Weekends where you can choose to party like crazy or stay sober and introspect or appreciate art and theatre can never go wrong. And they definitely cannot be boring! Music MTV is all set to bring its famed MTV Bloc Party to India and the first destination on the Indian leg of the tour is Mumbai. MTV Bloc Party is all about EDM, seamless partying across party blocs, and having a good time. Probably just what you need after a taxing week! DJs like Alessa (“world’s hottest DJ”), Deniz Koyu, Opiuo, Cosmo Klein will be setting the groove right at the 2-day party. Where: Juhu Hotel (5pm – 10pm); Multiple Bloc Venues (10pm – 1am) When: Friday, January 18, 2013 – Saturday, January 19, 2013 Price: Rs. 3,200 + taxes (for 2 days with night bloc) / Rs. 2,800 + taxes (for 2 days without night bloc) For more information, click here. For those of you who like traditional folk music, Blue Frog is where you must head. Murra Lala Fafal, a singer from the rural family of Marwada Meghwals, is performing on his 300 year old Santaar this weekend. This artist has been singing since he was a child and has grown up in a family that has been into music for 11 generations! He sings in Kutchi (language of Kutch in Gujarat) and his lively spirit and musical jokes make him a joy to watch. Where: Blue Frog, Lower Parel When: Sunday, January 20, 2013 Price: Rs. 350 Time: 9pm onwards Inner Peace & Happiness A bit of introspection can never be too much. This weekend you can focus on yourself and channelize your strengths on what makes you happy. ‘Gifting Me’ is a workshop designed specifically for women and its purpose is to give women the space they need to reconnect with themselves, listen to their inner voice and to understand their strengths/weakness. Where: Alactica Towers, 3rd Cross Lane, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri (W) When: Thursday, January 17, 2013 – Friday, January 18, 2013 Price: Rs. 6,000 Time: 6pm Contact: +91 9167606469 Colours, the ones you wear and the ones you surround yourself with, have a major impact on your well-being. In a Colour Therapy workshop organized by Devpriya Bajoria, you will learn about balancing your life with colours, the association of colours with our chakras and even get to participate in an interactive tarot session. As they say, it is time to colour your life right! Registrations required. Where: 3, Seksaria Building, 'F' Road, Marine Drive When: Sunday, January 20, 2013 Price: Rs. 700 Time: 10am – 1pm Contact: +91 9167606469 Art/Books Raymond Store is hosting a screening of the works of 18 artists and 2 sculptors. This arty evening is going to be all about clinking wine glasses, broadening perspectives with art and buying pieces you cannot get your eyes off. Yusuf Arakkal, Ajay De, Samir Mondal, Charan Sharma, Jagannath Paul, Sujata Archerekar are a few of the artists who will be showcasing their work. Where: The Raymond Store, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Breach Candy When: Friday, January 18, 2013 Time: 7pm onwards Inorbit Malls India Pvt. Ltd along with ArtWorksIndia.com is organising a Rural Art Exhibition. This exhibition will feature over 400 rural artists from Maharashtra belonging to different backgrounds and demographics and they will showcase their paintings, sculptures, etc. for all to see and buy. Where: Inorbit Mall, Malad When: Thursday, January 17, 2013 – Sunday, January 20, 2013 Time: 11am onwards Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai and Majlis are celebrating the Bombay launch of the book dates.sites: Project Cinema City Bombay / Mumbai. Dates.sites is a graphic timeline of the 20th century Mumbai/Bombay cinema. Atul Dodiya will launch the book while Jerry Pinto and Shoba Ghosh will read from it. The evening will also have musical performances and a short film-screening. Where: Bharatmata Cinema, Parel When: Saturday, January 19, 2013 Time: 6pm – 8:30pm Contact: 022 2202 7542 Theatre Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman is playing in the city this weekend. Prominent theatre artists like Sabira Merchant, Farrokh Mehta, Farid Currim and Rayo Noble are a part of the play which is directed by Alyque Padamsee, who also stars in the play. Death of a Salesman is a family drama about love and hate and is made gripping by crisp dialogues. Where: Tata Theatre, NCPA When: Saturday, January 19, 2013 Time: 7.30pm If you would like to send in your events, stories or experiences of the city to us, mail them to [email protected] Have a great weekend!