FRIDAY, APRIL 1
ART Dhruva Mistry at Jhaveri Contemporary
Baroda-based artist Dhruva Mistry’s new solo show The Human Abstract includes sculptures in fibreglass and bronze, paintings in pastels and gilded plaster reliefs.
When: Friday, April 1 to Saturday, May 7. Open Tuesday to Saturday, from 11 am to 6 pm; Sunday and Monday, closed.
Where: Jhaveri Contemporary, 2, Krishna Niwas, 58A Walkeshwar Road. Tel: 022 2369 3639.
ARTFeedback Loop at Tarq
A group show featuring eight emerging artists, Starlyn D’Souza, Madhavi Gore, PS Jalaja, Nirmal Kulkarni, Violeta Lisboa, Romain Loustau, Lavanya Mani and Atish Saha, this exhibition will feature photography, paintings, sculptures and performances based on "various circuits of cause and effect". For more information, see the gallery Facebook page.
When: Until Saturday, April 23. Open Monday to Saturday, from 11 am to 6 pm; Sunday, closed.
Where: Tarq, F35/36 Dhanraj Mahal, Apollo Bunder, Colaba. Tel: 022 6615 0424.
SHOPPING & STYLE Think.Make by Akaaro at Artisans’ Centre
An exhibition and sale of hand-woven clothes by Delhi-based fashion designer Gaurav Jai Gupta’s label Akaaro. Organised in collaboration with the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016.
When: Until Saturday, April 2, from 11 am to 7 pm.
Where: Artisans’ Centre, V. B. Gandhi Marg, near Rhythm House, Kala Ghoda. Tel: 022 2267 3040.
ART ‘From Caves to Multimedia. Art in Architecture’ at the National Gallery of Modern Art
This series of lectures and video screenings will introduce Mumbai artist Prabhakar Pachpute’s solo show on the theme of mining No, It Wasn’t The Locust Cloud, which will open at the National Gallery of Modern Art on Monday, April 11. The speakers include artist Nalini Malani; JJ School of Art professor of art history Manisha Patil; NGMA deputy curator Manjiri Thakoor; art historian Johan Pijnappel; and the show’s curators Luca Cerizza and Zasha Colah. There is no entry fee.
When: Friday, April 1 at 4 pm.
Where: Auditorium, National Gallery of Modern Art, Madam Cama Road, Kala Ghoda. Tel: 022 2288 1969.
ART TALKS Sudhir Patwardhan at School of Environment and Architecture
Mumbai-based painter Sudhir Patwardhan will give a talk titled "The City As Artists See It". There is no entry fee. For more information, see here.
When: Friday, April 1 at 6.30 pm.
Where: School of Environment and Architecture, Eksar Road, Borivali (West). Tel: 022 6500 2156.
MUSIC Saz-e-Bahar at the NCPA Godrej Dance Theatre
The seventh edition of the National Centre for the Performing Arts’ two-day festival of Hindustani classical instrumental music will feature solo recitals by sarangi player Liyakat Ali Khan and slide guitar player Debashish Bhattacharya on Friday and by tabla player Ojas Adhiya and sitar player Ramprapanna Bhattacharya on Saturday. Tickets priced at Rs 150 per head per day are being sold on Bookmyshow.com here and here.
When: Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2 at 6.30 pm on both days.
Where: Godrej Dance Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point. Tel: 022 2282 4567.
MUSIC Converse Road To Rubber Tracks Season Finale at Blue Frog
Mumbai electro-rock duo Shaa’ir + Func and Chennai alternative rock group The F16s will headline this year’s finale of this annual battle of the bands in which acts from across the country compete to win the prize of a recording session at the Converse Rubber Tracks studio in New York. The finalists this time around are post-rock band Space Is All We Have from Bangalore, electronica duo Komorebi from Delhi, progressive rock outfit Skylight Vision from Pune and alternative rock groups Unohu from Mumbai and Dosser’s Urge from Shillong, the last of whom won the Guwahati leg of the contest. There is no entry fee; RSVP via Insider.in. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Friday, April 1 at 7 pm.
Where: Blue Frog, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Tulsi Pipe Road, Lower Parel. Tel: 022 6158 6158.
