The complete listings of the best events in Pune. Make your weekend plan more happening with us…
[divider ]22nd November, Friday[/divider]
Dhaba Food Festival at Keys Cafe
Ring in your winters with the delicious and lip smacking dishes at the Dhaba Food Festival hosted by Keys café between 22nd November, 2013 and 1st December, 2013.
The lavish spread of the ala carte menu will go beyond common delicacies to mouth watering, aromatic and delicious Punjabi delicacies which will be served during the festival where a food connoisseur can indulge into the specialties one rarely gets a chance to relish. Some of the favourite and authentic dishes being served are Sarson wala jhinga, Ajwaini Fish Tikka, Murg Kali Mirch, Pudina Paneer Tikka, Aloo Khush Numa, Bhutte ki galawati coupled with dryfruit Lassi, rasmalai and matka kulfi.
Till: 1st December, Sunday
Where: Keys Hotel, 31/6 Old Mumbai – Pune Highway, Next to Bank of Maharashtra. Pimpri, Pune – 411018
When: Dinner, 7.00 pm till 11.00 pm (only Ala Carte Order as per Menu)
Contact: (020) 39441000
‘Sizzle’ up your dinner at Entresol Bar, Le Meridien Pune
Treat your taste buds to some mouthwatering sizzlers at a distinct Sizzler Food Festival from the 22nd to the 30th of November at Entresol Bar, Le Meridien, Pune. The chefs at Le Meridien will be preparing a wide array of succulent non-vegetarian and vegetarian sizzlers to please every palate.
Some of the sizzling dishes to look out for are King Prawns with Cajun Spice, Lamb Chops grazed with Mustard and Pepper and Seared Chicken Breast Escalope, to name a few. For the veggie lovers, there are also Grilled Mushrooms with Corn on the Cob and Sizzling Shashlik of Cottage Cheese and Peppers. Not only can you choose your own preference of sauce to go with the divine sizzler, but ‘Eat Drink and More’ and Starwood Preferred Guests can also avail special discounts. So guests can pick their vices and choose between a finger licking Barbeque Sauce, Mushroom and Red Wine Sauce, or even the Madagascar Peppercorn sauce, among others.
Till: 30th November, Saturday
Where: Entresol Bar at Le Meridien Pune, Raja Bahadur Mill Road, Pune-01
Time: 7pm to 11pm
Above and Beyond Group Therapy at Cafe Cuba
Above & Beyond is an electronic dance music trio that is close to all of our hearts, and has an incredible fan base in India. Speaking from across the globe, the trio has stated that one of their only regrets last year was that they had a stop in only one city, so this year it will be expanding to 4 different places across the country.
As one of the most successful trance acts of this past decade, Above & Beyond are a British trio admired and respected for their melodic composition, emotional lyrics and production, remix work, as well as their signature DJ performances and record label.
Tour Dates: Thursday November 21; Friday November 22, Saturday November 23, Sunday November 24
Venue: Bluefrog Ishanya Amphitheatre (Pune)
Time: Gates open at 3:30 pm
Mahesh Jeste is a versatile artist, whose style ranges from abstract art to still life, all manifested on canvas through the holistic understanding and interpretation of visual harmony in nature. Also a gifted flautist, his paintings – ‘The Birth of Ganesha’, ‘Bhakti and Sadhana’, and ‘Tribal Culture’ depict spirituality and devotion. The exhibition of his works titled ‘Visual Harmony’ will be inauguration by renowned artist and sculpturist D S Khataokar.
Nov 21 – 22: 4 pm to 8 pm
Nov 23 – 24: 11 am to 8 pm
Where: Dr. Diwakar Dengle Art Gallery, Banaz Corner, Kothrud, Paud Road, Pune
Contact: 9422317347, 02025383996
DJ Angerfist – India Tour at Pune
Underlined by the fact that Angerfist is voted the worlds #34 most popular DJ in the world in 2012 – 2013 DJ Mag Top 100 and winning the Best DJ award during the 2012 Hard Dance Awards.
Angerfist is also known for the unique live-performances dressed in hooded sweater and wearing the infamous hockey mask. Selling out venues all over the world.
Angerfist is an unstoppable force.
This time he is going to enthrall music lovers in Pune.
