Your weekly planner
A look at events and activities happening around Mumbai that you can be a part of this week...
Whose fault is it anyway?
8 pm onward: Parents and children arguing because they don’t understand each other is the story of every household. The play titled, Chinta Chhod Chintamani, is about a father who thinks that his children are way too self-occupied and this will lead them to their inevitable fall. His children, on the other hand feel that the father will never understand what they are going through.
Is it a case of generation gap or miscommunication? In either of the two cases, who should make the first move without the tug-of-war? The play, directed by Om Katare, has Mukesh Yadav, Shreyas Shah, Paromita Chatterjee among others in pivotal roles.
At: Swatantriya Veer Savarkar Sabhagruha,Veer Savarkar Marg, Shivaji Park, Dadar West
Living it up with children
ONGOING, 10 am-12 noon: This summer vacations let your child get a little creative. Sew Cra Art is conducting a 15-day workshop where the kids will learn to channelise their energy in the right direction. The workshop includes training in making things out of waste, drawing and colouring, edible clay painting, mask making, sewing and fabric embellishment, floating flowers and 3D flower making.
Also, the kids will be divided into two batches. The first batch will have children between three to six years of age and the second batch will have kids between seven to 12 years of age. The activities will be held keeping in mind the age and interpersonal skills of the child.
At: 151, Srinivas, ground floor, block no 3, road no 5, Shivaji Park, Dadar West
call: 9029951222/ 9820215077
From noon: ENJOY your Sunday with your family by indulging in fresh farm-to-table innovations at Nico. While children can relish two, three, four and five course meals at R1,000, R1,200, R1,400 and R1,600 respectively, teetollers can enjoy mocktails such as Mimosa, Poinsettia, Bloody Mary, Margarita, White Sangria and Brunch Tea Punch at R1,500. That’s not all. The restaurant has live music and unlimited alcohol to offer as well.
At: Nico Bombay, 105 Apollo Street, Bombay Samachar Marg, Kala Ghoda
A beautiful mind
6.08 pm: If you are a Leonardo Di Caprio fan, then Shutter Island should be on your checklist. The film revolves around an up-and-coming Federal Marshal Teddy Daniels and his new partner Chuck Aule who travel to a government-run mental institution for the criminally insane on Shutter Island near Boston. When reports of Rachel Solando, a patient, going missing are out, the duo conducts an investigation. But things are not what they seem to be. Catch the movie to find out what happens.
on: SONY PIX
The world is your oyster
4 pm-8 pm: Had a rough week and want to unwind? Head to Woodside Inn, Colaba and Woodside All Day Bar and Eatery, Andheri, for Happy Hours every day. You can have a drink of your choice and get the other one absolutely free. Also, choose from a variety of beers, wines, spirits and cocktails in addition to the food.
At: Woodside Inn
Colaba: Indian Mercantile Mansion, Wodehouse Road, opposite Regal Cinema, Colaba Causeway
andheri: New Link Plaza, next to Oshiwara Police Station, Oshiwara Link Road, Andheri West
Mixed media, myriad emotions
TILL Wednesday: Hues 2 is a group show presented by Aparmita Sapru, which showcases works by 33 talented artists from all over India. The mediums include oil, acrylic, mixed media, paper, wood and sculptures from scrap metal to fibreglass. Some of the participating artists include Rupinder Kaur, Ramesh Nair, Manjula Dubey, Suresh Kondhalkar, K Padmakar, Kuldeepak Soni, Rajesh Deoria, Radhika Bawa, Rimona Prabhu, Ashwini Borse, Sanjay Akolikar, Gulrez Ali, Anoushka Tejuja, Satyendra Yadav, Rashmi Sulakhe, Devki Modi and Poonam Agarwal.
