A Mumbai guide that highlights the best things to do in the city
5 pm ownards Watch two-time European stunt riding champion, Aras Gibieza show off some cool moves on his bike, as part of his India tour. Catch him defy the laws of physics as he sets out with his favourite wheelies, circles and spreaders, and the popular frog stunt on motorcycle.
On May 14
AT Inorbit Mall, Malad (W).
7.30 pm May marks the birth of two of India’s greatest writers- Rabindranath Tagore and Saadat Hasan Manto.
Katha Kathan will celebrate the writings of both through dramatised readings. Tagore’s play Kabuliwala and in Bengali first and then in Hindi while Manto’s Taraqqui Pasand will be read in Urdu and followed by an adaptation in Marathi.
On: Today AT Rangaswar, 4th Floor, YB Chavan Auditorium, Opp Mantralaya, Nariman Point.
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Mentor and music
7.30 pm to 11 pm Catch Bollywood film composer, Salim Merchant share details about his decade-long career
and the trials he faced along the way. He will also dole out tips for aspiring musicians.
Till: March 13 AT The Bay View, Hotel Marine Plaza, 29 Marine
Stand-up with Ankita and Mohit
7 pm ownards From corporate jingoism to life in Bollywood, join stand-up comics and actors Ankita Shrivastav and Mohit Sharma as they set out to tickle your funny bone.
On: May 14
At: Canvas Laugh Club, third floor, Palladium, High Street Phoenix, Tulsi Pipe Road, Lower Parel.
Sip and tell
Make it large
7.30 pm onwards Listen to Deep House music while you sip a Cosmopolitan or a Pink Water Melon Martini and dig into tapas like Chorizo, Velvety Cottage Cheese Wrap and Green Herb Roasted Prawns. The giant cocktail glasses are perfect to indulge in with a bunch of friends.
On: Today AT Escobar – Tapas Bar, 4th Floor, VN Sphere, Turner and Linking Road, Bandra (W).
11 am to 11 pm Try delicious smoothies that make for a quick nutritious breakfast or a wholesome mid-day snack substitute. Indulge in creamy Banana, an Oreo Cookie, a Vanilla or a Coffee Smoothie.
At: Shop 9-11, High Street Phoenix, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel.
7.30 pm to 11 pm Enjoy lip smacking frozen cocktails like Green Goblin Caipivodka, Elderflower Caipivodka, Sumertime Cosmo, Spicy Smash and Asian Vixen created by celebrity mixologist Nicholas Ord in a cocktail master-class.
A summer pop-up
11 am to 10 pm Try on that dress you’ve been eyeing online, or pick up plates, a mug or a bowl. You can also take a sneak peek at goodies that won’t be available online or in stores just yet.
On: May 14, 15 AT Nicobar Pop Up At The Vintage Garden, Patkar Bungalow, 34D Turner Road, Bandra (W).
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11 am to 7 pm Check out an unique exhibition by city-based sculptor Pradeep Shinde, titled Krishna Hanuman. Created in wood, brass, stone, bronze, metals and mix media, the works present an amalgamation of infant Krishna into Hanuman.
Till: May 16 AT Jehangir Art Gallery, Gallery No 1, MG Road, Kala Ghoda.
Baby, let’s talk about sex
10.30 am to 12.30 pm Adolescence comes with its own set of problems, not only for the children but also parents. Mumma-Papa- What does the 'F' word mean? is an informative session by social entrepreneur Nilima Achwal and psychology and gender communication professional Gauravi Lobo where they prepare parents to deal with questions posed by their kids while promoting gender and sex education.
On: May 14
At: The Hive, 50-A, Huma Mansion, next To Ahmed Bakery, Chuim Village Road, Khar (W).
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Lessons on Gujarati cooking
11.30 am to 1.30 pm and 2 pm to 4 pm Learn to cook Keri nu Shaak, Khatta Dhokla and other Gujarati delicacies at a workshop conducted by APB Cook Studio’s founder Rushina Munshaw Ghildiyal’s mother, Heena Munshaw.
On: May 15
At: APB Cook Studio, 301, Srishti Plaza, Andheri (E).
Cost: Rs 2,000
A hunt for secrets
4.30 pm onwards Be part of an exciting treasure hunt that helps you discover lesser known things about South Mumbai, with a bunch of strangers in your team.
On: May 15 meeting point Cross Maidan Garden.
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4 pm Walk through a locality steeped in culture and mythology. Check out palatial mansions or take a moment to stand at the steps of the 12th century Banganga Tank.
On: May 15
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8 am to 9 am Enroll for a non-stop yoga session where one posture will flow into another while engaging the whole body in each pose.
Till: May 14 AT Kick, Supreme Business park, Hiranandani gardens, Powai.
Art books at a click
8 pm Watch out for an online auction of collectible books and ephemera on Indian Art, including over 200
limited-edition monographs, valuable and interesting books on modern and contemporary Indian art, reviews by Indian art’s early critics, artist-signed books and out-of-print catalogues.
On: May 17, 18
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