The second weekend of April will see a lot of events, with Avayava- A contemporary dance festival kickstarting soon and the Heritage Festival being organised by Virasat Pune. The workshops, heritage walks, dance programs, cycle rides and more are sure to keep Punekars busy this weekend. Here is the list of all the events taking place this weekend in Pune…
[divider ]April 11, Friday[/divider]
Avayava – Contemporary Dance Festival 2014
Avayava – Contemporary Dance Festival, Pune is a one of a kind contemporary dance festival organised in Pune by Swapnil Dagliya and Space Studios.
Intensive International Workshops | More than 30 hours of Dance | Screening of Dance on Film | Performances | More than 10 Amazing Artists
At the festival we host breathtaking performances by world-renowned International choreographers. It will also include cutting edge and socially relevant works by emerging choreographers, site-specific performances, intensive & master classes, seminars, workshops & interactive sessions, dance on film and installations/exhibitions around the city. Annually, the festival is organised around Easter and in 2014 it will be scheduled from the 10-13 of April.
When: April 10, Thursday to April 13, Sunday
Where: Dr. Kalmadi Shamrao High School, Old No. 55/57, No. 36 Dr. Ketkar Marg , Erandwane, Pune
Time: 10 am to 9 pm
Contact: 02025433136, 02025433135
Formed in 2007, Shaa’ir+ func, better known as S+F, has already gained recognition as VH1’s top emerging artists of 2007, VH1’s best independent artists of 2008, nominations from the AVIMA foundation as Best Dance Act in South-East Asia in 2009, and for best female front-woman of a band for the Jack Daniel Rock Awards in 2009.
Where: The High Spirits Cafe, 35 A-1 North Main Road Koregaon Park , Ghorpadi, Pune
Time: 9 pm to 11:30 pm
Come Friday and get set to Go Wild with Percussionist Anish & DJ Mac at Wtf Pune. This unique duet is sure to make you Go Wild!
Where: WTF!, Phoenix Market City, 2nd Floor, East Court, Viman Nagar, Pune
Time: 8 pm onwards
Contact: 8975668877, 9765285528
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Cycling to Tulapur River Side
For this weekend Ride, Pune Running have planned a journey to Ramdhara, with a ride to Rulapur Riverside. It is a 39km round trip and will include breakfast.
Instructions: Please carry some cash and bottle of water.
Where: Magarpatta City, South Gate, Magarpatta, Pune
Time: 5:15 am onwards
The Biggest Bollywood Night of the Town with DJ Lloyd. Recognized internationally for his music method and skills, his artistry has been praised far & wide. Lloyd’s presence in the entertainment industry spans more than two decades. He is one of the most versatile, energetic and entertaining DJ’s in India and is noted for taking the sounds on India to the world.
Where: Area 51, Pancard Club, Baner, Pune
Time: 9 pm onwards
Celebrate Ladies Night with DJ Vaggy & Infinite Projekt spinning the best of Commercial & EDM!! Free drinks for ladies all night and free entry for ladies and couples all night.
Where: The Brew Pub, 304, 2nd Floor , Yerwada, Kalyani Nagar, Pune
Time: 8 pm onwards
Contact: 0954968222, 09099592782
Laughing Buddha is UK Producer and DJ Jeremy van Kampen. A former guitarist, his inspiration for producing trance was kick started by the Goa parties of the early 90s. His first release was the ‘Cannabanoid’ EP on Transient records under the name Cosmosis with Bill Halsey in 1995. This partnership went on to produce a top selling album ‘Cosmology’ and a string of hits such as ‘Morphic Resonance’ and ‘Gift of the Gods’. They also released the singles ‘Infinite depths’ and ‘Karma’ on T.I.P. Records as Laughing Buddha. He will be performing in Pune this time.
Where: Rouge Lounge, 3rd Floor, Koregaon Park, Pune
Time: 8:30 pm onwards
Contact: 02041208686, 9763124127
[divider ]April 13, Sunday[/divider]
Moruchi Maushi, a Marathi comedy play featuring actor Bharat Jadhav will be staged at Bal Gandharva Rang Mandir.
Where: Bal Gandharva Rang Mandir, Jangali Maharaj Road, Pune
Time: 5pm onwards
Chhapa Kaata, a Marathi play directed by Sameer Vidwans, will be staged at Yashwantrao Chavan Natyagruha.
