The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) is one of Mumbai’s chief hubs for theatre, music, dance, and cinema. Here’s a list of events coming up in April that are sure to delight culture enthusiasts.

Saz-e-Bahar: Festival of Indian Instrumental Music

The two-day festival will feature tabla artist Akram Khan and bansuri exponent Ronu Majumdar on Friday and sarangi maestro Dilshad Khan and rudraveen player Mohi Baha’ud-din Dagar Saturday. Suvarnalata Rao, who programmes Indian music at the NCPA, will deliver talks on the instruments before the concerts on both days.
When: Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4 at 6.30pm.
Where: Dance Theatre Godrej, NCPA, Nariman Point.

Bawas Got Talent

Twenty-four Parsis from around the country, who’ve made it through several elimination rounds, will show off their talents at this contest for Parsi performers.
When: Saturday, April 4 at 7pm.
Where: Tata Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point.

‘Smoking’ (Dhumrapaan)

In this Hindi and English comedy written by Adhir Bhat and directed by Akarsh Khurana, a bunch of office-goers discuss the stresses of working life in the smoking area of the building.
When: Sunday, April 5 at 5pm and 7pm.
Where: Experimental Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point.

‘In Search Of Dariya Sagar’

Akshat Nigam and Gerish Khemani’s Hindu Playwright Award-winning English drama is the story of two individuals investigating their Sindhi heritage: a 32-year-old Sindhi tour-guide Jatin Sadarangani, and Tina, a language and literature teacher in an international school.
When: Sunday, April 5 at 7.30pm.
Where: Dance Theatre Godrej, NCPA, Nariman Point.

Jazz Goes Retro!

Listen to jazz covers of the greatest hits of Michael Jackson, Madonna, Elton John, Sting, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Eric Clapton and other pop and rock artists performed by Rajeev Raja on flute, Rahul Wadhwani on piano and trumpeter Manfred Weinberger among other musicians.
When: Sunday, April 5 at 7.30pm.
Where: Tata Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point.

‘A Small Family Business’

An English drama by Alan Ayckbourn, adapted by Akarsh Khurana and directed by Adhaar Khurana. Samson Sequeira, an honest Goan Christian who is married to a Punjabi inherits his father-in-law’s business. Soon after taking over the business, he gets disturbing news from a private detective.
When: Thursday, April 9 to Saturday, April 11 at 7pm and Sunday, April 12 at 3.30pm and 7pm.
Where: Experimental Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point.

Prem Rang

Saumil, Shyamal and Aarti Munshi from Ahmedabad present popular Gujarati songs on love.
When: Saturday, April 11 at 6.30pm.
Where: Tata Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point.

‘Perfect Family’

Written and directed by Om Katare, this Hindi comedy is about a man who believes he has the perfect family.
When: Saturday, April 11 at 7pm and Sunday, April 12 at 5pm and 7.30pm.
Where: Dance Theatre Godrej, NCPA, Nariman Point.

‘Hai Mera Dil’

In Ank theatre group’s long-running Hindi comedy, Madan, a hypochondriac, is convinced he has just days to live. So he prepares for his funeral and tries to arrange a second marriage for his wife. Directed by Dinesh Thakur, it has Preeta Mathur Thakur, Aman Gupta, Shankar Iyer, Ashish Saleem and SC Makhija.
When: Saturday, April 18 at 7.30pm.
Where: Dance Theatre Godrej, NCPA, Nariman Point.

For more events, at NCPA see here.