FRIDAY, JANUARY 8
MUSIC Kabir Festival
The sixth edition of the annual festival dedicated to the messages of the fifteenth saint-poet will comprise music concerts, storytelling sessions and workshops that will take place across the city. The line-up includes singers such as Mooralala Marwada, Parvathy Baul, Prahlad Singh Tipaniya and Radhika Sood Nayak. There is no entry fee. See here for the schedule.
When: Friday, January 8, from 10.30 am; Saturday, January 9, from 6.30 am and Sunday, January 10, from 11 am.
Where: At venues across the city.
ART Iftikhar Dadi and Elizabeth Dadi at Jhaveri Contemporary
"Epic Ecologies", a collaborative show by Iftikhar Dadi, an associate professor in Cornell University’s Department of History of Art, and his partner Elizabeth Dadi, features artworks from three series. "Urdu Film Series" examines Lollywood, the Pakistani film industry headquartered in Lahore. In ‘They Make History’, historic figures are removed from their contexts and placed in invented backgrounds. "Efflorescence" features the national flowers of disputed regions.
When: Until Saturday, January 9. Open Tuesday to Saturday, from 11 am to 6 pm; Sunday and Monday, closed.
Where: Jhaveri Contemporary, 2, Krisha Niwas, 58A Walkeshwar Road. Tel: 022 2369 3639.
MUSIC Versova Fest at Versova Metro Ground
The week-long cultural festival will feature music performances by folk music singer Nirali Kartik (Friday, January 8 at 7.30pm), tabla player Kalinath Mishra (Saturday, January 9 at 7.30pm) and Bollywood playback vocalist Smita Jain (Sunday, January 10 at 8.30pm) among others. See here for the schedule.
When: Until Thursday, January 14, from 11 am to 10 pm.
Where: Versova Metro Ground, Versova, Andheri (West).
PHOTOGRAPHY Mumbai North at Artisans’ Centre
Subtitled "An Exhibition of Contemporary Aerial Photographs of Mumbai’s Suburbs", this show comprises black and white images of Bandra, Bhiwandi, Kandivali, Nalasopara and Vikhroli, among other neighbourhoods, by city-residing photographer and architect Robert D Stephens. The exhibition is in conjunction with State of Architecture (see below), currently underway at the National Gallery of Modern Art.
When: Until Saturday, January 16, from 11 am to 7 pm.
Where: Artisans’ Centre, V. B. Gandhi Marg, near Rhythm House, Kala Ghoda. Tel: 022 2267 3040.
SHOPPING & STYLE The Handmade Collective at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum
A Hundred Hands, a non-profit organisation that supports Indian artisans, has organised this four-day exhibition and sale of handmade items from across India such as Bidri work products, bamboo ware, beeswax balms, crochet work, pattachitra, Ikat, lacquerware, woodwork, ajrak and ahimsa silk. Tickets for Indians are priced at Rs 10 per head for adults and Rs 5 per head for children below the age of 13, and tickets for foreigners are priced at Rs 100 per head for adults and Rs 50 per head for children below the age of 13.
When: Until Sunday, January 10, from 11 am to 7 pm.
Where: Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, 91A, Rani Baug, Baba Saheb Ambedkar Road, Byculla (East). Tel: 022 2373 1234.
ARCHITECTURE The State Of Architecture At The National Gallery Of Modern Art
Curated by architect Rahul Mehrotra, writer and art curator Ranjit Hoskote and writer and lecturer at the Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute of Architecture Kaiwan Mehta, and organised by the Urban Design Research Institute, the exhibition will explore contemporary Indian architecture as well as the history of architectural practice in the country. The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of talks as well as satellite shows at various venues. For the complete schedule, visit Stateofarchitecture.in. Tickets priced at Rs 20 per head for Indians and Rs 500 per head for foreign nationals. There is no entry fee for school children.
When: Until Sunday, March 20. Open Tuesday to Sunday, from 11 am to 6 pm; Monday, closed.
Where: National Gallery of Modern Art, Madame Cama Road, Kala Ghoda. Tel: 022 2288 1969.
THEATRE Jeeves And Wooster In Perfect Nonsense at the NCPA Jamshed Bhabha Theatre
Directed by Sean Foley and written by David and Robert Goodale, this Olivier Award-winning British comedy is based on events that took place in P. G. Wodehouse’s 1938 novel The Code of the Woosters. In the play, Wooster attempts to stage a anecdotal one-man show, with the help of Jeeves and his other valet Seppings. The skit is to be on his pal Gussie Fink-Nottle’s bachelor party and his aunt Dahlia’s predatory moves on a cow creamer. For more, details see here. Tickets priced at Rs 2,004, Rs 3,006, Rs 4,008, Rs 5,010, Rs 6,012, Rs 7,014 and Rs 8,015 per head are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Friday, January 8, Saturday, January 9 and Sunday, January 10 at 4 pm and 8 pm each day.
