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

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.

Catch A Screened Play With CinePlay
Friday, 19 September 2014 16:21

What: Cineplay, video screenings of theatre performances, see their website here, Facebook page here

Why: So that awesome play came to town last week and you missed it? Join the club.

Bridging the gap between people who would like to make it to theatre performances and those who actually do is CinePlay, started by media and film experts, Subodh Maskara and Nandita Das. By shooting theatrical plays for video screenings across the country, and releasing slick trailers for each, CinePlay is attempting to break the limitations of geography, language and accessibility that come with the medium. Says Subodh, “It just simply started as a cost effective way to reach a global audience.”

When: Now. S(t)age advice, this.

Event Roundup: Sep 19-21
Friday, 19 September 2014 10:19

Sep 19: Celebrate the spirit of Mexico at Hard Rock Café with a Mexican Fiesta all this month with special cocktails blended with Tequila, a special drinks menu and yummy Mexican food! Sharyans Audeus, ground Floor, diagonally opp. Yashraj Studios, Fun Republic Cinema Lane, Andheri (W).

Sep 19-23: This weekend, head over to Worli for the Nehru Centre’s 8th Theatre Festival that will showcase classical theatre from as far back as the 7th century! See ticket details here.

Sep 19-24: Dine with Art as LPQ Colaba turns into an art space, with the works of Jaya Lamba. Plus, there’s a special 4-course set menu available for Rs 1,000 +taxes. Le Pain Quotidien, Appollo Bunder, Colaba. See their Facebook page here.

Sep 19-26: Bringing together a stellar list of classical dancers and choreographers, the sixth year of the Nakshatra Dance Festival at the NCPA will showcase traditional dance forms, as well as host workshops around related topics. See here for ticket details.

Sep 20: This Saturday head to Indigo Colaba for #RewINDIGO!  DJ Jack will be spinning everything from the 70's through to the 90's. Groove to the sounds by Queen, ABBA, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, KC and The Sunshine Band and others.Indigo, 4, Mandlik Road, Colaba, call 66368999.

Sep 20: Go ‘Downtown Grunge’ this Saturday at The White Owl with DJ La Rossa a.k.a. Yash Pariani taking over the consolewith a selection of electronic beats. The White Owl, One Indiabulls Centre, Tower 2-B Lobby, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel (W), entry strictly by guest list. For reservations, call 9920324487 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sep 21: Head over to Boveda this Sunday and catch The Big Sunday Chill featuring Lynston  + Kalee +Orbs and Zen with their mad mixes of tech house music. Boveda, G04, Morya Landmark One, off New Link Road, near Infiniti Mall, Andheri (W) Call 67080858, Entry: Free, 6 pm onwards.

Sep 21: Catch The Last Parsi, stand up comedy by Danesh Irani at NCPA, Nariman Point, NCPA Marg, 7 pm onwards, tickets at Rs 300-1,000.

Do This Weekend: Nakshatra Dance Festival
Thursday, 18 September 2014 10:11


Crowded club + blaring music =natya cup of tea?

We suggest doing this instead over the weekend:

Bringing together a stellar list of classical dancers and choreographers,  the sixth year of the Nakshatra Dance Festival at the NCPA will showcase traditional dance forms, as well as host workshops around related topics.

Catch Sharmila Biswas and the OVM Ensemble perform Chaturvidh, a story of the unattainable (we’re thinking of you); a two-day workshop by stalwart CV Chandrasekhar; a performance of Panchamahabhutam, that will explore the philosophy of the five elements; and even a combined Kerala art form performance with Kathakali and Mohiniattam.

Getting There: The Nakshatra Dance Festival will be at The Tata Theatre at NCPA, Nariman Point from Sep 19-26. See here for ticket details.

Event Roundup: Sep 12-14
Friday, 12 September 2014 10:53

Sep 7-13: Sample up some fun Moroccan cuisine as part of the Culinary Adventure Series at The Daily! Head over for yummies like the Charmoula Lamb Chop with Couscous, Pomelo and Quinao Salad. The Daily, Ground Floor, Behind Shoppers Stop, S.V Road, Bandra (W)

Sep 12: Catch Bhavishyavani Future Soundz’s underground beats at the Friday Bar Night at Guppy Pop Up, Olive Mahalaxmi, Mahalaxmi Race Course. RSVP at 40858585 for the guest list, 10 pm onwards.

Sep 12: Watch amateurs shine bright under the big lights at The White Owl’s Open Mic Night on Friday. Expect Stand-Up (English & Hindi), sketch, improv, rap and music at The White Owl, One Indiabulls Building, Tower 2, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, tickets at Rs 200 with a Rs 100 registration fee.

Sep 13: This Saturday, Madoc’s pop and funk music will mix with multi -percussionist Jonqui’s beats at Li Bai, Palladium Hotel, Lower Parel, Rs 5,000 for a couple and stag (full cover), call 6162 8000 , 11 pm onwards.

