Things To Do In Mumbai After Work This Week: Monday, August 28 to Thursday, August 31

Wildlife documentary ‘Bastion of the Giants’ will be screened at the National Centre for the Performing Arts on Wednesday.

Note: Events on Tuesday, August 29 are likely to be cancelled owing to the heavy rain.

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COMEDY • FILM • MUSIC • TALKS • THEATREART

COMEDY
MONDAY, AUGUST 28
It’s Not Even Funny with Abbas Momin + Rohan Joshi at Filli Cafe
Comedian Abbas Momin will host this stand-up open mic that will feature a special set by fellow Mumbai-based comic Rohan Joshi. Tickets priced at Rs250 per person (excluding taxes and convenience fees) are being sold on Insider.in.
When: Monday, August 28 at 10pm.
Where: Filli Cafe, Ground Floor, Hub Town Sky Bay, Breach Candy, Bhulabhai Desai Road. Tel:

TUESDAY, AUGUST 29
15 FemaPalooza at Menchie’s
City-residing comedians Jeeya Sethi, Pavitra Shetty, Prashasti Singh, Urjita Wani and Urooj Ashfaq will perform at the fifteenth instalment of this all-female stand-up gig series organised by comedy events company Ratatouille. Tickets priced at Rs200 per person (excluding taxes and convenience fees) are being sold on Insider.in.
When: Tuesday, August 29 at 7.30pm.
Where: Menchie’s, Shyam Vihar, near Telephone Exchange and the Nike showroom, off Linking Road, Khar. Tel: 80800 89447.

Manik Mahna at Brewbot
Delhi comic Manik Mahna will stage a work-in-progress show. Tickets priced at Rs249 per person are being sold on Insider.in.
When: Tuesday, August 29 at 8pm.
Where: Brewbot, Morya Landmark 1, off New Link Road, opposite Infiniti Mall, Andheri (West). Tel: 022 4003 4448.

Taaza Maal by Angad Singh Ranyal at The Cuckoo Club
Angad Singh Ranyal, who lives in Mumbai, will present an hour of new material. Tickets priced at Rs300 per person (excluding taxes and convenience fees) are being sold on Insider.in.
When: Tuesday, August 29 at 8pm.
Where: The Cuckoo Club, 5AA Pali Hill Road, next to Candies, near Learners Academy, Bandra (West). Tel: 96199 62969.

Govind Menon + Manu Gupta + Neville Bharucha at Canvas Laugh Club
Govind Menon, Manu Gupta and Neville Bharucha, all of whom are from the city, will each perform a set. Tickets priced at Rs700 per person are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Tuesday, August 29 at 8.30pm.
Where: Canvas Laugh Club, Third Floor, Palladium Mall, Phoenix Mills, Lower Parel. Tel: 90046 03115.

Fresh Comedy Night with Anand Reghu + Dhruv Deshpande + Jerin Ephrem at Backstage Cafe
Anand Reghu, who is based in Mumbai, will host this stand-up gig which will feature ten comics, including Mumbai residents Dhruv Deshpande and Jerin Ephrem, presenting new jokes. Tickets priced at Rs200 per person are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Tuesday, August 29 at 9pm.
Where: Backstage Cafe, Mhada Road, near Mhada Telephone Exchange, Model Town, Andheri (West). Tel: 98927 20001.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30
Amogh Ranadive + Anirban Dasgupta at Magazine Cafe
Comics Amogh Ranadive and Anirban Dasgupta, who are both based in Mumbai, will perform a show organised by The Indian Comedy Club. The cover charge of Rs499 per person can be paid in advance on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Wednesday, August 30 at 7.30pm.
Where: Magazine Cafe, Waterfield Road, Bandra (West). Tel: 91676 66770.

78 Come with Dhruv Deshpande + Jeeya Sethi + Sumukhi Suresh at The Integral Space
Mumbai comedians Dhruv Deshpande, Jeeya Sethi and Sumukhi Suresh are the professionals who will perform at the seventy-eighth instalment of this open mic stand-up gig series organised by events company Ratatouille. Tickets priced at Rs200 per person (excluding taxes and convenience fees) are being sold on Insider.in.
When: Wednesday, August 30 at 8pm.
Where: The Integral Space, 14 Janata Estate, First Floor, opposite Palladium Mall, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel. Tel: 98203 46338.

EIC Making Shit Up at The Cuckoo Club
City-based collective East India Comedy, which includes Angad Singh Ranyal, Azeem Banatwalla, Kunal Rao, Sahil Shah and Sapan Verma, will perform a show of new jokes. Tickets priced at Rs500 per person (excluding taxes and convenience fees) are being sold on Insider.in.
When: Wednesday, August 30 at 8pm.
Where: The Cuckoo Club, 5AA Pali Hill Road, next to Candies, near Learners Academy, Bandra (West). Tel: 96199 62969.

Sorabh Pant at House of Wow
Events company Chalta Hai Comedy will host a solo show by Mumbai stand-up comic Sorabh Pant. Tickets priced at Rs799 per person are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: ​Wednesday, August 30 at 8pm.
Where: House of Wow, 10 Natraj Building, Hill Road, opposite St. Stanislaus High School, Bandra (West). Tel: 99302 46031.

Best in Stand-up Comedy with Manish Tyagi + Punya Arora + Vinay Sharma at Canvas Laugh Club
Comedians Manish Tyagi from Ghaziabad, Punya Arora from Bangalore and Vinay Sharma from Mumbai will perform stand-up sets. Tickets priced at Rs700 per person are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Wednesday, August 30 and Thursday, August 31 at 8.30pm.
Where: Canvas Laugh Club, Third Floor, Palladium Mall, Phoenix Mills, Lower Parel. Tel: 90046 03115.

Mic Check #16 with Aakash Mehta + Kashyap Swaroop + Raunaq Rajani + Vaibhav Sethia at The Square
This instalment of the gig series organised by The Brown Bread Collective at which comics present new material will feature sets by Mumbai residents Aakash Mehta, Kashyap Swaroop, Raunaq Rajani and Vaibhav Sethia. Tickets priced at Rs250 per person are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: ​Wednesday, August 30 at 8.45pm.
Where: The Square, Heera Panna Shopping Mall, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai. Tel: 98204 46286.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 31
30 Not Out at Independence Brewing Company
City comics Jeeya Sethi, Anand Reghu and Punit Pania will talk about turning 30 in this show presented by comedy group Chalta Hai Comedy. Tickets priced at Rs245 per person are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Thursday, August 31 at 8.30pm.
Where: Independence Brewing Company, Boolani Estate Co-Operative Society, off New Link Road, in the lane opposite Citi Mall, Andheri (West). Tel: 022 6105 4689.

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FILM
MONDAY, AUGUST 28
Comme un Lion/Little Lion at Alliance Francaise
Director Samuel Collardey’s French drama Comme un Lion/Little Lion (2013), about a teenager from Senegal who moves to France with dreams of becoming a football star, will be screened. The movie will be shown with English subtitles. There is no entry fee. For more information, see here.
When: Monday, August 28 at 6.30pm.
Where: Alliance Francaise, Auditorium, Theosophy Hall, 40 New Marine Lines, near Nirmala Niketan. Tel: 022 2203 5993.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30
Bastion of the Giants at the NCPA Little Theatre
Mumbai-based director Sumesh Lekhi’s wildlife documentary Bastion of the Giants (2015), about Asian elephants in the jungles of North-East India, will be screened. The show is an instalment of Reality Check, the National Centre for the Performing Arts’s series of screenings organised in collaboration with the Indian Documentary Producers’ Association. There is no entry fee; admission on a first come, first served basis. For more information, see here.
When: Wednesday, August 30 at 6.30pm.
Where: Little Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point. Tel: 022 2282 4567.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 31
Jai Ho at the NCPA Little Theatre
Delhi-residing filmmaker Umesh Aggarwal’s documentary Jai Ho (2015), about the life and career of Academy Award-winning composer A. R. Rahman, will be shown. There is no entry fee; admission on a first come, first served basis. For more information, see here.
When: Thursday, August 31 at 5.30pm.
Where: Little Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point. Tel: 022 2282 4567.

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MUSIC
MONDAY, AUGUST 28
Karim Ellaboudi and Lydia Hendrikje Hornung at Finch
The jazz duo of British-Sudanese pianist Karim Ellaboudi and German vocalist Lydia Hendrikje Hornung, both of whom live in Mumbai, will present a set. There is no entry fee. For more information, see the Facebook event page.
When: Monday, August 28 at 9pm.
Where: Finch, near John Baker, Saki Vihar Road, opposite Huntsman International, Andheri (East). Tel: 022 2857 8300.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 29
All That Jazz with Quintiz and Zian Bhamgara at The Little Door
Dutch jazz-fusion band Quintiz will perform the Mumbai leg of their ongoing tour of India, which features Mumbai-residing singer Zian Bhamgara, at this week’s instalment of Andheri bar The Little Door’s Tuesday jazz night. There is no entry fee. For more information, see the Facebook event page.
When: Tuesday, August 29 at 8.30pm.
Where: The Little Door, Plot B31, Shree Siddhivinayak Plaza, Ground Floor, New Link Road, Andheri (West). Tel: 99209 83836.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30
Rohit Vasudevan Diaries at Finch
City-based Hindi rock band Rohit Vasudevan Diaries, helmed by vocalist-guitarist Rohit Vasudevan, will perform. There is no entry fee. For more information, see the Facebook event page.
When: Wednesday, August 30 at 9pm.
Where: Finch, near John Baker, Saki Vihar Road, opposite Huntsman International, Andheri (East). Tel: 022 2857 8300.

