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Friday, November 14, 2014

Art of cricket at Tao Art Gallery

If you enjoy both sports and art, head to Tao Art Gallery for an interesting combination in an exhibition titled Art of Cricket. The exhibition will showcase paintings by Christina Pierce, who has displayed her works at the Royal Academy of Art, Lords and Brit Oval, Albemarle Gallery, London, Taj Hotel and Kent House, London. With her paintings, Christina has captured the spirit of the game, as well as depicted players such as Shane Warne, Andrew Strauss, Freddie Flintoff, Kevin Pietersen, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Sunil Gavaskar, Imran Khan, Arvinda D’Silva, M.S Dhoni, Brian Lara, and Vivian Richards — capturing players from the youthful grass roots to the test arena. Christina tells us, “This is my first visit to India and I am looking forward to this exhilarating experience of combining my art and love for cricket with the wonderful food, music and culture of India.”
When Up to November 19, from 11am to 7pm
Where Tao Art Gallery, 165, The View, Dr Annie Besant Road, Worli
Contact 24918585

Children’s day celebration at Imagica

For the next ten days, Imagica will be celebrating Children’s Day by hosting several fun activities and workshops. Children can look forward to magic shows, painting competitions, treasure hunts, jugglers, clown shows and ventriloquist. Kapil Bagla, CEO — Adlabs Entertainment, says, “Children and families have a great time at Imagica and to make this week even more special for children, we are hosting a 10-day long celebration.”
When Up to November 23
Where Adlabs Imagica,  Off Mumbai-Pune Expressway, Khopoli

Childrens day at Chili’s
Enjoy a week-long celebration in honour of Children’s Day at Chili’s, with their complimentary children’s meal that includes entrées, sides and drinks. Children can enjoy a range of mouth-watering dishes from their special menu such as Mac & Cheese, Chicken and/or Vegetarian Burgers, Chicken Crispers, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and a range of pizzas. Accompanying these main dishes are an assortment of sides such as Loaded Mashed Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, Seasonal Veggies, Home-made Style Fries and Black Beans and Rice. Ashish Saxena, executive director at Chili’s Grill and Bar says, “If you walk into Chili’s between November 10 and 16, you will have a range of delicious Chili’s favourites to choose from, presented specially in child-friendly portion sizes keeping in mind the occasion on hand.”
Where Chili’s, 3, Ventura Building, Central Avenue, Hiranandani, Powai
When Up to November 16
Contact 67419001

Children’s day collection at D’Decor
D’Decor has a special treat for your children this Children’s Day. The home couture brand has launched an array of vibrant and dramatic décor options especially for children. Sanjay Arora, marketing manager and director at D’Decor, says, “The latest children’s collection by D’Decor is bold and dramatic. The collection comprises of quirky cushions, bedding sets and curtains with bright and lively animated prints and cartoon patterns that will undoubtedly add a bright and fun touch to your children’s room. So, surprise your little ones this Children’s Day, with this fun collection from D’Decor.”
When Ongoing
Where The D’Decor Store, Notan Heights, Opposite Turner Road, Bandra (w)
Contact 66782030

Children’s Day at Happy Planet
This Children’s Day, watch your children burst into peals of laughter at Happy Planet. Engage your children with exciting and fun activities like bumper cars, wall climbing and rope walking at Rocky’s Adventure. Children can participate in several contests and win exciting goodies. “It’s Children’s Day and what better way to celebrate this occasion than by indulging them with our fun-filled, adventure-driven activities that are sure to make them the happiest children on the planet!,” says Nimish Kenia, co-owner of Happy Planet.
When November 14
Where Happy Planet, 1st floor, Phoenix Market City, Kurla (w)
Contact 9833067879

Children’s day weekend at The Little Shoppers Fest
Glitterati Co. is organising The Little Shoppers Fest to celebrate Children’s Day. The show has been curated by founders Shalini Upoor and Nisha Ramani and they’re bringing several brands in categories such as children’s clothing, accessories and shoes to the event. The fest will also feature several workshops on magic, cooking and pregnancy. Shalini and Nisha tell us, “Little Shoppers Fest celebrates a mother her child’s day out. This event will also address all new mother concerns such as losing weight post-pregnancy and improving your children’s nutrition.”
When November 15, from 11pm onwards
Where Bhalla House, Hill Road, Bandra (w)

Special Children’s Day Menu at Sancho’s
This Children’s Day, pamper your children with Sancho’s Special Children’s Day menu. Enjoy their special Nachitos, Cheese Fries, Bean and Cheese Burrito and Chicken Fingers. Their menu doubles up as a paper mat filled with trivia, adventure trails and areas to colour.
When Ongoing
Where Sancho’s, Bandra and Colaba branch
Contact 67094455 (Bandra) and 65552426 (Colaba)

