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What To Do This Long Weekend: Oct 2-5
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 22:57




It's like the end of the world out there. Everyone's left the city for the long weekend, and they forgot to take you along. The good news is we’re here too, and we’ve listed all you can do in the city while you’re walled in. The better news is that there’s more for you, and less for the flee bags!

WATCH

Satyajit Ray on screen, Edgar Allan Poe on stage and The Godfather in the backroom with unlimited wine.

Oct 2: Catch two classic films, Hamlet and Throne Of Blood at Matterden CFC. Deux End. Deepak Talkies, 38 NM Joshi Marg, Delisle Road, Lower Parel, book tickets here. Prices range between 150-250.

Oct 3: House music duo Lost Stories at Blue Frog on Friday, 10.30pm onwards. Paging your party feet! Todi Mills, Lower Parel, entry Rs 600.

Oct 3-5: Back in its fifth year in India, the Manhattan Short film festival will unspool at Sitara Studio with a bunch of workshops, discussions and screenings. More details here.

Oct 4: Catch Funk and Disco Duo Madboy/Mink and DJ Ankytrixx’s electro funk beats at Adlabs Aquamagica for a one day pool party from 2-6 pm. At Aquamagica, 30/31, Sangdewadi, Pali-Khopoli Road, off Mumbai-Pune Express Way, Tal-Khalapur, Dist-Raigad, Khopoli, see ticket details here, Rs 950-1.150.

Oct 4: Catch Still Life, a play based on stories by Edgar Allan Poe (The Tell-Tale Heart) and Mahasweta Devi (Kunti & Nishadin) atThe Hive, Huma Mansion, opposite Ahmed Bakery, Chuim Village Road, Khar (W), ticket details here.

Oct 4: Enjoy an evening of Hindustani Classical Music with vocalist Pt. Venkatesh and Tappa exponent Shashwati Mandal. Class(ical) act! At Ravindra Natya Mandir, near Siddhi Vinayak Temple, Prabhadevi, 6.30 pm onwards, ticket details here.

Oct 4: Watch Mirror just to understand what a ‘non-narrative, stream of consciousness, and autobiographical film-poem’ is. At the FD Zone this Saturday, 4 pm onwards, RR II Theatre, 6th floor, Phase II Building, Films Division, Peddar Road. Entry free but on a first come, first serve basis.

Oct 5: They’re making you an offer you can’t refuse. Catch the Godfather Trilogy on big screen with unlimited wine at The Russian Centre of Science and Culture, Peddar Road, near Jaslok Hospital. Rs 1,000 per head. See event details here.

DO

Haunt Gandhiji’s haunts, eat a mac n cheese choux, read by a pool.

Oct 2: Head out for a Gandhiji special session by City360 Vita-Walks for a peek into his life, with illustrations and trivia. Meeting point is August Kranti Maidan. To register for this walk call 8425830004/ 8425830006 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Starts at 11 am, Rs 850 per adult, Rs 750 per child.

Oct 2-5: Head to La Folie to sample goodies from their new menu that combines sweet and savoury flavours like the Mac n Cheese choux, a Grandma’s Carrot Patch and more! 16 Commerce House, Rope Walk Lane, next to Trishna Restaurant, Kala Ghoda.

Oct 2-5: Enjoy the long weekend with a luxe Bed & Brunch staycation package at The Palladium Hotel. Book on the same day or one-day prior and get 10% off your room price! The package includes a 30 minute spa session, pool access and beds to jump on, so you feel like you’re on vacation. Cheat sheets! See details here.

Oct 3-5: Myntra Fashion Weekend featuring pop up designer shops curated by Vogue India magazine, Myntra and Flipkart pop-ups, runway shows, style hub and beauty salon! At 8th & 9th floor, The Palladium Hotel, Lower Parel. Tickets now available on Bookmyshow.com, passes for Rs 500, Rs 1,000,  Rs 2,000 and Rs 5,000. Details here.

Oct 3-5: Two super fashion labels - NorBlack NorWhite and KORRA Jeans come together to host a 2-day open studio event. House of NorBlack NorWhite, Out House of Vithal Bhavan, 11/12 Guru Nanak Road, Bandra (W), call 9833050138, see the Facebook page here.

Oct 4: Attend a South Indian Classical Percussion Workshop and learn about the different percussion instruments and musical concepts. The session will be followed by a classical music performance from 9.30 pm onwards with the Satish Krishnamurthy Ensemble. The Bandra Base, 29th road, off Waterfield Road, Bandra (W). See their Facebook page here, call 30916003, Rs 200 for the workshop, Rs 300 for the performance.

