21 things to do in Mumbai from November 20 to November 26
Here is the list of things happening in Mumbai from November 20 to November 26
Build towers, castlesand cities
Block a seat
Sign up your kids (they have to be between five and ten years old) for the LEGO Tower Building Challenge for a fun afternoon of going absolutely crazy with building blocks. There is a preliminary round which will lead up to the finals, but, it’s all about building and not about winning, right? Oh, but we hear that winners will get a round trip to LEGO Land in Malaysia. That’s tempting. There are rounds happening this weekend and following weekends up to December 11.
Where: Inorbit Mall, Link Road, Malad (W)
Bake some teacakes
12 PM: For breakfast, high tea or just with chai, there can be nothing better than a slice of teacake. And, especially if you learn how to bake these goodies. In this five-hour-long workshop, whip up chocolate banana walnut cake, lemony coconut cake, crunchy streusel, rich hazelnut cake and spicy apple cinnamon cake. Registration is a must, so Call up the master bakers.
Where: Meg’s Kitchen, Hema Industrial Estate, Andheri (E)
Entry: Rs. 2,400
Celebrate a hat-trick
6 PM: One of Mumbai’s coolest workshop spaces has turned three and there are just about tonnes of reasons why you should drop by. Celebrate Maker’s Asylum’s third anniversary with all their collaborators, makers and creatives that made their journey possible.
Where: Maker’s Asylum, MIDC, Marol Industrial Estate, Andheri (E)
Paint with knives
11.30 AM: Explore knife skills of a different kind as you use them to create your visual masterpiece. Bombay Drawing Room’s knife painting workshop will lead participants to use a palette knife to create a glittering cityscape. And, you get a full pint of beer as you paint along.
Where: Doolally Taproom, Dalia Industrial Estate, Andheri (W)
Entry: Rs. 1,950
Dig into dim sums
12 PM – 3 PM; 7 PM – 3 AM: Try out the comforting and wholesome spread of dim sums at this modern Asian bistro. The specials include mushroom and tofu, edamame and truffle oil, Balinese lamb and red curry prawn. There is also a range of drinks and cocktails to choose from.
Where: MRP, Dharamputra, Pritam Estate, Dadar (E)
Price: Rs. 200 onward
Explore the zodiac on stage
Go for this
6.30 PM: Choreographer Daksha Mashruwala brings the twelve zodiac symbols to stage in Odissi movements. The unique 30-minute-long performance, titled Arksh, will delve into the astrological symbols and the cycle of life as Mashruwala creates a pictorial movement for each sign. Accompanying her is Pt. Nayan Ghosh who composed original scores using instruments like the surbahar and pakhawaj.
Where: Praranga Amphitheatre, Bhavans College, Andheri (W)
Attend the big fat Indian wedding
8.30 PM: Mansha ki Shaadi takes the funny route into the Indian middle-class and its antics. This play features Dulari Tiwari, a middle-aged Indian housewife, enacted by Aarti Tiwari, who has plans for her daughter’s wedding. The set is basic, the music traditional and we become baraatis in this hour-long Hindi laugh riot.
Where: The Hive, 50A, Chuim Village, Khar (W)
Entry: Rs. 250
Prepare for Battle Rap
4.30 PM – 7.30 PM: Holler for Delhi-based Spit Dope Inc who are in town to hold their first event in the city. Over 15 rap emcees from Mumbai, Delhi and Pune will take the stage to cipher, battel and perform. The line-up includes Poetik Justis vs MC Kode, The Champloo Project and Youngsta. Don’t forget to grab those cocktails and beers.
Where: Raasta Bombay, 5th Road, SV Road, Khar (W)
Entry: Rs. 200
When old is gold
6 PM: Head this evening to a one-of-a-kind concert Where you will get to listen to the vocal stylings of senior citizens. Called SCOTCH – Senior Citizens Only Talent Challenge – this is the grand finale evening, Where singers Manjeera Ganguly, Sumana Bannerjee and The Nayasa Fusion Band will also perform.
Where: Nahar International School, Yadav Nagar, Chandivali Farm Road, Andheri (E)
Entry: Rs. 400 – Rs. 500
Bite into scrumptious brew snacks
ONGOING, 12 PM – 1.30 AM: Looking to nibble on some delicious snacks while downing a pint of your favourite craft beer? The White Owl Brewery has recently introduced a new Brew Snacks menu, inspired by local flavours of Mumbai. You can choose from Italian-style aglio olio chana, red beans, black-eyed peas and parmesan; vada pao poppers or a childhood delight — assorted fryums served with cherry tomato chutney and mint-cilantro chutney.
