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Weekend Guide: Theatre, Food & Music

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Theatre:

Some Raw Love 

What: A romantic play weaved together with a mesmerizing mix of soulful Punjabi and French music, watch a different kind of storytelling evening. Witness the rendition of Amrita Pritam’s story ‘Shah ki Kanjri’ about the other woman based on a true incident and then also see what Woody Allen does to the story of the other woman. To that we will add another story about ‘the other man’! All in all it will be an evening different from your normal performance with all things you love – stories, music, poetry and love. The play features talented female artists like Akriti Singh, Sriparna Chatterjee, Priyanka Setia with Swati Das.

When: April 15, 7:30 pm onwards


Where: Harkat Studios: Mumbai, Bungalow, 75, JP Road, Aram Nagar Part 2, Aram Nagar, Versova

Food:

Easter Special

What: With Easter around the corner and if you are still looking out for the best place in the town to celebrate the special day  with your friends and family than head over to Bayview, Hotel Marine Plaza. The 24×7 restaurant, Bayview brings to you a Special Sunday Brunch Buffet menu. The menu includes Roast Duck with Orange Reduction, Braised Lamb Leg with Pan Jus, Pan Seared Seabass with Pomerry Mustard Sauce, Water Chestnut and Asparagus Ravioli, Grilled Polenta Steak with Mushroom Ragout and many more from Executive Chef Kshitiz Shekhar.

When: April 16, 12:30 to 3 pm onwards

Where: Hotel Marine Plaza, 29 Marine Drive, 29, 2nd Cross Rd, Marine Lines, Mumbai

Restaurant Week Mumbai (Pic: sciencedaily.com)
What: Restaurant Week is a celebration of the finest culinary experiences at the best fine dining restaurants across India. Currently held across Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune, they offer you the opportunity to dine at each city’s finest restaurants at a fraction of the price it would normally cost, through three-course prix fixe menus. This allows participating restaurants to showcase their food by selecting dishes representative of their philosophy and diners get to experience restaurants they may have hesitated from trying. Restaurant Week Signature Appetizers are priced at an additional INR 200 and Restaurant Week Signature Main Courses at an additional INR 300, excluding all taxes and service charges, at select participating restaurants.

When: From April 14 to April 23

For further details, contact: 022 – 39895050

Music:

Shubha Mudgal @ UDAYSWAR

What: A classical music concert featuring ace classical singer Shubha Mudgal, What we’re missing were peaceful morning concert where one could meditate and experience the tranquillity of music. UDAYSWAR an Indian classical music concert of morning ragas will commence with a vocal performance by virtuoso Shubha Mudgal accompanied by Aneesh Pradhan on (Tabla) & Sudhir Nayak on (Harmonium). The morning concert series is organised by Pancham Nishad in association with Prithvi theatre.

When: April 16, 7:30 am onwards

Where: Prithvi Theatre, 20 Janki Kutir Juhu Church Road, Mumbai

Antonio Poli live at NCPA

What: Experience soulful Italian music right here in Mumbai by young Italian tenor Antonio Poli. He is making his first appearance in India, performing with members of the Symphony Orchestra of India. Poli performs widely in concert under conductors such as Riccardo Muti,Antonio Pappano and Carlo Rizzi. He made his Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, debut in 2012 as Cassio (Otello) and has since returned to sing Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni).
When: April 15, 7 pm onwards

Where: Experimental Theatre: NCPA, Nariman Point, NCPA Marg, Mumbai

Rafi Musical Journey 

What: Relive the musical journey of legendry singer Mohd. Rafi, the concert is based on his hit romantic songs. His songs of different moods will be performed by live musicians. Usha Timothy will also share her memories of live shows performed with Rafi Saheb.

When: April 16, 8:30 pm onwards

Where: Ravindra Natya Mandir, Near Siddhi Vinayak Temple, Sayani Road, Prabhadevi, Mumbai

Laugh Ride:

Last Man Ranting

What: A stand-up by Writer-Humorist Maheep Singh, Last Man Ranting is a humorous look at the evolution of genders, social norms, organised religion and human species in general from the time of writing myths till the present day. The show talks about the hypocrisy inculcated into relationships in modern society, professional lives and almost all the aspects in present times and its roots or origins. The show will be hosted at the Jameson Loft of The Barking Deer Brewpub. Chalta Hai Comedy The ticket includes a craft beer from The Barking Deer’s house brews or a Mocktail of your choice.

When: April 16, 6:30 pm onwards

Where: The Barking Deer: Lower Parel, Mathuradas Mill Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai

Laughter by the Lake 

What: Giving you a dose of laughter in South Mumbai’s counterpart, Powai, The Brown Bread Collective brings the kings of stand-up comedy: Laughter by the Lake, featuring Piyush Sharma, Sumaira Shaikh, Shashwat Maheshwari, Sumukhi Suresh and Utsav Chakraborty! So lock all of your problems in a closet and get ready for a roller coaster ride with these amazing comics.

When: April 16, 8 pm onwards

Where: The Square, 1001, Heera Panna Shopping Mall, MHADA Colony 19, Powai, Mumbai