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Events in Bengaluru today: Plan your weekend

Events in Bengaluru today: Plan your weekend

Bengaluru news: Block your calendars for these exciting events in Bengaluru this Saturday

ByYamini C S | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Events happening in Bengaluru on Saturday, July 16:

Stand-up Comedy –

  1. HSR Comedy Nights: Earthlings Comedy Theatre and Catch Up Bengaluru, bring the best comedians to HSR Layout. This is the only stand-up comedy show in or around HSR Layout, so come down with your friends to a night filled with great jokes, food and drinks! Tickets on
  2. Wild Comedy Nights at Indiranagar: Comedy Shots presents Wild Comedy Nights at The Tilt Bar Republic as Somnath Padhy, Gautham Govindhan, and other regulars crack you up with their jokes. Tickets on

Music –

  1. Bloodywood Nine Inch Naans India Tour 2022 – 8 pm onwards at Gilly’s Redefined (for 21+ only). Indian folk metal band Bloodywood is embarking on their ‘Nine Inch Naans Tour’ this month and will be touring Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad before heading out to play major festivals across Europe, the UK, the United States and Japan. Tickets on
  2. Classic Rock Thursdays ft DJ Shanu – at Hard Rock Cafe in Whitefield. It’s time to enjoy the golden era of rock music as DJ Shanu plays the best classic rock songs of all time.

Theatre –

  1. Einstein – a play based on the life of Albert Einstein at Ranga Shankara with Naseeruddin Shah in the lead. Tickets on

Workshops and Parties –

  1. Vecna’s Curse – A Stranger Things themed party at 9 pm with celebrity DJs at Farzi Cafe in Ashok Nagar.
  2. Dance-n-Drama Therapy Workshop – Deep psychological healing through playful movement and drama therapy exercises at Lahe Lahe Bengaluru.

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DU students hail return of open mic events: Safe spaces to exhibit talent

DU students hail return of open mic events: Safe spaces to exhibit talent

Calling all singers, rappers, beatboxers, poets, instrumentalists, mimics and comedians to come and take to the stage — Delhi University’s young performers couldn’t wait to hear announcements like these, after two long years of being in the virtual space due to the pandemic. As open mic events, where one can display their talent in front of an audience, return to DU’s campus, budding performers share how much they love the freedom it gives them!

Aayush Goel, a third-year student of Business Economics at Shivaji College, recently gave voice to his poems at an open mic organised by the college’s Enactus team. Elated to find a platform, he says: “When the Covid-19 situation got normal, I was determined to perform. I never realised before my first [physical] performance how good it felt when audience praises you for your work. That feeling, when someone cries after listening to you because they relate to your story or the thought moved them, is spellbinding.” Goel adds that open mics are “really a safe and easy space where one can just present what one thinks”.

For Anushka Raj Sonkar, a second-year student of Bachelor of Business Administration at Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, performing at an open mic came as a chance to dust off her singing skills. She shares, “I’m a trained singer. Even though I’m out of practice now, I’m excited to perform and entertain everyone. It’s going to be just Bollywood songs.”

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