This week in Mumbai it’s all about Diwali 2.0. Yup, you heard us right. We’re taking the traditional and mixing it up a little by giving it a spin. For instance, swap the regular mithai for some mouth-watering gourmet treats from Theobroma or why not enjoy Diwali lunch with your family, with a pizza instead of a puri at Pizza Metro Metro? And if you’re looking to really switch it up, head to Phoenix Market City in Kurla for some Vegas-style Diwali card party. Whatever you choose to do this Diwali, don’t forget to keep it fun, exciting and most importantly, off beat.
Me Nathurm Godse Boltoy
Written by Pradeep Dalvi, Me Nathuram Godse Boltoy is a poignant, thought-provoking play that dwells on the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi from the point of view of the convict, Nathuram Godse. Divided into two acts, the play sheds light on Godse’s defence and highlights aspects of the case, not well known by many. A fascinating watch to say the least, particularly if you are a theatre-goer!
Date: 24th October, 2014.
Pricing: Rs. 323.
Address: Prabodhankar Thackrey Auditorium, Sodawala Lane, Borivali West, Mumbai.
Tribute to Bryan Adams
If you, like us have grown up head-banging to Summer of ’69, then head to Hard Rock Café in Andheri where Shannon and The Silent Riot play tribute to the gorgeous Bryan Adams. Headed by Shannon Pereira on lead guitar, the group of 5, including some of the cities most talented musicians – Michael Fernandes on bass, Partho Dasgupta on rhythm guitar, Joshua Vaz on the drums, and vocalist Prasad Salian, promises to give us hard rockers a high octane, marvellously nostalgic performance. Can’t wait!
Date: 24th October, 2014.
Pricing: Rs. 750 (Entry Rs. 250 + Cover Rs.500).
Address: Hard Rock Café, Ground Floor, Sharyans Audeu, Fun Cinema Lane, Off Veera Desai Road, Andheri West, Mumbai.
Diwali Offer at Pizza Metro Pizza
This Diwali why not take your family out for a delicious Italian meal? Granted, it’s against the norm but if you’re going to pile on the calories one way or another, it may as well be pizza, we say! Tempting us further is Pizza Metro Pizza by offering diners a complimentary sparkling cocktail on arrival as well as a 15% discount on the food bill for groups of more than 4. We know where we’ll be this Diwali!
Date: 23rd October, 2014.
Address: Pizza Metro Pizza, Jharna Apartment, Dr BR Ambedkar Road, Bandra West Mumbai.
Amrita Sher-Gil and Lionel Wendt
Art lovers are in for a treat! Curated by Shanay Jhaveri, Jhaveri Contemporary’s latest art show showcases a mesmerising compilation of the works of two of the most iconic artists of our time – the Indo-Hugarian Amrita Sher-Gil and Ceylonese photographer and polymath, Lionel Wendt. This will be the first time ever that Wendts’ work will showcase in the country. A must visit, we say!
Date: Until the 25th of October, 2014.
Address: Jhaveri Contemporary, Krishna Niwas, Flat No. 2, 58 A, Walkeshwar Road, Malabar Hill Mumbai.
Taking the tradition of playing Teen Patti up a few notches this year is Phoenix Marketcity, Kurla. In a bid to add some international tadka into the regular Diwali proceedings the mall is being decorated to resemble a Las Vegas casino. Mall-goers can celebrate Diwali sin-city style by playing card games, watching glitzy shows, Belly dancing performances as well as Latino and Antre dances. We can’t think of a cooler way to embrace the festival of lights!
Date: 26th and 27th of October, 2014.
Address: Phoenix Market City, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, Kurla Kamani, Kurla West, Mumbai.
Diwali at Theobroma
Tantalising our taste buds and adding their goodies to the list of foods that plan on making our Diwali as calorific as possible is one of Mumbai’s most loved eateries, Theobroma. Their special festive menu consists of Diwali cup cakes with fondant fire crackers and other assorted decorations, unique Elephant shape cookies-spiced Indian biscuits with nutmeg, cardamom and rose petals, Theobroma Specialty Rangoli / Mehendi cake- mava cake with spiced chocolate ganache, Diwali Brownies -Chocolate & Marzipan brownie with traditional designs, Chocolate & Badam fudge tarts and phew, more. As though we needed another reason to rush to Theobroma!
Date: Until the 24th of October, 2014.
Address: Theobroma, 24, Cusrow Baug, Colaba Causeway, SBS Road, Colaba Mumbai
Also available at other Theobroma outlets in Bandra Wes, Andheri, Cumbala Hill and Powai.