21 things to do around Mumbai from March 6 to March 12
sunday mid-day brings you a complete planner of events for the week from March 6 to March 12 ahead
Listen to duets
8.30 PM: Relive the romance of Valentine's Day with a musical evening that will bring some of the best duets from Bollywood. Right from the Golden Era to the 90s, this concert will surely make you hold hands and hum along. Singers Priyanka Mitra, Kavita Tiwari, Sarvesh Mishra and Alok Katdare, among others, will be performing.
Where: Yashwant Natya Mandir, near Star City, Matunga Road West
EntryY: R150 – R1,000
Build a Lego tower
11 Am - 6 PM: Nimble fingers and speedyminds need to work away at a marathon session at the LEGO Ninjago Building Event. No age restrictions here, so toy with 30,000 bricks and build a seven-feet- tall Ninjago.
Where: Metro Junction Mall, Shil Road, Kalyan
Try a herb-infused spread
12 PM – 12 AM: The United Sports Bar and Grill has launched a new menu, and we recommend their herb-n-spice cocktails, such as the thyme julep and chatpati chuski. The traditional chakna also gets a spice twist. But, the staples, like bacon-wrapped sausages and orange-infused chili chicken are there for the loyalists.
Where: The United Sports Bar and Grill outlets in Ghatkopar and Thane
Prices: Rs 150 onwards
LOL with the 'average guy'
6.30 PM: Meet boy-next-door and funnyman Kautuk Srivastava, who will tickle your funny bones with an hour-long where he shares his ultimate quest: be crowned the Hot Guy or the Cool Guy once in his life. The show is full of astute observations and personal stories, delivered with his inherent goofiness.
Where: Brewbot, Morya Landmark 1, New Link Road, Andheri West
Entry: Rs 200
Try Whatever Works
7.30 PM: Woody Allen had his run with a comedy play by Neil Simon, based on Chekov's stories, which now comes to stage under the direction of Pushpraj Singh Rawat. 'Seduction' and 'A Good Doctor', Chekov's works, have been woven together in Whatever Works, to tell a tale of what is and what should be. Watch out for Chekov's trademark endings in each story.
Where: Jeff Goldberg Studio, Gazebo House, 133 Hill Road, Bandra West
Entry: Rs 200
Get your dose of swag
2 PM onwards: It's yet another weekend of the ongoing Ballard Estate Festival, and there is tons to do this side of town. There are buskers set to soothe your soul, art installations, food and beverage stalls. But, what you want to hang around for is rapper Raftaar, the musician behind the record-breaking number Swag Mera Desi. We suggest you get your bling on for this evening.
Where: JN Heredia Road, Ballard Estate
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Let the kids play
2 PM: A little bit of education, and a whole lot of entertainment. Let your kids sing and dance along with the Chikaraks, a highly energetic group of musicians and performers. The unique musical storytelling format is packed with loads of dancing, props, costumes and singing, to help the little ones with DIY fun with mentors Chin2 Bhosle, Pratichee Mohapatra, Fiona D'Souza and Manav Dhanda.
Where: Canvas Laugh Club, Palladium, Lower Parel
Entry: Rs 750 onwards
Watch a folksy Mahabharata
6 PM: Draupadi Kuravanchi tells the tale of Draupadi's dark quest to subvert the plans of the hundred Kauravas to eliminate their cousins, the Pandavas. Draupadi takes the form of a Kuratti in order to prevent them from carrying out funeral rites for her five husbands. The Kuratti is a member of the Kuravar clan famous for its fortune telling, knowledge of indigenous medicine and traditional tattoos. The six young actors and dancers include two girls, a historic innovation in a traditionally male-only form of theatre.
Where: Museum Lawns, CSMVS, Kala Ghoda
Write your own comic scene
Three things can happen with comedy: it's so bad that you boo; it's tolerable and you laugh along; or, it's such a riot that you wonder how you can become a stand-up. Enter Anuvab Pal, stand-up comedian, and playwright. In a two-day comedy writing workshop, he will take you through the basics of writing a comic scene, the tools required to build a comedy and developing your characters.
Where: The Barking Deer, Lower Parel
When: March 19-20, 10 AM
Entry: Rs 3,500
Log on to: www.bookmyshow.com
Sing like nobody's watching
MARCH 9, 8.30 PM ONWARD: Was the bathroom the only place where you thought you could be a rockstar? Time to come out and showcase your singing talent to the world. Hard Rock Café is hosting a karaoke night every Wednesday to give upcoming artists, bathroom singers and aspiring singers a platform to sing aloud. What's up for grabs? Two best singers get dinner coupons (R1,500) on their next visit to
Where: Hard Rock Café, Bombay Dyeing Mill Compound, Pandurang Budhkar Marg, Worli
Dance your way to fitness
MARCH 12, 10 am – 8 pm: Imagine practicing Yoga, Zumba, Crossfit, Vogueing (Jazz in heels), belly dancing, Hip hop and Bhangra all in a day. Baffled? Don't be. You'll have professionals taking you through all of it in a fun session that will include 8-10 performing art and fitness forms. Interestingly, all the art forms have a fitness value attached and are known to strengthens our inner core. P.S This is just
for the ladies.
