Things To Do This Weekend
• Designer, luxury, discount. If those three words ring sweet in your ears, then head to Ave29’s Fashion Vault sale, where a company called Solo Luxury will sell designer bags, wallets and men’s shoes at heavily discounted prices. Among the 200-plus bags and shoes on sale include those from labels like Prada, Gucci, Fendi, Armani, Michael Kors, Bally, Etro, Dolce & Gabbana (see image), Jimmy Choo and Ralph Lauren. Prices range from Rs10,000 to about Rs1.2 lakh. From Friday, August 31 to Saturday, September 1, from 11am to 9pm. Ave29, 4 Kohinoor Mansion, 29 Hughes Road.
• The mother-and-daughter duo of Chimmy Nanjappa and Pavithra Muddaya began their label Vimor by collecting antique temple saris. Today, their revival designs, considered heirloom worthy, are worn by everyone from Sonia Gandhi to Shabana Azmi. Pick up one of their silk pieces at Artisans’ Centre between Saturday, September 1 and Monday, September 3, from 11am to 7pm. Artisans’ Centre, 52-56 Dr. V. B. Gandhi Marg, behind Rhythm House, Kala Ghoda. Tel: 022 2267 3040.
• Journalist and author of Taj Mahal Foxtrot Naresh Fernandes will present a talk titled “African-Americans in Bombay, 1935” on Friday, August 31, from 6pm at Culture Café, a weekly event organised at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Fernandes will give an audio-visual presentation on two groups of African-Americans who visited Bombay in the mid-1930s; one, a group of jazz musicians who performed at the Taj Mahal Hotel and the other a group of theologians who came to visit Gandhi. The talk is free. Tata Institute of Social Sciences, V. N. Purav Marg, opposite Deonar Bus Depot, Deonar. Tel: 022 2552 5667.
• Dance to the beats of house music DJ Anish Sood at F Lounge.Diner.Bar this Friday, August 31, from 9pm onwards. The entry fee is Rs2,000 per couple or stag. F Lounge.Diner.Bar, One IndiaBulls Centre, A2 Tower One, Third Floor, next to Gold’s Gym, Senapati Bapat Marg, Elphinstone Road. Tel: 022 6650 5820.
• Move to the tunes of genre-spanning house and techno DJ Ankytrixx at Juhu lounge and restaurant Aurus this Friday, August 31, from 10pm onwards. Aurus, Ground Floor, Nichani Kutir, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu. Tel: 022 6710 6666/5938.
• Visit Edward Theatre this Friday, August 31, at 7pm, to watch Jatin Vidyarthi, better known as electronic music composer and DJ Masta Justy, perform his live soundtrack to German director Franz Osten’s 1929 silent film A Throw of Dice, which is based on an episode from the Mahabharata. Edward Theatre, 514 Kalbadevi Road, near Metro Cinema, Kalbadevi.
• Catch a screening of five short documentaries at the next edition of The FD Zone, the movie club set up by the Films Division, this Saturday, September 1, from 4pm. The films, which fall under the theme of the “Abstract City and National Narratives”, include Bert Haanstra’s award-winning 1950 short Mirror of Holland and Vinayan Kodoth’s 2004 short Journeys, which captures the superdensecrushload on Mumbai’s local trains. There is no entry fee. RR Theatre, Tenth Floor, Films Division, opposite Jaslok Hospital, Pedder Road.
• Watch Ratna Pathak Shah’s directorial debut, an adaptation of Lee Blessing’s Tony Award-nominated 1988 play A Walk In The Woods, starring Rajit Kapur and Naseeruddin Shah as a pair of diplomats, at the Swatantryaveer Savarkar Smarak Sabhagriha on Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2, from 8pm on both days. Tickets are priced at Rs200, Rs300 and Rs500. Swatantryaveer Savarkar Smarak Sabhagriha, next to the Mayor’s Bungalow, Shivaji Park, Dadar (West). Tel: 97681 08252.
• Meet British singer-songwriter Fink at a tweet-up organised by NH7 at Bonobo this Saturday, September 1, from 9.30pm. Siddharth Basrur and Ankur Tewari will also perform at the event. Entry is free but on a first-come, first-served basis. Bonobo, Kenilworth Mall Phase II, Second Floor, off Linking Road, same building as KFC, Bandra (West). Tel: 022 2605 5050.
• Attend the second edition of Ska! Ska! Ska! this Saturday, September 1, from 8.30pm, at Blue Frog where the line-up comprises hip hop acts Gandu Circus and Microphon3 and DJs Flexi K (aka The Ska Vengers founder and keyboardist Stefan K) and Reji “RayG” Ravindran. The entry fee is Rs500. Blue Frog, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Tulsi Pipe Road, Lower Parel. Tel: 022 6158 6158.
• Sing along to songs by pop groups such as The Beatles and Simon and Garfunkel, from musicals such as Lionel Bart’s Oliver! and Bollywood hits such as “Roop Tera Mastana” at The Stop-Gaps Choral Ensemble’s concert The Super Swinging Singing Sixties at the NCPA this Sunday, September 2, from 6.30pm. Tickets, priced at Rs800, are available from the box office and from Bookmyshow.com. Tata Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point. Tel: 022 2282 4567.
• Celebrate the (delayed) monsoon at Rain Raga, an Indian classical music fusion concert featuring percussionist Taufeeq Qureshi, vocalists Jayteerth Mevundi and Indira Naik, sitar player Purbayan Chatterjee, tabla player Satyajit Talwalkar, flautist S. Akash, ghatam player Giridhar Udupa and keyboard player Vishal Dhumal, on Sunday, September 2, from 7pm at the Shanmukhananda Auditorium. Tickets, priced at Rs100, Rs150, Rs200, Rs300, Rs500 and Rs1,000, are available from the venue, the Maharashtra Watch Company in Dadar West (022 6662 5661) and Rhythm House in Kala Ghoda (022 4322 2727). Shanmukhananda Auditorium, behind Gandhi Market, Sion (East). Tel: 022 2404 4141.
• See Samhära: The Braid, a dance recital of Odissi and Sri Lankan dance form Kandyan, on Sunday, September 2 at 7pm at the NCPA. Tickets are priced at Rs200, Rs300, Rs400, and Rs500 for the performance, which is a collaboration between two renowned dance schools, Nrityagram, near Bangalore, and The Chitrasena Dance Company from Sri Lanka. Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point. Tel: 022 2282 4567.
• Have something to say? Get it out at Gaysi’s Dirty Talk evening at The Little Door on Sunday, September 2, from 5pm onwards, when the LGBT organization will be raising money for Queer Azaadi Mumbai’s annual Pride Week. Participants are invited to share anything from a poem to a few rambling thoughts; if you’d rather defer to the professionals, then let comedians Anuvab Pal, Tanmay Bhat and Aditi Mittal and singer Ankur Tewari entertain you with their sets. The entry fee is Rs150. The Little Door, B31 Ground Floor, Shri Siddhivinayak Plaza, New Link Road, opposite Fame Adlabs, Andheri (West). To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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