19 things to do around Mumbai from January 10 to January 16
Try authentic heritage
10 AM – 7 PM: The Handmade Collective debuts in the city, and you can try some of the handcrafted goodies with a new-age twist. Over 40 participants specialise in crafts like ajrakh, and ikat.
Where: Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Byculla East
Entry: Rs 10 (adults); Rs 5 (children)
Go virtual, order fresh
12.30 – 1.30 PM: The good folks behind Suzette, Bandra’s niche crepe corner, have started a healthy online service that counts your calories. On the menu are salads, soups, wraps, sandwiches and desserts that are made from scratch every morning.
Entry: R220 onwards
Surf the skies, win a prize
3 PM – 8.30 PM: In line with Makar Sankranti activities, unleash your kite-flying skills and you stand to win a prize. With 1,000 people expected on the ground this evening, be ready for stiff competition and string your dear kite well.
Where: Ajmera i-Land, Wadala East
Break some taboos
7 PM: Taboo Talks returns with its second season of contemporary monologues. Delving into the lives of characters, Dream Stage’s play opens up the forbidden. What would it be like to be a male stripper or a teenager from a dysfunctional family?
Where: Andheri Base, Link Road, Andheri West
Entry: Rs 250
Admire Sanjhi paper art
11 AM – 7 PM: Artist Jaishree Pankaj, well known for her Sanjhi techniques, presents museum-quality works wrought out of paper. Enter a wonderland through jharokhas, havelis, temples and gods.
Where: Cymroza Art Gallery, 72, Bhulabhai Desai Road
Ride with food
12.30 PM: Take the day out to go on a gastronomic tour of the city. The Mouthwatering Mumbai Food Bus Tour offers you South Mumbai’s street food, specially curated by connoisseurs whose tastebuds you’ve got to trust. Green chili ice-cream, anyone?
Where: Starts outside Churchgate station
Entry: Rs 1,599
Listen to Kabir
6 – 10 PM: It’s Kabir Festival time again, and there’s it’s the last day. Prahalad Singh Tipaniya, Hemant Chauhan, Vedanth Bharadwaj and Shruthi Vishwanath will weave their vocal charms over you, but not before a hearty storytelling session.
Where: Gyan Sagar Amphitheatre, Brahmakumari Garden, Borivali West
Make merry for a cause
Non-stop entertainment, delicious food and loads of shopping avenues are just the fringe benefits at The Woofs and Hoofs Carnival — the annual fundraiser by the Bombay Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BSPCA). The carnival, which attracts animal lovers from across the city, has planned fun food from Joss, pop and retro band acts, games for kids by Banoo Fit Kids as well as the Symphony Orchestra of India’s special carnival performance. At the heart of all this merriment is the opportunity to learn more about the Do’s and Don’t’s of having a pet at the Mutt Hutt Cafe. Proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards the repair of the BSPCA’s animal shelters.
Where: Royal Western India Turf Club, Mahalakshmi Race Course
When: January 10, 4 – 5 PM
Entry: Rs 100
Bond over beer
5 PM: Sashay your way into the brewery as you gear up to bust your moves and make new friends. Skill Street brings a Sunday Drum Jamm Project where you can learn some guitar chords, salsa moves and drum beats. And that’s not all. You get to barter skills, so grab your beer and go say hi.
Where: The White Owl, India Bulls Centre, Lower Parel
Entry: Rs 500
Wander through wine country
Jan 17, 8 AM: Whether you are a wine enthusiast or a nature lover, spending time at serene vineyards will be worth your while. Take a one-day guided tour to boutique wineries, Sula Vineyards, York Wineries, Grover Zampa and Sula Vineyards. The tour begins with a guided stroll across idyllic Vineyards. After a detailed introduction to facts from production facilities to initial fermentation guests can head to the tasting room to try the wines from those particular fields choosing a bouquet of Red, White, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay, ending it a multi-cuisine lunch.
Where: Meeting point will be Dadar (East)
Entry: Rs 2,700
Let your hair down
Till Jan 17, 10 AM – 7 PM: Ladies, if you’re looking for a night out with your girlfriends, head to Hoppipola on Thursday. The bar is having a ladies night where you can enjoy a complimentary drink.
Where: Hoppipola, Todi Mills Compound, Lower Parel
Till JAN 17, 10 AM – 7 PM: Attend WAVE, an exhibition that features 20 projects by ingenious people from across 5 continents.
Where: Hall of Vision, Nehru Centre, Worli
Attend a concert
Jan 15, 7 PM: Attend Gaur Baran Radhika, a concert that hopes to make Indian classical musical accessible.
Where: Sophia College Campus, Breach Candy
Entry: Rs 400- Rs 800
Travel vicariously with Strobel
6 PM: Spend an evening listening to poems by Jean-Jacques Strobel, a former industry executive, voyager, and occasional poet who believes in sharing his story. When Philip decided to go on foot to the end of Spain, he was confident that this journey would change him profoundly. And it did.
Where: Cercle litteraire de Bombay, 2nd floor, Fort
Attend a book launch
6 PM – 8 PM: Farah Oomerbhoy’s The Last of the Firedrakes will launch her debut novel on Tuesday. The evening will see Shweta Bachchan Nanda reading extracts. The book has hit number one in the category of hot new releases in children’s fantasy and has also been placed in the Collector’s Dream category.
Where: Le Mill Store, Colaba
Laugh till you drop
9 PM: Wednesday evening, post work, could be a good day for a bit of mid-week fun and laughter. Havana cafe and bar is hosting an evening of standup comedy that will see acts by comedians Azeem Banatwalla and Sahil Shah for the night.
Where: Gordon House Hotel, 5 Battery Street, Apollo Bunder, Behind Regal Cinemas, Colaba
Entry: Rs 300
Groove to jazz music
9.30 PM: BlueFROG’s third edition of the jazz festival is back and will see performances by Peter Pussarnig, an Austrian jazz guitarist who will be joined by British saxophonist
Where: blueFROG, Zeba Center, Mathuradas Mill Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
Entry: Rs 350
Enjoy delicious Parsi dishes
12.30 PM – 11.30 PM: SodaBottleOpenerWala, has rolled out a festive Bhonu. It includes dishes like homemade brinjal pickle and tomato chutney, the Navsari potato salad and Saria,
a traditional Parsi rice papad.
Where: C-24, Bharat Nagar Rd, G Block BKC, Bandra East
When Till Jan 15
Find a partner this year
8.30 PM- 11.30 PM: For all those singletons in the city bemoaning the lack of eligible men/women, there’s hope. Mix and Mingle is hosting a singles Masquerade Party. However, all new attendees will have to fill out the registration form and undergo a brief phone interview.
Where: Location will be disclose post screening
Entry: Rs 1,500 and Rs 2,000
Log on to: www.mixandmingle.in