Where: 1 Lounge, Koregaon Park, Pune
Time: 7pm onward
Tickets: Rs. 750/-
TUNE UP at La Terrazza Lounge
Experience The Power Lineup for this dazzling double weekender nights by DJ Omi, DJ Rishab & Epiph4ny on Friday and DJ Rishab, DJ Sriram & DJ Dave on Saturday. Be a part of this event to experience a whole new state of ambiance and music. Make sure you don’t miss the two amazing days of breathtaking nightlife experience.
Where: La Terrazza Lounge, Hyatt Regency Pune.
Time: 8 p.m. onwards.
When: 22 & 23 Nov 2013
F.L.Y. Nights at Linear, DoubleTree by Hilton
Linear, the chic new lifestyle bar at DoubleTree by Hilton, at Chinchwad is hosting F.L.Y. Nights – Fashion |Linear | You on Friday 22nd November.
It will truly be a ladies night, with free cocktails shots for ladies till 10:00 pm.
Offer of 1 + 1 on all beverages till 10 pm
Attractive prizes to be won for most stylishly dressed ladies & couples.
Guest DJ Vispi will belt out some cool mean tunes.
Complimentary ladies pick & drop facility will be available from Hilton – only if prebooked & confirmed by Thursday.
F.L.Y. nights, specially designed to pamper the ladies, will be held every Friday with exciting new themes and attractive prizes.
Where: Linear at DoubleTree by Hilton, Chinchwad, Pune
Time: 7pm onward
Contact: + 91 8554982547
[divider ]23rd November, Saturday[/divider]
Lavasa to stage plays by acclaimed writer ‘Anton Chekhov’
Beginning this Saturday the city will start staging plays based on short stories by acclaimed Russian short story teller Anton Chekov on all weekends. The plays have been translated into English by American playwright and screenwriter, Neiil Simon.
To make the plays appealing to local audiences, playwright Abhijeet Choudhary of ‘Godse to Gandhi’ fame has Indianised the content. The plays will give a rich feel of the diversified Indian culture.
‘An Evening with Chekhov’ will feature 6 full length plays by Swatantra Theatre, followed by Cocktails and Dinner.
Date: 23rd November 2013 onward (On Saturdays)
Time: 7.00 pm onwards
Where: Amphitheatre at Dasvino Town & Country Club, Lavasa
Ticket price: Rs. 1000/- per person (all inclusive)
For bookings contact:
Tourist Information Centre: +91 20 6473 1022 or any of the hotel reception desks
Shweta: +91 9561085991, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chintoo: +91 95610 82679, email@example.com
BLOT is an acronym for the Basic Love of Things. It’s also a multidisciplinary project helmed by Gaurav Malaker and Avinash Kumar, with the sole objective of creating alternative and experimental sound and vision experiences. Avinash Kumar is a designer, visual artist, filmmaker and VJ. He’s also a founding member of the two design and research firms Quicksand and BOX. Gaurav Malaker on the other hand is a DJ, producer and a founding member of Qilla Records. Together they blend sound and music using traditional filmmaking techniques as well as motion and stop-motion graphics to visually manipulate their performance spaces.
Where: 1 Lounge, Survey No. 81, Pingle Vasti Mundhwa , Koregaon Park, Pune
Workshop on Chinese Cuisine
The following recipes will be demonstrated –
• Veg Manchurian
• Fried Rice
• Hakka Noodles
• Spring Rolls
• Sweet n sour Veg
• Vegetables in hot garlic sauce
• Garlic Dip
• Stir Fry
Where: Rajuls Cooking Classes, Sanghvi Bungalow , Shivaji Nagar, Pune
Time: 1pm to 4:30pm
Fees: Rs. 600
Masterclass of Making Perfect Artisan Pizzas
We all love tucking into a pizza but how many of us actually know how to make them perfectly? If you want to master the art of making the perfect pizza, don’t miss the opportunity to enroll into the Artisan Pizza masterclass with Courtyard by Marriott Pune City Centre’s Executive Chef Shubhendu Kadam in association with Gourmetitup. He’ll teach you how to knead that perfect dough, how to get your tomato sauce right and also how you can have fun experimenting and innovating with pizza toppings! Originally from Goa himself, the Chef will even show you his very own invention, the Goan Pizza that pairs well with the Sossegado! Participants will be treated to a welcome drink and can indulge in a tasting of the chef’s artisan pizza creations!
