19 things to do in and around Mumbai from November 5 to November 11
Mix and eat
12 PM: Don your gloves and aprons, and join in the traditional cake mixing ritual of pouring and mixing wine into chopped fruit, to mark the onset of the Christmas season. Post getting your hands dirty, you’ll get to enjoy a lavish spread of gourmet delicacies such as rosemary lamb chops, pumpkin, soup, scallops and sea bass.
Where: Seven Kitchens, Level 9M, St Regis, Lower Parel
Price: Rs 3,000
For reservations: 61628422
Make your own soap
4 PM: If you are someone who prefers natural soap products, this workshop is for you. At the session, you’ll learn how to make your own herbal soaps
and shampoos from scratch using the cold, melt and pour process.
Where: Spiritual Heailng Centre, Opp Plaza Cinema, Dadar (West)
Entry: Rs 2,000
To book: eventshigh.com
Watch a play
7 PM: Catch Shernaz Patel, Jim Sarbh and Ira Dubey bring alive Tennessee Williams’ famed The Glass Menagerie. The play, directed by Rajit Kapur, tells the story of Amanda, who has been abandoned by her husband. Her son, Tom, a poet with a job in the docks, longs for adventure and escape from his mother’s suffocating embrace, while Laura, her shy crippled daughter, has her glass menagerie and her memories. The ‘memory play’ transports us into private worlds where desire clashes with obdurate reality.
Where: Experimental Theatre, NCPA, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point
Entry: Rs 708
To book: in.bookmyshow.com
Listen to the romantics
6.30 PM: This one is for fans of music from the romantic period. The Bombay Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Santiago Lusardi Girelli, is presenting an evening of popular romantic works by Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov. The programme also includes Chopins Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, performed by a young Indian virtuoso pianist Julian Clef.
Where: Tata Theatre, NCPA, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point
Entry: Rs 410 - Rs 640
To book: in.bookmyshow.com
Create a 3D Batman
12 PM: See your favourite superhero come to life at this one-of-a-kind 3D workshop. At the session, you will also learn to 3D doodle with Ultramax 3D Doodlers and learn the procedure to 3D print.
Where: Doolally Taproom, 135 Kwality House, Kemps Corner
Catch a dark comedy
7 PM: Don’t miss award-winning writer and artist Natasha Marshall’s Half Breed, which will be staged for the first time in the city. Developed by Soho Theatre Writers’ Lab and Talawa Firsts, this is a partly autobiographical dark comedy about having faith in yourself, finding your voice, and fighting for what you want.
Where: G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture, G5A Laxmi Mills, Shakti Mills Lane, Mahalaxmi
Entry: Rs 743
To book: in.bookmyshow.com
Enjoy a ‘flying’ brunch with family
12.30 PM: Take your family out for a wholesome ‘flying’ brunch experience at Dishkiyaoon. With more than 28 pass arounds, three live counters (Khao Suey counter, waffle counter and salad bar) and a dessert station, which has basbousha, rum baba, yogurt parfait, among others, there’s something for everyone.
Where: Dishkiyaoon, Ground Floor, The Capital Building, G Block, BKC
Price: Rs 1,350 (without alcohol) and Rs 1,750
Go sunset sailing
Nov. 12, 3.30 PM: Spend the weekend by taking your family and friends on a unique sailing experience along Mumbai’s coastline. The ride is perfect for those seeking a short getaway from the city. Smoking and drinking alcohol is prohibited.
Meeting point: Jetty no.5, Opposite to Taj Mahal Palace Hotel entrance, Colaba
Entry: Rs 1,050
To book: eventshigh.com
Watch a dance routine
NCPA’s Contemporary Dance Season kicks in its latest edition with a performance by Anita Ratnam& Troupe. The routine has been choreographed by Netherlands-based Kalpana Raghuraman. The performance is titled Padme Prism that brings together various schools of classical dance
When: November 9, 7 pm,
Where: Experimental Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point
Entry: Rs 200-Rs 354
Let them tell you a story
Relive the bygone art of Urdu storytelling with Dastangoi. It’s made of two words — dastan, which means a long tale and goi, which mean to tell. This session will be performed by Aksara Naqvi and Valentina Trivedi, whose narration will transport you to another world, through one of the richest and most poetic language known to mankind.
