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What to do in Pune this Diwali weekend

As part of your festive break, take in some theatre, food and music this long weekend

pune Updated: Oct 19, 2017 16:55 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
The stars of Marathi play ‘Don’t worry, be happy’. The play is being staged at Balgandharva Rangmandir. (HT Photo)


‘Don't worry be happy’

What: CatchUmesh Kamat and Spruha Joshi in‘Don't worry be happy’. It is a humourous Marathi play about a couple's life. They are madly in love with each other, but hardly get time for each other because of today's lifestyle and their demanding jobs. Now, stress enters the home and the relationship as well. They are stressed and it effects them and their dreams. It's a roller-coaster ride of emotions set in today's modern society.

Where: Balgandharva Rangmandir, JM Road When: October 22, 9.30pm

‘Welcome Zindagi’

Marathi plat Welcome Zindagi at Yashwantrao Chavan Natyagruha, Kothrud.

What: Catch Bharat Jadhav, Girish Oak and Shivani Rangole in Marathi play ‘Welcome Zindagi’. This is a hilarious story of an of a man of 102 years of age, who is still energetic, physically fit and very positive about life. He intends to break a record of a Chinese man who lived up to 118 years of age. This old man has a son 75 years old, who is totally the opposite of himself. He has no excitement or positivity towards life. The old man opinions that this negativity of his son around him will obstruct his plans to break record of long life. So he decides to keep his son in a far away old age home. And then real drama starts. There is a third interesting character of a young sales girl from a medical shop who becomes a bridge between the father and son. The suspense is revealed at the end as to why the old man wanted to do all this. A must see drama.

Where:Yashwantrao Chavan Natyagruha, Kothrud When: October 20, 12.30pm


Gourmet Shop

What: Try exotic flavoured teas, freshly brewed coffees alongside a variety of thick shakes and smoothies.

Where: Gourmet Shop, The Orchid Hotel, Balewadi When: 9 am to 9 pm

The Eatery & Panash

What:Indulge in delicacies and soft beverages from the menu at 20 per cent off (a la carte and buffet).

Where:The Eatery & Panash @ Four Points by Sheraton, Ahmednagar road

When: October 20-21, 12 pm-3 pm and 7.30 pm onwards.

Cafe Bay Leaf

What: Feast your heart out with a dhamaka buffet that will light up your festive spirits.

Where: Cafe Bay Leaf, Holiday Inn

When:Ongoing ,till October 31

Malaka Spice

What: Calling all the craft beer lovers to The Taproom. You can try different styles of Kimaya such as Coriander, Red Ale and Vanilla among others.

Where: Malaka Spice, Baner When: October 20-22.


Swar Deepawali

What:Swar Deepawali is a musical concert based on the expedition of Indian classical music. Artistes such as Pt Atulkumar Upadhye, Pt Ronu Majumdar, Atul Raninga, Surmani Krishna Ballesh, Prateek Rajkumar, Aditya Kalyanpur, Ajinkya Joshi and Rajas Atulkumar Upadhey will perform.

Where: Ganesh Kala Krida Manch, Swargate

When: October 22, 5.30 pm

Musical discourse

What:Aalok, Sangeeta Shaastra aur Prastuti musical discourse with Dr Prabha Atre spread over 15 sessions, about her musical musings and presentation of her compositions. The topic for the fifth session isBandish – a musical material.

Where:Sant Namdev Auditorium Pune University Campus

When: October 27-28, 11 am-1 pm

Vinayaka’s tunes

Vinayaka will perform at the Coco - Sushi & Bar, Onyx. (HT)

What: Listen to Vinayaka’s music where he constantly attempts to translate the serenading tones of human expression be it angst or joy, lust or desire into sounds and vibrations.

Where:Coco - Sushi & Bar, Onyx, Koregaon Park When: October 20, 8 pm onwards

First Published: Oct 19, 2017 16:52 IST