It wouldn’t be wrong to say that the third weekend of January is a treat for art lovers in Mumbai. This weekend marks the return of some of the much-awaited events Mumbaikars have been waiting for. From Mumbai Urban Art Festival to The Lil Flea, this weekend is all about pure indulgence.
1. Mumbai Urban Art Festival
After a long gap of five years, St+art India Foundation is back with the Sassoon Dock Art Project and other art experiences with the most exciting artworks, landmark installations, art walks, stories and workshops. The festival aims to raise awareness and start conversations on the concerning environmental issues through their outdoor murals and experiential exhibitions across the city, mainly highlighting the contradiction between the preservation and the destruction of water resources.
Where: Sassoon Dock
When: On till February 22, 2023
2. The Lil Flea
The much-awaited flea is back with a bang after a hiatus of three years. So get ready to experience this magical weekend full of fun and good vibes with the country’s best homegrown brands, indie bands and food experiences. Oh, did we mention watching a movie under the stars? Also, the latest addition to the flea this year are some curated spaces for studio potters, artists, zine makers, artisans, conscious living products and health and beauty products.
Where: Jio World Garden, Mumbai
When: On till January 22, 2023
4. PetFed Festival
Pet lovers, here’s your chance to show your love towards your pets and make them feel special as India’s biggest pet festival returns after three years. The festival comes with an interesting line-up of fun activities, including police dog shows affiliated with the Indian Armed Forces, International cat show, Pet’s Got Talent, pet fashion show and so much more. Not just that, it also has a dedicated play zone for cats and dogs respectively and an independent agility ring for more activities, along with 400 plus products on display.
Where: NESCO VIP Grounds, Goregaon
When: January 21 and 22, 2023
5. Shakti - The 50th Anniversary India Tour, Mumbai 2023
It’s time to be a part of the iconic and immersive live music concert for the ultimate experience of Eastern and Western musicians with the greatest of legends such as John McLaughlin, Zakir Hussain, Shankar Mahadevan, Ganesh Rajagopalan and Selvaganesh Vinayakram.
Where: DOME, NSCI SVP Stadium, Lala Lajpatrai Marg, Lotus Colony, Worli
When: 6pm onwards, January 22, 2023
6. Zakir Khan Live
You might want to cancel all your plans as India’s favourite stand-up comedian, Zakir Khan will be performing live this weekend in Mumbai. Known for his shayarana andaz and witty humour that’s often inspired by his real-life stories and experiences, his live show is something you can’t afford to miss.
Where: Above The Habitat, 4th Floor, Hotel Unicontinental, 3rd Road Khar West, next to Khar railway station
When: 5.30pm, January 21, 2023