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20 things to do around Mumbai from October 4 - October 10

sunday mid-day brings you a complete planner of events for the week ahead

Sunday driver

Have the world on a platter
12 PM – 10 PM: Drop by at a food festival today where you can sample street delights from across the world. Small Fry Co. launches the first edition of World on My Plate, with live food stations, artisanal food products, beer on tap and live music. Choose between Pakistani kheema samosa, Lebanese pita sandwiches, Mexican burrito bowls or good ol’ puraani Dilli chaat.
WHERE: Corona Gardens, Bandra (West)
CALL: 9819451359
FREE

Go, crack it up
6 PM: With new seasoned, experimental performances, Chalta Hai Comedy is on the lookout for hilarious comedians. If you think you can get the audience to laugh with you, or at you, then head to their open mic this even-ing. The show will be hosted by Kunal Kamra at the Jameson Loft of The Barking Deer. Come, witness comedy in the making and try the house brews. Basmati rice beer anyone?
WHERE: The Barking Deer, Mathuradas Mill Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
ENTRY: Rs 300
CALL: 9820384567

Play with Sherlock
4 PM and 7.30 PM: Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on his estate with the paw prints of a gigantic hound beside his body. Sherlock Holmes is summoned from 22 Baker Street, with Watson in tow. If you are an Arthur Conan Doyle fan, then you know the answer to this whodunit already. But Aadyam theatre group’s production gives a comic cheeky twist while staying faithful to the original plot.
WHERE: Tata Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point
ENTRY: Rs 300 – Rs 1,000
CALL: 22824567

Weave a dreamcatcher
2 PM – 6PM: Meet ‘Invincible Dreamer’ Ekta Bhanushali today for a session on making dreamcatchers. Learn more about the history and significance of this Native American tradition as you mix it with modern day colour psychology. Go ahead; spread the good vibes.
WHERE: Yogi Hills, Mulund West
ENTRY: Rs 1,850 (inclusive of materials and refreshments)
CALL: 9930220956

Visit Toybank’s festival
5 PM – 8.30 PM: Celebrate Joy of Giving week with NGO Toybank. Enjoy paintings by artist Devaki Singh, performances by musician/actor Luke Kenny as well as musicians from the National Street for Performing Arts.
WHERE: Abaca, Shakti Mill Lane, Mahalaxmi  
CALL: 24388235
FREE

Try functional art
11 AM – 7 PM: Ceramicist Shampa Shah’s artistic figures and tableware are inspired by Madhya Pradesh’s tribal art. From a functional spoon to a sculptural work, her works resemble  forms of ancient expressions.
WHERE: Artisans’, Gandhi Marg, Kala Ghoda
CALL: 9820145397
FREE

Block a seat

Walk the talk
If you are the kind of person who cleans up beaches after visarjans or campaigns for Aarey Milk Colony, you might just be
interested in getting certified as an environmental journalist. The Mumbai Press Club partners with the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) for an environmental journalism workshop meant for budding journalists, bloggers and PR professionals. Get familiar with unbiased reporting, scientific arguments and deepen your appreciation for the world around you. Become one of the 30 participants by registering at cecbnhs@gmail.com before October 10. Get your hats and sneakers on, since the workshop includes a nature trail at the BNHS reserve of Film City.

WHERE: BNHS Conservation Education Centre (CEC), near Film City, Gen. Arunkumar Vaidya Marg, Goregaon (East)
WHEN: October 17, 8.30 AM — 1 PM
Registration fee: Rs 100 
CALL: 9594953425

Order of the day
11 AM – 7 PM: The title, The Tube without Paint, a Fungal Lattice and the Bird that Never Flew Away Together, will pique your curiosity. It belongs to an exhibition by three artists Radhika Agarwala, Viraag Desai and Avijit Mukherjee, who, individually and collectively, revel in the mystery of the poetic experience. Their works incorporate allusions to art history and architecture, memory, the urban space, nature and the natural sciences.

05 Monday
WHERE: Jehangir Art Gallery, 161 Kala Ghoda
WHEN: Till October 5
CALL: 22843989
FREE

Savour pan-Asian delicacies
11 AM – 12 AM: Each time Chef Farrokh Khambata travels, he combines business with pleasure. The result of such travels is an all-new menu of Pan-Asian delicacies at Joss. Like your sushi? Try the ocean safari roll in butter garlic shrimp and the Darth Vader-spiced siracha salmon with gochujang avocado. Other dishes include Wild Tiger Prawns (see pic). Vegetarians should try the mafia rolls with scallions and roasted piquillo.

06 Tuesday
WHERE: Savoy Chambers, Linking Road Extension, Santacruz (West)
CALL: 26617772

Log on to a job fair
4 PM – 9 PM: Attend India’s first virtual job fair for people with various disabilities. Forty companies will participate in the event which will offer over 2,000 jobs. Candidates with disability must create their profiles, upload resumes and cover letters on the virtual job fair portal www.careereco.com/Fair/UpcomingFairs.

