Things-To-Do: Spook-tacular Halloween Nights

Halloween Special

Masks on, maybe a broom to pretend that you can fly on it anytime, a witch’s hat and green goblins. You’ll find all of this and more with Halloween specials on 31st October. Here’s what some of the restaurants have in mind.

Manchester United Cafe Bar – The cafe bar has a special buffet menu that features delicacies like Green Gobbler, Devil’s Fingers, Ghostly Greek Salad and Vampire’s Leg Stew among other twists to contemporary dishes. You can also enjoy unlimited IMFL as you groove to the tunes by the in-house DJ. The buffet is priced at Rs. 999 plus taxes.

Escobar – The restaurant is hosting a Halloween party from 9:00 pm onwards. Dress up in your creepiest attire and walk into Escobar where DJ Ruskin will belt out enigmatic music that will be accompanied by a live percussionist. Register by sending your full name to Mumbai@frenchtuesdays.com latest by 30th October.

F Lounge. Diner. Bar – Bring in this year’s Halloween in a fashionable way at F Lounge. Diner. Bar’s special theme of Glow in the Fashion Graveyard. Sip on special themed cocktails and feast on delectable creations by the chef. The party will start from 10:00 pm onwards. Contact 022 23696991. Cover charge is Rs. 2,000.

But before you get all pumped up for 31st October, there’s still a weekend to look forward to. The upcoming week will see the theatre adaptation of the famous book Tuesdays With Morrie, tribute to Whitney Houston and Jehangir Art Gallery’s diamond jubilee and offers on cocktails at the newly opened Beachcomber Lounge. All this and more in this week’s listing.

Events and Shows

26th October – Celebrate the life of one of the legendary vocalists Whitney Houston with NCPA through her songs, performed by the likes of Samantha Edwards, Dominique Cerejo, Suzanne D’Mello and more.

Tickets are priced between Rs. 300 and Rs. 1,000. Click here for more details.

27th and 28th October – If you’ve read Mitch Albom’s Tuesdays With Morrie, catch its theatre adaptation at Experimental Theatre on both days at 7:00 pm. And for those who haven’t read the book, the play is an autobiographical account of the journalist author and his sociology college professor where he recounts the time spent with Morrie Schwartz who was ailing from ALS. For more details, click here.

27th October – On the occasion of the diamond jubilee of Jehangir Art Gallery, Ustad Zakir Hussain will pay a musical tribute and will be accompanied by Ganesh Rajgopalal, Navin Sharma, George Brooks and more. The event will start from 7:00 pm and donor cards ranging from Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 3,000 are available at Rhythm House (022 43222727), NCPA (022 66223754) and Maharashtra Watch Co (022 66625661)

29th October – Watch American musician Max ZT perform on the Hammered Dulcimer, a stringed musical instrument with the strings stretched over a trapezoidal sounding board, at Sakshi Art Gallery. The performance will start at 6:30 pm that will be followed by an interaction with the audience. To register for the event, send an e-mail at asiasociety@asiasociety.org.

Food and Nightlife

24th to 31st October – Head out to Out of the Blue Bandra and Powai where the restaurant will be serving a range of international beers along with a separate food menu. Gulp down Murphy stout and the Brooklyn lager as you indulge in fish and chips, cheese burgers with beer soaked onions and more. The menu and the offer will be available from 7:30 pm onwards. Reserve a table by calling on 8879366201/ 022 25717344.

29th October to 6th November – The recently launched Beachcomber at Sun-N-Sand will be serving a cocktail free on the purchase of the first one. Spend your evenings as you sip some of the finest cocktails, overlooking the sunset.  The offer is valid every day from 4:00 pm to midnight.

Services

3rd November – Get access to the techniques behind street photography with a one-day workshop conducted by photographer Kaushal Parikh. The workshop will take place between 9:30 am and 6:30 pm and is priced at Rs. 3,500 (includes lunch). Seats are limited to 10 and interested participants can register by calling  9820855056 or drop an e-mail at raj@workshopbuffet.com.

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