Things To Do This Weekend In Mumbai: Friday, September 16 to Sunday, September 18

The Ganesh Talkies

The Ganesh Talkies will perform on Friday. Photo: Naman Saraiya.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
MUSEUM EXHIBITION Conserving the Collection at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
An exhibition of 50 art works spanning 5,000 years that have been restored by the museum’s Art Conservation Centre. For more details, see here. Tickets are priced at Rs70 per person for Indian visitors above the age of 12, Rs500 per person for foreign visitors above the age of 12; and Rs20 per person for children of all nationalities between the ages of five and 12; free entry for children below the age of five.
When: Until Tuesday, November 1. Open daily, from 10.15am to 5pm.
Where: Premchand Roychand Gallery, First Floor, East Wing, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, M. G. Road, Kala Ghoda. Tel: 022 2284 4484.

SHOPPING & STYLE Brass Tacks Pop-Up at Cache Art Gallery
A pop-up sale of clothes by the Chennai-based fashion label known for modern outfits made from traditional materials.
When: Friday, September 16 and Saturday, September 17, from 10.30am to 7.30pm.
Where: Cache Art Gallery, Zainab Villa, opposite Moti Mahal, Waterfield Road, Bandra (West). Tel: 022 2642 5873.

SHOPPING & STYLE Aether by Devyani Smith at Artisans’
An exhibition and sale of ceramic products by Mumbai-residing studio potter Devyani Smith, who uses techniques such as sgraffito (Italian for ‘scratch’).
When: Friday, September 16 to Sunday, September 18, from 11am to 7pm.
Where: Artisans’, V. B. Gandhi Marg, near Rhythm House, Kala Ghoda. Tel: 022 2267 3040.

FOOD & DRINK ShopHop at Pop-Up Hut
Online food store ShopHop, which retails artisanal, home-cooked and farm-sourced products from across the country, is running a pop-up shop at Pop-Up Hut. On the shelves are items such as Vrindavan Farm’s mango chutney; Mamakutti’s chilli jam; teas by Tea Trunk and Gardner Street; nut milks by Sva; pickles by The Pickled Chick; and granola by Sustenance and My Mom’s Granola.
When: Until Friday, September 30, from 11am to midnight.
Where: Pop-Up Hut, Kwality House Alleyway, next to Crossword, Kemps Corner. Tel: 98193 34698.

FOOD & DRINK Restaurant Week India
Twenty-seven restaurants are participating in the thirteenth edition of Restaurant Week India, the bi-annual culinary event organised by Desi Restaurant Week Events during which customers get to order prix fixe meals at stand-alone establishments and five-star hotels at a fraction of their original price. The list includes Ellipsis, the American restaurant in Colaba; NRI and Yauatcha in Bandra Kurla Complex; Ruka, the Japanese restaurant in Juhu; the Nariman Point outpost of European restaurant The Sassy Spoon; and By The Mekong, the Chinese restaurant at St. Regis hotel in Lower Parel. To reserve a spot and for the complete list of restaurants, see here.
When: Friday, September 16 to Sunday, September 25, at 1pm for lunch and at 8pm and 10pm for dinner.
Where: At restaurants across the city

FILM Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the British Council
The 1968 musical directed by Ken Hughes and written by Roald Dahl will be screened as part of the British Council’s 20 Films 20 Weeks programme celebrating British cinema. Films based on the works of Roald Dahl will be shown this month on the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of the birth of the writer. There is no entry fee. To register, email ravina.dsouza@britishcouncil.org. For more details, see here.
When: Friday, September 16 at 3.30pm.
Where: British Council, 901, Tower 1, One Indiabulls Centre, Elphinstone Road (West). Tel: 022 6748 6748.

FILM Bonnie and Clyde at Matterden at Deepak Cinema
Bonnie and Clyde, Arthur Penn’s classic 1967 film starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway as a couple of violent bank robbers, is being screened through the week. Tickets priced at Rs250 and Rs350 per person are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Friday, September 16 to Thursday, September 22 at 6pm.
Where: Matterden, Deepak Cinema, 38 NM Joshi Marg, Lower Parel. Tel: 022 2492 3396.

