FRIDAY, JULY 15
ART Thukral and Tagra at Chatterjee and Lal
The Delhi artist duo Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra will preview Memoir Bar, a site-specific project in collaboration with Bharat Tiles that will travel to Dubai Design Week as ‘The Emotional Pavilion’ in October. Visitors can pen down memories, which will then be depicted on a tile. See here for more information.
When: Friday, July 15, from 11 am to 7 pm.
Where: Chatterjee & Lal, 01/18, First Floor, Kamal Mansion, Arthur Bunder Road, Colaba. Tel: 022 2202 3787.
ART Time: The Final Show at Gallery Maskara
The last show at Colaba’s Gallery Maskara before it shutters permanently will feature the works of artists Max Streicher, Meenakshi Sengupta, Narendra Yadav, Parag Sonarghare, Prashant Pandey and T. Venkanna.
When: Friday, July 15 onwards. 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 Travelling in Two Boats at the Same Time at Akara Art
A group show featuring the works of contemporary artists Gieve Patel, Sudhir Patwardhan, N N Rimzon, Jyothi Basu, Nalini Malani, Vivan Sundaram, Bhupen Khakar, Gulam Mohammed Sheikh, Dhruva Mistry and G. Ravinder Reddy.
When: Friday, July 15 to Wednesday, August 31. 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.
SHOPPING & STYLE Dancing in the Rain by K Clothing at Artisans’
An exhibition and sale of hand-dyed linen clothes by Chennai label K Clothing. For more information, see the Facebook event page.
When: Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16, from 11 am to 7 pm.
Where: Artisans’, VB Gandhi Marg, near Rhythm House, Kala Ghoda. Tel: 022 2267 3040.
FILM The Animal-Human-Nature Continuum at Osianama at Liberty
Arts organisation Osians is screening a series of films that touch upon the relationship between man and nature. Among the films that will be screened this weekend are Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack’s 1933 version of King Kong (English; on Friday at 8.30 pm); Yorgos Lanthimos’s 2016 movie The Lobster, set in a dystopic scenario in which men and women must find partners or risk being turned into animals (English; on Saturday at 8.30 pm); and Umesh Kulkarni’s 2008 drama Valu, about a consecrated bull that causes havoc in its village (Marathi; on Sunday at 3 pm). Tickets are priced at Rs 100 per person for the entire series. For the complete schedule, see here.
When: Until Sunday, August 28.
Where: Liberty Cinema, 41-42 Marine Lines, opposite Bombay Hospital. Tel: 022 2208 4521.
TALKS ‘India LSD (Love. Sex. Desire): Where Technology Meets the Erotic’ at Godrej India Culture Lab
Vishnupriya Das, a PhD student at the University of Michigan, will present some of her research on how dating apps have influenced relationships in India. There will also be a panel discussion on the subject featuring filmmaker Paromita Vohra, podcast producer Chhavi Sachdev, Tinder’s India head Taru Kapoor, and Sachin Bhatia, the co-founder of local dating app TrulyMadly. Entry is free via registration here.
When: Friday, July 15 at 5 pm.
Where: Godrej One, Pirojshanagar, Vikhroli (East).
TALKS Nancy Adajania at Kitab Khana
The cultural theorist and art curator will deliver a talk titled "Who Decides What The Contemporary Is? In Memoriam Jangarh Singh Shyam" during which she will speak about why historically, craft or indigenous art in India has not been given the same level of importance as art produced in urban centres. There is no entry fee for the event, which is part of arts organisation Junoon’s Mumbai Local series of talks.
When: Friday, July 15 at 5.30 pm.
Where: Kitab Khana, Somaiya Bhavan, Ground Floor, Flora Fountain, Fort. Tel: 022 6170 2276.
FILM Animated Love Stories at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum
At this edition of Movies at the Museum, a package of short animation films curated by animator Gitanjali Rao will be shown: The Skeleton Woman (French) by Sarah Van Den Boom, El Canto/The Song (French) and L’Homme Qui Dort/The Man Who Slept (French) by Ines Sedan, Jam Session (German) by Izabella Plucinska and her own True Love Story (English) and Orange (English). There is no entry fee.
