Maverick actor, theatre director and playwright Makarand Deshpande*s theatre group ANSH*s new offering - Balatkar please stop it! - will be premiering today. It sheds light on the systemic assault on women*s fundamental rights. Filled with dark humour and satire, the play is Deshpande*s attempt to showcase the pain of women on stage.
WHERE: Prithvi Theatre, Juhu
WHEN: May 15, 5 PM and 8 PM
PRICE: Rs 500
TO REGISTER: prithvitheatre.org
Art and culture hub Gallery 47 A, which recently launched at Khotachiwadi, is presenting their first show, FUTURE.ISNOW. Artist Satyajit Vetoskar*s work, which was inspired by his visit to Bombay, will be on display. A sea of blue tarpaulin shielding the city from the rain seeded the idea of upcycling material. He has used stainless steel, reclaimed aluminium from aircraft, gold, old artillery shells, tarpaulin and gauges to craft this collection of art objects.
WHERE: 47-A Khotachiwadi
WHEN: Till June 12, 11 AM-7 PM
Playback singer Harshdeep Kaur, known for her Hindi, Punjabi and Sufi songs, is kicking off her nationwide tour in Mumbai this weekend. She will be performing her popular numbers from Hindi and Punjabi movies, and other albums. The remaining cities on her tour list are yet to be announced.
WHERE: Courtyard, R City Mall, Ghatkopar
WHEN: May 20, 7 PM
PRICE: Rs 499
TO REGISTER: bookmyshow.com
To celebrate their 15-year anniversary, the rock band Agnee is touring and will be in Mumbai this weekend. The band known for hits such as the MTV Roadies theme song, Maahi ve, Shaam tanha and Ujale baaz will be bring their best tunes forward to commemorate the occasion.
Todi Mills, Lower Parel
WHEN: May 15, 9 PM
PRICE: Rs 499 onwards
TO REGISTER: @antisocialoffline, INSTAGRAM
Dr Disha Nayak, 30 Childbirth educator
AVAILABLE FOR: Labour exercises and breathing, postpartum recovery and breastfeeding classes
Charges: Rs 1,000-Rs 5,000
Email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
This childbirth coach prepares moms-to-be mentally and physically for the marathon that is labour. She conducts workshops, fitness classes and does individual consultations for pre-pregnancy, pregnancy and postpartum to help new parents cope with the sudden changes in their life. She describes herself as a to-be mom*s best friend on the journey of pregnancy and what comes after. Nayak teaches labour exercises, labour breathing and has sessions for postpartum recovery, early pregnancy and breastfeeding. She also offers physiotherapy for pelvic floor problems and diastasis recti (a common condition seen in pregnant women). Nayak can also be contacted online on healthandher.in.
RECOMMENDED BY: Swati Keshwani, a senior financial analyst, from Seattle, USA says, "I took Disha*s prenatal sessions, which include yoga, Bollywood zumba, pilates, aerobics, chair exercises and breath work. I was able to stay disciplined and committed to the exercises during my pregnancy thanks to her classes and guidance."