The Daily Pao Weekend Events Calendar: Friday, December 4 to Sunday, December 6

The Sleepwalker aka will play Cafe Nemo on Friday.

The Sleepwalker aka electronica DJ Shantanu Ghosh will play Cafe Nemo on Saturday.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4
BOOKS Times Litfest at Mehboob Studios
This edition of the annual literature festival organised by The Times Group will feature speakers such as author Vikram Seth, economist Thomas Piketty and philosopher Michael J. Sandel. For more details, see here.
When: Friday, December 4 to Sunday, December 6, from 10am.
Where: Mehboob Studios, Hill Road, Bandra (West).

FOOD & DRINK UpperCrust Food & Wine Show at World Trade Centre
The thirteenth instalment of the annual event will feature free masterclasses by Indigo Deli’s Jaydeep Mukherjee, SodaBottleOpenerWala’s Anahita Dhondy, Ruben Santos of The Oberoi Mumbai and Rakhee Vaswani, the chef and owner of the Palate Culinary Studio and stalls retailing local and imported ingredients, kitchen equipment and cooked food. You can shop for wines by Sula, Fratelli and Four Seasons; olive oil by Figaro and Bertolli; teas by Wagh Bakri and Basilur; spices, herbs and pickles by Keya; chocolates by Pascati; honey by Under The Mango Tree; coffee by Bonhomia; baos by The Bao Haus Co.; artisanal ice creams by Caramel Carousel; hot dogs, crepes and desserts by Desi Deli; and frozen treats by The Parfait Co. Entry to the exhibition is free. See the website for more information.
When: Friday, December 4 to Sunday, December 6, from 10am to 8pm.
Where: World Trade Centre, Cuffe Parade.

MUSIC TALKS The Exchange at The Lalit
The second day of this year’s edition of this annual two-day conference, organised by UK Trade and Investment and Mumbai electronic dance music-focused company Submerge to creats business opportunities in the music industries of the UK and India, will feature panel discussions on ‘Women in Music’, music festivals and intellectual property. There is no entry fee. See here for the schedule and here to register.
When: Friday, December 4, from 10am to 5pm.
Where: The Lalit, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Road, Andheri (East).

SHOPPING & STYLE An Artisanal Christmas at Artisans’ Centre
A sale of handmade products such as jewellery by Chicory Chai, clay pottery by Curators of Clay, crocheted objects by the NGO Samoolan, embroidered bags by Rabari artists from Kutch and fibre jewellery by designer Smriti Dixit.
When: Until Sunday, December 6, from 11am to 7pm.
Where: Artisans’ Centre, V.B. Gandhi Marg, near Rhythm House, Kala Ghoda. Tel: 022 2267 3040.

SHOPPING & STYLE Times Bandra Fest at MMRDA Grounds
This exhibition will have around 180 stalls selling food from establishments such as The Good Garage, Brick House Cafe and The House of Chipotle, clothes and accessories from labels such as Drama Queen, Kunjm Jewellery, and Papparazi Closet. For more information, see the Facebook event page.
When: Friday, December 4 to Sunday, December 6, from 11am to 10pm.
Where: MMRDA Grounds, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (East).

MUSIC TRAVEL Bacardi NH7 Weekender in Pune
The sixth edition of the annual Pune music festival will be headlined by Hindi film composer A. R. Rahman, British DJ and producer Mark Ronson and Scottish post-rock band Mogwai. Three-day tickets priced at Rs4,500 per head are being sold on Insider.in. See here for the schedule.
When: Friday, December 4, from 3.40pm; Saturday, December 5, from 3.20pm; and Sunday, December 6, from 3pm.
Where: Laxmi Lawns, near Magarpatta City, Pune.

THEATRE Centrestage at the National Centre for the Performing Arts
The last three days of this year’s edition of the annual theatre festival will feature Jhoom Theatre’s Punjabi and Hindi musical Ishq Aah (Experimental Theatre on Friday, December 4 at 7pm); Pritesh Sodha’s Gujarati play Babot about a robot that has feelings (Godrej Dance Theatre on Saturday, December 5 at 5pm); English and Hindi drag king act The Gentlemen’s Club, which imagines a Mumbai in which such performances are routine (Experimental Theatre on Saturday, December 5 at 7pm); Gurleen Judge’s English drama Ambu and Rajalakshmi about a reunion of two cousins on the occasion of a death in the family (Godrej Dance Theatre on Sunday, December 6 at 5pm); and Chanakya Vyas’s Gujarati production of Girish Karnad’s Hayavadana about two friends Devdutt and Kapil and their love for Padmini (Experimental Theatre on Sunday, December 6 at 7pm). For more information, see here. Tickets priced at Rs200, Rs300 and Rs400 per head for shows at the Experimental Theatre and at Rs250 per head for shows at the Godrej Dance Theatre are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Until Sunday, December 6.
Where: National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point. Tel: 022 2282 4567.

