The month of March has a ton in store, kicking off on a spirited note with International Women’s Day falling on the first weekend, followed soon after by the festival of colours, Holi . Be that as it may, weekend is also a precious time meant to recharge and recuperate from the week’s excesses. That’s why we have put together a list of cool things to do this weekend, including delish new menus, walks and events with a feminist flavour in sync with International Women’s Day celebrations and specials.
Feast like there’s no tomorrow
From khaaras and utterly flavourful smoked kheema samosa to chicken cheese shahi rolls and mutton dum biryani, go for a weekend binge at this 15-day-long festival, experience good food and the synergy between established chef Paul Kinny and Mumbai’s popular home dining experience, The Bohri Kitchen. Doesn’t that sound like a fun thing to do this weekend?
Where: Seven Kitchens, The St. Regis Mumbai, Lower Parel.
When: February 28 to March 13 | 7.30 pm to 11.30 pm
Not guilty as charged
This weekend, treat yourself to a guilt-free meal and tuck into a range of healthy, vegan and vegetarian snacking options such as kale chip chaat served with a coriander chutney, yoghurt cream and sweet tamarind sauce; sweet potato sev puri and a Kolkata-style nachni jowar moori chaat at Candy and Green, an all-vegetarian bistro in South Mumbai.
Where: Candy and Green, Hubtown Skybay, Breach Candy, Cumballa Hill.
When: Everyday | 12:00 noon to 1:00 am
Goodness on the go
Dining in Mumbai? Drop by Smoke House Deli, to try out their healthy menu a shot. It features yum dishes like a warm burrata with strawberries, grapes and seasonal citrus fruits, slow-cooked three-grain risotto, Asian-spice glazed pork ribs and more exciting dishes made using fresh produce!
Where: Smoke House Deli (Bandra West, Lower Parel and BKC).
When: Everyday | Timings vary at different outlets
This weekend, one of Mumbai’s best museums, Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum is bringing together three events that discuss feminist themes from different angles. This includes a solo theatre performance titled Cast Off All Shame by Ulka Mayur, a broadway musical style performance on Bahinabai and her legacy and a discussion with feminist and activist, Kavita Krishnan titled Fearless Freedom: Women, Safety, Danger.
Where: Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum, 91/A, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Road, Byculla East.
When: March 6 | 6.00 pm to 7 pm for Cast Off All Shame; March 7 | 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm for Bahinabai and her legacy; March 8 | 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm for session with Kavita Krishnan
Walk into nature
Take a break from all the things to do in Mumbai, like parties, and sign up for this nature and heritage walk that will help you rediscover the riveting history and forgotten beauty of Byculla. Organised by the Piramal Museum of Art and the Inheritage Project, the walk will include a trip to the Byculla Gallery, Rani Bagh's Botanical Garden where Hutokshi Rustomfram will conduct a tree appreciation walk and a heritage walk through 19th century Byculla with noted historian Alisha Sadikot.
Where: Piramal Museum of Art, Byculla Gallery, Aranya Pavilion, Byculla East.
When: March 8 | 8.15 am to 11.00 am
Raising the bar
Head to Nara Colaba, where their new basement bar space called Downstairs will host a bar takeover featuring certified Ballet Dancer and founder of Prima Ballerinas, Julia Hadon and an activist, illustrator and trend setter Orhan Awatramani, better known as Orry on Instagram. The two will battle it out with freshly made cocktails using innovative ingredients for the title of the Bitter Bartender. And guess who gets to pick the winner? You, of course.