listen to the legends
Hindustani Classical Music Santoor Legend Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, Vidwan T. H. Vikku Vinayakram, Vidwan V. Selvaganesh, Pandit. Taufiq Qureshi, Smt. Devaki Pandit, Smt. Arati Ankalikar will perform at the 'Swaranjali', - Indian Classical Music Festival starting from January 4 at Nehru Centre, Worli at 6.30p.m.
The festival was launched in 2002 to pay homage to the late Pandit Suresh Haldankar, the late Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki and the late Padmabhushan Pandit C.R.Vyas. On Friday January 4, the evening will begin with Vocalist Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar, a two-time National Award-winning Indian classical singer. The evening will conclude with Santoor legend Pandit Shivkumar Sharma. On Saturday the concert will begin with Devaki Pandit and conclude with a classical fusion performance by Vidwan T. H. Vikku Vinayakram, Vidwan V. Selvaganesh, Pandit Taufiq Qureshi and Aditya Kalyanpur on Tabla.
Where The Nehru Centre Auditorium, Worli
When 4January 4 and 5, 6.30p.m.,
Price `900 onwards
A tribute to Freddy Mercury
Experience the genius of Freddie Mercury and the songs of Queen in a first-of-its-kind live performance hosted by Danesh Irani and Danesh Khambata, with music assembled by composer Merlyn D’Souza, popularly known as the Female Rahman. With headliners like Shazneen Arethna, Vivienne Pocha,Yatharth Ratnum, and Ronit Chaterji.
Danesh Irani, partner, Silly Point Productions, says, "What better way to celebrate 10 years of Silly Point Productions than to pay tribute to one of the greatest legends of all time—Freddy Mercury! “The show is on January 5 at Tata Theatre, NCPA.
Where Tata Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point
When Saturday, January 5 at 7:00 p.m.
This year’s Spiritual Morning concert by Pancham Nishad will be a confluence of Carnatic Classical and Hindustani Classical music, the two schools of thought in the Indian Classical Music, to be presented by Ranjani-Gayatri sisters and Kaushiki Chakraborty respectively. This event will be held at Gateway of India on Sunday, January 6 at 6.30 a.m. The concert is non–ticketed and open to all. The co-artistes are Ajay Joglekar on (Harmonium), Ojas Adhiya on (Tabla), Vitthal Rangan on (Violin) and Saigiridhar Kuchibotla on (Mridangam).
Invites are available at Y. B. Chavan Auditorium (Nariman Point), Maharashtra Watch Company (Dadar-West), Prithvi Theatre (Juhu), Dinanath Mangeshkar Natyagruha (Vile Parle) and Gadkari Rangayatan (Thane). Pancham Nishad (Matunga).
Where Gateway of India
When January 6, 6.30 a.m
music and a brunch
This Sunday, January 6, enjoy symphonies by Simetri at The Good Wife, BKC. From original tracks to cover tunes, the singer-songwriter sister duo will keep you entertained as you enjoy a sumptuous Sunday Brunch at BKC. Savour Cajun Marinated Grilled Chicken with Jalapeno Mash and Jus, Zuchini & Ricotta Ravioli in Herb Cream Sauce, Winter Vegetable Stew with Polenta & Raisins, Tenderloin Guydon Bowl and many more brunch bites.
Enjoy the duo perform their original songs PLUS covers of latest pop/alternative rock songs backed by a full band set up.
What Catch Simetri live along with Sunday Brunch)
Where The Good Wife, Ground Floor,-4 Block G, BKC.
When Sunday, January 6, 12:30 p.m. onwards, Entry Free
Rare book exhibition
The Bombay Natural History Society has organised the ninth edition of exhibition on Rare Books on Natural History. The exhibition shall be organised at the BNHS Hornbill House from Januar 3 – 6. There would be books and lithographs on natural history, some over 150 years old. Entry is free and open not only nature enthusiasts but also everyone who might be fascinated by books.
These books which are a collection and witness to the golden era in natural history can be viewed along with information about them. One can see collectibles like the volumes of ‘Birds in Asia’ authored by John Gould, originally published in 1850.
Where BNHS Hornbill House
When January 3 – 6, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Entry Free and open to all
The talking myths project
Do stories shape us or are they shaped by us? Utkarsh Patel and Arundhuti Dasgupta talk about why we tell stories, dip into the vast reserve of folk tales and myths from across the world to explore the power and influence they held over our past and continue to do so today. The session takes place at Meethil and Ahalya Momaya’s beautiful space, Trilogy: Library, Bookstore and Literary Events. Tickets for this session are priced at `150. The session is appropriate for an audience of above 16 years.
Where Trilogy, Building No. 28, First Floor, Above Mercedes Service Centre, Raghuvanshi Mills Compound, Lower Parel
When January 5, 6.30 pm
Email [email protected]
Travel diary for kids
Little Travel Bug offers books to aspiring globetrotters on Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand. It is set to launch in Dubai and London. Along with these travel guides, they have a travel diary to note everyday travel experiences and a scrapbook to preserve memories of Indian and international vacations.
Little Travel Bug is inspired by Kavita Deshpande’s childhood travel journal, where she documented her travels through brochures, cutouts and stickers, and later encouraged her children to take up journaling as well.