24 things to do in and around Mumbai from November 26 to December 2
Got a moustache? Here's your time to celebrate. This #Movember, Playlist Pizzeria is giving away a free seven-inch pizza to all men with a moustache on a minimum billing of Rs 500.
Grab a free pizza
12 pm to midnight: Got a moustache? Here's your time to celebrate. This #Movember, Playlist Pizzeria is giving away a free seven-inch pizza to all men with a moustache on a minimum billing of Rs 500. You get to choose your base — regular or wheat, and sauce, which includes regular, spicy, white, BBQ, garlic oil and herb pesto.
Where: The Playlist Pizzeria, Shop No. 1, St Baptist Road, Bandra West
Attend a knife painting party
4.30 pm: Explore your creativity at a unique knife-painting workshop. The guided session will shed light on the strokes, sketches and techniques and help you get in touch with the artist within. Only knives and acrylic paint will be used on canvas. No prior painting experience is required.
Where: Café Zoe, Mathurdas Mills, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel West
Price: Rs 1,850
To book: in.bookmyshow.com
Learn how to trade
2.30 pm: If you have been wanting to try your luck at trading and investing in the stock market, but don't know how to begin, here's your chance. A unique workshop will throw light on the fundamentals of the capital market, how to buy and sell shares, and read graphs.
This could just be the start you wanted.
Where: Finsieger Pvt Ltd, Sector-25, Khandeshhwar, Navi Mumbai
Price: Rs 1,350
To book: eventshigh.com
Watch a play inspired from a classic
4 pm, 6.30 pm: Experience Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's classic Srikanto in a new light with Under The Gypsy Moon. The protagonist of the play is a nomad, who believes that every new experience enriches him. He does not want to be bound by relationships and forms relationships with various women. The play graphs these experiences while also commenting on the social set-ups and culture of Bengal.
Where: Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point
Price: Rs 300 – Rs 1,250
To book: in.bookmyshow.com
Say cheese with pani puri
12 pm – 1 am: Cheese lovers, this one is for you. Hoppipola has launched an all-new menu with delicious, lip-smacking treats for those who can't get enough of cheese. From tortilla tower, avalanche nachos and brekkie in a bun, there's something for every cheese lover. We recommend trying the pani puri fondue.
Where: Hoppipola, 5th Lane, Ram Krishna Nagar, Khar West
Speak Spanish over beer
11 am: Want to learn a new language? Attend the Spanish Tertulias class where Sonam Chheda employs an exciting new way of learning Spanish by shifting the focus from the boring classroom to a more relaxed environment. The class, which starts today, will span over eight sessions, and will include enacting the pronunciations and having conversation on each topic individually.
Where: Doolally Taproom, 10 A Rajkutir, 3rd Road, Khar West
To Register: goo.gl/gCv8Jk
Try Pathare Prabhu delicacies
Dec. 3, 12 pm: For those craving some home-cooked, non-veg thaali, chef Kalpana Talpade, most known for her YouTube channel, will be hosting guests at her place for a traditional Pathare Prabhu feast. This time, apart from the favourites, which include the pomfret fry and bombil methkut, Talpade is also introducing gode mutton and kadai kaleji on the menu. Book before seats fill up.
Where: Khanderao Smruti,
2nd floor, Dattapada Road, Borivli West
Price: Rs 1,500
Visit an art show
Dec. 3, 11 am – 7 pm: Attend an all women eccentric art exhibition, where 19 talented artists will portray the different shades of India and its culture through their paintings. The artworks will showcase ancient India mythologies, treasured dance forms, old tales, different regions and female beauty in an interesting array of mediums, including watercolour, oil paints, pastels and portrait.
Where: Cymroza Art Gallery, 72 Bhulabhai Desai Road, Breach Candy
Time travel to Dutch India
Watch a concert-cum- seminar that illustrates Dutch history in India. Said to be the first of its kind, this will feature a jam session between two historians and one musician. The historians, Dr Anjana Singh and Bauke van der Paul, will speak on the era of the Dutch United East India Company, while Dutch musician David van Ooijen will recreate the era through the music created by the employees and sailors of that period, played on the lute, a string instrument. The programme will also have a special display of one of the oldest books from the museum's collection.
