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Sayani posted on 11th May

Stand-Up Comedy, Films, Live Music & More: Here's What To Do This Weekend

Got your weekend plans sorted or are you still wondering what to do? We’ve curated this list of events so you can make the most of the weekend.

Fun Food Workshops

All you foodies, food bloggers and cooks out there, sign up for workshops on food styling and preserve making. First up, there’s a food styling workshop on Saturday at Fatty Bao where you can pick up some mad tips from Delhi-based Open Art Project’s ace photographers and stylers Saumya Gupta and Shiva Kant Vyas on how to style and click food photos for your blog, business or for social media. Check here for more deets.

And on Sunday, head to The Salt House to perfect the art of jarring and preserve making with prestigious culinary school, Le Cordon Bleu, graduate Chef Vanshika Bhatia. Click here for more deets.

LOL It Up

Leave stress behind and ROFL with AIB’s two frontmen, Ashish Shakya and Rohan Joshi who will be in town this weekend. Book your seat here.

Do Your Part To Protect Kolkata's Heritage

The Jadunath Bhavan Museum and Resorce Centre is holding a small exhibition and symposium to encourage efforts to preserve and rejuvenate old buildings and neighbourhoods. If you care about our city and about preserving the city’s heritage and unique character, then join this exhibition and symposium that will talk of architectural conservation and urban regeneration. Get more deets here.

Catch A Movie With Bae

Now that Infinity War has been watched (multiple times) and the ending discussed to death (pun intended) and the offerings from Bollywood are seriously lame, head to American Centre to catch Shattered Glass, a 2003 biographical crime drama film written and directed by Billy Ray. The screenplay is based on a Vanity Fair article on the rapid rise of journalist Stephen Glass, the 20-something whiz kid who rapidly rose from a minor writing post to a feature writer in major publications as Rolling Stone and The New Republic. Catch the film at The US Consulate at 6pm on Saturday. Check here for more info.

Music And Theatre For The Soul

Head to Gyan Manch this Sunday to listen to ace flautist Panchajanya Dey and tabla players Arijit Saha and Sandipan Bhattacharya. The play Hoytoh will tell you a story from the Naxalite period of Bengal. Find more deets here.

Shop And Support Workers

Fair Trade store Sasha is celebrating World Fair Trade Day by showcasing garments from various fair trade brands on this Saturday. From kantha to applique and handloom—the garments on display will incorporate a wide range. Be sure to shop and support the cause.

The best part? Live, soulful jazz music by the awesome duo of Hania Luthufi and Nabanita Sarkar.

More deets here.

A Heritage Calcutta Talk

For all those who are interested about our city and its history, this talk is a must-attend. Head to Terminal_11 this Sunday and join famous city chronicler Rangan Datta of Heritage Walks Calcutta to know about the Great Trigonometrical Survey of the 1800s that built 75 feet brick towers all across Bengal to map the Bengal landscape. Get more deets on this here.

An Evening Of Sufi Music

How about an evening of Sufi music, in a pub? Resounding yes? Head out to Bakstage to hear Humsufi perform a mixed genre lof Sufi, Sufi Rock and Sufi fusion. Bakstage has been hosting Sufi nights for three years now. It is now a signature event of theirs. The music starts from 8.30pm and goes on late. Check here for more info.