27 things to do around Mumbai from August 14 to August 19
Sunday mid-day brings you a complete planner of events for the week
Order of the day
8 pm onwards: Percussion takes centrestage at this concert with SOI Chamber Orchestra and Ney Rosauro, renowned percussionist and composer hitting high notes. He'll join conductor Evgeny Bushkov to showcase his skills with the marimba and vibraphone.
WHERE: Prithvi Theatre, 20, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road
Paint your own tote
2 pm to 5 pm: If the idea of painting your own tote bag to flaunt your arty side, appeals to you, then register for this acrylic tote bag painting workshop. The three-hour session will be conducted by artists J anhavi Mallapur and Chaitali Shah, of Studio 14.
WHERE: Doolally Taproom, Shop no. 5 & 6, Geleki, ONGC colony, Bandra Reclamation, Bandra West
ENTRY: Rs 1,050
Live from London
6 pm onwards: Catch this theatre screening, live from National Theatre, London. Titled Salome, the play is about a girl by the same name, who finds herself in the middle of a revolution and then her mysterious dance changes the world. The play has been directed by Yal Farber.
WHERE: Dance Theatre, Godrej, NCPA, Nariman Point
ENTRY: Rs 512
CALL: 6622 3737
It's Parsi bhonu time
7.30 to pm to 11 pm: Indulge in Parsi delicacies with a special menu curated for the Parsi New Year dinner. Choose from appetisers like Murgi Na Farcha, Patra Ni Macchi and mutton cutlet, before moving to the mains with Salli Boti, Eeda Ni Sauce and khichri.
WHERE: Asian Kitchen, Four Points by Sheraton, Plot 39/1, Sector 30A, Vashi
ENTRY: Rs 1,250+taxes
Bake like a pro
11 am onwards: Try your hand at whipping up chocolate truffle cake, carrot cake with cheese icing, a black forest dome and a fresh fruit and cream cake, at this session. The workshop will be conducted by confectionary chef Christina, using eggless ingredients.
WHERE: Studio Fifteen, Shop no. 4, Rajgruha Co-Op Society, 'B' Wing, BM Marg, Elphinstone
ENTRY: Rs 4,000
Marx on canvas
11 am to 7 pm: This exhibition features artist Altaf Mohamedi's works from the 1960s. The artist, whose works mirror his Marxist ideology, is known to have taken his art to the Matunga Labour Camp and to the slums in the city. Immerse yourself in his style, evocative of his belief in power politics.
WHERE: DAG Art Gallery, 58, VB Gandhi Marg, Kala Ghoda, Fort
7 am to 11 am: This Independence Day cycling trail brings together fitness and environment. Pedal through Aarey Gardens, as you go about planting seed bombs. Cool it off later over steaming cuppas, while exchanging notes with fellow participants. Charges include cycle rental, guide fee and seed bombs.
WHERE: Meet at Aarey Colony entrance, Goregaon East
ENTRY: Rs 750
6.15 am to 10 am: Explore the quiet winding lanes of South Mumbai before the city kicks into action. Ride through Crawford Market and Marine Drive, hit the Sassoon Dock, discover the state's oldest animal shelter, Bombay Panjrapole at Bhuleshwar.
Where: Meet at Kailash Parbat restaurant, 1st Pasta Lane, Off Colaba Causeway
ENTRY: Rs 1,700
6 am to 11 am: Borivli Cyclists Association is organising a trail on wheels to mark their eighth Independence Day ride. The event will start with a flag hoisting ceremony. There will be experts on motorbikes monitoring the trail. Each route will have its own coordinator and participants need to arrange for their own bikes. Registration is free.
WHERE: Meet at Ankur Society, Behind Siddhivinayak temple
7.15 am onwards: To commemorate the 70th Independence Day, Everest Cycle Co. has organised a ride, in a single line formation on the picturesque Palm Beach Road. They are inviting a mix of experienced riders, amateurs, randonneurs, racers, solo riders and group riders, in a bid to promote eco-friendly means of commuting in Navi Mumbai. Registration can happen on the spot as well. The event marks three years completion for ECC.
