The Weekend Guide
Supermen of Malegaon
There’s more than one superhero battling it out at the box-office this weekend, except unlike Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man, the caped crusaders in Supermen of Malegaon don’t necessarily have any super powers. Faiza Khan’s excellent documentary follows a merry band of filmmakers in the Maharashtrian town of Malegaon as they work on their latest magnum opus. Despite the bumbling skills of the crew, Khan’s documentary does not mock; instead it’s a smartly-crafted and endearing ode to the love of movie-making, found sometimes in the most unexpected of places.
When: From Friday, June 29.
Where: At PVR Cinemas across the city.
The onset of the rainy season has been accompanied by a flurry of monsoon sales. Atosa, the multi-designer boutique in Khar, is offering up to 50 per cent off on labels like James Ferreira, Savio Jon, Pero, Amrich, and Priyadarshini Rao. Jimmy Choo loyalists should rush to Luxe Box, a multi-label boutique at the Grand Hyatt in Santa Cruz, where each of the much-loved label’s shoes in stock are priced at a flat Rs8,000. Luxe Box is also offering up to 50 per cent off on men’s clothing by Paul Smith, Etro and Just Cavalli. South Mumbai-based shopaholics will be pleased to know that from Friday, the Bottega Veneta and Jimmy Choo stores at The Galleria in the Trident, Nariman Point, will both offer up to 50 per cent off on select handbags and shoes. Bargain hunters on a budget should head to Puma, which is offering up to 50 per cent off on its spring-summer collection of shoes and accessories. Even more pocket friendly is Mumbai-based fashion bloggers Dhruvi Shah and Aastha Atray’s garage sale From the Rabbit Hole at Lagerbay, where everything—from tees and dresses to stationery and costume jewellery—will be priced under Rs1,500. See more sales here.
When: From the Rabbit Hole will be held on Saturday, June 30, from 11am to 5pm. Atosa will be on sale until Saturday, July 7. The Jimmy Choo and Bottega Veneta sales will be held from Friday, June 29 to Sunday, July 15. The Luxe Box and Puma sales will continue until stocks last.
Where: Atosa, Aman Villa, 6B Anand Vihar Co-op Society, 20th Road, Khar. Tel: 2605 2509. Luxe Box, Grand Hyatt, Western Express Highway, Kalina, Santa Cruz (East). Tel: 3060 1015. Jimmy Choo and Bottega Veneta, The Galleria, Trident, Nariman Point. Tel: 3027 7070 and 3027 7090. Lagerbay, 6, Mamta Building, 183 Waterfield Road, off Linking Road, opposite Subway, Bandra (West). Tel: 6736 9900. See here for Puma store locations.
From house music to heavy metal, there’s an eclectic mix of concerts to choose from this weekend. Dance to the tunes of British DJ and former Underworld member Darren Emerson at F Bar on Friday night, when he’s expected to spin a crowd-friendly mix of house and tech-house. On Sunday, you can pick between musicals and the mosh pit. The NCPA will host “Broadway & Beyond” where you get to sing along to show tunes from Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, Chicago and Mamma Mia, as performed by such well-known city-based actor-singers as Delna Mody and Shahriyar Atai. Blue Frog, meanwhile, will be converted into a headbanger’s ballroom for the third annual Rolling Stone Metal Awards, where the performers include nominees such as Mumbai-based metal “supergroup” Providence and Bangalore-based progressive metal band Eccentric Pendulum.
When: See here for details.
Where: See here for details.
ALSO AROUND TOWN
• Watch video artist Ashish Avikunthak‘s Katho Upanishad, an 82-minute, three channel video meditation on death at Chatterjee & Lal. Named after the Sanskrit text Katho Upanishad, the video work features some heavy-duty musings between aspiring enlightenment seeker Nachiketa and Yama, the god of death. Until Saturday, July 28. Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm; Sunday and Monday closed. Chatterjee & Lal, 1/18 Kamal Mansion, First Floor, near Radio Club, Colaba. Tel: 2202 3787.
• Sign up the kids for a spot of Warli painting at 5pm on Friday, June 29, at an art workshop at the end of which they will make bookmarks to take back home. The Oberoi Mall, Oberoi Garden City, off the Western Express Highway, Goregaon (East). Tel: 4099 0824.
• Listen and laugh at a stand-up comedy gig featuring local funny folk Tanmay Bhat, Karan Talwar, Rohan Joshi, Aditi Mittal, Varun Grover and Ashish Shakya at Funny Side Up, a fund-raising event organised by Pune-based NGO EKansh Trust at The Bombay Store in Fort on Friday, June 29, from 7pm. Akshay Deodhar, the guitarist of the Mumbai-based rock band Spook will also perform at the show. Donor passes are priced at Rs400, Rs750, Rs1,500 and Rs2,500. Visit the Facebook page for details on how to book a pass. The Bombay Store, P. M. Road, Fort. Call 99309 11312 for more information.
• Catch a talk by South American artist Olga Robayo on Saturday, June 30, at 4.30pm at art organisation Last Ship’s cheery Bandra headquarters. Robayo’s talk will be followed by Colombian music and coffee. Last Ship, 50-A Huma bungalow, opposite the Hanuman Temple, near Quantum Park, Chuim Village, Khar (West). Tel: 6534 6906.Tags: Art, Ashish Avikunthak, Atosa, Bottega Veneta, Broadway & Beyond, Chatterjee & Lal, Comedy, Darren Emerson, Faiza Khan, Fashion, Film, Funny Side Up, Jimmy Choo, Last Ship, Luxe Box, Music, Nightlife, Puma, Rolling Stone Metal Awards, Sales, Shopping, stand-up comedy, Supermen of Malegaon, Weekend Guide