20 Things to do around Mumbai from 11th to 17th February

Feb 11, 2018, 10:00 IST | Team Sunday Midday

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

School for scandal

School for scandal
We have been binging on the new Netflix Original Spanish series Morocco: Love in Times of War, and we have returned with mixed feelings. We love a good period setting, and this one is set in a hospital in the 1920s during the Rif War. There is some stellar acting, and stunning Spanish features, to be appreciated here. But the plot - that's our grouse. We are talking levels of serendipity and scandal in this series that would put Bollywood to shame. If you can get past the improbability of some of the circumstances, then your weekend watch is set with plenty of romance.

A map for love
What is it about love that never makes it stale? A new collection titled Eleven Ways to Love, explores this feeling through a range of essays, letters and stories that will leave you overwhelmed, happy and melancholic in parts. From a young man overrun with desire for his lover as he struggles with his own sexual identity, to the tale of a lonely heart, this book is a heartwarming collection stitched together with equally moving poetry by Sharanya Manivannan. Considering it's the season of romance, we aren't complaining.

Erotic listening
Fifty Shades Freed is releasing, and though we have the heard the movie is as cringe-worthy as its predecessors, the soundtrack is full of fun pop numbers. We love Hailee Steinfeld and Bloodpop's Capital Letters, and Whethan and Dua Lipa's sexy High, and Jessie J's even sexier I Got You. The sweet surprise on the album is that Christian Grey himself, Jamie Dornan, has sung a track as well, and we approve! Skip the movie, but get this for sure.

Book Ahead: Catch an art show
Feb. 18, 10.30 AM – 7.30 PM: Attend an exhibition, where four mid-career contemporary artists, Brajmohan Arya, Shilpa Nikam, Shardul Kadam and Rahul Mukherjee, will showcase ways in which they venture forth in their trajectories, in light of the current turbulent political scenario.

Where: Ninefish Art Gallery, The New Great Eastern Mills, Byculla
Call: 65542300

Catch award-winning short films
3.30 PM: This one is strictly for cinema buffs. White Wall Screenings is bringing together a curated line-up of award-winning short films and their crew for wholesome evening discussion on the movies. The films that will be screened include The Lift, Pressure Cooker, The Cot and Jutti.

Where: The Habitat, 1st Floor, Hotel Unicontinental, Ram Krishna Nagar, Khar West
Entry: Rs.200
To book: in.bookmyshow.com

Go for this: Revisit Richard Wagner's masterpiece
5 PM: Imagine one of the greatest mythical stories ever told — a combination of Norse gods, medieval German mythology and the spirit of JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis all rolled into one. The great tetralogy of Richard Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelung is a huge canvas that contains all these elements stitched together to create a masterpiece. Catch the Symphony Orchestra of India, led by conductor Jacek Kaspszyk, bring alive the spirit and life force of this epic work.

Where: Jamshed Bhabha Theatre: NCPA, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point
Entry: R320-R2,048
To book: in.bookmyshow.com

Catch award-winning short films
3.30 PM: This one is strictly for cinema buffs. White Wall Screenings is bringing together a curated line-up of award-winning short films and their crew for wholesome evening discussion on the movies. The films that will be screened include The Lift, Pressure Cooker, The Cot and Jutti.

Where: The Habitat, 1st Floor, Hotel Unicontinental, Ram Krishna Nagar, Khar West
Entry: Rs.200
To book: in.bookmyshow.com

Help your kid break stereotypes
11 AM: If your kid believes that boys only play with dolls and girls love pink, it's time you take them to a storytelling workshop that challenges these stereotypes. With stories, which have girl scientists and boy dancers, and where stepmothers are gentle and kind, artiste Timira Gupta will help kids look at the world inclusively.

Where: Harkat Studios, Bungalow, 75, JP Road, Versova
Entry: Rs.590
To book: in.bookmyshow.com

Explore history of archiving
5 PM: What is an archive and how has the definition changed over the decades? How do audiovisual archives differ from document archives? Shubha Chaudhuri, who has years of experience in ethnomusicology, will throw light on these questions at a Mumbai Local talk titled, The Archive Configured and Reconfigured. At the session, Chaudhuri will also share her journey in running an ethnomusicology archive from the times when it was mainly for academic use, through the age of digitisation.

Where: Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Rani Baug, Dr Ambedkar Rd, Byculla East
To book: in.bookmyshow.com

Try a detox meal

Try a detox meal
9 AM – 11.30 PM: Want to relish something deliciously healthy this weekend? Try 212 All Good's new detox brunch. Chef Paul Kinny and his team have come up with a special brunch menu that includes juices, warm soups, fresh salads, appetizers, gluten-free pizzas, wholesome mains and desserts. We suggest you try the tender coconut pad Thai with crushed peanuts, bean sprouts, tofu and tamarind sauce. Seafood lovers can indulge in walnuts and oats crusted king fish with spinach and coconut milk.

