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Curtain Raiser: Here's all you can do on November 11 & 12

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Curtain Raiser: Here's all you can do on November 11 & 12

Friday November 10, 2023,

10 min Read

Diwali holds immense cultural and spiritual significance in many parts of the world. Homes and streets come alive with the warm glow of countless diyas (oil lamps) and intricate displays of lights, families come together to share festive meals, exchange gifts, and partake in various traditional rituals.

It is a time to embrace the spirit of unity, generosity, and the triumph of positivity, bringing people together to illuminate their lives with the radiance of love, hope, and shared joy.

However, if you are spending this Diwali away from home and family, YS Life has a few recommendations for a memorable weekend across the major metro cities of India. 


The Rahul Deshpande Collective

Rahul Deshpande

When: November 10-12 

Where: Multiple locations

Cost: Rs 500 onwards

Experience the extraordinary as acclaimed Indian classical music singer Rahul Deshpande takes centre stage in an exclusive Diwali Edition concert. Led by Rahul Deshpande himself, the 7-piece ensemble, featuring accomplished musicians on lead guitar, keyboard, harmonium, tabla, bass guitar, and octapad, promises a unique musical journey. 

His repertoire includes Khayal, Tapkhayal, Dhruvpad, Thumri, Kajri, Hori, Tappa, Ghazal, Abhanga, Bhajan, Natyasangeet, and Bhavgeet. 

This special event is part of Vasantotsav's 17-year celebration tour, offering a captivating fusion of talent and celebration for Diwali.

Tickets available on BookMyShow.

Modern 3d Art

Modern 3d Art

When: January 13 | 2 PM Onwards

Where: Shobha's art studio

Cost: Rs 2,500 onwards

Embark on a creative journey with a captivating two-and-a-half-hour mixed-media mural workshop. This artistic class offers a unique exploration of combining various mediums to craft a magnificent final piece. 

Participants will delve into the world of 3D mural techniques, clay modelling, antique painting, and the exciting realm of mixed-media experimentation.

Immerse yourself in the artistry of blending colours, textures, and elements to produce a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. This workshop, designed to unlock your creativity, promises to be both educational and rewarding, providing a hands-on opportunity to explore the diverse possibilities of mixed media art.

Tickets available on Paytm Insider.


Diwali Bash!~2023

Diwali Bash!~2023

When: November 11 | 6 PM - November 12 | 12 AM

Where: Melody farms by wedlock

Cost: Rs 2,100 onwards

Get ready to illuminate your night and celebrate the festival of lights at the "Sparking up the Night with Diwali Delight" extravaganza! This promises to be the most exciting Diwali party of the year, offering a vibrant blend of cultural festivities and modern entertainment. 

The event comes packed with a variety of inclusions to ensure a delightful celebration. Indulge in a delectable spread featuring both snacks and dinner, savouring the flavours of the season. Immerse yourself in the rhythmic beats of live Dhol, amplifying the festive spirit, while the DJ keeps the party alive with music that will make you move.

Engage in the joy of dance, participate in thrilling games, and enjoy various forms of entertainment, ensuring there's never a dull moment. Capture the festive memories at the selfie booths and stations, and don't forget to bring your own beverages (BYOB) to toast to the festivities. 

Tickets available on Paytm Insider.

Diwali Musical Night

Diwali Musical Night

When: November 12 | 8 PM Onwards

Where: Venue to be announced

Cost: Rs 1,499 onwards

The Yatra Mela invites people from all walks of life to celebrate "the universal light that exists in all of us" at the eagerly awaited Diwali music evening. This event promises to bring your favourite festival to the heart of the city, creating a vibrant and inclusive atmosphere where the spirit of Diwali unites everyone in a shared experience of joy and celebration.

The Diwali Musical Night boasts a lineup of special attractions that ensure an unforgettable celebration. Groove to the beats of a talented DJ, experience the magic of live music that resonates with the soul, and let the rhythm take over on the dance floor. 

Get ready for a night filled with laughter, music, and the radiant glow of the universal light that binds us all.

Tickets available on Paytm Insider.


Salsa Beginner Performance Batch

Salsa Beginner

When: November 12-17 

Where: LVDS

Cost: Rs 885 Onwards

Dive into the world of dance and unleash your inner Salsa sensation to refine your moves and showcase your newfound skills on the grand stage at the LVDS Winter Ball. 

Whether you're a beginner looking to explore the magic of Salsa or an enthusiast eager to elevate your dance repertoire, this performance batch provides the perfect platform to learn, practice, and shine in the spotlight.

Immerse yourself in the rhythmic beats and energetic atmosphere of Salsa as our expert instructors guide you through the basics.

Tickets available on BookMyShow.

India's Biggest Diwali Bash at Sunburn Union 

Diwali Bash

When: November 11 | 7PM - November 13 | 12AM

Where: Sunburn Union

Cost: Free

Gear up for the Diwali Celebration, an exhilarating and unforgettable evening filled with festive fervour.

The heartbeat of the night will be the rhythmic beats spun by the sensational DJ Hassan, ensuring that attendees can dance the night away. From Bollywood hits to the latest chart-toppers, the dance floor will be pulsating with energy throughout the evening. As you groove to the music, indulge your taste buds in a delectable spread of mouthwatering snacks and treats, keeping your energy levels high for the night of celebration. Expert bartenders will craft a range of signature Diwali-themed cocktails and beverages, adding a touch of flair to the festivities.

Keep your eyes peeled throughout the celebration, as you might just be the lucky one to walk away with fantastic rewards. To add to the glamour, don your most glamorous, glitzy, and colourful attire.

Tickets available on Paytm Insider.


