Making plans for the weekend? Here are our picks of the best things to do in Mumbai on your days off.

ADVENTURE

HikerWolf: Beach Camping and Movie Screening

This weekend, laze in a hammock, try your hand at barbecuing, dance around a bonfire and watch a movie by the beach. Thrill-seekers can also sign up for watersports.
When: Saturday, December 8 at 1pm.
Where: Alibaug. The escapade begins at Gateway Of India, Jetty No.5, Opposite Taj Mahal Hotel, Apollo Bunder, Colaba.

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COMEDY

Ruckus Night 2.0

Former member of comedy troupe EIC, Atul Khatri, will be teaming up with engineer turned comedian Anirban Dasgupta to make sure you’re LOL-ing all evening.
When: Saturday, December 8 at 7pm.
Where: Birla Matoshree Sabhagriha, No. 19, Vitthaldas Thackerey Marg, New Marine Lines.

Abijit Ganguly

In his English and Hindi set, Abijit Ganguly tackles common Indian problems with anecdotes from his own life, such as growing up Bengali in Delhi, marrying a Gujarati and driving an Indica.
When: Sunday, December 9 at 7.30pm.
Where: Liebherr Experience Center, G-1 Ground Floor, Durolite House, Off New Link Road, Veera Desai Industrial Estate, Andheri West.

Vipul Goyal Live in Thane

The comedian, known for his role in TVF’s web series Humorously Yours, will perform a set.
When: Sunday, December 9 at 6pm.
Where: Kidpop Early Learning Center, C/703, Gladys Alvares Road, Manpada, Thane West.

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GAMING

Escape the Tomb

Gather the gang and step into a world of make-believe where you play the role of archaeologists on an exploratory mission in Egypt. You have 60 minutes to find an ancient tomb, identify the pharaoh and escape his curse.
When: Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9, 11.30am onwards.
Where: The Amazing Escape, 101, Durolite House, New Link Road, Andheri (West).

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MUSIC

A Festival Of Festive Music 2018

Nothing gets you in the holiday spirit like music. The two-day extravaganza will have choirs from across Mumbai and Chennai perform both traditional and contemporary Christmas carols and songs.

Saturday, December 8: The line-up consists of: St. Thomas Mar Thoma Syrian Church Choir, Salvation Singers, Singspirators, Sans Nom Ensemble (Chennai), Santacruz Ensemble, The Harmonics (Chennai), The Stop-Gaps Junior Choral Ensemble and The Stop-Gaps Choral Ensemble.

Sunday, December 9: The line-up consists of: Happy Home and School for the Blind, Faith and Harmony, Family Harmony, Bai Ava Bai Petit Girls’ High School Choir, Victory Chorus Line, The Harmonics (Chennai), The Stop-Gaps Junior Choral Ensemble and The Stop-Gaps Choral Ensemble.
When: Saturday, December 8 at 7pm and Sunday, December 9 at 7pm.
Where: Tata Theatre, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point.

Queen – A Tribute to Freddie Mercury

Sing along to your favourite songs from the band’s glory days at this tribute concert celebrating one of rock music’s most flamboyant singers. The performance will have music by composer Merlyn D’Souza and her band the All Stars.
When: Sunday, December 9 at 7.30pm.
Where: St. Andrews Auditorium, St. Dominic Road, Bandra (West).

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PERFORMANCES

Dastan-e-Aawaargi

This dastangoi performance by Himanshu Bajpai will give audiences a glimpse into the life of Urdu poet Asrar ul Haq Majaz aka Majaz Lakhnavi, who was known for his romantic and revolutionary poetry.
When: Saturday, December 8 at 7pm.
Where: The Cuckoo Club, Mac Ronells Compound 5AA, St Andrews Rd, Bandra (West).

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PLAYS

‘Endgame’

This English version of Samuel Beckett’s drama directed by Jeff Goldberg is set in an underground bunker, where three survivors find themselves trapped after a catastrophe destroys the planet and robs people of their memories.
When: Friday, December 7, Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9 at 8pm.
Where: The Jeff Goldberg Studio, 401, Fourth Floor, Links Building, Corner of 14th Road and Linking Road, Bandra (West).

‘Ek Mulaqaat’

Directed by Saif Hyder Hasan, this Hindi drama revolves around the romantic relationship between Punjabi poet Amrita Pritam and film lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi. The play stars Deepti Naval and Shekhar Suman.
When: Saturday, December 8 at 8pm.
Where: Vishnudas Bhave Natyagruha, Hindurao Patil Marg, Sector 16A, Vashi, Navi Mumbai.

‘Lucrece’

The English play, based on the poem ‘The Rape of Lucrece’ by William Shakespeare, has been adapted and directed by British theatre director Paul Goodwin. Starring Kalki Koechlin, it tells the story of Lucrece, a woman whose proverbial purity and chastity leads to her undoing when her husband’s boasts provoke Tarquin, the son of the king of Rome, to rape her.
When: Friday, December 7, Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9 at 7pm.
Where: Experimental Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point.

‘The Mousetrap’

Based on Agatha Christie’s murder mystery, The Mousetrap is one of West End’s longest running plays. It’s set in a guest house called Monkswell Manor, where the owners and guests have been snowed in. When one of them is killed, the others realize that a murderer is among them.
When: Saturday, December 8 at 3pm and 7pm and Sunday, December 9 at 3pm and 7pm.
Where: Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point.

‘The Darkroom 2.0’

The performance (pictured above) is an immersive sensory experience by the Rangaai Theatre Company aimed at educating audiences about the struggles women face.  Three stories will be performed. Viewers will be given the opportunity to interact with and decide the fate of its characters.

Stories:

‘Durga Poojo’ (Anonymous)

The story is an unnamed writer’s personal account of child abuse at the hands of an uncle.

‘Kafan’ (1936) by Munshi Premchand

The provocative story introduces us to a good-for-nothing father and son too greedy to care about anyone else.

‘Khol Do’ (1952) by Saadat Hasan Manto

The story in Urdu, one of the writer’s most controversial works, is about a man whose daughter goes missing when the train they’re on is attacked by rioters during Partition.
When: Sunday, December 9 at 8pm.
Where: Si Bambai, No 25, 105, Mumbai Samachar Marg, Kala Ghoda, Fort.

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