Try a summer menu
11.30 AM – 1.30 AM: Inspired by the streets of Mumbai, this all day café and bar has introduced new additions to its menu. If you are in time for breakfast, try their chili cheese waffles and Oreo milkshake. For lunch, choose from appetisers like beef bulgogi bao and Amritsari chole. Pair these with cocktails that play on masala and gola flavours. Where: 145, Kala Ghoda, Fort
Prices: Rs 230 onwards
Shoot Harbour line
4 PM – 7 PM: There is a side to the city that’s hardly explored. Reay Road, named after a former Governor of Mumbai, is an ideal locale for street photography, given its factories, iron goods shops and historical buildings. Join this photowalk by Free Style Photographers to discover this old part of town.
Where: Assemble at Reay Road Railway Station
Catch Penn Masala, again
7 PM: Now comes an encore performance on popular demand. Book your coveted seats for Penn Masala, the world’s first South Asian acappella group, known to bring you the best of East-West fusion music. If you missed them yesterday, fret not. What’s life without a second chance?
Where: Shanmukhananda Hall,
Gandhi Market, Sion
Entry: Rs 1,000 – Rs 2,000
Catch a comedy
4 PM: What do you think happens When household items go on strike? Take a seat for the Hindi play, Dhara ki Kahani, directed by Maneesh Verma and Kanupriya Pandit, in which Tap, Bulb, Fan and Dustbin decide to revolt against their misuse. Tap stops giving water, Bulb refuses to light up, Fan stops rotating and Dustbin just stays put. How does Dhara resolve the crisis?
Where: Godrej Dance Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point
Entry: Rs 350
Tune your vocal cords
4 pM – 7 PM: If you are interested in the performing arts, be it singing or stand-up, then voice artist and actor Vishwas Kapoor’s voice refinement workshop is something to check out. At this beginners’ workshop, Kapoor will take participants through the elements of the right voice: breathing, clarity, modulation, volume and projection.
Where: Brewbot, Morya Landmark, New Link Road, Andheri (W)
Entry: Rs 750
Hang out with Doraemon
11 AM – 6 PM: Kids between 2-14 years can try out art activities, musical chairs and other games, and entertainment activities. The highlight of the events will be dancing with Doraemon.
Where: Orchids International School, Samuel Street, Masjid Bunder
Shake hands with chefs
5 PM onwards: Foodies, have you marked Food Fiesta by Living Foodz in your day’s schedule yet? Meet chefs Ranveer Brar (in pic) and Gautam Mehrishi as they present a cook-off. You’ll also get to chat with them (maybe take a selfie, too?) and try flavours at plenty of food stalls in the arena.
Where: Infiniti Mall, Podium Upper ground floor, New Link Road, Malad (W)
Fun with paper
If you thought origami, quilling, papier mache and collages were the only creative pursuits with paper, get introduced to decoupage. At a one-day workshop, learn the basics of the French art technique, which involves pasting layers of prettily cut paper on to objects and covering them with several coats of varnish. The decoupage kit includes the essentials, but also comes with pine-wood based coasters and a handmade mini dresser for you to try your newly acquired decoupage skills on. If you fall in love with this, and want to consider it more seriously, ask the mentor Pooja D Gupta on Where to source materials and making a business out of this craft.
Where: Ramada, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu
When: May 29, 11 AM
Entry: Rs 3,000
Get a glimpse of city life
11 AM – 7 PM: In the grind of daily life, we often forget to see the beauty around us. Ajit Deswandikar, a Mumbai-based artist will bring your attention to the aesthetic nature of life in a metro. Using acrylic and oil paints, he captures life in a city right from industrial workers to dabbawalas. The multi-dimensional movements in his paintings show that life is never linear.
Where: Jehangir Art Gallery, 161-B, MG Road, Kala Ghoda
Crack a good one
8.30 PM: If you’re a closet comic, it’s time to come out. The Bandra Base Comedy Open Mic Night is a platform for upcoming and aspiring comics in the city. To perform, each open micer needs to prepare exactly four minutes of original material. Winners of this night will receive a spot at next month’s Open Mic event at Bandra Base.
