique crossword making workshop where you get to solve and learn how to create one and challenge your friends. Also, be there for the launch of the book ‘Fun Across Zoom Down’ by Veena Prasad. When: 1st November Where: Atta Galatta,  #134, KHB Colony, 5th Block, Koramangala. Time: 5 PM – 6 PM Visit the facebook event page here.

5. Atlas – A cartography and navigation workshop

atta_galatta Atta galatta hosts unique session on cartography and navigation. Children will get a chance to explore the fascinating field of map making and will also get to make their own maps and learn how to read maps and make compasses to find treasures! They will get an insight into how maps have been helping us and how maps have changed from being hand drawn to print to satellite generated maps that are used today. When: 1st November Where: Atta Galatta,  #134, KHB Colony, 5th Block, Koramangala. Time: 4 PM – 5 PM Contact: +91 9986 0154 83 If you have any event that you want to be listed in this weekend guide, write to us at


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