Sep 13-14: Catch The Buckingham Secret, a play about the royal family and their royal secrets, directed by Meherzad Patel, starring Sabira Merchant, Danesh Irani, Nauheed Cyrusi and others, 7 pm onwards, Tata Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point, tickets at Rs 360-2,000, available on

Sep 14: Head over to the Hive this Sunday for a workshop on the spoken word and performance poetry by Rochelle D’silva, call9920634651 to register, The Hive, 50 - A, Huma Mansion, opposite Ahmed Bakery, Chuim Village Road, Khar (W), see details here.

Sep 14: Catch eight bands at the crowd funded concert Control Alt Delete with Bombay Bassment, Spud In The Box, I am Bliss, The Vinyl Records and others. Blue Frog, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Lower Parel, 5 pm onwards, see details about the event and how to contribute here .

Sep 14: Oh:cha joins the list of live gig city venues this Sunday with Faizan Hussain and Mihir Ganatra kicking off their dulcet nights! Oh:cha, Mathurdas Mills Compund, near Blue Frog, call 24939310, 4pm onwards, entry free.

Sep 14: Cure your weekend hangover with the Irish Hash this Sunday.  The Irish House, in collaboration with the Bombay Hash House Harriers  will assemble at 5 pm at the Kalaghoda branch for an hour long run and hit the pub post that for beer and food. Participants can enjoy 20% off on food. Registration fee: Rs 50, email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to sign up.

The Farmers’ Market Starts On Oct 12
Monday, 08 September 2014 10:48

While you wait for the next season of your favourite TV show, know this: Season VI of The Farmers’ Market starts on October 12. Organic (couch) potatoes, start stretching!

Slated for 21 Sundays at Maharashtra Nature Park, the market like always, will feature organic food stalls and eco-friendly products. If you want to participate or collaborate with the good folks behind this initiative - they’re even looking for musicians and stand up comics – email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

See you then, (f)arm candy!

Getting there: The Farmers’ Market starts on October 12 at Maharashtra Nature Park, Dharavi, call 9820089378 / 9819852266.

Event Roundup: Sep 5-7
Friday, 05 September 2014 10:58

Sep 5: Catch Frisco Feat. SeQu3l + Vinayka who will combine tech, progressive and trance elements at Boveda, G04, Morya Landmark One, Off New Link Road, Near Infiniti Mall, Andheri (W), 8pm onwards, call 67080858, entry free.

Sep 5: One of the busiest DJ’s in the country, Anish Sood will perform today at 10:30 pm at Blue Frog, Mathurdas Mills Compound, Lower Parel, see more details here.

Sep 6: Catch the best of Latin dance and house by DJ Ashwin Mushran, with  fun bar snacks to nibble on and South American themed drinks! Say ole at Indigo, 4, Mandlik Road, Colaba, call 66368999.

Sep 6-7: Loosely based on the history of British India, The Empire is stand up comic’s Anuvab Pal’s solo show. A comedy rock concert with hilarious sketches, we already like the sound of this. Dance Theatre Godrej, NCPA Nariman Point, NCPA Marg, tickets Rs 600, 7:30 pm onwards.

Sep 6: Catch author, mythologist and illustrator Devdutt Patnaik talk about Myths being subjective truths as part of Junoon’s Mumbai Local series at MCubed library,  Princess Building, Near Bandra Gymkhana,, D'Monte Park Road, Bandra (W) at 6pm. Pre-registrations at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sep 7: Mamagoto has introduced a new cocktail menu and bar nibbles at their branches. Choose from kaffir lime leaf infused in silver tequila, thyme infused with dry gin and more! Available at all outlets. Timings: Bandra, Andheri, Kalaghoda 12pm to 12.30 am and R City 12 pm to 11.30 am

Sep 7: The Hive has collaborated with Cineplay, a union of cinema and theatre founded by Subodh Maskara and co-founded by Nandita Das that screens theatre performances. Catch their first screening of Siddharth Kumar’s The Job on Sunday at The Hive, Huma Mansion, Chuim Village, Bandra (W), tickets Rs 250, see their events page here.

Sep 7: In this month’s Prithvi’s Chai & Why, TIFR will create accessible discussions of interesting scientific issues. Conducted by Prof. Shobhona Sharma, a researcher in the Department of Biological Sciences, TIFR, Mumbai, the session  will be about the battle against malaria between man, mosquito and parasite and whether a malaria vaccine is in sight. Entry free, 11 am onwards,  Prithvi House, Prithvi Theatre, Janki Kutir, Juhu.


Catch Kalki's Monologue On Womanhood
Thursday, 28 August 2014 16:26

What: Monologue: Kalki, A Solo Act On Womanhood at Canvas Laugh Club, 3rd floor, Palladium Mall, Lower Parel, Rs 600 per ticket, booking details here.

Why: Whether you’re the bra burning type or not, you should catch Kalki’s monologue that will cross reference history and mythology to illuminate the role of a woman in today’s society. Tickets are already on sale and proceeds for the event will go to Give India.

When: September 4, 7pm. Good luck-shmi!

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