Weekend Guide: Moshe's in Bandra, travelling store, Dali-ghtful shoes & tune your gaydar.
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What: Moshe’s, 133 Hill Road, above Nature’s Basket, Bandra (W), call 26425555, Rs 700 per head.
Why: South Bombay’s towning glory crosses the Sea Link this week, bringing along beloved trademarks and also some new elements: nosebleed stairs, prawn curry and a not-so-hot seat. Read the full bpb review here.
When: You want an increased Band(ra)width.
What: ThE TrIbE’s travelling store at Flecks Studio, 416, Laxmi Plaza, above Cotton World, Laxmi Industrial Estate, Andheri (W), call 9930966499 or view the Facebook group here, clothes start at Rs 750, bags at Rs 1,000.
Why: Every month, this “anti-exhibition” will pop up at interesting city venues like offices, parks, and hair salons, featuring a bunch of cool buys. It debuts this Saturday at a film studio where pretty corduroy bags will sit on shooting cranes, ruffled tops will hang from light grids, and hand-crafted tissue lights will shine on production petis.
When: You want to style your frame. On Saturday, October 16 from 11 am to 8 pm.
What: Hay Festival of Literature & Arts, Kanakakunnu Palace, Trivandrum, Kerala, call Imtiaz on 9428280050 for more information or visit www.hayfestival.com, expected price per ticket Rs 100 – Rs 500.
Why: The guys behind Jaipur Literature Festival bring the Hay Festival (Bill Clinton called it “Woodstock of the mind”) to our shores for the first time ever, with talks by luminaries like Vikram Seth and Michelle Paver, William Dalrymple and Gillian Clarke. Add to that a line-up of musical concerts, royal venue, awesome beach and you’re guaranteed a bestseller!
When: November 12 -14; tickets go on sale in the next two days.
What: Suede men’s shoes at La Pasha, Crystal Shoppers’ Paradise, 24/33rd Road crossing, off Linking Road, Bandra (W), Rs 4,700.
Why: Much like Dali’s melting pocket watches, the surfaces of these grey suede shoes slant sideways, giving a sense of surreal to the soles. Dali-ghtful!
When: You want to feel out of (p)lace.
Why: Tune your gaydar for the city’s first queer book fair, where you can browse over 300 titles of fact and fiction on gay issues, get your hands on non-commercial novels, meet interesting people and even chat with some of the authors. Plus, bpb subscribers who make a purchase at the fair get Rs 100 off their next online purchase. Rainbeau!
When: Make gay while the sun shines from October 22 to 24, 1 pm to 7 pm.
Event Round-Up: Jalebee Cartel at Blue Frog from October 15-16; Oktoberfest at the Mahalaxmi Race Course on October 16 at 6 pm and 17 at 1 pm; Gallery BMB hosts a band of South-Asian Diaspora artists in A Place of Their Own.
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