MUSIC Ctrl Alt Dance Pre-Party at Blue Frog
German duo Peak and Swift will headline this gig which is a “pre-party” for Ctrl Alt Delete, the electronic dance music festival organised by Ankytrixx aka DJ and producer Ankit Kochar in Goa in January. There is an entry fee of Rs500 or cover charge of Rs1,500 per head for men; free entry for women. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Friday, December 4 at 9pm.
Where: Blue Frog, Mathuradas Mill Compound, Tulsi Pipe Road, Lower Parel. Tel: 022 6158 6158.

MUSIC Ma Faiza at BiblioPole
The veteran electronica DJ will play a marathon five-hour set. There is a cover charge of Rs2,000 per person or couple. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Friday, December 4, from 10pm.
Where: BiblioPole, Veera Desai Industrial Estate, off New Link Road, Andheri (West). Tel: 91676 66725.

MUSIC Mark Knight + Goldierocks at Kitty Su
The British house music producer will man the decks at a gig that will feature a supporting set by Goldierocks aka Sam Hall, a radio DJ turned club DJ, who is also from the UK. Tickets, priced at Rs1,500 (only entry fee) or Rs3,000 (full cover charge) per couple; at Rs2,000 (only entry fee) or Rs3,500 (full cover charge) per head for single men; and at Rs1,000 (full cover charge) per head for single women, are being sold on Kittysu.com.
When: Friday, December 4 at 10pm.
Where: Kitty Su, The Lalit, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Road, Andheri (East). Tel: 022 6104 3145.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5
FILM The Kumar Shahani Legacy at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum
A short retrospective of the director’s works that will comprise screenings of three of his major films and the release of his book The Shock of Desire and Other Essays. The movies are Tarang (at 11am), which will be introduced by film historian Ashish Rajadhyaksha; Maya Darpan (3pm), which will be discussed after the screening by Rajadhyaksha and Prabha Mahajan, whose late husband the cinematographer K. K. Mahajan shot the film; and Khayal Gatha (6.30pm); which will be discussed after the screening by director Rajat Kapoor and Rajadhyaksha. The book, which will be released at 5.30pm, will be discussed by filmmaker Arun Khopkar, museum chairperson Tasneem Mehta and Rajadhyaksha with Shahani via Skype. To attend, RSVP ccardoza@bdlmuseum.org. Museum tickets for Indians are priced at Rs10 per head for adults and Rs5 per head for children below the age of 13, and tickets for foreigners are priced at Rs100 per head for adults and Rs50 per head for children below the age of 13.
When: Saturday, December 5, from 11am.
Where: Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Rani Baug, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Road, Byculla. Tel: 022 2373 1234.

ART The Sovereign Forest at Max Mueller Bhavan/Goethe Institut
The video installation by artist Amar Kanwar is his response to the struggle of Orissa’s indigenous communities to protect their mineral-rich land from exploitative corporations. For a schedule of events related to the show, see here.
When: From Saturday, December 5 to Thursday, January 14. Open Monday to Saturday, from 11am to 7pm; Sunday, closed.
Where: Galerie Max Mueller Bhavan, K. Dubash Marg, Kala Ghoda. Tel: 022 2202 7542.

MUSIC A Day of sLick! at Kitty Su
Over 20 DJs and producers from around the world are scheduled to play sets at this day-long electronic dance music gig organised by event company sLick! including Croatia Squad and Nora En Pure from Switzerland, Guy J from Israel and H.O.S.H. aka Holger Behn from Germany. Tickets, priced at Rs1,000 (day pass) and Rs2,000 per head (includes entry to the after-party) are being sold on Kittysu.com. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Saturday, December 5, from noon.
Where: Kitty Su, The Lalit, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Road, Andheri (East). Tel: 022 6104 3145.

ART TALKS Reena Kallat at MCubed Library
The painter and visual artist will speak about her work process. The talk, which is part of arts organisation Junoon’s Mumbai Local series of events, is free. To book a spot, email mumbailocal@junoontheatre.org.
When: Saturday, December 5 at 5pm.
Where: MCubed Library (Maharashtra Mitra Mandal Library), Princess Building, near Bandra Gymkhana, D’Monte Park Road, Bandra (West). Tel: 022 2641 1497.

