Events

From MMA fight nights to stand up comedy, we scout out the best of what’s happening in Mumbai.

Event Roundup: Oct 17-19
Friday, 17 October 2014 10:24



Oct 17: Begin the weekend with some bass-heavy electronic music at the ‘Bass Camp Festival’ featuring artists like Symbiz Sound ft. Zhi MC, Sickflip, EZ Riser, Ox7gen, Blue Frog, Mathuradas Mill compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, 10.30 pm, Ticket price – Rs 600, book your tickets here.

Oct 17: Attend ‘Stringtstruck’ featuring Purbayan Chatterjee (Sitar and Vocals), and the percussionist duo of Taufiq Qureshi and Fazal Qureshi. Tata Theatre, NCPA Mumbai, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point, 7 pm, ticket price – Rs 225 onwards (Members), Rs 300 onwards (Non members), book your tickets here.

Oct 17: Head to this Max Mueller initiative– an expressionist theatre performance, ‘From Morn to Midnight’ directed by Karlheinz Martin at Prithvi Theatre, 20 Janki Kutir, Juhu Church road, Juhu, 7pm, entry free.

Oct 18: Join the Red Bull bus tour 2014 as it kicks off on Saturday.Catch Pentagram, Bhayanak Maut, The Raghu Dixit Project and alternate rockers 'Skrat'  at the the Mumbai gig among several others. Richardson and Cruddas Ltd, Sir JJ Flyover, Byculla. To RSVP and for more information click here.

Oct 18: Attend the screening of the ‘Cindrella’ Dutch National Ballet performance at PVR Juhu (6pm) and PVR Lower Parel (7pm), tickets start Rs 250 (PVR Juhu) and Rs 350 (PVR Lower Parel), book your tickets here.

Oct 18: Join Snigdha Manchanda as she sets out on foot to understand the tea culture of the city as a part of ‘Mumbai chai walk’. Begins at Bombay Stock Exchange, Kala Ghoda, 4 pm to 6 pm, ticket price – Rs 1500, book your tickets here.

Oct 18: Attend ‘Live From The Console’ featuring debut acts like Sid Vashi (Mumbai), MoonDogs (J&K) and veterans like The Ska Vengers (New Delhi). Stage 2, Mehboob Studios, Bandra (W), 6pm, ticket price – Rs 250, for more information click here.

Oct 18-19: Just in time for some Diwali shopping, the ‘Nor Black Nor White’ (NBNW) Open Studio is returning this weekend in collaboration with Kichu with a whole new range of handmade textiles. House of NBNW, Out house of VithalBhavan, 11/12, Guru Nanak road, Bandra (W), 11 am to 7 pm, call 9833050138, for directions click here, entry free.

Oct 19: Watch a play ‘The Buckingham Street’ as it does a humorous spin on the ‘true identities’ of the members of the Royal family. Tata Theatre, NCPA Mumbai, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point, 7 pm, ticket price – Rs 270 onwards (Members), Rs 360 onwards (Non members), book your tickets here.

Oct 19: Head to ‘Bombay Local’ and try a whole new range of dips, sauces, teas, juices and baked goods by vendors like Busago, The Ramen Girl and Little Jars among several others. The Easel, 32, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church road, Juhu, 3 pm to 8 pm, to participate email at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , only cash accepted, entry free.

For Diwali:

Put together an Ellipsis Diwali hampers with your fauvorites items from their bakery! They even let you create bespoke hampers (of different price points)as per your preferences and requirements.

Ditch the regular mithai routine and gift goodies from The Elephant Company instead! Choose from their range of home décor, furnishings, personal and tech accessories here

 
Dine With The Faulty Towers Cast
Friday, 10 October 2014 10:39


What: Faulty Towers – The Dining Experience at Taj Land’s End, Bandstand, Bandra (W), ticket at Rs 5,500 per person. Make reservations here!


Why: Save this weekend’s lunch…er cocktail money for a super fun interactive dining experience. The original cast members of the theatre production ‘Faulty Towers’ are in Mumbai this weekend and they’re going to serve you. Based on one of our favourite BBC sitcoms of the ‘70s, Fawlty Towers, we can’t wait to be served by the exceedingly rude Basil, his wife Sybil, and clumsy server Manuel.

When: Roll play on October 11 and 12 at 12.30 pm (lunch) and 7.30 pm (dinner).