Where: One Indiabulls Centre, Tower 2-B Lobby Level, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
Visit memories set in stone
Till NOV 22, 11 AM to 7 PM: Artist Vanita Jadhav traces the missing link of her childhood memories from her native place Wai in her new exhibition, Soul in Stone. Jadhav transforms her fascination for temple architecture into digital art on canvas. Entry is free.
Where: Jehangir Art Gallery, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kala Ghoda
Attend a photo exhibition
NOV 23 – Nov 29, 11 AM to 7 PM: In her solo exhibition, Purnima Dabholka captures her myriad impressions of nature. Entry is free.
Where: Jehangir Art Gallery, Kala Ghoda
Sail into the high seas
Ongoing till Dec 31, 4 PM: The sailing season has begun again, and there’s no better time to be out at sea. The Sirius Sports club is organising a month-long evening sailing experience. You can discover Mumbai from the sea and take in the view of the gorgeous Taj Hotel, historic Colaba district, the lighthouses and sail with the friendly dolphins, while feeling the wind in your hair.
Where: Jetty no 5, Apollo Bunder Road, Opp to Taj Mahal Hotel, Colaba
Entry: Rs. 1,200 - Rs. 1,500
Call: 39659280 or email@example.com
Go on a southie food walk
ONGOING, 10.30 AM: This south Indian food trail will blow your mind. Organised by Seek Sherpa, the food tour will see you travel through Central Mumbai for some mouth-watering food from the choicest haunts.
The eateries are all walking distance from each other, will offer some of the most awesome snacks you’ve ever tasted. You will wrap up the food journey with some Sheera for dessert!
Where: Outside WE School, Welingkar Building, Lakhamsi Nappu Road, Matunga
Entry: Rs. 595
Learn how to create Warli art
Nov 26, 9.30 AM to 12 PM: Give your kid a crash course in Warli art with renowned Warli artisan Rajesh Rade. Rade has engaged with the art for almost 15 years and also showcased his paintings at various tribal art exhibitions in Mumbai. The workshop, open to children from eight to 17 years of age, is intended to familiarise them with the distinct art form that resembles pre-historic cave paintings and usually depict scenes of human figures engaged in activities like hunting, dancing, sowing and harvesting.
Where: Title Waves, St Pauls Media Complex, Off Turner Road, Bandra (West)
Entry: Rs. 1,299 for children / Rs. 1,499 for adults
To book: www.bluebulb.in
Work out with a friend
7:00 AM – 9:00 PM: Get your friend along and sign up for a free trial workout at ProSport Fitness Centre as part of their buddy workout session. Buddy workouts can increase bonding, keep spirits high and even spur better results. Drop those extra pounds with fun-filled activities battle ropes, kettle bells, tyre workout, rowing and more.
Where: 301, Mourya Bluemoon, Opp. Citi Mall (Above Glocal Junction), New Link Road, Andheri (West)
Take home a Gond artwork
NOV 22 8 PM – NOV 23 8 PM: StoryLTD’s upcoming no-reserve online auction of Folk and Tribal art will present the best of India’s rich indigenous art forms. Get your hands on the works made in the tradition of Bhil, Kalighat, Gond, Warli, Madhubani paintings. All bidding begins from Rs. 1,650.
Enjoy a contemporary dance recital
Nov 23, 7 PM onwards: Don’t miss NCPA’s annual Contemporary Dance Season 2016,. The event, titled AadhaaraChakra: A Dancelogue, will see the weaving in of multiple dance disciplines, and will brings alive the the sacred rituals in a Shiva temple and the flavours and fragrances of a spice market.
Where: Experimental Theatre, Nariman Point, NCPA Marg
Entry: Rs. 400 – Rs. 500
Catch Rajasthan’s young musicians
7 PM: Director Roysten Abel will hold a Manganiyar Classroom featuring 35 children of the Manganiyar community from the villages of Rajasthan. Manganiyar is a community of hereditary professional musicians, whose songs have been passed on from generation to generation.
Where: Tata Theatre, Nariman Point
Entry: Rs. 300 - Rs. 874
Meet the policy makers
6 PM: The National Institution for Transforming India is the premier policy Think Tank of the Government of India. Catch Arvind Panagariya, vice chairperson, NITI Aayog and Rajiv Lall, Founder Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, IDFC Bank, as they speak about India’s role in the G20, and about recent policy reforms.
Where: Garden View Room, Taj Lands End, Byramji Jeejeebhoy Bandra
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Write an unforgettable story
10 AM to 5 PM: Attend a two-day writing workshop organised by Tall Tales. The session will delve into what makes a story unforgettable. Also, learn details of a universal story structure and why it's critical to understanding stories. It doesn’t matter if you’re an amateur, because the workshop has been designed for writers of all levels.
Where: The Barking Deer, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Lower Parel
Entry: Rs. 2,500 - Rs. 4,500
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