This Week in Mumbai: Shop till you drop at the Four Seasons, sway to Coldplay at the blueFROG and more

It hasn’t even been a week since August started and already we know it’s going to be a fun-filled month! Make the most of the long weekends and one-day breaks coming up and spend some much-needed quality time with your entire family doing all the things you’ll love! Whether it’s having a delicious meal comprising solely of waffles at Waffle Week or indulging in some good old-fashioned Italian family favourites at Spaghetti Kitchen, make dinner with la famila an absolute must. However, don’t forget to factor in some adult time too! Run to DIVAlicious at the Four Seasons which is a one stop for all things fashion for a mid-week splurge or catch the talented Mahesh Karambele’s stunning Mumbai-inspired exhibit at Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery to add a spurt of art and inspiration into your week.

waffle-weekWaffle Week at Barrio
If a plate of warm waffles is a weakness for you then don’t miss out on Waffle Week at Barrio. The menu, which has been created with the sole intention to tempt, boasts of a host of sweet tooth-satisfying waffles from around the globe – Apple Pie Waffle, Tiramisu Waffle, Lemon Cream Waffle, Nutella Waffle and the monstrously decadent-sounding Candied Bacon Waffle. However, if something a bit savoury is more up your alley then opt for some scrumptious fusions such as the Mac N Cheese Waffle, Roasted and Caramelised Onion and Gruyere Waffle, Pesto Mozzarella Waffle Sandwich, Mushroom Thyme Scamorza Waffle and Fried Chicken Waffle Sandwich. We are salivating already!
Date: Until the 6thof August, 2014.
Time: 9.30am – 11.30pm.
Pricing: Sweet Waffles – Rs. 200 + Taxes, Savoury waffles – Rs 350. + Taxes.
Address: Inch by Inch Body Temple, Near D Mart, J.P Road, Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai.

coldplayColdplay Tribute at blueFROG
We simply can’t get enough of Coldplay and we’ll probably be humming their tunes even when we are 80. If you happen to be one of us, then don’t forget to catch Carlton and the Saints (CATS) energetic tribute to the legendary band. CATS which features Wayne Rebs (bass), Joshua Dias (guitar), Enoch Dias (percussion), Ron Pereira (violin) and Carlton Vaz (vocals) is famous for their action-packed, interactive shows and is all set to perform some all-time Coldplay classics like Clocks, The Hardest Part and Trouble, Yellow along with a bunch of their original tracks.
Date: 6th August, 2014.
Timing: 6:30pm.
Pricing: Rs. 350.
Address: blueFROG, D 2, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel Mumbai.

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dim-sumThe Dim Sum Festival at The Renaissance Hotel
If you are looking to substitute a decadent meal for a healthier one, head to the Emperor’s Court, Dim Sum Festival at The Renaissance Hotel, where you can tuck into copious amounts of flavourful and calorie-friendly dim sums without feeling the least bit guilty. The dim sum extravaganza features a variety of expertly-crafted dim sums – scrumptious, robust classics like Roasted Lamb Bao, Steam Chicken Siu Mai, Crystal Prawn Dumpling and Oriental Vegetables Bao which are sure to please even the most discerning dim sum connoisseurs. Additionally, a Dim Sum set meal will also be accompanied by a complimentary cup of green tea
Date: Until the 3rdof August, 2014.
Time: 7pm – 11.45pm.
Address: Renaissance Hotel & Convention Centre, 2 & 3B, Powai, Mumbai.

This Thursday, grab all your gal pals and head on out to the Four Seasons for a lovely Ladies’ afternoon sans any men. Indulge in some much-needed mid-week shopping of some of the most globally-celebrated Indian and International labels such as Neeta Lulla, Nishka Lulla, Masaba, Sonakshi Raaj, Studio AV by Gaurav and Nitesh, Veruschka, Alice&Trixie, Mischa Barton, Vera Wang and George Chakra amongst others. In addition, visitors will also be getting the opportunity to engage in a little tête-à-tête with their favourite designers who will in turn reveal a sneak peak of their muse and a surprise on live mannequins. As if this wasn’t enough to tempt you to brave the Mumbai monsoons and go out shopping, gifts from Jean-Claude Biguine Salon and Spa are up for grabs as are some divine little desserts from French gourmet patisserie La Folie.
Date: 7th August, 2014.
Time: 11am to 8pm.
Address: Four Seasons Hotel, 114, Dr. E. Moses Road, Worli, Mumbai.

spaghetti-kitchenThe Sizzle Festino, Spaghetti Kitchen
Quickly go and catch the last few days of Spaghetti Kitchen’s Sizzle Festino. One of SoBo’s favourite destinations for Italian food, Spaghetti Kitchen, as a part of the festival will serve a special sizzling menu comprising of mouth-watering hearty vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes such as Grilled Polenta Spiced Fruit Salsa, Cheesy Barbeque Cottage Cheese, Barbeque Skewers, Jerk Chicken, Blackened Fish and Slow Cooked Chicken Breasts. The spicy, wholesome food is just what is needed to liven up the dull, dreary weather.
Date: Until 10th August, 2014.
Timing: All day, Daily.
Address: Ground Floor, High Street Phoenix, 462, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai.

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citylightsCitylights by Mahesh Karambele
Artist, Mahesh Karambele’s paintings are all about capturing the beautiful city of Mumbai and its indominable spirit. Through his paintings, the artist tells the story of the people of Mumbai – their hardships, their daily struggles as well as their infectious enthusiasm and optimism. Done in acrylic on canvas, most of Karamble’s works throw light on some of the otherwise easily recognisable spots in the city such as Crawford Market, Mangaldas Market, CST, Gateway of India etc. Describing the city of dreams, Karambele says, “The ongoing and continuous struggle of every person who resides in Mumbai has always fascinated me. Here, people live in different conditions and deal with all sorts of problems. I wanted to capture all this in my works in my own unique style and technique.”
Date: 9th August, 2014
Time: 7pm.
Address:Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery, Bajaj Bhavan, Ground Floor, Jamnalal Bajaj Marg, 226 Nariman Point, Mumbai.

the-e-qThe E.Q.
Tell us, do you think Einstein’s I.Q. makes him such a genius? Or is it his E.Q.? And what does E.Q. really even stand for? Is it Emotional Quotient, or is it, Einstein Quotient? If you don’t know and can’t wait to find out, catch AmyGo’s production, ‘E.Q.’ which chronicles the eventful life of one the greatest minds of our times. Watch as Einstein’s ”contemporary scientist” Thomson Harvey cuts the lovable genius’ brain open in order to get some clues into what made the legendary scientist tick. This interesting play directed by Amatya Goradia is not to be missed, especially by those with a bit of a mad streak themselves!
Date and Timing: 5th August, 2014: 9pm and 6th August, 2014: 6pm and 9pm.
Pricing: R125.
Address: Prithvi Theatre, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road, Vile Parle West,Mumbai.

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