Where: Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point. Tel: 022 2282 4567.
THEATRE Colour Blind At Prithvi Theatre
Directed by Manav Kaul and written by Kaul, actor Kalki Koechlin and writer Dwijottam Bhattacharjee, this play, in English, Hindi and Bengali, explores the life and work of Tagore, in particular his relationship with the Argentine writer Victoria Ocampo. Tickets priced at Rs 500 per head are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Friday, January 8 at 7 pm and 9 pm and Saturday, January 9 at 5 pm, 7 pm and 9 pm.
Where: Prithvi Theatre, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road, Juhu. Tel: 022 2614 5917.
TALKS THEATRE Faisal Abu Alhayja at MCubed Library
The director of Palestinian theatre company Freedom Theatre will talk about his experience of practicing drama in his conflict-ridden state. The event, which is part of arts organisation Junoon’s Mumbai Local series of talks, is free. To book a spot, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: Friday, January 8 at 7 pm.
Where: MCubed Library (Maharashtra Mitra Mandal Library), Princess Building, near Bandra Gymkhana, D’Monte Park Road, Bandra (West). Tel: 022 2641 1497.
TALKS TRAVEL National Geographic Traveller India Meetup at Title Waves
In this edition of the travel magazine’s monthly series of talks, frequent travelers Ansoo Gupta, Neil D’Souza, Vahishta Mistry and the magazine’s deputy editor Neha Dara will discuss extended travel. There is no entry fee. See the Facebook event page to register and for more information.
When: Friday, January 8 at 7 pm.
Where: Title Waves, St. Paul’s Media Complex, opposite Duruelo Convent School, 24th Road, off Turner Road, Bandra (West). Tel: 022 2651 0841.
MUSIC Bhavishyavani Future Soundz at Kitty Su
Electronica collective Bhavishyavani Future Soundz’s Loopkin aka Cyril-Vincent Michaud, M.Mat aka Mathieu Josso and Spacejams aka Yohann Jamsandekar will each play sets. Tickets, priced at Rs 1,500 (only entry fee) or Rs 3,000 (full cover charge) per couple; at Rs 2,000 (only entry fee) or Rs 3,500 (full cover charge) per head for single men; and at Rs 1,000 (full cover charge) per head for single women, are being sold on Kittysu.in.
When: Friday, January 8 at 10 pm.
Where: Kitty Su, The Lalit, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Road, Andheri (East). Tel: 022 6104 3145.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 9
GARDENING International Flower Show at MIAL Colony
The third edition of this annual event, organised by the Mumbai International Airport and Mumbai Rose Society, will have on display a 4,000-square-foot "vertical green wall" as well as a variety of plants and flowers from across India, Malaysia, Thailand and Holland. There is no entry fee.
When: Saturday, January 9 and Sunday, January 10, from 9 am to 8 pm.
Where: MIAL Colony, next to Suba Hotel, opposite P & T Colony, Sahar Road, Chakala, Andheri (East).
FOOD & DRINK Bihari Food Pop-up in Bandra
Home cook Dolly Singh will cater a Bihari meal of matar daal; paneer kofta; sarson machhi; bharwa karela; mirchi masala; litti (savoury dough balls made of gram flour and wheat flour) with aloo chokha (potato sabzi); and ghee halua at her Bandra home. The vegetarian meal is priced at Rs 1,100 per person and the non-veg at Rs 1,200 per person. To reserve a spot, call 98190 38599. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Saturday, January 9 at 8 pm.
Where: Bandra; the complete address will be provided to those who register.
FOOD & DRINK SHOPPING & STYLE Fitness Finds at Tangerine Arts Studio
Shop for active wear and health snacks and beverages at this two-day bazaar jointly organised by Bandra fitness venue Tangerine Arts Studio and Let’s Be Outdoorsy, a website dedicated to outdoor activities. The participants will include active wear manufacturer Athlos, protein bar sellers Eat A Whey, health snacks maker Gouri’s, cold-pressed juice brand Juicifix, yoga accessories label M.A.P. and raw foods and vegan treats supplier Yogisattva. Only cash will be accepted. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Saturday, January 9 and Sunday, January 10, from 11 am to 7 pm.
Where: Tangerine Arts Studio, Second Floor, Ruksana Apartments, near Puja Casa building, off Pali Hill, near Sarvodaya DVD Library and BBQ Nation, Ambedkar Road, Bandra (West). Tel: 98673 69960.
