Things To Do This Weekend
• If you haven’t watched Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (recently or at all), then get yourself to a PVR this weekend to watch a digitally restored version of one of the funniest films Hindi cinema has produced. Directed by Kundan Shah and enacted by a fantastic cast of Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Pankaj Kapur, Satish Shah and Bhakti Barve, the 1983 film is a satire on the press and the nexus between corrupt politicians and businessmen. Tickets are priced at Rs230 and Rs280 for the film, which re-releases on Friday, November 2. PVR Juhu, 7.45pm; PVR Phoenix Mills, 10.30pm; PVR Goregaon, 7.55pm; PVR Mulund, 7.55pm. For locations, see here.
• Watch 80 acts from across India and the world at the third edition of the Bacardi NH7 Weekender music festival in Pune, which will be held from Friday, November 2 to Sunday, November 4. The headliners include Australian metal band Karnivool, Afro-pop act Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 and rapper Heems of American hip hop group Das Racist. See here for line-up details and here for where to eat in Pune while you’re there.
• Attend Indikaleido, a new cultural festival that will be staged at Horniman Circle Garden from this Friday, November 2 to Sunday, November 4 and will feature performances from talent show winners The Prince Dance Group and folk-fusion rockers Indian Ocean. Entry is free. See here for details.
• See percussionist Taufiq Qureshi drum up a range of sounds at his concert for cultural organisation Udayan this Saturday, November 3, at 6.30pm at the Nehru Centre. Tickets, priced at Rs200, are available from Bookmyshow.com. Hall of Harmony, Nehru Centre, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli. Tel: 022 2496 4676.
• Catch a pack of jazz acts from the US and Russia, at the NCPA’s Jus’ Jazz festival, from Saturday, November 3 to Monday, November 5. See here for details.
• Dance to such chart hits as “Get Busy” and “Got 2 Luv U” at dancehall and reggae star Sean Paul’s gig this Saturday, November 3 at the Andheri Sports Complex. Gates open at 5pm for the concert, tickets for which are priced at Rs1,950, Rs2,950 and Rs5,950 (exclusive of taxes) and are available via Kyazoonga.com. Andheri Sports Complex, junction Of Veera Desai Road and J. P. Road, Andheri (West).
• Move to the tunes of veteran DJ and producer Pete Tong at his gig at the Turf Club this Sunday, November 4. See Superstarindia.in for ticket details and more information. Royal Western India Turf Club, Mahalaxmi Racecourse, Mahalaxmi.
• Listen to a host of speakers, from James Fallon to Girish Karnad and Moni Mohsin, at Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest at the National Centre for the Performing Arts, until Sunday, November 4. When you’re saturated with wisdom, watch performances by contemporary dancer Astad Deboo and British rapper Akala, who will present hip-hop renditions of Shakespeare plays and sonnets. For details, see here.
• Watch top Aussie stand-up comics Dave Callan, Harley Breen, Matt Okine, Cal Wilson and Smart Casual (the comedy rock duo of Roger David and Fletcher Jones) at Blue Frog on Friday, November 2 where they will perform as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow. For more details, see here.
• See some of beloved Goan cartoonist Mario Miranda’s travel cartoons at “Mario’s World”, an exhibition of 100 works (including his newspaper panels featuring staples like Miss Fonseca) at Aks Gallery in Andheri. For more details, see here.
• Self-taught contemporary artist Sudhir Patwardhan will show a body of recent works that straddle the divide “between photography and abstraction” at his solo Route Maps at The Guild art gallery, from Friday, November 2. Until Tuesday, December 11. Monday to Saturday, from 10am to 6.30pm; Sunday closed. The Guild, 02/32 Kamal Mansion, Second Floor, above Hotel White Pearl, Arthur Bunder Road, Colaba. Tel: 022 2288 0195.
• Dutch architect and urban planner Ton Venhoeven will talk about designing sustainable cities, particularly in regards to the futures of Netherlands and Delhi at the Dutch Design Workspace India in Parel on Friday, November 2. from 5.30pm onwards. There is no entry fee. Dutch Design Workspace India, Building No.4, Podar Centre, Parel Post Office Lane, Dr. BR Ambedkar Road, Parel (East). To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Attend a series of discussions on the mill lands issue at the Goethe Institut on Friday, November 2, from 6.30pm. Organised by Meena Menon, Neera Adarkar, Sunil Shanbag and Ramu Ramanathan, 100 Years 100 Voices is part of Social Fabric, an ongoing exhibition on the city’s textile history at the Bhau Daji Lad Museum. Playwright Ramu Ramanathan will start the event by reading of excerpts of One Hundred Years, One Hundred Voices: The Millworkers of Girangaon—An Oral History, a book by Menon and Adarkar that chronicles the history of Mumbai’s mills. Ramanathan, who wrote his play Cotton 56, Polyester 84 based on the book, will discuss its making with its director Sunil Shanbag, followed by a 20-minute performance from the drama. Finally, Adarkar will interview Datta Iswalkar, the founder of Girni Kamgar Sangharsh Samiti, an organisation that campaigns for the rights of mill workers. Entry is free. Galerie Max Mueller, Max Mueller Bhavan, Kala Ghoda, next to Jehangir Art Gallery. Tel: 022 2202 7710.
• In the market for a new car or just like to window shop for million-dollar models? The Autocar Performance Show at the MMRDA Grounds at Bandra-Kurla Complex will showcase some of the swankiest cars and bikes from the likes of Audi, Jaguar, BMW, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce, Land Rover, Porsche, Ferrari, Bentley and more, from 2pm to 8pm on Thursday, November 1; from 11am to 7pm on Friday, November 2; and from 11am to 8pm on Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4. Tickets, priced at Rs150, are available on Bookmyshow.com. MMRDA Grounds, Bandra-Kurla Complex.
• Attend the Prithvi Theatre Festival, which returns after a hiatus of two years, from Saturday, November 3 to Sunday, November 18. This year, the festival has 21 plays by groups that regularly perform at the Juhu venue, offering theatregoers a chance to catch up on dramas they might have missed such as Sunil Shanbag’s Maro Piyu Gayu Rangoon, Rajat Kapoor’s Nothing Like Lear and Makrand Deshpande’s Sir Sir Sarla. For more details, see here.
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