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The Bangalore Weekend Guide

Another weekend approaches and there is a lot that Bangalore can look forward to. The Explocity Bangalore weekend guide will help you plan your weekend.


TAAQ & Grey Shack @ BFlat - Thermal And A Quarter plays new songs every night. Grey Shack is a four piece hard rock act from Chennai that write their own music. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 8:30pm.

Beat The Bounce @ Ice - DJ Marc plays commercial and house. Saturday, 8pm to 11:30 pm.

CWATUHEAR @ Eclipse- House and hip-hop videos with DJ Ivan. Saturday, 8pm to 11:30 pm.

Micheal Kenna - A Journey Through Asia @ Tasveer - Tasveer  presenting photography exhibition by prolific landscape photographer Michael Kenna. The exhibition presents 48 black and white photographs, made from 2006 to 2013, that take us on a journey across the landscapes of India, Thailand, Vietnam, China, South Korea and Japan. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 6pm.

Contemporary Small Format Exhibition @ Gallery TAS - Gallery Time and Space presenting 'CONTEMPORARY SMALL FORMAT EXHIBITION'  by 26 Artists of the Cholamandal Artists' Village, a group which is renowned for their path breaking work. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 7pm.

Mega Food Festival @ Phoenix Marketcity -  Cuisines from all the regions of India. Lots of food, eating competitions, celebrity chefs, fun, music and more. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 10pm.

A Pink and Red Affair @ Prestige Golfshire - A Pink and Red Affair, an evening of indulgence in the opulent background of Prestige Golfshire. Lip-smacking food in three rounds, starter round, main course and dessert paired with Wine. Saturday, 5pm.

Sushi-Yaki Festival @ Teppan - Teppan Japanese Grill & Sushi Bar will be hosting the 'Sushi-Yaki Festival' at their restaurant on Ulsoor Road. The festival will be a celebration of Teppan’s best Japanese fare, hosted by the seasoned Chef June who will showcase some of the best sushi and grill. Price starting range: Rs. 500 upwards Average meal for two: Rs. 2000 + taxes. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Biryani Festival @ Soul - Biryani originated in Iran (Persia) & it was brought to South Asia by Iranian travellers and merchants. Enjoy Lucknowi (Awadhi) Biryani, Kozhikode Biryani, Thallapakatti Biryani & Hyderabadi Biryani. Accompaniments like Baigan ka Salan, Raita, Pappad, Laccha Onion & Pickle. Price: • Choice of Vegetarian: Rs. 299 (Paneer/Mixed Vegetable) • Choice of Non Vegetarian: Rs. 399 (Chicken/Mutton/Fish/Prawn) Note: Add unlimited drinks for Rs. 599. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Azeem Wazwan @ Lalit Ashok - Gourmet Express presents "Azeem Wazwan" exclusively by Kashmiri Chef, Altaf Bhat along with Executive Chef, Subodh Goyal. Experience the delicate spices of Kashmir through a delectable spread. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

English Movies:

Gravity - Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant engineer is on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, the shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalski spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth... and any chance for rescue. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space. Cast: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney.

Diana - When Princess Diana flew to Pakistan in May 1997, she went to meet the family of Dr. Hasnat Khan, the man she wanted to marry. One of the most famous and beautiful women in the world, she hoped to persuade Dr. Khan's mother that she would make a suitable wife for her son. Had she succeeded, the events of that summer might have been very different. Cast: Naomi Watts, Naveen Andrews, Cas Anvar.

Prisoners - How far would you go to protect your child? Keller Dover (Jackman) is facing every parent`s worst nightmare. His six-year-old daughter, Anna, is missing, together with her young friend, Joy, and as minutes turn to hours, panic sets in. The only lead is a dilapidated RV that had earlier been parked on their street. Heading the investigation, Detective Loki (Gyllenhaal) arrests its driver, Alex Jones (Paul Dano), but a lack of evidence forces the only suspect`s release. Cast: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal

Runner Runner - Princeton grad student Richie (Justin Timberlake), believing he's been swindled, travels to Costa Rica to confront online gambling tycoon Ivan Block (Ben Affleck). Richie is seduced by Block's promise of immense wealth, until he learns a disturbing truth about his benefactor. Cast: Gemma Arterton, Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake.

Elysium - In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. The people of Earth critically need the medical care available on Elysium - but some in Elysium will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve their citizens' luxurious lifestyle. The only man with the chance to bring equality to these worlds is Max (Matt Damon), an ordinary guy in desperate need to get to Elysium. Cast: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster.

Hindi Movies:

The Lunchbox - The film set in Mumbai, revolves around a mistaken delivery in dabbawala (lunchbox service) of Mumbai, which leads to a relationship between an about to retire, Saajan, also a lonely widower and an unhappy housewife, Ila as they start exchanging notes through the daily lunchbox. Cast: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

Besharam - Babli (Ranbir Kapoor) is a street smart car mechanic who steals cars to support his orphanage in Delhi. He has no sense of right or wrong till he unwittingly hurts the love of his life, Tara (Pallavi Sharda) and is chased by cop couple Chulbul Chautala (Rishi Kapoor) and Bulbul Chautala ( Neetu Kapoor). Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Pallavi Sharda, Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh.

Kannada Movies:

Brindavana - The film is a story of the two stepbrothers turned rivals. They have daughters, Milana and Karthika, who despite the rivalry, are good to each other. One of the cousins (Milana) who goes to the city for further education, when lands in trouble is helped by a boy named Darshan. Meanwhile in village when other cousin is forced to marry an unknown boy, she calls her sister to help. Darshan and Milana (cousin) arrive in the village. What follows is Darshan helping the villagers overcome their problems and accomplishing the feat of bringing two brothers together. But when it comes to marriage, which of the two sisters does Darshan choose? Cast: Darshan, Karthika Nair, Milana Nagaraj.

Dilwala - A love story for the young generation. The film is directed by Anil Kumar and produced by Shailendra Babu. Cast: Sumanth Shailendra, Radhika Pandit.