The complete lowdown on all the activities happening around Mumbai this week. Read on to know more...
Master the dervish
10 am onward: If you have always been fascinated by the dervishes performed by Sufi dancers, then here is your chance to master the dance form in a one-day introductory and advance workshop to Sufi Whirling and Gurdjieff Movements. Danseuse Zia Nath, who will be conducting the workshop, says, “Sufi whirling dervish dances is a form of movements meditation among Sufis. A simple turning movement to Sufi music has a mesmerising appeal because it becomes a mirror to our essence. The Gurdjieff Movements is a series of sacred dances that were collected by GI Gurdjieff and taught to his students for the purpose of harmonious development of self. The practice of Gurdjieff Movements help in balancing the three centres of self — mind, body and feelings; sharpening of motor coordination and experience inner discipline, harmony and silence.
Where: Studio Balance, Krishna 29/30. KM Munshi Marg, Behind Wilson College, near Anokhi Handicrafts, Chowpatty
Call: 32227931, 9821470396
Charges: Rs 900
Enter the zombie world
11 pm onward: Walking Dead is a new show that tells the terrifying and exhilarating story of a small group of survivors living in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse. Based on a comic book series of the same name, the show follows a police officer, Rick Grimes, who wakes up from a coma to find the world ravaged with zombies. Looking for his family, he and a group of survivors attempt to battle against the horrifying zombies in order to stay alive.
On: Fox Traveller
Lazy Sunday brunch
12 to 4 pm: After a frenetic week, spend some quality time with your near and dear ones by indulging with some scrumptious food at Two One Two-Bar and Grill’s first Barbeque Brunch. You can choose from an assortment of meats ranging from tenderloin steaks, to lamb steaks, pork fillets, pork chops, lobsters, prawns and fish. Seafood lovers can pick from oysters, mussels, clams, squid, scamp, lobster and smoked salmon. Vegetarians can choose from corn on the cob, pastas, cottage cheese burgers, falafel and mezze platters and pastas.
Where: Two One Two- Bar and Grill, 12 A, Ground Floor, Hornby Vellard Estate, Worli
Call: 24901994, Price: Rs 2,500
Eat, learn and make merry
12:30 pm onward: Enjoy a guilt-free Sunday by attending the Dr Feel Good programme at Flamboyante, as part of which you can enjoy a Sunday brunch with your family and also attend several workshops. You can tuck into salads, pizzas, kebabs, pastas, oriental food and end the meal with dessert.
After satiating your tastebuds, you can then attend a variety of workshops, through the day, including healthy cooking workshop by Flamboyante Inhouse Chefs (12.30pm), talk by nutritionist Khushboo Thadani
(3 pm), talk by Nithiij Arenja of Qi on weight loss and fitness (4 pm) and live mixology class (7 pm).
Where: Flamboyante, World Trade Centre Complex, Cuffe Parade
A classic retold
7.30 pm onward: Watch adman and theatre veteran Alyque Padamsee direct as well as play the protagonist in noted playwright Arthur Miller’s multiple-award winning play Death of a Salesman. The story revolves around a salesman who lives in the past and refuses to come to terms with reality, his family’s struggle to face his mental degeneration and how eventually his sons end up hating him as he fails to become a good father. Sabira Merchant, Neel Tolani, Jim Sarbh, Farrokh Mehta, Farid Currim, Rayo Noble, Nishith Dhanak, Cyndy Khojol and Nivvy Randhawa comprise the rest of the cast.
At: St. Andrews Auditorium, Bandra
Call: 26459667 or 9870033334
In the name of God
7.45 pm: To believe in God is one’s own choice but to question the existence of God, is nothing but stupidity. Aagam Production’s new comedy, Waniya Bhagwan Na Bhaniya is about a family, that indulges in that very stupidity. Written by Pankaj Trivedi and directed by Kiran Bhatt, the Gujarati play’s cast comprises Jayesh Barbhaya, Dilip Darbar, Manish Mehta, Deval Mehta,Poorvi Desai and
At: Tejpal Hall, Grant Road
9 pm: Are you curious about life’s greatest mysteries and smallest wonders? Secrets of the Earth, the broad-based new Science series, will explore our planet with the same sense of awe normally reserved for alien worlds. Secrets Of The Earth shows Earth in a never-seen-before way with high-end computer graphics, fun visual analogies and a recurring cast of dynamic experts combined for a new perspective to the world that we think we know.
On: Discovery Science channel
Laugh out loud
8.30 pm onwards: Some of Mumbai’s favourite stand-up comedians come together for The Comedy Marshals. Azeem Banatwalla, Angad Singh Ranyal, Karan Talwar, Amogh Ranadive and Karunesh Talwar promise to make this a rip-roaring affair. Not having fun is a criminal offence here!
At: Canvas Laugh Factory, Palladium Mall, High Street Phoenix, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
A taste of Chile
An array of deliciously scintillating reds and whites await you at the Chillean Wine Promotion week at Taj Mahal Palace. This is a chance to taste wines from different regions of Chile, showcasing the regional varietals that are known across the world.
At: Souk, The Zodiac Grill, Starboard, Harbour Bar since 1933, Wasabi by Morimoto, Golden Dragon and Masala Kraft
Price: Rs 650 onward
The self beckons
11 am to 7 pm: Terrafly, a solo exhibition by sculptor KS Radhakrishnan, features a series of his new sculptures, where he represents his desire to engage with his protagonist Musui’s conscience. Radhakrishnan makes a statement about the mysterious existence of the human conscience and its burdening effect on the actions of human beings.