DANCE MUSIC THEATRE The Park’s New Festival at the NCPA Experimental Theatre, G5A and Sitara Studio
The tenth edition of the annual festival organisation by Chennai-based arts organisation Prakriti Foundation will feature three performances. Manipuri dancer Surjit Nongmeikapam will stage Nerves, a piece of contemporary choreography on Friday at the National Centre for the Performing Arts’ Experimental Theatre. Norwegian jazz-fusion band the Lelo Nika Trio, led by Serbian-Romanian accordion player Lelo Nika, will perform with Chennai-based Indian classical music flautist Shashank Subramanyam on Saturday at the G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture. Theatre actor Yuki Ellias will perform the solo act Elephant in the Room on Sunday at Sitara Studio. The performance is about a young boy who has been given the head of an elephant. In his quest for his missing head, he meets strange characters like Makadi the spider and Moork the poacher. There is no entry fee for the events; email prakritifoundation@gmail.com to book a spot.
When: Friday, September 16 to Sunday, September 18 at 7pm on each day.
Where: Experimental Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point. Tel: 022 2282 4567. G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture, Laxmi Mills Compound, off Dr. E. Moses Road, Famous Studio Lane, Mahalaxmi. Tel: 022 2490 9393. Sitara Studio, National Engineering Compound, Kakasaheb Gadgil Marg, near Congress Bhavan, opposite Indiabulls Finance Centre, Dadar (West). Tel: 022 2422 1666.

FILM Concrete Love: The Boehm Family at Prithvi House
Max Mueller Bhavan/Goethe Institut will screen Maurizius Staerkle-Drux’s 2014 documentary on an eminent family of German architects, Gottfried Boehm and his sons Stephan, Peter and Paul. When Gottfried’s wife dies, the family loses an important source of inspiration. The film, which is in German and English, will be screened with English subtitles. There is no entry fee.
When: Friday, September 16 at 7pm.
Where: Prithvi House, opposite Prithvi Theatre, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road, Juhu. Tel: 022 2614 9546.

COMEDY Best in Stand-up with Vaibhav Sethia + Vikramjit Singh + Mikhail Almeida at Canvas Laugh Club
Comedians Vaibhav Sethia from Kolkata, Vikramjit Singh from Delhi and Mikhail Almeida from Mumbai will each perform sets. Tickets priced at Rs750 per person are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Friday, September 16 to Sunday, September 18 at 8.30pm.
Where: Canvas Laugh Club, Palladium Mall, Third Floor, Phoenix Mills, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel. Tel: 90046 03115.

MUSIC The Tripp at Tuning Fork
Blues-rock band The Tripp, which is from Mumbai, will play a set. The cover charge is Rs500 per person. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Friday, September 16 at 8.30pm.
Where: Tuning Fork, First Floor, Hotel Unicontinental, Third Road, near Khar Railway Station, Khar. Tel: 98333 58492.

MUSIC Bacardi House Party with Ankur Tewari and the Ghalat Family + The Ganesh Talkies at Todi Mill Social
At this gig organised to promote the upcoming NH7 Weekender festival, Mumbai-residing Hindi rock singer-songwriter Ankur Tewari and his band the Ghalat Family and Kolkata-based dance-rock band The Ganesh Talkies will each perform sets. There is no entry fee. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Friday, September 16 at 9pm.
Where: Todi Mill Social, near Viva Centre and Cafe Zoe, Mathuradas Mill Compound, Lower Parel. Tel: 022 6511 0361.

MUSIC DJ Uri at The Daily Bar and Kitchen
Hip-hop DJ Uri Solanki, who is based in Mumbai, will play a vinyl-only set. There is no entry fee. For more information, see the Facebook event page.
When: Friday, September 16 at 9pm.
Where: The Daily Bar and Kitchen, Ground Floor, behind Shoppers Stop, S. V. Road, Bandra (West). Tel: 99206 88479.

