The Weekend Guide
David Shrigley at Mumbai Art Room
British artist David Shrigley is so widely beloved among his fans that they don’t even mind that Shrigley has ventured into T-shirt, greeting card and tattoo territory. Far from being a sell-out, Shrigley is considered something of a phenomenon, as intensely followed as fellow Brit Banksy. Shrigley’s trademark neat black drawings, with their slyly deadpan captions, are being exhibited for the first time in India, in a 15-work show at the Mumbai Art Room. The drawings—no wider than a 12-inch ruler—show off Shrigley’s macabre sense of humour in elegant pared-down form. To describe them would spoil the fun; instead, go see for yourself what the chuckles are all about.
When: Until Friday, August 10. Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm; Sunday and Monday, closed.
Where: Mumbai Art Room, Pipewala Building, Back Gate, opposite Navy Children School, Fourth Pasta Lane, Colaba. Tel: 97699 50136.
Films Division Screenings
The city gets a new movie club this weekend courtesy of the Films Division, which is inviting filmmakers and scholars to curate screenings at its Pedder Road premises every Saturday afternoon. The movies will be a mix of those from the Films Division’s 64-year and 8,000-title deep archive as well as those by independent filmmakers. The club commences this Saturday, with a viewing of two classic youth-centric documentaries: SNS Sastry’s 1967 black and white short I am Twenty, in which Sastry interviews (then) 20-year-olds born in 1947 and asks them about the meaning of independence, and Ashim Ahluwalia’s award-winning 2005 feature John and Jane, which follows the lives of six call-centre workers. A discussion with Ahluwalia will be part of the inaugural event.
When: Saturday, July 14, at 4pm.
Where: RR Theatre, Tenth Floor, Films Division, Pedder Road. There is no entry fee.
Woodside Inn’s popular annual beer and burger festival returns this weekend and it’s a great reason for you to spring out of bed early on Sunday. The menu for the two-week long festival, which will also be held at Andheri branch Woodside, will offer a dozen preparations including the crab burger with pickled beets and tartar sauce; the chorizo burger with a sunny side up egg; the American whopper with candied bacon; the Wienerschnitzel with sauerkraut; and the roast beef burger with cheddar. Wash down your whopper with their selection of imported beers such as Brooklyn Lager, Erdinger, Corona, Estrella Damm, Liefmans Fruitesse and Asahi. For more burger bingeing, head to Hard Rock Cafe, which is also hosting a burger festival until the end of the month.
When: Woodside Inn’s Beer and Burger festival will take place from Sunday, July 15 until Tuesday, July 31. Hard Rock Café’s burger festival ends on Sunday, July 29.
Where: Woodside Inn, Wodehouse Road, opposite Regal Cinema, Colaba. Tel: 2287 5752. Woodside, New Link Plaza, Oshiwara Link Road, next to Oshiwara Police Station, Andheri (West). Tel: 2632 8963. Hard Rock Cafe, Bombay Dyeing Mills Compound, Pandurang Budhkar Marg, near Deepak Talkies, Lower Parel. Tel: 2438 2888.
ALSO AROUND TOWN
• Watch a performance of Pereira’s Bakery at 76 Chapel Road at St. Andrew’s Auditorium this Saturday, July 14, at 7.30pm. The play, written by Ayeesha Menon and directed by actor Zafar Karachiwala, centres on bakery owner Vincent Pereira and his neighbours’ struggle to save their home from being demolished by an avaricious builder. Tickets are priced at Rs200, Rs300, Rs400, Rs500 and Rs600. St. Andrew’s Auditorium, St. Dominic Road, Bandra (West). Tel: 2645 9667.
• Dance to the beats of Bandish Projekt aka electronica producer and DJ Mayur Narvekar this Saturday, July 14, from 10.30pm. The gig, which will also feature Indian classical singer Runa Rizvi and flautist Shreyas Dave, will bring together such diverse sounds as Sufi music and dubstep. The entry fee is Rs500 per head. Blue Frog, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Tulsi Pipe Road, Lower Parel. Tel: 6158 6158.
• Shop for second-hand books, DVDs, CDs, and household knick knacks as well as clothes from high-street labels like Zara, H&M, Mango and Forever21, at a garage sale at Lagerbay this Sunday, July 15 being organised by Mitali Parekh, the writer of shopping blog Swasta Ani Masta . Prices start at Rs50 for a book. From noon to 5pm. Lagerbay, 6, Mamta Building, 183 Waterfield Road, off Linking Road, opposite Subway, Bandra (West). Tel: 6736 9900.
• Watch b-boys from across the city battle and showcase their dancing skills at the fifth anniversary celebrations of Freak N Stylz, one of the city’s best-known breakdancing crews, this Sunday, July 15, from noon onwards. Passes are priced at Rs50 per head. Lohana Bhavan, Plot No.14, Sector-10, Koparkhairne, opposite D-Mart Mall, Vashi. Call 98197 37717 for details.Tags: Art, Ashim Ahluwalia, Bandish Projekt, Beer And Burger Festival, Blue Frog, Dance, David Shrigley, documentary films, Film, Films Division, Food, Freak N Stylz, Hard Rock Cafe, I am Twenty, John and Jane, Lagerbay, Mumbai Art Room, Music, Nightlife, Pereira’s Bakery at 76 Chapel Road, plays, SNS Sastry, St. Andrew's Auditorium, Swasta Ani Masta, Theatre, Weekend Guide, Woodside, Woodside Inn