Delhi Events in May 2017-Plays, Workshops, Travel and Much More

Check out this post on the various Delhi Events in May 2017. Find out the most exciting places for eating and entertainment. Unwind yourself by attending art and culture events, dramas and gigs.

Basically, have fun!

Delhi Events in May 2017
Kamani Auditorium

If you want to contribute to this list of Delhi Events in May 2017, write to me at swayamt and we will include in your choice in our next update.

The top Delhi Events in May 2017

Hot Gigs

1.Saturday Anthem with DJ Nyk, Privee

Nyk is a popular DJ in the Bollywood circuit. This Saturday, he brings the house down with his performance at Privee‘. Saturday performances at this club are some of the craziest gigs and sure, you can check this one up with your err..girlfriend.

Time- 10 pm onwards. Date- May 6

2. Kalpnik Bass Live with DJs Kalpnik, Gags, and Japs, Privee

Even as I am writing this, my Grammarly account is auto-correcting me all the time. Anyways, if you have missed your increments this month, dissolve your worries in this Privee event.

Time-10 pm, Date- May 5


3. 1500 ka Dost (Hindi drama), Akshara theater, Baba KharakSingh Marg

Rediscover the meaning of friendship in this intense drama by Vayam Performing Arts Society. You know where this theater is, don’t you? It is just next door to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.

Time- 4 pm and 7 pm, Date- May 7. Tickets- Rs. 200/-

4. Alice &Krishna in Wonderland (English drama), Akshara theater

A quirky take on Lord Krishna and  Alice of Alice and Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. Director Jalabala Vaidya sure has a knack of cooking up weird and quirky dramas.

Time- 6.30 pm, Date-May 6. Tickets- Rs. 250, 150

Delhi Events in May 2017
Gopal Sharman and Jalabala Vaidya of Akshara Theater

5. Toba Tek Singh (Hindi drama), Amphitheater, IHC, Lodi Road

My list of Delhi Events in May 2017 would be incomplete about this Toba Tek Singh do.

Bishan Singh is an inmate of a Lahore asylum and has to be transferred to India following an agreement between India and Pakistan. Toba Tek Singh was written by Saadat Hussain Manto in 1955 as a satire on Indo-Pak relations. This play is directed by Sunil Rawat.

Delhi Events in May 2017
Saadat Hussain Manto

Time- 7.30 pm, Date-May 5.  Tickets-Rs. 200

6. Chidiya aur Chand (Hindi drama), Shri Ram Center, Safdar Hashmi Marg

How is it like to come to terms with one’s life’s reality? Soak in this experience by attending this play directed by Vikas Bahri.

Time- 6 pm, Date- May 6. Tickets- Rs. 500, Rs. 200

7. Kaali Shalwar (Hindi drama), Shri Ram Centre, Safdar Hashmi Marg

Sultana wants to wear a particular dress on Moharram and all hell breaks loose. Why? Sultana is a prostitute. Directed by Atul Satya Kaushik, this play will move to tears.

Time- 6 pm. Date-May 7. Tickets- Rs. 500, Rs. 200.

8. Run for your life (English comedy), Alliance Francaise, Lodhi Estate

Sabby Gill is one hell of a con guy. He manages two wives because of the precise schedule that he follows as a taxi driver. But one day, his luck runs out because of an accident. What happens next?

Director- Rishi Mehta.

Time-6 pm. Date- May 7. Tickets Rs. 500/-

9.Khamosh Adalat Jari Hai (Hindi drama), IHC, Lodhi Road

Directed by Sunil Rawat, this play touches upon various issues like gender divide, hypocrisy, unfulfilled desires etc.

Time- 7.30 pm. Date- May 7. Tickets Rs. 200/-

10. Pakistan aur Alzheimer’s (Alliance Francaise), Lodhi Estate

A 90-year-old buzurg recalls his years in the pre-Partition years in a confused and haphazard way. This gentleman  suffers from Alzheimer’s’, ha ha ha. Director- Saleem Shah

Time- 7 pm. Date- May 7. Tickets- Rs. 500


11. Exploring Lalkot, the City of Love, Chivalry, and Betrayal

Take a walk om the ancient walls of Lalkot, the second city of Delhi with me. The walk starts at 7 am and would take you through some of the unknown parts of Delhi. Would you like to take part in this adventure? Write to me and we will plan something fantastic.

Delhi Events in May 2017
The ruins of Lalkot

Music & Dance

This list of Delhi events in May 2017 will have to include these two performances:

12. Summer Ballet Festival 2017, Kamani Auditorium, Copernicus Marg

This Bhartiya Kala Kendra Festival will showcase four dance dramas- Meera, Karna, Durga, and Khajuraho. I shall definitely go there, will you?

Date- May 5, 6, 11, and 12.

To check schedules of these programs, click here >

13. A Tribute to Kishori Amonkar, Nehru Park, Chanakyapuri

Legends Girija Devi, Mithilesh K. Jha, and Pandit Vinay Mishra pay a musical tribute to one of our music goddesses, Kishori Amonkar. This event is brought to you by SPIC-MACAY and IGNCA.

Time- 6.30 pm, Date-May 5.

Please watch this video and appreciate the genius of this Devi!






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