19 things to do in and around Mumbai from March 19 to March 25
Swing to Salsa
6-8 PM: For those itching to try their hand at Salsa, grab your partner and head out for a social dance evening. The recreational session will provide you with a perfect atmosphere to dance, relax and socialise, without having to worry if your steps match those of others, or not.
Where: AAMAD: Performing Arts & Wellness, Aram Nagar, Versova, Andheri West
Entry: Rs 800
To Register: 9930029265
Tune into folk
6.30 PM: Catch a performance by the band, JOI, at the Live Traditions: Festival of Assam. Led by renowned singer-composer Joi Barua, the Assamese group will present songs drawn from the rich folk repertoire of the region, rendered in a contemporary style using visuals, modern expressions, arrangements and instrumentation.
Where: Experimental Theatre: NCPA, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point
Entry: Rs 200-300
Watch a comedy
9 PM: There’s no better way to end your Sunday than fooling around with the clowns. Watch Macky B and his Lady take us into the world of buffoonery in Rajat Kapoor’s adaptation of Macbeth. Macky B’s tryst with three weird sisters will make you laugh like you’ve never before.
Where: St Andrew’s Auditorium, St Dominic Road, Bandra West
To booK: in.bookmyshow.com
Dig into Bong delicacies
1 PM: Craving home-cooked kosha mangsho or prawn mohini? In a rare treat, fans of Bengali cuisine will get to relish some traditional Bengali delicacies cooked by home chef Anirban Nandy. From a mouth-watering green chilly chicken dish to a delicious dried mutton curry preparation, there’s something for everyone.
Price: Rs 1,500
To Buy: insider.in
Soar into the sky
MARCH 26, 6.30 AM To 10 AM: Ever dreamt of flying in the sky — just you, along with the birds. Hop on a paramotor flight, and experience a one-of-a-kind adventure. There’s no in-flight entertainment or small packets of peanuts. Wait, this craft doesn’t even have a door. Similar to a paraglider ride, the paramotor lets you enjoy more spins, thrills and unbelievable views. It is almost like riding a motorcycle, in the sky, but just very, very high. All the equipment will be provided at the meeting point. You don’t need any prior training for this ride. Feel free to carry your camera along for the most amazing pictures.
Meeting Point: Vasai W (location details will be shared on registration)
Entry: Rs 2,499
To Register: 9022270033.
Attend a dance masterclass
11 AM: Renowned Kathak danseuse Aditi Mangaldas is back with her Masterclass to groom local talent. This time, Mangaldas will focus on the aspects of bandish, a melodic composition that is short and cyclical, and how it is assimilated in the dance form. Certificates will be provided at the end of the session.
Where: Jamshed Bhabha Theatre: NCPA, West Room 1, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point ENTRY: R2,500
To Book: in.bookmyshow.com
Learn to make organic soaps
3 PM onward: We all know about the harmful effects of chemical ingredients in soaps. A new workshop hopes to address the issue by teaching you how to make your own chemical-free soap using natural ingredients like multani mitti, kesar and neem. You will also learn the benefits of every ingredient used, the properties of soap oils and aroma detailing.
Where: Spiritual Healing, C-23, Flower Queen, Azad Nagar, Veera Desai Road, Andheri W
Entry: Rs 1,750
To Register: 9833963997
Visit a strawberry farm
MARCH 25-26, 12.30 PM ONWARD: Experience the fun of camping by the riverside paired with a trip to a strawberry farm at Wai. Swim in the river, pick up a lesson on archery, pluck strawberries and enjoy a bullock cart ride.
Where: Wai, Satara district
Entry: Rs 4,400 (adult plus child)
Celebrate Mexican cuisine this week
ONGOING, 12.30 PM to 1 AM: Light House Cafe has rolled out a Mexican food festival and given it an Indian twist. Tuck into serrano and chilli bean tacos, smoked chicken burritos and roasted chilli prawn quesadillas. Treat yourself to classic margaritas which have added twists of fresh berries, mango and kiwi.
Where: Light House Cafe, Love Grove Flyover, Siddharth Nagar, Worli
Call: 99674 14148
Groove to Joel and Desiree
MARCH 24, 10.30 PM: Catch Mumbai-based duo, Joel & Desiree, who came together in late 2016. The duo hit it off with their love for Blues, RnB, Jazz and Soul music. While Joel Padikkal, lead vocalist for Bombay based Blues-Rock outfit, Desiree Saldanha is an upcoming and versatile singer-songwriter.
