Delhi Delights: What’s Brewing In The Capital This Weekend

From curious art exhibitions to cocktail carnivals, qawwali nights and much more, find out the top events happening in Delhi this weekend
A view of Humayun's Tomb, Delhi
A view of Humayun's Tomb, DelhiUnsplash

As per tradition, Delhi hums with weekend anticipation. The city overflows with events tailored to diverse tastes, promising an exciting array of activities to suit everyone. From cultural galas to culinary escapades, there's something for everyone. Dive into the city's rich heritage with traditional dance and music performances, or explore contemporary art exhibits that showcase local talent. Savour the flavours of Delhi at food festivals featuring everything from street food to gourmet cuisine. Check out the top events in the city this weekend and plan with your friends accordingly to have the perfect weekend blast.

Witness A Tasteful Qawwali Night

The renowned Qawwali trio, Niazi Nizami Brothers
The renowned Qawwali trio, Niazi Nizami BrothersTapas

Head to Tapas, a stylish lounge bar in Vasant Vihar that is redefining socialising and dining with its exceptional cocktails, delectable food, and relaxing ambience. This weekend, Tapas will elevate its enchanting atmosphere with a unique event featuring the soulful essence of Sufi music by the renowned Niazi Nizami Brothers. Inspired by the rich tradition of Spanish tapas, the menu offers a diverse selection of small, shareable gourmet platters showcasing global flavours and culinary creativity. The soulful Sufi melodies will resonate through Tapas, blending harmoniously with its chic ambience and offering guests an unforgettable, immersive experience.

Dates: 15 June, 8 pm

Venue: Tapas, Jaypee Vasant Continental, New Delhi

Address: H566+4M5, Block F, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi 110057

Cost: INR 2500 per person

Enter A Thought Provoking Art Exhibition

An artwork entitled "Kabbadi" by SK Sahni
An artwork entitled "Kabbadi" by SK Sahni

The group show "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss," curated by Myna Mukherjee, explores the evolution of abstraction, featuring works from seven artists in dialogue with geometric abstractionist SK Sahni's career. The exhibition at the Indian International Centre showcases diverse mediums such as paintings, drawings, glass sculptures, AI explorations, site-specific installations, and food art. Curator Myna Mukherjee offers a contemporary understanding of abstraction, reflecting the shift from iconography to abstraction as a resistance to assimilationist politics. Notable works include Adil Kalim's reinterpretation of abstract expressionism, Reshmi Dey's exploration of glass as a biomorphic form, and Shobha Broota's meditative woven paintings.

Dates: 6 June to 18 June

Venue: Kamaladevi Complex in IIC, New Delhi

Address: 40, Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110003

The event has no entry fees.

Enjoy A Rich Culinary Evening

A view of Westin Gurgaon, New Delhi
A view of Westin Gurgaon, New Delhiwestingurgaon/instagram

The Westin Gurgaon, New Delhi, is conducting an exclusive dining experience at the "Tales of Tangra'' pop-up, featuring a specially curated menu by acclaimed Guest Chef Ho Chi Ming. "Tales of Tangra'' showcases the rich culinary heritage of Tangra, Kolkata's Chinatown, known for its unique blend of Oriental-Chinese and Kolkata street-style flavours. Diners can enjoy specialities such as Scallion Crepes, Homestyle Taro Cakes, Kari Fish Dumplings, Four Season Green Beans, and Shanghai Noodles. Delightful desserts include Date & Figs Cigar with Ice Cream, Ginger Honey Noodles, and Banana Toffee with Salted Caramel Ice Cream, capturing the essence of Tangra's vibrant streets. Head to the culinary event and cater to your tastebuds this weekend.

Dates: 15 June to 22 June

Venue: Seasonal Taste, The Westin Gurgaon, New Delhi

Address: The Westin Gurgaon New Delhi 1, MG Road Sector 29, New Delhi, NCR, Gurugram, Haryana 122002

The event is available for dinner buffet & Sunday brunches.

Head Out To India’s Biggest Sneaker Festival

The Indian Sneaker Festival is set to take place this weekend, bringing together sneaker culture enthusiasts for an ultimate rendezvous. Famously known as the largest gathering for sneaker and streetwear lovers in India, the event features over 50 iconic brands showcasing their latest releases and rare gems. The indoor air-conditioned venue will pulsate with the latest trends, vibrant displays, and a fusion of style, music, and community. Guests can indulge in culinary delights and beverages curated from across Delhi NCR, enjoy performances by artists, including Seedhe Maut, and unwind at the expansive beer garden. The festival promises an unforgettable experience of sneakers, streetwear, and culture.

Dates: 15 June, 1 pm

Venue: GNH Convention, Gurugram

Address: Opposite Universal Trade Tower, Sector 48, Gurugram, Haryana 122001, India

You can book your spots on their booking website.

Experience An Intoxicating Cocktail Ceremony

A group of people enjoying cocktails
A group of people enjoying cocktailsUnsplash

The World Class Cocktail Festival arrives with an exhilarating lineup of luxury spirits from India and around the globe, promising a unique cocktail experience curated by World Class India’s Best Bartenders. Guests can sip on exquisite cocktails featuring Diageo India brands while enjoying international bar pop-ups, cocktail workshops, and vibrant music performances by MadStarBase, Novak, Avantika, Anoushka Maskey, Madboy, MC Soopy b2b KSC, and Kamakshi Khanna & The Copycats. The festival culminates with the crowning of the World Class India Bartender of the Year. Join in for an unforgettable celebration of mixology and culture.

Dates: 15 June and 16 June, 4 pm

Venue: DLF Surface Parking, Cyber City, Gurugram

Address: F3XR+9RF, DLF Cyber City, DLF Phase 2, Sector 24, Gurugram, Haryana 122022

You can book your tickets on their booking website.

Savour Mediterranean Cuisine

A look inside Burash, Noida
A look inside Burash, Noidaburashnoida/instagram

Mediterranean cuisine is a celebrated for its rich and diverse flavours, rooted in the traditions of countries around the Mediterranean Sea. It emphasises seasonal ingredients, healthy fats, and a variety of herbs and spices, featuring fresh, locally sourced fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, nuts, seeds, and dairy products for richness and texture.

Chef Rishab Gupta, an esteemed graduate of the International Institute of Culinary Arts (IICA) in New Delhi, is the heart and soul of Burash, one of the best Mediterranean restaurants in Delhi-NCR. His menu showcases meticulous foraging and an unparalleled knowledge of seasonality, ingredients, and nutrition. Specialising in Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, Rishab creates contemporary twists on traditional recipes, blending culinary techniques with a deep understanding of natural ingredients.

Address: Lane Number 1, Rohillapur, Block A, Sector 132, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201304

Timings: 11 am to 1 pm

Cost: INR 1900 for two

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