The Bombay Jazz Club at Bonobo
At this instalment of city-based jazz collective The Bombay Jazz Club’s monthly residency at Bonobo, core members American bassist and co-founder D. Wood, Hungarian drummer Aron Nyiro and British-Sudanese keyboardist Karim Ellaboudi will play a ‘funky town’ set with British singer Heather Andrews and American guitarist Anthony Cammarota. There is no entry fee. For more information, see the Facebook event page.
When: Wednesday, August 30 at 9pm.
Where: Bonobo, Second Floor, Kenilworth Mall, near KFC, off Linking Road, Bandra (West). Tel: 022 2605 5050.

Motherjane + Ankit Dayal at AntiSocial
Kochi-based alternative rock band Motherjane, whose music is infused with Carnatic classical sounds, will play the Mumbai leg of their current three-city tour. Mumbai-residing singer-songwriter Ankit Dayal will play an opening set. The entry fee is Rs400 per person. For more information, see the Facebook event page.
When: Wednesday, August 30 at 9.30pm.
Where: AntiSocial, Basement, Khar Social, Rohan Plaza, 5th Road, near Ramee Guestline Hotel, off S. V. Road, Khar (West). Tel: 022 6522 6324.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 31
Ladies First with Run Pussy Run + Alisha Pais at AntiSocial
Alternative rock band Run Pussy Run, which is fronted by Pune-based vocalist Gowri Jayakumar, will mark the launch of their new music video ‘Roaches‘ with a performance at this month’s instalment of AntiSocial’s Ladies First series of shows. The gig will include a set by Mumbai singer-songwriter Alisha Pais. The entry fee is Rs300 per person. For more information, see the Facebook event page.
When: Thursday, August 31 at 9pm.
Where: AntiSocial, Basement, Khar Social, Rohan Plaza, 5th Road, near Ramee Guestline Hotel, off S. V. Road, Khar (West). Tel: 022 6522 6324.

Tarun Balani Collective at Finch
Delhi-based jazz drummer and composer Tarun Balani will perform with his band, which includes Italian trumpet player Tiziano Bianchi and US-residing musicians, bassist Joshua Crumbly, guitarist Alex Pinto and pianist Sharik Hasan. Tickets priced at Rs250 per person are being sold on Bookmyshow.com. For more information, see the Facebook event page.
When: Thursday, August 31 at 9.30pm.
Where: Finch, near John Baker, Saki Vihar Road, opposite Huntsman International, Andheri (East). Tel: 022 2857 8300.

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TALKS
TUESDAY, AUGUST 29
POSTPONED ‘Business Unusual: Startups and the Future of Entrepreneurship in India’ at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
Alan Rosling, an India-based British entrepreneur and the author of the recent book Boom Country?: The New Wave of Indian Enterprise, and Karthik Reddy, the co-founder of venture fund Blume Ventures, will discuss India’s entrepreneurial ecosystem at this talk organised by Asia Society. There is no entry fee. To attend, RSVP asiasocietyindiacentre@asiasociety.org.
When: Tuesday, August 29 at 6pm.
Where: Visitors Annexe, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kala Ghoda. Tel: 022 2284 4484.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30
‘Asia’s Lions In The Past and Present’ by Divyabhanusinh Chavda at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
Wildlife expert and the former president of the World Wide Fund for Nature India Divyabhanusinh Chavda will present a talk on the Asiatic lion, which is on the brink of extinction. There is no entry fee. For more information, see here.
When: Wednesday, August 30 at 6pm.
Where: Auditorium, Visitors Centre, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kala Ghoda. Tel: 022 2284 4484.

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THEATRE
TUESDAY, AUGUST 29
Angels in America Parts 1 and 2 at the NCPA Godrej Dance Theatre
A National Theatre Live screening of British theatre director Marianne Elliott’s production of American playwright Tony Kushner’s drama. The two-part play, which is set in New York in the 1980s and is about the AIDS crisis, stars actors Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane. Part one will be shown on Tuesday and part two on Wednesday. Tickets priced at Rs512 per person are being sold on Bookmyshow.com here and here.
When: Tuesday, August 29 and Wednesday, August 30 at 5pm.
Where: Godrej Dance Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point. Tel: 022 2282 4567.

