The year-end holidays bring out the best in Mumbai's social scene. There are concerts, theatre plays, exhibitions, and book readings galore. Don't be disheartened if you are at a loose end in the city around Christmas and have zero Christmas party invites. Here are seven events you can look forward to in December, and when you return to Mumbai in January, another rocking occasion is waiting for you
SOI@Prithvi Classic Mondays
Start each week you are in Mumbai, with soul-stirring music created by none other than the masters of Western Classical Music, Vivaldi, Chaminade, and Tchaikovsky. The performance will be brought to you at Prithvi Theatre, by the finest in The Symphony Orchestra of India.
What Vivaldi Concerto for 4 violins in B minor, RV 580 Chaminade Flute Concertino in D major, Op. 107
Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48
Where Prithvi Theatre
When 12 December
Mumbai Light Festival's IMMERSE
Head to Shakti Mills, Lower Parel, for an immersive audio-visual experience. Take your pick of either of the two showcases Once upon a time... which is a re-imagining of a Gond folktale, or head over to Overture, a collaboration between a visual artist and music tech expert.
When 13 to 22 December
Where G5A Warehouse, Shakti Mills, Lower Parel
Yuval Noah Harari Conversation on Unstoppable Us
The world-renowned author of Sapiens will be in Mumbai for a moderated talk on human evolution and the power of storytelling. Yuval Noah Harari will also speak for young readers about his new book, Unstoppable Us.
Where Sophia College auditorium
When 14 December
Lucky Ali Live In Mumbai
You must attend a magical Lucky Ali concert. The O Sanam, the singer, will be performing some of his songs with his new music. So close to Christmas, bringing on the holiday vibe, this event is a must-attend.
When 23 December, 6 pm onwards
Where Phoenix Marketcity, Kurla
Badshah Paagal India Tour
The rapper is slated to go on tour starting with Mumbai. He will perform in eight cities across India, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Guwahati, Gurugram, Pune, and Bengaluru from December 24 to March 18.
When 24 December
Where National Sports Club of India (NSCI), Worli
Bombay Closet Cleanse
The thrift heaven we have all been waiting for, the Bombay Closet Cleanse, or BCC, is back, so prepare for days of fun selling and buying pre-loved clothes.
When Till 31 December
Where Bombay Closet Cleanse, Mumbai
Lollapalooza India 2023
End January 2023 with a bang Forty artists, four stages, and 20-plus hours of memorable live music, art, and culture The line-up for the two-day debut of Lollapalooza India After travelling across the world for over 30 years, with editions in Chicago, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Germany, France, and Sweden, the world-class experience of multi-genre music will rock Mumbai and surely the rest of the country.
Where Mahalaxmi Race Course
When 28th and 29th, January