18 things to do around Mumbai from March 5th to 10th

Mar 04, 2018, 11:19 IST | Team Sunday midday

Sunday mid-day brings you a complete planner of events for the week

Holi special food

Dig into a Holi special brunch
9 AM - 1 AM: Still heady from the Holi celebrations? At Monkey Bar, the festival of colours is far from over. To get into the mood, begin with a chilled special thandai; follow it by digging into a colourful, indulgent and desi Holi spread of papdi chaat, bedmi puris, khasta matar kachori and ricotta dahi bhalla.

Where: Monkey Bar, Summerville, Junction of 14th & 33rd, Linking Road, Bandra West
Call: 26005215 

Watch a film on Kejriwal
4 PM - 6 PM: Catch the screening of an Hinglish Indian socio-political documentary, An Insignificant Man (2017), which talks about the rise of anti-corruption protests in India and the formation and rise of the Aam Aadmi Party and its leader Arvind Kejriwal. The movie will be followed by an interactive session with the directors Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla.

Where: Doolally Taproom, 10 A Rajkutir, E854, 3rd Road, Khar West
Entry: R100
To book: eventshigh.com

Attend a musical comedy
8 PM: Catch MIA (Mischief in Action) team, comprising improv artistes Naveen Kaushik, Jahnavi Dave and Gavin Methalaka, for an evening of musical comedy, Where the trio will create sad, romantic and inspirational songs spontaneously, following ideas given by the audience.

Where: The Habitat, Hotel Unicontinental, Road Number 3, Khar West
Entry: Rs 450
To book: in.bookmyshow.com 

Enjoy a Masterchef meal
12 PM - 4 PM: Indulge in a special lunch menu curated by Masterchef Australia contestant Sarah Todd at The Wine Rack. You can pick from palatable options of salad or soup, appetizer and main course to make a hearty meal — all for below R700. We suggest you try the Goan pork sausage fennel grilled pear pizza.

Where: The Wine Rack, Courtyard, High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel
Entry: Veg: R599; non-veg: R699
Call: 8452833377

Catch a classical show
10 AM onwards: Celebrate Hindustani classical music of the Gwalior, Agra and Jaipur gharanas with Apoorva Gokhale, Pournima Dhumale, Pratima Tilak. The day-long concert will see the artistes bring their individual imprint with rare, traditional compositions and raagas favoured by each gharana. In addition, these raagas will span the melodies meant for the morning, afternoon and early evening in keeping with the time cycle of Hindustani classical music.

Where: G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture, G5A Laxmi Mills Estate, Shakti Mills Lane, Mahalaxmi
Entry: R500
To book: in.bookmyshow.com

LOL in the morning

11 AM: Studies claim that the quickest way to remedy a dreadful Saturday hangover is by consuming even more daunting comedy on a sunny Sunday morning. And, Deep Chhabria hopes to do just that with Breakfast and Bad Jokes — the earliest open mic in the country. There's a cover of R100, included in the ticket, which gets you some heavenly food at the Cuckoo Café. Nothing like pairing pancakes with punchlines.

Where: Cuckoo Café, 1st Floor, Above Cuckoo Club, 5AA Pali Hill, Bandra West
Entry: R249
To book: in.bookmyshow.com

Go for a morning party
March 11, 7 AM: For those who hate starting the weekend on a lazy note, this one is for you. MagicRise is organising a Morning Wellness Party, to get you to hit the dance floor right under the morning sun. And, if you're worried about getting tired too soon, there's free green tea and healthy juices to keep you hydrated.

Where: AER, Four Seasons, 1/136, Dr E Moses Road, Worli
Entry: Rs 499
To book: insider.in

More women's day gigs

Spend an evening with Rupi Kaur
Author illustrator Rupi Kaur will be in the city for a spoken-word performance from her books, The Sun and Her Flowers, and Milk and Honey. The artist is known for making her perfomances a blend of live reading and music. Kaur who has previously performed at Harvard among several other prestigious venues, will be reading a few select poems from her books, share personal anecdotes and stories, and entertain questions from the audience.

When: 7 pm, March 7
Where: Nehru Centre, Annie Beasant Road, Worli
Log on to: bookmyshow.com

Watch the divas croon
Divas at the Opera is a performance put together by The Quarter that will bring together Monica Dogra, Soulmate, Kanchan Daniel, and The Beards. Add to this, Toronto-based singer-songwriter Dahlia will also be one of the key highlights.

