Music & Dance
What: Highlighting the best of India’s wide-ranging traditions, Kala Viraasat is a unique endeavour and the first-of-its-kind in Mumbai. Kala Viraasat is an initiative which showcases an amalgamation of the country’s myriad art forms, in their splendid hues and varied flavours. The 8th edition of Kala Viraasat will feature Padma Vibhushan Pt. Shivkumar Sharma (Santoor) and Padma Vibhushan Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia (Flute) along with Pt. Bhawani Shankar (Pakhawaj) and Subhankar Banerjee (Tabla). For tickets, visit bookmyshow.com.
When: Nov 12, 6:30 PM
Where: Shanmukhananda Hall, Behind Gandhi Market, Comrade Harbanslal Marg, Sion, Mumbai
Rajasthani Sufi-Folk With Mame Khan & Group
What: Manganiyars are hereditary caste musicians of western Rajasthan, the region that boasts of a rich secular tradition of folk as well Sufi repertoire. Besides being keepers of genealogy for their Hindu patrons, the Manganiyar community has its own magical style called jangra, which includes energetic voices and mesmerising sounds of native instruments like kamaicha, khadtal and morchang. Mame Khan belongs to a family of singers from the Jaisalmer region. Besides live events in several countries, he has sung for popular Bollywood movies such as No One Killed Jessica and Luck By Chance and recently won the GiMA award for ‘Best Folk Single’ for his album Saawan in 2016. Khan will present works of Sufi poets of Sindh and Rajasthan, including Mira Bai, Kabir, Lal Shahbâz Qalandar, Bulleh Shah and Baba Ghulam Farid.
When: Nov 11, 8.00 PM
Where: Experimental Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point, Mumbai
Sufiana Songs by Rekha Bhardwaj
What: The core idea of love, longing and union with the beloved, as espoused in the Sufi songs has an evergreen appeal with people from all walks of life, transcending the man made boundaries of region, religion, caste and creed. Today, besides the traditional repertoire, a large number of songs are sung under the Sufi label. These compositions show a marked influence of contemporary idioms and expressions, and are widely popular with the masses. Rekha Bhardwaj has trained with several stalwarts including Vasant Thakar, Vinay Chandra Mudgal and Amarnathji of the Kirana gharana. Since the past two decades and more, she has sung for numerous films in Hindi and other regional languages. Her songs in Delhi 6, Ishqiya and 7 Khoon Maaf have won her two Filmfare awards and a National award. Bhardwaj’s presentation will include a bouquet of sufiana compositions from traditional repertoire and also songs based in Bollywood.
When: Nov 13, 6.30 PM
Where: Tata Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point, Mumbai
Pop is Live – Usha Uthup
What: POP IS LIVE’ is a music concert organised by the Rotary Club of New Bombay Seaside for fund raising, where renowned singer Usha Uthup and her band will enthrall the audiences with their music.
When: Nov 12, 7:00 PM
Where: CIDCO Exhibition Centre, Sector 30A Opp. Joyalukkas Jewelers, Swami Pranabananda Marg, Behind Raghuleela Mall, Near Vashi Railway Station, Vashi, Navi Mumbai, Mumbai
Maharashtrian Food Trip
What: The Maharastrian Food Trip is a food walk in Dadar, the heart of Mumbai. Dadar has always been the cultural center of Maharashtra and not surprisingly, the birth place of Vada Pav. On this walk, try out some amazing Maharashtrian dishes in some very old eateries, which have stood the test of time and changing culinary trends. This walk promises you the utilization of every inch of your stomach and also some great revelations. Tickets available on: http://wanderingfoodie.in.
When: Nov 12, 10:30 AM to 13:30 PM
Where: Dadar, Mumbai
The Grand Tasting
What: It is the first of its kind platform designed to experience, sample and appreciate wines, whisky, vodka, beer and other spirits from around the globe. Spend the day exploring the finest malts and other premium spirits while enjoying an eclectic line-up of the live acts and bands curated to give you an experience to remember. The two day event will be an incredible amalgamation of fun, entertainment and delight. This two day affair will be a palate pleaser featuring a number of premium alcohol brands to sample, while allowing guests to interact with the industry professionals. Tickets are available on Bookmyshow.com or visit your nearest Living Liquidz outlet. Entry Fee: Rs 600 (Inclusive of 11 Tastings).
When: Nov 12 & 13, 11:00 AM to 12 midnight
Where: Address: High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel
Contact for passes: 022 30004000
What: Indian Comedy Club Presents ‘Orthodoxically Me’ A solo stand-up special by Praveen Kumar. It’s your weekly dose of fun and laughter. Get ready for an evening of insane humor. With Praveen Kumar, as he narrates his funny tales and tickle your funny bones. Live comedy and beers, it does not get any better!
When: Nov 13, 7:30 PM
Where: China Gate Restaurants Private Limited, Royal Plaza, New Link Road, Phase D, Shastri Nagar, Andheri West, Next to City Mall, Mumbai