MUSIC Levi’s 501 Friday with Joe Kay and The Whooligan from Soulection + Sandunes + DJ MoCity at AntiSocial
The monthly gig series bankrolled by the denim brand and programmed by Only Much Louder will return this weekend after a monsoon break with a line-up headlined by two DJs from American electronic music collective Soulection, co-founder Joe Kay and The Whooligan aka Julio Galvez. Mumbai-residing producer Sandunes aka Sanaya Ardehsir and Dubai-based DJ MoCity aka Mohammed Uraibi Abood will play supporting slots. There is no entry fee; RSVP via Insider.in. For more information, see Facebook event pages here and here.
When: Friday, September 16 at 9pm.
Where: AntiSocial, Rohan Plaza, 5th Road, near Ramee Guest Line Hotel, S. V. Road, Khar. Tel: 022 6522 6324.

MUSIC Zenith at Play The Lounge
Electronic dance music duo Zenith aka Harshit Agarwal and Anirudh Jhala, who are from Mumbai, will play a gig to celebrate the launch of their new single ‘Coalescent’. Entry is free via a guest list, which you can get on by calling 84478 27867. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Friday, September 16 at 9pm.
Where: Play The Lounge, First Floor, Unit 2, Trade View Building, Oasis Complex, near PDT, Kamala Mills Compound, Lower Parel. Tel: 022 6002 4777.

MUSIC Lit featuring KeyKraft + Nanok at Escobar
Mumbai-based electronic music DJ-producers KeyKraft aka Karan Jhaveri and Nanok aka Jai Vaswani will each play sets at this instalment of Lit, the night organised by event companies Gently Altered and Lucid. There is no entry fee; sign up to be on the guest list on Clubbers.co.in. For more information, see the Facebook event page.
When: Friday, September 16 at 10pm.
Where: Escobar, Fourth Floor, V. N. Sphere Mall, opposite Shoppers Stop, Linking Road, Bandra (West). Tel: 022 2640 7070.

MUSIC Skazi at Kitty Su
Veteran Israeli psytrance DJ and producer Skazi aka Asher Swissa will take over the console. Tickets priced at Rs500 per person for single women and Rs1,000 per person for single men are being sold here. For more information, see the Facebook event page.
When: Friday, September 16 at 10pm.
Where: Kitty Su, The Lalit, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Road, Andheri (East). Tel: 022 6104 3145.

MUSIC Soul City featuring Correia vs Correya at Bonobo
The inaugural instalment of Soul City, city-based artist and event management company Mixtape’s new gig series dedicated to the genres of soul, funk and disco, will feature sets by Mumbai-residing electronica producers and DJs Func aka Randolph Correia and Kris Correya. There is no entry fee. For more information, see the Facebook event page.
When: Friday, September 16 at 10pm.
Where: Bonobo, Second Floor, Kenilworth Mall, Phase 2, off Linking Road, behind KFC, Bandra (West). Tel: 022 2605 5050.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
SHOPPING FOOD & DRINK Paper Planes at Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters
Indie magazine subscription service Paper Planes will showcase a selection of its niche zines on travel, culture, style and literature at the Blue Tokai coffee store and roastery in Mahalaxmi. The publications will be available for purchase. For more information, see the Facebook event page.
When: Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18, from 9.30am to 9pm.
Where: Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters, Unit 20/22, opposite Khazana Furniture, Laxmi Mills Compound, Shakti Mills Lane, off Dr. E. Moses Road, Mahalaxmi. Tel: 98200 95887.

WORKSHOPS Bitcoin Workshop at Doolally Taproom Bandra
The flagship Bandra outpost of Doolally Taproom will host a workshop on digital currency Bitcoin that will also clue participants in on how to access the dark net. There is no entry fee.
When: Saturday, September 17 at 11am.
Where: Doolally Taproom, ONGC Colony, near Candies, Bandra Reclamation, Bandra (West). Tel: 99693 60726.

