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Fun Things to do this week!

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Who says you need to wait for the weekend to have a good time? Here are some fun events you can check out after work/college to have a good time.

Music

Film: It’s going to be a good week for cinephiles. If you love movies that offer a lot more than the regular dishum-dishum and item numbers, these two film festivals will delight you with their movie offerings.

The World War Film Festival:

The physical scars left by wars might heal, but the mental and emotional ones rarely do. This film festival, organized by Enlighten Film Society, promises to show six of the greatest films ever made on war. The works of some iconic directors like Stanley Kubrick and Roberto Rossellini are included in this set.

Where? Matterden CFC Theatre (Lower Parel)

When? Monday – Thursday, 7 pm-11.30 pm

The European Film Festival:

The 20th European Film Festival will be screening 21 award winning European Films from different genres of European Cinema. Explore new cinematic techniques, cultural practices and global perspectives through these intelligent, moving films.

Where? Alliance Francaise

When? Wednesday – Sunday, 12 pm onwards

(For schedule and timings, check this link: European Film Festival

Art & Craft: Not all of us can bring canvas to life with our paintings. But, there are a few gifted souls out there who succeed in doing this with ease. ‘Encounters’ is an exhibition that puts on display the work of one such artist. Explore designs that promise to a spark cross-cultural dialogue between traditional forms of folk art from around the world.

Where? Tarq (Colaba)

When? Till May 28th, 11 am-7 pm

Passages from Reclusive Conversations:

A solo painting exhibition featuring the works of Mahesh Baliga. His allegorical and satirical paintings provoke you to re-imagine re-look at everyday scenarios in a new light.

Where? Project 88 (Colaba)

When? Till May 30th, 11 am-7 pm

Music:

Count on the NSPA to deliver a regular, unfaltering supply of live performances. Every day of the week, different NSPA artists station themselves at different locations and deliver melodious, upbeat street performances to help bring art to the people. From Sufi rock performances, to alternative rock melodies, you’re sure to be treated to a wide range of musical genres and art forms.

Click on this link to get our event schedule: Upcoming NSPA performances

Drama: ‘Chinta Chod Chintami’ brilliantly explores the unrest and tension families experience because of the generation gap. Learn a bit or two about family life and problem solving from this insightful drama.

Where? Prithvi

When? Friday, 9 pm onwards

Well, that’s it from us. Hope this list helps you have a fun week!

Fun things to do this week!

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Who says you need to wait for the weekend to have fun? In a city as lively and energetic as Mumbai, cool things happen every day! All you need to do is give the papers, or your favourite on-line event magazine a glance, and you’re sure to find something interesting to do throughout the week!

If you feel too lazy to skim through multiple sources, here is a blog post that gives you a lowdown on the best and coolest events happening this week. Go through this list to pick a few (or all) activities you would like to be a part of!

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Image courtesy: Kate Collins 2003

For music lovers:

Well, there always is the NSPA! NSPA artists perform every day of the week at different locations, so your live music scenes are sorted for the week. The best part about these performances is that they are held at public locations, like at Metro stations or in malls, so if you happen to be passing through these locations on your way to or from work, stop by to unwind to some relaxing music.

NSPA performances to watch out for this week:

Famous songs get a pop/jazz twist as our NSPA artists create melodious cover versions of them. Head towards Carter Road on Tuesday, 7-9 pm to enjoy these compositions.

Commute via the Metro every day? Look out for our artists at Marol Naka Station on Thursday (6-8 pm), Andheri Metro Station on Friday (7-9 pm) and Saki Naka Metro Station on Saturday (6-8pm)Upbeat folk music, Marathi fusion, Sufi and alternate rock are the genres you’ll be treated to here.

On Sunday, head over to Linking Road to catch some wonderful live performances. From 8-10 am, our resident artists put up fun-filled performances at various junctions. Powerful dramas, folk and fusion music, pop/rock and Sufi performances, it’s all there at ‘Equal Streets!’

For more info regarding these performances, visit our website: NSPA Events

For movie lovers: 

Movies @ the Museum is a movie screening program that is held at Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum. It promises to showcase films and videos belonging to various genres, like documentary, fiction, animation and visual art.Film and academic practitioners too will be invited to engage with the audience and discuss their work. Head towards the museum on Friday at 6.30 pm to catch the action.

For drama lovers:

Explore eternal myths that still exist in our subconscious through a powerful drama by The Phoenix Players. ‘Orochi & Kaalia’ uses folk and classical forms to infuse life into the enactment. Enjoy this enchanting experience on Saturday, 7 pm at the Hive.

For comedy lovers:

Irish House and He Said She Said, two happening pubs team up to present ‘The Comedy Crawl’ on Thursday, 8.30 pm onwards. Talented standup and Improv comedians from Culture Shoq will keep you in splits with their witty, snappy-smart jokes. Also, there are some cool offers on domestic liquors!  Learn more about the event here: Time Out Mumbai

Well, hope this has your weekday scenes sorted! Have a happy week!