Mumbai minute: Plan your weekend in 60 seconds
Here's a roundup of all the events and activities happening around Mumbai that you can be a part of this weekend
Groove to pulsating tunes while chugging your favourite beer as DJ Akhtar (in pic) and DJ Hardik spin a mash up of filmi and bhangra beats at this crazy Bollywood party.
TIME: 10 pm (free entry till 11 pm)
AT: 1Above, Kamala Mills, Lower Parel.
Watch an army drama
What happens to an army family that loses a son at war? Do Raha, which revolves around the Randhawa family, is an adaptation of Arthur Miller's 1947 Broadway play, All My Sons.
TILL: September 17 tiME 8 pm
AT: The Jeff Goldberg Studio, Links Building, Khar West.
COST: `250 onwards
Support junior Picassos
Words may not be the best companions of three-year-olds, but their crayon creations can say it all. Artworks by preschoolers of Sunflower School that grapple with Mumbai and its environment are part of the exhibition, Earth is My Home. The little artists are also supporting a cause. All proceeds from the initiative will go to the victims of the Assam floods.
TIME: 10 am to 7 pm
AT: Nine Fish Art Gallery, The Great Eastern Home, Byculla.
Soothe your soul
Get mesmerised at a concert, where eminent Carnatic vocalist TMâÂÂKrishna will take stage. He will be accompanied by Akkarai Subhalakshmi on violin, Manoj Siva on mridangam and Anirudh Athreya on kanjira.
TIME: 6.30 pm onwards
AT: St Andrews Auditorium, Bandra West.
ENTRY: Rs 250 onwards (inclusive of GST)
Catch a Norwegian classic
Celebrate the fourth edition of the Ibsen Festival with Ila Arun's Peer Ghani, an Indian adaptation of the 150-year-old Norwegian classic, Peer Gynt.
TIME: 7.30 pm
AT: G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture, Mahalaxmi.
Witness prayer in motion
Add a classical touch to your Saturday evening with a bharatanatyam performance by artiste Rukmini Vijayakumar (in pic). Following the traditional format, the presentation will start with an invocatory piece in praise of Lord Ardhanareeshwara and will then lead into a varnam.
TIME: 5 pm onwards
AT: Godrej Dance Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point.
ENTRY: Rs 300 (plus GST)
Try mosaic painting
Learn the art of creating Moroccan mosaic patterns known as Kellij, that merge the streams of mathematics, spiritualty and philosophy. It's open for beginners too.
TIME: 4 pm to 6 pm
AT: AKA Bistro, Kala Ghoda.
COST: Rs 1,850
Listen to the sitar
Attend Total Acoustics, a concert of morning ragas featuring sitar exponent Manju Mehta with Amit Chaube on tabla. This monthly series is conducted in traditional baithak style without the use of microphones.
TIME: 7.30 am AT Prithvi Theatre, Juhu.
COST: Rs 250
Get high in Mumbai
Trekking enthusiasts, see the city like never before by hiking to the highest point in Mumbai inside Borivali's Sanjay Gandhi National Park. While there, you will get a bird's-eye view of Tulsi and Vihar lake. You can also visit the ancient Kanheri caves.
TIME: 7 am onwards
AT: SGNP main gate, Borivali East.
COST: Rs 1,150
Brunch in peace
Head to this brunch where the eatery will take your phone away before you start your meal so you can be off the grid and enjoy the spread which includes Asian counter, salad and cheese options, live counters for seafood, meats and Italian food.
TIME: 9 am to 6 pm
AT: Seven Kitchens, level 9m, St Regis, Lower Parel.
COST: Rs 3,000
Make merry with beer
Drinking beer will not burn a hole in your pocket here. Pick any burger and you get a Hoegaarden or Stella for Rs 200.
FROM: September 16 to October 3
AT: Old Wild West, Trade View Building, Oasis Complex, Lower Parel.
Indulge in food with freebies
For once, having too much on your plate won't be a problem. Attend Eat-Drink-Repeat Food Festival that boasts of 100 specially-crafted menus. Avail of offers, including get two doughnuts free on a box of one, and buy-one-get-one on different tea blends and pretzels. At select outlets.
TILL: September 17
AT: Phoenix Marketcity, Kurla.
Attend a free theatre talk
Attend a talk on the genre of Cineplay, a platform that brings theatre on screen and the Internet. The talk will feature Ritesh Menon, Saif Haider Hasan and Bikas Ranjan Mishra.
ON: September 16, 2.30 pm
AT: Santokba Hall, UPG College, Vile Parle West.
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