DANCE Surjit Nongmeikapam at Future School of Performing Arts
Manipuri dancer Surjit Nongmeikapam, who has trained in kathak, kalaripayattu, contemporary dance and the Manipuri martial art thang-ta, will discuss his craft at this edition of Chai-Biscuit, a series of events put together by Dance Dialogues, a city-based initiative that organises dance programmes. There is no entry fee. For more information, see the Facebook event page.
When: Saturday, September 17 at noon.
Where: Future School of Performing Arts, Bharti Workshop, Second Floor, 167 CST Road, above the Audi showroom, Kalina, Santa Cruz (East).

MUSIC WORKSHOPS The Epiphany of Composing Music + The Susmit Sen Experience at The Cuckoo Club by The Hive
Delhi-based guitarist and composer Susmit Sen, who was previously a member of Indian Ocean, the folk-fusion rock band he co-founded, will conduct a two-day music workshop on songwriting for amateur musicians at The Cuckoo Club on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. The registration fee of Rs3,000 per person, which can be paid on Bookmyshow.com, entitles participants free entry to his concert. For more information, see the Facebook event page. On Saturday evening, at the same venue, he will perform a gig entitled The Susmit Sen Experience during which he will perform acoustic versions of his solo material. Tickets priced at Rs350 per person are being sold on Bookmyshow.com. For more information, see the Facebook event page.
When: Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18, from noon to 3pm for the workshop and Saturday, September 17 at 8.30pm for the performance.
Where: The Cuckoo Club by The Hive, 5AA Pali Hill Road, next to Candies, near Learners Academy, Bandra (West). Tel: 96199 62969.

FOOD & DRINK Authentic Pathare Prabhu Meal with Kalpana’s Kitchen in Borivali
Home cook and Borivali resident Kalpana Talpade will serve a lunch showcasing the cuisine of the Maharashtrian community known as the Pathare Prabhus. The menu includes crab in garlic; Bombay Duck pickle curry; fish fry; baked Bombay Duck; varan bhaat (rice and dal); and doodhi halwa. Tickets priced at Rs1,500 per person are being sold on Insider.in. Diners have to carry ID proof.
When: Sunday, September 18 at 12.30pm.
Where: Borivali; the complete address will be provided to participants once they register.

FOOD & DRINK Delicacies of the North East with Gitika’s Pakghor in Juhu
Home cook Gitika Saikia will cater an Assamese repast of sticky rice, potato mash and scrambled eggs; elephant apple and pork stir fry; and river fish curry cooked in black sesame and served with rice. Tickets for the meal priced at Rs1,700 per person (inclusive of one glass of a home brewed drink) and Rs1,500 per person (without the drink) are being sold on Insider.in. Diners who sign up must carry ID proof.
When: Saturday, September 17, at 12.30pm.
Where: Juhu, the complete address will be provided to participants after they register.

FOOD & DRINK WORKSHOPS From Coffee Enthusiast to Barista with Gerson Aranha at Craft
Gerson Aranha, founder of The Coffee Co., an online store that retails coffees sourced from Karnataka, will conduct a coffee brewing workshop. Aranha will cover five methods using single estate Arabica coffee and equipment such as an AeroPress, pour-over, moka pot, French press and cold brew coffee maker. Each brewing cycle will be followed by a tasting. Tickets for the workshop priced at Rs300 per person are being sold on Insider.in.
When: Saturday, September 17 at 4pm.
Where: Craft, First Floor, Phoenix MarketCity, Kurla. Tel: 022 6180 2073.

WALKS The Girgaon Chronicles by Awestrich
Siddhartha Fondekar, a post-graduate student at St. Xavier’s College, will conduct a walk around the Girgaon area. The itinerary includes an old Portuguese church, fire temples and an East Indian village. The walk is the first event hosted by Awestrich, a new online market for city experiences. Tickets priced at Rs440 per person are being sold here. For more information, see the Facebook event page.
When: Saturday, September 17 at 4pm.
Where: Girgaon; the starting point will be disclosed to those who sign up.

