Making plans for the weekend? These are our top picks of things to do in Mumbai.
Kaafi Filmy by Angad Singh Ranyal
Comedian Angad Singh Ranyal is a guy whose life closely resembles a typical Bollywood film. Listen to him yak about his love for movies, his dramatic family and his own hilarious life (and past life) experiences.
When: Saturday, October 20 at 5pm and 7.30pm.
Where: Above The Habitat, First Floor, Hotel Unicontinental, Ram Krishna Nagar, Road Number 3, Khar (West).
Laugh It Off 089
Comedians Piyush Sharma, Ashish Dash and Mikhail Almeida will attempt to make you laugh all through the evening in this edition of the show hosted by Andy Reghu.
When: Saturday, October 20 at 8pm.
Where: Redbrick, Kaledonia, First Floor, Sahar Road, Navpada, MHADA Colony, Andheri (East).
For more comedy, see here.
FOOD & DRINK
Goan Thali at House of Lloyd
Reward yourself for making it to the end of this week by tucking into a sumptuous thali featuring authentic Goan delicacies like sukem, xacuti, kismoor, poie and potato chops. The joint also whips up some fun cocktails.
When: Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21 at noon.
Where: House of Lloyd, First Floor, Hotel Royal Garden, Juhu Tara Road, Shivaji Nagar, Juhu.
For more food and drinks events, see here.
Bollywood Music Project
The Bollywood music festival features a line-up of some of the biggest playback singers and music composers in the industry like Amit Trivedi, Benny Dayal, Shefali Alvares and Sukhwinder Singh.
When: Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21 at 2pm.
Where: JioGarden, Bharat Nagar Road, G Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (East).
If you enjoy classical music, listen to Italian pianist Francesco Granata perform the works of Debussy, Chopin and Mussorgsky.
When: Sunday, October 21 at 7pm.
Where: Experimental Theatre, National Center for Performing Arts, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point.
The Rahul W Trio
Listen to Rahul Wadhwani on keys, D Wood on bass and Rajesh Punjabi on drums at this gig organised by the band The Bombay Jazz Club and venue Whistling Woods Bandra Base.
When: Saturday, October 20 at 9.30pm.
Where: Bandra Base, Baitush Saraf Building, 29th Road, off Waterfield Road, Bandra (West).
For more music, see here.
‘The Gentleman’s Club aka Tape’
Watch this rollicking English play set in the world of drag kings, that is, women who impersonate men. The players include Rocky aka Shamsher who channels Shammi Kapoor in a shiny jacket and JT, who pays homage to Justin Timberlake.
When: Friday, October 19 at 7pm and 9pm at The Cuckoo Club and Saturday, October 20 at 8pm at The Hive at Great Eastern.
Where: The Cuckoo Club, 5AA Pali Hill, Macronells Compund, near Learners Academy and Candies, Bandra (West). The Hive at Great Eastern, New Great Eastern Mills, 25-29, Dr. Ambedkar Road, near Rani Baug, Byculla.
‘The Siddhus of Upper Juhu’
Directed by Rahul da Cunha, the English satire revolves around a middle-class couple struggling to stay sane in a city plagued with civic issues.
When: Sunday, October 21 at 7pm.
Where: Tata Theatre, National Center for Performing Arts, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point.
‘Accidental Death Of An Anarchist’
Directed by Ashok Pandey, this Hindi play is an adaptation of the original work by Italian playwright Dario Fo, which was loosely based on a 1969 incident involving Giuseppe Pinelli, an Italian rail worker and anarchist who died under mysterious circumstances while in police custody. The play begins with Inspector Bertozzo interrogating a fraudster who’s cleverer than he is. Seizing his chance, the fraudster wreaks havoc in the police station, putting on many disguises in order to expose corruption in the police ranks and their attempt to cover up the death.
When: Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21 at 8pm.
Where: The Jeff Goldberg Studio, Links Building, Fourth Floor, corner of 14th Road and Linking Road, Bandra (West).
Directed by Girish Karnad, this comic drama in English revolves around a family preparing for a wedding. Hidden behind what seems like an everyday, urban family coming together to celebrate, is a whole other story of veiled suspicions, envy and frustration.
When: Sunday, October 21 at 7.30pm.
Where: Royal Opera House , Mama Parmanand Marg.
For more plays, see here.
Private Sailing Experience
Sail around the Gateway of India in a private yacht and view Mumbai from the other side. You can even try your hand at steering.
When: Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 21, 7am onwards.
Where: Jetty no 5, Apollo Bunder Road, Colaba.
For more tours, see here.
Impasto Texture Knife Painting Workshop
Learn the basics of impasto, a form of three-dimensional art on canvas. The workshop will teach you the strokes, sketches and techniques of painting using knives and acrylic paint.
When: Saturday, October 20 at 4pm.
Where: Soda Bottle Openerwala, Ground Floor, Sentinel, Hiranandani Gardens, Panchkutir, Ganesh Nagar, Powai.
For more workshops, see here.