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22 things to do around Mumbai from May 30 to June 5

See science at play
11 AM: The holidays are nearly over, but not before some fun in the sun. With swings, slides, skipping ropes and sandpits, this special summer edition of Chai and Why will explore science at work in the playground. It’s suitable for children above seven, but adults can join in.
Where: The Alexandra Girl’s English Institution, Hazarimal Somani Road, Fort
Call: 97571 57795

Do a Bolly dance
7 PM: This is one guest list you should Call to get into right away. The 11th edition of The Bucket Project, Where your champagne glasses runneth over, is themed around Bollywood and nicknamed The Balti Project. So, get ready for a mega-dance off, along with a cocktails.
Where: Escobar Tapas Bar, VN Sphere, Turner and Linking Road, Bandra (W)\
Call: 9820587879

Get swept off your feet
6 PM: If you are single, and looking to more than just mingle, here is a fun way to do it. Sign up for marriage portal Footloose No More’s karaoke evening, a chance to let your hair down and find a voice you can’t get enough of. Are a bathroom singer? Go ahead, strut your stuff.
Where: Venue available to Registered participants only
Entry: Rs 1,200 (cover charge)
Register: www.footloosenomore.com

Help the homeless
6 PM – 10 PM: The Street Store, a global initiative that started in South Africa to address the issue of homelessness, presents its first pop-up in Mumbai. Join them to support this shopping experience for the homeless. If you have clean clothes, bags and stationery to donate, head there early.
Where: Amphitheatre, Carter Road, Bandra (W)
Call: 9833934334

Try a new menu
8 AM – 12.30 AM: Café Mangii has launched a new menu, with some twists to classics. There are new appetisers like Baked Jalapeno Molten and Prawns Franseca, pastas like wheat penne pomodoro and, for desserts like fruit and nut fondue.
Where: Café Mangii, Mangal Bhavan, 14th Road, Khar; Business Garden, Hiranandani Garden, Powai
Prices: Rs 155 onwards
Call: 9833934334

Sharpen your knife skills
11 AM – 1 PM: Whether you are a home chef or a serious professional, this workshop will train you to master your knives, without chopping off that finger. Learn dealing with watery eyes while chopping onions, cutting veggies into equal juliennes, or chopping garlic finely, and become a pro with knives.
Where: Blue Bulb, A7, New BEST Colony, Gajanan Maharaj Road, Goregaon (W)
Entry: Rs 999
Call: 32270033

Pose with your pets
4 PM – 10 PM: Over cocktails and nibbles, earn bragging rights about your furry friends at Swagg Wag. Oil massages, nail art, a live pet food counter and a splash in the pool are just some of the things on offer at this pet fest. Care to enroll them in a fancy dress competition too? There are prizes aplenty for the best-dressed pets.
Where: Yellow Bar All Day, 21st Road, Khar (W)
Entry: Rs 1,100
Call: 9820678389

Try an eco-food fest
4 PM – 11 PM: Well, we have heard of organic food festivals, but an eco-friendly food fest has to be a first. Head to The Beauty and The Feast, a unique food fest that claims to have biodegradable resources to serve food and also promote minimal packaging to reduce environmental damage. And there are art installations too!
Where: Ballard Estate

Giggle with the girls
8.30 PM: All you ladies out there, it’s time to take the stage and share your tales with a touch of whimsy and loads of funnies. Comedy on The Big Mic — India’s longest running series of open mics — is hosting a night just for women, along with stand-up comedian Jeeya Sethi. And, of course, men won’t be allowed, unless they are sitting in the audience and giving the ladies a cheer.
Where: The Hive, 50-A, Huma Mansion, Off Union Park, Khar (West)
Entry: Rs 200
Call: 9619962969

Relish Cantonese delights

11 AM onwards: If you crave authentic Cantonese cuisine, Royal China’s new array of dim sums and entrées is likely to blow your mind. The new dishes that include Peking Duck Dumplings, Chicken Money Bags, Butterfly Prawn Dumpling and Bak Choy Dumpling in Chilli Oil, promise to take traditional Cantonese dim sums to a whole new level.
Where: Royal China. 192 Turner Road, Bandra (West)
Call: 26425111

Listen to classical renditions
7 PM: Here’s some cheer for Western Classical music fans. Noted pianist Evelyn Dias, who has performed in the US, France and Czech Republic, is bringing together an eclectic programme that will run the gamut from Clementi’s Sonata in B flat Major Op.12 to the works of American composer Richard Danielpour.
Where: Experimental Theatre, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point
Entry: Rs 300 – Rs 500
Call: 22824567