WALKS Chowpatty Chat by Khaki Tours
This two-hour walk around Girgaum Chowpatty, by Khaki Tours, will cover such sites as the studio that has made over 1,000 statues of B. R. Ambedkar, the site of the first mass funeral procession in Mumbai and a swimming pool that was formerly only for Hindus. Tickets priced at Rs500 per person are being sold on Bookmyshow.com. For more information, see the Facebook event page.
When: Saturday, September 17 at 5pm.
Where: The walk will begin outside Café Ideal across Chowpatty beach.

THEATRE Wedding Album at Prithvi Theatre
A wedding in a family digs up long-suppressed resentments in this English drama written by Girish Karnad and directed by Lillete Dubey. Tickets priced at Rs500 per person are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Saturday, September 17 at 6pm and 9pm.
Where: Prithvi Theatre, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road, Juhu. Tel: 022 2614 9546.

COMEDY Jason Byrne at the NCPA Tata Theatre
Irish stand-up comedian Jason Byrne will perform his new show Jason Byrne is Propped Up. Tickets priced at Rs750, Rs1,000, Rs1,200, Rs1,500, Rs1,700, Rs2,000 and Rs2,500 per person are being sold on Bookmyshow.com. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Saturday, September 17 at 7 pm.
Where: Tata Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point. Tel: 022 2282 4567.

MUSIC Symphony Orchestra of India at the NCPA Jamshed Bhabha Theatre
British conductor Martyn Brabbins will conduct the Symphony Orchestra of India’s performance of Holst’s seven-movement orchestral suite The Planets and the prelude and finale from Wagner’s opera Tannhauser. The recital is the second of the SOI’s ongoing landmark tenth season of concerts. Tickets, priced at Rs896 and Rs1,344 per person (Rs400, Rs1,792 and Rs2,240 sold out), are being sold on Bookmyshow.com. See here for more information.
When: Saturday, September 17 at 7pm.
Where: Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point. Tel: 022 2282 4567.

CULTURE Dirty Talk 9.0 at La Ruche Bar and Grill
This open mic night organised by Gaysi, an online platform for the LGBT community, will feature 12 performances by known and amateur performers. Among the familiar artists are theatre actors Puja Sarup, Mansi Multani, Prerna Chawla, Shriya Pilgaonkar and Aadar Malik, rock band The Yellow Diary, rapper Sofia Ashraf and singer-songwriter Zoya Mohan. Tickets priced at Rs400 per person are being sold on Instamojo.com. For more details, see here.
When: Saturday, September 17 at 7.30pm.
Where: La Ruche Bar and Grill, 33 Link Corner, Third Floor, above Starbucks, near KFC, off Linking Road, Bandra (West). Tel: 022 2600 1944.

MUSIC FILM The Listening Sessions at The Hive
This edition of The Listening Sessions, a series of talks on music videos, will feature contemporary dancer Avantika Bahl Goyal, who will discuss filming dance, and photographer Natasha Hemrajani, who will talk about path-breaking videos. Guitarist and composer Adil Manuel will play an opening set. Tickets priced at Rs250 per person are being sold at the venue. For more information, see the Facebook event page.
When: Saturday, September 17 at 7.30pm.
Where: The Hive, 50 A, Huma Mansion, near Ahmed Bakery, Chuim Village, off Union Park, Khar. Tel: 96199 62969.

MUSIC Easy Wanderlings + Rooshabh Doshi at Tuning Fork
Pune pop-rock group Easy Wanderlings and Mumbai singer-songwriter Rooshabh Doshi will each perform. The cover charge is Rs500 per person. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Saturday, September 17 at 8.30pm.
Where: Tuning Fork, First Floor, Hotel Unicontinental, Third Road, near Khar Railway Station, Khar. Tel: 98333 58492.

