18 things to do around Mumbai from October 11 - October 17
Admire photos from the last century
10 AM – 5.30 PM: Works by the quintessential biographer of filmmaker Satyajit Ray, Nemai Ghosh, are on display at the museum. Ghosh’s photographs are an eloquent documentation of Indian cinema, specially highlighting mainstream cinema from erstwhile Bombay as well as regional Bengali cinema. On show are several iconic and never-before-seen images of actors, scenes, sets and locations taken over a 25-year period. The accompanying catalogue carries wide-raging essays by writers on cinema, besides plates of exhibition images.
WHERE: Special Projects Space, Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Byculla East
ENTRY: Rs 10 (adults); Rs 5 (children)
Sharmila Tagore, shot by Nemai Ghosh
Get tipsy over tapas
12.30 PM – 1 AM: Pick between 25 types of tapas from an elaborate pairing menu. There are Italian rice croquettes, vegetarian eggs and stuffed calamari, among others. Pair these with cocktails or alco-golas, such as cocktail Indiana, and paan-flavoured vodka. Did we mention they have pancakes too?
WHERE: Light House Cafe, 3rd Road, Khar West
PRICE: Rs 300 onwards
Ladies, get sensual
4 PM – 5.30 PM: In a special workshop for women, counseling psychologist and psychiatrist Dr Kashish Chhabria will help participants learn non-verbal cues to attract a romantic partner. Let go of what society thinks and turn on your sensual side. Married women also get some tips on keeping that spark alive. Take your BFF along to avail a discount on registration.
WHERE: The Space, 14- Silver Beach Estate, entrance near Harry’s Bar, AB Nair Road, Juhu
REGISTRATION: Rs 600; Rs 1,000 for two
Take your children to a carnival
11 AM – 2 PM: Think of everything that makes children ask for more — jugglers, clowns, clay-crafting, magicians, food-stalls and stilt-walkers — and you will find them at this Sunday carnival. There are games to be played and prizes to be won. For the really li’l ones, there’s a toddler-only area. Parents, you get to enter for free!
WHERE: The Learning Curve, Tejpal Auditorium, near New Era School, Gowalia Tank
ENTRY: Rs 200 per child
Discuss your ideas at this platform
4 PM – 5.30 PM: No agenda, no audience. Head to Barcamp, an un-conference, where you can discuss, present, interact or demonstrate your ideas. You get to host a session on your idea, which could be inspired by anything — from photography to blind watchmakers. Get your friends along, and get talking.
WHERE: Maker’s Asylum, The Great Oasis, Plot No: D-13, first floor, MIDC Marol Industrial Area, Andheri East
LOG ON: www.barcampmumbai.org
10 AM – 5.30 PM: Long before Satyajit Ray became a filmmaker, he designed a book of photographs by the late veteran photographer Suni Janah. Janah’s works are a treasure trove of India’s peasants and tribal communities from 1940 – ’60. Curated by contemporary photographer Ram Rahman, the exhibition of original vintage prints is significant, since the
last time they were exhibited was in 1965.
Get into character
1 PM – 3 PM: If you are a cosplay virgin and jittery about mimicking your favourite comics character, fear no more. At the Mumbai Film and Comic Con’s special cosplay workshop, you’ll learn where to find the costumes, props, wigs and some cool attitude. Meet experienced cosplay winners and shoot your questions at them.
WHERE: Sante, ground floor, C'est la Vie, 164, Hill Road, Bandra West
Order of the day
OCT 11 AM – 7 PM: Mumbai Sarvodaya Mandal celebrates the 146th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi with a book sale. Around 200 titles on and by Gandhi and Vinoba Bhave are on sale. Titles are available in in English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati and some South Indian languages.
WHEN: Oct 12,
WHERE: Gandhi Book Centre, 299 Tardeo Road, Nana Chowk
View an art show
OCT 12, 11 AM – 7 PM: Artist Sudhir Katkar pays tribute to the wind with his solo exhibition at Jehangir Art Gallery. Inspired by Tibet, Katkar captures the movement of the mountain wind using elements of Buddhism such as monasteries and flags.
WHERE: Jehangir Art Gallery, MG Road, Fort
Hear a real story
Oct 17, 7 PM: Michael Burns, documentary filmmaker and founder of Tall Tales, along with graphic designer Matt Daniels will regale you with their stories this Saturday. The project is inspired by This American Life, a radio show that features people telling real stories centred around one theme every week.