Oct 4-5: Head over to The Lil Flea this weekend for over 200 pop up shops, Indian festive décor, a cooking demonstration, fun activities like Capoeira, Drum Circles and more! 11 am-11pm, Bandra Reclamation Ground, Bandra (W), entry fee is Rs 100 per head.

See here for our roundup of where to drink yourself silly for Oktober Fest!

You’re glad you stayed back, didn’t you?



 
Catch Manhattan Short This Weekend!
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 13:59


What: Manhattan Short at Sitara Studio, Dadar (W), and live webcast on http://www.vivantabytaj.com, sign up on http://manhattanshortindia.com. Entry free, and on a first-come first-serve basis.

Why: Back in its fifth year in India, this international short film festival will unspool at Sitara Studio with a bunch of workshops, discussions and screenings. Think about signing up for the ‘Making An Oscar Worthy Short’ workshop with Oscar-nominated Ashvin Kumar and stay for the evening screenings of the Manhattan Short 2014 Global finalists’ films.

When: October 3-5, 2 pm to 9.30 pm.

 
Oktober Fest In The City!
Monday, 29 September 2014 10:26

Oktober Fest In The City!

Oktober Fest In The City!

Sep 15- Oct 15: Starting early and heading all the way up to mid October, Smoke House Deli has a special Oktoberfest menu with staples like Meat Loaf with Warm Bread and Pickled Vegetables, Chicken Braised in Beer with a Mustard & Tarragon Veloute. Choose from German beers like Estrella Garcia, Sheperd Double Stout, Erdinger Weisse, Amigo and Schneider Weisse. Lower Parel, call 9619863248; Bandra (W), call 26487800; BKC, call 26530762.

Sep 19- Oct 5: Party the German way with Out Of The Blue’s German beers, sausages, burgers and meats! Out of the Blue, Le Sutra Hotel, 14 Union Park, off Carter Road, Khar (W), call 9324839393, 7.30 pm onwards.

Sep 26-28: Head to Aqaba for their first Oktoberfest featuring German food, craft beer and a series of festivities, including a performance by The Other People and beer games. Rs 1,000 coupons redeemable for food or beverage at the restaurant during Oktoberfest. Club House, Level P5, Peninsula Business Park, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, for reservations call 6151 2222.

Sep 29- Oct 11: The Daily brings back the Bavarian bash with better deals, fancier food, and lots of beer! Expect special Bavarian food menu, 17 types of beer and special deals. The Daily, ground floor, behind Shoppers Stop, SV Road, Bandra (W), call 9920446633.

Sep 29- Oct 29: Celebrate Oktober Fest at Salt Water Cafe Churchgate and Bandra with a whole host of yum German food and brews!Bandra 32710520; Churchgate 22026790

Oct 4: Le Mangii celebrates Oktober Fest1 where a Rs 500 cover includes your first drink and bar snacks. Le Mangii, Kamala Mills, Lower Parel, passes will be available at the gate. RSVP on  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with  your guest details .

 
Catch A Jazz Film Today!
Friday, 26 September 2014 13:05


What: Documentary Screening of Finding Carlton: Uncovering the Story of Jazz in India followed by a Q&A session with Director Susheel Kurien, at Prithvi House, Janki Kutir, Juhu, entry free.

Why: “How can they see with sequins in their eyes?” Look through the razzle dazzle to catch the documentary Finding Carlton at Prithvi House tonight, based on surviving Indian jazz guitarist, Carlton Kitto. Tracing back to inspirations that flowed into the music, the documentary covers lesser-known stories, the influence of the American Army’s presence in Calcutta during the World War II and its effect on Bollywood.

When: Blue(s) film tonight at 7 pm.

 
What To Do This Weekend + Oktober Fest Listings!
Friday, 26 September 2014 10:05



Sep 26: Catch the 8th anniversary tour of Helium with his mix of techno & progressive house  at Boveda, G04, Morya Landmark One, off New Link Road, near Infiniti Mall, Andheri (W), call  67080858, entry free, 8pm onwards.

Sep 26: As part of The Pantry’s Short Film Nights series, catch Oscar nominated Little Terrorist, Chaitra by Kranti Kanade and Baiano, a film directed by Elisabetta Bernardini. At The Pantry, Yashwant Chambers, Military Square lane, Kalaghoda, Fort, call 22678901, 8 pm onwards, free entry.

Sep 27: This Saturday, Indigo’s bar features Rohin Puri on Percussion & DJ Neyhha. Indigo, 4, Mandlik Road, Colaba, call 66368999, 10 pm onwards.