Where: Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, 91 A, Rani Baug, Veer Mata Jijabai Bhonsle Udyan, Byculla East
When: November 27, 6 pm to 9 pm
The master in monochrome
A solo exhibition by Akbar Padamsee, showcasing 110 rare monochrome works in oils, water colour and litho is a must-see this week. The creations span the period between 1992 and 2017. These collections will be displayed along with Padamsee's rare schema series. Also available will be a book Where The Lines Fall, that contextualises Padamsee's journey. The book will be on display for the first time for public view.
Where: Poonam Chambers, 4th Floor, Dr Annie Besant Rd, Worli
When: 11 am to 7 pm
Paint your plate Burgundy
Go on a Burgundy food and wine trail that celebrates the charming French countryside. The menu pays ode to the classics of Burgundy featuring traditional delicacies and local favourites paired with Burgundy wines. Start off with the chevre chaud, baked goat cheese crostini and the caille salade, which is a seared quail and fresh vegetable salad. Indulge in a duck-filled pasta called Canarde A L'orange, that is served in a caramelised orange sauce. Don't miss regional specialties like Coq Au Vin, which is braised chicken and vegetables slow cooked in rich red wine and the Lapin Royale, a roasted rabbit roulade with black truffle filling. Whites like Chabis and Mersault and reds like Chambertin and paired impeccably with the exclusive dishes.
Where: Le Cirque Signature, 8th Floor, The Leela Mumbai, Andheri East
When: Till November 29, 6.30 pm to 12 am
Sign up for a masterclass
This Masterclass is not your usual one. Signature Startup Masterclass is a celebration of the real life success stories and provides a platform to passionate individuals from myriad fields, looking for the right inspiration and guidance to set off on their own journey. It's a chance to hear icons share their stories about how they successfully converted their passion into paycheck. The platform also offers a unique networking opportunity with like-minded people. This week, you have a chance to hear master chef and restaurateur, Ranveer Brar talk about his journey from Lucknow to Mumbai. Joining him will be independent alternative rock band, Spud In The Box.
Where: Flyp @ MTV Cafe, 1st Floor, Kamala Mills Gate no.4, Trade View Building, Lower Parel
When: November 28, 7 pm
Watch a ballad on celluloid
In collaboration with Alliance Française de Bombay, What About Art presents The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye. Genesis P-Orridge has been one of the most innovative and influential figures in music and fine arts for the last 30 years. Defying artistic boundaries, Genesis has redefined his art as a challenge to the limits of biology. In 2000, Genesis began a series of sex reassignment surgeries in order to more closely resemble his love, Lady Jaye. It was the ultimate act of devotion, and Genesis's most risky, ambitious, and subversive performance to date: he became a she in a triumphant act of artistic self-expression. This is a love story, and a portrait of two lives that illustrate the transformative powers of both love and art.
Where: What About Art? 7 Baitush Apts, 29th Road, Near Sigri Restaurant, off Waterfield Road, Bandra West
When: December 1, 7 pm
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A space to share your travel stories
The first edition of this travellers meetup is aimed to create a community for travel enthusiasts, where they can share stories of their backpacking adventures and advice on travel, and in the process get to meet like-minded travellers. The Mustlane Spirit and iTraveleo are two new travel startups that are behind organising this. While The Mustlane Spirit offers off-beat travel experiences, iTraveleo is a cool travel companion that helps you plan your trips, discover new places, book flights upfront and pay later in installments.
When: December 2, 11 am to 1 pm
Where: Bombay to Barcelona Library Cafe, Marol, Andheri East
When rock meets classical
Watch a performance by Paradigm Shift, a fusion act based in Mumbai. Their music can be aptly described as an amalgamation of Indian and Classical with progressive rock structures. They burst into the scene with the cover of AR Rahman's classic score for Roja, that went viral. Following the release of their debut album Coalescence, they have headlined several festivals such as NH7 Weekender and Mood Indigo, to name a few. Watch them perform live, dolling out some of their superhits at this musical do.
