The Great Indian Kabab Festival
What: Embracing the true flavours of North India, Copper Chimney is hosting ‘The Great Indian Kabab Festival’ with a variety of kababs specially prepared in Indian spices, herbs, and garnishes, this festival is truly a grand ‘desi’ treat. The ‘The great Indian Kabab Festival’ will give you an authentic taste of Kababs throughout the month. Choose from vegetarians and Non-vegerterian Kababs like ‘Kashmiri Paneer, ‘Sialkoti Aloo’, ‘Dilli ki lal tikki’, ‘Masala Tandoori Wings’, ‘Nimbo Mirch Macchi’, and ‘Baluchi Chicken’ et al. Cost: Rs 1400 for two (excluding taxes).
When: On till Feb 25, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 12:00 midnight
Where: All Copper Chimney outlets in the city
Year Of The Rooster
What: This Chinese New Year, celebrate the Year of the Rooster with a limited edition menu, exclusive cocktails and desserts at Hakkasan. Begin the celebrations with the Waltzing Collins cocktail featuring the Asian spirit sake, as well as Chinese New Year fruits like mandarin, which symbolizes luck for the New Year. The cocktail will be decorated with a striking golden rooster to celebrate the Chinese zodiac inspired by the ‘waltz’ that the rooster performs whilst trying to attract a female. Guests will receive the Fortune tale for the Chinese New Year feast, a traditional Chinese prosperity salad that is tossed together at the table in front of the guest featuring roasted chicken, passion fruit and cress. Cost: Rs 3250 plus taxes per person.
When: On till Feb 11, 12 noon – 1 am
Where: 206, Krystal, Waterfield Road, Linking Road, Bandra West
Contact: 022 26444444 (reservation required)
Gypsy Travel Festival
What: High Street Phoenix will hosting a curated travel festival Gypsy Travel Festival 2017 at the Courtyard which is a potpourri of travel, culture and street food from around the world. The festival brings together some of the biggest organizations, brands and opinion leaders from the travel industry to make travel a par for the course in your daily lives. Try lip smacking street food from around the world such as Sabich (israel), Falalef in Pita Israel), Taro Chips with Miti Sauce (Fiji), Slow cooked fijian Chicken and Coconut Rice (Fiji), Satay Chicken (Malaysia), Poutine (Canada).
With some of the best World Tourism and international Tour companies putting up stalls and helping you out to plan your travel plans for this year, Tourism Fiji will showcase Meke, a traditional dance performance by the Fijis. Israel too, has something in store for the visitors. Witness an interesting Culinary Masterclass in Israeli cooking session with Chef Mosheshek from Moshe’s who will showcase the recipes of traditional Israeli food.
When: Jan 28 & 29, 11:00 am onwards
Where: High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel, Mumbai
Lok Gatha – Snakes in Indian Folk Culture
What: NCPA presents a talk by IIa Arun giving glimpses of Rajasthani Kalbelia and Nag Mantri ka Jagran. This is the first presentation in the series of the folk dance platform – Lok Gatha. Based on the theme of snakes, the dance form Kalbelia, which is a part of UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list, and the Nag Mantri ka Jagran will be showcased. The evening will be guided by eminent Rajasthani folk singer Ila Arun in association with an expert from Lokkala Academy, University of Mumbai. Proficient in folk traditions, Arun will be taking us through the different folk tales of India in which snakes play a pivotal role.
Both the traditions, Kalbelia and Jagran, are performed in honour of Lord Shiva. As a part of the Lok Gatha platform, there is a traditional Warli painting workshop for children and adults exploring the theme of snakes and peacocks. The workshop will help participants learn the origin of the world-famous Warli painting and its illustrations. Fees: Rs 1000 (including materials).
When: Jan 29, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm (workshop); 7:00 pm (talk)
Where: Experimental Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point
Bombay Beard Club Launch Party
What: After the successful inception of Bangalore Beard Club – India’s 1st Beard Club, they are proud to announce the launch of their second chapter – Bombay Beard Club. Inviting all bearded men and beard lovers to come join them and be a part of the offline community they are building. There will be some entertaining games to be played and prizes to be won. Along side having fun they raise funds for Men’s Prostrate Cancer and Health in general. So you party and charity at the same time. Dress code – Smart casuals. Entry – Bearded Men – Rs 1000 (includes one beer and one appetiser). Ladies – Just come along with your beard mates.
When: Jan 29, 8:00 pm
Where: The Barking Deer, Mathuradas Mill Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai
Music & Dance
New Music from the Ends of the Silk Route
What: A presentation by Aga Khan Music Initiative’s All-Stars Ensemble on the theme of “New Music from the Ends of the Silk Route”. This six-artist line up brings together some of AKMI’s most beloved artists-performers from Afghanistan, China, Italy and Syria- for a performance arranged for a unique combination of instruments which represent the Eastern and Western ends of the historical Silk Route as well as ancient and contemporary musical cultures.
When: Jan 28, 6:30 pm
Where: Royal Opera House, Charni Road, Mumbai