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19 things to do around Mumbai from July 17 to July 22

Order of the day
Celebrate Hemingway’s poison
17 Monday
12 PM – 1 AM: Glocal Junction is celebrating World Mojito Day by hosting a festival in honour of the Cuban drink, which apparently was also writer Ernest Hemingway’s favourite cocktail. Try from their wide range that includes sunkiss Havana, alma de Cuba, black pearl, serial killer, rumba and citro nella. They’ve also added twists to the regular mojito by fresh fruits and green chillies.
WHERE: Glocal Junction, ground floor, Nehru Centre, Dr Annie Besant Road, Opposite Nehru Planetarium, Worli
CALL: 9022631999

Enjoy sheesha and some soda
18 Tuesday
4 PM – 1.30 PM: Borivli’s 24 Rooftop Lounge and Bistro has rolled out a new Tuesday offer to help you sail through the week. Order a refreshing sheesha and get a complimentary iced tea/fresh lime soda/coffee free. So, while you enjoy the calming breeze, sample the variety of sheesha flavours like watermelon, pan rasna, rose, rajnigandha and blueberry.
WHERE: 24 Rooftop Lounge and Bistro, Rooftop, Thakkar Mall, SV Road, near Borivli Station, Borivli West
CALL: 28334533

Learn to heal through music
19 Wednesday
6 PM: Attend a free lecture demonstration programme on music therapy organised by Sur Sanjeevan Music Therapy Trust. Pandit Shanshak Katti, a national sitar player of Doordarshan, who has been working on Sur Sanjeevan Music Therapy since 1998 with a group of doctors. This music therapy is based on Ayurveda and traditions of Indian classical music.
WHERE: ML Dhanukar College, Dixit Road, opposite Parle Sathye College, Vile Parle East
CALL: 28208874

Sign up for a good laugh
20 Thursday
8.30 PM: Watch standup comic Anirban Dasgupta, an engineer-turned-corporate salesman, who likes to talk about his inter community marriage, corporate life, Facebook and politics. Punit Pania of Chalta Hai Comedy will be your host for the evening.
WHERE: Independence Brewing Company, Boolani Estate Owners Premises, Andheri West
ENTRY: Rs 350
LOG ON TO bookmyshow.com

Watch a Tarantino classic
21 Friday
8 PM: If you haven’t watched Pulp Fiction yet, it’s time you do. 91springboard, a coworking community created for startups, has organised a screening of the film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. The movie is known for its eclectic dialogue, and ironic mix of humour and violence.
WHERE: 91springboard, B-Wing, 5th Floor, Ackruti Trade Centre, MIDC, Andheri East
ENTRY: Rs 200
LOG ON TO: www.1018mb.com/event/531

Stitch the perfect bow
22 Saturday
11 AM – 8 PM: Spend your Saturday at a haberdashery store where you can learn to craft some interesting knick knacks. HAB by Usha is hosting a monsoon festival celebration with some fun activities like making a sling bag, bows and wallet with water resistance fabric. Their sewing experts will help you sew and create a special gift for your loved ones or yourself.
WHERE: The HAB by USHA, G-1, 444 Corporate Lounge, Opp. Sahib Khatwara Darbar, Rd. no 7, Khar West
ENTRY: Rs 600
CALL: 61274444

Learn the difference between Hindustani and Carnatic music
JULY 21, 6.30 PM: Attend Uttar-Dakshin, an NCPA concert that looks at the comparison between Hindustani and Carnatic music. Dr Lakshmi Sreeram will explain intricacies of both the systems, and highlight similarities as well as differences.
WHERE: NCPA, Nariman Point
ENTRY: Rs 100
REGISTRATION: ncpamusicworkshops@gmail.com

Fold paper like the Japanese
JULY 22 , 11 AM : Learn Origata, a Japanese form of elegantly gift wrapping. This technique traditionally uses handcrafted flowers to express beauty, etiquette and culture. The flowers are made of duplex paper which can be coloured and textured to create interesting gift decorations. Your instructor will be Deepali Sampat, who pursued Fashion Designing from Sophia Polytechnic as well as Painting Course from Sir JJ School of Arts and has been practicing Origata for the last seven years.
WHERE: ARTISANS’ Gallery 52-56 V B Gandhi Marg, Kala Ghoda
ENTRY: Rs 2,000
LOG ON TO : insider.in

Connect with rural India
10 AM – 6 PM: Head to BDL where you can check out an interesting exhibition titled Mumbai Return that explores the relationship between the urban and the rural, the city and the country. The images depict the circulatory journey of urban families between their neighbourhoods in Mumbai and their villages in the Konkan.
WHERE: 91 A, Rani Baug, Veer Mata Jijbai Bhonsle Udyan, Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Marg, Byculla East
CALL: 23731234