Sep 27: Get out of the city with The Blueberry Trails’ weekend getaway to Tikona Fort in Kamshet, ahead of Lonavala. Rs 1,850 for a day trip including travel from the city, trek, guide, breakfast, lunch and evening chai. To book call Valencia at 9820526098/  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sep 28: Catch Small Fry Co.’s Sindhi meal by home chef Maya Dastoor. The meal will include dal pakwan, arbi tuk and other Sindhi delights and will be iun two sittings, at noon and 2:30pm.Rs 1000 for veg; 1200 for non veg per person, To reserve email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Tangerine Arts Studio, Rukhsana, second Floor, near Puja Casa, Nargis Dutt Road, Pali Hill, call 9867369960.

Oktober Fest Listings

Sep 15- Oct 15: Starting early and heading all the way up to mid October, Smoke House Deli has a special Oktoberfest menu with staples like Meat Loaf with Warm Bread and Pickled Vegetables, Chicken Braised in Beer with a Mustard & Tarragon Veloute. Choose from German beers like Estrella Garcia, Sheperd Double Stout, Erdinger Weisse, Amigo and Schneider Weisse. Lower Parel, call 9619863248; Bandra (W), call 26487800; BKC, call 26530762. 

Sep 19- Oct 5: Party the German way with Out Of The Blue’s German beers, sausages, burgers and meats! Out of the Blue, Le Sutra Hotel, 14 Union Park, off Carter Road, Khar (W), call 9324839393, 7.30 pm onwards.

Sep 26-28: Head to Aqaba for their first Oktoberfest featuring German food, craft beer and a series of festivities, including a performance by The Other People and beer games. Rs 1,000 coupons redeemable for food or beverage at the restaurant during Oktoberfest. Club House, Level P5, Peninsula Business Park, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, for reservations call 6151 2222.

Sep 29- Oct 11: The Daily brings back the Bavarian bash with better deals, fancier food, and lots of beer! Expect special Bavarian food menu, 17 types of beer and special deals. The Daily, ground floor, behind Shoppers Stop, SV Road, Bandra (W), call 9920446633.

Sep 29- Oct 29: Celebrate Oktober Fest at Salt Water Cafe Churchgate and Bandra with a whole host of yum German food and brews!Bandra 32710520; Churchgate 22026790

Oct 4: Le Mangii celebrates Oktober Fest1 where a Rs 500 cover includes your first drink and bar snacks. Le Mangii, Kamala Mills, Lower Parel, passes will be available at the gate. RSVP on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with  your guest details .

Advance Listing:

Oct 3-5: Catch The Myntra Fashion Weekend with fun pop ups, a unique runway experience, a look good hub and a salon station at The Palladium Hotel, Lower Parel, 11 am onwards, tickets available here .

 
Be A One Night Stand DJ
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 09:56

 

After One Night Stand Chef, Café Zoe has a new Wham-bam property – One Night Stand DJ. If you are a non-professional DJ and think you can play, email your SoundCloud link to Café Zoe and you could find yourself playing at their Sunday Sundowner from 4.30 pm to 8 pm! You’ll obviously need to tweak your set to suit the vibe at Café Zoe.

This is your chance to go from lame house party to sexy sundowner. Even if just for one night!

Getting there: Send your SoundCloud link to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the subject line One Night Stand DJ, free application.

 
Catch A Screened Play With CinePlay
Friday, 19 September 2014 16:21



What: Cineplay, video screenings of theatre performances, see their website here, Facebook page here

Why: So that awesome play came to town last week and you missed it? Join the club.

Bridging the gap between people who would like to make it to theatre performances and those who actually do is CinePlay, started by media and film experts, Subodh Maskara and Nandita Das. By shooting theatrical plays for video screenings across the country, and releasing slick trailers for each, CinePlay is attempting to break the limitations of geography, language and accessibility that come with the medium. Says Subodh, “It just simply started as a cost effective way to reach a global audience.”

When: Now. S(t)age advice, this.

 
Event Roundup: Sep 19-21
Friday, 19 September 2014 10:19



Sep 19: Celebrate the spirit of Mexico at Hard Rock Café with a Mexican Fiesta all this month with special cocktails blended with Tequila, a special drinks menu and yummy Mexican food! Sharyans Audeus, ground Floor, diagonally opp. Yashraj Studios, Fun Republic Cinema Lane, Andheri (W).

Sep 19-23: This weekend, head over to Worli for the Nehru Centre’s 8th Theatre Festival that will showcase classical theatre from as far back as the 7th century! See ticket details here.

Sep 19-24: Dine with Art as LPQ Colaba turns into an art space, with the works of Jaya Lamba. Plus, there’s a special 4-course set menu available for Rs 1,000 +taxes. Le Pain Quotidien, Appollo Bunder, Colaba. See their Facebook page here.

Sep 19-26: Bringing together a stellar list of classical dancers and choreographers, the sixth year of the Nakshatra Dance Festival at the NCPA will showcase traditional dance forms, as well as host workshops around related topics. See here for ticket details.

