The Mumbai Minute: Plan your weekend in 60 seconds
Here's a roundup of all the events and activities happening around Mumbai that you can be a part of this weekend
Rejoice in music
Attend the ninth edition of the Kala Viraasat festival, featuring a rare combination of two internationally acclaimed maestros, Ustad Rashid Khan (in pic) and Hariharan, bringing together their unique styles in a soulful performance.
TIME: 7 pm
AT: Nehru Centre Auditorium, Worli.
ENTRY: Rs 350 onwards
Set out for a midnight ride
It's the perfect weather to get out and explore the city at a leisurely pace. Sign up for this midnight bicycle ride by Mumbai Riders and discover a different side of the city that never sleeps.
TIME: 11.30 pm to 3 am
MEETING POINT: Colaba (detailed instructions to be sent after registration)
LOG ON TO: eventshigh.com
COST: Rs 499 onwards
Get past the doors
Catch an exhibition of paintings by KR Santhanakrishnan, a Chennai-based artist, showing his recent works on a distinct concept named Open Doors, where each painting illustrates a door with a tale to narrate.
TILL: December 25, 11 am to 7 pm
AT Jehangir Art Gallery, Kala Ghoda.
Catch a thriller
Is truth absolute or does each of us experience it differently? Watch the dilemma unfold on stage with Barff, a Hindi thriller set in the winter of Kashmir, revolving around the desperate parents of an ailing child and an unsuspecting doctor. The play has been directed by, and stars, actor Saurabh Shukla.
TIME: 8 pm
AT: The Royal Opera House, Mathew Road, Girgaum.
LOG ON TO: insider.in
ENTRY: Rs 300 onwards
Laugh out loud
This one's for those who love their jokes with a dash of satire. Watch Urooj Ashfaq (in pic), Andy Reghu and Dhruv Deshpande take the stage to crack you up.
TIME: 9 pm to 10 pm
AT: The Cuckoo Club, Macronells Compound, Bandra West.
LOG ON TO: bookmyshow.com
ENTRY: Rs 100
Take DIY route
Why bring home a plastic Christmas tree when you can craft one on your own? Sign your kid up for festive decoration workshops starting today, where they will learn to make the traditional candy cane star and snowman, and 3-D paper Christmas trees with other festive decor.
TILL: December 25
AT: Growel's 101 Mall, Kandivali East.
Magician Suhani Shah is on a Mumbai tour with her stand-up magic act, starting today. An expert in performing magic blindfolded, Shah will showcase hypnosis and mind reading.
TILL: December 31 tiME 8.30 pm
AT: Vishnudas Bhave Theatre, Vashi.
LOG ON TO: bookmyshow.com
COST: Rs 200 onwards
Go fa la la la
Get into the festive mood at a Christmas eve party, where DJ Benedict, Reji and Pradeep Maharana (in pic) will be behind the deck belting out old school hip-hop funk and retro classics.
TIME: 9 pm onwards
AT: Bonobo, Kenilworth Mall, Bandra West.
Listen to classical tunes
There's something about waking up to the sound of classical music. If you haven't yet attended a concert of morning ragas, here's your chance to experience one featuring Ratish Tagde, a well-known violinist, who will perform melodic tunes for two hours.
TIME: 6.30 am
AT: Kala Prangan, Ravindra Natya Mandir, Prabhadevi.
Make a wish
ongoing Today is the last day to take your pick from select gifts from the in-house brands of this mall, details of which can be found online, using #HSPWishCircle. Comment on the product you like, and your wish may be granted. You can also visit the mall for the same.
AT: High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel.
Sunday Walk into this SoBo salon and come out dolled up for Christmas Eve, as they celebrate the Happy Hair Week. Apart from packages on haircut, make-up, and nail art, free hair products and salon services await every customer.
TILL: December 31, 10.30 am to 8 pm
AT: The Blowdry Bar, Parijat Building, G Road, Marine Drive.
Let your generosity matter
ongoing Drop your pre-loved clothes at this retail store's multiple outlets as part of its association with the Goonj foundation. As a token of appreciation, you will get vouchers worth `600 if you shop for Rs 3,000 or more.
TIME: 10 am to 9.30 pm
AT: All Marks & Spencer outlet
A walk through Mohammed Ali Road's Khau Galli