Not-so-usual things to do in Bengaluru!

Shelf
6 min readMar 27, 2024

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Break free from the monotony and include some excitement in your weekends. Get ready to shake things up because we’ve curated a list of not-so-usual activities that will transform your weekends from mundane to magical!

From bouncing on trampolines to connecting with fellow bookworms, there’s something for everyone in the vibrant streets of Bengaluru.

Embrace the Unusual

Imagine, It’s a Saturday morning, and instead of scrolling through your phone or binge-watching yet another series, you’re soaring through the air at a trampoline park, shaping clay into a masterpiece at a pottery workshop, jamming Bollywood oldies with your guitar buddies or even experiencing the thrill of driving a fast go-kart.

Sounds intriguing, doesn’t it? That’s the beauty of Bengaluru — a city brimming with unconventional activities just waiting to be explored. So, why settle for the ordinary when you can dive into the extraordinary? Let’s dive in and discover the hidden gems that make Bengaluru weekends truly special.

Theatre, Open Mic & Pottery Clubs: Unleash Your Creativity

In this city, creativity knows no bounds. Whether you’re a drama enthusiast, a poetry aficionado, or a budding artist, there’s a place for you to shine.

Take Maati Sona, for example — a cosy pottery studio nestled in the heart of the city. Here, you can unleash your inner artist and sculpt your imagination into reality, one clay masterpiece at a time. From beginner workshops to advanced classes, there’s something for every skill level, making it the perfect place to nurture your creativity and explore a new hobby.

Additionally, if you or your office wants to plan a team outing, suggest Clay Station, it’s the perfect place to host a corporate event with your colleagues and encourage all to get their hands dirty!

And if the stage is calling your name, dive into the world of theatre and open mic nights, where you can showcase your talent and connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for performance. It’s not just about the applause; it’s about the thrill of stepping out of your comfort zone and embracing the spotlight. Small World, is one such community where you’ll find like-minded people who provide you with a safe environment to try out your inner artist.

Every weekend, regular events and workshops are happening across Bengaluru related to your hobbies, if you want to be regularly updated about all such creative events, make sure to join our Events & Networking Group in the Shelf Community!

Trampoline Parks: Reach for the Sky

Ever wondered what it feels like to defy gravity? Well, wonder no more because Bengaluru’s trampoline parks are here to make your bodies full of adrenaline! Take, for instance, Play Factory in Electronic City — a haven for adrenaline junkies and people who just want to jump around like babies and feel the nostalgia of the time when they were teenagers. Imagine bouncing to your heart’s content, feeling the dopamine rush as you soar high in the air.

It’s not just a workout; it’s an exhilarating adventure that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and alive. And if you’re in the mood for some urban thrills coupled with some amazing window shopping with premium brands, head over to Sky Jumper in Garuda Mall, Ashok Nagar, where you can bounce your way to happiness amidst the bustling life in this city.

Similarly, if you want to experience India’s largest trampoline park, Bounce, Orion Mall, Bengaluru is the place to be. Be a part of the global Freestyle movement inspiring all to move, connect, and develop as part of BOUNCE Tribe.

Trust us, once you experience the joy of bouncing, you’ll wonder why you didn’t try it sooner!

Community Meetups: Forge Connections, Make Memories

People say that life is better when shared with others, and nowhere is that more true than in this city’s vibrant community scene. Whether you’re new to the city or simply looking to expand your social circle, community meetups offer the perfect opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and forge meaningful relationships that last a lifetime.

Take, for instance, WePlayBlr — a thriving community of fun people who come together every weekend to just chill, fool around, and relax together escaping from the constant hustle of the city.

In case you are a sports freak but don’t want to indulge in regular training rather than casual fun sporting events, from cricket matches to skating clubs like Bengaluru’s Skating Club, there’s no shortage of fun activities to enjoy with new friends by your side.

And if you’re craving a more intimate setting, check out MET (Mixer Eat Talk), where you can participate in jamming sessions, speed dating events, and more. It’s not just about making friends; it’s about creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Reading Clubs: Exchange & Discuss the Books you read!

In a world filled with screens and distractions, there’s something truly magical about getting lost in a good book. In Bengaluru, book lovers are spoiled for choice when it comes to reading clubs and literary gatherings. Take HSR Read, for example — a cosy community of avid readers who meet regularly to discuss their latest literary discoveries and engage in thought-provoking debates. Whether you’re a die-hard bookworm or just looking to expand your reading horizons, HSR Read offers the perfect opportunity to connect with fellow bibliophiles and dive into the world of words.

And who knows? You might just discover your new favourite author or spark a lifelong passion for reading.

Apart from small communities like the above, many pan-India reading communities could provide you with an opportunity to meet more like-minded individuals and share your common interest in reading and books. Once such community is Cubbon Reads in Cubbon Park Bengaluru, they are active in 70+ cities as of now!

Dive into the Unconventional

In a city as dynamic as Bengaluru, weekends are meant to be savoured, not squandered. So why not step out of your comfort zone and embrace the unconventional?

Whether you’re bouncing on trampolines, shaping clay into art, or connecting with new friends at a community meetup, there’s no shortage of exciting adventures waiting to be had.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your calendar, round up your friends, and embark on a weekend journey filled with laughter, discovery, and unforgettable memories. Because in Bengaluru, the possibilities are endless, and the adventures are waiting for you to dive in headfirst!

We at Shelf are building up a community for all the lovely people living in Bengaluru where we are providing them with all the necessary resources that could help them live an eventful life in the city, be it from finding places to chill and hangout with new people or even going solo for fun activities like rock climbing and skateboarding.

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