At: Coomaraswamy Hall, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalay, Fort
12 noon to midnight: Head to the Choux Festival with colourful, professionally created choux treats in shades of pastel and metallic. There are individual profiterole choux buns, eclairs and mini St Honore desserts among other treats
At: La Folie Patisserie, 16 Commerce House, Rope Walk Lane, Kala Ghoda, Fort call: 9167722181
Lunch and dinner: With Tilapia Moments, explore the taste and textures of Tilapia, the freshwater fish, in various preparations. The menu includes dishes like Nistem Reshad Fry, Charcoal Smoked Tilapia, Amritsari Tilapia and more.
At: Bayview and The Oriental Blossom, Hotel Marine Plaza, 29, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Rd, Churchgate. call: 22851212
Kids get creative
11 am-8 pm: Need inspiration for some summer fun for your kids? Learn to create unique products, from applique bags to crayon holders, hair bands and more.
At: The Hab by Usha, G 1, 444 Corporate Lounge, Opp Sahib Khatwara Darbar, Road No. 7, Linking Road, Khar West
The taste of Delhi
7.30 pm-11.45 pm: If the very thought of Delhi’s street food makes your mouth water, then head to Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel for the Delhi Food Festival at Lake View Café for kebabs, biryanis, rolls, chaat and more.
At: Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel, 2 & 3B, Near Chinmayanand Ashram, Powai, Mayur Nagar, Morarji Nagar
9 am-7 pm: So you’re a scrabble freak? Here’s a chance to watch experts in action as The Bayer Group in India, The Mumbai Scrabble Club and the Scrabble Association of India host the Bayer National Scrabble Championship 2014.
At: Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana Club, N South Road Number 12A, Vithal Nagar, Juhu
What’s love got to do with it?
7.30 pm: Take a look at marriage in a lighter vein in the play Anything But Love. Mandira Bedi and Samir Soni play a recently divorced couple. The fast-paced, humourous play, has enough touching moments to appeal to anyone in a relationship.
At: Tata Theatre, NCPA, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point
When a picture says it all
Monday, 2 pm: A photography workshop for kids called Catch ’em Young will teach children in the age group of nine-16 how to to use their cameras — right from professional ones to even cellphone cameras — as an aid to their studies, and develop an artistic activity.
where: National Centre for Performing Arts, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point
Abstract impressions of an artist
Ongoing, till May 26, 11 am-7pm: Pune-based artist Abhang Balasaheb is all set to display his new collection of artworks in an exhibition titled Abstract Impressionist. The works are in oil and acrylic colours on canvas. “The works illustrate my unique visual language of expressions that elaborate abstract impressionist works with regards to nature and its marvels through visual metaphors and idioms,” says the artist, who had his formal art education at Sangli followed by an advanced course at the Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya in Pune. Abhang has participated in several solo and group art exhibitions at galleries across the country.
The artist’s current series lays emphasis on the grandeur of nature. “Various forms and creative extravaganzas capturing the wonders of nature make an appearance in my works. Nature has always fascinated me and left a deep impact on my mind. These reflections have inspired and motivated me to adorn my work with picturesque visual effects,” he adds.
where: Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Discovery of India Building, Dr Annie Besant Road, Worli
A creative genius
tuesday, 6:30 pm onward: There are men who squirm at the mention of a woman’s period. And then there’s Arunachalam Muruganantham, a school dropout who realised that a majority of women in India couldn’t afford sanitary pads and decided to do something about it. With limited resources at his disposal, he adopted extreme methods to conduct his research. Today, Muruganantham is hailed as a visionary whose machines are empowering poor Indian women with access to both basic feminine hygiene and a livelihood. Menstrual Man, a documentary by Amit Virmani, tells the inspiring story of Muruganantham.
where: Alliance Française de Bombay, 40 New Marine Lines
Call: 32227931, 9322210624
Summer special cuisine carnival
Daily, 9 am-11 pm: Beat the heat this summer with The Pantry’s summer special menu. Start your day with a hearty breakfast of savoury waffles, Eggs Florentine or a classic sunny side up and top it up with a bowl of wholesome seasonal fruits. You can also opt for the ripe mango and mint soup along with some nutrition boost salad. If you are in the mood to pamper yourself, you can settle for classic favourites such as the Banana Bread and their Quiche Lorraine.
