Things to do: Parsi New Year and Laughter Riots

Hey folks! Look forward to Parsi New Year celebrations, Sri Lankan delicacies, jazz nights, and lots of laughter in this week’s things to do. Stay in on it.

Food and Nightlife

18th August – Celebrate Parsi New Year at Farrokh Khambata’s restaurants as he introduces special feast options of traditional Parsi cuisine this Sunday. Head to the Café at NCPA for a buffet dinner that costs Rs. 1,250 per head and includes dishes like achar, saria, rotli, patra ni macchi, jardaloo sali chicken, kid ghosht and lots more. Reserve a table from 8 pm onwards by calling on 022 22821212.

Farrokh also has a delightful lunch planned at Umame on Sunday with traditional Parsi dishes. It costs Rs. 1,100 per person and is on from noon till 3:30 pm. Call on 022 61110303 to make reservations at Umame. Joss too will offer special take away options for Rs. 950 and Rs. 850 for non-veg and veg Parsi meals respectively.

18th August – JW Marriot is also having a special brunch buffet of authentic Parsi cuisine on Sunday at Lotus Café. Celebrate Parsi New Year by indulging in signature dishes like chicken farcha, patra ni macchi, sali murghi, sali boti and more. The brunch that starts at 12:30 pm costs Rs. 2,300 without alcohol and Rs. 3,300 with alcohol plus taxes. For reservations, call on 022 66933344.

Till 18th August – Enjoy the Sri Lankan Food Festival at The Lalit Mumbai in their 24 Hour Café. A variety of authentic dishes will be available at their dinner buffet prepared by Sri Lankan masterchef – Duminda. The buffet costs Rs. 1,699 plus taxes and you can call on 022 66992222 for reservations.

16th August – Head to Indigo in Colaba tonight for an easy evening of jazz music from 8 pm onwards. Nigel Rajaratnam, a multi instrumentalist, singer and song writer will juggle between the saxophone, guitar, flute and more while playing a few of his latest works. Enjoy this soulful music with signature drink specials. Call on 022 66368999 for reservations.

16th August – Bar and restaurant Amadeus presents Bar Night today with DJ PS on the console. Groove to a mix of commercial house, pop and retro tunes, while sipping on drinks that are on special offer: buy 2 get 1 free beer, buy 1 get 1 free flavoured kamikaze or tequila shots and more deals. Entry is strictly by guestlist only so call on 8976040121 to RSVP.

18th August – Enjoy a a Balagan brunch powered by Seven Islands at Cheval in Kalaghoda this Sunday as they bring together live musicians, electronic dance music and trend setters for a great afternoon. The brunch is on from noon till 4 pm and costs Rs. 2,500 for unlimited food and alcohol inclusive of taxes. There will be a post brunch party at the venue, which can be entered by guestlist only. Call Devina on 9819294543 for entry.

Events and Shows

16th, 17th, 18th August – Homegrown Comedy India is presenting Anuvab Pal’s ‘The Nation Wants to Know” this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at NCPA Experimental. From 8 pm onwards, laugh hysterically as this stand up comedy act will give you jokes on the pitfalls of being Bengali, Doordarshan insights, British accents and lots more. Of course, Arnab Goswami jokes will be a part of it, because the nation really wants to know what’s going on! Tickets are available on Book My Show.

17th, 18th August – This week, Canvas Laugh Factory has stellar performances, one of which is Marina, The Little Mermaid. This broadway styled musical adaptation of the little mermaid will be a visual delight with elaborate costumes, original music and dances and a story that will keep you glued to your seat. The show will start a 2 pm on Saturday and costs Rs. 850 per person. Tickets are available on Book My Show.

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