WHERE: The Barking Deer Brewpub, Mathuradas Mill Compound, Lower Parel
ENTRY: Rs 750
Get an insight into Marathi music
OCT 16, 7.30 PM: If the melodies of Yaara Seeli Seeli still haunt you, this is a must attend. Marathi music director Pt Hridaynath Mangeshkar shares the stage with composer Saleel Kulkarni. They will perform some of their best works at Maitra Jeevanche. They will discuss abhangas, devotional poetry sung in praise of Lord Vitthala.
WHERE: Yashwant Natya Mandir, Matunga West
ENTRY: Rs 150 - Rs 350
Shop to lend a hand
OCT 13, 10.30 AM – 7.30 PM: Head to the World Trade Centre for an exhibition by Ruchika Club, an all-women organisation that has been supporting philanthropic activities since 1980 through such bazaars. The club has a vocational centre at Shah and Nahar Estate called Nayee Disha where tailoring, spoken English and beautician’s courses are conducted for underprivileged women. The club holds two anual events, Ruchika fest prior to Rakhshabandhan and Ruchika Lifestyle, before Diwali. The latter, which will be held later this week, will showcase products by brands Polki Jewel-Rasshi Podar Fine Jewellery abd Nuggets. Fabrics, kids wear, diyas and jewellery are on sale. Moreover, NGOs will be given complementary space at the event. The organisation supports Samparc Balgram, an orphanage, near Lonavala, through this initiative.
WHERE: Centre 1 Building, Cuffe Parade
Let tarpaulin inspire you
11 AM – 6 PM: Artist Abhijit Kumar Pathak is greatly influenced by his hometown, Benaras. He takes inspiration from temple architecture, art, music and poetry. In his show titled Excavations, he attempts to connect the body and mind to events of reality. The artworks do not begin with a definite sense of procedure. Armed with tarpaulins as his favoured surface, the works are a free association from start to the finish.
WHERE: Gallery Beyond, Great Western Building, Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg, Fort
WHEN: On till Nov 21
Enjoy bridal retail therapy
11 AM – 8 PM: It’s the season for weddings, and that’s reason enough to up your wardrobe with what’s trendy. Head to the The Style Bazaar, an expo of curated accessories, shoes, bags, trousseau and home décor. Participating brands include 2AM by Anjali and Meha, Marina Fernandes, Cuts & Stones, Yeh Lehenga Nahi Hai Mehenga, Heli Shah, Mehak Murpana, Masaya Accessories, Bolsa Bags, Chic Clothing and Little Thread by Sayalee Karekar. Loosen those purse strings, we say.
WHERE: Blue Sea Banquets, Worli
For music on the fly
9.15 PM: Attend, JAZZBACK Feat, by Project: Albatross & Extemporise (BeSpoke Ensembles), an improvised music collective with a large wingspan, aiming to connect a diversity of improvising musicians in a collaborative spirit. Musicians come together in a free-style to create active music. The idea is to experience an alchemy of music on
WHERE: blueFROG, Mathuradas Mill Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
ENTRY: Rs 350
Play detective with friends
11 AM – 7 PM: If you are a closet Sherlock Holmes, Clue Hunt should be your next destination. Solve a 60-minute mystery game challenge to escape from a room with a team of two to six players. You will be locked inside the game room. Choose from Mr Spylock’s Chamber — where you solve a murder investigation — or Kaboom!, where you must defuse a time bomb.
WHERE: Roha Orion, 101, Restaurant, 16th Road, Bandra West
ENTRY: Rs 1,400 – Rs 3,000 (weekdays); Rs 2,200 – Rs 4,800 (weekends)
Taste Café Zoe’s pop-up avatar
11 AM – 7 PM: Café Zoe transforms into La Petite Zoe, a pop-up avatar at Red, Blue and Yellow, a furniture and interior and furniture design company, which celebrates its 15th year. For this three-day pop-up, the 7,000 square-foot design store will host the 32-seater all-day-dining experience on their mezzanine level. Order from Zoe’s signature mushroom tea to salads including watermelon and feta salad, broccoli salad with bean sprouts, snow peas and toasted seeds.
WHERE: Red Blue & Yellow, G-11, Laxmi Woollen Estate, Shakti Mill Lane, Mahalaxmi
WHEN: Oct 15 – 17
Take a musical journey
4.30 PM – 6.30 PM: Sign up for a series of workshops that will take you through a musical journey of six different perspectives. Conducted by Anuraag Dhoundeyal, an arts-educator, the sessions involve lecture-demonstrations, audio visuals, live demos, and hands-on experiences. Session one on October 17-18 will be about percussion, Session 2 on October 24-25 is on Hindustani Classical and the last one on October 31-November 1 is titled Music: The Universal Language.
WHERE: Ave 29, Hughes Road
COST: Rs 2,000 per session; Rs 5,100 for 3 sessions