20 things to do in and around Mumbai from February 19 to February 25
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Catch a double dhamaka
8.30 PM: Two solo performances in Marathi are in store for theatre lovers this evening. One is Dashanan, a take on the colours, flavours and people in Ravana's life. Written by Pradeep Vaiddya, this performance by Harish Kulkarni is based on the multiple versions of the Ramayana. Then, there's Khairlanji Episode Two, based on the Dalit massacre and sexual assault of women in 2006. Survivor, Bhaiyyalal Bhotmange, is essayed in this performance.
WHERE: Sitara Studio, KG Marg, Elphinstone (W)
ENTRY: Rs 300
Head to a sari fair
11 am: Witness the best of Indian designer saris on the last day of Good Earth's Forever Sari exhibition. The multi-designer celebration will feature the signature and most recent collections of Akaaro, Anavila, Anjul Bhandari, Ashdeen, Eka, Péro & Raw Mango, along with Good Earth Sustain.
WHERE: Raghuvanshi Mills Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
Have a day with shorts
12.30 PM: With Sunday Shorts, we are not referring to some dress code but an afternoon of delightful cinema. Tuning Fork presents three short films, each with a flavour of its own. There's The Matchmaker, in which Karan gets lost in a virtual fantasy. Then there's Dhvani, a story of a caged man spending his last few days in solitary confinement. Also watch out for Hell O Hello, made under Shyam Benegal's guidance, a story on consumerism.
WHERE: Tuning Fork Studios, Hotel Unicontinental, Khar (W)
ENTRY: Rs 200
Get ready to ROFL
8.30 PM: Consider your evening set with three stand-ups, who take the stage with the sole purpose of tickling your funny bone. Say hello to Neville Bharucha, Sundeep Sharma and Vikram Poddar as they unleash their best sets on us.
WHERE: Canvas Laugh Club, Palladium, Lower Parel
ENTRY: Rs 750
Have a daddy's day out
10 AM - 4 PM: Calling all dads to a fun-filled day with the kids. At Under the Peepal Tree, a festival for fathers and children, there are tonnes of workshops, performances and games. Ideal for children between 2 and 10 years, the festival focuses on the state of Assam this time around. The Jhumur dance, life-size puppets, an awareness trail on the one-horned rhino, dress-up games and more are all part of the day. Oh, mums, you are invited, too.
WHERE: Maharashtra Nature Park, near Dharavi depot
ENTRY: Rs 150 (children) + Rs650 (adult)
Kickstart your detox routine with new salad menu
8 AM - till noon: Try the new detox menu, with promises of health and nourishment, designed by Charmaine D'Souza at this Vile Parle cafe. The cold menu includes soups , salads, desserts and drinks. There is the quinoa beet salad, immunity boost drink, matcha tiramisu and more to choose from.
WHERE: Garde Manger Cafe, Paranjape Nagar, Vile Parle
ENTRY: Rs 125 onwards
Watch Shreya Ghoshal in concert
6 PM: Shreya Ghoshal, one of the leading playback singers in Bollywood, performs live with her troupe in her first ever public concert in Thane. The artiste will perform her famous numbers from recent as well as earlier Bollywood movies. She will also pay musical tribute to legends of Hindi cinema in the course of the concert.
WHERE: St Xavier's English High School, Ghodbunder Road, Thane (W)
ENTRY: Rs 500 - Rs 2,500
Head to a sundowner
7 PM - 1 AM: Wrap up the weekend with a flamboyant evening, trying a fine selection of scotch, malts, and wines at a newly-launched pub menu. Pick from a lavish food spread that includes amabada murgh, hummus avocado roll and lentil poppers. The specialty of the menu is a range of rum cocktails made using fruits, bitters and spices and sugarcane juice that is sure to make you thirsty for more.
WHERE: Geoffrey's, Hotel Marine Plaza, Churchgate
ENTRY: R450 onwards
Enjoy a movie on friendship
6.30 PM: Watch a French classic titled True Friends by Stephan Archinard and François Prévôt-Leygonie that follows three middle-aged men who have known each other and enjoyed a happy friendship since childhood . But recent events threaten to ruffle the confidence they have in the fact that they all know each other's secrets.
WHERE: 40, Theosophy Hall, New Marine Lines
Make the most of this election
12.30 - 6 PM: After casting your vote on Tuesday, head to SMAAASH, Kamala Mills and reward yourself for being a responsible citizen. All you have to do is show your inked finger and enjoy any one game of your choice. Experience extreme thrill by playing virtual reality and arcade games such as Finger Coaster, Cockpit 360 and more.
