The first weekend of the New Year beckons you to explore your adventurous side, to get arty and/or revel in some good quality theatre. What will be your pick? Adventure Sports You can spend the first weekend of the New Year getting adventurous! Jumpstart India is organising rappelling and rock-climbing workshops at Sanjay Gandhi National Park. The workshop will start early morning and last for 5-6 hours. You will be trained and given basic instructions by certified professionals and are expected to carry your own water/snacks/lunch for the day. Where: Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali When: Sunday, January 6, 2013 Price: Rs. 600 Time: 7am (Assemble at Borivali gate of SGNP) Contact: +91 9920263810 H20 Water Sports, Chowpatty is now offering Night Parasailing services. You will be taken to sea on a winch boat from the H2O Marina from where you will then take off up in the air. The night para sail will last for 3-4 minutes and allow you to take in the sights and scenes of Mumbai by night. You will not, however, be dipped into the sea waters making this para sail a dry one. Where: H20 Water Sports, Chowpatty Time: Post sunset Price: Rs. 2,500 (single), Rs. 3,500 (tandem) Contact: 022 23677546/7584 Theatre The theatre scene is rather active this weekend. You can choose between Nandita Das’ Between The Lines that explores the relationship between a lawyer couple who find themselves on opposite sides in an attempted murder case or Rahul Da Cunha’s The Bureaucrat which is a modern-day satire on present day India or get in touch with your philosophical side and watch Mitch Albom’s New York Bestseller on stage, Tuesdays With Morrie. What: Between The Lines Where: TATA Theatre, NCPA When: Saturday, January 5, 2013 Time: 7pm What: The Bureaucrat Where: St. Andrews Auditorium, Bandra When: Sunday, January 6, 2013 Time: 7.30 pm What: Tuesdays With Morrie Where: Experimental Theatre, NCPA When: Saturday, January 5, 2013 – Sunday, January 6, 2013 Time: 7pm Alternatively, you can catch a special one-time screening of The Vagina Monologues (in Hindi) with a special focus on crime against women. The show will include special appearances by Chitrangda Singh, Suchitra Pillai and Manasi Scott. Playwright and anti-violence activist Eve Ensler will launch a new global movement called 1 Billion Rising to bring in focus violence against women. Where: The Comedy Store, Palladium When: Sunday, January 6, 2013 Price: Rs. 600 Time: 6pm Art/Talk Home Décor store The Design Temple is showcasing The Urban Indian Nest Show by Divya Thakur. The collection explores the theme of love, spirituality and the idea of ideal living in India and includes items like tableware, floor rugs, lamps, wall art, etc. To welcome the New Year with a bit of décor change is not a bad idea now, is it? Where: The Design Temple, No. 2, Churchill Chambers, Colaba When: Till Thursday, January 10, 2013 Contact: 022 22821001 You can decide to give unleash the painter in you and enroll for decorative painting classes this January. Conducted by Rosie Fernandes, in this class you will learn how to blend shade and highlight in one stroke. You will specifically learn how to paint roses, daisies, sunflowers and different kinds of leaves. Where: 9, Raichand Niwas, Dadar When: Every Sunday of January 2013 (6th, 14th, 20th, 27th) Time: 2.30pm – 5.30pm Price: Rs. 3500 (for all 4 Sundays) Contact: +91 91676 06469 There is nothing like an intelligent conversation to get your brain tickling. You can witness H.M. Naqvi and Naresh Fernandes in conversation about Sister Cities - Mumbai, Karachi, New York. This free-entry event is a preview to the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival, 2013. Where: Good Earth, Raghuvanshi Mills, Lower Parel When: Monday, January 7, 2013 Time: 6pm – 8pm Contact: +91 91676 06469 So what will you be doing this weekend?