April 8 | The Little Theatre
Open to children between five and 15 years, catch Campfire Tales by The Little Theatre—a two- hour interactive performance of stories by film and theatre actor, Krishnakumar Balasubramanian (of The RED Bean Can fame), and his team. From 6.30 pm onwards. At Rs 300 (per person). Details: 9677125738
At the movies
April 8 | SPI Cinemas
Director Jon Favreau’s live-action remake of Rudyard Kipling’s children’s story, The Jungle Book, is finally here. The story revolves around Mowgli (Neel Sethi)—raised by wolves, alongside Baloo the bear (Bill Murray) and the black panther, Bagheera (Ben Kingsley)—as he sets out on a journey to find his way back to civilisation while fighting the fearsome tiger, Sher Khan (Idris Elba).
April 9 | Goethe Institut
Themed on everyday conversations between strangers, Notes on Chai is a solo theatre performance by Mumbai-based film and theatre artiste, Jyoti Dogra. Through the devised play—which also weaves in Tibetan chanting techniques, western harmonics and extended vocal techniques—she highlights existential questions. Today and tomorrow, at 7 pm. Details: 28331314
Taste on the go
April 10 | Blaffer
Blaffer promises to take you to some of the popular food joints in the city—like Kakada Ramprasad, Novelty Tea House and Agarwal Bhavan—as part of its food walk, Street 101, which will cover the Sowcarpet area. Get to taste street-food like pani puri, pav bhaji, jalebi and more. At Rs 400 person. Details: blaffer.in
April 11 | Punjab
It’s IPL season again—but one without the Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals. At the opening ceremony today, at the NSCI Dome, pop star Chris Brown will make his India debut, while dancehall group Major Lazer will join B-towners like Ranveer Singh and Katrina Kaif to dazzle fans. On Monday, don’t miss the Kings XI Punjab face off against Suresh Raina’s Gujarat Lions. At 8 pm, on Sony Max.
Life on paper
April 12 | Penguin Books
With many ups and downs, both on and off the screen, Emraan Hashmi has been through a lot. The actor has now released his biography, Kiss of Life, which reveals a lesser-known side of his personality and personal struggles—from his time as a confused teenager to the time he spent nursing his four-year-old son, Ayaan, back to health after he was diagnosed with cancer. Rs 279. Pre-order at amazon.in
April 13 | Kodai
Escape the heat and explore the
wilderness of the Nilgiri district with a two-day camping trip. Organised by Redrawlife, the moderately difficult seven-hour trek, which stretches across mountain passes and scenic viewpoints, will cover a distance of 14 kilometres. After the trek, you can enjoy a complimentary campfire dinner and barbecue. On April 15. Rs 2,600 onwards.
A new beginning
April 14 | Taj Coromandel Celebrate Vishu at Taj Coromandel’s Southern Spice, which promises to offer a quintessential Kerala experience with dishes like olan, beetroot pachadi, chemmeen porichathu and more. There will also be a special koonu varatiyadhu, cooked in the Syrian-Christian style. You can finish with the ada pradhaman. April 14-15. From Rs 1,800 plus
taxes. Details: 66002827