SteppinOut to some unique experiences curated just for you
When Safdhar Adoor and Dawn Thomas, the founders of SteppinOut, were only 17 years old, they threw a party for their friends. The party was such an unexpected success, it caused a traffic jam on Brigade Road for hours. This was what sparked the idea to start an event management company with their friend, Sharath Rice. Today, that company has evolved into its current avatar which curates unique events in Bengaluru.
“Our USP is that we create events that haven’t been thought of or executed before,” explains Adoor adding, “We’ve co-produced the biggest concerts that have happened in the city.” Their most popular event is the SteppinOut Movie Nights, an open-air movie screening under the stars, with movies like The Lion King and Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge being screened so far. Another successful event is the SteppinOut Food Festival which aims to bring great experiences under one roof for the urban food obsessive. They have also co-produced concerts like Hardwell, Avicii, Armin van Buuren and Deadmau5 among others.
They believe Bengaluru is a great place for a platform like this. Adoor feels there’s an energy and vibe in this city that is very encouraging. He says, “New ideas are welcome here and embraced. People are always looking to experiment with their experiences which is what gives unique startups an edge.”
The company has big plans for the future. They just entered Hyderabad with a movie night and share that the response was encouraging. Come October 23, they will also make their presence felt in Pune with a food festival, and have their eyes firmly set on Mumbai for their next event.
— Anagha M
October 7 | blueFROG
Suman Sridhar, vocalist and composer, will
be playing with the ensemble The Black Mamba
tonight. Sridhar, famous for Bollywood songs like
Khoya Khoya Chand and Fifi, will be singing jazz, pop, with Indian classical and more. The Black Mamba features musicians Lindsay D’mello, Karan Joseph and Maarten Visser. 9 pm. At Church Street. Tickets
(`300) on bookmyshow.com
Candy and carousels
October 8 | Manpho Convention Centre
The Krackerjack Karnival is hosting its ninth edition this weekend. The festival, for kids and families, will feature fun and learning activities. You can shop, attend workshops, eat and watch live entertainment shows. 10.30 am. At Nagawara. Tickets (`150) on bookmyshow.com
Game of shadows
October 9 | Kavade Attic
Puppeteer Lata Satagopan is presenting a
Dasara Special puppet show. The show, with music
and dialogues, will have a combination of Panchatantra and Ramayana stories told through shadow puppets
and glove puppets. 6 pm. At Seshadripuram.
Tickets (`250) on bookmyshow.com
October10 | Titan Eyeplus store
Give yourself a quick makeover with these
new frames from Titan Eyeplus. The brand has
100 new frames ranging from the Work collection to the Sport and Fashion collections. Made
of lightweight materials these are available in bold shapes. `995 upwards. At Indiranagar.
October 11 | BBMP Park
Sarathi Cultural Association is hosting its famous
Durga Puja celebrations. The festivities will have a bhog (auspicious meal) for visitors, cultural events, and a pandal with the idol of goddess Durga. For the visarjan, taking place on the day of dashami, the idol will be immersed at Ulsoor lake. Entry free. At
Koramangala. Details: 9739093617
October 12 | Ranga Shankara
Watch the Kannada play, Uchchaishravas, by
director Karthik V Goutham next week. The satire is about a stressed out philosopher pondering over, amongst other things, the titular seven-headed mythological horse. 7.30 pm. At JP Nagar. Tickets (`100) on bookmyshow.com
October 13 | Hard Rock Cafe
Catch the musical sensation, The Raghu Dixit
Project live. Contemporary, but rooted in Indian tradition, the band will be playing some of their favourite hits at the venue. 8.30 pm. At St. Mark’s Road. Tickets
(`1500) on bookmyshow.com