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Nakshatra Dance Festival is an initiative by NCPA Centre for the Promotion of Arts and Culture Trust (CPAC), which will bring together senior classical dancer-choreographers such as C. V. Chandrasekhar, Sharmila Biswas, Daksha Mashruwala, Mandakini Trivedi and Vaibhav Arekar. This festival will host workshops and performances by these stalwarts.
This weekend Phoenix Marketcity Kurla as a blockbuster event on offer. Playtronix is the second edition of Electronic Dance Music Festival that will be held at the courtyard here. Internationally acclaimed DJ A D Brown will fly down to Mumbai for the first time ever. The other artists performing are M1H1r, DJ Sid, DJ Mel , VJ Tarang, DJ Neha Tolani. This techno and house festival is not worth a miss.
The play depicts the lives of seven people living in Mumbai, all with their own uniquely moving story. It tries to capture the essence of people living in the city through seven characters who have been strung together in a series of monologues. Stories about the ambitions of a child artiste, the escape of a ridiculed wife into art, a single mother's sacrifice of her life for the sake of her children, child abuse.
Bengali, Chinese and North Indian fare here. Stick to the Bengali starters (chops, cutlets and rolls) in the appetiser section. My favourites Bekti Paturi and Prawn Malai Curry have just the right balance of texture and flavour. The succulent mutton in the robustly curry Thakur Barir Pathar Mangsho just about passes muster.