What To See And Do In Kolkata This Upcoming Weekend

From archery sessions to stand-up comedy and live music gigs, here is your guide to the best weekend events in Kolkata
Book a night of comedy this weekend
Book a night of comedy this weekendShutterstock

The only metro city in India that has held on to its old-world charm, Kolkata has plenty of incredible travel experiences to cherish as lifelong memories. From centuries-old clubs to heritage stays, and Chinese settlements, and the largest book fair, the City of Joy draws travellers in. If you are in Kolkata this weekend and looking for things to do, here is a curated list of events taking place.

Listen To Metal Bands At A Manga And Anime Fest

A 10-hour extravaganza with cosplay shows where you can unleash your inner anime hero or villain, and live performances by local metal bands and hip-hop. You can pick up a variety of anime and heavy metal merchandise, from anime collectibles to heavy metal gear. Book tickets here.

When: Sunday, January 7, 1 pm

Where: TopCat CCU, 36/F, Topsia Rd, Topsia, Kolkata

Plug Into A Live Session Of Folk Tunes With A Twist

The Folk Foundation is
a quintet that showcases the rich platter of South Asian folklore in an urban palette
The Folk Foundation is a quintet that showcases the rich platter of South Asian folklore in an urban palette@sfolkfoundationindia/Instagram

Folk Foundation is a band that performs lesser-known songs, consciously striving to highlight traditional folk tales, equally rich and melodious compared to the more commonly heard folk tunes in movies, TV, and social media. Exploring various folk genres from regions like Bengal, Assam, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, among others, the ensemble delves into the poetry of revered Indian mystic poets such as Sant Kabir, Meera Bai, Amir Khusrao, Bulleh Shah, and more. Book tickets here.

When: Saturday, January 6, 7:30 – 10pm

Where: Skinny Mo's Jazz Club, 91, Manohar Pukur Rd, Manoharpukur, Kalighat, Kolkata

Laugh Out Loud At This Comedy Event

Sumukhi Suresh will bring her unique brand of humour to the City of Joy
Sumukhi Suresh will bring her unique brand of humour to the City of Joy@sumukhisuresh/Instagram

Popular stand-up comedian, actor, and writer Sumukhi Suresh is all set to perform her stand-up special Hoemonal in Kolkata this weekend. Sumukhi has appeared in stand-up comedy shows such as Comicstaan, Go Straight Take Left, Comedy Premier League, and Don't Tell Amma. You may know her best for the twisted OTT comedy "Pushpavalli." Book tickets here.

When: Saturday, January 6, 7pm

Where: Kala Kunj, No. 48, Shakespeare Sarani Rd, Park Circus, Ballygunge, Kolkata

Take A Shot At Archery Lessons

Sign up for archery sessions in Kolkata this weekend if you're inspired by childhood games or OTT series like "The Hunger Games" or "Game of Thrones." While not the most athletic, the sport has a certain charm and attraction. The venue for the sessions is quite interesting too. The Calcutta Polo Club, established in 1861-62, offers riding classes and polo sessions to guests. And all that in the midst of vast manicured lawns with the magnificent Victoria Memorial in the background. Do visit the polo shop and their history gallery. Book your archery lesson tickets here.

When: On till January 31, 2024

Where: Calcutta Polo Club, Bangur BFL Estate, 31, Chowringee Rd, Park Street area, Kolkata

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