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Friday, April 27, 2012

Badri Narayan’s Solo Show at The Viewing Room

The Viewing Room is presenting renowned artist, children’s books author and story teller Badri Narayan’s first solo exhibition in six years. There will be a range of canvas works on display. The artist works on mediums that include printmaking in wood cuts, ceramic tiles, engravings, painting and mosaic works. The celebrated artist, who hails from Secunderbad in Andhra Pradesh, tells us, “As an artist I have tried various mediums besides watercolours such as oil, ceramic and mosaic, but I was always particularly fond of watercolours. I did a couple of oil paintings in my life such as The Family (1971) which is a rare work of mine. I did not do too many canvases though as my daughter had an allergic reaction to the oil paint. But, I did a lot of work on the other mediums and I was very happy exploring them. I'm fond of the old world school of art and I’m not too keen on exploring some mediums used today such as digital art. This is a special exhibition for me as I have spent most of my life in Mumbai although I am based in Bengaluru. I have lots of friends, admirers and well wishers who are looking forward to seeing my work after a gap of six years.”
When Up to May 19 from 11am — 7pm
Where Elysium Mansion, 4th Floor, Walton Road, Colaba Causeway
Contact 22830026/27, www.theviewingroom.in

Vibha Galhotra’s Neo Monster at High Street Phoenix
High Street Phoenix always has some great installations and this weekend, they’re presenting artist Vibha Galhotra’s installation, the Neo Monster at the Courtyard. The work is a project that raises questions about the changing aesthetics of environment, politics and social structures that affect our daily lives. In association with ArtOxygen, the structure is large, with sheer gold rubber casing. Anna Bredemeyer, vice-president of marketing says, “It’s not everyday that art interprets the environmental issue at hand in a larger than life way, but Vibha Galhotra’s giant inflatable art installation is one of few exceptions that draws attention to the seriousness of the subject artistically. This April, we are delighted to collaborate with ArtOxygen as well as the super talented artist herself, to lend the platform High Street Phoenix for the display of the Neo Monster, which personifies the global environmental crisis amplifying the gravity of this grave issue at large.”
When April 27 from 4 — 10 pm
Where High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel
Contact 24964307

Book reading at Just Jewellery
Who thought jewellery and books could go hand in hand? Just Jewellery, the designer costume jewellery brand, is showing you how they can by organising a book reading of The Reluctant Detective, authored by noted blogger and social activist Kiran Manral. The newly released book talks about Kay, aka Kanan Mehra, a 30-something suburban housewife and young mother, with a penchant for sticking her curious nose into things she definitely, absolutely and certainly shouldn’t go near. Jasmine Shah, the co-founder of Just Jewellery, tells us, “The book reading will be a great opportunity to interact with bloggers, social activists and first time novelist Kiran Manral and I am sure that our patrons will have a great time.” To catch the reading amidst some sparkle, head down to the store.
When Today, 6pm onwards
Where Just Jewellery, Agarwal Bhuvan, Near Mahalaxmi Temple, Bhulabhai Desai Road
Contact 23526725

Korean Barbecue At Trikaya

Trikaya is giving you the option to barbecue your own food with their recently introduced Korean barbecue option. The unique method can be utilised with a portable stove at your own table. For `1,500 you get a choice of six meats, three types of khimchi, three types of sauces and eight thin rice paper pancakes and for `1,200 you get a choice of three meats, three types of khimchi, three types of sauces and six thin rice paper pancakes. Chef Nilesh Limaye says, “The flavours of the barbecue are going to mesmerise you and enhance your taste buds in a way that you'll wish your meal could never end! You have seen live kitchens before, now be part of onsite cooking in a way that you might never have experienced before."
When Ongoing
Where 6/11 Meera Apartments, Juhu Versova Link Road, Seven Bungalows
Contact 65047177 / 65021389

