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What’s On In Mumbai In September

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Updated: 27 October 2016
Monsoon is petering out, and Mumbai is greeting brighter skies with a host of cultural programs, music gigs, fitness programs and more. Here is what the city of dreams has to offer this month.


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FOOD | Tasting The World On An Indian Palate

📅 Thursday, September 1st

Vikram Doctor, food writer and anchor of the Real Food Podcast, will be in conversation with Thomas Zacharias, Executive Chef at the Bombay Canteen, Smita Deo, food entrepreneur, and Rohan Mirchandani, CEO of Hokey Pokey ice creams, about historic food cultures, street food, Indian avatars of global recipes and so on. The program is being held in association with the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival.

Tickets: Free

📍 Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS), Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai 400032, India, +91 976 993 7710

FILM | Sunshine Music Tours & Travels

📅 Friday, September 2nd

Catch the premiere screening of this comedy-drama travel musical following two young boys on a road trip from Kashmir to Goa. This will be the directorial debut of producer Shailendra Singh.

Tickets: Rs. 220

📍 PVR Cinemas, Juhu, Mumbai, India

FASHION | En Vogue

📅 Friday, September 2nd

Attend this high-end fashion event showcasing handpicked designer collections in jewelry, clothing, footwear etc at the Taj Mahal Palace in Colaba.

Tickets: Free

📍 Taj Mahal Palace, Colaba, Mumbai, India

FITNESS | Midnight Cycling Through Mumbai’s Coast

📅 Saturday, September 3rd

Ditch the club and spend your Saturday night biking 35 kilometers along Mumbai’s scenic western coast, from Nariman Point to Bandra bandstand. You will pass by some of Mumbai’s most iconic landmarks including Marine Drive, Worli Sea Face, the Siddhivinayak Temple and the Mahim Dargah.

Tickets: Rs. 999

📍 Mad Over Donuts, Colaba Causeway, Mumbai, India, +91 114 215 6013


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MUSIC | Adrian Hour At AntiSocial

📅 Friday, September 9th

One of South America’s most promising techno music producers, Adrian Hour from Buenos Aires, will be playing in Mumbai before he heads to Chennai for the GO Madras Festival. Don’t miss his act!

Ticket: TBA

📍 antiSocial, Rohan Plaza, 5th Rd, Ram Krishna Nagar, Khar West, Mumbai, India, +91 226 522 6324

MUSIC | Mumbai Piano Day

📅 Saturday, September 10th

Attend the first edition of the Mumbai Piano day at the National Center for the Performing Arts, featuring performances from some of the most brilliant pianists and keyboard players from the country. Artists will include Karim Ellaboudi, Anurag Naidu, Merlin D’Souza, Sangeet Haldipur, among others.

Ticket: Rs. 400 – 2000

📍 NCPA, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021, India, +91 22 2282 4567

DANCE | Saturday Bollywood Night

📅 Saturday, September 10th

Swing to Bollywood tunes at Baraesti’s Saturday special themed rooftop party. The bar and grill will please you as well.

Ticket: Free

📍 Konarkshram, Tardeo, Mumbai 400035, India, +91 22 3351 1991

FITNESS | Yoga Health Camp

📅 Sunday, September 11th

This special one-day workshop at The Yoga Institute on stress management, will teach you how to manage daily stress and use it to your advantage through yoga practices. Lunch will be provided at the venue.

Ticket: Rs.700

📍 The Yoga Institute, Santacruz East, Mumbai 400055, India, +91 222 612 2185


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MUSIC | Santé at AntiSocial

📅 Friday, September 16th

Berlin’s Santé is considered to be among a new wave of deep house music producers bringing back character to their electronic sounds. Spend your night grooving to his beats at antisocial, Khar.

Tickets: TBA

📍 antiSocial, Rohan Plaza, 5th Rd, Ram Krishna Nagar, Khar West, Mumbai, India, +91 226 522 6324

COMEDY | Stand-Up Comedy By Sapan Verma

📅 Saturday, September 17th

Comedian Sapan Verma, co-founder of East India Comedy, will present his hilarious take on everyday struggles of the current generation, at Obsessive Comedic Disorder: A Stand-Up Special. Spend an evening laughing at anecdotes and observations on social media, house hunting, moving out of your parents house etc.