Phir Se Shaadi!? at Prithvi Theatre
Written and directed by Imran Rasheed, this Hindi comedy centres around exes Aiman and Sheeba who want to remarry six months after getting a divorce. First they must fulfil halala, an Islamic custom that would require Sheeba to marry another man and get divorced before getting re-hitched to Aiman. Tickets priced at Rs175 per person are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Tuesday, August 29 at 8.30pm.
Where: Prithvi Theatre, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road, Juhu. Tel: 022 2614 9546.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 31
Lihaaf at The Cuckoo Club
Directed by Kartavya Anthwaal Sharma, Radhika Chopra and Rohit Mehra, this Hindustani drama is based on writer Ismat Chughtai’s story Lihaaf. Tickets priced at Rs249 per person are being sold on Insider.in.
When: Thursday, August 31 at 8pm.
Where: The Cuckoo Club, 5AA Pali Hill Road, next to Candies, near Learners Academy, Bandra (West). Tel: 96199 62969.

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ART
MONDAY, AUGUST 28
Some Things That Only Art Can Do: A Lexicon of Affected Knowledge at Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan 
Poet Ashok Vajpeyi will launch the new edition of the Raza Foundation’s journal Aroop, which has been edited by curator Nancy Adajania and features contributions by over 60 writers including artists, architects, curators, poets and other cultural practitioners about the future of art. Artists such as Shilpa Gupta, Sudhir Patwardhan, Archana Hande, Jahangir Jani and Ranjeeta Kumari will read from their pieces. There is no entry fee. For more information, see here.
When: Monday, August 28 at 6.30pm.
Where: Library MMB, Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, K. Dubash Marg, Kala Ghoda. Tel: 022 2202 7710.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30
Spirit of India at Jehangir Art Gallery
Works by nine artists from across the country, who specialise in traditional forms of Indian art such as Kalighat painting from Bengal, pattachitra from Orissa, pichwai from Rajasthan and Gond painting from Madhya Pradesh, make up this group exhibition. There is no entry fee. To book a spot, RSVP via Insider.in.
When: From Wednesday, August 30 to Sunday, September 3. Open daily, 11am to 7pm.
Where: Jehangir Art Gallery, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kala Ghoda. Tel: 98206 49886.

Windows at Jhaveri Contemporary
A show of five artists, Anwar Jalal Shemza, Simryn Gill, Lubna Chowdhary, Seher Shah and Ayesha Singh, whose works are “based on a deep awareness of modernist architecture and design”. For more information, see here.
When: Wednesday, August 30 to Saturday, October 7. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 6pm; Sunday and Monday, closed.
Where: Jhaveri Contemporary, 2, Krishna Niwas, 58A Walkeshwar Road. Tel: 022 2369 3639

THURSDAY, AUGUST 31
POSTPONED Artists from the Renaissance Part 2 at Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum
Three films from French journalist and director Alain Jaubert’s series Palettes (2003), which examines classic paintings, will be screened: Grunewald’s ‘The Isenheim Altarpiece’, Raphael’s ‘Portrait de Baldassare Castiglione’ and Veronese’s ‘Le Repas chez Levi/The Meal at Levi’s’. For more information, see the Facebook event page.
When: Thursday, August 31 at 6pm.
Where: Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Rani Baug, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Road, Byculla. Tel: 022 2373 1234.

ONGOING
Part Narratives at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum
Conceptualised by Delhi-based art critic and curator Gayatri Sinha, this exhibition features works by artists that draw “upon their memories and understanding of Partition”. Tickets for Indians are priced at Rs10 per person for adults and children above the age of 13 and at Rs5 per person for children below the age of 13, and tickets for foreigners are priced at Rs100 per person for adults and children above the age of 13 and at Rs50 per person for children below the age of 13. For details, see here.
When: Until Tuesday, September 19. Open Thursday to Tuesday, from 10am to 6pm; Wednesday, closed.
Where: Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Rani Baug, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Road, Byculla. Tel: 022 2373 1234.

