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Friday, May 25, 2018


Workshop with Ekjute

Phoenix Marketcity, Kurla, has organised a theatre workshop with Ekjute Group. The Ekjute Young Talent Workshop is designed by the mother-daughter duo, Nadira Zaheer Babbar and Juuhi Babbar Sonii and conducted by Juuhi along with her team. This is an opportunity for kids to get first-hand experience of how versatile and talented actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Pankaj Kapoor and Nawazuddin Siddiqui have created a strong foundation to their acting careers with theatre. If role play, acting, drama and a general love for performing define some of your child's most favourite things, here's the chance for them to hone their skills and have a good time.

Where Atrium 5, Phoenix Marketcity, Kurla
When May 25, 26 [2pm to 4pm]
Contact 9769775262/ 7715088316

A satire on education

Well-known film and television actor Vindu Dara Singh and winner of the third season of Bigg Boss has forayed into production. His first venture as a producer is the Hindi comedy play Golmaal – The Play. It is directed by Lakbhir Lahiri and Lucky Hans.

This satirical play, which is of two hours’ duration, features Vindu Dara Singh with film actress Sheeba in the lead and is supported by Rajesh Puri, Payal Goga Kapoor, Lakhbir Lahiri, Surleen Kaur and Akashdeep.

Golmaal – The Play’ unmasks today’s education system and policies and the trouble involved in acquiring admission. The play offers an analytical study of contrasts of mindsets and approach in a hilarious way.

All the actors are veterans from the film and television industry and are seasoned and power-packed performers. Directors Lakhbir Lahiri and Lucky Hans are household names in Punjab as well as its film and theatre industry. Lakhbir Lahiri too is a super hit comedian and will be seen performing as an unusual character.

Actor–turned-producer Vindu Dara Singh is excited about his first venture, “Comedy has grown more appealing with the passage of time. Golmaal – The Play is a light entertainer dealing with the realistic aspects of the educational system. These days the lives of almost everyone are hectic and disturbing. If we succeed in making make them happy and laugh heartily for two hours, then that will be our greatest award.”

The script has been written by Lucky Hans. Akashdeep is the creative director. After the Mumbai show, the play will be performed at Surat, Pune, Delhi, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Vadodara and also abroad.

Where Rang Sharda, Bandra (West).
When Saturday, May 26, (8:00 p.m.)
For booking

Urban family entertainer

The Films and Theatre Society, a Delhi group, is all set to launchDad’s Girlfriend, an urban family entertainer in Mumbai,  after successful runs of other plays such as Chakravyuh and Draupadi . Atul Satya Koushik has written and directed the play.  

The story revolves around Mr. Vaidya, an author, speaker and professor, who in his quest for success, could never devote himself to his wife or daughter. Diya, his daughter, is now married to Kanav, a theatre artist—something which does not fit into Vaidya's model of a son-in-law. This father-daughter bonding has the entertaining Kanav in its backdrop. Things take an awkwardly funny turn when Avni, an old student and an ardent fan of Vaidya, runs into him and starts seeing him quite often.

Atul Satya Koushik says, “After doing historical and mythological plays, I wanted to do something modern and comical. Two years ago I got an idea to work on human relations, and I’m glad it turned out so well and is receiving so much love wherever we perform it.”

Where and When St Andrews Auditorium, Bandra, June 1 (8pm) and Royal Opera House Auditorium, June 2 (8pm)


Price Rs 200 onwards

MUSIC & Dance

Jayashree Patnekar to perform

Vocalist and septuagenarian Jayashree Patnekar will perform at the 96th Pratahswar this Sunday, in a  Pancham Nishad Creatives Limited programme. One of the most respected names in Indian classical music, she is known for authentic singing. She will be accompanied by Bharat Kamat on Tabla and Suyog Kundalkar on Harmonium. The concert is presented on a Sunday morning once a month from October to May of next year.

Where Pu. La. Deshpande Maharashtra Kala Academy, Ravindra Natya Mandir, Prabhadevi,
When May 27, 6.30 a.m
Entry Free

Sing along

Head to Copa for the fun experience of a Karaoke Night and be a singing star. The menu offers refreshing drinks and food with combinations like apple-pie infused tea, to a ginger-spiked apple and pear muddle, and the Cucumber Rosita – lemonade splashed over rosemary, cucumber, mint and lime.

