Event Listings

Weekend Planner Guide: August 21

The Punekar’s handy weekend planner guide is back. Here’s the list of events taking place in the city that can transform your weekend. Go ahead, read and take your pick to enjoy a fun-filled weekend…

The weekend is here again and the it is the time to unwind, enjoy, have a blast and spend some quality time with close ones…
[divider ]August 22, Friday[/divider]

A Peasant of El Salvador

A Peasant of El SalvadorA Peasant of El Salvador is the riveting, funny and heart-warming story of a hill farmer and his family in El Salvador during the 1980s; which surprisingly resembles India in the 2000s – where the sweat is salty, the feuds are bitter and the corn is sweet!
Director: Quasar Thakore Padamsee
Writer: Peter Gould, Stephen Stearns
Cast: Meher Acharia-Dar, Suhaas Ahuja, Pramod Pathak
Where: Turf Club House
Time: 07:30 pm (1 hr 15 mins)
Cost: Rs. 800 (Guest) and Rs. 400 (Member)

Redbull night out presents Prateek B & Space Behind the Yellow Room

Space Behind the Yellow RoomGet ready for a huge night out with two phenomenal acts bringing back Friday nights to what they used to be. Great company and even better music! Space Behind the Yellow Room is a Post-Rock/Space band that is mainly instrumental, but uses minimal vocals. With Shoumiki Biswas on drums and vocals, Devaneesh Sharma and Nihar Apte on guitar, and Eshaan Sood on bass, these Bangalore boys, with influences like The Black Keys, Foals, Infected Mushroom, 30 Seconds to Mars, and Foo Fighters, are sure to blow your mind away with their sound.
Where: High Spirits
Time: 09:30-11:30 pm
Cost: Free Entry
[divider ]August 23, Saturday[/divider]

Bar – O – Scope: For the Bartender in you

Bar-O-ScopeUrbanrestro along with Trois brings you Bar-O-Scope, for the Bartender in you.
If you’re looking for a workshop that helps you break into the profession or have been mixing professionally for a while and want to step up your game or hone a few skills, or no matter even if you are a beginner, Bar-o-scope is the event.
This bartending workshop is purely based on learning through fun. It mostly revolves around the basics of cocktail making, preparation of a few popular cocktails, drinking tips and much more.
What you can expect at Bar-O-Scope:
1. Tips for setting up a professional bar at home.
2. Preparation of classic cocktails.
3. Drinking Contests.
4. Dinner (3 course Set Meal.)
Where: 10 Central Ave, Kalyani Nagar, Nilanjali Society
Time: 04:00 pm (4 hrs)
Cost: Rs. 1100

Rediscovering Pancham: A Tribute to R.D. Burman

Rediscovering Pancham-A tribute to RD BurmanRediscovering Pancham is a musical tribute to this great legend, offering a true insight into this rare genius. This first-of-its-kind show is produced and presented by the best musical talent of Bollywood.
Where: Ganesh Kala Kreeda Manch, Nehru Stadium Campus
Time: 06:00 pm (4 hrs)
Cost: Rs. 750 (Platinum), Rs. 500 (Gold). Rs. 300 (Silver)
[divider ]August 24, Sunday[/divider]


RoboconRobocon, short for Robotic Contest, is an interesting game and intellectual exercise for budding engineers and their enthusiastic instructors. It is determined to innovate and create machines that produce desired results. Participation in this activity is an end-to-end competitive experience. It includes concept design of a system of robots programmed to perform according to rules of the game played on a high-precision technical contest area and to score a victory beating the competitors – all according to a theme declared by the host country.
International Robocons are mainly sponsored by the Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), which includes Doordarshan (Prasarbharati) as a member. It has been organizing all activities in India for the last nine years, in collaboration with the MIT Group of Institutions, Pune, India.
Where: Shiv Chhatrapati Sankul, Mahalunge, Balewadi
Time: 8:30 am – 06:00 pm

La Tomatina: Jelly Balls Festival Season 4 – Charity Malin Gaon

La Tomatina FestivalThis is a charity event held to support the victims of the Malin Gaon Incident.
The Malin village of Pune district, which was flattened by a landslide, hit the area on July 30, 2014. Because of the torrential rains, the village was washed away by the mud, taking with it the lives of the residents. Moreover, hundreds of them have gone missing, with the number still increasing.
Where: Raga Lawns
Time: 11:00 am (7 hrs)
Cost: Rs. 750