Neighbourhood Heritage Walks To Belgian Electronica: Things To Do In Kolkata This Weekend

From walks following the footsteps of erstwhile nawabs to eletronica evenings with Belgian DJs, here is a list of interesting things to do in the City of Joy this weekend
A view of Kolkata with Howrah Bridge on the river Hooghly Mazur Travel/Shutterstock

This weekend is jam-packed with activities in Kolkata, a vibrant city renowned for its varied art and cultural scene, rich history, and flourishing literary culture. If you are in Kolkata, make sure to take advantage of some of the events happening there, from music performances to interesting excursions through historic neighbourhoods, and hilarious stand-up comedy shows that are sure to keep you laughing.

Listen To Anjan Dutt

KCC Offstage is an exclusive series of interactive evenings that provide a unique window into their creative process. Renowned artists engage the audience with engaging tales, candid conversations, and spontaneous musical performances during each session. Anjan Dutt, the renowned director, musician, and actor, will be present at this week's session. Expect an evening full of raw talent and heartfelt tunes. More info here.

When: July 13, 6.30pm

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

Ajna In The House

Belgian DJ and producer Ajna
Belgian DJ and producer AjnaAJNA (BE) - YouTube

Spend your evening grooving to techo with Ajna, a Belgian DJ and producer. He rose to prominence in the house and techno scenes thanks to his love of bringing people together and creating unique musical experiences. You can anticipate emotionally charged Afro house and melodic techno music during his sets. He is a member of the Antwerp-based Magnifik label, which is made up of producers and DJs. Worldwide industry heavyweights like "Rinketink" and "Does it matter remix" support the songs he made. More info here.

When: July 12, 8pm to 1:45am

Where: M Bar Kitchen & Cocktails,24, Mother Teresa Sarani, Park Street area, Kolkata, West Bengal 700016

Laugh Out Loud

Head out for an evening of stand-up with Rider OP. Also known as Nishant Tanwar, he is a Delhi youngster who is well-known for his "Halka Halka Swag" and online reaction videos. Tanwar has completed two Amazon Standup Specials, and has toured and entertained packed audiences in fourteen countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Singapore, and The Netherlands. More info here.

Walk In The Footsteps Of Wajid Ali Shah

Sibtainbad Imambara
Gate of Sibtainbad Imambara, MetiabruzRangan Datta/ Wiki Commons

Follow in the footsteps of Wajid Ali Shah through one of Kolkata's lesser-known neighbourhoods, Metiabruz. Explore the remnants of the small Lucknow that the Nawab of Oudh had rebuilt and walk around Metiaburuz's maze-like area to see the Royal Mosque and imambaras. Learn the legends and lore behind escaped tigers and the reason behind a Bengali's love for potatoes in their biryani. Writer Rangan Datta will lead the walk. More info here.

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