THEATRE Writers’ Bloc Festival at Prithvi Theatre
The fourth edition of the Writers’ Bloc festival of original writing, which will comprise seven plays and one staged reading, will begin this weekend. Naqqaash (Hindi), written by Asad Hussain and directed by Rajit Kapur, about a village in which women sing in the streets and the only man is Aklu the knife-maker, will be performed on Friday, April 1 at 7 pm and 9.30 pm. Janak (Marathi), a satire about a family let down by the "system", written and directed by Shardul Saraf, will be performed on Saturday, April 2 at 6 pm and 9 pm. Outer Dilli (Hindi and Haryanvi), about a migrant from Uttar Pradesh learning to survive in Delhi, written by Rahul Rai and directed by Shivani Tanksale, will be performed on Sunday, April 3 at 6 pm and 9 pm. Tickets priced at Rs 300 per head per play are being sold on Bookmyshow.com. For the complete schedule, see PrithviTheatre.org.
When: Friday, April 1 to Sunday, April 10.
Where: Prithvi Theatre, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road, Juhu. Tel: 022 2614 9546.
MUSIC Mosillator + The Untitled One + FolkstepDNB at Bonobo
DnBIndia, a community that promotes the drum and bass genre in the country, will host this gig headlined by Mumbai’s Mosilllator, the bass-heavy music avatar of Mayur Narvekar, who’s also known as Bandish Projekt. Call the venue for details of the entry fee for the show, which will also feature sets by The Untitled One aka Debjyoti Das from Bangalore and FolkstepDNB aka Dilip Jangid from Pune. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Friday, April 1 at 8 pm.
Where: Bonobo, Second Floor, Kenilworth Mall, Phase 2, off Linking Road, behind KFC, Bandra (West). Tel: 022 2605 5050.
MUSIC Harrison at Kitty Su
The London-based British electronic music DJ, producer and vocalist will play the Mumbai leg of his ongoing India tour. Tickets priced at Rs 1,500 per couple (of any gender) are being sold on Kittysu.com.
When: Friday, April 1 at 10 pm.
Where: Kitty Su, The Lalit, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Road, Andheri (East). Tel: 022 6104 3145.
MUSIC 4Play with Jitter + Praveen Achary + SHFT at Ark Bar
Delhi-based music management and event company UnMute Agency is celebrating its fourth anniversary with a series of gigs across the country featuring artists on its roster. The Mumbai show will comprise a triple bill of electronic music DJ-producers made up of Jitter aka Jayant Luthra and SHFT aka Vipul Angrish from the capital and Praveen Achary from Bangalore. Free entry before midnight, after which there is an entry fee of Rs 500 per head. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Friday, April 1 at 10 pm.
Where: Ark Bar, Courtyard by Marriott, CTS 215, opposite Sangam BIG Cinemas, Andheri-Kurla Road, Andheri (East). Tel: 022 6136 9999.
SATURDAY, APRIL 2
SPORT WORKSHOP Longboard Workshop at The Hive
The Longboard Girls Crew, a community of women longboarders founded in Madrid in 2010, will conduct a longboarding workshop. The documentary film Open, which follows 14 women longboarders skating around Israel, will also be screened. Tickets priced at Rs 150 per head are being sold on Bookmyshow.com. For more details, see the Facebook event page.
When: Saturday, April 2 at 11 am.
Where: The Hive, 50 A, Human Mansion, near Ahmed Bakery, Chuim Village, off Union Park, Khar. Tel: 96199 62969.
FOOD & DRINK Mumbai Cocktail Week
Zuver, a chauffeur rental service, in partnership with food deals website WowTables.com is hosting Mumbai Cocktail Week, during which 80 participating bars and restaurants across the city will serve discounted cocktails. The fest will also feature pub crawls, masterclasses and parties. Andheri brewpub Brewbot, casual dining chain Salt Water Cafe, beer bar chain The Beer Cafe, Bandra bar The Daily, The Irish House chain of pubs, BKC lounge The Good Wife, the Social chain of bars and Lower Parel bars Please Don’t Tell and Blue Frog are among the participants. For a complete list of bars and events and to book tickets, see here.
Tickets for the fest are priced at Rs 599 per person for a standard pass (inclusive of eight wristbands for each day of the week, which gets you select cocktails at Rs 200 per drink), Rs 1,099 per person for a premium pass (inclusive of eight wristbands for each day of the week, which gets you select cocktails at Rs 200 per drink and premium cocktails at Rs 400 per drink) and Rs 5,499 for a VVIP pass (inclusive of eight wristbands for each day of the week, which gets you select cocktails at Rs 200 per drink, premium cocktails at Rs 400 per drink, access to Mumbai Cocktail Week opening and closing parties, a free masterclass and free access to any one pub crawl). See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Saturday, April 2 to Saturday, April 9.
Where: At bars and restaurants across the city; see here for a complete list.
FILM TALKS Amole Gupte at MCubed Library
Film actor, writer and director Amol Gupte, best known for co-writing the 2007 children’s film Taare Zameen Par, will talk about making movies for kids. The event, which is part of arts organisation Junoon’s Mumbai Local series of talks, is free.
