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What's On In Mumbai In October

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Updated: 27 October 2016
With ten days of Navratri celebrations followed by weeks of preparation for the country’s favourite festival of Diwali, Mumbai is jumping headfirst into celebratory mode. With several festival-themed exhibitions, cultural events, food and fitness programs, Mumbai is the place to be this October!


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FITNESS | Night Trek to Kalu Waterfalls

📅 Saturday, October 1

Ditch the club and spend your Saturday night trekking through the rugged Sahyadri mountains. Located deep within the wild jungles of Malshej, Kalu Waterfalls is one among the state of Maharashtra’s most beautiful natural offerings. The group will trek through the dense forest during the night and set up camp at the base of the falls for the night.

Tickets: Rs. 1200

📍Dadar TT circle

FILM | Ram Lakhan

📅 Sunday, October 2

What better than retro Bollywood to make your weekend a hit? Head to Andheri and catch a screening of Subash Ghai’s 1989 hit, Ram Lakhan starring Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Madhuri Dixit and Dimple Kapadia. Who wouldn’t want a chance to see the iconic My Name Is Lakhan song on the big screen again?

Tickets: Rs. 300

📍Fun Republic, New Link Road

FASHION | Ganesha in a Contemporary Avatar

📅 Wednesday, October 5

Luxury jewellery brand, Anmol Jewellers, will be presenting their innovative collection of Ganesha-inspired rings to celebrate the festive season. The collection sees pieces handcrafted in 18 K gold and embellished with emeralds, pearls, sapphires and diamonds.

📍Anmol Jewellers, Bandra West

ART | India Art Festival

📅 Thursday, October 6

This leading modern and contemporary art fair is the only art fair in India that presents two annual editions in two different cities –Mumbai and New Delhi. India Art Fair will feature an exhibition hosting several major and mid-level art galleries and featuring thousands of innovative artworks from established artists from around the country. In addition, the Artists’ Pavilion initiative offers emerging, independent artists the opportunity to get discovered and network with leaders in the industry.

Tickets: TBA

📍Nehru Center, Worli

FOOD | All Day Breakfast

📅 Friday, October 7

Dig into breakfast food for lunch and dinner at Fable in Juhu. Try their signature egg decker, consisting of truffled scrambled eggs on a bed of creamed spinach, or their local favourites such as kheema ghotola and rice noodle upma. Also featuring an enticing array of teas, coffees, milkshakes and fresh juices, indulge in a true breakfast of champions!

Entry: Free

📍Fable, Juhu


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DANCE | Radiance Dandiya

📅 Monday, October 10

What better way to rid yourself of Monday blues than dandiya? Take your Navratri celebrations up a notch and dance along to festive music at Hotel Sahara Star in the city’s Northern suburbs. Organized by Purple Blue Events and Ideas, Radiance Dandiya claims to be the city’s grandest celebration this festive season.

Ticket: Rs. 800 and up

📍Hotel Sahara Star, Ville Parle

MUSIC | Red Bull Tour Bus

📅 Sunday, October 16

The third edition of the Red Bull Tour Bus #OffTheRoof is here! The country’s undisputed bass king, Nucleya, along with multilingual singer Benny Dayal and producer Karsh Kale, will be among the artists performing from atop the bus this season. Grab your tickets in advance to make sure you catch the bus before it leaves the city to spread the joy of music through the rest of the country.

Ticket: Rs.499

📍P.J. Hindu Gymkhana, Marine Lines

COMEDY | Sapan Verma Live

📅 Friday, October 14

Sapan Verman, one of the co-founders of the hilarious East India Comedy, will be performing live at the Canvas Laugh Club. De-stress, laugh and relax to bring in the weekend!

Ticket: Rs. 500

📍Canvas Laugh Club, Lower Parel

SHOPPING | Knotty Tales Popup

📅 Friday, October 14

Check out this special festive edition popup at the Four Seasons for your Navratri shopping needs. Promising to offer a wide range of quirky fashion and delicious food, event designers Knotty Tales will be running the event throughout the day.

Entry: Free

📍Four Seasons, Worli

FITNESS | Life Management Through Yoga

📅 Sunday, October 16

This special yoga health camp organized by the city’s oldest yoga institution, Yoga Institute promises to help you enhance your personality: physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. The camp, spanning almost 8 hours, will include guidance on self-development, concentration, relaxation, mind and memory training.

