From MMA fight nights to stand up comedy, we scout out the best of what’s happening in Mumbai.

The Farmers’ Market Starts On Oct 12
Monday, 08 September 2014 10:48

While you wait for the next season of your favourite TV show, know this: Season VI of The Farmers’ Market starts on October 12. Organic (couch) potatoes, start stretching!

Slated for 21 Sundays at Maharashtra Nature Park, the market like always, will feature organic food stalls and eco-friendly products. If you want to participate or collaborate with the good folks behind this initiative - they’re even looking for musicians and stand up comics – email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

See you then, (f)arm candy!

Getting there: The Farmers’ Market starts on October 12 at Maharashtra Nature Park, Dharavi, call 9820089378 / 9819852266.

Event Roundup: Sep 5-7
Friday, 05 September 2014 10:58

Sep 5: Catch Frisco Feat. SeQu3l + Vinayka who will combine tech, progressive and trance elements at Boveda, G04, Morya Landmark One, Off New Link Road, Near Infiniti Mall, Andheri (W), 8pm onwards, call 67080858, entry free.

Sep 5: One of the busiest DJ’s in the country, Anish Sood will perform today at 10:30 pm at Blue Frog, Mathurdas Mills Compound, Lower Parel, see more details here.

Sep 6: Catch the best of Latin dance and house by DJ Ashwin Mushran, with  fun bar snacks to nibble on and South American themed drinks! Say ole at Indigo, 4, Mandlik Road, Colaba, call 66368999.

Sep 6-7: Loosely based on the history of British India, The Empire is stand up comic’s Anuvab Pal’s solo show. A comedy rock concert with hilarious sketches, we already like the sound of this. Dance Theatre Godrej, NCPA Nariman Point, NCPA Marg, tickets Rs 600, 7:30 pm onwards.

Sep 6: Catch author, mythologist and illustrator Devdutt Patnaik talk about Myths being subjective truths as part of Junoon’s Mumbai Local series at MCubed library,  Princess Building, Near Bandra Gymkhana,, D'Monte Park Road, Bandra (W) at 6pm. Pre-registrations at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sep 7: Mamagoto has introduced a new cocktail menu and bar nibbles at their branches. Choose from kaffir lime leaf infused in silver tequila, thyme infused with dry gin and more! Available at all outlets. Timings: Bandra, Andheri, Kalaghoda 12pm to 12.30 am and R City 12 pm to 11.30 am

Sep 7: The Hive has collaborated with Cineplay, a union of cinema and theatre founded by Subodh Maskara and co-founded by Nandita Das that screens theatre performances. Catch their first screening of Siddharth Kumar’s The Job on Sunday at The Hive, Huma Mansion, Chuim Village, Bandra (W), tickets Rs 250, see their events page here.

Sep 7: In this month’s Prithvi’s Chai & Why, TIFR will create accessible discussions of interesting scientific issues. Conducted by Prof. Shobhona Sharma, a researcher in the Department of Biological Sciences, TIFR, Mumbai, the session  will be about the battle against malaria between man, mosquito and parasite and whether a malaria vaccine is in sight. Entry free, 11 am onwards,  Prithvi House, Prithvi Theatre, Janki Kutir, Juhu.


Catch Kalki's Monologue On Womanhood
Thursday, 28 August 2014 16:26

What: Monologue: Kalki, A Solo Act On Womanhood at Canvas Laugh Club, 3rd floor, Palladium Mall, Lower Parel, Rs 600 per ticket, booking details here.

Why: Whether you’re the bra burning type or not, you should catch Kalki’s monologue that will cross reference history and mythology to illuminate the role of a woman in today’s society. Tickets are already on sale and proceeds for the event will go to Give India.

When: September 4, 7pm. Good luck-shmi!

Surf Classic & Music Festival: Covelong Point
Thursday, 28 August 2014 15:02

What: Surf Classic and Music Festival, Covelong Point, Kovalam village, near Fisherman’s Cove, ECR, off Chennai. See their website here, music festival lineup here, sign up for the surfing contest here .

Why: Buoys and girls, go down south next month for Covelong Point, a fun Surf and Music Festival! Sign up to participate in the surfing contest, join in group yoga sessions or just head over for the music festival lineup that features Nischay Parekh, Kutle Khan Project, T.M. Krishna and others!

