For the master
6.30 pm: U Shrinivas was so acclaimed for his art and mastery at performing his instrument that he came to be known as Mandolin Shrinivas. The instrument, too, became synonymous with his name. Spend an evening with soulful classical music as musicians like Kaushiki Chakraborthy, Niladri Kumar (left, in pic) and others across two Indian classical traditions as they pay tribute to this classical guru.
On: Today and Sunday
At: Sivaswamy Auditorium, Fine Arts, Chembur.
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Entry: Rs 500/300/200/150
Tunes at fingertips
7 pm Unlike a typical piano recital, Yamini Teresa
Prabhu Barretto will introduce audiences to Skryabin, Russian composer and pianist. Baretto, an Indian born Spanish pianist, specialises in the works of AN Skryabin.
At: Experimental Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point.
Mood of melody
8.30 pm Kuchh Baatein Gaate Gaate is a live musical show conceptualised by writer Prakash Wadekar, who had written a popular TV show on yesteryear music with Anu Kapoor. Singers like Sanjeevani Bhelande, Anil Bajpai, Shailaja Subramaniam, Alok Katdare, Vivek Tiwary, Sarvesh Mishra and Sohini Mishra will be a part of the concert.
At: Yashwant Natya Mandir, Manmala Tank Road, Matunga Road West (W).
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Go, fly a kite
11 am to 2 pm Craft and decorate your own kite with some help from experts to mark the beginning of a fun filled family weekend and let your new year take flight.
At: 91 A, Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Veer Mata Jijabai Bhonsle Udyan, Ambedkar Marg, Byculla (E).
12 pm to 4 pm Head out for Makarand Deshpande’s new play, a part of wintertime@Prithvi, Imli Papita Tarbuz, a story about cousins who are forced to stay together and then through funny and interesting incidents gradually form a bond that will last for life.
At: Prithvi Theatre, Juhu Church Road, Janki Kutir.
An evening with funny men
8.30 pm Add some more laughter to your weekend and with stand-up comics Jeeveshu Ahluwalia, Amogh Randive and Anirban Dasgupta tickling the funny bone with their performances.
At: Canvas Laugh Club, third floor, Palladium Mall, High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel.
Sign up for a trip to Kuari Pass in the Garhwal Himalayas. The pass has majestic veiws of peaks like Nanda Devi, lovely thick forests and Auli, the most fascinating ski destination in India. During the trek one would pass through pristine forests of oak, rhododendron and deodar.
Trip dates: January 5 to 10
11 am to 7 pm Delve into universal themes of evolution, growth, development, colours of life and ennui in the context of life in modern Indian cities with their promise of progress through the sculptures of Amit Pariyani on mediums of stone, wood, metal, fiberglass, granite, sandstone and marble stone.
Till: January 4
At: Jehangir Art Gallery No 2, 161, MG Road, Kala Ghoda.