07 Wednesday
CALL: 080-6732 3636 or
EMAIL: candidateservices@enable-india.org

Understand Sufi music
6 PM – 8 PM: Sonam Kalra, founder of The Sufi Gospel Project, will take you through her journey of discovering sufi music at a talk titled, The Many Voices of Faith. The Sufi Gospel project puts together prayer, poetry and music with the message of secularism. Kalra has been featured on Coke Studio and shared stage with legendary musicians like Sir Bob Geldof, Sufi legend Abida Parveen and has even performed for Sting.

08 Thursday
WHERE: Essar House, Mahalaxmi
LOG On TO: www.insider.in

Watch a play on politics
8 PM: Directed by MS Sathyu, IPTA’s Moteram is a must watch. Adapted by Safdar Hashmi and Habib Tanvir from Munshi Premchand’s short story, Satyagrah, the play revolves around the British war tool of divide and rule with religion as a weapon. Satyagrah was written in the 1930s. Moteram was written in 1988. In 2015, it still remains relevant. The cast includes Anjan Srivastav and Nivedita Baunthiyal (in pic).

09 Friday

WHERE: Prithvi Theatre, 20 Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road
ENTRY: Rs 300
CALL: 26149546

Learn how to bond
4 PM – 5.30 PM: Combat relationship issues on World Mental Health Day at the Bonding Errors workshop conducted by psychotherapist Dr Kashish Chhabria. Attend a lecture on live-in relationships, sensuality and sexual ethics.Held on October 10 and 11, Chhabria will conduct two workshops — Love, Sex & Relationships Psychology and Sensuality Secrets for Women — for participants aged above 16 years.

10 saturday

WHERE: The Space, 14- Silver Beach Estate, AB Nair Road, Juhu
CALL: 9820393388

Walk with butterflies

OCTOBER 11, 7.30 AM: October is the season for butterflies and flowers in the Sahyadris. Sign up for a trek at the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, which is home to 1,000 plant species, 251 species of birds, 50,000 species of insects, 40 species of mammals. SGNP provides shelter to 38 species of reptiles, including crocodiles and monitor lizards, and 150 species of butterflies; and a large variety of fish.

WHERE: Sanjay Gandhi National Park
ENTRY: Rs 650 
LOG ON: www.offbeatmandala.com

Turn vegetarian for the planet
Oct 5, 6 PM: Will cutting down on meat consumption positively impact climate change? Bittu Sahgal, writer and environmentalist, believes so. In a talk organised by the Vegetarian Society on October 5, Sahgal will talk about the link between vegetarianism and climate change.

WHERE: Rama and Sundri Watumull Auditorium, Churchgate 
CALL: 22855755

Try (Sushi) Matrix reloaded
11 AM – 11 PM:  Pa Pa Ya, Zorawar Kalra’s entry into Asian cuisine, at Lower Parel is served on an interesting plane, or should we say planes. A multi-levelled structure made from rosewood, 9 types of sushi (two carbon roll sushi made black from squid ink, and seven sashimi made of scallops and salmon). The veg too will get a sushi matrix laden with cottage cheese, edamame and crunchy veggies.

WHERE: Pa Pa Ya, Level 3, Palladium Mall, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
CALL: 8828031900

Catch a tribute to Jagjit Singh
Oct 9, 7 PM: Enjoy an evening listening to renowned ghazal singer Ustad Ghulam Ali Khan (in pic) as he pays tribute to late Jagjit Singh on his fourth death anniversary. Interestingly, the musicians who played with Singh for 25 years will present renditions of his popular songs.
WHERE: Shanmukhananda Hall, Sion
ENTRY: Rs 499 - Rs 4,999
CALL: 24078888

Celebrate diversity at work
Oct 9, 5 PM: Everybody deserves a welcoming work environment irrespective of his or her sexual orientation. Based on this thought, Godrej Culture Lab has organised an event where the theme is LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender) inclusion. The two-part event will have a panel discussion led by Radhika Piramal, MD of VIP Industries Ltd., Padma Iyer (who placed a matrimonial listing for her gay son Harrish Iyer in a city newspaper) and activist Joe Zachariah. This will be followed by the screening of Breaking Free and Time Out.
WHERE: Auditorium 1st floor, Godrej One, Vikhroli East
LOG ON TO: indiaculturelab@godrejinds.com

Ping your favourite author
Oct 23-Nov 1: While most book festivals have an online presence, LitfestX takes it a step further to become India’s first virtual literary festival. The 10-day fest has authors Ashwin Sanghi, Rajdeep Sardesai, Raghav Bahl, Dr RA Mashelkar and Deepa Prahalad on their guest list. Events will include question and answer sessions, contests and chats between authors and readers online, conducted through various social media platforms. The festival hopes to encourage and inspire readers and non-readers across geographies to read, discuss and debate on a common platform.
LOG ON TO: www.LitFestX.com

View art in a hyper-connected world
Oct 9-NoV 27, 11 AM – 6 PM: Attend an exhibition by Achraf Touloub, a Moroccan-French artist whose work, Buffering Natives is based on the notion of tradition and its possible place in a globalised world. His sculptures, drawings and videos derive from his belief that the opposition between tradition and the modern mind is, in fact, a movement of convergence.
WHERE: Galerie Isa, 27, Great Western Building,Fort
Call:  66373432

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