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Weekend guide for this Diwali


Shamiana Night 

What: A serenading evening awaits you this festive season at Kangan. Savour a scrumptious Indian set meal crafted for the occasion with a live ghazal performance.

When: Nov 5, 7:30 pm onwards

Where: Kangan, The Westin Mumbai Garden City, International Business Park, Oberoi Garden City, Goregaon East, Mumbai

Contact: 07738533012

Diwali fusion Surprise 

What: Introducing a traditional twist this festive season. A fusion of Indian sweets in Western cakes. Brace yourself for the mouthwatering variety of Diwali sweets in cup cakes style. Lighten your taste buds with Diya Cupcakes at Rs 50 and at Rs 60, Gulab Jamun Lemon Cheesecake at Rs 150, Cham Cham Litchi Rose Cheesecake at Rs 150.

When: Till Oct 31, 10:30 am to 12:30 am

Where: Shop no. A & B, Ground Floor, Union Park, Off Carter Road, Khar West

Contact: +91 22-69996096

Diwali Brunch at Ruka etc-week-diwali-special-brunch

What: This Diwali, come and enjoy lavish spread of Japanese and Pan Asian delicacies at Ruka which includes a glass of red/white wine at Rs 1600 (all inclusive). Diwali brunch will include Sushi: Veg/Non Veg , Spicy peanut dumpling, Baby corn chilli honey, Raw papaya salad, Seafood chilli oyster, Veg Laksa soup. Main Course: Noniya curry fish, Prawns rending curry, kung pao chicken, veg penang curry, Veg pad thai noodle, Jasmine steam rice. End this scrumtious affair on a sweet note with Baked yoghurt (v), Fruit salad, Kiwi mousse, Cho cake (v) and many more from the long listed brunch menu list.

When: Oct 30, 12:00 till 4:00 pm

WHERE: 462, Ramee Guest Line, AB Nair Road, Juhu, Mumbai

Contact (for reservation): 7045593073 or 7045593077 or 9619462137

#OneDiyaFor campaign by Craftsvilla

What: With the onset of the festive season, Craftsvilla invites you to be a part of #OneDiyaFor campaign. During festivity of lights, Craftsvilla seeks your support for any cause close to your heart by lighting a diya at your home. The cause could be anything from praying for brave Indian soldiers or women empowerment or a simple wish for your true friend. The idea is to bring back the feeling of humanity among everyone. All you need to do is post your photograph along with your friends on social media tagging Craftsvilla or be creative and shoot a video with your message by lighting a diya.

Kindly spread the word and make it a success.

Magic of Science Carnival

What: With Diwali being just round the corner, EsselWorld, the country’s most popular and largest amusement park, is all geared up to make this festival of lights all the more special for its young guests. The theme park which has pioneered the art of providing edutainment, will be celebrating the ‘Season of Joy’ at the park with a ‘Magic of Science Carnival’. Through this unique initiative, EsselWorld aims to nurture the young minds by mingling entertainment with education.

When: Oct 28 to Nov 14

Where: Global Pagoda Road, Gorai Island, Borivali West, Mumbai

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What: Enjoy shopping from the festive collection of Kashish Infioré, a multi designer store at Hughes Road. The fashion emporium conducts a 7 days special Diwali exhibition from Dhanteras to Diwali where designer wear starts at Rs 5000. Housing to almost 80 designers from around the country, the store has bags, clutches and jewellery too.

When: Oct 24 to 30, 11 am to 8 pm

Where: 67, Hughes Road, Opposite Mercedes Benz, Mumbai

Contact: 022 23613111

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Halloween Science

What: Foggy Rings, Bloody Handprints, Screaming Cup, Melting Monsters – Halloween is the perfect time for oozing, bubbling, spooky science! Children celebrate Halloween by exploring the gory, the mystical and the bloody through science experiments. They dress up in Halloween costumes and have a spooktacular time! This workshop is conducted by Hands On which conducts specially designed experiential learning programs. For more details contact on the number below.

When: Nov 5

Where: Shop No. G-5 G-6, Ground Floor, Orchard Ave, Heera Panna Shopping Mall, Kopri Village Powai, MHADA Colony 19, Mumbai

Contact: 7045955507

Jitter + Praveen Achary

What: AFE Presents a very special Halloween with Jitter and Praveen Achary in association with antiSOCIAL. Two of India’s most prolific producers and DJs come together to spend an extra groovy, spooky, dancey and scary Halloween at AntiSocial, this Halloween. Spend this sinister occasion with Praveen Achary & Jitter as they spin some super bouncey tunes coupled with thumping basslines. Praveen Achary is well-recognised for his sets that are a unique combination of deep, tech and progressive house. He is also the founder of record label Juicebox Music, which caters to both homegrown and international house artists. Jitter began producing music in 2003 and has since worked with artists such as Anoushka Shankar, Cheb I Sabah, Karsh Kale and the Midival Punditz.Jitter’s influences come from a wide spectrum ranging from Indian classical to rock to electronica, psy, drum ‘n’ bass, techno and ambient. So put on your scariest outfits on, matched with your favorite dancing shoes, and get ready for one of Mumbai’s spookiest nights!

When: Oct 28, 10:00 pm onwards

Where: antiSOCIAL, Rohan Plaza, 5th Road, S.V. Road, Naer Ramee Guestline Hotel, Khar West, Western Suburbs, Mumbai

Contact: 022 65226324

Trilolly Halloween

What: Spooky times are ahead with mambo Jumbo at the end of October with DJ Swap and Dj Dash along with #BobbyK who are turning the tables to bring in Halloween. So how about you come Trick or treatin’ at Trilogy? Entry: Girls stags Rs. 1150 inclusive of taxes (2 girls are considered as stags); Guys stags not allowed; Couple Entry is Rs 2300 inclusive of taxes (without cover).

 When: Oct 28, 10:00 PM onwards

 Where: Trilogy Nightclub, Sea Princess, Juhu Tara Road, Mumbai

Contact (for reservation): 022 26469689