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Open-mics are becoming increasingly regular in the city's comedy circuit. But the series called Tilt Shift Labs had been stalled for a while, and now returns with a mix of seasoned and up-and-coming comedians, and also a bunch of completely new faces. So catch known names Raunaq Rajani (in pic), Shaad Shafi and Aman J share the stage and bring the roof down with people just stepping into the world of comedy, armed with fresh material.
ON: Tonight, 8.30 pm
AT: Lowfundwala Productions, Bungalow no 96, SVP Nagar, 4 Bungalows, Andheri West.
COST: Rs 200
For a dose of laughter
July 4 is celebrated as Independence Day in the US. But a group of comedians in Mumbai are using the occasion to launch a full-blown attack on the American President, Donald Trump. Trump, of course, has been a rich source of material for comedians in his own backyard, as was the case with Hasan Minaj at the White House Correspondents Dinner last year (when he said that the only reason he got the gig is because no one else wanted to do it, so obviously an immigrant had to do the dirty job). Now, city-based funny folk like Sagar Mavani, Aayushi Jagad, Pooja Ramchandraran, Neil Balthazar and Rohan Parekh (in pic) will grab the opportunity to crack their own jokes on POTUS.
ON: Tonight, 9 pm
AT: The Integral Space, 14 Janata Estate, Lower Parel.
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ENTRY: Rs 299
For F&B cravings
Ladies, head with your girl pals to a BKC venue that is pampering you with an unlimited sangria buffet priced at a ridiculously reasonable rate. It's also a DIY event, meaning you make your own drink. So, let your hair down and allow your creativity to take over.
ON: Tonight, 8 pm onwards
AT: BKC Dive, ground floor, Pinnacle Corporate Park, next to Trade Centre, BKC.
COST: Rs 299
Get a taste of Nikkei cuisine, which is a mix of Japanese and Peruvian culinary traditions, at a Lower Parel eatery. Chef Eric Sifu has teamed up with Chef Michael Paul, who's from Peru originally but is now based in London, to introduce dishes like avocado yuzu crisp to the menu.
ON: July 5 onwards, 12.30 pm to 4.30 pm; 7 pm to 1 am
AT: KOKO, Kamala Mills Compound, Lower Parel.
COST: Rs 3,000 for two people approximately
For a spell of music
The fourth edition of a gig series called Come Together returns to a central Mumbai venue with a stellar line-up of musicians. Catch people like guitarists Paresh Kamath and Randolf Correa aka Func, saxophonist Ryan Sadri (in pic) and trombone player Ramon Ibrahim play some spontaneous tunes.
ON: July 5, 9 pm
AT: FLEA Bazaar Cafe, Oasis City Complex, Lower Parel.
ENTRY: Rs 300
Catch veteran turntable artiste DJ Uri (in pic) and hip-hop aficionado Mo Styles spin reggae, disco, funk and house tracks. While DJ Uri has supported the likes of Ed Sheeran and Major Lazer in the past, Styles has worked as part of Joss Stones's management.
ON: July 5, 10 pm onwards
AT: Social, Rohan Plaza, Khar West.
The hit Zimbabwean act Dreams Band, led by Blessing Chimanga, will bring their brand of Afro beats to a SoBo venue. They have a high level of energy on stage, which translates into having evident fun on stage, which always bodes well for a live gig audience.
ON: July 5, 9 pm onwards
AT: The Quarter, Royal Opera House, Mathew Road, Girgaum.
ENTRY: Rs 749 onwards
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