Your Definitive Guide To The Weekend In Mumbai
It’s Friday! Yayy! This means it’s time to shrug out of your formal work clothes, kick off those shoes, and relax. The arrival of the weekend makes me super lazy. All I want to do is laze around on the couch with a bowl of popcorn and a good movie. But really, what’s the point of a weekend if you spend it cooped up indoors?
Step out of the house, folks! The city has so much in store for you. From workshops to tastings and plays to concerts, there’s a host of activities mapped out for you. You only need to know where to look. And if you don’t know where to go or what to do, we’re here to help. We’ve rounded up the best activities in the city this weekend just for you! So grab your planners and scroll on.
FRIDAY: JULY 1 →
Tribal Flora & Tarqeeb at Blue Frog
Electro-fusion troop Tribal Flora and Ashish Jose, and drum and bass producer of Tarqeeb will be performing at the Blue Frog today. Prepare for an electrifying night.
Location: Blue Frog, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Tulsi Pipe Road, Lower Parel
Timing: 9:30 pm
Contact: 022 6158 6158
Charges: Rs 350 (entry fee)
Rs 1,000 (cover charge)
Gaia & Luna at Kitty Su
The Italian EDM duo Gaia and Luna Carollo will be handling the console at Kitty Su tonight. If you want to dance the night away, head on over for some serious fun.
Location: Kitty Su, The Lalit, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Road, Andheri (East)
Timing: 1o pm
Contact: 022 6104 3145
Charges: Rs 1,500 per couple
Loretta — St. Andrew’s Auditorium
If you love watching a good old play, you can do that today. Directed by Sunil Shanbag, Loretta follows the life a Mumbai-based Goan, Rafael, who visits his father with his Anglo-Indian girlfriend Loretta, who must learn Konkani if she wants to stay on the island. A Goan play sounds like fun, no? Book your tickets here.
Location: St. Andrew’s Auditorium, St. Andrew’s College, St. Dominic Road, Bandra (West)
Timing: 7:30 pm
Contact: 022 2641 0926
Charges: Rs 500/ Rs 750/ Rs 1,000 per person
Gateway Brewery’s Apple Cider
Tired of the same old drinks? Try something fresh and tantalising tonight, will you? Head on over to any branch of The Woodside Inn or The Bombay Canteen, Lower Parel and order up some glasses of Gateway Brewery’s new Sidecar, a.k.a, delicious apple cider!
SATURDAY: JULY 2 →
Earthy A Fair – The Hive
This is all about a beautiful selection of food, art, and craft of Meghalaya. It will also include an exhibition of handmade homeware and accessories, including crockery, bags, and a variety of traditional cuisine. There is also going to be a performance by Rida and The Music Folks, who will be presenting some Khasi as well as English songs using traditional instruments.
Location: The Hive, 50A, Huma Mansion, opposite Ahmed Bakery, Chuim Village Road, Khar
Timing: 8 pm
Contact: 98209 98790
Charges: Rs 600 per person for the performance; Rs 1,200 per person for the performance and the meal
Monsoon Sale at Contemporary Arts and Crafts
Running behind on shopping for furnishings? Don’t worry! Shop till you drop at this sale, which will be held for a duration of 9 days. Merchandise will be available at discounted rates.
Location: Contemporary Arts and Crafts, 210 Taj Building, D.N. Road, Fort
Timing: July 2 to July 10, from 10.30am to 7.30pm.
Contact: 022 2201 3379
The Interview – NCPA Experimental Theatre
This award-winning play is a must watch this weekend. Taking place in the corporate world, the plot revolves around a young man who arrives at an interview, which does not turn out as he expects it to. Buy your tickets here.
Location: Experimental Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point
Timing: 7 pm
Contact: 022 2282 4567
Charges: Rs 400/ Rs 500
Begumjaan – Rangsharda Auditorium
Writer and director Pradeep Gupta’s Hindi play seems to be quite promising. Starring Daisy Shah, Pankaj Mishra and Gufi Paintal, the play is about the relationship between an aristocrat and his courtesan. Buy your tickets here.
