Things-to-do: Wine, Martial Arts and Rajasthan

Looks like this weekend is all about wine, food and Rajasthan; because there is a fun wine and food festival happening and a wine tasting dinner too. Also, view live Rajasthani performances and shows by the traditional Manganiyar and Lagna musicians. Spring Summer collections are being unveiled, and a T’ai Chi seminar will help you stay strong and hard to mess with! Also, if you love accessories, read InOnIt’s guide online jewellery shopping destinations. Stay In On It!


Food – Winesome Weekend

2nd and 3rd March – The Ramada Hotel, Powai is holding its first wine and food festival this weekend. Taking place at their poolside and lawn area, the space will be dotted with multicoloured tents, shady umbrellas and comfortable seating. Wine enthusiasts can look forward to interaction with wine sommelier Rakesh Awaghade, try a variety of Indian wines and Italian sparklers and indulge in a delicious spread of multi-cuisine gourmet dishes. Visitors have to pay Rs. 500 for entry, which includes tasting of ten wines and a souvenir wine glass. The festival will take place from noon to 10 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Call on 022 67776000 for inquiries.


2nd March – GourmetItUp is hosting a wine tasting and dinner event at Le Pain Quotidien, Colaba this Saturday. The wine tasting will include 5 unusual wines, which will be be paired with a variety of imported cheese, followed by dinner. The dinner costs 1,600 per person and starts from 7 pm onwards. View their website here to register.


Events and Shows – Relive Rajasthan

3rd March – Blue Frog will play host to Rajasthan Josh, led and directed by Chugge Khan, which is a collective of Manganiyar and Langa musicians from Jaisalmer and surrounding villages in the Thar Desert. Their music is mystic with ethereal desert sunds, a fusion of contemporary and traditional styles. Rajasthan lovers should go for this one to relive memories! The event takes place on Sunday, 9 pm onwards and costs Rs. 350 for entry. Call on 022 61586158 for bookings and information.


1st and 2nd March – Witness ballads, stories and songs from Rajasthan titled Living Traditions at a two-day festival at Experimental Theatre, NCPA. It will provide a glimpse into the myriad cultural forms, which have not been performed on the stage until now. Day 1 will feature the Manganiars with the kathas and ballads such as Dhola Maru, and day 2 will feature the Sarangiya Langas with the varta storytelling form of narration and song. It will also have unusual performances with wind instruments. The event costs Rs. 300 and Rs. 200. Visit NCPA’s box office here to reserve a seat.


Shops – Fashion Unveiled

1st March – Tonight, from 10 pm onwards, drink and dance at the club Amadeus in Nariman Point, and splurge at Pipa + Bella’s exclusive exhibition of trendy accessories. Aptly named Club Couture, the event will showcase the brands latest Spring Summer ’13 collection and you can even place orders on the spot. There will be a redeemable cover charge. It sure will be a stylish night tonight.


7th March – Design one is holding its summer edition of shopping exhibitions at Royal Western India Turf Club, Mumbai. The one-day exhibit will showcase Spring Summer ’13 collections of everyday wear and casuals, party wear and formals, jewellery, stylish accessories, sartorial shoes and house-proud accents for the home by various designers. The exhibit starts from 11:30 am and goes on till 7 pm on Thursday. The entry is free and open to all.


3rd March – Spend your Sunday indulging in affordable retail therapy at a fun garage sale called Mocha Trip at the Bandra outlet of Mocha Mojo. Choose from high street wear, silk shirts and ties, shirts for men, accessories, boots, bags, colourful mojris, quirky posters, computer games and books from noon till 3 pm.



2nd and 3rd March – Stay fit with a two-day seminar on T’ai Chi, an internal martial art and health exercise based on the ancient Chinese Tao Philosophy at the New Acropolis Centre in Mumbai. Learn joint loosening movements, spinal stretches, positive and negative Circles, and the T’ai Chi form Yulu. The training will cost you Rs. 2,800 and you can call on 9833033239 or send an email to to register. The seminar will be held at New Acropolis Centre, A-0 Connaught Mansions, Opposite Colaba Post Office, Colaba. Mumbai.

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