15 things to do in and around Mumbai from April 24 to April 29

Learn to dance in light
11 AM: When on stage, what’s the right spot for a dancer to showcase his or her art? As part of the Mudra Dance Festival, theatre artiste Jaydeep Apte will be conducting a one-of-a-kind workshop on the dynamics of lighting on stage. The agenda behind this workshop is learning the different colour schemes, angles, types of lights and what’s the best spot for an artiste when performing. This session will be interesting to both light engineers, as well as artistes.
WHERE: Dance Theatre Godrej, NCPA, Nariman Point, NCPA Marg
ENTRY: Rs 1,000
CALL: 66223737

Paint a bird house
4.30 PM to 6.30 PM: If you are looking at engaging your toddler in a creative workshop, this afternoon activity is just perfect. This workshop will include building, designing and painting a birdhouse. They can also take their creation home. The session is open to kids between 2 and 7 years of age.
WHERE: MILLK, Kamala Mills, Lower Parel
ENTRY: Rs 650
TO BOOK: www.candycaneclub.com

Gorge on sushi
12.30 PM to 1 AM: Beat the summer heat, with Myxx special menu that includes a range of mouth-watering appetisers, hearty salads, fresh pasta, and perfectly rolled sushi. To quench your thirst, there’s also the refreshing Mango Margarita and Basil and Lemongrass Iced tea. For the mains, you could gorge on the Nigiri-Sushi with mango and snow crab.
WHERE: Myxx, Navaratan Apartment, Ground Floor, AB Nair Road, Near Juhu Post Office, Juhu
CALL: 60226700

Dig into a Spanish paella
12.30 PM onward: Longing to visit Spain? If you can’t leave Mumbai yet, ASILO is bringing you a little bit of Ibiza with picturesque Ibiza-style sundowners, live music, sangria, paella and more. The unique culinary experience will include the traditional Spanish paella valencia with lobster, prawns, chorizo and chicken served on a cast-iron skillet.
WHERE: ASILO, 40th floor, The St Regis Hotel, High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel
CALL: 61628031

Get a tattoo
12 PM to midnight: Looking to buy unusual, out-of-the box products over the weekend? Raasta Bombay’s very first pop-up, Keep it Rolling, might just be the place. From T-shirts, lamps, shoes, musical instruments and apparels, there’s something for every knick-knack lover. That’s not all, you can also find tarot card readers and tattoo artists at the pop-up.
WHERE: Raasta Bombay, Rohan Plaza, 5th Road, SV Road, Khar West
CALL: 8655000811

Attend an art show by kids
11 AM – 7 PM: Here’s an exhibition that could offer you a glimpse into the future of Indian art. Around 71 students from various schools in Mumbai have come together to showcase vivid artworks in various media at the Yellow Canvas 2017. The artworks include landscapes, portraits, still life, flora and fauna, and animals.
WHERE: Cymroza Art Gallery, 72 Bhulabhai Desai Road, Breach Candy
CALL: 9892586244

Catch a Ruskin Bond play
4 PM: Fans of writer Ruskin Bond, who’ve closely followed the theatre adaptation of his stories in A Special Bond, will not want to miss the final play in the trilogy. While the first two parts were about the adventures of the quintessential Ruskin Bond protagonist Ranji, who goes to the hills for his vacation, part three juxtaposes the life of Ruskin Bond with his work.
WHERE: Prithvi Theatre, 20 Janki Kutir Juhu Church Road
ENTRY: Rs 200
TO BOOK: in.bookmyshow.com

Sway to flamenco
12 PM: What if we told you that you could learn the basics of flamenco in a day? A six-hour workshop lead by Kunal Om promises to provide you a wholesome introduction to the dance technique. Apart from the basic dance steps, you will also learn about the Flamenco music, the different rhythm patterns, styles of clapping and footwork techniques.
WHERE: CLAP: Malad, Unit No. 201, A-wing, 2nd floor, Malad West
ENTRY: Rs 2,750
TO BOOK: in.bookmyshow.com

Come fall in love
7 PM ONWARDS: It’s UB40 and they are playing in Mumbai, so there is no way you won’t be humming Wise men say, only fools fall in… The 90s kids all remember the English reggae and pop band for their multiple hits that were played at every party back in the day. Songs we really wish they play are Higher Ground, I Got You Babe, Red Red Wine and of course, Can’t Help Falling In Love. If you’re above the age of 30, and one of these is “your song”, then you need to get down to the gig along with bae. They might be old now, bu we are sure their music is still good as gold.
WHERE: Dublin Square, Phoenix Market City, Kurla
Cost: Rs 1,500
LOG ON TO: bookmyshow.com

Order of the day

Art for the teacher’s good
11 AM to 7 PM: The Gateway School of Mumbai, Chembur, presents “Impressions through Nature”, which brings together a myriad of works created by their students. The proceeds from the sale of the art works will go towards Gateway’s Excellence in Teaching Award — a scholarship fund for teachers pursuing a degree in education.
WHERE: Sion-Trombay Road, next to Deonar Bus Depot, Govandi (E)

Get satirical with the police
7 PM: The general perception of the public towards the police is not very sympathetic. Which is why Inspector Pandey Phir Mar Gaya, a satire about the life of a cop written and directed by Rohit Tiwari, looks at how the conditions in which he works out of and the pressures he faces every day. Under their uniforms, aren’t they just like us?
WHERE: Prithvi Theatre, Janki Kutir, Juhu
COST: Rs 175
CALL: 26149546

Cool it with a super food bowl
The Clearing Houses promises you the mother of all superbowls with a new menu by Chef Nitin Kulkarni on till the end of May. Using the season’s freshest produce in cooling combinations, the menu features tangy raw papaya and prawn salad, chilled tapioca pudding with fresh mango, grilled Roman artichokes and a yellow fin tuna toastada.
WHERE: The Clearing House, Calicut Street, Ballard Estate
CALL: 22657007

Listen to Malayali rock pioneers
8.30 PM ONWARDS: Indie Rock band Avial’s music has managed to transcend language barriers and you need to catch them live in the city. We hope the pioneers of alternative Malayali rock, who have influenced many other fledgling rock acts from the South, play some of their biggest hits, especially Nada Nada.
WHERE: Hard Rock Café, Bombay Dyeing, Worli
ENTRY: Rs 1,000
CALL: 24382888

Learn to fight back with trolls
5PM to 7PM: Every day we witness online abuse, but aren’t really sure how to tackle it. Entrepreneur Akancha Srivastava, in collaboration with the Cyber Crime Department, is conducting a three-hour workshop, which tells the audience how to identify an abuser and reporting procedure.
WHERE: 91 Springboard, Ackruti Trade Centre, Andheri (E).
CALL: 9892800022

Be fearless and get ready to jump
7AM to 11 AM: To celebrate the birthday of David Belle, who is deemed to be the founder of Parkour, the parkour and freerunning community are having a jam. It is an open event where people of all levels are welcome to join in — it’s an occasion for everybody meet new people who practice and train together.
WHERE: Carter Road, Bandra (W)
LOG ONTO: Mumbai Parkour’s Facebook page


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