Things To Do This Weekend
• Hear performances by rising stars from the European and Indian jazz scenes at this year’s edition of the Jazz Utsav, which will be held from Friday, October 26 to Sunday, October 28 at Blue Frog. See here for details.
• Watch tabla maestro Zakir Hussain at a fusion concert with violinist Ganesh Rajagopalan, mridangam player Sridhar Parthasarathy, dholak player Navin Sharma, Manipuri dancing drummer Joy Singh, saxophonist George Brooks and flautist Rakesh Chaurasia, on Saturday, October 27, from 7pm onwards, at the National Centre for the Performing Arts, as part of the 60th anniversary celebrations of the Jehangir Art Gallery. Tickets, priced at Rs1,000, Rs2,000 and Rs3,000, are available from the NCPA box office, Rhythm House in Kala Ghoda (022 4322 2727) and Maharashtra Watch Co in Dadar (022 6662 5661). Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point. Tel: 022 6622 3754.
• Catch the first of the Met:Live series of screenings, where the National Centre for the Performing Arts will show recordings of opera productions staged at the Metropolitan Opera theatre in New York. The series begins this weekend with screenings of Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti’s comic opera L’Elisir d’Amore (The Elixir of Love) at the Godrej Dance Theatre at 2pm and 6.30pm on Sunday, October 28. There will also be a screening on Monday, October 29, at 6.30pm. Tickets are priced at Rs500 per head for all shows. Godrej Dance Theatre, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point. Tel: 022 6622 3754.
• Get brunch and a gig at the inaugural edition of Music Matinee, a new monthly series of events organised by event mangement company Indigo Live, this Sunday, October 28, from 11.30am onwards at Liberty Cinema. The performers include singers Shefali Alvares, Siddharth Basrur and Shawn Pereira who will be backed by a band featuring Bhayanak Maut drummer Rahul Hariharan and guitarist Warren Mendonsa. Tickets, available via Bookmyshow.com, are priced at Rs2,000 per head and include the cost of brunch. Liberty Cinema, near Bombay Hospital, 41/42 Marine Lines.
• Dance to electro progressive house DJ Tom Buster‘s tunes, when he takes over the decks at F Lounge.Diner.Bar this Friday, October 26, from 10pm onwards. The entry fee for the gig is Rs1,500 per person (inclusive of a Rs1,000 cover charge). F Lounge.Diner.Bar, One IndiaBulls Centre, A2 Tower One, Third Floor, next to Gold’s Gym, Senapati Bapat Marg, Elphinstone Road. Call 96644 44906 for further details.
• Attend the seventh edition of Bass Camp, the bass-heavy electronica festival organised by booking agency Krunk, this Friday, October 26, from 10pm at Blue Frog where the line-up comprises Mumbai-based DJ Ox7gen, New Delhi-based collective BASSFoundation, German duo JazzSteppa (who will perform a DJ set) and headliner, British drum n’ bass act Dub Phizix aka George Ovens. The entry fee is Rs700 for the event. Blue Frog, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Tulsi Pipe Road, Lower Parel. Tel: 022 6158 6158.
• Art residency Last Ship will hold an “art weekend” of shows and screenings at its Bandra headquarters. On the agenda: a solo show by Mumbai-based typographer and artist-in-residence Tarini Dixit, on Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28, from 10am to 10pm. On Saturday, at 5.30pm, you can catch the first of the Last Ship Film Series, which will be kicked off with a screening of Oscar-nominated 2010 documentary Waste Land about people living off and around the world’s largest rubbish dump outside Rio de Janeiro. You can also pick up a limited edition portfolio by Last Ship founder Julius Macwan for Rs2,400, which includes signed prints of “The Trixsters” or “girl pirates” as he calls them. See the Facebook page for more details. Last Ship, 50-A Huma Bungalow, opposite Hanuman Temple, near Quantum Park, in the lane across from Olive, Chuim Village Road, Khar.
• Get your drink on at the second edition of the Mumbai International Beer Festival, which will take place in Bandra from 5pm to 10pm on Saturday, October 27 and noon to 10pm on Sunday, October 28. On offer will be over 50 beer labels from around the world, including those from Germany, Holland, Belgium, Italy, Ireland, England and China, plus food from Ray’s Cafe and Pizzeria, The Bagel Shop and more. For more details, see here.
• Watch Tuesdays with Morrie, a stage adaptation of Mitch Albom’s bestselling book, at 7pm on Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28. In the play, directed by Meera Khurana and produced by the National Centre for the Performing Arts, Albom recalls his conversations with his college sociology professor Morrie Shwartz, who was dying from Lou Gehrig’s disease. Tickets are priced at Rs300 and Rs400 per head. Experimental Theatre, NCPA, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point. Tel: 022 2282 4567.
• The Enlighten Film Society will screen three movies by famed Italian director Giuseppe Tornatore at the Russian Centre on Sunday, October 28. His 2006 thriller The Unknown Woman will be shown at noon; his ode to filmmaking Cinema Paradiso at 2.20pm; and the English-language The Legend of 1900 at 5pm. The Rs500 ticket entitles you to all three screenings and are available from Bookmyshow.com. Russian Centre, 31/A Dr. Gopalrao Deshmukh Marg, Pedder Road.
• With wedding season underway, stock up on festive Indian wear by swinging by The Bridal Armoire, a clothing and jewellery exhibition, which will be held at Ave29 on Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27, from 11am to 8pm on both days. Participating designers include Monisha Thahryamal, Nivedita Saboo and Varija Bajaj. Ave29, 4 Kohinoor Mansion, 29 Hughes Road. Tel: 022 2380 4981.
• The Hast Karigar Society will bring together traditional arts and crafts from 15 states across India at its Ethnic Weaves and Crafts Bazaar that will be held at Coomaraswamy Hall from Saturday, October 27 to Friday, November 2, from 11am to 7pm. Expect to find paintings, fabrics, jewellery, lamps, bags, stationery, sandals, clocks and carpets in various textile and art traditions such as jamdani, chikan, ikat, kantha, and more. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, 159/61 M. G. Road, Kala Ghoda. Tel: 022 2284 4484.
• Khar home and lifestyle store Sanctum is holding an exhibition of organic and bamboo fibre-made clothing for men, women and children by eco-friendly label Do U Speak Green, from Sunday, October 28 to Sunday, November 11. You can browse and shop yoga and lounge wear, pyjamas, T-shirts and more. Sanctum, Vasant House, 19th Road, near Fabindia, Khar (West). Tel: 022 2649 5775/6.
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