MUSIC The Techno Stew featuring Plan B + Likwid at Bonobo
DJs and Mumbai residents Plan B aka Gresham Fernandes and Likwid aka Arnab Banerjee will each play sets at this instalment of Bandra bar Bonobo’s techno gig series The Techno Stew. There is no entry fee. For more information, see the Facebook event page.
When: Saturday, September 17 at 9pm.
Where: Bonobo, Second Floor, Kenilworth Mall, Phase 2, off Linking Road, behind KFC, Bandra (West). Tel: 022 2605 5050.

MUSIC Sahil Vasudeva at Whistling Woods The Bandra Base
Western classical pianist Sahil Vasudeva, who lives in Delhi, will perform. The entry fee is Rs300 per person. The recital has been organised by Delhi-based music company ReProduce. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Saturday, September 17 at 9.30pm.
Where: Whistling Woods The Bandra Base, Ground Floor, Baitush Saraf building, behind Mickey Mehta 360 Degree Gym, near Sigdi restaurant, 29th Road, off Waterfield Road, Bandra (West). Tel: 022 3091 6003.

MUSIC Deep In Dance with Arjun Vagale + Film + Lukan at AntiSocial
Delhi DJ-producer Arjun Vagale will headline this techno instalment of Deep In Dance, the electronic music night programmed by event company Ankytrixx and Friends Entertainment. The gig will feature sets by Film aka Sanil Sudan, who is also based in the capital, and Lukan from Lucknow. The entry fee is Rs500 per person. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Saturday, September 17 at 10pm.
Where: AntiSocial, Rohan Plaza, 5th Road, near Ramee Guest Line Hotel, S. V. Road, Khar. Tel: 022 6522 6324.

MUSIC Sante + Blurry Slur + Kusai + Orbs & Zen at Nook
German house and techno producer Sante aka Philipp Maier will perform the Mumbai leg of his two-city India tour. Mumbai DJs Blurry Slur aka Lynston Dsouza, Kusai Changi and Orbs & Zen aka Nicky Ramnani will each play sets at the gig that has been organised by city-headquartered electronic dance music events company Regenerate. The entry fee is Rs600 per person; RSVP via the Facebook event page to book a spot.
When: Saturday, September 17 at 10pm.
Where: Nook, First Floor, Phoenix Marketcity, Kurla. Tel: 022 6180 0044.

COMEDY Sapan Verma at Canvas Laugh Club
Mumbai comedian Sapan Verma will perform his show Obsessive Comedic Disorder. Tickets priced at Rs600 per person are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Saturday, September 17 at 10.30pm.
Where: Canvas Laugh Club, Palladium Mall, Third Floor, Phoenix Mills, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel. Tel: 90046 03115.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
FITNESS FOOD & DRINK Sunny Side Up at Cooperage Ground
Culinary events company The Hungry Mumbaikar and Uactiv, a fitness and sports-related mobile app, have partnered to host Sunny Side Up, a food and fitness festival. Uactiv will conduct activities such as yoga, pilates, tai chi and capoeira sessions through the day. Food festival organiser Bombay Fusion has put together the roster of food stalls that includes Organic Farmers Co., Kokos Natural, Saucery and Avni and Myraa’s Kitchen that will retail organic quinoa snacks; chia puddings; parfaits; and gourmet dips and spreads. Tickets priced at Rs500 per person for the fitness workshops can be reserved here. For more information, see the Facebook event page.
When: Sunday, September 18, from 8am to 10pm.
Where: Cooperage Football Ground, Colaba. Tel: 022 2202 2807.

WALKS Parel T. T. by Khaki Tours
Khaki Tours, a group of local history enthusiasts, will conduct a walk around the Parel T. T. area, which will cover landmarks such as B. R. Ambedkar’s first home in Mumbai, a unique dargah, a bridge made in Scotland and the auditorium where the Dalit rights movement began. Tickets priced at Rs500 per person are being sold on Bookmyshow.com. For more information, see the Facebook event page.
When: Sunday, September 18 at 8am.
Where: The meeting point is outside the ticket window on the east side of Parel station.

