Unless you’re an otherworldly creature, you probably love long weekends. Naturally, this means that there’s more pizza to order and more evenings to spend in our PJs, but some of us like doing things, okay.

Just so you aren’t left sulking at home, feeling like a failed-planner, we have a list worked out.

Watch A Spanish Film

Photo source: Habitat Film Club

Photo source: Habitat Film Club

Seeker of alternative experiences, one of our favourite city locations, Habitat Centre, is screening a 2009 Spanish movie, The Wind Journeys, that follows a musician as he makes the journey across the Columbian Caribbean looking for the person who gave him the Devil-cursed accordion.

Grab a coffee at The American Diner and follow up with this movie. Entry is free. #Just Saying.

When: Monday

Where: The Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road

Timings: 7pm onwards           

Discuss Literature Over Toddy

Photo source: The Toddy Shop

Photo source: The Toddy Shop

Prose at Toddy {a monthly series at The Toddy Shop in HKV} is a great place if you like discussing literature with authors and like minded folks in a small, intimate group. This week, they’re calling Delhi-based author, Samanth Subramanian whose recent work is a spectacular book by the title  Following Fish: Travels Along the Indian Coast and This Divided Island: Stories from the Sri Lankan War.

The event will activate that grey matter and you’re free to take your arguments to dinner at one of those HKV places you’ve been dying to check out.

When: Monday

Where: The Toddy Shop, 1A Second Floor Hauz Khas Village

Timings: 9am – 1pm

Buy Blouses And Kanchipuram Sarees

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Photo source: Rahmanuddin via Wikimedia Commons[CC BY-SA 3.0]

Whether you’re prepping up for a wedding in the family or just confused about what to gift your mum {or any older relative} for her anniversary/birthday, this shopping opportunity at Aga Khan Hall has a lot in store.

Cotton saris, handwoven beauties, heritage weaves of Kanchipuram with classic motifs, evergreen patterns and the wedding ‘pattu’ – this sounds like paradise. Plus, no one’s stopping you from heading to CP later {even if to console yourself for overspending with cocktails}.

When: Monday

Timings: 10am – 8pm

Where: Aga Khan Hall, 6, Bhagwandas Road

Eat Onam Fare Till You Explode

Photo source: Mahabelly

Photo source: Mahabelly

Just so you know, there’s no better way to experience a decadent Onam menu than heading to Mahabelly for a meal. This one day, you can forget about being a healthy pickle as you shamelessly dig into banana chips, Avial, Cabbage Thoran, Sambar, Pappadam and so so much more.

Stop salivating and reserve your spot by calling +91 9911462757.

When: Tuesday

Where: Mahabelly, MA – A05, Restaurant Block, DLF Place, Saket

Use This As A Reason To Laugh

Photo source: Laughya

Photo source: Laughya

HT City “Laughya” is getting Jeeveshu Ahluwalia, to regale you with his funny stories. If you’re stoic as a stone and insanely hard to please, feel free to seek out alcohol.

When: Tuesday

Timings: 9pm onwards

Where: The Yard, A-2A, Second floor, Aurobindo marg, Green Park

Featured photo source: Museum of the Moving Image: Sloan Science & Film