Thankgod it’s Friday! And Delhi has its calendar packed for the weekend. From innovative new menus, to photography exhibits, an Odissi festival, fantastic gigs… There’s a lot happening in Dilli. Here’s what’s on our radar:

{ ART & CULTURE }

Delhi Odissi Music Festival 2012

This 3 day event involves seminars and stage shows on Odissi Sangeet to be performed by eminent Gurus of Odissi music and dance. Special attractions include Odia cuisine, Odia handicraft and handloom, Odia flavoured art and culture stalls.

  • Where | Siri Fort
  • Date | April 27th – April 29th, 2012
  • Time | 6.30 onwards on Day 1 and 10 am onwards on Day 2 and Day 3.

 

Kodaly String Quartet

The Kodály String Quartet, formed in Budapest in 1966, has continued to exemplify the greatest standards of the rich Hungarian musical tradition.

  • Where | India International Center, Lodhi Road
  • Date | April 27th, 2012
  • Time | 6.30 PM

 

Rabindranath Tagore: Beyond Poetry

Indian Habitat Centre is hosting a discussion on Rabindranath Tagore, covering facets of Tagore other than that of a poet – a painter, a musician, an economist, an educationist and a nationalist.

  • Where | Indian Habitat Center
  • Date | April 27th, 2012
  • Time | 7 PM Onwards

 

Pondicherry: Exhibition by Sebastian Cortes

Alliance Française de Delhi presents to you, the work of the photographer Sebastian Cortes which revolves around the city of Pondicherry and its different perceptions and representations, through pictures but also through words.

  • Where | Alliance Francaise
  • Date | April 28th, 2012
  • Time | 7 PM Onwards

 

The See Saw

This is a play of contemporary writing directed by Bubbles Sabharwal. Tickets available at the venue.

  • Where | Epicenter, Gurgaon
  • Date | April 28th, 2012
  • Time | 7.30 – 8.30 PM

 

{ STAND UP COMEDY }

Laugh Your Heart Out

BlueFrog presents an ‘all about comedy’ evening with Abijit Ganguly, Neeti Palta and Vasu Primlani. The trio is sharing stage for the first time.

  • Where | blueFROG, Mehrauli
  • Date | April 29th, 2012
  • Time | 9 PM Onwards

 

Two Comics and A Toupee

Keshav Naidu and Neville Shah present an evening of stand-up comedy. Keshav talks of his personal experiences collected over the years across India, US and the Middle-East, with traces of his paranoia and baldness among other failures. Neville’s strange views on life, makes the most mundane situation funny. He shares his pain about being a half-Parsi, half-Gujju and working in advertising.

  • Where | Epicenter, Gurgaon
  • Date | April 29th, 2012
  • Time | 7.30 PM Onwards

 

MUSIC |

India Goes 3D ; Delhi Leg

India Goes 3D is a three-city Indo-German music conference and festival with partners, artists and delegates from Berlin, Cologne and Hamburg with their Indian equivalents for a conference, series of workshops and performances.

  • Check this out for more: http://www.germany-and-india.com/en/event/525
  • Where | blueFROG, Mehrauli (April 27th, 2012) & Café Out of The Box, Hauz Khas Village (April 28th, 2012)
  • Time | 11 AM – 5PM ; Conferences and Workshops followed by performances on April27th and 9 PM Onwards on April 28th.

 

Moonshine

For the first time in our country, Moonshine, a New Delhi based band is introducing the concept of entirely original psychedelic rock.

  • Where | The Living Room, Hauz Khas Village
  • Date | April 27th, 2012

 

Menwhopause

Mehwhopause won the 2008 Jack Daniels’ Best Band Of The Year award and got an opportunity to work with REM’s producer Dave Barbe. Support from Indigo Children and DJ Kohra

  • Where | Shroom
  • Date | April 27th, 2012

 

{ EAT }

Smoke House Room, Rapid Menu

Smoke House Room, the much talked about {and for all the right reasons} addition to Crescent Mall, has introduced a rapid style menu which is basically a three-course menu plus amuse, soup, petit fours and tea/coffee at just 1500++ inr. The menu features smoked tenderloin carpaccio, pan-seared salmon, olive-oil roasted chicken and a couple of other delicious options. 

Where | The Crescent Mall, Lado Sarai {close to Qutab Minar}

When | 25th April- 9th May. This is fine dining at a fraction of the price. Grab this opportunity with both hands and an empty stomach.  

Call 8800777074 for reservations.

Dessert Fix | Annapurna Sweets, Yusuf Sarai Market

If, like me, you’re a fan of Bengali sweets, Annapurna is your one-stop-shop for sondesh, mishti doi and rosgulla. This place has been up and running for over 40 years, and if you don’t make it in time, you’ll find their dishes wiped out! I’m a fan of their classic gur sondesh, and kesar sondesh, and a nice matki of mishti doi is just what you need to cool off in this sweltering heat.

Where | 10, DDA Community Centre, Yusuf Sarai Market

When | When you’re craving something sweet, which incidentally happens to be reasonably healthy, and mouth-watering! If you’re a fan of traditional sweets, you’re going to love it.

 

Enjoy your Weekend, Dilliwaalas :)

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Suchita

The former events manager, and PR and Marketing executive decided to give up the good life, to take on something greater- running her own start-up. Give her a non-fiction book, some place in the outdoors, running shoes, Bombay Bicycle Club and Jay Z, and you've got a happy camper.