 
Rent Out A Brothel's Backyard!
Friday, 10 October 2014 10:34


What:  The Backyard of The Brothel - new event space to rent at Bungalow 14C, Boran Road, opposite Elco Market, off Hill Road, Bandra (W), call 65254573, approximately Rs 15,000 for eight hours.

Why: If you can’t choose between a ho’s garden and a rose garden, we’re here to help you combine both. Seriously.

In a bungalow called The Brothel, there’s a garden called The Backyard that is now available for parties. Owned by ad man Prahlad Kakkar (this was previously a scuba dive equipment shop), the breathing space can be rented out for  “pretty much anything”. It’s equipped with benches, an outdoor and indoor kitchen (complete with deep freezes and barbeque grills); staff; crockery; cutlery and even their wine and beer licenses.

We’re thinking of an open-air film screening with cocktails and barbeque, once the weather gets better. Who’s in?

When: You need a new patch phrase.

 
Event Roundup: Oct 10-12
Friday, 10 October 2014 09:34



Oct 10: Catch Mihir Ganatra’s deep house and Faizan Hussain’s percussions at Myra Funk Shui Night at Li Bai, the Palladium Hotel, 462, Senpati Bapat marg, Lower Parel, call 8879652123 for reservations, 9 pm onwards.

Oct 10: Sample Café Zoe's new menu with dishes like the Caramelized Pumpkin and Feta appetizer, Ham and Cheese Croquettes, Couscous with Ratatouille & Chickpeas. Café Zoe, Mathuradas Mills, N M Joshi marg, Lower Parel. 

Oct 10:
Watch DJ Ankur Sood at Nido Friday’s Bar Night. Nido, 21, Union Park, Khar, call 67706336, 10 pm onwards, free entry.

Oct 10: Catch Helium Project a.k.a Arijit Basu perform at Big Bang Bar and Café, 3rd floor, Kenilworth Mall, above KFC, Linking road, Bandra (W), 8pm onwards, Entry fees: Rs 500 (after 9pm).

Oct 10: Catch Zokhuma's new EP launch this Friday and other artiste performances like Arsh and Curtain Blue. Bonobo, 2nd floor, Kenilworth Mall, Phase 2, off Linking road, Bandra (W), call 26055050, 9.30 pm onwards, entry free.

Oct 10 – 12: Watch India’s first Professional World Tour Squash circuit in Mumbai this weekend. Head to NSCI Mumbai, Lala Lajpat Rai marg, Worli, call 9820043701, 4-8pm, entry free.

Oct 10-12: Head to the 6th Hast Karigar Exhibition of Handicrafts at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, 159/61, M G Road, Kala Ghoda, call 22844484.

Oct 11:
 Monica Dogra, Reggae Rajahs, Karsh Kale and Nucleya will perform as part of the lineup for Lee’s 125th anniversary celebration. NSCI Mumbai, Lala Lajpat Rai marg, Worli, RSVP for free entry, click here for more details.

Oct 11: Catch DJ Ryan Beck and Anant on the saxophone at Indigo, 4, Mandlik road, Colaba, call 66368999, 10pm, entry free. 

Oct 11: Watch a series of films on Mumbai made by the students of TISS (Tata Institute of Social Sciences) and discuss it with the makers at the post-screening session at The FD Zone, RR II theatre, 6th floor, Phase II building, Peddar road, 4pm onwards. Entry free, first cum first serve basis. For more info, click here.

Oct 11:
 Catch Mihir Ganatra on the decks and Faizan Husain with eight kinds of drums at Absolut Live, with great music and deals on Absolut drinks and bottles.For more information, click here. Shiro, next to Hard Rock Café, Bombay Dyeing Mills Compound, Worli, 10 pm onwards, entry free.  

Oct 11-12:
‘One Direction: Where We Are’ (The Concert film) only for this weekend, at PVR Cinemas,  Click here to find it in a theatre near you, tickets Rs 500.

Oct 11-12: Bar Carnival at Boveda featuring Oktoberfest specials, drink deals, live BBQ and more!  G04, Morya Landmark One, Off New Link Road, near Infiniti Mall, Andheri (W), call 67080858 for details, free entry.

Oct 11-12: For Oktoberfest, The Barking Deer will be brewing traditional amber lager called Marzen, Kolsch- a light crispy ale and Dunkelweizen. This plus German snacks. At Mathuradas Mill Compound, Lower Parel, free entry. 

Oct 11- Nov 30: Catch Delhi Art gallery's new exhibition “Indian Divine: Gods and Goddesses in 20th Century Art” with artworks dating back to the 19th century. Delhi Art Galley, Kala Ghoda, Click here to find out more.

