Bite into burgers
12 PM – 1 AM: Bite into the world served on a platter with a burger menu showcasing glocal flavours. At the World Burger Tour, on for the whole month, select from both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, such as Miami Cuban
Beef Burger and Lebanese Veg Burger. Accompany these with cocktails like Crisp Sipper and Watermelon Hoedown.
Where: Hard Rock Café, Bombay Dyeing Mill Compound, Worli; Sharyans Audeu, near Fun Cinema, Andheri (W)
Price: Rs 300 onwards
Talk about theatre
5 PM: In this edition of Mumbai Local, meet veteran actor, theatre journalist and communicator Sushama Deshpande as she tells you about her iconic play Whay Mi Savitribai. From the play’s protagonist, Savitribai Phule’s point of
view, Deshpande will take a look at the women saints of Maharashtra, and her own deeply personal journey into theatre.
Where: Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Byculla (E)
Entry: Rs 10 (adults); Rs 5 (children)
5 PM: The rains, chai and books – the perfect trifecta right? Which is why we suggest you head for Broke Bibliophiles’ seventh meet-up in the city to talk about poetry, and the latest book you are reading.
Where: Starbucks India, Prudential Building, Hiranandani Business Park, Powai
Play along, kids
11.30 AM: You’ll be spoilt for choice at Tender Roots, presented by cultural centre Banyan Tree, Where young ones can get a dose of best of dance, drama and music, as performed by school children from Mumbai and Rajasthan. The event will see a musical ensemble by school children, a contemporary dance presentation by the students of Smitalaya, folk stories from Kahaanipur by Samvedhna R Amitabh and Rajasthani Kattputali.
Where: St Andrew’s Auditorium, St Dominic Road, Bandra (W)
Entry: Rs 350 – Rs 500
8 PM: What do you Call a group of four stand-up comedians who perform for 20 minutes each? Project 420, folks. It may sound dubious, but it definitely isn’t. Take a seat for Jeeya Sethi, Piyush Sharma, Rahul Subramanian and
Navin Noronha as they perform their sets this evening.
Where: The Jeff Goldberg Studio, above Mamagoto, Hill Road, Bandra (W)
Entry: Rs 250
The dance of the courtesan
7.30 PM: Remember all those movies that paid tributes to courtesans and nautch girls? Model and actor Daisy Shah brings her repertoire from screen to stage as Begumjaan in a new play by the same title. Playing the role of a mujrewali, Shah will act out a romance, in which she sacrifices her life and love for the sake of her beloved, Nawab Rashid Khan, played by actor Akhil Rajendra.
Where: Rangsharda, Bandra Reclamation, Bandra (W)
Entry: Rs 500 – Rs 2,000
Attend a baithak
Monsoon is the time to add music to our humdrum lives. So, what could be better than a Sunday morning at an intimate baithak featuring the voice of Suchismita Das? At this edition of Udayswar@Prithvi, these morning ragas by
Das will be assisted by Dilshad Khan on the sarangi and Yati Bhagwat on the tabla.
When: July 17, 7.30 AM
Where: Prithvi Theatre, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road, Juhu
Entry: Rs 200
Enjoy an authentic Eid feast
12 – 11.30 PM: Enjoy the Eid menu at Chef Atul Kochhar’s diner, Not Really Indian (NRI). The menu includes a mix of traditional vegetarian and non-vegetarian fare. You could try the Turkish Kebab or savour curry with Roti Prata, a Singapore Tamil preparation served with flaky flatbread. Other dishes include Nasi Biriyani, Mishkaki and Fijian Samai.
Where: NRI, 2 North Avenue, Maker Maxity, BKC
Cost: Rs 2,000 for two people (approx.)
Catch a play on rebirth
6 PM: Watch The Elephant Journey, a play that touches on the subject of reincarnation. Directed by Kulvinder Bakshish, the play, which was originally written by Gaspare Dori, tells us the story of two people, who keep meeting each other in different lifetimes, without knowing who they used to be before they were born.
