This week in Mumbai it’s all about letting your emotions run wild! While the award-winning Fandry is sure to open a floodgate of tears, Cartel’s play at Prithvi will leave you in splits. The Banarasi-sari exhibit will invoke a deep sense of nostalgia while the Italian Wine Flight at the Four Seasons will leave you feeling dreamy, lightheaded and oh so romantic. And to satisfy your comfort food craving after all this emoting, head on over to Salt Water Cafe to do exactly that. Whatever you choose to do this week, make sure you leave some time to get in touch with yourself. After all, you are the best companion you have, isn’t it?
Being screened at the NCPA this Wednesday is Fandry – a deeply moving and very real story about two teenagers trapped in the unfortunate cast system that still prevails in the interiors of our country. Set in the tiny little village of Akolner, the story revolves around a Dalit boy who falls in love with an upper caste girl. The heartening film apart from garnering much critical acclaim also won the Grand Jury Prize at the Mumbai International Film Festival and the Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director at the 61st National Film Awards. A must watch for everyone, we say!
Date: 8th October, 2014.
Address: Little Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point, Mumbai.
Oktoberfest at Salt Water Cafe
If you still haven’t boarded the Oktoberfest bandwagon (why ever not?) head to Salt Water Cafe for a tasty six sausage salute. On offer is a smorgasbord of German lagers, stouts and ales such as Kaltenberg, Sheperd Double Stout, Erdinger Weisse, Amigo and Schneider Weisse amongst various others. It goes without saying that the tipple is best paired with hearty, wholesome fare – on the menu will be Meat Loaf with Warm Bread and Pickled Vegetables, Roast Ox Tongue Toasties with Emmenthal, Chicken Braised in Beer with a Mustard and Tarragon Veloute and Grilled Lamb Leg with Mushy Peas. Is your mouth watering too?
Date: Until 29th October, 2014.
Time: 1pm till 11:45pm for food and 1am for beers.
Address 1: Salt Water Cafe, 82, Nagin Mahal, opposite Gaylord, Veer Nariman Road, Churchgate, Mumbai.
Address 2: Salt Water Cafe, 87 Chapel Road, Rose Minar Annexe, Next to Mount Carmel Church, Reclamation, Bandra West, Mumbai.
Banarasi saris have long been a bridal-trousseau staple and with good reason. Bold, beautiful and intricate Banarasi saris are a class apart. If you, like us are partial to the Banarasi sari, have we got news for you! Banaras-based handloom designer outlet, SNNA will be bringing to Mumbai, Banaras’ finest for an exclusive three-day exhibit. From the Shikargaha to the KhimKhwab to the Kadhwa to the Chaar Taar and the Dampach, the exhibition promises to showcase a varied assortment of every Indian woman’s favourite 9 yards. A must visit for brides-to-be and their families!
Date: 8th – 10th of October, 2014.
Time: 11am to 7pm.
Address: Vaya, Tanna House Annexe, Nathalal Parekh Marg, Opposite YMCA, Colaba, Mumbai.
It’s Not Waht You Tihnk!
Cartel’s ‘It’s not Waht you Tihnk!’ will have you rolling in your seat. The whacky plot comprising of 8 short plays put together revolves around a sassy servant, an incompetent dentist, a botched up robbery and a singing performance gone horribly wrong! Expertly performed by a limited cast of three, the play will leave your ribs sore. Don’t forget to check out for the groovy masks! The play, which is physical theatre at its best, will be performed in both Hindi and English.
Date: 7th and 8th October, 2014.
Pricing: Rs. 150
Address: Prithvi Theatre, 20, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road, Juhu, Mumbai.
Rosso o bianco – Italian Wine Flight
We have come to the conclusion that there is simply no better way to enjoy a crisp October evening than with a glass of fine wine. Café Prato at the Four Seasons is too of the same opinion and will be hosting ‘Italian Wine Flight’ all this month. Guests can select between a red or white flight and thus be privy to three wine labels. On offer are Tuscany Marchesi Di Barolo, Gavi Di Gavi and Castiglioni ‘Chianti’ amongst several others.
Date: Until the 31st of October, 2014.
Pricing: Rs. 1500 plus taxes.
Address: Café Prato, the Four Seasons Hotel, 14 Dr. E. Moses Road, Worli, Mumbai.
If a large, juicy cheeseburger is your idea of comfort food heaven then you just have to head to Between Breads on Cheeseburger Day! Serving classic American fare such as sandwiches and hotdogs amongst others, the eatery’s burgers are what we like best. Order a Beef Cheeseburger, Chicken Cheeseburger, Pork Cheeseburger, Mushroom Cheeseburger or even a Soy Cheeseburger on the special day and get another one, entirely free!
Date: 8th October, 2014.
Address: Between Breads, 2, Kalpitam Society, 16th Road, Bandra West, Mumbai.
If you’re a regular on Mumbai’s crazy party scene, you already know that EXO is where it’s at. Luxurious and exclusive, The Palladium Hotel’s posh nightclub will double up as an EDM Mecca this Wednesday night with the popular DJ Aaron James churning out some of his best tracks. Having performed earlier with music industry bigwigs such as Tiesto, Zedd, Axwell, Paul Van Dyk amongst others, DJ Aaron’s Shuffle Wednesday promises to be a bringing-the-roof-down kind of affair. After all, who doesn’t love a mid-week party?
Date: 8th October, 2014.
Address: EXO, Palladium Hotel, 37th Level, 462, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai.