Things To Do In Mumbai After Work This Week: Monday, July 31 To Thursday, August 3

Dossers Urge.

Dossers Urge will perform at AntiSocial on Thursday.

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BOOKSCOMEDY • FILM • MUSIC • TALKS • THEATREART

BOOKS
THURSDAY, AUGUST 3
Amitava Kumar at the NCPA Little Theatre
Author Amitava Kumar will be in conversation with writer Shobhaa De at the launch of his new book The Lovers. The talk has been organised by the annual literature festival Literature Live!, which holds events through the year. There is no entry fee; admission on a first come, first served basis.
When: Thursday, August 3 at 6.30pm.
Where: Little Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point. Tel: 022 2282 4567.

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COMEDY
TUESDAY, AUGUST 1
69 Come with Jeeya Sethi + Navin Noronha + Vikramjit Singh at Menchie’s
Mumbai comedians Jeeya Sethi and Navin Noronha and Delhi comic Vikramjit Singh are the professionals who will perform at the sixty-ninth instalment of this open mic 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 1 at 7.30pm.
Where: Menchie’s, Shyam Vihar, near Telephone Exchange and the Nike showroom, off Linking Road, Khar. Tel: 80800 89447.

Aditya Desai + Andy Reghu + Mandar Bhide + Shaurya Tyagi at Canvas Laugh Club
Comedians Aditya Desai, Andy Reghu, Mandar Bhide and Shaurya Tyagi will each perform a set. Tickets priced at Rs700 per person are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Tuesday, August 1 at 8.30pm.
Where: Canvas Laugh Club, Third Floor, Palladium Mall, Phoenix Mills, Lower Parel. Tel: 90046 03115.

EIC Making Shit Up at Mojo’s Bistro
City-based collective East India Comedy, which includes Angad Singh Ranyal, Atul Khatri, Azeem Banatwalla, Kunal Rao, Sahil Shah and Sapan Verma, will perform a show of new jokes. Tickets priced at Rs400 per person (excluding taxes and convenience fees) are being sold on Insider.in.
When: Tuesday, August 1 at 8.30pm.
Where: Mojo’s Bistro, Level Two, Kamala Trade House, Kamala Mills Compound, Lower Parel. Tel: 99750 00005.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2
Andy Reghu + Mayank Parakh + Raunaq Rajani at Magazine Cafe
Events company Indian Comedy Club will present a stand-up gig by Mumbai comics Andy Reghu, Mayank Parakh and Raunaq Rajani. The cover charge of Rs499 per person can be paid in advance on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Wednesday, August 2 at 7.30pm.
Where: Magazine Cafe, Waterfield Road, Bandra (West). Tel: 91676 66770.

70 Come with Dhruv Deshpande + Jeeya Sethi + Vikramjit Singh at The Integral Space
At the seventieth instalment of this open mic stand-up gig series organised by comedy events company Ratatouille, Mumbai comedians Dhruv Deshpande and Jeeya Sethi and Delhi comic Vikramjit Singh are the professionals who will perform. Tickets priced at Rs200 per person (excluding taxes and convenience fees) are being sold on Insider.in.
When: Wednesday, August 2 at 8pm.
Where: The Integral Space, 14 Janata Estate, First Floor, opposite Palladium Mall, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel. Tel: 98203 46338.

Abijit Ganguly at Razzberry Rhinoceros
Delhi-residing comic Abijit Ganguly will perform a solo show organised by events company Chalta Hai Comedy. Tickets priced at Rs495 per person are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: ​Wednesday, August 2 at 8.30pm.
Where: Razzberry Rhinoceros, Juhu Hotel, Juhu Tara Road, near Mahesh Lunch Home, Juhu. Tel: 74004 02604.

Best in Stand-up Comedy with Aakash Mehta + Nishant Tanwar + Vaibhav Sethia at Canvas Laugh Club
Aakash Mehta, Nishant Tanwar and Vaibhav Sethia, who are all based in Mumbai, will each perform a set. Tickets priced at Rs700 per person are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Wednesday, August 2 at 8.30pm.
Where: Canvas Laugh Club, Third Floor, Palladium Mall, Phoenix Mills, Lower Parel. Tel: 90046 03115.

