Events in Pune 29th August
[divider ]29th August, Thursday[/divider]
Hai Apna Dil toh Awaara
Royal Harmonica Club presents Golden Era of Mouth Organ. Vocal programme of mouth organ based songs.
Where: Yashwantrao Chavan Natyagruha, Near Shivaji Statue , Kothrud, Karve Road, Pune
Time: 9:30pm onward
[divider ]30th August, Friday[/divider]
Alibaba Ani Chalishitle Chor
A Marathi play based on story of people who are on the wrong side of their forties. They are at such a phase in their life where they have achieved almost all the clichéd goals that a middle class man or a woman is expected to achieve. Those goals may include starting a family, raising children, earning money and creating a comfortable social and financial cushion for their families. So the question is ‘what is left to do in life?’ Or there is fear amongst all these seven friends that nothing more romantic can or will happen in their lives now.
Cast: Rajesh Deshmukh, Manjusha Godse, Anand Ingale, Sharvani Pille, Abhay Godse, Vidyadhar Joshi, Seema Deshmukh
Where: Bal Gandharva Rangmandir, JM Road ,Deccan Gymkhana, Pune
Time: 9:30pm onward
Also, on Saturday at 1pm.
[divider ]31st August, Saturday[/divider]
Diva presented by Swalaya, at their specifically designed diva workshop they will be embarking you on a journey that will transcend you to a different space altogether. A space where you get in touch with your inner selves and find more.
Where: UCW, University Working Women’s Hostel, Opp Vikhe Patil School, Patrakar nagar, Senapati Bapat Rd, pune. Senapati Bapat Road, Pune
Time: 9:30am to 5:30pm
Autobot is the micro controller based autonomous robotics workshop by Institute Of Embedded And Robotics Research, training division of Campus Component Pvt. Ltd. where you learn the art of making autonomous robots. In this workshop you will be able to know the fundamentals of designing and building autonomous robots by integrating a micro controller; thus adding brain to robot.
Where: Pune Institute of Computer Technology, Trimurti Chowk, Katraj, Pune
Time: 10am to 6pm
An Argentinian in Paris Christine Chareyron
Piano recitals by Christine Chareyron. Christine Chareyron studied piano at Conservatoire National de Région de Grenoble and Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. She then perfected her skills with Jean Fassina, and studied Dramatic Art at Chambéry and Grenoble. She is currently preparing: Spectacle Satie in German (Frankfurt 2013), The incredible Odyssey by Noémie Largoulette virtuoso pianist (Autumn 2013), Schubert recital à quatre mains with Tomoko Tateishi (France-Japan-Belgium). She is currently a Piano Professor at the Suresnes Conservatory. In 1999, she released a CD of music by George Gershwin.
Where: Mazda Hall, Sardar Dastur School, Camp Cantonment, Pune
Time: 7pm onward
Saturday nights at Cocoparra get even better! Cocoparra, the forest resto lounge gives an opportunity to all the upcoming bands to perform at the paradise of music lovers. This Saturday, the extremely talented bands like Shade Of Blue, Grounded For Good, Silk and Manefus will have you grooving to their tunes. Enjoy a wide spectrum of musical syncs over an evening of candle-lit hues, culinary favourites and eclectic cocktails.
Shade Of Blue– A 5 piece Blues Rock band led by crooner Anika Doshi, who has worked with Leslie Lewis and Louis Banks.
Grounded For Good– A duo consisting of G2 on guitar and Kiran Amati on Vocals, belting out some Blues Rock hits from the 60’s and 70’s.
Silk– A Fusion band who mix the best of Western and Indian music very creatively for a truly enthralling aural experience.
Manefus– An Alternative Rock band from Gujarat. Winners of numerous college festivals. They will perform a mix of their originals and some covers of bands like RHCP and Pearl Jam.
Where: Cocoparra, Mundwa Kharadi
Time: 5pm onwards
Contact details: 8149059362/63/66
[divider ]1st September, Sunday[/divider]
Nava Gadi Nava Rajya
If the culmination of all love stories is marriage, here it is the other way round – marriage is the beginning of this love story. The play depicts the story of a four-month old married couple. Theirs is an arranged marriage and now the two are discovering the various facets of each other’s personalities. At times exciting, at times disappointing – the two are unraveling before each other. The entanglement of the couple is endearing and the estrangement – devastating. The evolving relationship between the two forms the basis of this family play.
Cast: Umesh Kamat, Priya Bapat, Hemant Dhome, Urja Deshpande
Written by: Kshitij Patwardhan
Directed by: Samir Viddans
Where: Bharat Natya Sanshodhan Mandir, 1320, Sadashiv Peth, Pune
Time: 9:30pm onward
Contact: 02024471614, 02024481614
Tuesday’s with Morrie
An English play presented by JTPAC, produced by NCPA and Akvarious Productions.
Adapted for the stage by Mitch Albom & Jeffrey Hatcher
Based on the book by Mitch Albom
Synopsis: Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie’s appearance on a television news programme and learns that his old professor is battling “Lou Gehrig’s disease”. Mitch is reunited with Morrie and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life.
Directed by Meera Khurana
Cast: Adhaar Khurana, Akash Khurana and Lucky Vakharia
Where: Nehru Memorial Hall, 4, Dr. Ambedkar Road, Pune.
Time: 7:30pm onward
Tickets: On Book my show and at the Venue from the 28th of August
Age: 12 and above
Aai Retire Hotey
Director: Ravi Sambhare
Writer: Ashok Patole
Cast & Crew: Ashutosh Nerlekar, Sushilkumar Bhosle, Ravindra Bapat, Rashmi Dev, Neha Paranjape, Amruta Deshmukh, Veena Phadake, Vishwas Sahastrabeddhe
While doing the duty of a mother, sister, wife or aunt, a woman works relentlessly thinking of her work as her duty and priority. Changing this outlook is the play Aai Retire Hotey. The play shows that a mother too has a right to live her own life. It shows what happens when a mother retires from her daily chores and decides to live her life on her terms. When a mother retires things go berserk, making us realize the importance of the position of a home-maker.
Where: Yashwantrao Chavan Natyagruha, Near Shivaji Statue, Karve Road, Kothrud, Pune
Time: 12:30pm onward
Price: Rs. 200