SHOPPING & STYLE The Mad Rabbit Kicking Tiger Sale at Raheja Chambers
Accessories brand Mad Rabbit Kicking Tiger (M.R.K.T.)’s architecture-influenced range of briefcases, totes, clutches, messenger bags and iPad and laptop sleeves made of faux leather and felt will be available at discounts of upto 50 per cent at this two-day sale. There’s also a buy one bag and get the second one at a 50% discount offer. See the Facebook page for more information.
When: Saturday, January 9 and Sunday, January 10, from noon to 6 pm.
Where: Raheja Chambers, Third Floor, same building as Benetton, Linking Road, Santa Cruz (West).
FOOD & DRINK TALKS The Food Talks at Doolally Taproom Andheri
GlutMe, a soon-to-be-launched food tech start-up and The India Diaries, a pan-India culture website have collaborated to organise a discussion called The Food Talks. Chef Ranveer Brar, The Bohri Kitchen’s Munaf Kapadia, home cook Amrita Rana and TV presenter Kunal Vijaykar are the panelists for their first event, which will examine "the journey of food from your kitchen to digital platforms". Entry is free but via an RSVP, which you can send by emailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: Saturday, January 9 at 3 pm.
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.
MUSIC Shounak Abhishekhi + Irshad Khan at St. Xavier’s College Hall
Hindustani classical music exponents, vocalist Shounak Abhisheki and sitar player Irshad Khan, will perform solo recitals at a ‘Birthday Concert’ organised by the Indian Music Group of St. Xavier’s College to mark its 43rd anniversary. The IMG, which is made up of students of the institute, works to promote Indian classical music among the youth. Entry is free; seating on a first come, first served basis.
When: Saturday, January 9 at 3 pm.
Where: St. Xavier’s College, 5 Mahapalika Marg, Dhobi Talao.
HORSE RACING Zavaray Poonawalla Triple Million at the Mahalaxami Racecourse
The most prominent of the seven evening races on the day, the Zavaray Poonawalla Triple Million will take place at 7.30 pm and will feature such additional attractions as the display of the 23kg silver trophy worth a million rupees; a dedicated section for kids; and a performance by retro pop cover band The Other People. Entry charges are Rs 50 (first enclosure) and Rs 300 (members’ enclosure).
When: Saturday, January 9, from 4 pm.
Where: Mahalaxmi Racecourse, near Mahalaxmi Railway Station, Mahalamxi.
DANCE Malavika Sarukkai at the Sivaswamy Auditorium
The bharatanatyam dancer will stage "Punar Drishyam", a retrospective of her choreographies, as part of the National Centre for the Performing Arts’ week-long showcase of her work. Tickets priced at Rs 100, Rs 200, Rs 300 and Rs 500 per head are being sold on Bookmyshow.com. See here for more information.
When: Saturday, January 9 at 6.30 pm.
Where: Sivaswamy Auditorium, The Fine Art Society, Fine Arts Chowk, R. C. Marg, Chembur.
MUSIC Mumbai Sanskriti at the Asiatic Society Library Steps
Hindustani classical music flute player Rakesh Chaurasia will perform on the first-day of this annual festival organised by the Indian Heritage Society Mumbai. "Panchaatmika", a composition of five Indian classical dance forms conceptualised and choreographed by Odissi dancer Parwati Dutta and featuring bharatanatyam dancer Deepa Kartha, kathak dancer Kannagi Gosavi, kuchipudi dancer Lalitha Sindhuri and mohiniattam dancer Sujatha Nair, will be staged on the second day, Sunday. Entry is free; passes are available from the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation office on Madame Cama Road; Rhythm House in Kala Ghoda (022 4322 2701); and Maharashtra Watch Co. in Dadar West (022 2422 3011).
When: Saturday, January 9 and Sunday, January 10 at 6.30 pm.
Where: The Asiatic Society Library, near Horniman Circle, Fort.
MUSIC Kumar Sanu at Phoenix MarketCity
The Hindi film playback singer and the voice behind some of the biggest Bollywood hit tunes of the 1990s will perform. Tickets priced at Rs 300, Rs 500, Rs 750 and Rs 1,200 per head are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Saturday, January 9 at 7 pm.
Where: Phoenix MarketCity, LBS Marg, Kurla (West).
MUSIC Shades at the NCPA Tata Theatre
Singer Neale Murray will render the hits of R&B legends Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder at this concert that will feature guest spots by vocalists Sharon Prabhakar, Dalip Tahil and Brian Tellis. Tickets priced at Rs 300, Rs 500, Rs 893 and Rs 1,116 per head are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Saturday, January 9 at 7 pm.
Where: Tata Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point. Tel: 022 2282 4567.
FOOD & DRINK Cafe De Mom’s Mohalla Nights in Bandra
In the second edition of Cafe De Mom, a pop-up restaurant initiated by home cook Alka Shehzeen Siddique two months ago, guests will be treated to Mohammed Ali Road favourites such as paaya soup, naan chaap, dum gosht and falooda. The eight-course meal comprising these Ramzan specialties is priced at Rs 2,000 per person. To reserve a seat, mail email@example.com or call 90049 80852. See here for more information.
