19 things to do around Mumbai from February 14 - February 20
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Love me do...
So it's Valentine's Day again, and you forgot to plan a special date. Here are a few last-minute eat-drink-and-be-merry options. Come on, get moving and let the love show
Love what you eat
Lunch Onwards: There is no better way to tell someone you love them than by letting them share your dessert. Head to Indigo and enjoy their strawberry shortcake with 3 berry mousse and comforting old Irish Crème Brulee. You can also make a meal of their creamy lobster bisque with lobster ravioli and seared brandy buttered scallops.
Where: Indigo Deli outlets in Lokhandwala, Palladium Mall, Colaba, Bandra (W), Malad (W) and R City Mall, Ghatkopar (W)
12 noon onwards: Blue Frog has decided to turn red for Valentine's and has a themed brunch for you. There are special cocktails like Inferno (vodka, peach, mango, grenadine) and Kiss On The Lips (vodka, rose syrup, grapefruit, juice bitters). If you really want to send a hint, try the Love Bite, a mix of vodka, peach and cranberry.
Where: blueFrog, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Lower Parel
Cost: R2,500 with alcohol
Watch Romeo and Juliet
5 pm and 6.30 pm: What if Romeo and Juliet lived beyond their teenage years? Would they still have loved each other with the same passion? In this play, the lovers meet at the ages of 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60 and at each age, and their love keeps burning bright.
Where: The Hive, 50 A, Huma Mansion, opposite Ahmed Bakery, Chuim Village, Khar West
Come as you are
7 pm: Enter The Little Door and declare to the world what your relationship status is. If you wear a red band, you are taken; if a green, you are single; and if it's an amber one, well this could be complicated. Get ready for a night of possibilities.
Where: The Little Door, Shree Siddhivanayak Plaza, Andheri West
Get your sex jam on
9 pm: Su Real and Sid Vashi are two producers who have combed through the recorded history of love songs. Today they will present to you the best of the oldies and the latest club hits. The aim behind the "sex jam" is to make you fall in love all over again. Or, maybe find someone to spin a new love story with.
Where: Todi Mill Social, Todi Mills, Lower Parel
12 pm Onwards If all the Valentine's love is not for you, then go to Eddies, where the theme is Love Stinks-Let's Drink. As they say, "if one must fall in love, then fall in love with alcohol and you won't be disappointed". The highlight of this celebration is the "bottomless glass"! You know what means.
Where: Eddies, 6, Ground Floor, Silver Croft Building, 16th Road, Opp. Mini Punjab, Bandra West
Dance like a Latino
10 pm — 1 pm: You will need to get your tuxedo out for this one, and ladies, dress it up! Latino dancers Chaiti and Vineet will teach you how to sway with your partner, and sizzle up on the dance floor. It's a perfect way of getting that zing back into your love life. Come, shall we dance?
Where: Café Zoe, Mathuradas Mills compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
Be a Kalaripayattu ninja
9 pm — 11 pm: If you have been out of shape and want to get a workout on your Sunday, then attend a Kalarippayattu class. Along with making you sweat and getting your heart pumping, it works on your flexibility and endurance levels. It also helps you emote better, giving rise to a body that's spontaneous and full of aesthetic expression.
Where: 22, Sangini House, Aram Nagar 1, J. P. Road, Versova, Andheri West
Cost: Rs 4,500
Get a relationship lesson
5.30 pm: Double Trouble is a witty play about a rich divorcee, Aditya, involved with two women, Alvira and Preeti. Both women are unaware of each other's existence. What happens one day when everybody decides to land up at the same time, including his best friend and his ex-wife? It's all a bit chaotic and highly amusing.
Where: YB Chavan Auditorium, Gen. Jagannath Bhosale Marg, Nariman Point
Cost: Rs 500 — Rs 1,250
Have a filmi brunch
12 pm TO 4 pm onwards: Desiklub's Bollywood Brunch has some interesting food for you to sample for Sunday lunch. Try Tu Cheese Badi Hain Mast Mast, a self-explanatory bhurji made with the combination of three varieties of cheese, or Do Dill Mill Rahe Hain, which is a combination of Hakka Noodles and Bhaji. End with Jalebi Bai.
Where: Desi Klub, Maker Chamber 5, Jamnalal Bajaj Road, Nariman Point
Cost: Rs 500, plus taxes
Listen to Lucky Ali
7.30 pm: When you want to go on that nostalgia trip, is O Sanam the track of your choice? Then you won't mind spending your Sunday listening to Lucky Ali sing all his hits. Be it Dekha Hai Aise Bhi, Anjaani Rahon Mein or Tum Hi Se. His soulful voice has
just got better and it's the ideal path to a relaxing evening.
Where: Phoenix Marketcity, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, Kurla
Entry: Rs 837 — Rs 1,674
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Watch the effect of global warming
Feb 18, 3 pm – 7 pm: With glaciers melting, species getting extinct and natural resources depleting, we are probably facing the biggest environmental challenge our generation has ever seen. To get a sense of the gravity of the situation, attend a photo exhibition titled Climate, state of emergency, curated by Yann-Arthus Bertrand, a French photographer, reporter and environmentalist. The exhibition features 44 photos of photographers from all over the world capturing the crisis.
