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Thursday, November 29, 2018

#CollectforaCause Pop-Up

Back Alley, started six  years ago, by sister-duo Radhika Dhawan and Maya Bhogilal, is back. Radhika, a fashion enthusiast, and Maya, an events organiser, had closets oozing out and  decided to start Back Alley’s Thrift Shop with the aim of giving back to society. They say, “We #CollectforaCause, so perhaps someone else would appreciate those champagne flutes, plates, books, those six-inch heels! Beneficiaries are poor kids from St. Mathew’s High School and  Junior College, Malwani, Malad (W),and  BSPCA. Up for grabs, donated by well-wishers, are clothing items (labelled Armani, Tahiliani and Anita Dongre)  accessories (bags and shoes), décor and gifting items.

Where The Vintage Garden, Gurunanak Marg, Bandra West

When December 1 - 2, 11 am – 7pm

Children's literature festival

Peek A Book,  a literature festival for children, will be held  at the Royal Opera House with a carnival-like atmosphere. Children can choose from over 25 different sessions and there will be sessions for parents too.

The line-up features  award-winning authors and story-tellers like  TV personality Tara Sharma, Prerna Bagaria of Mann Mela, and actor Dhanendra who will put a folk twist on the Panchatantra. Peek A Book will also features sessions to include hearing and visually impaired children with Usha Venkatraman and Siddhant Shah.

Where The Royal Opera House, Mumbai

When December 8 | 10 am onwards

Entry  Rs 300

Connecting threads

Bhau Daji Lad Museum is showcasing textile practices, traditions and histories in contemporary Indian Art.  Textiles define culture through the relationship between body, cloth, selfhood, attire, identities and fashion. Textiles are inextricably linked to complex histories of legitimation and hegemony, colonial trade, industry, and the freedom movement. Juxtaposed with the collection, the exhibition re-looks at narratives invoked through artworks. It showcases  many forms of artistic practice that have approached the process of art-making by engaging ‘craft’ and ‘traditional’ practices, to address contemporary concerns. 

Where Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Rani Baug, Byculla 

When December 1, 2018 - February 17, 2019, 10 am to 5:30 pm.

Cook to impress

Rakhee Vaswani will conduct a  culinary workshop on fusion party appetisers at Bandra’s Godrej Nature’s Basket. Register for the workshop, and ring in the festive season with some lip-smacking appetisers for your family,  friends and  guests.

Where Godrej Nature's Basket, Plot No.29, 56 Hill Road, Next to Bank of India, Bandra West

When November 30 | 4:00 - 6:00 pm

To book your spot and register for the event, call 2642 1122

Christmassy  flavour

Join U.K.-born chef Anjali Pathak on Sunday at Flavour Diaries, as she welcomes foodies for the first of several Xmas baking classes. This Sunday, December 2, is the Xmas Baking Class for adults who will learn how to make Christmas Minced Pies (traditional fruit pies, entirely eggless and vegetarian); Gingerbread and Mulled Wine. (11.00 am - 1.30 pm.) Enjoy a complimentary glass of mulled wine.

Where Flavour Diaries 3rd floor, Rohan Plaza, 5th Road, Khar (W)

When Sunday, December 2  from 11.00 am - 1.30 pm

Fees Rs 4000 Contact 98201 43404 Email­

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