Weekly Planner: 16 Things To Do Around Mumbai From August 6 To August 11
Sunday mid-day brings complete combo listings to make your weekend happy
Watch how kid's experience violence
12 pm: Go for The Balancing Act, a play in gibberish, which looks at violence and abuse as seen and experienced by young children in day to day life. The questions raised in this 60-minute-long play apply to many of the struggles of a whole generation, no matter the age.
Where: Dance Theatre Godrej: NCPA, Nariman Point
Entry: Rs 500
To Book: in.bookyshow.com
Prepare delish modaks
2 pm: Here's your chance to master the art of making delicious modaks (sweet dumplings) for the upcoming Ganesha festival. During the two-hour long workshop, you will learn how to prepare the filling of jaggery and coconut, and also get a hand-on experience, in the art of shaping and pleating the modaks.
Where: 9, Nutan Kailash CHS, TV Chidambaram Marg, Sion East
To Book: insider.in
Learn to brew beer
4 pm: Celebrate International Beer Day at The Sassy Spoon with a workshop on brewing beer. During the session, you will learn how beer is brewed and see/taste individual ingredients used. This will be followed by a tasting session.
WHERE: The Sassy Spoon, ground floor, Express Towers, Nariman Point
TO BOOK: insider.in
For that literary spell
5.30 pm: Indulge in storytelling and poetry with Meraki. The word, in Greek, relates to what happens each time we leave a piece of ourselves, our souls, into our work, say the organisers. Sounds poetic, right? Well, through August you can expect just that with Meraki, as they bring you eight YouTube artistes who will share their poems and stories. Two artistes will perform every weekend, and you can look forward to Amandeep Singh, Jidnya Pandya (in pic), Mohammed Sadriwala, Rakesh Tiwari, Gaurav Tripathi, Ankita Shah, Yahya Bootwala, Darshan Rajpurohit.
Where: The Cuckoo Club, St Andrews Road, Bandra West
Entry: Rs 300
Listen to a science story
5.30 pm: Take your kids for a science storytelling event, where Priyank Deshmukh of the Legend of Bombay Bards, who plays Prof Deshu, will share tales about curious and investigative minds of myth-busting scientists and stories behind their extraordinary journey that led them to some of the greatest scientific discoveries of the time.
Where: The Little House, Swamini Kripa, Yari Rd, Versova, Andheri West
Entry: Rs 399 – Rs 499
To Book: insider.in
Laugh before you sing
6 pm: Jokes and melodies are congenial bedfellows. That's what stand-up comedian Kanan Gill and music band When Chai Met Toast hope to prove in an unusual comedy special.
Where: Rangsharda Natyamandir, near Lilavati Hospital, Bandra West
Entry: Rs 750 — Rs 1,000
To Book: insider.in
Attend a love conference
9 pm to 12 am: Gather your gang and head out for a karaoke night. What better way could there be to start the week? Unleash the inner playback or pop singer in you and sing the night away at Wild Dining. An eclectic selection of dishes and quirky cocktails are on offer to keep you going.
Where: Wild Dining, 3rd floor, Heera Panna Shopping Centre, Oshiwara, Andheri West
Go for a gluten-free session
11.30 am to 1.30 pm: With gluten-free being a much advocated dietary option these days, go for a session that helps you understand it better and prepare it too. Know how to whip up a savoury millet porridge, mixed dal Mysore dosa with chutney, broccoli and corn rice casserole, pumpkin pie and more.
Where: Sharan Mumbai Centre, 306, Laxmi Mall, New Link Road, Andheri West
Entry: Rs 2,200
LOL at a trial show
8.30 pm to 10.30 pm: Since his last special Cometh The Hour, we hear Azeem Banatwalla has become more angry and cynical. The three-hour long traffic may have something to do with it. But he wants to share the answers that he has found to some things he has always wondered about.
Where: Cat Cafe Studio, Aram Nagar Part 1, Versova, Andheri West
Entry: Rs 300
Log on to: in.bookmyshow.com
Spend time with tribals
7.30 am to 12.30 pm: On World Indigenous People Day, set off on a photo walk that lets you interact with the tribal people living in the city. Capture them on their special day of song and dance and much merriment. The idea is to share these on social media and let the world know.
Where: Aarey Forest, Goregaon East
Entry: Rs 200
Sip on Sindhi cocktails
12 pm to 1 am: A range of cocktails here is using quintessential Sindhi ingredients. Try the Muddled Boondi Mohito, a mix of white rum and salted boondi, the Inter Caste Marriage puts chia seeds and vodka together along with lychee, and Tabassco or Buddy Saunf, mix of star anise and dark rum.
Where: Duma Dum Mast Kalandar, Suman Nagar, Sion Trombay Road, Chembur
Hear the sound of indie-pendence
7.30 pm to 1 am: Here's your chance to enjoy and support independent music in the city. Attend the Indie-pendence Music Fest that brings together names from Mumbai. Among those featured will be electronic band Paratra, fusion rock band Inregalia, the all-funk Chabuk and the bold Harmononium.
Where: The Habitat, Hotel Unicontinental, Khar west
Entry: Rs 500
Watch a ballet composed by Pandit Jasraj
Go for a ballet based on the eternal love story of Radha-Krishna, titled Geet Govind. The two-hour routine is composed by Pandit Jasraj and has been supervised by his wife Madhura Jasraj. It has been sung by some of the best names in the industry like Shreya Ghoshal, Shankar Mahadevan, Mahalakshmi Iyer and Anuradha Paudwal. Geet Govind is based on the poetic composition written by 12th century poet Jayadeva. It has been choreographed by Sandhya Damle who also essays the role of Radha, while folk dance artist Shreyas Desai will play Krishna.
When: 7.30 pm, August 10
Where: Swatantryaveer Savarkar Rashtriya Smarak, Dadar West
Entry: Rs 300-Rs 700
Log on to: www.1018mb.com
Try myriad flavours of khichdi
Those who thought khichdi is as basic a dish could get might change their minds at the ongoing regional khichdi festival. On offer are khichdis from nine regions in India. There's Venpongal, a classic South Indian dish, Pahadi khichdi inspired from the Garhwal region in Uttarakhand, Kathiyawadi khichdi from Kathiawar region to Bisi Bele Bhaath, Karnataka Mutton khichdi, Bihari khichdi, Kolambichi khichdi and more. The health conscious can savour the Bajre ki khichdi, which is packed with flavours and guarantees minimum calories.
When: 12 pm to 12.30 am, till August 15
Where: Neel, Nariman Point and Powai outlet
Call: 66664013, 49455555
Take a walk through history
Gargoyles to Gateway is a day-long workshop that decodes building styles in colonial Bombay and how they transformed. It will be conducted by architect and conservationist Kamalika Bose and professor from JJ College of Architecture, Mustansir Dalvi.
When: 10 am to 4 pm, August 18
Where: Essar House, 11, KK Marg, Mahalakshmi
Entry: Rs 1,000
Capture the Sassoon Docks
Be part of a workshop that allows you to click Sassoon Docks at peak hours. Documentary photographer Aslam Saiyad, aka Bombay Ka Shana and host Mulchand Dedhia will be showing the way. The workshop include shooting, followed by a story telling and critiquing.
When: 6.30 am to 11.30 am, August 18
Where: Sassoon Docks, Colaba
Entry: Rs 990 if registered before August 5, else Rs 1,490
Log on to: Photo Konnect page on Facebook
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