Mumbai 360: Plan your Sunday in the city
Meet Gujarati poet and visual artist Prabodh Parikh, who will talk about “a homesickness for world culture” in this session of Mumbai Local.
5 PM: Meet Gujarati poet and visual artist Prabodh Parikh, who will talk about “a homesickness for world culture” in this session of Mumbai Local. The celebrated poet will take us through his love for jazz, Rabindranath Tagore, travelling through cultures and so much more, while asking how we define a homeland.
Where: Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Byculla (E)
Entry: R10 (adults); R5 (children)
Get biryani delivered home
11.30 am – 3.30 pm; 7pm – 12 AM: If you are craving for some delicious biryani right in the comfort of your home, then try Oye Panjabi Kitchen's hotline. They have a spread that's sure to tempt vegetarians and non-vegetarians, such as their Amritsari aloo chole biryani, samudra di biryani, mutton seekh kebab biryani and more.
Visit: Swiggy and Scootsy
Cheer for your team
10 PM: Round up your usual bunch and head to a live screening of the Barclays Premier League 2016. It's Liverpool versus West Ham tonight and, adding flavour to the game, are a lot of picks from the menu. Try their jalapeno cheese cigars and Raasta fiery chicken wings. Also ask for their beer bucket deals.
Where: Raasta Bombay, 5th Road, SV Road, Khar (W)
Prices: Rs 250 onwards
Catch an art show for a cause
11 AM – 7 PM: The Cancer Patients Aid Association hosts the 12th edition of Colours of Life, its annual art exhibition and sale of paintings held as a fundraiser for underprivileged children suffering from cancer. Titled Strokes of Hope, the show has 50 Indian masters, contemporary and emerging artists.
Where: The Viewing Room, Elysium Mansion, Walton Road, Colaba Causeway
Let your fancy take flight with colour
4 PM – 6 PM: Wield your brushes for a painting workshop by Paintertainment, a quality art class. This time's theme is inspired by the love for travel; go ahead and recall those vivid sunsets, soothing seascapes and fresh mountain air. Order from the restaurant's range of cocktails to keep you company as you paint.
Where: Reise – All Day Bar & Kitchen, Tarun Bharat Society, Dr Karanjia Marg, Chakala, Andheri (E)
Get a keg at home
It's December, and that means it's time to get tipsy, a lot. So why not get the keg home! White Owl Brewery is offering all eight varieties of White Owl Beer in a traditional draught beer format at over 50 locations in Mumbai and Pune, and has launched the kegger (a 5-litre mini-keg filled with delicious craft beer). It can be stored in your standard fridge! Isn't that enough excuse to have a party now.
Cost: Starting at Rs 2,250, (all inclusive)
Sip on the finest tea
Dec 15 – 18, 10am – 6pm: Taste some of the finest teas, learn about flavours and celebrate International Tea Day. This four-day Festival of Teas has sessions incorporating tastings of choicest and limited edition single estate teas along with unique experientials by tea experts. Right from a tea tasting ceremony with Sandeep Mathur to cooking with tea by Chef Allwyn', this festival promises to be a load of fun.
Where: Brooke Bond Taj Mahal Tea House, 36 A Sanatan Bakery, John Baptist Road, Bandra (W)
Cost: Rs 300 per session of 45 minutes
Meet Prem Joshua
DEC 16, 6.30 pm onward: AWESTRUNG is back and this time, Prem Joshua & Band are taking centre stage. They will perform their greatest hits such as Sky Kisses Earth, Secret Place, Shiva Moon, Funky Guru, and Luminious Secrets. Pioneers of what some may call “contemporary Indian music”, Joshua is rooted in Indian ragas and rhythms, and has a signature sound that embraces a variety of cultures.
Where: Courtyard, High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel
Entry: FREE, via registration on insider.in
Enter a barathon
Dec 16, 6 PM ONWARD: You know it's December when there is a barathon in town! Drunkenly stumbling from bar to bar now has real meaning and structure. Start at the first bar where you get a beer and then head to six others on the way. The first person to finish at Bar number 7 wins!
Starting Point: Lower Parel
Dec 18, 10 AM – 1 PM Ever thought of meeting your soulmate, who may be reading the same Haruki Murakami book as you? Well, someone else has the same idea as you! The Reading Social is a series of gatherings at a cafe to spend a silent hour reading over breakfast and meeting new people. The ticket price is inclusive of breakfast.
Where: Raasta, Rohan Plaza, 5th Road, S.V. Road, Khar (W)
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Listen to the female rhythm
Dec 15, 7.30 pm onward: Attend Women of Rhythm, a concert series by women who decided to choose percussion over other instruments. The line-up includes some names who are the first to ever play this instrument |in history — Dandamudi Sumathi Rammohan Rao (mridamgam), Sukanya Ramgopal (ghatam), Chitrangada Agle Reshwal (pakhawaj) and Anuradha Pal (tabla).
Where: YB Chavan Auditorium, Nariman Point, Opp Mantralaya,
Dr Madam Cama Road
Entry: R300, Rs 150
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Visit a travelling exhibition
10.30 AM – 7.30 PM: Catch a travelling exhibition that pays homage to wildlife artist Robert Dallet's (1926 – 2006) paintings. Titled 'Fierce and Fragile: Big Cats in the Art of Robert Dallet', the exhibition, which will be on till January 12, celebrates the big cats while raising awareness of their existence.
Where: Hermès Gallery, A15, Bharat Insurance Building, Horniman Circle, Fort
Call: 2271 7400
Watch a docu on artists
6 PM onward: Attend a screening of Leonardo from the National Gallery and Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing. Each film takes audiences on a journey through the life and art of Leonardo da Vinci and Vincent van Gogh. Each film will be hosted by director Phil Grabsky.
Where: Dance Theatre Godrej, Nariman Point, NCPA Marg
Dig into a veggie treat
12 PM – 4 PM: Enjoy an elaborate vegetarian meal at Verandah 11 for '289 and '389. The offerings on the set menu include appetisers, main course, different kinds of dals and dessert. Try the Gujarati kadhi achaarni, phirangi cottage cheese and dabeli bruschetta.
Where: Verandah 11, Janmabhoomi Marg, Kala Ghoda, Fort
Catch a collaboration
7.30 PM: Be part of a soulful musical evening with santoor player Rahul Sharma and Eric Mouquet of French musical group Deep Forest. The duo has come together for a first-of-its-kind collaboration called Deep India and is holding a special performance for music aficionados in the city.
Where: Tata Theatre, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point
Entry: R1,000 – R5,000
Go on a fitness holiday
4 PM onward: Attend a two-and-a-half-day-long fitness workshop, especially designed to sweat it out, while having fun. The BOOT'IQUE session will combine the dynamism of pilates and yoga to not only improve strength and endurance but also inculcate body posture and breath control.
Where: Uttan Village, Chowk Via, Dongri, Bhayander (W)
Try speed-dating offline
2 PM – 4 PM: Here's your chance to meet your future partner or your next best friend. Harry's Bar and Café' is organising a blind date event for all singles. No one will know your full name or where you live. No personal questions will be asked either. All you get is eight minutes to meet and impress.
Where: Harry's Bar and Café, Fun Republic Shah Industrial Estate, 1st Floor, Lokhandwala, Andheri (W)
Entry: Rs 2,000
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A walk through Mohammed Ali Road's Khau Galli