Glug skinny cocktails
TILL JULY 31, 12 PM – 12 AM: You might have heard of skinny jeans, but how about skinny cocktails? TGI Fridays has launched a range of new low calorie skinny cocktails along with the new super foods menu. Try the ultimate skinny enLIITenment, which is a blend of Grey Goose Vodka, Bombay Sapphire Gin, Bacardi Carta Blanca and triple sec topped with their in-house sour mix and a splash of Diet Coca Cola. There’s also the ultimate skinny Margaritais with Sauza Gold Tequila and in-house skinny agave sour mix, shaken and served over cubed ice.
WHERE: 1st floor, Palladium, Phoenix High Street, Lower Parel
CALL: 66155687

Learn to defend yourself
JULY 22, 12.30 PM – 2 PM: Learning self defense techniques can never go waste. This workshop aims at empowering women in times of crisis. You will learn basic techniques such as kicking, punching, using elbows, knees, head butts, fighting one or several opponents, close quarter combat, and defenses against knives. The event has been organised by Women’s Self Defense Centre, an initiative by Aaditya Thackeray and Akshay Kumar.
WHERE: Andheri Sports Complex Shahaji Raje Sports complex, Andheri West
REGISTRATION: communication.mumbai@afindia.org

BOOK AHEAD
Go rappelling
AUG 12, 8 AM: If you’re looking for some adventure this monsoon, we suggest you head out of the city. Skylimitz Adventure has orgaised water rappelling at Bekre Waterfall, which which is also nicknamed as Bhivpuri waterfall that can be seen while going towards Karjat. Here, you’ll be taught to get down the cliff amidst the gushing waterfall with the help of safety equipment.
WHERE: Arrival at Karjat Railway station booking counter
ENTRY: Rs 1,100
LOG ON TO: eventshigh.com

GO FOR THIS
Listen to the maestros
6 PM: Watch the favourite masters of Indian music come together to create memorable melodies in the third edition of Ajivasan’s celebration series. In a rare opportunity, the audience will get to witness artistes Ustad Zakir Hussain, Taufiq Qureshi, Niladri Kumar, Navin Sharma, Ustad Sabir Khan, Anantha R Krishnan and Darshan Doshi showcase the different rhythm traditions of India. The fusion of the Gharanas will definitely be a treat to the ears.
WHERE: Shanmukhananda Hall, Behind Gandhi Market, Comrade Harbanslal Marg, Sion
ENTRY: Rs 250 – Rs 1,000
TO BOOK: in.bookmyshow.com

Make a terrarium
11 AM: Learn the art of making a terrarium in a hands-on gardening workshop. At the session, you will learn the basics of terrarium making with a live demonstration. You will also be taught about the different types of miniature plants and light requirements for each. All tools will be provided.
WHERE: Our Lady Of Salvation Church, Gokhale Rd, Omkar Society, Dadar West
ENTRY: Rs 2,500
CALL: 9833251324

Grab a burger
4 PM – 7 PM: Head out with your mate to dig into some of the juiciest burgers in town. You can satisfy your carb cravings by choosing from the char-grilled and dynamite burgers or the grilled ham and cheese. In some good news, you’ll also get a complementary pint of chilled beer with your order.
WHERE: Summer House Cafe, Todi Mills, Lower Parel
ENTRY: Rs 450 (veg); Rs 595 (non-veg)
CALL: 8291890605

Sip a smoothie
10 AM – 11 PM: Beat the dreary weekend blues with the scrumptious monsoon special additions to the Garde Manger Menu. We suggest you try the corn on the cob with flavoured butters, Mumbai chaat and herb butter or exotic veggie satay. End your meal with the seasonal fruit jamun smoothie.
WHERE: Garde Manger, 3, Paranjay Scheme Marg No 1, Vile Parle
CALL: 7045004488

Go on a photo walk
4 PM: Nothing comes close to spending the weekend with fellow photo enthusiasts on a trip to Chor Bazaar. With antique furniture and prized knick-knacks at every bend and corner, this vintage street will be worth arresting on the camera.
MEETING POINT: Outside Shalimar Restaurant, Mohammed Ali Road
TO REGISTER: www.eventshigh.com

Try speed dating
5 PM – 7 PM: Take a break from online dating sites to mingle with eligible singles offline. The rules are simple. You get to chat with eight people for eight minutes each. All the while, you don’t talk about your personal life, ex-relationships or work. If you’re lucky, you might just find the person of your dreams.
WHERE: Masala Bar, 21, Carter Rd, Union Park, Pali Hill, Bandra
ENTRY: Rs 3,999
TO REGISTER: www.lifeofline.com

Watch a play
7 PM: Catch Ira Dubey’s spellbinding performance in the off-Broadway, one-woman hit 9 Parts of Desire. Directed by theatre veteran Lillete Dubey, the solo act traces the lives of nine Iraqi women and the many conflicting aspects of what it means to be a woman in a country overshadowed by war.
WHERE: G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture, G5A Laxmi Mills, Shakti Mills Lane, Mahalaxmi
ENTRY: Rs 590
TO BOOK: in.bookmyshow.com

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19 things to do around Mumbai from July 17 to July 22