When: November 9, 4 pm ,
Where: The Cuckoo Club, 5AA, Mac Ronells Compound, Next to Candies, Near Pali Hill, St Andrews Rd, Bandra West
Entry: Rs 350
Go for an art and health exhibit
Mumbai Mobile Creche (MMC) is holding its first ever health exhibition to draw attention to the vulnerability and health issues migrant construction workers and their children go through. It will showcase a variety of health seminars as well as 3D installation works which will address topics like sanitation, community participation, hand washing, nutrition, immunisation and pregancy. There will also be board games and cultural performances around the theme of health. MMC has been functional since 1969 and for over 40 years they have been providing creche facilities to the children of construction workers.
When: November 7 to 8,
Where: Mancherji Joshi Hall, 651-652, Firdoshi Road, Near Five Gardens, Parsi Colony, Dadar East
Say ‘aye’ to Eggs Benedict
Under a brand new name The Benedict, this Bandra eatery is seeking to reinvent itself and you can go relish their expanded menu. Staying true to its name, they are now offering not one, but three versions of Eggs Benedict — the Classic, with black forest ham and classic hollandaise. There’s also The Elvis Sandwich, a classic grilled peanut butter and banana sandwich and their Eggy Bread, a custard-filled French toast served with house-made honey walnut ice cream, topped with Cheerios. Yum. Go for it.
Where: The Benedict, Plot No. 68,
Behind Lilavati Hospital
When: 9.30 am to 12.30 am,
Listen to some dark music
Experience a medley of sounds, voices, tones and music in room sunk in pitch darkness and Swiss musicians Sandro Schneebeli and Max Pizio take listeners through a sensory experience of sounds and touch, but not vision. In fact, the audience will be assisted to their seats by visually challenged people. The concert includes several string, wind and percussion instruments and one can see nothing, not even the musicians, except for the last 10 minutes of the concert. The concert has been organised by the Consulate General of Switzerland in Mumbai. The experience is designed in such a way that it opens up people emotionally, so that they feel the music in the truest sense of the term.
When: 6 pm and 8 pm
Where: The Black Box, G5A, G5A Laxmi Mills Compound, Shakti Mills Lane, Off Dr E Moses Road
Decode mythology on canvas
11 am to 7 pm: Delhi-based artist Arpitha Reddy is in the city to showcase her exhibition titled Udbhavam. On display will be 28 paintings that bring out the essence of the mythological stories we have grown up on. Of special interest is the Amruta Manthana series that tells the story of the churning of the milky ocean by Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva’s role in it. This one promises a fine way to recall the mythological riches of India.
Where: Jehangir Art Gallery 161-B, MG Road Kala Ghoda
when: 11 am to 7 pm
Watch a play on an Odd Couple
8 pm onwards: Based on Neil Simon’s play The Odd Couple, this retelling revolves around two best friends who realise that they make the worst roommates. Nikhil finds himself homeless after a sudden breakup, when Kabir offers him a place to stay. The former's obsession with cleanliness does not find favour with the not-so-tip-top Kabir.
Where: The Jeff Goldberg Studio Links Building, 4th Floor, Opposite Dominoes Pizza, Khar West
Dig into some meaty chops
11.30 am to 11.30 pm: If you need something to energise you mid-week, these meaty chops might the answers. Try the hazelnut and herb-crusted New Zealand lamb chops with rosemary jus. Pair them with mashed potatoes and green beans. Any time of day, these chunks of protein should get you going.
Where: Silver Beach Cafe, Jaldarshan Building, Near Hare Rama Hare Krishna Temple, Gandhi Juhu
Save your furry friends
12 pm to 3 pm: Take part in a kitten adoption drive and help 10 exceptionally cute looking kittens find a home. The three-day long drive is being organised by Animal Adoption Crusaders (AAC), group of animal lovers who work closely with NGOs to ensure that all animals get their forever homes.
Where: Doolally Taproom, Kemp's Corner, 1st Floor, 135 Kwality House, Near Kemps Corner Flyover
Cool it off with retro pop
8.30 pm onwards: Let singer-songwriter Reuel Benedict take you through a journey retro and pop along with singer Naquita D’Souza. Benedict started his career at 14 and has worked with stalwarts like Amit Trivedi and Gino Banks. D’Souza’s prowess lies in blues, soul and jazz. The two promise some unforgettable tunes.
Where: Sassy Spoon, Ground Floor, Express Towers, Ramnath Goenka Marg
A weekend by the lake
What better way to enjoy the weekend than by camping by the lake? Explore the Pawna Lake campsite with campfire, yummy food and some soothing guitar notes. Campers will be put up in tents that have access to proper washrooms as well. If you’d like a taste of adventure and not want to compromise on your urban comforts, this is the place.
Where: Pick up point at Dadar. Call for exact location
when: 12.30 pm
Entry: Rs 2,800
Call: 80827 83035