WALKS The Dongri Walk with Journeys Imagined
Sabrina Modak and Zeenat Kagalwalla of the travel company Journeys Imagined will conduct a walk around the Dongri area. The itinerary includes Mughal masjid, the kite makers of Imambada, Char Null, Dongri jail and a Jewish prayer hall. The walk is priced at Rs500 per person. To register, email journeysimagined@gmail.com or call 98921 27396, 98920 20014.
When: Sunday, September 18 at 10am.
Where: The walk will begin at Metro Opticians on Mohammed Ali Road.

MUSIC Rajshekhar Mansur at the NCPA Experimental Theatre
Hindustani classical music vocalist Rajshekhar Mansur will perform a solo recital. Tickets priced at Rs200 and Rs300 per person are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Sunday, September 18, at 10.30am.
Where: Experimental Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point. Tel: 022 2282 4567.

TALKS Chai and Why? at Ruparel College
Ronak Soni, a student at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, will give a talk about group dynamics. The event is part of TIFR’s Chai and Why? series. There is no entry fee. For more information, see the Facebook event page.
When: Sunday, September 18 at 11am.
Where: Ruparel College, Senapati Bapat Marg, Matunga (East). Tel: 98768 04720.

FOOD & DRINK WWH Tribal Lunch in Aarey Milk Colony
We Will Help (WWH) Charitable Foundation, an NGO that works with the underprivileged, will organise a lunch cooked by tribal women residing in Aarey Milk Colony. Guests can watch them prepare the meal and then partake in a buffet, which will feature staples such as bhakri, dal, chicken curry, a dry vegetable and rice kheer. In addition to having lunch, attendees can shop for fruits, veggies and handicrafts at a mini flea market, take a guided tour of the farms and stay on for a Warli painting workshop. Tickets priced at Rs325 per person (Rs275 for children below the age of 12) for the lunch are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Sunday, September 18 at 1pm.
Where: Aarey Milk Colony, Khambacha Pada, Unit 25, behind Aarey picnic spot, near Laxmi Studio, Shivaji Nagar, Goregaon (East). Tel: 98202 24450.

FOOD & DRINK Meraki Farm to Feast at Temperance
Temperance, the fitness studio and events venue in Bandra, will host a meal by Meraki, a new home catering experience specialising in Khasi and Kumaoni cuisines. The lunch will feature Shillong-style sauteed wood-smoked pork; tangy pomelo salad; Garo style ginger pork; Kumaoni slow cooked black bean curry; Khasi-style wild sesame salad; and milk pudding with Garhwali barnyard millet. Tickets to the meal priced are priced at Rs1,800 per person. To reserve a spot, email meraki.bombay@gmail.com or RSVP on the Facebook event page.
When: Sunday, September 18 at 2.30pm.
Where: Temperance, St. Xaverian Court, Shirley Rajan Road, near Rizvi College, Bandra (West). Tel: 022 3855 5682.

THEATRE Where Did I Leave My Purdah? at Prithvi Theatre
Written by Mahesh Dattani and directed by Lillete Dubey, this English drama follows the life of actress Nazia Sahiba over a career spanning five decades. Tickets priced at Rs500 per person are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Sunday, September 18 at 5pm and 8pm.
Where: Prithvi Theatre, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road, Juhu. Tel: 022 2614 9546.

MUSIC COMEDY Sachin-Jigar + Divya Kumar + Sorabh Pant at Phoenix Marketcity
Hindi film music director duo Sachin Sanghvi and Jigar Saraiya, Bollywood playback singer Divya Kumar and stand-up comedian Sorabh Pant will perform at the India finale of the Corporate Talent Championship. Tickets priced at Rs500 and Rs1,000 per person are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Sunday, September 18 at 8pm.
Where: Dublin Square, Level 1, Phoenix Marketcity, LBS Marg, Kurla.

ONGOING
ART Rohini Devasher at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum
Delhi-based artist Rohini Devasher’s show Speculations from the Field explores scientific ideas inspired by the museum’s collection of astronomy tools. See here for details. 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: Until Tuesday, October 4. Open Thursday to Tuesday, from 10am to 5.30pm; Wednesday, closed.
Where: Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Rani Baug, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Road, Byculla. Tel: 022 2373 1234.

