The Weekend Guide
“Right To Dissent” at Clark House
Human rights activist Binayak Sen might have fallen off the media radar since being released on bail, but at least one person wants to put the spotlight back on the doctor. To do this, artist Tushar Joag will live, eat and sleep in a self-made cell until Monday, writing the words “I will not lose faith in the Indian Democracy and Judiciary” in as many notebooks as he can. Help him out by writing in one of the notebooks (they will ultimately be delivered to Union Law and Justice Minister Veerappa Moily), or just walk through his show, “Right To Dissent”, which has videos, paintings and installations by 11 other prominent artists like Riyas Komu, Atul Dodiya, Reena Kallat and Shilpa Gupta.
When: Until Monday, May 30. 11am to 6pm.
Where: Clark House, Ground Floor, 8 Nathalal Parekh Marg, opposite Sahakhari Bandar, near Woodside Inn, Colaba. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Kung Fu Panda 2
Jack Black returns as the voice of the loveable-but-bumbling, kung fu-fighting panda Po in this “more-than-worthy sequel” to the 2008 animated hit from DreamWorks. This time around, the newly confident Po has not one but two battles to conquer. He must take on, with the aid of his comrades the Furious Five, heinous white peacock Lord Shen (Gary Oldman) who plans to both rule China and destroy kung fu. But Po must also grapple with his repressed, troubled past to find “inner peace”. If early reviews are anything to go by, this 3D follow-up is bigger, better, stronger, faster and even funnier than its predecessor.
When: From Thursday, May 26.
Where: At cinemas across the city.
Bandstand Revival Project Finale Concerts
For the past three months, the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry has been putting bands back in the city’s bandstands as part of its annual Bandstand Revival Project. With the monsoon just a few days away, the second edition comes to an end this weekend with two big concerts. Saturday will see the Police Band (that’s the brass band made up of members from our men in khaki, not a Sting franchise), Luke Kenny, Blackstratblues aka guitarist-composer Warren Mendonsa, and Something Relevant play the Hanging Gardens. On Sunday, two Hindi rock bands from Pune, Highway 61 and Lambada, along with up-and-coming Mumbai-based singer-songwriter Ankit Dayal and the BMC band, will play the Dadar Chowpatty bandstand in a more formal setting where the gig will include a brief speech by the BCCI president and close with a rendition of the national anthem.
When: Saturday, May 28 at 5.30pm at Hanging Gardens and Sunday, May 29 at 5.30pm at Dadar Chowpatty.
Where: Hanging Gardens, Malabar Hill and Dadar Chowpatty, next to Kirti College, near Shivaji Park, Dadar (West). Call 98196 89544 for further details.
ALSO AROUND TOWN
• The second edition of queer film festival Kashish carries on through till Sunday, May 29, with screenings of LGBT-centric features, shorts and documentaries from around the world. See here for details.
• Jamini Pathak’s children’s play, Once Upon A Tiger , which uses music and humour to highlights serious issues such as wildlife conversation, will be staged at Prithvi Theatre this Sunday, May 29 at 11am. See here for further details and to book tickets.
• The third edition of Microgroove, the vinyl record collectors’ club run by NH7 and Zenzi, will be a punk special, featuring music from the likes of The Ramones, Joy Division and Green Day. Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a punk record you’d like to play at the event, which will take place this Sunday, May 29, at Zenzi between noon and 5pm. 183 Waterfield Road, off Linking Road, Bandra (West). Tel: 6643 0670.Tags: Art, Bandstand Revival Project, Blackstratblues, Clark House, Film, Kashish, Kung Fu Panda 2, Microgroove, Music, Once Upon A Tiger, Right To Dissent, Something Relevant, The Weekend Guide, Theatre, Tushar Joag, Warren Mendonsa, Weekend Guide