Things to do: Independence Day Celebrations

Hey folks! Let’s bring our patriotic spirits alive and celebrate Independence Day next week with some great things to do in the coming days to show our love for the country. Stay in on it.


Food and Nightlife

11th August – Starting this week, Woodside Inn Andheri is hosting its weekly ‘happy’ Sunday brunch from noon till 4 pm. Live grill stations, egg station, salads and breads, pastas and other delicacies can be savoured here. This is complemented by their unlimited supply of brunch cocktails, wine and beer. The brunch is priced at Rs. 850 for food + non alcoholic beverages, Rs. 1250 for food + beers, unlimited wine and sangria and Rs. 1650 for everything + cocktails. Call on 022 30932030 for more details.


9th August – Head to Bonobo in Bandra tonight and groove to beats by AFM and Pradeep Maharana. Kickstart your weekend with some pumping tunes. The event starts at 9:30 pm and you can call on 022 6055050 for details.


Events and Shows

13th August – This Tuesday, experience a Western Classical Vocal Concert at NCPA called Felicity’s Favourites. Dame Felicity Lott who studied singing at the Royal Academy of Music will be doing the soprano, while Maciej Pikulski will be on the piano. The concert starts at 7 pm and tickets cost Rs. 300 and Rs. 500. Call on 022 66223737 for booking details.


Independence Day

15th August – Enjoy a special Independence day brunch at Lotus Café, JW Marriott in Juhu on Thursday as treats from Kashmir to Kanyakumari make their way to your plates. Authentic street food like vada pav, dabeli, pani puri from Mumbai, Punjabi chhole from Delhi, Sambar dosa from the South and Awadhi delicacies such as nalli nihari from Lucknow are only some of the dishes in the extensive brunch menu. Indian beverages such as thandai and chhaas will be served along with cocktails such as cranberry mojito. The brunch costs Rs. 2,395 without alcohol and Rs. 2,995 with alcohol. For reservations, call on 022 66933344.


15th August – Experience nature at its best on Independence day on a one-day trek to Peb Fort on Thursday. Located at 2,100 feet and in the same mountain range as Matheran, the trek to Peb Fort is refreshing with a breathtaking verdant view in the monsoons. Call Life Away from Life on 022 66096693 / 9869158351 to book.


15th August – From 5 pm onwards, celebrate Independence Day at High Street Phoenix as they team with Jai Hind College to spread awareness against inequality. Students will showcase a performance highlighting the menace of inequality in our society through sketches and dances for their campaign ‘Talaash for Freedom’. Children from Akanksha Foundation will also present a rendition of the National Anthem at this celebration.


5th to 15th August – Courtyard by Marriott at Mumbai International Airport is celebrating Flavours of Freedom with authentic regional delicacies at Momo Café’s menu. Floral decorations, rangoli and other cultural representations will welcome you to the hotel. Different cuisines on different days will be available, like food from Tamil Nadu on 12th August, Delhi ki Galli on 13th August and the likes. For more details and reservations, call Rishi on 022 6136 9999.

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