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Theatre, food, music: 10 things to do in Mumbai this weekend

Your weekend. Our guide

HT48HRS_Special Updated: Feb 09, 2017 14:12 IST
Compiled by Poorva Joshi
Make the most of the last three days at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival.
Make the most of the last three days at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival.(Photo: Satish Bate/HT )

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10

1) Festival: Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2017: Make the most of the last three days of Mumbai’s popular arts festival. Attend heritage walks round South Mumbai, see interactive art installations, and participate in unique workshops.

Where: Kala Ghoda, MG Road; For the full schedule, visit kalaghodaassociation.com
Entry: Free; When: 10am onward

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2017. (Photo: Satish Bate/HT)

2) Theatre: 07/07/07: The play tells the story of 19-year-old Reyhaneh Jabbari, an Iranian woman who was sentenced to seven years in jail for stabbing a man who tried to rape her. The play takes you through seven essays Jabbari wrote from her prison cell.

Where: G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture, Mahalaxmi; Call: 2490 9393
Tickets: Rs 300; When: 7.30pm

07/07/07.

3) Dance: Piya Milan ki Aas: Hindustani classical singer Dhanashree Pandit Rai and kathak dancer Aditi Bhagwat team up for thumri-kathak – a traditional performance that includes a jugalbandi between song and dance. The duo’s performance will feature original compositions of Wajid Ali Shah, a legendary classical singer and composer.

Where: Experimental Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point ; Call: 6622 3737
Tickets: Rs 300 onward; When: 7pm

4) Food and drink: Daawat-e-Kashmir: Try authentic Kashmiri food. On the menu are dishes such as Tsaman Warimasala Tikka, Gadh Dhaniwal Pasanda, Kukur Lebabdar Tikka, Gadh Mujhand Chilgoze Piste Ke Phirini.

Where: Jyran, Sofitel, Bandra Kurla Complex; Call: 82681 52597
Price: Rs 3,300 for two people; When: 7pm onward

Daawat-e-Kashmir

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11

5) Theatre: Bombay Jazz: How did jazz, a Goan and Anglo-Indian music genre, take over Bollywood music from the `50s to `70s? Jazz musicians Denzil Smith and Rhys Sebastian trace the history.

Where: Experimental Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point ; Call: 6622 3737
Tickets: Rs 300 onward; When: 7pm

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6) Food and drink: Passion for food: Pick from desserts comprising red velvet fondant with a dark chocolate passion fruit centre, strawberry coulis, and vanilla ice cream, macaroons with strawberry fruit ganache, and a meringue with chilli mousse and raspberry sorbet.

Where: The Sassy Spoon (all outlets); For reservations, visit thesassyspoon.in
Price: Rs 1,800 for two people; When: 5pm

Passion for food.

7) Wellness: Zumba Party: Start you day by partying with fitness enthusiasts from Mumbai, as you groove to Latin music, for two hours straight.

Where: NSCI, Worli, Mumbai; Register at: boomerangparty.com
Entry: Rs 350; When: 10am

Zumba Party.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12

8) Comedy: Stand-up special: Catch comedian Azeem Banatwalla poke fun at Gujrati tourists travelling abroad, Mumbai’s Parsi culture, and Indian languages.

Where: Hard Rock Café, near Fun Cinema, Andheri (W); Call: 88980 87841
Tickets: Rs 1,000; When: 8.30pm

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9) Talk: Nano-machines at work: Know all about motor proteins - tiny machines that carry information and signals from one part of the human body to the other. Biophysicist Prof Roop Mallik will talk about the importance of these proteins and what life would seem like without them.

Where: Dr Bhau Daji Lad City Museum, Byculla; Call: 2373 1234
Entry: Rs 10 (museum entry); When: 5pm

10) Workshop: Reviving Family Farms: Know all about sustainable organic farming. Experts will shed light on farm management, design and planning. Learn more about soil improvement strategies and practices of succession crops.

Where: Beard Design, Electric Mansion, Prabhadevi;Call: 99606 43245
Price: Rs ,000 for two people ; When: 10am to 5pm

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Reviving Family Farms.