25 things to do around Mumbai from November 6 to November 13 to November 19
Sunday mid-day brings you a complete planner of events for the week
View brushstrokes by kids
11 AM – 7 PM: Art India Foundation in association with Dostoyanie, Moscow, presents an exhibition of paintings by Russian children.
WHERE: Nehru Centre, Dr Annie Besant Road, Worli
Are you a quiz-whiz?
5.30 PM: Register for ‘Can You Repeat The Question Please?’ by Gaysi Family. Brush up on your trivia for the following topics – desi LGBT voices and music that celebrates gay pride.
WHERE: The Den, Linking Road,
Khar (W) ENTRY: Rs 200
Dance the night away
7 PM – 12 AM: Ladies, wear your heels and swishy skirts to Latin Sunday Social Night. The session begins with a free merengue beginner lesson at 7 pm, after which the DJ rules the house, dishing out some jive, ballroom, salsa and kizomba. Word’s around that there are happy hours on drinks too.
WHERE: Kaitlyn’s Beer Garden, Khan House, Hill Road, Bandra (W)
Hit the coast
12 PM – 1 AM: Take a delicious seafood journey through Karnataka and Kerala with ‘Coastal Adventures’ at this Bandra hot spot. Batter fried calamari, Udupi beet cutlets, clam sukkha and a kuttari salad — made of baby spinach, raw mango, coconut, peanuts and upmensinkai (that’s curd-dried chilli) — are on the menu. All aboard, right?
WHERE: Monkey Bar, junction of 14th & 33rd, Linking Road, Bandra (W)
ENTRY: Rs 1,200 to Rs 1,800
Get picture ‘pawfect’
11 AM – 4 PM: Show your pet dogs how much you love them by treating them to The Pawfect Party. The brunch celebration will have fun activities so that your furry friends will feel pampered just the right way. Grooming, hydrotherapy, tips on canine behaviour, yummy treats and games are just some of the many things in store for pets and pet parents.
WHERE: Smaaash, Kamala Mills Compound, Lower Parel
ENTRY: Rs 1,500 per dog (free entry for children and adults)
Hit the slopes for soapboxes
4 PM – 9 PM: The Red Bull Soapbox Race is back in town and it’s calling out to you. Back in 2012, it was the rage when carts shaped like vada pav and pizza slices swooped down the Mount Mary slope. Participation for this year’s race has closed but that doesn’t mean you can’t get out there and cheer on the adrenalin-pumped contestants.
WHERE: Supreme Business Park, Powai
Listen to Rekha Bhardwaj
6.30 PM: You just cannot miss Sufiana songs rendered by one of the best singers today, Rekha Bhardwaj. As part of Sama’a, a weekend of Sufi music, Bhardwaj will perform some soul-stirring Sufi compositions, both traditional as well as those from Bollywood.
WHERE: Tata Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point
ENTRY: Rs 500-Rs 1,380
Have an epic day
12 PM: What’s the best deal about mythology? You can never get enough of it. So, head to an afternoon screening of Peter Brook’s highly-acclaimed 1989 film, The Mahabharata. Adapted from the original 1985 play, which was nine hours long, this film was reduced to six hours for the film. We suggest you stock up on those goodies as you sit back for this screening. The day will end with a five-minute Virtual Reality (VR) film experience. So, that’s double the fun.
WHERE: Enlighten Centre, The Bombay Art Society, Bandra Reclamation
ENTRY: Rs 500
Glug a spicy salsa cocktail
ONGOING, 11.30 - 1.30 AM: Keeping the festival season in mind, Terttulia at Shivaji Park has introduced a new range of cocktails. Try the Rustic Raw Mango, Monteray Jack and the Lemon Sky. Pair them with nachos and more.
WHERE: Ground Floor, Hotel Parkway, Ranade Road Extension, Shivaji Sea Face Road, Shivaji Park
Learn to paint with a knife
NOV 19, 4 PM: Express yourself through art at a knife-painting workshop by Bombay Drawing Room. With no prior painting experience required, this will be a guided session, shedding light on the basic strokes, sketches and techniques and helping you get in touch with the artist within. All the art material, food and beverages will be provided.
WHERE: Anti Social, Rohan Plaza, 5th Rd, Khar (West)
Hop in for some yummy cheesy fries
NOV 14, 4 PM – 7 PM: Fat Man’s Cafe and Grill is hosting a Children’s Day Pop Up and the menu includes Cheesy Fries, Pizza, Pasta, Iced Tea (Peach or Lemon). They have something in store for the parents as well — a rejuvenating spa treatment for 15 mins by Rasi Spa.
WHERE: Fat Man’s Café and Grill, 48, Tian Building, 3rd Floor, Gulmohar Road,JVPD, Juhu
ENTRY: Rs 1,000
Enter the garden of Eden
NOV 19, 7.45 AM: Embark on a beautiful trip to a valley at Khandala called the Garden of Eden. A challenging, yet fun, climb will take you on a trek to the river, followed by jumping and cannon balling. Also expect a cosy campfire and some pleasant live music.
WHERE: CST ticket counter, Fort
ENTRY: Rs 1,999
From Russia, with love
The Very Best Day (2015): Petya Vasyutin is a highway copy. Alina Shepot is a pop star. When she plows into his patrol car, in order to avoid punishment, she decides to seduce him instead. What happens then is a comedy of errors. On the other hand, The Crew (2016): is about a young pilot who goes on a foolhardy adventure. He tries to evacuate people before an expected volcano eruption in the Aleutian Islands. Do they survive?âÂÂEntry is free and at a first-come, first-served basis.
When: November 15 to 18, 6 pm onwards
Where: Cinepolis, Andheri (West)
Go back in time
NOV 17, 7 PM: Catch the screening of Spiraling Time by Alain Jaubert that concentrates on Duchamp’s emblematic work ‘Nu Descendant un Escalier’ from 1912, a work of art that defined a new approach to painting in the early twentieth century .
WHERE: What About Art, 29th Road, Bandra (West)
Listen to a young vocalist
10 AM - 11.30 AM: This Children’s Day, introduce your kid to the magic of classical music. Listen to Shadaj Iyer, the youngest vocalist from the Agra-Atrauli Gharana along with Yadnesh Raykar, a well-known child prodigy and son of eminent violinist Milind Raykar.
WHERE: Brooke Bond Taj Mahal Tea House, 36 A Sanatan Bakery, Bandra (West)
Try Awadhi cuisine
7 PM ONWARD: Enjoy the rich flavours of Lucknowi cuisine at this Awadhi Food Festival. Curated by Master Awadhi Chef Chandan Singh, the menu comprises dishes like dum pukht, galouti kebabs, dal bhukara, shahi tukda and more.
WHERE: Jeon Eatery, Sea Princess Hotel, Ground Floor, Juhu Tara Road
Operate a laser cutter
7 PM: A laser tool is supposed to be one of the most flexible and accessible rapid prototyping tool in any shop. Here’s a two-hour training class that will show you how laser cutters work. Every participant will get to create a small item as part of the class.
WHERE: Maker’s Asylum, D-11/1, Road No. 21, Opposite Passport Seva Kendra, MIDC, Andheri (East)
ENTRY: Rs 1, 200
Know your Pashmina
11 AM - 7 PM: Brush up your knowledge on the weaves from the Valley at this exhibition at ARTISANS’. Kashmir Loom and Brigitte Singh will display their pashmina shawls, scarves, block-print fabrics and more. The Cashmere fabrics have been woven by women using the traditional hand-charka.
WHERE: ARTISANS’ 52 - 56,V B Gandhi Marg, Kala Ghoda, Fort
7 AM: Sign up for a Capoeira workshop at BandCamp, where during the two-and-a-half days, you will go through six classes. Capoeira is a peaceful, non-violent and artistic martial art from Brazil, with origins in Africa, and is based on animal movements.
WHERE: Chow Dongri via Uttan, Bhayandar West, Near Pali Beach Resort, Dongri, Uttan
ENTRY: Rs 8,000
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Venture into the wild
9 AM: Get away from the concrete jungle, even if it’s only for a couple of hours. Attend One with Nature, a fun nature festival for kids and parents that will get you off your couch and into the wild. The event has activities including guided nature trails, recycling zone and more.
WHERE: Maharashtra Nature Park, Bandra Sion Link Road, Near Dharavi Depot
ENTRY: Rs 80
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