Things-to-do: Deep Forest Live and Sufi Melodies

Our things-to-do this week is filled with interesting events to look forward to. A digital film festival for movie buffs, live performances for music lovers, a menu that has South Indian spices in international dishes (say what!), a chance to experience Mumbai’s natural beauty (yes, it exists) and lots more. Read on to get In On It. And if you’re planning something special for Valentine’s Day, read InOnIt’s guide for unique celebration ideas.

 

Food and Nightlife:

Till 17th February – Bombay Blue has launched its Anna Thomas World Café menu, which is a combination of rich spices from Southern India in mild international dishes to give it a desi twist. For example, the Mexican favourite Chimichanga gets a Chettinadu twist—succulent paneer is filled into a mini spring roll and served up with a chilli coconut dip. View Bombay Blue’s Facebook page here.

 

Events and Shows:

6th February – Grammy award winning music group Deep Forest from France will be performing at Blue Frog on Wednesday. Their sound has been described as ”ethno-introspective ambient world music”. Entry costs Rs. 700 and the performance will start at 10:00 pm. For more details, call on 022 61586158 or visit Blue Frog’s website here.

2nd February – Watch Dhruv Sangari and Rooh perform live at Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel and join a classical musical journey of Sufi and Qawwalis. The event starts from 9:00 pm onwards and costs Rs. 2,500 + taxes that includes food and beverage. Call Ravi Ranjan on 8108834111 to book your ticket.

 

2nd to 6th February – Experience a week full of new age cinema from all over the globe at 0110 International Digital Film Festival that commences on Saturday. The festival’s 5th edition would open with Keanu Reeves’ production Side By Side. In addition other movies showcased would be Oscar winning documentary Saving Face, The World Before Her, Playground Chronicles amongst others. Held at Whistling Woods International, Mumbai, the festival is free for all to attend and starts from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm. Call on 9167111606/ 022 30916000(6107) or view the festival schedule here.

 

Till 6th February – 22 year old Tanuj Bhramar is holding his first solo show of paintings at Hirji, Jehangir Art Gallery. He will be donating 20 percent of the proceeds to a Jharkand based NGO called Vikas Bharti that works towards the education of tribal children. Not wanting to categorize his paintings, this young artist has decided not to give his paintings any names, so as not to rob them of their essence. View his works here.

Shops:

2nd February – Le Mill is doing a one day sale at Ave 29 from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. Get 50% off on fashion apparel, accessories, decor, home furnishings and Furniture. For more details, call on 022 23804981.

 

Services:

3rd February – Join a Masterclass on Breads at APB Cook Studio headed by Saee Koranne-Khandeka. Learn to make Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls, Baguette, Olive and Sundried Tomato Pesto Bread, Brioche and Hot Cross Buns. The class will take place from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and lunch will be served. Call on 2242152799 to register.

Getaways:

2nd February – Hike along a nature trail to the highest point at Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Mumbai with Grassroutes. The tour costs Rs. 250 and you can register yourself by sending an email to events@grassroutes.co.in.

 

3rd February – Jumpstart is organizing a climbing and rapelling experience for the day for beginners that will take about 6 hours. Basic training and instructions will be given before the climb and it costs Rs. 600 while you have to carry your own breakfast or lunch. The session will start at the Borivali gate of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Mumbai. Call Ryan Thomas on 99202 63810 to register.

Contest Alert

Till 20th February – Participate in a youth digital photography contest with Urban Shutter and the winner’s picture will be featured on the cover of the upcoming Urban Youth India Report. Participants need to be between 18 to 32 years of age and the photographs need to be taken in rural or urban India. To know more on how to participate, click here.

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