Ticket: 500

📍 Canvas Laugh Factory, Lower Parel, Mumbai 400013, India, +91 900 460 3115

FILM | 4th India Cine Film Festival

📅 Sunday, September 18th

The India Cine Film Festival is back in Mumbai with its continued focus on providing a screening space for independent films from the country, and a networking platform for upcoming artists and producers. The festival will include features, shorts, documentaries, animations and music videos from independent filmmakers around the country.

Ticket: TBA

📍 Sardar Patel Institute of Technology, Andheri West, Mumbai 400058, India, +91 222 628 7250

PHOTOGRAPHY | Digital image processing workshop

📅 Sunday, September 18th

This hands-on digital image processing workshop will help you prepare your photographs to present them at contests, exhibitions, print-media publications or for commercial use. The syllabus includes brightness, contrast, levels, curves and exposure control, image selection tools and playing with layers, among other aspects. You will need to carry your laptop with Adobe Photoshop (CS4 or above) loaded onto it.

Fee: Rs. 4007

📍 Hotel Satkar Residency, Thane West, Mumbai 400604, India, +91 226 181 8464


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FASHION | Tech Fashion Tour

📅 Wednesday, September 21st

Let go of your mid-week blues as you watch robots and fashion models walk the same ramp at the winter-autumn edition of this one-of-a-kind show aligning fashion and technology.

Tickets: TBA

📍 St. Regis Hotel, Lower Parel, Mumbai 400013, India

MUSIC | Symphony Orchestra Of India

📅 Thursday, September 22nd

Hear the Symphony Orchestra of India performing excerpts from Hansel and Gretel by Humperdinck, and Symphony No. 1 in D Major by Mahler, with conductor Zane Dalal at the NCPA.

Ticket: Rs. 400 – 2000

📍 NCPA, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021, India, +91 22 2282 4567

MUSIC | Bacardi Club Nights Featuring Sickflip And Ritviz

📅 Friday, September 23rd

Spend your Friday night at Glocal Junction, grooving to beats spun out by these two young and promising music producers at Bacardi’s warm-up music night series in the lead up to the NH7 weekender, the happiest music festival.

Ticket: TBA

📍 Glocal Junction, Andheri West, Mumbai 400058, India, +91 902 233 6999

PHOTOGRAPHY | Magic Of The Slow Shutter

📅 Saturday, September 24th

Use Marine Drive as your practice ground as you learn how to use slow shutter speed photography to achieve magical results with this experiential workshop. The workshop comes with a contest as well – the creators of best three images from the workshop will be awarded a mini Tripod by Manfrotto PIXI.

Tickets: Rs. 1500

📍 Marine Drive, Mumbai 400001, India, +91 226 181 8464

ART | Eat. Drink. Paint. Socialise!

📅 Saturday, September 24th

This one-of-a-kind social painting party at Global Chaos has food, drinks, music and tons of people to socialize with as you simultaneously create a work of art on your canvas.

Ticket: Rs. 1750

📍 The Global Chaos , Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400001, India +91 222 266 4499

ART | One-Day Rangoli Workshop

📅 Sunday, September 25th

Navratri is fast approaching! Sharpen your rangoli-making skills with this special workshop hosted by rangoli artist Mr. Satish Thavi.

Tickets: TBA

📍 Brahma Sabha Marg, Malad West, Mumbai 400064, India, +91 222 883 1959


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FILM | Chinatown

📅 Thursday, September 29th

Take a break from Bollywood and catch Roman Polanski’s neo-noir classic starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway at the Matterden.

Tickets: Rs. 220

📍 Lower Parel, Mumbai 400013, India, +91 224 015 0621

FITNESS | Yoga At BAD Café

📅 Friday, September 30th

Kick-start your Friday morning with a Yin yoga session at one of Bandra’s hippest new cafés. Trainer (also a co-founder of the café itself) has been trained by Sarah Powers who pioneered the slow-paced, meditative style of yoga.

Ticket: Rs. 700

📍 The Bad Café, Bandra West, Mumbai 400050, India

MUSIC | Bollywood Music Project

📅 Friday, September 30th

This first-of-its-kind two-day music festival is also Asia’s largest Bollywood music festival. Bollywood music heavyweights including the likes of Amit Trivedi, Arijit Singh, Sajid-Wajid, Rekha Bhardwaj and Badshah will be among the 20+ artists who will perform at this multi-stage, multi-genre festival.

Ticket: TBA

📍 Reliance JIO Garden, Bandra East, Mumbai 400051, India