FYI: Comfort food, music, art and literature

While the latest cricket series holds your television screens hostage, Anjum Chevalwala suggests a few other things to look forward to in the city.

The Art of Comfort Food @ Last Ship
If you’re looking for an evening of comfort food and some artistic fun, drop everything else and head to the Last Ship, where Cafe Pico will host their pop-up cafe. With a package deal for Rs 1,200 you can gorge on heart-warming dishes Chicken matzo soup, Mini hotdogs, Mac and cheese, Italian meat balls, Fish and chips and enjoy two glasses of Sangria or Wine. More drinks can be added at an additional cost.

Upping the fun quotient of the evening will be the 3D and video art installations at the venue that you can help create and operate. The aim is to bring out the artist in every guest present. Julius Macwan, the owner of the Last Ship will also display one of his works on the terrace. We suggest you don’t over think this one and head straight to the Last Ship.

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I’m Bawa and I Know it @ NCPA

photo_tata-theatre-ncpa_nariman-point_mumbai@68hxf5fh_460y_2If reviews are to be believed, this is fast-paced, witty play, written by Meherzad Patel and directed by Danesh Irani is one you shouldn’t miss. The play documents the life of Keki who needs to get married to a Parsi girl within thirty days to keep his house or he’ll be forced to move to Canada with his parents. The problem with this arrangement is that Keki does not like anything Parsi; in fact, Keki does not like girls!  Though light hearted by appearance, the play questions some serious issues like the principle that demotes marriage outside the community, unfair housing policies and the taboo of homosexuality in the 21st century.

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A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix @ The Blue Frog

886181_344917155608950_725106537_oAfter some splendid performances across the city, the Power trio that make up Blues No Bar will experiment with electric blues at The Blue Frog. Joined by vocalist Evelyn for this gig, the band will perform the songs from Jimi Hendrix’s debut album Are You Experienced? So, grab a headband and join them at The Blue Frog for a night of purple haze and love or confusion

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Mumbai Book Fair 2013 @ Hiranandani

215408_155311604627674_1012697236_nThis event sounds like a literary Navratri  - starting 13th April, enjoy nine days of cultural and literary enrichment. There are various contests to participate in, stalls to check out and dance and musical performances to witness. With panel discussions by Amish Tripathi, Ashwin Sanghi, Prahlad Kakkar, and Rashmi Bansal, it promises to be a fun experience. The best part about this event is that all proceeds will be used to sponsor the education of children who cannot afford it.

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Pop-up shop @ The Blue Frog

popupAfter the success of the previous pop-up shops, The Blue Frog is hosting yet another one – your one stop for all simple and wearable summer fashion. Up for grabs are hand-woven cotton and silk scarves and dresses, limited edition summer clothes made out of luxurious linens and muslins, funky accessories with a vintage twist to them, and a whole lot of airy and free flowing dresses and tops. When it comes to products by talented and innovative designers like Amrich, Ila, Salt, Twisted Sister and the Plantation house, we think this pop-up shop is well worth the visit.

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