Things To Do In Mumbai This Weekend: Friday, June 10 to Sunday, June 12

Raju Patel at Clark House Initiative

‘Early Walk’ by Raju Patel at Clark House Initiative.

FRIDAY, JUNE 10
EVENTS FOR KIDS Summer Fiesta at the NCPA Experimental Theatre + Godrej Dance Theatre
The National Centre for the Performing Arts’s six-week-long package of plays and workshops for children above the age of four will conclude this weekend. For the schedule, see here.
When: Until Sunday, June 12.
Where: Experimental Theatre and Godrej Dance Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point. Tel: 022 2282 4567.

ART A Part Apart and John’s Freetown at Clark House Initiative
Two new shows will run simultaneously at Colaba art gallery Clark House. A Part Apart, curated by Baroda-based art critic V. Divakar, features the paintings of Raju Patel from Baroda and Mahesh G. from Bangalore. For more information, see here. John’s Freetown is a solo show by Saviya Lopes that hinges on the experience of her grandfather as a migrant in Freetown, Sierra Leone. For more information, see here.
When: From Friday, June 10 to Sunday, July 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 Sahakari Bhandar, near Woodside Inn, Colaba. Tel: 98202 13816.

ART In Letter and Spirit at Tarq
A group show of art works that involve text by Saubiya Chasmawala from Baroda, Youdhisthir Maharjan from New Hampshire and Muzzumil Ruheel from Karachi. For more information, see here.
When: Until Saturday, July 2. Open Monday to Saturday, from 11am to 6pm; Monday, closed.
Where: Tarq, F35/36 Dhanraj Mahal, Apollo Bunder, Colaba. Tel: 022 6615 0424.

EVENTS FOR KIDS Family Fridays at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum
The museum will conduct a diorama making workshop for children between the ages of six and 14. The registration fee is Rs200 per person.
When: Friday, June 10, from 11am to 2pm.
Where: Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Rani Baug, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Road, Byculla. Tel: 022 2373 1234.

THEATRE Mohan’s Masala at Prithvi Theatre
In this one-man drama directed by Manoj Shah, actor Pratik Gandhi plays a ruminative Mahatma Gandhi, who talks about the experiences that shaped his career. The play’s backdrop is a set of paintings of Gandhi and events in his life by artist Atul Dodiya. There will be three shows of the play, each of which will be in a different language. Tickets priced at Rs300 per person for the show in Gujarati are being sold here, in Hindi here and in English here.
When: Friday, June 10 at noon (Gujarati), 6pm (Hindi) and 9pm (English).
Where: Prithvi Theatre, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road, Juhu. Tel: 022 2614 9546.

SHOPPING & STYLE The Weekend Affair at Chola the Label
Fashion designer Sohaya Misra, who runs the clothing abel Chola, will hold a two-day pop-up sale of her dresses and tops with asymmetrical hemlines. For more information, see the Facebook event page.
When: Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11, from 1pm to 7pm.
Where: Chola the Label, Basheron Building, Guru Nanak Park, next to Rever Beauty Parlour, Bandra (West). Tel: 98201 21632.

ART Kaleidoscope: Artwork of Many Lives – Historical, Social and Emotional at the Piramal Museum of Art
The show will feature paintings by artists such as K. G. Subramanyan, M. F. Hussain, Ganesh Pyne, K. Ramanujan, Sujata Bajaj, F. N. Souza, S. H. Raza and Badri Narayan.
When: Until Wednesday, August 31. Open Monday to Friday, from 1pm to 8pm and Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 10pm.
Where: Piramal Museum of Art, Piramal Tower, Peninsula Corporate Park, Ganpatrao Kadam Marg, Lower Parel.

TALKS ART Atul Dodiya and Anju Dodiya at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
The artists, who are husband and wife, will discuss their respective careers at this event titled ‘Every Journey Has A Story’. Some of their works are currently on display in The Journey is the Destination, a group show at the venue’s Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation gallery (see Ongoing). There is no entry fee. To attend, email [email protected] or call 022 2202 9613.
When: Friday, June 10 at 5.30pm.
Where: Visitor’s Centre, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kala Ghoda. Tel: 022 2284 4484.

TALKS TRAVEL National Geographic Traveller Meetup at Title Waves
Wildlife photographer Anirban Dutta Gupta, travel writer Sejal Mehta and naturalist Shardul Bajikar will share their experiences at this instalment of travel magazine National Geographic Traveller India’s series of talks, the theme of which is traveling to see wildlife. There is no entry fee. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Friday, June 10 at 7.30pm.
Where: Title Waves, St. Paul’s Media Complex, opposite Duruelo Convent School, 24th Road, off Turner Road, Bandra (West). Tel: 022 2651 0841.

DANCE Dhrut at Swatantrya Veer Savarkar Sabhagriha
Mumbai contemporary dance company Sumeet Nagdev Dance Arts will stage their new production Dhrut, which fuses elements of modern dance, ballet, breakdancing and kathak. Tickets priced at Rs250, Rs350 and Rs450 per person are being sold on Bookmyshow.com. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Friday, June 10 at 8.30pm.
Where: Swatantrya Veer Savarkar Sabhagriha, 252 Veer Savarkar Marg, Shivaji Park, Dadar (West). Tel: 022 2446 5877.

MUSIC Donn Bhat and Passenger Revelator + Sapta + Nush Lewis at Blue Frog
Electro-rock acts Donn Bhat and Passenger Revelator and Sapta, based out of Mumbai and Chennai respectively, will each play sets at this gig, which will be opened by city-residing harp player and singer-songwriter Nush Lewis. There is an entry fee of Rs350 or cover charge of Rs1,000 per person. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Friday, June 10 at 9.30pm.
Where: Blue Frog, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Tulsi Pipe Road, Lower Parel. Tel: 022 6158 6158.

MUSIC Sound Avtar + DJ Proof at AntiSocial
Bass music producer Sound Avtar aka Piyush Bhatnagar and hip hop DJ Proof aka Vinayak Pasula will perform at the Khar basement venue. The entry fee is Rs200 per person. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Friday, June 10 at 9.30pm.
Where: AntiSocial, Rohan Plaza, 5th Road, near Ramee Guest Line Hotel, S. V. Road, Khar. Tel: 022 6522 6324.

MUSIC Where We At 005 with Sickflip + Kampai at Bonobo
The fifth instalment of this electronic music gig series programmed by Only Much Louder at Bandra bar Bonobo will be a DJ-producer double-bill made up of Mumbai’s Sickflip aka Sarvesh Shrivastava and Bangalore’s Kampai aka Rumit Virmani. There is no entry fee. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Friday, June 10 at 10pm.
Where: Bonobo, Second Floor, Kenilworth Mall, Phase 2, off Linking Road, behind KFC, Bandra (West). Tel: 022 2605 5050.

SATURDAY, JUNE 11
FOOD & DRINK Artisanal Pasta Making at Magazine Street Kitchen
Alex Sanchez, the head chef at Colaba fine-dining restaurant The Table, will conduct this pasta making workshop, the inaugural event at Magazine Street Kitchen, a new multi-purpose culinary venue in Byculla. The session is priced at Rs4,000 per person. Tickets are being sold on Insider.in. Email [email protected] for more information.
When: Saturday, June 11 at 2pm.
Where: Magazine Street Kitchen, Gala No.13, Devidayal Compound, Gupta Mills Estate, Magazine Street, Reay Road, Darukhana, Byculla.

FOOD & DRINK Yogisattva’s Organic Food Pop-Up at Busago
Vegan and raw food catering service Yogisattva will sell items such as chia puddings, raw chocolate cupcakes, dairy-free ice creams and vegan pesto at the Bandra outpost of the South-East Asian restaurant chain Busago. Only cash will be accepted. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Saturday, June 11, from 4pm to 9pm.
Where: Busago, Shop No.11, Gasper Enclave, opposite Gold’s Gym, St. John’s Road, Bandra (West). Tel: 022 6127 8897.

TALKS FOOD & DRINK Food Startups: Recipe for Success at the S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research
Headstart Network Foundation, a company focused on connecting startups across the country, will host an instalment of their Startup Saturday series of talks this weekend during which Gurmeet Kochhar, founder of the Spicebox tiffin service; Rohan Mangalorkar, owner of Bandra sandwich joint Pack-a-Pav; and Harshal Shroff, the proprietor of Andheri takeaway This Corn will share their experiences of setting up food businesses. There is a registration fee of Rs200 per person; seating on a first come, first served basis. Attendees will have to adhere to a formal dress code. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Saturday, June 11, from 2.30pm to 6pm.
Where: S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Inside the Bhavan’s College campus, Munshi Nagar, Dadabhai Road, Andheri (West). Tel: 022  2623 0396.

MUSIC Crosswind Festival at MIDC Grounds
Delhi’s DJ Nyk aka Nikhil Sahni and Progressive Brothers aka the producer duo of Sunny Barker and Karan Bhalla will be among the 11 acts at this electronic dance music gig by the Develop India Organisation. Entry is free via registration here.
When: Saturday, June 11 at 4pm.
Where: MIDC Grounds, TTC Industrial Area, Airoli, Navi Mumbai.

MUSIC Khayal Rang with Kedar Bodas + Apoorva Gokhale at IES Raja Shivaji Vidyalaya
The first edition of this new Hindustani classical music series put together by events company First Edition Arts will comprise solo recitals by vocalists Kedar Bodas and Apoorva Gokhale. Tickets priced at Rs250 per person are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Saturday, June 11 at 5.30pm.
Where: IES Raja Shivaji Vidyalaya (King George High School), Hindu Colony, Dadar (East).

MUSIC Exploring Qawwali at The Great Eastern Home
This qawwali concert, organised by the folks behind the annual Kabir Festival, will feature singers Devnarayan Sarolia, Bindhumalini Narayanaswamy, Vedanth Bharadwaj, Vijay Tipaniya, Ajay Tipaniya and Dharmendra Tipaniya. Entry is free; admission is on a first come, first served basis. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Saturday, June 11 at 6.30pm.
Where: The Great Eastern Home, Pond Room, New Great Eastern Mills, Dr. Ambedkar Road, near Rani Baug, Byculla (East).

MUSIC Umang with Swapnil Bhise + Madhumita Naqvi at the NCPA Little Theatre
Tabla player Swapnil Bhise and vocalist Madhumita Naqvi will each perform solo recitals at this edition of Umang, the National Centre for the Performing Arts’s Hindustani classical music concert series that spotlights upcoming talent. Entry is free; admission is on a first come, first served basis.
When: Saturday, June 11 at 6.30pm.
Where: Little Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point. Tel: 022 2282 4567.

THEATRE Hamlet the Clown Prince at the NCPA Experimental Theatre
Director Rajat Kapoor’s long-running play involves a bunch of clowns attempting to stage Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Tickets priced at Rs300, Rs400 and Rs600 per person are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12 at 7pm.
Where: Experimental Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point. Tel: 022 2282 4567.

THEATRE Jashn-E-Qalam: Premchand, Mohan Rakesh, Bhisham Sahni at The Hive
Shashwita Sharma, K. C. Shankar and Vishwas Kapoor will present dramatic readings of three short stories by Hindi writers: Kayar by Premchand, Parmatma Ka Kutta by Mohan Rakesh and Ghar ki Izzat by Bhisham Sahni. Tickets priced at Rs200 per person are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Saturday, June 11 at 7.30pm.
Where: The Hive, 50 A, Human Mansion, near Ahmed Bakery, Chuim Village, off Union Park, Khar. Tel: 96199 62969.

MUSIC The Techno Stew with Chhabb + Moon Roots Project at Bonobo
Mumbai electronic dance music DJ-producer Chhabb aka Rahul Chhabria will man the decks at this techno gig that will include a set by his Pune counterparts Moon Roots Project, the duo of siblings Hannan and Fatema Hakim. There is no entry fee. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Saturday, June 11 at 9pm.
Where: Bonobo, Second Floor, Kenilworth Mall, Phase 2, off Linking Road, behind KFC, Bandra (West). Tel: 022 2605 5050.

MUSIC Bassick Sense with Oceantied + EZ Riser + Smokey at AntiSocial
Bangalore’s Octeantied aka Ketan Bahirat and Mumbai’s EZ Riser aka Sohail Arora and Smokey aka Indira Kanawade are the DJ-producers who will play the fourth instalment of this bass-heavy music gig series programmed by Arora’s artist management and music events company Krunk. The entry fee is Rs300 per person. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Saturday, June 11 at 9.30pm.
Where: AntiSocial, Rohan Plaza, 5th Road, near Ramee Guest Line Hotel, S. V. Road, Khar. Tel: 022 6522 6324.

MUSIC Digitaria + Bullzeye at Ark Bar
Spain-based Brazilian electronic music duo Digitaria will take over the console at the Andheri nightspot at a gig that will also feature a set by techno DJ Bullzeye aka Siddhanth Kapoor. There is an entry fee of Rs500 or cover charge of Rs1,500 per person. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Saturday, June 11 at 10pm.
Where: Ark Bar, Courtyard by Marriott, CTS 215, opposite Sangam BIG Cinemas, Andheri-Kurla Road, Andheri (East). Tel: 022 6136 9999.

MUSIC Kill The Buzz at Kitty Su
Breda-based house music DJ and producer Kill The Buzz aka Adithya Nanuru will play the Andheri nightclub. Tickets, priced at Rs500 per person for single women and Rs1,500 per couple (of any gender), are being sold on Kittysu.com.
When: Saturday, June 11 at 10pm.
Where: Kitty Su, The Lalit, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Road, Andheri (East). Tel: 022 6104 3145.

MUSIC Candice Redding + Zenith at Blue Frog
South African DJ Candice Redding, who divides her time between her home country, India and Dubai, will spin a set at the Lower Parel club at this electronic dance music gig that will feature a set by Mumbai producer duo Zenith aka Harshit Agarwal and Anirudh Jhala. There is an entry fee of Rs500 or cover charge of Rs1,500 per person for men; free entry for women. See here for more information.
When: Saturday, June 11 at 10.30pm.
Where: Blue Frog, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Tulsi Pipe Road, Lower Parel. Tel: 022 6158 6158.

SUNDAY, JUNE 12
WALKS What’s Inside Dharavi? at Dharavi
A Dharavi local will conduct a two-hour walk around the neighbourhood that has been organised by tour company Some Place Else. Tickets, priced at Rs650 per person, are being sold on Bookmyshow.com and Insider.in. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Sunday, June 12 at 9am.
Where: The walk will begin from outside Mahim Railway Station.

PETS WORKSHOPS ‘Monsoon-Proof Your Pet’ at Doolally Taproom Andheri
Pet professionals, nutrition guide Brinda Thakker and groomer Shams Lakhani, will talk about how to get your pooch prepared for the rainy season. The registration fee is Rs800 per person. Call 98198 51543 or email [email protected] to register.
When: Sunday, June 12 at 11am.
Where: Doolally Taproom, C18-21, Dalia Industrial Estate, off Bhd Kuber Dreams Square, New Link Road, Veera Desai Industrial Estate, Andheri (West). Tel: 99671 02143.

PERFORMANCE POETRY Free Verse Sessions at Monkey Bar
Radio City Freedom, the online station of radio channel Radio City 91.1FM, will host a performance of spoken word and poetry by Preeti Vangani, Ramneek Singh and Rochelle D’Silva. There is no entry fee.
When: Sunday, June 12 at 1.30pm.
Where: Monkey Bar, Ground Floor, Summerville, junction of 14th Road and 13th Road, same lane as KFC, off Linking Road, Bandra (West). Tel: 022 3015 1853.

OUTDOORS Sunday Forest Walk at Sanjay Gandhi National Park
Naturalists from the Sanjay Gandhi National Park will conduct a guided walk up the Kanheri hills. The registration fee is Rs350 per person and includes the cost of transport within the park and services of the guide; participants will have to pay the entrance fee to SNGP, which is Rs44 per person for visitors above the age of 12 and Rs23 for children between five and 12, separately. Register here. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Sunday, June 12, from 3pm to 7pm.
Where: The meeting point is outside the main gate, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali (East).