WHERE: Report at Everest Cycling Culture, Sector 44A, Seawoods, Navi Mumbai
Ninety-year-old food chain Puranmal is geared up to celebrate Independence Day with its Tiranga Food Utsav that brings together specialties from across the country. The tri-colour menu includes items like phirni, malai chum chum, dhokla, pani puri, raj kachori, and more. Also, the Puranmal India ki Thali will be served with Tirangi Mithai. All items will be prepared with natural colours using turmeric powder, spinach, beet root, kesar and pista, to ensure organic standards are met.
WHEN: 10 am onwards
WHERE: All Puranmal outlets in Juhu, CST, Ghatkopar
Saluting the flavours of India, this Independence Day Brunch will feature a spread comprising desi street favourites like samosa chaat, aloo roll, green peas ghungra, tricolour dhokla, bhatti ka murgh, to name a few. Also indulge in regional delicacies like Mutton Goshtaba, Hyderabadi Dum ka Murgh, Chettinad fish, besides baked seafood roulade with tricolour crust.
WHEN: 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm
WHERE: Citrus, The Leela, Sahar, Andheri East
CALL: 6691 1359
PRICE: Rs 2,121 to Rs 3,395
Tri colour on my plate
A special Independence Day set menu brings together some of the choicest regional specialties comprising of appetizers such as baingan bharta with fried onion, crispy chickpea on coin paratha, chatpata chicken bhel, Kundapuri spiced prawn and more. The mains include a fresh methi risotto with cottage cheese and thecha, Mangalorean chicken “ghee roast” served with either buttered ladi pav or Maharastrian ghavan, and a mushroom bhurji served with Maharashtrian ghavan. Sign off with rasmalai served with a saffron mousse or a sweet potato basundi.
WHEN: 12 pm to 3.30 pm and 7 pm to midnight
WHERE: The Sassy Spoon, Ground Floor, Express Towers, Nariman Point
PRICE: Rs 899+taxes
Cutting edge colours
11.30 am to 2.30 pm: Join in for a colourful morning by engaging in a knife-painting party. A painting knife is an artist's tool with a flexible steel blade used to apply paint on canvas. All materials will be provided along with refreshments.
WHERE: Doolally Taproom, C18-21, Dalia Industrial Estate, Near Fun Republic Mall, Andheri West
ENTRY: Rs 1,400
Free country for laughter
Artistes Vaibhav Sethia, Anirban Dasgupta, Gaurav Kapoor, Siddharth Dudeja and Abhijit Ganguly bring you a fresh stock of jokes to celebrate I-Day with their set titled A Day After Monday. Organised by Culture Shoq, ticket holders at the venue can get an extension on Happy Hours till midnight. There will also be pre-show and post-show offerings for tipplers and lots of discounts. This one promises to be a laughter fest that satiates all senses.
WHERE: Brewbot, G-01 and 101, Morya Landmark 1, off New Link Road, Andheri West
WHEN: 8 pm onwards
ENTRY: Rs 149
Kids in the kitchen
This Independence Day, get your little ones to hop onto a cooking workshop exclusively curated for kids. Spread over three hours, this session will introduce them to the culinary world, teaching them how to make an array of assorted desserts. A professional baker will guide them through their kitchen journey and make sure they learn every process patiently.
WHERE: Culinary Craft 247, Powai Plaza, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai
WHEN: 3 pm
ENTRY: Rs 1,059
CALL: 99203 38627
Mithila in Mumbai
Namak is an exclusive program with folk and food from Mithila that will be performed by artiste Vibha Irani. The idea of this program is to introduce exclusive folk and gaali geet or teasing songs of Mithila along with its authentic foods and snacks. The food, that will be served after the program will be cooked under the supervision of the artist herself.
WHERE: Clap, Unit No. 201, A-Wing, 2nd Floor Solitaire II, Opp. Infinity Mall, Malad West
WHEN: 8 pm onwards
ENTRY: Rs 249
CALL: 6587 6777
Become a pawnstar
12 PM: A star in chess i.e. Finally, a place that gives the strategy game its due. This afternoon, head to Bandra Reclamation to participate in an amateur chess tournament. Remember: this is not a drinking game. What you do get however is four games, a pint of beer and a very polite arbiter.
