The Weekend Guide

September 23, 2010 4:36 pm by

Two One Two Bar and Grill

Who said Italian food only had to be about pasta and pizza? At Worli’s newest eatery, Milanese chef Alex Bignotti serves up a varied array of meats and antipasti, including Angus steak, Alaskan king crab and fish. Traditionalists can relax. There’s plenty of pasta cooked to al dente perfection, and woodfire oven pizzas (we recommend the four-cheese, as well as the parma ham and parmesan ones), but we suggest you go by the staff’s picks.
When: Daily, 11am to 1.30am.
Where: 12-A, Hornby Vellard Estate, opposite Nehru Centre, next to the BMW showroom, Worli. Tel: 2490 1994.

Mocha TreeHuggers’ Beach Clean-Up

If the state of the city’s beaches has been your main concern over the last 12 days of Ganpati revelry, on Friday, you can help restore at least one of Mumbai’s shores. Mocha TreeHuggers, a nature group started by the popular coffee chain, and the Wilson College Nature Club are calling volunteers to Girgaum Chowpatty, a beach that sees the bulk of the immersion action in Mumbai, to clean up the debri and waste that drifts to the shore. Volunteers will be provided with garbage bags and are expected to cover as much of the beach as possible in two-and-a-half hours. The collected waste will be disposed off in the nearest BMC garbage bin.
When: Friday, September 24, 7am to 9.30am.
Where: Girgaum Chowpatty. Volunteers need to assemble outside Wilson College. Call Bhupendra Singh on 96198 63224 for details.

‘This Too Shall Pass’ at Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum

Installation artist Sudarshan Shetty is not given to understatement. Some of his past works have included a stainless steel dinosaur doing unspeakable things to a Jaguar convertible, a tub filled with mechanised scissors, and most recently, a revolving enclosure of 740 pairs of sunglasses for luxury brand Louis Vuitton (see video). For his first solo show in Mumbai in four years, you can expect a grandness fitting of the Victorian environs of the 138-year-old Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum. Among the 15 works, look out for a toppled-over, life-size statue of the artist next to the one of Prince Albert.
When: Saturday, September 25 to Sunday, October 31. Thursday to Tuesday, 10am to 5.30pm; Wednesday closed.
Where: Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, next to Byculla Zoo, 91A Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Road, Byculla (East). Tel: 6556 0394.