Mic Check #12 with Abbas Momin + Adhiraj Singh + Rahul Subramanian + Sriraam Padmanabhan 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 Abbas Momin, Adhiraj Singh, Rahul Subramanian and Sriraam Padmanabhan. Tickets priced at Rs250 per person are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: ​Wednesday, August 2 at 8.45pm.
Where: The Square, Heera Panna Shopping Mall, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai. Tel: 98204 46286.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3
Best in Stand-up Comedy with Aakash Mehta + Abijit Ganguly + Neeti Palta at Canvas Laugh Club
Mumbai’s Aakash Mehta and Delhi’s Abijit Ganguly and Neeti Palta will each perform a set. Tickets priced at Rs700 per person are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Thursday, August 3 at 8.30pm.
Where: Canvas Laugh Club, Third Floor, Palladium Mall, Phoenix Mills, Lower Parel. Tel: 90046 03115.

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FILM
MONDAY, JULY 31
Maestro at Alliance Francaise
Swiss director Lea Faze’s French comedy Maestro (2014), about a young actor’s experience of working with a superstar filmmaker, will be screened. The movie will be shown with English subtitles. There is no entry fee. For more information, see here.
When: Monday, July 31 at 6.30pm.
Where: Alliance Francaise, Auditorium, Theosophy Hall, 40 New Marine Lines, near Nirmala Niketan. Tel: 022 2203 5993.

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MUSIC
MONDAY, JULY 31
Lennart Altgenug and Lydia Hendrikje Hornung at Finch
The German jazz duo of pianist-composer Lennart Altgenug and 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, July 31 at 9pm.
Where: Finch, near John Baker, Saki Vihar Road, opposite Huntsman International, Andheri (East). Tel: 022 2857 8300.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1
All That Jazz with the Agneya Chikte Quartet at The Little Door
This week’s instalment of Andheri bar The Little Door’s Tuesday jazz night will feature a performance by the city-based band made up of drummer Agneya Chikte, upright bass player Abhinav Khokhar, guitarist Anthony Cammarota and keyboardist Anurag Naidu. There is no entry fee. For more information, see the Facebook event page.
When: Tuesday, August 1 at 8.30pm.
Where: The Little Door, Plot B31, Shree Siddhivinayak Plaza, Ground Floor, New Link Road, Andheri (West). Tel: 99209 83836.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2
Mixtaped! featuring Vachan Chinnappa at The Den
Bangalore-residing electronic music DJ Vachan Chinnappa will man the decks at this instalment of The Den’s long-running night Mixtaped!, which is curated by Mumbai DJ Reji Ravindran. There is no entry fee. For more information, see the Facebook event page.
When: Wednesday, August 2 at 9pm.
Where: The Den, Ground Floor, Prabhat Kunj, 24th Road, off Linking Road, Khar. Tel: 95945 42345.

Anthracite + Celestial Teapot + Ferry Tales at AntiSocial
Mumbai rap-rock sextet Anthracite and pop-rock quartet Ferry Tales and Pune progressive rock four-piece Celestial Teapot will perform. The entry fee is Rs300 per person. For more information, see the Facebook event page.
When: Wednesday, August 2 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 3
Young Talent Concert with Daniella Alphonso + Nupur Ballal + Tavan Shah at the NCPA Experimental Theatre
This edition of the Western classical music concert series organised by the city-based Stop-Gaps Cultural Academy to put the spotlight on young talent will feature solo recitals by three pianists, 12-year-old Nupur Ballal, who will play compositions by Bach, Haydn and Prokofiev; 19-year-old Tavan Shah, who will present works by Mozart and Chopin; and 20-year-old Daniella Alphonso, who will perform compositions by Beethoven and Mendelssohn. Tickets priced at Rs200 per person are being sold on Bookmyshow.com. For more information, see here.
When: Thursday, August 3 at 7pm.
Where: Experimental Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point. Tel: 022 2282 4567.

Generation Why with Aditi Ramesh + Dossers Urge + Jwala + Little Whales at AntiSocial
The fourth instalment of this gig series, which puts the spotlight on upcoming talent, will feature sets by Shillong-based alternative rock band Dossers Urge, country-wide electronica collective Jwala, and Mumbai-residing singer-songwriters Aditi Ramesh and Little Whales aka Vrishank Menon. The entry fee is Rs400 per person. For more information, see the Facebook event page.
When: Thursday, August 3 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.

Woke with Func + Zapdos at Radio Bar
City-based electronic music DJ-producers Func aka Randolph Correia and Zapdos aka the duo of Joy Gohil and Maulik Shah will play the second instalment of this new gig series. There is no entry fee. For more information, see the Facebook event page.
When: Thursday, August 3 at 9.30pm.
Where: Radio Bar, Ground Floor, Hotel New Castle, Linking Road, next to Satguru’s, Bandra (West). Tel: 022 2649 9900.

Bipolar with Bullzeye at The Daily Bar and Kitchen
At The Daily Bar and Kitchen’s monthly gig series Bipolar, curated by Mumbai-based DJ Lynston D’Souza, electronic music acts play a genre different from the one for which they are best known. For the fifth instalment, Mumbai-residing techno DJ Bullzeye aka Siddhanth Kapoor will present a disco and classical house music set. There is no entry fee. For more information, see the Facebook event page.
When: ​Thursday, August 3 at 10pm.
Where: The Daily Bar and Kitchen, Ground Floor, behind Shoppers Stop, S. V. Road, Bandra (West). Tel: 99206 88479.

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TALKS
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2
Justice Lentin visits Kamraj Nagar at the Centre for Education and Documentation
The Centre for Education and Documentation will examine a landmark case from 1981 when Bombay High Court judge Bakhtawar Lentin’s stay on demolitions of shacks in Vile Parle’s Kamraj Nagar was followed by journalist Olga Tellis’s public interest litigation, in the form of a letter written to the Supreme Court, which stated that the pavement dwellers’ issue was about a right to life and livelihood. The events and its consequences will be revisited via legal, newspaper and document archives, film and audio materials, and a talk with a group of people who participated in the CED discussions at the time including journalists Tellis and Gurbir Singh; lawyer Kranti L.C.; writer Ranjit Hoskote, and the centre’s John D’Souza. There is no entry fee.
When: Wednesday, August 2 at 7pm.
Where: Centre for Education and Documentation, 3, Suleman Chambers, 4 Battery Street, behind Regal Cinema, Colaba.

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THEATRE
TUESDAY, AUGUST 1
The Reading Room at The Mumbai Assembly
At this performance, in English, conceptualised by Bangalore-based theatre actor and director Anuja Ghosalkar, letters about subjects such as the 1975 emergency, communism, war, espionage, shipping and science as well those brought by attendees, will be read aloud. To attend, register by sending an email to anu.ghosalkar@gmail.com. The registration fee is Rs150 per person. For more information, see the Facebook event page.
When: Tuesday, August 1 at 6pm and 7.30pm.
Where: The Mumbai Assembly, 16 Veronica Road, near Bird Song The Organic Cafe, Bandra (West). Tel: 099309 90969.

Kalaripayattu Showcase at The Cuckoo Club 
Ajith Kumar, a teacher at Trivandrum-based kalaripayattu school Maruthi Kalari Sangham, and his students will perform a showcase of the martial art form set to music. Tickets priced at Rs249 per person are being sold on Insider.in.
When: Tuesday, August 1 at 8pm.
Where: The Cuckoo Club, 5AA Pali Hill Road, next to Candies, near Learners Academy, Bandra (West).

