19 things to do in and around Mumbai from February 27 to March 4
Here is what you can plan to do in and around Mumbai in the coming weekend
Tune in to rap opera
4.30 PM and 8 PM: Watch theatre, dance and rap come together in a one-man show using music and physical theatre show, Brotherhood. Performed by award-winning artiste Sebastien Heins, it tells the story of two brothers living the Hip Hop Life.
WHERE: Sitara Studio, Garage Galli, Near Congress Bhavan, Lower Parel
ENTRY: Rs 500
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Catch a football game
8.45 PM: Football fans, if you're in the mood for some shouting, clapping and chanting, SMAAASH is the place to be. FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid followers can watch the live screening of La Liga, while enjoying the choicest of poisons and snack platters.
WHERE: SMAAASH, Kamala Mills Compound, Gate No. 4, Lower Parel
Watch a Tagore play
7.30 PM: Rabindranath Tagore's short story, Streer Patra (1914), will get a contemporary touch in theatre practitioner Sharmistha Saha's new theatrical adaptation, Her Letters. The play reveals why Tagore's century-old story is still relevant today.
WHERE: Harkat Studios, Bungalow 75, Aram Nagar 2, Versova, Andheri West
ENTRY: Rs 350
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Join a painting party
5 PM: Explore your creativity at the Painting Party by Bombay Drawing Room. With no prior painting experience required, this will be a guided session, shedding light on the basic strokes, sketches and techniques.
WHERE: Cafe Zoe, Mathurdas Mills, Lower Parel West
ENTRY: Rs 1,650
Go on a history tour
8 PM: Mumbai is the city of many untold stories. Join Khaki tours as they help you explore the many secrets of this place. From studying the birth of city's Art Deco rev-olution to visiting the palace of the Hyd-erabadi nobles, don't miss whats on offer.
MEETING POINT: Gateway Of India, Jetty No.5, Shivaji Marg, Apollo Bunder, Colaba, Taj Hotel
GATE ENTRY: Rs 699
Capture the royal feline
10 AM to 12 PM: For those who can't get enough of cats, this unique photo walk is probably just what you need. Click the adorable cats in action, while they pout, play and strike royal poses. A big surprise awaits the best image. You will need to bring a camera along if you want to participate.
WHERE: Cat Cafe Studio, Bungalow No. 63, Next to Kamla Mehta College, Versova, Andheri West
Attend a beer festival
12 PM: Start your Sunday with a cold pint of beer, while listening to some great live music at the second edition of India's first craft beer festival. With over 30 craft beers from local breweries of Mumbai and Pune, along with some fine international beers on tap from Yeast India Company flowing endlessly, lovers of the drink are going to be engaged all day.
WHERE: Razzberry Rhinoceros, Juhu Tara Road, Mumbai
ENTRY: Rs 500
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Admire Mumbai's pink beauties
MARCH 4, 6.40 AM: Watching flamingos on a balmy winter morning can be a surreal experience. So, sign up for a nature trail with Mumbai Travellers where you will learn more about these migratory birds that flock to the Mumbai coast between December and February in search
WHERE: Sewri Flamingo Point, MPT, Sewri
ENTRY: Rs 350
Trek to Mumbai's peak
MARCH 19, 7 AM Get your dose of adventure by trekking to the highest point in Mumbai. Located in Sanjay Gandhi National Park, you will get a jaw-dropping view of the city. You'll also get to see the ancient Kanheri Caves and an extensive view of the Tulsi and Vihar Lakes.
WHERE: Sanjay Gandhi National Park entry gate, Borivli (East)
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Listen to a dancer's journey
MARCH 4, 5 PM: Dr Kanak Rele, dancer, teacher and educationist, will talk about her journey which is peppered with many firsts. Dr Rele went on to be one of the first exponents of Mohiniyattam, the first to get PhD in dance in India, and the first to set up a research institute for dance in India — the Nalanda Dance Research Centre. There were tremendous hardships and challenges to surmount; but there were also glorious happenings.
