This week in Mumbai, in honour of Children’s Day, we are dedicating to our long lost childhood. From classical dance performances that will inspire you to take up dancing again, to delicious child-friendly meals that will make you nostalgic to live indie performances that will take you back to your, “I want to join a band” days, this week is all about revelling and rejoicing. Whatever you choose to do this week, don’t forget to take your inner child along!
Children’s Menu at Smoke House Deli
Smoke House Deli has taken Children’s Day a step further and turned into Children’s Week! Take your little darlings out for a delicious meal comprising of Cheddar and Veggie Bombs served in a firecracker box, Grilled Stretchy Cheese Sandwich served in a steel tiffin, Picolla Margharita served on a dart board or Pastas with Sauces served in test tubes. Desserts of course, true to tradition will be served in jam jars. And if your tiny tot is the sort who can’t keep still, we’ve got better news for you. Have your little chefs toss their own salad or make some pasta at the restaurant. A mess is welcome! Until the 21st, the meals will be complementary after which the special menu will be carried forward as part of their main menu, so hurry up!
Date: Until the 21st of November, 2014.
Address: Smoke House Deli, High Street Phoenix Mall, Main Courtyard, 462, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai.
Also available at both their Bandra outlets.
Avi and The Uprising at blueFROG
Indie favourites, Avi & The Uprising, who are a musical project headlined by singer songwriter Avi, will be setting the tone for the night at blueFROG mid-week. Famous for their unique bass baritone, piercing edgy lyrics, distinct folk sound and delicious line up of instrumental virtuosos, the group has carved for themselves an irreplaceable niche in the indie music scene. Avi, previously a professional writer for BBC, now teaches voice at the Delhi School Of Music. Don’t miss if the thought of off-beat melodies and quirky cocktails is your ideal way to celebrate a Thursday night.
Date: 19th November, 2014.
Pricing: Rs.500 full cover post 9pm.
Address: blueFROG, Mathuradas Mills Compound, D/2, Senapati Bapat Marg, NM Joshi Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai.
Battle of Da Sexes
We never say no to an evening with Vir Das, and in our opinion, neither should you. Crack up as one of India’s finest comics puts the never-ending gender battle to rest for once and for all. We wonder who wins the battle, bellies or eyeliner? This is a must watch, especially for the chance to indulge in some of Das’ edgy, greatly-delivered humour.
Date: 23rd November, 2014.
Pricing: Rs.1000 to Rs.3000.
Address: St Andrews Auditorium, Saint Andrew’s College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Saint Dominic Road, Bandra West, Mumbai.
Krishna, Love Re-Invented
Catch this breath-taking traditional Odissi margam of Lord Krishna in both, a real and fantasied avatar. Headed by dance extraordinaire, Ramli Ibrahim from Malaysia and Geethika, the evocative performance is peppered with delicate and subtle expressionism elevating the already mesmerising group choreography. This visual treat is a must watch if you’re looking to have a unique experience.
Date: 20th November, 2014.
Pricing: Rs.200 to Rs.600.
Address: NCPA, Nariman Point, NCPA Marg, Mumbai.
Coast to Coast Food Fest at Trident
If coastal cuisine is close to your heart, then this Coast to Coast Food Fest at the Trident, is where you’re supposed to be! Inspired by the fresh, flavourful cuisines from the Indian coastline the special menu will feature favourites such as Kerala Meen moilee, Chiken Chettinad from Tamil Nadu, Gujarati Undhiyo, Goan Crab Xacuti, Mutton Kohlapuri and Macherjhol from West Bengal. Ah, we’re drooling already!
Date: Until the 22nd of November, 2014.
Pricing: Rs.1975 plus taxes.
Address: 022, Trident Hotel, C 56, G Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai.
Art enthusiasts go grab your wallets! You can now buy the works of some of your most favourite artists at a meagre tuppence of just 3 lakh rupees. No, we’re not kidding! And the best part? The proceeds are all going towards a good cause! Khushii (Kinship for Humanitarian, Social and Holistic Intervention in India), a non-governmental organization working to empower the poor and destitute communities in both rural and urban areas led by a team of philanthropists and headed by legendary cricketer Mr. Kapil Dev have come together with Tao Art Gallery to organise an art raffle called “Art Loot”. Lucky winners of the raffle have the opportunity to purchase the art work for a fixed price of Rs.3,00,000. The line of artists participating is exciting to say the least – Ram Kumar, Paresh Maity, Rini Dhumal, Seema Kohli, Satish Gupta, Pratul Dash, George Martin, Binoy Varghese, Sanjay Bhattacharya, G R Iranna, Nayana Kanodia, Kamar Alam, Hemi Bawa, Shola Carletti, Gurcharan Singh, Arunanshu Chowdhury, Arzan Khambatta, Anupam Sud, Manu Parekh, Gogi Saroj Pal, Sunil Gawde have all contributed artworks towards this collection.
Date: 21st November, 2014.
Address: Tao Art Gallery, 165, The View, Dr Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai.