Spend a day with a Bollywood star, plus other activities

Mar 09, 2014, 08:01 IST | SMD Team

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Day with a star
Sonali Kulkarni

5 pm onward: Mumbai Local comes to Byculla for an interaction with Sonali Kulkarni, theatre and film actress, who recently got the chance to play Lady Macbeth in a Telugu film. In this talk, Kulkarni will talk about how she 'stumbled and fumbled looking for Lady Macbeth aka Mahadevi’, and in the process discovered as much about herself as the character.
At: Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Byculla
Call: 6556 0394/ 23731234

Spin the bottle
7 pm onward: Twenty nine-year-old Ami Shroff is one of the rare breed of women bartenders in India and her bottle-spinning act has left onlookers amazed. Shroff will perform her signature act, which is, juggling with a crystal ball today.
At: R City mall, Ghatkopar
Call: 07738009859

How to make a mocktail
6 pm-7.30 pm: Always wanted to make a deadly mocktail for friends and close family members but never knew how to? You might want to head over to R City Mall where a series of events are being held to mark Women’s Day. Those interested to brush up their mocktail-making skills can join a workshop today by baker and cook Neha Jiwnani, where how to make a range of drinks such as Pina Colada, Virgin Mary, Mojito, Blue Lagoon and lots more will be taught.
At: R City mall, Ghatkopar
Call: 07738009859

For the Mrs and the Miss
4 pm-6 pm: The CN Wadia Gold Cup Race will be held this afternoon at the Mahalaxmi Race Course along with the glamorous Gladrags Mrs India Mumbai pageant and the endearing Gladrags Little Miss and Master India Mumbai pageant and fancy dress. The CN Wadia Race Day will be a day of high voltage glamour as married women from across Maharashtra will compete for the Mrs India Mumbai pageant title.

Tiny tots will vie for top honours at the Gladrags Little Miss and Master India. There will be a fancy dress round and a pageant round out of which the winners of the Gladrags Little Miss and Master India will be selected from two age groups — juniors and seniors. There are many lucky prizes to be won from GoAir, Bombay Dyeing and Britannia to name a few, and a free week’s stay in the Philippines for a couple.
At: Mahalaxmi Race Course, Keshav Rao Khadye Marg
Call: 9870985003

Bandra smells of fresh bread
9 am-7 pm: Head to the grand opening of artisanal bread makers’, The Baker’s Dozen, store in Bandra, following the launch of its Prabhadevi and Kemp’s Corner branches. The new store is a short distance from the cafe, Suzette. In addition to their popular range of lip-smacking breads, the store will also launch dips by Yellow Butterfly. Later this month, another branch of the store is expected to open up in Oshiwara.
At: The Baker’s Dozen, 4, Shakti Raj CHS, next to Faaso’s, Pali Naka, Bandra (West)
Call: 9920101313

Music, mood and melody
Anand Bhate

Saturday, 6:30 pm: Hindustani vocalist Anand Bhate’s gurus include Chandrashekhar Deshpande and the Kirana gharana maestro, Bhimsen Joshi. Bhate will present khayal compositions in the traditional Kirana style, with extensive ornamentation, sargam and taan patterns.
Where: NCPA, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point
Call: 6622 3737

Heart of Bengal
Ongoing, till March 15
11 am-7pm: Art of Bengal, an exhibition at the Delhi Art Gallery shows over 200 paintings from Bengal, a state with one of the most influential art legacies in the country. The exhibition showcases artworks which went on to deeply impact the journey of Indian art. Works of artists such as Abindranath Tagore, Jamini Roy, JP Gangooly, Rabindranath Tagore and Bimal Dasgupta are on display. The exhibition includes works created in the 19th century, when local artists painted on cloth, known as Kalighat pats. It then goes on to feature some Early Bengal Oils by artists such as BP Banerjee. You will also come across art from the Bengal School done by Nandalal Bose, Asit Haldar, Kshitindranath Majumdar and DP Roy Chowdhury. Modernist paintings by Somnath Hore, Prodosh Das Gupta and Chittaprosad are featured, too.
Where: Delhi Art Gallery, plot no. 58, Dr VB Gandhi Marg, Fort
Call: 49222700

Shakespeare, humoured
Today, 6 pm: Purists, look the other way.
Ever fancied William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, with all its rage and madness, but infused with a guffaw-inducing twist?
Or Othello, in all its glory of revenge, blood-lust and betrayal, having a gag or two, just to loosen things up a bit?
The guys at Canvas Laugh Factory want to give it all a shot, and you could watch them perform the Complete Works of Shakespeare. Stand-up comics Neville Shah, Brij Bhakta and Aadar Malik will perform 37 works of the bard in 99 minutes.
At: Canvas Laugh Factory, Palladium Mall, 3rd Floor, High Street Phoenix, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
Tickets: Rs 400
Call: 43485000, 9004603131

