The McLaren effect
Film: 6 pm to 8 pm Catch animated short films by the Canadian director, Norman McLaren (1914-1987) at a screening hosted by Artisans’ in association with the Consulate General of Canada. Known for drawing images by hand on film and pioneering the pixilation technique (a stop-motion effect created using live actors), McLaren won the Academy Award for Neighbours (1952). Also, watch acclaimed work by Ishu Patel, who studied under McLaren.
At Artisans’, 52-56 Dr VB Gandhi Marg, Kala Ghoda.
A still from Norman McLaren’s dance short film, Pas De Deux (1968)
Get your act right
Workshop: 11 am to 1 pm Dalip Sondhi, director, SIIDA (SDDS International Institute of Dramatic Art) along with actors like Kamal Sidhu, Vipin Sharma, Tahir Bhasin and Taaha Shah will conduct a free orientation and acting workshop.
On June 14
At 28/29 Janki Kutir, near Juhu Church, Juhu.
Log on to http://courses.siida.in/ds
Image and art
Video art: 3.30 pm to 4.45 pm Check out a series of video art compilations by artists Nina Yuen, Cheng Ran, Enoch Cheng and Feng Chen. Part of the monthly Video Art edition, this one focuses on the conversational and narrative techniques used by artists in their videos to reflect on the different states of anxiety.
At The Library, Dr Bhau Daji Lad City Museum, 91 A, Veer Mata Jijabai Bhonsle Udyan, Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Marg, Byculla (E).
Stand-up: 11 am Take your six-year-old for Chotu Speaking, an interactive stand-up act written, directed and enacted by Joy Fernandes. This act revolves around the adventures of Chotu when he gets locked in a storeroom.
On Today and June 14
At Prithvi Theatre, Janki Kutir, Juhu.
Call 26149546 AGE 6+
Choose your last order
Eating out: 6 pm onwards The Guppy Pop-up will shut down soon (they’re looking to relocate) due to lease renewal issue faced by the Turf Club. However, before it does, enjoy a range of special offers including one where you can order a drink at the bar and get a complimentary snack platter.
Till June 30
At The Guppy Pop-Up at Olive Bar & Kitchen, Mahalaxmi Race Course.
For new-age sounds
Gig: 8 pm Listen to Bollywood playback singer Shriram Iyer as he sets the tempo with hits like Dilli and Aali Re from No One Killed Jessica. The young singer will also perform from his album, Om:
The Fusion Band that also featured
At Kalidas Auditorium, Mulund Sports Complex, Marriage Hall, PK Road, Mulund (W)
Cost Rs 250 to Rs 1,000
Log on to www.bookmyshow.com
A relaxing retreat
Wellness: Is work stress bogging you down? Sign up for a three-day wellness getaway, hosted by the newly-launched Pause and Effect. Stay at a quaint retreat on the outskirts of Dahanu, savour healthy meals and de-stress with movement-based classes including yoga, Reiki, Capoeira, and contemporary dance. You might want to hurry as only five more spots are left.
Trip dates June 19 to 21
Log on to www.insider.in
Cost Rs 16,000
On a rocky ride
Trek: As the monsoon hits the city, sign up for a trek to the Kalavantin fort, located on a hill-top between Matheran and Panvel at a height of 2,300 feet. The trek begins from the base village of Thakurwadi, takes about three hours and requires trekkers to climb rock-cut stairs through a steep slope.
On June 14
Log on to www.lifeawayfromlife.com
Cost Rs500 plus taxes