Where: Yashwantrao Chavan Natyagruha, Kothrud Near Shivaji Statue , Kothrud, Karve Road, Pune
Time: 9:30 pm onwards
Contact: 02025395232, 02025390042
Sunday Pool Party at the O Hotel
The O Hotel invites you to kick start summer with a splash at its Sunday Pool Party with the city’s best DJs. This week DJ Yusuf will spin some house and 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
Pune Heritage Cycle Ride
Pune has been a cycle city. It is common to see men and women at all ages cycle away despite the busy traffic. Enjoy the city as you cycle with us to some very interesting heritage landmarks including, among other, Trishund Ganpati, St. Mary Church, Phule Wada. Approximately 10km route starts from Shaniwar Wada, traverses the buzzing lanes of Peth Pune, goes all the way to the Cantonment area and back to Shaniwar Wada. We halt at some sites where a guide explains the significance and heritage value of the place. Refreshments available at the end.
Where: Shaniwarwada, Pune
Time: 7 am onwards
Contact: Sandeep 9763062913 / Benedicte 020 2570 9013
Spice it Up!
Get down the veg market and plunge into a world of colors!
Our chef will take you on a special shopping trip around Phule Mandai, sharing benefits and tips of your local vegetables and spices. Then, once the shopping basket is full of those lovelies, you will learn a few local recipes easy to reproduce at home to please everyone’s buds.
Where: Pune Mandai, Shukrawar Peth, Pune
Time: 9am to 11am
Contact: Mrs Joglekar 9423508337
Modi Jagachi Olakh: Introduction Session on Modi Script
Modi is one of the historical scripts used during medieval and colonial times for official correspondences and various forms of writing. Over the years, the use of the script reduced. Join us in this this introductory session to explore the fascinating world of Modi. The session shall include an Introduction to Modi script, the alphabets, practicals and influences of Persian language while using the Modi script. Then visit the BISM’s museum housing Modi documents, Modi archives and facets of their study. First fifty participants will get two booklets on Modi provided by Dhavale Publication.
Where: Bharat Itihas Sanshodhak Mandal, Sadashiv Peth
Time: 4 pm onwards
Shaniwar Wada & Lal Mahal Walk
Two sites that have left a permanent mark on India’s history are located right in our city! Shivaji’s Lal Mahal and the palace of the Peshwas, Shaniwar Wada. These sites have been blessed with the great Maratha leaders, namely Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Thorle Bajirao Peshwe. Come hear the stories, and experience the ambience as you walk along these legendary sites!
Where: Shaniwarwada, Delhi Darwaja
Time: 4:30 pm to 6 pm
Contact: Deepali 8007776044
Trees have their own ways celebrating spring! Kamla Nehru Park, a popular jogger’s park between Prabhat road and Bhandarkar road, has over 300 trees of wide variety and several different species of flower plants. Janwani along with the Nature Walk Outdoors is organizing a Tree Walk for all nature enthusiasts. Join us for a walk through the park and get a chance to interact with the tree experts!
Where: Kamla Nehru Park, Pune
Time: 5 pm to 6 pm
Contact: Benedicte 020 2570 9013
At this holy place, which is also the residence of Lord Shiva, the program will begin with seeking the blessings of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. In this performance episodes of mythological stories of Lord Shiva and Parvati, will be narrated through dancing. The dance will be performed by Gauri Swakul and Kalarthee.
Where: Omkareshwar Temple, Shaniwar Peth, Pune
Time: 6:30 pm to 8 pm
Contact: Benedicte 020 2570 9013
Easter Brunch at MoMo Cafe
The Chefs at Courtyard by Marriott Pune City Centre have put out together a brunch to make the Easter Bunny proud! With 8 live counters, 12 salads, 19 hot dishes and 17 desserts, with a mix of Indian, Asian and Continental cuisine, our chefs will impress you with their special Easter menu. Mushroom Cappuccino Soup, Easter Egg Salad with Beetroot, Braised Lamb Shank with Rosemary Jus, Kacche Gosht ki Biryani, Easter Pudding are just some of the stars of the buffet. Also don’t forget to take home some delicious Easter goodies from our in-house deli, MoMo 2 Go.
Where: MoMo Café and MoMo 2 Go, Courtyard by Marriott Pune City Centre, Bund Garden Road
Time: 12:30 pm onwards
Price: Rs. 1,200 on buffet (inclusive of unlimited domestic alcohol)