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Weekendguide: Laugh, Music and food



Varanasi Food Festival

What: Savour a delectable vegetarian menu inspired by the sacred city of Varanasi at Kangan.

Relish dishes like Akhada Chole Palak, Dum Aloo Banarasi, Dahi ke kofte etc. as we recreate the serene experience of sitting on banks of the Ganga and enjoying the view.

When: Oct 12 – 25, 2016

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

Contact: 7738533012

Food for Thought

What: A Sunday lunch pop up that offers a healthy wholesome home cooked feast of Awadhi non-veg cuisine. Kebabs, Kormas with a twist of continental salads and desserts are awaiting you, along with vegetarian specialities from western Uttar Pradesh. Popping alongside is a home decor exhibit curated by award-winning film set designer Aparna Raina. It is a 5-hour long buffet-style pop-up in an exclusive space – seatings available on first come first serve basis or call on teh number below to make reservations. Tickets: Rs 1250.

When: Oct 16, 12:00 PM onwards

Where: Harkat Studios, Bungalow No. 75, JP Road, Aram Nagar Part 2, Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai

Contact: 9820048068


What: October can’t get better without a beer! The Beer Cafe brings the kegs of happiness for all the beer lovers out there with exciting offers on beer buckets and steins. Pair your favourite frothy mugs of beer with the delicious bites of German cuisine. Taste the delectable bites of Chicken Nuremberg or German styled smoked cheese sausages and garlic Krakauer originally from Munich on your platter. The menu makes a sizzling combination with a glass of German beer, specially flown in from the country for this festival.

When: Till Oct 31, 11:00 am onwards

Where: The Beer Café, Shop 6-7, Ground Floor, Cambata Building, 42,Maharishi Karve Road, Churchgate, Mumbai


Bazaar & Blingetc-week-splurge

What: From the thrill seekers to those who prefer a gentler pace, there’s something for everyone at the upcoming edition of the Bazaar & Bling! You’ll find quirky products like Home decor, Clothes, Shoes, Bags, Bath and Body, Accessories, Stationery and lots more interesting finds at the Bazaar & Bling. This year’s Bazzar & Bling will also feature several fun activities for all ages. There will be fun sessions of origami making, pottery, sculpting, painting among others. Don’t forget to avail complimentary Nail Art, Spa and Foot Reflexology sessions.

When: Oct 15, 11:00 am to 8:00 pm

Where: Candies, 5AA Pali Hill, Next to Learners Academy School, St Andrews Road, Bandra West, Mumbai

Contact: 022 26424124

Festive themed flea market

With the onset of festive season, most people have begun thinking about expanding their wardrobes or purchasing things for their homes. Flea- Fly- Flu is a fun filled ethnic themed flea market which is all about celebrating the festive season for three days. With a festive ambience featuring over 44 pop up stalls and 55 vendors and panning décor, clothes, music and F&B you will be mesmerized with the things in store. Watch out for arts & crafts, handcrafted Mojaris, LED Light décor, Jewellery inspired by Tribal designs, Diwali special designer Rangoli and Diyas , Handcrafted designer footwear and bags, Innovative new age gifting merchandise and more. As the evening sets, engage yourself in rustic folk art music performances by Langa party, Kalbelia folk dance, an enchanting puppet show of Rajasthan and a magic show that will take you into the world of illusion and add a creative vibe to your presence. Entry: Free.

When: Oct 14 – 16

Where: High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel, Mumbai

Contact: 022 43339994


Paddy Fields 2016

Paddy Fields is India’s first ever Folk and Fusion music festival. Fuelling the burgeoning revival of the evocative music, Nesco brings to audiences, folk music in its modern day context so as to enrapture the music lover as it transforms from traditional to modern through fusion. Coupled with a vibrant festival feel, Paddy Fields will also feature an eclectic gastronomic experience, curated around the fusion theme. The exclusive seated event will see celebrated artists like The Colonial Cousins, Mame Khan, Gangadhar and Tulika, Papon, Chaar Yaar, Dhruv Voyage, The Nooran Sisters and Salim and Sulaiman take to the stage over the stirring two-day weekend. For tickets, visit:

When: Oct 15 – 16, 6:00 pm onwards

Where: Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre, NSE Nesco Complex, Hall 7, Off Western Express Highway, Mumbai

Soul Music Concertetc-week-music-soul-concert

What: Music is enriched by soul music in several ways. Soul is special because it tells you about grace and mercy. At other times it tells you the singer’s or a period’s testimony. In all you get a taste of how their life has been blessed, touched or uplifted due to the words, meaning and symbolic language. Vocalist Samantha Edwards, backed by her very talented band, brings to life the incredible works of Yolanda Adams, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Bill Withers, Al Green, Stevie Wonders, Otis Redding and many others. Tickets: Rs 500 onwards.

When: Oct 15, 7:00 pm

Where: Tata Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point, Mumbai

Laugh Ride

Swipe Right

What: Between lousy remixes and heart-shaped gift hampers, you would think cupid would have checked in to rehab by now. But there is a sucker born every minute and we are all suckers for love. And fairness creams. But mostly love. Love is not dead but it has to somehow survive promotional gimmicks and matrimonial websites. For those not buying into chastity rings and tour packages, we present Swipe Right – an hour long special on love, fairy tales and the scary truth somewhere in middle. Featuring SnG Comedy’s Kautuk Srivastava, Chalta Hai Comedy’s Punit Pania and RJ Sucharita Tyagi, this show is the least sappy thing you can do this weekend without crying yourself to sleep, again. Between blue ticks and right swipes lies a bold new idea of love. And it’s best experienced live. Tickets: Rs 350.

When: Oct 16, 8:00 pm

Where: 50-A, Huma Mansion, Next To Ahmed Bakery, Chuim Village Road, Off Union Park, Khar West, Mumbai