Music, Dance, Theater
The Ravindralaya Auditorium on Station Road (Ph: 452679), opposite the Charbagh railway station hosts classical music, dance and theatrical performances. The Bengali Club organizes cultural programs throughout the year, especially during Durga Puja.
Bhat Khande Maha Vidhyalaya, Kaiserbagh,
Natya Kala Academy, opposite Balrampur Hospital, Kaiserbagh
Rai Uma Nath Bali Auditorium, Kaiserbagh
UP Sangeet Natak Academy, Kaiserbagh
A Game of Cards:
Lucknow Bridge Association conducts bridge regular tournaments sometimes two regular pair events every week, on Tuesdays and Fridays. On Tuesday, matchpoint pair event takes place and on Friday, the IMP pair event. Entry fee is nominal Rs. 15 per person or Rs. 30 per pair for members. All bridge enthusiast all welcome. The membership of Lucknow Bridge Association is a nominal Rs. 300 per annum and all regular players are expected to become members of the association. The venue for these tournaments is Lucknow Club, near Ashok Marg. Timings: 6:30 pm onwards in the evening.
LBA also holds a duplicate event every first Sunday of the month at Lucknow Club usually from 1:30 PM onwards. The entry fee is Rs.50 per team. LBA members can also avail of Lucknow Club facility for daily bridge sessions. Usually a few sessions of duplicate take place in the evening from 6:00 PM onwards. The stakes are nominal Rs. 1 per IMP.
Lucknow is also a keen player of rubber bridge. Two prominent clubs are Oudh Gymkhana and Mahmoodabad Club(Cantt Area). The stake at Oudh Gymkhana is usually Rs. 20 per point and at Mahmoodabad club varies from Rs. 2 to Rs. 5 per point.
There are two golf courses, 2 km and 5 km away from the Taj Mahal Hotel, one of which is situated inside a nature and environmental park having exotic species of animals and birds.
Another place for golfers is the Golf Club near Gomti Barrage.
The KD Singh Babu stadium is a favourite with morning walkers and fitness freaks. It's ample space also makes it suitable for holding matches for cricket enthusiasts.
For the news:
Read The Times of India, Pioneer and The Hindustan Times for news of what's in or what's out. All papers carry special city supplements. For news in Hindi, rely on Rashtriya Sahara, Dainik Jagaran.
Magazines available in large bookstores are: India Today, Outlook, Business Today, Time, News Week, Business World.
Sahu, in Hazratganj
Pratibha, near Secretariat
Novelty, near Lalbagh
Capital, near Hazratganj
Odeon, on Cantt Road
Shubham, on Cantt Road
Vivek, near Kapoorthala complex
Umrao, near Nishatganj
Sudershan, in Charbagh
32 Steps at Clarks Avadh. It occasionally organizes rain dances other than frequent disco evenings.