20 things to do in Mumbai from November 27 to December 3
For a sundowner karaoke experience, round up your gang of friends and head over to a karaoke session, where no rules apply
Sing out loud
5 PM onwards: For a sundowner karaoke experience, round up your gang of friends and head over to a karaoke session, where no rules apply. Grab that mic, set your eyes on the lyrics and get rolling to the karaoke hosted by Lukmaan. Don’t be shy to show the crowd how well you can carry a tune. To encourage you along, there is a wide range of cocktails to choose from.
WHERE: Mediterra, Hotel Metro Palace, Hill Road, Bandra (W)
View a show of power
11 AM – 7 PM: Spend an evening in Kala Ghoda at Pune-based artist Devidas Dharmadhikari’s latest solo exhibition, Power and Strength. Using textural effects on canvas with acrylic, watercolours and pastels, the artist has brought to life vivid forms of horses, at once bold and beautiful.
WHERE: Jehangir Art Gallery, Kala Ghoda
Ride through vintage Mumbai
December 11 and 25: Make the best use of Sunday mornings with the Old Mumbai Bicycle Tour organised by Colaba’s cosy joint, Woodside Inn. The tour includes heritage areas like Horniman Circle, Town Hall, Radio Club, Afghan Church, Flora Fountain and more, with guide Jay from Odati Adventures. There’s also great stuff to fuel your trip, right from bun maska-chai at Yazdaani and a lavish breakfast at Woodside Inn. Keep your caps and cycling-friendly gear ready with you.
MEETING POINT: Woodside Inn, Colaba
WHEN: 6.45 AM – 10.30 AM
ENTRY: Rs 1,850
Sip and fold
3 PM: Get yourself over to this travel-inspired bar for a two-hour session on the age-old Japanese art of paper folding. An expert from AllArt will take you through the nuances of origami and help you make your paper creations. And, as you go along, you can also order cocktails like hot spice cinnamon rum and lemon rosemary gin fizz, among others.
WHERE: Reise All Day Bar and Kitchen, Dr Karanjiya Road, Chakala, Andheri (E)
ENTRY: Rs 400
Attend graphology 101
4 PM – 5.30 PM: Get introduced to the science of graphology at this free session by the Institute of Graphological Research. Experts will analyse your handwriting and also lead you into the science of graphology. Get in touch with the institute for the weekend classes.
WHERE: Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini, B17, Chanchal Smruti, GD Ambedkar Marg, Wadala
Unleash your creativity
4 PM – 7 PM: Calling all artists, writers, poets and illustrators to The Artistic Mess organised by A Hidden Story. Walk in to this session where you can creatively respond to a theme given on the spot. Write that short story, paint that canvas or even better, jam with others for as long as you like during the session.
WHERE: Harry’s Bar + Cafe, Fun Republic, Andheri (W)
ENTRY: Rs 1,000 – Rs 1,500
Grab a healthy breakfast
9 AM onwards: Lazy Sunday mornings need to be followed up by hearty breakfasts. Try the all-new menu at Jamjar Diner, which has superfood bowls, waffles, pancakes, French toasts, healthy smoothies and juices. We suggest the pina colada French toast, quinoa breakfast burrito bowl and huevos rancheros.
WHERE: Jamjar Diner, Aram Nagar II, Jai Prakash Road, Versova
PRICES: Rs 240 onwards
Attend a pawsome artshow
11 AM – 10 PM: PETA has joined hands with the Art Hub for an exhibition of paintings by artists like Jaidev Biswal, Bandana Kumari, Deepak Shinde, Vikas Singh, Gayatri Dhanthuri, along with photographs by Ravindra Mardia on wildlife sanctuaries. The various moods captured in the show explore the relationship between animals.
WHERE: The Art Hub, Atria Mall, Opposite Poonam Chambers, Dr A. B. Road, Worli
Enjoy a pocket-friendly meal
11.30 AM – 12 AM: If you want to go easy on the pocket at the start of the week, head to Café Mangii which is offering a flat 50 per cent discount on their a-la-carte menu on Tuesdays. Enjoy the most exotic wines, scrumptious food-fired pizzas, appetizers and lip-smacking desserts all day.
WHERE: Café Mangii, 3, Transocean House, Hiranandani Business Park, Powai
Create a ballerina
4 PM – 7 PM: Learn to make a ballet painting on canvas at a workshop organised by DAYA’s The Designer Studio. Create a dancer going through her warm up stretches on the bar or in the midst of a performance. All the required materials would be provided at the session.
WHERE: Agaar Bazaar, Near Siddhivinayak temple, Dadar
ENTRY: Rs 950
Groove to underground music
8 PM ONWARD: Budweiser and Boiler Room have teamed up for a global series of events to showcase what’s brewing in the underground music scenes. The event will feature Indian electronica producers Sandunes, Bangalore-based producer, _RHL and Red Bull Music Academy Montreal graduate, Oceantied.
