This is what you can do next week

From dance to good musc and food to theatre, you can do it all next week

author_img Team Indulge Published :  04th January 2019 12:00 AM   |   Published :   |  04th January 2019 12:00 AM
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Behaala Music Festival

Dream On

January 4 | Southern Avenue

Young artist Mohona Bhadra’s solo exhibition will be showcased at The Chaiwala, titled, In the World of Dreams. It is a series of original artworks that depicts the surreal, the shadowy, and everything in between. A total of 15 paintings will be up for sale between January 4 and 20. Entry is free. Time: 11am. Details: 98741-94425.

Hot wheels

January 6 | Dalhousie

Kickstart the year with speedy supercars at the CSC Supercar Festival 2019, hosted by Club GT at Calcutta Swimming Club. Over 25 supercars and bikes will be showcased for you to marvel at, and find out more about their awesome features when they hit the road. Time: 10 am. Details: 2248-2894.

Musical mela

January 8 | Behala

If you have been looking forward to the Behala Classical Festival, your wait is finally over! The list of performers in its seventh edition promises to make your life melodious for four days. Expect artistes like Parveen Sultana, Kaushiki Chakraborty, Rasika Shekhar and others. The icing on the cake would be the Bangash brothers — Amaan and Ayaan Ali —who will conclude the festival on January 9. Time: 6 pm. Details: 94330-78398.

Sheer indulgence

January 9 | EM Bypass

A lifestyle festival hosted by model Lopamudra Mandal — Meenabazaar Classics will entice you with high-end fashion brands showcasing their latest collections for a fashionable you in the New Year. To be held at JW Marriott, where good music and sumptuous food will keep festive spirits high. Time: 11am. Details: 98315-78009.

Literary treat

January 5 | Park Street

The season’s first literary meet couldn’t be better than this. The Kolkata Queer Literary Festival celebrates the diverse range of identities of the marginalised community through literature. Being organised under the banner of Kolkata Rainbow Week, which is an initiative of the West Bengal Forum for Gender and Sexual Minority Rights, the fest is expected to see an exchange of unusual stories which will be nothing but inspiring. At Goethe Institut. Noon onwards. Details: 2264-6398.

Retail therapy

January 10 | Sarat Bose Road

Check out the Stay Invogue, a pop-up exhibition at GV’s Bar and Kitchen in Ideal Plaza. If you have a budget, this lifestyle fair will take care of it. With everything from fashion apparel to shoes and handbags, available under `4,999, you will be spoilt for choice. Time: 11am. Details: 98366-60719.

 

Literary treat

January 5 | Park Street

The season’s first literary meet couldn’t be better than this. The Kolkata Queer Literary Festival celebrates the diverse range of identities of the marginalised community through literature. Being organised under the banner of Kolkata Rainbow Week, which is an initiative of the West Bengal Forum for Gender and Sexual Minority Rights, the fest is expected to see an exchange of unusual stories which will be nothing but inspiring. At Goethe Institut. Noon onwards. Details: 2264-6398.

Musical escapade

January 5 | Golpark

Crossroads 2019, hosted by Lions Club International District 322B2, brings to you an evening of music, dance literature and more at Deshapriya Park. The winter evening will be further amplified with a flash mob and indie music. Two popular bands will also be performing just for you. Other attractions include a delicious spread, homemade jewellery and more. Time: 2 pm. Details: 98743-90885.

At the movies

January 4 | INOX

 

Directed by Kaushik Ganguly, Bijoya, a sequel to the superhit movie Bishorjon, is one of the most anticipated movies of the year. All the three characters of the movie Bisohorjon, including Nasir Ali (Abir Chatterjee), Padma (Jaya Ahsan) and Ganesh Mandal (played by Kaushik himself) will be there in this sequel. While the former movie was set in rural Bangladesh, Bijoya will see the plot unravel in the bylanes of Kolkata. Produced by Suparnokanti Karati. Details: 2358-4499.

Artsy lane

January 6 | Hindustan Park

Spend the first Sunday of 2019 with a dash of art at Art Rickshaw. KALFest 2019 promises a paradise for art enthusiasts. Imagine strolling through a lane with installations and artworks from around the country. Gorge on some good food and get mesmerised by the exhibits. Time: 11 am to 10 pm. Details: 83358-55530.