Ticket: Rs. 700

📍The Yoga Institute, Santacruz East


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MUSIC | Piotr Borkowski (Conductor) and Martin Ney (Flute)

📅 Wednesday, October 19

Lose yourself to Dr. Martin Ney’s flute performance joined by the Symphony Orchestra of India Chamber Orchestra, Piotr Borkowski, at the National Center For Performing Arts’ Experimental Theatre. Dr. Ney, current ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to India, has performed as soloist around the world, including concerts with the Nuremberg Philharmonic and the Sarajevo Symphony Orchestra.

Fee: Rs. 300

📍NCPA, Nariman Point

FOOD | World Tea & Coffee Expo

📅 Thursday, October 20

Caffeine lovers rejoice! India’s only global trade show dedicated to the Tea & Coffee sectors is back in Mumbai. The Expo is expecting to feature about 100 exhibitors from 10 countries and about 5,000 visitors, including industry professionals from across India and the world.

Entry: Free

📍WTCE, Kandivali

DANCE | Nakshatra Dance Festival

📅 Saturday, October 22

The 2016 edition of the Nakshatra Dance Festival will feature some of the country’s best dancers and choreographers displaying the very best of their talents. Catch Odissi dancer Madhavi Mudgal’s show, Vaividhya: Facets of Odissi. This legendary dancer has won accolades including the Sanskriti Award and the President of India’s award, the Padma Shri and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for her work. Here’s your chance to witness her talent!

Ticket: Rs. 400

📍NCPA, Nariman Point

MUSIC | Dreamland

📅 Saturday, October 22

One of the world’s biggest electronic music water-theme festival is going to be held in one of the many islands near Mumbai. Expected to be Asia’s biggest music festival of this kind, with a crowd capacity of at least 30,000 and featuring stay tents as well as non-stop music, this is an event worth looking out for and definitely not to be missed!

Ticket: TBA

📍Location: TBA

ART | True Stories Told Live

📅 Sunday, October 23

India’s longest running live storytelling series, Tall Tales, will be presenting five first-person, true stories. Funny, sad, relatable and empathy-inducing, these stories will be told live by the people who lived them. The show will be at one of the city’s best hangouts for beer lovers, The Barking Deer.

Tickets: Rs. 750

📍The Barking Deer, Lower Parel


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MUSIC | Karaoke Night

📅 Monday, October 24

Don’t let work blues get you down on Monday! Head over to Raasta for their fun karaoke nights paying tributes to legends ranging from Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Jimmy Hendrix and Jimmy Cliff. And to make your Monday even better, check out Raasta’s delicious food offerings from their signature Raasta Fiery Wing to their Smokey Hot Chicken Tikka.

Entry: Free

📍Raasta, Khar West

FASHION | Diwali & Lifestyle Exhibition

📅 Monday, October 24

Featuring some of the finest ethnic, Indo-Western wear, jewellery, wedding exclusives, décor and lifestyle products and accessories, Stylish Potpourri is one of the many fashion exhibitions worth checking out in the city this festive season. A varied range of exhibitors will be exclusively presenting their collections in fashion, lifestyle, couture, home decor, accessories and more.

Entry: Free

📍Blue Sea Banquet Hall, Worli

FITNESS | Powai Loves Yoga 2.0

📅 Wednesday, October 26

Join renowned yoga & meditation instructor, Rajesh Jagasia, in Powai for a relaxing session on yoga essentials: breathing techniques, stretching, yoga postures, meditation, relaxation and yogic knowledge. Pursuing yoga for a healthier and happier lifestyle, this Art Of Living Yoga session will be the perfect cure to your mid-week blues.

Tickets: TBA

📍IIT, Powai

ART | The Family Portrait

📅 Saturday, October 29

Here’s your last chance to catch Siji Krishnan’s acclaimed work, Family Portrait, at this renowned gallery in South Mumbai showcasing some of India’s most promising emerging artists.

Entry: Free

📍Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Colaba

FITNESS | Breakfast Ride in South Mumbai

📅 Sunday, October 30

Start your Sunday with a great workout in the form of a pleasant bike ride through historic South Mumbai. Starting from Colaba’s favorite Parsi Café, Olympia, with a breakfast of omelette, keema and custard, the group will bike to explore some of the many historic monuments in Fort followed by CST and Marine drive.

Ticket: Rs. 650

📍Olympia Café, Colaba