Mumbai 360 degrees: Plan your week ahead with this handy guide
Your weekday go and do guidebook
Enjoy Rs 1 tikkas
Put your Rs 1 coins to good use at a QSR that offers tikkas for the same amount as part of its first anniversary celebrations. Avail a portion of chicken or paneer varieties between two guests.
TIME: 12 pm to 12 am
AT: Ticca Tikka, Royal Classic, New Link Road, Andheri West.
Explore India's wealth
Attend a discussion by economists Dr Surjit S Bhalla and Meghnad Desai. They will share insights on Asia's expanding GDP and how India can sustain this high growth in the future
TIME: 6 pm
AT: CSMVS, Fort.
Share a limerick
open mic Whether it's a couplet, verse or sonnet, if you have a poem to share, sign up for an open mic titled, Mon ki Baat. Also, be part of the audience to encourage budding poets.
TIME: 9 pm
AT: OverAct, Bungalow 190, Aram Nagar 2, Andheri West.
Have a ball
Paintballing is an activity that simulates combat without any of the accompanying pain. Make two teams and give it a go at an outlet in Powai.
TIME: 9 am
AT: Headrush, Hakone, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai.
COST: Rs 320
Listen to jokes
If you feel blue thinking that there's still too much time left for the weekend, cheer up by attending a comedy showcase featuring three artistes — Bhavish Ailani, Abhishek Kulkarni and Neil Balthazar.
TIME: 9 pm
AT: The Unicontinental Hotel, Khar West.
ENTRY: Rs 200
View rare works
It's the last day to catch Akbar Padamsee's recent monochrome works. The solo exhibition showcases 110 rare pieces in oils, watercolour and litho from 1992 to the present with his rare schema series.
TIME: 11 am to 7 pm
AT: Priyasri Art Gallery, Madhuli, Shiv Sagar Estate, Dr Annie Besant Road, Worli.
Travel via curries
Enjoy bowls of comforting gulai ayam (Indonesian chicken curry with baby onion), Malacca nyonya sweet and sour curry laksa with seafood, Javanese sayur lodeh, pork humba and the Vietnamese ca ri ga at an ongoing Asian curry festival.
TIME: 7 pm to 1 am (till December 24)
AT: The Fatty Bao outlets in Bandra West, Lower Parel and Powai.
CALL: 26005220 (Bandra)
Rise and party
Attend a morning party that includes a yoga session with Purna Shakti, sound healing meditation with Jose Neil Gomes and a dance session with artiste Chhabb. Tuck into a vegan breakfast of buckwheat pancakes, smoothie bowls and juices.
TIME: 7 am to 10 am
AT: Raasta Bombay, 5th Road, Khar West.
ENTRY: Rs 1,000 (includes breakfast)
Hear the trumpet
Listen to French jazz trumpeter Erik Truffaz, known for his compositions infused with elements of hip hop, rock and electronic music. He will perform two sets with various Indian artistes, including Louiz Banks and Sheldon D'Silva.
TIME: 8 pm
AT: The Royal Opera House, Girgaum.
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ENTRY: Rs 499 onwards
Turn a potter
Artisan Wungshungmi Shangrei from Manipur's Longpi village will teach you the state's tribal art of longpi pottery, which involves moulding black cups by hand and piping them with cane.
TIME: 4 pm to 7 pm
AT: Doolally Taproom, Kemps Corner.
COST: Rs 1,500
Watch a sci-fi classic
Watch Solaris, a 1972 Soviet science fiction film based on Stanislaw Lem's eponymous novel. Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, the film is a psychological drama set on a space station.
TIME: 9 pm
AT: Above Cuckoo Club, Pali Hill, Bandra West.
ENTRY: Rs 250 (full cover)
Shop for a cause
Attend actor Evelyn Sharma's Christmas garage sale. The fundraiser features apparels and accessories donated by various designers and film stylists. The profits will be used to clothe a lakh people in need across the country. The venue will also screen Christmas movies for kids and offer German fare.
TIME: 2 pm to 10 pm
AT: Razzberry Rhinoceros, Juhu.
Dance to hip hop
Groove to the tunes of Indian-American hip hop artiste Raja Kumari aka Svetha Rao. The US-based Grammy- nominated rapper is best known for her collaborations with Gwen Stefani, Iggy Azalea and Fall Out Boy.
TIME: 9 pm
AT: FLYP@MTV Cafe, Kamala Mills, Lower Parel.
ENTRY: Rs 500 (cover)
Warm up to wine
Enjoy the nip in the air with a glass of spiced pear sangria that comes laced with fresh pear brandy, grape juice and cinnamon syrup at an ongoing wine festival. You can also try vinopolitan or opt for long wineland iced tea featuring rum, tequila, gin and wine.
TIME: 12.30 pm to 12.30 am
AT: All Hoppipola outlets.
CALL: 7710010232 (Khar)
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