When: 7.30 pm to 12 am
Where: The Quarter, The Royal Opera House, Charni Road
Entry: Rs 749
Log on to: insider.in

LOL with the ladies
Spend an hour of standup comedy, that is "completely free of testosterone", well, almost. Chalta Hai Comedy presents upcoming names in the laughter circuit who promise to make you laugh. There's Aanchal, Kaavya, Sumaira and Prashasti, and the show is titled Dame Funny. From their take on kitty parties to ladies compartment, they have it covered. So sign up and show some love.
When: 8.30 pm, March 8
Where: MRP, Heera Panna Shopping Centre, Oshiwara, Andheri West
Entry: R150-R250
Log on to: bookmyshow.com

Relive the life of Rani
If there's one film you must catch on Women's Day, it has to be Queen. Forget Netflix, head to this big-screen theatre to relive the life and adventures of Rani as she finds herself in the strangest of circumstances in a foreign land. Gather your gang of girls, grab the pop-corn buckets and let the movie do the rest. 

When: 8.15 pm, March 8
Where: Cinepolis, Andheri West
Entry: Rs 200
Log on to: eventshigh.com

Attend a lecture on a legend 
If you are a film history buff, then this session should be of interest. Columbia Global Centers , Mumbai and the US Consulate General Mumbai has organised a lecture on Ida Lupino. An Anglo-American actress-singer who later became a pioneering director and producer, the only women working in the Hollywood system of the 1950s. Lupino’s works tackle a number of women-oriented and bold subjects for her time, including unwanted pregnancy, rape and bigamy. This year marks her birth centenary. Delivered by Richard Peña, Professor of Professional Practice in Film at Columbia University School of the Arts, the lecture will focus on Lupino’s career as a director using clips from several of her films. 

When: 6 pm, March 7
Where: Columbia Global Centers, Maker Chamber 6, Jamnalal Bajaj Rd, Nariman Point
Log on to: globalcenters.columbia.edu

Order of the day

March 5: Learn about Kanheri caves 
4.30 PM: Here's a session that history buffs will love. Noted historian Dr Geroge Michell will speak about 'Buddhist Rock-cut Monasteries of the Western Ghats' at a special lecture. The session will focus on the ancient Buddhist sites near Nashik and Junnar, and at Karla, Bhaja Bedsa, Kondane and Kanheri. 

Where: Centre Auditorium, CSMVS, MG Road, Fort
Call: 22844484

March 6: Watch a ballet
6.30 PM: Don't miss a special screening of Alexei Ratmansky — former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet — re-telling of William Shakespeare's most beloved tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. Ratmansky's brilliant and detailed adaptation set to Sergei Prokofiev's romantic and cinematic score, reignites the story of literature's most celebrated star-crossed lovers like no other classical ballet choreographer today. 

Where: Dance Theatre Godrej, NCPA, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point
Entry: Rs 768
To book: in.bookmyshow.com

March 7: Listen to a music ensemble 
9 PM: Beat the mid-week blues with a live performance by the Many Roots Ensemble. Shirish Malhotra (sax), Rohit Gupta (keys/trumpet), Subid Khan (guitar), Souvik Bhattacharya (bass), Abhisek Debsikdar (drums), along with other guest artistes, will entertain you with Funk, Latin and Afro-Cuban music. 

Where: The Quarter, Royal Opera House, Mathew Rd, Opera House, Girgaum
Entry: R749
To book: insider.in

March 8: Laugh out loud with Navin

8.30 PM: Tired with the same set of stand-up comedians struggling to make you laugh? Join Navin Noronha, who is out with his own one-hour stand-up comedy show, Coming Out Soon. There are a lot of things Noronha has to say and since he cannot fit an audience inside his comfy closet, he is stepping out to tickle your funny bone. 

Where: The Integral Space, Opp Palladium Mall High Street Phoenix, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
Entry: R250
To book: insider.in

March 9: Attend a yoga retreat camp 

4.30 PM: Start your weekend early with a yoga retreat camp led by Radhika Vachani, founder of Yogacara and author of Just Breathe. At the three-day session, you will experience yoga, meditation, and simple yogic lifestyle practices. You will return to the city uplifted, rejuvenated, and happy. 

Where: Awas, Alibaug (details will be shared on registration)
Entry: Rs 12,980 - 18,290
To book: insider.in

March 10: Write to heal 

12.30 PM: For those who find it difficult to express themselves, writer Sakshi Singh will be conducting an one-of-a-kind workshop, Where she will guide adults on using writing as a medium to reflect on their lives. The session focuses more on the benefits of writing and how it can be used to improve physical and mental health.

Where: Doolally Taproom, Ground Floor 1, Plot 75/77, Park House, Nathalal Parikh Marg, Colaba

Entry: Rs 1,400
To register: doolally.in/events

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