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What to do in Pune this weekend

From music, to food to art. Here’s what Pune has in store for you this weekend.

pune Updated: Sep 08, 2017 18:50 IST
HT Correspondent
Shabana Azmi (L) and Javed Akhtar at the inaugural day of Pune International Literary Festival (PILF) at YASHADA on Friday.
Shabana Azmi (L) and Javed Akhtar at the inaugural day of Pune International Literary Festival (PILF) at YASHADA on Friday.(Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)

Pune International Literary Festival (PILF)

1.) What: Bene Israel, presentation on Jew History by Irene Judah

Where: Book-Nook, YASHADA Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration, Baner

When: September 9, 10.3am - 11.00am

2.) What: Indira: India’s Most Powerful Prime Minister, Shantanu Guha Ray in conversation with Sagarika Ghose

Where: Session Hall - 1, YASHADA, Baner

When: September 9, 12.20am onwards

3.) What: Stand -up Comedy, Rachna Singh (Humour Writer)

Where: Book Nook, YASHADA

When: September 9, 12.20am onwards

4.) What: Film Screening - Zarina Ka Kya Hoga. This historic judgement of the Supreme Court that termed the Muslim practice of triple talaq as unconstitutional, arbitrary and not a part of Islam on August 22, has brought a boon to women fighting for their rights over the years, It is the voice of girls like ‘Zarina’ - the protagonist of the film that has proven fateful. The film is directed by Sawani Arjun and produced by Dhananjay Bhawalekar.

Where: Session Hall - 2, YASHADA

When: September 9, 4.20pm onwards

5.) What: ‘Yours Truly, Ekta Kapoor’ - Priyanka Sinha Jha in conversation with Ekta Kapoor

Where: Book - Nook, YASHADA

When: September 9, 5.00pm - 6.00pm

Let’s create art together

‘PFA – Art All Night’ is a unique project by a city-based social enterprise ‘Platform For Artists’ founded by Pawan Rochwani in April 2017. They organise events for artists from different art domains and social backgrounds to come together and create artwork through collaboration. Imagine working with 40 artists for twelve hours overnight to create unique artwork which includes the individual creativity and art skills of all the participants. They had hosted first 'PFA -Art All Night' event in the month of July which received an overwhelming response from the artists in Pune. Now they are geared up for the second edition of the same. The second edition of ‘PFA – Art All Night’ will begin with an open discussion with city-based art expert and the event will proceed with pair and group collaboration activities, followed by the showcase of the artwork created. The event will be open for visitors to view the artwork and to interact with the artists. ‘Platform For Artists’ works on one prime idea of ‘Collaboration over competition’ and they constantly strive to execute out of the box ideas through the events they organise. ‘PFA – Art Getaways’ is one such project where they arrange artistic themed group trips to various places in India. After their three successful trips to Manali, Goa, and Pondicherry, they have planned their next artist's collaboration project in Udaipur, Rajasthan from September 30 to October 2. 

Where: The Monalisa Kalagram, Koregaon Park 

When: September 9, Saturday 10pm to September 10, Sunday 10am 

The dinner buffet will delight the Pune foodies with Chef Sharma specialities like Fish Amritsari, Mutton Champ, Bhatti Da Paneer, Dal Phirni and so much more. (HT Photo)

Food 

What: Feel the authenticity of Punjab with delicacies specially curated by Chef Ashish Sharma. The dinner buffet will delight the Pune foodies with Chef Sharma specialities like Fish Amritsari, Mutton Champ, Bhatti Da Paneer, Dal Phirni and so much more. 

Where: Eighty Eight, Hyatt Pune Kalyaninagar 

When: Ongoing till September 18, for Dinner Buffet 

Look forward to a laid-back and indulgent weekend, with a delectable spread of Italian delicacies at Sorriso, Marriott Suites Pune. (HT Photo)

What: Look forward to a laid-back and indulgent weekend, with a delectable spread of Italian delicacies with a brunch spread that includes a lot of fresh salads, signature pizzas and pastas as well as delicacies from live grill counters, which can be paired with a variety of beverages and wines. 

Where: Sorriso , Marriott Suites Pune 

When: Sundays, 12 noon onwards 

Price: INR 2200 ++ 

Enjoy a laughter roller coaster ride with a special stand-up comedy show called ‘Misal vs Dosa by Dr Jagdish Chaturvedi and Mandar Bhide. (HT Photo)

Comedy 

What: Laugh out loud and give a louder shout for Dr Jagdish Chaturvedi and Mandar Bhide as this duo is all set to take you on a laughter roller coaster ride with a special stand-up comedy show called ‘Misal vs Dosa. 

Where: FM Studio, Balewadi 

When: September 9, 8pm 

Leena Saldanha will present an intimate reading of love poems from her book ‘Radha’. (HT Photo)

Book reading 

What: Leena Saldanha presents an intimate reading of love poems from her book, in the company of the poems of Erica Jong, Kamala Das, Edna St.Vincent Millay and Anna Akhmatova. 

Where: Gyaan Adan, Kalyaninagar 

When: September 8, 7pm 

Participants will learn the unique art of basic motifs – nature related in sand in an exclusive session with the artist with limited participants. (HT Photo)

Art 

What: An introductory workshop will prove to be a base for advance sand art workshops. Participants will learn the unique art of basic motifs – nature related in sand in an exclusive session with the artist with limited participants. 

Where: Kala Kollective, off Shankarsheth Raod 

When: Saturday 10th September 2017, 3pm – 7pm 

Fee: Rs 999 per person. Visit our page https://www.facebook.com/kalakollective/ for further details. 

Marathi play Aamhi Ani Aamche Bappa will be organised at Tilak Smarak Mandir on September 9. (HT Photo)

Theatre 

What: Watch Marathi play Aamhi Ani Aamche Bappa, a laugh-riot packed in a show and a journey that will strengthen the roots and make us feel proud of our rich Marathi culture. 

Where: Tilak Smarak Mandir 

When: September 9, 5pm 

Don't worry be happy, is a humorous Marathi play about a couple's life. (HT Photo)

What: Watch Umesh Kamat and Spruha Joshi in Don't worry be happy, a humorous Marathi play about a couple's life. 

Where: Ram Krishna More Auditorium, Chinchwad 

When: September 10, 5.30pm