Check out the best of what Mumbai has to offer this weekend.
FRIDAY, June 24
Love you Pancham:
Attend a musical tribute to legendary composer RD Burman on the eve of his 77th birthday. Singer Asha Bhosles will perform with a group of Burman’s former core band members. The evening will also see a performance by percussionist Nitin Shankar.
Where: Shanmukhananda Hall, Behind Gandhi Market, Comrade Harbanslal Marg, Sion
Call: 2407 8888
Price: Rs. 300 onwards
In Letter and Spirit:
A collection of works by three artists —Saubiya Chasmawala, Youdhisthir Maharjan and Muzzumil Ruheel —highlights the use of text in art. The exhibition showcases the deconstruction of text with collages and Urdu calligraphy, among others.
Where: Tarq, CSM Marg, Apollo Bunder, Colaba
Call: 6615 0424
When: 11am to 6pm
Food and Drinks:
Plum and Peach Festival:
Enjoy a fresh menu that includes season-special drinks such as herbal plum tea, fresh peach jargarita, and peach white wine sangria, among others. Also gorge on breakfast items like the peach pie milkshake and the peach plum ricotta crepe.
Where: Jamjar Diner, Aram Nagar ll, Versova, Andheri (W)
Call: 2635 8880
Price: Rs. 181 onwards
When: 9am to 1am
SATURDAY, June 25
Music: Life is a Mashup:
Dance the night away with DJ Chetas performing some of his signature mashups — fast-paced songs combining similar-sounding Hindi and English songs.
Where: Club Royalty, Krystal Building, Waterfield Road, Bandra (W)
Call: 4229 6000
Price: Rs. 3,000 onwards
When: 10pm to 1am
The Steve McCurry Debate:
A panel discussion on the importance of ethics in photo editing, in light of the recent Steve McCurry controversy, will see photographers Sudharak Olwe and Shailesh Andrade elaborate on the profession of photojournalism.
Where: Khar Social, Ram Krishna Nagar, Khar (W)
Call: 98336 83379
Mayo Girls’ Marketplace:
Celebrate girl power with chef Rushina Munshaw Ghildiyal, the owner of ABP Cooking Studio, and Harshi Agarwal of Brushes n Strokes’, as they take you through cooking and art workshops. Avail a chance to shop at the pop up stalls of multiple brands fronted by various MCGS alum like Mango Orchard, Scribble Studios and MUrgency Inc. among others.
Where: The Hive, Huma Mansion, Chuim Village Road, near Ahmed Bakery, Khar (E)
Call: 96199 62969
When: 4pm to 8pm
SUNDAY, June 26
Food and Drinks:
Discover the hidden secrets of Mohammed Ali Road’s mouthwatering street food. A heaven for food lovers, enjoy delicacies such as kebabs, fried chicken and malpua, among others.
Where: Suleman Usman Mithaiwala Ibrahim Merchant Road, Pydhonie (assembly point)
Call: 96439 82934
Directed by Raell Padamsee, it is a story of two strangers falling in love at a wedding, despite being married to their respective partners. The play explores the changing dynamics of their relationship with each other and within their individual marriages.
Where: St. Andrew’s Auditorium, inside Andrew’s College, St Domnic Road, Bandra (W)
Call: 2640 1657
Price: Rs. 100 onwards
When: 7.30pm to 9:30pm
Witness the art and power of hypnosis with mentalist Vivek Desai. He will perform some of his signature acts that blend mentalism, hypnosis and humor to create a magical environment.
Where: 14 Sauce Story, Araam Nagar, JP Road Versova, Andheri (W)
Call: 3383 5931
Price: Rs. 400