WHAT TO SEE

Calvary

In this sophisticated black comedy from writer-director Mr John Michael McDonagh (The Guard), Mr Brendan Gleeson plays Father James, a good-natured Irish priest in rural Sligo who receives notice, while giving confession, that he will be killed in a week's time to make up for the abuse that the would-be anonymous assassin suffered at the hands of another clergyman in his boyhood. The cream of Ireland's acting crop are among the suspects - Mr Chris O'Dowd (Girls), Mr Dylan Moran (Black Books) and Mr Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones) for starters - as Father James begins his manhunt and soul search in this darkly funny and clever film.

Out on 11 April in the UK, 17 April in Australia and 1 August in the US

WHAT TO HEAR

It's Album Time by Todd Terje

Norwegian DJ and dance-music producer Todd Terje is something of an eccentric. Real name Terje Olsen, his nom de guerre is a Scandinavian homage to legendary Chicago house DJ Mr Todd Terry. His breakthrough track, an underground floor filler released in 2012, was called "Inspector Norse". He is also known for sporting the kind of moustache that makes him look as if he'd spend his leisure time hiding in bushes at scenic spots awaiting unsuspecting young lovers (he's since grown a beard). But don't let any of that dissuade you from seeking out his debut album, which is stuffed with disco fun - plus a cameo from Mr Bryan Ferry.

Out now. toddterje.com

WHAT TO READ

Alex Through the Looking-Glass
by Alex Bellos

You might think writing a travelogue about maths falls into the "dancing about architecture" category of creative endeavours, but British writer Mr Alex Bellos surprised everyone - perhaps even himself - when his book Alex's Adventures in Numberland, in which he travelled the world to meet brainy Japanese chimps and Germany's best adder-uppers, became something of a hit. Perhaps less surprisingly therefore, he's written another one - sticking with the Mr Lewis Carroll theme. In Alex Through the Looking-Glass: How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life, he again gives a global perspective on mathematics in the field, from searching for the world's favourite number to meeting the world's brainiest mathematicians in India.

Out now. alexbellos.com

WHAT TO DRINK


Dino, from LAVO Italian Restaurant, Las Vegas

2oz calvados
0.75oz grenadine
1oz lime juice
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 splash egg white
1oz Stella Artois Cidre
1 slice dehydrated apple

Combine ingredients except the Stella Artois Cidre into a mixing glass, shake vigorously with no ice and strain simultaneously with Stella Cidre into a coupe glass. Garnish with dehydrated apple slice.

Beverage director, Mr Tim Keller. lavolv.com

WHAT TO ATTEND

Salone del Mobile

For a spring revamp of the more sophisticated variety, head to Milan for the annual powwow at which the greatest furniture and product designers display their latest wares. More than 1,000 exhibitors attended last year, with nearly 300,000 visitors passing through the main fair and its satellite events, so if you're on a research trip you'd be advised to take advantage of the full weekend of public access, though it's open to trade this week. And Salone is about more than sofas: on display in 2014 will be a light and sound installation created by United Visual Artists for Mini and a show of Colombian animal sculptures hosted by Marni.

Until 13 April, Milan Fairgrounds, Rho, Milan. cosmit.it

WHAT TO WATCH

Mad Men: series 7

It's the beginning of the end for Don Draper - or should we say Dick Whitman - as the first half of the final run (actually called "The Beginning") of Mr Matthew Weiner's celebrated ad-man drama concludes; the second half (reportedly titled "The End of an Era") will be shown next year. We've seen marriages, mergers, divorces, affairs, suicides, firings and lots and lots of great tailoring, so in that respect at least the show's legacy is assured - and given that the 1960s-set show is nearing the end of that decade, we are probably all relieved that we'll be leaving Don (Mr Jon Hamm) before he starts dressing in flares.

Starts 13 April in the US on AMC and 16 April in the UK on Sky Atlantic

AND WHAT TO WEAR WHILE DOING IT...

SAINT LAURENT
Slim-Fit Washed-Denim Jacket
ASPESI
Button-Down Collar Check
Cotton Seersucker Shirt
J.CREW
9" Stanton Cotton-Twill Shorts