All the best things to do in Mumbai this weekend
A delightful sushi festival and theatrical sensation is just around the corner
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.
ISUZU XFood festival
Gear up for the best that Indian gastronomy has to offer at the XFood Festival. Rare recipes, regional favourites and unusual ingredients you probably won’t find anywhere in Mumbai are at the forefront of this food experience. How does a snail dish from Bengal and Naga cuisine with Bhut Jolokia chillies sound? We challenge you to find out.
Where: Members’ Lawns, Royal Western India Turf Club, Mahalaxmi Race Course, Mahalaxmi
When: November 16, 4pm-10 pm, November 17, 10am-10pm
Price: INR 200 onwards, book here
Shizusan’s Sushi Festival
We’re always in the mood for sushi so it is only natural that any festival dedicated to this beloved delicacy is one that can’t be missed. Shizusan brings to you eight special maki rolls, created with crayfish, agave, shimeji mushrooms and other exotic ingredients. Our preferred pick is the Sri Lankan Roll, made with beetroot rice that gives the entire dish a pink revamp. Prepare your friends for an Instagram story spam with this one.
Where: Skyzone, Highstreet Phoenix, 462, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
When: Until November 17
Price: INR 595 onwards
Uno Más Tapas Bar Kitchen
The restaurant turns one, and is going all out with a weekend-long celebration of Spanish culture, cuisine, music and heritage. Catch groovy beats by music artist Fanculos and DJ Paroma, bring out your inner Senorita when experiencing a Flamenco dance performance, or dig into a specially crafted brunch menu curated by Chef Rayber Martin (all the way from Spain). PS: there’s an ‘all you can drink’ alcohol station. Not that we’re implying anything…
Where: Uno Más, Inspire BKC, Behind MGL Petrol Pump, Bandra Kurla Complex
When: November 16 and 17. RSVP here
Coupette takes over Olive Bar & Kitchen
London’s reputed bar is all set to bring its famous cocktails all the way to Mumbai’s Olive Bar & Kitchen. The incredible eatery turns 19 this month, so what better occasion than this to treat yourself to some of the best crafted cocktails around? Guests can enjoy a refreshing Champagne Pina Colada made with rum, pineapple juice, coconut sorbet and champagne or The Boardroom created with cognac, sweet vermouth, kahlua, cherry liqueur, sugar syrup and walnut bitters, and more.
Where: Union Park, Khar (W)
When: November 16, 7:30pm onwards
Call: 022 43408229
Landscapes: The Crucial & The Curious
Artists Vipul Prajapati and Debashish Dutta delve deep into notions of individual perspective to bring to you a bewitching exhibition, Landscapes: The Crucial & The Curious. While Dutta explores the increasing imbalance in our physical environment, Prajapati plays around with various mediums to reinvent their usage. Visitors will leave reminiscing over the forever changing landscape that the art show represents.
Where: TAO Art Gallery, 165, The View, Dr Annie Besant Road, Worli
When: Until November 24, 11am-7pm
Zoon – Noor Kashmir Ka
Musical lovers and drama buffs will be captivated with Zoon, a Hindi reinterpretation of the story of Habba Khatoun, the nightingale of Kashmir. With a fascinating storyline around a legendary romance between a valiant warrior king and a beautiful peasant girl, get ready for tons of theatrical excitement, poetry and perhaps a villain coming your way (we won’t give away any spoilers now)
Where: Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point
When: November 16 and 17, 4pm and 7:30pm
Entry: INR 300-1250, book here