Here’s a handy guide to the best events taking place in Mumbai this week. For more information on things to do in Mumbai, visit BookMyShow.


A Joke Walks Into A Bar

Rahul Subramanian, a regular face on AIB videos and in the stand-up circuit, will headline this show, which will feature established and upcoming comics.
When: Monday, August 6 at 8 pm.
Where: JLWA, Third Floor, VN Sphere Turner, Linking Road, Bandra (West).

Global Village Idiot by Aditi Mittal

Join the bad girl of Indian comedy at this no-holds-barred gig that will probably have you wondering, ‘did she just say that?’ by the end of the evening.
When: Wednesday, August 8 at 8.30 pm.
Where: Canvas Laugh Club, Third Floor, Palladium, High Street Phoenix, Tulsi Pipe Road, Lower Parel.

Two Broke Girls

Watch comedy queens Urooj Ashfaq and Sumaira Shaikh make sense of their lives and finances.
When: Wednesday, August 8 at 9 pm.
Where: The Square, 1001, Heera Panna Shopping Mall, Powai.

2 Brown Bards

Spoken word and stand-up comedy go hand in hand at this show featuring Kajol Srinivasan, a stand-up comic, and Smita Sahay, a poet.
When: Friday, August 10 at 8.30 pm.
Where: CLAP, Unit No. 201, A-Wing, Second Floor Solitaire II, Opp. Infinity Mall, Malad (West).

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Door No.1 Live: Abhinab Dan

Take a stroll down memory lane with Mumbai-based singer-songwriter Abhinab Dan as he performs retro Bollywood songs. The venue also offers several food and drink packages to keep you going.
When: Tuesday, August 7 at 9.30 pm.
Where: Door No. 1, Shop Number 1 And 2, Ankleshwar, ONGC Colony, Reclamation, Bandra (West).

Alluri Featuring Glen Matlock

Hyderabadi singer-songwriter Shriram Alluri will share the stage with Glen Matlock, bass guitarist formerly with the Sex Pistols, saxophonist Domenico Mamone, bassist Roberto Dragonetti, drummer Davide Arzuffi and keyboardist Pietro Ubaldi.
When: Friday, August 10 at 8.30 pm.
Where: Hard Rock Cafe, Wadia International Center, Pandhurang Budhkar Marg, Worli.

‘Lullaby, Stranger’

Choreographed by Sujay Saple  and conducted by Salome Rebello, this  choral performance presents songs of love and loss.
When: Friday, August 10 at 6 pm.
Where: G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture, Laxmi Mills Estate, Shakti Mills Lane, off Dr. E Moses Road, Mahalaxmi.

For more music, see here.


‘Taj Mahal Ka Tender’

If a modern-day Shah Jahan tried to build the Taj Mahal in this day and age, what difficulties would he face? IPTA’s long-running Hindi comedy written by Ajay Shukla and directed by Salim Arif imagines this very scenario.
When: Thursday, August 9 at 9 pm.
Where: Prithvi Theatre, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road, Juhu.

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