When: You need the Waikiki to your heart. From September 12-14, 2014.

Event Roundup: Aug 28-31
Thursday, 28 August 2014 12:24


Aug 28: Watch a screening of The Making Of Gandhi, a tribute to Richard Attenborough, at 6:30 pm at NCPA, Nariman Point.

Aug 28: Catch electro swing duo Madboy/ Mink tonight at Hard Rock Café, Sharyans Audeus, Fun Cinema Lane, Near Balaji Telefilms, Off Veera Desai, Andheri (West), tickets Rs 500.

Aug 28: Attend a Late Night Beer Session at Woodside Inn with food bloggers The Big Bhookad, Finely Chopped and others! Pay Rs. 995 for up to six beers from Gateway Brewing Company and Yeast India Company with unlimited food ! Woodside Inn, Colaba, 10 pm onwards, call 22025525.

Aug 28: Aqaba, Lower Parel, introduces Bottomless Thursday’s, starting today available all day, on a weekly basis. For people who like to start their weekend early, they are offering unlimited Sangria and Beer priced at only at Rs 875 all day, every Thursday, Club House, Level P5, Peninsula Business Park, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel.

Aug 28: Get up close but not personal with Spud In The Box at The Dome, Intercontinental, Marine Drive, tonight, 8pm onwards. For reservation call 39879999, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Aug 29: Catch National Award winning independent film 'Crossing Bridges' that’s releasing in selected cinema halls under 'PVR Director's Rare'. See ticket details here.

Aug 29: This Friday, The Guppy Pop Up at Olive Mahalaxmi plays host to Nina and Malika,  with their  new Deep/Tech House project. 10 pm onwards, RSVP -40858585 for guest list .

Aug 30: Head over to Indigo Colaba on  Saturday for The Indigo Drum Code with Mihir Ganatra playing deep house  & Faizan Hussain with unique percussions using multi instruments like Congas, Bongos & more! Indigo, 4 Mandlik Road, Colaba, call 6636 8999, 10 pm onwards.

Aug 31: As part of their new Culinary Adventures, the first week of September at The Daily will see a diverse French Menu such as baked ratatoulie, cordon blue chicken, flambe tenderlion, french onion soup and lamb bourguignon. Make your way to The Daily every Sunday to discover a new cuisine in the month of September!7 pm onwards, The Daily, Ground Floor, Behind Shoppers Stop, S.V Road, Bandra (W), call 9920446633.

Aug 31: Watch Ek Mulaqaat, a play about unfulfilled love and poetry starring Deepti Naval and Shekhar Suman, this Sunday at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan: Chowpatty, K.M.Munshi Rd, Grant Road(W),  book tickets here.


Be The Chef at Café Zoe!
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 11:14


After a delicious Season 1, One Night Stand Chef (ONSC) is back for a new run at Café Zoe. This fun culinary series invites and auditions amateur chefs to work with Zoe’s Chef Viraf in the kitchen for one night only. You get to create your own Very Specials Menu and watch customers eat a meal cooked by you.

We knew your spoon would be over the moon, so we bookmarked this news for you. Wannabe chefs, no matter what your day job is, you can apply for ONSC Season 2 now. You must be 18 years of age; must not currently work in a professional kitchen. You have to submit a quick presentation about you and why you want to participate, backed by a Café Zoe-style 5 dish menu that comprises two appetisers, two mains and two courses (choice of starter/main/dessert).

Good luck! We hope it’s love at first bite.

Getting there: Email applications to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with ‘One Night Stand’ in the subject.

SOI Concert Season Starts This Week
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 11:06


They’re Bach!

Boys and girls,  take note as the Symphony of India (SOI) orchestra concert season begins.  Starting on September 2 and going all the way up until the 25th,  the season at the NCPA will feature a lineup of stalwarts like music conductor Duncan Ward, pianist Cédric Tiberghien and violinist Alina Ibragimova, who will  perform classics by Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert.

Tickets are already on sale, so go ahead and book now. Cello, operator?