At: Art Musings, 1, Admirality building, Colaba Cross Lane; call: 22163339
Up your fashion quotient
10 am onward: Over 60 designers will showcase their best at The StyleCracker Borough, a shopping experience that promises food, fashion and fun. Some of the participating brands include Koëcsh, Payal Singhal, Akaliko, LeMill and Ruchika Sachdeva. Oriental restaurant Mekong and world cuisine restaurant Seven Kitchens will set up interactive food kiosks for shoppers to dig into some delectable gourmet food and to cool their heels over summery cocktails and riveting music.
At: Terrace Gardens, Level 9, Palladium Tulsi Hotel, Pipe Rd, Lower Parel
Play it (w)right!
6 pm: Junoon’s Mumbai Local will have Makarand Deshpande talking on the drama of playrighting. Playwriting demands a unique style of writing, quite unlike writing books, film scripts or poems. A good script requires creativity and flow from the playwright.
At: MCubed Library, Princess building, Ground Floor, D'Monte Park Road, next to Bandra Gymkhana, Bandra (West)
Log on to: www.junoontheatre.org
Fun for senior citizens
Today, 2 pm and 8 pm: Calling all senior citizens! Oberoi Mall, along with Dignity Foundation, has arranged a two-day fun activity and lifestyle enrichment camp. The event will facilitate assistance in application for Government of Maharashtra Senior Citizen Cards, along with a free health check-up camp and sessions on physical vitality, mental health, acupressure, aerobics and healing through yoga. Participants will also take part in games and
At: Oberoi Mall, Oberoi Garden City, off Western Express Highway, Goregaon East
Send your child to Italy
On till April 30: Event management company, Ferriswheel’s cultural exchange vertical organises a unique cultural exchange programme (CEP) to Italy. The programme is specifically designed for kids between eight and 16 years of age. The focus of this CEP is to provide an opportunity for children of various countries to intermingle, have fun and exhibit each other’s unique culture and lifestyle.
This educative and interactive platform is aimed at imparting a holistic experience to budding children where they can learn about the rich heritage of Italy, its culture, and belief. They will also learn to appreciate and respect differences in customs, traditions and ways of life.
The key focus of this year’s exchange programme in Italy is ‘Education through Sports’. The cultural exchange programme will begin on June 14 and end on June 27, 2014. Registrations are open till April 30.
Techno on the dance floor
Thursday 9 pm onward: Spanish DJ Dosem will play big room house and techno tracks at The White Owl. Dance to SINO, Carl Cox’s Intec Recordings, Tronic, Suara, Break New Soil and more. Known for his Bedrock single Trust and his Tronic EP From The Edge, Dosem has played at clubs and festivals around the world, including Berghain, Space Ibiza, Fabrik, Ministry of Sound, Ushuaia, Pacha, Rex Club, Fuse, Awakenings, Klubbers Day and Monegros Desert Festival.
At: The White Owl Brewery & Bistro, One Indiabulls Centre, Lobby Level, Tower 2-B, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel West
Party at ground zero
Monday to Friday, 10 pm to 1.30 am: Walk in on a weekday and get a Refill Weekday offer at Ground Zero, C’est La Vie. There’s unlimited cocktails and sangria for just Rs 850. While you are here, DJ Swapnil will play rock, pop, hip hop, and retro. And, if it is your birthday, birthday shots are on the house.
Turning back time
Friday, 6.30 pm: This is a visual treat for aspiring shutterbugs and professional photographers. Zeitsprung / Leap in Time is an exhibition by the Institut for Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa). Curated by German photographer Andreas Rost, the show features works of legendary German photojournalists Erich Salomon and
Rost examines the dual roles of these two photographers, who as photojournalists have created unique documentation of their times, and as artistes produced photographs of exceptional intensity. Though both Salomon and Klemm have considered themselves photojournalists, today they are also looked at as artistes because their works not only have tremendous news value, but are also complex in their composition, shedding light on the political, social and psychological situation they depict.
During her 40 odd years with Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Barbara Klemm has been witness to some of the most defining moments in history. Her works have achieved an iconic status, and reflect her in depth knowledge regarding her subjects and the situation. Though she never used a hidden camera, her unobtrusive presence allowed her to capture her subjects in a very natural state, and access important events and witness unusual situations.
The exhibition, which will go on till April 25, will also feature the critically-acclaimed India Series by Barbara Klemm, which she created during her visit to India in
At: Max Mueller Bhavan, K Dubash Marg; call: 22027710
A fantastic world
Thursday, 9 pm: Actors lead colourful lives. But often their fame makes them unaware about the vagaries of the real world. Lillette Dubey’s play Where Did I Leave My Purdah highlights this fact. It is a comic drama based on the life and times of an actress who saw the world in her art, but ignored the sharp vicissitudes of the real world outside. The play is seen through the eyes of the feisty actress Nazia, and is set against the Partition and the famed company theatres that performed dance dramas from the 1950s to the ’80s. Dubey, Soni Razdan, Neha Dubey, Sid Makkar and Devina Kanani comprise the cast.
At: Prithvi Theatre, 20 Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road
Saturday, 10.30 pm: Fans of Electronic Dance Music (EDM) can groove to some funky beats while listening JinXxa, an upcoming German artiste, at the Lasers Are Black Nite. EDM is a set of percussive electronic music genres produced primarily for nightclubs.
JinXxa is passionate about electronic music in the alternative underground culture. Inspired by the infamous techno scene in Berlin, she started DJing, whilst studying music and media management. She mixes various styles such as minimal, techno, tech-house and progressive. She creates her own intros and samples with creative remixes.
She will be accompanied by Jehan, aka M.A.N, an Indian deejay who specialises in the tech-house space. The evening will conclude with Arpan, a Shillong-based artiste’s performance, who will play some funky EDM tracks.
At: blueFrog, Mathuradas Mill compound, Lower Parel