This week in Mumbai – Its all about laughter at Prithvi theater, standup and trance at the Blue Frog and much more

Let us tell you how to satisfy your weekly culture fix with some of the best events happening right here in the city. Whether you’re the avid art enthusiast or the regular theater-goer we’ve got it all planned out for you. From a mind-blowing art collection of over a 100 paintings by an even more mind-blowing artist to a long night of dancing with an Israeli trance group or even an evening of melodious drama and tragedy, we guarantee you a memorable fun-filled week.

Amrita Sher-Gil: The Passionate Quest
The National Gallery of Modern Art in Mumbai will be hosting an ongoing exhibition dedicated to artist extraordinaire Amrita Sher-Gil. The display curated by art historian and Sher-Gil’s biographer herself Yashodhara Dalmia, will boast of close to 100 of the artists works. The exhibition will include paintings depicting Sher-Gil’s entire journey through Paris, Hungary and finally India. She once remarked, “I can only paint in India. Europe belongs to Picasso, Matisse, Braque… India belongs only to me.” Catch the Amrita Sher-Gil: The Passionate Quest at the NGMA, Fort, Mumbai before the 29th of June. A must visit for all art connoisseurs.
Timing: 11am to 6pm.
Pricing: Rs10 for Indians; and Rs150 for foreign nationals
Address: Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort, Mumbai.

aRanya’s PARK at Prithvi
Theater lovers can catch the delightfully funny aRanya’s PARK at Prithvi Theatre on both the 24th as well as the 25th of June. Written and directed by Manav Kaul the layered comedy promises to keep you in splits while providing you with an incredible insight into human nature. The plot revolves around three men squabbling over a public park bench; the actors achieved praise for playing out their characters skillfully and believably.
Date: June 24th – Wed June 25th
Timing: Tuesday: 9:00PM, Wednesday: 6:00PM & 9:00PM
Pricing: Rs.150

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Rigoletto – Verdi – Opera
Opera enthusiasts will be pleased to find out that the National Centre for the Performing Arts will be showcasing an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi on Thursday the 26th of June. The tragic love story revolves around the Duke of Mantua, his hunchbacked court jester Rigoletto and his daughter, Gilda. The extravagant opera boasts of outstanding performances by Diana Damrau, Oksana Volkova, Piotr Beczala and Sefan Kocan among many.
Date: 26th of June, 2014.
Timing: 6:30PM
Price: Rs.750.
Address: the National Centre for the Performing Arts at NCPA Marg, Nariman Point, Mumbai.

Weekday Fun at Blue Frog
Blue Frog is THE place to be this week with the popular Lower Parel watering hole hosting a variety of fun and exciting events. On Wednesday the 25th three of some of the most well-known names in stand-up comedy will be coming to entertain the audience in their usual satirical style.
Date: 25th of June, 2014
Timing: 8:30PM-10:30PM
Price: Rs.500. Seating is on a first come first served basis.
Address: Bluefrog, D/2 Mathuradas Mills Compound N.M. Joshi Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai

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Also, not to miss at the happening bar is the performance by Psytrance headliners from Israel, Sesto Sento. Having collaborated with the top names in the music business such as Moby, the Police, Depeche Mode, Fatboy Slim, Faithless and more, these guys know what their business and are sure to give you a good time.
Date: 27th of June, 2014.
Timing: 0:30PM – 01:30AM
Price: Rs. 600 or Rs. 1500 full cover. Early Bird Special!
Address: Bluefrog, D/2 Mathuradas Mills Compound N.M. Joshi Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai

‘Chatak’ – A Monsoon Show of Student Artists
The Nehru centre will be holding its annual monsoon show ‘Chatak’ from Tuesday the 24th of June. The 22nd year of the monsoon show will also exhibit the art work of around 30 students from the districts of from Nagpur, Satara, Nashik, Pune, Sangli Thane and Mumbai. The extensive display by the talented students will include works of all kinds of different styles and mediums as well as a few sculptures. A must visit for those looking to pick up something indigenous and unique for their home.
Date: Tuesday, 24th June to Wednesday, 2nd July 2014
Address: Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai.

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