Cycle around Mumbai's heritage spots on Republic Day

Jan 24, 2015, 05:19 IST | the guide team

Go and do: Your complete weekend guide to events and activities around Mumbai

Republic Day special
Spotlight on heritage
8 am: Get into patriotic spirit this Republic Day with a cycling tour offered by Raconteur Walks. Accompanied by a tour guide, revisit some of the oldest architectural marvels in South Mumbai that strike a chord for their historic legacy and tryst with the city. Besides, you will also be regaled with stories and anecdotes of old-time Mumbai, during the days of the Raj. Participants will be provided with a bicycle, audio receiver set, energy bars, lemonade as well as a souvenir. Pedal up for this historic ride.
On: January 26

Cost: Rs 1500

Tri-coloured treats
11 am to 7 pm: Icing On Top has created a special menu comprising tri-coloured shot glasses with strawberry, white chocolate and pistachio, Chocolate Cupcakes with green and orange funfetti and tri-coloured cupcakes.
On: Till January 26
At: Icing on Top, Besos, 5, Advani Chambers, Kemps Corner.
Call: 9867013315

A musical at the airport
8 am to 10 am Build the patriotic fervour with the artists of National Streets for Performing Arts (NSPA) who will be hoisting the flag outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. A special instrumental version of the National Anthem has also been planned for the event. Participating artistes include Suresh Kala, Achchhai Pandey, Saurabh Sharma, Manoj Sharma, Manoj Pandya and Avinash Lamba.
On: January 26
At: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Andheri (E).
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Kick up a storm
Attend a free kickboxing session conducted by certified Mixed Martial Arts trainer Manoj Mandal. Apart from learning punching and kicking techniques at this workshop, you can also learn
self-defence moves.
On: Today and January 25
Time 8 am to 9 am; 9 am to 10 am
At: Pushpa Narsee Park, J Mehta Road, Juhu Scheme, Vile Parle (W).
To register call: 8286557443

Say cheese
5 pm to 8 pm: Learn the tricks of making Mozzarella and Ricotta cheese along with the ways of using these in salads, cheesecakes and ravioli at this workshop conducted by cheese maker Dr Aditya Raghavan and chef Joshua D’Souza.
On: Today
At: Silverspoon Gourmet, A-3/#4, Dhanraj Industrial Estate, Lower Parel (W). CALL 8286044424
Cost '2,500

Strings attached
7 pm: Witness a classical performance by Santoor maestro Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma at a concert that marks the revival of Bombay Music Circle, the famous Indian Classical Music Conference started by the late Hansraj Sharma in the 1970s.
On: Today
At: Nehru Centre, Worli.
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All weekend
Laugh out loud
Want to laugh away your blues all through this long weekend? Attend Weirdass Pajama comic festival curated by Vir Das (in pic), taking place at multiple venues till January 26. From a new show scripted by Das to a one-hour special stand-up show performed by Johnny Lever to an improv musical group from UK, there’s lots in store for stand-up comedy fans.
TILL January 26

Different strokes
11 am to 7 pm: Catch up on the artworks by 21 art teachers from Mumbai, Thane, Kolhapur, Miraj etc, that have been incorporated in a group exhibition organised by Art Vision. The exhibit covers a wide range of paintings including abstract work, seascapes, landscapes, portraits, figurative work, monumental and spiritual work among others.
Till: January 25
At: PL Deshpande Art Gallery, Ravindra Natya Mandir, Prabhadevi.
Call: 9321043921


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