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What: Marcus Leatherdale at the newly opened Matthieu Foss Gallery, ground floor, Hansraj Damodar building, Goa Street, Ballard Estate, entry free, prints start at 2,000 USD.
Why: Even though his subjects reinforce every cliché about rural India - cows and elephants, bananas and sadhus, ripped men in tiny loin cloths – this Canadian-born photographer knows how to wield a camera. His portraits are severe, sharp, spectacular – and all without the help of Photoshop. Read our full review here.
When: Exhibit opens today and runs through February 13.
What: Escobar, 4th floor, VN Sphere, opposite Shoppers Stop, Junction of Turner and Linking Road, Bandra (W).
Why: Sharing its moniker with the infamous Pablo Escobar, this expansive new rooftop bar is ready to get Bandra high. Slated to open next week, we got a sneak peak at the seriously awesome interiors: wooden paneling, plush white upholstery and swanky wall-to-wall bar. European (in particular Spanish) treats and elaborate cocktails are on the menu.
When: You want to praise the (drug) lord. bpb review out soon!
What: Quirky origami ornaments, call Avni Uchat 9321131122 / 9930334774, view portfolio here, order at least 5 days in advance, start at Rs 30 per piece.
Why: An electronic engineer with a penchant for paper folding, Avni makes intricate origami bunnies, dragons, toads, tulips, ashtrays, baskets, fans. Hail Creaser! Also part of the crafty trio is her mum and sis, who’ll come over to teach you the art if you have a group of five or more.
When: You want to pa(y)per view.
What: Bespoke ’60s fashion for men, The Glow Barn, level 2, Libra Towers, 70 Hill Road, opposite St Peters Church, Bandra, call 9967008525, start at Rs 1,500.
Why: Seersucker trousers, plaid shirts, dapper suits in periwinkle blue: rewind your style at this new store. Also try on their Jodhpur pants for kicks.
When: You’re up for retro knight.
What: Vegetarian and chicken Russian Kotleti, call 9819078365 / 26431784, 1st floor Silver Sand, Turner Road, next to HSBC Bank, Rs 18 per piece, free delivery in Bandra.
Why: Shabnam Merchant’s creamy, exotic cutlets are a far cry from your mum’s fried versions. Stuffed with cheese, vegetables and herbs, these are awesome for breakfast or as finger food.
When: You want the crème de la Kremlin.
Event Round-Up: Watch rock band Zedde perform at Gadda da Vida on Jan 15, Kite flying workshop at Big Red Tent on January 16, and Nikhil Chopra walks from Bandra to Colaba and back, sketching the things he sees from Jan 14 – 16.
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