Oct 12: This Sunday treat your kids (age 4-12) to the ‘Short & Sweet’ workshop -a mix of four short films picked by Shamiana Films like - Big Buck Bunny, Ormie, Pigeon Impossible & Johnny Express. The workshop will also include a cookout session with Chef Jay. The Pantry, Ground floor, Yeshwant Chambers, Military Square lane, Kala Ghoda, call 22679801, 4pm – 6pm, entry fees – Rs 1200, more details here.

Oct 12: 30 Indian breed pups and kittens are looking for a new home, so if you’re looking to adopt an adorable pet, head to the Zoic Pet Park and World For All’s ‘Animal adoption drive’, Holy Cross Road, IC Colony, Borivali, 10am – 5pm. For more info, click here.

Oct 12: Trace the history Bombay’s Rock scene at the Black & White Moments-Remembering Rang Bhavan concert at Mehboob Studios, Hill Road, Bandra (W), for enquiries call 9819216804.

 
What To Do This Long Weekend: Oct 2-5
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 22:57




It's like the end of the world out there. Everyone's left the city for the long weekend, and they forgot to take you along. The good news is we’re here too, and we’ve listed all you can do in the city while you’re walled in. The better news is that there’s more for you, and less for the flee bags!

WATCH

Satyajit Ray on screen, Edgar Allan Poe on stage and The Godfather in the backroom with unlimited wine.

Oct 2: Catch two classic films, Hamlet and Throne Of Blood at Matterden CFC. Deux End. Deepak Talkies, 38 NM Joshi Marg, Delisle Road, Lower Parel, book tickets here. Prices range between 150-250.

Oct 3: House music duo Lost Stories at Blue Frog on Friday, 10.30pm onwards. Paging your party feet! Todi Mills, Lower Parel, entry Rs 600.

Oct 3-5: Back in its fifth year in India, the Manhattan Short film festival will unspool at Sitara Studio with a bunch of workshops, discussions and screenings. More details here.

Oct 4: Catch Funk and Disco Duo Madboy/Mink and DJ Ankytrixx’s electro funk beats at Adlabs Aquamagica for a one day pool party from 2-6 pm. At Aquamagica, 30/31, Sangdewadi, Pali-Khopoli Road, off Mumbai-Pune Express Way, Tal-Khalapur, Dist-Raigad, Khopoli, see ticket details here, Rs 950-1.150.

Oct 4: Catch Still Life, a play based on stories by Edgar Allan Poe (The Tell-Tale Heart) and Mahasweta Devi (Kunti & Nishadin) atThe Hive, Huma Mansion, opposite Ahmed Bakery, Chuim Village Road, Khar (W), ticket details here.

Oct 4: Enjoy an evening of Hindustani Classical Music with vocalist Pt. Venkatesh and Tappa exponent Shashwati Mandal. Class(ical) act! At Ravindra Natya Mandir, near Siddhi Vinayak Temple, Prabhadevi, 6.30 pm onwards, ticket details here.

Oct 4: Watch Mirror just to understand what a ‘non-narrative, stream of consciousness, and autobiographical film-poem’ is. At the FD Zone this Saturday, 4 pm onwards, RR II Theatre, 6th floor, Phase II Building, Films Division, Peddar Road. Entry free but on a first come, first serve basis.

Oct 5: They’re making you an offer you can’t refuse. Catch the Godfather Trilogy on big screen with unlimited wine at The Russian Centre of Science and Culture, Peddar Road, near Jaslok Hospital. Rs 1,000 per head. See event details here.

DO

Haunt Gandhiji’s haunts, eat a mac n cheese choux, read by a pool.

Oct 2: Head out for a Gandhiji special session by City360 Vita-Walks for a peek into his life, with illustrations and trivia. Meeting point is August Kranti Maidan. To register for this walk call 8425830004/ 8425830006 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Starts at 11 am, Rs 850 per adult, Rs 750 per child.

Oct 2-5: Head to La Folie to sample goodies from their new menu that combines sweet and savoury flavours like the Mac n Cheese choux, a Grandma’s Carrot Patch and more! 16 Commerce House, Rope Walk Lane, next to Trishna Restaurant, Kala Ghoda.

Oct 2-5: Enjoy the long weekend with a luxe Bed & Brunch staycation package at The Palladium Hotel. Book on the same day or one-day prior and get 10% off your room price! The package includes a 30 minute spa session, pool access and beds to jump on, so you feel like you’re on vacation. Cheat sheets! See details here.