Where: Beat n Bounce studio, 901 Crescent Royale, 9th floor, behind China one, off Link Road, Andheri (W)
Speak like a Spaniard
MARCH 12, 3 PM – 6.30 PM: Hola! For many of us, our knowledge of Spanish starts and ends there. But if you want to learn more, sign up for a Spanish learning class. The 12 new Spanish courses will be held every Saturday and taught by native Spanish teachers. Registrations are on.
Where: The Spanish School, 202, Venkatesh Chambers, Prescot Road, Fort
Entry: Rs 18,000
Log on to: www.spanishschool.in
Watch a romantic Hindi play
MARCH 12, 7 PM: In NSD alumnus Aniruddha Khutwad's Hindi adaptation of William Shakespeare's classic, Romeo and Juliet, it is Juliet who takes centrestage. It is a Hindi translation of the original by Sangeet Natak Academy awardee Amitabh Srivastava. The play is from Juliet's point of view, where she still carries the burden of sacrifice that archetypal womanhood has long shouldered.
Where: Marathi Sahitya Sangh Mandir, Dr Bhalerao Marg, Near St Theresa High School, Girgaon
Entry: Rs 200
The hills are calling
There might not be a better to time to visit Kasauli than this month end. The much-awaited music festival, Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival will be held on March 25-27, and will see live performances by eight of India's popular bands and artistes in the magical hills of Himachal. Gear up for performances by Shilpa Rao, Lesle Lewis, Mihir Joshi Band, Ustaad Fazal Qureshi and Ravi Iyer, Army Pipers and Army Jazz band and more. The proceeds of the festival will be used to support the treatment of children suffering from critical illnesses.
Log on to : www.genesis-foundation.net/donor-card-message
Go, play football
MARCH 8, 7.30 AM – 12 PM: Ladies, it's time to take over the turf. To celebrate Women's Day, Kick has set aside all the slots free for girls and women to play football. So you can choose between three turfs spread across Powai and Malabar Hill and make the most of it. There's no age restriction. Time to kick some butt, eh?
Where: Priyadarshini Futsal Kick, Priyadarshini Park, Opp. Kotak Mahindra
Bank, Napean Sea Road
Glug a drink after work
3 PM – 1.30 AM: Drinking at the start of the week isn't always a bad idea. Certainly not when there's an offer on the cocktails. MeSoHappi at Khar has rolled out a special offer for the ladies, as part of a Women's Day celebration. Get a one-plus-one for R250. For R999, you get 4+4 cocktails and a veg or non-veg starter of your choice. The offer is valid till March 8.
Where: Ground floor, B-Wing, Pinnacle Corporate Park, Bandra Kurla Complex
Treat your inner goddess
11 Am – 10 PM: UK-based luxury salon brand, Truefitt & Hill, that has been making men look like gentlemen, will finally open doors to women, but just for a day. As part of a Women's Day celebration, the ladies will have access to the restricted 'Men's Only' zone for a session of indulgence that includes therapeutic massages, manicures and pedicures.
Where: Truefitt & Hill, (Palladium, Khar, Colaba, Peddar Road and Lokhandwala)
Entry: Charges apply
Indulge your soul
6.30 PM: Since its debut in 1960, Alvin Ailey's Revelations has moved audiences around the world through its powerful storytelling and soul-stirring music. After touring 71 countries across six continents, it finally comes to Mumbai. The performance draws on African-American spirituals, song-sermons, gospels and holy blues.
Where: Dance Theatre Godrej, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point
Entry: Rs 500
Watch gravity-defying acts
7 PM: The thrill of watching death-defying stunts and jaw dropping acrobatics is unmatched. If you haven't been to the circus in a while, we suggest you catch the acts at Rambo Circus. These feats will be performed by traditional Indian artistes as well as stalwarts from countries such as South America, Uzbekistan, Nepal, Ethiopia, Colombia, Azerbaijan and Ukraine.
Where: Rambo Circus, JP Road, Model Town, Versova Metro Station
Entry: R400 – R800
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Have a good laugh
9 PM: Listen to the Bharatiya Chinta Party, a product of comedy group,The Unglis, who talk about Bharat in a way you've never seen before. The Unglis are a fresh, young comedy collective that perform stand-up, sketch and musical comedy. Their YouTube channel had a sensational beginning, with their first three videos going viral, touching 1,50,000 views in the first four months.
Where: Whistling Woods, Andheri Base Sharyans, Hard Rock Café Building, Andheri (W)
Entry: Rs 300
Go on a photography trail
7.30 AM: Sign up for a nature and wildlife photography expedition over the weekend organised by DCP (Documentation & Conservation Photography) to Saguna Baug, Neral. The highlight is a night photography session where you will come across a variety of frogs, spiders and various other insects. The team will leave on an early morning train, reaching Neral by 7.30 am.
Where: Saguna Baug, Malegaon, District Raigad
Entry: Rs 3500
To register, mail firstname.lastname@example.org