Destinations Events Across India To Add To Your Social Calendars For A Splendid September

Events Across India To Add To Your Social Calendars For A Splendid September

September’s rainy weather has not deterred India's bigges brands from laying out the most exciting set of events. Here's what's cracking.


By Eshita Srinivas Published on Sep 22, 2023, 02:00 PM

Events Across India To Add To Your Social Calendars For A Splendid September

September’s rainy weather has not deterred brands from laying out the most delicious pop-ups, nostalgia-packed musical endeavours, and one-of-a-kind experiences. With a side of art exhibitions that deliver food for thought in spades. Here’s a look at events in India we’re popping by over the next few weeks.

August flew by in a flurry of tasting tables and takeovers. September’s slowing things down — with the biggest brands presenting thoughtfully-curated dinner experiences, soulful concerts, and art experiences that will leave one inspired. And for those who like options — a slew of festivals that celebrate fashion, lifestyle, food, and everything in between. YouTube enthusiasts, there’s something in store for you this month as well. Regardless of which city in India you call home — if the event lineup is anything to go by, this month promises to be memorable. Here’s what’s cracking.

Best events to add to your social calendars for September


Argo x Copitas, Four Seasons Hotel Bengaluru


Innovative mixology meets sustainability at one of India’s most luxurious hotels this month — with a two-day event in collaboration with Asia’s 8th Best Bar ARGO. At the helm of affairs is Federico Balzarini, Beverage Manager at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Hong Kong. On the menu are creative cocktails crafted with sustainable ingredients — stirring up conversations around climate change and promising to add to the city’s vibrant cocktail culture. We’re eyeing the Argo Martini as well as the Leaf Cocktail. Don’t miss out.

When: 16,17 September
Where: Copitas, Four Seasons Hotel Bengaluru

International Coffee Day, Maverick & Farmer

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For the love of all things caffeinated, Maverick & Farmer has a three-day experiential event in store — complete with kombucha-brewing and filter coffee workshops, barista championship, coffee mixology sessions, and live performances. There’s also a delightful menu of handcrafted beverages curated especially for the event. Need we say more?

When: 30 September-2 October, 8:30 am – 11:00 pm
Where: Maverick & Farmer, Ulsoor and Koramangala

Daawat- E- Biryani Festival, Courtyard by Marriott Bengaluru Hebbal


Celebrating one of India’s most beloved comfort meals, Courtyard by Marriott Bengaluru Hebbal is hosting the Daawat- E- Biryani Festival this month. The menu for the 10-day feast features popular renditions from across the country — Hyderabadi, Lucknowi, Kolkata, Pakki, Ambur, Chettinad, the works — by renowned chefs. Don’t miss out.

When: 22-30 September, 7:00 pm-11:00 pm
Where: The Hebbal Cafe, Courtyard by Marriott Bengaluru Hebbal

#ItsRainingRamen, The Fatty Bao


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The city’s rainy weather serves as the perfect backdrop for The Fatty Bao’s exciting ramen festival. The menu spotlights nine delicious, umami-packed creations — vegetarian and non-vegetarian. We’re eyeing the Coconut Milk and Kaffir Lime, Mushroom Suimono, Kimchi Pork, Curry Chicken, and Chicken Soboro. There’s also a No-Soup Ramen Bowl (Mazeman) worth exploring. Adventurous eaters, challenge your friend to a fiery bowl of Spicy Ramen — the first to finish stands to earn a free portion on the next visit. Or take a voice note of you slurping a bite and the longest stands to win a meal for two. Don’t miss out!

When: Until September 30
Where: The Fatty Bao in Lavelle Road and Indiranagar

Kolkata’s Cabin Culture, Esplanade Bengaluru


Giving Bengaluru a taste of Kolkata’s vibrant cabin culture from the 60s — Bengali restaurant Esplanade has a delicious month-long pop-up in store. The menu spotlights classic creations like Prawn Kobiraji, Dalpuri with Aloor Tarkari, Chicken Braised Cutlet and Mutton Pantheras, amongst others. This promises to be a dining experience like no other.

When: Until 2 October
Where: Esplanade, Paramahansa Yogananda Rd, Indira Nagar II Stage

Flavours of Asia, Renaissance Bengaluru Race Course Hotel

Flavors of Asia at Renaissance Bengaluru Race Course Hotel

Tapping into Bangalore’s ever-growing appetite for Asian food, Renaissance Bengaluru Race Course Hotel has a delicious feast in store this month. The menu is curated by chef Somasundaram and features options from across the continent — Vietnamese Dumplings, Japanese Chicken Tempura, Stir-Fried Udon Noodles with Black Pepper Sauce, Asian Barbeque Chicken, Thai Fish Curry, and more. All this, with a side of live music from the in-house band. Need we say more?

When: Every Saturday, 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Where: Lush, at Renaissance Bengaluru Race Course Hotel

TROUBLE CLEF Live!, Hard Rock Cafe

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Channelling Bengaluru’s historic passion for all things rock, India’s popular Hard Rock Cafe has lined up an event of nostalgia and music this month. Front and centre is the versatile and talented TROUBLE CLEF whose itinerary features iconic radio tracks of English band Deep Purple. What better reason to let your hair down on a weekend?

