Mumbai Weekend Calendar: March 25 to 27

  • Compiled by Poorva Joshi, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Mar 24, 2016 15:18 IST
Enjoy a weekend at the offbeat holiday destination Velas — a small village in Ratnagiri district, famous for the Olive Ridley turtles


THEATRE: I Don’t Like it. As You Like it: A play about a troupe of clowns who have not been doing too well lately, it traces their financial journey that’s going downhill. The characters keep fighting and amidst all of this, director Rajat Kapoor puts up another Shakespeare play.

Where: St Andrews Auditorium, St Dominic Road, Bandra (W)

Call: 2640 1657

Tickets: Rs 300

When: 7.30pm

SCREENING: Short Film Night - Catch two Oscar-nominated short films this weekend. While Butterfly Circus by Joshua Weigel is a story of hope, determination and true grit, The Road Home by Rahul Gandotra is a story about a boy named Pico, who grew up in England, and goes to a boarding school in the Himalayas.

Where: The Pantry, Yashwant Chambers, Kalaghoda, Fort

Call: 2270 0082

Entry: Free

When: 8pm onward



MUSIC: Dakshinayan - A celebration of the ancient cultural heritage of India, the festival will see performances by Sanjay Subramanyan (carnatic vocals) and the duo Ganesh and Kumaresh (classical violin).

Catch a performance by the classical violin duo Ganesh and Kumaresh

Where: Nehru Centre, Dr Annie Besant Road, Worli

Call: 2496 4676

Tickets: Rs 200 onward

When: 6pm

DJ Clap Trap live - Get ready for a night of dancing as DJ Clap Trap (Gaurav Narula) from Berlin spins out some happy tunes. Expect a mix of deep house, funk and techno.

Where: Yellow Bar All Day, 21st Road, next To Gauri Khan Store, Khar (W)

Call: 3383 5950

Entry: Free

When: 9pm

FOOD & DRINKS: Kakori kebab food festival - Indulge in a wide range of succulent kebabs. A treat for vegetarian and non-vegetarian lovers alike, on the menu will be kebabs like maghai paan jheenga, Kakori ka kebab, hare choliye ki tikki and anardanewala murgh.

Where: Nawab Saheb, Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel, Powai

Call: 6692 7777

When: 7.30pm to 11pm

Indulge in a wide range of succulent kebabs

PERFORMANCE: Jashn-e-Qalam - Enjoy an evening as artists such as KC Shanker and Shashwata Sharma stage dramatic readings of works by the late author, Ismat Chughtai. One of India’s most accomplished fiction writers, Chughtai’s writing was progressive, feminist and occasionally peppered with satirical and witty remarks.

Where: Yoga 101, Cottage #101, JP Road, Versova

Call: 98201 25963

Tickets: Rs 200

When: 7pm

TRAVEL: Velas Turtle Festival - Enjoy a weekend at the offbeat holiday destination Velas — a small village in Ratnagiri district, famous for the Olive Ridley turtles. The turtles visit the beach every year to lay eggs. Sahyadri Nisargmitra, an NGO, and the village committee have taken the initiative to conserve olive ridley turtles by providing protection to their eggs.

Where: Velas, Ratnagiri

Call: 86920 86927

Price: Rs 2,500

When: 6am onward



FOOD AND DRINKS: Easter Celebration - Gorge into delicacies such as cream of fennel soup, oven-roasted turkey and glazed brussels sprouts, and dig into desserts such as the traditional simnel cake, carrot cake and cherry and vanilla bavaroise in chocolate. Kids can also indulge in the Easter Egg Hunt.

Celebrate Easter with some mouth-watering delicacies

Where: Taj Lands End, Byramji Jeejeebhoy Road, Band Stand, Bandra (W)

Call: 6668 1234

Price: Rs 2950 onward

When: 12.30pm onward

ART: Wallspeak - Attend an exhibition by artist Divya Thakur, which explores walls as canvasses for creativity. Through an experiential lens, the exhibition showcases the recent history of wall art and the future for this form of self-expression.

Where: Design Temple, Churchill Chambers, Colaba

Call: 2282 1001

Entry: Free

When: 11am to 8pm


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