This Week In Culture: Lust Stories 2, A Mumbai Drag Ball, & More

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Every week, discover a comprehensive guide to culture and lifestyle across India with the Homegrown Bulletin. The #HGBulletin includes creative project launches, drops, the latest releases, and much more.

MUSIC

Kiss Nuka's Compilation EP

This track featuring Dotdat, the rising force of India’s techno scene is one among the 9-track compilation EP Serpentine Remixed that features some of the most forward-thinking producers from the underground scene. Kiss Nuka invites Oceantied, Kohra, Dotdat, Dualist Enquiry, FILM, EZ Riser, Coldcut, Nathalie Seres and Rākhis for the specially curated remix of her debut EP Serpentine.

FASHION

BLN'C By BLONI

Bloni, the Delhi-based ethical demi-couture fashion label, launches its latest collection — BLN'C. Known for their commitment to craftsmanship and innovation, Bloni's creations go beyond the boundaries of time, seamlessly blending tradition with futurism. BLN’C by BLONI offers a captivating glimpse into their newest range of clothing, featuring versatile, relaxed and effortlessly stylish designs.

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EVENTS

Closing Party By Pulp Society

Pulp Society, an art gallery that primarily focuses on paper-based art and contemporary printmaking techniques, is hosting a closing party on June 30 in a special evening of books, zine, games and toys for their exhibit 'Paper & Play'. The party will also showcase some debut works and move on to Contemporary music-themed Depot 48 with with their Pride Month Closing Special with a bar takeover by Jeetinder Sandhu.

The IT Ball By The House Of Luna

'Welcome to the Future' is India's first-ever ball hosted by a drag house. Celebrating a world of imagination and innovation in a theme of science fiction, futuristic designs, and cutting-edge technology, The IT Ball by The House of Luna will take place at antiSOCIAL Mumbai on July 2. The ball will also feature drag artists from Enbys, Kings, & Queensin a categorized competition.

Get your passes for the Ball here.

WORKSHOPS

A Deep Listening Workshop By Nithin Shams

Sound artist Nithin Shams invites participants to embark on a transformative listening journey, where sonic portals are created to foster openness, empathy, and attentiveness. In this unique session, attendees will have the opportunity to explore Nithin's creative process, engaging in experiential listening exercises, sonic meditations, experimental cinema, and collective improvisations. Together, participants will uncover the hidden depths and subtleties of sound, and even have the chance to create their own compositions.

DM Khoj Studios to reserve a spot.

Sonal Jonas D’Mello's Terrazzo Workshop

Learn how to make a terrazzo with an introduction to materials, ratios and calculations used in casting a product while reducing air bubbles &andblemishes. Sonal will also teach how to use colour pigments, sand, seal, and make your own terrazzo chips. Attendees will get a terrazzo-making kit , a ₹300 food and beverage coupon and a small gift along with a handmade piece of terrazzo that you can take home and proudly display or use in your home or office.

Register here.

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OTT

Lust Stories 2 Streaming On Netflix

Lust Stories 2 is out on Netflix, continuing the success of the first season. Following a similar format, this second season consists of anthology films exploring themes of sexual relationships and intimacy. Season 2 is helmed by R Balki, Konkona Sen Sharma, Amit R Sharma, and Sujoy Ghosh with a cast of renowned names like Tamannaah Bhatia, Mrunal Thakur, Vijay Varma, Kajol, Angad Bedi, Tillotama Shome, Kumud Mishra, Neena Gupta, Anushka Kaushik, Amruta Subhash, among others.

Watch it here.

EXHIBITION

Ephemeroptera: Time After Time

Experience an exhibition that explores the fleeting nature of life through the lens of Mayflies. Inspired by Sigmund Freud's contemplation on the beauty of impermanence, the exhibition delves into the cyclical rhythm of seasons, growth, decay, and death. Nostalgia becomes a refuge as artists seek to preserve and recreate lost moments, identities, and environments. Through works that freeze memories and capture the remnants of what is lost, the exhibition serves as a memorial to vanished buildings, species, and ways of life.

FOOD & DRINKS

Park Street, Kolkata Welcomes AMPM

AMPM cocktail and coffee bar takes inspiration from the iconic British-era clubs that have been integral to the city's social scene, but adds a contemporary twist that makes it unique. This space seamlessly transforms from a cosy daytime coffee spot to an evening destination for live music, cocktails, and meaningful conversations. Bridging the gap between traditional colonial establishments and lively bars, AMPM Park Street offers a relaxed and adaptable café-bar experience.

Bokka Coffee Opens In Bandra, Mumbai

Bokka Coffee is the new venture by Chef Karishma Dalal, renowned for her successful establishment, Bombay Salad Co, restaurateur Karan Gaba, and Barista Travis Braganza. It's a breakfast-centric cafe known for their specialty coffee, dosa variations and spill-proof takeaway cans. They also offer an activated nuts and seeds smoothie along with meticulously brewed coffee sourced from various estates in the south.

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