20 things to do in and around Mumbai from March 12 to March 18
Sunday mid-day brings you a complete planner of events for the week
Enjoy unlimited cocktails
12 PM TO 1 AM: Celebrate the long weekend with a special unlimited cocktail deal. Enjoy sangrias, mojitos, margaritas, and other fun and quirky cocktails like Masala Martini that will keep you light and happy. It the perfect way to kickstart Holi celebrations.
Where: Toast Bistro & Bar, Church Road, near Airport Road Metro station, Andheri East
Entry: Rs 750 unlimited
Groove to indie music
9 PM: Before you call the weekend a wrap, attend a jam session with Praveer Barot Projective. Heavily inspired by The Beatles, Mohit Chauhan and Lucky Ali, Praveer will create some scintillating tunes that will get you grooving.
Where: Bombay Cocktail Bar, Deluxe House, Andheri West
Make a terrarium
11 AM: Learn to make your own terrarium at this gardening workshop. You will learn the A-Z of making and maintaining your own terrarium and also get to take one home. All material will be provided at the workshop.
Where: Vrindavan Cafe, Dosti Acres, Antop Hill
Entry: R2,500 CALL: 9820341463
Check out great furniture
11 AM to 8 PM: Experience the best of furniture with a rare exhibition by interior design expert Manik Wandrekar. This exhibition will have 60 furniture pieces, made from recycled material like old tyres, cloth, wood and chains from INS Vikrant.
Where: The Art Hub, Atria Mall, Opp Poonam Chambers, Worli
Enjoy a laugh riot
6 PM: The Vagina Monologues has become a global phenomenon ever since its debut in 2003. The play, with its multi-talented cast of Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal, Dolly Thakore, Jayati Bhatia, among others, is a hear-tbreaking drama, peppered with outrageous comedy.
Where: Canvas Laugh Club, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
Entry: Rs 750
Sing to poetry
7 PM: Attend an evening of poetry, music, and banter with artistes Denzil Smith, Danish Husain, and Adil Manuel. Danish will regale the audience with his favourite Urdu poets, while Adil will help clothe it with music.
Where: Independence Brewing Company, New Link Road, Andheri (W)
Entry: R400 TO BOOK: insider.in
Bite into a chocolate pie
7 PM: No Sunday is complete without good food. Enjoy delicious picks from the new menu launched at MasalaBar. The menu offers a bevy of delicious salads, heartwarming potage, tacos, flatbreads, hors d’oeuvres, entrees and desserts. It’s time to indulge.
Where: MasalaBar, Level 1, Gagangiri Apartments, Carter Road, Bandra (West)
Catch Tom Alter live
7 PM: Fans of Tom Alter wouldn’t want to give this one a pass. The veteran theatre actor will be presenting a dramatised reading of the iconic characters he has portrayed in various ways. The magical evening will also have discussions on the actor’s films and life.
Where: CLAP, Malad, Unit No. 201, AInfinity Mall, Malad (W)
Entry: Rs 300
To book: in.bookmyshow.com
Attend a cooking class for men
11-4 PM: How can a man surprise his lady on a Sunday? Attend a special cooking class, especially curated to make your woman feel special. Learn to cook delectable dishes from the in-house expert, who will teach you how to put together a romantic dinner.
Where: APB Cook Studio, 301, Saki Vihar Road, Andheri (E)
Entry: R2,500 CALL: 42152799
Watch a creepy French film
MARCH 15, 7 PM: Watch Eyes Without a Face, a 1960 groundbreaking French-Italian horror film directed by Georges Franju. After causing an accident that left his daughter Christiane severely disfigured, the brilliant surgeon Dr Génessier works tirelessly to give the girl a new face. He does so, however, by kidnapping young women and attempting face transplants. The doctor’s world begins to collapse when his daughter finds out.
Where: Prithvi theatre, 20, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road
Get sucked into space
MARCH 17, 5.30 PM: Attend a session of Mumbai Local where professor Shiraz Minwalla, theoretical physicist and string theorist, will discuss why black holes are so fascinating and special, and why he, a quantum physicist, chooses to study them.