Where: 212 All Good, High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel
Price: R1,299
Call: 62216021

Watch a timeless classic

Watch a timeless classic
8 pm to 11 pm: 12 Angry Men is an American courtroom drama adapted from a teleplay by the same name. Directed by Sidney Lumet, it tells the story of a jury of 12 men as they deliberate on whether or not the defendant is guilty. The striking feature of the film is that it has been shot in a single room and no names have been taken through the story.

Where: Drishyam VFX, 6th Floor, Kailash Plaza, Opp YRF Studios, Andheri West
Call: 61310303

Get your V-Day chuckles
8.30 pm onwards: With Valentine's Day just a day away, might be a good idea to bring it in with a dose of non-stop laughter. Some of the best stars in comedy, both veterans and upcoming, like Anuradha Menon, Navin Noronha, Vaibhav Sethia and Urooj Ashfaq promise you few happy hours of guffaws, in their set titled My Funny Valentine. So, go ahead and get your fill.

Where: Canvas Laugh Club, Palladium, High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel
Entry: Rs.1,000-Rs.2,000
Call: 9004603115

Say cheers to a cocktail class
7 pm to 8.30 pm: If a candle-lit dinner is too cliché for you, then this class on cocktail making might add a zing to your Valentine's Day. Start your evening with a sparkling wine, before you bring out the inner mixologist in you to shake up two blends of cocktails, each. You shall have access to several quirky ingredients to craft the drinks.

Where: London Taxi, A Wing, Trade Centre, Kamala Mills
Entry: Rs.3,500/couple
Call: 7710082222

Dig into a sinful platter

Dig into a sinful platter
7 pm onwards: Make the most of this Valentine's special menu comprising of watermelon bombs, oysters, smoked prawns, gold leaf lamb shanks and chicken makhmali truffled. Down them with the saffron-infused Persua gin, Paloma elixir comprising tequila and rose syrup. The doodh-jalebi makes for a perfect sign off to the indulgence.

Where: Arth, Pinnacle House, 15th Road, Khar West
Call: 95940 60038

Sign up for a Javed Ali concert
6.30 pm onwards: Spend an evening listening to evergreen ghazals belted out by Javed Ali and group. Trained with his father Hamid Hussain, a well-known qawali singer and legendary ghazal maestro, Ghulam Ali, Javed has made a niche for himself in the industry. While he has sung songs across genres, he is known particularly for his command over ghazals.

Where: Tata Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point
Entry: Rs.400-Rs.1,600
Call: 66223737

Learn fishing, the old-school way
1.30 pm onwards: Explore a secret virgin beach as you learn ancient fishing skills from locals, that also includes hand fishing. The trip includes visit to a fishing village, full-blown Konkani meals and visit to mango and cashew farms. The package includes accommodation, meals and fishing equipment. The two-day trip is being organised by Grassroutes.

Entry: Rs.1,800 for 3-12 years, Rs.3,000 for 12+ years
For More Details, Call: 9820464838

Explore how kids see Dharavi
Five kids from Dharavi got together to make a portrait of their home and their world. The images from, "Breath, Eyes, Memory" are an intimate collection of the day-to-day, candid accounts of the kids of Dharavi.

Where: Pundole's, Kala Ghoda
When: Till February 24, 11 am to 6.30 pm
Call: 22841837

Traverse back to a bygone era

Traverse back to a bygone era
Anupam Srijan a novel, music and dance recital that marks a confluence of classical vocals and natwari kathak and the journey of Indian culture from the Vedic period to Sufism. While the first part of the recital is conceptualised around Lord Shiva, the second part will display a Mughal flavour, comprising a tarana and its interpretation in kathak. The concert will conclude with a Sufiana Qalam. One of the highlights of the programme is a sawdust sketch through dance.

Where: Rangsharda Auditorium, Bandra Reclamation, Bandra West
When: 6.45 pm
Call: 8055992993

Lighten up with these funny men
No Brainer hosted by Carouse Comedy Club features Deep Chhabria and his laughter buddies Karunesh Talwar and Gaurav Kapoor. Chhabria got back from New York last year, having bagged the best newcomer award at the Broadway comedy club. So, trust him to have a few aces up his sleeve. Talwar is among the most honed comedians in the country today while Kapoor's humour is ruling YouTube.

Where: Carouse Contemporary Kitchen and Bar, Lower Parel
When: 8 pm onwards
Entry: Rs.350
Call: 9920060043

Watch a special screening
Point of View is holding a day of film screenings, titled Skin Stories on films, documentaries and shorts, that tell stories about romance, sex, family and community in the lives of people with disabilities. The screenings will be followed by conversations with the respective filmmakers.

Where: Daughters of St. Paul, Waterfield Road, Bandra West
When: 11 am to 9 pm, Feb 17
Call: 26402547

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