Things to do: Film Festivals and Extended Eid Feasts
Till 22nd October – One can never fall short of things to do in Mumbai city. For those who missed out on Eid celebrations and the delicious feast, head to Neel at Tote on the Turf in Mahalaxmi as Chef Mukhtar present to you a special Bakri Eid menu that is on till Tuesday, 22nd October 2013. The menu designed by him has handpicked lamb and beef dishes traditionally prepared by families, and every dish has been given a ‘Neel’ touch. Choose from delicacies like Gosht Baghdadi Sheek, Rampur ke Shami Kebab, Gosht Tawa Pasanda, Awadhi Shikari Korma and more. Don’t forget to try their Doodh ka Halwa! For reservations call 022 61577777.
19th to 21st October – Attend an International Theatre Festival at Sophia Bhabha Hall between 19th and 21st October called ‘Going Solo’. The first edition of the fest by Teamwork Arts will have theatrical solo performances, bringing together award winning productions from the acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It kickstarts on Saturday with three solo productions Adolf By Pip Utton (UK), Churchill By Pip Utton (UK) and At The Edge by Jailoshini Naidoo (South Africa). Tickets for the fest cost Rs. 750, Rs. 500 and Rs. 300 and you can buy them on Book my Show. View Going Solo’s website here.
25th October – Next Friday, join a unique cooking workshop on authentic Korean cuisine organized by Comida and Studio Fifieen. Yeo-kyung Lee will teach you a range of veg and non veg dishes that go beyond just beef bulgogi, along with a dessert called Hoddeok, a sweet pancake with brown sugar syrup filling. Learn to make Pajeon (green onion pancake), Bibimbap (one of the signature dishes in korea, rice topped with vegetables and meat), Yeonkeun Jorim (sweet soy glazed lotus roots) and more. The workshop will start at 3:30 pm and costs Rs. 1,500 per person. Call Roxanne on 9820862062 to register or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Till 19th October – Start your Diwali shopping by heading to lifestyle and fashion boutique SOBO as they bring to you the Festive Week till Saturday, 19th October. A bunch of fun brands such as Quarter Inch, Pesca, Metaphor, The Big Bag Theory, Princesse K and more willshowcase a collection of Indian and western wear, shoes, bags and accessories. The event is on from 10:30 am till 8 pm.
Address: SOBO, 1st Floor, Motor House, Hughes Road, Mumbai, MH 400007
Contact: 022 23612751
21st October – As the festive season looms over our head, shopping becomes a necessity. On Monday, 21st October, Pakistan born, Hong Kong based jewellery designer Maria Khan will be launching her festive collection. Alongside her elegant designs, Myoho will also showcase its Indian wear collection designed by Kiran and Meghna. The exhibit will take place from 4 pm till 7 pm.
Address: Melange, 33 Altamount road, Raj Mahal building, Mumbai
Contact: 022 23534492
Till 22nd October – View the works of artist Niki Hingad at Jehangir Art Gallery as she displays a new series titled Shunya till Tuesday, 22nd October. The concept of Shunya, or Zero, and the Buddhist concept of Nirvana, attaining salvation reflects in artworks. Her interpretation of nothingness being a constant will make you question ‘shunya’ or the void that exists in our lives.