The Weekend Guide
Magnum Ke Tasveer
The country may have transformed greatly in the last 50 years, but looking at this selection of photos shot by eight seasoned and new India hands from photo agency Magnum, over the past half-century, you’d never know it. Here, the focus is mostly on communities and individuals; the India of breakneck development and urban overflow thankfully takes a back seat, leaving the story of our nation to be told through the eyes of those who know it best: its people. The eight photographers include such hallowed names as Raghu Rai, Steve McCurry, Werner Bischof, Bruno Barbey and Marilyn Silverstone.
When: Until Saturday, September 1. From Monday to Saturday, from 11am to 7pm; Sunday closed.
Where: ICIA House, Ground Floor, K. Dubash Marg, Kala Ghoda. Tel: 022 2204 8138.
‘Ek Madhav Baug’ at Godrej India Culture Lab and the NCPA
Mumbai’s theatre lovers have reason to rejoice this weekend, which brings multiple performances of the eagerly-awaited new production of Chetan Datar’s Ek Madhav Baug. One of the late Marathi playwright’s most acclaimed works, the drama has rarely been performed in recent years. The new English and Hindi versions of Ek Madhav Baug, a monologue by a mother coming to terms with her son’s homosexuality, are directed by Marathi theatre stalwart Vijay Kenkre and performed by theatre and television actor Mona Ambegaonkar. At the Godrej Culture Lab show, Ambegaonkar will let the audience choose which version of the play they want to watch.
When: Friday, August 24, at 5pm at the Godrej India Culture Lab and Sunday, August 26, at 5pm (English version) and 7pm (Hindi version) at the NCPA.
Where: Godrej India Culture Lab, Auditorium, Godrej Industries, Gate 2, Vikhroli (East). There is no entry fee. Email email@example.com to register. Godrej Dance Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point. Tel: 022 2282 4567. Tickets are priced at Rs300 per head.
Sing through your Sunday at no less than five music events. You can choose between a concert of much-loved animal-themed tunes by the Stop-Gaps choral ensemble at the NCPA, and experimental electronica by Germany’s Apparat at the Max Mueller Bhavan. Across town, at Phoenix Market City in Kurla, hip hop band Bombay Bassment will headline a battle-of-the-bands. There’s also Blue Frog’s monthly metal night featuring the triple threat of Pangea, Noiseware and Petrichor and a screening of Echoes, a documentary about Delhi’s indie music scene that profiles such acts as Dualist Inquiry and The Ska Vengers.
When: Sunday, August 26. See here for details.
Where: See here for details.
ALSO AROUND TOWN
• Dessert fiends take note, on Friday, August 24, from 11am to 8pm, Palladium mall will host a food bazaar dedicated to pastries, chocolates, brownies, cupcakes, and muffins, as part of its monthly World Food Friday promotions. Exhibitors include Edible Arrangements, Le15 Patisserie, Glee Chocolates, and Sleight of Hand. You can shop for chocolate walnut brownies; chocolate-dipped nuts; marzipan; Oreo muffins; dense cakes; mini tarts; macarons; and chocolate dipped fruits. Level 3, Palladium, Phoenix Mills, Lower Parel. Tel: 022 6661 4313.
• Catch the film montage works of artists Christian Marclay and Tracey Moffat at Mumbai Art Room, where they remix Hollywood movie clips to form works of moving art. From Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm; Sunday and Monday, closed. Until Friday, October 5. Pipewala Building, Fourth Pasta Lane, Colaba. Tel: 97699 50136.
• See Pakistani artist Asma Mundrawala‘s solo show The Artificial Kingdom at Project 88, where old family photographs and digital collages are assembled in doll house-like settings. Until Saturday, September 22. BMP Building, N. A. Sawant Marg, near Colaba Fire Station, Colaba. Tel: 022 2281 0066.
