Every week, Vogue gives you a cultural calendar comprising the best of music, art, photography, food and fashion.
This week, celebrate the 4th of July weekend in authentic American style, get ready with your reggae moves for the International Reggae Day and attend the Delhi debut of the Times Literary Festival.
Read on for what else made it to Vogue’s list of all things cultural this week.
If you’re in Mumbai…
Travel to ‘70s Germany
Helga Paris’ photographs—chronicling post-war Germany—are a raw representation of the commonplace and the banal. The 77-year-old photographer’s oeuvre comes to Mumbai’s Goethe Institut this weekend. When: Until July 6, 11 am – 7 pm Where: Max Mueller Bhawan, K Dubash Marg, Fort, Mumbai
Get your reggae groove
Dance to the tunes of India’s popular reggae and dancehall duo, Delhi Sultanate & Begum X who have previously shared the stage with Julian Marley—son of legend Bob Marley—this International Reggae Day. When: July 4, 9pm Where: Café Nemo, Worli
Go red, white and blue
…At a 4th of July cookout. There will be hamburgers at an American-style barbeque counter, old-school quinetessentially American music, and more! Don’t forget to wear your stars and stripes. When: July 4, 8pm onwards Where: The Hive, Khar, Mumbai
If you’re in Bengaluru…
Watch the complete works of Shakespeare
Think three actors, two hours and 38 of Shakespeare’s works—sounds like a mammoth task? Not for Free Parking Entertainment, who offer hilarious abridged versions of the bard’s plays When: July 4 at 8pm and July 5 at 3pm and 6:30pm Where:Jagriti Theatre, Whitefield, Bengaluru; British Council, Delhi (on July 5)
Witness a murderous plot
Calling all Woody Allen afficianados! The American genius’ dark comedy, Death, is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the performance. Panic, chaos, murder and vigilante groups striving combat wrong—we’re thinking evil genius. When: 4 July, 5pm and 7:30pm Where:Alliance Française, Vasanthnagar, Bengaluru
If you’re in Pune…
Peak inside Russia’s Hermitage
Possibly the world’s largest and oldest museum—bearing over 3 million antiques and treasures, and boasting numerous art curators—St. Petersburg’s State Hermitage Museum turns 250 this year. This cinematic event is for fans of art, architecture and history alike. When: July 5, 4pm Where:PVR Cinemas, Pune (and at PVR cinemas across India)
If you’re in Delhi…
Attend a book launch
Journalist Raghu Karnad launches his latest book Farthest Field—with HarperCollins Publishers India and the British Council—this weekend. Patrick French will be in conversation with the author and (Rtd) Squadron Leader Rana Chhina about this Indian story of the Second World War. When: July 3, 6pm Where: British Council Theatre, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Delhi
Experience a literary fest
Times Literary Festival travels to the capital and everyone’s invited. Here, author Amish Tripathi launches the world edition of Scion of Ikshvaku and Rahul Bose will be in conversation with Upamanyu Chatterjee. If you’re a bibliophile, this is one literary event you will want to attend. When: July 4, 6:30pm Where: Hotel Taj Palace, S P Marg, Delhi
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