Where: MoMo Cafe, Ground Floor, Near Railway Station, Bund Garden Road, Pune
Time: 4pm to 5pm
To register for the class, contact: 09619551387 (Registrations for the class compulsory)
Price: Rs. 800 (all taxes included)
Musician Hemant Pendse, a student of Pandit Jitendre Abhisheki, popularised Aanande Aiken, an Indian classical music information and appreciation program meant for those who love listening to Indian classical music but are not able to understand the intricacies of the same. Aanande Aiken is part of Hemant’s musical initiative Swarvilas. The event will begin with the performance of Pt Kaivalya Kumar on the ragas from Purvi Thaat, followed by a demonstration of ragas such as Bhairav, Todi, Khamas, Kafi and Marwa. He will be accompanied by Barat Kamat on tabla and Suyog Kundalkar on harmonium. Ravindre Khare will anchor the program and give the audience a chance to interact with the singers and clear their doubts about the ragas.
Where: Bhimsen Joshi Kalamandir, Aundh, Pune
Time: 5pm onward
TEDxPune 2013 was created in the spirit of TED`s mission, Ideas Worth Spreading. It will continue the Global TED`s multi-year conversation about people`s work and lives, present and future. Powerful conversations will get started this year in Pune and will continue annually. The spark: A suite of short, carefully prepared Talks on a variety of topics ranging from Genomics to NASA and the Space Program, Journalism, Music and more, will foster learning, inspiration and wonder. How are Indian women and girls reshaping the future? How does music bring about empowerment to the underpriviledged classes? How do young men from slums and local communities break age-old traditions of leading violent lives and transform themselves into model citizens? These are some of the stories at this year`s TEDxPune conference highlighting Indian men and women becoming change agents, inventors and idea champions – bringing about mind shifts in various fields including education,space program, medicine, scientific and mathematical research.
For more information visit www.tedxpune.co.in
Where: Dewang Mehta Auditorium, Persistent System Ltd, Senapati Bapat road, Pune-16
Time: 9:30am onward
Tickets: Rs. 5000
[divider ]24th November, Sunday[/divider]
Whether it’s a family get-together, gathering of good friends, or just a relaxing brunch for you and a special someone, Sunday Brunner meets the desires of every diner. Senses are pampered by authentic flavours of traditional Indian, Oriental & Mediterranean cuisines. Diners are enchanted as their skillful chefs take you on a culinary journey from beginning to end to give you a complete experience of a Sunday brunch at the JW Marriott Pune. BRUNNER take you onto a culinary journey of From Breakfast to Dinner – The Brunch is so good that you arent hungry till dinner time. The brunner at JW Marriott Pune provides you with a plethora of different cuisines at three different outlets – Spice Kitchen, Shakahari and Alto Vino.
Where: JW Marriott Hotel, Gokhalenagar, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune
Time: 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Country Night at Cocoparra with Work In Progress
Enjoy unplugged live music as the forest hosts a performance by the band Work In Progress.
Get immersed in the music as they play an interesting mix of covers and some of their own. Delight yourself with their recipe of songs ranging from Shuffles to Slow Blues, from Blues Rock to Jazzy blues and even Fusion as garnish.
Where: Cocoparra, Mundhwa Kharadi Road
When: Sunday, 24th November 2013
Time: 7.30 pm onwards
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For beginners and amateurs, a fine art photography workshop will be conducted by photographer Jai, which focuses on understanding and mastering the techniques of digital SLR. This includes lighting indoors and outdoors, controlling exposure with aperture and shutter speed, knowing about the various creative lens effects and about practical composition, aesthetics and the science of visual perception. Also, part of the workshop are mental and physical exercises to develop consciousness about colours, form, texture and moment.
When: 25th November, Monday to 1st December, Sunday
Where: Aperture India, 1st Floor, Millennium Plaza Opposite Fergusson College , Deccan Gymkhana, FC Road, Pune
Time: 7:30am to 9:30am
Fee: Rs. 5000
15th ViViDa Smruti ‘Sushir’ Sangeet Samaroh
Bharatiya Sangeet Prasarak Mandal’s Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Pune has organised a series of Music concerts from 28th November to 1st December. For the first time in Pune such type of concerts are organised. The special thing about these concerts are all the instruments that will be played in the concerts are wind instruments.
Various prominent artists will play various instruments such as :
3. Mouth Organ
10. Saxophone etc…
When: 28th November, Thursday to 1st December, Sunday
Where: Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, 495, Shanivar Peth, Pune
Time: 6pm onward