TALKS MUSIC Paritosh Pandya at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum
The computer scientist and professor at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research will discuss the possibility of Indian classical music being created on a computer. There is no entry fee for the talk, which is part of arts organisation Junoon’s Mumbai Local series of events. However attendees will have to pay the museum entrance fees. Tickets for Indians are priced at Rs10 per person for adults and Rs5 per person for children below the age of 13, and tickets for foreigners are priced at Rs100 per person for adults and Rs50 per person for children below the age of 13.
When: Sunday, June 12 at 5pm.
Where: Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Rani Baug, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Road, Byculla. Tel: 022 2373 1234.

THEATRE Jashn-E-Qalam: Ek Baar Ki Baat Hai at The Hive
Shashwita Sharma, K. C. Shankar and Vicky Ahuja will present dramatic readings of stories by three Hindi and Urdu writers: Rajinder Singh Bedi’s Chechak Ke Daag, Mohan Rakesh’s Parmatma Ka Kutta and Kamaleshwar’s Apne Desh Ke Log. Tickets priced at Rs250 per person are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Sunday, June 12 at 6.30pm.
Where: The Hive, 50 A, Human Mansion, near Ahmed Bakery, Chuim Village, off Union Park, Khar. Tel: 96199 62969.

ONGOING
ART The Journey is the Destination at the Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation Gallery
This show explores the oeuvre of eight artists whose works are present in the Nicholson Collection: Anju Dodiya, Atul Dodiya, Baiju Parthan, Nalini Malani, Sudhir Patwardhan, Sunil Gawde, Vivan Sundaram and Zarina Hashmi. An artwork from the collection will be juxtaposed with a recent work by the same artist. Tickets are priced at Rs70 per person for visitors above the age of 12, Rs20 per person for children between the ages of five and 12 and Rs300 per person for foreigners above the age of 12.
When: Until Thursday, June 30. Open Tuesday to Sunday, from 10.30am to 6pm; Monday, closed.
Where: Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation Gallery, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Second Floor, East Wing, Kala Ghoda. Tel: 022 2202 9613.

ART Chitpur (dis)Local at Mumbai Art Room
Hamdasti, an artist collective from Kolkata, has put together this exhibition of works that showcase art forms such as printmaking, publishing, bamboo craft and jewellery making for which the neighbourhood of Chitpur in that city is known. For more information, see the Facebook event page.
When: Until Saturday, July 23. Open Tuesday to Saturday, from 11am to 7pm; Sunday and Monday, closed.
Where: Mumbai Art Room, Pipewala Building, Fourth Pasta Lane, Colaba. Tel: 97574 03293.

ART Face Off: Irony and Humour in a Critical Age at Lakeeren Gallery
A group show of works by Chitra Ganesh, Justin Ponmany, Prajakta Potnis and Pushpamala N. that explores ideas such as “restraint, freedom, shifting political climates, fragility of land, urban space, and its iconographies”. For more details, see here.
When: Until Thursday, June 30. Open Monday to Saturday, from 11am to 7pm; Sunday, closed.
Where: Lakeeren Gallery, 6/18, Grants Building, Second Floor, opposite Café Basilico, Arthur Bunder Road, Colaba. Tel: 022 6522 4179.

PHOTOGRAPHY Gauri Gill at Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke
Delhi photographer Gauri Gill’s show The Mark on the Wall encompasses three bodies of work. ‘Fields of Sight’ is a set of images shot in an Adivasi village in Dahanu with drawings by rural artist Rajesh Vangad; ‘Places, Traces’ has photos from Notes from the Desert, Gill’s series of pictures of rural Rajasthan; and ‘The Mark on the Wall’ is a collection of photographs of drawings made by kids and teachers in government schools in Rajasthan. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Until Thursday, June 30. Open Tuesday to Saturday, from 11am to 7pm; Sunday and Monday, closed.
Where: Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, 2 Sunny House, 16/18 Mereweather Road, behind Taj Mahal Hotel, Colaba. Tel: 022 2202 3030.

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