Things To Do This Weekend
• Why catch this outdoor screening of the 1987 classic Mr. India on Sunday, October 7? Because you’ll have a very large “Mogambo + Angry Mucchad” mural (see image) by graffiti artist Jas Charanjiva and Bollywood Art Project’s Ranjit Dahiya as visual company. The screening will be preceded by a few short films by artists from the Visual Disobedience blog community. From 6pm to 10pm. Entry is free. Take the lane opposite Out of the Blue, near Carter Road, Bandra (West). Pass Quantum tower and proceed to the end of the lane. The mural will be on your left. See here for details.
• See the luminous Rothko-esque oils of Nashik-based Pandit Khairnar in his solo show “Light-Winged Smoke” at Volte Gallery. Until Sunday, November 4. 2/19 Kamal Mansion, First Floor, Apollo Bunder Road, Above Hotel White Pearl, Near Radio Club. Tel: 022 2204 1220.
• If you’ve ever been last in a competition, you might appreciate Sarnath Banerjee‘s gallery of Olympian losers, a series which was first plastered around London this summer, and is currently on display at Project 88. See here for details.
• Shop at the Black Taxi exhibition on Friday, October 5, when 60 designers will be selling clothing, jewellery, accessories, home ware and more (we’ve got our eye on Riddhika Jesrani’s animal-themed statement necklaces). From 11am to 8pm. Blue Sea, 11, Khan Abdul Gaffer Khan Marg, Worli sea face.
• Catch Microsoft social anthropologist Nimmi Rangaswamy at this week’s edition of Godrej Culture Lab’s Friday Funda, as she talks about the importance and relevance of Facebook among youth living in slums in Chennai and Hyderabad. From 5pm onwards on Friday, October 5. Godrej Industries, Auditorium (above canteen), Gate 2, Vikhroli (East). Visit Indiaculturelab.org for directions. Entry is free. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Get down to the tunes of UK DJ Stuart Ojelay, saxophonist Amiee Jay and ace percussionist Chris Budd (who has performed with Basement Jaxx and DJ Roger Sanchez among others) at Heineken’s HedKandi Hours at China House on Saturday, October 6. Doors open at 9pm. The entry fee is Rs1,500 per person. Grand Hyatt, Off Western Express Highway, Santa Cruz (East). Tel: 022 6676 1149.
• Dance to electronica and glitch-hop at Bonobo in celebration of the twin launches of electronica artist Sandunes’s debut EP Temper Tonic and Movement, a new music platform for artists specialising in house, electronica, techno and drum and bass. The free gig night will feature a DJ set by Bay Beat Collective member and Movement co-founder Sohail Arora, whose solo act is called EZ Rizer, and a grime, techno and alternative electronica set by the second founder Munbir Chawla, better know as Wild City DJ. Entry is free. Bonobo, Kenilworth Mall (KFC Building), Phase 2, Second Floor, off Linking Road, Bandra (West). Tel: 022 2605 5050.
• On Sunday, October 7, Kitty Su, the popular New Delhi nightclub, will clamber on to the EDM concert bandwagon with the launch of a new music property called Pleasure Dome, which will see performances by international DJs specialising in electronic house and dance music across The Lalit hotels in various Indian cities. For the inaugural concert in Mumbai, Kitty Su has roped in American electro house DJ Steve Aoki who founded Dim Mak Records, the label that broke indie bands like Bloc Party, and The Gossip. At the gig, Aoki, who has collaborated with DJ Tiesto, American electropop duo LMFAO and hip hop artist Kid Cudi, is expected to play tracks from his debut mix album Pillowface And His Airplane Chronicles, as well as from his latest album Wonderland, which released this year. V.I.P tickets are priced at Rs6,000 per person (inclusive of unlimited beverages and snacks) and regular tickets at Rs1,500 per person. Tickets can be purchased on Bookmyshow.com and at the venue. From 4pm to 10pm. The Lalit, near Mumbai International Airport, Andheri (East). Tel: 022 6699 2222. Call 99876 03109 for ticket details.
• If you’re a fan of comic books or an aspiring graphic novelist, swing by Leaping Windows, a café and comic book library in Versova on Friday, October 5 at 6pm for a workshop with Holy Cow Entertainment. Vivek Goel, the founder and lead artist of the comic book imprint, and writer Ram V will discuss their latest series, Aghori and offer a preview of the second instalment of the series which will be released during the Mumbai Film and Comics Convention later this month. Leaping Windows, 3 Corner View, Off Yari Road, Opposite Bianca Towers and Raj Classic, Versova, Andheri (West). Tel: 97699 98972.
• Stand-up comic Vir Das and colleagues take over The Comedy Store with The Weirdass Weekend. On Friday, October 5 at 8.30pm, watch “Headliners”, in which Das, Ashwin Mushran, Karunesh Talwar, Abish Mathews and Ashish Shakya make newsy jokes. On Saturday, October 6, at 8.30pm watch “Resentury” which has been described as Das’s “angriest show ever” and at 10.30pm, catch “Cinemaaki” in which Das, Kavi Shastri, Mushran, Amogh Ranadive and Tanmay Bhat take digs at, you guessed it, Bollywood. On Sunday, October 7 at 9.30pm, listen to Das and his comic rock band Alien Chutney, which features Sid Coutto, Kaizad Gherda, Warren Mendosa and Johan Pais. Tickets for all shows are Rs500 except “Resentury”, for which tickets are priced at Rs700. The Comedy Store, Third Floor, Palladium Mall, Phoenix Mills, Lower Parel. Tel: 022 4348 5000.
• Several groups, including the Urban Design Research Institute (UDRI) and the Tata Institute for Social Sciences, have called a meeting on Saturday, October 6 at 3.30pm to discuss how Mumbaikars can participate in the formulation of the new Development Plan. The initiative comes on the heels of a faulty study on the existing land use in Mumbai commissioned by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). The survey is meant to help the BMC prepare the next Development Plan, which will be released in 2014. Vanmaali Hall, Third Floor, Chhabildas Road, Dadar West. Tel: 022 2436 9184.
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