When: Saturday, January 9 and Sunday, January 10, at 8.30 pm.
Where: Maqba Heights, Ground Floor, Pali Naka, opposite Gold’s Gym, Bandra (West). Tel: 90049 80852.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 10
OUTDOORS Trek to Karnala Fort
This day-long trek up to Karnala Fort, organised by tour company Someplace Else, will include a visit to the Karnala Bird Sanctuary. The registration fee of Rs1,350 per head includes the cost of transportation by an air-conditioned bus from and to Mumbai, breakfast and lunch. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Sunday, January 10, from 6 am.
Where: The pick-up points are outside the west side of Andheri Railway Station, outside the Grand Hyatt hotel in Santa Cruz East, and outside the RBK International School on the Santa Cruz-Chembur Link Road.
FOOD & DRINK The Farmers’ Market at Bhalla House
At this weekly Sunday bazaar, you can stock up on organic vegetables, fruits and lifestyle products and get a bite from stalls selling organic meals. See the here for details.
When: Sunday, January 10, from 10 am to 3 pm.
Where: Bhalla House, opposite St. Andrew’s Church, Hill Road, Bandra (West). Tel: 98200 89378.
PETS Woofs and Hoofs Carnival at the Royal Western India Turf Club
This annual fundraising event organised by the Bombay Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will feature a dog and cat adoption camp, activities for children, food and shopping stalls for both people and pooches, and music performances. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Sunday, January 10, from 4 pm to 9 pm.
Where: Royal Western India Turf Club, Second Enclosure, Mahalaxmi Racecourse, near Mahalaxmi Railway Station, Mahalamxi.
MUSIC Bengt Berger + Latif Ahmed Khan at Anandashram Hall
Swedish jazz musician Bent Berger, who has studied Indian classical music and plays the tabla and mridangam, will perform with Hindustani classical flautist Nityanand Haldipur and tabla player Sadanand Naimpalli at a concert organised by Aamad Pratishthan that will also feature a solo tabla performance by Latif Ahmed Khan. There is no entry fee.
When: Sunday, January 10 at 5.30 pm.
Where: Anandashram Hall, Talmaki Wadi, near Bhatia Hospital, Tardeo.
MUSIC Shirish Malhotra at the NCPA Experimental Theatre
Western classical music flautist Shirish Malhotra will perform the works of Griffes, Desenclos and Ginastera. Tickets priced at Rs300 per head are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Sunday, January 10 at 7 pm.
Where: Experimental Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point. Tel: 022 2282 4567.
MUSIC Ravi Iyer at Blue Frog
Fusion-rock guitarist and composer Ravi Iyer will launch and play tracks from his new EP Raga Punch. There is no entry fee.
When: Sunday, January 10 at 9.30 pm.
Where: Blue Frog, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Tulsi Pipe Road, Lower Parel. Tel: 022 6158 6158.
ART FILM Silver Magic: Vintage Photographs of the Golden Age of Hindi Cinema at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum
An exhibition of photographer Jethalal H. Thakker’s film stills and portraits of Hindi movie actors from the 1950s and ‘60s. For more details, see here. Tickets for Indians are priced at Rs10 per head for adults and Rs 5 per head for children below the age of 13, and tickets for foreigners are priced at Rs 100 per head for adults and Rs 50 per head for children below the age of 13.
When: Until Tuesday, January 12. Open Thursday to Tuesday, from 10 am to 5.30 pm; Wednesday, closed.
Where: Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Kamalnayan Bajaj Gallery, Rani Baug, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Road, Byculla. Tel: 022 2373 1234.
ART Jitish Kallat at Chemould Prescott Road
The Mumbai artist’s new solo show Sightings will feature drawings, photography, sculptures and video works on the themes of “time, sustenance, sleep, along with an interplay of scales and proximities, and evocations of the celestial”.
When: Until Thursday, February 25. Open Monday to Saturday, from 11 am to 7 pm; Sunday, closed.
Where: Chemould Prescott Road, Queens Mansion, Third Floor, G. Talwatkar Marg, near Cathedral School, Fort. Tel: 022 2200 0211.
ART The Sovereign Forest at Max Mueller Bhavan/Goethe Institut
The video installation by artist Amar Kanwar is his response to the struggle of Orissa’s indigenous communities to protect their mineral-rich land from exploitative corporations. For a schedule of events related to the show, see here.
When: Until Thursday, January 14. Open Monday to Saturday, from 11 am to 7 pm; Sunday, closed.
Where: Galerie Max Mueller Bhavan, K. Dubash Marg, Kala Ghoda. Tel: 022 2202 7542.