This week in Mumbai, trade in the generic for something a little bit quirkier. Push yourself to go off the beaten track and do something different. Go to a mindboggling art show in an opulent five star hotel instead of a tiny art gallery, go watch your favourite theatre artists perform of all things a poetry reciting at the NCPA or go watch a completely hatke comedy at the Canvas Laugh Club, just instinctively go do something you normally wouldn’t! Catching a tribute to the kings of eclectic, Pink Floyd is also a must in this week of experimenting, after all if anyone knew how to switch it up in style it was Pink Floyd. Whatever you choose to do this week, just remember, “Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone.”
Delhi Art Gallery showcases Manifestations XI exclusively at the JW Marriott; Mumbai
Art lovers in the city are going to be thrilled! Delhi Art Gallery’s eleventh edition of its signature exhibition – Manifestations, has made its way to Mumbai’s shores. The event which is being held at the JW Marriott will be home to the artworks of 75 of India’s premiere most artists and sculptors. Prominent names that will feature at the exhibit include M. F. Husain, S. H Raza, F. N. Souza, Raja Ravi Varma, Jamini Roy, Nandalal Bose, N. S. Bendre, Ram Kumar, Satish Gujral, Ganesh Pyne and several other art world giants. The beautiful Marriott lobby has been transformed into a bona fide art space for the exhibition with the marvellous artworks being grouped into different genres – landscapes, still-life, mythology, figurative, narrative, and abstract art. We simply can’t wait to get our eyes on this phenomenal art extravaganza!
Date: On till the 22nd of September, 2014.
Time: 11am onwards.
Address: JW Marriott Hotel, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu, Mumbai.
La Fondue – A Special Monsoon Addition
Quickly, head to Farrokh Khambata’s Amadeus to satisfy your insatiable, mid-week cheese craving. Sinful, warm and the perfect comfort food for the rains, the atmospheric restaurant will be serving everybody’s favourite cheese fondue to its customers this monsoon. All kinds of decadent, the delicious fondue is made using heaps of melted Swiss Gruyere Cheese, White Wine and Kirsch liqueur, and is served along with a host of equally delicious accompaniments such as crusty bread, char grilled baby potatoes, cocktail onions and pickled gherkins. We can’t wait to dig into some of that golden goodness!
Date: On till the 31st of August, 2014.
Address: Amadeus, NCPA, Nariman Point, Mumbai.
Watch Motley’s stars, Naseer, Ratna, Heeba and Kenny Desai host a performance reading of a collection of fables, poems and stories by Vikram Seth and James Thurber. Capturing the essence of what Motley stands for the simplistic yet poignant play is all about well-scripted lovely characters untrapped by the demands of showbiz. The play is based on the uncanny similarities between the human world and the animal world and is suitable for all ages. We can’t wait to watch these talented theatre artists do what they do best – be there quirky selves.
Date: 30th August, 2014.
Pricing: Rs 400 to Rs 500.
Address: Experimental Theatre (Nariman Point), National Centre for Performing Arts, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point Mumbai.
Tribute to Pink Floyd
One of the most popular bands in the city will be paying tribute to one of the musical greats of our time, Pink Floyd. Having covered other cult legends in the past such as Zeppelin, Deep Purple, The Doors, Iron Maiden and The Beatles we are sure the band will do justice to Pink Floyd and their sheer brilliance. We can’t wait to go and indulge in some soft rock nostalgia with The Wildside which comprises band members Cajetan D’souza, Cassius Fernandes, Abel Zeilang, Joseph Satralkar, Sheldon Pereira, and Sean Fernandes.
Date: 28th August, 2014.
Time: 8pm onwards.
Pricing: Entry – Rs. 500 + Cover charges Rs. 500
Address: Hard Rock Cafe, Bombay Dyeing Mill Compound, Pandurang Budhkar Marg, Worli Mumbai.
Dr. Lutchuke at the Canvas Laugh Club
Join one of India’s favourite female stand up comics Aditi Mittal as she or rather whacky psychologist and sexologist Dr. Mrs. Lutchuke explores the 2 sides to every comedian. The show, which is sure to guarantee a few rib-tickling moments, is segregated into two halves or two sides as Dr. Mrs. Lutchuke says herself, “everything is having 2 sides- a front side and a back side.” The first half of the half of the show will see some of the country’s most well-known comedians perform some sick routines while the second half will see the hilarious Dr. Mrs. Lutchuke, reveal the ‘back side’ of the comedian you just met – through an interview and Internet approved psycho tests but of course! This is exactly the doctor ordered to remove you from your mid-week slump!
Date: 27th August, 2014.
Address: Canvas Laugh Club, Palladium Mall, 3rd Floor, High Street Phoenix, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel Mumbai.