The Mumbai minute: Plan your weekend in 60 seconds
Here's a roundup of all the events and activities happening around Mumbai that you can be a part of this weekend
Dance with Benny
Gig : Trust Benny Dayal and his band Funktuation to get you grooving with their fresh sounds and songs in Tamil, Hindi and English. The opening performance will be by Arunaja, the finalist of an English music reality show.
Time : 7 pm at High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel.
Call : 43339994
Log on to : insider.in
Get a bonsai home
Exhibition : Head to a bonsai and ikebana exhibition curated by Urvashi Thacker, Harsha Hinduja and Taruna Agarwal. Along with the most exquisite bonsais, you can also pick gardening equipment and other materials used in the Japanese art of flower arrangement.
Time : 9.30 am to 5.30 pm
At : Jamnabai Narsee School, Juhu Scheme, Vile Parle West.
Call : 26124272
Screening : Enjoy four short films, including Phor You (in pic), about an eight-year-old boy, Kaalu, who discovers the joy of sharing; Dinner for Two, an animated film about two animals who have dinner in a jungle; and The Pits, about an Indian girl and her armpits.
Time : 8 pm onwards
At : The Pantry, Kala Ghoda.
Call : 22678901
Move with Chinapa
Gig : If you've missed dancing to high-energy sets spun by Nikhil Chinapa, here's your chance. Groove with one of the most seasoned artistes on the DJ-ing scene, as he takes to the console with his EDM playlist.
Time : 9 pm onwards
At : FLYP@MTV Cafe, Kamala Mills, Lower Parel.
Entry : Rs. 2,000 onwards (with cover)
Revv up your wardrobe
Shop : Looking for the perfect dress to party in for New Year's Eve or a casual tee for your next Goa trip? Discover an eclectic mix of designers and labels from across India at the two-day pop-up, The StyleCracker Borough. While there, dig into a host of eats, including pizzas in a cone, burgers, waffles, hoppers and sip on craft brews.
Time : 10 am to 10 pm (till November 26)
At : Mahalaxmi Race Course.
Master the craft
Open house : Love cooking and interested to take it up professionally? Sign up for a session where you can discuss culinary tales, nutrition and wine education with celebrated Le Cordon Bleu chef Colin Westal.
Time : 11.30 am to 1 pm
At : Cafe Delhi Heights, Kamala Mills, Lower Parel.
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Gig : Head to Alibaug on a cycling trip and pedal by lush coconut grooves, Aawas and Kihim beach, and end your day with a delicious Konkani meal.
Time : 6 am
Meeting Point : Bhaucha Dhakka, Mazagaon.
Call : 8692086927
Cost : Rs.2,000
Party with your doggy
Pets : Dedicate your Sunday to your dog at a pooch party where your four-legged love can be part of fun games, eat home-cooked meals off a buffet, and can also win prizes.
Time : 3 pm AT Raasta, Khar West.
Log on to : bit.ly/ppraastamumbai
Call : 8655000811
Learn to write micro-fiction
Workshop : If you enjoy under-2000 character stories on Terribly Tiny Tales' social media platforms, attend a writing workshop to meet the co-founders and explore the world of micro-fiction. Primarily for college students, the two-hour workshop is open to all. The best tales stand a chance to get published.
Time : 4 pm onwards
At : Tipsy Gypsy, Fun Republic, Link Road, Andheri West.
Call : 9967878578
Cost : Rs.650
Dance : Watch a folk performance by Modern and Folkloric National Ballet of Guatemala. The group has performed in Europe and the Caribbean.
Time : 6.30 pm
At : Convocation Hall, IIT-B, Powai.
Call : 26520027 (entry by invite)
Deal with the weekend
Bid for baubles
Saturday and Sunday Collect artefacts through an online auction of fine jewellery and silverware by Astaguru. The items include a two-strand emerald necklace comprising 538 carats; a decorated tapering bowl made of French silver gilt, gem set and enamel chalice, and indigenous antiques representing design patterns from different parts of India.
Time : 10.30 am (November 25) to 8 pm (November 26)
Log on to : astaguru.com
Spot the chef, grab a meal
Saturdays Chef Davide Cananzi will whip up theme-based four-course meals at various outlets of Francesco's Pizzeria every Saturday. Guests need to guess the location via clues posted on the eatery's social media handles by Wednesday. The first person to call or walk in saying "We found Davide" gets a complimentary meal.
Time : 7 pm onwards (till December 16)
At : Wodehouse Road, Colaba (this Saturday).
Call : 62375824
Cost : Rs.1,200 onwards
Eat ice cream on discount
Today A black Friday sale on ice creams is the stuff of dreams. Avail 25 per cent discount on your food bill as you pick from savoury options, and a variety of ice creams, including black ice creams as part of a special black menu.
Time : 12 pm to 7 pm
At : Icekraft outlets at Chembur, Seawoods and Vashi.
Call : 65658090 (Chembur)
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