ARCHITECTURE Young Architects from Germany at Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan
This exhibition showcases projects carried out by 15 German architectural firms since 2004. For more information, see here.
When: Unti Wednesday, October 26. Open Monday to Saturday, from 11am to 7pm; Sunday, closed.
Where: Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, K. Dubash Marg, Kala Ghoda. Tel: 022 2202 7542.

ART Bhupen Khakhar at Chatterjee and Lal
The Government Servants Society: sketches from the edge is an exhibition of artist Bhupen Khakhar’s drawings and watercolours from the 1970s. The name of the show refers to his address at the time.
When: Until Saturday, September 24. Open Tuesday to Saturday, from 11am to 7pm; Sunday and Monday, closed.
Where: Chatterjee & Lal, 01/18, Kamal Mansion, First Floor, same entrance as Hotel White Pearl, Arthur Bunder Road, Colaba. Tel: 022 2202 3787.

ART Life in the Deep at Jhaveri Contemporary
An exhibition of works by two painters who died young: Kaushik Chakravartty from Kolkata and K. Ramanujam from Chennai.
When: Until Saturday, October 22. Open Tuesday to Saturday, from 11am to 6pm; Sunday and Monday, closed.
Where: Jhaveri Contemporary, 2, Krishna Niwas, 58A Walkeshwar Road. Tel: 022 2369 3639. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 6pm; Sunday and Monday, closed.

ART Navjot Altaf at Chemould Prescott Road
Artist Navjot Altaf, who lives between Mumbai, Bastar and Murud, is showing How Perfect Perfection Can Be, a set of watercolours of glass buildings in New York. For more information, see here.
When: Until Friday, September 30. Open Monday to Saturday, from 11am to 7pm; Sunday closed.
Where: Chemould Prescott Road, Queens Mansion, Third Floor, G. Talwatkar Marg, near Cathedral School, Fort. Tel: 022 2200 0211.

ART Ranjeeta Kumari at Clark House Initiative
Mumbai-based artist Ranjeeta Kumari’s new show Labour of the Unseen: Sujani – Nihilism in the Craft is a collection of video works and paintings that comment on the Bihari lower caste community to which she belongs. While Madhubani in north Bihar is considered art, her community doesn’t consider its skill of weaving bamboo as equally worthwhile.
When: Until Thursday, September 29. 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.

ART Schon Mendes at Sakshi Gallery
A show of paintings of cityscapes, titled Cameos of a City by Baroda-based Goan artist Schon Mendes. For more information, see here.
When: Until Saturday, October 8. Open Monday to Saturday, from 11am to 6pm; Sunday, closed.
Where: Sakshi, 6/19, Second Floor, Grants Building, Arthur Bunder Road, Colaba. Tel: 022 6610 3424.

ART Time: The Final Show at Gallery Maskara
The last show at Colaba’s Gallery Maskara before it shutters permanently features the works of artists Max Streicher, Meenakshi Sengupta, Narendra Yadav, Parag Sonarghare, Prashant Pandey and T. Venkanna.
When: Until Friday, September 30. Open Tuesday to Saturday, from 11am to 7pm; Sunday and Monday, closed.
Where: Gallery Maskara, 6/7 Third Pasta Lane, Colaba. Tel: 022 2202 3056.

FILM A Supplementary Country Called Cinema at Mumbai Art Room
Five films on the politics of land will be screened multiple times over two weeks. The line-up includes Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Seeking Locations in Palestine (1965), Masao Adachi’s A.K.A. Serial Killer (1969), The Red Army by Masao Adachi and Koji Wakamatsu (1971), Michel Khleifi’s Ma’loul Celebrates its Destruction (1984) and Ayreen Anastas’s Pasolini Pa*Palestine (2005). For the complete schedule, see here. There is no entry fee.
When: Until Saturday, October 1, from 11am.
Where: Mumbai Art Room, Pipewala Building, Fourth Pasta Lane, Colaba. Tel: 97574 03293.

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