Things To Do This Weekend
• See “Hikari“, a Tasveer-organised show where five Japanese photographers weave light into poetic elegance. From Monday to Saturday, from 11am to 7pm; Sunday closed. Until Saturday, September 29. ICIA House, 22/26 K. Dubhash Marg, near Rhythm House, Kala Ghoda. Tel: 022 2204 8138.
• Visit Dawn Upon Delhi: Rise of a Capital, a National Gallery of Modern Art exhibition of photographs, engravings and maps of Delhi in the 19th- and early 20th-centuries, drawn from the formidable Alkazi Collection of Photography and the archives of the Archaeological Survey of India and the Central Public Works Department. From Tuesday to Sunday, from 11am to 6pm. Until Sunday, October 7. National Gallery of Modern Art, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Near Regal Cinema, Fort. Tel: 022 2288 1969.
• Browse through the Social Fabric exhibition at the Bhau Daji Lad Museum. The exhibition, which opens this Sunday, September 23, examines the history of international textile trade and Mumbai’s once-thriving textile industry. From Thursday to Tuesday, from 10am to 5.30pm; Wednesday closed. Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, next to the Byculla Zoo, 91A Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Road, Byculla (East). Tel: 022 6556 0394.
• Watch breakdancers from across the country compete for a cash prize of Rs60,000 at the Indian showcase of the UK B-Boying Championship at Edward Talkies this Saturday, September 22, from 5.30pm onwards. Rappers Microphon3 and Enkore and beatboxing group Voctronica will perform between the dancing rounds. The entry fee is Rs200 per head. Edward Talkies, 514 Kalbadevi Road, near Pushpavihar Hotel, Kalbadevi.
• If you haven’t yet watched Moonrise Kingdom, which released in the US back in May, on DVD, then hop to your local cinema to see the story of two children in love and on the run. The critically hailed film (see trailer, above), called “perhaps the sweetest and most compassionate” film director Wes Anderson “has ever made”, releases in India this Friday, September 21. At cinemas across the city.
• Watch Fire in Babylon, a 2011 documentary about the “history of the West Indian dominance of international cricket in the 1970s and ’80s“, which releases across India this Friday, September 21. At cinemas across the city.
• See three Indian documentaries that feature collaborations between filmmakers and artists at the FD Zone, the new movie club started by the Films Division, from 4pm this Saturday, September 22. On the bill are Pramod Pati’s 1972 stop-motion animation short Abid (made in collaboration with cartoonist Abid Surti); M. F. Husain’s 1967 experimental film Through the Eyes of a Painter; and R. V. Ramani’s Heaven on Earth, from 2001, in which he captures German artist Ulrike Arnold at work on two projects in South India. There is no entry fee. R. R. Theatre, Tenth Floor, Films Division, opposite Jaslok Hospital, Pedder Road.
• Dance to the sounds of the Delhi-based duo of rapper Delhi Sultanate aka Taru Dalmia and singer Samara C (both of whom you may have seen as part of the Ska Vengers) at Bonobo this Friday, September 21, from 10pm onwards, when they will perform their reggae and dancehall-infused tunes. Call the venue for details of the entry fee, if any. Bonobo, Kenilworth Mall Phase II, Second Floor, off Linking Road, same building as KFC, Bandra (West). Tel: 022 2605 5050.
• Catch British DJ Paul Thomas at Blue Frog this Saturday, September 22, from 10.30pm, when he will be part of a double-bill also featuring Belgian psy-trance DJ Neuromotor aka Frederick Talaa. The entry free for the gig is Rs700 per head. Blue Frog, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Tulsi Pipe Road, Lower Parel. Tel: 022 6158 6158.
• Celebrate Playing For Change day, which aims to unite people across the world through the power of music, at this month’s installment of Live From The Console on Saturday, September 22, when the line-up features singer-songwriter Rachel Varghese, percussionist Vivek Rajagoplan and vocalist Vivienne Pocha. Tickets are priced at Rs250 for the event, which will begin at 7pm with a screening of Playing For Change Live featuring performances from the eponymous music collective’s 2009 world tour. Rowson’s Reserve Smooth Spaces, Mehboob Studios, Stage No.2, Hill Road, Bandra (West). Call 99622 51331 for details.
• Splurge on one of the cheap and cheerful prints at the Visual Disobedience art sale at the Julius Macwan Institute (Last Ship) in Bandra, where the culture blog will be putting up about 50 works from its community of graphic designers and illustrators on Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23, from 11am to 6pm. See here for details.
• Online store Arastan will host an exhibition at Artisans’ Centre of artefacts and handicrafts including textiles, jewellery, thangkas and brassware from countries along the ancient Silk Route. Until Saturday, September 22, from 11am to 7pm. See here for details.
• Looking for a new bauble? New York-based jewellery designer Rachel Dooley will be showing her semi-precious and metal necklaces and bangles (favourites with Blake Lively, Rachel Bilson and Jessica Biel) at Bungalow 8 as part of their Glocal showcase of international designers. Until Monday, September 24, from 10.30am to 7.30pm. See here for details.
• Catch a screening of the National Theatre UK’s adaption of Mark Haddon’s bestselling novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, at the National Centre of the Performing Arts’s Godrej Dance Theatre on Sunday, September 23, at 3pm and 7pm. See here for more details.
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