Check out the best of what Mumbai has to offer this weekend
New in the City
>> Party games
The city’s first high-octane gaming bar and lounge, Play, combines gaming and clubbing. Indulge in games such as kings, beer pong, Black Jack and ice hockey to build an appetite, and then relish the wide range of food and drinks.
Where: Trade View Oasis Building, Kamala Mills, Lower Parel
Call: 022 3969 8484
>> India on a plate
Yiamas offers a six-course, pre-plated vegetarian meal that will combine classic Indian flavours with western culinary trends. Gorge on dishes such as paneer makhni bunny chow and Indian crepes, among others.
Where: Ambico Ice Factory, Cochin Street, Ballard Estate, Fort
>> An Italian in India
If you are craving authentic pizzas this monsoon, head to Francesco’s Pizzeria for prosciutto and arugula pizza, tartufo, and many others.
Where: Ray’s House, off Perry Cross Road, Bandra (W)
Call: 2651 7300
Weekend calendar: Check out the best of what Mumbai has to offer this weekend.
FRIDAY, July 29
>> Ishq Aaha
Experience love by attending a staging of one of the the greatest love stories from Punjab — Heer and Ranjha. A musical, the story will shed light on the lives of the titular characters and their associates, Sassi Punnu, Soni Mahiwal and Mirza Sahiban.
Where: Prithvi Theatre, Church Road, Juhu
Call: 2614 9546
Entry: Rs. 400 onwards
>> Swipe Right
Get your weekend dose of comedy with an hour-long sketch on love and fairy tales with a sarcastic and cynical twist.
Where: CLAP, A-Wing, opposite Infinity Mall, Malad (W)
Call: 6587 6777
Entry: Rs. 200
>> Short Film Night
Watch a series of short films from across the globe including Sabka Maalik Ek(a story about two migrants surviving the city of Mumbai, directed by Faizan Kareem), Daakiya Daak Laya, (a film on romance directed by Aakash Motiani), and Oscar- nominated Time Freak (a sci-fi directed by Andrew Bowler).
Where: The Pantry, Yashwant Chambers, Military Square lane, Near Trishna, Kalaghoda, Fort
Call: 2270 0082
SATURDAY, July 30
> Velvet Sessions
Catch the Bengaluru-based Opus Boys as they perform a mix of genres from retro to rock n roll, reggae, disco, EDM and more this weekend. Take your pick from an array of cocktails and indulge in a few signature dishes such as Malaysian sambal chicken and Vietnamese BBQ eggplant.
Where: Shiro, Bombay Dyeing Mill Compound, Pandurang Budhkar Marg, Worli
Call: 6651 1207
When: 9pm onward
>> Monsoon Forest Trek
Hike to the highest point of Sanjay Gandhi National Park .Enjoy the company of native flora and fauna, a rare occurrence in the concrete Mumbai.
Where: Sanjay Gandhi National Park, off Western Express Highway, Borivali (E)
Call: 2886 0362
Price: Rs. 750
When: 7am to 3pm
>> Brush with Art Galleries
Enjoy an art tour that will familiarise you with the art and architecture of south Mumbai. The walk will shed light on the artistic aspects of the iconic Asiatic library, Jehangir Art Gallery, Delhi Art Gallery, Kenneseth Eliyahoo Synangogue and National Gallery of Modern Art.
Where: Asiatic Library, Fort (assembly point)
Call: 96439 82934
Price: Rs. 880
When: 4pm (assembly time)
SUNDAY, July 31
FOOD AND DRINKS
>> Wag This Way
Participate in a fitness regime with your pet at a brunch party. Avail special treats for your four-legged friend with a five-course meal, grooming sessions, medical consultation and canine games, through the day.
Where: Bonobo, Kenilworth Mall, off Linking Road, Bandra (W)
Call: 2605 5050
Price: Rs. 1,000
When: 11am onward
>> Brunch with a view
Enjoy Sunday brunch with a side of live music and a view of the T2 airport. Indulge in dishes such as roast chicken, South African bunny chow plates and kadwa karel, among others.
Where: Toast Bistro and Bar, T24 Residency, Church Road, Andheri (E)
Call: 70459 02799
Price: Rs. 300 onwards
When: 12 pm to 4 pm
>> Art Jam
Bring out the artist in you as you socialise and meet new people, while munching on a series of appetisers. Whether you are an amateur or an expert; you will get a chance to create your own masterpiece in a relaxed environment.
Where: Todi Mill Social, Mathuradas Mill Compound, Lower Parel
Call: 96192 73009
Price: Rs. 1,500
When: 4pm onward
FROM THE PANTRY
For the next edition of From The Pantry, email us recipes made using AUBERGINE along with a high-res photo of your dish, a photo of yourself, along with your name, address and contact number at firstname.lastname@example.org. The best recipe wins an exciting prize. When: By August 2