• Sharpen your kitchen skills at A Perfect Bite Cook Studio this weekend. On Friday, August 24, from 11am to 3pm, baker Saee Koranne-Khandekar will conduct a class on how to make savoury snacks such as cheese and chive crackers, mushroom quiche, pesto rolls, and chorizo muffins. The sweet-toothed may prefer signing up for the chocolate making class by confectioner Madhavi Kapadia on Saturday, August 25 from 11am to 3pm. Kapadia will also lead the fondant making class on Sunday, August 26 from 11am to 6pm. The savoury snacks and chocolate classes are priced at Rs2,500 per person, and the fondant class at Rs6,000 per person. To register for the classes, call 022 4215 2799. 301, Shrishti Plaza, Saki Vihar Road, Andheri (East). Tel: 98194 66833.
• If you missed feasting on Ramadan and Eid fare, head to Neel at Tote on the Turf where they’re serving Eid specialities until Sunday, August 26. The page-long menu offers Sikandari raan; tandoori jaituni basa; mutton shahi korma; lotus root haleem; double ka meetha; and malai firni. Daily, noon to 3pm and 7.30pm to midnight. Mahalaxmi Race Course, opposite Gates 5 & 6, Keshvrao Khadye Marg, Mahalaxmi. Tel: 022 6157 7777.
• Watch Prashant Nair’s award-winning film Delhi In A Day, which was screened at the NCPA and hits cinemas this Friday, August, 24. At PVR Cinemas across the city.
• See the works of three Italian artists, Antonella Aprile, Azelio Corni Confine and Giovanni Frangi, at Sakshi Gallery, starting this Saturday, August 25. From Monday to Saturday, 11am to 6pm; Sunday closed. Until Saturday, September 8. Tanna House, 11A Nathalal Parkeh Marg, Colaba. Tel: 022 6610 3424.
• Attend a screening of two Indian documentaries, Anjali Punjabi’s Things I Know About Her (2002) and Arun Khopkar’s Narayan Gangaram Surve (2003) at The FD Zone, the movie club set up by the Films Division, this Saturday, August 25, from 4pm. There is no entry fee. RR Theatre, Tenth Floor, Films Division, opposite Jaslok Hospital, Pedder Road.
• Attend this month’s edition of Live From The Console, which will be held at Mehboob Studios on Saturday, August 24, from 6.30pm and will feature performances by singer-songwriters Gayathri and Nikhil D’Souza (who are from Dubai and Mumbai respectively) and alternative rock band The Koniac Net. Tickets are priced at Rs250 per head for the event, which will begin this time not with a documentary but with a screening of Scribe bassist’s Srinivas Sunderrajan’s debut feature film The Untitled Kartik Krishnan Project. Rowson’s Reserve Smooth Spaces, Mehboob Studios, Stage No.2, Hill Road, Bandra (West). Call 99622 51331 for details.
• Dance to the beats of Delhi-based trance duo Lost Stories at Amadeus this Saturday, August 25, from 9pm onwards. The entry fee is Rs2,000 for couples, Rs1,000 for single women, and Rs2,000 for single men. National Centre For The Performing Arts, next to Amadeus, Nariman Point. Tel: 022 2282 1212.Tags: A Perfect Bite Cook Studio, Antonella Aprile, Apparat, Art, Asma Mundrawala, Azelio Corni Confine, Blue Frog, Bombay Bassment, Christian Marclay, Echoes, Edible Arrangements, Ek Madhav Baug, Film, Gayathri, Giovanni Frangi, Godrej-India Culture Lab, ICIA House, Le15 Patisserie, Live From The Console, Madhavi Kapadia, Magnum Ke Tasveer, Mona Ambegaonkar, Mumbai Art Room, Music, NCPA, Neel at Tote on the Turf, Nightlife, Nikhil D'Souza, Noiseware, Palladium, Pangea, Petrichor, Photography, Project 88, Saee Koranne-Khandekar, Sakshi Gallery, Stop-Gaps Choral Ensemble, The Koniac Net, The Untitled Kartik Krishnan Project, Theatre, Tracey Moffat, Vijay Kenkre, Weekend Guide, World Food Friday