The weekend digest
Top picks, cool finds, must-attend gigs. Here's how to make the most of your weekend
Artefacts from the east
Explore traditional Japanese lacquerware transformed for Indian audiences by artists Yukiko Yagi and Meguri Ishida, who will also conduct workshops. Daisuke Kagawa’s Eshi painting series will also be on display at the exhibition.
Time 11 am to 7 pm
At Artisans’, Kala Ghoda.
Cost Rs 2,150 and Rs 3,540 (workshop)
Tribute to a guru
On the late kathak exponent Pt Durgalal’s 70th birth anniversary, Samved Society for Performing Arts and eminent kathak artiste Uma Dogra are presenting a bouquet of classical dance performances.
On September 9, 5.45 pm
At Marathi Sahitya Mandir, Sector 6, Vashi, Navi Mumbai.
Calling aspiring tattoo artists
Sign up for this 90-day course to learn everything tattoo related, from basic to advanced levels of tattooing techniques to how to run a successful tattoo parlour. It is open to those who are looking to build a portfolio and take up tattooing as a career.
Time 1 pm to 6 pm
At Aliens Tattoo Training Institute, Malad West.
Cost Rs 2,72,000
For a funny mood
A Khar restaurant joins the list of eateries that host stand-up comedy gigs. Join in the laughter with Pavitra Shetty (in pic) and others.
On September 9, 7 pm
At The Looney, The Lover and the Poet, Khar West.
Cost Rs 300
A hat-tip to artisans
A popular home decor brand shifts its gears from Delhi to Mumbai for a pop-up this weekend. The idea to bring artisan-led brands to the forefront will be seen in the stationery, jewellery, accessories serveware and textiles, which will be available for sale.
On September 8 and 9, 11 am to 7 pm
At BARO, Sun Mill, Lower Parel.
Concert with a cause
Do your bit for those affected by the Kerala and Kodagu floods by attending a benefit concert, which is bringing together artistes Harshdeep Kaur, Shilpa Rao, Rabbi Shergill, Shibani Kashyap, Mohan & Koco (Agnee), Jasleen Royal, Mame Khan, Akhil Sachdeva, Dino James, Rohit Kulkarni and DJ Manas. With Aanchal Srivastava (Yatra With Aanchal) as its opening act, proceeds from the musical night will go to Plan India Organisation. Donation boxes will be placed at the venue for those who want to do more for survivors of the tragedy.
Time 6 pm to 12 am
At Flyp@MTV, Lower Parel.
Entry Rs 499
Make your way to this popular watering hole for a quick lunch meeting or some relaxed time with the family, and give their new lunch menu a try. They’ve got it all covered from whole wheat parpadelle, feta cheese salads, prawn tacos and quesadillas to lamb sliders.
On 12 pm to 4 pm
At The Irish House (all outlets)
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Don't miss the Butterfly festival in Mumbai this weekend!