Where: Prithvi Theatre, 20, Juhu Church Road, Janki Kutir
Entry: Rs 175
Laugh with the comics
9 PM onwards: What’s it like to watch some of the craziest comic talent in the city, compete for not-so-bad prize money? It’s going to be one big mad house! Come for an evening of hearty laughs, as host Punit Pania of Chalta Hai Comedy leads 10 comics through the first multi-city stand-up competition for BITS WAVES 2016.
Where: Brewbot, G-01 and 101, Morya Landmark 1, off New Link Road, Andheri (W)
Entry: Rs 150 – Rs 200
Attend a yoga class
6.30 – 8.30 AM: Stretch, relax, and re-define yourself at the #PowaiLovesYoga 2.0 event organised by Art of Living Yoga. The session, which will be conducted by internationally renowned yoga and meditation instructor Rajesh Jagasia, will combine yoga essentials like breathing techniques, postures and meditation to cultivate a healthier and happier lifestyle.
Where: Supreme Business Park, Pratapgad, Opp. IIT main gate, Powai
Entry: Rs 900 (donation fee)
Join an arts discussion
5.30 PM: Is the work of the subaltern artist really simple and repetitive? Cultural theorist and curator to Mumbai Local, Nancy Adajania will be sharing her ideas on the same at the ‘Who Decides What The Contemporary Is?’ event. She will contextualise the crafts in a history that includes seminal figures like BR Ambedkar and Pupul Jayakar among others.
Where: Kitab Khana, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort
Make your own pot
11 AM: Bring the greenery indoors with your handmade ceramic planters in a fun DIY Ceramic Planters Workshop organised by Blue Bulb. Learn how to make two types of pots from scratch using easy hand-building techniques, and how to glaze your pots to make them last longer. You will also get two indoor plants to take home as well.
Where: RTO Road, Lokhandwala, Andheri (W)
Entry: Rs 2,699
Catch Shubha Mudgal live
July 15, 8 PM onwards: Celebrate this season with Padma Shri awardee Shubha Mudgal’s soulful voice at a live concert. Titled Ek Ehsaas: Paawas Prasang’, the concert will see Hindustani vocalist perform Khayal and Thumri-Dadra compositions, based on the monsoon theme.
Where: Nehru Centre, Dr Annie Besant Road, Worli
Entry: Rs 300 – Rs 1725
Visit SoBo’s new cookie store
ONGOING, 11 AM - 11 PM: There’s something innately comforting about the aroma of freshly baked cookies. Oh Dough, a charming new cookie store located in the heart of South Mumbai, hopes to recreate that fuzzy feeling. Oh Dough offers a range of cookies, from the classic chocolate chip to exciting flavours’ like pistachio, hazelnut praline and double chocolate orange.
Where: Oh Dough, Ground Floor, Hind Rajasthan Chambers, Kala Ghoda
Go crazy with pillows
July 14, 9 PM onwards: Here’s your chance to fight, tickle and annoy your loved ones, and be a total prankster for one night. Club Royalty is organising a Pillow Fight Party, Where hundreds of pillows will be thrown onto the dance floor, so that you and your friends can let loose and have a ball of a time. The official pillow fight songs will be selected by the guests, a week before. Sign up now.
Where: Club Royalty, Krystal Building, Waterfield Road, Bandra (West)
Entry: Rs 410
Head out for a ‘beer crawl’
July 16, 6 PM onwards: Cash in on the lovely evening weather with some pocket-friendly debauchery in a one-of-a-kind Mumbai Beer Crawl experience hosted by Seek Sherpa. As part of the crawl, you will visit some of the open-air pubs in Mumbai, a culture that seems to be fading away into extinction. While you’re at it, you’ll also get to munch on some amazing food that each place has to offer.
Where: Meeting point GPO Building, CST, Fort
Entry: Rs 1,485
Watch a rain dance recital
July 16, 7 PM onwards: Renowned dancer Kavitha Ramu is bringing together a dance presentation titled Kadhambam: A Melange of Poetry, which will celebrate love in the rains through, symbolism of the flower Kadhamvam. The artiste has been performing for the last 20 with more than 400 performances to her credit.
Where: Little Theatre NCPA, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point