Events in Pune this weekendEvents — By Kadambari on September 8, 2011 at 8:00 AM
Find out what’s happening in Pune this weekend.
Mexican Food Festival
Hard Rock Cafe is all set to revive the magic of Mexican taste and sound this season. From delectable burritos and tostadas to flair bartenders, Latin dancers and live music performances, HRC promises to enthral its patrons with exotic cuisine and soulful Latin music. The journey to the world of Mexico begins at Hard Rock Cafe.
The festival will dish out mouth-watering delicacies like Legendry burger infused with a smokey baked bean mix, grilled Bahama Mama Chicken Tender Burrito served with spicy fries, Albequerque Cottage Cheese & Veg Burrito, Spicy American Corn & Danish Mozzarella Samoset and many more gastronomic delights. The ones who like it hot can relish the food with specially concocted spicy tequila cocktails like Payback (garnished with jalapeno) and the Blood Orange jalapeno Margaritas.
Venue: Hard Rock Cafe, Koregaon Park
Date: 1st – 18th September
Fancy Rangoli Workshop
Mira’s creative Mind Academy presents Fancy Rangoli with different textures and theme rangolis, for special occasions like navratri, wedding and pooja. Learn to draw bandhani rangoli, minakari, under water and rangoli with 3D effect.
Decorate your door entrance everyday & welcome goddess of wealth Devi Lakshmi with unique fancy instant & quick rangoli.
Venue: C3 flat no.4, Kubera park, Lullanagar, Kondhwa
Date: 1st – 15th September
Quantum-Touch Healing Workshop
Quantum-Touch Healing is a workshop on energy healing technique, highly effective in improvement and healing of conditions like Slipped Disc, Scoliosis, Spondilysis, Arthritis, Bone Fractures, Ligament tears, Bunions, Spinal injuries and deformities etc. It is a perfect complement to other healing techniques like Reiki, Massage, Yoga, Acupressure, and such.
For registration contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 10th – 11th September
A Tribute to Cliff Richard
Bluemist will be performing at Asia Arc as a tribute to Cliff Richard. Be there to experience the thrill.
Venue: ARC ASIA (A.B.C. Farms), Koregaon Park
Date: 9th September
Time: 20:30 onwards
Contact: Mervin Joel on 9730584369, 7798827351
Painting Exhibition by Alaka Bhandiwad
Mumbai-based artist Alaka Bhandiwad will be showcasing her works at the Darpan Art Gallery. She gains inspiration from the ethereal colours of the rainbow, icy blue tones of the sea, fresh green tones of trees and the placid murkiness of lotus ponds. The lotus represents the Hindu principles of Satyam, Shivam, Sundaram which mean truth, auspiciousness and beauty, as it is worshipped as the cradle in which Lord Brahma and Vishnu were born.
Venue: Darpan Art Gallery, Senapati Bapat Marg
Date: 7th – 13th September
Pune Festival 2011
Puneites are in for 11-day treat of music, dance, drama and other cultural bonanza as the ‘Pune Festival 2011’ kick-starts from September 2. The festival will be inaugurated by film producer and director Subhash Ghai at Shri Ganesh Kala Krida Rangmanch at 5 pm. Well-known educationist S B Mujumdar and imminent surgeon Dr K H Sancheti will be honoured at the Pune Festival Award, this year.
The inaugural function will have Maharashtra ministers Patangrao Kadam and Harshawardhan Patil as chief guests. Actors Jackie Shroff and Rati Agnihotri and MD, MTDC Avinash Dhakane will also be present.
The inaugural ceremony will start with the shehnai by Tukaram Daithankar and his team followed by Ganesh aarti. Actress Sonali Kulkarni, Neha Pendase, Urmila Kanitakar, Mansi Naik, Shruti Marathe and 40 new artists from ‘Indradhanu’ will perform in the inaugural show.
The 23rd edition of the festival will start with the Shree Ganesh Sthapana on Thursday at 10 am by Rati Agnihotri. There will be a concert by Jagjit Singh, classical vocal by Pt Sanjeev Abhyankar and Ashwini Bhide Deshpande, All India Urdru Mushaira and Hindi Hasya Kavi Sammelan.
The festival is organised by The People of Pune, Pune Festival Committee, Dept of Tourism Govt. of India and Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation.
Marathi Kavi Sammelan, Mahila Mahotsav, Ugavate Tare, Indradhanu, Golf tournament, Roll Ball Tournament, Vasantotsav, Kolhapur Festival are other attractions.
Date: 2nd – 12th September
Barbeque Nations VeggieQue
Reserve your table this September and celebrate the festive season at Barbeque Nations VeggieQue. Bite into the veggilious delights at any of the Barbeque Nation restaurants in Pune. A restaurant initiative of Sayaji Hotels, Barbeque Nation is known to dish out the best of barbeques time and again. This time with VeggieQue the effort has been to bring to the table some of the most yummy vegan cuisines.
The especially laid-out tasty spread includes Kashmiri Sabzi Kabab made from assorted chopped vegetables, Nut Rice Steak with Sweet Chilly Sauce which is an Oriental preparation made by rice and nuts giving perfect balance of softness and crispiness topped with oriental sweet chili sauce. Other barbeques that will make your mouth water are Cheese Stick with Tangy Tomato Sauce made up of Cheese sticks wrapped in wonton sheet delicate savory preparation accompanied by Sweet Sour and Spiked Tomato Sauce. Dal Ke Kabab an Indian preparation made by boiled lentils delicately flavored by herbs made in steaks grilled and served with chutney will be the must order for the luncheon or dinner. Veg Sausage with Hakuna Matata Sauce that will tease your taste buds and keep you wanting for more. You can accompany all your kebabs with Cajun spiced potato, the all time favorite.
Venue: Sayaji Hotels, Barbeque Nation
Date: 1st – 11th September
Painting Exhibition by Deepali Sagde
Bliss Art Gallery presents “Moods of Nature”, Solo paintings exhibition by artist Deepali Sagde.
Venue: Bliss art Gallery, Koregaon Park,Lane-E, North Main Road
Date: 22nd August – 11th September
Time: 9:30 – 18:30