We list some fun-filled activities and events you can indulge in for the weekend
Powai gets its own festival
Similar to the Bandra Festival and the Kala Ghoda Festival, Powai Fest 2014 has been organised to create something for residents of the eastern suburbs. The first edition of the festival will offer a number of activities including inter-school and corporate badminton, table tennis, football and squash championships, pet shows, nature walks, Rock shows, a Bollywood music concert by singer Shalmali Kholgade, cooking contests and a foodathon among other events.
Till: January 12
At: Durga Pooja grounds, Hiranandani grounds, Powai.
Log on to: www.powaifest.org
Head out on The Good Road
This year’s first edition of Live From The Console will witness the screening of The Good Road, India’s official submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars 2014. Directed by Gyan Correa, the movie’s story revolves around the journey across tarred roads and into the heart of unseen India, where acts of great compassion are shown to strangers.
On: Today, 6.30 pm
At: Stage 2, Mehboob Studio, Bandra (W).
Entry: Rs 250
Log on to: www.facebook.com/livefromtheconsole
Orchha on your camera
Aspiring and amateur photographers can lap up the chance to polish their skills with a trip to Orchha in Madhya Pradesh. Capture the beautiful spires and domes that break the skyline and discover one of the less-explored places in India. Orchha that means hidden place, is a reflection of the rich Indian heritage with monumental marvels and fascinating architecture.
On: January 25
Cost: R8,062 per person
Log on to: www.lifeawayfromlife.com
Bite into these Bavarian delights
Tickle your taste buds with some exquisite Bavarian delicacies at Imbiss. The new menu has everything that meat lovers relish — from Smoked Chicken to Duck Breast
and Roast Pigling with barbecue sauce.
Time: 11 am to 3 pm and 7 pm to 11.30 pm (Thursdays closed)
At: Imbiss, shop no 3, Pipewala Building, fourth Pasta Lane, Colaba.
TIme to become a change-maker
Join the music revolution with Swar Aradhana, an event organised with the objective of adding meaning to lyrics and melody to film music, the way it used to be in the earlier decades. Lyricist Prasoon Joshi and singer Udit Narayan amongst other members of the Indian music fraternity will be taking up this issue in a panel discussion. A performance by Udit Narayan will also mark the event.
On: Today, 7.30 pm
At: Bhavan’s Auditorium, KM Munshi Marg, Chowpatty.
Community quirks in Thane
Take note of some Bengali flavour at the ongoing Upvan Lake Festival. Nibedita Chowdhury is promoting the Bong culture at the event with her line of funky T-shirts. With prints that read Keep Calm and Eat Rosogullas, Adda + Chai = O2 and Rabindranath Tagore’s famous lines such as Jodi Tor Dak Shune Keu Na Ase Tobe Ekla Cholo Re, the T-shirts are high on the quirk factor.
Till: January 12
At: Upvan Lake, Thane.
Log on to: www.upvanartsfestival.com
Soak in the universal language of music
Celebrate the power of music as the healing force that promotes cross-cultural understanding with One World Many Musics. The event will feature a performance by The Raghu Dixit Project, a multilingual Folk music band led by Raghu Dixit, a Bharatanatyam dancer-turned-Folk Rock musician.
On: Today, 7 pm
At: Tata Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point.
Tickets: Rs 1,000, Rs 800, Rs 600 and Rs 400
Engage in a bookish Sunday
Cajole the book lover in you and head to Crossword Bookstore’s book club, Literati Café, to be a part of discussions on two books — Savage Harvest by Navtej Sarna, and From The Ruins Of Empire by Pankaj Mishra. Converse and debate over a cuppa. Also, on Sunday, catch up with Ved Mehta, veteran writer with
The New Yorker and author of over 27 books who will be in conversation with Vishwas Kulkarni.
On: January 12, 11 am (Literati Café); 5 pm (The Table)
At: Crossword, Kemps Corner; The Table, Colaba.
Age: 18 years and above (Literati Café)
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