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

Your weekend. Our guide.

art and culture Updated: Mar 09, 2017 18:42 IST
Compiled by Poorva Joshi
Compiled by Poorva Joshi
Hindustan Times
Attend a ramen festival in Mumbai this weekend


1) Theatre: Joke: Theatre actor Makarand Deshpande plays a man who questions the existence of god in an age plagued with terrorism driven by religious identities.

Where: Prithvi Theatre, Juhu; Call: 2614 9546
Tickets: Rs 300 onward; When: 6pm and 9pm

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Theatre actor Makarand Deshpande

2) Festival: Namaste Thai in Mumbai: Be part of Thai festivities with artists from Thailand. They will perform shadow puppetry, the traditional Khon Mask dance, and a series of martial arts. The event will mark the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between India and Thailand. On till March 12.

Where: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sanghrahalaya, Kala Ghoda
Call: 2284 4484; Entry: Free; When: 4.30pm to 6pm

Khon Dance

3) Screening: Moh Maya Money: A film starring Ranvir Shorey and Neha Dhupia looks at the life of a real estate broker who indulges in a relationship with the mafia to escape his mundane life.

Where: Little Theatre, NCPA; Call: 6622 3737
Entry: Free ; When: 6.30pm


4) Theatre: Gauhar: Know all about the first Indian to have broken tradition to sell 600 copies of her Hindustani classical records at the turn of the 19th century.

Where: St. Andrew’s Auditorium, Bandra (W); Call: 2641 0926
Tickets: Rs 200 onward; When: 7.30pm

A previous staging of Gauhar

5) Comedy: Comedy Special: Delhi-based comedian Abjijit Ganguly will perform a set of sketches on the fusion of Western and Indian culture in modern day weddings and parties, and poke fun at Delhi’s urban crowd.

Where: Canvas Laugh Club, Phoenix Mills, Lower Parel; Call: 90046 03115
Tickets: Rs 500; When: 10.30pm

6) Food and drink: Ramen and Sushi Trails: Gorge on spicy ramen with assorted mushrooms, truffle-flavoured broth and wheat noodles, Korean kimchi pork belly ramen, sriracha seafood samurai ramen and miso tempura prawn with miso-soy flavoured broth

Where: Shiro, Wadia International Center (Bombay Dyeing), Worli; Call: 6651 1201
Price: Rs 3,000 for two; When: 12.30pm to 1am

7) Music: From Portugal, with love: Portuguese DJ Sara Santini (real name Sara Dos Santos), who has previously been part of the popular Summer Festival in Spain, Italy and Switzerland, is set to play her signature tunes. Santini is known for her commercial house, progressive fusion and select hip-hop and rap numbers.

Where: Trilogy, Juhu Tara Rd, Juhu; Call: 2646 9689
Entry: Rs 1,000 per person; When: 10.30pm onward


8) Theatre: Mughal-e-Azam: Experience the theatre version of the 1960 classic movie, with the signature tracks of Mohe Panghat Pe and Pyar Kiya to Darna Kya. It follows the story of young prince Salim, who goes to war with his father, emperor Akbar, to avenge the imprisonment of Anarkali, his love interest.

Where: Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, NCPA; Call: 6622 3737
Tickets: Rs 500 onward; When: 8pm

Mughal-e-Azam on stage

9) Art: Empowerment: Thirty women artists, including Amisha Mehta, Purnima Dabholkar and Chetna Sudame, will celebrate feminism through abstract art about motherhood, balancing professional and personal life, and navigating everyday sexism.

Where: DD Neroy Gallery, Sandhurst Bridge, Chowpatty; Call: 2361 1124
Entry: Free; When: 11am to 7pm

hirty women artists

10) Food and drink: Festive Freak Shakes: What’s holi without a desi freak shake? Think a tall glass of rabdi, with vanilla ice cream, cake and milk, layered with jalebis and topped with sprinklers.

Where: D:Oh!, Kamala Mills, Lower Parel; Call: 62372829
Price: Rs 300; When: 9am to 1am

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Festive Freak Shakes