Outer space in your living room
Saturday, 9 pm: National Geographic will take you around the world, and beyond, literally. In a special two-hour televised event called Live from Space, National Geographic wil broadcast live from the International Space Station and Mission Control in Houston, Texas. In collaboration with NASA, viewers can orbit with astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Koichi Wakata nearly 250 miles above the Earth’s surface. Meanwhile, host Soledad O’Brien will join astronaut Mike Massimo on the ground at Mission Control. You want to say ‘hello’ to the astronauts in person? Here’s your chance. You could take a photo or video of yourself waving to the astronauts and share it on Instagram with #HelloFromEarth. Check out www.livefromspace.com/ to see those who have already waved to the skies above.
Log on to: www.natgeotv.com/in for more details

Maximum cities

A cinematographic installation titled Sample City that is on display at the Max Mueller Bhavan

Friday, 6.30 pm: Cities across the world can be easily described as living organisms, reflecting social processes and interactions, economic relations, political conditions and private matters. An exhibition titled Sample City, which opened earlier this week (on March 6), takes this thought forward. It describes imaginary cities that have been documented with photographs in urban areas.

Unlike existing cities in specific places, from special historic epochs, or as versions of Berlin, Budapest or New York, urban phenomena, universal qualities or quintessence of urban life are depicted in this exhibition.
The project was conceptualised during the Year of Germany in India 2011-2013 — Infinite Opportunities, an exchange programme between Germany and India last year. The exhibition will also feature Cityscapes, a programme, where several movies exploring myriad cities will be screened. Some of the movies include a six-minute movie Luck Smith, Fiasco – Fragments based on the novel of the same name by Imre Kertész, Berlin Retour, a 1996 film directed by Gusztáv Hámos and Hidden Cities, a 2012 movie.
At: Max Mueller Bhavan, K Dubash Marg, Kala Ghoda
Call: 22027710

Tale of a woman
Tuesday, 6.30 pm: Canadian author Kim Thúy has had an eventful life. Born in Saigon, she arrived in Quebec at the age of 10 in 1978. She has worked as a lawyer and a chef before becoming a writer. She will present her first novel, Ru, in conversation with Prof Vidya Vencatesan, head of the French Studies department at the University of Mumbai. Ru has won the Governor General’s Literary Award and the Grand Prix du Salon du Livre de Montréal 2010.
At: Indigo terrace, 4, Mandlik Road, Colaba
Call: 22035993, 22036187

A musical soiree
Friday-Saturday, 7 pm: Connossieurs of Western Classical Music have reason to rejoice. After giving an encouraging response to the Symphony Orchestra of India (SOI), they will now get an opportunity to watch the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), widely regarded as one of the world’s leading orchestras, perform in the city next week. Conductor Daniel Harding will head the LSO. He will be joined by Tim Hugh as the soloist in Elgar’s Cello Concerto, on a programme that will also include Mahler’s Symphony No 1. Roman Simovic will play the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto on
March 15, alongside works by Mussorgsky and Stravinsky.
At: Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA), Nariman Point
Call: 22824567, 66223724

Artistic expressions find a way

11 am-11 pm: Reputed artistes such as Arunanshu Chowdhury, Anjilie Vellody, Brinda Miller, Jaideep Mehrotra, Sunil Padwal, Ganesh Gohain, Heeral Trivedi, Viraj Naik and Yashwant Deshmukh will be presenting their works at an exhibition In an Artist’s Mind by Gallerie Angel Arts. Gallerie Angel Arts is a premium boutique art service owned by Shwetambari Soni and Reshma Jani. They believe in selling Modern Contemporary Indian art with sensibility and thorough research.
At: The Reflections Lounge, JW Marriott, Juhu
Call: 66933000

Revenge unlimited
6.30 pm: Coriolanus is Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge. Tom Hiddleston stars in Donmar Warehouse’s production. 
At: Godrej Dance Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point
Tickets: Log on to www.book myshow.com

Pop it up
12 pm-12 am: Get a taste of Aoi at Lemon Grass. The Japanese restaurant has tied up with popular Pan Asian eatery for Aoi@Lemon Grass. This pop-up restaurant will feature a limited edition Aoi 2.0 menu — a revolutionary new Japanised menu. 
At: 4, Carlton Court, Turner Pali Road Junction, Bandra West
Call: 26551291

Dishing it out
7 pm onwards: Boveda’s monthly changing main course menu has an array of sumptuous dishes to choose from, such as Spinach Gnocchi, Cajun Vegetables with Herbed Rice, Fish Plank Balsamic Soy Sauce Pok Choy and Rice, Grilled Chicken Butterfly Merlot Sauce Whipped Potato and Garlic Vegetables, and Death by Sandwich and more.
At: Boveda, G 04, Morya Landmark 1, Off New Link Road, Andheri west
Call: 67080858

Groovy tunes
10 pm onward: Kickstart the weekend at Nico Bombay, which invites all to meet different people, converse and dance over cocktails. Different artists help you set the floor on fire every Friday as you groove to their tunes. 
At: Nico Bombay, 105 Apollo Street, Bombay Samachar Marg, Kala Ghoda
Call: 9820152102

Dance tonight
10.30 pm onward: It’s time to get high on dance music as DJ Arjun Vagale presents his new live show, Re:Focus, exploring the depth and inventiveness of dance music though a series of performances and the release of a compilation CD, Reference: Focus. 
At: BlueFROG , Mathuradas Mills Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
Call: 61586158

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