Oct 3-5: Myntra Fashion Weekend featuring pop up designer shops curated by Vogue India magazine, Myntra and Flipkart pop-ups, runway shows, style hub and beauty salon! At 8th & 9th floor, The Palladium Hotel, Lower Parel. Tickets now available on Bookmyshow.com, passes for Rs 500, Rs 1,000,  Rs 2,000 and Rs 5,000. Details here.

Oct 3-5: Two super fashion labels - NorBlack NorWhite and KORRA Jeans come together to host a 2-day open studio event. House of NorBlack NorWhite, Out House of Vithal Bhavan, 11/12 Guru Nanak Road, Bandra (W), call 9833050138, see the Facebook page here.

Oct 4: Attend a South Indian Classical Percussion Workshop and learn about the different percussion instruments and musical concepts. The session will be followed by a classical music performance from 9.30 pm onwards with the Satish Krishnamurthy Ensemble. The Bandra Base, 29th road, off Waterfield Road, Bandra (W). See their Facebook page here, call 30916003, Rs 200 for the workshop, Rs 300 for the performance.

Oct 4-5: Head over to The Lil Flea this weekend for over 200 pop up shops, Indian festive décor, a cooking demonstration, fun activities like Capoeira, Drum Circles and more! 11 am-11pm, Bandra Reclamation Ground, Bandra (W), entry fee is Rs 100 per head.

See here for our roundup of where to drink yourself silly for Oktober Fest!

You’re glad you stayed back, didn’t you?



 
Catch Manhattan Short This Weekend!
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 13:59


What: Manhattan Short at Sitara Studio, Dadar (W), and live webcast on http://www.vivantabytaj.com, sign up on http://manhattanshortindia.com. Entry free, and on a first-come first-serve basis.

Why: Back in its fifth year in India, this international short film festival will unspool at Sitara Studio with a bunch of workshops, discussions and screenings. Think about signing up for the ‘Making An Oscar Worthy Short’ workshop with Oscar-nominated Ashvin Kumar and stay for the evening screenings of the Manhattan Short 2014 Global finalists’ films.

When: October 3-5, 2 pm to 9.30 pm.

 
Oktober Fest In The City!
Monday, 29 September 2014 10:26

Oktober Fest In The City!

Oktober Fest In The City!

Sep 15- Oct 15: Starting early and heading all the way up to mid October, Smoke House Deli has a special Oktoberfest menu with staples like Meat Loaf with Warm Bread and Pickled Vegetables, Chicken Braised in Beer with a Mustard & Tarragon Veloute. Choose from German beers like Estrella Garcia, Sheperd Double Stout, Erdinger Weisse, Amigo and Schneider Weisse. Lower Parel, call 9619863248; Bandra (W), call 26487800; BKC, call 26530762.

Sep 19- Oct 5: Party the German way with Out Of The Blue’s German beers, sausages, burgers and meats! Out of the Blue, Le Sutra Hotel, 14 Union Park, off Carter Road, Khar (W), call 9324839393, 7.30 pm onwards.

Sep 26-28: Head to Aqaba for their first Oktoberfest featuring German food, craft beer and a series of festivities, including a performance by The Other People and beer games. Rs 1,000 coupons redeemable for food or beverage at the restaurant during Oktoberfest. Club House, Level P5, Peninsula Business Park, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, for reservations call 6151 2222.

Sep 29- Oct 11: The Daily brings back the Bavarian bash with better deals, fancier food, and lots of beer! Expect special Bavarian food menu, 17 types of beer and special deals. The Daily, ground floor, behind Shoppers Stop, SV Road, Bandra (W), call 9920446633.

Sep 29- Oct 29: Celebrate Oktober Fest at Salt Water Cafe Churchgate and Bandra with a whole host of yum German food and brews!Bandra 32710520; Churchgate 22026790

Oct 4: Le Mangii celebrates Oktober Fest1 where a Rs 500 cover includes your first drink and bar snacks. Le Mangii, Kamala Mills, Lower Parel, passes will be available at the gate. RSVP on  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with  your guest details .

 
Catch A Jazz Film Today!
Friday, 26 September 2014 13:05


What: Documentary Screening of Finding Carlton: Uncovering the Story of Jazz in India followed by a Q&A session with Director Susheel Kurien, at Prithvi House, Janki Kutir, Juhu, entry free.

