Weekly Planner: 22 things to do around Mumbai from July 16 to July 21

Updated: Jul 15, 2018, 09:37 IST | The Sunday Midday Team

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With France and Croatia eyeing the big trophy at tonight's World Cup final, here's our guide to enjoying the football mania that has gripped the city

Enjoy the game on a large screen

FIFA World Cup 2018

8 PM: If you want to enjoy the game with an equally enthusiastic football gang, catch the live screening of the FIFA World Cup final at the Gateway Convention Centre. Watching the game on the large screen with crazy fans cheering on, will definitely give you a stadium-like feel.

Where: The Gateway Convention Centre, 13th floor, Ecostar, Station Road, Goregaon East
Call: 67080419

Celebrate like the Goans


12 PM – 1 AM: For those who would have loved being in football-crazy Goa for the finals, head to Lady Baga for a beach-style shack experience in Mumbai. To make this game more exciting, head chef Aloysius Dsilva has put together vegetarian and non-vegetarian platters of delicious Goan finger foods that footie fans can nibble on through the game. From croquettes stuffed with a spicy cilantro, and chargrilled skewers of chicken cafreal, there's something for every fan.

Where: Lady Baga, Oasis Complex, Kamala Mills, Gate No. 4, Lower Parel
Price: Rs 1,500 for two
Call: 7777001586

Eat like a football fan


12.30 PM - 4 PM: Head to Seven Kitchens for a brunch befitting all football fanatics, hours before the finals. The menu features match favourites and delectable dishes such as the traditional Russian pelmeni bar (dumplings), millet flour burgers, blinis served with fish roe, stroganoff and churros. Guests can also enjoy football-themed mocktails and cocktails.

Where: Seven Kitchens, Level 9M, St Regis Mumbai, Lower Parel
Price: Rs 3,300
For Reservation: 8291926985

Head to the beach


5 PM: Create your own stadium vibe by the sea while watching the game on a large screen on the beach, at Estella. Along with an exciting food and bar menu tailored to make this day exciting, there will also be a DJ to set the tone for the evening, face painting and jerseys.

Where: Estella, Nichani Kuttir Building, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu
Call: 7506720111

Cheer with fries


8 PM onwards: Book a seat with Kasa Kai Mumbai for a memorable match-viewing experience along with passionate fans. The ticket price includes a pint of beer/virgin mojito and a portion of French fries.

Where: B Desi, Andheri Link Road, DN Nagar, Andheri West
Price: Rs 400
To book: insider.in

Chant and drink


7 PM onwards: Set yourselves free for an intoxicating night, as you watch your favourite teams play at BKC Dive, while grabbing on the selected Bira Towers starting at R999. With free of cost entry, you can dive right into the soccer madness as you cheer and chant for your dream team.

Where: BKC Dive, B Wing, Ground Floor, Pinnacle Corporate Park, BKC
Call: 8655077330

Revisit the life of Ismat Chugtai


8 PM: Catch Naseerudin Shah's play Aurat! Aurat!! Aurat!!!, headed by an all-female cast, which will enact selections from Ismat Chughtai's autobiography and three other writings — Ek Shauhar ki Khaatir, Aadhi Aurat Aadha Khwab and Soney ka Anda. The works reflect Chugtai's concern for the state of womanhood.

Where: Swatantryaveer Savarkar Smarak Sabhagriha, Shivaji Park
Entry: Rs 200 — Rs 500
To book: in.bookmyshow.com

Attend a ghazal show


6.30 PM: While the rest of the city enjoys the football mania, fans of classical music can attend the Humrahi music festival, which is celebrating its 40th year. Led by ghazal maestro Hariharan, the festival will feature the best of exponents of this form. The concert will begin with Chandreyee Bhattacharya's performance.

Where: CIDCO Exhibition Centre, Sector 30A, Navi Mumbai
Entry: Rs 250 — Rs 1,000

Try charcoal art


3.30 PM: Try your hand at creating stunning masterpieces with charcoal, at a new Bombay Drawing Room workshop. Apart from learning to sketch, you will also be fueled with bawa-style monsoon snacks.

Where: SodaBottleOpenerWala, Sentinel, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai
Entry: Rs 1,650
To book: insider.in
To book: in.bookmyshow.com

Watch Agnee perform live


Among the first Indian bands to release their music for free online after releasing their debut album in 2007, Agnee is known for its deeply-rooted Indian sound inspired by Kabir's poetry.

When: July 20, 9 PM
Where: Flyp@MTV, Kamala Mills Compound, Lower Parel
Entry: Rs 499
To book: insider.in

Learn about battles in war zone


Join Army officer Colonel Shailesh Raikar, who will give a first-hand account on fighting battles on the field. Apart from unveiling some of the most interesting experiences of his life in the Army, he will also speak about the reality of the Surgical Strike.

