Weekly Planner: 19 Things To Do Around Mumbai From August 13 To August 18

Updated: Aug 12, 2018, 07:45 IST | SMD Team

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Weekly Planner: 19 Things To Do Around Mumbai From August 13 To August 18

Hone your copywriting skills
4 pm – 7 pm: For all the budding copy writers, who'd someday like to make it big in the advertising world, industry professional Nirali Vaidya is conducting a special workshop for kids and teens between the age groups of 10 and 19. At the session, you will be taught how to think creatively, critically and visually, evaluate your own style of writing.

Where: Chembur (address to be shared on enrolment)
Price: Rs 1,500
Call: 8779180917

Dig into kheema uttapam

8 am onwards: If you want to enjoy a South Indian breakfast, head to Paaji Balaji, which has introduced a new menu that offers all your favourite dishes with a twist. For non-vegetarians, there is bhurji neer dosa, kheema uttapam and anda taka tak neer dosa, among others.

Where: Paaji Balaji, Vedant Complex, Thane West
Call: 9773570898

Enjoy cheesy treats

12 pm – 11.30 pm: Dig into some of the cheesiest and scrumptious delights from Mexico, at Quattro. The restaurant's menu boasts of signature dishes like nachos with beans, salsa and cheese to crunchy dipping breads and sizzlers with classic flavours.

Where: Quattro, 7, Janta India Estate, Sena Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
Call: 46104601

Learn about the art of cutting

5 pm: Attend a session by editor and director Sankalp Meshram, titled The Syntax of Beauty, where he'll share his learnings and unlearnings, challenges and discoveries, with a focus on his award-winning films.

Where: Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, 91 A, Rani Baug, Byculla East
RSVP: in.bookmyshow.com

Start your own kitchen gardengarden

11 am – 3 pm: Wish to have your own garden, so that you can grow healthy, organic veggies? Attend a workshop, which will cover a range of topics, including understanding sunlight and seasons; choosing the right vegetables; seed sowing and transplanting, and a step-by-step guide to bio and vermi composting. Kits will be provided.

Where: Salvation School, near Portuguese Church, Dadar West
Entry: Rs 2,300
To book: eventshigh.com

Bite into hot pakodas

11 am – 11 pm: Craving for comfort food in the rain? Browse through The Central Kitchen's monsoon special menu online, and order yourself some hot paneer pakodas, bhajiyas, onion rings, corn cheese balls and tandoor delights that you can feast on, with friends. The dishes will be available all through this month.

Where: The Central Kitchen, Sion
To order: thecentralkitchen.in

Listen to the storytellers

5 pm: Here's your chance to watch some of the finest literary artistes from the city perform live. Kommune is organising an exclusive showcase of some of the best stories, poetry and tellers that it has had the pleasure of curating. The show, which is also going to be recorded on camera, is being shot for digital content.

Where: Maison Swansong, Mantri Sujata Building, GOI Staff Colony, Santacruz West
Entry: Rs 200
To book: insider.in

ROFL with Amit Tandon

Amit Tandon
8 pm – 9.30 pm: Join stand-up comedian Amit Tandon for a laughter roller-coaster with his show Honestly Speaking. During the 75 minute-laughathon, Tandon will talk about everything topical and typical from demonetisation and monsoon to bais and sabziwala — all while drawing experiences from his own life.

Where: Tata Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point
Entry: Rs 499
To book: in.bookmyshow.com

Hear poets define freedom

Faiz Ahmed Faiz
Pratidhwani Music is bringing an evening of stories and poetry that celebrates Independence Day. Bol Ke Lab Azad Hai Tere derives its title from the legendary Faiz Ahmed Faiz's poem. The idea is to understand from poets in the city what their definition of “independence” is. How do they see the country 71 years after independence? What makes them happy about the fact that we live in a free country? Poets who wish to participate have to submit two poems each from which five poets will be short-listed. They shall be performing along with the three poets who will be featured that evening — Divya Prakash Dubey, Puneet Sharma and Divv Sharma.

When: 7.30 pm, August 14
Where: The Cuckoo Club, Next to Candies, Pali Hill, Bandra West
Entry: Rs 300
Call: 9619962969

Go seed bombing

This Independence Day, here's your chance to make the earth a little more green. Carvan Trips and iKheti is organising a cycling trail through Aarey wherein you can go about planting as many seed bombs as you can. The terrain can be uphill at times, but overall it's an easy trail. The cycles, helmets and seed bombs will be provided by the organisers.

