New in the city
>> Mirabella, a quaint European-style café meets resto-bar, is now open. The restaurant offers international delicacies such as barely risotto, vegan dishes such as raspberry rose chia pudding, and an array of deserts.
Where: Remi Bizcourt, opposite Supreme Chambers, Veera Desai road, Andheri (W); Call: 96199 94288
>> Yet another Social outlet opens in Mumbai. Fun Republic Social in Andheri features the longest bar of them all. Its menu incorporates new additions like Disco Fried Egg Black Label butter chicken and pakoda party.
Where: Fun Republic, Shah Industrial Estate, New Link Road, Andheri (W); Call: 6022 6044
>> The newest Bar Stock Exchange outlet has quirky pieces of art, and booths shaped like tunnels. Its menu boasts of 165 items, including misal fondue and Kolhapuri chicken pizza.
Where: Kamala Mills Compound, C Wing, Trade World, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel; Call: 2492 5556
>> A new design studio and co-working space, Meuble, also features a café and library (open for public). Its co-working space has a private desk, a couch corner, and free Wi-Fi for people looking out for a different working environment.
Where: Unit 2A/2B, 2nd floor, building no. 11/12, Raghuvanshi Mansion, Raghuvanshi Mill Compound, Lower Parel; Call: 88797 78577
FRIDAY, JULY 8
>> Dance: BollyCircus: Dance the night away with a troupe of hoopla dancers, stilt-walking clowns, juggler’s and an acclaimed DJ from Dubai — DJ Shadow.
Where: Club Royalty, Krystal Building, Waterfield Road, Bandra (W); Call: 4229 6000; Price: Rs. 3,000 onwards; When: 10pm onwards
>> Workshop: The Arty Party Fridays: Explore your creative side by painting the city’s monsoon as you sip on a glass of wine. Artist Pissuwo will also be avaliable to answer any questions you may have.
Where: The Art Hub, Atria Mall, 3rd floor, Opposite Poonam Chambers, Dr AB. Road, Worli
Call: 6685 1179; Price: Rs. 1,000; When: 6pm to 8pm
>> Food and drinks: Eid Special: Celebrate the festive season at Chef Atul Kocchar’s first casual diner night. Dig into dishes like sop, murtabak, curry with roti prata and nasi biryani. For desert, enjoy Fijian Samai, among others.
Where: NRI, Maker Maxity, North Avenue 2, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (E); Call: 3000 5040
Price: Rs. 350 onwards; When: 12pm to 12am
SATURDAY, JULY 9
>>Theatre: Blame it on Yashraj: The play combines humour, emotions, music and dance. It is the story of a girl from a Punjabi—Bengali family. She is caught in the midst of her big, traditional family preparing for her marriage to a Muslim boy.
Where: Nehru Centre, Dr Annie Besant Road, Worli; Call: 2496 4676
Price: Rs.200 onwards;When: 7.30pm
>> Workshop: Cosplay: Spend the day in superhero land by participating in an interactive session about creating props for your favourite Marvel and DC hero. Learn to build items like Captain America’s cowl, or Batman’s helmet.
Where: Doolally Taproom, Dalia Industrial Estate, near Fun Republic, Andheri (W); Call: 99671 02143
Price: Rs. 1,000; Email: email@example.com to register; When: 11am to 3pm
>> Walk: The Fortress that Bombay Once Was: Participate in a heritage tour that will cover the Central Library, Horniman Circle, and Flora Fountain, among other sites. Hosted by architect and history buff Jaynish Shah, it will offer you the chance to draw a parallel between old Bombay and current-day Mumbai.
Where: Central Library, Town Hall, Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, Kala Ghoda, Fort; Call: 96439 82934;
Price: Rs. 770 onwards; When: 7am onwards
SUNDAY, JULY 10
>> Food and drink Early Morning Breakfast: Start your day right by digging into egg bhurji, vegan scramble tofu, and couscous upma. Pair them with beverages such as a banana honey shake, Oreo cookie shake, or a chocolate shake.
Where: Café Basilico, Bandra (W) & Colaba; Call: 2640 3333; Price: Rs.170 onwards; When: 9am onwards
>> Comedy: Project 420: Catch stand-up comedians Piyush Sharma, Varun Thakur, Navin Noronha, and Rahul Subramanian perform one-man sketches, unstoppable puns and more as they showcase their talents for 20 minutes each.
Where: The Jeff Goldberg Studio, Gazebo House, 133 Hill Road, Bandra (W); Call: 75069 06927
Price: Rs. 250; When: 8pm onwards
>> Talk: Savitri, Me and Much More: Actor and theatre journalist Sushama Despande will talk about her experience creating and conceptualising the play Whay Mi Savitribai, and her character in it. She will also talk about her connection with the other women saints of Maharashtra.
Where: Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Marg, Byculla (E); Call: 2373 1234
Entry: Free (Museum charges apply); When: 5pm