LOG ON TO https://boilerroom.tv/session/budweiser-x-boiler-room-whats-brewing-in-mumbai/
Meet Gandhi’s mentor
8 PM: Watch a Gujrati play titled Yugpurush – Mahatma na Mahatma, which is a riveting portrayal of the profound spiritual relationship between saint-poet, Shrimad Rajchandraji and Gandhiji. The play screening is to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Shrimad Rajchandraji.
WHERE: Damodar Hall, Off Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Road, Parel
Learn all about Lavani
11 AM - 7 PM: Attend a day-long event organised by Godrej India Culture Lab that explores the divergent histories, styles, and discourses around Lavani. Watch documentary films, spend time with Sandesh Bhandare’s alluring photographic exhibition on Tamasha, and more. To attend the event, send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
WHERE: Godrej ONE & The Imagine Studio, Vikhroli (E)
LOG ON TO http://indiaculturelab.org/events/special-events/lavani-live/
Explore the world of documentaries
DEC 3, 5 PM: Listen to acclaimed documentary filmmaker Rakesh Sharma as he gives you an insider’s perspective on filmmaking. Look forward to anecdotes of how Sharma negotiates the system and why he makes the films he does. He will share his experiences and the choices he’s made. You’ll even get a special glimpse of footage from his upcoming film, Malegaon.
WHERE: MCubed Library, Princess Building, Near Bandra Gymkhana, Bandra (West) RSVP to mumbailocal @junoontheatre.org
Gawk at your growing up years
Nov 30, 8.30 PM: Head to Brewbot to listen to stand up comic, Aakash Mehta, who will take you on a personal yet relatable journey of growing up in this one-hour session. Mehta is known for his self-deprecatory humour, which is sure to crack you up. Chalta Hai Comedy's Punit Pania will do the opening act.
WHERE: Brewbot, G-01 and 101, Morya Landmark 1, off New Link Road, Andheri (West)
ENTRY: Rs 250
Watch PC Sorcar weave his magic
TILL NOV 29, 8.45 PM: Watch renowned magician PC Sorcar perform some exclusive new magic tricks at Navi Mumbai’s Magic Festival, organised by Aksharguru Kala Academy and Aage Badho India. Sorcar has, in the past, enthralled his audience with his outstanding magical feats and created a world record through innovative presentations like vanishing of Taj Mahal and the whole locomotive train with passengers.
Bhave Hall, Vashi
ENTRY: Rs 300- Rs 1,500
Meditate and be mindful
DEC 4, 10 AM: Sign up for this mindfulness meditation workshop that will teach you simple practices to help you to start living your life with more joy. The group sessions will provide insight into the nature of dissatisfaction, emotional distress and thereby, create more awareness in dealing with it.
WHERE: The Cuckoo Club, 5AA Pali Hill, Macronells Compound, Side of Learners Academy Bandra (W)
ENTRY: Rs 1,500
ONGOING, 6.30 – 8.30 PM: Fans of Olive Bar and Kitchen have a reason to cheer. The resto bar has introduced Happy Hours every Monday to Saturday from 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm, for the duration of this pop-up. Why? Well, because 1 Tippling Place, Philadelphia’s leading, speakeasy bar, is serving its craft cocktails at Olive this month. Try the East Side – gin, muddled cucumber, mint, lime, simple syrup, or the Curry Scotch Smash — scotch, lemon, mint, curry simple syrup, and more. All cocktails on the happy hour menu are priced between R350 – R375 per glass.
WHERE: Olive Bar & Kitchen, Bandra, 14, Union Park, Khar (West)
Greet a Garuda
TILL dec 5, 11 AM – 7 PM: Catch artist and poet, Satish Gupta’s new show, the Silent Eternity, a collection of sculptures, paintings and haikus organised by Art & Soul Cancer Foundation. The exhibits include an elegantly aerodynamic Garud, a 12-feet-high Shiva statue weighing a monumental half tonne and more.
WHERE: Jehangir Art Gallery (Gallery No. 2), MG Road, Kala Ghoda
Swoon over Tichu
NOv 28- dec 3, 11 AM – 7 PM: Sagrika Rai’s Warp ’n’ Weft, one of India’s oldest Benarasi labels in the city, will exhibit a luxurious Benarasi weave called Tichu. Check out fabrics handwoven by master weavers in delicate threads of sari in the weft with the warp of silks, chiffons, nets and koras.
WHERE: Sethna Building, 55 Maharshi Karve Rd, Marine Lines, Chandan Wadi, Cross Road
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