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Dessert Garden Edition 5

India’s Biggest Dessert Weekend is here to fulfil every dessert fantasy you have ever had! You ‘knead’ not worry about variety because we have loads of desserts to give you a sugar rush. 70 handpicked stalls of finger licking, drool worthy desserts to make this the sweetest weekend of 2016. Indulge in a variety of desserts from cupcakes, macaroons, brownies, crispy churros to cute little pie pops, donuts, pancakes, cheesecakes, gourmet ice-cream sandwiches, fancy French patisseries, popsicles, ice cream sundaes. Entry Fees: Free.

When: Nov 19 & 20, 2:00 pm to 12:00 midnight


Venue: High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel, Mumbai

The Big Fat Greek Fest

What: Indulge in a culinary journey across Greece as Chef Stratos Tsiatmas from Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki presents the vibrant flavours of Greek cuisine. This festival is interspersed with a series of activities to offer a more immersive experience. Participants can also get a chance to engage in a hands-on Master Class with Chef Stratos to hone your culinary prowess (Nov 19).

When: Nov 18, 7:00 PM; Nov 19, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM; Nov 20 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Where: Hyatt Regency, Sahar Airport Road, Ashok Nagar, Andheri East, Mumbai

For reservations call: 022 66961624

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In an extended celebration of The World Diabetese Day, Hotel Marine Plaza brings to you a special menu for “The Diabetic Food Trail’. The menu is crafted by Executive Chef Kshitiz Shekhar, who also happens to be an expert dietician. Relish the diabetic food trail A La Carte menu with sugar free deserts and nutritious dishes. The menu includes soups like Minestrone A la Genovese & Chicken Asparagus Soup.

Healthy salads like Salata Eliniki & Grilled Pesto Chicken Salad. Some quick bites like Achari Mushroom, Tandoori Shashlik , Ajwaini Fish Tikka & Spanish Chicken. The main course consists of Steamed Tiger Prawns, Jerk Chicken, Nadru Palak, Baingan Bharta & Peshawari Chole.  You can also enjoy sugar free deserts like Pannacotta & Molten Lava Cake.

When: Nov 30, 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM (Lunch); 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM (Dinner)

Where: The Bayview, Hotel Marine Plaza, 29, Marine Drive, Mumbai

For Reservation call: 022 22851212

Attend

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What: Over 130 celebrated writers and thinkers from over 30 countries will converge at Mumbai’s biggest international literary festival – Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest. Among the illustrious first line-up for the 7th edition of the festival was Amitav Ghosh (who will be receiving the Tata Literature Live Lifetime Achievement Awards), and Congress MP and author Shashi Tharoor. Held simultaneously across two iconic cultural venues – the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Nariman Point and Prithvi Theatre, Juhu – the four-day festival will also feature Frank Moorhouse, Ma Thida, Sanjaya Baru, P. Chidambaram, Jairam Ramesh, Girish Karnad, Anuvab Pal, Keki Daruwalla, Kiran Nagarkar and Jayant Narlikar, among others. Legendary lyricist and poet, Gulzar, and the suave Indian film director and producer, Karan Johar, will lend the festival a flavour of Bollywood.

Plays, performance poetry, and storytelling with music will be an integral part of the festival. Workshops this year, curated for both adults and children, will feature international writers and poets undertaking sessions on fiction, theatre and poetry. For detailed schedule visit:  www.tatalitlive.in. Entry to the festival will be free and on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration required for workshops only.

When: On till Nov 20, 9:00 am onwards

Where: NCPA, Nariman Point & Prithvi Theatre, Juhu

Live Show Tour

Live Show Tour is a tour mainly made and designed for hardcore shooting fans and those who want to experience how a shoot is conducted. It is a very interesting tour not only for Indians but for foreign tourists as well. In this tour, all the visitors will be taken to a well-known national TV set, will get to experience live shooting, and will be escorted to a specially created studio. Here is a chance to see an entire set, along with the cast and crew at work. To book visit: bookmyshow.com.

When: Till Nov 30, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm & 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Where: Alfa Vista Tower, Ram Nagar, Malad West, Mumbai

Music & Dance

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What: Music connoisseurs will have a unique experience of listening to an energetic musical evening, when versatile singer Shankar Mahadevan will perform with a group of extremely talented musicians namely Purbayan Chatterjee (Sitar), Gino Banks (Drums), Satyajit Talwalkar (Tabla), Stephan Devassy (keyboard), Sheldon Dsilva ( Bass Guitar) , Gayatri Asokan ( Vocal), Rhythm shaw (Guitar)and Sridhar Parthasarthy (Mridangam). “Classical is Cool”, is a movement of a grass-root revival of classical music in our country and a renaissance of this great art-form. Tickets for the concert are be available on www.bookmyshow.com

When: Nov 18, 7:00 PM

Where: Nehru Centre, Worli, Mumbai

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What: The Beer Cafe’s Friday Frenzy is a day to look forward to enjoy music, beers and grubs. Hop in to enjoy a mesmerising experience with a performance by DJ Ruchir every Friday. The Beer Café aims to bring you the best live performances in the city and they have brought in DJ Ruchir. He has performed at Sahara star, J.W.Marriott, Hyatt Regency, Grand Hyatt among others. Enjoy your weekend with beers, grubs and fusion music.

When: Every Friday, Nov 18 onwards, 9.00 PM

Where: The Beer Café, Hotel King’s Place, 538, Linking Road, Khar West