What's on at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival?
The guide selects the must-watch, must-attend sights and sounds at the arts festival that kicks off tomorrow
>> A walk through banking district: Conducted by conservation architects Kruti Garg and Sanaeya Vandrewala, the walk lets you in on the growth and development of banks in Mumbai and ends with a visit to the Central Bank building and its museum.
On: February 6, 1.45 pm (meeting time: 1.30 pm)
Starting Point: HSBC, Veer Nariman Road, opposite St Thomas Cathedral, Kala Ghoda, Fort.
An installation at an earlier edition of Kala Ghoda Arts Festival. Pic/Atul Kamble
>> Pen and politics: New York-based artist and writer Molly Crabapple and writer Raghu Karnad will talk about how art and writing impact activism, politics and current realities in a session titled Art and #WW3 in association with the Jaipur Literature Festival 2016.
On: February 9, 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm
At: DSL Garden
Maria Goretti. Pic/Sameer Markande
>> Create glow toys: In an hour-long workshop blending engineering and creative skills, conducted by Varinder Dhawan, a faculty at the Ecole Mondiale World School, kids will learn to make simple, light-emitting circuit toys with ping-pong balls.
Age group: 8 to 14 years ON February 11, 3 pm to 4 pm (registrations begin 30 minutes before the workshop)
At: Museum Garden, Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Fort.
Reserve Bank of India
>> Inuit throat singers and their tales: Born and raised in the Canadian arctic fishing community of Pangnirtung, Rebecca
(Becky) Ann Kilabuk, along with Jeins Olsen and Emily Qattu Karpik, will enthrall audiences with a throat singing performance featuring traditional stories from Central Asia and Canada. They’ve been roped in by the Consulate General of Canada.
On: February 11, 4 pm to 6 pm
At: Somaiya Centre for Lifelong Learning, Somaiya Bhavan, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort.
>> From Goretti’s kitchen: If you’re keen to launch your own cookbook, take notes from VJ-turned-chef and author Maria Goretti, who will provide insights into the subject and also teach you how to bake an orange zest cake.
On: February 13, 1 pm to 3 pm
At: Westside, Army and Navy Building. 148 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort.
>> Playing it up: Eminent artistes Shanta Gokhale, Alyque Padamsee and Akash Khurana will discuss theatre in Mumbai from 1950 to 1980 in a session titled The Scenes We Made, moderated by Sanjana Kapoor.
On: February 13, 8.45 pm to 9.45 pm
At: DSL Garden.
>> Kabir calling: With the dance and music programme extended by three days as part of the Make In India festival, enjoy songs of Kabir and Indian Classical music performance by renowned singer Shubha Mudgal (in pic) and tabla player Aneesh Pradhan.
On: February 16, 8.30 pm to 9.45 pm
At: Cross Maidan, Churchgate.
>> Perform: Spot Bahurupias, the street performers who will regale crowds with different character get-ups.
On: All days, 4 pm to 9 pm
>> Food: Keen to relish regional flavours? Head to the food stalls of Bhuira Jams bringing jams, preserves and jellies from Himachal Pradesh, and The Kalimpong Kitchen serving traditional Tibetan momos, Shapta (shredded meat and vegetables), Tibetan tea and Shafalay (mince pies).
On: February 6 to 11, 5 pm to 10 pm
At: Cross Maidan.
>> ART: Learn Kutchi mural art at a workshop conducted by Bhuj-born artist Vaishali Kothari, who has been practising lipan work, traditionally used to decorate hut walls in Kutch, for the past 18 years.
On: February 13, 11 am to 1 pm AT Artists’ Centre, Ador House, K Dubash Marg, Kala Ghoda.