Events in Pune this weekendEvents — By Neha K Kulkarni on March 9, 2012 at 11:21 AM
Enjoy a fun weekend Punekars!
International Women’s Day
This International Women’s Day, Courtyard by Marriott Pune City Centre decides to pamper the gorgeous women around the city as it halves the price tag on its Food and Beverage offerings at MoMo Café and Red Zen to honour the spirit of womanhood. Come dine with us and raise a toast to the woman in you.
Venue: MoMo Café and Red Zen at Courtyard by Marriott Pune City Centre.
Date: 5th – 18th March 2012
Film Festival on International Women’s Day
On the occasion of the 75th International Women’s Day on March 8, the National Film Archive of India ( NFAI), in association with the Aashay Club and the women’s organisation Aayam, have organised ‘Women’s Liberation in Retrospect,’ a four-day film festival where award-winning and women-centric films and talks by experts on women’s issues portrayed in the films screened, will take the centrestage.
The event will be inaugurated by veteran critic and scholar Pushpa Bhave. Vidya Bal, a 30-min film on the social activist and the founder of well known Marathi women’s magazine ‘Miloon Saryajani’, directed by Sandhya Deorukhkar and Ashwini Dhongde, will be screened on the occasion.
A bouquet of eight films from India, Iran, Cuba, the US and Malaysia, which centre on female protagonists and address various issues related to women from different culture and societies, will be screened at the festival. Film expert Shyamala Vanarase, Sushama Datar from ‘Miloon Saryajani’ and Rekha Inamdar-Sane will introduce the films.
The Day I Became A Woman, directed by Marzieh Makhmalbaf, is an award-winning drama depicting three different stories of women struggling for an identity in Iranian society. KG George’s Malayalam film Adaminte Vaariyellu tells the story of three women tackling a crisis in a family, while Malaysian film The Beautiful Washing Machine, directed by James Lee, shows the conflict between a woman and the man she chooses to dump.
Aparna Sen’s Paromitar Ek Din explores the dual themes of friendship and loneliness between two female protagonists. The Hours, Stephen Daldry’s award-winning American drama, featuring Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore and Meryl Streep, depicts three women of different generations whose lives are interconnected by Virginia Woolf’s novel Mrs Dalloway. Renuka Shahane-directed Rita, Basu Bhattacharya’s acclaimed Hindi film Anubhav and Portrait of Teresa by Pastor Vega from Cuba, are the other offerings at the festival.
Venue: National Film Archive of India
Date: 8th – 11th March 2012
‘Identity’ – Painting Exhibition
Artist Gurmeet Singh Chitrakaar’s first exhibition in the city, titled ‘Identity’, is being displayed at Darpan Art Gallery, Senapati Bapat Road, from March 8 to 14. A collection of close to 25 paintings takes one through Singh’s portrayal of the common hardworking man. Singh uses multiple mediums like oil, poster and acrylic for his work.“I have been influenced by renowned artists like Raja Ravi Verma, S Sobha Singh, SM Pandit, Hari Singh. They created paintings that act as a reference bank for the future generation,” says Singh.
Venue: Darpan Art Gallery, Senapati Bapat Marg
Date: 8th – 14th 2012
Eristoff Invasion with DJ David Guetta
Grammy Award-winning artist/producer/DJ David Guetta will perform in India for the first time at the second edition of Eristoff Invasion this March. With chart-topping hits like ‘When Love Takes Over’ ‘Gettin Over You’ and ‘Sexy Bitch’, the world’s No. 1 DJ and one the world’s foremost music makers, David Guetta will headline Eristoff Invasion March 2012.
Guetta is a multi-platinum selling artist in Europe and America, with five chart-topping albums to his name – Just a Little More Love (2002), Guetta Blaster (2004) Pop Life (2007), One Love (2009) and Nothing But The Beat (2011).
Guetta’s latest album, Nothing But The Beat features 17 guest artists – from hip-hop royalty like Snopp Dogg, Ludacris, Timbaland and Will.I.Am, game-changing rappers like Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne to R&B superstars like Usher, Chris Brown and Akon. The album includes the smash hits singles ‘Where Them Girls At’, ‘Little Bad Girl’, ‘Without You’, ‘Titanium’ and the hot new ‘Turn Me On’ (feat. Nicki Minaj) plus killer club tracks with Afrojack and Avicii. David Guetta has headlined some of the biggest music festivals in the world including Creamfields and Tomorrowlands and just played to over 2 million fans at one of the world’s biggest New Year parties in Brazil on Copacabana Beach.
Venue: Amanora Grounds
Date: 10th March 2012