What To Do This Weekend In Mumbai: March 24-25

Pick from stand-up comedy, theatre olympics and fantastic food-focused workshops this weekend! Camp on the outskirts of Mumbai or watch Olive Ridley turtles at Velas Beach!

Get camping to music and beat the heat
March 24| 4 PM
This BandCamp edition of music features Dean Sequeira and Nookie Jar! Dean has sung for movies like Mirzya and Raees, as well as featuring as a contestant on The Stage 2. His wide range allows him diverse genres like jazz, R&B, and even hip-hop. Nookie Jar are a quartet that focus on alt rock, funk, & blues.

A movie night of BandCamp will take place the night before (March 23), where the film 'That Thing You Do', which is directed and stars Tom Hanks.

Discover Devkund, an off-the-beaten path pond that's a sight for sore eyes. The trip (March 24-25) includes a delicious local dinner and BBQ, as well as camping facilities for the night, after which you can make the brief trek to the pond.

Enjoy camping by the lovely and expansive Bhandardara lake (March 24-25). This camping experience allows you to boat, enjoy a campfire, and a delicious local thali.

Watch a comedy special get taped
March 25| 7 PM

The Improvisers is an all-star improv comedy crew consisting of Kaneez Surka, Kenny Sebastian, Kanan Gill, and Abish Mathew. They will perform 2 sets for the taping of their Amazon Prime Special (March 25).

Comedian Jeeya Sethi hosts an all-women edition of 911 Comedy (March 24), where 9 comedians get 11 minutes of stage time. Watch out for Supriya Joshi, Prashasti Singh, and Aishwarya Mohanraj on the lineup!

Learn how to start cooking
March 24 | 11 AM
With a focus on the basics like dal, rice, smoothies, and more, instructors Rose & Sarah assume you know nothing and take it from there. Start making your own easy, healthy meals here!

Chef Rakhee Vaswani takes you through the nuances of preparing Indian sabzis and naan (March 24) in her Powai workshop.

Get brewing espressos and cold coffee concentrate at this Blue Tokai workshop (March 25) which takes place at The Quarter at Royal Opera House.

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Watch Olive Ridley turtles hatch
March 23-25
Velas beach in Raigad hosts an annual tradition of encouraging hatching of endangered Olive Ridley turtles. The turtles deposit their eggs on the beach, and during a hatching and nesting period of 45 to 60 days, the new-born turtles take their first journey into the ocean.

Pick from these two tours: this one that happens on two weekends, and this one on weekends through April 13.

Experience a morning of yoga and buddhism at Sanjay Gandhi National Park (March 24). Practice yoga in a secluded part of the park, visit the invaluable Kanheri Caves, and visit a local settlement in the park. This session is conducted by Tapan Parikh and Ravaba Sardar.

Beauty & The Beast with a twist
March 25 | 4 PM
The classic play is back in a fresh Hinglish adaptation. In this version, Beauty is captured by Beast right in the heart of Mumbai - in Bandra! His slaves include a clown that does too much, a cute panda who does nothing, and a cellphone that talks and dances!

Catch Theatre Olympics in Mumbai, where it comes after a supremely loved run in Delhi among other cities. You can RSVP to attend free performances of Mohe Piya (March 24), Main Hoon Na... In Time & Space (March 25), and Missile Man (March 25). All performances will take place at Nehru Centre in Worli.

If you'd just like to remain indoors, Insider has a solution for you! Binge-watch. TV Shows. Comedy Videos. Short-films. Check out Insider's Stay-In section! And when this beautiful weekend is over? You'll probably have to get back to work but we've got more awesomeness lined up for you across the week at Insider!

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