Mumbai Minute: Plan your weekend in 60 seconds
It's not often that the city audience gets to laugh along with popular Delhi-based stand-up artiste Nishant Tanwar, who is known for his observational comedy, and has toured across the world. So, head to Navi Mumbai to get a taste of his comedy
Laugh out loud
It's not often that the city audience gets to laugh along with popular Delhi-based stand-up artiste Nishant Tanwar, who is known for his observational comedy, and has toured across the world. So, head to Navi Mumbai to get a taste of his comedy.
Time : 8 pm at Terna Auditorium, opposite Nerul railway station, Nerul West.
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Entry : Rs.499 onwards
Savour a cheesecake
Show some sweet love for the country this Republic Day with the trichrome cheesecake (Rs.245) and orange coconut and pineapple mojito mocktail (Rs.250).
Time : 7 pm AT Cafe Delhi Heights, Kamala Mills and High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel.
Call : 66223724
Listen to Indian classical
Attend a concert where santoor maestro Pandit Satish Vyas (in pic) will share the stage with flautist Pandit Rupak Kulkarni. Their performance will be followed by a Carnatic recital by Dr Jayanthi Kumaresh (Saraswati veena) and a vocal recital by Pandit Sajan Misra. The event is part of Janfest, a celebration of Indian classical music that has been an annual feature for 43 years.
Time : 5.30 pm onwards
At : St Xavier's College Auditorium, Dhobi Talao.
Call : 9769989044
Head to Elephanta
Festival: Attend the annual Elephanta Festival and find out more about the UNESCO World Heritage Site, apart from witnessing music, dance and other cultural performances.
Time : 7 pm to 10 pm
At : Elephanta Caves, Gharapuri.
Call : 7506739381
Get an adrenaline rush
Adventure: The city's first military-themed adventure park has opened up in Nerul. It contains a number of activities designed to get your adrenaline pumping. Head there if you want a break that doesn't involve something sedentary.
Time : 11 am to 7 pm AT Play On - The Adventure Camp, Nerul.
Call : 8080871871
Cost : Rs.499
Sleep under the stars
Camping: It's chickoo season at the moment, and a camping company is offering you the chance to set up tent in the midst of an orchard filled with sapota trees. So, head there if you are looking to make your weekend fruitful.
Time : 4 pm to 10 am on January 28
At : Yamunavan Camps, Dahanu Vangaon Road, Pale.
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Cost : Rs.1,200 to Rs.2,100
Gorge on biryani
FOOD: If you are a fan of biryani (and who isn't?), then here's your chance to gorge on various different types of the dish, such as Lucknowi, Hyderabadi and haryali sabzi, at a biryani festival that a Bandra eatery is hosting.
Time : 7 pm onwards
At : Amanzi Skydeck, Hill Road, Bandra West.
Call : 30264581
Put on your trekking shoes
Trek: Trek up to Ratangad Fort, where you will also find a cave that's big enough to accommodate 40 people. The view from the top includes a lake and the nearby hills of the Sahyadri range.
Time : 3 am to 6 pm starting point Kasara railway station
Log on to : adventureclubpune.com
Cost : Rs.1,300
Groove to alt rock
GIG : Skrat is a three-piece band from Chennai that sounds as loud as any five-piece act out there. They have made a name for themselves as one of the tightest outfits in the indie circuit, and will be bringing their noisey version of alternative rock to a relatively new microbrewery in Lower Parel.
Time : 7 pm to 10 pm AT Toit Brewery, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Lower Parel.
Call : 9324555223
Cost : Rs.500
Use your fingers
ART : Get your hands dirty in the best possible way at a finger painting workshop, which you can attend even if you have never tried your hand at it. The cost includes all the necessary art material.
Time : 11 am
At : Doolally, Kwality House, Kemps Corner.
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Cost : Rs.1,850
If you believe in the maxim "the more the merrier", then head to the Booksbyweight Sale of children's books where you can pick brand new titles (for toddlers to 10-year-olds) at Rs.600 per kg.
Till : January 30, 8 am to 6 pm
At : Butterfly Books, Hansraj Pragji Building, near Worli Naka, Worli.
Call : 24912377
Grab a combo
Get into the spirit of Republic Day and try a Tricolour meal combo, which features multigrain stuffed paratha and Greek yogurt apple crumble for Rs.250.
On : Today, 10 am to 10 pm at Garde Manger Cafe, Vile Parle.
Call : 7045004488
Shop for couture
Stock up your wardrobe with designer Indian wear that includes anarkalis, lehengas, kurtas, shararas, fusion wear, sherwanis, bandhgalas and bandis by Bubber Couture, being sold at a discount of up to 50 per cent.
On : January 27, 11 am to 6 pm at Ground floor, Keshav Building, opposite Edward Theatre, Kalbadevi Road.
Call : 9820709875
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