Where: Hard Rock Cafe, Sharyans Audeus, Fun Cinema Lane, Andheri West
When: November 30, 8.30 pm
Entry: Rs 500
11 am onwards: Attend an art exhibition that explores the relation between Poland and India from 1955 when Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru visited Warsaw to sign an agreement that would go on to define the economical and cultural relations between both countries. The exhibition, titled Prince Polonia, traces this journey until the beginning of the 90s.
Where: Clark House, Ground floor, 8, Nathalal Parekh Marg, next to Woodside Inn, Colaba
Giggle fest assured
8 pm onwards: The Indian Comedy Club brings you Comically Unstable, a live act by Manish K Tyagi and Vasu Primlani. Tyagi, an engineer who served in the Indian Navy for 23 years, quit as Commander to pursue his passion for comedy. Primlani is known for her philanthropy and flair for comedy. Together, these two promise a riot.
Where: Peninsula Redpine, near Airport Road, Metro Station, Marol, Andheri East
Entry: Rs 500
Attend a book launch
11.30 am to 1.30 pm: Pheroza Godrej, Pritish Nandy and Ina Puri will be launching In Black & White: A Biography of Manjit Bawa. There will also be a discussion on the legendary artist's works followed by a book reading and a screening of Meeting Manjit, a National Award-winning documentary by Buddhadeb Dasgupta.
Where: Piramal Museum of Art, B wing, Ground Floor, Piramal Tower,, Peninsula Corporate Park
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A sensual dance
7 pm to 8.30 pm: Watch 10 dancers confront the distortions and sensuality of 18th century's searing contemporary sensibility, to a haunting score by critically acclaimed composer, Ben Frost. Titled FAR, by Company Wayne McGregor is a 60-minute spectacle inspired by the controversial 'Age of Enlightenment'.
Where: Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point
Entry: R300 to R1,250
Jazz goes electronic
7 pm: Immerse yourself in a melange of jazz and electronics as four musicians from Germany take you on a musical trip. C.A.R. is a musical outfit born in Cologne, that is known for its improvisation and noir style of cyberpunk. This routine promises a heady mix of saxophone, double bass, drums and more.
Where: G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture, Laxmi Mills Compound,
Dr E. Moses Road, Mahalakshmi
Take a bite of Lucknow
A special menu has been curated dedicated to the delicacies of this erstwhile regal city. The specials include lamb galouti, khasta roti, Uttari caman ka saag and Lucknowi biryani. The usual favourites will always be available for patrons to dig into.
Where: Jeon Eatery, Sea Princess Hotel, Ground Floor, Juhu Tara Road
A quick verdict on the buzz
Before December 8, head to Project 88 in Colaba to view Munem Wasif's debut solo exhibition in India. 'Jomin o Joban - a tale of the land' has photographic prints, a series of cyanotype prints, and a video. The exhibition is a compelling narrative of contemporary Bangladesh's personal relationships with land, right from the border territory between Bangladesh and India, to the replacement of rice cultivation by jute.
We visited Fabindia's just-launched FabCafé, located off Kemps Corner, this week. It is spacious and tastefully done up with floral illustrations on the walls, and rich wooden flooring. It's perfect for Instagrammers, what with natural light pouring in from its huge windows. The prices, however, are steep. The oat idli with tomato naryal chutney and sambhar will cost you R290. We suggest you visit only if you have the moolah to spare.
A boring prince
WE think Netflix is taking a break this Christmas season. How else can you explain the lacklustre Netflix Original, A Christmas Prince? It tells the story of journalist Amber, who is sent to follow the alleged womanizer Prince Richard, who could or could not take over the throne of some unknown kingdom. They fall in love, and there is a misunderstanding. Also, neither of the leads got our hearts racing. What a snooze fest. Watch it only if you need to be distracted from messaging an ex. Or else ditch!
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