When: 7 am, August 15
Where: Meet at Shahid Tukaram Omble Park, Aarey Colony, Goregaon East
Entry: Rs 1,050

Go on a weekend of adventure

This Independence day would be a perfect time to head to the neighbouring town of Khopoli and drown in the crazy rides of Imagica. Make the most of thrilling experiences of I for India that takes you on a flying tour of India, Wrath of Gods, House Of Stars, India's First Bollywood Hall of Fame and so on. There is also a chance to win a three-nights, four days couple trip to Singapore and vouchers at five-star resorts. There are special discounts for college students and for groups for five or more. And, on your way back you can always take a detour in a long drive to the valley of Lonavala. Imagica.

When: August 15th to August 19th
Where: Imagica Theme Park, Off Mumbai – Pune Expressway, Khopoli, near Lonavala

Learn the strokes of zen

Zentangle doodle art is known to be one of the most intricate forms of doodling. The term 'zen' indicates that drawing these patterns will help the person slip into a calm and relaxed state of mind. It involves drawing patterns, that are referred to as tangles. The tangles can be a combination of dots, lines, simple curves and orbs. The idea is to focus on each stroke rather than the end result. At this workshop, themed on Independence Day, experts will guide you in creating your own tangles. The theme is India and the class is open for all age groups. No prior experience in drawing is required.

When: 4 pm to 6 pm, August 15
Where: Doolally Taproom, Andheri West
Entry: Rs 950
Log on to: eventshigh.com

Slip into your trekking shoes

Trek to the Yeoor Hills which lie towards the Thane side of Sanjay Gandhi National Park. While on the trail, there will be discussions about the flora and fauna you'll see while on your way. The trail will open out to a large clearing, surrounded by rocky hills with mini-waterfalls. A climb up to the plateau promises a panoramic view of the hills and the paddy fields.

When: 8 am, August 15
Where: Meet at Tikunjni Wadi Bus Stand, Patlipada, Thane West
Entry: Rs 599
Log on to: eventshigh.com

Watch a dark comedy

8 pm - 11 pm: American Hustle is a black comedy film written by David O Russel. It stars Christian Bale and Amy Adams as two con artistes who are forced by an FBI agent (Bradley Cooper) to set up an elaborate sting operation on corrupt politicians, including the mayor of Camden, New Jersey.

Where: Drishyam VFX, 6th floor, Kailash Plaza, opp. YRF Studios, Andheri West
Entry: Rs 220
Log on to: www.1018mb.com

Attend a book launch

7 pm - 10 pm: Spend the evening attending the launch of Dissent. It's volume six of Helter Skelter magazine's anthology of original short fiction and poetry, handpicked by Meena Kandasamy. Each piece of writing is accompanied by an artwork inspired by and created exclusively for it.

Where: Todi Mill Social, Near Viva Centre, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Lower Parel
Call: 7506394240

Learn the art of finger painting

finger painting
11 am - 10 pm: Ditch your brushes and fill your hands with colours. This session will take you through simple finger-painting techniques that will help you create bold textures to create a painting. Hand gloves will be provided along with all art material, besides food and beverage.

Where: Inox, CR 2, 2nd Floor, Nariman Point
Entry: Rs 1,500
Log on to: insider.in

Pay tribute to Gods of Rock

Shannon & The Silent Riot
11 am - 10 pm: Shannon Pereira and four other musicians form one of the city's most well-known rock outfits Shannon & The Silent Riot. They shall be performing a tribute to Gods of Rock, besides a full-length debut album comprising 11 songs. Expect a heavy dose of rock and roll this evening.

Where: The Quarter, The Royal Opera House, Charni Road
Entry: Rs 499
Log on to: eventshigh.com

Make your own origami LED

11 am - 5 pm: Master the technique of making lamps and light art by combining techniques of origami, laser-cutting and basic electronics and lighting. From basic paper-folding to creating patterns, soldering and assembling the entire piece, this session will cover the basics.

Where: Maker's Asylum, opposite Passport Seva Kendra, MIDC, Andheri East
Entry: Rs 3,540
Log on to: insider.in

Watch a play on startups

8 pm - 9.15 pm: Watch a play about a ragtag group of IT nerds and wannabe business professionals improvising to keep their company afloat. The play is called The Startups where the audience gets to decide the fate of their business. This one could well remind you of Silicon Valley or The Office.

Where: Jeff Goldberg Studio, Links Building, 4th Floor, Khar West
Entry: Rs 300
Log on to: in.bookmyshow.com

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