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

Your weekend. Our guide

HT48HRS_Special Updated: Nov 11, 2016 14:48 IST
Compiled by Poorva Joshi
Mumbai

Go continent hopping in Mumbai this weekend, with Wine Week at multiple venues across the city.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11

1) Screening: Mann Faqeeri: MK Raina’s new documentary studies a cultural confluence of Shaivism, Buddhism and Islam in the Kashmir valley. A musical exchange, it fuses Hindustani classical music with chants and meditation.

Where: Godrej Dance Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point; Call: 6622 3737
Entry: Free; When: 6.30pm

2) Food and drink: Cake Mixing: With a little over a month left for Christmas, participate in an age-old festive tradition of cake mixing and making wishes for the New Year. Add unlimited amounts of assorted dry fruits, cherries, plums and glazed dates, and top it up with a generous amount of liquor.

Where: Lima, North Avenue 2, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (E); Call: 3015 1280
Entry: Free; When: 6.30pm

Cake mixing event.

3) Travel: Wildlife Safari: Visit Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve in the Chandrapur district of the Maharashtra, which is popular for its thriving ecosystem and abundant tiger population. It is a three-day tour, till November 13.

Where: Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (assembly point); Call: 86920 86927
Price: Rs 16,500 per person; When: 7.30am (assembly time)

Wildlife safari at Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve. (Photo courtesy: Mumbai Travellers )

Read more: It’s birdwatching season: Get your binoculars and field guides ready

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12

4) Food and drink: Wine Week: Go continent hopping in Mumbai with featured international cuisines and native wines. Enjoy Chilean and Argentinean wines with an authentic Latin American dinner, a classic French wine dinner, and an Australian food and wine masterclass.

Where: Olive Bar & Kitchen (Bandra), Lima (BKC), Sofitel (BKC), Flavour Diaries, AKA (Worli)
Call: 98206 98883; Price: Rs 2,500 per person; When: 7.30pm onward

Wine Week.

5) Music: Bass Camp: Headbang to some of the best indie metal bands from India and abroad. The line-up includes BREED, an avant-garde music duo from Los Angeles that uses animal sounds, and Kumail, a homegrown artist known for live recordings coupled with atmospheric synths.

Where: Anti Social, Khar Social, 5th Road, Khar; Call: 6522 6324
Tickets: Rs 500 onward; When: 9pm

6) Workshop: Hula Hoop: Participate to learn the curiously tough art of hula hooping with instructor Sonali Shah.

Where: The Hive, next to Ahmed Bakery, Khar (W); Call: 9967778788
Price: Rs 1,000; When: 5pm to 6.30pm

7) Theatre: A Friend’s Story: Set in the 1940s, the play is about a love triangle between three friends, and deals with conflicted sexuality, one-sided love, and jealousy. The original Marathi version was written by Vijay Tendulkar, while this English adaptation is directed by actor Akash Khurana.

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

Read more: Vijay Tendulkar’s 34-year-old LGBT play gets English version

A Friend’s Story. (Photo courtesy: NCPA)

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13

8) Art: Art Now!: Twenty-five noted contemporary artists — including Sakti Burman, Jogen Chowdhury, Thota Vaikuntam, Laxma Goud, Manu Parekh, and Anjolie Ela Menon — will collaborate to trace the trends in Indian contemporary art over the last decade.

Where: Jehangir Art Gallery, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kala Ghoda; Call: 2284 3989
Entry: Free; When: 11am to 7pm

Art Now.

9) Food and drink: Festive Menu: Dig into rustic raw mango with corn nachos-beans chipotle, loose leaf Assam tea with a spinach pizza, goat cheese and arugula with pine nuts in lime dressing, and a rose syrup-based cocktail with smoked salmon crostini, among others.

Where: Terttulia, Shivaji Park, Dadar; Call: 2602 2022
Price: Rs 1,400 for two people; When: 11.30am to 1.30am

Festive Menu.

10) Art: Sound Sculpture: Noted Swiss sound artist, Zimoun, transforms everyday materials, devices and objects, into sources of unusual sounds to enhance the participant’s perception of the object.

Where:Dr Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Road, Byculla
Call: 2373 1234; Entry: Rs 10 (museum entry); When: 10am to 5.30pm

Sound Sculpture.