This February, you can dunk into your heritage or enjoy intellectual conversations while drooling over some delicious dishes. It’s the shortest month of the year with an action packed itinerary, so take your pick!
The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2013
Now in its 15th year, the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival is back with your dose of arts and entertainment. Explore the captivating art district of South Mumbai by taking a Heritage Walk or attend a dance and music workshop. Get submerged in history through this multi-cultural nine-day long event that caters to all age groups. Expose your child to a literature workshop, attend a musical concert, take a fascinating food workshop or experience a unique street-act. In either case, this festival provides an exceptional platform that combines art and culture.
Where: The festival is conducted over 9 days, across several locations.
When: February 2nd-10th.
Price: Free, Free, Free!
Sula Fest 2013, Nashik
Aching to get away and enjoy the cool crisp weather that might not last longer than a few more days? Well, now’s your last chance. White Collar Hippie is heading to Sula Fest, 2013 with a unique concept called ‘Band on a Bus’- One band, one bus full of fans, one journey and one purpose. Hop on, make a personal connect and get an amazing opportunity to share stories with Caesar’s Palace – a five-piece band that has effortlessly managed to stay away from being categorized into any specific genre. People have classified their music as funk, blues, jam and even jazz.
This journey will revolve around music and end with a chance to sleep in a campsite that boasts a landscape of wide expanses, scattered lonesome trees, a towering hill on the horizon and a dam that melds into a lake in the distance. All this with combined with some wine tasting, grape stomping and exotic food is bound to make this an opportunity you don’t want to miss!
Where: Sula Vineyards, Nashik
When: 2nd February 2013
OPTION 1: The Band on the Bus experience costs Rs. 5000
OPTION 2: Camping Rs. 4400 (1 night/per person) OR Rs. 6400 (2 nights/per person)
OPTION 3: Band on The Bus + Camping (1 night/per person)= Rs. 7000
All Things Nice Wine Week
And if you cant travel outside the city, All things Nice is organizing a Wine Week right here in Mumbai from 11th to 17th February in association with the Good Food magazine. You can taste wine and enjoy great food from all over the world. And all of this is available on a flat 30% discount.
Where: Restaurants all over Mumbai
When: 2nd February, 2013 to 17th February, 2013
Taste of Mumbai
Sometimes, it seems as though the words ‘Mumbaikar’ and ‘Food Lover’ are synonymous. With a new restaurant or café popping up at every nook and corner and the exposure to massive amounts of scrumptious street food, it is very rare to meet a Mumbai resident who doesn’t enjoy his food. Come February, Taste of Mumbai promises to provide resident food lovers a unique space to explore, tickle their taste buds and enjoy a setting that displays an exceptional cultural vibe against the gorgeous backdrop of the Arabian Sea.
First originating in London, the Mumbai version of the ever-famous Taste Festival is being launched as a three-day outdoor event by food consultants Babso Kanwar, Karen Anand, and Rachna Sharma of ASK food consultancy. Pick delicacies from 12 restaurants, try items from over 50 food and drink producers and mingle with some of India’s greatest chefs such as Vicky Ratnani and Bill Marchetti – all under one roof.
Where: Wilson College Gymkhana Lawns on Marine Drive
When: 22nd to 24th March, 2013 with 5 sessions spread across 3 days
Price: Standard tickets for Rs. 600 (access to the exhibitor area and Taste Theatre), Premium tickets for Rs. 1,000 (access to the exhibitor area, Taste Theatre, and crowns worth Rs. 500), and V.I.P. tickets for Rs. 2,000 (access to the exhibitor area, Taste Theatre, V.I.P. enclosure, and crowns worth Rs. 1,000).
It’s going to an eventful month of festivities that offer music, travel, art and adventure. So what are you planning on attending?
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