Happy Diwali, Dilli! Instead of staying at home this festive season, check out all the fantastic things to do in Delhi over Saturday and Sunday.

COMEDY

Life is a Startup

Known for his witty audience interactions, comedian Amar Singh will present a show about looking at life as one big start-up.
When: Saturday, November 10 at 6.30pm.
Where: Innov8 Coworking, Tower B, 3rd Floor, Building, 8, DLF Cyber City, Gurugram.

Vikramjit Singh

The man who dissects Delhi with his keen perspective will perform a 75-minute solo show this weekend.
When: Saturday, November 10 at 8pm.
Where: Playground Comedy Studio, C-2, Basement SDA Market, Block C 5, Hauz Khas Enclave, Hauz Khas.

Not Just Baniya

Always ready to raise some eyebrows with his cultural commentary, Gaurav Gupta is our favorite baniya from the Indian comedy scene. Go watch his 75-minute special this weekend as you sip beer with friends.
When: Sunday, November 11 at 8pm.
Where: Ministry of Beer, Vatika Grand, Near Leisure Valley, Sector 29, Gurugram.

After Hours – A Stand-up Comedy Show

Talented comic Punya Arora joins forces with the funniest Jat in the scene, Vijay Yadav, for a hilarious show.
When: Sunday, November 11 at 10pm
Where: Playground Comedy Studio, C-2, Basement SDA Market, Block C 5, Hauz Khas Enclave, Hauz Khas.

For more comedy, see here.

FOOD AND DRINKS

Bollywood Night Featuring Solfege

Solfege, the Delhi-based experimental rock band, will play a set of sufi rock. The cover charge can be redeemed against food and drink.
When: Saturday, November 10 at 8pm.
Where: Informal By Imperfecto, Tolstoy Road, Atul Grove Road, Janpath, Connaught Place.

Sunday Brunch with Saarthak Sachdeva

Have a scrumptious brunch at 38 Barracks, a living room and balcony space owned by a retired army officer and filled with military memorabilia. Singer-songwriter Saarthak Sachdeva will croon Hindi, English and Punjabi songs.
When: Sunday, November 11 at noon.
Where: 38 Barracks, M- 38, Ground and First Floor, M Block, Outer Circle, Connaught Place.

For more food and drinks events, see here.

MUSIC

Super Saturdays with Lekka

Lekka Sahni is a singer, songwriter and model from Delhi. A participant in South Asia’s biggest English singing show The Stage, she often collaborates with other bands and is particularly known for her rendition of classic songs.
When: Saturday, November 10 at 9pm.
Where: Saints N Sinners, GF-21 Global Foyer, Golf Course Road, Sector 43, Gurugram.

Secret Sunday with Mankirt Aulakh

Punjabi singing sensation, Mankirt Aulakh (of ‘Badnam’ fame) will take the stage this weekend.
When: Sunday, November 11 at 3pm
Where: Liquor House Bar and Kitchen, Plot No. CK-1, Ground Floor, Angel Mega Mall, Kaushambi, Ghaziabad.

For more music, see here.

PLAYS

‘Tughlaq’

Watch Girish Karnad’s classic play, directed in Hindi and Urdu by Bharti Sharma, on the life of the fourteenth century sultan of Delhi, Muhammad bin Tughlaq. In the drama, Karnad compares the idealist king with Nehruvian idealism after Independence.
When: Saturday, November 10 at 7pm.
Where: Shri Ram Centre, 4 Safdar Hashmi Marg, Mandi House.

‘King Lear’

Watch this National Theatre Live broadcast of Shakespeare’s King Lear (pictured above) starring legendary actor Ian McKellen as Lear. The cast features Kirsty Bushell and Anita-Joy Uwajeh in pivotal roles and is directed by Jonathan Munby.
When: Sunday, November 11 at 11am.
Where: The Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Center, Lodhi Road.

For more plays, see here.