[divider ]31st January, Friday[/divider]
First Session:‘Rakesh And Friends’; Rakesh Chourasia, Gino Banks, Sheldon D’silva, Sridhar Parthsarathy, Sanjay Das, Sangeet Haldipur.
Second Session: Ustad Zakir Hussain – Ajay Joglekar (Harmonium)
First Session: Subhankar Banerjee & Yogesh Samsi – Tanmay Deochakke (Harmonium)
Second Session: Taufiq Qureshi & Vikku Vinayakram
First Session: Trilok Gurtu & Ranjeet Barot
Second Session: Pt. Anindo Chatterjee & Pt. Kumar Bose – Sabir Khan (Sarangi)
Till: 2nd January, Saturday
Where: New English School Ground, Ramanbaug, Pune
Time: 6pm onward
Contact: 968991186, taalchakra.explara.com
Passes: Chair- Rs. 500
National Art Exhibition 2014
The first ever national level exhibition organized by The Art Katta is being held in Pune, the cultural capital of Maharashtra. The idea is to maintain the diversity in display so that people get a chance to see the variety of artworks. There will be more than 40 selected artworks on display by various artists from various parts of India such as Pune, Mumbai, Kolkata, Ratnagiri, Delhi, Surat, Ahmednagar, Vishakhapattanam, Goa, Kolhapur, Patna and Hyderabad.
Till: 4th February, Tuesday
Where: Darpan Art Gallery, Kalachhaya Center Off Senapati Bapat Road , Gokhale Nagar, Pune
Time: 10am to 7pm
Contact: email@example.com, 02025666571, 9561092434
Dance lovers will have another fantabulous event to look forward to. Neha Muthiyan (senior disciple of Guru.Shambhavi Dandekar) has organized a Kathak evening ‘Gurucharani Arpan’. There will be performances by Neha and her students and a special performance by Guru. Maneesha Sathe. Neha has taken up the initiative of starting a performing arts related magazine which will be launched at the hands of Maneesha Tai at this event. This magazine aims at enriching every performer’s journey with valuable advice and knowledge oriented articles from renowned Gurus, crosswords, fitness related articles and much more.
Where: Tilak Smarak Mandir, 1651, Sadashiv Peth , Tilak Road, Pune
Time: 5pm to 8pm
Udaan Entertainment Group is a band comprised of visually challenged, physically handicapped & mentally retarded professional performers. Their mission is to generate self employment for themselves by the means of entertainment as well as to spread the awareness in the society about the existing and yet hidden talent. Yeh Pal is a super hit musical show. It is a combination of evergreen Bollywood songs, dance and heart throbbing rare acrobatic acts like Candle Dance & Pole Mallkhambh.
Where: Ganesh Kala Krida Mandir, Swargate, Pune
Time: 6:30pm onwards
Duo SAAJ is an instrumental duo founded in the early 90s following many acclaimed performances all over India. The Indian word SAAJ means musical instrument. Both the musicians are French by nationality, but immersed in Indian culture. SAAJ have been travelling to India every year for over two decades. In SAAJ’s sensitive music, rhythm and beat construction are essential to the development of complex rhythms in keeping with traditional ragas. They have mastered their respective instruments through hard work, dedication and training as disciples of renowned Indian maestros.
Where: Mazda Hall, Camp Cantonment, Pune
Time: 7pm onwards
This Week at La Terraza Lounge!
Revolve presents Tune Up – LIT Friday and Jager Saturday at La Terrazza Lounge on 31st January and 1st February, 2014.
Welcome the fall of love this weekend with DJ T3RMINAL along with DJ Rishab, Dave & RD spinning some EDM & Progressive House to switch the crazy on. Feel the opulence of the venue with some amazing offers for our guests at the new enchanted nightlife destination in Pune.
Contact: +91 7588 255098 for invites.
Venue: La Terrazza Lounge, Hyatt Regency Pune
Date: 31st January & 1 February
Gates Open: 9 pm
Indian Classical Music by French amateur musicians.
Sylvie Hiély, an accomplished sitarist, is one of the main disciples of the great Indian master Ustad Usman Khan who is the heir of a long and rich musical tradition. She has been following his teaching since 1980. She now studies under the great sitar maestro Ustad Bale Khan of Dharwar, who is from the same tradition, the Beenkar lineage.
