Go and Do: Events and activities around Mumbai
A pimp's tale
Etchings: 11 am to 7 pm Keen to witness a unique collaboration between a Baroda-based artist and Delhi-based author? Head to Gallery Maskara to view a new set of etchings created by T Venkanna, that are inspired from the contents of Shashank Gupta’s debut novel, Pimp. Black-and-white, intricate and quite gory, the etchings depict the story of a 60-year old pimp’s excesses.
Till October 15 (closed on Sunday) AT Gallery Maskara, 6/7, Third Pasta Lane, Colaba.
Scripts: 10 am to 6 pm Celebrate Indian languages at an exhibition titled Akshara — Crafting Indian Scripts. On display will be handcrafted products along with live music, dance performances and calligraphy workshops.
Till October 18
At Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS), Kala Ghoda, Fort.
Digging deep into tarpaulin
Painting: 11 am to 6.30 pm Check out the works by Benaras-based artist Abhijit Kumar Pathak at a solo titled, Excavations. Created on tarpaulin surfaces using earthy tones, charcoal and colour pencils, his latest body of work gives an impression of infinity, without any particular beginning or end.
Till November 21 (Tuesday to Saturday)
At Gallery Beyond, 130/132, Great Western Building, SBS Road, near Lions Gate, Fort.
Balle Balle all the way
Workshop: 12 pm to 1 pm As the festive season begins, learn a few energetic, fun and innovative steps of Bhangra, the popular Folk dance from Punjab. Conducted by choreographer Amit Neekhar, this highly charged mixed Bhangra workshop is also a good way to stay fit.
On Today and October 11
At Whistling Woods International, Andheri Base, Sharyans-Audeus, Link Road, Andheri (W). Cost Rs 700
Step into this courtroom
Film: 3 pm If you’ve still not watched Court, India’s official entry to the Oscars 2016, head to its screening as part of the seventh edition of Nava Valan — Marathi Film Festival. Also catch screenings of Bioscope (a collaboration of four stories narrated by Gulzar), Nagrik, Killa, etc.
On Today (fest till October 14) At The Little Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point.
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He’s got the mojo
Gig: 9 pm Enjoy Bass-rich Electronica sounds as DJ/music producer Akshay Johar a.k.a MojoJojo launches his debut album Shots Fired. Comprising nine tracks spanning a range of emotions, moods and sub-genres, the album includes two tracks with strong Indian influences of language and style.
At blueFROG, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel.
New in the city
The Daily, version 2.0
Drink: 6.30 pm to 1.30 am After shutting down for renovation, Bandra’s popular gastropub, The Daily Bar and Kitchen reopens in a new avatar tonight. Try their new varieties of salads, canapes, exotic Sangrias or a cocktail like Shimmer Ball which includes dates.
At Behind Shoppers Stop, SV Road, Bandra (W).
Beer days in Powai
New outlet: 11 am to 11 pm After making a mark at several places in the city, The Beer Cafe opens an outpost in Powai. Wash down dishes like Cajun Crusted Burger (in pic), Chicken On The Run, Bombay Sausage Tawa Masala with pints of chilled beer.
At Galleria Building, Hiranandani, Powai.