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20 things to do around Mumbai from May 1 to May 7

sunday mid-day brings you a complete planner of events for the week from May 1 to May 7

Can your child be a masterchef?
When Shivani Haribhakti isn't working, she's either baking and cooking with her sons, or telling them stories. As part of Mother's Day celebrations, Haribhakti hopes to extend a similar experience to mothers and kids at the Yum Day Out workshop. The hour-long event, organised by the Yum Company, will integrate storytelling and cooking for children between four and eight years of age, and will have their mommies guiding them through it.

Entrepreneur Shivani Haribhakti
Entrepreneur Shivani Haribhakti

Haribhakti, who heads Yum Company, will first perform two stories, centered around the relationship between mother and child, and another on food. “Stories are perfect to talk about nutrition to children,” she says. “We will teach the kids to make two edible dishes, one of which they will present to their mothers as a gift.” The cooking session will be held at bookstore's inhouse cafe, Food For Thought. Seats are fast filling, so book the date.

When: May 8, 11 AM — 12 PM
Where: Kitab Khana, Somaiya Bhavan, Fort
Entry: Rs 1,000 per child
Call: 9820436515

Gift a hugNitesh N Nitesh
7 AM – 11 AM; 3 PM – 6 PM: Photographer Nitesh N Nitesh starts his 12,000 km journey today on his Royal Enfield on which he intends to collect hugs from 12,000 people. Meet him at the promenade, get a hug from him, and take away a photograph that captured the moment.
Where: Opposite Café Coffee Day, Carter Road, Bandra (W)
Free 

Build roller coasters
Roller coaster
4 PM: Kids and parents, get ready for a challenge like no other. Thought riding on a roller coaster was thrilling? How about building one? With Loop-the-Loop, groups will have to build miniature roller coasters, and the one with most twists and turns wins.
Where: Quistic Learning Centre, Sunrise Building, Lokhandwala
Entry: Rs 1,500 (for groups of four)
Call: 9821217070

Tuck into 'drunch'

12 PM – 4 PM: If Saturday night went by in a spirited blur, then relive its highs with a long, lazy brunch with a menu of the choicest drinks. Choose from a variety of soups, salads, mains and desserts. What's more, grab the mic and give karaoke a go.
Where: Rajabahadur Mansion, Hamam Street, Fort
Prices: Rs 899 without alcohol; Rs 1,500
Call: 22100300

Get beautified

4 PM: Try out this intensive short workshop to learn some handy make-up skills. Whether you are interested in the craft of beauty for daily wear or professionally, this workshop promises the path to glamour. Varied eye make-up, building a personal make-up kit and getting long-lasting looks are part of this session.
Where: Fisheye World Institute, Rizvi Chambers, near Lucky restaurant, Bandra (W)
Entry: Rs 5,000
Call: 27814022

Attend a concert
7.30 PM: It's the 97th birthday of Padma Bhushan Manna Dey, famed for his compositions in the golden era. Singers Shurjo Bhattacharya, Tamashru Chandra and Manjima Goswami render his famous Hindi numbers from films Shree 420 and Boot Polish.
Where: Swatantryaveer Savarkar Smarak Sabhagriha, Shivaji Park
Entry: Rs 300 — Rs 500
Call: 2446587

Go green this summer

2 PM – 4 PM: Summer is upon us, and we are all in search of a refreshing menu. Learn how to make a variety of green smoothies, with papayas, pineapples, melons and mangoes. Then, get cracking on fresh salads made with combinations of French beans and tomatoes, and beetroot and coconut.
Where: Sharan India, Lok Everest,
ACC Compound, Mulund (W)
Entry: Rs 1,800
Call: 9820947564

Catch a dance recital

8 PM: Sindhu, a classical dance festival organised by Sankhya Dance Company, ends its three-day extravaganza today. Watch mesmerising performances by Odissi dancer Shashwati Garai, followed by Renjith and Vijna's (in pic) Bharatnatyam piece.
Where: Kashinath Ghanekar Natyagruha, Thane (W)
Entry: R250
Call: 9820984699

Attend a meditation session

May 7, 9 AM: Here's a chance to explore how the traditions of Yoga and Vipassana can be combined. Yoga practitioner Keshav Mohta is conducting a 90-minute session, where he will teach meditative practices from the two traditions with an emphasis on building mindfulness of the body, mind and breath. The session, which uses live percussive rhythms, will be based on Buddha's teaching of Kaya Anupassana (mindfulness of body). Mohta has been trained in Satipatthana Vipassana (insight meditation through mindfulness) in the lineage of Mahasi Sayadaw under Patrick Kearney.
Where: The Hive, Huma Mansion, Off Union Park, Khar (West)
Entry: Rs 500
Call: 9619962969

Watch your child turn director

Till may 16: Does your child have a filmi keeda? Here's a filmmaking workshop that will channelise their interest in the most constructive way. Baccha Bollywood Season 2 will acquaint them with various aspects of film making right from acting to directing. A few selected kids from the bunch of 100 will get a chance to star at a short film that will ultimately be screened in a multiplex and on YouTube.
Where: Inorbit Mall at Vashi and Malad
Entry: Rs 2,500
Call: 66777999

