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Friday, August 31, 2012

Enjoy the moods of monsoon

If you are in the mood for some music that depicts the various moods of monsoon, then head down to Shri Shanmukhananda Hall this Sunday. Pancham Nishad Creatives is holding a concert aptly titled Rain Raga, which will feature artists such as percussionist Taufiq Qureshi, sitar virtuso Purbayan Chatterjee, sufi singer Indira Naik, vocalist Jayateerth Mevundi, tabla player Satyajeet Talwalkar, pianist Vishal Dhumal, percussionist Giridhar Udupa and flautist S. Akash. Telling us about the concept, Shashi Vyas, director of Pancham Nishad, says, “In Indian music, there is an uncanny relationship between time, nature and music and so the concept of seasonal melodies started. Raag Malhar and its variants known as melodies of the monsoon (Varsha Ritu) are the most popular.” The tickets for the concert start at `100 and go up to `500.
When September 2
Where Shri Shanmukhananda Hall, King’s Circle
Contact 24188494

A mix of fashion and music at F Lounge.Diner.Bar
Add a night of house and electronica beats to your weekend by heading to F Lounge.Diner.Bar tonight. Shylee Albuquerque, assistant events and programming manager, says, “F Lounge.Diner.Bar presents Fashion Fridays with DJ Anish Sood, bringing you the best in house and electronic music this weekend. The dress code is fashionable and smart, with a cover charge of `2,000 for couples and stags. Ladies get to enter free.” So, get ready to groove!
When August 31; 9 pm onwards
Where F Lounge.Diner.Bar, One India Bulls Centre, 3rd Floor, Senapati Bapat Marg, Elphinstone Road
Contact 66505820

Photography workshop in Bhutan

Is your camera your best friend? Then you might want to consider going for the five-day photography workshop in Bhutan with reputed photographer, Kabeer Lal. The workshop, which starts in September, costs an affordable `49,999. Mohit Gupta, chief business officer of holidays for MakeMyTrip says, “Today, travellers look for unique and experiential holidays. The holiday experts at MakeMyTrip understand this as they build packages that help our customers create unlimited memories. This five-day guided workshop with Kabeer Lal is a fantastic opportunity for travellers to learn photography and explore Bhutan in an all-inclusive package.” Hurry and register before it’s too late.
When September 7 onwards
Where Bhutan
Contact www.makemytrip.com/ 18001028900

Eco-friendly Ganesh idols by Soul art

Ganesh Chaturthi is around the corner and if you’re looking for an eco-friendly Ganesha to adorn you home, we recommend you head down to Soul Art. Managing director, Amit Sharma, says, “Soul Art is hosting various renowned artists who have created impressive, unique and eco-friendly designs of Ganesha. It is a great opportunity to celebrate the festival by welcoming the unique idols into your homes. The idols are painstakingly and lovingly created by craftsmen, keeping the spiritual and devotional aspect of every Ganesha lover in mind.” So, enjoy this festival without damaging our environment.
When Up to September 19
Where Kohinoor Mall, Shop No. G/55, Ground Floor, Off LBS Marg, Kurla (W)
Contact 25039880

New range of sides at Domino’s

Domino’s Pizza, the pizza chain which specialises in home delivery, has introduced the Spicy Twistyz and Potato Smackers to improve your dine-in experience at their outlets. Priced at `25 and `49 respectively, these dishes have already been launched all over India and are now making their debut in Mumbai. Speaking about the new sides, Harneet Singh Rajpal, vice president of marketing for Domino’s Pizza India, says, “Given the success of our earlier side dishes such as Pasta Italiano, Chicken Kickers and Stuffed Garlic Bread, we decided to introduce these new dishes to our menu.”
Where Domino’s Pizza outlets across the city
Home delivery www.pizzaonline.dominos.co.in or call 68886888

Happy Hours at Escobar
End a hard day of work with a well deserved drink at Escobar. Their After Work Happy Hours offers a buy one and get one free deal on pitchers or glasses of sangrias, wines, beers, whiskeys, vodkas, rums and cocktails. They are also offering a special Happy Hour Tapas Menu, with bites such as Hot and Sour Tofu, Stuffed Cottage Cheesecake and Harissa Prawns. Owner Vardhaman Choksi, says, “Escobar is the ultimate destination to unwind and relax with our After Work Happy Hours. We have also created a special tasting menu to complement the same.”
When Monday to Thursday & Sundays; 6 to 9pm
Where 199, VN Sphere Mall, 4th floor, Linking Road, Bandra (W)
Contact 42760000

T.G.I. Friday’s Birthday Celebrations
We’re always grateful that it’s Friday, but the restaurant that made the phrase popular, Thank God It’s Friday’s, is turning 16 this year and to celebrate they’re offering a buy one get one free offer. The offer is available all day today on the entire food and beverage menu. “We are proud to celebrate this anniversary with our customers, who have supported us for the past 16 years. We look forward to many more years of providing the same great service, high quality food and fun that everyone loves us for,” says brand promoter Rohan Jetley.
When Today
Where T.G.I. Friday’s outlets in Ghatkopar, Lower Parel and Andheri (W)

KFC’s New Dip Bucket
Now you have more reason to head down to KFC with the introduction of their dip bucket! Order hot and crispy boneless chicken strips and get four dips absolutely free. The dips that you can enjoy include a tangy Salsa, Spicy Mayo, a zingy blend of spices called Oriental and a half sweet, half spicy, Sweet Chili. The Dips Bucket is priced at `349 + taxes. General manager Tarun Lal says, “KFC fans can relish Hot & Crispy Boneless Chicken Strips in four different ways with four amazing new dips. We are confident that fans will love this new variety added to the bucket as it’s a KFC take on the familiar Indian style of snacking with a variety of chutneys and dipping sauces.”
When Ongoing
Where KFC outlets across the city

Health workshop at Hinduja Healthcare

Worried that your knees are giving way or want to learn more about your overall health? Head down to Hinduja Healthcare Surgical to find out everything you want to know about arthritis and joint ailments. Orthopaedic surgeon and joint replacement specialist, Dr. Vivek Allahbadia will be holding a talk that will help you learn more. Registration is free, so all you have to do is book your spot. A spokesperson from the hospital tells us, “Bone and joint ailments, including arthritis, are on the rise. While growing older is one of the reasons, sedentary lifestyles as well as altered food habits have proved to be major culprits too. As part of our commitment to serve society, Hinduja Healthcare Surgical is organising an interactive session on these topics. The program is scheduled to start at 1pm with a healthy lunch, followed by the interaction.”
When September 1; 1pm – 3.30 pm
Where Ground floor, 11th Road, Hinduja Marg, Khar (W)
Contact 26467995/ 8879001651

Treat your kids to some investigative fun
Science doesn’t always have to be boring and this Sunday’s fingerprint workshop in Bandra gives you an opportunity to combine fun and education for your kids. The workshop will be conducted by Joulyn Kenny, who works for IFO Forensic Standards & Research Pvt. Ltd. and has given opinions and reports in various courts in Mumbai. Speaking about the workshop, Joulyn tells us, “At this workshop, children will be shown how to capture their own fingerprints and to identify the fingerprint pattern — whorls, loops or arches. Children will enjoy fun packed and hands-on scientific and educational activities. This workshop uses real crime scene strategies such as fingerprinting, shoe-prints, lip-prints, teeth impression and crime scene skills to crack the case.”
When September 2
Where SPICE Institute of Communication, Next to Tawa Restaurant, Bandra (W)
Register www.gyaanexchange.com, 9167606469

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