There’s much to be done in the after-work hours this week, ending Friday, June 29. Pick from a host of stand-up comedy events, watch Pune rock band Agnee and singer-songwriter and lead vocalist of Daira Piyush Kapoor, listen to Sonu Nigam croon popular Hindi hits, dance to reggae courtesy Bombay Bassment and see for yourself how illusionist Shikhar Kamat reads minds. For more on things to do in Mumbai and to book tickets, visit BookMyShow.

COMEDY

A Joke Walks Into A Bar

Lend your ears to Vaibhav Sethia, Abijit Ganguly, Sumukhi Suresh, Raunaq Rajani, Kajol Srinivasan, Rohan Parekh and host Aakash Mehta, who will be testing out new material.
When: Tuesday, June 26 at 8pm.
Where: JLWA, VN Sphere, Nav Chandra Niwas Co Operative Society, Linking Road, Bandra (West).

Sriram Padmanabhan

Listen to the comedian deliver an hour-long set titled ‘Allow Me To Interrupt’.
When: Wednesday, June 27 at 8pm.
Where: Cat Café Studio, Aram Nagar 1, Versova, Andheri (West).

Beautiful Liars

Sketch comedy and improv by stand-ups Navin Noronha and Jeeya Sethi.
When: Wednesday, June 27 at 9pm.
Where: The Integral Space, 14 Janata Estate, Senapati Bapat Marg, opposite High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel.

Best in Stand-up

Comedians Sonali Thakker, Abijit Ganguly, Zahid Dewji and Vinay Sharma will take the mic at this gig series that promotes the best comedy talent from the country. Vinay Sharma will replace Abijit Ganguly in the line-up on Friday.
When: Thursday, June 28 and Friday, June 29 at 8.30pm.
Where: Canvas Laugh Club, Palladium, High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel.

For more comedy, see here.

DANCE

Groovy Mondays

Get a lesson in the Angolan dance form kizomba or simply dance to kizomba music as well as tarraxinha (kizomba with heavier percussion), semba (an Angolan form of music), bachata (a dance from the Dominican Republic) and salsa. For more on the event, see here.
When: Monday, June 25 at 10pm.
Where: Door No. 1, ONGC Colony, Reclamation, Bandra (West).

For more dance and performance, see here.

FILM

Palettes Art Films

In this edition of screenings of art films from French filmmaker Alain Jaubert’s series Palettes, three documentaries on paintings will be shown: Claude Monet’s ‘La Bassin Aux Nympheas’ (from his waterlilies series), Marcel Duchamp’s ‘Nu descendant un escalier’ (Nude descending a staircase) and Pablo Picasso’s ‘La Crucifixion’ (The Crucifiction). For more on the event, see here.
When: Thursday, June 28 at 6pm.
Where: Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Rani Bagh, Dr. Ambedkar Road, Byculla (East).

For more screenings, see here.

MUSIC

Soul Sessions

Listen to improv jazz by four Mumbai musicians: Anurag Naidu, Adil Kurwa, Siddharth Shankar and Azamaan Hoyvoy. For more on the event, see here.
When: Tuesday, June 26 at 9pm.
Where: The Little Door, Shree Siddhivinayak Plaza, off New Link Road, Andheri (West).

Agnee

Watch Pune rock band Agnee (pictured above) play a set.
When: Wednesday, June 27 at 9pm.
Where: [email protected], Kamala Mills, Gate 4, Pandurang Budhkar Marg, Lower Parel.

Dark Light

Dark Light, a psychedelic rock band from Bangalore, will play a concert in homage to the British rock band Porcupine Tree.
When: Thursday, June 28 at 8.30pm.
Where: Hard Rock Café, Sharyans Audeus, off Veera Desai Road, Andheri (West).

Piyush Kapoor

The film playback singer and lead vocalist of Mumbai-based Hindi alternative rock band Daira will present a set of English and Hindi numbers.
When: Thursday, June 28 at 8.30pm.
Where: The Finch, Shah Industrial Estate, Saki Vihar Road, Andheri (East).

4 On A Swing

The acoustic jazz band featuring pianist Pradyumna ‘Paddy’ Singh Munot, singer Sanjeeta Bhattacharya, bassist Aditya Servaia and drummer Kunal Netrapal.
When: Friday, June 29 at 7pm.
Where: Experimental Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point.

Zindagi – A Concert By Sonu Nigam

Popular Hindi playback singer Sonu Nigam will perform a set of hit songs.
When: Friday, June 29 at 7pm.
Where: Dublin Square, Phoenix MarketCity, LBS Marg, Kurla (West).

Bombay Bassment

Groove to reggae and hip hop by the city-based band comprising Bobkat aka Bob Omulo, BassBarrett aka Ruell Barretto, Major C aka Chandrashekhar Kunder and drummer Jeremy D’Souza.
When: Friday, June 29 at 9pm.
Where: The Finch, Shah Industrial Estate, Saki Vihar Road, Andheri (East).

For more music, see here.

PERFORMANCE

Mindfcuk

Prepare to be spooked by illusionist Shikhar Kamat’s mind-reading abilities.
When: Friday, June 29 at 8.30pm.
Where: The Cuckoo Club, 5AA Mac Ronell’s Compound, near Candies, St Andrew’s Road, Bandra (West).

For more performance, see here.

PLAYS

‘The Brute and The Pianist’

Watch this play by an ensemble cast based on the works on Russian writer Anton Chekhov.
When: Wednesday, June 27 at 8pm.
Where: The Cuckoo Club, 5AA Mac Ronell’s Compound, near Candies, St Andrew’s Road, Bandra (West).

‘Baby’

In director Swaraj Singh’s Hindi version of Vijay Tendulkar’s drama, Baby, a young woman who dreams of making it big in the film industry, is exploited by a slumlord and a man who promises her a job.
When: Friday, June 29 at 8pm.
Where: Footlight, Kreating Charakters, Bungalow 202-224, Swastik Cooperative Housing Society, SV Patel Nagar, Andheri (West).

For more plays, see here.