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 29, 2017 19:55 IST
Young minds at work
Three Pune youngsters, Anvam Nagpal, 17, R Siddharth, 24,and Anvika Nagpal, 12 came together to create ‘Árbol de la Luz’ (Spanish for Tree of Light)– an esoteric sculpture, unifying the elegance of glass and the brilliance of light. A unique representation of one of nature’s great marvels, created by utilizing used glass bottles and different lights and other materials. Who knew recycling could be so much fun?
Árbol de la Luz is nine feet tall, uses over a 100 bottles, weighs more than a tonne, contains at least 250 lights and presents a cleaning nightmare for all concerned.
“Assembling and fitting each layer of the tree, then adding lights to individual branches, snaking them through the gaps, was the most difficult part of the project. However, it was great fun overcoming the challenges, watching it grow slowly, over 6 months, from just a few bottles to a full fledged tree, complete with branches and fruits,”beams Anvam.
“Coming up with the structure, including the support for the glass, yet keeping it flexible so that the design could evolve / change as it developed was what I found the most fascinating. Factors such as the contours of a bottle, the availability of different bottle types, the bottle colour etc. all had a role to play in finalizing the design – and there was no shortage of opinions from various sources,” adds Siddharth.
Getting the bottles to stick is what preoccupied young Anvika. “Several tests were carried out using superglue, silicone, clay and even wire, and in the end, thanks to the variety of bottles and shapes used, a combination of multiple agents was used, especially at different parts of the tree”, she explains.
Dr S.B. Mujumdar, Founder and President of Symbiosis, will unveil this fascinating work of art.
Where: 81, Clover Hills, NIBM Road, Pune
When: September 30, 8 pm
Where: Tilak Smarak Mandir, Sadashiv Peth
When: October 1, 5 pm
The ‘Kingsman’ Fever kicks in at Hard Rock Cafe with their newly introduced ‘Poppy Burger’. The Poppy Burger is 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, Koregaon Park
When: Ongoing till October
The Chinese Moon Festival comes to Pune with Chinese and Thai food in a form of set menus with a motive of getting all your families and friends together.
Where: Baan Tao, Hyatt Pune, Next to Aga Khan Palace
When: October 1 to October 12, Lunch and Dinner
Where: Shizusan, Upper Ground Level, Phoenix Marketcity Pune
When: Ongoing, 12 noon to 12am
Where: East Court, Phoenix Market City
When: October 2, 5:30 pm
Vivaah- A royal exhibit by Pratha, a magnificent exhibition of handwoven, pure silk sarees for weddings. Exquisite bridal sarees and tastefully handpicked sarees for the entire wedding family
Where: Kavita Koparkar Studio, Erandawane
When: September 30, 11 am