Delhi Delights: What’s Happening In The Capital This Weekend?

From flower festivals featuring exotic species to engaging book discussions, check out all the events happening in Delhi this weekend
A tomb in Lodhi Garden, Delhi
A tomb in Lodhi Garden, DelhiShutterstock

Spring has arrived, and Delhi is awash with pink, white, and yellow hues. The events calendar is packed with a range of activities, from book discussions, film screenings, and music concerts to stand-up comedy shows, catering to everyone's tastes and interests. The streets are buzzing with excitement, with the aroma of street food tempting your senses as vendors set up their stalls. Families can be seen enjoying picnics at the parks, basking in the sun's gentle warmth. Delhi offers a diverse cultural tapestry, with something for locals and tourists alike—from heritage walks at historic landmarks to trendy cafes. Whether seeking intellectual stimulation, artistic inspiration, or a leisurely stroll through the city's bustling streets, check out the events this weekend and plan your schedule accordingly.

Join A Beer-Themed Evening Of Hip Hop

A group of people celebrates over beer
A group of people celebrates over beerShutterstock

BIRA 91, a well-known brand that has significantly promoted beer culture in India, is all set to celebrate its 9th anniversary. The celebration will feature an electrifying hip-hop event. BIRA 91 Taproom, which started in Bengaluru and later expanded to Gurgaon and Delhi, has been instrumental in driving the craft beer revolution in the country. The Taproom is synonymous with quality and innovation, boasting over 16 diverse beers on tap. BIRA 91 is planning a weekend of live music and exceptional brews to mark this milestone. Dynamic performances from Khullar G and TFO will headline the event. Khullar G is known for his humorous and insightful lyrics, showcased on platforms like MTV Hustle 2.0. He promises to infuse the celebration with his distinct desi vibes and comedic flair. Meanwhile, TFO, a youthful hip-hop group from Lucknow, brings a fusion of authenticity and Western influences to the stage, embodying the spirit of innovation that defines BIRA 91 Taproom's success.

Dates: March 2

Venue: BIRA 91 Taproom, Saket

Address: Shop No. 233-238, 1st Floor, DLF Avenue Mall, Mandir Marg, near Saket District Centre, Saket District Centre, District Centre, Sector 6, Saket, New Delhi, Delhi 110017

You can book your tickets on their booking website.

Tune In For An Evening Of Prescient Book Discussion

A book discussion in progress at The Bookshop Inc
A book discussion in progress at The Bookshop Incthebookshopinc/instagram

Take a walk around the vibrant Lodhi Art district and then dawdle down to The Bookshop Inc for an enriching evening with authors Radhika Iyengar and Manjula Padmanabhan. The event will revolve around Radhika Iyengar's debut non-fiction work, "Fire on the Ganges." A Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism alumni, Radhika has earned the Red Ink Award for Excellence in Indian Journalism (2018) and prestigious fellowships, including the Charles Wallace India Trust Fellowship. Joining her is Manjula Padmanabhan, an accomplished Indian playwright, journalist, and author known for her diverse contributions to literature and journalism. With her latest novel "Taxi" garnering acclaim, Manjula's insights promise to add depth to the conversation. This event presents a unique opportunity to delve into the worlds of these talented authors and explore the narratives that shape our understanding of society and culture.

Dates: March 3, 6 pm

Venue: The Bookshop Inc.

Address: Main Market, 26, near Guppy, Block 13, Lodi Colony, New Delhi, Delhi 110003

You can book your tickets on their booking website.

Witness And Participate In A Lively Musical Concert

Sunidhi Chauhan at a concert
Sunidhi Chauhan at a concertsunidhichauhan5/instagram

Embrace yourself for an unforgettable musical extravaganza as Sunidhi Chauhan, who has just finished her electrifying "I AM HOME" concerts in Mumbai and Dubai, is all set to tour Australia and New Zealand in February. After that, she will make her grand return to Delhi in March. The show promises to be a spectacular event of unparalleled magnitude, featuring Sunidhi's biggest gig to date. Audiences in Delhi-NCR are in for a treat as they can witness Chauhan's powerhouse performance live, complete with mesmerising sets and unforgettable magic. If you are a music enthusiast with a knack for modern Indian rhythms, this is one event that you wouldn't want to miss.

Dates: March 2, 6 pm

Venue: JLN stadium Gate No. 2, Delhi

Address: H6MJ+29, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Pragati Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India

You can find your tickets on their booking website.

Stroll Across Colonies Of Bright Flowers

A view of the Amrit Udyan
A view of the Amrit UdyanShutterstock

Spread across 15 acres, Amrit Udyan, previously known as Mughal Gardens, is considered to be the heart and soul of Rashtrapati Bhavan. Udyan Utsav 2024 is an invitation to visitors to witness the magnificent display of blooming tulips, daffodils, Asiatic lilies, oriental lilies, roses, and many other rare seasonal flowers. The gardens also feature themed areas such as Bal Vatika, the Bonsai and Theme Gardens, and the Circular Gardens, which showcase diverse flora and fauna.

Dates: February 2 to March 31

Venue: Amrit Udyan

Address: Rashtrapati Bhawan, President's Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110004

You can buy your tickets at the ticket counter or online.

Engage In A Photographic Excursion Through Time

A photograph from Raghu Rai's "A Thousand Lives".
A photograph from Raghu Rai's "A Thousand Lives".raghurai.official/instagram

Embark on a journey through time and vision at the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA) with "A Thousand Lives." This exhibition presents a meticulously curated collection of Raghu Rai's photographic masterpieces from 1965 to 2005. The exhibition is curated by the acclaimed duo Roobina Karode and Devika Daulet-Singh and offers a unique opportunity to witness the evolution of Rai's iconic work over four decades. Through Rai's lens, viewers are invited to explore the complexities of life, culture, and human experience captured with unparalleled depth and sensitivity. "A Thousand Lives" promises to immerse visitors in the rich tapestry of Rai's photographic legacy, leaving a lasting impression on all who encounter it.

Dates: February 24 to March 2

Venue: Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Delhi

Address: No. 145, DLF South Court Mall Saket, Saket District Centre, District Centre, Sector 6, Saket, New Delhi, Delhi 110017, India

The entry to the photo exhibition is free of cost.

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