18 things to do in Mumbai from March 11th to 17th

Updated: Mar 11, 2018, 10:26 IST | Team SMD

If you want to exper-ience the music of the masters, catch the quartet, Ranjit Barot and Slang, who will present tunes written, composed and arranged by drummer Barot, ably accompanied by pianist Osam Ezzeldin, bassist Etienne Mbappe and Marc Guiller

Ranjit Barot

Listen to a jazz band
9 PM: If you want to exper-ience the music of the masters, catch the quartet, Ranjit Barot and Slang, who will present tunes written, composed and arranged by drummer Barot, ably accompanied by pianist Osam Ezzeldin, bassist Etienne Mbappe and Marc Guillermont (France) on guitar. The show will also feature special guest Vasundhara V on vocals.
Where: The Quarter, Royal Opera House, Mathew Road, Girgaum
Entry: Rs 1,499
To book: insider.in

Women Day brunch

Enjoy a pink-themed Women's Day brunch
12.30 PM - 3.30 PM: Missed celebrating International Women's Day? Worry not. JW Café is hosting a special Pink Brunch to celebrate the occasion. Female guests can delight in edible pink baubles and desserts, paired with pink cocktails, mocktail and champagne.
Where: JW Cafe, JW Marriott, Sahar, Andheri East
Price: Rs 2,700 plus taxes per person
For Reservation: 9899044652

Watch a comedy
7.30 PM: Catch Rahul DaCunha's laugh riot The Siddhus of Upper Juhu. The play revolves around the lives of Goldie Siddhu, sisters Pammi and Smiley, and his loyal Parsi wife, Behroze, who live on the 14th floor of a typical modern high-rise. Despite pouring their life savings into the flat, everything seems to go wrong.
Where: St Andrews Auditorium, St Dominic Road, Bandra West
Entry: Rs 350 - Rs 1,800
To book: in.bookmyshow.com

Learn about indigenous art
5 PM: Visual artist Navjot Altaf, who has been collaborating with indigenous artists in Bastar, will hold a session, Where she will share her thoughts on the politics of inclusion.
Where: Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, 91 A, Rani Baug, Byculla East
RSVP: in.bookmyshow.com


Attend a film-theatre workshop
11 AM: Those with a shared passion for filmmaking and theatre will not want to give this a miss. In a one-day workshop, Denmark-based filmmaker Chiara Crupi will introduce students to the role of the filmmaker and the camera within theatre, investigating the common ground between the two languages. Participants will also have the chance to work on a small task.
Where: Harkat Studios, Bungalow, 75, JP Road, Aram Nagar Part 2, Andheri West
Entry: Rs 2,950
To book: in.bookmyshow.com

Lesson on vocation
1 PM: Can we reinvent vocations to enable a life of sustainable freedom? Dysco & Ministry of New are hosting 'Vocation Redefined', a gathering of pioneers, who will speak of their journey of professional discovery. The event is for anyone fascinated by those who have made a life out of travel or the ones who have found a way to make their work nourish their hearts and souls. The speakers will include adventurer Shilpika Gautam, traveller Yash Rane, Suhavini Singh, founder at India Cultural Hub, among others.
Where: Ministry of New, Kitab Mahal, Dadabhai Naoroji Road, Fort
Entry: Rs 500 - Rs 799
To book: insider.in

Don't miss this flight
8 PM: Watch an unusual play, inspired by the true events of the ill-fated flight MH17, which got shot down on July 17, 2014. Set in a Delhi-Amritsar flight, Mayday explores the relationships and bonds that tie passengers together When the flight is actually is in danger.
Where: antiSOCIAL, Rohan Plaza, 5th Rd, Ram Krishna Nagar, Khar West
Entry: Rs 413
To book: insider.in


Catch a play on Ramayana
6.30 PM: Watch a pre-recorded screening of the Canadian play La Marche de Rama. The play is a scenic adaptation of the Indian epic Ramayana and incorporates various expressive forms including shadow play, cinema, videography, pantomime, dance, puppetry etc.
Where: Alliance Française de Bombay Theosophy Hall, 40 New Marine Lines
Call: 22035993

Get started on filmmaking
10 am to 4 pm: Learn the ropes of filmmaking from filmmaker and editor Chiara Crupi. The session will delve into mastering the camera, treating it as an 'actor' and as a 'spectator'. This will be followed by various kinds of editing and finally, the finished product coming alive.
Where: The Cuckoo Club, Pali Hill Road, Bandra West
Entry: '6,000
Log on to: www.townscript.com


Dig into a special menu
12 pm onwards: Savour a specially curated menu at this Colaba eatery's first anniversary celebration. Dig into chicken gyoza, lamb and Mandarin Bee Hun, the rock shrimp tempura. If you like your greens, choose from mapu tofu, avocado carpaccio, soy mince and spinach rice.
Where: Pa Pa Ya, Hotel Diplomat, Whitehouse Building, Colaba
Entry: Rs 1,599 to Rs 1,699
Call: 8451011174