Where: Kitab Khana, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort
Register at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Listen to Boombay Djembe Folas
MARCH 15, 9.30 PM ONWARD: This month’s edition of PlugUnplug at Bonobo will feature Boombay Djembe Folas, an energetic ensemble of percussionists who play traditional, West African music and are the pioneer to do so in Mumbai. The love for West African music brought the band together and was shaped by Anand Bhagat. The supporting act is by singer songwriter Ramya Pothuri.
Where: Bonobo, 2nd Floor, Kenilworth Mall, Phase 2, Off Linking Road, Bandra West
Play a new sport
ONGOING: A Team Sports, founded by Akash Gambhir, Aniketh Nair and Abhay Singh, has come up with a new sport for women called Tag Ball. The game is a combination of floor exercises and drills, regular football and handball and is meant for speed, agility, flexibility, reflexes and toning. You can try the sport for free just for this month.
Where: Kick, Supreme Business Park, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai & Priyadarshini Park, Nepean Sea Road.
Entry: Rs 2,000 per slot for 60 mins for 10 people. R200 per person for 60 mins. (This months is complementary)
Bake breads at home
MARCH 15, 2 PM - 5.30 PM: Sonjuhi Malhotra is conducting a workshop where you can learn to make hotdog and burger breads, subs, six salads, sandwiches, burgers, veg-rolls, gherkins, coleslaw, five varieties of cutlets, hash potatoes, eggless mayonnaise and more. You can replicate these recipes at home.
Where: Sonjuhi's Baking Academy, JVPD Scheme, Juhu
Entry: Rs 3,000
Celebrate all things Kolkata
TILL MARCH 20, 11 AM - 7 PM: Catch Bengali artist Purnendu Mandal’s new exhibition, Reflections, that brings to life the bustling life of Kolkata. Known for his impressionist style of painting using oil and acrylic, Mandal has captured the city in its myriad forms, right from like life on a rainy day to the traffic on the streets.
Where: Jehangir Art Gallery, A.C - III, M.G. Road, Kala Ghoda
Catch a funny Gujju play
9 PM: Watch Gujarati play, Gujjulal Kare Dhamal, produced by Kaustubh Trivedi and Imtiaz Patel. The story is about how a father-in-law mistakes his son-in-law for a servant and the latter decides to play along. It stars Vipul Vithlani, Kamlesh Mota, Sneha Salve and Kalyani Thakar.
Where: Laxminarayan Mandir Complex, Marve Road, Next to Nutan School, Malad West
Entry: R150 to R500.
Enjoy an evening of stand-up
9 PM: Hop over to Backstage Café and Bar and watch 10 stand-up comedians try out new jokes, and you get to pick the best performer at the end of the show. If the jokes aren’t good, you get to boo too. This show will feature both new talent and professional comedians.
Where: Mhada Road, Model Town, SV Patel Nagar, Andheri (West)
Attend an opera
6 PM: Attend an opera screening of Rusalka-DvoÅÂák. Kristine Opolais stars in the role that helped launch her international career, the mythical Rusalka, who sings the haunting Song to the Moon. Mary Zimmerman brings her wondrous theatrical imagination to DvoÅÂák’s fairytale of love and longing, rejection and redemption.
Where: Godrej Dance Theatre, 196, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point
Entry: Rs 750
Guzzle to glory
12.30 PM to 1AM: Say goodbye to stress by heading to Light House Cafe, Khar, which has rolled out some heavy-duty offers on alcohol from Sunday to Thursday. Starting from three cocktails at the price of one to some good discounts on various whiskies, rum and vodka, there’s much to drink to.
Where: Light House Cafe - Khar, 3rd Road, Khar (West)
Go on a speed date
11 AM: To celebrate the first anniversary of sky-karting, SMAAASH has organised a racing party. The fastest lap-holder in the two-hour celebrations get to win a free stay at an exotic resort in the serene hill station of Malshej Ghat. There are other surprises for the rest too.
Where: SMAAASH, Kamala Mills Compound, Gate No. 4, Lower Parel
Entry: R600 (inclusive of taxes)
Meet the royals
11 a, - 8 PM: Royal Fables is holding a cultural fiesta where they will showcase heritage inspired art, crafts, fashion and jewellery of the blue-blooded heirs of erstwhile royals. The idea is to preserve and recreate the aura of the bygone era of royal families. Key participants include HH Maharani Radhika Raje Gaekwad of Baroda and Princess Diya Kumari.
Where: The Ballroom, Taj Land's End, Bandra