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The week ahead (May 11 – 17)

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Music: VH1 Sound Nation Awards

The awards will acknowledge artists in various categories and acts including Best Metal Act, Best Electronic Act, Best Live Performance and Best New Artist, to name a few. Be a part of this 'Black Tie' event and enjoy live performances by celebrated musicians — Indus Creed, Midival Punditz, Your Chin and Madboy/Mink.

Tickets: Rs. 1000

@ Hard Rock Café, Bombay Dyeing Mills Compound, Pandurang Budhkar Marg, Worli

When: May 11 (Sunday)

Time: 8 p.m.


Reading: Motley's The Elephant And The Tragopan And Other Poems By Vikram Seth

Heeba, Ratna and Naseeruddin Shah do a dramatized reading from Vikram Seth's fables for our times Beastly Tales from Here and There. In these poems, the amusing, perceptive, and sometimes scary parallels between humans and animals reflect the best and worst in us. The selection also includes The Eagle and the Beetle, The Louse and the Mosquito and The Snake and the Mouse.

Ticket: Rs. 300

@ Prithvi Theatre, Plot Number 20, Janki Kutir Society, Church Road Next to Centaur Hotel, Juhu

When: May 12 (Monday)

Time: 11 a.m.

Contact: 022-26149546


Films: 19th European Union Film Festival

The festival will screen a collection of 19 award-winning movies showcasing different stories of youth and the young. Among them there are films in languages like Hungarian, Irish, Danish and Lithuanian, with English subtitles.

Entry: Free

@ Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan-Mumbai, K. Dubash Marg, Kala Ghoda

May 11 (Sunday)

11 a.m.: Love like Poison (France)

2 p.m.: Blind Spot (Luxembourg)

5 p.m.: Bright Vision (Ireland)

May 12 (Monday)

11 a.m.: Garbage Prince (Finland)

2 p.m.: Breathing (Austria)

5 p.m.: Hope is a strange place (Portugal)

May 13 (Tuesday)

11 a.m.: Love me or Leave Me (Slovakia)

2 p.m.: You Am I (Lithuania)

5 p.m.: Fresh Air (Hungary)

May 14 (Wednesday)

11 a.m.: Shocking Blue (The Netherlands)

2 p.m.: Sneakers (Bulgaria)

May 15 (Thursday)

6 p.m.: Killing Bono (UK)

Contact: Jayashree Joshi @ 022-22027542/


Theatre talk: Me And My Plays

Junoon’s Mumbai Local presents Mahesh Dattani — a playwright, stage director, screen writer and filmmaker. He will talk about what draws him to the medium of theatre, what made him a playwright, and what it means to be a dramatist.

Entry: Free

@ Kitab Khana, Ground Floor, 45/47 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Flora Fountain, Fort

When: May 16 (Friday)

Time: 5.30 p.m. – 6.30 p.m.



Art: DIY Decoupage & Stencilling Workshop

Discover the endless possibilities of paper as a medium in this one of a kind workshop.

@ #37, Waroda Road, Bandra West

When: May 17 (Saturday)

Time: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

To register: Call 9819132958 between 10am - 7pm



Kids: Summer Safari

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS) is organising workshops around the theme of animals and environment. The workshop teaches kids the importance of the environment, the role of the animals, kids learn about various kind of animals, trees and much more.

May 15 (Thursday):

Once Upon a Time in Mumbai

@ Natural History Galleries, CSMVS

Time: 10.30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Fee: Rs. 200

The Museum has a large collection of mammals on display in the Natural History Section. Study their different habitats, defence mechanisms, food habits and foot print identification to understand them better.

Budding Birders

@ Natural History Galleries, CSMVS

Time: 1.30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Fee: Rs. 200

Pick up some handy information about birds in the Museum collection, their different habitats, defence mechanisms, food habits and physical adaptations to habitats.

May 17 (Saturday):

Animals Under Threat!

@ Seminar Hall/ Natural History Galleries, CSMVS

Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Fee: Rs. 300

Many animals in the world are under threat of becoming extinct. Identify the animals that are endangered and try your hand at solving the Big Cat Trail and many other fun activities.

Rhythm and Soul Playshop’s Amazing Animals

@ Auditorium, CSMVS

Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Fee: Rs. 200

A music and dance adventure for all the little ones along with their parents. Walk through the jungle and meet some amazing animals all whilst swaying and moving to groovy music.

Tiger on a Tree

@ Auditorium, CSMVS

Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Fee: Rs. 200

A fun-filled interactive storytelling session through song and dance on the White Tiger.

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