WHERE: Doolally Taproom, ONGC Colony, Reclamation, Bandra (West)
ENTRY: Rs 300
Paint your love for your pooch
10 AM - 11 AM: If you have always wanted to paint a station, head to Ram Mandir Station on the Western Line now. The Foundation for Mumbai Animals is letting all animal lovers paint images surrounding the theme at the station. You can even donate food for strays, medicines or even money.
WHERE: Ram Mandir Station
ENTRY: Rs 10
Lol in Navi Mumbai
7:30 pm: If you live in Navi Mumbai and heading to Lower Parel for a comedy fix on a Sunday doesn't sound funny, breathe easy. Atul Khatri, who recently quit the East India Company, has a gig here this evening. He romises an hour of new, old and classic jokes.
WHERE: Four Points by Sheraton, Plot 39, 1, Sector 30A, Vashi
ENTRY: Rs 500-Rs 750
Catch music from the year of freedom
Ring in Independence Day early by attending 1947: World Premieres from our Year of Independence at the NCPA. The evening, held as part of Con Brio — The John Gomes Memorial Piano Competition and Festival — will give a vivid insight into the emerging ideologies of the time. On the cards are Britten's Canticle - My Beloved is Mine, Henze's Sonatina for Flute and Piano, Duruflé's Requiem, Stravinsky's Concerto for Strings and Ginastera's Suite de Danzas Criollas. The jazz and pop genres that were gaining great momentum at the time will also not be forgotten.
WHERE: Experimental Theatre, NCPA, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point
ENTRY: Rs 240 and Rs 400 (plus GST)
Sort out your morning plans at one venue
10 AM Onwards: You've only seen the insides of Monkey Bar after sunset. But, this Sunday, gastro-pub may be the answer to the what-shall-we-do-today question. With breakfast options ranging from curried akuri to millet upma and wake-me-up drinks like French press coffee and masala chai, it may be the place to head to with your morning papers. Especially since there's also a Farmers Market with organic foods and a pottery pop up that have been organised at the space.
WHERE: Summerville, 14th & 33rd Road, ground floor, Linking Road, Bandra West
See how Gandhi became Gandhi
Who was Gandhi before he became the Mahatma? Mohan's Masala is a an 90-minute play directed by Manoj Shah on the life of Gandhi up until the point where he gets thrown out from a train in South Africa. It traces the journey from his childhood to the time he finds the purpose of his life, that of gaining freedom for himself and of his people from the Britishers. The play, peppered with true incidents, is about a man finding his own self.
WHERE: G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture, Laxmi Mills, Shakti Mills Lane, off Dr E Moses Road, Mahalaxmi
ENTRY: Rs 590
Give your evening a classical touch
6 PM: First Edition Arts which promises ragas (Hindustani and Carnatic) without short cuts has crossed the one million view mark for its YouTube channel. To celebrate this, it is organising a sarod and sitar duet by Arnab Chakrabarty and Vinayak Chittar at Khar's antiSOCIAL. The performance, we are told, rejects the superficial antics that most celebrity musicians present today; hence the title, Not a Jugalbandi.
WHERE: antiSOCIAL, Rohan Plaza, 5th Rd, Ram Krishna Nagar, Khar West
Learn about cell division
5 pm: Here's an interesting fact: The latest estimate says that there are 37.2 trillion cells in our body and each one knows how to divide exactly down the middle. How and Why? Mithilesh Mishra, a biophysicist and professor at TIFR will explain how and why at the latest edition of Mumbai Local.
WHERE: Dr Bhau Daji Lad MuseumRani Baug, Veer Mata Jijbai Bhonsle Udyan, Byculla East
ENTRY: Rs 10
Write your heart out
5 PM: We all have that one person in our lives with whom a conversation has been left incomplete. Writer Qais Jaunpuri is all set to help you achieve closure. Write a letter, pouring your heart out, read it out in public and then have Jaunpuri mail that letter to the recipient.
WHERE: Human Arts Studio And Cafe: Mumbai, 47, Janki Devi Public School Road, SV Patel Nagar, Andheri West
ENTRY: Rs 100
Join a 12-hour run
Uptill 7 pm: Okay, may be you are cut out for more active stuff. How about joining a run at Shivaji Park? The annual Mumbai Ultra 12-Hour Run starts from 5 am and continues till 7 pm.
WHERE: Shivaji Park, Dadar West
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