Location: Rangsharda Auditorium, Hotel Rangsharda, near Lilavati Hospital, Bandra Reclamation, Bandra (West)
Timing: 7:30 pm
Charges: Rs 500, Rs 1,000, Rs 1,200, Rs 2,000
A Walk In The Woods – Swatantrya Veer Savarkar Sabhagriha
This play stars Naseeruddin Shah and Rajit Kapur and has been directed by Ratna Pathak Shah. It’s all about a leisurely stroll in the woods and touches upon important topics of discussion skilfully. Buy your tickets here.
Location: Swatantrya Veer Savarkar Sabhagriha, 252 Veer Savarkar Marg, Shivaji Park, Dadar (West)
Timing: July 2 and July 3 at 8pm
Charges: Rs 200, Rs 600, Rs 800, Rs 1,000
Dualist Inquiry & Madboy/Mink + Kohra – Todi Mill Social
EDM pros Dualist Inquiry (Sahej Bakshi), electro-pop crew Madboy/Mink and popular electronica DJ Kohra (Madhav Shorey) , are all set to give out a scintillating performance this weekend. What’s more, there’s no entry fee!
Location: Todi Mill Social, #242, near Viva Centre and Cafe Zoe, Mathuradas Mill Compound, Lower Parel
Timing: 9 pm
Contact: 022 6511 0361
Func & Curtain Blue + Little Brontosaurus – Bonobo
The three EDM specialist DJs will perform gigs at this event, which has been organised by Krunk, a Mumbai-based artist and event management company. No entry fee for this either.
Location: Bonobo, Second Floor, Kenilworth Mall, Phase 2, off Linking Road, behind KFC, Bandra (West)
Timing: 1o pm
Contact: 22 2605 5050
SUNDAY: 3 JULY →
Special Monsoon Soup Menu – Olive Bar & Kitchen, Khar (West)
Are the monsoons giving you the chills? Go ahead and sample from the best of the warm and delicious soups being served up at the Olive Bar & Kitchen, this monsoon.
Location: Olive Bar & Kitchen, Khar (West)
Contact: 022 4340 8229
Walk Among Wild Lilies – Sanjay Gandhi National Park
How well do you know your city? Have you paid enough attention to the minutiae of life? This beautiful walk with botanist Suchindra Dutta will help you learn all that you need to, about monsoon flora. The walk begins at the Nature Information Centre. Book a spot here.
Location: Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali (East)
Timing: 7:30 am
Contact: 022 2886 8686
Charges: Rs 550 per person
Queensway Walk – Parel
This walk will be conducted by Khaki Tours, a local team of history lovers. It will cover several landmarks such as double Shiv ling temples, an actual hill made of lava, and the place where the durbar of a British royal in India first took place, etc. It’s quite a quirky mix of things to do! Book a spot here.
Location: It begins outside Firdosi’s Collection Gift Shop, Patel Terrace, Jerbai Wadia Road, Parel.
Timing: 4:30 pm
Contact: 022 2412 7314
Charges: Rs 500 per person
A Comedy of Horrors – Prithvi Theatre
This play has been directed by young lad Vivaan Shah. It is an English play, which comprises of a selection of stories by Edgar Allan Poe and Ambrose Bierce. Expect stellar performances by veterans Joy Fernandes, Jaimini Pathak, and Shiv Subrahmanyam. Book your tickets here.
Location: Prithvi Theatre, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road, Juhu
Timing: 6 pm and 9 pm
Contact: 022 2614 5917
Charges: Rs 400 per person
Ek Mulaqat – NCPA Tata Theatre
Starring Shekhar Suman and Deepti Naval, this play is an enactment of the well-known love story of poet Sahir Ludhianvi and writer Amrita Pritam. Book your tickets here.
Location: Tata Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point
Timing: 7 pm
Contact: 022 2282 4567
Charges: Rs 500, Rs 800, Rs 1,000, Rs 1,200, Rs 1,500