Hydrate with summer drinks

ONGOING, 8 AM - 1.30 am: With summer on in full swing, Tea Villa Café has introduced a range of iced teas and mojitos to keep you cool and hydrated this season. Among the iced teas, you can select from a range of flavours like strawberry, mango, green apple, cucumber, peach, lemon, hibiscus and apple cinnamon. You can also enjoy flavoured virgin mojitos like passion fruit, green apple and peach, along with the classic lemon and mint mojito. So make a dash to the café and get drenched with these amazing tea options and let your inner-self be happy.
Where: Tea Villa Café, Opposite Marks & Spencer, Hill Road, Bandra (West)
Call: 808085000

Explore Mumbai on wheels

May 7, 11.30 PM: There's nothing like exploring Mumbai by night, and what better than to do it on two wheels. The Mumbai Travellers group is inviting thrill-seeking enthusiast for yet another midnight cycling event. This time around, cyclists will get to explore the coastal route of the city. The 35-km long ride, which will begin at Colaba, will cover key landmarks like Marine drive, Worli Seaface, Shivaji Park, Mahim Dargah, before ending at Bandra Bandstand.
Where: Starting point is Mad Over Donuts, Colaba Causeway
Entry: Rs 999
Call: 8652370001

Enjoy a Hindi comic play

May 8, 7.30 PM: You can catch actor Vindu Dara Singh in the new Hindi comedy play Hello Darling. The play, originally written in Punjabi, tells the story of a married couple, Bhanu and Anita. They own a country holiday home and have decided to get away for the weekend. But there is more to this decision than meets the eye. Bhanu invites long-time friend Deepak along. This pleases Anita as she is secretly having an affair with Deepak. Bhanu too appears to be having an extra-marital affair. Produced and directed by Yogesh Sanghvi, the comedy of errors also stars Sheeba, Payal Goga Kapoor and Vibha Bhagat.
Where: Rang Sharda Auditorium, Near Lilavati Hospital, KC Marg, Bandra (West)
Entry: Rs 400 – Rs 1,200
Call: 26401919

Dine in Dongri

May 2 – May 31, 1 PM and 6 PM: Mumbai is a land renowned for many things, but most notoriously for its dark underbelly, where gangsters and crime overruled everything else. Interestingly, some exquisite food evolved out of these menacing areas, which makes for a fine culinary experience. This SeekSherpa Mumbai food tour, which will be organised twice every day, will take you to these places, so that you can enjoy a great culinary experience. On the tour, you explore the colourfully chaotic streets of Dongri and make a pit stop at a famed restaurant that earns the patronage of a film star. You will take a walk down the famous lanes of Bohri mohalla. The tour will end at one of Mumbai’s oldest hand churned ice-cream destinations.
Where: Meeting point at McDonald’s, opposite CST
Entry: Rs 9,300 for a group of 10
Call: 9643982934

Enjoy a Hindi comic play

May 8, 7.30 PM: You can catch actor Vindu Dara Singh in the new Hindi comedy play Hello Darling. The play, originally written in Punjabi, tells the story of a married couple, Bhanu and Anita. They own a country holiday home and have decided to get away for the weekend. But there is more to this decision than meets the eye. Bhanu invites long-time friend Deepak along. This pleases Anita as she is secretly having an affair with Deepak. Bhanu too appears to be having an extra-marital affair. Produced and directed by Yogesh Sanghvi, the comedy of errors also stars Sheeba, Payal Goga Kapoor and Vibha Bhagat.
Where: Rang Sharda Auditorium, Near Lilavati Hospital, KC Marg, Bandra (West)
Entry: Rs 400 – Rs 1,200
Call: 26401919

Score a goal

7 AM: For all the tweens and teens who want to learn football this summer, Kick is offering a 25 per cent discount for school kids and college students, every Tuesday. Book any slot and you'll be entitled to this offer. But, make sure you carry an identity card along.
Where: Kick, Supreme Business Park, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai
Entry: Rs 500
Call: 9892015529

Get a glimpse of tribal culture

11 AM – 7 PM: Travel can inspire art, and artist Anuradha Thakur's new exhibition is all about that. Felicitated as one of the 100 women achievers of the country by the Ministry of Women and Child Development this year, Thakur often visits the remotest parts of the country teaching art to tribals. Her new exhibition, titled Innate Folklore, is inspired by the same.
Where: Jehangir Art Gallery, 161-B, MG Road, Kala Ghoda
Free
Call: 22843989

Make a difference

ONGOING: Before you discard your old bicycle, you might want to consider this option. An NGO called Barfiiss Action Group is looking to collect old cycles for school going kids beyond Virar, who have to walk 10 km back and forth to reach their school. You will be sent a picture of your bicycle with the child to whom it is donated.
Call: Parel, 9867999079 Kandivli 9819720934 Andheri 9810708506

Groove to indie music

9 PM: Listen to 10-piece Bombay fusion band, Bombay Bairag. The band's sound is primarily contemporary, though rooted in Indian classical and Sufi traditions. The band's performance will be narrated as a story and the songs will fit into parts of the narrative.
Where: Whistling Wood's Bandra Base, Baitush Saraf Building, Off Waterfield Road, TPS 3, 29th Rd, Bandra West
Entry: Rs 300
Call: 30916003

Lose yourself in a magical world

2.30 and 7.30 PM: After its successful debut, the musical version of Disney's classic French fairytale Beauty and the Beast is set for a second innings in Mumbai. It is the story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. The cast includes theatrical talents like Meher Mistry and Edwin Joseph. The show will be on till May 15.
Where: Dome at NSCI, SVP Stadium, Worli
Entry: R750 – 1,500
Call: 24938813

 

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