Weekend guide: Go and do

Festive special
Pick up those Dandiya sticks

Dandiya fever kicks off from today. Watch the Queen of Dandiya Falguni Pathak perform live and show off your Dandiya moves. Also, a little birdie tells us that Pathak will be seen in a new avatar on the final day, where she will ditch her signature trousers, shirts and waistcoat for a traditional ghagra choli.

Till: October 13
At: KJ Somaiya Ground, Ghatkopar (E).

Falguni Pathak
Pic/ Sameer Markande

As Dandiya fever grips the city, The GUIDE offers you a checklist of the best places to head to and participate in the revelry:

>> Head to the Waman Dubhashi ground in Vile Parle for garbha celebrations. The celebrations had come to a stop due to city civil court orders in 1987 and are set to resume again this year.
At: Waman Dubhashi Ground, Nehru Road, Vile Parle (East).

>> At the Ekta Navratri Dandiya, singers Preeti-Pinky will be performing. The event will see the duo sing Sanskrit shlokas and there will be extra security for women. The event is free entry.
At: MIG Club, Bandra (E).

>> Spend Navratri with friends and family at Korum's Golden Dandiya. There will be Dandiya on DJ music and the final day will have a live orchestra. There are prizes for Best Dance Performance, Best Costume and Best Mover & Shaker. A customer shopping for Rs 1,000 is eligible to avail a pass of four.
At: KORUM Mall, Mangal Pandey Road, Near Cadbury Compound, Eastern Express Highway, Thane (W).

>> For traditional celebrations head to Juhu Jagriti Garba where the focus is on simple celebrations and letting people dance to their heart's content.
At: Jashoda Rang Mandir, next to Bhaidas Hall, Juhu Scheme, Vile Parle (W). 

Time to raise a toast

Blue Bulb has launched a Wine Appreciation workshop, that comes to your home! It’s time to uncork the mysteries of wine, learn more about this versatile beverage and know how much fun a good wine can be, all in the comfort of your house. The wine expert will come over with the entire kit to conduct the workshop, which will include an hour and a half of wine appreciation experience, two red and two white wines to sample, wine glasses for the experience and an A/V presentation to make your learning fun.
Call: 61967106
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Cost: Rs 1,499

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Yoga in nature’s lap

Start your Sunday with a 90-minute Yoga session with Yoga teacher and natural therapist Jehangir Palkhivala in the midst of an organic farm in Ganeshpuri and feast on brown rice poha and organic sugar cane juice for a healthy start to the day. A mini-bus will take you from Mumbai to Ganeshpuri, and back.
On: October 13, 9 am to 1 pm
At: Ganeshpuri (80 km from Mumbai).
Call: 9870461118

Learn the art of cooking

This festive season, learn to cook traditional Indian food with Chef Mukhtar Qureshi. At the workshop, the chef will divulge some of his guarded recipes, teaching participants how to prepare a delicious, home-cooked, traditional Indian meal. The class will comprise learning the art of preparing four dishes with an opportunity for participants to alter ingredients used, in terms of substituting main ingredients used, based on the participants’ preferences.
On: Today, 3.30 pm
At: Neel, Mahalaxmi Race Course, gate no 5 and 6, Keshav Rao Khadye Marg, Mahalaxmi.
Cost: Rs 1,900
Call: 9820862062 / 9820026271
Email: cookwithcomida

Pack your bags

Travel expert Ansoo Gupta is set to host a travel workshop that will answer all your questions on how to vacation right without breaking the bank, especially at the time of the falling rupee. During the workshop, Gupta will share tips on long, cheap, independent and budget travels.
On: October 6, 10 am to 12 pm
At: Mocha Mojo, Classic Corner building, next to Holy Family Hospital, Hill Road, Bandra (W).
Call: 26421484

Bangla special

As part of Theatre In Motion, two Bengali plays, Ajantobas and Anto-Adi-Anto, will be staged in the city this weekend. While Ajantobas revolves around an elderly woman who had loses her memory, Anto-Adi-Anto is inspired by a French play, La Musica.
On: Today, 7.45 pm (Ajantobas) and October 6, 7.45 pm
At: Veer Savarkar Auditorium, Shivaji Park, Dadar. call: 9223251148

Dress up your home

Head to a home décor trunk show that will showcase a bunch of quirky designer brands like Indian Reverie, Filigree, Freedom Tree and Casa de Regalos among others. Each of these brands is known for its aesthetic designs and offers a carefully curated collection of home accessories.
Till: October 6, 10.30 am to 8 pm
At: SOBO, first floor, Motor House, Hughes Road.
Call: 23612751 

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