21 things to do around Mumbai From January 24 to January 30
SUNDAY mid-day brings you a complete planner of events for the week ahead
Add spunk to Kabir
11 AM: Neeraj Arya’s Kabir Café finds new grounds to play their tunes, and this time at Prithvi Theatre. The band is known for their folk-rock renditions of Kabir’s verses. After you get pumped the right way for Sunday, you can head to Prithvi’s alfresco setting for a bite or two.
Where: Prithvi Theatre
Entry: Rs 400
Dive into seafood
12 PM – 1.30 AM: The newly opened restaurant in town promises you two things – fresh catch and global cuisine. Indulge in a variety of seafood options at The Captain’s Table, right from Goan prawn curry, Mediterranean grilled snapper to fennel and crab ravioli. Better plan your siesta ahead.
Where: The Captain’s Table, Pinnacle Corporate Park, Bandra Kurla Complex
Prices: Rs 250 onwards
Learn more about kohl
2 – 6 PM: Right from Jack Sparrow to Scherzade, the kohl, also known as kajal, has added charm to many a character. At Tabiyat’s workshop, you can know more about this antiquated cosmetic – its tradition and science. A long-established manufacturer shows you how it’s made, while jounalist-turned-lawyer Anshika Misra discusses its safety.
Where: CSMVS, Fort
Entry: Rs 75 (adults); Rs 20 (children)
Indulge your puppy
10 AM – 9 PM: Pet owners unite for this one-of-a-kind Dog A’Fair where you and your li’l furry friend get to mingle, partake of activities and merchandise, while enjoying cool sea breeze. Accessories, massages, ‘barkeries’, health and behaviour advice, and grooming sessions are up on offer for your pets.
Where: Seaside Pier, Radio Club, Colaba
View art at the mall
10 AM – 10 PM: Can art just be viewed in galleries? Not always, and Palladium is out to prove it. Art Out of the Gallery is a venture by Jatin Kampani, an acclaimed photographer, along with art connoisseur Akshay Sehgal. Works by Shahid Datawala, Venkat Ram, Shibu Arakkal and Shivani Gupta, among others, will be on display.
Where: Palladium, Lower Parel
Listen to a superstar
6.30 PM: If you are a Shankar Mahadevan fan, then here is your chance to listen to him and 22 other musicians. The show comprises a songs in several Indian languages.
Where: Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point
Entry: Rs 500 – Rs 3,435
Try method acting
1 PM – 4 PM: Continuing its tradition of supporting theatre in the city, the Jeff Goldberg Studio is holding a free acting workshop on method acting basics. The theatre enthusiast in you might want to check this out, since you’ll get to know the emotional preparation required to be a pro at method acting from Jeff Goldberg (in pic) himself.
Where: Jeff Goldberg Studio, Gazebo House, Hill Road, Bandra East
Share your story
8 PM: If the phrase ‘love to hate’ stirs up mixed emotions, then this storytelling session beckons you. Kommune presents an evening of stories, but not just for a good laugh, but also with a purpose to heal. Rather than pointing fingers at others, the session will offer a way to deal with hostility and apathy.
Where: AAMAD, Sagini House, Aram Nagar, Versova
Get your moves right
4 – 5 PM & 5 – 6 PM: Wondering how you can borrow the moves from Bieber’s pop-coloured Sorry? Dance instructor Elena will teach you bootydance and reggaeton. Loosen up, and carry your hot pants.
Where: DancePeople Studio, Link Corner Mall, Linking Road, Bandra West
Entry: Rs 1,200
Order of the day
25 Monday - Dance yourself into shape
6 PM: Learn Bokwa, a South-African-style dance form that blends elements of hip-hop and step aerobics. In this session, participants draw letters and numbers like L, 3, J, K and more with their feet while performing the dance routine. An
hour-long workout is estimated to burn upto 1,200 calories.
Where: SDWM Dancing and Fitness Studio, JVPD, Juhu
Entry: Rs 2,100 per month
26 Tuesday - Catch an aerial view of your city
JAN 25, 5 PM: You must have probably caught a sight of the city from an airplane, but how about a helicopter? Surprise Planners has organised an aerial tour of Mumbai in a three-seater private chopper where you’ll be privy to a breathtaking view. You have the option of either a shared helicopter or a private one.
Where: Juhu Aerodrone
Entry: Rs 6,000 per person
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27 Wednesday - Practice Angamardhana to be fit
6 PM – 8.15 PM: If you’re bored of running miles on the treadmill, learn an ancient fitness regime called Angamardhana. The word means gaining mastery over the limbs, organs, and other parts of the body. The practice strengthens the spine, skeletal system and nervous system.