Watch a psychological thriller
9 PM onwards: What happens when the ghost of your past, pays you an unexpected visit? A new psychological thriller play, 27 02 02 Zaheen Shah, starring Joy Sengupta and Dilnaz Irani, takes you into the home of an upper middle class family that opens its doors to a stranger on a stormy night. The stranger’s visit opens old wounds that will both thrill and shock.
Where: Prithvi Theatre, Juhu Church Road, Janki Kutir, Juhu
Entry: Rs 250
Call: 26149546

Happy feet on the ramp
11 PM: Here’s a chance to watch your kids show off their swag on the ramp. The Indian Kids Fashion Week (IKFW) is providing a platform to young talent, between ages 4 and 14, to sport creations of some of the country’s finest designers. To get your child to join in the fun, Register online.
Where: Phoenix Market City, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, Kurla (West)
To Register: www.ikfw.in

Enjoy Kailasa live in Navi Mumbai
6 PM onwards: Gear up to entangle yourself in a soul-stirring journey as sufi artiste Kailash Kher and his fusion band Kailasa perform live in Navi Mumbai. Their line-up will comprise an innovative set of Bollywood, classical, western and folk music. For die-hard Kailasa fans, this show will be hard to miss.
Where: CIDCO Exhibition Centre, Sector 30 A, Near Vashi Railway Station, Navi Mumbai
Entry: R750-3,500
Call: 9969333231

Swing to jazz
June 4 — 5, 6 PM onwards: Make most of your weekend with a specially curated two-day workshop on Street Jazz and Contemporary dance. Richard D’Costa of Richard’s Academy of Dance & Arts, who has formally trained in several International dance styles like Ballet, Jazz and Hip Hop will be leading the session. Don’t miss your chance to unwind!
Where: Beat n Bounce Studio, Crescent Royale, Off Link Road, Andheri (West)
Call: 9930029294

Get the farmer’s special
June 4 and 5, 12 pm onwards: After 37 successful Farmers’ Markets across the country, Karen Anand and her team are back with the Mumbai Market. Get ready to meet exhibitors from across the country and diverse spaces such as horticulture, kitchenware, food manufacturers and start up vendors. Shopping and eating? You wouldn’t want to leave!
Where: High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel
Call: 43339994

Swing to jazz
June 4 — 5, 6 PM onwards: Make most of your weekend with a specially curated two-day workshop on Street Jazz and Contemporary dance. Richard D’Costa of Richard’s Academy of Dance & Arts, who has formally trained in several International dance styles like Ballet, Jazz and Hip Hop will be leading the session. Don’t miss your chance to unwind!
Where: Beat n Bounce Studio, Crescent Royale, Off Link Road, Andheri (West)
Call : 9930029294

Get the farmer’s special
June 4 and 5, 12 pm onwards: After 37 successful Farmers’ Markets across the country, Karen Anand and her team are back with the Mumbai Market. Get ready to meet exhibitors from across the country and diverse spaces such as horticulture, kitchenware, food manufacturers and start up vendors. Shopping and eating? You wouldn’t want to leave!
Where: High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel
Call: 43339994

Catch Shobana live
June 2, 7.45 PM onwards: Classical dance exponent and actress Shobana Chandrakumar is set to regale audiences in Mumbai with Dancing Drums Trance — a Bharatanatyam performance that will reconstruct the varied avatars of Vishnu and the ever-evolving mythology of Siva. The dancer will combine Indian classical, qawwali, Bollywood and electronic music to create the spectacular collage of rhythm and movement.
Where: Nehru Centre, Dr Annie Besant Road, Worli
Entry: Rs 200 – Rs 1,000
Call: 24964676

Plan your next travel
May 30, 6 PM onwards: Bitten by the travel bug? What better way to feel inspired than in the company of fellow travel enthusiasts? The Sisterhood of Travellers is organising a fun gathering, Where you can share your travel stories, and plan your next trip over food and drinks. The best part — you don’t need a membership to join this sisterhood.
Where: Doolally Taproom, Shop No. 5/6, Geleki, ONGC Colony, Bandra (West)
Entry: Rs 500
Contact: pants@sisterhoodoftravel.com

Visit an art exhibition
Ongoing till June 5, 10 AM – 9 PM: Don’t miss the exhibition of contemporary artists Shailesh Kamble and Sudeep Kamble, who are showcasing their new work ‘Hues of life’ this season. The presentation reveals their unique perceptions about life in oil and acrylic colours on canvas and paper along with dry pastels on paper.
Where: Art Walk Gallery, Hotel Trident, Nariman Point
Call: 9594046998

Get a 90s retrospective
June 2, 9.30 pm onwards: If you loved Nirvana, and then the Food Fighters, then this evening will be one well spent. Bangalore-based rock band Mad Orange Fireworks is paying a tribute to Foo Fighters and these guys are known to be kings of the tribute night. Apart from having two original albums, they have also paid tribute to legends such as The Doors and Pearl Jam.
Where: blueFROG, Todi Mills and Co, Lower Parel
Entry: Rs 500
Call: 61586158

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