The first week of April has various unique events planned, preparing for most who’ll be starting with their summer holidays while others will be free from exam stress. For working professionals, April this is a good weekend too, for most of the events are being planned on Sunday. Here is a list of the events that are happening in Pune this weekend:
[divider ]April 4, Friday[/divider]
Call of the Hills
In this solo show, Chitra Vaidya presents paintings from the hills of Kumaon as well as hills of Western Ghats such as Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar. The paintings depict the hills, its people, their culture and architecture. This is the second show of the series “Call of the Hills”.
The paintings in this series include watercolour paintings, acrylic and oil on canvas as well as mixed media paintings.
When: Till April 19, Saturday
Where: Bliss Art Gallery, Koregaon Park, Pune
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
PH Intimate with DOSEM
Penthouze Nightlife and LiMN Entertainment presents PH Intimate with DOSEM. Featuring- Oozeundat + Ashtrix. The trajectory behind Dosem’s exponential rise first occurred when he signed to Technasia’s label Sino in 2008 with his eloquently carved club hit ‘Silent Drop’ (2009), which got picked up by several underground techno moths and spawned interest in the new, young Catalonian artist. From here his profile flourished and following a re-release of the already cosmic classic ‘Beach Kisses’ on Green, he soon had material on imprints like Dig Deeper and Suara.
Where: Penthouze Nightlife, 13th Floor, Rooftop, Onyx Tower North Main Road , Koregaon Park, Pune
Contact: 02066886688, 8888074442
The NH7 ShakeDown is where they take the best of old-school hip-hop, R&B, funk and disco to the next level. Come jam with the freshest DJs, budding musical talent from around the country at one of the coolest locations in the capital city.
Where: The High Spirits Cafe, 35 A-1 North Main Road Koregaon Park , Ghorpadi, Pune
Time: 9pm onwards
Young upcoming, renowned artists from Pune city are coming together and starting their Fusion Band Called “Fusion Five”, A unique fusion band which has contemporary music played in modern style on contemporary and Western instruments. The first live performance of Fusion Five is all set to enthral punekars’.
Where: Dr. Kalmadi Shamrao Junior College Campus, Karve Nagar, Pune
Time: 6pm onwards
An exhibition of paintings by Sudhir S Bangar. His paintings are free creations. Each and every painting is a new experience for him. He has always found peace from his paintings and this continued search inspires and helps him to create his paintings. He has exhibited in numerous group and solo shows in India.
His series being exhibited at Malaka Spice is named, “Lavani”. Lavani is a combination of traditional song and dance, which is particularly performed to the beats of Dholki. It is noted for its powerful rhythm. Lavani has contributed substantially to the development of Marathi folk theatre.
Till: April 15, Tuesday
Where: Malaka Spice, Lane No. 5 Off North Main Road , Koregaon Park, Pune
Time: 11am to 11:30pm
[divider ]April 5, Saturday[/divider]
Workshop on Punjabi Cuisine
The following recipes will be demonstrated –
• Paneer Tikka
• Gobi Taka Tak
• Kadai Paneer
• Sukhe maa ki Daal
• Bhendi Tava Masala
• Baingan ka bharta
• Crispy fried Okra
• Black Dal Makhani
Where: Rajuls Cooking Classes, Sanghvi Bungalow, Shivaji Nagar, Pune
Time: 1pm to 4:30pm
Fees: Rs. 600
Gholat Ghol, a Marathi play featuring actors Sanjay Narvekar and Ramesh Bhatkar will be staged at Bal Gandharva Rang Mandir.
Where: Bal Gandharva Rang Mandir, JM Road, Pune
Time: 5pm onwards
[divider ]April 6, Sunday[/divider]
Breakfast Trail through the Old City
Join Pune Food Trails and The Western Routes on this ‘Breakfast Trail through the Old City’ and explore the traditional eating joints along with some heritage locations. Get the authentic taste of Pune by visiting restaurants which have been serving delicious food for more than 60 years!
The trail will be guided by Jayesh Paranjape who is a quintessential Punekar, a hardcore foodie at heart, and who knows the best and the most authentic places to eat in the city! No better way to spend your Sunday morning than walking through the old city and having breakfast at 4 different locations!
Time: 8:45 am to 11:30 am
Where: Mahatma Phule Mandai (Tilak Statue)
Cost: INR 600 per person
Unlimited food at all the 4 locations
Some take-away snacks
Locations and Menus
– Shrikrishna Bhuvan – Puneri ‘Misal’, Shira and Taak (Chhas)
– New Sweet Home – Sabudana Khichadi and a variety of laddoos
– Poona Guest House – Puran Poli, Thalipeeth & Dadpe Pohe
– Cold drink House – Mango Mastani
Things to carry
– Comfortable footwear as it is a 1.5 km walk
– Sun-cap, scarf or umbrella for sun protection
– An empty stomach!
Contact: +919011040773 or +919028324589
2nd InstaWalk at Yerawada Bird Watching Point
Join Pune Instagrammers on their photography walk to Yerawada Bird Watching Point and The Aga Khan Palace. See the full details on their Facebook Event.
Where: (Meeting Point)Aqsa Masjid
Contact: Umang Oswal (Instagram @umangoswal), Manali Parmar (Instagram @manaliparmar)
Warsaa presents a range of traditional Maharashtra arts and crafts in contemporary designs. To mark the occasion, Pune Artists come together to celebrate Pune’s Heritage with an art show:
A Postcard to Pune’s Heritage: ‘Warsaa’
Date and Timings:
Sale of traditional arts and crafts:
6th April 2014: 10:30 am to 8:30 pm
Inauguration of the Art Show:
6th April 2014: 5 pm to 6 pm
Art Show continues 10:30 am to 8:30 pm 6-13th April 2014
The Monalisa Kalagram, Pingale Farms, South Main Road, Koregaon Park, Pune-01
Nava Gadi Nava Rajya
Nava Gadi Nava Rajya, a Marathi play featuring actors Umesh Kamat and Priya Bapat, will be staged at Bal Gandharva Rang Mandir.
Where: Bal Gandharva Rang Mandir, JM Road, Pune
Time: 12:30pm onwards
Mr & Mrs
Mr & Mrs, a Marathi play featuring actors Madhura Velankar and Chinmay Mandlekar will be staged at Bharat Natya Sanshodhan Mandir.
Where: Bharat Natya Sanshodhan Mandir, 1320, Sadashiv Peth, Pune
Time: 5:30pm onwards
Contact: 02024471614, 02024481614
Courtyard by Marriott Pune Chakan celebrates the spirit of riding
Courtyard by Marriott Pune Chakan welcomes all riders participating in the Royal Enfield’s One Ride starting from Brahma Motors to celebrate the spirit of riding over breakfast on April 6th, 2014. The hotel will be hosting a lavish ‘Royal Breakfast’ for the riders embarking on this journey. The ‘Royal Breakfast’ will include live counters serving sumptuous dishes including exciting health shots, fresh oven baked muffins, earthy jalebi leaving the bikers spoilt for choice.
The first Sunday of April is celebrated as One Ride, when biker enthusiasts around the world celebrate the Royal Enfield spirit by taking out their beloved motorcycles for a ride. Exclusively for owners of Royal Enfield bikes, the ride will cover approximately 90 kms, beginning from the Brahma Motors showroom to Courtyard by Marriott Chakan and back.
Where: Brahma Motors, Shivajinagar
Time: 6:30am. Ride starts at 7am sharp
Registration at: Brahma Motors- 0207276033077