Buckle up for a dose of December delights! Here are 7 events in Lucknow to attend this week

Jatin Shewaramani

Lucknowites, get ready to ride the winter wave! From sidesplitting comedy shows to electrifying open mic nights, hot concerts, offbeat workshops, and lively melas – our city's got it all. Here's a curated list of fab events in Lucknow, tailored to diverse tastes and preferences, all happening this week:

Repertwahr Festival 11th Edition (15-17 Dec)

Lucknowites, your wait is finally over! The Repertwahr festival is set to captivate you this week with nationally acclaimed theatre plays and concert performances.

Get ready to witness the talents of When Chai Met Toast, Biswa Kalyan Rath, Harsh Gujral, Ritviz, Zakir Khan and many others as they take the stage to dazzle the folks in Lucknow! Book tickets here.

Timings: 12 PM - 10 PM, all three days

Where: La Martiniere Boys College Ground, Hazratganj, Lucknow

Hindustan Hastshilp Mahotsav (till Dec 15)

Remember the joy of melas and tasty treats in childhood? The Hindustan Hastshilp Mahotsav is here till Dec 15 (yep, the date has been extended!) bringing back those cherished memories. Enjoy thrilling rides and explore stalls from 28 states, offering a diverse array of indigenous treasures. Don't miss this nostalgic extravaganza, celebrating our rich culture in a vibrant tapestry!

Price: ₹40 per person (Entry fee)

Where: Smriti Upvan, Aashiyana

Jashn-e-Lucknow festival (Dec 16, 17)

Experience the inaugural Jashn-e-Lucknow, a unique cultural festival dedicated to celebrating the rich Awadhi culture and art in Lucknow. This two-day extravaganza will showcase the vibrant Ganga Jamuni tehzeeb of the city. Immerse yourself in a blend of cultural delights, including Qawwali, Mushaira, Dastangoi, panel discussions, Thumri Gayki, Sham-e-Ghazal and more. Click here to book tickets!

Price: ₹250 onwards

Where: UP Sangeet Natak Academy, Gomti Nagar

Gomti Book Festival (Dec 9 - 17)

Bibliophiles, seize the opportunity to acquire a diverse range of books, including classics, fresh arrivals, and rare gems not commonly found in mainstream bookstores. This fantastic book event showcases stalls from various publications, offering books in different languages.

Where: Gomti Riverfront Park | 11 am to 9 pm

Entry Free

Akshay Srivastava standup (Dec 15)

Get ready for a laughter-filled night with Alshay Srivastava! Back in Lucknow, he's bringing the house down with a performance loaded with sidesplitting tales from his own life! This comedy night promises to be an absolute riot of fun and laughter, book tickets here.

Price: ₹249 onwards

Where: Grandeurs Bakery and Cafe, Vikas Khand, Gomti Nagar | 7 pm

Acting-Butoh-Yoga Workshop (Dec 10 onwards)

Are you passionate about acting, whether on stage or in front of the camera? Here's your golden opportunity to learn from the renowned acting coaches! Join this one-month workshop covering Acting, Butoh (a Japanese dance-drama form), and Yoga starting this Sunday.

For Registerations contact: 7550177063, 7007287253

Where: Dharakala Studios, Vibhuti Khand, Gomti Nagar | 9 am to 1 pm

Daliganj Mela (Dec 10 - Jan 10)

With a legacy of several decades, this legendary fair has been here in Lucknow even before the 'Mahotsav' came into existence. Popularly known as the Budakki Mela or the Ganga Snan Mela, this includes eccentric stalls including crockery, food items, handicrafts and a lot more! Join the month long fun coz its open for all!

Entry Free

Where: Near Gulan Vatika, Daliganj Pul Ghat, Aarti Sthal, Daliganj

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