Things-to-do: Stylish Cocktail Nights and Baking Festivals

This week, take your style quotient up a notch with a weekend champagne brunch and a mid-week night of specialty cocktails in a classy ambience. There are also baking and dessert workshops and comedy nights at different venues in Mumbai. Stay in on it and have a fun weekend!

 


Food and Nightlife


May onwards – Every Thursday, Hakkasan will host fashionable Ling Ling Nights with speciality cocktails and small eats. Put on your best heels and enjoy a stylish evening from 8 pm till 1 am, with the Dj spinning the best of world lounge music inspired by Hakkasan International’s Music Director, Michael Adam. The stylish dining space will turn into an even classier lounge every Thursday. Entry is restricted by invitation only and on prior reservation.


 

19th May – This Sunday, head to European restaurant The Pier for a Balagan Champagne Brunch that starts from noon till 4 pm. This ‘sundown party in style’ concept is their way of making Sunday afternoons fun and exciting, minus the late night queues and crowds. For Rs. 1,800 get unlimited food and drinks till 4 pm, and continue the partying till 8 pm. Try entrees such as mini beef sliders or mains such as Penne Arabiata. The brunch will also have live entertainment with DJs spinning a mix of electronic and commercial music, saxophone players, live singers and more, along with fun props to make your photo-opps interesting. For more details, call on 022 60660036 / 37.



 

May onwards – If you’re out for a quick bite in Lower Parel and want to dig into some delicious and affordable pizzas and pastas, then you’ll be happy to know Pronto has opened a new outlet at Kamala Mills. This quick service restaurant will have their signature pizzas and pastas along with salads, grilled sandwiches, wraps, baked dishes, main course and desserts. Address: Trade World ‘B’, Kamala Mills, Lower Parel, Mumbai 400013 Contact: 022 24914991 and 022 24914992







 

Dessert Workshops

18th May – This Saturday, learn to make eggless desserts such as apple pie, chocolate cake, peanut butter cookies and mango mousse by the expert chef of Pico Express in Ghatkopar. The class costs Rs. 500 only and begins at 3 pm. To book yourself a seat, call Sharan on 9169774761.

 



May to June – APB Cook Studio is organizing a three-month long Baking Festival wherein different themed workshops and courses will be held on the art of baking and patisserie. From creating Masterchef-inspired desserts, beginners classes for kids and men to bread making and eggless baking, there is something for everyone. The courses start from May until June 2013 and you can call on 022 42152799 or send an email to info@apbcookstudio.com for registrations.

 



Art

17th to 21st May – Gallery Beyond is hosting a first-of-its-kind temporal art intervention titled RESIST, which will bring together artists, musicians and fashion designers under one roof to showcase their works based on their opinions against gender-based violence and injustice. This collective protest in the form of art will take place at Gallery Beyond, 130/132, First Floor, Great Western Building, Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg, Fort. You can call on 022 22837345 for more details.

 



Entertainment

23rd May – Enjoy the Best in Stand-Up Comedy as The Comedy Store (India) Pvt. Ltd. hosts a show featuring 3 hilarious Indian comics at St. Andrews Auditorium in Bandra. On Thursday, get ready to let laughter take over with Rohan Joshi, Azeem Banatwalla and Anuvab Pal’s humourous repertoire. Entry costs Rs. 300 and the show starts at 8:30 pm. To book your tickets, call Book My Show on 022 39895050.



 

19th May – This Sunday, watch Mumbai’s first ever solo musical broadway comedy with veteran dancer/actor/ singer Delna Mody at Canvas Laugh Factory in Palladium. The Broadway Funnies will take place from 6:30 pm till 8:30 pm, where Delna will bring mature yet quirky humour to the stage with insane lyrics and tunes you’ll never forget. To book your tickets, call on 022 39895050.

 

Fitness

19th May – Be a part of an Aqua Zumba Party this Sunday at Celebrations Club in Juhu for a fun workout party session. Zumba master trainer Sucheta Pal will blend together  Zumba fitness with traditional Aqua fitness that will help in cardio conditioning, body-toning and will be very exhilarating. The session costs Rs. 600 for club members and Rs. 750 for non-members. To register, call on 919923203195 / 919923982896.

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