Sep 20: This Saturday head to Indigo Colaba for #RewINDIGO!  DJ Jack will be spinning everything from the 70's through to the 90's. Groove to the sounds by Queen, ABBA, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, KC and The Sunshine Band and others.Indigo, 4, Mandlik Road, Colaba, call 66368999.

Sep 20: Go ‘Downtown Grunge’ this Saturday at The White Owl with DJ La Rossa a.k.a. Yash Pariani taking over the consolewith a selection of electronic beats. The White Owl, One Indiabulls Centre, Tower 2-B Lobby, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel (W), entry strictly by guest list. For reservations, call 9920324487 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sep 21: Head over to Boveda this Sunday and catch The Big Sunday Chill featuring Lynston  + Kalee +Orbs and Zen with their mad mixes of tech house music. Boveda, G04, Morya Landmark One, off New Link Road, near Infiniti Mall, Andheri (W) Call 67080858, Entry: Free, 6 pm onwards.

Sep 21: Catch The Last Parsi, stand up comedy by Danesh Irani at NCPA, Nariman Point, NCPA Marg, 7 pm onwards, tickets at Rs 300-1,000.


 
Do This Weekend: Nakshatra Dance Festival
Thursday, 18 September 2014 10:11

 

Crowded club + blaring music =natya cup of tea?

We suggest doing this instead over the weekend:

Bringing together a stellar list of classical dancers and choreographers,  the sixth year of the Nakshatra Dance Festival at the NCPA will showcase traditional dance forms, as well as host workshops around related topics.

Catch Sharmila Biswas and the OVM Ensemble perform Chaturvidh, a story of the unattainable (we’re thinking of you); a two-day workshop by stalwart CV Chandrasekhar; a performance of Panchamahabhutam, that will explore the philosophy of the five elements; and even a combined Kerala art form performance with Kathakali and Mohiniattam.

Getting There: The Nakshatra Dance Festival will be at The Tata Theatre at NCPA, Nariman Point from Sep 19-26. See here for ticket details.

 
Event Roundup: Sep 12-14
Friday, 12 September 2014 10:53



Sep 7-13: Sample up some fun Moroccan cuisine as part of the Culinary Adventure Series at The Daily! Head over for yummies like the Charmoula Lamb Chop with Couscous, Pomelo and Quinao Salad. The Daily, Ground Floor, Behind Shoppers Stop, S.V Road, Bandra (W)

Sep 12: Catch Bhavishyavani Future Soundz’s underground beats at the Friday Bar Night at Guppy Pop Up, Olive Mahalaxmi, Mahalaxmi Race Course. RSVP at 40858585 for the guest list, 10 pm onwards.

Sep 12: Watch amateurs shine bright under the big lights at The White Owl’s Open Mic Night on Friday. Expect Stand-Up (English & Hindi), sketch, improv, rap and music at The White Owl, One Indiabulls Building, Tower 2, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, tickets at Rs 200 with a Rs 100 registration fee.

Sep 13: This Saturday, Madoc’s pop and funk music will mix with multi -percussionist Jonqui’s beats at Li Bai, Palladium Hotel, Lower Parel, Rs 5,000 for a couple and stag (full cover), call 6162 8000 , 11 pm onwards.

Sep 13-14: Catch The Buckingham Secret, a play about the royal family and their royal secrets, directed by Meherzad Patel, starring Sabira Merchant, Danesh Irani, Nauheed Cyrusi and others, 7 pm onwards, Tata Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point, tickets at Rs 360-2,000, available on http://www.bookmyshow.com

Sep 14: Head over to the Hive this Sunday for a workshop on the spoken word and performance poetry by Rochelle D’silva, call9920634651 to register, The Hive, 50 - A, Huma Mansion, opposite Ahmed Bakery, Chuim Village Road, Khar (W), see details here.

Sep 14: Catch eight bands at the crowd funded concert Control Alt Delete with Bombay Bassment, Spud In The Box, I am Bliss, The Vinyl Records and others. Blue Frog, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Lower Parel, 5 pm onwards, see details about the event and how to contribute here .

Sep 14: Oh:cha joins the list of live gig city venues this Sunday with Faizan Hussain and Mihir Ganatra kicking off their dulcet nights! Oh:cha, Mathurdas Mills Compund, near Blue Frog, call 24939310, 4pm onwards, entry free.

Sep 14: Cure your weekend hangover with the Irish Hash this Sunday.  The Irish House, in collaboration with the Bombay Hash House Harriers  will assemble at 5 pm at the Kalaghoda branch for an hour long run and hit the pub post that for beer and food. Participants can enjoy 20% off on food. Registration fee: Rs 50, email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to sign up.

 
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