A Quick Guide To The Best Things To Do In Mumbai This Weekend

The weekend is about to roll in and if you still haven’t decided what to do, then we have some ideas for you. Craving some heart-pumping desi beats? Super Saturdays featuring DJ Aqeel has you covered. If you want some insights on living better, life coach Gaur Gopal Das will help you get your act together. Of course, there’s always a variety of plays and music events for your weekend entertainment.

COMEDY

Cool Boyz Comedy Show

Allow the cool ‘boyz’ of the Mumbai comedy circuit, Joel D’souza and Shaad Safi, make you LOL. The show will also feature Gursimran Khamba and Aishwarya Mohanraj as your hosts for the evening.
When: Saturday, June 1 at 8.30pm.
Where: Cat Cafe Studio, 63 Harminder Singh Road, Aram Nagar Part 1, Versova, Andheri (West).

Stories We Tell Featuring Aditi Mittal

Want to hear a funny story? Let some of the top stand-up comics Mumbai has to offer tell you theirs. Performers including Aditi Mittal, Hoshang Maini, Sonali Thakker and Vaibhav Sethia will narrate old and new stories. Some might be outright made up, but all of them will make you laugh.
When: Saturday, June 1 at 9pm.
Where: The Integral Space, 14 Janata Estate, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel.

For more comedy, see here.

MEET-UPS

Live Right, Feel Great: Talk By Gaur Gopal Das

Gaur Gopal Das, a Hewlett Packard engineer turned life coach has been speaking at various institutions in India and abroad for over two decades. In this talk, he will help you tackle life’s ups and downs.
When: Sunday, June 2 at 7pm.
Where: Shanmukhananda Hall, Comrade Harbanslal Marg, Sion.

For more meet-ups, see here.

MUSIC

RD-LP Melodies from Bollywood’s Golden Era

Listen to playback singers Dhanashree Deshpande, Parag Paunikar, Vrushali Ghanekar, Prasad Raut and Mahalaxmi Krishnan performing tracks composed by RD Burman and Laxmikant-Pyarelal during Bollywood’s golden era.
When: Saturday, June 1 at 4.30pm.
Where: Yashwant Natya Mandir, 122-D, JK Sawant Marg, Joshi Vadi, Matunga (West).

Rahul Dev Burman Tribute Concert

Celebrate the three decade-spanning legacy of legendary composer Rahul Dev Burman on the occasion of his eightieth birth anniversary. Listen to well-known singers perform Dev Burman songs sountracked by musicians who worked with the composer.
When: Saturday, June 1 at 8pm.
Where: Yashwant Natya Mandir, 122-D, JK Sawant Marg, Joshi Vadi, Matunga (West).

DJ Aqeel

Get ready to to move to beats by India’s EDM phenom, DJ Aqeel Ali.
When: Saturday, June 1 at 9pm.
Where: Shop No 5, Near to HDFC Bank, Satra Plaza, Palm Beach Rd, Phase 2, Sector 19D, Vashi, Navi Mumbai.

For more music, see here.

PERFORMANCES

Shila – Eternal Marvels of Storytelling

The architecture of India is far more than the stones and pillars that monuments are made of. Watch bharatnatyam performances that bring the stories behind these great structures to life.
When: Friday, May 31 at 7pm.
Where: Experimental Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point.

For more performances, see here.

PLAYS

‘Two Adorable Losers’

Directed by Murtuza Kutianawala and written by Abhishek Pattnaik, Two Adorable Losers is an English comedy that follows the relationship between a professor from a rural Odhisa and a third-year psychology student. The two have a common problem – an inferiority complex.
When: Saturday, June 1 at 7pm.
Where: Royal Opera House Theatre, Mathew Road, Opera House, Mama Parmanand Marg.

‘Wrong Number’

From director Raman Kumar, a Hindi comedy about the intertwined relationships of three married couples. Avinash is having an affair with his boss Yashwant’s wife Kamini and argues constantly with his own wife, Ranjana. It gets murkier when Kamini thinks that Yashwant, her husband, is having an affair.
When: Saturday, June 1 at 7pm.
Where: St. Andrew’s Auditorium, St. Dominic Road, Bandra (West).

‘Kanyadaan’

Directed by Lilette Dubey and written by Vijay Tendulkar, this powerful human drama, in English, tells the story of a young woman from a politically active, liberal family, who marries a man from a lower caste. Even though the family is all for the relationship, unconscious biases emerge.
When: Saturday, June 2 at 7pm.
Where: Royal Opera House Theatre, Mathew Road, Opera House, Mama Parmanand Marg.

For more plays, see here.

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