21 things to do around Mumbai from June 13 to June 18
Paint your own Yoda
4.30 PM – 7 PM: Time to translate your Star Wars fascination onto canvas at Painstorm's latest outing called the Darth Side. You'll be accompanied by fellow star-war junkies-cum-artists at the event where you can eat, drink, socialise and take home your masterpiece.
WHERE: Hoppipolla, Lower Parel,
ENTRY: Rs 1,600
Register: Log on to www.instamojo.com
Get tipsy on unlimited martinis
12 PM to 1.30 AM: The Spare Kitchen has introduced a special menu for women, so that every night is a Ladies Night where you can sip on an unlimited flow of Martinis.
WHERE: The Spare Kitchen, ground Floor, Hotel King's International Compound 5, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu
Soak in the beauty of words
1.30 PM Radio City 91.1FM's indie online radio station Radio City Freedom will host a free-verse session featuring well-known poets Rochelle D'Silva, Preeti Vangani and Ramneek Singh (in pic). The event will be hosted by famous singer and performer, Luke Kenny. Go, grab a drink and enjoy an afternoon filled with spoken word and poetry with appetizing bar nibbles.
WHERE: Monkey Bar, Summerville 14th & 33rd Road, Ground Floor, Linking Road, Bandra (West)
Recreate ragas on your PC
5 PM: Can Indian classical music be created on a computer? Will the system be able to recognise ragas? Professor Paritosh Pandya, a computer scientist and an ardent music lover, will throw light on these questions. His interest lies in trying to convert the notations of Indian music from an acoustic to symbolic domain, creating a language that computers will process.
WHERE: Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, 91 A, Byculla (East)
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Be an early bird
11 AM – 1 PM: Wake up to some melodious morning ragas with renowned Rabindra Sangeet exponent Manoj Murali Nair from Kerala. The songs, originally composed by Rabindranath Tagore, are based on Hindustani classical music and the folk music of Bengal. This recital named Hawa Lagay Ganer Paley (winds in the sails of music) will take you through different styles of Rabindra Sangeet.
WHERE: Vivekananda Auditorium, Ramakrishna Mission Khar (West)
ENTRY: Rs 250 onward
Order of the day
Seek nature in abstract art
10 AM – 9 PM: Revisit the grandeur of nature in expansive horizons, diffusive colours and bold strokes through artist Anuja Sane's solo exhibition titled, Scintillating Horizon. The ongoing exhibition portrays landscapes in an abstract vision and hopes to exemplify the divine and cosmic perception of the galaxy.
WHERE: Trident Art Walk Gallery, Trident Oberoi, Nariman Point
Enroll in a photo workshop
2 PM: If your kid is interested in playing with the camera, you can help him/her cultivate the hobby at a workshop conducted by photographer Darshan Dixit. Crafted for children in the age group of 6 to 14, the workshop aims to help improve their creative thinking and enhance their observation skills.
WHERE: The Fish Eye World Institute, A116, Rizvi Chambers, Hill Road, Bandra (West)
ENTRY: Rs 1,500
Watch a Hindi rural drama
6.30 PM: Writer Parag Oza's award-winning play, Laut Aao Gauri, is once again set to enthrall audiences. The play tells the story of a middle-aged farmer whose daughter Gauri goes missing. Shattered, he reaches the police station, only to find out that the whole department is busy finding another Gauri — a buffalo owned by the local MLA.
WHERE: Godrej Dance Theatre, NCPA, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point
ENTRY: Rs 150
Join SoBo Vs suburbs debate
9.30 PM: Most people are familiar with South Bombay's contempt for the suburbs. For them, Kandivli is territory untouched by civilization and Thane is outer space. Watch suburban comedians Punit Pania, Hijas Moosa and Dhruv Deshpande engage in a battle of wits with townie comedian Kautuk Srivastava. You get to decide who has the last laugh.
WHERE: 14 Sauce Story, 18, Araam Nagar, J P Road Versova, Andheri (West)
ENTRY: Rs 100 – Rs 200
Get ready to book-swap
5 PM: Here's some news that will bring cheer to bibliophiles and readers, alike. Clue Hunt has organised the Mystery Book Swap Party, where you can exchange your old books collection with a new one. All you need to do is walk in with your buddies, books in hand and ready to swap!
WHERE: Clue Hunt, CD House, Mathuradas Mill Compound, Lower Parel (West)
Learn the basics of ballet
1 PM: This monsoon celebrate the spirit of the weather with a specially curated one-day ballet workshop for children between the age group of 4 and 12. The workshop, titled Ballet Feet, will focus on basic techniques from classic and contemporary ballet. These basic steps will help with body awareness, alignment, posture and movement analysis.
