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20 things to in and around Mumbai from May 28 to June 3

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

Order of the day

29 Monday
A host to remember
11 am: Hosting the perfect party may not be rocket science, but knowing the tips and tricks of the game can certainly come in handy. This workshop on dining couture addresses just what you need to know, covering the basics of hosting and the subtle art of table decor. Bid your party woes goodbye.
Where: Tertullia, Ground Floor, Hotel Parkway, Shivaji Sea Face Road, Shivaji Park, Dadar
Call: 8433853448
Entry: Rs 2,500

30 Tuesday
Fresh dose of laughter
8 pm: Beat the Tuesday blues at 50 Come, an open mic evening presented by Ratatouille. Watch ace comedians Sorabh Pant and Aditi Mittal try out some of their new material, fresh from the oven. Hosting the event will be comedian Jeeya Sethi, who'll join the seniors in their act as well.
Where: Jeff Goldberg Studio, 621, Links Building, Pali Village, Khar (West)
Call: 75069 06927
Entry: Rs 200

31 Wednesday
Discovering India
5 pm - 7:30 pm: Head to the US Consulate in BKC for a screening of a travel documentary, Riding On A Sunbeam. Directed by Brahmanand Singh, the film traces the experience of two American backpackers in India. The journey spans across 10 cities from Mumbai to Nagaland.
Where: US Consulate General, C-49, G-Block, BKC, Bandra (East)
Call: 26724231
FREE

1 Thursday
What's cooking?
12 pm, 4 pm & 6 pm: Catch A Silly Story of Bondapalli, a stage adaptation of a book by the same name, written by Shamim Padamsee. Food is the mainstay of the story and the play revolves around a king who loves to eat and his three chefs who love feeding him.
Where: Prithvi Theatre, 20, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road
Call: 26149546
Entry: Rs 250

2 Friday
Four ways to landscape
11 am - 7 pm: Prajna Desai has put together works by Gobardhan Ash, Prajakta Potnis, Gieve Patel and Tejal Shah in a show titled Wooden Horse in Boggy Land: Four Propositions about Landscape. These stellar works question the ways landscape is typically featured in Indian art.
Where: Project 88, BMP Building, ground floor,
NA Sawant Marg, Near Colaba Fire Station
Call: 22810066
FREE

3 Saturday
Happy hours are here
8 am - 12 am: Make the most of your weekend with a gamut of pocket-friendly food and beverages served in the grungy, laidback ambience of BKC's latest haunt. The drinks menu starts from Rs 35 while the food menu starts from `40. From breakfast trays to all-day meals, this is sure to cool you off.
Where: BKC Dive, B-Wing, ground floor, Pinnacle Corporate Park, BKC
Call: 33126064

What is beauty?
Curated and conceptualised by Kaiwan Mehta, and produced by TARQ, Six Readings On... is a series of six seminars, each consisting of six lectures by well-known artists and scholars from a range of disciplines. Each session endeavours to unpack the diverse theoretical approaches that frame the subject in the realm of academia and artistic practice. This time the topic is “beauty”.
WHEN: May, 30, 31 and June 1, 6, 7, 8, 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm
WHERE: F35/36 Dhanraj Mahal, CSM Marg, Colaba
Entry: Rs 3,500
Register on: insider.com

Apache's back in town
Steven Kapur a.k.a. Apache Indian needs no introduction to the Indian masses. And he is coming to town to perform his greatest hits. Who can forget Chok There, Arranged Marriage, Boom Shack-A-Lak and Raggamuffin Girl? He is also prepping for his next studio album these days, so we may get to hear some new material. Can't hardly wait.
WHEN: June 2, 9 pm onwards
WHERE: Raasta, 4th Floor, Rohan plaza, Road no. 5, Khar
COST: Rs 325-525
Log on to: insider.com

Mumbai to Bombay, and back
Book Ahead
To trek around Byculla, would be to visit two cities — one the Bombay of yore, and one, the Mumbai of today. Once a low-lying swamp, Byculla benefitted from crucial reclamation work and grew into a rich residential suburb in the early 19th century, attracting the most affluent of Bombay's citizens and its most sophisticated infrastructure — including its very first museum! Later, the mills transformed the neighbourhood, and the The Bombay Plague of the 1890 left its mark on Byculla permanently. It also saw terrible riots during 1936-37, which rose during a temple-mosque dispute. The Inheritage Project plans to focus on the area's physical spaces and unique contemporary character, and this walk will encourage an exploration of the city's complex histories, its present moment and potential futures.
WHEN: June 17, 9.30 am onwards
COST: Rs 600 per person
LOG ONTO: insider.com

