Weekly Planner: Activities and events happening around Mumbai
We give you the complete lowdown on plays, film screenings and many other events that you can be a part of this week
To mom, with love
12:00 pm to 3 pm: On the occasion of Mother’s Day, treat your mom to a kitchen-free day. Walk into Chao Ban and dig into the special lunch buffet for R850 (plus taxes) prepared by Chef Lao. Choose from an assortment of dishes such as Sweet Corn Chicken Soup, Four Season Beans, Rangoon Aubergine, Chinese Greens, Stir Fried Prawn in Hoison Sauce and more. The rice and noodle preparations accompanying the main course include Fried Rice with Egg and Spring Onion, Vegetable Hakka Noodles and Veg Moon Fan. Complete the celebration with Chocolate Mousse, Candied Dates and Chao’s Custard Bun.
At: Chao Ban, 30, K DubhashMarg, Kala Ghoda, Fort
11.25 pm: In the movie, Good Luck Chuck, in order to keep Cam, the woman of his dreams (Jessica Alba) from falling for another guy, Charles ‘Chuck’ Logan (Dane Cook) has to break the curse that has made him popular with single women. Once they sleep with him, the next man they meet becomes their true love. But will Chuck succeed in saving his love life?
At: Sony Pix
In search of Tagore
5 pm onward: Actor and director Manav Kaul joins Mumbai Local for a conversation about his quest to discover Rabindranath Tagore in Colour Blind: A Playwright-Director’s journey with Tagore.
If you would like to save a seat, write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Seats are available on a first-come-first basis. Entry is free.
At: Bhau Daji Lad Museum in Byculla
11.45 pm: Ideaz Unlimited will showcase Pappa No Problem, a young adult play on naughty children and their concerned parents. The play attempts to show what happens when education turns into business and teaching is managed by those who are into cheating. Directed by Manoj Shah, the cast includes Jay Upadhya, Shruti Gholap, Alok Gagdekar and Rachna Pakai.
At: 393, Bhaudaji Road, Brhmanwada, Matunga East
Say it with jewellery
11 am to 7 pm: Celebrate Mother’s Day with Basra Pearl Collection from Jadau Jewellery Designer Falguni Mehta. The Basra pearl collection is a tribute to the mother of today. Pearls are an eternal classic that enhance the style quotient of a woman. Gift the most special woman in your life an eternal Basra pearl piece this Mother’s Day.
At: Kakad Palace, Turner Road, Bandra West. By appointment only.
Canvas capers in black and white
Till: May 13, 11 am-7 pm: A number of renowned artists are showcasing their works at the JS Art gallery. Arpiya Bhavsar, Dilip Choudhary, Dhananjay Thakur, Gautam Patole, Gopal Pal, Yuvraj Patil and Vrindavan Solanki have their works on display at the Xya group show that is currently on at the gallery. While Solanki uses pencil on canvas and also has some works of charcoal, Choudhary’s works depict the Bengali countryside and his hometown Kolkata bathed in the monsoon rains.
Bhasar creates different kind of abstract forms of trees using ‘Pen and Ink’ work on canvas as well as paper. An artist with creative views, Pal’s works feature figures including bird, animal and humans, using acrylic colours on canvas. The female figure features prominantly in Gautam Patole’s work, which uses charcoal on paper. Patil creates famous monuments, streets, and portraits using charcoal on canvas as well as on paper.
At: JS Art Gallery, New Shelter building, Plot no 119, First Road, SV Road, Khar West
Turn on the lights
Till: May 20, 11 am-7 pm: Tranceforme, the home decor store, is showcasing lamps by different designers. To give a buyer enough variety, this exhibit will display around 75-80 different light models. Among others, this will include industrial chic lights in brass and silk, papier mache lights, meche wire, contemporary lights and more. Some of the designs are by Jenny Pinto, one of India’s few studio papermakers, who makes a range of lights that play with light, shadow and texture.
At: Tranceforme Designs, F-11, 1st floor, Laxmi Mills Estate, Off Dr E Moses Road, Mahalaxmi
Paint my love
Till: May 20, 11 am-7 pm: The exhibition Eternal Strokes is showcasing some unseen works of renowned realistic artist, the late John Fernandes. If you’re an art lover, then this is your chance to see some of Fernandes’ works and to understand his grasp of line, form and colour tones.
At: Art Desh - The Studio, White House Annexe, 91 Walkeshwar Road
Till: May 20: Sip on refreshing coolers including Ginger and Watermelon Frappe, Mango and Mint Cooler, Bubblegum and Blueberry Smoothie and more as part of ‘Summer Sips at Auriga’.
At: Auriga, Plot no 1B (ground and first floor), Famous Studio Lane, Off Dr E Moses Road, Mahalaxmi
Till: June 15: You don’t need to visit different places in order to enjoy beer from other parts of the world. At the Brewary Voyage, you can taste beers from 13 countries like Belgium and Austria, and by labels such as Chimay, Duvel Blonde, Amstel, Birra Moretti among others.
At: Atrium Lounge & Bar, Taj Land’s End, Bandra
Call: 6668 1234
Bond with the best
2.06 pm: Daniel Craig stars as James Bond in Skyfall, the 23rd film of the spy-thriller series. The movie, which became the seventh highest grossing film of all time, shows Bond’s loyalty to M being tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
On: Sony Pix
11 am-6 pm: There are enough grooming classes for women but what about the guys? Well, the Man Workshop by Image ReDefine is here to fill the gap with tips on how to dress and accessorise as per their body structure and skin tone, how to dress to influence people, skin care, hair care and styling tips, body language, business etiquette and more.
