From International Kolkata Book Fair To 10th Kolkata People’s Film Festival, This January Attend 8 Events In Kolkata

Go for a romantic date cruise against the backdrop of a wintry sunset on the Hooghly Bridge, great music and delicious food this month.

by Ankita Mazumdar
From International Kolkata Book Fair To 10th Kolkata People’s Film Festival, This January Attend 8 Events In Kolkata

The city of joy offers a lot more joyous things to do! People of Kolkata, if you have been looking for great events to have over to during this month, worry not. We have clubbed over eight exciting events filled with food, books, mesmerising views, raising funds for a good cause, and more. Don’t be a lazy bum over the weekend and explore some fun activities with your friends and family. Check out these upcoming January events in Kolkata.

Attend These 8 Exciting Events In Kolkata, This January

1. 47th Kolkata International Book Fair


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Bibliophiles, your season is here! This year for 47th Kolkata International Book Fair has the theme of Great Britain and numerous stalls to explore through. That serene moment of going back home with bags full of your precious favorite books, showing off the collection to your family and smelling new or old pages of it! Book fair is always a lovely affair. Get your list ready!

Date: Jan 18 – 31

Timings: 12 PM onwards

Where: Central Park Mela Ground, Bidhannagar

Price: Free

2.10th Kolkata People’s Film Festival

Bibliophiles, move over, it’s time for cinephiles to shine! Exceptions are made for people who are both bibliophile and cinephile (AKA me)! This upcoming event in Kolkata is celebrating films with screenings of South Asian and Indian films. Discussions over the submitted contemporary political documentaries from India as like-minded people connect over films. This year Arundhati Roy is invited to speak and you can get a chance to have a conversation with her on the challenges of being a writer today.

Date: Jan 24 – 28

Timings: 10 AM onwards

Where: Uttam Mancha, Hazra, Kalighat Zilla

Price: Free

3. The Barge Company’s – Hooghly Sunset Sail


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Enjoy an evening sailing in Hoogly River and enjoy a classic sunset against the backdrop of the iconic Howrah Bridge with your loved ones in January. The Barge Company has curated this experience of an event for the people in Kolkata because you will even witness Ganga aarti. As the sun sets, groovy music starts playing and yummy food along with drinks start rolling out by them. Now you can enjoy the city lights of Kolkata.

Date: Jan 26

Timings: 4 PM onwards

Where: The Bengal Paddle Jetty, Outram Ghat 1

Price: ₹1299/person

4. TASHER DESH – Tagore’s Timeless Opera


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This upcoming event in Kolkata in January is a dance drama organised by Dakshinayan UK and Diksha Manjari. This opera is happening for the first time where Dona Ganguly along with her students will dance. While globally acclaimed Tagore singer, Dr. Ananda Gupta will showcase his musical talents. This opera pays homage to Netaji’s birthday as the brilliance of Tagore’s poetic lines, music and dance come together.

Date: Jan 22

Timings: 6:30 PM onwards

Where: Rabindra Sadan, Maidan, Park Street area

Price: ₹200/person

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5. Drive Hridaya Season 5


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Head over to the fifth edition of Drive Hridaya for a good cause and to spread awareness about congenital heart diseases. This disease is present at birth and harms a lot of the lifelines of infants. The funds generated through this event in Kolkata will help to give necessary support and care to kids suffering from this heart disease. Book your tickets now for a good cause and a fun treasure hunt on four-wheelers.

Date: Jan 21

Timings: 8 AM onwards

Where: The Spring Club

Price: ₹700/person


No, it’s not Trinity from The Matrix but an event in Kolkata that showcases the brilliance of narration by Dr. Priya Virmani, a popular orator and writer. It is a culmination of different art forms to bring a story about Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh through Odissi dance by Monamie Nandi, flute by Rupak Mukherjee and tabla by Anjan Bandhopadhyay. 

Date: Jan 20

Timings: 6 PM onwards

Where: Alka Jalan Foundation, Chakraberia, Ballygunge

Price: ₹350/person



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Another fun event in Kolkata which you should definitely book ASAP. if you want to enjoy a buffet on a cruise which is non sailing then this is the perfect opportunity for you. Two slots are available each for lunch and dinner, see what suits you and relish yummy vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes with classic city light views of the city of joy. You even get four Gulab Jamuns at a go! Isn’t it the cherry on top or should we say Gulab Jamun on top?

Date: Jan 19 – 29

Timings: 12 PM & 8 PM onwards

Where: Babughat, Strand Rd, B.B.D. Bagh

Price: ₹799/person

8. Annual Classical Music Conference 2024


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Classical music lover, where are you? Uttarpara Sangeet Chakra is all set to host the 68th edition of the Annual Classical Music Conference. It keeps the essence of Indian classical music alive where many national and international artists showcase their talents. You may immerse yourself in the tunes of Indian classical music this January.

Date: Jan 25 – 28

Timings: 6:30 PM onwards

Where: Uttarpara Jaykrishna Public Library, Hoogly

Price: ₹300/person

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You can grab your ticket from their respective websites or PayTM and BookMyShow.

So, which one are you going to attend out of these events in Kolkata? Let us know.

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