The Weekend Guide
The Dark Knight Rises
It had to end some time and that time, alas, is now. Director Christopher Nolan returns to helm the conclusion of the Dark Knight trilogy, having guarded plot details to feverish levels of speculation. David Letterman’s spoiler gaffe notwithstanding (don’t Google it unless you want to ruin the fun), most reviews have revealed the plot only as thus: eight years on from where The Dark Knight left off, Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) is in a torpor, bereaving the death of his love Rachel and skulking around Wayne manor. Nolan, bringing back a handful of Inception alums, gives him a new lady love (Marion Cotillard), and two beastly villains in the form of Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) and the Hannibal-esque terrorist Bane (Tom Hardy), to contend with. This is no fluffy avenging superhero flick; TDKR’s potent undertones had one critic calling it “the best, most troubling, assured and enthralling of all the superhero movies”.
When: From Friday, July 20.
Where: In cinemas across the city.
Could it be that our city’s clubbing scene is finally limping back to life? All the major EDM venues will be hosting gigs this weekend, and each of our three picks takes place on Friday. Delhi-based DJ Mo City aka Mohammed S. Abood, who you may know as one-third of Reggae Rajahs, will spin a set of electro-hip hop and glitch hop at Bonobo, while at Blue Frog, Dualist Inquiry aka Sahej Bakshi will play tracks off the EP and the set of bootleg remixes he released last year, as well as works-in-progress from his full-length album that he’s hoping to release in October. Sanaya Ardeshir will debut her experimental electronica act Sandunes, whose tunes bounce between “future” garage and “post” dub step, before Bakshi’s set. For something sillier but no less dance-friendly, head to Canvas for the launch of “Visa on Arrival”, a new “airline” theme night where you will be greeted by an airhostess at the door, be given a boarding pass and get to watch a gig by an international act. Electro progressive house DJ Tom Buster plays the inaugural edition.
When: Friday, July 20. All gigs start from 10pm onwards.
Where: Blue Frog, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Tulsi Pipe Road, Lower Parel. Tel: 6158 6158. The entrance fee is Rs500. Bonobo, Kenilworth Phase 2, Second Floor, off Linking Road, behind KFC, Bandra (West). Tel: 2605 5050. Call the venue for details of the entry fee, if any. Canvas, Fourth Floor, Palladium, above The Comedy Store, High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel. Call 99200 58268 for details. Tickets are priced at Rs750 (economy class) and Rs1,000 (business class), exclusive of taxes.
ALSO AROUND TOWN
• See the works of two young artists, Lee Hayan and Sabir Ali, both of whom incorporate pop culture and classic icons into contemporary and orientalist settings, at Sakshi Gallery, from Friday, July 20. Until Friday, August 10. Monday to Saturday, 11am to 6pm; Sunday closed. Sakshi Gallery, Tanna House, 11-A Nathalal Parekh Marg, Colaba. Tel: 6610 3424.
• Sharpen your comedy writing skills by attending a two-day workshop with noted playwright and stand-up comedian Anuvab Pal this Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22, from 10.30am to 4pm at Studio X. The registration fee is Rs5,000 per head for the workshop during which Pal will take participants through the rigours of script writing and character creation. Studio X Mumbai, Kitab Mahal, Fourth Floor, D. N. Road. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 99301 34152.
• Attend a free concert by the Bangalore-based Rave iBand, a group that makes music using smartphones and tablet computers, at Phoenix Market City in Kurla, at 2pm, on Saturday, June 21. Atrium 4, Phoenix Market City, 15 LBS Marg, Kurla (West). Tel: 6180 1011 and 6180 1022.
• Watch two classic Indian documentary films by S. Sukhdev, 1965’s And Miles To Go… and 1968’s India ’67 at The FD Zone, the new movie club set up by the Films Division, this Saturday, July 21, from 4pm. The screenings will be followed by a talk on the filmmaker by artist Ashish Avikunthak. There is no entry fee. RR Theatre, Tenth Floor, Films Division, opposite Jaslok Hospital, Pedder Road.
• Listen and laugh as US-based Indian comedienne Radhika Vaz discusses “the pitfalls of propriety” in her critically-acclaimed show Unladylike, which will be staged at The Comedy Store, this Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22, from 6pm on both days. Tickets are priced at Rs500 per head. The Comedy Store, Third Floor, Palladium, High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel. Tel: 4348 5000.
• Celebrate the first anniversary of Live From The Console at its next edition this Saturday, July 21, from 6.30pm onwards, at Mehboob Studios. The line-up comprises two acts from Mumbai, singer-songwriter Ayush Shrestha and alternative rock trio Blek, and one from Chennai, jazz rock band The Family Cheese. The performances will be preceded by a screening of the concert DVD Deep Purple: Live in California 74. The entrance fee is Rs250 per head. Rowson’s Reserve Smooth Spaces, Stage No.2, Mehboob Studios, Hill Road, Bandra (West). Call 99675 39983 for details.
• Mosh at Blue Frog’s next metal night this Sunday, July 22, which will be headlined by long-running Mumbai band Demonic Resurrection, who will perform at the Bloodstock festival in the UK next month. The entrance fee is Rs200 per head for the gig, which will also feature sets by Cosmic Infusion and Pune-based group Dark Helm. Blue Frog, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Tulsi Pipe Road, Lower Parel. Tel: 6158 6158.Tags: And Miles To Go..., Anuvab Pal, Art, Ashish Avikunthak, Ayush Shrestha, Blek, Blue Frog, Bonobo, Canvas, Comedy, Cosmic Infusion, Dark Helm, Demonic Resurrection, DJ Mo City, Documentary, Dualist Inquiry, Film, India '67, Lee Hayan, Live From The Console, Mehboob Studios, Music, Nightlife, Phoenix Market City, Radhika Vaz, Rave iBand, S. Sukhdev, Sabir Ali, Sakshi Gallery, Sanaya Ardeshir, Sandunes, Studio X, The Comedy Store, The Dark Knight Rises, The Family Cheese, The FD Zone, Tom Buster, Unladylike, Visa on Arrival, Weekend Guide, Workshop