What The Classic Karaoke nights at Copa
Where  Copa, Lanna Building,13th Road,Opposite Juhu Gymkhana,Next to Natural Ice cream,Juhu,
When Tuesday, ongoing
Time 8:00 pm onwards

Nothing like live music!

The newly opened Flea Bazar Café, Lower Parel, brings the second edition of ‘Come Together’, featuring various musicians from the country and  abroad to provide a live musical experience this Friday. The Delhi musician Komorebi and other artists will be performing. They include Tarana Marwah (Vocals and Synthesisers), Suyash Gabriel (Drums), Warren Mendonsa (Guitars), Gaurav Raina (Electronics) and Karsh Kale (Piano, Key and Tabla).

Where FLEA Bazaar Cafe, Unit No 5, First Floor, Trade View Building, Oasis City Complex,
When May 25
Time 10 pm onward
Entry  Rs 500 (RSVP necessary)
Contact 022 24970740 or 07045939983

Sega songs and Dance

Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) is hosting a visit of 10-Member Hibiscus Dance and Music Group from Mauritius to participate in the Africa Festival being organised by ICCR.  The group is named after a flower which depicts the rich cultural diversity of Mauritius and its multicultural population and is vibrant like a hibiscus flower, representing the vibrancy of Sega Songs and Dance of Creole Community. The group has been working in close collaboration with the Nelson Mandela Centre for African Culture for the promotion of the intangible cultural heritage of Sega in Mauritius and abroad.

Where Smt. Sakerben Karamshi Somaiya Sabhagruha (Somaiya College of  Engineering), Vidyavihar
When May 29
Time 7.00 p.m.
Price Free (Seating on first come first basis).

Mango mania

The Irish House opens at BKC

“The Irish are Coming” was the tagline of the party hosted to announce the newest watering hole of The Irish House at Bandra Kurla Complex. A Social Network blogger was overheard saying that this Irish House was better than all their earlier spots in Fort, Thane and Lower Parel. The place was buzzing with youth, enjoying their cocktails  at the bar and their tables, served by smiling stewards, while grooving to contemporary and modern music. With 200 covers  it is intended to draw office-goers in BKC and the surrounding areas. The over 20 craft and draught beers, spirits and trendy cocktails served makes for an excellent conversation starter. The BKC outpost, the eighth in Mumbai, is perfect for an after-office binge, to an all-out celebration. There is something for everyone on the menu, be it the vegetarians or carnivores. The service and the staff did not disappoint, drinks and food were served to the patrons without a lag. This place has the potential to draw huge crowds, especially those who enjoy their beer with the huge screens beaming their favourite sports.  Be forewarned: They are very strict about their policy of not serving liquor to the under–aged.      

This outpost has an  open kitchen where you can expect wood fired pizzas, fresh burgers off the grill and some splendid BBQ. The Irish have planned unconditional Happy Hours from May 24 - 31 to mark their launch. A tribute to some of the best rock bands by Arunaja and her crew, live to day with fun freebies from the Luck of the Irish; and some more gigs and DJs lined up for the weeks after.

Where L-4, MMRDA Food Court Complex, Beside Asian Heart Hospital, Bandra Kurla Complex,
When Happy Hours all day  May 24- 31 (Buy 1, Get 1 on the entire bar menu)
Time 12.00 noon to 1.00 am
Contact 090290 91100

212 all day cafe & Bar Bar

12 ALL DAY and BAR BAR brings you a limited period mango cocktail festival. An evening on a fruity high with Boozy Mango Mogo Iced Tea made of Gin, Mango Juice and Chilled Mogo Tea to the classic Mango Rum Punch Twist with White Rum, Triple Sec and topped with Mango juice. 212 and BAR BAR recommends you try the Mango Mojito, a twist to the classic.  Teetotallers can sip on the Mango Berry Cooler, a shaken concoction of Mango Pulp, Strawberry Crush and Ice cream and The General, a classic mocktail having Mango Juice, Lime Juice and Lychee Syrup.

Where Phoenix Market city Kurla
When May 18 - June 17
Contact  212 All Day: 70456 60690
BAR BAR: 70456 60670

Renaissance Mumbai

This summer, Renaissance Mumbai announces 21 days of Mango Mayhem at Mumbai Express. The menu constitutes salads and sandwiches like: Mango, Avocado and Arugula Salad, Mango and Mint Sandwich, Baked Cheesecake with Fresh Mangoes and Crème Chantilly and Nachos with three Mango Dips (mango salsa/muhrabbah/mango aioli). There will also be a high tea buffet from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm at Rs 475 plus taxes, with Pickled Mango and Chicken Quiche, Avocado and Alphonso Panna Cotta, Spiced Caramelised Mango Macarons and Baked Yogurt with Fresh Mangoes.

