Things to Do in Mumbai This August

2 years ago

Our culture calendar featuring all the gigs you shouldn’t miss this month!


The Love Fools x Celini – Pop Up Inspired by Mare Nostrum
4 August

Remember we told about the Love Fools? The supper club named after The Cardigans’ song is collaborating with Italian Chef Alessandro Persico of Celini, at the Grand Hyatt Mumbai. Expect a decadent 8 course meal.
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The Good Food Lab
5 August

Chef Devika Majrekar creates a special 7-course meal, inspired by her recent trip to the UK and having trained at Italian restaurants. She’s promises to put those fresh truffles she scored to good use.
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Brunch Favourites with Team Magazine St Kitchen
15 August

Learn to cook all your brunch favourites. The hands-on workshop ends with a shared, family-style meal. A quick look at the menu will leave you hungry – eggs benedict, potato roesti, a breakfast tagine with feta & spinach for a start.
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Catnip 1.0
4 August

Go for the laughs and the music, and stay for the cause. Comedians Urooj Ashfaq and Aadar Malik share the bill with music acts like The Sidd Coutto Experience, Kanchan Daniel and The Beards, and Runt (guitarist Siddharth Basrur). The best part? Proceeds help stray animals, and go towards The Feline Foundation an NGO founded by Cat Cafe Studio.
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Musicom with Kanan Gill & When Chai Met Toast
5 August

Much like a Late Night show, this gig brings together popular indie band from Cochin, When Chai Met Toast, with comedian Kanan Gill.
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Global Village Idiot – A trial show by Aditi Mittal
8 August

Mittal is easily one of India’s best comedians, she’s even performed at The Laugh Factory in Los Angeles. Her brand of comedy promises to leave you sweeping your jaw off the floor.
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The Routine!
14 August

If you want to catch emerging acts in stand-up comedy, don’t miss The Routine! This edition will be hosted by Sumaira Shaikh, and headlined by Aditi Mittal.
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Lullaby, Stranger
11, 12 August

Get ready to surrender your phone for this one. The curator’s note insists this choral performance is “meant to be experienced lying down”. “Songs of love and fulfillment, of absence, loss and longing, of nightmares and prayer and death, weave a journey that stirs tension as well as tenderness.” All in all, the choreographed concert sounds like nothing we’ve heard before.
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Milkman Presents: Anthony Naples India Tour
11 August

Anthony Naples makes his way to Mumbai for a special warehouse party at Famous Studios.  The New York native has worked the underground house and techno scene.
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Underscore Live Presents SKRAT
22 August

Three-piece Garage Rock band from Chennai bring their livewire set to Todi Mill Social.
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The Vagina Monologues
18, 19 August

Now celebrating its 15th year, Eve Ensler’s remarkable play remains just as relevant. Five women take the stage and share stories, which are equal parts poignant, unsettling, funny and moving.
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25 August

Created and directed by Danish Husain, the play expands and builds upon the traditional storytelling form of Dastaangoi.
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