Check out what can you do in Mumbai this Weekend.
05 THINGS TO DO TODAY
Watch a play
The critically-acclaimed production by Fats TheArts returns to the city. So, if you haven’t seen it — written and directed by Faezeh Jalali — book your seats for it right away. Shikhandi: The Story of the In-betweeners is a tongue-in cheek retelling of the story of Shikhandi, who is one of the first examples of a trans-character in Indian mythology. The play questions the traditional roles of gender, identity and sexuality by blending Indian storytelling with contemporary English verses. Starring: Meher Acharia-Dar, Srishti Shrivastava, Faezeh Jalali, Nikhil Murali, Tushar Pandey/Nakul Bhalla, Karan Desai, Vikrant Dhote/Kartavya Anthwal Sharma and Abhishek Chauhan.
WHERE: Prithvi Theatre, Juhu WHEN: 6 pm and 9 pm ENTRY: Rs 710 LOG: www.bookmyshow.com
Go for this show
Cafe Arpan, the city’s first cafe run by adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities, continues with its March Manoranjan programme tonight. As part of this, they will be hosting The Laughter Hour, which will see comedians deliver fresh material. Tonight’s line-up includes Prasad Mathkar, Noel Cordeiro, Ayush Rathi, Utkarsh Ujjwal and Akshat Davla. It will be hosted by Aditya Shah.
WHERE: Cafe Arpan, Juhu WHEN: 7 pm ENTRY: Rs 150 LOG: www.instamojo.com
Attend an open mic
Stories can help you travel the world, without actually moving from one place to another. This travel open mic — Khoj — is a perfect place to share and hear stories of exciting parts of the world. The event is organised by Kasa Kai Mumbai and Adagio. Sign up for this event and get to hear some thrilling tales of adventure.
WHERE: Adagio, Bandra WHEN: 7 pm ENTRY: Rs 200 LOG: www.insider.in
Catch a street show
NSPA (Natural Streets for Performing Arts) is a foundation that aims to make the city streets a thriving cultural space and to support the livelihoods of independent musicians by giving them a variety of platforms. This evening, they are back with Rhythm by the Bay in Bandra, which is packed with fun performances. The line-up includes a violin performance by Swarna Murthy; a show by contact juggler, fire juggler and flair bartender Ami B Shroff; tunes by Richard and Oscar Fernandes, a saxophone and guitar duo; a performance by b-boying crew The Highest Examples Crew; and a 90s pop jam by the NSPA collective.
WHERE: St Stephen’s Church, Bandra WHEN: 6.30 pm ENTRY: Free LOG: www.facebook.com/rhythmbythebay
Pick between two music events
OX7GEN + NOTHING ANONYMOUS + ADL X KLY
At this gig, organised by Krunk, groove to the beats of three cool indie acts. First up is Ox7gen, the drum ’n’ bass project of drummer Aditya Ashok, who is all about ethereal and cutting-edge sounds. Then there is the electronic duo of Nirmat and Ambika, better known as Nothing Anonymous, an act that dabbles with genres such as jazz, neo soul, hip-hop, pop and ambient. Lastly, there is adL x kly — aka Adiel Massar and Kevin Lywait from Shillong, who now reside in Mumbai. Expect them to dish out hip-hop, R&B and funk tunes.
WHERE: antiSocial, Lower Parel WHEN: 9.30 pm ENTRY: Free CALL: 7506394240
SATURDAY LIVE FT. TEEMEER
Founded by musician Teemeer, Teemeer & The Cirkle has enthralled audiences for over a decade with their performances. The band does not follow any particular music genre; they are known for playing heavy metal, rock, pop, grunge and Hindi film music, and are popular for their enegetic live sets.
WHERE: The Stables, Andheri WHEN: 9.30 pm ENTRY: Rs 499 LOG: www.insider.in
ALERT: Please check with venues before setting out due to last-minute cancellations over coronavirus outbreak
03 THINGS TO DO ON SUNDAY
Listen to engaging stories
Steller 2020 is a national-level storytelling slam, organised by Tape A Tale. In the first phase of the competition, the team travelled to some of the best colleges in the country. In phase two, they chose a winner from each city. And, finally for phase three, the winners will perform in Mumbai this Sunday. Along with the winners, some well-known storytellers such as Amandeep Singh, Yahya Bootwala, Leeza Mangaldas and Priya Malik will also perform at the event.
WHERE: antiSocial, Lower Parel WHEN: Mar 15, 6 pm ENTRY: Rs 300 onwards LOG: www.insider.in
Bird-watchers in the city, take note. The Bombay Natural History Society has planned to take you around the Karnala Bird Sanctuary, located near Matheran and Karjat. The sanctuary is home to over 222 species of birds, and on this walk you will be able to spot both resident and migrant birds such as Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Black-naped Monarch, Small Sunbird, Nilgiri Flowerpecker, Rufous and Heart-spotted Woodpecker, Crested Hawk-eagle, Crested Serpent-eagle, and Gold-fronted Leafbird.
WHERE: Multiple pick-up points WHEN: Mar 15, 6 am ENTRY: Rs 1,200 onwards CALL: 22821811
Take your kids for this show
Beloved children’s writer Julia Donaldson’s famous character The Gruffalo will be brought to life at this exciting musical, directed by Irfan Hamid. The plot revolves around a little mouse who scares off other animals trying to eat it by claiming to be the friend of an imaginary monster named Gruffalo. However, it turns out that Gruffalo does exist, and also wants to eat the mouse.
WHERE: Odeum, Andheri WHEN: Mar 15, 4.30 pm ENTRY: Rs 300 LOG: www.bookmyshow.com
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Fort Precinct Gamifyi’d
Does the idea of solving a mystery excite you? If your answer is yes, book your tickets for Gamifyi’d’s clue hunt at Fort. After you have booked your slots, one needs to download the GameiFYI app, where the clues will appear. Following which, one has to solve clues, find the location, perform a task, and then get the next clue. You can participate in teams as well, but each team can only have four people.
WHERE: The Asiatic Society of Mumbai, Fort WHEN: Mar 14 and 15, multiple timings ENTRY: Rs 380 LOG: www.insider.in
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Mexican cuisine workshop
Craving something tangy and full of flavours? Culinary Craft’s Mexican cusine workshop is where you ought to be. Instead of ordering in Mexican food, make fresh and appetising dishes such as crackling chicken tacos with chipotle sauce, cheesy salsa nachos, burrito bowls, and for those who need a little sugar, some delightful churros.
WHERE: Culinary Craft, Powai WHEN: Mar 15, 10 am ENTRY: Rs 2,950 LOG: www.insider.in
PLAN AHEAD –
If you’re in need of something thrilling, we suggest you check out this camp and trek adventure at Kalavantin Durg by OnStorm Trekkers. One has to climb a rockcut staircase, that goes around the mountain, to reach the summit. You will be welcomed with panoramic views of Panvel and Karjat region. The cost of the outing includes food and activity charges. The difficulty level of this trek is moderate; please check with the organiser for further clarifications.
WHERE: Call organisers for details WHEN: Mar 21 ENTRY: Rs 945 onwards CALL: 7498664216
Please check with venues before setting out due to last-minute cancellations over coronavirus outbreak