While any day is a good excuse to hang out with friends, Friendship Day comes just once a year, and that’s reason enough to make the party a little more than just about eating and drinking. We may not always show it, but our friends mean a lot, and it would mean a lot if we show our appreciation for them by giving them our time. In times when everyone is busy, spending a few hours with them over good music, theatre and comedy will speak more than any friendship band or gift. Here are some events around town to be a part of, with pals.
Jungle Book jive
Remember The Jungle Book? While growing up together in the forest, Rudyard Kipling’s lovable trio — Mowgli, Baloo and Bagheera — faced many difficulties, and their friendship became their greatest strength. To remind you of this purest form of friendship, Fever Entertainment in collaboration with Just Because its Children, presents Jungle Book Jive. While the show is just round the corner, catch the characters in costume today.
What: Jungle Book Jive
When: Character walk at 6pm at DLF Mall Saket, 7.30pm at Welcome Hotel Sheraton, Saket.
Live shows: Aug 7-11, 7pm.
Where: Siri Fort Auditorium, Khel Gaon Marg
Comedy in diversity
Four comedians from different religions make fun of each other’s faith as part of this show. Nishant ‘Joke’ Singh is Hindu; Zakir Khan, a ‘Confused Desi’, is presenting Muslim culture with his jokes. Maheep Singh is a sardar, and making fun of everything that lies in his temperament. Abish Mathew speaks about his Christian life in the show, and mixes different forms of styles in one show. “The story brings on stage different ideas and concepts from the cast’s real life,” says Singh.
Where: Little Theatre Group Auditorium, Plot no- 94, Mandi House, Connaught Place
When: 8 pm onwards
Get on the Mic!
Singing along with friends is always fun, it’s even more fun when someone can’t sing. Go out and work your lungs as you try to sing like your favourite band. Gather your group of friends, get on the mike, and have an evening filled with exciting music.
Where: Garage Inc, second floor, Power House Health Club, Building 30-A, Hauz Khas Village
When: 8.30 pm onwards
Raat Ki Rassi — Play
No matter what our backgrounds are, we always treat our friends equally. Raat ki Rassi is a Bengali play by noble laureate Rabindranath Tagore which passes on the message of equality for all. The Dance Darma begins with the festivity of the Rath-Yatra utsav celebrated every year in a village.
Where: Muktadhara Auditorium, 18 and 19, Bhai Veer Singh Marg, Gole Market
The friendly Demon — Play
This play promises to have it
all. It will be scary, mischievous, friendly and polite. The forest demons of Mount Kami encounter bandits, samurai warriors and runaway brides. This Japanese style comic fable should guarantee an entertaining evening for theatre enthusiasts and their friends alike.
Where: Epicentre, Apparel House, Sector 44, Gurgaon
When: 7.30pm onwards