Here's What To Go For If You Are In Kolkata This Weekend

This weekend, Kolkata will host a variety of great music events and performances, from Sufi to electronic music by a world-renowned Dutch producer. Check out what's on offer
Watch the sun set over the Hooghly on a boat ride
Watch the sun set over the Hooghly on a boat ride Roop_Dey/Shutterstock

The City of Joy, Kolkata, has always been a cultural hub and a bibliophile's haven, with independent and specialty bookstorestraces of Soviet Russiaheritage trams, and vintage charm that is reflected in the quaint old houses which have stood the test of time. If you are in the city this weekend, we have put together a list of interesting things to do. Music enthusiasts can look forward to a captivating array of events and performances spanning across a wide spectrum of genres. From soul-stirring Sufi melodies to electrifying electronic beats by a globally acclaimed Dutch producer, the lineup promises a vibrant and diverse musical experience. Be sure to immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of sounds and rhythms. And there's more, from boat rides to bar takeovers.

Take A Boat Ride On The River

Experience the beauty of the Hooghly River and its surroundings as you sail its waters. The riverside hotel Polo Floatel is offering a nauka (boat) ride. The nauka ride includes old-style experiences such as a picnic basket with a desi/videsi menu, a Polaroid picture, and more. Whether it's your special day, the day you propose, a pre-wedding photo shoot, or if you want to make it special for your partner and family, they can customise everything according to your requirements. Polo Floatel is an upscale full-service hotel, with an all-day multi-cuisine restaurant, The Bridge - Bistro Bar. Tucked between the landmark Howrah Bridge (Rabindra Setu) and the Second Hooghly Bridge (Vidyasagar Setu), the hotel offers a panoramic view of the Hooghly River and the opposite banks. Read more about it here. Book tickets here.

What: Nauka Ride by Polo Floatel Calcutta

When: You can book for any day. The one hour sailing slots are from 6am till 6.15pm. More info here.

Where: Polo Floatel, Kolkata Jetty, 9/10, Strand Rd, B.B.D. Bagh, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001

Immerse In Sufi Music

Don't miss out on a one-of-a-kind experience at Roots, Kolkata. The renowned singer Mame Khan will be headlining a Sufi night, offering a mesmerising blend of Sufi, Hindi Rock, and Bollywood music. With his extensive experience as a playback and folk singer, Khan has contributed to various Hindi films and appeared on Coke Studio @ MTV. Roots has established itself as a premier venue for Sufi Nights, known for its themed music and dance performances, delectable cuisines, and specially crafted Sufi-themed cocktails. More info here.

What: Mame Khan Live I Roots I Kolkata

When: May 25, 8PM

Where: Roots, 55, 55/1, Chowringee Rd, Elgin, Kolkata, West Bengal 700071

Listen To One Of Beatport's Bestselling Producers

Alex O'Rion has become one of the most influential figures in electronic music. Since 2020, he has achieved the impressive rank of #3 among Beatport's best-selling producers in the Progressive House genre. With an impressive 100,000 monthly listeners across major streaming platforms, Alex has captured audiences with his unique sound and innovative productions. He will be performing in Kolkata this weekend. Don't miss the show! More info here.

What: Alex O'Rion Live at Phoenix, Kolkata

When: Friday, May 24, from 12AM

Where: Phoenix, 4/1, Abanindra Nath Thakur Sarani, 700071, Kolkata, WB, India

Sip On Cocktails At A Bar Takeover

Head mixologist Vishal with one of his creations
Head mixologist Vishal with one of his creationsSAZ American Brasserie

Mumbai's SAZ American Brasserie is hosting a pop-up event this weekend at CoBo Calcutta, a lively bar and restaurant situated on the rooftop of Aauris Hotel in the Park Street area. During the bar takeover, guests can enjoy signature cocktails such as the Coa & Co and Paloma Di Maya, which are popular in Mumbai. These cocktails are made using Pistola Resposado and blended with ingredients like cucumber, chili, plum brine, and Distillate coriander. Head mixologist Vishal has announced that two new mysterious cocktails, named Dexter & Rick & Morty, will be introduced during this event in Kolkata as a sneak peek. These cocktails will soon be launched in Mumbai along with an extensive new menu at SAZ American Brasserie. For bookings and more info, call 7980915447.

What: Saz American Brasserie (Mumbai) pop up X Cobo Kolkata

When: May 25, 9PM pnwards

Where: CoBo Calcutta, 4, Robinson St, Mullick Bazar, Park Street area, Kolkata, West Bengal 700017

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