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What to do in Pune this weekend

Here’s what you can do this weekend in the city

pune Updated: Oct 06, 2017 20:59 IST
HT Correspondent
Mukta Kamplikar painting exhibition will be held at The Ravi Paranjape Studio, Model Colony
Mukta Kamplikar painting exhibition will be held at The Ravi Paranjape Studio, Model Colony(HTPHOTO)

What: Book launch and art exhibition

For Mukta Kamplikar, life is about creation. She loves life in all its colours, hues, textures, tones, expressions and symphonies. She lives in the moment and writes with passion. Mukta began writing poetry when she was in her teens. The artist and author will be displaying her works over two weekends in the city. The first of her series will be held at The Ravi Paranjape Studio, Model Colony. Mukta says, “The evening on Saturday will witness the book launch of my Solitary Spaces, a collection of liberated stories. The venue will also display my art work.”

While her writing matured with various experiences across geographies, work spaces and relationships, her words remain her version of truth, of life, of space and of love. Mukta has two poetry books “Traces Faces Lives Spaces” and “Of the Purple Kite” to her credit. Mukta is also a painter. Her brush strokes are spontaneous and bold and she has done over 10 exhibitions of her own and has participated in a few more.

Where: The Ravi Paranjape Studio, Model Colony
When:
October 7-9

What: Music concert

Benjamin Guimbert (HT PHOTO)

Head: Elektrip live in Pune

Formed in 2015, ElektriP is the musical encounter of four careers reunited by the common passion for music with Adrien Coulomb on the electric bass, Ludovic Pradarelli on the keys, Antoine Muller on the drums and Benjamin Guimbert on the electric guitar, this quartet offers an electrifying musical experience.

Guimbert says, “Though we know each other since 10 years but the creation of the project is recent. Our most memorable performance till date is of that at Jazz Club, Wuhan in China during the summer of 2015. The band does not tend to have too many expectations regarding things in the future. Do they see any similarity in Indian classical music and jazz? Guimbert says, “Yes. Improvisation, oral transmission and modal music among other things. However, this question deserves a more profound study by a musicologist who specialises in the two kinds of music. One could say that the interaction between the two began in the 60s. To give you a few examples, there’s John McLaughlin and his projet Shakti, John Coltrane and many others who have been inspired by Indian Music; and the inverse would be true as well.”

So, what works a formal training or talent? “Musicians such as Django Reinhardt, Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery come to mind, and these are only examples of guitarists. Paul McCartney neither knew to read nor write musical notations. Musicians have very different and varied musical journeys. This diversity does not make one musical journey less significant than another. It is motivation and hard-work that are essential. Talent, for those who possess it, is surely a gift but it amounts to nothing if it isn’t backed by hardwork. Musical training remains an additional qualification. It all depends on the plan of the musician in question. Having both, of course, could be of a great advantage.”
Where: Mazda Hall, Dastur Primary School, Camp
When: October 8, 6.30pm

Food

Celebrate the ­’Oktoberfest’ and the flavours of freshly brewed craft beers (HTPHOTO)

What: Celebrate the ­’Oktoberfest’ and the flavours of freshly brewed craft beers; old favourites, popular brews and new variants. Have a super happy weekend with your friends and family!
Where: Phoenix Marketcity Pune
When: October 6-7, 12 noon onward

Guest chef Susanta Kumar Dey from Kolkata will present Mutton Chop, Jhal Muri, Aloo Poshto, Begun Bhaaja, Machher Jhol (HTPHOTO)

What: Guest chef Susanta Kumar Dey from Kolkata will present Mutton Chop, Jhal Muri, Aloo Poshto, Begun Bhaaja, Machher Jhol, Luchi, Koshar Mangsho, authentic kathi rolls, Mishti Doi, Rajbhog and more.
Where: Sen5es, Marriott Suites Pune
When: Ongoing till October 14, 7pm onward

Hard Rock offers the Poppy Burger, a dangerously delicious take on the man-made burger prepared by the motion picture’s villain, Poppy, played by Julianne Moore. (HTPHOTO)

What: In celebration of, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Hard Rock offers the Poppy Burger, a dangerously delicious take on the man-made burger prepared by the motion picture’s villain, Poppy, played by Julianne Moore.
Where: Hard Rock Cafe Pune
When: October 6

Music

Get ready to jump to the beats of the biggest Music sensations #AnishSood & #LostStories live under the open skies with sparkling fire shots at the neon bar (HTPHOTO)

What: Get ready to jump to the beats of the biggest Music sensations #AnishSood & #LostStories live under the open skies with sparkling fire shots at the neon bar. Seasons Mall presents The ARK with Anish Sood, one of the most prolific artists to break through the Indian dance music scene.
Where: Seasons Mall, Magarpatta
When: October 7, 7pm onwards

Catch Zephyrtone one of the youngest and fastest rising electronic act comprising of the producer + vocalist duo -Sayan & Zephyr (HTPHOTO)

What: Catch Zephyrtone one of the youngest and fastest rising electronic act comprising of the producer + vocalist duo -Sayan & Zephyr. Groove to their beats and enjoy a sleek and stylish blue lit ambience along with some spicy cocktails, delectable bar bites and a breath-taking view.
Where: Evviva Sky Lounge, The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Bund Garden Road
When: October 7, 9 pm onward

Join the bash as Candice Redding slays the crowd with electrifying tracks (HTPHOTO)

What: Join the bash as Candice Redding slays the crowd with electrifying tracks. Globally recognised for her ability to a create a sizzling atmosphere, she has spun alongside DJ greats such as Martin Garrix, Steve Aoki, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Kygo and many more.
Where: Mi – A – Mi, JW Marriot Pune
When: October7, 9pm onward

Exhibition

What: Visit an exhibition of Diwali articles made by special children. Handmade articles such as diyas, lanterns and baked ceramic diyas will be displayed for sale and exhibition.
Where: Bal Kalyan Sanstha, Ganeshkhind
When: October 6-8, 10am-8pm