When: Friday, July 15 at 6 pm.
Where: Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Rani Baug, Dr BR Ambedkar Road, Byculla. Tel: 022 2373 1234.
BOOKS TALKS ‘Camus Revisited’ at Somaiya Centre for Lifelong Learning
Darius Cooper, a professor in the literature department at San Diego Mesa College, will discuss Algerian writer Kamel Daoud’s 2013 French novel The Meursault Investigation, which is a retelling of Albert Camus’s 1942 book The Stranger. There is no entry fee.
When: Friday, July 15 at 6 pm.
Where: Somaiya Centre for Lifelong Learning, Second Floor, Somaiya Bhavan, above Kitab Khana, Flora Fountain, Fort. Tel: 022 6170 2270.
FILM Amdavad Ma Famous + Rain in the Mirror at the NCPA Little Theatre
Two films will be shown as part of the National Centre for the Performing Arts’s Reality Check series of screenings. Hardik Mehta’s National Award-winning 2015 Gujarati documentary in Amdavad Ma Famous follows an 11-year-old boy called Zaid during Ahmedabad’s famous kite-flying festival. Nilanjan Bhattacharya’s 2012 film Rain in the Mirror is a coming of age tale about Sonam, a young boy who dreams of having his grandfather’s ability to both bring and stop rain. There is no entry fee.
When: Friday, July 15 at 6.30 pm.
Where: Little Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point. Tel: 022 2282 4567.
MUSIC ‘The Journey Continues...’ with Fazal Qureshi at St. Andrew’s Auditorium
Mumbai-based percussionist Fazal Qureshi will helm this annual concert organised by him to celebrate the legacy of his father, tabla player Alla Rakha Khan on his birth anniversary. The Indian classical fusion concert, the theme of which this year is the drums of India, will feature Qureshi performing with sitar player Ravi Chary, mridangam player Sridar Parthasarathy, guitarist Dhruv Ghanekar, bassist Sheldon D’Silva, keyboardist Louiz Banks, dholak player Vijay Chauhan, dholki player Navin Sharma, khartal player Khete Khan, chenda player Vinod Ravindranathan and the Meitei pung cholom troupe. There is no entry fee; free passes are being distributed at the venue. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Friday, July 15 at 7 pm.
Where: St. Andrew’s Auditorium, St Andrew’s College, St Dominic Road, Bandra (West). Tel: 022 2641 0926.
FILM Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind at Matterden
The 2004 movie written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Michel Gondry is about a couple that erases their memories of their relationship after it fails. Tickets priced at Rs 250 and Rs 350 per person are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Friday, July 15 to Thursday, July 21 at 8 pm.
Where: Matterden at The Deepak, 38 N. M. Joshi Marg, Lower Parel. Tel: 022 2492 3396.
MUSIC Shubha Mudgal at Nehru Centre Auditorium
Delhi-based vocalist Shubha Mudgal will render a monsoon-themed concert of Hindustani classical and semi-classical compositions. Tickets priced at Rs 300, Rs 499, Rs 863 and Rs 1,150 per person are being sold on Bookmyshow.com. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Friday, July 15 at 8 pm.
Where: Nehru Centre, off Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli. Tel: 022 2496 4680.
MUSIC Vernon Norohna at Tuning Fork
Singer-songwriter Vernon Noronha will play a set. The cover charge is Rs 500 per person. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Friday, July 15 at 9 pm.
Where: Tuning Fork, First Floor, Hotel Unicontinental, Third Road, near Khar Railway Station, Khar. Tel: 98333 58492.