Doodle on your sneakers
Come, master the art of sneaker doodling. Draw your favourite TV show, movie, cartoon or anything your heart desires. Step by step, guidance will be provided along with all the materials. The session also includes a pint of beer and house fries.
WHEN: June 3, 12 noon - 2 pm
WHERE: Doolally Taproom, shop no 5/6, Geleki, ONGC Colony, Reclamation, Bandra (West)
CALL: 9960900363; (Please ensure to send your shoe size while registering)

Plan Ahead
Paint the town a wine red
We know you love drinking it, and now, you can paint with it! After introducing Painting with Coffee, Raasta Mumbai is organising Painting with Wine. They want you to enjoy the different shades of red wine in an impressionist painting experience. Red wine to paint, a mocktail and all art materials will be supplied.
WHEN: June 11, 3 pm - 5 pm
WHERE: Raasta, 4th floor, Rohan
Plaza, Road no. 5, Khar (West)
CALL: 9819993632

Take pictures of Haji Ali
Carry your DSLR and get ready to be awed by the The Haji Ali Dargah. An exquisite example of beautiful Indo-Islamic architecture, it's one of the best places for a photographer to be. Take a journey to the past, and capture this amazing heritage site studded with beautiful Islamic art and carvings on a Sunday morning with the DCP Expeditions team.
WHEN: June 11, 6:30 am to 9:30 am
COST: Rs 950
Log onto: dcpexpeditions.com

Listen to love stories
7.30 PM: If you enjoy a beautiful love story, go attend a show where actors will stage five modern short love stories of 10-15 minutes each, written by Aakash Prabhakar, Julianne Homokay, Rahul Rai and Kalpak Bhave. Titled Crumpled, the play hopes to show what and how relationships are all
about now in the contemporary times.
WHERE: Havana Café And Bar, Gordon House Hotel, 5 Battery Street, Apollo Bunder, Colaba
ENTRY: Rs 300
TO BOOK: in.bookmyshow.com

Attend a classical concert
June 4, 10 AM: Catch Chennai-based vocalist Ramakrishnan Murthy at a musical concert, where the classical vocalist will have a carnatic performance. Murthy will be accompanied by his guru, RK Sriramkumar, and other senior musicians, including Manoj Siva on mridangam and BS Purushotham on Kanjira.
WHERE: King George School, BN Vaidya Sabhagruha, Dadar East
ENTRY: Rs 200 - Rs 500
CALL: 9820091771

Catch a group show
11 AM: Spend the weekend at an exhibition where four artists, Anjali Aggarwal, Kriti Saxena, Shampa Bhattacharjee and Shubhra Chandra, will showcase their unique visual perceptions about various thematic peculiarities in abstract, surrealistic and modern styles.
WHERE: Jehangir Art Gallery, MG Road, Kala Ghoda
CALL: 22843989
FREE

Go on a kebab trail
6.30 PM: Head out into the back alleys of South Mumbai for the best kebabs in town. From relishing delectable galouti to dahi ke kebabs, the juicy digs will blow your mind.
WHERE: Outside Maratha Mandir Cinema, Mumbai Central
ENTRY: Rs 770
CALL: 9643982934

Attend a craft show
10 AM: Catch a unique exhibition where curators Vaishnavi Ramanathan and Brijeshwari Kumari Gohil will showcase the story of Indian craft traditions and their marriage to the land.
WHERE: Piramal Museum of Art. Peninsula Corporate Park, Lower Parel

Watch a play
7.30: For those who like to engage with stories, watch Waiting for Naseer — a play that is a celebration of theatre, acting, passion and life. The plot revolves around two actors, who are waiting at Prithvi Theatre Cafe to catch a show.
WHERE: Studio Tamaasha, 76, Aram Nagar 2, Versova
ENTRY: Rs 300
TO BOOK: in.bookmyshow.com

Go For This
Fill in the 'blanks'
6 PM and 8 PM: Continuing the formal experiment that marked White Rabbit Red Rabbit, writer Nassim Soleimanpour brings a new theatre experience with Blank. Performed by Lekha Washington and Roshan Abbas, Blank reverses the typical theatre experience. Here, the script is riddled with blanks and leaves the audience in charge of how the story will unfold. The result is beyond your imagination.
WHERE: The Cuckoo Club, 5AA Pali Hill, Macronells Compund, Side of Learners Academy, Bandra West
ENTRY: Rs 499
TO BOOK: in.bookmyshow.com

Chug a chilled beer
1 PM: Beer lovers, here's something just for you. As part of its first anniversary celebrations, Kaitlyn's Beer Garden is offering craft beer at Rs 28 (Yes! You read it right) for 12 hours starting 1 pm. From Belgian Wit, Hefeweizen, Dark Lager to Ninkasi Brewworks, this is going to be one big spirited feast.
WHERE: Kaitlyn's Beer Garden, 201-202, Khan House, Hill Road, Bandra West
CALL: 33956191

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