Getting there: SOI concert season at NCPA, Nariman Point. Sept 2-25, tickets for Rs 400-1600, see here for booking details

NH7Weekender #LineUp2014
Friday, 22 August 2014 14:57

What: NH7Weekender #LineUp2014, tickets available on, start at Rs 2000-Rs 4000.

Why: And the Moveable Fe(a)st is back! This year’s treats across Mumbai, Deli, Bangalore and Kolkata NH7 Weekender include super artists like English indie rock band The Vaccines, Bollywood composer Amit Trivedi, heavy metal band Fear Factory and comedy collective All India Bakchod, among others. See full line up for the annual music fest here. Mumbai folk, the good news is that the Pune line up is awesome, so no need to travel beyond.

When: Tickets go on sale today, August 22. Pune Weekender from November 21-23, 2014.

Event Roundup: Aug 22-24
Friday, 22 August 2014 12:14

Aug 22: In association with Shamiana Short Film Club, The Pantry has shortlisted four short films which will be screened tonight. These include My Friend Charlie Whight, Jump, Bingo Nights and Surviving a Funeral. The Pantry, Yashwant Chambers, Military Square lane, Near Trishna, Kalaghoda, Fort, 8pm onwards, entry free.

Aug 22: Head over to Boveda this weekend, with Friday Frisco feat. G.A.D plus Pskiblotter. Boveda, G04, Morya Landmark One, Off New Link Road, Near Infiniti Mall, Andheri (W), call 67080858, entry free, 8pm onwards.

Aug 22: Jazz fans, turn your attention to Jazzification, a concert that ‘jazzifies’  the tunes of the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Michael Jackson,and many more. Flautist Rajeev Raja will be accompanied by an array of stellar Jazz musicians such as Merlin  D'souza(Piano/Keys), Sanjay Divecha(Guitar), Karl Peters(Bass), Ryan Sadri and Rhys Sebastian(Saxophones), Karim Ellaboudi(Piano/Keys) and Ruben Steijn(Drums). 7:30pm, book tickets here.

Aug 22: Learn the nuances of Hula Hooping with Peyton. This class will focus on physical health, using a hoop on various parts of the body, while simultaneously encouraging participants to express their own unique dance style.The Hive, 50-A, Huma Mansion, next to Ahmed Bakery, Chuim Village Road, Khar (W), 7pm onwards, see here for tickets

Aug 22: Catch Junoon's Mumbai Local with painter, poet, and playwright Gieve Patel as he will attempt to identify ''the spark'' that makes the experience of any art such a special, unique thing. Somaiya Vidyavihar, Vidyavihar (E), entry free, 5:30 pm onwards.

Aug 23: Catch DJ Curly Teddy, along with Nigel Rajaratnam play their mix of electronica and jazz, at Arola  this Saturday night, 8 pm, JW Marriot Hotel.

Aug 24: Party all Sunday at The Little Door’s Sunday Karaoke Drunch with unlimited food, drinks and music! Rs. 793 + taxes (without alcohol) Rs. 1393 + taxes (inclusive of unlimited cocktails, beer and sangria). The Little Door, plot B31, Shree Siddhivanayak Plaza, off New Link Road (in the lane opp Citi Mall) Andheri (W), 10 am onwards, call 26732528.

Aug 24: Food bazar Bombay Local will see a new range of live food stations from Keralite delicacies, a salad bar and more this weekend. Tranceforme Under the Banyan, No. 36 Laxmi Mills Compound, Off Dr E Moses Road, Lane after Famous Studio (Shakti Mills Lane), Mahalaxmi, Mumbai.Entry free,  3pm onwards.

Advanced Booking: David Guetta In Delhi & B’lore
Thursday, 21 August 2014 11:24

Those willing to navigate throngs of dancing 18 year olds, you’ll probably be up for this: EDM artist David Guetta will be in Delhi and Bangalore this December. From the super team at OML (they also do NH7 Weekender),  the event is perfectly timed for the month when all your friends are in town and your feet are determined to dance.

Early bird tickets for the concerts will be available on their new ticketing platform on August 25 at an introductory price of Rs 2,500.

Bombay folk, If you’re in and around these cities, or just want to feel young again, go!

Getting there: Tickets available on August 25 on, Rs 2,500 per pass.

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