Fly By Night at Prithvi Theatre
Theatre group The Patchworks Ensemble’s new Hindi and English production, directed by Puja Sarup and Rachel D’souza, will be staged. Tickets priced at Rs175 per person for the performance on Tuesday and at Rs355 per person for the shows on Wednesday and Thursday are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Tuesday, August 1 at 9pm and Wednesday, August 2 and Thursday, August 3 at 7pm and 9.30pm.
Where: Prithvi Theatre, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road, Juhu. Tel: 022 2614 5917

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3
Qissebaazi at Prithvi Theatre
Directed by Danish Husain, Qissebaazi is a suite of storytelling performances in Hindi, Urdu and Malayalam. Tickets priced at Rs475 per person are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Thursday, August 3 and Friday, August 4 at 6pm and 9pm.
Where: Prithvi Theatre, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road, Juhu. Tel: 022 2614 5917.

Words Have Been Uttered at Studio Tamaasha
Directed by Sunil Shanbag and featuring actors Ayesha Raza Mishra, Hemant Hazare, Iravati Karnik, Jaimini Pathak, Mansi Multani, Nachiket Devasthali, Rohit Das, Sapan Saran and Yasir Iftikhar Khan, this performance in English, Hindi and Urdu will comprise “expressions of dissent on caste, gender, the relationship between the individual and the state, and language, from India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, the USA, Palestine and Iraq”. Tickets priced at Rs354 per person are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Thursday, August 3 and Friday, August 4 at 8pm and Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August 6 at 7.30pm.
Where: Studio Tamaasha, Bungalow No.76, Aram Nagar Part II, behind Physioflex Gym, off J. P. Road, Versova, Andheri (West).

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ART
MONDAY, JULY 31
Mumbai Return: Journeys Beyond the City at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum
City-based urban researchers collective Urbz’s new exhibition about the journey of migrants between Mumbai, where they work, and their villages, features architectural drawings of vernacular homes, portraits of families and interactive digital installations and videos. 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 Monday, July 31. 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.

Fading Environments, Fading Cultures at Nine Fish Art Gallery
A show of paintings by young artists Abhilasha Pandey, Krishnal Fulwala, Rashesh Chauhan and Srinivas Pulagam on “fading histories and cultures that they should have inherited, but are now aware that in this changing world they might not be able to do so”. For more information, see here.
When: Until Monday, July 31. 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.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3
Visions of Krishna at Artisans’
This exhibition comprises collectibles featuring iconographic representations of Krishna such as original chromolithographs by Raja Ravi Varma and his successors; pichhwai paintings from Nathdwara; and embroidered textiles from Gujarat. For more information, see the Facebook event page.
When: From Thursday, August 3 to Sunday, August 6. Open daily, from 11am to 7pm.
Where: Artisans’, V. B. Gandhi Marg, near Rhythm House, Kala Ghoda. Tel: 022 2267 3040.

ONGOING
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.

Lucid Dreams at Sakshi Gallery
This exhibition comprises recent paintings by four artists from Vadodara, Magesh R., Sanket Viramgami, Sreeju Radhakrishnan and Umesh P. K. For more information, see here.
When: Until Friday, August 4. Open Monday to Saturday, from 11am to 6pm; Sunday, closed.
Where: Sakshi Gallery, 6/19, Second Floor, Grants Building, Arthur Bunder Road, Colaba. Tel: 022 6610 3424.

Narcissism and Social Interaction at Clark House Initiative
This group show, curated by Mumbai-based film editor Parashar Naik, features the works of 24 artists that explore narcissism in art. For more information, see the Facebook event page.
When: Until Saturday, August 5. 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.

Nature to Culture: Crafts of India at the Piramal Museum of Art
This exhibition explores seven Indian crafts native to places with various terrains: mountainous, riverine, coastal, desert and pastoral. For more information, see the Facebook event page.
When: Until Sunday, August 27. Open Monday to Friday, from 11am to 8pm; Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 10pm.
Where: Piramal Museum of Art, Piramal Tower, Peninsula Corporate Park, Ganpatrao Kadam Marg, Lower Parel.

Remains of the Day by Shahid Datawala at Tarq
Mumbai-based photographer Shahid Datawala’s new exhibition Remains of the Day comprises two series of images ‘Half Naked Nude’ and ‘Unstill Life’, which have the common theme of “an exploration of the uncanny in everyday objects”. For more information, see here.
When: Until Saturday, August 5. 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.

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