BOOKS An Evening with Shah Abdul Latif at Somaiya Centre
Writer and poet Anju Makhija, who co-translated sixteenth-century Sufi poet Shah Abdul Latif’s work from Sindhi to English for the book Seeking the Beloved, will read some of his poetry. Excerpts of Anjali Monteiro and K. P. Jayasankar’s film So Heddan So Hoddan, which documents the tradition of singing Latif’s poetry among communities in Kutch and Sindh, will be screened. The event is free.
When: Saturday, December 5 at 6pm.
Where: Somaiya Centre for Lifelong Learning, Somaiya Bhavan, above Kitab Khana, Flora Fountain, Fort.

THEATRE Mere Piya Gaye Rangoon at Palava City
Director Sunil Shanbag’s Hindi adaptation of Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well will be staged as part of Palava Tarang, an ongoing series of performances at Palava City, a new township in Dombivali. Originally presented in Gujarati, the play is located in three places, Gujarat, Mumbai at the turn of the century, and Rangoon. Heli is in love with Bharatram, the son of her guardian. Bharatram leaves their village in Gujarat to work for his opium-exporting uncle in Mumbai and, after a forced marriage to Heli, flees to Rangoon. Heli pursues him and engineers a happy ending. Tickets priced at Rs200 and Rs300 per head are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Saturday, December 5 at 6pm.
Where: Rio Riverfront Amphitheatre, Palava City, Kalyan-Shilphata Road, Usarghar Gaon, Thane District, Dombivali. Tel: 022 6147 6777.

MUSIC Blackout with The Sleepwalker at Cafe Nemo
The Sleepwalker aka Pondicherry DJ Shantanu Ghosh will play this month’s installment of Mumbai electronica collective Bhavishyavani Future Soundz’s night at the Worli venue. There is no entry fee.
When: Saturday, December 5 at 10pm.
Where: Cafe Nemo, 329/A, Thadani House, opposite Indian Coast Guard, Worli Village, Worli. Tel: 022 2437 9841.

MUSIC Eve Carey at Blue Frog
The Goa-residing British house music DJ will take over the console. There is an entry fee of Rs500 or cover charge of Rs1,500 per head for men; free entry for women. See here for more information.
When: Saturday, December 5 at 10.30pm.
Where: Blue Frog, Mathuradas Mill Compound, Tulsi Pipe Road, Lower Parel. Tel: 022 6158 6158.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6
FOOD & DRINK Farmers’ Market at Bhalla House
At the weekly Sunday bazaar you can stock up on organic vegetables, fruits and lifestyle products and get a bite from stalls selling organic meals. See the website for details.
When: Sunday, December 6, from 10am to 3 pm.
Where: Bhalla House, opposite St. Andrew’s Church, Hill Road, Bandra (West). Tel: 98200 89378.

MUSIC Hariprasad Chaurasia at Palava City
The legendary Hindustani classical music flautist will perform a solo recital for Palava Tarang, the series of Hindustani classical music concerts being held at Palava City, a new township in Dombivali. Tickets priced at Rs300, Rs400 and Rs650 per head are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Sunday, December 6 at 5.30pm.
Where: Rio Riverfront Amphitheatre, Palava City, Kalyan-Shilphata Road, Usarghar Gaon, Thane District, Dombivali. Tel: 022 6147 6777.

MUSIC Aadi Anant at the NCPA Tata Theatre
Singing siblings Rajan and Sajan Mishra, who are widely regarded as the foremost exponents of the Benaras gharana of Hindustani classical music, will perform a concert with Rajan Mishra’s sons, vocalists Ritesh and Rajnish Mishra on the second and last day of this year’s installment of the National Centre for the Performing Art’s annual festival Aadi Anant. Tickets priced at Rs400, Rs687 and Rs916 per head are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Sunday, December 6 at 6.30pm.
Where: Tata Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point. Tel: 022 2282 4567.

ONGOING
ART Unpacking the Studio: Celebrating the Jehangir Sabavala Bequest at the Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation
This exhibition comprises the late artist’s paintings and personal articles such as diaries, sketchbooks and portfolios that were donated by his wife Shirin Sabavala to the Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation, which is housed inside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya. The show, which has been curated by Ranjit Hoskote, places Jehangir Sabavala’s work in the context of his artistic inspirations, his education in Mumbai, London and Paris, and his practice among his peers from the 1930s to the 1950s. Tickets to enter the museum are priced at Rs20 per head for children between the ages of five and twelve, Rs70 per head for Indians above the age of twelve, and Rs 300 per head for foreigners above the age of twelve; free entry for children below the age of five.
When: Until Thursday, December 31. The Foundation is open Tuesday to Sunday, from 10.30am to 6pm; Monday, closed.
Where: Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Second Floor, East Wing, Kala Ghoda. Tel: 022 2202 9613.

 

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