Online workshops
Online workshops and events

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The new normal is the virtual world. It’s amazing how many different kinds of workshops, talks, classes, performances and meetings are happening digitally.
LuxeBook lists some of the most happening online events for you to enjoy at home starting today.
Cocktail Making
When: April 25, 8 pm to 9 pm
Where: Instagram Live
For all the people who might come out of the quarantine as budding bartenders, here’s a chance for you to learn to mix tempting cocktails at home to complement the food you make. Talented chef and mixologist Eeshan Kashyap, of PCO bar, has teamed up with Quarancharity to host a digital session on ‘Cocktail Making 101’.  Quarancharity is an initiative by Mumbai-based marketing consultant Pri Shewakramani and popular blogger Scherezade Shroff, which includes chefs, mixologists and fitness trainers among others, conducting online classes for those interested. The fee collected is donated to three NGOs, Habitat for Humanity, Goonj and Animal Adoption & Care.  
Cocktail Making 101
Cocktail Making 101
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The Fraternity Talks

When: April 25, 5 pm
Where: Instagram Live
In the second session of ‘The Fraternity Talks’ hosted by fashion designers Shantanu and Nikhil, couturier Rahul Mishra will talk about Indian crafts, sustainability and everything Haute post the pandemic. Furthermore, a hand-embroidered ‘Dareecha’ gown designed by Mishra is set to be auctioned at the session for a starting bid of  ₹1,20,000. The proceeds from this sale will go towards the Fashion Design Council of India’s COVID-19 relief fund. 

 

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Saturday art workshop

When: Every Saturday, 11 am
Where: Instagram Live
Creating art is a really effective way to stay sane and be focused during these times of uncertainty. The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA) has been hosting art workshops every Saturday, which helps you get creative using the basic supplies available at home. What used to be a regular activity at the museum has now gone digital.Representational image

Representational image

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National Theatre at Home

When: Every week
Where: YouTube
The National Theatre in London’s efforts to bring drama to our homes, quite literally, is something we just can’t miss. National Theatre at Home includes famous dramas, filmed live at the museum, streamed for free on YouTube for a global audience.  Each title is available on the digital platform for a week.  They are currently streaming William Shakespeare’s comedy Twelfth Night featuring Tamsin Greig as Malvolia. The title we’re also looking forward to is Frankenstein, directed by Academy Award winner Danny Boyle starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. 
A still from Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
A still from Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
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The Circuit #SitDown Comedy Festival

When: April 22-26
Where: Zoom video calling app
A multi-genre comedy festival by OML (Only Much Louder) includes 15 shows over 5 days and a line-up of over 40 talented artists. Comedians like Rohan Joshi, Kanan Gill, Tanmay Bhat and Biswa Kalyan Rath are few of the many who are all set to make you LOL!
stand-up comedian Abish Matthew
stand-up comedian Abish Matthew
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Guitar Lessons by The Indian Ocean’s guitarist

When: Flexible timings
Where: Zoom video calling app
The quarantine has granted Nikhil Rao, guitarist of one of the renowned Indian rock bands, some free time to pass on his knowledge and practice of over 10 years to willing students. He conducts these one-on-one classes as per his and the students’ availability for, both, beginners and experienced professionals could learn from him for ₹1000 per session.
Nikhil Rao- guitarist, The Indian Ocean
Nikhil Rao- guitarist, The Indian Ocean
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Full body endurance workout 

When: April 25, 10 am
Where: Instagram
Celebrity fitness trainer Urmi Kothari of Kinetic Living will be hosting an Instagram live, teaching full-body endurance workout.
Coach Urmi Kothari
Coach Urmi Kothari
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Design principles by IIDE

When: April 25, 2:30 pm- 4:30 pm
IIDE, India’s first digital-focused college is hosting a webinar, giving a chance to budding designers to have an insightful session with Siddhi Yadav, Executive Creative Director at McCann Mumbai.
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Brave new world

When: April 25, 5 pm
Where: Facebook live
One of the most interesting sessions in which Sitar maestro Purbayan Chatterjee will be going live on his Facebook page with the amazing Percussion wizard Ustad Taufiq Qureshi ji.
Brave New World
Brave New World
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Belly dance classes 

When: April 27, 7 pm
Where: Zoom video calling app
Organised by Tarantismo Dance Institute, there will be a total of 8 hours of classes spread across 2 weeks. Priced at ₹2,700, these sessions will be conducted by experienced instructors.
Belly Dance by Tarantismo Dance Institute
Belly Dance by Tarantismo Dance Institute
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