Wake up Mumbai; enjoy the last few days of this beautiful monsoon month with tons of music and even more dancing. Whether you prefer soul-soothing reggae of the Bob Marley variety, hardcore, hip-swaying drum and bass beats or you’re more of the EDM headbanger, we’ve got you covered. In the meantime, while you’re giving your tired soles a rest, don’t forget to catch the hilarious play with a social message at Prithvi or indulge in copious amounts of divine Masala Chai Beer with vada pav and other scrumptious street-food at The Barking Deer. Happy dancing!
Taj Mahal Ka Udghatan – Prithvi
A sequel to S.P. Singh’s hilarious Taj Mahal Ka Tender is the rib-tickling Taj Mahal Ka Udghatan. A comical satire, the laugh riot also touches upon some of the nasty problems plaguing India such as red-tapism and corruption. While the original play revolved around the bizarre possibility of Shahjahan trying to build the Taj Mahal in today’s day and age, its sequel revolves around a young Aurangzeb trying to complete his dead father’s only wish. The play promises to tickle your funny bone and makes for the ideal mid-week slum-buster.
Date: 23rd and 24th July, 2014.
Time: 23rd July (9 pm) and 24th July (6.30 pm and 9.30 pm)
Pricing: Rs. 150
Address: Prithvi Theatre, 20, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road, Juhu Mumbai.
Oozeundat at Boveda
This Friday, groove to the hip-shaking tunes of talented musical duo – Oozeundat. The quirkily named Oozeundat is the brainchild of two Pune boys, Roan and Sidhant. Famous for their shared passion for underground electronic dance music, their intense heart-racing sets are well-known for, “destroying dancefloors.” In fact, the recently formed duo has even opened for established artists such as Dubfire, Guy J, Spektre, Arjun Vagale, Anil Chawla, B.L.O.T and Kohra to much appreciation. Go watch their loud and live performance along with a bunch of your best girlfriends for a fun ladies’ night out.
Date: 25th July, 2014
Time: 9pm onwards
Pricing: Entry, free.
Address: Boveda, G04, Morya Landmark One, Off New Link Road, Andheri West Mumbai.
Monsoon Specials at The Barking Deer
There is no better comfort beverage than chilled beer, except of course, a warm cup of masala chai. So it seems only logical to combine the two, no? Head on out to one of Lower Parel’s most-loved watering holes, The Barking Deer for a taste of their newly-introduced Masala Chai Beer. The fragrant spice-infused beer is an explosion of flavor and goes brilliantly with some delicious Mumbai street food. Go indulge in platefuls of mouth-watering vada pav, pani puri, bhajiya, jalebi and hotdogs along with the rich, malty beverage for a perfect monsoon evening.
Date: 29th – 31st July, 2014.
Time: 5pm, daily.
Address: The Barking Deer, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Kamala Mills Compound, Lower Parel, Mumbai.
Strictly Drum & Bass
Celebrate Friday night at H2O with foot-tapping music and tempting cocktails. Those of you who dig drum and bass based tunes are in for a bigger treat. Three of some of the most talented artists – Ox7gen, EZ Riser, and Mental Martians will be performing live with the sole intention of making you dance all night long to their heady beats. What better way to enter the weekend than with a solid hangover and tired feet?
Date: 25th July, 2014.
Time: 9:30pm onwards.
Address: H2O – The Liquid Lounge, Hotel Royal Inn, Off Linking Road, Khar West Mumbai.
If you or anyone in your family has an upcoming wedding, Celebrating Vivaha is the place to be. On for a period of three days the extensive exhibit will be home to some of the most well-reputed fashion designers, jewellers, caterers, beauticians and make-up artists, florists, and photographers part of the Indian wedding industry. The mini extravaganza will also include an array of numerologists, astrologists, trousseau packers and honeymoon organizers all aimed at making your special day even more special. The exhibit is an ideal one-stop-shop for monsoon brides and grooms.
Date: 25th, 26th and 27th of July, 2014.
Time: All day
Address: JW Marriott Hotel, 8283, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu, Mumbai.
Bob Marley Day at The White Owl
Fans of the king of reggae are not going to want to miss House of Marley’s celebration of Bob Marley Day at The White Owl this Wednesday. The fun-filled event will include lots of Rasta cocktails, a super cute ‘Selfie Corner’ with some funky props and interesting backdrops and of course some insane reggae music provided by the popular DJ Arsh from Shark & Ink. Additionally, the event will act as the launch pad for House of Marley Products in India where guests will also get an exclusive sneak peek into some of the cool new accessories on offer such as headphones, speakers, t-shirts and keychains among others.
Date: 23rd July, 2014.
Time: 9pm onwards
Address: The White Owl, One Indiabulls Center, Tower 2 Lobby, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel Mumbai, 400013