Happy Hours at Gangsta’s café & Bar

Gangsta’s Café & Bar has introduced happy hours, where from Sunday to Thursday, you can look forward to offers such as buy-one-get-one-free on domestic alcohol and buy-two-get-one-free on imported alcohol. They also have a variety of deals on beer. Ranjeet Bindra, owner of Aallia Hospitality, says, “Gangsta’s is a fun place to drink, eat and hang out with your friends. We offer a fresh twist to Mediterranean cuisine, by fusing it with Indian spices.” An interesting feature is that if you don’t finish your bottle, you can store it in one of their several vaults and then come back later to finish it!
When Sunday to Thursday, from 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Where Gangsta’s Cafe and Bar, B/3, New Kamal Building, Opp. National College, Linking Road, Bandra (w)
Contact 987676645

#DaretoChoose by Mcdonald’s
McDonald’s has launched a new campaign called #DaretoChoose, primarily to add a twist to their classic burgers by introducing McVeggie Twist and McChicken Twist. Kedar Teny, marketing and digital director at McDonald’s India, tells us, “The key focus is on providing our customers with a delectable meal comprising of good food and to offer them a wide variety of wholesome modern choices at great prices.” This new range of burgers is infused with fresh lettuce, onions, slices of tomato, dollops of cheese and onion sauce topped with oregano seasoning and a corn meal dusted bun. The price of a medium McVeggie Twist value meal is `140 and the McChicken Twist burger is priced at Rs 150, inclusive of taxes. 
When Up to November 30
Where Across all McDonald’s outlets

Oyster Sunday Brunch at JW Marriott
Satiate your oyster cravings with JW Marriott’s Oyster Sunday Brunch at Lotus Café. As part of an exclusive offering for its Sunday brunch, Lotus Café will now serve oysters all through November. A variety of West Coast, Atlantic and Pacific oysters will be served raw, complemented with traditional accompaniments such as lemon, tequila cocktail sauce, vodka sauce, shallots soaked in red wine and parsley. Himanshu Taneja, executive chef at JW Marriott says, “Oysters are a rare delicacy, and are not easily available at hotels and restaurants in the city. The Sunday Brunch at Lotus Café will serve exclusively sourced oysters, with traditional accompaniments for our guests to enjoy an authentic experience.” The brunch is priced from Rs2,300 onwards.
Where Lotus Café, JW Marriott, Mumbai
When Up to November 31
Contact 66933344

Golden Hours at ASILO
Palladium Hotel’s rooftop restaurant — Asilo, is hosting Golden Hours, in association with Moët & Chandon. During the golden hours, you can enjoy your favourite champagne, with unique Robatayaki specialities such as Barbequed Cottage Cheese, Kasundi XO Fish and Kung Pao, at a special price of Rs500 (plus taxes) for a mixed grill platter. The champagne is also priced at special rates such as Rs1,250 for a flute of Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial, Rs1,600 for a flute of Moët & Chandon Rose Imperial and Rs30,000 for the Moet Dom Pérignon Vintage ’04 bottle. Sanam Sippy, director at Asilo, tells us, “What better way to get into festive mood than a luxurious al fresco venue, with spectacular views of the city.”
When Ongoing, from 5.30pm to 8pm
Where Asilo, 40th floor, Palladium Hotel, Lower Parel
Contact 61628031

Exotic Bridal collection from Anmol Jewellers

Shine bright on your special day with Anmol Jewellers’ latest collection of bridal jewellery. The collection boasts of pieces with a unique combination of rose cut diamonds and exotic blue gemstones. Ishu Datwani, founder of Anmol Jewellers says, “This wedding season, Anmol Jewellers has designed an exclusive bridal piece, which is our tribute to the contemporary Indian bride, who loves all things exotic. It is one of the most unconventional, yet awe-inspiring bridal piece designed by us for the wedding season.”
Where Anmol Jewellers, Turner Road, Bandra (w)
Contact 61333444

Film Bazaar by NFDC

The Film Bazaar, organised by the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), is back with its 8th edition. The festival focuses on discovering, supporting and showcasing the South Asian film fraternity, and will be taking place at the Marriott Resort in Goa. Nina Lath Gupta, managing director of NFDC India, tells us “We are excited to launch new sections at Film Bazaar this year, including film offices, investor pitch and romance screenwriters’ lab. We hope that like last year, this year too will be a soaring success.” Registration is open to all and is priced at a fee of Rs12,500, inclusive of taxes.
When November 20 to 24
Where Marriott Resort, Miramar Beach, Panjim, Goa 
Contact [email protected]

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