Events in Pune this weekendEvents — By Neha K Kulkarni on April 26, 2012 at 4:27 PM
Yet another weekend and we are all set to make plans. Just like every week, The Punekar is out with the list of thing to do. Automotive exhibition for the auto freaks, fish and bird expo for the nature lovers, biker festivals for those crazy, adventurous bikers, movie nights, cultural festivals and photography workshop for the aspiring shutterbugs out there. Scroll down to know more. Have a great weekend Punekars!
International Exhibition on Automotive Manufacturing
The fifth international exhibition on technologies for automotive manufacturing will be held at Auto Cluster in Chinchwad from April 26 to 28. It is dedicated to automotive plant processes and systems. The automotive engineering show will also host the second edition of Excellence awards for innovation and creative automation.
Sameer Khedkar, exhibition director and managing director, Focused Event Management (P) Ltd, said, “Pune is home to some of the largest manufacturers of light, medium, and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, two-wheelers and stationary engines. It has more than 53 large companies with a collective turnover of over US$1,400 million and exports worth over US$235 million. Considering all this, there could be no better location than Pune for the show.” At second edition of the “Excellence awards for innovation and creative automation” on April 27, the awards to be presented are: Ingersoll Rand Energy Efficiency Award, Kennametal Environment Protection Award, Sandvik Coromant Productivity Award, Demag Safety Award and the Emergys Value Improvement Award. ENSPUNE: The fifth international exhibition on technologies for automotive manufacturing will be held at Auto Cluster in Chinchwad from April 26 to 28. It is dedicated to automotive plant processes and systems. The automotive engineering show will also host the second edition of Excellence awards for innovation and creative automation.
Date: 26th – 28th April 2012
‘Exotic Fish and Bird Expo Pune’
This unique exhibition to be conducted by e-PAWS (Exotic Pets & Animals Welfare Society) from April 27 to May 1 will present an interesting peep into the world of birds and exotic fishes. The ‘Exotic Fish and Bird Expo – Pune’ will be held opposite Siddhi Garden, 100 feet DP road, near Mhatre Bridge, in an enclosed area of 15,000 sq. ft. Visitors will get a chance to witness octopus, jelly fish, doctor fish, clown, damsel, angels, shrimps, invertebrates, lion fish, sting ray and more water-dwellers.
The animal species will range from Finches to Macaws, to ornamental poultry and pigeons. A series of seminars and workshops will also be conducted every afternoon by eminent experts on day-to-day care, nutrition, medical issues and their remedies for pet fish and birds. Artist Pramod Kamble will sketch birds and fishes live, while Madhav Khare will deliver a lecture on ‘Aviation Learnt from Nature’.
Venue: Siddhi Garden, 100 feet DP road, near Mhatre Bridge
Date: 27th April – 1st May 2012
India Super Bike Festival
The first-ever India Super Bike Festival will unite super-bikers from across the country under one fun roof, and spread the message of safe biking.
Two hundred super-bikers from across the nation will soon ride towards one aim – to form a community that transcends all man-made boundaries, and indulge in the sheer joy of biking. The two-day India Super Bike Festival, to be held at the Amanora Town Centre on April 28 and 29, will be the first-ever congregation of super-bikers from across the country. The idea for it was borne to redeem the sagging image of super-biking in the country.
The section will also feature a photo studio where people can come and get their pictures clicked with these bikes. “It is to enhance the experience of sitting on an actual bike,” says Sameer Manhas, a member of the organising team. In addition, competitions will also let the winners get rides on the bikes. The third section is the Entertainment Arena which will be open only for invitees. “This area will be for the bikers to meet up and party at. Right from a barbeque festival to a tattoo studio and a gaming festival, there will be a lot of events. With live bands performing and a DJ spinning out tracks that range from classic rock to electronic, we are hoping that everyone will have a good time.”
Venue: Amanora Town Centre
Date: 28th – 29th April 2012
Cultural Festival at NFAI
A five-day cultural festival, comprising music, dance, films and exhibition, has been organized between April 29 and May 3 at the National Film Archive of India to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema. It was on May 3, 1913, when founder of the Indian film industry Dadasaheb Phalke screened the first movie Raja Harishchandra at Coronation theatre in Mumbai.
Addressing a news conference here on Wednesday, Congress corporator Aba Bagul, chairman of Pune Navratra Mahotsav, the main organizer of the festival, said, “On May 3, the film industry will enter the 100th year of its foundation. During the festival, US-based Jayant Kulkarni, who has a huge collection of rare photographs of artists from the early days, will open his treasure for cinema lovers.”