where: The Pantry, Yashwant Chambers, near Trishna Restaurant, Kala Ghoda
call: 22700082, 22678901
Those were the best days of our lives
friday, 10.30 pm: Stand-up comedians Sapan Verma, Sahil Shah and Azeem Banatwalla (pictured) walk down memory lane with their take on college and campus life. They will give viewers their take on education, ragging, hostel life, exams, cheating and hot professors.
where: Canvas Laugh Factory, third floor, Palladium, Lower Parel
call: 22700082, 22678901
Remember the time
Today and tomorrow, 10 pm: Remember the copies of Vikas Book of Children many of us grew up with? The colourful illustrations were all done by artist John Fernandes (1951-2007). Now, an exhibition at ArtDesh gallery exhibits his art works. The gallery also offers exclusive limited edition prints, for the first time. The copies of the Vikas books are on display for art students.
At: ArtDesh, White House Annexe, 91 Walkeshwar Road
Fairytale of the opera
Wednesday and Thursday, 6.30 pm: Don’t miss the screening of La Cenerentola — Rossini this week. In his take on Cinderella, composer Gioachino Rossini adapts the popular semiseria genre, an Italian genre of opera which was at the height of its popularity in the early and middle 19th century. It is distinguished by the use of elements of comedy and pathos, sometimes with a pastoral setting. Rossini has also exalted the colortura style of opera seria for his heroine, who is transformed from a scorned stepchild to a celebrated princess, not by magic but by love and her own innate goodness.
La Cenerentola — Rossini will be conducted by Fabio Luisi.
At: Godrej Dance Theatre, NCPA, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point
A wild goose chase
Not that anybody needs a reason to read a good book, but if you insist, here are two — a fat, wistful-looking book about building a pagoda on a portico of a home in the Himalayas might make summers cooler and the forthcoming monsoon dreamier.
The Small Wild Goose Pagoda is Dehradun-based author Irwin Allan Sealy’s third book. In it, he describes his life in “433 square yards of India”. He looks back at life, which started in a small brick house in the Himalayas, surrounded by rosewood and litchi trees, and his many journeys.
Publisher: Aleph Book Company
Available at all leading bookstores
Hitting the high notes
Friday, 10 pm: Begin your weekend with groovy DJs and artists, all at one venue. Belgian born Alix Depauw is the face behind production moniker Alix Perez, now one of the few DJs leading the drum and bass scene. His releases include labels such as Metalheadz and V Recordings. Alix retains influences from funk, soul and hip-hop.
Zokhuma, on the other hand, is currently riding the alternative music wave. ‘Subtle, smooth, textured beats’ is how he describes his music. Then, there’s EZ Riser, the solo project of music producer Sohail Arora pushing cutting edge electronica, glitch hop, and IDM. Mumbai-based producer, OX7GEN (Aditya Ashok), is influenced by cue kingpins such as Netsky, Danny Byrd and promises liquid/ambient drum and bass.
At: blueFROG, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Parel
monday, 7 pm-8.30 pm: Even if you have not watched Satyajit Ray’s classic, Gopi Gayne Bagha Bayne, don’t miss its vibrant, entertaining adaptation, Goopi Gawaiyaa Bagha Bajaiyaa. This animated film is made by Shilpa Ranade, associate professor at the Industrial Design Centre, IIT Mumbai. Last year, the film opened at the Canadian Film Festival, had an Asian premiere at the Busan Festival and was screened at the New York Film Festival. It was also the opening film at the 18th International Children’s Film Festival of India, which was held in Hyderabad in October 2013.
In the film, two friends, Goopi and Bagha, badly want to be singer and musician respectively. The only snag is that they are terrible at it. Think two out-of-tune fools, benevolent ghosts, boons and ambitious plans to woo princesses — Goopi Gawaiyaa Bagha Bajaiyaa is one ambitious musical comedy.
At: Prithvi Theatre, 20 Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road