Theatre, thrifting and cycling: Here's how you can have fun in Mumbai this week

29 January,2023 01:00 PM IST |  Mumbai  |  Heena Khandelwal

REMINAGINED ANCIENT ROYAL FEAST WHERE: Julius, Phoenix Palladium, Lower Parel; WHEN: Everyday, 12 to 11 PM; PRICE: Rs 2,800; CALL: 8828823987

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Pedal along

Cycling is fun, and here*s an activity involving both parents as well as children. Covering three, six and eight km routes, this event is open to children between the ages of four and 14, irrespective of whether they are beginners or proficient cyclists, and their parents. Know a better way to get your children to enjoy the outdoors?
WHEN: February 5, 6 AM onwards
WHERE: Mindspace Landscape Garden, Malad
PRICE: Rs 375 onwards

Thrift is the new, new

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Thrifting is the way forward, not high street hauls; and here*s a thrift festival to get it right! Sin & Juice, an LGBTQ+ collective, is bringing the city*s first-ever such event with all stores dealing in gently-used material under one roof. Expect stalls peddling not only clothes, but also accessories and decor items. Want more? There will be a special drag performance to crown it all.
WHEN: January 29, 12-10 PM
WHERE: BrewDog Midtown, Mumbai
PRICE: Free entry before 4 PM, Rs 199 afterwards
TO BOOK: Instagram, @sin.andjuice

A Lavani tale

Theatre director and documentary filmmaker Savitri Medhatul is bringing Lavanya-vati, a 90-minute performance in collaboration with Lavani and Tamasha artistes, to the city. It will present the journey of the dance form from the early 1800s till today, tracing how it evolved with changes in social, political and cultural developments, as well as changing audience preferences. This comes in the form of documentary theatre and will be embellished with stories, archival family photographs and video interviews.
WHEN: February 4, 5 PM and 7.30 PM
WHERE: Experimental Theatre, NCPA
PRICE: Rs 500 onwards

Meet a person with a skill you can use

Prateek Mota, 35 Sangeet choreographer
AVAILABLE FOR: Sangeet choreography and dance classes
CHARGES: Wedding choreography starts at Rs 30,000 for six performances

Can there be an Indian wedding without dancing? We think not! Meet Prateek Mota, an Vile Parle resident, who specialises in dance forms such as garba, salsa, ball room, and Bollywood, and has been making weddings groovier since 2010. Fret not if you are not in Mumbai, Mota has synced movements for weddings in the UK, USA, and Dubai through his online classes. "If you*re willing to dance, how to make you dance is my job," he says confidently. When it comes to time, Mota says that it takes him anywhere between an hour or an hour-and-a-half to teach the family to dance on one song. That*s not too bad!

RECOMMENDED BY: Indu Singh, an IAS officer from Bhopal, praises Mota for adding a lot of life to her sangeet event. "At first, most people did not want to participate [in sangeet dances], but because of his enthusiasm, the youth and the elders, some of whom had we never shaken a leg before, were urging him to teach them to dance."

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