Getting literal January 17 | IIHS City Campus Sangam House’s annual literary weekend, Lekhana 2015, returns to the city. Presented by Bhoomija, events include discussions, dramatic readings, film screenings and presentations. Making appearances will be renowned and rising writers like Samhita Arni, Mahesh Rao and Anjum Hasan. Turn to page 5 for more details.
Tokyo musings January 18 | The Ritz-Carlton Oriental restaurant, The Lantern, announces a Japanese Sunday brunch all this month. The eatery is transformed into a Tuskiji market, offering everything from sushi and sashimi to miso, donburi, yakitori and teriyaki stations for a truly authentic experience. Rs. 2,600++. At Residency Road. Details: 49148000
Buttery soft January 20 | UB City L’Occitane launches a new line of shea butter products with an extra rich nourishing yet soft and light feel. Choose from shea whipped hand cream, shea rose body cream, shea butter delightful lip balm, shea cleansing oil and many more. RS. 650 upwards. At UB City, Vittal Mallya Road. Details: 41608382
Fashion forward January 21 | Mademoiselle Prerna Suri launches, Mademoiselle, a store dedicated to luxe Indian designer wear. Spread across 750 square feet, the shop will house brands like Ekru by Ekta and Ruchika, The Silk Tree, Lavina Sippy, Mahi Kolkata and Pinnacle by Shruti Sancheti. At Bandra, Mumbai. Details: 9820158868
Early weekend January 22 | Hard Rock Cafe Girish And The Chronicles performs this Thursday, so gear up for an early start to the weekend. The first Indian rock band to be part of Sun Cane Skale International Music Festival, Montene gro, they won the silver trophy for their song, Angel’s Angel. Expect high energy and tunes that extend from hard rock to blues. At St Marks Road. Details: 41242222
Romancing France January 19 | Alliance Francaise My French Film Festival showcases the works of young French film makers, to get your week off to great start. Select films will be screened at Alliance Francaise for those who want to catch it on the big screen. The film screened today is Une Place De Surre (A Place On Earth) directed by Fabienne Godet. 7 pm at Vasant Nagar. Entry free. Details: myfrenchfilmfestival.com
Lose yourself January 18 | Super Nova Arena VH1 Supersonic Arcade brings the musical mayhem of Goa to you with Steve Aoki live in concert. The Japanese-American electro-house musician, will keep you rapt with his high-energy performance which includes acrobatic crowd-surfing stunts, Champagne spraying and riding rafts on the dance floor. Tickets (Rs.1,000) upwards on bookmyshow.com
Now showing January 16 | PVR Cinemas Starring Chris Hemsworth and directed by Michael Mann, Black Hat is set in a world ridden with global cyber crime. The film revolves around a furloughed convict, who along with his partners from merica and China attempts to hunt down and expose a highly sophisticated cyber crime network that stretches from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta.