The bond we share with our friends are unique, they are with us in every phase of life – good, bad and ugly. Friends are our partners in crime. Many times they are the ones who hold a mirror and are brutally honest. They help us to grow better as a human being. This Friendship Day, let’s celebrate with these souls who are blessings in our lives in a special and unusual way. Wondering how? Here we list five offbeat ways to celebrate Friendship Day with your best friends in Mumbai and make memories you will cherish forever.
Versova Social– For Speed Friendship
We have all heard of speed dating events happenings in various places during Valentine’s Day, but ever heard of speed friendship? Social in collaboration with Cuddll – has come together is celebrating the friendship day in a very unique way. Enjoy an afternoon interacting and mingling with 29 strangers through the Cuddll app with Versova Social as the meeting app. One can expect fun games, beer and snacks on the house for the participants.
When: August 5, 2018, from 4 pm to 6 pm
Where: Versova Social, Plot No B, CTS No. 1311/2, Savitribai Jyotiba Phule Rd, Juhu Versova Link Road, Andheri West
Drinkery 51 – For a pinch of nostalgia
Friendship Day is more than just sending WhatsApp forwards. This year, get your friends together and celebrate friendships like the good old days with your friends at Drinkery 51. The place will transform and take you back to the 90s over the Friendship Day weekend. Swoon to DJ Third Dimension’s evergreen numbers that got you grooving in your college days. Pick up small rivalries as you play X and 0, Name Place Animal Thing, Monopoly, Snakes and Ladders, WWE and UNO with your friends. Sign on tee-shirts, tie friendship bands and scribble your wishes on hands the old-fashioned way.
When: August 5
Where: Drinkery 51, 1st Floor, Vibgyor Towers, Opposite Trident Hotel, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East
Paint your Own Monsoon Ragamala – For your artist friend
Inspired by Megh Malhar, a Ragamala painting personifying monsoon, Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum is hosting a working based on the museum’s collection of Ragamala miniature paintings. Also get a tour of the Museum’s Ragamala collection to decipher their meaning and moods, and then paint your own Ragamala.
When: August 5 at 11 am
Where: Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, 91 A, Rani Baug, Veer Mata Jijbai Bhonsle Udyan, Dr Ambedkar Rd, Byculla East
Cost: Rs 200
Fluid Painting Workshop – For the inner artist
Also known as paint pouring, flow art, and liquid art, it’s a form of abstract art in which acrylic paints with a runny (fluid) consistency are used. The acrylic paints react with each other when combined together to make interesting and visually appealing motifs. The best part about this workshop is that it’s fun and that it doesn’t require any painting or drawing experience at all. All you have to do is pour the colour using a specific technique, match colours and you’re ready to take a beautiful art piece home! Join us for this paint-party where you can meet new people, socialize, have fun and learn something new.
When: August 5 at 3 pm
Where: Doolally Taproom, 10 A Rajkutir, E854, 3rd Road, Ram Krishna Nagar, Khar West
Cost: Rs 1,800
Laughter Therapy – For the much-needed laughter
Directed by Meherzad Patel, ‘Laughter Therapy’ features Mona Singh, Sajeel Parakh, Danesh Irani, Siddharth Merchant and Danesh Khambata. The therapy session will see a Hindu, Muslim, Christian, and Parsee walk into to help cope with various mental issues in their lives. The result is total chaos. The show gives a glimpse of the four religions in their domestic environment. Five actors play 35 characters in this play.
When: August 5 at 7 pm
Where: Royal Opera House, Girgaon
Cost: Rs 500 to Rs 2,000