We are often waiting with bated breath for that precious little long weekend, but when it finally arrives, we’re stumped and feeling out of options. Well, not anymore! This weekend, you can thrill the foodie, art lover and fun seeker in you. From a curated urban picnic with tons of activities and a new cocktail menu featuring sustainable tipples to a riveting art exhibition – this weekend has a lot in store for you. Check it out.
Crazy for a carnival
Wait, what? Yes, you read that right. In case you’re experiencing a little FOMO on account of not being in Goa for its celebrated carnival, Bandra’s very own Gymkhana brings you the Bandra Gymkhana Carnival Festival. Be prepared to eat, drink and make merry with options ranging from Tibbs Frankie, Pack a Pav, Biryani by Kilo, Aromas Cafe, and live bands and DJs sets to carnival games, this event has a lot to offer. Put on your comfy shoes and head out!
Where: Bandra Gymkhana, 42, St Andrew's Road, Bandra West
When: February 22 | 4 pm onwards
Take a sip of sustainability
Gastro-pub Woodside Inn’s collaboration with chef-mixologist Arina Suchde resulted in an all-new sustainable cocktail menu, which will help quench your thirst without hurting the environment. Choose from cocktails like the wheyski sour made with whey from their in-house ricotta, an orange syrup made from leftover orange rinds, spent orange rind dust with a dash of bitters. Or, enjoy the wabbit margarita, which comes with a salt rim and a carrot pulp cracker and made with cold-pressed carrot juice, bell-pepper-seed-infused tequila.
Where: Woodside Inn, Colaba and Andheri
When: February 21 | 12pm to 8pm
To art or not to art
Calling all art aficionados! The Bombay Art Society will be presenting its 128th All India Annual Art Exhibition, where you can find select artworks hand-picked from entries received from all over the country on display. Discover Indian artistes such as Tejaswini Sonavane, whose artworks highlight the plight of animals vis-à-vis water scarcity in rural India; Siddharth Shingade’s mixed media and acrylic work on canvas depicting village folks in muted colours with textures and details and Dhruti Mahajan’s work, which offer a combination of geometric forms with contemporary elements.
Where: Jehangir Art Gallery, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Kala Ghoda, Fort
When: February 25 to March 2| 11 am to 7 pm
Prep for the beer run
The Little Easy, a speakeasy-inspired cocktail bar from Bandra will be taking over Powai’s only microbrewery, Crafters Tap House. Paving the way for many first of its kinds -- for a tap house to be serving prohibition-themed cocktails and to be hosting a speakeasy – it surely is gonna be a beery affair. Drink your weekend away and sip on refreshing cocktails like gentleman’s sour, bond in India, bee stringer and the Patronus. Cheers!
Where: Crafters Tap House, Haiko Mall, Level 1, Central Avenue Road, Powai
When: February 19 to 23
Picnic under the sun
Gather your family and friends and create new memories at The Picnic Project, a fun-filled outdoor experience happening this weekend. The brainchild of Ronak Rajani, founder Mumbai Foodie; Pawan Shahri and Nikita Harisinghani of Chrome Asia, and Ronak Rochlani and Mohit Menghrajani of Team Label, this old-school getaway encourages you to soak in the sun and enjoy laid-back music. Sign up so you can enjoy a day well spent chasing the sun, flying kites, sipping on drinks and gorging on delicious food.
Where: High Street Phoenix, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel.
When: February 22 to 23 | 12 pm to 11 pm