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Activities and events happening around Mumbai
Food fare at food fair
4 pm-10 pm: Insia Lacewala is celebrating her company Small Fry’s first anniversary by holding a food fair called Bombay Local. The fair will see some of the popular pop-ups that they have hosted from the past year under one roof, including Bakers’ Sale, Street Style Food and more. You can even shop for quirky products such as paper origami products, dreamcatchers, fun-affordable art, vinyls and homeware.
At: Bhalla House, 94 Hill Road, Opposite St Andrews Church, Bandra West
4 pm-7 pm: The holidays are here and what better way to spend your Sunday than getting some pre-holiday travel tips by an expert. Ansoo Gupta’s travel talks at Come, Plan, Go! will provide inspiration, tips and tricks to travel the world. Sip on Zen Cafe’s signature craft-roasted coffee or a freshly-brewed iced tea and get inspired with tips and tricks to travel the world by also meeting other passionate travellers. Visit USA and Nat Geo Traveller magazine will also be present to answer questions from the workshop participants.
At: Zen Cafe, Raghuvanshi Mills, Lower Parel; Call: 24984825
10 am and 5 pm: In the movie Motu Patlu Deep Sea Adventure, disaster strikes when Motu and Patlu are shipwrecked and captured by the vile King Shark. What follows then is series of comic situations combined with a thrilling underwater adventure as Motu Patlu fight their way out to save their lives.
Stay happy this Sunday
12 noon-4 pm: How do you make your Sunday happy? Well, a Happy brunch is one sure-shot way and that’s what’s happening at Woodside — All Day Bar & Eatery. There’s a chance to savour various dishes featuring on the spread which includes dishes from a live grill station as well as an egg station. The brunch also includes salads, different kinds of bread and pastas.
At: Woodside — All Day Bar & Eatery, New Link Plaza, Next to Oshiwara Police Station, Oshiwara Link Road, Andheri West
What’s Sujoy’s kahaani?
5.30 pm: Fascinated by filmmakers and their journeys? The Boss Dialogues gives you a chance to get up, close and personal with some of your favourite filmmakers. Today, Sujoy Ghosh, whose career trajectory has spanned from Jhankaar Beats to the critically-acclaimed Kahaani, will be in conversation with entertainment journalist Indu Mirani, where he will talk about his failures and successes.
At: Escobar, 199, 4th floor, VN Sphere Mall, Linking Road, Bandra West
Entry: Free on registration at www.theboss dialogues.com
Carnama in Russia
9 pm: In their new show Russia on Four Wheels, travel journalists Justin Rowlatt and Anita Rani take a road trip across the world’s largest country to give viewers a different perspective of the nation. Russia, with its colossal expanse, bad roads, scattered habitations and extreme weather conditions, makes for a conspicuously challenging and exasperating road expedition. Rowlatt and Rani take up the challenge of driving thousands of miles in three weeks to find out how far Russia has left its Cold War past behind and where the country is headed in the future. They begin their journey from Sochi to the Black Sea resort, home to the 2014 Winter Olympics.
On: History TV 18
Adventures of a boy
7 pm: The Alliance Francaise@ Prithvi is an initiative where viewers can watch award-winning French movies. As part of this series, Le Jour Des Corneilles by Jean-Christophe Dessaint will be screened. The animated movie revolves around Courge, who lives in a forest. Raised by his father, a tyrannical giant who reigns triumphant over his domain, he is prevented from exploring beyond its boundaries. Isolated from civilisation, Courge grows up wild, with the placid ghosts, who haunt the forest, for companions. But things change when he ventures to the nearest village and meets Manon.
At: Prithvi House, Prithvi Theatre, Janki Kutir, Juhu Tara Road, Vile Parle West
The comedy of politics
8:30 pm: The modern man can live without food, clothing, shelter and even beer but can he live without love, sex and politics? Keeping that in mind, popular stand-up comedian Rehman Khan takes a dig at all things that concern these three topics in his show titled, Love, Sex and Politics. In this political satire, he seeks to find answers to all questions which haunt Indians today — who is the real NaMo, why is Arnab Goswami obsessed with what the nation wants to know and is sex politics or is politics sex?
At: Canvas Laugh Factory, third floor, Palladium, Lower Parel
11 am-7 am: Three artists Mitali Shah, Neeraj Patel and Shrikant Kadam, have combined science, aesthetics, and technique, redefining urbanisation in their unique palettes as part of their new exhibition titled Urban Cartographers. Shah’s paintings are about approaching the question of urban growth from an oblique angle. She negotiates the constant transformation of urban cities using handmade paper, jute and threads. Kadam attempts to return from the city’s concrete jungle to a more natural habitat and uses bright colours such as green, yellow, blue, red and orange. Patel tries to capture his thoughts and memories on the canvas.
Vibhuraj Kapoor, founder of Gallery Beyond, says, “Maps aren’t just two-dimensional pieces of paper depicting the locations and geographic features of the world. They’re the basis for portraits, sculptures and clothing, and are re-imagined by these three artists in the most curious ways.”
At: Gallery Beyond, 130/132, first floor, Great Western Building, Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg, Fort
The foreign gaze
10 am-10 pm: Guillaume Delacroix, a French journalist, spent over three months at Dhobi Ghat getting to know the people who toil over cleaning other people’s clothes. He was so moved by their life stories that he decided to make them the subject of his photo exhibition titled Beating the Dirt.