Where Mumbai Express, Renaissance Mumbai
When May 11 – 31
Contact +91 8593984488.

Jamjar Diner

Jamjar Diner in Andheri and Bandra has introduced a mango menu.  The menu includes a variety of fresh mango coolers and classic cocktails like Mango Iced Tea and Mango Chilli Jargarita—margarita in a jar with mango, orange juice, triple sec, Tabasco and chilli, or the Mango Chi Chi Tiki Cocktail mixed with mango, tender coconut water and pineapple juice. Jamjar suggests a Mango Rum Punch Bowl with mango, orange and pineapple juice and Bacardi if you are with friends. JJ  recommends Mango Tango Smoothie with mango, strawberry, yoghurt and coconut for breakfast to go with  Mango French Toast topped with chocolate ganache.

Where Jamjar Diner, Aram Nagar ll, Versova, Andheri (W) and at 133, Gazebo House, Hill Road, Bandra (W)
When Ongoing, 9 am to 1 am
Contact 02226358880 and 022 26415555

Ice Cream Works

Ice Cream Works is pleased to offer its Mad over Mango. Icecream options include King Alphonso Mango; Mango Cheesecake; Mango Chikki Kulfi; and Mango Sorbet, with additions like nuts in a few for crunch.

The ice-creams are available in regular and medium scoops and tub sizes. The price for a regular scoop ranges between Rs 72–115; a medium serve is priced between Rs 105–175; and tubs range from Rs 260-430. All prices are inclusive of taxes. Available at Ice Cream Works locations across the country.

Art & Culture

Foodie moments through photography

Step into the world of food photography and food styling in an interactive workshop with the food photographer Assad Daddan and food stylist Amrita Kaur at the Palate Culinary Academy on June 2 and 3. This workshop aims at imparting practical skills and training on lighting, composition, exposure triangle and learning the finer nuances of food styling, among other things.

Where Palate Culinary Academy, 6th Floor, Saffron Building, Main Linking Road, Opposite Radio Bar, Bandra (West),
When June 2 and 3 (five hours).
Price Rs 5000 per day and Rs 8,000 (both the days) inclusive of props and quick bites in-between class.
Book your ticket

Short Film night

In association with Mac Productions and Shamiana Short Film Club, The Pantry will screen four short films—Very Grave Robbers, Dr Elevator, Unbound and I See You, this Friday. Enjoy the films as you relax with your meal.

Where The Pantry, Yashwant Chambers, Military Square lane, Near Trishna, Kalaghoda, Fort
When May 25, 8 pm onwards
Entry Free
022-22700082, 22678901

Amazing insects

Insects are more than just creepy crawlies.  Katie Bagli’s workshop, ‘Amazing Insects’, encourages you to get to know them better through fun-filled activities like stories, art, craft, poetry , drama and a  presentation.

Where Somaiya Centre for Lifelong Learning, Above Kitab Khana, Flora Fountain
When May 26 and 27
Time 11 am to 12.30 pm
Age 8 years and above, even adults
Fees Rs 2000
For reservation, write to [email protected] or call 7045932204

Open mic

Talentnext introduces #OpenMicFridays, a platform for you to showcase your talent. Open Mic calls on  singers, musicians, actors, storytellers... the entire spectrum to have a go. They welcome you to shed your inhibitions, have some fun or simply meet like-minded people at the event.

Where Talentnext Entertainment, Juhu Tara road
When Friday 5-7pm
Entry No entry fee
Contact 9833897795

Create your own personalised maps

Love maps? Head over to Dr Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum for a tour to explore the stories and perspectives depicted in the Museum’s collection of old maps showcasing Mumbai's growth and development from a group of seven islands to a buzzing cosmopolitan city, the 'Urbs prima in Indis'! Get inspired to create your own personalised maps and tell them how you view your own city. What would you draw to represent Mumbai? This is a repeat session by popular demand.

Where Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Byculla East
When Friday, May 25 (11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
Free and open to all. (Museum entry ticket applicable). All materials provided. No prior registration required.
Enquiries [email protected]
Contact Laharee Mitra, Curatorial Assistant 022-23731234

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