When: 16 September, 9:00 pm onwards
Where: Hard Rock Cafe St. Marks Road

Ramen Rush: A Street-Style Ramen Pop-Up at Bento Bento

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Celebrating Bangalore’s ever-growing appetite for Japanese food, chef Anumitra Ghosh Dastidar of Edible Archives has lined up Ramen Rush this month. The weekend-only pop-up event will feature the most delicious, umami-packed flavours. The menu features options like Samurai Pork Ramen with a togarashi-infused broth and Yakei Chicken Ramen with sustainably raised meat. We’re eyeing the vegan Temple Ramen with five vibrant toppings — inspired by Kyoto temples and representative of Buddhist principles. “ “Having tasted several different ramen during my time in Japan, I know how a good bowl of it can instantly elevate your mood and I wanted to bring that experience to the city,” the chef adds. Don’t miss out.

When: September 9-10
Where: Bento Bento, Paramahansa Yogananda Road (Double Road), Indiranagar

8-Course Dinner Pop-Up, INJA X JW Marriott

JW Marriott

Bengaluru’s most luxurious destination JW Marriott meets the world’s most popular Indo-Japanese restaurant INJA for an elegant pop-up this month. On the menu is a culinary adventure — complete, with a carefully-curated 8-course dinner that’s complemented by fine wines. Dig into delicious Lobster Rasam Chawanmushi, Bael Tart, Achar Okinimesu, Buff Tataki Puyaz Kalonji, and more. Don’t miss out.

When: September 15-16, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: JW Marriott Hotel Bengaluru, Vittal Mallya Rd, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar

Delhi NCR

Delhi Music Festival


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If you’re in India’s capital city, this month brings an exciting event celebrating culture and music. Complete, with live performances by an eclectic set of artists — classical to contemporary. This includes the likes of Aryan Katoch, Dnox, Saahel, Ragghav & Kabeer, Lost Stories, Anoushka Maskey, All India Permit, Madhur Sharma, and Lost Stories, amongst others. Combine this with a range of craft beers, popular spirits, and delicious food options and you’ve got yourself a memorable weekend. Don’t miss out.

When: 22-24 September
Where: Major Dhyan Chand Stadium

Food And Beer Festival (Bavarian Oktoberfest), JW Marriott Aerocity

Giving the capital city a taste of Bavarian magic — K3 – New Delhi’s Food Theatre is set to host an exciting event this month. On the menu are delicious drinks and food that draw from Germany’s cultural heritage. We’re talking Bratwurst, Strudels, the works — curated by chefs skilled in German cuisine. Complete, with popular local beers from the country. Complementing this are live music acts. Need we say more?

When: 22 September -1 October, 7:00 pm-11:00 pm (weekdays); 12:30 pm-3:00 pm (Sunday)
Where: JW Marriott Aerocity

Lucky Ali Live In Concert


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One of India’s most beloved Indie artists is set to raise the roof of the capital city this month. On the itinerary for Lucky Ali’s much-awaited concert are nostalgic tracks like Oh Sanam and recent releases like Safarnama. This — combined with food, drinks, and an electric atmosphere — promises to be a night to remember.

When: September 16, 5:00 pm-10:00 pm
Where: Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, India Gate

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Dumpling Day, Tao Asian Kitchen

Dumpling Day

An ode to all things wrapped in dough, the Dumpling Day at Tao Asian Kitchen promises to be delicious. The menu features an eclectic selection of options — Peking Chilli Oil, Lemongrass Corn, Truffle Edamame, Shiitake Mushroom, Smoked Vegan Meat, Smoked Cheese & Spinach, the works. We’re eyeing the Dumpling Soup, a comforting creation of dumplings in flavourful broth that’s perfect for cold, rainy evenings. Don’t miss out.

When: 26 September
Where: Premises 5/6, Ground Floor, Building Geliki, Reclamation, Bandra West

YouTube India Fanfest 2023


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In what’s perhaps one of the biggest celebrations of content creators — YouTube India Fanfest’s 15th edition promises to be memorable. Over 30 popular Indian names — across Comedy, Music, Dance, Beauty, Food, and Gaming — will engage with fans on this day. Meanwhile, music bigwigs like Badshah, Raja Kumari, and Anuv Jain as well as entertainers like Prajakta Koli, Suhani Shah, and Danish Sait will take to the stage for live performances. Don’t miss out!

When: September 27, 7:30 pm onwards
Where: Nesco Goregaon, Mumbai

Asia Cup 2023 Live Screening, KMC*

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If you ask KMC*, the only way to enjoy the Asia Cup 2023 is by kicking back with a cold one. Preferably, crafted. On tap at this popular restaurant are the most refreshing beers — zesty Gold with Citra hops and crisp Light Wheat with hints of orange and coriander. We’re eyeing the unique Champa — produced at a local brewery with the essence of Champa flowers. All this, with a side of electric energy and crunchy home-made tapioca chips. If that isn’t a winning deal, we don’t know what is.

When: Until 17 September
Where: KMC*, Kitab Mahal, Shop No.2, Azad Maidan, Fort

Her, Here by Santosh Jain, Method Juhu

Santosh Jain

Art aficionados, this solo exhibition capturing women in their most authentic and open energy will fascinate you. Each work will have you contemplating the life and laurels of gender and see those who identify with it embrace their individuality, raw emotions, and pure strength. This applies to both, the subjects and the creator. Don’t miss out.

When: September 8 – October 1, 10:30 am – 7:00 pm
Where: Method Juhu Armaan Bungalow, 23 Hatkesh Society, NS Road #6 JVPD Juhu

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