13 things to do this week in and around Mumbai
Your weekday go&do guidebook
Strike a pose
Shweta D'Souza will give yoga enthusiasts in the north of the city a crash course on asanas that boost energy and help in mental well-being.
Time: 11 am onwards
At: Anaya Yoga & Fitness, Shop No 1, Bill Berry Apartments, Borivali West
Watch a patriotic play
Catch a play on the life and times of a celebrated Tamil poet, Subramania Bharati, who wrote patriotic poems and songs at the turn of the 20th century, before passing away at 39.
Time: 6.15 pm to 7.30 pm
At: Si Bambai,105, Mumbai Samachar Marg, Kala Ghoda
Watch a film that promises to inspire you and lift your spirits. It's called Peaceful Warrior and focuses on a gymnast whose life changes after a chance encounter. Directed by Victor Salva, the film stars Scott Mechlowicz and Nick Nolte.
Time: 11 am to 7 pm
At: Sharan Mumbai Centre, Laxmi Industrial Estate, Andheri West
The city's comedy scene is bustling with a host of stand-up comics. An open-mic event at a Khar venue gives newer faces a chance to take the centre stage, with veterans Navin Norohna (in pic) and Dhruv Deshpande performing as well.
Time: 8 pm onwards
At Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, Shyam Vihar, Khar Pali Road, Khar West
For ladies only
Ladies can enjoy complimentary wine, beer and sangria at a Bandra watering hole all night long. So get your gal pals together and head there for a night-out that's anything but sober.
Time: 10 pm to 1.30 am
At: Kaitlyn's Beer Garden, Bandra West.
Learn about robots
Asiatic Society, in association with Mumbai First, is hosting a robotics workshop for children, where the little ones will not just be taught more about the subject, but will also get a chance to build a robot themselves.
Time: 10 am to 12 pm
At: Asiatic Society of Mumbai, Fort
Call: 7021559104 to register
Mumbai is all set to get its first-ever live funk night with Funk'emall, with the inaugural edition being held at a popular rooftop bar in Bandra. It will feature Randolph Correia aka Func (in pic) and Anthony Cammarota on guitar, Dhir Mody on percussions and Azamaan Hoyvoy on vocal duties.
Time: 9 pm onwards
At: Bonobo, off Linking Road, Bandra West
Watch Yerma, a play in which a young woman does the unthinkable in her desperation to give birth to a child. Directed by Simon Stone, it is set in London and has Billie Piper playing the female lead.
Time: 6.30 pm onwards
At: NCPA, Nariman Point.
Lend a hand
Helping Hands Foundation is organising its bi-annual exhibition-cum-fundraiser. The proceeds will go towards the treatment of cancer-afflicted children admitted at Tata Hospital.
Time: 10.30 am to 7.30 pm
At: St Regis Hotel, Lower Parel
Feel the humour
A host of funny guys take the stage at a popular comedy venue in central Mumbai, promising an evening filled with laughter. So catch Vaibhav Sethia (in pic), Andy Reghu, Manu Gupta, Dhaval Dattar and others in action, as they tickle your funny bone.
Time: 8.30 pm onwards
At Canvas Laugh Club, Lower Parel
Beer with us
Beer drinkers can raise a toast to the Mumbai Oktoberfest, organised by the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce. It features food stalls, music, dancing and, of course, lots and lots of beer.
Time: 6 pm onwards
At: Mahalaxmi Racecourse.
Check out the Bard
The Company Theatre is back with its production, Khwaab Sa, which will be staged at a popular Juhu venue. The play juxtaposes the story of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream with a theatre group's attempt to stage a production, with the cast and crew facing a number of obstacles.
Time: 9 pm onwards
At: Prithvi Theatre, Juhu
Buy art for a cause
Artists come together for the cause of charity at an exhibition where they will sell their work at affordable prices. Enthusiasts will thus not have to break the bank to get their hands on paintings by the likes of Jogen Chowdhury, Shuvaprasanna, Ram Kumar and Rabin Mondal.
Time: 6.30 pm to 9 pm
At: Aqaba, Peninsula Business Park, Lower Parel
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