Sunday Unplugged ft. Arpit Chourey

Arpit Chourey

When: November 12 | 9 PM - November 26 | 11 PM

Where: Hard Rock Cafe, Banjara Hills

Cost: Rs 500

Get ready to elevate your night with the electrifying vibes of the versatile and powerful Arpit Chourey. This musical maestro is all set to curate the perfect playlist that seamlessly complements your choice of drinks, promising a night of unforgettable melodies and soul-stirring tunes. 

With face-melting riffs and feet-breaking grooves, Arpit Chourey ensures an immersive musical experience that will have you on your feet, creating an ambience that resonates with the true spirit of Hard Rock Cafe.

This Sunday night promises to be nothing short of extraordinary, whether you're a music lover, a socialite or simply looking for a fantastic way to end your weekend.

Tickets available on Paytm Insider.

Ashwin Srinivas Live - English Standup Comedy show

Ashwin Srinivas

When: November 12 | 6:15 PM Onwards

Where: Aaromalé

Cost: Rs 349 onwards

Meet Ashwin, a self-proclaimed introvert navigating the demanding realm of the IT world while finding solace in the vibrant landscapes of the comic universe. His comedic genius thrives on introspection, as he weaves hilarious tales centered around his own life and the often amusing reality he encounters.

Ashwin's brand of comedy serves as a witty counter-punch to a world that may perceive him as uncool, using humour as his armour to navigate the intricacies of social norms and expectations.

Don't miss the opportunity to experience Ashwin's unique blend of humor; grab your tickets on Paytm Insider and embark on a laughter-filled journey through the lens of this IT professional living in the comic realm.

Tickets available on Paytm Insider.


Madras Comedy Show

Madras Comedy Show

When: November 12- June 2 

Where: Blind Chemistry 

Cost: Rs 150 onwards

The Madras Comedy Show, a stand-up comedy extravaganza presented by Madras Comedy Circuit in collaboration with Blind Chemistry, unfolds as a recurring laughter-filled spectacle every Sunday. This event offers an escape for comedy enthusiasts in Chennai, providing a platform for the city's finest comedians to showcase their proven and polished comedic materials.

There's a curated lineup of Chennai's comedy stalwarts, each bringing their unique flavour and comedic brilliance to the stage. From witty observations about everyday life to hilarious anecdotes that resonate with the local crowd, the show promises an evening of uncontrollable laughter and genuine entertainment. 

So, grab a seat and immerse yourself in the uproarious world of comedy, where every joke is a celebration of the vibrant humour that defines the spirit of Chennai.

Tickets available on BookMyShow.

The Grand Delight

The Grand Delight

When: April 5 | 7 PM - December 31 | 11 PM

Where: Hyatt Regency

Cost: Rs 1,711 onwards

Embark on a culinary journey like no other with a Grand Buffet, promising an unparalleled dining experience that caters to every palate and indulges every craving. Immerse yourself in a feast of flavours, where a lavish spread of delectable dishes awaits, curated to satisfy the most discerning taste buds.

From sumptuous starters to decadent desserts, it will celebrate culinary artistry and gastronomic delight—whether you're a fan of international cuisine or crave the comforts of local flavours.  

Tickets available on Paytm Insider.


Beyond Fusion

Beyond Fusion

When: November 11 | 6:30 PM Onwards

Where: Nazrul Mancha

Cost: Rs 399 onwards

Get ready for an enchanting musical journey with some exceptional artists in the realm of Indian classical music, including the legendary PT. Tejendra Narayan Majumder, the rhythmic maestro A. Sivamani, the tabla virtuoso PT. Bickram Ghosh, and the soulful vocalist Kaushiki Chakraborty. Together, these illustrious artists will grace the stage, creating a night filled with pure musical magic that promises to captivate your senses.

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of classical melodies as these masters showcase their unparalleled skills and artistic finesse. From the soul-stirring notes of the sarod to the rhythmic beats of the tabla and the ethereal vocals, this concert is a celebration of the diverse facets of Indian classical music. 

Prepare to be transported to a realm of musical ecstasy, where the brilliance of these artists converges to create an experience that lingers long after the final note resonates in the air.

Tickets available on Paytm Insider.

Jannaat Ki Mehfil Ft. Rangat

Jannaat Ki Mehfil

When: November 11 | 10 PM - November 12 | 4 AM

Where: Club Jannaat

Cost: Rs 1,500 onwards

Immerse yourself in the enchanting allure of Sufi music as Rangat graces the stage at Jannaat for an exclusive showcase. This musical ensemble promises a stellar night, blending soulful tunes and mesmerizing rhythms to create an atmosphere of pure magic.

Jannaat transforms into a canvas for this extraordinary musical journey, inviting you to surrender to the rich tapestry of Sufi melodies that connect hearts and evoke deep emotions. 

Prepare for a night of musical enchantment as Rangat's performance promises a soul-stirring celebration that lingers in your heart long after the last note fades away.

Tickets available on Paytm Insider.

Special Mention

IIMF- International Indie Music Festival


When: November 10-12 

Where: Kerala Arts & Crafts Village

Cost: Rs 699 onwards

Get ready for a three-day musical extravaganza, promising to be a global celebration of music that transcends boundaries. Immerse yourself in the enchanting and harmonious sounds from around the world, as the stage plays host to 15 incredible bands hailing from 8 different countries. 

This festival is a vibrant melting pot of cultures and musical genres, offering a diverse range from rock to pop, folk to metal, ensuring there's something for every music enthusiast to revel in.

Beyond the captivating tunes, this event invites you to indulge in a sensory experience, exploring delectable culinary delights, engaging with arts and crafts, and fostering connections with fellow music lovers from diverse backgrounds. 

More than just a festival, it's an immersive journey that ignites a passion for both music and culture. 

Tickets available on BookMyShow.