Back with a 'bhaang'! Here are 6 ways to celebrate Holi in Mumbai
Get high on bhaang
March 13, 11 AM to 3.30 PM: No Holi celebration is complete without bhaang. Restaurant 29 is offering free bhaang to all its patrons after playing holi. It's prepared on the lines of the authentic Banarasi ones, complete with gulkandh, mint leaves, bhang ka patta, pistachio, elaichi and milk. You can also try the Muli ka Laccha from Agra, Soya Chap from Haryani, Kaachi Haldi Ki Sabji aur Tukkad from Manipur, Doodh ka Farha from Bihar.
Where: Ground floor, Mohammedbhoy Mansion, NS Patkar Marg, Near Cumballa Hill Hospital, Kemps Corner
Ongoing: You certainly don't want to suffer skin rashes and health problems after playing holi. Hypercity is offering gel-based holi colours in stores for a buy one-get one for Rs 120. Gel-based colours are soft on skin, easy to wash-off, and cannot be inhaled like powder colours. Also get 50 per cent on holi accessories like water guns, pumps and water tanks.
Where: 2nd Floor, Umang Tower, Mindspace, Off Link Road,Malad (West)
Get drenched in EDM
March 13, 11 AM : If you’re looking for an off-the-grid experience to celebrate Holi, Razzberry Rhinoceros is holding India’s First Audio Visual Holi Festival. Groove to some EDM euphoria as HOLYDISTRICT unleashes a line up of artistes like Zaeden, Teri Miko, Madoc and Twisted Bass.
Where: Razzberry Rhinoceros, Uditi Tarang Housing Colony, Juhu Tara, Juhu
Entry: Rs 1,000-Rs 1,500
Attend a Holi art fest
March 13: If the Holi scene in Mumbai doesn't excite you, head to Kamshet for the Organic Art Holi at the Appa Art Fest that will take place over five days during the Holi Weekend (expect a mind-boggling art friendly Holi party too). Curated and conceptualized by graphic designer Karthikeyan Ramachandran, the fest will bring together 70 Indian and British artists who will explore the artistic timeline from 1947 to 2017, with each artist representing a particular year.
Where: Calmshet, Pune District
Entry: Rs 500 (Holi pass)
Log on to: www.appaartfest.com
Listen to a story
March 12, 7 PM - 8.30 PM: In India, there's always a story behind every festival. But, how many of us know are aware of these? Pitaara is starting a series of gatherings where in families along with their kids can learn more about these stories through discussions. Learn all about Holi that carries so many interesting stories with it. They will also be serving gujhiyas to celebrate the spirit of Holi.
Where: Pitaara The Art Box, Lane Opp. Apana Bazaar, Yashwant Nagar, Goregaon (West)
Entry: Rs 150
Get creative on canvas
March 12, 5 PM: Let your canvas be a riot of colours this Holi. Bombay Drawing Room has organised a special sip and paint party to celebrate the occasion. Play around with colours using your imagination. Art supplies, food and drinks will be taken care of. No experience in drawing is required.
Where: Cafe Zoe, Mathurdas Mills Compound, N.M Joshi Marg, Lower Parel
Entry: Rs 1,850