Culture

All the best things to do in Mumbai this weekend

Film festivals, secret suppers and a dance party in the dark!

There's never a dull day in the city of dreams. Here, we curate the best events taking place this weekend so you can make the most of your downtime. Take a friend along, make it a date, or go by yourself—there's plenty to soak in.

1) Kashish Mumbai International Film Festival 2019

If your idea of a perfect weekend involves bingeing on movies, head to the Kashish Mumbai International Queer Festival. The annual film festival celebrates queer cinema and is known for bringing some of the best films from across the world, to the city. This year, the festival introduces VR (virtual reality) films, and will see Rekha Bharadwaj perform on opening night. Catch films from 163 countries, with themes ranging from gender and sexuality to family and friendship.

Where: * Liberty Cinema, Marine Lines

June 12, 6.30pm - 11.30pm
June 13 - June 16, 9.30am - 1.30pm
* Metro INOX Cinema, Marine Lines:
June 14 - June 15, 11.45am - 11.30pm
June 16, 11.45am - 6.30pm 
When: June 12-16, 2019
Price: INR 400 onward
Register: Bookmyshow.com

2) Secret Supper on the Streets of Lombok

Sign up for a mystery meal that will put the flavours of Indonesian street food on your plate. Chef Jyoti Singh, who has worked at the Lambak Beach Resort in Indonesia, has curated a menu that reflects a cuisine influenced by the Dutch, Chinese, Arabs and Indian Muslims. The venue will be revealed 24 hours before the dinner, and the menu will be kept under wraps.

Where: Location undisclosed
When: June 15, 2019, 8pm
Price: INR 3500
Register: Insider.in

Nasi Goreng

3) No Lights No Lyrca

Shaking a leg in the dark, with a room full of strangers has got to be a novel experience. No Lights No Lyrca (NLNL) is a global dance community which believes in self-expression and the idea that everyone can dance. There are no rules, no steps—shed your inhibitions and dance your heart out to a playlist put together by NLNL's Mumbai ambassador, Yooti Bhansali.

Where: The Cuckoo Club, Bandra
When: June 16, 9.15pm
Price: INR 300
Register: Bookmyshow.com

4) Middle Eastern Food Workshop

Can't find authentic falafel in Mumbai? Make-It-Yourself! Whip up some Middle Eastern cuisine at this hands-on workshop; learn how to make a mean mezze platter comprising falafel, grilled skewers, handmade Pita bread with fresh hummus, labneh and pickles. Also, make sure you show off these newly-acquired culinary skills at your next house party. 

Where: Flavour Diaries, Khar
When: June 15, 2019, 3pm - 5.30pm
Price: INR 4000
Register: Flavourdiaries.com

Hummus platter

5) Wine tasting

Learn the five basic Ss of wine tasting—see, swirl, sniff, sip and savour, as wine expert Rojita Tiwari takes you through various grape varieties, different wine regions across the globe and the basics of pairing food and wine. 

Where: The Wine Table, Bandra
When: June 14, 2019, 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Prince: INR 2000
Register: 84258 57731

The Wine Table 2