WHERE: Maharashtra Mitra Mandal (MCubed) Library, Princess Building, Near Bandra Gymkhana,DMonte Park Road, Bandra (West)
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Revisit a classic
MARCH 5, 12 PM: Even if you have watched the timeless classic Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron on television, watching it on the big screen is a different trip. 108mb, which organises movies screenings, will screen the 1983 Hindi comedy film directed by Kundan Shah. It is a dark satire on the rampant corruption in Indian politics, bureaucracy, news media and business, and stars an ensemble cast including Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Om Puri, Pankaj Kapur, Satish Shah, Satish Kaushik, Bhakti Barve and Neena Gupta.
WHERE: Liberty Cinema, 41-42, Marine Lines
ENTRY: Rs 100 - Rs 150
LOG ON TO: www.1018mb.com
Dye like the Japanese
MARCH 1, 1.30 - 4.30 PM: Learn the ancient art of Shibori which is known to be one of the oldest Indigo dying techniques in Japan at a workshop next month. The workshop will also combine shibori with blockprinting. Shibori is what is commonly thought of in the West as tie-dye. It involves involves folding, twisting or bunching cloth and binding it, then dyeing it.
WHERE: ARTISANS' 52 - 56,V B Gandhi Marg, Kala Ghoda, Fort
ENTRY: Rs 2,700âÂÂÂÂ
Eat like there's no tomorrow
A power packed meal
ONGOING, NOON - 12 PM: Since all good things come in small packages, California Pizza Kitchen has launched a meal package where you can enjoy a mocktail, an appetiser, pizza or pasta and a selection of desserts at Rs 699. If you want a fuller meal, opt for a mocktail, an appetiser, salad, pizza, pasta and dessert for Rs 999. Bite into delicious items like the BBQ Chicken Wings, Hummus and Pita from the appetisers section, or choose pizzas like exotic mushroom, BBQ chicken, fajita, Kasundi Pizza, spicy cilantro and more.
WHERE: 1st Floor, Skyzone, High Street Phoenix, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
Bite into juicy strawberries
March 4, 11 AM - 10 PM: It's time to gorge on yummy strawberries. The Mumbai Strawberry Fest launches for the first time in the city and will showcase fresh farm strawberries that will be available for you to taste and take home. You can even participate in strawberry eating competitions and win goodie bags.
WHERE: Corona Garden, St John Bapist Road, Bandra (West)
Immerse yourself in jazz
FEB 28, 8.30 PM ONWARD: For all the jazz lovers in the city, The Little Door in Andheri has rolled out jazz ensembles once a week. This Tuesday, they will mix it up with free flow jazz, jazz-funk, jazz-rock and electronic swing by The Bombay Jazz Club. The ensemble includes Karim Ellaboudi (Keys), Heather Andrews (Vocals), D Wood (Bass) and Ko mura (Drums).
WHERE: The Little Door, Plot B31, Shree Siddhivanayak Plaza, Andheri (West)
Write a crackling script
Mar 1, 2 PM - 5 PM: Sign up for a screenwriting workshop with Anjum Rajabali. With the aid of new examples, references and illustrations, the workshop will cover all the useful principles of screenwriting, copyright law, writers' contracts, and more. The classes will go on till March 5.
WHERE: Whistling Woods International, Film City Complex, Near Reliance Media, Goregaon (East)
Gear up for Fight Club
Mar 2, 9 PM: Sunset Cinema Club will hold a screening of Fight Club at the Barking Deer Brewpub. With a beer in hand, all you have to do is sit back and watch this classic at this boozy movie screening. Expect a special movie menu, happy hours for cinema patrons and a Fight Club quiz (you can win free beer).
WHERE: Mathuradas Mills Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
ENTRY: Rs 350
Appreciate artistic photography
Mar 3, 11 AM - 7 PM: Catch a glimpse of artist Juhi Kulkarni's show, Timeless Loop: From London to Mumbai. She photographs with her manual Pentex k1000 and wants to explore the lost art of double and multiple exposures and combining drawings with photographs. Her colours are influenced by childhood memories of orange orchards in Vidarbha.
WHERE: Jehangir Art Gallery, Terrace Gallery, Kala Ghoda
Connect with your self
Mar 4, 5.30 to 8 PM: Attend a community event organised by Le Sutra called Karma by the Sea. The activities will include Karma Greening — potting of the tulsi plant as a debt of gratitude to nature, taking a Spiritual IQ test, followed by the Karma Talk by Karthik Vyas and Jonaki Raghvan's dance recital — Karma Ballad the following day.
WHERE: Carter Road Promenade