Things To Do This Weekend
FOOD & DRINK
• Celebrate Oktoberfest at specials around town: Opium Den, at the Trident in Nariman Point, is doing unlimited pours of Heineken and Kingfisher; while The Leela’s lounge Six Degrees is dishing up a special menu of bratwurst, wiener schnitzel and weisswurst. See here for details.
• Consider yourself a Wikipedia junkie? Then pencil in Godrej Culture Lab’s Friday Funda talk with Bishaka Datta on Friday, September 28, from 5pm onwards. Datta, who runs the women-focused non-profit Point of View, is also on the board of the Internet behemoth’s Wikimedia Foundation and will be talking about its relevance and implications in a wider context. There is no entry fee. Email email@example.com to RSVP. Godrej Industries, Auditorium (above the Canteen), Gate 2, Vikhroli (East). See here for directions.
• Dance to the sounds of DJs M. Mat, Loopkin and Kini Rao at the next edition of Heartbeat, electronica collective Bhavishyavani Future Soundz’s night at Bonobo, this Friday, September 28, from 9pm onwards. There is no entry fee. Bonobo, Kenilworth Mall Phase II, Second Floor, off Linking Road, same building as KFC, Bandra (West). Tel: 022 2605 5050.
• Watch ten Indian indie rock acts perform at crowdfunded gig Control ALT Delete this Sunday, September 30, from 3.30pm, at the city’s newest music venue, Sitara Studios, where you can pay what you want to catch the show. See here for details.
• If you want a primer on Indian musical forms, catch Sunil Shanbag’s Stories in a Song at Prithvi Theatre on Friday, September 28 at 9pm; Saturday, September 29 at 6pm and 9pm; and Sunday, September 30 at 5pm and 8pm. Researched by Hindustani classical singer Shubha Mudgal and tabla player Aneesh Pradhan, the Hindi and English performance has seven vignettes, each of which showcases a musical form. “Songs of the Nuns” hinges on poems about Buddhist nuns; “Chandni Begum”, which is based on Qurratulain Hyder’s book of the same name, is about the struggles of Lucknow’s folk musicians; and “Hindustani Airs” centres around stories of encounters between colonial memsahibs and nautch girls. Tickets are priced at Rs300 per head. Prithvi Theatre, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road, Juhu. Tel: 022 2614 9546.
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