Jazz To Magic: Things To In Kolkata This Weekend

From an evening of jazz to a discussion on magic and illusion in an old heritage building, to a nostalgic journey through the cultural significance of mehfils, here's our pick of interesting events to attend if you are in Kolkata this weekend
Kolkata night scene
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Kolkata is a vibrant cultural hub with a charming appeal reflected in its timeless architecture, the river, and street scenes. For those planning to visit this weekend, we have put together an exciting list of activities for you to enjoy. Immerse yourself in the rich historical architecture of Kolkata and partake in the traditional Bengali "adda" at the Shonibar'er Adda hosted at Calcutta Bungalow. Music enthusiasts can look forward to an enchanting lineup of live jazz performances at a renowned club. Stand-up comedian Vir Das is set to perform as part of his India tour in the city. As always, there's no shortage of engaging experiences to discover in Kolkata.

A Spell Of Magic

Get ready to bask in the timeless allure of Kolkata as you explore its rich historic architecture and indulge in the quintessential Bengali "adda" at the Shonibar'er Adda hosted at Calcutta Bungalow this weekend. Join us for leisurely and engaging conversations spanning a diverse range of topics, all set against the backdrop of the lovely warm sunshine. This time, they are hosting a fascinating discussion on โ€œMagic in Calcuttaโ€. You can hear the folks behind Kalkutta Konjurors, a group of magicians and illusionists as well as Subha Das Mollick, teacher, writer, and documentary filmmaker. The talk will be led by Iftekhar Ahsan, the founder of Calcutta Walks, an organisation that conducts heritage walks. He is also involved with Calcutta Bungalow, which features a blend of colonial and local architecture and has been transformed into a heritage stay. More details here.

When: July 8, 6pm onwards

Where: 5, Radha Kanta Jew St, Fariapukur, Shyam Bazar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700004

All That Jazz

Get ready for an unforgettable evening of jazz at Skinny Mo's Jazz Club! Join us in celebrating the legendary Monojit Datta with a special performance by The Orient Express. This talented band will treat you to a fantastic lineup of original pieces and timeless covers that have shaped their unique sound. Featuring amazing musicians like Sourav Chatterjee, Dwaipayan Saha, Debapratim Baksi, Vishal Iyer, Bodhisattwa Ghosh, and Mainak Nag Chowdhury. You can choose between a dinner + concert ticket or a concert-only ticket, with the dinner ticket offering a delightful three-course European meal by oMo Bistro. Don't miss out - make sure to pre-book your tickets for this extraordinary event.

When: July 6, 8pm onwards

Where: 91, Manohar Pukur Rd, Manoharpukur, Kalighat, Kolkata, West Bengal 700029

A Mehfil Soiree

Don't forget to mark your calendars for the upcoming event held by Kolkata Centre For Creativity this weekend, ๐˜”๐˜ฆ๐˜ฉ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ญ ๐˜”๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜‰๐˜ข๐˜ข๐˜ณ ๐˜‰๐˜ข๐˜ข๐˜ณ: ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฒ๐˜ช ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ข, featuring the talented Taishi Nandi. This immersive event will take you on a nostalgic journey through the cultural significance of mehfils in the city during the 80s and 90s. You'll have the chance to relive the ambiance of these historical gatherings through soul-stirring songs, enchanting stories, thought-provoking conversations, and lighthearted humor. Prepare to be whisked away to a bygone era and immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of musical and literary expression that defined the mehfil tradition. More details here.

When: July 5, 5:30 pm - 7 pm

Where: Kolkata Centre For Creativity, Dipak Road, Eastern Metropolitan Bypass Rd, Anandapur, Adarsha Nagar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700107

Laugh With Vir

Vir Das
Vir Das brings his signature wit to Kolkata this weekend BookMyShow

Vir Das is back in India, ready to bring laughter with his Mindfool India Tour. Having conquered the global stage, Vir returns to his roots for a comedy tour you can't miss. Get ready to laugh this weekend until you can't breathe as he delivers his signature wit. Known for his sharp observations and hilarious storytelling, Vir promises a night of non-stop entertainment. More details here.

When: July 7

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

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