Go to bed
March 18 | The Oberoi
World Association of Sleep Medicine marks March 18 as the World Sleep Day, to celebrate the health benefits of sleep. So if you have checked into this luxury hotel after a hard day of travel, or work, ask for the elaborate ‘pillow menu’. From the duck down variety to buckwheat, memory foam, dual zone, to body pillows, the hotel is well stocked. `9,500 onwards (single occupancy). At MG Road. Details: 25585858
March 20 | Melbourne
Formula One is back. The Australian Grand Prix will kick off the 2016 season, with most teams having retained their drivers from last year. Reigning champion Lewis Hamilton is a hot favourite, no doubt,
but tough competition is guaranteed. On Star Sports. 10.30 am. Details: formula1.com. More on page 18
March 22 | Collage Shop India
Designer Tarun Tahiliani’s SS16 collections — Bauhaus, and Ombre Crinkle — are now available in the city. The former is inspired by the modernist designs of the Bauhaus art school in Germany, and comprises structured shirts, kaftans, concept saris, corsets and T-shirts. The latter features bright colour on kaftans, dresses, shirts, and jackets. `13,000 upwards. At Wood Street.
Hair it is
March 24 | Ranga Shankara
The Lost Post Initiative will narrate deeply personal stories about hair in a play titled A Brief History of Your Hair. Directed by Deepika Arwind, the play tells you how hair defines gender. It started off as a 15-minute performance at Gender Bender event in Bengaluru last year. At JP Nagar. 7.30 pm. Tickets (`200) on bookmyshow.com
March 18 | PVR Cinemas
Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra, and Pakistani actor Fawad Khan’s family entertainer, Kapoor & Sons, releases today. Malhotra and Khan play estranged brothers who are forced to reunite on their
ailing grandpa’s last wish. Things get trickier when they both fall for Bhatt’s character.
For Earth’s sake
March 19 | Across the city
Observed globally as the day to conserve energy, the idea behind Earth Hour is to celebrate the environment, and give the planet a break. So switch off your lights for an hour, between 8.30 pm and 9.30 pm this Saturday. Take your environmental campaign further by holding dinners in the dark, cycling, or screening movies on climate change. You can register your event at the Earth Hour Tracker. Details: earthhour.wwfindia.org
March 21 | Multiple venues
Join the global celebration of French cuisine right here in the city as the French Consulate brings to you Gout de France across eight hotels and restaurants. Indulge in fine wines, cheeses, and gourmet creations, at 24/7, B Café, Café Noir, Caprese, Le Jardin, Ottimo, The Square, and Sunny’s. `1,800-`3,500. Details: restaurateurs.goodfrance.com/en/participating-restaurants
March 23 | The Lalit Ashok
Ring in the festival of Holi with delectable food, non-stop music and lots of colour. The hotel will host a
Holi-special lunch buffet on Wednesday. It will be followed by a Holi bash the next day. Don’t forget to dig in to gujiyas, and knock back thandais, as you splash organic colours. `1,695++ (with unlimited non-alcoholic beverages). Party from noon-6 pm on March 24. Entry (`1,499 upwards).