Weekend come and weekends go, but yet every week has something to look forward to. It’s either eating out at one of the restaurants in the city, attending some music do, exhibition for the art lovers or so on. Take a look at what’s in store this weekend, you might just find what you are looking for.
Have a great weekend Punekars!
Music Documentary Festival
A festival of short films and documentaries made on veterans in the world of music, including Indian classical and film music, has been organised in the city from May 24 to mark the centenary year of the Indian film industry. The festival, organised by city-based Aashay Film Club and DSK group, is supported by Rang Events and Entertainment, Films Division, National Film Archive of India (NFAI), Film and Television Institute of India and Gandharva Mahavidyalaya. Renowned Hindustani classical exponent Pandit Sajan Mishra will inaugurate the festival at NFAI. A short film on Pandit Rajan-Sajan Mishra titled ‘Advait Sangeet’ would be screened. ‘Rasikpriya’ and ‘Lokpriya’,- two short films on the traditions of Indian classical music and Hindi film music, directed by Arun Khopkar would be showcased in the following session.
Over 50 rare short films and documentaries would be screened at the NFAI theatre, Film and Television Institute of India auditorium and the Kale hall of Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics on May 25, 26 and 27. On May 25, noted music director Anand Modak will talk on ‘Classical music and Indian cinema’ at 6 pm at Gokhale Institute. Short films on O P Nayyar, Roshan and Mohammad Rafi would be screened. The next day will begin with a special lecture by noted critic Ashok Rane at NFAI theatre on ‘World of short films’, two films directed by Rane including ‘Singing in Cinema’ and ‘Anthony Gonsalves’ would be screened.
Pandit Vijay Sardeshmukh, noted classical singer and the disciple of Kumar Gandharva would be felicitated by Pandit Suresh Talwalkar. ‘Hans Akela’, a short film on Kumar Gandharva made by noted film director Jabbar Patel would be shown in this programme on May 26 at 6 pm at Kale hall of the Gokhale Institute. The festival will conclude on May 27 with the presentation of ‘Rasikpriya Lokpriya’ award to vocalist Anand Bhate and sitar maestro Niladri Kumar. The award would be presented to the recipients by sitar player Usman Khan. Short films on Balgandharva, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi and Sudhir Phadke would be screened on the occasion at Kale hall.
Entry is free, but passes will have to be collected from ‘Pathfinder’, near Neelayam theatre, Sadashiv Peth between 11 am and 1 pm and 5 pm and 7 pm. Seating arrangements for all the programmes would be on first-come-first basis.
Venue: National Film Archive of India
Date: May 24th – 27th
Meet Doraemon and his friends
Kumar Pacific plays host to Doraemon the favorite robocat of children across the world. The famous cartoon superstar is visiting Pune for the first time. The mall has lined up a variety of fun activities this summer centered around him to engage kids and create memorable moments for them.
Though Doraemon activities are primarily designed for kids between the ages of 5 to 12, everybody is invites to meet him. Children will get to meet their superstar cat everyday in the evening and indulge in games such as Puzzle Activity, Jumble Mumble, Feed Doraemon & Find Doraemon all day long. There is also a dance workshop organised for children every morning.
And all this starts with a ‘Doraemon Buddy Booklet’ to be availed by every kid who registers. This booklet will act as a score sheet for the contestant for the entire duration of the event, till 27th May 2012. There are prizes to be won at every stage. Participants stand a chance to win a wide range of goodies right from their favorite food and beverage voucher, IPod, soft toys to PSP. The participant with the highest score gets to win the grand prize – ‘a Microsoft X Box’.
So Kids!! What are you waiting for, see you at Kumar Pacific Mall, which is now the blue cat paradise.
Venue: Kumar Pacific Mall, Swargate
Date: 23rd – 27th May 2012
This sunday at the High!
Get Ready for this Sunday!!
We Have A living Legend and probably one of the Biggest Artist to Hit High!!
The GODFATHER of ASIAN UNDERGROUND is Here!!
He has been featured in TIME magazine for being of the pioneers in revolutionizing Asian underground music scene in UK along with Talvin Singh & Nitin Sawhney.
Give it up For ShriLektric!!
The man has played at many prestigious festivals & venues such as Glastonbury, Royal Albert Hall, Place Theatre (UK) and Big Chill to name a few. A music producer who performs break-beat pop, jazz, electronic, drum and bass and plays fusion on the bass guitar, the table, loopers, and the flute. That producer is Shri from ShriLectrik, one of the few one man bands in India, performing a first of its kind acoustic, electric, electronic computing based concert this Sunday at Da High!
Shri is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer who combines traditional Indian musical styles with Rock, Jazz, and Drum ‘n’ Bass. He has handcrafted & designed his own fretless bass guitar which is especially for his unique approach towards bass playing. He is one half of the duo Badmarsh & Shri signed by UK based record label Outcaste Records.
In his never ending list of achievements, he has composed the original background score for critically acclaimed films like Striker & Barah Aana, composed music for Google Chrome – Tanjore Short film which received Gold at The Creative Abby Awards at Goafest 2012 and has also composed music for various ad films for brands such as Tata Sumo, Omkar Realty, USHA. He was also a part of The Dewarists in it’s first season and collaborated with folk collective Rajasthan roots and electronica artiste, Monica Dogra of Shaa’ir+func to give the world an intriguing track called Changing World.
Prepare yourself for an evening that will definitely blow your mind and tingle your musical sensibilities! This is one gig you can’t afford to miss, people. See you there!
Venue: High Spirits, Koregaon Park
Date: 27th May 2012