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