From the eclectic Chivas Alchemy that celebrated the Kaleidoscope of Time to multiple culinary celebrations or even a circus, Mumbai has been buzzing with exciting events this May. Here’s a few that you may have missed or you can still be a part of!
With Mumbai’s signature monsoon months right around the corner, locals and tourists alike often flock to the buzzing streets or many event spaces to make the most of the relatively pleasant weather in May. And if you’re in the city around this time, Travel+Leisure India & South Asia has your entertainment plans all sorted. From fashion and art events to abundant culinary celebrations, here are a few events that kept the Maximum City buzzing last week — some of which are ready to enthral you in the coming few days, too!
Events in Mumbai this May
Bringing together couture, art, music, and cuisine, the fourth edition of Chivas Alchemy — held on May 6, 2023, and co-curated by Sunil Sethi (founder of Sunil Sethi Design Alliance) and ace designer Ashish Soni — recognised the chemistry of time through the Kaleidoscope of Time which brought together signature works from two eras to create a unique world of luxury. The event celebrated the heritage and modernity of luxury through the works of 18 experts in fashion, art, music, and cuisine. Think ready-to-wear outfits by Bloni, Anvita Sharma, Dhruv Kapoor, and HUEMN; luxury wear by Namrata Joshipura, Shantnu & Nikhil, Falguni Shane Peacock, Rajesh Pratap Singh, and JJ Valaya; artworks by Vibha Galhotra and Viraj Khanna; live musical performances by Ajay Bijli and his band Random Order, and DJ Masha; and culinary brilliance by KOKO, Ekaa, Giovanni Depergola, and Salmon Guru, to name a few. Put simply, Chivas Alchemy was an extravagant evening where the essence of luxury, art, and sophistication came alive in an incredible melange.
Cinco De Mayo Fest
This May, a slice of Mexico made its way to Mumbai! Bringing the South American nation’s much-loved festival Cinco de Mayo to the state capital on May 5, Poco Loco’s outlets (in Khar and South Mumbai) rolled out special offers for groups of five. The celebrations came complete with five types of Long Island Iced Teas, mouthwatering Mexican tapas, and even a make-your-own-taco station with five flavourful options to choose from. Going beyond foods and drinks, the fiesta also boasted of festive decorations, live musical performances featuring traditional Mexican tunes, and parties aplenty!
All Star Standup Comedy
If you’re looking for fun-filled events in Mumbai, the month-long All Star Standup Comedy shows are for you! Starting May 8 till June 9, The Habitat will light up with some of the funniest comics in the Indian comedy scene today. Think Vaibhav Sethia, Sonali Thakker Desai, Shashwat Maheshwari, Siddharth Dudeja and more! And if that wasn’t enough — all of them will be performing fresh material at each show.
View this post on Instagram
Nothing can beat the nostalgia of a circus! Come May 10, Mumbai’s St. Andrews Auditorium in Bandra will play host to one such event: Rambo Circus. In a first for the city, Indian and International artists will recreate their mesmerising performances in an air-conditioned auditorium. This includes hilarious clown skits, spectacular aerial acts, ground performances, special lighting and sound system, and entertainment in abundance!