19 things to do in and around Mumbai from December 3 to December 9
Sunday mid-day brings you a complete planner of events for the week
Watch a tragicomedy family drama
5 & 9 PM: Watch actors Naseerudin Shah and Ratna Pathak-Shah bring to life Florian Zeller's gripping "tragic farce" in The Father. Wry, moving, hilarious and disturbing by turns, on one level, the play is a family drama, and on another, a searing picture of mental dysfunction and the toll it takes on both the sufferer and the caregiver.
Where: Prithvi Theatre, 20 Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road, Santa Cruz
To book: in.bookmyshow.com
Learn African dance with your partner
6 PM: Take your partner along for an African dance workshop with artiste Rashmi Ramesh. At the session, you can expect high energy dancing, a crazy cardio workout to foot tapping African music, along with a basic understanding of African dance and origin of their movement base.
Where: The Freakout Garage, Swatantrya Veer Savarkar Marg, Unit 002, Prabhadevi
To book: eventshigh.com
6 PM: Looking for an excuse to splurge your money on some mouth-watering delicacies? Head out with the Pet Pujaris, a bunch of food experts, who will show you just how to experience a wholesome meal. The menu will offer harissa prawns and Kerela fish curry for non-vegetarians, and rosy rissoto and stuffed tomato for vegetarians.
Where: Fish N Bait, Unit 4, Ground Floor, Jet Airways Godrej, BKC
Price: R1,600 - R1,950
To book: bit.ly/2iY8ibS
Enjoy a Sunday brunch with family
12 PM – 4 PM: Too lazy to cook? Head out with your family for an unlimited lavish spread of European, Oriental and Indian cuisines at The Finch. The menu includes dishes like Korean spinach soup, mezzeh, basbousa, wasabi chicken and delicious desserts.
Where: Finch, John Baker, Saki Vihar Road, Opposite Huntsman building, Andheri East
Price: R1,750 for adults; R850 for kids
Call : 8055992993
Create glass décor
11 AM: Try your hand at glass etching to create frosted designs that will make for perfect Christmas décor items. At the session, you will learn how to use the glass surface for glass etching, the different techniques and chemicals and how to get fine lines with etching patterns. You will have to carry your own glass bottles.
Where: Doolally Taproom, 1st Floor, 135 Kwality House,Kemps Corner
Price: Rs 1,500
To book: eventshigh.com
Sip spicy cocktails
11 AM – 1AM: If you're craving refreshing cocktails this afternoon, Geoffrey's is Where you should be heading. Mixologist Gaurish Rangnekar has curated a special signature cocktail menu, which boasts of unique ingredients like earlgrey, green tea, butterfly pea tea, charcoal powder, angostura bitters, rosemarry, and star anise, among others.
Where: Geoffrey's, Marine Plaza, Marine Drive, Churchgate
Price: Rs 550 plus taxes
Sher-gil by a Hungarian artist
Hungarian artist Ms Ildiko Morovzski-Halasz is presenting an exhibition titled In The Wake of Amrita Sher-Gil . The artworks show her expressing herself through aquarelle and acrylic paintings, and give viewers a glimpse of how she sees India through its street life, celebration and the beauty of surprises that the country throws up for her. Ildiko's works are inspired by the famous oil paintings of Sher-Gil, who was half Hungarian. Her works had a distinct French influence in her depictions of self on the canvas. An avid traveller, she was also Call ed the Indian Frida Kahlo. Ildiko borrows some of her style to depict the way she sees the world around her.
Where: Art Gallery, Sofitel Mumbai, BKC
When: Open through the day, till December 25
Make room for your child to build
Take your little one to a Lego championship that gives a platform to children to build the tallest tower and win a trip to Legoland in Malaysia. The third edition of the tournament is a nationwide event, Where the child gets 60 seconds to build the tallest tower in the elimination round. In the finals, they get 180 seconds. The winner is announced on the spot. One can walk in at the venue, register and be a part of the exciting tournament. Winners will be announced on the spot.
Where: Landmark Store, Inorbit, Sector 30 A, Vashi
When: 4 pm to 9 pm
Enjoy a winter special menu
A conventional menu comprising Thai, Japanese and Indian fare has found an edge with a few winter specials added to it. Among the new delights are, 3 Mushroom Risotto, Cheese Stuffed Cigars with Guacamole, Korean siracha crispy fish, Turkish style pulled lamb poutine to name a few. To complement these, is a new range of refreshing cocktails including New York Sour, The Patrick, Beer Mojito. The signature dishes including pesto paneer charcoal, Arancini balls with spicy salsa, charmoula chicken are still on offer. You can also opt for their signature Beergarita, double chocolate beer shake, the Bees Knees, Red Lotus and many more.