Where: St Andrew's Auditorium, St Domnic Rd, St Sebastian Colony, Bandra (W)
(Carry your ID proof)
Create your own comic strip
In the days of cold, hard newsprint, comics are like a breath of fresh air. So attend this one-hour comic drawing workshop, where cartoonist Sumit Kumar will take first timers and pencil flirts through a crash course in the art of creating caricatures. The workshop will be hosted at the Jameson Loft at The Barking Deer.
Where: The Barking Deer Brewpub, Mathuradas Mill Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
Entry: Rs 350
Eat, pay and love
Till Feb 21, 12.00 pm – 11.30 pm: To celebrate the season of love, SodaBottleOpenerWala has introduced an ambrosial Bambaiyya Love Tiffin for two. Priced at R950, the vegetarian dabba includes crispy corn bhel, scotch broth for the Bombay Soul , cutliss (cutlet) paneer Sanju Baba and more. Non Vegetarians can try the seafood bhel, chicken Bombay biryani made with chicken for R1,100. To end the meal on a sweet note, have the kala khatta cheesecake and a divine Ferrero Rocher cake.
Where: SodaBottleOpenerWala, 02, Ground Floor, The Capital Building, G Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East
Groove to EDM beats
Feb 19, 8 pm onward: If you have ever tripped on Romanian DJ's Edward Maya's EDM tracks, you're sure to enjoy it more when you see him perform live. The man behind Stereo Love will be at a mall in Kurla this Friday playing hits like Stay with Me, That's My Name and Lover's Cry and more.
Where: Phoenix Market City, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, Kurla (W)
Catch an award- winning play
Feb 20, 6 pm: Catch Hassan Abdulrazzak's acclaimed play, Love, Bombs and Applies, a comic tale of three men, each from different parts of the globe, all experiencing a moment of revelation. Witty and – at times, emotional, the play delves into the extraordinary human stories that underlie the broader public issues facing the Arabic and Muslim communities across the world. The play stars Siddharth Kumar, Kashin Shetty, Chaitnya Sharma, Adhaar Khurana
Where: Cuckoo Club, 5AA, Pali Hill Road, Bandra (W)
Learn all about a patriot
Feb 25, 5 pm: Attend a book discussion on GA Natesan and National Awakening, authored by Prabha Ravi Shankar. For those not in the know, Natesan was a patriot who founded a publishing firm in 1897 in Madras from where he issued books on diverse subjects aimed at national awakening.
Where: Nehru Centre, 'Who Are We' Hall, First floor, Discovery of India building, Nehru Centre, Worli
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Order of the day
Celebrate Chinese New Year
7 pm Onward: Hakkasan is celebrating the Chinese New Year with a new, limited edition menu, which is on offer till Feb 22. Priced at Rs 2,888, the four-course meal includes clear soup followed by lamb with vegetable and pine nuts and lychee with taro ting in spicy curry sauce and baked silver cod in miso sauce. You'll also receive a specially designed Year of the Monkey coin as a gift of good fortune.
Where: Hakkasan, 206, Krystal Building, Waterfield Road, Bandra (W)
Strum like a pro
4 pm: One of the most challenging aspects of being a newbie guitar player is not knowing where to start your musical journey. So, attend a workshop that designed to play, create and understand music on your own. The workshop assumes no prior training or experience, and will cover aspects like tablature reading, chords and scales knowledge, voice improvisation and more. Participants will receive a certificate for the same.
Where: Fish Eye World Institute, 2nd floor, Inorbit Mall, Vashi, Sector 30A
Entry: Rs 1,000
Go, take a hike
4 am: Why wait for the weekend to go on a trek? TreksandTrails India has organised a one-day hike to Sarasgad in Pali, Maharashtra, this Wednesday. About 125 away km from Mumbai, the Sarasgad fort is located at a height of 490 ft. The fort belonged to Shivaji, who reconstructed it. Sarasgad was never conquered or destroyed by British army. Apart from its historical value, it's a picturesque destination.
Where: Meeting point will be Dadar station (E)
Entry: Rs 1,500
Log on to http://www.treksandtrails.org
Preserve art for posterity
11 am – 7 pm: Art is as much as about preserving as it is about creating. In keeping with this thought, artist Amit Kumar will exhibit his paintings under the Packing series. All his artworks has been meticulously wrapped with hand painted bubble paper, corrugated paper wrappings around them. It is, as if he wants to keep the traces of history saved for future generations.
Where: Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery, Nariman Point
Listen to a poet
5.30 pm: Attend a talk by Randhir Khare, an award-winning poet, folklorist and performer at a talk titled Three Moments That Changed My Life. Khare will share stories of how he found his creative expression and the
three defining moments that helped him evolve into the artist he is today. He will also explain how these influences have affected his writing.
Where: Kitab Khana, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort
Enjoy a literary carnival
10. 30 am – 10. 30 pm: Head to St Xavier's College for the Lit-o-fest, a two–day event that will include discussions and participation by Narendra Kohli, Kiran Nagarkar (in pic), Rajdeep Sardesai, Dr Radhakrishnan Pillai and Flavia Agnes, among others. The event will see the 150th showcase of the famous play Ek Mulaqat based on the real-life love story of Sahir Ludhianvi and Amrita Pritam and the launch of Shatrughan Sinha's Khamosh and more.
Where: St Xavier's College, Mahapalika Marg, CST
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