Why: “How can they see with sequins in their eyes?” Look through the razzle dazzle to catch the documentary Finding Carlton at Prithvi House tonight, based on surviving Indian jazz guitarist, Carlton Kitto. Tracing back to inspirations that flowed into the music, the documentary covers lesser-known stories, the influence of the American Army’s presence in Calcutta during the World War II and its effect on Bollywood.

When: Blue(s) film tonight at 7 pm.

 
What To Do This Weekend + Oktober Fest Listings!
Friday, 26 September 2014 10:05



Sep 26: Catch the 8th anniversary tour of Helium with his mix of techno & progressive house  at Boveda, G04, Morya Landmark One, off New Link Road, near Infiniti Mall, Andheri (W), call  67080858, entry free, 8pm onwards.

Sep 26: As part of The Pantry’s Short Film Nights series, catch Oscar nominated Little Terrorist, Chaitra by Kranti Kanade and Baiano, a film directed by Elisabetta Bernardini. At The Pantry, Yashwant Chambers, Military Square lane, Kalaghoda, Fort, call 22678901, 8 pm onwards, free entry.

Sep 27: This Saturday, Indigo’s bar features Rohin Puri on Percussion & DJ Neyhha. Indigo, 4, Mandlik Road, Colaba, call 66368999, 10 pm onwards.

Sep 27: Get out of the city with The Blueberry Trails’ weekend getaway to Tikona Fort in Kamshet, ahead of Lonavala. Rs 1,850 for a day trip including travel from the city, trek, guide, breakfast, lunch and evening chai. To book call Valencia at 9820526098/  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sep 28: Catch Small Fry Co.’s Sindhi meal by home chef Maya Dastoor. The meal will include dal pakwan, arbi tuk and other Sindhi delights and will be iun two sittings, at noon and 2:30pm.Rs 1000 for veg; 1200 for non veg per person, To reserve email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Tangerine Arts Studio, Rukhsana, second Floor, near Puja Casa, Nargis Dutt Road, Pali Hill, call 9867369960.

Oktober Fest Listings

Sep 15- Oct 15: Starting early and heading all the way up to mid October, Smoke House Deli has a special Oktoberfest menu with staples like Meat Loaf with Warm Bread and Pickled Vegetables, Chicken Braised in Beer with a Mustard & Tarragon Veloute. Choose from German beers like Estrella Garcia, Sheperd Double Stout, Erdinger Weisse, Amigo and Schneider Weisse. Lower Parel, call 9619863248; Bandra (W), call 26487800; BKC, call 26530762. 

Sep 19- Oct 5: Party the German way with Out Of The Blue’s German beers, sausages, burgers and meats! Out of the Blue, Le Sutra Hotel, 14 Union Park, off Carter Road, Khar (W), call 9324839393, 7.30 pm onwards.

Sep 26-28: Head to Aqaba for their first Oktoberfest featuring German food, craft beer and a series of festivities, including a performance by The Other People and beer games. Rs 1,000 coupons redeemable for food or beverage at the restaurant during Oktoberfest. Club House, Level P5, Peninsula Business Park, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, for reservations call 6151 2222.

Sep 29- Oct 11: The Daily brings back the Bavarian bash with better deals, fancier food, and lots of beer! Expect special Bavarian food menu, 17 types of beer and special deals. The Daily, ground floor, behind Shoppers Stop, SV Road, Bandra (W), call 9920446633.

Sep 29- Oct 29: Celebrate Oktober Fest at Salt Water Cafe Churchgate and Bandra with a whole host of yum German food and brews!Bandra 32710520; Churchgate 22026790

Oct 4: Le Mangii celebrates Oktober Fest1 where a Rs 500 cover includes your first drink and bar snacks. Le Mangii, Kamala Mills, Lower Parel, passes will be available at the gate. RSVP on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with  your guest details .

Advance Listing:

Oct 3-5: Catch The Myntra Fashion Weekend with fun pop ups, a unique runway experience, a look good hub and a salon station at The Palladium Hotel, Lower Parel, 11 am onwards, tickets available here .

 
Be A One Night Stand DJ
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 09:56

 

After One Night Stand Chef, Café Zoe has a new Wham-bam property – One Night Stand DJ. If you are a non-professional DJ and think you can play, email your SoundCloud link to Café Zoe and you could find yourself playing at their Sunday Sundowner from 4.30 pm to 8 pm! You’ll obviously need to tweak your set to suit the vibe at Café Zoe.

This is your chance to go from lame house party to sexy sundowner. Even if just for one night!

Getting there: Send your SoundCloud link to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the subject line One Night Stand DJ, free application.

 
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