The Weekend Digest
Top picks, cool finds, must-attend gigs. Here's how to make the most of your weekend
Eat like a Parsi
With Parsi New Year on August 17, a restaurant is hosting a two-week festival dedicated to the community's cuisine. Tuck into classic dhansak and patra ni machi.
FROM: August 10 to 24, 11.30 am to 1 am
AT: Gymkhana 91, Raghuvanshi Mills Compound, Lower Parel.
An uphill climb
If climbing up an especially steep incline is not your cup of tea, try a moderate-grade trek up One Tree Hill on the outskirts of Lonavala.
TIME: August 11, 6.30 am
MEETING POINT: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Station.
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COST: Rs 1,499
How Sundays are made
Catch a play called Sundays with Chitra and Chaitali, about two women with non-committal boyfriends who wish to be like each other. It is written and directed by Isheeta Ganguly and features music by the Bollywood hit-maker, Pritam.
ON: August 10, 8 pm onwards
AT: Royal Opera House, Girgaum.
COST: Rs 500 onwards
Fits to the tea
Who said you can only have beer on tap in this city? Try kombucha, a fermented tea beverage, on tap, at a SoBo eatery.
TIME: 8.30 am to 11.30 pm
AT: The Pantry, Yashwant Chambers, Kala Ghoda.
Wake up and start laughing
The concept of unwinding after a hard day's work has well and truly caught on. But you can now start your Sunday with a dose of laughter, with a gig called Breakfast and Bad Jokes, where Deep Chhabria will be in charge of the entertainment.
ON: August 12, 11 am
AT: The Cuckoo Cafe, Pali Hill Road, Bandra West.
COST: Rs 250
Those who have attended a true-blue warehouse party would understand how underground (sometimes literally) such gigs can be. And those who haven't, now have a chance to gain the same understanding at an iconic central Mumbai venue, which will host Anthony Naples, a musical spin doctor from Brooklyn. Naples shot to fame in no time six years ago while still in his early 20s. He now brings his brand of dance music to the city this weekend.
ON: August 11, 7.30 pm to 1.30 pm
AT: Famous Studios, Dr E Moses Road, Mahalaxmi.
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ENTRY: Rs 700
Leaving it incomplete
Attend a new play called Aadhe Adhure, courtesy The Jeff Goldberg Studio. Directed by Mohan Rakesh, it deals with the story of a five-member family
that has fallen on hard times all of a sudden.
ON: August 11, 7 pm onwards
AT: The Experimental Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point.
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COST: Rs 500 to Rs 885
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