Beer Bladder Blast at Bistro Grill
If you’re looking for something exciting and fun to do tonight, we recommend you head to Bistro Grill. The resto-bar has organised a fun event called Beer Bladder Blast wherein all you have to do is pay a cover charge of `550 and enjoy unlimited beer. But wait, here’s the catch — if you are caught going to the washroom, you lose the challenge! So, visit Bistro Grill tonight and see if your bladder has what it takes!
When April 27 from 7.30pm onwards
Where Hotel Bawa Continental, Juhu Tara Road, Opp. JW Mariott, Juhu
Contact 32108585/9595

Sandwich menu at OPA
Walk in to OPA to try their new sandwich menu which includes sandwiches such as Tomatoes & Sautéed Onion Focaccia, Toasted Whole Wheat Bagel and Ham & Cheese. OPA mainly serves Mediterranean cuisine, which is known to be flexible. So, a wide range of ingredients such as oak wood smoked chicken, cheddar cheese, caramelised onion, mustard, pickles and romaine are used in the sandwiches. Ashish Sajnani, director at OPA says, “OPA is really excited to introduce sandwiches to our extensive menu and with a shot of cold soup they are the perfect meal for summer. One can sit back, relax, enjoy the Wi-Fi services and gorge on the open faced sandwiches which are absolutely delectable.” You can relish the sandwiches served along with fries and a shot of cold soup.
When Ongoing from 7am — 11pm
Where OPA, Opp. Reid & Taylor, Juhu Tara Road
Contact 67699966

Spice festival at Mad Over Donuts
If you went crazy with the chocolate donuts at Mad Over Donuts (MOD), get ready to try their exotic savoury donuts. MOD introduces their new Spice It Up festival. Marketing and communications manager, Prachi Chaturvedi, tells us, “At MOD, we believe in keeping a dynamic menu in sync with the varying consumer preferences. We’d like to introduce something new each time guests walk into our outlets. So, the classic, chocolate, fruity donut flavours are accompanied by new donuts with our Spice It Up festival. This bouquet of savory donuts is topped with exotic veggies and special toppings such as cheddar cheese, basil, pesto, nacho cheese, olives and salsa. The combination of these interesting flavours has been loved by all so far.” So, hurry to your nearest MOD outlet and gorge on these delectable donuts!
When Up to April 30
Where Outlets across the city
Contact www.madover donuts.com

Holiday packages with TUI Lifetime Experiences

TUI India has introduced The Moorings and Thomson Cruises, a way to travel in style and luxury this summer. The holiday options include a host of luxurious travel package options. The Moorings are designed for those who love luxury yachting while the Thomson Cruises include stunning and exotic locations that people can travel to. Kalpana Bedi, product head tells us, “If yachting is your style, then choose a luxurious yacht holiday with The Moorings. Our Moorings Holidays offer you a spacious state room with an en-suite bathroom, an open bar, all meals, equipment for water sports, a cruise to deserted islands or anchor at exotic harbors with an experienced crew. Our Thomson Cruises offer you a high standard where everything from food and beverages to entertainment and tips is taken care off as well as an onboard spa and a kids club for junior cruisers.” Contact them to find out more.
When Ongoing
Where TUI Lifetime Experiences
Contact 0120-33008888 or e-mail [email protected]

Happy Hours at Runah Salon

Runah Salon is making your summer better with a 10% discount on all services from Monday to Thursday. Director Akshata Honawar says, “When it comes to pampering, Runah Salon has you covered from head to toe. We offer all happening and hygienic services ranging from trendy haircuts and spa massages to soothing pedicures, professional hair treatments, pedicures and waxing. Our highly skilled team will have you feeling renewed and revitalised in no time at all. Whatever you choose, our entire salon is at your service.” Head down for some great service.
When Up to May 14 from 10am — 2pm
Where 1st Floor, Power House Gym, Opp. Phoenix Mills, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
Contact 24941111 / 9833921960

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