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
Take the stage
Are you an amateur, professional or someone who has recently developed an interest in the performing arts? This open mic organised by The Bombay Works is where you need to be to test your poems, jokes or dance moves to get an honest feedback.
Time: 8 pm to 11 pm
At: Veena Towers, Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg, Colaba
Savour winter fare
If you have had too much of eggnog and plum cake and are craving for something desi, tuck into a winter menu offering seasonal specialties including sarson ka saag with makai rotla, sukhi arbi with jeera parathas, lilva dana sabji with jowar rotla, Surti undhiyu, and sweet treats like soonth ladoo, jalebi and gajar halwa.
Till: December 30, 12 noon to 3.30 pm; 7 pm to 11 pm
At: All Khandani Rajdhani outlets.
Call: 27843333 (Vashi)
Get on the dance floor
Head to this rooftop bar and groove to house music by Kini Rao (in pic), a well- known name in the Indian underground music circuit. Joining her is DJ Manali.
Time: 9 pm onwards AT Bonobo, Kenilworth Mall, off Linking Road, Bandra West.
Soak in Bandra's festive vibe
Take this guided walk through the Catholic quarters of the queen of suburbs and learn about the customs of its residents. With the ongoing festive season, the neighbourhood dons a warm vibe, complete with decorations.
Time: 8 am to 10 am
Meeting point: To be disclosed after you book
Log on to: bit.ly/WalkOBandra
Laugh out loud
End your year on a light note at a gig by Anirban Dasgupta. The act is called Take It Easy, where the jokes are on love and hate in the Internet era.
Time: 10.30 pm
At: Canvas Laugh Club, Palladium, Lower Parel
Bring in 2018 with music
Why party indoors when the temperature is just right to be in the open? Head to this New Year's Eve party, where popular music producer Nucleya will spin his signature EDM tunes with a twist.
Time: 8 pm
At: Jio Garden, BKC
Log on to: eventshigh.com
Entry: '1,200 onwards
Keep up the Xmas spirit
So what if Christmas is over? The fun still continues for children at this festive decor workshop where they can learn to make customised Christmas stockings that make for perfect gift options.
Time: 5 pm onwards
At: Growel's 101 Mall, Kandivali East
Gaze at frames of nature
Head to this show by Vaibhav Jaguste, vice president of the Photographic Society of India, Mumbai. He believes that the process of making an image is not very different from offering a prayer, which is why the exhibition, showcasing stunning landscapes, is called Hymns of Nature.
Till: January 2, 11 am to 7 pm
At: Jehangir Art Gallery, Kala Ghoda
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