New Bar Launches To Cultural Events: What To Do In Kolkata This Weekend

Discover delightful cocktails at a new bar. Immerse yourself in an evening of music from iconic cinematic masterpieces of Satyajit Ray, experience the works of Rabindranath Tagore. There's lots to enjoy in Kolkata this weekend
Head out for an evening of innovative cocktails in a new bar
Head out for an evening of innovative cocktails in a new barShutterstock

The weekend is here and if you are in Kolkata, here are some interesting things to do. Explore a delightful fusion of traditional and contemporary cocktails infused with desi flavors at a sophisticated new bar. Immerse yourself in an evening of the finest music from the iconic cinematic masterpieces of Satyajit Ray and Rituparno Ghosh. Discover the timeless legacy of revered poet, philosopher, and Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, which is integral to the cultural fabric of Bengal, through a series of captivating plays, engaging events, and enlightening workshops that pay tribute to his enduring influence on theater, music, and education.

A Swanky New Bar

Sip on cocktails inspired by desi flavours
Sip on cocktails inspired by desi flavoursJW Marriott Kolkata

Head out to JW Marriott Kolkata for Bar 2:Fighty9, a luxurious new venue that combines sophistication and nightlife. Guests can enjoy signature cocktails like Oh My Ghee (a rich and creamy concoction inspired by traditional Indian flavours), The Living Thai (a vibrant and refreshing cocktail with exotic Thai influences), RSVP (an elegant and playful drink perfect for any celebration), and Taxi Queen (a bold and spirited mix that captures the essence of urban life). In addition to its regular offerings, the bar will host a special takeover by Pune's renowned bar, Cobbler & Crew, recognised as one of the 30 Best Bars. This takeover in June will transform Bar 2:Fighty9 into a listening bar on Fridays, enhancing the nightlife experience with curated music and a vibrant atmosphere.

Where: JW Marriott Hotel Kolkata, 4A, JBS Haldane Ave, Tangra, Kolkata, West Bengal 700105

Experience Tagore's Works

Immerse yourself in the timeless brilliance of poet laureate Rabindranath Tagore's works at a three-day celebration of his legacy hosted at the Kolkata Centre for Creativity. This event promises a rich tapestry of experiences honouring Tagore's profound influence on theatre, music, and education. On June 20, enjoy "Shraboner Dharar Moto," a musical event by Fahim Hussain Chowdhury, and "Shrabon Sandhya," a dance performance by Dancer’s Guild. June 21 features "Sorrow in Tagore’s Poetry," exploring the emotional depth of Tagore's verses. June 22 offers a workshop on Theatre in Education and presentations of two Tagore-inspired plays: "The Prophet and the Poet" and "Robi’ Garden."

More details here.

What: Celebrating Tagore

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

When: June 20-22

Listen To Music From Bangla Cinema

A still from the Satyajit Ray film Charulata
A still from the Satyajit Ray film Charulata Wiki Commons

In the vibrant world of Bengali cinema, a plethora of musical compositions stand out for their profound richness and cultural significance. Esteemed directors such as Satyajit Ray and Rituparno Ghosh have made invaluable contributions to this opulent musical heritage. Debojyoti Mishra, a distinguished music director, has worked closely with these luminaries, creating awe-inspiring musical masterpieces for their films that deeply resonate with audiences. Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Bangla cinema music at the captivating event "His Master's Song." Venue and date details are being fixed. More info here.

Immerse In Theatre

Kolkata is known for its art and cultural scene. This weekend, you can experience some acclaimed plays. Know about the captivating exchange of letters between Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore in "The Prophet and The Poet," an acclaimed play by Bangalore Little Theatre. Set against the backdrop of the Indian freedom struggle, this play reveals their deep differences and enduring respect. Witness the powerful historical dialogue that shaped a nation. "Robi’s Garden," presented by Bangalore Little Theatre, brings the delightful tales of Rabindranath Tagore to life. Follow a group of children as they explore Tagore's ancestral home and discover the power of imagination through his beloved stories, poems, and letters.

When: June 22, 5:30 pm onwards

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

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