At: Raheja Classic Club, Andheri West
Your pet’s day out
Friday: The event itself is on May 18 but if you and your pet want to have a pet-together at Mutt Hutt Cafe, then May 16 is your last day to register. By booking a seat, you and your pet can participate in a fun session with a canine behavioural and training expert to know more about your dog. You can also take tips from the grooming expert and capture memories with a professional photographer, while your pets can jump into the refreshingly cold swimming pool. Refreshments will also be served. Apart from this, there are scores of prizes and goodies on offer to be taken home.
At: Annapurna, Building 7, Sector 3, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai. (opposite Nature’s Basket)
The life of an actor
Wednesday, 8.30 pm onward: Who Let The Dogs Out? is an extended adaptation of Ed Monk’s Cut. It’s a play within a play and also a hysterically funny take on the life as actors, both on and off stage.
It touches upon the question of life, death and existence. The piece is directed by Nidhi Bisht and is in Hinglish.
At: Canvas Laugh Factory, Palladium Mall, High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel
Become a grill expert
Saturday, 6 pm: It might be sweltering hot outside, but don’t let that stop you from learning a thing or two about grilling. Plan your weekend with friends and family members around an event hosted by chef Joshua D’Souza, where participants will be taught facts about grilling. You can put the hands-on experience to good use at that next party. Summer coolers and a barbeque menu will also be offered to all.
At: Silverspoon Gourmet, Sitaram Jadhav Marg, Lower Parel
Entry: Rs 1500 per head (veg), Rs 1800 per head (non-veg)
Music and all that Jazz
Tuesday, 9 pm onward: Ever wondered about Indian musicians who brought jazz influences into Hindi film music between the ’50s and ’70s? If yes, here is your chance to know more. A semi -autobiographical musical play about Goan and Anglo Indian musicians, such as C Ramchandra, Laxmikant- Pyarelal, Shankar Jaikishan and R D Burman, who influenced Indian film music, is sure to whet your curiosity. The play, directed by Etienne Coutinho, includes cast members Bugs Bhargava Krishna, Rhys Sebastian and Dsouza Lionel Pereira, Ashley Nazareth, Neal Pires, Shaukat Baig, Clara Pereira and Yvette Braganza among others.
At: Prithvi Theatre, Church Road, Next to Centaur Hotel, Juhu
Musings at a museum
Ongoing, till June 21, 11 am-7pm: Udaipur-based American artist, Waswo X Waswo, who is known for his chemically-processed sepia-toned photographs, is back with a new exhibition of his works. Titled Sleeping through the Museum, the show, which opened on May 8, attempts to raise an array of questions regarding the function and purpose of a museum. Waswo has worked in collaboration with artist Rajesh Soni on this exhibition. He has also orchestrated a series of lithographs with Subrat Behara. Village potter Shyam Lal Kumhar joins in this exhibition by providing an assortment of artifacts.
Based on notions of what constitutes a museum’s worthiness and how institutions often miss the subtleties of culture in the rush to gather documentation, Waswo ends up critiquing his own work. Waswo and his collaborators raise a wide set of questions that invite the viewer to rethink the function and purpose of a museum. Waswo says, “I’m prone to going back and re-examining my previous work. I have attempted to do the same with Sleeping through
Where: Sakshi Gallery, Synergy Art Foundation Ltd, Colaba
Ongoing till May 15, 11 am-7 pm: Youngsters across the globe face similar issues of love, longing, angst against the system and a generation gap with their parents. These issues are highlighted in 19 award-winning movies, which are being screened as part of the 19th European Union Film Festival. The festival, which is currently being held in Mumbai, will also travel to New Delhi to Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Goa, Jodhpur, Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai and Kolkata. All films are being screened in the national languages of the member states of the European Union, with English subtitles.
Where: Max Mueller Bhavan, K Dubash Marg, Kala Ghoda
Around the world in 11 days
Monday-Friday, May 23, 10 am-12.30 pm: If your child is sad that unlike his peers, he can’t go on a vacation, thanks to your work commitments, then here is an easy solution. Your tiny tot can take a trip around the world with an 11-day summer workshop, organised by Blooming Buds, a play school and day care centre, where he can explore the various continents across the globe through art and craft. Kids will learn about various countries and continents through games, hand puppets, story-telling and cookery sessions.
At: Dev Chaya building, Haji Ali, Mahalaxmi
Tickets: Rs 4,650
Call: 9819457137, 9819585158
Poems with a difference
Monday, 11 am: Naseeruddin Shah, Ratna Pathak Shah and Heeba Shah come together to do a dramatised reading of Vikram Seth’s fables titled Beastly Tales from Here and There as part of Summertime at Prithvi. In these poems, the amusing, perceptive, and sometimes scary parallels between humans and animals reflect the best and worst in us. Shah says, “We thought it would be a good idea to introduce children to performing in verse, and convey to them that there is much more to poetry than just rhyming couplets.” Pathak-Shah couldn’t agree more. She says, “These poems have expressive language, wonderful characters, great stories and a message.”
Where: Prithvi Theatre, Janki Kutir, Juhu