Laurent Gherzi plays in the “punjab” style, famous for its rhythmic subtlety and rich tones. He has been taught by Nishikant Barodekar, virtuoso heir of a renowned musical family, and a close disciple of Zakir Hussain from the prestigious Alla Rakha School in Mumbai. Each year, Laurent Gherzi returns to Pune to study under Pandit Suresh Samant, who is the heir to several generations of tabla players and an expert in various styles of playing tabla. Laurent Gherzi plays the tabla traditionally, in classical concerts with Duo SAAJ or with other Indian musicians.
Where: Mazda Hall, Sardar Dastur School, camp cantonment, Pune
[divider ]1st February, Saturday[/divider]
Workshop on Continental Food
The following recipes will be demonstrated –
• Stuffed jalapenos
• Veg gold coin
• Macaroni hot Pot
• Strawberry Smoothie -base for all smoothies
• Dip along with stir fry if time permits
Where: Rajuls Cooking Classes, Sanghvi Bungalow, Shivaji Nagar, Pune
Time: 1pm to 4:30pm
Fees: Rs. 600
Italian Food Festival at Flag’s!
Love Italian food? Then head to Flags for they are hosting an Italian Food Festival from 31st January. Take your seats as the team of talented chefs will take you on tour of Italy with a specially crafted menu of authentic Italian delicacies such as the Shrimp Cocktail, Artichokes and Three Cheese Crostini, Frito Misto, Arancini, Tuscany Cold Soup, Classic Minestroni, Penne Carbonara, Risotto Marinara, Meat Express Pizza, Herb Crusted Panagusis and much more! There is going to be a spread of amazing Pizzas, Pastas, Risottos and desserts like the Panacotta, Tiramisu and Coconut Cream Caramal. To add in to the Italian effect, the restaurant will exhibit interiors which will share some interesting but lesser known facts about the country with music like Tiziano Ferro, Giorgia Todrani and Max Pezzali playing in the background. So head to Flags and get ready for a gastronomical journey of Italy, where you don’t need visas or tickets!
Where: Flags Restaurant, G-2, Metropolitan, Bund Garden Rd, Pune
Till: 9th February, 2014
Contact details for reservation: 9881212345
[divider ]2nd February, Sunday[/divider]
Shabu Shabu experience at Baan Tao, Hyatt Pune
For all those who missed out on having the Shabu Shabu experience, Baan Tao at Hyatt Pune gives you yet another opportunity to try out the delicious and popular hot pot dish from Japan. Owing to an amazing response to Shabu Shabu, Baan Tao now extends the period for guests who would like to savour the experience. Shabu Shabu features meats, vegetables and sea food that are cooked in a flavorful broth and served with dipping sauces. Take your taste buds on a culinary journey as you choose your platter from ingredients like silken tofu, button mushroom, pak choy, tenderloin, squid, prawns and more. Relish the authenticity of Japanese cuisine as you prepare the dish at your table and get an exotic Shabu Shabu experience at Baan Tao, Hyatt Pune.
Where: Baan Tao, Hyatt Pune, Kalyaninagar
When: On till 12th February, 2014
Timings: 12:30pm to 3:00pm, 7:00pm to 11:30 pm
WOW International Art Show
Pune Expat Club invites the international community to contribute their art for a good cause! Exhibit your global inspiration with a photo, painting or art installation. Amateur artists now residing in India are invited to participate and share their story in this fun-filled and exciting show. The Celebrity Pavilion will witness some well known global artists contributing their art for Silent Auction. Entire proceeds from sale/auction of art will go to charity. Wine & cheese, silent auction, live portraits, art workshops, entertainment, product display by NGO’s, participation gifts, recognition & more… To exhibit or know more, please contact Preeti Roongta at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Novotel Pune, Weikifield IT Park, Viman Nagar, Pune-14
Time: 4pm to 7:30pm
Contact: +91-9975558596, +91 (20) 41315002
Breakfast Trail through Old City
Join Pune Food Trails on one of our breakfast walks in the old city and explore the traditional eating joints. Get the authentic taste of Pune by visiting restaurants which have been serving delicious food for more than 60 years! No better way to spend your Sunday morning than walking through the old city and having breakfast at 4 different locations!
Meeting Point: Mahatma Phule Mandai
Meeting Time: 8:45 am. We will be done by 11:30 am.
Cost: INR 500 per person
This includes: Unlimited food at all the locations, bottled water, some snacks to carry home!
Here are the locations we will be covering while on the trail.
1. Shri Krishna Bhuvan – Puneri ‘Misal’, Shira and Taak (Chhas)
2. New Sweet Home – Sabudana Khichadi and a variety of laadus
3. Poona Guest House – Puran Poli, Thalipeeth & Dadpe Pohe
4. Gujar Mastani House – Mango Mastani