MUSIC Deep In Dance with Rancido + Orbs & Zen at Ark Bar
Dutch house music producer Rancido aka Randy Tjon-A-Fon will play a gig organised by music events company Ankytrixx and Friends Entertainment that will also feature a set by Mumbai-based electronic music DJ Orbs & Zen aka Nicky Ramnani. There is an entry fee of Rs 500 per person. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Friday, July 15 at 10 pm.
Where: Ark Bar, Courtyard by Marriott, CTS 215, opposite Sangam BIG Cinemas, Andheri-Kurla Road, Andheri (East). Tel: 022 6136 9999.
MUSIC Kodeheads at Kitty Su
Delhi electronic dance music DJ duo Kodeheads, made up of Shubham Dogra and Irvien Khurana, will take over the console. The entry fee is Rs 1,500 per couple (of any gender). See here for more information.
When: Friday, July 15 at 10 pm.
Where: Kitty Su, The Lalit, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Road, Andheri (East). Tel: 022 6104 3145.
FILM WALKS Walkie Talkie Art Deco Walk and Watch
This walking tour, conducted by former naval officer Paramjit Singh, will cover south Mumbai’s iconic cinemas such as Capitol, Metro and Edward and end with a screening at Liberty in Marine Lines. Tickets priced at Rs 999 per person are being sold on Insider.in. Call 98205 98468 for more information.
When: Saturday, July 16, from 11 am.
Where: The starting point is Ministry of New, Third Floor, Kitab Mahal, DN Road, near New Excelsior cinema, Fort. Tel: 022 6635 6505.
WORKSHOPS Kitchen Gardening and Upcycling Workshops at Doolally Taproom Andheri and Bandra
Craft beer purveyors Doolally Taproom will hold two simultaneous workshops at its outposts in Andheri and Bandra on Saturday and Sunday respectively. During the kitchen gardening workshop, priced at Rs 1,500 per person, participants can learn how to grow basil, mint or oregano in a herb basket with the seed and microgreens kits provided. Alternatively, they can sign up to learn how to convert a glass bottle into a planter at an upcycling workshop, priced at Rs 750 per person.
When: Saturday, July 16 at 11 am in Andheri and Sunday, July 17 at 11 am in Bandra.
Where: Doolally Taproom, C18-21, Dalia Industrial Estate, near Fun Republic cinema, off New Link Road, Andheri (West). Tel: 99671 02143. Also at: Shop No.5/6, Geleki, ONGC Colony, Bandra Reclamation, Bandra (West). Tel: 99693 60726.
TALKS ‘Get Investor Ready’ with Shiladitya Mukhopadhaya at The Cuckoo Club by The Hive
At this talk organised by the website YourStory and events venue The Hive, city-based entrepreneur Shiladitya Mukhopadhaya, the co-founder of Rasilant Technologies and alcohol-related app Hipcask, will talk about the different kinds of investment start-ups and young businesses can get, the right time to seek them and how they can assess whether they need external funding in the first place. Entry is free but via registration here. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Saturday, July 16 at 3 pm.
Where: The Cuckoo Club by The Hive, 5AA Pali Hill Road, next to Candies, near Learners Academy, Bandra (West). Tel: 96199 62969.
DANCE Raindrops Festival at Ravindra Natya Mandir
Kathak exponent Uma Dogra’s Sam Ved Society for Performing Arts will hold the twenty-sixth edition of its annual Raindrops festival of Indian classical dance, organised to showcase young talent, over two days. Odissi dancer Vrinda Chada, bharatanatyam dancer Divya Ravi and kathak dancer Bhakti Deshpande will perform on Saturday evening and kuchipudi dancer Gururaju, kathak dancer Swati Sinha and bharatanatyam dancer Anand Satchidanandan on Sunday afternoon. Donor passes priced at Rs 200 and Rs 300 per person will be sold at the venue on the day of the performance. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
When: Saturday, July 16 at 4.30 pm and Sunday, July 17 at 11.45 am.
Where: Ravindra Natya Mandir, Mini Theatre, Third Floor, near Siddhivinayak Temple, Sayani Marg, Prabhadevi. Tel: 022 2436 5990.
