The Weekend Guide
India Goes 3D, Tilt Festival
You’ll get a chance to get all silly at not one but two “silent disco” gigs at the Cross Maidan garden this weekend, where the music—courtesy of Berlin-based DJ and producer Daniel Haaksman on Friday, April 20 and Hamburg-based singer-producer Ada on Saturday, April 21—will be streamed not through the speakers but directly to the audience’s earphones, giving people the impression that you are dancing, quite literally, to the music in your head. The Saturday event comes with the bonus of 3D visuals that will be projected outside the Culture Pavilion by India Goes 3D festival co-organisers, Delhi-based audio-visual collective BLOT. From there, BLOT will travel to Blue Frog to perform at a gig featuring Jalebee Cartel’s Arjun Vagale and German electronica duo Coma, which is part of both India Goes 3D and The Tilt festival of music, food and shopping (the entrance fee is Rs500 before 10pm after which the club will charge Rs1,500). The Tilt will be held at the three restaurants/bars inside Lower Parel’s Mathuradas Mills Compound, namely Blue Frog, Busaba and Café Zoe. See here for more details.
When: Friday, April 20 to Sunday, April 22. See here and here for details.
Where: See here and here for details.
The Rat Race
In Miriam Chandy Menacherry’s award-winning documentary The Rat Race, it’s Mumbai’s rat catchers who exemplify the daily struggles of big city life. Armed with just sticks and torches, these men are charged with the task of clearing our streets of vermin. What emerges is an all-too familiar look at how people balance their jobs with their passions, as in the instance of ward supervisor Behram Harda who harbours the dream of becoming a Bollywood superstar. Instead, he has to his name the dubious distinction of having killed the most rats in a single year (that would be 114,000). Some screenings will also include sneak peeks of international documentaries that rarely make it our shores. See here for details.
When: From Friday, April 20.
Where: PVR Cinema in Phoenix Mills and Juhu, and BIG Cinema in R-City Mall, Ghatkopar.
During a two-day sale of their pret collection, starting on Friday, April 20, Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, designers to Bollywood bigwigs, will give people a chance to own their designs without exhausting all their savings. Their cotton kurtas, shirts and salwar suits will be priced between Rs5,000 and Rs20,000 at the sale. You may also find some budget-friendly buys at the two-day Bliss bazaar, which starts on Saturday, April 21. Printed cotton tunics, hand-painted footwear, crockery, bobblehead figurines, LED shot glasses and hair accessories will all be priced under Rs1,000.
When: The Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla sale will take place on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21, from 11am to 6.30pm. The Bliss bazaar will take place on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22, from 11am to 8pm.
Where: Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla, 2 Om Chambers, Kemps Corner. Tel: 2367 3505. Bliss, Plot No.180, Aram Nagar 1, Fisheries University Road, Seven Bungalows, Versova, Andheri (West). Tel: 2633 2111.
ALSO AROUND TOWN
• Pick up Indian textiles, from cut-work linen and kota to ikkat, at the annual exhibition organised by Paramparik Karigar. Other products on offer include leather footwear, pottery, silver and stone jewellery, paintings and woven mats. Until Saturday, April 21, from 10.30am to 6.30pm. Coomaraswamy Hall, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (Prince of Wales Museum), 159/61 M. G. Road, Kala Ghoda. Tel: 2284 4484.
• Listen to performances of works by Schubert, Beethoven and Mozart by acclaimed Budapest-based chamber music ensemble, the Kodaly Quartet at the NCPA’s Experimental Theatre on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21. Tickets for each concert, which will begin at 7pm, are priced at Rs300 and Rs500. National Centre for the Performing Arts, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point. Tel: 6622 3737.
• For its tenth edition this Friday, April 20, from 9pm, Grime Riot Disco moves to the Bandra branch of Rude Lounge, where three DJs—Mother Perera of Berlin-based act Jahcoozi, Mode7 aka Raffael Kably of Mumbai’s Bay Beat Collective and Wild City aka Delhi’s Munbir Chawla—will man the console. The entry fee of Rs250 gets you a beer. RSVP via the Facebook page to get on the guest list. Rude Lounge, Hill Road, opposite Globus, Bandra (West). Tel: 2640 0066.
• Dance to drum n’ bass and dubstep courtesy of UK-based act Ant TC1 and Mumbai’s Bay Beat Collective at the launch of booking agency Krunk’s residency at Bonobo, on Friday, April 20, from 10pm. Entry is free. Bonobo, Kenilworth Mall Phase II, Second Floor, off Linking Road, same building as KFC, Bandra (West). Tel: 2605 5353.
• Catch Dharavi: Through Kids’ Eyes, an exhibition of 60 photographs, all of it taken by kids from Dharavi who were asked to document the things they enjoyed the most in their life, by NGO Reality Gives and cultural organisation Bombay Underground. Visitors can also pick up notebooks, shirts and bags, the sales proceeds of which will go towards supporting similar arts programs for slum kids. From Saturday, April 21 to Tuesday, April 24. For timings, see here. False Ceiling gallery, 111 Bungalow, Ambedkar Road, opposite Imppa House, Bandra (West).
• Dutch progressive trance DJ and producer Ferry Corsten will perform at Blue Frog, from midnight on Saturday, April 21. The entry fee of Rs1,500 will applicable from 10pm. Blue Frog, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Tulsi Pipe Road, Lower Parel. Tel: 6158 6158.
• Pick up books, second-hand clothing, shoes, accessories and more at Swasta Ani Masta’s garage sale, at Mocha Mojo in Bandra on Sunday, April 22, from 11am to 4pm. The sale will include a buffet brunch, of nut-crusted chicken strips, fish cakes, almond cheesecake, waffles, pancakes and masala chai, priced at Rs499 (excluding taxes). Mocha Mojo, Classical Corner building, next to Holy Family Hospital, Hill Road, Bandra (West). Tel: 2643 3098.
• The Naseerudin Shah-helmed Motley theatre group will perform seven of their most popular productions during the week-long Motley Festival at the Veer Sawarkar Smarak in Dadar, starting this Sunday, April 22. The festival will open with Ismat Apa Ke Naam, Motley’s tribute to renowned Urdu writer Ismat Chughtai, in which three members of the Shah family (Naseruddin, his wife Ratna Pathak and daughter Heeba) will enact three of Chugtai’s short stories. The troupe will stage a play a day, including Katha Collage, By George!, Arms and The Man and Waiting For Godot, until Sunday, April 29. All plays will begin at 8pm. Tickets available via bookmyshow.com. See here for the full schedule. Veer Sawarkar Smarak, opposite Shivaji Park, next to the Mayor’s Bungalow, Dadar.Tags: Abu Jani, Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla, Ant TC1, Art, Bay Beat Collective, Bliss, Blue Frog, Bonobo, Busaba, Cafe Zoe, Documentary, False Ceiling, Fashion, Film, Grime Riot Disco, India Goes 3D, Kodaly Quartet, Miriam Chandy Menacherry, Motley, Motley Festival, Music, National Centre for the Performing Arts, NCPA, Nightlife, Paramparik Karigar, plays, Raffael Kably, Restaurants, Sandeep Khosla, Shopping, Swasta Ani Masta, The Rat Race, The Tilt, Theatre