Here’s what the Sherp thinks you shouldn’t miss at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival between the 7th to the 9th of February:


music kala ghoda

1) Spud In The Box

Spud In The Box is a six piece Alternative band based out of Mumbai. They mostly play originals, and their music is fresh, fun & feel – good. They were one of the bands that opened for Norah Jones in Mumbai last year.
When: 7th February , 6:30 – 7.00 pm

Where: Cross Maidan

2) Filter Coffee

Filter Coffee is an Indian Ethnotropic Collaborative Project brought to life by tabla player/percussionist Swarupa Ananth & flautist Shriram Sampath, both who also double up as music producers. The live performances include a unique blend.

When: 7th February, 8:15 – 9 pm

Where : Cross Maidan


3) Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan

Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan are sons of the legendary Sarod Maestro Amjad Ali Khan. Having trained under the master since childhood, they’ve carved a niche of their own in the field Hindustani classical and worl–+-–d fusion music.

When: 8th February, 6.00 – 7.15 pm

Where: Asiatic Steps


4) Farhan Akhtar Live

‘Farhan Live’ is the music project of renowned film director, producer and actor, Farhan Akhtar. A man of many skills, Farhan Akhtar has taken over the music circuit with his band performing all his famous hits and their original tracks as well. Farhan also founded MARD – Men Against Rape and Disrimination which aims to raise social awareness against rape & discrimination of women.
When: 9th February, 7:45 – 9.15 pm

Where: Asiatic Steps



street kala ghoda

1) The Merasi Singers


For 38 generations, the Merasi have composed, performed and maintained a vibrant, distinct folk music legacy that is on the verge of extinction due to India’s rapid modernization. They are essentially known as the ‘keepers of stories’ which flow from generation to generation.

When: 7th February, 6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Where: Amphitheater
2) Bahurupia from WZCC

Bahurupias are the street performers who wear different characters every day and move door to door to entertain a small group of spectators.

When: 9th February, 5:00 pm- 9:00 pm

Where: Rampart Row



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1) The Lunchbox (Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui)

The film revolves around a mistaken delivery by the Dabbawalas of Mumbai, which leads to a relationship between an about to retire, Saajan and a lonely widower and an unhappy housewife, Ila.

When: 7th February, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Where: Coomaraswamy Hall
2) Andaz Apna Apna (Aamir Khan, Salman Khan)

Two conmen competing for the hand of a heiress get drawn into love – and into trying to save her from an evil criminal.

When: 9th February, 5.00 – 7.00 pm

Where: Coomaraswamy Hall



food kala ghoda


1) Café Zoe

With a focus on exceptional food, Chef Viraf Patel has put together a simple menu, where you get to eat authentic European cuisine at Cafe Zoe. The menu ranges from wholesome, healthy food to the more decadent variety. Indulge your senses in some of his signature dishes at this workshop.

When : 8th February, 4.30 – 6.30 pm

Where : Westside


2) Salt Water Tales

Chef Gresham Fernandes has worked in international kitches including a 6 month stint at Noma, which was voted Best Restaurant in the World 3 times in a row.

When: 9th February, 4.30 – 6.30 pm

Where: Westside