At: Art Loft, Next to Mehboob Studios, Waroda Road, Bandra West
An actor’s tale
5:30 pm: Actor-producer-director Makarand Deshpande talks about his passion for acting and theatre and why he loves to do only one play at a time as part of Junoon’s Mumbai Local programme, where every week, artistes share their passion through engaging, delightful and interactive sessions.
At: Somaiya College campus, Vidhyanagar, Vidhyavihar East
7:30 pm: Walk down memory lane with actors Sharon Prabhakar, Sharmilla Dias, Shahriyar Atai, Advait Hazarat as they pay a tribute to Bollywood in their play Bollywood & Beyond. Produced and directed by Raëll Padamsee’s Ace Productions, the musical features songs from the ’50s to the latest hits including Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu and Senorita.
At: Tata Theatre, National Centre for Performing Arts, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point
Say it through art
Ongoing, 11 am - 7 pm: They say that art does not have a definition. It is a medium of expression. Artist Jaishree Pankaj is expressing herself after a hiatus of 19 years through her upcoming exhibition of intricate paper cuttings, an art form which is distinct and not practiced by all. She practices the art of paper-cutting called Sanjhi and uses surgical scissors to create paper art on varied themes. The art pieces depict havelis, jharokhas, peacocks, deities, Krishna leelas and abstract concepts. This craft dates back to the ancient Vaishnavite cult and trellised planes or the Jalis that are the core of Vaishnavite temples in Gujarat and Rajasthan.
At: Cymroza Art Gallery, main hall- ground floor, 72, Bhulabhai Desai Road
Let your hair down
Tuesday, 8 pm - 12.30 am: If you are in the mood for some mid-week fun, head to the blueFROG Bar Night which provides a platform for blueFROG community members and newcomers to mingle with each other. The night will begin with a stand-up comedy act followed by old school and commercial groovy tunes. You also get deals on food and beverages. Drink (quarters) all night starting at Rs 500 (plus taxes), beer buckets starting at R650 (plus taxes), cocktail pitchers at R1500 (plus taxes) and wine at retail prices starting at Rs 650 (plus taxes). Finally, you can check out a range of Craft Beers from Gateway Breweries when there.
At: The blueFROG, Mathuradas Mill Compound, Lower Parel
Ongoing, 3 pm - 4 pm: We have all played with a kitchen set while growing up. Imitating our mothers and cooking a meal like her has always been fun. Now watch your kids do the same. Studio Balance, a recreational centre, provides for a hands-on baking and food decor experience for children. With a fixed menu every day, the children will be assisted as they make chocolate sandwiches, pasta, canopies, cupcakes and they will relish what they make too.
At: Studio Balance, Munshi Marg, Girgaon Chowpatty to register, call: 32227931
Fee: Rs 2,500
Keeping a secret
Ongoing 9.30 pm onward: Head to Prithvi Theatre to watch The Dirty Talk, a story of a young Indian scientist who has just returned from England after an invention that has apparently touched the lives of many people. He, in the process, has become a hero for women from all walks of life. It’s five days to election day and this man is on the verge of upsetting the strongmen of Mumbai City. Why? No one knows. He has a secret that will bring a twist ot the story. Directed by Nayantara Roy, the play features Amol Parashar, Anshuman Jha, Mandar Gokhale and Nayantara Roy among others in pivotal roles.
At: Prithvi Theatre, Church Road, Next to Centaur Hotel, Juhu
At Dharavi, it’s child’s play
Today, 11 am-6pm: Every Mumbai-based photographer, filmmaker and archivist wants a slice of the Dharavi pie. But what do its children feel about one of the largest settlements in the country? Today is the last day to catch Dharavi Direct, an exhibition of photographs clicked by the locality’s children and organised by Dharavi Art Room, a city-based NGO.
Their photographs tell personal stories of their life, the ordinary and the extraordinary. All the photographs are
Where: Kalaghoda pavement gallery, outside Jehangir Art Gallery, Kala Ghoda
Log on to: www.facebook.com/dharaviartroom for details
Manufacturing Dark Circles
Thursday, 10 pm-11.30 pm: Donn Bhat + Passenger Revelator is the live music project of producer Donn Bhat. Originally based out of Delhi, Donn moved to Bombay in 2013 to put together a band to perform his music live. The band blends Rock, Psychedelic, Fusion, Folk, DnB and Electronica.
Dark Circle Factory, on the the other hand, is the brainchild of drummer and music producer Lindsay D'mello. The artist’s solo drum ‘n’ bass project promises to give you the ultimate rush of music and rhythm this evening
Where: blueFROG, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Lower Parel
Call: 4033 2300
Pride, on screen
Wednesday to Sunday: The Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is now in its fifth year and it has only got better. The festival, which will be held at one of the best venues in the city — Liberty Cinema — boasts of an interesting line up. As part of this year’s theme, Dare To Dream, the festival will screen 154 movies from 31 countries. The segment, Indian Masala Mix will showcase Indian short films, while The Red Ribbon Package will include films on issues of HIV/AIDS in the LGBTQ community. Kashish will also host a tribute to late filmmaker Rituporno Ghosh. His film, Memories in March, will be screened this year at the festival.
Where: Liberty building, Vitthaldas Thackersey Marg, Dhobi Talao, New Marine Lines
Log on to: www.mumbaiqueerfest.org for details
Authors in the making
Thursday 11 am-12.30 pm: If you want to let your child experience the sheer joy of having told a story s/he always had inside, take him/her to MCubed Library today. At this creative writing workshop, children can explore the various ways to tell a story, write it well and find out what makes a piece an interesting read.
Where: MCubed Library, Princess Building, Ground Floor, D’Monte Park, Bandra West