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Not Travelling This Long Weekend? Check Out Our Guide For Things To Do In Mumbai Instead

Jayati posted on 07 August

Ten-Second Takeaway

For a lot of you, coming Friday is an extended long weekend. In case you didn’t end up booking your tickets to go out, that’s alright too – we’ve got you covered. Find our guide to food, workshops, and gig scenes to head to instead.

Friday, August 11

1. Music @ PORT Cafe

If you’re looking to chill out on Friday night, then head on over to Port cafe and G5A in Lower Parel for a live gig featuring Blake D’silva, a singer-songwriter from Mumbai.

Find the event here.

2. Catch An Epic Comedy Gig

If you’re looking for a bit of a laugh, then you cannot miss Headliners starring our favourite comedians Sumukhi, Biswa, Varun Thakur, Rohan Joshi and Ashish Shakya. The show will be organised at Sri Shanmukhananda Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Auditorium in Sion, and we suggest you book your tickets now.

Read more here, and book your tickets here.

Saturday, August 12

1. Catch Karsh Kale And Blackstratblues

If you’re looking to hear some really good tunes, then Summerhouse Cafe is where you need to be. You can catch Karsh Kale {playing his live DJ set}, along with Blackstratblues {Warren Mendonsa} and flute maestro Pt Ajay Prasanna. INR 600 needs to be paid at the entry which is inclusive of one drink. Do RSVP first.

RSVP here.

2. Attend A ‘Writing To Get Published’ Workshop

If you’re an aspiring writer, then this workshop is for you. Led by author Khushnuma Daruwala who wrote ‘50 Cups of Coffee’, there will be discussions on the ins and outs of the publishing industry, and how to go about it. Part experiential, part anecdotal – it is a free event.

Find the event here.

3. Indulge In An Authentic Bohri Thali

You can devour an authentic home-cooked Bohri thali at the Bohri Thali Kitchen’s pop-up. All you need is an empty stomach and the will power to wipe off the delicious smoked kheema samosas, cutlets and more. The seats are limited, so make sure to book soon. It’ll set you back by INR 1,700, and is happening on August 12 and August 13 – in case you miss one day.

Find the event here.

4. Listening Room Sessions

If you’re just looking for a simple and chill vibe, then head over the The Habitat – Comedy and Music Cafe in Bandra. Ramya Pothuri and Kanchan Daniel & the Beards will be playing.

Find the event here.

Sunday, August 13

1. Get A Taste Of Authentic Nort-Eastern Cuisine

Doolally Taproom in Colaba is organising a North-Eastern pop-up led by Chef Gayatri Desai who will conjure up a spread of authentic home cooked dishes.

Find the event here.

2. Comedy Gig At The Cat Cafe

That’s right, head over to Cat Cafe Studio for It’s Not Even Funny – a regular stand-up comedy series and watch host Raunaq Rajani and a special act by Kenny Sebastian.

Get your tickets here.

3. Classical Piano Concert

Catch a classical piano concert by Emma Gillijam Tillu at Harkat Studios if you’re looking for something new. The interactive concert will have Emma play works of Fauré, Grieg, Schumann, Pärt et al.

Price: INR 350

Find the event here.

4. Dancing Queens

Dancing Queens, the transgender led-dance trope is performing in Mumbai to raise funds for the welfare of the community.

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6. Bring Your Own Book Meet-Up

Book-lovers, Bring Your Own Book {BYOB} is organising a fun meet-up on short stories at High On Tea in Bandra. In case you’re looking for new recommendations, and keen on meeting new people, you know where to head.

Find the event here.

7. Graffiti Workshop

Have you always been fascinated by street art and wanted to get involved? Then attend a graffiti workshop {which will be happening regularly on Sundays}.

Price: INR 1,999

Find the event here.

Monday, August 14

1. Channel In Your Sherlock Holmes

Clues Hunt will let you play a reality escape game wherein they create situations for you, and you just have an hour to get out. Get those binge watching skills to use.

Read more here.

2. Get Unlimited Sangria

A day before National Dry Day, just head over to Smokehouse Deli – any of the outlets – and get unlimited sangria for INR 599 {excluding taxes}. You can read more here.

Tuesday, August 15

1. Seed Bombing Cycle Ride

Get your cycles out and head to Arey Gardens on the D-Day to plant some seeds whilst cycling. Organised by Caravan Trips and iKheti, you will be cycling and planting seeds post which head over to Bombay to Barcelona cafe for unwinding.

Find the event here.

2. Food Truck Fest

It is happening again, finally. Remember when we told you about the food truck park in Bandra {except it ran into permission issues?}. It’s back on Independence day and you can go food truck hopping.

Find the event here.

3. Independence Day Dawaat at Bombay Canteen

Do some good deed, and head over to Bombay Canteen for their annual Independence day ‘Dawaat’ wherein you pay as much as you like – proceeds of which go to the underprivileged kids at Miracle Foundation India.

Find the event here.

4. Letters To Our Prime Minister

A special event is being curated by Harkat Studio to celebrate Independence day in a unique way, that is, theatre performance, rap, songs, poetry all addressed to the Prime Minister will be showcased. You can contribute too, just email them at

Find the event here.