Go and do
To the farms
Here, you can go rice planting in knee-deep water. You can also try your hand at a plough and a tractor near Durshet Forest Lodge, or indulge in kayaking and valley crossing. Follow this with a round of bhajiyas and tea to complete your monsoon adventure.
On: July 19
At: Durshet Forest Lodge, Taluka Khalapur, Raigad.
Cost: Rs 900 (children) and Rs 1,250 (adults)
Log on to: www.naturetrails.in
Maharashtra glows in all its glory post the monsoon, with green being the dominating colour of the scenery. Head to Kolad for a round of kayaking in river Kundalika, a trek through a waterfall, finding crabs at night or rice farming with locals.
On: July 25 and 26
Log on to: www.theblueberrytrails.com
When the rains come down, herpetofauna such as snakes, geckos and frogs end their hibernation. Head to Tamhini, an evergreen forest near Pune to spot a variety of snakes, frogs, geckos, insects, spiders, crabs and some nocturnal birds.
On: July 18 and 19
Log on to: www.insearchoutdoors.com
A fantasy world
11 am onwards View a series of charcoal on paper works by artist Gautam Patole at his exhibition titled, Flight of Fantasy.
Till: August 3 At Cosmic Heart Gallery, New Marine Lines.
12 pm to 4 pm Indulge yourself this Sunday afternoon with delicious Asian preparations such as Chicken Eight Treasure Soup, and a variety of dumplings such as Spicy Chiu Chow Dumpling and chicken and Prawns Sui Mai with a free glass of cocktail or sangria.
On: July 19
At: China 1, ground floor, The Capital, Bandra Kurla Complex.
Ripples in the rain
5 pm and 8 pm What happens when a Mumbai boy shifts to a small town in Maharashtra to become a teacher? Find out more in the play, Ripples.
On: July 19
At: Sitara Studio, Elphinstone Road.
It’s a blackout
10 pm onwards Groove to Goa-based German
DJ Raimund Imo, and Norcotiq who will play diverse genres as a part of Blackout by Bhavishyavani Future Soundz.
At: Cafe Nemo, Thadani House, opposite Indian Coast Guard, Worli village, Worli.
An acoustic variation
10.30 pm onwards A collaboration to remember, make your Saturday musical as DJ Madoc will mix things up with Praveer, who will play some acoustic numbers on the guitar.
At: Li Bai, Level 37, Palladium Hotel Lower Parel.