WALKS Chowpatty Chat by Khaki Tours
This two-hour walk around Girgaum Chowpatty by Khaki Tours, a group of local history enthusiasts, will cover such spots 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 Rs 500 per person are being sold on Bookmyshow.com. For more information, see the Facebook event page.
When: Saturday, July 16 at 5 pm.
Where: The meeting point is outside Café Ideal, opposite Chowpatty beach.
THEATRE Mr. and Mrs. Murarilal at Rangsharda Auditorium
Directed by Saif Hyder Hasan, this Hindi play starring Satish Kaushik and Meghna Malik is a tale of romance in old age. Tickets priced at Rs 300, Rs 500, Rs 800, Rs 1,000, Rs 1,200 and Rs 1,500 per person are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17 at 7.30 pm.
Where: Rangsharda Auditorium, Hotel Rangsharda, near Lilavati Hospital, KC Marg, Bandra Reclamation, Bandra (West). Tel: 022 2640 1919.
MUSIC Namit Das and Anurag Shanker at Clap
The fusion music duo of singer Namit Das and composer Anurag Shanker will perform. Tickets priced at Rs 350 per person (Rs 115 for children between the ages of seven and 12) are being sold on Bookmyshow.com. See here for more information.
When: Saturday, July 16 at 8 pm.
Where: Clap, Unit No.201, Second Floor, A-Wing, Solitaire II, opposite Infiniti mall, Malad (West).
FOOD & DRINK Bihari Food Pop-up Meal at Home Cafe
Home cook Dolly Singh will serve up a Bihari dinner of litti (savoury dough balls made of gram flour and wheat flour), mutton masala, chena kofta curry, chana ghughni, aloo bhujia, and ghee halua, at her residence in Khar. Tickets, priced at Rs 1,200 per person for the 8 pm sitting and Rs 1,400 per person for the 9.45 pm sitting, are being sold on Insider.in. See the Facebook event page or call 98190 38599 for more information.
When: Saturday, July 16 at 8 pm and 9.45 pm.
Where: Khar; call the number provided for the complete address.
MUSIC Dimensions Soundsystem + Zokhuma at Bonobo
UK-based Andy Lemay of Dimensions Soundsystem, a quartet of DJs associated with the Croatian electronic music festival Dimensions, will play the Bandra bar. The gig will also feature a set by city-based electronica producer Zokhuma aka Arman Menzies. The entry fee is Rs 300 per person. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Saturday, July 16 at 10 pm.
Where: Bonobo, Second Floor, Kenilworth Mall, Phase 2, off Linking Road, behind KFC, Bandra (West). Tel: 022 2605 5050.
MUSIC Madboy/Mink + Komorebi at AntiSocial
Mumbai electro-pop duo Madboy/Mink aka Imaad Shah and Saba Azad and Delhi electronica act Komorebi aka Tarana Marwah will each perform sets. The entry fee is Rs 300 per person. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Saturday, July 16 at 10 pm.
Where: AntiSocial, Rohan Plaza, 5th Road, near Ramee Guest Line Hotel, S. V. Road, Khar. Tel: 022 6522 6324.
MUSIC First State at Blue Frog
Dutch trance DJ-producer First State aka Sander van Dien will play the Mumbai leg of his three-city tour of India this weekend. There is an entry fee of Rs 600 or cover charge of Rs 1,500 per person. See here for more information.
When: Saturday, July 16 at 10.30 pm.
Where: Blue Frog, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Tulsi Pipe Road, Lower Parel. Tel: 022 6158 6158.
SUNDAY, JULY 17
MUSIC Udayswar with Suchismita Das at Prithvi Theatre
This month’s instalment of Udayswar, the series of Hindustani classical music concerts organised by events company Pancham Nishad at Prithvi Theatre, will feature a solo recital of morning ragas by vocalist Suchismita Das. Tickets priced at Rs 200 per person are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Sunday, July 17 at 7.30 am.