The Surface of Things: Photography in Process at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum
This group show, organised in collaboration with the Institute Francais en Inde and Alkazi Foundation for the Arts, will feature works by contemporary Indian artists Edson Dias, Srinivas Kuruganti, Sukanya Ghosh and Uzma Mohsin that invoke “the birth of an analogue visual form through a process-oriented exhibit”. Tickets for Indians are priced at Rs10 per person for adults and children above the age of 13 and at Rs5 per person for children below the age of 13, and tickets for foreigners are priced at Rs100 per person for adults and children above the age of 13 and at Rs50 per person for children below the age of 13. For more information, see here.
When: Until Tuesday, September 19. Open Thursday to Tuesday, from 10am to 6pm; Wednesday, closed.
Where: The Special Projects Space, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Rani Baug, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Road, Byculla. Tel: 022 2373 1234.

Retro Realism In A Postmodern World at Nine Fish Art Gallery
This group show comprises works by artists Diptish Ghosh Dastidar, Douglas John and Helen Brahma. For more information, see here.
When: Until Friday, September 8. Open daily, from 10.30am to 7.30pm.
Where: Nine Fish Art Gallery, The New Great Eastern Mills, 25-29 Ambedkar Road, near Rani Baug, Byculla. Tel: 022 6554 2300.

History Zero by Stefanos Tsivopoulos at Mumbai Art Room
Greek artist Stefanos Tsivopoulos’s video installation that deals with “ideas of money, currency and the generation of value” is on display. For more information, see here.
When: Until Saturday, September 2. Open Tuesday to Saturday, from 11am to 7pm; Sunday and Monday, closed.
Where: Mumbai Art Room, Ground Floor, Pipewala Building, Fourth Pasta Lane (opposite Colaba market lane and Camy Wafers), Colaba. Tel: 98198 43334.

Idhar-Udhar/Here-There by Birender Yadav + We Are Here Because You Are There at Clark House Initiative
Two exhibitions will open this week. Idhar-Udhar/Here-There is a solo show by Delhi-based artist Birender Yadav. We Are Here Because You Are There is a group show featuring works by Amjad Ali, Ashok Ansara, Narendra Deuskar, Ramesh Anjarkar, Sanjay Londhe, Shashikant Sompura and Sudheer Rajbhar. For more information, see the Facebook event pages here and here.
When: Until Sunday, September 10. Open Tuesday to Sunday, from 11am to 7pm; Monday, closed.
Where: Clark House Initiative, Ground Floor, Clark House, 8 Nathalal Parekh Marg (Old Wodehouse Road), opposite the Sahakari Bhandar, near Woodside Inn, Colaba. Tel: 98202 13816.

Liminal by Savia Mahajan at Tarq
Mumbai-based artist Savia Mahajan’s new solo show Liminal features sculptures, drawings and installations that explore “notions of life, death and the in-between”. For more information, see here.
When: Until Saturday, September 9. Open Tuesday to Saturday, from 11am to 6.30pm; Sunday and Monday, closed.
Where: Tarq, F35/36, Dhanraj Mahal, Apollo Bunder, Colaba. Tel: 022 6615 0424.

Motabhai is Watching You by Hemant Morparia at Sakshi Salon
An exhibition of political cartoons and sculpture by city-residing illustrator Hemant Morparia. For more information, see here.
When: Until Saturday, September 9. Open Monday to Saturday, from 11am to 6pm; Sunday, closed.
Where: Sakshi Salon, 6/18, Second Floor, Grants Building, Arthur Bunder Road, Colaba. Tel: 022 6610 3424.

Trespassers and Translators by Amitesh Shrivastava at Project 88
City-residing artist Amitesh Shrivastava’s solo show Trespassers and Translators comprises a set of new paintings. For more information, see the Facebook event page.
When: Until Saturday, September 30. Open Tuesday to Saturday, from 11am to 7pm; Sunday and Monday, closed.
Where: Project 88, BMP Building, Narayan A. Sawant Marg, near Colaba Fire Station, Colaba. Tel: 022 2281 0066.

The 10 Year Hustle at Chatterjee and Lal
Colaba gallery Chatterjee and Lal is celebrating its tenth anniversary with an exhibition of its favourite works over the years by artists such as Minam Apang, Fabien Charuau, Nikhil Chopra, Zarina Hashmi, Nasreen Mohamedi, Pilloo Pochkhanawala, Sahej Rahal, Rashid Rana, Gagan Singh, Kiran Subbaiah, Thukral & Tagra and Nityan Unnikrishnan.
When: Until Saturday, September 2. Open Tuesday to Saturday, from 11am to 7pm; Sunday and Monday, closed.
Where: Chatterjee & Lal, 01/18, First Floor, Kamal Mansion, same entrance as Hotel White Pearl, Arthur Bunder Road, Colaba. Tel: 022 2202 3787.

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