If you're looking for activities to do this weekend, here's a line-up that is sure to keep you busy
Historian Karuna Wielenga will delve into the transformations that have taken place in the handloom industry of South India in the 19th and 20th century, and their impact on the Indian economy, during a talk titled Histories Of Artisans. The virtual talk is hosted by Godrej Archives.
Time: 6 pm
Log on to: @Godrej Archives
Slice of Italy
Italian chef Matteo Arvonio will serve up a taste of his homeland at a special four-course menu. Surrounded by the hills in Lonavala, tuck in to anti-pasto, prawn ceviche, slow-cooked chicken breast stuffed with duck and more.
Time: 8 pm
At: Villa Bistro, Della Adventure Park, Lonavala.
Cost: Rs 5,000 onwards
On the streets of Mankhurd
Participants at a previous walk around the settlement
Take a detour from SoBo heritage walks for this trail by the non-profit YUVA that takes you straight into the heart of Lallubhai Compound in Mankhurd. A part of their urban festival ComplexCity, it offers a peek into what it means to grow up in a rehabilitation and resettlement colony, right from access to education and play to children’s collective resistance, and more.
Time: 8 am onwards
At: Lallubhai Compound, Mankhurd
Log on to: http://tiny.cc/CityWalk
Cost: Rs 300
A different barbecue
Pic courtesy/SUJU’S Art cafe
This time of the year is perfect for popti in Alibaug, Mumbaikars’ favourite weekend getaway. SUJU’S Art Café is offering visitors a taste of this village-style barbecue. It will also include a brief talk on the culinary heritage of Alibaug and fun games.
Time" 4.30 pm
At: Satyam Shivam Sundaram Homestay Campus, Munavali
Log on to: @sujus.artcafe
Cost: Rs 700 onwards
Artsy with the gals
Gather around your girls and head to this fun doodle workshop to spend an artsy Galentine’s. The session will be led by doodle artist Hetvi Nisar and will offer art supplies, too.
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
At: Doolally Taproom, Khar
Log on to: doolally.in
Cost: Rs 1,799
Escape the stress of the week with The Bangurda Trail at the BNHS Conservation Education Centre (CEC) in Goregaon. Take a step towards nature and feel the weariness of the week sliding away.
Time: 8 am to 10.30 am
At: BNHS Conservation Education Centre, near Film City, Goregaon
Cost: Rs 650