Things to Do in Mumbai This October

2 months ago

Aside from all the festivities lined up this month, there’s plenty to do around the city that will keep you occupied. From theatre plays to tribute concerts and Sunday brunches, we’ve rounded up events that should be on your radar.

ART

Mumbai Art Fair – Nehru Centre, Mumbai

11th October – 13th October 2019

Mumbai Art Fair

Here’s an initiative that promotes all possible forms of art – think paintings, sculptures, installations, photography, and ceramics. Aimed at independent artists that wish to sell their artwork, this three day contemporary art fair will see buyers, artists and writers come together and share their perspectives.

Classic Miniature Costumes: Geeta Khandelwal – Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai

2nd October – 28th October 2019

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Inspired by ceremonial and everyday attires of the Maharajas of India from 1850-1950’s, Geeta Khandelwal has been creating hand-stitched miniature forms of angarkhas, jamas, choghas and sherwanis for the last three years. From fine silks and brocades of Benaras, and hand-block prints of Rajasthan to Chikankari embroideries from Lucknow, the exhibition reflects diversity of Indian fabrics that have been in use since the 19th century.

EVENTS

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark – Royal Opera House, Mumbai

2nd October 2019

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Yet another rendition of the classic William Shakespeare tragedy, the play dramatises the revenge that Prince Hamlet is called to wreak upon his uncle Claudius, by the ghost of his father, King Hamlet.

Jewellery Trunk Show – Le Mill, Colaba

11th and 12th October 2019

We’re happy to be back with another edition of Jewellery Trunk Show this year. Curated by jewellery advisor Arundhati De-Sheth, we bring to you contemporary fine-jewellery brands from a host of up-and-coming designers. Make sure to drop by and shop for exceptionally crafted designs, and one-of-a-kind pieces.

FOOD

Pink Brunch by Chef Rahul Akerkar – Qualia, Lower Parel

6th October 2019

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Brunch for a cause – Head to the Estée Lauder x Qualia brunch to support the breast cancer campaign. All the proceeds from the event will be donated to Tata Memorial Hospital. So, join the cause and unite in hope for a cure because it’s #TimeToEndBreastCancer.

The Big Swap – O Pedro x Americano

5th, 6th October 2019 and 12th, 13th October 2019

Hussain Shahzad of O Pedro and Chef Alex Sanchez of Americano
Chef Hussain Shahzad of O Pedro and Chef Alex Sanchez of Americano

Mark your calendars to witness India’s first ever kitchen swap. Join the bandwagon as O Pedro, BKC celebrates its second birthday and crosses the sealink to make its way to Americano in Kalaghoda this weekend and vice versa (the weekend after). PS. Dinner service only. We’re sure you aren’t ready for this!

MUSIC

ABBA Tribute – Royal Opera House, Mumbai

12th October 2019

ABBA Tribute

 This musical pays homage to the legendary Swedish pop-band ABBA, and is sure to take you back to its heydays in the 70’s. Featuring timeless tunes like ‘The Winner Takes It All’ and ‘Mamma Mia’, the tribute will have you thanking the pop-group for their music all over again. Buy tickets here.

Neon East Fest – Jio Garden, BKC

12th and 13th October 2019

 

 
 
 
 
 
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All the EDM fanatics out there, take note. This two-day music festival will see artists like CHRMS and DJ Mocity play surprise sets. And if that wasn’t enough, there’s a Budweiser Beer Garden to invoke the spirit of Oktoberfest, as well as art installations by prominent Indian artists dotted across the festival site to keep you engaged.