This week has been long for everyone, hasn’t it? Diwali is around the corner but you still have to go about your regular routine. We can’t wait for the festivities to begin, and you shouldn’t either. While the city builds up to Diwali Sunday, there are a lot of other things happening this weekend to keep you busy. There are several weekend events in Delhi in the festive season, and we’re here to bring you a round-up of the best ones.
From a unique workshop on knife painting to lunch plans in a heritage haveli, we’ve got you covered for this weekend. Check out our guide on weekend events in Delhi for this week.
1. Impasto Texture Knife Painting
A Diwali special initiative by Delhi Drawing Room, this workshop will teach you a unique form of canvas painting. And you don’t need any prior experience to attend. Held on Diwali day, it’s a great way to do something new with your family. This will be a guided session in which you will learn all about Impasto Texture painting with the use of knives and acrylic paint. You can even take your creation home. Click here to book your spot.
Venue: The Potbelly Rooftop Cafe, Shahpur Jat
Date: October 27
2. Open Air Film Screening at The Sunset Club
An open air film is one of the best ways to enjoy the chilly evenings in Delhi now. Imagine cuddling with that special someone, surrounded by greenery and Diwali diyas and candles, and enjoying a movie that will make both of you nostalgic. Sounds perfect, doesn’t it? You can do that this weekend with The Sunset Club which is organising two screenings over the weekend – Queen and Kal Ho Naa Ho. Click here to book your tickets.
Venue: SCC Peepal Tree, Akshara Theatre, Baba Kharak Singh Marg
Date: October 25 and 26
3. Krishna + The Journeymen at Piano Man
A new band, which was born in The Piano Man, Krishna + The Journeymen have found their unique style in a short time. They cover R&B, Soul, Pop and more in their performances. For a pre-Diwali evening of good music and cocktails, head to The Piano Man this Saturday. Click here to book tickets.
Venue: The Piano Man Jazz Club, Opposite Deer Park, Safdarjung Enclave
Date: October 26
4. Shimmering Santorini Canvas Painting Party
Here’s another exciting workshop by Delhi Drawing Room which all art enthusiasts will love. Under the guidance of an experienced artist, you can paint the beautiful Greek island of Santorini and release the artist inside you. Since Delhi Drawing Room lets participants carry their work home, you can display your creativity to all your friends and family over Diwali. Click here to book your spot.
Venue: Studio Pepperfry, 38/61, Club Road, West Punjabi Bagh
Date: October 26
5. Weekend Lunch in Old Delhi, Haveli Dharampura
Winter in Delhi is the best time to enjoy an outdoor lunch. And when you can do this in the middle of Delhi’s ancient history, while gazing at the city’s most celebrated monuments, it doesn’t get much better. Head to Haveli Dharampura this weekend for a peaceful, unique, and almost adventurous lunch. This 200-year-old haveli was restored after six years of hard work and dedication. Now, it’s regarded around the world as Delhi’s hidden gem. Click here for more information.
Venue: Haveli Dharampura, Gali Guliyan, Dharampura, Kucha Alam, Chandni Chowk
Date: Every day including weekends
Time: 11.30am – 3pm
6. Meri Qalam Se Open Mic Poetry
A platform to unleash creativity is always welcome in every city. That’s what The Fun Cube Studio and Meri Qalam Se are trying to do with Open Mic events for budding poets and writers every weekend. One of the most fun weekend events in Delhi, this Open Mic event is an opportunity for everyone to showcase their creativity and perform in front of a supportive audience. Click here for more information and to book your spot.
Venue: The Fun Cube Studio, 220 A, First Floor, Rama Market, Pitampura
Date: October 27
7. Conscious Touch Healing Body Work
After a stressful week, a day of relaxation sounds like absolute bliss. Head to Zorba The Buddha this weekend for a special healing programme with Swami Shunyo. The programme promises to create a sense of peace, stillness and joy and release pent-up emotions and negativity. Click here for more information and to book a spot.
Venue: Zorba The Buddha, 7, Tropical Drive, Ghitorni
Date: Till October 31
Time: 10am – 5pm
8. Book an intimate gig with So Far Delhi
This is one of the most unique weekend events in Delhi. The tickets for this can only be won through a lottery, and you can apply up to five days before an event. You can sign up as an attendee or as a host. A day before the event, So Far will let you know the venue and other details including the artist. It’s a great way to discover new artists and new music. A whole new adventure for Delhiites! Click here for more information.
Are you all set for the weekend, Delhi?
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