WHERE: Beat n Bounce Studio, Crescent Royale, Off Link Road Andheri (West)
For the doting dad
Father's Day is around the corner, and if you're still wondering how to make it special for dad, here's where to start
Treat dad to luxury
June 19, 8.30 AM – 9 PM: Pamper your dad with a luxurious grooming session that will revitalise, pamper and rejuvenate his skin and soul! The royal grooming package will include a shave, haircut, manicure and pedicure. It is guaranteed to make your dad, feel like a king.
WHERE: Across all Truefitt & Hill stores in Mumbai
ENTRY: Rs 6,500
BOOK ONLINE: www.truefittandhill.in
Gift him exquisite cufflinks
ONGOING, 10.30 AM – 7.30 PM: There's nothing like gifting your dad a pair of specially designed cuff-links on father's day. The range, which has been created for the occasion, has been handcrafted from gold with exceptional precious stones, skilled enamel work and exquisite carvings.
Where: The House of Rose, 3rd Floor, Hormuz Mansion, 72, B Desai Road
Price: Rs 50,000 onwards
Enjoy a date with dad
June 18, 3 PM – 6 PM: Celebrate the special day, with events crafted to foster team bonding between fathers and children. The afternoon will include a series of team games, where both dads and kids can participate together and win exciting prizes. The games will be followed by Hi-Tea.
WHERE: Grand Hyatt, Western Express Highway, Santa Cruz (East)
ENTRY: Rs 750 per head.
Add to his beer-glass range
Ongoing: Get your Dad his very own, embossed beer glass! Available in funky, quirky designs, Ritzenhoff's latest line of limited edition designer glasses make for cute collectibles and are inspired from the works international designers, cartoonists and graffiti designers. The glasses are lead-free and the embossing of all the designs is done with gold or platinum.
WHERE: Plüsch Décor, Ashford Chambers, Lady Jamshedji Road, Mahim
PRICE: Rs 1,500 onwards
Watch a live art demo
June 18, 5 – 8 PM: Watch artist Jai 'Zaiu' Ranjit bring alive Pablo Picasso's famed Cubist art style on canvas, in a demonstration at the 'Paint like Picasso' exhibition. Ranjit will also be putting up 10 cubist-inspired portraits on display, alongside works that have emerged from his engagement with woodcut and linocut printmaking techniques.
WHERE: Workbay, Deep Jyot Bung-alow, Church Avenue, Santa Cruz (West)
ENTRY: Rs 500
Bring back the 90s fever
June 16, 9.30 PM – 1.30 PM: Missing the 90s? Homegrown's The Circus: #BackToSchool edition promises to take you to the tunes of the decade's most iconic hits. From Return of the Mack to Nine Inch Nails, What's My Age Again to R Kelly's smooth RnB, this is one night that's going to throw it back for real.
WHERE: antiSOCIAL, Rohan Plaza, Khar (West)
ENTRY: Rs 300 before 11.30 PM
Groove to Dixit's folk tunes
June 18, 7 PM: Fans of Indian folk and fusion music can take heart as The Raghu Dixit Project is coming nearer shores to perform at the Indian Folk Rock Musical Night. Watch Dixit as he gets you to groove to songs from Jag Changa.
WHERE: Dublin Square, Level 1: Phoenix Marketcity, Kurla (West)
ENTRY: Rs 350
Sip the world's most expensive tea
Ongoing, 8 AM – 12.30 AM: Tea Villa Cafe is set to delight your taste buds with a new range of teas at its newly opened Versova branch. The café has introduced over 80 teas. This includes Silver Tips Imperial Tea (priced at R995 per cup), which is the most expensive tea in the world.
WHERE: Tea Villa cafe, 28, Araam Nagar 1, Versova, Andheri (West)
Enjoy a kathak show
June 15, 7 PM: Watch kathak dancer Pooja Pant revisit movements in nritya (pure dance) and abhinaya (expression) forming a collage of traditional compositions. In the performance, titled Tehreek, Pant will negotiate the past and the present, through dance.
WHERE: Experimental Theatre, NCPA, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point
ENTRY: Rs 200 – Rs 300
Groove to Indian Ocean
JUNE 19, 7.30 PM: What better a band than good ol' Indian Ocean to get us grooving on World Music Day. The pioneering rock fusion band that launched in the late '80s, will perform at Hard Rock Cafe. There'll also be a special act by Indiva, comprising four musicians who will blend Hindustani, Carnatic, and elements of Jazz, Classical and World Music.
WHERE: Hard Rock Cafe, Bombay Dyeing Mills Compound, Pandurang Budhkar Marg, Worli
ENTRY: Rs 1,000;