When: Saturday, April 2 at 5 pm.
Where: MCubed Library (Maharashtra Mitra Mandal Library), Princess Building, near Bandra Gymkhana, D’Monte Park Road, Bandra (West). Tel: 022 2641 1497.
ART TALKS ‘Shouldering a Legacy: The Case of the Dhurandhars and Trindades’ at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum
Artist and art historian Manisha Patil will deliver a lecture titled "Shouldering a Legacy: The Case of the Dhurandhars and Trindades", about artists Mahadev Vishwanath Dhurandhar and Antonio Xavier Trindade, who studied at the J. J School of Art in the 1880s. There is no entry fee.
When: Saturday, April 2 at 6 pm.
Where: Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Rani Baug, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Road, Byculla. Tel: 022 2373 1234.
MUSIC Hariharan at Manik Sabhagriha
Ghazal and Hindi film playback singer Hariharan will perform a fund-raising concert organised by the Ruia College Alumni Association. Tickets priced at Rs 700 and Rs 2,000 per head are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Saturday, April 2 at 7 pm.
Where: Manik Sabhagriha, Bandra Reclamation, opposite Lilavati Hospital, Bandra (West).
THEATRE Loretta at the NCPA Jamshed Bhabha Theatre
Aadyam’s second play this season is Sunil Shanbag’s English tiatr-inspired drama set in the 1970s in a river island in Goa. Rafael, a Goan living in Mumbai, visits his father Antonio in Goa with his Anglo-Indian girlfriend Loretta. Antonio lays down the caveat that Loretta can continue living on the island only if she learns Konkani. Tickets priced at Rs 300, Rs 500, Rs 750 and Rs 1,000 per head are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Saturday, April 2 at 7.30 pm and Sunday, April 3 at 4 pm and 7.30 pm.
Where: Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point. Tel: 022 2282 4567.
MUSIC Grime Riot Disco with Nanok + Norcotiq at AntiSocial
Popular club night Grime Riot Disco will return this weekend at a new venue, AntiSocial in Khar, where electronica DJs Nanok aka Jai Vaswani and Norcotiq aka Abhimanyu Meer will man the decks. The entry fee is Rs 300 per head. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Saturday, April 2 at 9 pm.
Where: AntiSocial, Rohan Plaza, 5th Road, near Ramee Guest Line Hotel, S. V. Road, Khar. Tel: 022 6522 6324.
MUSIC Anu$hka and Agent at China 1
The DJ duo of Anushka Menon and Smita Singh aka Agent, whose sets blend everything from funk, disco and R&B to hip hop, house and trap, will take over the console. There is no entry fee. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Saturday, April 2 at 10 pm.
Where: China 1, C-70, Ground Floor, The Capital, G Block, Bandra-Kurla Complex. Tel: 022 6738 1111.
MUSIC Play For A Cause at Blue Frog
City-based singers Monica Dogra and Apeksha Dandekar and Delhi band Soul’d Out, whose music is a mix of blues, jazz, funk and rock, will perform at this concert organised by whisky brand 100 Pipers to raise awareness and funds for its Play For A Cause initiative, which sponsors meals for the underprivileged. There is an entry fee of Rs 600 or cover charge of Rs 1,500 per head for men; free entry for women. See here for more information.
When: Saturday, April 2 at 10 pm.
Where: Blue Frog, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Tulsi Pipe Road, Lower Parel. Tel: 022 6158 6158.
SUNDAY, APRIL 3
WALKS What’s Inside Dharavi? at Dharavi
A Dharavi local attached to tour company Some Place Else will conduct a two-hour walk around the neighbourhood. Tickets, priced at Rs 650 per head, are being sold on Insider.in. For more details, see the Facebook event page.
When: Sunday, April 3 at 9 am.
Where: The walk will begin from outside Mahim station.
FOOD & DRINK The Bhukkad Flea at Corona Gardens
This new food bazaar dedicated to home chefs, organised by events company Wexpress Media Group, will offer sweet and savoury gluten-free cookies by Cookie Casa; non-vegetarian pickles by The Pickled Chick; tacos by Coma Coma Taqueria; sliders by Me So Hungry; bite-sized desserts by Pretty Petits ;and homemade lemonade by Life Gave Us Lemons. There is no entry fee. Only cash will be accepted. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Sunday, April 3, from 10 am to 10 pm
Where: Corona Gardens, St. John Baptist Road, next to Bungalow 9, Bandra (West).