Where: Kaitlyn's Beer Garden, No. 201, 202, Khan House, Hill Road, Above McDonald's, Bandra West
When: Monday to Thursday, 12 pm to 3 pm and 7 pm to 9 pm
Make yourself heard here
The interactive forum Ao Kahen Dil Ki Baat is coming up with a special event Call ed Bridging the gap between Babri Masjid and Ram Mandir. For those who have something to say on the subject, that has divided the country for over a decade now, the stage is theirs. The forum was founded to help people find a medium to share things they wouldn't commonly share. This time, however, the flavour has moved from personal to take on a socio-political edge.
Where: The Habitat, Ist Floor, Hotel Unicontinental, 3rd Road, Khar West
When : December 6, 6.30 - 8.30 pm
Time to revisit the classics
6.45 PM: Ever wondered what the Bohemian Rhapsody sounds like When sung by a Western classical choir? Or, how ABBA's popular disco hits come alive When sung by a crowd of 30? Join Singspirators, a South Mumbai choral ensemble, for an entertaining evening of music. From Mozart, Broadway, Michael Jackson and Christmas carols, the group will take you back in time, with its music.
Where: Royal Opera House, Girgaon
When: Dec 9
Entry: Rs 700
A wizarding joyride
I approached this like a child's scrapbook or artists' journal and I think it was this that led to being chosen for the job," reveals Olivia Lomenech Gill, the celebrated illustrator, on being commissioned to bring to life the world in Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. Writing as the popular Magizoologist Newt Scamander who compiled these wild wonders, JK Rowling takes the reader on a joyride through the wizarding universe in a new edition of the cult companion volume to the Harry Potter series. Packed with a canvas that includes the thunderbird, sphinx, longhorn, centaur, short-snout, imp, phoenix and trolls (also known for their stupidity!), this A-Z guide is an extraordinary representation of magical creatures. Gill's palette is brilliantly imaginative; her strokes tell a story about every beast, and leaves the reader — including, Muggles like us — to wish they could do battle with a menacing graphorn or swim with a ramora.
Order of the day
Geek out on the Gangs
8 pm onwards: Go on a movie marathon on one of Anurag Kashyap's classics, Gangs of Wasseypur. Both part 1 and 2 will be screened one after the other, so that you are transported once again into the hinterlands of crime, peppered with Kashyap's flair for dark humour.
Where: Only Parathas, Ground Floor, Reliable Business Centre, Anand Nagar, Near Heera Panna Mall, Andheri West
Hum along with a choir
7 pm: The Cantata Choir conducted by Olga Colaco will bring in Christmas cheer with Christmas carols, sacred music and a composition titled Missa Regina Pacis. The soloists include Natasha Colaco on soprano, Kersi Gazdar on tenor and Marilynne Chhabra on pianoforte and percussion.
Where: Experimental Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point
Put on your judge's hat
7.30 pm: As comedian Sorabh Pant tries his brand new material of the season, which comprises jokes, non-jokes, Q and A, special characters, and more, your word, rather your laughs, would matter to him, more than ever before. Take part in the making of a brand new set at this sprawling venue.
Where: Terna Auditorium, Plot No. 12, Sector-22,Phase-II, Nerul West, Navi Mumbai, Opposite Nerul Railway Station
Test your chewing power
8 pm onwards: If you consider yourself a foodie, then this is challenge is for you. From finishing a bucket of fries, gulping down an XL burger in three minutes, or eating spaghetti without using hands, to blowing the biggest bubble, the tasks are myriad and prizes attractive.
Where: The Little Door, Ground Floor, Plot B31, Shree Siddhivanayak Plaza, Off New Link Road, Andheri West
Celebrate a jazz legend
7 pm: As jazz maestro, Louiz Banks enters his 75th year, watch Shankar Mahadevan, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Sivamani and Gino Banks match tunes with him. The programme, Call ed Mile Sur, promises melange of music, doled out by the very best we have.
Where: Shanmukhananda Auditorium, Plot No 292, Com. Harbanslal Marg, Sion East
Go for a walk in the woods
7.30 am onwards: Bring in the weekend in the lap of nature, as you go on a trail in the city's very own national park. The walk, which is also kid-friendly, will open up opportunities for bird spotting, relaxing by a gurgling stream and a fun scavenger hunt, all in the woods.
Where: Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivli East
Entry: Rs 735
Call : 9833163486
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