Where: 1st Floor, Hotel Unicontinental, Road Number 3, Khar (West)
Entry: Rs 550
Appreciate instruments of art
MARCH 20, 11 AM - 7 PM: Check out a new exhibition by artist Yadnyesh Shirwadkar, who completed his Masters in Painting from College of Fine Arts at University of New South Wales, Sydney. Titled, Opera of Colours, the paintings revolve around music, which has been the best support for Yadnyesh to find peace. Each colour and every tone represents a minute musical notation.
Where: Jehangir Art Gallery, 161-B, MG Road, Kala Ghoda
Test your survival skills
MARCH 24- 26: Go on a trek to Alang – Madan – Kulang, which is considered the toughest trek in the Sahyadri. Alang Fort (also Alangad) is a fort in Nashik district. It is one of the three forts, the others being Madangad and Kulang, in the Kalsubai range of the Western Ghats. The climb preferred is usually between Madan and Alang. The time taken could around 3-4 hours to reach the step after leaving Kulang fort. Over here rock climbing would be required as the wall of the steps was destroyed during the cannon fire. Use of a fixed rope is required
Where: Meeting point: Board the slow Kasara Local train (N) starting from Mumbai CST on 9.50 pm
Entry: R2,800 per person
Log on to: www.treksandtrails.org
Revel in chocolatey goodness
MARCH 24, 12 - 4 PM: Here’s a cure to your nutella craving. Chef Pratik Kuckreja will present some innovative recipes with the classic jar of chocolatey goodness. Spend your time in a kitchen with wafting aroma of butter, dark chocolate and Nutella.
You’ll get to try the cooling nutella Cheesecake, Belgian chocolate chip crumble, sea salt nutella confection connection and more.
Where: Magazine Street Kitchen, Gala No 13, Devidayal Compound, Gupta Mills Estate, Reay Road
Entry: Rs 3,500
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Enjoy Parsi fare this Navroze
11 AM - 11.30 PM: Celebrate Navroze with some delicious vegetarian fare like dhansak, patra ni paneer, sali paneer and dhan dal with potato patiya at The Bombay Havelli. If you want to quench your thirst, try the Parsi special ice cream soda and raspberry soda. End your meal with the Parsi style sev ravo topped with rich
Where: The Bombay Havelli, Ground Floor, Ladhabhai Mansion, Charni Road
Entry: Rs 1,200 for two
Buy books by the dozen
9 AM - 8 PM: BooksByWeight is back,
and most bibliophiles will be elated with the news. Started by husband-wife duo, Ajay and Madhavi Gupta, the exhibition encourages you to buy books kilo-wise. So, for R100 a kilo you can buy books on business, law, comics and Mills & Boon. It is R200 a kilo for dictionaries, children’s books, and R300 a kilo for paperbacks on literature and popular fiction.
Where: Shri Sunderbai Hall, Nathibai Thackersey Marg, Opposite SNDT College
Laugh at a clean joke
8.30 PM: Have a cracker time as you listen to Nishant Tanwar who is known to perform clean comedy with a social message. Nishant has performed in more than 12 countries across the world including major festivals such as The Melbourne International Comedy Festival and The Desi Comedy Festival USA. Good enough reason to watch him.
Where: Brewbot, G-01 and 101, Morya Landmark 1, off New Link Road, Andheri (West)
Entry: Rs 350
Make your child a leader
2.45 PM - 3.45 PM: Rael Padamsee is offering a workshop for kids (aged 10 - 13 years) where the aim is to build confidence, team spirit and leadership qualities. Public speaking, elocution and day-to-day social interaction will be the prime focus. Poems, conversation English pieces, improvisations and choral work are also part of the course.
Where: The Cathedral and John Connon School, 6, Purushottamdas Thakurdas marg, Fort
Entry: Rs 4,500
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Pitch your own tent
2.30 PM: There’s more to camping than meets the eye. Head to Pawna Lake, where you will be taught to pitch your own tent, set up BBQ, create campfire, engage with everyone as you play interesting games, get lost in the wilderness, share your spooky horror story, and sing the night away. The entry, however, does not include transport. So, bring their own vehicle for a fun ride.
Where: Pawna Lake, Thakursai village, Pune
Entry: Rs 1,500
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Learn to breathe easy
9.30 AM: If you frequently suffer from common cold, bronchi allergies, and chest related problems, this yoga workshop could help improve your respiration process. Here, they will teach you Yoga asanas and breathing techniques for our lungs. They will also teach about lifestyle changes and diet changes. Participants are expected to carry a yoga mat.
Where: Arpita Step Up Dance Academy, 511, 5th Floor, E Square, Complex , Subhash Road, Near Axis Bank, Vile Parle (East)
Entry: Rs 499
Call: 98330 50884