When: July 18, 8.30 PM
Where: CLAP, Solitaire II, 201 Unit, Link Road, Opp. Infinity Mall, Malad
Entry: Rs 100
To book: www.clap.center

See these girls slay on stage


Indiva, an all-female, multi-genre and multi-lingual folk fusion band is set to perform at The Quarter. The band comprises Merlin D'souza (keys and vocals), Vivienne Pocha (vocals and guitar), Shruti Bhave (vocals and violin) and Chandana Bala (vocals). Their sound is known to blend myriad genres such as Hindustani, Carnatic, jazz and world music.

When: July 26, 9 PM
Where: The Quarter, Royal Opera House, Charni Road
Entry: Rs 749 – Rs 1,499
To book: insider.in

Go on a heritage trail in Bandra


Explore the unique physical spaces, character and cultures of contemporary Bandra with Trip360's heritage walk in the suburb. The walk will begin at Land's End, Bandra. You'll get to visit the remains of the 17th-century Portuguese Castella de Aguada, popularly known as the Bandra Fort, and its immediate surroundings. After the fort, you will witness the history, architecture and popular traditions of Mount Mary Church, followed by Ranwar village, one of the few surviving East Indian village communities.

When: July 21, 8 AM
Meeting Point: Taj Land's End, Bandra
Entry: Rs 950
To book: insider.in

Share your story


If you're the sort of person, who loves penning down stories and enjoys sharing them with friends, head to the July edition of Stories On Toast, an open mic for unpublished authors. The winner of the event, chosen by hosts Anuya Jakatdar and Sharin Bhatti Nair, will win a hamper from Books on Toast. Spoken word artiste Aranya Johar will be the special guest.

When: July 17, 8.30 PM
Where: The Cuckoo Club, near Pali Hill, Bandra West
Entry: Rs 250
To book: in.bookmyshow.com

Know more about freedom of expression


Filmmaker, graphic artist and poet Devashish Makhija will be addressing the issue of freedom of expression, especially for those on the margins. The talk will touch upon how he fights for the space in film-making. Through conversations around his short films, he will share how the digital space allows him to deal with socio-political political issues, that he's not as able to take on otherwise. Makhija is now best known for his feature film Ajji; he had also assisted Anurag Kashyap on Black Friday. The session has been curated by Sanjna Kapoor.

When: 5.30 PM, July 20
Where: Kitab Khana, Somaiya Bhavan, Fort
To register: mumbailocal@junoontheatre.org

Order of the day

Feel the chills


4 PM onwards: Stoker is a British-American psychological thriller, best known for its exemplary sound design. The film will be shown at the next session of TalkFILMZ. The screening will be followed by a lecture conducted by Avinash Oak, sound designer and a gold medallist from FTII.

When: Monday 16
Where: Seminar Hall, Soundideaz Academy, Andheri West
Call: 9320342433

Listen to an Italian tune


7 PM to 10 PM: Soprano Maria Chiara Pizzoli and harpist Marianne Gubri will perform classical arias by Rossini and Isabella Colbran. The arias, sung in Italian, were composed for accompaniment by piano or harp and were published between 1805 and 1809.

When: Tuesday 17
Where: Royal Opera House, Charni Road
Entry: Rs 295
Log on to: in.bookmyshow.com

Know your time better


8.30 PM to 10 PM: 'Six Readings On...' is a series consisting of lectures by well-known artists and scholars from a range of disciplines. Each session aims to unpack the diverse theoretical approaches in the realm of academia and artistic practice on the topic of time. Please carry an ID proof along.

When: Wednesday 18
Where: Tarq, Dhanraj Mahal, Apollo Bunder, Colaba
Entry: Rs 4,720
Log on to: www.eventshigh.com

Enjoy rainy day bites


12 PM onwards: Take your pick from a range of goodies that are on offer. There's kullad corn for a quick bite, topped with melted butter and chili, you can also relish a piping hot maggi with a fried egg, and the palak pakodas, masala chai, assorted cookie platter and hot cocoa.

When: Thursday 19
Where: 145 Bandra, 1st floor, HSBC Building, Pali Road, Bandra West
Call: 62339595

Learn to dance in heels


8 PM onwards: Here's a way to learn how to slay it on the dance floor, even in your stilettos. Heels is essentially a solo dance form that is largely seen in hip-hop music videos. This workshop will help you learn the dynamics of getting a firm footing in high heels, as you keep grooving.

When: Friday 20
Where: Thakur College, Kandivli East
Call: 28870627
Entry: Rs 2,950

Go on a dark forest walk


11 PM onwards: A 13-kilometre stretch located in the midst of Tamhini ghat with dense vegetation and lush flora, Andharban,
which literally translates into "dark forest", lives up to its name. The forest trail unwinds through streams, waterfalls and giant trees. Butterflies are a special draw here.

When: Saturday 21
Where: Meet at Swami Narayan temple, Dadar East
Entry: Rs 900
Call: 7719800777

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