December 26 | Kanteerava Indoor Stadium
To mark the 20th anniversary of ‘Abhinava Dance Company’ , internationally acclaimed dancer duo Nirupama and Rajendra are organising a classical dance festival, called Abhijna. It will see 250 students of the academy staging more than 20 original dance sequences. Nirupama and Rajendra are known for their work in bharatanatyam and kathak.
At Kasturba Road. 6 pm. Tickets (`200 upwards)
December 25 | JW Marriott
Christmas spells family time. So
get your loved ones along to Italian restaurant Alba for a brunch. Indulge in traditional Yuletide fare that includes juicy roast turkey in all-spice gravy, chestnut soup with bacon crumbles and potato, etc. Chocolate log cake, gingerbread spiced torte and eggnog crème brulée make for its sweet platter. `2,899 onwards (per person).
At Vittal Mallya Road. 12.30 pm-3.30 pm.
Three wise men
December 28 | Mumbai
For connoisseurs, beverage expert Keshav Prakash picks three must-have whiskies. The Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask (“the Supreme Champion award winner at The Malt Maniacs awards”), the Kilchoman 100 per cent Islay (“a well-balanced, limited-edition expression for peated whisky lovers”) and Springbank 18 (“a cult classic”). Priced at `30,100, `15,510 and `22,000 respectively. Place orders at Vault Fine Spirits, Mumbai. Details: 022-24314319
December 30 | Online
If it must be a garment, it must be exclusive. We recommend designer Neha Puri Dhir’s line called Nayaab. Under it, she creates ‘art garments’ made using techniques like resist dyeing. The Melange Wrap featured here is a patchwork of hand torn squares that have been joined by a delicate quilting technique. Art indeed. Priced between `50,000 and `1,90,000. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org
At the movies
December 25 | PVR Cinemas
Star Wars fans can finally breathe easy. The seventh installment of the space franchise, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, releases in theatres today. Directed by JJ Abrams, the story is set 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi. It features a mix of new heroes and villains as well as the old favourites.
Food and funk
December 27 | Pebble – The Jungle Lounge
The BLR Food Truck + Music Festival is
back to woo foodies across the city. Fifteen food trucks such as Bhukkad, Fuel Up, and Wicked Chef among others will open up their kitchen, serving everything from Indian snacks, American burgers to French desserts. Indie and experimental music acts have been lined up to lift the mood. Entry free. At Palace Grounds. 11 am-11 pm. Details: 888422744
Do the salsa
December 29 | Sanctum
Ladies, bring those heels out
and head to the dance floor for Sanctum’s ‘Latino Salsa Night’. And don’t be shy if you are a beginner, salsa experts in the house will guide you through the night. Some groovy dance and Latin music at the end of a hectic year sounds good.
Entry free. At Residency Road.
8 pm. Details: 30405400
December 31 | Sheraton Grand
Ready to dance the last night of 2015 away? Head to Sheraton Gateway, where DJs Jasmeet, Ryan Beck, Tonal Depth and Sam will make the countdown till midnight worth it. The party package also includes a laser show, fire acts, belly
dance performances, etc.
`7,999 per couple. At Brigade
Gateway. Details: 42521000.
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