Just a day after elections were held in Pune, one can see a lot of events planned for the weekend and even on weekdays in the coming week. Here is the list of events happening this week that we think you should definitely check out…
[divider ]April 18, Friday[/divider]
Mumbai’s popular Eat Street comes to the city
Indulge in a grand feast as the Chefs prepare traditional and popular dishes that will leave you craving for more! Devour a plethora of scrumptious dishes like Reshmi tikkas, Nalli Nihari, Flavoured Phirnis in clay matkis, Chicken Lahori, Baida Rolls, Mutton Bhuna, Biryani, Khichda, Daal Ghosht and more! Pamper your taste buds with authentic Khau Galli desserts like the famous Malpuas with Rabri, Faloodas, Jalebis, Malai Khaja, Shahi Halwa.
Where: MoMo Café, Courtyard by Marriott Chakan
When: Friday, April 18 to April 27th, 2014
Price: Rs 699 plus taxes (Lunch), Rs 795 plus taxes (Dinner), Rs 495 plus taxes (Kids buffet)
Contact: 02135 666651 / 66
Treat you taste buds at Flag’s
Take your seats as the restaurant gets special team of talented chefs from Kolkata to present you with authentic Bengali delicacies such as Kosha Mangsho, Murgir Jhol, Kumro Chingri, Alu Posto, Loochi, Rosogolla and many more. The restaurant has made sure that they don’t leave any stone unturned. In addition to the Bengali Food Festival, Flag’s will also provide their usual menu for you to enjoy food from all over the world.
Where: Flags Restaurant, G-2, Metropolitan, Bund Garden Rd, Pune
Till: Thursday, April 24
All amateur chefs, now get your hands dirty with Phoenix Marketcity’s culinary contest- ‘Gourmet Wars’ only to see yourself come out as a Master Chef. Phoenix Marketcity in association with Gits is organizing this competition which will test the skills of participants in the kitchen by putting them through various challenges which will be judged by experts in the field of cooking. The contest is open for all the participants who are above 18 years and loves cooking. Registrations for the same are open only till April 20, 2014.
Registration Date: Till 20th April 2014
Time: 11am – 8pm
Where: Phoenix Marketcity, Viman Nagar, Pune
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, Jangali Maharaj Road, Pune
Time: 12:30pm onwards
Bay Beat Collective
Bay Beat Collective (BBC) comprises of Kris Correya and Sohail Arora and was formed in late 2008 in response to the abundance of standard-issue electronica so often churned out in clubs and bars across the country. Influenced by bass music artists across the board, BBC explores new aural territory, dabbling in styles ranging from drum and bass to dubstep, with a partiality to phat basslines and high voltage grooves that are infectious, delicious and supremely funky.
Where: The High Spirits Cafe, 35 A-1 North Main Road Koregaon Park, Ghorpadi, Pune
Time: 9pm onwards
Zomboy has had an explosive few years since making the transition from his sound engineering background into full-time music production, and his dynamic rise to global recognition has been quite something to watch.
Citing early inspiration as Skrillex, Reso and Rusko, his first EP upon signing to Never Say Die Records ‘Game Time’ smashed the Beatport charts and led to the likes of Ministry of Sound and Warner Music snapping up several of his other tracks for various compilations.
Where: KUE Bar, The Westin Ground Floor, Koregaon Park, Pune
Time: 9pm onwards
Friday Night Gig-A-Bite
Time to bring in another awesome weekend with the heady groove at Euriska’s Friday Night GIG-A-BITE, and they’re bringing your way the amazing Nikhil D’Souza quintet!
Where: Euriska, Next to Plaza, Koregaon Park, Pune
Time: 8pm onwards
[divider ]April 19, Saturday[/divider]
Amritanjali Festival 2014
Amritanjali Festival is a festival of Classical Dance and Music, committed to keep the age old tradition and culture of India alive. Amritanjali Festival has been started by Shashikala Ravi, the Founder Director of Amritanjali School of Bharatanatyam in Pune.
When: April 19 and April 20
Where: Amritanjali Dance Studio, 407-409, Lunkad Skymax, Opposite Datta Mandir, Viman Nagar, Pune-06
Time: 6:30pm to 8:45pm
Bhaavsarita, a musical programme of songs wil be held at Ganesh Kala Krida Mandir.
Where: Ganesh kala Krida Mandir, Swargate, Pune
Time: 6pm onwards
[divider ]April 30, Sunday[/divider]
Pune Food Hunt 2014
Explore Pune through its food. Get fellow friends and foodies, make teams of up to 4 people and go on a hunt for authentic ‘Puneri’ food. On the hunt you will need to decipher clues, locate famous eating joints in the city, perform tasks and win exciting prizes!
Time: 8-11 AM
Participation Fees: INR 500 per team
Reporting: Shaniwar Wada at 7:45 am
Contact: Jayesh – 9011040773, Kshitija – 9822663313, Madhur – 9764001403
Sunday Pool Party at the O Hotel
DJ Vaggy on April 27 who will make you dance to his pop and mainstream Bollywood tunes.
With a mesmerizing pool to take a dip in and refreshing summer coolers to sip on, get ready to spend your weekends in style. Add to this some light and luscious snacks and a delicious Sunday brunch and what you get is the perfect way to celebrate summer!
Where: The O Hotel, Koregaon Park, Pune
Contact: +91 95030 00023
A Brunch with the True Spirit of Easter!
Spend a joyful Easter at The Square with a sumptuous brunch and savour a lavish buffet, live grills & BBQs counters. Enjoy delicious meat specials by Chef Amit and plenty of vegetarian choices with festive spices and indulge in an impressive spread of desserts, while you groove to the live music. Delight your little ones with a fun-filled Kids’ zone loaded with activities. Enjoy family time at the swimming pool for an additional INR 100 per person.
Time: 12:30pm – 4:00pm
Where: The Square, Novotel Pune
Contact: 8411956580 or (020) 6705 6000
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Candid Photography Workshop
Candid Photography is about more than just documenting an event or capturing smiling faces looking into the camera. It’s not about fake smiles or re-enactment of real moments that were missed. Candid photography can be an incredibly enjoyable hobby. It gives you an excuse to get out in your city and explore corners you’ve never seen. When you go on a vacation, you have a lot more options than just photographing the same old landmarks that everyone else photographs. And being a skilled candid photographer comes especially in handy for capturing life’s special moments.
This April (24th), learn from the best about how to capture people in their natural quintessence. Renowned candid Photographer Anshum Madore will be conducting a one-day “Candid Photography Workshop” in Pune.
When: Thursday, April 24
Where: Deccan Gymkhana Club, Pune
Time: 10 am onwards
Contact: Abhijeet- 9545559834
Bird Walk at Pashan Lake on Earth Day
The Earth Day i.e. April 22 marks the birth of the modern environmental movement which started in the 1970s in order to promote the idea of ecology and encourage the respect for life on Earth.
The Western Routes, Susutainability Initiatives, Sanctuary Asia and the Earth Day Network have come together to celebrate the Earth Day in Pune on the 22nd of April, 2014.
Pashan lake is a man-made lake which hosts a variety of wetland birds such as storks, ibis, king fishers, cormorants, ducks, herons and tree birds like barbets, wagtails, great tits and many more can be seen around the lake. The lake is frequently visited by photographers and bird watchers. The walk around the lake is also a great learning experience for amateurs.
THIS EVENT IS OPEN AND FREE FOR ALL.
When: Tuesday, 22nd April 2014
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 a.m.
Contact: Shruti @ The Western Routes | 9028324589