Go for a jazz show
7 pm: Watch Isheeta Chakrvarty render an evening of jazz. She will be accompanied by a band comprising Christos Yerolatsitis (Cyprus) on piano, Aron Nyiro (Hungary) on drums, Gianluca Liberatore (Italy) on bass and Shirish Malhotra (India) on tenor saxophone.
Where: Experimental Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point
Entry: '500 to '750
Log on to: www.bookmyshow.com

Watch a film in the open
4 PM onwards: Go for Movie Nights at BandCamp and reconnect with nature, as you watch settle down for a big screen experience. The movie-watching will be followed by bonfires, a barbecue, long walks, games. And finally get some shut-eye in tents or hammocks.
Where: BandCamp, Bhayandar
Entry: '2,200
Call: 9930260747

Paint the Taj in 3D
4 PM: Explore your creativity at a knife-painting session. Using the impasto technique, which is thickly textured acrylic paint, you will learn how to recreate the Taj Mahal and give it a three-dimensional appearance. No prior painting experience is required.
Where: SodaBottleOpenerWala, Ground Floor, Sentinel, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai
Entry: '1,500
Log on to: insider.in

Yum Cha Menu

Lunch, the Cantonese way
Savour the unique 'yum cha' lunch experience, which is a Cantonese tradition of brunch involving Chinese tea and dim sum. The specially curated lunch menu offers a pot of tea, three baskets of dim sums and a signature dessert per person. Choose from piping hot all-time favourite teas like Assam, Darjeeling First Flush and Jasmine along with three baskets of dim sum like shiitake mushroom dumpling, vegetable chive dumpling and vegetable crystal dumpling. The meat eaters will get dim sum like Hargau, chicken and prawn shui mai and the chicken char sui bun. End your experience on a sweet note with chocolate hazelnut mousse, chocolate pebble, red fruit fromageor the tropical Dome.
When: Monday to Thursday, 12 pm to 7 pm
Where: Yauatcha, Raheja Tower, First Floor, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East
Call: 092222 22800

See artworks created by women
Works of 40 female artists are on display, showcasing thought-provoking compositions trying to depict the concept of shakti. The works include subjective impressions of happiness, faith, power, strength, peace and harmony in various mediums. Some of the artists whose works have been displayed include Aarti Lalchandani, Abhilasha Udaygeeth, Aditi Sheth, Alka Pandey, Amita Girish, Bharati Bukte, Bhagyashree Bahekar, Gauri Gandhi, Hemlatha Hariharan, Jassi Sandhu and Krishna Khanna to name a few. These artists belong to various socio-economic spheres from across the country.
When: 11.30 am to 7 pm, till March 15
Where: DD Neroy Gallery, 534 Sandhurst Bridge, Bombay Mutual Terrace, 2nd floor, above Canto Chowpatty
Call: 9820649938

Celebrate Drum Day
Attend a concert performed by stalwart musicians like Taufiq Qureshi, Gino Banks, Arun Kumar, Jai Row Kavi, Nishant Hagjer to name a few. This is a unique festival that will see leading drummers come on stage together for the first time. The lineup will also feature Qureshi's band Mumbai Stamp that comprises Omkar Salunke, Gautam Sharma and 12-year-old Stephen Samuel Devassy. Dedicated exclusively to the drum set, this concert has been curated by Banks.
When: March 15, 7 pm
Where: St. Andrew's Auditorium, Bandra West
Entry: '300 to '750
Log on to: www.bookmyshow.com

Fuel your imagination with art
Here's an opportunity to get your kid to engage with Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum's ongoing exhibition of Asymmetrical Objects. At the writing workshop, author Reshma Krishnan Barshikar will introduce children to the basic traits of creative writing and the use of graphic organisers, to help build a discipline of the writing craft. The session will be followed by an introduction to objects from the exhibition by 10 artists. With the help of prompts, the kids will use the object to come up with crafty wordplay, twisting plot-lines and creative characterisation, to ultimately create a story. "The BDL museum is the perfect place for prompting young minds because installations enable a sensory experience. Children feel an urgent need to express themselves once given the tools," says the writer.
When: 11 am, March 17
Where: Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, 91 A, Rani Baug, Dr Ambedkar Rd, Byculla East
Entry: Rs 200
Log on to: www.bookmyshow.com

Experience Swedish design
The Consulate General of Sweden in Mumbai along with Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research will be hosting the Ung Svensk Form design exhibition. The exhibition will be showcasing latest trends in Swedish design, in collaboration with Ikea and Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair. The core theme of the event is sustainability and circular economy. Besides these, two students from Welingkar's will be showcasing their creations alongside their Swedish counterparts.
When: 11 am to 4 pm, March 12 to March 25
Where: Nirvana Room, Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, opposite Matunga Gymkhana, Matunga
Call: 24198300

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