Things to do in March in Mumbai
The Summer heat wave will soon be upon us but until then we’re in that sweet spot of spring. March is upon us. Which means more brunches, bars, theater and music with all the women who keep you going.
Perch Coffee and Wine bar, Bandra West
Perch first took Delhi by storm and now it opens shop in Bandra. A East Village-esque Coffee and Wine bar, the hottest drink on the menu is a Coffee Sangria. Great for both a quick grab and go cup of Joe and a slow date at the bar, perch on a stool with your drink of choice with a book or a friend, take a sip, take your time. The all-day breakfast menu also makes this a great breakfast-for-dinner or brunch spot.
Mei 13, Colaba
Mei 13 is the newest Cantonese restaurant on the Colaba block. If you’ve been to Miss T’s, you’ll be familiar with this space. Head Chef Kent Lee (who was responsible for Hakassan’s menu) brings his expertise to Mei 13. Don’t miss their ‘Duck Cigars’ or ‘Crispy Duck Salad’. Dumplings are also a must try. Vegetarians finally get an alternative to truffle and edamame dumplings here with their acclaimed spinach and garlic dumplings and crispy mushroom puffs. Their hand pulled noodles are the ultimate comfort food. Go on and make your reservation.
Symphony for Abandoned Objects: Max Vandervost, G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture, March 15th, 9:00pm
The Consulate General of Belgium helps bring Max Vandervost to Mumbai for a concert experience you can’t come close to dreaming up. With a thriving career that took off in the 80’s, Vandervost prides himself in being a composer and inventor of musical instruments. Everything you here in concert is built from found and abandoned objects. We’re intrigued. Get your tickets, here.
Shikhandi, Prithvi Theatre, March 14th
Shikhandi is one of the earliest representations of trans people in mythology. Born female, raised male, this is a tongue-in-cheek gender bending play that beautifully blends the traditional with the contemporary. Shikhandi won the Best Play Award at the Laadli Media Awards (2017) and won two awards at META 2018. Get your tickets here.
Crossing to Talikota, NCPA, 13th-15th March, 4:00pm & 7:00pm
Girish Karnad, acclaimed actor, director, playwright, Rhodes Scholar has been recognised with both the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan. He left us, last year in June but his last work still lives on. The acclaimed play, Crossing to Talikota is a stunning historical drama on the events that led to the destruction of the Vijayanagar Empire. History laid out at its best, get your tickets here.