Where: Prithvi Theatre, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road, Juhu. Tel: 022 2614 5917.
WALKS Beyond Bazar Gate by Khaki Tours
Local history group Khaki Tours’ two-and-a-half hour walk around the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus area will include stops at spots such as the home of Bal Gangadhar Tilak, the Old Lady of Bori Bunder and the court where Gandhi and Jinnah began their careers as lawyers. For more information, see the Facebook event page. Tickets priced at Rs 500 per person are being sold on Bookmyshow.com.
When: Sunday, July 17 at 8 am.
Where: The walk will begin at Aram vada pao stall opposite CST.
TALKS Tanay Roy at Ruparel College
Tanay Roy, a research scholar at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, will give a talk titled ‘Spooky Action at Work: The Bizarre World of Quantum Physics’. There is no entry fee for the event, which is part of TIFR’s Chai and Why? series. For more information, see the Facebook event page.
When: Sunday, July 17 at 11 am.
Where: D. G. Ruparel College, Senapati Bapat Marg, Matunga (East). Tel: 98768 04720.
FILM Salaam Bombay! at the NFDC Preview Theatre
Mira Nair’s Oscar-nominated 1988 Hindi film Salaam Bombay!, about the lives of the city’s street children, will be screened. Tickets priced at Rs 275 per person are being sold on 1018mb.com. For more information, see the Facebook event page.
When: Sunday, June 19 at noon.
Where: NFDC Preview Theatre, Nehru Planetarium, off Annie Besant Road, Worli.
MUSIC Roots with Godless + What Escapes Me + Elemental at AntiSocial
Metal bands from across the country, Godless from Hyderabad, What Escapes Me from Kolkata and Elemental from Bhopal, will play this month’s instalment of Roots, the gig series organised by city-headquartered music events company Bajaao Entertainment. The entry fee is Rs 300 per person; admission, which is restricted to those above 21 years of age, is on a first come, first served basis. See the Facebook event page for more information.
When: Sunday, July 17 at 8 pm.
Where: AntiSocial, Rohan Plaza, 5th Road, near Ramee Guest Line Hotel, S. V. Road, Khar. Tel: 022 6522 6324..
ART DESIGN Eye on Poland: New Graphic Design From Poland at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum
An exhibition of posters, books, catalogues and record covers designed by contemporary Polish artists. Tickets for Indians are priced at Rs 10 per person for adults and Rs 5 per person for children below the age of 13, and tickets for foreigners are priced at Rs 100 per person for adults and Rs 50 per person for children below the age of 13.
When: Until Sunday, July 31. Open Thursday to Tuesday, from 10 am to 5.30 pm; Wednesday, closed.
Where: Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Rani Baug, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Road, Byculla. Tel: 022 2373 1234.
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 11 am to 7 pm; Sunday and Monday, closed.
Where: Mumbai Art Room, Pipewala Building, Fourth Pasta Lane, Colaba. Tel: 97574 03293.
ART Stormy Days at Jhaveri Contemporary
A group show of artworks by 11 artists from across the world such as Ali Kazim and Hamra Abbas from Pakistan; Michael Muller from Germany; Bangladesh-born, UK-based Rana Begum; Singapore-born, Australia-based Simryn Gill; and India-born, US-based Yamini Nayar.
When: Until Saturday, July 30. Open Tuesday to Saturday, from 11 am to 6 pm; Sunday and Monday, closed.
Where: Jhaveri Contemporary, 2, Krishna Niwas, 58A Walkeshwar Road, Walkeshwar. Tel: 022 2369 3639.
PHOTOGRAPHY Ronny Sen at Tarq
Kolkata photographer Ronny Sen is exhibiting New World Chronicles of an Old World Colour, a set of images of Gdansk in Poland, a city in which he finds echoes of his home town. See here for more information.
When: Until Thursday, July 28. 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. Open Monday to Saturday, from 11am to 6pm; Sunday, closed.
These recommendations have been compiled by The Daily Pao.