July 4 | Utrecht
The 2015 Tour De France kicks off today in Utrecht and will culminate in the final round at Paris on July 26. Time bonuses are back and 22 teams will have eyes on the most coveted legs of the race – mountains and sprints. The reigning champion is The Shark from The Strait, Vincenzo Nibali from Italy. On Ten Sports and Ten HD.
Raise a toast
July 5 | JW Marriott
With ceiling to floor windows to give the impression of being outdoors, Alba is the ideal place to enjoy the monsoon from. Throw in chef Antonello’s classic Italian fare, ranging from calamari spaghetti and rack of lamb to the sinful tiramisu and gelato, and you have a wonderful meal. But taking things a notch higher, they’re now offering a weekend brunch with all that and champagne to top it off. Rs.3,499++. At Vittal Mallya Road. Details:67189999
July 6 | Ethos Summit
Frédérique Constant’s new offering, the sleek Moonphase, blends casual elegance with a shimmer of dark blue. The time piece attracts different light sources from various angles with the hours and minutes charmingly conveyed with swallow-shaped polished nickel hands. Paired with
alligator leather straps, you can easily wear this one from the office to a party in the evening. Rs.2.15 lakh, approximately.
At UB City. Details: 22113976
July 9 | Ranga Shankara
Director Amit Sharma brings together a host of actors in a play called Open Cast. A story of displacement and how it affects peoples lives and more crucially their relationships, it is all about losing one’s identity. Megapolis Delhi and the small town of Dhanbad play a crucial role in this play. This one promises to be thought provoking and a social commentary. Tickets (Rs.100) on bookmyshow.com
July 3 | PVR Cinemas
Arnold Schwarzenegger reprises his role as the titular character in the reboot of the Terminator series. Pitched as the first of a trilogy, Terminator Genysis sees John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance against the machines, try and alter the past. He sends a sergeant, Kyle (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect his mother. But an unexpected attack messes with the timelines and turns Connor into a Terminator.
July 4 | Alliance Francaise
If it’s an adaptation of a Woody Allen’s work, then you best brace yourself for something eerie yet comedic. First written in 1975, Death tells the tale of a maniac stalking a city and killing people. A citizens’ vigilante group is out patrolling the streets and keen on catching the killer, expect one man. At 5 pm and 7.30 pm, Vasanth Nagar. Tickets Rs.250. Details: 9742790333
Jack of all trades
July 7 | Various outlets
Whiskey drinkers are in for a treat as the Made with Jack Daniel’s campaign rolls out. Featuring favourites Jack & Cola and Jack & Ginger, this whole month you can sip of these concoctions made from Jack’s Old Fashioned No. 7, at watering holes including Loft 38, Vivanta by Taj, City Bar, News Café and Vapour. Rs.500++. Details: jackdaniels.com
Keeping spirits up
July 8 | Duty Free Shops
Chivas Regal Extra is the latest from the luxury whiskey brand. Matured in Oloroso sherry casks, the result is a fruity, sweet nose with notes of ripe pears, creamy toffee and a hint of ginger. Soft notes of vanilla and caramel too make an appearance before it ends on a spicy note of cinnamon and almond. Rs.6,000. Details: chivas.com