Where: Bhaktivedanta Swami Mission School, Shastri Nagar, Andheri (W)
When: Jan 27 – Jan 31, 2016 (7 sessions)
Entry: Rs 4,500
28 Thursday - Enjoy a wholesome breakfast
ONGOING, 8 AM – 12 PM: Café Mangii has introduced a new breakfast menu to beat your morning hunger pangs. For the health conscious, there is muesli (Rs 225). You could also try some signature dishes like the Ccassic normandy or the poached eggs duo (R465) and buttermilk pancakes (Rs 175).
Where: Café Mangii, Transocean House, Business Park, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai
29 Friday - Pack a punch
7 PM: Watch two lightweight international fighters battle it out this Friday. Attend the Full Contact Championship, India’s longest running Pro Mixed Martial Arts Fight Network, that lets fighters skilled in Muay Thai, Karate, Judo and Jiu Jitsu showcase their talent. There will also be a female bout.
Where: Famous Studio, Dr E Moses Road, Mahalaxmi
Entry: Rs 999
Log on to http://www.fccmma.in
30 Saturday - Attend a Pink Floyd tribute
8 PM: Rita Marcotulli, one of the top jazz musicians from Italy, will be in Mumbai to pay tribute to Pink Floyd. Marcotulli has collaborated with the likes of Pino Daniele and Pat Metheny. She has also won the David di Donatello award for best musician in 2011. Now you know where to spend your Saturday.
Where: Tata Theatre, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point
Enetry: Rs 300 – Rs 1,339
Spend your weekend in the clouds
JAN 30, 6 PM: Climb up to Kalsubai Peak, the highest peak in Maharashtra standing at 5,400 feet. Interestingly, you’ll be doing the four-hour hike at night. But, once you reach the summit, the panoramic view of the massive Sahyadri Mountain Ranges, the backwaters of Bhandardara dam and the most beautiful sunrise will make you forget your exhaustion. You’ll board an AC bus from the city and reach the village by 2 am.
Where: Pickup points include Andheri, Bandra, Sion and Thane
Entry: Rs 1,999
Catch a Bergman film
JAN 28, 2 PM: Watch one of Ingmar Bergman’s classic gems, Wild Strawberries. The 1975 film is about a 76-year-old Professor Isak Borg, a distinguished but egotistic medical scientist, who travels from Stockholm to Lund with his daughter-in-law to receive an honorary doctorate. Find out how the trip ends up changing his perception
Where: Matterden CFC, 8 N M Joshi Marg, The Deepak, Lower Parel
Entry: Rs 200 – Rs 250
Write your own Harry Potter
JAN 30, 10 AM – 1 PM: Invoke the JK Rowling in you in this workshop on writing children’s literature. Author Anushka Ravishankar, who has penned over 10 books of verse, will mentor you on the craft of writing for kids aged seven to 14.
Where: Essar House, 11, KK Marg, Mahalaxmi
Entry: Rs 750
Be a master orator
JAN 28, 10 AM – 6 PM: Holding a listener’s attention is an art. If you wish to sharpen your skills as an orator, sign up for an interactive bootcamp that teaches breakthrough narrative strategies for influencing any audience. Author Michael Margolis will take you through a six-step storytelling methodology for pitching your breakthrough idea, product, or message. Learn how to master the pitch with an authentic story, articulate a proposition and overcome objections in this class.
Where: 4th Floor, Candelar Building, 26 St John Baptist Road, near Mount Mary Steps, Bandra (W)
Entry: Rs 6000
Glug beer for Rs 1
ONGOING, 11 AM- 8 PM: That you can buy beer for R1 in Mumbai, might sound like a drunken dream. Only, we’re darn serious about it. The new outlet of Beer Café at Churchgate is selling its drinks for this throwaway price to celebrate the launch. Drop in with your business card anytime between Monday to Friday, and claim this offer.
Where: Beer Café, Shop no 6-7 ground floor, Cambata Building, Churchgate
Watch your kid fly a plane
JAN 29- 30, 4- 5 PM: If you feel building an airplane is not child’s play, think again. Learning Ladder has organised an aeromodelling session for children, where they will learn interesting ways of designing, building and flying aircraft models. Dilshad Ahmed, founder of Supersonic Aero Modelers, will teach 6- 8 year-olds how to apply the basics of science and physics. The workshop will be conducted over eight sessions and aims to improve your child’s motor coordination and logical intelligence.
Where: 301, Meher House, 15 Cawasji Patel Street, Fort
Entry: Rs 3,000 (inclusive of material)