WHERE: SMAAASH, Kamala Mills, Lower Parel
Enjoy some phirangi paneer
ONGOING, 7 PM - 11 PM: Those who complain about the lack of vegetarian options in the city, Verandah 11 has rolled out a new vegetarian menu. You could try the roasted pumpkin and garlic soup, phirangi cottage cheese which is cooked in a tandoor and glazed in isabgol and more.
WHERE: 33, Janmabhoomi Marg, Kala Ghoda, Fort
Have a groovy Thursday night
8.30 PM: Catch Shannon and The Silent Riot pay tribute to the gods of rock at Hard Rock Cafe. The band's lead guitarist Shannon Pereira, who at the age of 18 signed up as the Youngest Exclusive Artist to Gibson Guitar USA, returns in a new avatar. The band vows to enthrall you with some high voltage performance.
WHERE: Hard Rock Cafe, Wadia International Center (Bombay Dyeing), Pandhurang Budhkar Marg, Worli
ENTRY: Rs 750
Tune into the sarod
7 PM: If rock isn't up your alley, there's a classical music concert by Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan, He will be presenting traditional ragas. The maestro will also showcase taranas on sarod, a form of musical syllables created by Amir Khusroh.
WHERE: Royal Opera House, Mathew Road, Opera House, Mama Marmanand Marg
ENTRY: Rs 300 - Rs 2,000
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Flaunt your 3D doodle
10 AM- 1 PM: If you're a doodler, this might excite you. Doodling now comes in 3D! At this session, you can 3D doodle your own mask or spectacle or even woodwork. Let your creativity run wild and get hands-on with doodling pens, paper stencils and coloured filaments. The best part is you can take your creations home at the end of the session.
WHERE: Palladium Mall, Level 3, 462, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
ENTRY: Rs 750
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Fly vicariously to Las Vegas
FEB 20 - 28, 11.30 AM: Experience the thrill of flying over Vegas or any other city of your choice on a virtual Boeing 737 with Flight 4 Fantasy. All this in a realistic cockpit environment, glowing with the lights of the controls and instruments.
WHERE: Flight 4 Fantasy, S-28, Phoenix Marketcity, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, Kurla (West)
ENTRY: Rs 1,950
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Get a taste of Tuscany
FEB 24- 25, 7,30 PM ONWARD: Drop by at Magazine Street Kitchen to dig into some sumptuous Italian cuisine with guest chef Cristian Borchi, owner of Tuscany's Locanda L'Antica Porta di Levante.
WHERE: Gala No 13, Devidayal Compound, near Britannia Company, Byculla
ENTRY: Rs 4,500
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Hear the love birds
MAR 2, 10 PM ONWARD: Curls And Beards is a couple, John Soans and Sharvari Deshpande, who sing about love and peace. They met seven years ago in college and came together in pursuit of a performance of a different kind. Love and music are their passions, and they will make you feel it too.
WHERE: Three Wise Monkeys, The Unicontinental, 3rd Road, Off SV Road, Khar (West)
ENTRY: Rs 300
CALL: 6561 0325
Show some TLC
Don't shop, go adopt
FEB 25, 4 PM - 8 PM: It's time to show some love to your furry friends at the Woofs & Hoofs carnival and fundraiser. The objective is to expose children to the importance of animals in the eco-system and to evoke compassion. There will also be an adoption camp where you can adopt puppies and older dogs that have been abandoned. You can also pamper your pooch with goodies from the various stalls put up at the event.
WHERE: Royal Western Turf Club, Mahalaxmi
ENTRY: Rs 100
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Do your bit for a noble cause
ONGOING: Amit Pathak, founder of Awaaz Voice of Stray Animals, has been working for the welfare of animals for over 14 years and has rescued more than hundreds of injured animals. He has now launched a fundraising campaign for his new NGO and needs Rs 2,50,000 as initial funding to start operations, including procuring medicines and vaccines. So loosen your purse strings for a good cause.
LOG ON TO https://www.ketto.org/fundraiser/Awaazofstrayanimals
Watch Benaras come alive on canvas
ONGOING, 11 AM - 7 PM: Artist Ashif Hossain, who hails from Kolkata, has masterfully used acrylic paint, primarily black, brown and white with hints of blue and red, to create stunning scenes of Benaras. The exhibition titled The eternal city of Benaras exudes the vibrancy that is so intrinsic to the holy place.
WHERE: Studio3 Art Gallery, 12 Nagin Mahal, Ground Floor, Veer Nariman Road, Churchgate