Where: Bandra Base, Baitush Saraf Bldg, 29th Road, Off Waterfield Road, Bandra (West)
Entry: Rs 200
Treat yourself to ice-creams
11 AM – 10 PM: No food is as satisfying on a hot summer day as ice-cream. Sucres Des Terres, a Mumbai-based, artisanal ice-creamery has collaborated with lifestyle store, Le Mill for their new ice-cream pop-up. Each scoop is available for Rs 250 (inclusive of taxes) and will be served in delicious waffle cones.
Where: Le Mill, 1st Floor, Pheroze Building, Above Indigo Deli, Colaba
Bond over books
6 PM – 8 PM: Discover the joy of books and reading with literary agent, Sherna Khambatta, author & storycoach, Anupa Mehta and bibliotherapist, Sonia Mackwani. The speakers will guide readers towards a good book and prescribe novels to fight anxiety and depression. Registration is compulsory.
Where: Essar House, 11 KK Marg, Mahalaxmi
Groove to MaatiBaani
7 PM ONWARD: MaatiBaani, a world music band that combines elements of Hindustani Classical with various styles of folk music and new-age sounds is set to perform in the city the next weekend. The band will feature Sufi singer Mooralala Marwada, Jodiya Pawa player Noor Mohammed and Saxophone player, Nigel.
Where: High Street Phoenix Courtyard, Lower Parel
Chip away at the block
11 AM – 6 PM: Using a chisel, mallet and knife cutter, learn the art of stone carving in this two-day workshop. The session will be conducted by Krutika Avlani, who will teach you how to select the right cement blocks, what tools to use and ultimately colouring the mural with oil paints using the rubbing technique.
Where: Space118, Wadi Bunder Road Opp. Copper Castle building, near Fazlani School, Mazgaon
Swing to Rabbi’s music
May 28, 7.30 PM onwards: Buckle up for an unparalleled musical experience with Rabbi Shergill and five other phenomenal acts, including Tublu at Rainforest, Rang at 212 and Savio at Craft, at The Gig Hop.
Where: Dublin Square, Level 1, Phoenix Marketcity, Kurla
Entry: Rs 300–Rs 500
Become a mixologist
May 25 – 31, 5 PM onwards: Is that a cocktail or is that a mix? A mixology and cocktail making lesson, will give you all the answers. At the session, you will experiment with a wide range of raw ingredients to make lip-smacking cocktails.
Where: The Irish House, Rampart Row, K Dubash Marg, Kala Ghoda
Entry: R20,000 (for 10 persons)
Enjoy a laugh
MAY 27, 8.30 PM onwards: There’s nothing like starting your weekend, on a funny note. Gear up for your mandatory dose of laughter with yet another Trial Room as comedians Abish Mathew, Kenny Sebastian, Sapan Verma, Angad Ranyal, Rajneesh Kapoor, Deep Chhabria try their never seen or heard before material.
Where: Whistling Woods Andheri Base, Sharyans Audeus, Link Road Andheri (West)
Entry: Rs 350
Watch a classical dance show
May 26, 7 PM onwards: Enjoy an evening of two graceful dance styles from two corners of the country. The classical dance extravaganza, Krushnaya Tubhyam Namaha, will begin with the dance of the enchantress, Mohiniattam, by the students of the eminent teacher and choreographer Jayashree Nair. This will be followed by Sattriya, the 15th century dance form propagated by Vaishanava saint Shankardev that will be performed by Anita Sharma and her troupe.
Where: Experimental Theatre: NCPA, Nariman Point, NCPA Marg
Entry: Rs 200–Rs 300
May 29, 10 AM onwards: A macrame workshop will help you create beautiful patterns for wall hangings, garments, accessories and 3D structures to hold things like pots and bowls, using yarn. The workshop covers the basic knots to build beautiful macrame pieces for your home, office and studio.
Where: The Fish Eye World, Gold City Mall, Sector 19D, Navi Mumbai
Entry: Rs 1,000
Call for action
May 27, 8 PM onwards: A one-of-a-kind art performance in the city, not only hopes to entertain, but also spread the message of civic social responsibility. Pritha Theatre Mumbai is bringing together a show titled Murhum — a continuous narrative piece that pays homage to the great poet, Sudama Pandey. The performance will consist of a variety of art forms intertwined together, including poetry, clowning and street art to convey the vital message of duties of citizens. It will also involve screenings of the public’s reactions to general questions.
Where: Cuckoo Club by The Hive: Bandra, 5AA Pali Hill, Macronells Compound, Bandra (West)
Entry: Rs 200 onwards