Here's your weekday go-and-do guidebook for Mumbai
Tues, Mar 21 to Sat, Mar 25: Learn modern dance from world-renowned Martha Graham Dance Company's former principal dancer Steve Rooks (from USA). He will teach the Martha Graham Technique, repertoire and choreography.
ON: 6 pm to 9 pm
AT: Sumeet Nagdev Dance Arts, Silver Cascade, SB Marg, Dadar (W).
CALL: 9920111033 (to register and for price)
Wed, Mar 22: If you need a good laugh in the middle of the week, attend a gig by ex-Indian Navy commander, Manish Tyagi. Even in the Navy, he was the resident comedian. There will also be other comedians in the fray.
TIME: 8 pm onwards
AT: Fat Man's Cafe and Grill, 48, Tian Building, 3rd Floor, Gulmohar Road, Juhu.
ENTRY: Rs 350
Social and vocal
Wed, Mar 22: Laugh at the jokes of Nishant Tanwar (in pic, right), whose stories have a social message. He has performed at The Melbourne International Comedy Festival (Australia) and the Desi Comedy Festival (USA).
TIME: 8 pm onwards
AT: Brewbot, G-01 & 101, Morya Landmark 1, Andheri (W).
ENTRY:: Rs 350
Every Monday: Beat your Monday blues with a chilled session of some all-time favourite comedies, as part of this weekly screening. There will be classics like Charlie Chaplin, Friends, Tom & Jerry and Laurel & Hardy.
TIME: 5 pm onwards
AT: Blanco, 201-202, Samarth Vaibhav Society, Oshiwara, Andheri (W).
Where there's a will
Tues, Mar 14: Watch the play, Dial M for Money, which is about a man going bankrupt. But his life changes when he receives a will from his uncle, who has left him property worth a crore.
TIME: 7.45 pm
AT: Tejpal Auditorium, Gowalia Tank, near August Kranti Maidan.
COST: Rs 100 onwards
Heaven on earth
Tues, Mar 14 & Wed, Mar 15: Watch the story of two good friends, J and Nutty, in Jannat Central. Dance is the common language between them and is used to discover the meaning of jannat (heaven).
TIME: 6 pm, 9 pm
AT: Prithvi Theatre, Juhu.
COST: Rs 175 to Rs 250
Wed, Mar 22: Catch a Jazz gig by Mrs Ippi Madhouse, featuring Anurag Naidu (keys), Vivian D'Souza (bass), Jigar Shah (drums) and Ipshita Roy (in pic).
TIME: 9 pm onwards
AT: The Little Door, Plot B31, opposite Citi Mall, Andheri (W).
Tues, Mar 21: Learn to hit the right note by attending a training session by acclaimed Indian?Classical vocalist Ulhas Kashalkar. The class will touch the basic aspects of ragas - swaroop, bandish and tarana. Listeners can also sit and observe the session.
TIME: 10.30 am onwards
AT: NCPA, Nariman?Point.
COST: Rs 200 (for listeners), Rs 1,200 (for learners)
Wed, Mar 22: Attend a Jazz gig presented by Heather Andrews (singer-songwriter from London), Karim Ellaboudi (pianist), Ko Omura (drummer from Japan) and Dee Wood (a composer, educator and the co-founder of Bombay Jazz Club).
TIME: 9.30 pm onwards
AT: Bonobo, 2nd floor, Kenilworth Mall, Phase 2, off Linking Road, Bandra (W).
Wed, Mar 22: Master the tricks of making pasta with this cooking class, open to women only. You will learn to make Alfredo Pasta, Arrabiata Pasta, Pesto Pasta and Spaghetti Aglio e Olio Pasta along with tips on cooking the best Italian dish.
ON: 3 pm to 4 pm, 5 pm to 6 pm, 7 pm to 8 pm
AT: Korum Mall, Mangal Pandey Road, Eastern Express Highway, Thane (W).
COST: Rs 200
Tues, Mar 21 & Wed, Mar 22: Attend a two-day script writing and screenplay writing workshop conducted by Theatrician founder, Tathagata Chowdhury. The workshop will also focus on marketing scripts and approach prospects.
TIME: 6 pm to 9 pm
AT: Udaan Institute, Ajay Business Centre, Matunga (W).
From Tues, Mar 21: View an exhibition of paintings titled Divine Vision, by artist Vishwanath R Kantak, which features the trinity of Hindu gods as envisioned in the sky, on water and on earth.
TIME: 11 am to 7 pm
AT: Jehangir Art Gallery, 161B, MG Road, Kala Ghoda.
Food & drink
Ongoing: Sample a specially curated Flatbread Fete paired with a range of new cocktails. On the menu are Exotic Mushroom Flat Bread with Earth (truffle-infused Ciroc), a Mexican Bean Flatbread with the Johnnie & Chilli (Johnnie Walker Gold Label, Maraschino liqueur, angostura bitters) and Four Cheese Flatbread with Citrus Malt.
TIME: 5 pm to 1.30 am
AT: ASILO, 40th floor, The St Regis Hotel, Lower Parel.
Tues, Mar 21: Put on your dancing shoes for a disco-themed party on a weekday. Why? Because this 'DISCO 53' themed party is offering food and drinks priced at Rs 53 (plus taxes). There will be Irani Omelette, Chooza 69 (in pic), Almond Tikki Chaat and Ghee Roast Mutton Bao, among many others.
TIME: 12 pm to 6 pm
AT: Fun Republic Social, 3rd floor, Fun Republic, Shah Industrial Estate, New Link Road, Andheri (W).
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