Here's the lowdown on the various events and activities around Mumbai that you can attend to make your weekend a lively one
Elephanta will come alive
Look forward to the 25th edition of Elephanta Festival as it will showcase performances by national and international artistes including actress and Kathak danseuse Prachee Shah, vocalist and tabla player Pundit Raja Kale. saxophonist George Brooks with harpist Gwyneth Wentick and flautist Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia. A heritage walk by Dr Suraj Pandit and Sandeep Dahisarkar and a sculpting and painting festival are
also in tow.
At: Elephanta Caves Entrance.
Call: 88792 22097/ 88792 22091
Mumbai’s streets will get framed
9 am Vicky Roy, a Triveni Kala Sangam alumnus and Chandan Gomes, recipient of the Indian Habitat Centre Fellowship for Photography will be conducting a street and documentary photography workshop for enthusiasts.
Call: 9833683379 (Mulchand Dedhia)
Entry: Rs 4,500
Become a green guide
8.30 am Opt for a crash course in Nature Interpretation and Environment Education if you are interested in conserving the environment. The course includes subjects like natural history, environment education, nature conservation and communicating science. Anyone above 15 years of age can apply.
At BNHS Conservation Education Centre, Goregaon, near Film City, Goregaon (E). call 9594929107 Entry R4,000
Gangsters on stage
8.30 am Attend the mad romp called The Curious Climb of Cutter Chee, which comes from the stable of The Drama School. Directed by Benjamin Samuels, the play looks at the real estate in the city through the eyes of gangsters.
At: AN Bhalerao Auditorium, Mumbai Marathi Sahitya Sangh, Kelewadi, Girgaum.
A surreal canvas
11 am Catch Arunanshu Chowdhury’s vivid artworks from her new show, A Tree From My Backyard. In a dream-like fashion — haunting Mona Lisa, cherry trees and animal motifs — this award-winning artist has put unrelated elements creating a surreal effect.
till March 27
At: Tao Art Gallery, Dr Annie Besant Road, Worli. call 24918585/24918686
The ‘dam’ effect
4 pm Catch the documentary, Benefits of Bhakra Nangal that investigates the importance of dams in India and Sourav Sarangi’s film, Char which showcases the devastating aftermath of The Farakka Barrage.
On March 15
At RR Theatre ,10th floor, Films Division, 24, Pedder Road.
DJ Arjun is in the house
10.30 pm Groove to DJ Arjun Vagale’s beats as the international artiste gears up to give Electronic Dance Music his own twist called Re:Focus. It’s time to hit the dance floor as the top DJ as per DJ Mag India poll presents something special.
ON March 15
At Blue Frog, Lower Parel.
Entry R600 or R1,500 (post 9.45 pm)
Pop goes the colour
11 am to 7 pm Colour Crush at
Py Bar is a pop-up store that has a wide range of goodies such as jewellery, clothing, and home décor, which will add vibrancy to your wardrobe and home.
On March 15
At Py Bar, 201, Hubtown Skybay, Bhulabhai Desai Road (near Mahalaxmi Temple), Mahalaxmi.
Call 23520005, 9967150004
Get into party mode
8.30 am Kick in the party here as you down Red Irish Ale to celebrate Holi and a special green coloured beer for St Patrick’s Day. The pub will be teeming with games and mirth while you dig into Corned Beef, Irish Lamb Stew and more.
Till March 16
At The Barking Deer Brew Pub, Mathuradas Mill Compound, Lower Parel.