THEATRE The Other Side of Manto at the NCPA Little Theatre
Mumbai theatre group Katha Kathan will stage three short stories by Urdu writer Sadat Hasan Manto. "Laanat Hai Aisi Dawa Par" and "Bhangan" are about conjugal conflicts, and ‘Deewana Shayar’ deals with the Indian freedom struggle. There is no entry fee. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
When: Sunday, April 3 at 6.30 pm.
Where: Little Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point. Tel: 022 2282 4567.
ART Ravi Joshi at The Loft
Ahmedabad-based artist Ravi Joshi’s show titled Field features over 100 small-format landscapes and portraits.
When: Until Saturday, April 30. Open Monday to Saturday, from 10.30 am to 6.30 pm; Sunday, open by appointment.
Where: The Loft, Mathuradas Mill Compound, Tulsi Pipe Road, near Blue Frog, Lower Parel. Tel: 97694 57917.
ART Abraham George at Gallery Maskara
Mumbai-based artist Abraham George’s solo show animal.spirit.algorithm is a series of prints suggestive of “everything from architectural layouts to punch cards and circuit boards but also evoke older ordering systems like maps, tables, icons and totems”. The show includes video works such as "Shop Window", which “follows the breakdown of perceptually continuous images into discrete blocks of information”. See here for a review.
When: Until Thursday, April 14. Open Tuesday to Saturday, from 11 am to 7 pm; Sunday and Monday, closed.
Where: Gallery Maskara, 6/7 Third Pasta Lane, Colaba. Tel: 022 2202 3056.
ART Desmond Lazaro at Chemould Prescott Road
The In-coming Passengers, Pondicherry-based artist Desmond Lazaro’s solo show, is a series of drawings, texts and video works about the migratory history of his family. Lazaro was born in Leeds in the UK to an Anglo-Indian family. His grandparents had immigrated there from Burma and his great-grandfather lived in Madras in the nineteenth-century. See here for a review and the gallery’s Facebook page for more information.
When: Until Saturday, April 16. 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 Hemali Bhuta at Project 88
A number of works in Baroda-based artist Hemali Bhuta’s solo show Measure of a Foot have been made by dismantling installations that were part of an earlier exhibition titled Point-Shift and Quoted Objects. The show suggests “that these works of art, and the matter they contain, belong to a continuum. Lying on the ground, they are future memorials to their former selves”. For more information, see the Facebook event page.
When: Until Saturday, April 16. Open Tuesday to Saturday, from 11 am to 7 pm; Sunday and Monday, closed.
Where: Project 88, BMP Building, Narayan A. Sawant Marg, near Colaba Fire Station, Colaba. Tel: 022 2281 0066.
ART Mysteries of the Organism at Akara Art
The new Colaba gallery‘s first show has portraits and studies of the body by modern and contemporary Indian artists such as Amrita Sher-Gil, Manjit Bawa, Atul Dodiya, Justin Ponmany and Raqib Shaw. For more information, see the gallery’s Facebook page.
When: Until Friday, April 15. Open Tuesday to Saturday, from 11 am to 6.30 pm; Sunday and Monday, closed.
Where: Akara Art, 4/5 Churchill Chambers, 32 Mereweather Road, Colaba. Tel: 022 2202 5550.
ART Sachin Bonde at Clark House Initiative
Mumbai artist Sachin Bonde’s solo show Soil Oil hinges on the politics of oil production. See here for a review and the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Until Sunday, May 15. Open daily, from 11 am to 7 pm.
Where: Clark House Initiative, Ground Floor, Clark House, 8 Nathalal Parekh Marg (Old Wodehouse Road), opposite Sahakari Bhandar, near Woodside Inn, in the lane opposite Regal Cinema, Colaba. Tel: 98202 13816.
ART The Art of Santiniketan at DAG Modern
An exhibition of paintings by artists Rabindranath Tagore, Ramkinkar Baij, Nandalal Bose and Benode Behari Mukherjee that explores the development of modernism in Santiniketan.
When: Until Tuesday, May 31. Open Monday to Saturday, 11 am to 7 pm; Sunday, closed.
Where: DAG Modern, 58 V. B. Gandhi Marg, Kala Ghoda, Fort. Tel: 022 4922 2700.
ART Raja Ravi Varma at the Piramal Museum of Art
An exhibition of works by the nineteenth-century painter titled Pages of a Mind, Raja Ravi Varma: Life and Expressions.
When: Until Saturday, April 30. Open Monday to Friday, from 3 pm to 9 pm and Saturday and Sunday, from 10 am to 10 pm.
Where: Piramal Museum of Art, Piramal Tower, B Wing, Ground Floor, Peninsula Corporate Park, G. K. Marg, Lower Parel.