5 Things To Do In Kolkata This Weekend

From theatre to contemporary Bangla music, a cruise, and more. If you are in Kolkata this weekend, these are the events to go for
Catch a play in the City of joy
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The City of Joy, as Kolkata is referred to, radiates an indomitable spirit that intertwines history, art, and literature. The capital of West Bengal beckons with its colonial-era architecture, bustling markets, and a cultural landscape that has nurtured literary giants. If you are in the city this weekend, here are some events to attend.

Catch A Play

Relatively Speaking is a delightful comedy by Alan Ayckbourn, presented by Kolkata Centre for Creativity, KCC, in collaboration with The Madras Players and Chennai Art Theatre. Directed by Tehzeeb Katari, the play revolves around two couples entangled in a web of misunderstandings, leading to hilarious situations and moments of dramatic irony. As the story unfolds, the audience is kept guessing until the very end, with unexpected twists and turns keeping everyone on their toes. More about it here.

What: Relatively Speaking

When: May 4, 6pm to 7.30pm

Where: KCC Amphitheatre, Behind Fortis Hospital, Anandapur

For inquiries, call on 9830074073

Experience Bangla Music

In the realm of Bengali cinema, there are many works that stand out for their richness. Many of them are directed by Satyajit Ray and Rituparno Ghosh. Debojyoti Mishra, a music director, has collaborated with these two giants and has created musical pieces for their films that resonate with people. Bundling all these, Bengal Web Solution is organising `His Master`s Song` where you can listen to a slice of excellent Bangla film music. More about it here.

What: His Master's Songs- Satyajit Theke Rituporno

When: May 5, 6pm onwards

Where: Kala Mandir auditorium, 48, Shakespeare Sarani Rd, Elgin, Kolkata, West Bengal 700017

Learn About Bangla Contemporary Bands

Gear up for ๐——๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ต๐˜‚ ๐—ฅ๐—ผ๐˜† AKA ๐——๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป, the first Bluegrass mandolin player from India, who will give a musical introduction to the beloved Bengali rock band of the 1970s โ€“ ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—š๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—น๐—ถ. He will be accompanied by ๐—”๐—ป๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ฒ ๐— ๐˜‚๐—ธ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ท๐—ฒ๐—ฒ, a research scholar and a Moheen fan. This event is a part of Friday Events @ KCC Library โ€“ a regular series of talks, conversations, film-screenings, performances, and musical events focused on creating an open, informal space of intellectual discussion and knowledge exchange at the KCC Library. More about it here.

What: My Musical Introduction to Moheener Ghoraguli

When: May 3, 5:30PM

Where: KCC Amphitheatre, Behind Fortis Hospital, Anandapur

An Evening Cruise

A river running through a metro city. Paris has that, as does London, Amsterdam, Bangkok... and Kolkata. When you are in the City of Joy next, make sure you explore the legendary Hooghly with a cruise. Book a private candlelight dinner on the Hooghly River. Watch the 360-degree river view, and the magnificently lit up Howrah Bridge. The sailing time is two hours and the cruise will start from Babughat. The location of the jetty is 1 Strand Road. More about the cruises and how to book here.

Dance Away The Night

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This weekend, amp up the excitement and jump onto a dancing joyride with DJ Noise as he showcases a stellar collection of Bollywood and commercial hits come and catch all the action.

What: Reflexion

When: May 3, 7PM to 4AM

Where: The Golden Parkk Hotel, 13, Ho Chi Minh Sarani Rd, Kankaria Estates, Park Street area, Kolkata, West Bengal 700071

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