12 PM – 6 PM: Hakkasan celebrates its anniversary with a generous brunch spread of contemporary Cantonese cuisine. Salads, wok dishes and innovative dim sums like black fungus dumpling are part of this four-course menu, which will be available every Sunday, starting today.
Where: Hakkasan, 206, Krystal, Waterfield Road, Bandra (W)
Shake that belly
6 PM – 7.30 PM: YOLO, ladies. If you have always wanted to try out belly dancing, then today's the day. Bellyrina Ada Kyra is here to show you some moves, ahead of Bombay Fest that opens in a couple of weeks. This warm-up session includes 'mystic moves', 'erotic extensions' and a sneak-peek into snake bellydance. Bet you are seduced already!
Where: Future School of Performing Arts, 167, CST Road, above Audi showroom, Kalina
Learn about Aunt Flo
2 PM – 5 PM: So there are things you always wanted to ask about the menstrual cycle, but were too shy to. In this activity-based event, you can discuss just about anything, right from eco-friendly period products to managing menstrual cramps. The session will be conducted by Sharmada Shastry, a menstrual health educator from Bengaluru. Boys and men are also welcome, in case you were wondering.
Where: Tangerine Arts Studio, next to Puja Casa, Ambedkar Road, Khar (W)
Catch a play on Gandhi
7.30 PM: In the play Gandhi Ne Kaha Tha, the Mahatma is caught on stage trying to call communal violence to an end. Written by Rajesh Kumar and directed by Shahid Kabeer, this poignant Hindi piece will have you
Where: Sathaye Auditorium, Dixit Road, Vile Parle (E)
Play with Rubik's Cubes
4.30 PM – 8.30 PM: So you think you are an expert at the Rubik's Cube? Challenge yourself by signing up for Funskool India's game evening. If you are among the fastest contestants at solving this puzzle, then you get to head into the finals on June 12.
Where: Landmark, Inorbit Mall, Vashi
Dabble with watercolours
10.30 AM – 1 PM: It's never too late to learn watercolours, and Urban Sketchers is out to prove that to you. This morning, ace sketcher Prashant Sarkar will share techniques and styles of watercolours, after which participants can try their own hand at it, with materials provided.
Where: Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Byculla (E)
Entry: R10 (adults); R5 (children)
Do yoga, with music
4.15 PM – 5.30 PM: Expert yoga therapist Kadambari Ravi will take participants through an experience of powerful pranayamas, active balancing and inversion asanas, coupled with music and mantras. Ravi has been travelling with yoga and music across the world, so here is your chance to experience her guidance. Wear your most comfortable clothing and carry your yoga mat. There are limited seats, so, hurry up with registering.
Where: The Space, AB Nair Road, Juhu
Go on a food hunt
2 PM: If you are a foodie and wanna-be detective, then here's a place just for you. Sign up for The Tame Goose Chase, where you get to follow a map, unlock clues at 10 places in Bandra, and earn goodies every time you get something right. Sounds like a sweet combo, right?
Where: Bandra (W)
Price: R700 – R2,000
Catch comics in action
8.30 PM: The Indian Comedy Club, known to host new comedians in town, brings to you Nishant Tanwar and Sundeep Sharma this evening. Check out their punchlines, jokes and acts, and brush away those anticipatory Monday blues.
Where: blueFrog, Mathuradas Mill Compound, Lower Parel
Teach your kids to go green
6 AM: This summer, save Mother Earth while you learn and play at the 'Kids For a Greener World' celebration that aims to increase environmental awareness via a ferry of workshops and activities for parents and children. Among other things, kids will learn how to generate electricity and build their own windmill by assembling a mini turbine.
Where: KidZania, R City Mall, North Wing, LBS Marg, Ghatkopar (West)
Entry: R500 – R1,100
Be part of a funny surprise
8.30 PM: Catch any/all/none/some of East India Comedy's comedians pull new jokes out of nowhere at the EIC: Making Shit Up event. This show will feature new stand-up acts, panels, crowd discussions, game shows and general stupidity. Anything can happen. Special guests may join in, or not. So gear up for some unexpected fun and live comedy!
