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Movie night, poetry and other things to enjoy this weekend

Our pick of online and offline events featuring art exhibitions, movie night, poetry reading and more

Magnolia bakery is celebrating 25 years with a movie night on 18 September.


It was in 1996 that Magnolia Bakery opened its doors in New York. It became part of popular culture when the show, Sex And The City, featured their cupcakes. The brand came to Bengaluru in 2019, and since then its iconic desserts—the mini brownies, mini cupcakes, and the banana pudding—have become quite popular in the city. The bakery is now celebrating its 25 years on 18 September at The Courtyard, Bengaluru, with a movie night under the stars, featuring P.S. I love You.

Tickets on Linktree, follow @magnoliabakery.india for updates

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Lavash fish pie at Recca in Kala Ghoda.
Lavash fish pie at Recca in Kala Ghoda. (Courtesy Recca India/Instagram)

To start a restaurant in 2021, one has to consider hyperlocal produce, focus on plant-based dishes and have large windows. All three combine in chef Sabyasachi Gorai’s first Mumbai restaurant named Recca, located in Kala Ghoda. Launched recently, it is a vast space with aerial gardens and a spectacular bar that stirs up cocktails with natural homemade mixers. Their menu is progressive Mediterranean with ingredients from four corners of India—gobindobhog from Bengal, bayberries from Uttarakhand, Kachampuli vinegar from Coorg and phodshi bhaji from Maharashtra.

K Dubash Marg, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai

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At The Kitchen Table started as a research project, supported by the India Foundation for the Arts, about how food has historically been and continues to be inscribed in conventional formats. This has now taken the shape of an exhibition curated by Reliable Copy. It features cookbooks with recipes and narratives compiled from artists and art-spaces, video works that examine the format of the instructional cooking class, and artworks respond to the forms of the marketed consumable product, the stand-alone restaurant, the family archive, the recipe book, the menu, the assembly, and the feast.

On view till 5 October at 1ShanthiRoad Studio, Bengaluru


Hear Monica Mody, a trans-disciplinary poet, online on Zoom.
Hear Monica Mody, a trans-disciplinary poet, online on Zoom.

The Prakriti Foundation will hold a reading with poet Monica Mody on 18 September at 7pm. The event featuring Mody, a trans-disciplinary poet, is part of the Chennai-based NGO’s annual festival, which is online this year due to covid-19 restrictions. The event will feature a 15-minute reading, followed by a question-and-answer session with the poet.

The event, starting at 7pm, is open to all. Visit the Prakriti Foundation’s Facebook page for Zoom details


A painted photo by Waswo and Rajesh Soni.
A painted photo by Waswo and Rajesh Soni.

Little is known about the unique Gauri dance beyond Mewar, as part of which men and young boys often travel from village to village, portraying female characters from mythology. But Udaipur-based artist Waswo X Waswo has been creating awareness about the performing art through exhibitions of his photos of Gauri dancers, which have been hand-painted by Rajesh Soni. And now for the first time, the collection can be viewed in its entirety as part of a show organised by Museo Camera Centre for Photographic Arts and Latitude 28.

On view at Galerie at Museo, Gurugram, till 15 October, 11am-7pm (Tuesday-Sunday)

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