Things To Do This Weekend
• New York-based artist Vandana Jain undercuts capitalist might by taking corporate logos and sapping them of their usual signifiers, in her show at Lakeeren Gallery, titled somewhat clunkily “The Invisible Hand Guides Us All To Our Gainful End”. From Tuesday to Saturday, from 11am to 7pm; Sunday and Monday, closed. Until Saturday, October 13. Lakeeren Gallery, 6/18 Grants Building, Second Floor, opposite Basilico Restaurant, above Stoffa, Arthur Bunder Road, Colaba. Tel: 022 6522 4179.
• In The Visitor, currently showing at Sakshi Gallery, artist Nandini Valli Muthiah depicts a pensive and winged Vishnu wandering on a lawn, floating on a body of water, and being festooned with rose petals, among other things. From Monday to Saturday, from 11am to 6pm; Sunday closed. Until Saturday, October 13. Sakshi Gallery, Tanna House, 11-A Nathalal Parekh Marg, Colaba. Tel: 022 6610 3424.
• A fan of shows like So You Think You Can Dance? Attend the fourth Maharashtra Open DanceSport Championship, which will be held this Saturday, September 15, from 4.30pm, at the NCPA’s Experimental Theatre, where over 150 participants will show off their skills in such dance forms as the cha cha, jive, waltz, tango, salsa and bachata. Tickets are priced at Rs1,000 and Rs1,200 per head. Visit Dancesportmh.com for more information. Experimental Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point. Tel: 022 2282 4567.
• Make it your good deed of the week. Just ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi, e-retail company Thebeachcompany.in and Reefwatch Marine Conservation are organising a Juhu beach clean-up on Saturday, September 15, from 9am until noon. Garbage bags and gloves will be provided at the clean-up. Assemble at the beach outside the Ramada Hotel.
• In case you’ve stayed away from Indian Ocean concerts on account of the jam-packed crowds, then make your way to the commodious 2,763-capacity Shanmukhananda Auditorium this Friday, September 14, at 7pm, when the veteran indie folk-fusion band will perform. Don’t expect a genteel audience however; we’re sure that most fans will be on their feet within minutes of the gig at the seated venue. Tickets are priced at Rs350, Rs550, Rs700, Rs800, Rs1,000 and Rs1,250 per head. Shanmukhananda Auditorium, behind Gandhi Market, Sion (East). Tel: 022 2407 8888.
• Watch British DJ Paul Thomas—who shares his name with a well-known American porn film actor—when he performs his genre-melding house music tunes at F Lounge.Diner.Bar this Friday, September 14, from 9pm onwards. The entry fee is Rs3,000 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.
• Watch composer Shantanu Moitra and lyricist-singer Swanand Kirkire; pop-rock band Spud In The Box; and a collaborative performance between vocalists Uday Benegal, Ankur Tewari and Siddharth Basrur, bassist Girish “Bobby” Talwar and guitarist Warren Mendonsa at the Loudest Day of the Year, a concert organised by indie music conglomerate Only Music Louder, at Liberty Cinema, from 7pm this Saturday, September 15, to celebrate its ten-year anniversary. Expect to hear announcements about their upcoming projects, including those regarding the line-ups for the Bacardi NH7 Weekender festival and TV show The Dewarists. Entry is free requires an RSVP here. Liberty Cinema, near Bombay Hospital, 41/42 Marine Lines.
• Journalist and photographer Javed Iqbal trains his lens on the displacement of people in Mumbai and central India, and the conflict between the state and Maoists in his show, Ghar, at Studio X. The show is the first exhibition organised by Khanabadosh, a new arts non-profit. From Monday to Friday, from 10am to 6pm; Saturday, from 11am to 5pm; Sunday closed. Until Friday, September 28. Studio X, Kitab Mahal, Fourth Floor, 192 D. N. Road, Fort. Tel: 99301 36486.
• If you’re a Formula 1 junkie, head to Bandra-Kurla Complex on Sunday, September 16, when British F1 driver Lewis Hamilton will zip down a 12kms stretch near the MTNL building. He’s expected to drive around for an hour, though the timings are yet to be finalised. See here for details.
• Get a head start on your Diwali shopping by dropping into Grand Trunk Rd’s trunk sale of Pakistani designer wear on Saturday, September 15, from 10am to 5pm. Labels include Sania Maskatiya, the woman who outfitted filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy for the Oscars this year. For address details, see here.
• Catch Q Theatre Productions’s latest play, So Many Socks, at the K. R. Cama Hall in Fort at 7pm on Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15, and at 4pm and 7pm on Sunday, September 16. The play, written by Annie Zaidi and directed by Quasar Thakore Padamsee, follows an exiled Tibetan family in a journey of self-discovery. Tickets are priced at Rs300 per head. K. R. Cama Hall, Bombay Samachar Marg, opposite Lion Gate. Tel: 022 2284 3893.
• Take a tour of Matunga’s temples, food shops and markets on Friday, September 14. The two-and-a-half-hour walk, which is part of the Alliance Française’s “Heritage Days” series of tours, will begin at Nalli’s, a popular South Indian sari shop, at 9.30am. The walk is free but requires prior registration. Call 022 2203 5993 or email email@example.com to register.
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