The Weekend Guide
Shooting into the Corner, 2008-09.
Juno Reactor at Blue Frog
Juno Reactor is one of those acts that fits the cliche of “you’ve heard them, even if you haven’t heard of them”. The music of the UK-based electronica outfit – essentially composer Ben Watkins and an ever-changing collective of musicians – has been heard in such films as Mortal Kombat, Once Upon A Time in Mexico, and most famously, The Matrix: Reloaded and The Matrix: Revolutions. Juno Reactor’s concert in Mumbai, which will feature South African drummers and dancers, promises to offer their self-described mix of trance, breakbeat, techno, industrial, pop, rock, dance, and world music.
When: Friday, January 14 at 10.30pm.
Where: Blue Frog, Mathuradas Mills Compound, opposite Kamala Mills, Tulsi Pipe Road, Lower Parel. Tel: 4033 2300. The entrance fee is Rs700 per person.
Anish Kapoor and Ranbir Kaleka
Anish Kapoor will be leaving Mehboob Studios’ Stage 3 after this weekend so it’s your last chance to see celebrated works like the massive “Shooting into the Corner”, which is made up of a cannon, a corner and lots of red wax. On Friday, January 14 at 7pm, Mumbai Boss contributor Deepanjana Pal will be conducting a guided visit of the show. She’ll talk about the themes of violence and perspective in Kapoor’s work, and hopes to be able to drown out the cannon. Artist Ranbir Kaleka’s show “Sweet Unease” is a collection of strange and beautiful art works that cleverly fuses painting and photography with video. Kaleka will conduct a walk-through on Saturday at Volte gallery, during which he’ll be talking about what inspired the works on display. If you have questions – like what a man on a stool, a white horse and a gong have to do with one another – here’s your chance to hear it from the horse’s, er, artist’s mouth.
When: Anish Kapoor will run until Tuesday, January 18, 9am to 9pm; Ranbir Kaleka will conduct his walk-through on Saturday, January 15 at 6.30pm.
Where: Mehboob Studios, 100 Hill Road, Bandra (W). To register call 4020 3660 or visit www.anishkapoorindia.com. Volte, 2/19 Kamal Mansion, Arthur Bunder Road, near Radio Club, same entrance as Hotel White Pearl, Colaba. Tel: 2204 1220.
High street favourites Zara and FCUK are hosting end-of-the-year sales with everything up to 50 and 40 per cent off respectively; Italian menswear brand Brioni is also offering a flat 50 per cent off certain merchandise like suits, sports jackets and shirts. Looking to furnish a house or pick up a statement piece? Then drop into the Coomaraswamy Hall at the CSMVS starting tomorrow, where you’ll find more than 600 antiques ranging from Art Deco artifacts to colonial-era writing desks.
Where: For details on venues and times, see here.