Toast to Thursdays

January 10 | Salt Lake City

Chai Break Cafe & Bar at Salt Lake Sector V kickstarted their newest weekly affair, Ladies Night. Ladies, take a break, be yourself and unwind at this hangout on RDB Boulevard, with some great music and food. Dance to the tunes of DJ Tabby and enjoy unlimited alcohol, cocktails and mocktails. Time: 8 pm onwards. Details: 98744-32830.

Comedy carnival

January 6 | Kala Kunj

Another rib-tickling experience awaits you this week, with Pata Nahi Par Bolna Hai — A Comedy Show By Karunesh Talwar. Hosted by Comedy Circuit, the audience will witness Talwar speak about wanting to be smarter, and being really afraid of turning into a typical Indian uncle, given his comical ways. At Kala Kunj. 6.30 pm onwards. Details: 2271-1280.

Soulful soirée

January 5 | Ballygunge

For musical souls, the first Saturday of 2019 will be melodious with the show, Tomar Surer Dhara. Singer Rezwana Choudhury Bannya will enthrall the audience with a solo performance. Expect the Bangladeshi singer to fill your hearts with Rabindra sangeet in her melodious voice. At GD Birla Sabhagar. 6 pm. Details: 2461-5579.

Gather all gastronomes!

January 6 | Exide

Rotaract Club of Calcutta & Calcutta Metropolitan are back with the city’s biggest food celebration — of Rotaract 3291 with Food Vegas at Rotary Sadan. The fifth edition of the event will see over 40 food stalls put up by Rotaract members from every corner of the city and the suburbs. Also as part of a competition, the carnival will have prizes for various categories. 4 pm onwards. Details: 90883-10079.

Classical notes

January 4 | Jadavpur

For classical music and dance connoisseurs, Vistar presents three days in memory of the late Anil Roy Chowdhury. Look out for enchanting sarod recitals by Ustad Aashish Khan, Bandhan Adak and others on Day One, and sitar recitals by Samarjit Sen, Ayush Chakraborty and others on Day Two, along with the tabla and vocal renditions. The 41st Classical Music & Dance Conference will be held at Dr Triguna Sen Auditorium, Jadavpur University. 10.30 am. Details: 2457-2529.

Celebrating Bangla

January 4 | Golpark

The inaugural edition of Bangla Utsob, in association with The Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industry, is a celebration of the two ‘Banglas’. The three-day festival will witness 34 renowned names from both the Banglas, including folk rock band Chirkoot (in pic), who promise to mesmerise audiences and leave them spell-bound. `200 onwards. Details: 2225-3734.

Puppy love

January 6 | Kasba

Good news for pet parents! Kashikaá Pampered Paws hosts Puppy Meet! — an event mostly for new parents to know their pets better through different sessions. Dog trainer Kashika Arora will guide you in training your puppy, grooming, nutrition, and more. Expect games for your furry ones too. Tickets Rs 200 onwards. 5pm. Details: 90380-43590.

Master class

January 6 | Esplanade

Mudrasa, a master class by Indian-born and Sydney-based multi-disciplinary performance artiste, Rakini Devi, is an eight-hour workshop that explores different dynamics of performances on-and off-stage. Hosted by Culture Monks and Buoyant Performing Arts Kolkata. 10 am to 5 pm. Details: 80135-10836.

Being human

January 6 | Rajarhat

 

Chapter One of the Human Library Kolkata — based on The Human Library, an international organisation and movement that first started in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2000 — will bring together an assemblage of trailblazers, survivors and possible role models who faced their own life challenges, and emerged glorious. The event will attempt to shatter prejudices and stigmas perpetuated by society. At Rabindra Tirtha. Noon onwards. Details: 86971-56199.

Stage act

January 5 | Pretoria Street

The Flame by Sushanto Banerjee presents a heart-wrenching story of Mrinmoy, the elder son of the Sanyal family, which chronicled human relations. The play is based on Somerset Maugham’s 21st play, The Sacred Flame, adapted in Bengali by Tirthankar Chanda, and in English by Debleena Roy. The cast includes Bejoy Balagopal, Bidisha Ganguly, Kaushik Chatterjee, Mohua Sengupta, Radhika Jain and Sushanto Banerjee. Tickets: Rs 250. 3 pm & 7 pm. Details: 80080-01492.

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