Make it work by sewing ath-leisure pants for the man in your life. Taught by Benjamin Mach, a former Project Runway contestant, this six-week Intermediate class teaches students how to work with knit fabrics. With some basic sewing experience already, you can use the studio’s sewing machines to realize your creative dreams. $120. Fri., April 21. Mood Fabric, 225 W. 37th St., 3rd Fl.
Displacement, political transformation, new nationalisms, the tension between urban and rural—India of the mid-twentieth century does not sound so distant from the world today. It was a time and place of change, captured expertly and in great depth by the pioneering photojournalist Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908–2004). His images of Gandhi’s last day of life and the events surrounding his funeral, which helped catapult Cartier-Bresson to international fame, are part of a selection of 69 photographs from the photographer’s travels to India shared in the exhibition. Free Friday nights, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Exhibit opens Fri., April 21. Rubin Museum, 150 W. 17th St.
Participate in “Dreaded Conversations with Ease.” Do you ever wish you could take a pill to get through conversations that you know are going to be just awful? Something that would just help you get out all the right words at the right time? Unfortunately, that pill doesn't exist, but Marianne Perez de Fransius has come up with the next best thing: a step-by-step methodology to help you get ready for a conversation, carry you through and then review it. It basically boils down to being well prepared. $20. 1:30-3:30 p.m., Sun., April 23.