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Sayani posted on 8th June

Dragon Boat Festival To Midnight Sale: All That You Can Do This Weekend

Weekend’s knocking right at the door, but work’s keeping you too tied up to chalk out a plan? From Friday through Sunday, we’ve put together an itinerary that’ll set you up for a rocking weekend.

Dragon Boat Festival

This weekend gear up for some Chinese affair and join the Chinese community in Kolkata as they celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival on Sunday at the Calcutta Boating Club. Dragon boat race, lion dance, Kongzhu (yo-yo) show, Yi folk dance—these and a whole lot more will be there to enthrall you. Best of all, there’ll also be endless spreadx of authentic Cantonese cuisine and traditional wine sourced from Chinese homes to keep you wanting for more. Check here for more info.

Shopping Bonanza

If you thought shopping on weekends is no fun then you need to think again because Quest’s coming back with the fourth edition of their giant midnight sale. The discounts are as heavy as 50% and more than 120 stores are participating in the sale. Check here for more deets because you definitely don’t wanna give this whopping event you.

But if you’re the sort who’s averse to mall culture, then head to Karunamayee Gounds and check out the India International Kolkata Trade Fair for handicrafts, lifestyle and other products. Check here for more info.

Poetry Slam

Are you a closet poet or have you been looking for another good platform to perform? Or if you’re simply someone who enjoys good poetry, then head to The Chaiwala at Tollygunge and attend All About Poetry’s slam. Check here for more deets.

If poetry’s been your mojo for long and you’re up for some good competition then participate in Awaaz’s India Poetrical Tour that’s happening across nineteen major Indian cities. Look here for more info.

Cafes & Coffee Shops

Pride Movie Screenings

We’re all celebrating LGBTQ Pride this month, and the American Centre in Kolkata has lined up a film fest to join in the celebrations. On all Saturdays of June, they are screening movies that support the LGBTQ movement and the community. Check here for more deets.

Swim And Splash

The heat is really amping up, isn’t it?  If you’ve got kids (or nephews/nieces), cool them off with the summer swimming camp at Dalhousie Institute. Check here for more details.

Keep Fit With Yoga

If the week’s been too stressful and you’ve been too busy to catch up on some exercise, then sign up for this two-day yoga session with Bhavna Dhanani at The Salt House. Check here for more info.

Rev Up The Mood With Club Nights

This Friday start your weekend soaring high at JW Marriott as popular international DJ and music producer duo Skazi and Mr Black come to Kolkata to take over the turntable (check here). Or head to Roxy to party with DJ Felix at their Wasted Fridays nights (check here). Be at Myx to shoot Jagerbombs on the house till 2am (look here) or be at Shisha to be blown away with the thundering vocals of Gurashish Singh and Tanveer Singh Kohli (check here). Keep your Saturday free for an ethnic night as DJ Scorpio from Dubai takes over the console at Club Boudoir (check here).