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What to do in Pune this weekend

Here’s a list of events you can attend over the weekend in the city.

pune Updated: Aug 11, 2017 17:40 IST
HT Correspondent
Professor Prashant Desai  Film & television Institute of India alumnus is conducting a filmmaking workshop in the city.
Professor Prashant Desai Film & television Institute of India alumnus is conducting a filmmaking workshop in the city.(HTPHOTO)

What: Filmmaking Workshop by Prashant Desai

Professor Prashant Desai (Anchor Faculty) graduated from the Film & television Institute of India (FTII) in Cinema with specialisation in Cinematography in 1982. Since then he has worked in the industry in various capacities in cinematography, screenplay writing, production and direction. He has taught at FTII, Pune and NID, Ahmedabad. He was the HOD (Film & Video) at MIT Institute of Design, Pune and Xavier Institute of Communication, Mumbai. He teaches at SNDT, Mumbai, regularly since 1996.

This intensive, comprehensive hands-on workshop in which aesthetics of filmmaking are explained in theory as well in practice. Participants will learn the narrative film form and about the collaborative nature of its creation, by participating in its productive process. Screening of classic masterpieces will give a sense of the power of this medium.

A team of experienced mentors and other film industry professionals from various areas of expertise will instruct and guide the participants through all major stages of professional film making, from History of Cinema, Scriptwriting, Directing actors and crew, Production, Videography to Digital Editing on FCP.

The workshop includes subjects, Understanding Cinema – History, Development & its Narrative till date - Nature & Power of Cinema; Scriptwriting – Concept/Idea/Message – Premise – Plot – Treatment – Development – Scenes – Transitions - Format; Direction - Language/ Grammar of Cinema, Shot division, Working with Actors and crew and much more. 

Where: Living Bridge, 18, Runanubandh CHS, Kotbagi Hospital Lane, Aundh

When: August 12-20, 10am-6pm

Fees: Rs21500 (Inclusive of Lunch and Tea/Coffee on all days)

Amit Dutt’s art work that will be on display at Tilting Art Gallery (HTPHOTO)

What: Tilting Art Gallery, Ishanya mall is hosting a ‘17.07.17-contemporary art exhibition’. The exhibition will be inaugurated by Dharrit Shah, Director, Benchmark Group and Ravi Deo, eminent artist and All India Secretary Sanskar Bharti.Participating artists are Amit Dutt, Asurvedh, Balvinder S. Bali, Balwant Singh Bhadoria, Harshvardhan Arya, Ishwar Dayal, Kulvardhan Gautam, Madhusudhan Khandekar, Manoj Aggarwal, Mansi C. Palshikar, Narendra Kumar, P.K. Chhabra and Perdeep Kumar Chauhan

Where: Tilting Art Gallery, Ishanya Mall, Opp. Golf Course, Off Airport Road

When: Ongoing till August 14, 11am to 8pm

Sundeep Sharma is all set to leave you in spills with his performance on ‘What do you think you are doing’ (HTPHOTO)

What: Sundeep Sharma is all set to leave you in spills with his performance on ‘What do you think you are doing’. 

Where: Opus Banquets, Ishanya, Opp Golf Course, Yerawada

When: August 12, 8 pm

Sahil Shah (HTPHOTO)

What: Catch Sahil Shah live in action as he is all set to perform his first ever stand up special in Pune. ‘Childish Behavior' and be reminded of all those crazy, silly, fun-filled memories.

Where: Classic Rock Coffee Co. Kalyani Nagar

When: August 12, 8.30pm 

Amit Tandon (HTPHOTO)

What: Punchliners: Standup Comedy Show ft. Amit Tandon.With more than 700 shows across three continents, Amit is one of the best known observational comics in India. He is known as 'The Married Guy' in the stand-up comedy circuit. After two kids and one marriage, he realized it couldn't get any worse and took to comedy.

Where: Nehru Memorial Hall, Pune

When: August 13, 7pm 

DJ Rawking (HTPHOTO)

What:Celebrate the Independence Day weekend with some amazing music as Unwind presents to you for the very first time Bollywood Freedom with DJ Rawking (official DJ of Mika Singh), DJ Shreya and DJ Vaggy.

Where: Unwind, Near Raga Lawns, Plot No. 81/82, East Main Road, Koregaon Park

When: August 12, 9 pm onward

Mandar Namjoshi (HTPHOTO)

What: Liberate yourself from everyday chores and come out in your patriotic best as Phoenix Marketcity Pune sets the right tone of desi sentiment with an extended Independence Day celebration along with a well complemented décor. Find calm and serenity as music maestros Tejovrush, Aditya and Mandar Namjoshi takes you on a classical melodic voyage with performance on Tabla, Sarod and Sitar. 

Where: Atrium 5, Lower Ground Floor, Phoenix Marketcity Pune

When:August13, 6 pm onwards

Parekh & Singh (HTPHOTO)

What: Catch Parekh & Singh a pop duo from Kolkata live in Pune this weekend. Nischay Parekh sings, plays guitar, keyboards, and synths. Jivraj Singh plays drums, drum machines and effects.

Where: The High Spirits Cafe, Koregaon Park

When: August 12, 9 pm onwards

Baan Tao is treating you to its all-time favourites all throughout August (HTPHOTO)

What: Baan Tao is treating you to its all-time favourites all throughout August. Enjoy a wide variety of the signature mouth watering and authentic dishes such as Pan Seared Salmon, Tossed Edamame, Kamaboku, Fragrant Black Bean Sauce and Steamed Chilean Sea Bass, Oyster Garlic Sauce. Sushi lovers can indulge in scrumptious Smoked Scottish Salmon, Togarashi, Chilli Bean Mayo, Smoked shitake, spicy tobanjan, tempura crisp roll, and Maguro- Tuna Maki. Appease your sweet tooth with the delicious and creamy Matcha tea cheese cake.

Where: Baan Tao, Hyatt Pune, Kalyaninagar

When: Till August 31, Lunch and Dinner

Hop on for a gastronomical journey to the country’s finest dining destinations like Kerala, Bengal, Gujarat, Maharashtra (HTPHOTO)

What: Hop on for a gastronomical journey to the country’s finest dining destinations like Kerala, Bengal, Gujarat, Maharashtra and more at the Indian Buffet Trails. Relive the core of Indian street food with a special chaat counter and get transported to your favourite spots of India. 

When: Every Tuesday and Wednesday of August, Dinner

Where: Eighty Eight, Hyatt Pune, Kalyaninagar