Where: Canvas Laugh Club, 3rd Floor, Palladium, High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel
Groove to Hip Hop
10 PM: Get ready to burn the dance floor with DJ Kave at Wednesday Hip-Hop. DJ Kave has worked with several international
artistes, including two-time Oscar winner AR Rahman for his Jai Ho concerts. He is once again set to enthrall crowds with his power-packed performance. Save the date for a
Where: Bora Bora, Oberoi Chamber 1, New Link Road, Andheri (West)
Enter the magical realm
7.30 PM: Mentalist Ugesh Sarcar, who has dazzled the likes of scientists, celebrities, doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, film stars and cricketers, is now in the city with his super-hit live show 'Your Mind is Mine.' The show will be an exciting mix of humour, mind reading, telepathy, subliminal messaging, un-crackable logic, etc.
WHERE: St. Andrews Auditorium, St. Dominic Road, Bandra (West)
ENTRY: R300 – R2,000
Revisit Mahatma's story
9 PM: A new play titled, Mohan's Masala Recipe to make a Mahatma, shows us how Gandhi's life would be incomplete without a vital ingredient — 'Mohandas'. Join actor Pratik Gandhi in his mono act, where a young Mohaniya teaches you to smell your own masalas, through the example of his own life.
Where: Prithvi Theatre, Juhu Church Road, Janki Kutir, Juhu
Relish handmade ice-creams
12 PM – 12 AM: Scoop into summer treats with live handmade ice-cream rolls from the streets of South-East Asia and New York in Mumbai. They are both low fat and delicious, made from fresh milk, fruits and chocolates with add-ons of your choice. You can enjoy the seasonal flavours of mango, along with kiwi, nutella, oreo, bon-bon and ginger-chili.
Where: Pop-Up Hut, Kwality House, below Kemps Corner Flyover
Price: R130 (large), R250 (sundae)
Feast on Ramzan treats
JUNE 18, 19, 6.15 PM TO 9 PM: If you've always wanted to roam the bylanes of Mohammed Ali Road and sample Ramzan goodies, now is your chance. Reality Tours and Travels will take you on a food trail to sample some mouthwatering snacks. You also get to go to the guide, Asim's home and have iftar, and become privy to some gupshup. Sign up now!
Where: Starts outside McDonalds
across CST Station
Cost: R1,500 per person
Log on to http://bit.ly/Ramadan-Tour
Enjoy a 3D dance show
June 10, 8.30 PM: What if time travel was to be visualised in a three-dimensional space? Sumeet Nagdev Dance Arts' latest production, Dhrut portrays the intricate relationship between time, space and speed. In a span of 50 minutes, watch the elements of live music, drastic rhythm changes and reverse choreography bring the concept of time transition to life.
Where: Swatantryaveer Savarkar Smarak Sabhagriha, Shivaji Park, Near Mayors Bungalow
Entry: R250 – R450
Sip on mango soup
ONGOING: A steaming bowl of soup can be a big put-off in the scorching summer, but a chilled soup is a different story altogether. Catch the last of the season's favourite fruit with a chilled mango gazpacho. The colourful, chilled mango and cucumber gazpacho with a chili guava sorbet is a perfect way to beat the heat.
Where: The Sassy Spoon, Express Towers, Nariman Point
Grab a slice of Hawaiian pizza
ONGOING: This summer, be ready to embark on a culinary journey with PizzaExpress's new summer menu, crafted to satiate your taste buds with a burst of rustic and wholesome Italian and Hawaiian flavors! The refreshing new menu embraces comforting summer ingredients such as pineapple, lamb and prawns.
Where: PizzaExpress, Dhanraj Mahal, Apollo Bunder, Colaba
Price: R1,600 (for two persons)
Explore the real Dharavi
June 12, 9 AM: Ever wondered what's inside Asia's largest slum? See Dharavi through the eyes of a localite, who will act as your guide. Visit little shops and establishments where you see workers busy with recycling, embroidery, bakery, pottery-making, soap making, poppadom-making, leather tanning and more.
Wgere: Outside Mahim Station, Mahim Station Road, Shammi Nagar, Dharavi