The Mumbai Minute: Plan your weekend in 60 Seconds
Events and activities that you can do in Mumbai this weekend
Play a life-sized game
Most of us have played Snakes and Ladders at some point. But how many of us have played it on a life-size board? Do just that at a mall that has created a giant board for the game, ensuring double the fun.
TIME 4 pm to 7 pm AT Viviana Mall, Eastern Express Highway, Thane West. CALL 651110361
Groove to the tunes of popular rock outfit ONEmpire. It comprises Zarir Warden, Garth D'Mello, Gavin Cason, Loy Henriques and Atish Thomas, who are all members of the erstwhile cover band The Other People. They now play mainly original music, with a fast-paced set list designed to get you swaying.
TIME 9 pm at The Quarter, Royal Opera House, Girgaum. CALL 8329110638 cost Rs 749
Crack up with comics
Rahul Subramanian and Kumar Varun have both left their day jobs to pursue stand-up comedy. Their humour thus reflects the idiosyncrasies of everyday office life. Attend their show, but be warned — they have a history of taking potshots at the audience.
TIME 7 pm AT Verbena, Kamala Mills, Lower Parel. log on to insider.in COST Rs 299
Do your bit for strays
The Welfare of Stray Dogs is an NGO that helps pooches on the street find a home, apart from aiding them in a variety of ways, such as vaccinating them. Attend their volunteer orientation programme if you want to lend a helping hand to the noble endeavour.
TIME 10 am AT Opera House (call in advance to find out the exact location).
Find out about the fascinating journey of New Horizons, a NASA spacecraft that was sent on a mission to Pluto. Dr Henry Throop, a member of the New Horizons Science Team, will recount the story of its successful encounter with the faraway planet.
TIME 4 pm to 6 pm AT Fun Republic Social, off New Link Road, Andheri West.
Feel the craze
Let your hair down at a gig featuring four international DJs, including DJ Craze (in pic).
TIME 4.30 pm
AT Famous Studios, Dr E Moses Road, Mahalaxmi. log on to insider.in
Put up a fight
Take part in a self-defence workshop for women. It aims to help them fight back when faced with physical abuse, using regular objects like handbags and dupattas, apart from increasing their endurance levels and bettering their reflexes.
TIME 4.45 pm
AT Studio Plus, Seva Sadan, Grant Road West.
Add some masala
Attend a panel discussion featuring culinary experts Rushina Munshaw Ghildiyal (in pic) and Smita Deo, who will decode the spices of India.
TIME 4 pm to 7 pm
AT SodaBottleOpenerWala, High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel.
Add a touch of green to your home by learning how to make terranium gardens at a workshop. Learn how you can grow plants in everyday objects like bowls or bottles.
TIME 11 am AT Our Lady of Salvation School,
SK Bole Road, Dadar West. log on to insider.in cost Rs 2,500
A Bandra watering hole has launched a cheese and charcuterie evening, where you can pair a selection of cheeses and cooked meats with a range of wines from across the world. Dig into the brie, camembert, robiola and smoked scarmoza, and chicken salami, pepperoni and knaxx sausage.
TIME 4 pm onwards
AT 266 — The Wine Room & Bar, Linking Road, Bandra West.
Cost Rs 550 for unlimited cheese and charcuterie
Deal with the weekend
Grab a flying offer
ongoing If you are planning to travel out of Mumbai, there is now an added benefit. Mumbai Duty-Free, the shopping section at the international airport, is giving Rs 300 gift vouchers to all travellers, apart from offering heavy discounts on a variety of products.
Time 24X7 at Mumbai Duty-Free, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Santacruz East.
Dine out for less
Ongoing A new eatery is celebrating Ramazan by offering a 25 per cent discount on your bill. Head there to grab a bite of dishes that combine Indian staples with global flavours. Choose between chicken malai kebab risotto, murgh sholey tikka, nalli nihari, mutton gilafi kebab and bhatti ka prawns, in addition to other delectable options.
Time 11 pm to 12 am
At One Too Many, Plot 37, Sector 30 A, Vashi. call 30151503
Stick to whisky
Friday Celebrate World Whisky Day at a watering hole that is offering a 15 per cent discount on all whisky-based drinks, whether cocktails or shooters. Sip on Sharabi chai, which combines tea and whisky, without burning a hole in your pocket. Time 9 am to 1 am At Nau Se Barah, Balaji Movieplex, Sector 8, Kopar Khairane, Navi Mumbai.
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