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Weekend Guide: food, theatre & music




What: A romantic –comedy Chuhal is the newest writing by Manav Kaul. According to the dictionary, Chuhal is a playful conversation meant for light laughs, adore, pleasure and amusement. It is a light romantic comedy in a small town of India where 2 strangers Aarti and Sudhir meet and now they have to decide whether to be in love or not to be in love. The play is written and directed by Manav Kaul, it features Manav Kaul and Sugandha Garg in lead characters along with Robin Das and Tarun Kumar.

 When: April 8, 7pm onwards

April 9, 4 pm onwards

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

Soul of India

What: An intricate presentation of the history and culture of India. From the kings and their kingdoms, to the land and its invaders, from the external rulers of a country to the internal conflicts of its people, from its European influences to its authentically deep-rooted culture. The acts engage the audience in an immersive experience by introducing the performances into the auditorium as against keeping them confined only to stage. A combination of some dazzling dance sequences that will enthral the audiences and some intense storytelling that will leave them a bit overwhelmed at times. Soul of India is a show about one such fascinating motherland and its ever more fascinating people.

When: April 8, 7:30 pm onwards

Where: St. Andrews Auditorium, St. Dominic Road, Bandra West, Mumbai



What:  Celebrate life with wellness and uplifting programs with SoulKonnection. Soul 108 by SoulKonnection is a one day festival in Andheri, Mumbai inviting people to experience a holistic healing experience. It is a one of a kind festival that gives a platform for participants to engage in a wide array of traditional and non-traditional activities including Yoga, Meditation, Dance Movement Therapy, SoulKonnect Self-Healing, Life coaching – Secrets of Time Management, Sound Healing and Art Therapy. Soul 108 is designed for all age group including kids, adults and seniors.

When: April 8, 9 am onwards

Where: Yoga 101, Cottage #101, Aram Nagar part 2, Machhlimar, JP Road, Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai

Yoga On The Beach!

What: Start you summer weekends with setting your mat aside and dig your toes deep into the sand. Align your breath to the sound of waves and inhale-exhale fresh air as you move through an energy boosting yoga asanas. A perfect way to keep fit and cool off this summer! Taught right on the beach shore by Shweta Dsouza, follow as she takes you through an Ashtanga practise with a splash of fitness and mindful meditations. A class planned and structured to give you a full body and mind workout infusing energy and good vibes.

When: April 8, 7:30 pm onwards

Where: Beach Front, Sun & Sand Hotel, Juhu, Mumbai


 Unlimited Broasted Beer

What: Enjoy unlimited beer at Genuine Broaster Chicken; as it is all set to take you on a delicious journey which will leave you wanting for more. Dig into our range of select fried chicken which includes Hot Masala and Happy Fried chicken or vegetarian appetizers like Thai Paneer Cigars and Cheesy Jalapeno Bites to kick start your brunch, along with unlimited beer to have the perfect start to your weekend to avail the mouth-watering delicacies.

When: April 8 and 9, 12 pm onwards

Where: Shop 3, Ankleshwar ONGC Society, Near Lilavati Hospital, Reclamation, Bandra West



 What: Attend magical Festival of Indian Instrumental Music, Saz-e-Bahar. Indian subcontinent abounds in a variety of musical instruments, and a considerable specialization is displayed in instrumental usage. Instruments present music solo, provide melodic or rhythmic accompaniment, or produce drones. The eighth edition of this two-day festival will showcase four instrumentalists wielding instruments from different categories string-plucked (sitar), string-bowed (violin), air-blown (shehnai) and drums-percussion (tabla).

When: April 8, 6 pm onwards

Where:  This is an NCPA presentation. Dance Theatre Godrej: NCPA, Nariman Point, NCPA Marg, Mumbai

Piano concert by Lukas Vondracek

What:  Piano concert by international Piano champion Lukas Vondracek. Lukas was the first-prize winner of the International Queen Elizabeth Piano Competition 2016. He made his first public appearance at the age of four and subsequently won several international awards and first prizes in major competitions. The programme will include works by Mozart, Smetana and Brahms.

When:  April 8, 7 pm onwards

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

Laugh Ride

 Back to the 90s

 What:  Stand-up comedy show to make you remember your 90s life. If you already find yourself beginning sentences with ‘Humaare zamaane main…’ and ‘Kids these days…’ then it’s time to take a step back. Because nostalgia is always seen through rose-tinted glasses but what it really needs is a healthy dose of sarcasm. In a show that was waiting to happen, three comics make a last ditch attempt at staying relevant and regaining their lost puberty. Featuring Shaktiman Bhakt Andy Reghu, GI Joe collector Punit Pania and Bollywood Junkie RJ Rohini Ramnathan, Back to the 90s promises to be one memorable trip for ‘Every 90s kid’ and at least worth a Facebook post for everyone else.

When: April 9, 6:30 pm onwards

Where:  Havana Cafe and Bar, Gordon House Hotel, 5 Battery Street, Apollo Bunder, Colaba, Behind Regal Cinemas, Mumbai

First Thoughts by Kunal Kamra

What: Comedy show hosted by stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra, and he shares how every joke is born as a thought and has to go through pre-school, school, college and possibly jail and rehab before it makes to the grand stage. Join Kunal Kamra for a fun evening of first thoughts and second opinions as he proves the third law of thermodynamics: Jokes can neither be created nor be destroyed; they can only be transferred from one thought to another.  Come make a weekday evening memorable with some hearty laughs.

When: April 8, 6:30 pm onwards

Where: Brewbot, G-01 and 101, Morya Landmark 1, off New Link Road, Andheri West, Mumbai