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Weekend guide: Worldfest 2016 , Music & Dance



Worldfest 2016

What: Worldfest is a unique International performing arts, travel and tourism festival that brings the world together under one roof. The ideal experience for any travel junkie, culture enthusiast or people with an insatiable appetite for new and unique experiences, Worldfest is a one-stop destination for anyone who wishes to experience world cuisines, buy international retail, take a workshop with the artists, witness world-class performances, be a part of the carnival parade and much more without actually having to travel the world! Free entry.

When: Dec 3 & 4, 10:00 am onwards

Where: Besides National Hindu Restaurant, Ballard Estate, N Heredia road, Ballard Estate, Fort, Mumbai

Pets Day Out

What: Tired of the usual boring long walks, fetching games and treat meals? Your pets could be looking for a fun weekend too. And Raasta Bombay has the perfect idea and ideal location to make that dream come true. They are hosting a fun, engaging Pets Day in association with Bhao Bhao and Oops I doodled again.

Some of the activities planned include: pet grooming, pet spa – a relaxing corner for a pet massage, pet trick area – fun toys to play with along with a stroll around Raasta Bombay, splash Pool – they can jump into the pool and also enjoy a relaxing blow dry post the dip, doodle with your pet – get your pet sketched LIVE along with you. To book your place contact: Upasna on 9818430313 or Aditi or 9619941873.

When: Dec 4, 1:00 PM onwards

Where: Raasta Bombay, Rohan Plaza, 5th Road, S.V. Road, Khar West, Khar, Mumbai

Music & Dance

Shreya Ghoshal Live in Concertetc-week-music-shreya

What: Swaragandhar and Jeevangani presents Shreya Ghoshals’s first ever live concert in Thane. The versatile is all set to make Mumbai groove to her chartbuster songs like Deewani Mastani, Pinga, Radha, Chikni Chameli and more. Online tickets can be bought at

When: Dec 3, 6:00 PM onwards

Where: Highland Gardens Dhokali, Balkum Road, Dhokali, Thane West

Land of Gold by Anoushka Shankar

What: 5 time Grammy nominated Anoushka Shankar brings the album ‘Land Of Gold’. The seeds of Land of Gold originated in the context of the humanitarian plight of refugees. Everyone is, in some way or another, searching for their own ‘Land of Gold,’ a journey to a place of security, connectivity and tranquility, which they can call home. This journey also represents the interior quest that we all take to find a sense of inner peace, truth and acceptance a universal desire that unites humanity.

When: Dec 3, 8:00 PM

Where: Shanmukhananda Hall, Behind Gandhi Market, Comrade Harbanslal Marg, Sion, Mumbai

Lavani LIVE!etc-week-music-land

What: Start your December with a bang! Godrej India Culture Lab is delighted to present Lavani LIVE!, an extravaganza that explores the divergent histories, styles, and discourses around Lavani. This beautiful, misunderstood dance form has multiple meanings in Marathi. From “lavan karne” which means to transplant to “Lavanya” which suggests beauty and eroticism, Lavani defies neat categorisation and plays with genres from folk to erotic to mythology. The versatility of this dance form epitomises both its strength and its contentiousness within various fields of academic and cultural criticism.

Explore the complex nature of Lavani with documentary films, learn from the masters at an intimate dance-theatre workshop, spend time with Sandesh Bhandare’s alluring photographic exhibition on Tamasha, and engage with the best minds at their star-studded panel discussions. The day will culminate with a coming together of the many forms of Lavani in a grand finale you simply cannot afford to miss. Tickets available on

When: Dec 3, 11:00 AM onwards

Where: Godrej One, Pirojshanagar, Vikhroli (East), (Entry from the Eastern Express Highway) Mumbai

Laugh Ride

Alive at 40 by Anuvab Paletc-week-laugh-ride-alive

What: What is it like to be a 40 year old man in contemporary India? On one side, Indian uncles shouting. On the other side, selfies and snapchat. Anuvab Pal tells us how middle aged Indian men delude themselves into wanting to be younger, and the tragedies that await them. As seen through his life as India’s most senior stand up comedian (pun intended). Also in this autobiographical show, he covers the rise of stand up comedy in India these past 10 years, not the highs but mostly the lows. And sometimes, even lower than that. And through the lens of stand up, a look at contemporary India. Enter the glorious world of stand up comedy and leave knowing it is anything but. Still, who said tragedy isn’t comedy?

When: Dec 3, 8:00 pm

Where: Godrej Dance Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point, Mumbai