On the 142nd birth anniversary of Phalke on April 30, a rally will be taken out from the Film and Television Institute of India till Sarasbaug, said Bagul. Marathi film songs will be presented at Vasant Bagul Udyan on May 1 evening while actors, who have worked as child actors in Marathi films, will interact with children on May 2 evening, he said.
The organizing committee has also decided to screen some famous Marathi as well as other Indian films at various theatres in the city. The details will be announced soon, Bagul said.
Venue: National Film Archive of India
Date: 29th April – 3rd May 2012
Ustad Alla Rakha Jayanti Sangeet Samaroh
City-based organisation ‘Sa Va Ni’ is all set to pay yearly homage to tabla exponent Ustad Alla Rakha. The ‘Ustad Alla Rakha Jayanti Sangeet Samaroh’ will pay him tribute on his 92nd birth anniversary, on Sunday, April 29, starting 6:00pm at Mahalaxmi Lawns, Rajaram Bridge, Karvenagar. The performers for the evening will include Naveen Sharma (dholak solo), Ustad Rashid Khan (vocals), Pandit Vijay Ghate (tabla accompaniment), Pandit Anindo Chatterjee, Anubrata Chatterjee (tabla solo), Mukund Petkar and Tanmay Devchake (harmonium accompaniment).
Venue: Mahalaxmi Lawns, Rajaram Bridge, Karvenagar
Date: 29th April 2012
This is a workshop on basic photography for photo enthusiasts and semi professionals.
Group Packages, Special Student Rates and Early Bird Rates
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About the Photographer: Today Sameer Belvalkar is synonymous with Fashion, Movie and Celebrity photography. He has shot publicity pictures for blockbuster movies likes Jodhaa Akbar, My Name is Khan and We Are Family. He has done editorial, ad and personal shoots with celebrities like Kareena Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, Arjun Rampal, Arjan Bajwa & Kajol, Priyanka Chopra to name a few. Originally from Pune he is now working out of Mumbai and often visits Pune for local work and workshops
Date: 5th – 6th & 12th – 13th MAY 2012 (4 days)
Venue: Conference Hall, Deccan Gymkhana Club House
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Also Visit: www.sameerbelvalkar.com
CMYK Movie Nights
CMYK will screen ‘Lagerfeld Confidential’ (Directed Rudolphe Marconi). For the first time Karl Lagerfeld has agreed to let someone create an artwork on his every day life and to trust in the director. Until today there is no authorised biography existing and the memories who Karl Lagerfeld would compose stay perfectly confidential. After three years of work, and over three hundred hours of footage, Rodolphe Marconi discloses the daily life of the star through his personal lens as a filmmaker.
The spectator gains a philosophical insight into his personal history and his obsessions: designing a dress in private, giving public interviews, his time and work as a photographer, his collection of art books, Chanel, Fendi, Lagerfeld Gallery (now “Karl Lagerfeld” brand), the most beautiful women in the world, actresses and stars from around the world.
Running Time – 89 minutes
Enjoy this movie with soft- drinks.
CMYK Movie Nights-Every Friday evening at 7pm in April for a month long movie extravaganza. We will showcase films on visionary artists and designers whose works have not only influenced others, but have come to take a life of their own in the modern world. Further details attached. Contact the store for any further information.
Date: 28th April 2012 at 7pm
Contact: RSVP- # 020 41206529, firstname.lastname@example.org
CMYK Bookstore Pune, Goldfields Enclave, Row House #4, South Main Road, Koregaon Park, Pune
Fee: Rs 150 per person.
Claymore Live at Inorbit Mall
Claymore will be performing Live at Inorbit Mall. Claymore band is a 5 piece Hard Rock/ Classic Rock/ Post Grudge band hailing from Pune
Band Line Up:
The Band started off by Kartikeya and Tushar in the fall of 2011.First to join the endeavor was Nishant .There on many trials and replacements later the band now has it’s ‘Final line-up’ with Aakash and Jagwant joining in and making Claymore all that it is today. Jamming together, making music the band is ready to prove their mettle on the Pune music scene and slowly but surely move on to a much larger platform
The 5 member band consisted of Kartikeya Dixit – Guitars, Tushar Verma – Bass Guitar, Nishant Karve – Guitars, Aakash Sood- Vocals, Jagwant Sehgal – Drums/Percussion
Venue: Inorbit Mall, Nagar Road
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2012
Time: 7:30 pm
Calling all the dancers in town
All those who love to dance, here is a great opportunity for all you there. This weekend walk into Abhiruchi Mall and dance to styles like Latin American, classical, bollywood, folk, tollywood, lavni and contemporary.
There is no fee for this. Just walk in and groove to some beats!
Come one, come all, Dance ALL
Venue: Abhiruchi Mall, Sinhgad Road, Pune
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2012 , 7:30pm until 8:30pm