Five things to watch out for in Mumbai in November

Global Citizen Festival India: 19 November 2016

Venue: MMRDA ground, Bandra-Kurla Complex

Entry: visit for details

·         The inaugural Global Citizen Festival India, to be held at the MMRDA ground in the Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai on 19 November 2016, will be Global Citizen India’s first initiative. The Festival will be headlined by Coldplay, Jay Z, Aamir Khan, Ranveer Singh, Katrina Kaif, AR Rahman, Farhan Akhtar, Shraddha Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Arijit Singh, Dia Mirza, Shankar Ehsaan Loy and Monali Thakur. Several major artists and international guests will be announced at different stages of the campaign. To find out more visit, follow @glblctznIN on Twitter and Facebook, and on Instagram using #GlobalCitizenIndia

Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest 2016: 17 – 20 November 2016

Venue: NCPA, Nariman Point and Prithvi Theatre, Juhu

Entry: First-come, first-served basis

·         Over 130 celebrated writers and thinkers from over 30 countries will converge at Mumbai’s biggest international literary festival – Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest. Among the illustrious first line-up for the 7th edition of the festival will be Amitav Ghosh, the Indian novelist who has examined the perils of ignoring climate change in his new book, The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable; Nicholas Shakespeare, literary critic and descendant of William Shakespeare and Simon Armitage, the sardonically witty British poet, famous for the dramatisation of the Greek epic poem, The Odyssey. The festival is set to sweep the city of Mumbai from Thursday 17 to Sunday 20, November 2016

tataHeld simultaneously across two iconic cultural venues – the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Nariman Point and Prithvi Theatre, Juhu – the four-day festival will also feature Frank Moorhouse, Ma Thida, Sanjaya Baru, P. Chidambaram, Jairam Ramesh,  Anuvab Pal, Keki Daruwalla, Kiran Nagarkar and Jayant Narlikar, among others. Legendary lyricist and poet, Gulzar, and the suave Indian film director and producer, Karan Johar, will lend the festival a flavour of Bollywood

The Redbull Soapbox Race: 13 November 2016

Venue: Mount Mary Road, Bandra

Entry: Free

·         The Red Bull Soapbox Race is an international event that started back in the year 2000, in Brussels. Since then, more than a hundred Red Bull Soapbox Races have been organized globally.  Back in 2012, people witnessed everything from a vada pav to a pizza slice roll down Mount Mary slope in the inaugural India edition of Soapbox. The country will host this one-of-a-kind event with all its craziness for a second time this year

·         In an outrageous downhill race, racers are welcomed to build their own Soapbox and compete against gravity. Each of these hand-made machines have no engine or breaks on them. So how do I get to the finish line, you might ask? With a big push from your teammates, a little bit of luck and a big dollop of eccentricity! While registration for participation is closed there is no entry fee for viewers.

Sama’a: The Mystic Ecstasy – Sufi Music Festival: 11 – 13 November 2016
Venue: NCPA, Nariman Point
Entry: First-come, first-served basis

·         The eighth edition of Sama’a – The Mystic Ecstasy, the National Centre for the Performing Arts’s annual festival dedicated to the genre of Sufi music, will be held over this weekend. Entry is free and on a first-come, first-served basis for the screening of theatre director and actor M. K. Raina’s documentary on the evolution of the Sufism Mann Faqeeri, which will be shown on Friday, November 11

The Reading Social: 6 November 2016
Venue: Anti-Social, Khar
Entry: visit for details

·         The Reading Social is a movement to get people their reading time back. It is a series of reading sessions in a bar or a cafe to do some silent reading and meet new people! Bring your own book, grab a drink, disconnect and read uninterrupted for two hours

Prithvi Festival 2016 : 5 – 16 November 2016

The 12-day Pritpthv3hvi Theatre Festival is back with 13 new productions and 25 performances. This year’s participating theatre groups include Motley, Ekjute, IPTA, Yatri, Akavarious, Rangbaaz, True School of Music, Hoshruba Repertory, Allarakha Institute of Music, Symphony of India etc. For more,  Prithvi Theatre