5 Things To Do In Kolkata This Weekend

You can take a night walk to explore its haunted places, enjoy an evening of contemporary Bangla music, or even watch the Japanese Grand Prix live. Our weekly list covers a diverse range of weekend events to choose from
A view of Kolkata with Howrah Bridge on the river Hooghly
A view of Kolkata with Howrah Bridge on the river Hooghly Mazur Travel/Shutterstock

Once again the weekend is around the corner, and if you are in Kolkata, there is a lot to experience to get a vibe of this unique city. From night walks on the trail of haunted places to an evening of contemporary Bangla music and watching the Japanese GP live, there is a multitude of weekend events to attend in Kolkata. Our weekly curated list will give you an idea of what you can choose from.

A Night Tour Of The City

Kolkata is a city where one can discover marvels of the past simply by walking around the streets and lanes. Explore a different side to Kolkata via an exciting walk and storytelling session which will take you to haunted places. The focus of the whole night tour is to share stories of old Calcutta showcasing history and heritage. The storyline of the tour is "The Rise of the Colonial Empire" and it will be led by Avijit Dhar Chowdhury from Kolkata Explorers. Carry an original photo ID and a photocopy of the same with you. Though packaged drinking water will be included, we suggest you carry your bottle to avoid adding to trash on this planet. The tour will halt for a tea/coffee break at Hotel Hindusthan International. And you will also be given a box of snacks for the night. Book tickets here.

What: Heritage & Haunted Places Tour

When: April 6-7, 10:30 pm to 5:30 am.

Where: Starting and finishing point - Oberoi Grand Arcade, 15, Jawaharlal Nehru Rd, New Market Area, Dharmatala, Taltala, Kolkata, West Bengal 700013

Walk the city at night
Walk the city at nightGaurav Ghosh/Shutterstock

Live Music At Hard Rock Cafe

Angaraag Mahanta, who goes by the stage name Papon, is a renowned Indian playback singer and composer hailing from Assam. He is the lead vocalist and founder of the folk-fusion band, Papon and The East India Company. Book tickets here.

What: PAPON LIVE | Saturday Live

When: April 6, 8 pm onwards

Where: Hard Rock Cafe, Park Mansion, 57-A, Mother Teresa Sarani, Taltala, Kolkata, West Bengal 700016

Take in a live performance
Take in a live performanceTsuguliev/Shutterstock

Watch The Japanese GP Live

Get ready to feel the adrenaline like never before as you join in the racing action at Park Street SOCIAL. They are bringing you the Japanese GP live. Enjoy a day of speed, drinks, delicious eats, and epic moments with fellow F1 fans. More info here.

What: Lights Out @ SOCIAL Park Street Japanese GP

When: April 7, 10.30 am onwards

Where: Park Street SOCIAL, Russel St , BFL Bangur Estate, 1A, next to India's Hobby Centre, Park Street area, Kolkata, West Bengal 700016

A Sonic Treat

This Friday, sign up for a journey filled with slick beats and banter. On the bill are some of the finest selectors and producers who've been creating noise across the country and beyond. Coexistence.in now based in Goa are an electronic music duo who've been DJing in the underground circuit for over a decade now. With releases on renowned techno labels worldwide, they co-exist between genres and dish out cutting-edge acid, breakbeat, house, and electro sets seamlessly. It's their CCU debut so do not miss out on it. Another performer is @ebitda.dj who is based in Oxford, UK, and has been surfing the underground culture for the past nine years. He's been touring across India for the past couple of weeks. You will also listen to @narenkrishna who is based in Bengaluru and is the mind behind @futuredancewave, an IP pushing quality dance music and artists across the country. More info here.

What: Calcutta Chromozome Vol 1

When: April 5, 9m to April 6, 2am

Where: Park Street SOCIAL, Russel, BFL Bangur Estate, 1A, next to India's Hobby Centre, Park Street area, Kolkata, West Bengal 700016

Immerse In Contemporary Bangla Music

Get a taste of Bengal's rich music tradition at a concert to celebrate 25 years of iconic songs by well-known singers Joy Sarkar and Srikanta Acharya. It will be an unforgettable night of Bengali melodies. More info here.

What: Brishti Tomake Dilam

When: April 6, 6.30 pm onwards

Where: Uttam Mancha,10/1/1, Manohar Pukur Road, Hazra, Kalighat, Kolkata, West Bengal 700026

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