Things to Do in Mumbai This September

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Our culture calendar featuring all the gigs you shouldn’t miss, and things to do in Mumbai this month!

Q for Curiosity
1 & 15 September
Sign up for a fun quiz, even if you know next to nothing about the theme. The trick is to remember that the hints are tucked neatly in the (long) questions! With Q for Curiosity, Yooti Bhansali (writer, editor, and quiz conductor) brings her much-loved pub quizzes into G5A’s pretty café, Port. The theme for 2 September is Books and Buttons, and on 15 September Bhansali returns with an edition dedicated to Furniture and Felines. 
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Modern Mumbai – Walk Through the 20th Century
22 September
Join Alisha Sadikot as she leads a guided walk on 20th century Mumbai. The walk highlights critical moments in the making of the city. Expect a lowdown on the plague epidemic of the late 19th century, on the highs of Art Deco, and dark, largely untold histories of corruption and neglect. It explores urban planning, architecture and roads not taken in the building of the city. Discover other walking tours here.
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Social Criticism and War by Otto Dix
Ongoing till 30 September
Otto Dix (1891-1969) is considered one of the key members of the Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) movement from the mid-1920s. This exhibition features important works from Dix´s oeuvre including the grandiose series of etchings titled ‘The War’, published in 1924 by Karl Nierendorf.
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Unveiling: Propaganda
1 to 15 September
As we mark our 72nd year of independence, political tensions tighten around the world and protests erupt everywhere. Our institutions are doubling down on their own communications – WhatsApp forwards, government trained hackers, memes, and fake news are the new vehicles of propaganda. Kulture Shop artists urge you to question everything with their own posters, tackling diverse subjects from mass surveillance to family planning.
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What’s Essential?
1 to 29 September
The much-loved Jhaveri Contemporary gallery finds a new home; this time in the historic neighbourhood of Colaba. It’s the first gallery to take residence at Devidas Mansion. It uses this occasion to ask: How does art simultaneously resurrect, invoke and deny location when that location is as multifarious as Mumbai? The works by Prem Sahib, Rana Begum, Gyan Panchal, Nalini Malani, Raghubir Singh and more speak to the gallery’s relocation in their own unique ways.
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Electric Boogaloo
1 September
A brand new gig series plans to put the spotlight on Afro House/Afro Beat/Afro Tech and occasionally cinematic house and techno. The first edition, at Kitty Su, features acclaimed Italian producer and DJ Toto Chiavetta, supported by local acts Zokhuma and Farhan Rehman.
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Jay Sean
11 September
Ready to take a trip down memory lane? British R&B and pop star Jay Sean will help. You might remember him for hits like ‘Dance With You (Nachna Tere Naal)’ and his collaborations with Sean Paul and Lil Wayne.
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The Good Food Lab
2 September
The Good Food Lab, a pop-up kitchen, ropes in Chef Devika Manjrekar to create ‘A Contemporary British Menu’. At this Worli edition, she’s keen to demonstrate how British food isn’t just about fish and chips and bangers and mash but simple, clean flavours. She’ll also be using local produce like Himalayan trout and chestnuts for this lunch.
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Masque Collaborates
8 & 9 September
Chef Prateek Sadhu teams up with his chief inspiration and mentor, Teja Lahori Sadhu – his mum! – for two special dinners. The menu brings together traditional, Kashmiri classics and Masque’s own, innovative takes.
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Pooja Dhingra, Le 15 cafe, Pablo Naranjo Agular

Table No 13
Pooja Dhingra and Chef Pablo Naranjo Agular, of Le 15 Café, want you to surrender completely to the chef for one night each month! They’re taking the chef’s table concept and throwing it open to a wider number of people, with Table No 13. This edition is dedicated to all things vegetarian and eggless.
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Hello Farmaaish
8 & 9 September
Catch the play directed by Yuki Ellias: In a forgotten hamlet, three village misfits home grow an experimental community radio to follow Kalpana Chawla’s odyssey to space. The daily broadcast sets them off on a flight of imagination and misadventures.
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