Events in Pune this weekendEvents — By Neha K Kulkarni on June 28, 2012 at 11:25 AM
This weekend yet again we have a series of events listed out just for you. Choose from the array of events and make the most of the weekend.
Have a wonderful weekend Punekars!
Maya & Q present: RLA Retro Lengendary Act LIVE
RLA – Retro Legendary Act is a premier classic rock band , founded in 2005, in Pune. The line-up features Ritesh (Guitar), Vijay (Vocals), Jeson (keyboards).Vijay Murthy (Bass),and Vatayan (Drums)
RLA is prominently a “covers” band, catering to a vast plethora of music tastes across a broad listening audience. The band also predominantly exhibits influences by American and British rock Legends such as Bon Jovi, Brian Adams, , Deep Purple, Scorpions, Van Halen, Whitesnake, Jim Morrison, Clapton and others. Based in Pune RLA is one of the Prime Classic rock group in town and Mumbai.
RLA is known for their rock’n’roll sessions, soft rock and heavy metal sessions including unplugged gigs which have offered popularity also amongst college audiences. The band is also known for its well managed and well presented shows at Hard Rock Café, Not Just Jazz by the Bay, corporate gigs and concerts otherwise,
Come 1990s saw a major positive change in the Western Music scene all over. With influx of new music channels on the TV , there was a vast variety of music easily accessible to the audience . Almost overnight, the tastes changed and listeners wanted the performances to be versatile and not typecast to any specific genre’. Thus a bunch of like-minded musicians came together in early 2005 and decided to play a wide array of live music to a well-informed musical audience. The band performed with brilliant skills and was baptized as Retro Legendary Act (RLA) . RLA’s sound changed dramatically as they introduced (where ever required and suited) softer & more acoustic tonality too..
Venue: Maya RLC, Wagholi
Date: June 29th 2012
Kids for Tiger festival
The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), in collaboration with Sanctuary Asia Magazine and the Union government’s Project Tiger programme will organise ‘Kids for Tiger’ festival in the city to create awareness on the big cats among people, particularly school children. The seven-day festival will begin on July 1.
In a press statement, environment officer of the civic body, Mangesh Dighe, said that the idea is to create awareness on tigers currently facing the threat of extinction. There have been several cases of poaching in the state of late. The conservation of these species is of utmost importance as they play an important role in the ecosystem. The festival is open to all and no entry fees will be charged. As part of the festival, various events including drawing, photography, essay, elocution, drama and quiz have been planned for children. The competition will be held in three categories— class 5-7, class 8-10 and the open category. Rallies and screening of wildlife films have also been arranged.
Those interested in participating should register their names at Indradhanyushya Environment Education and Citizenship Center at Rajendra Nagar.
Venue: Indradhanyushya Environment Education and Citizenship Center at Rajendra Nagar
Date: 1st – 7th July 2012
High presents singer, songwriter nite!
We have a singer/songwriter night coming up this Sunday with 3 of Mumbai’s most loved artistes – Siddharth Basrur, Nikhil D’Souza and Alisha Pais. If you happened to watch the Comedy Central Father’s Day promo, the guy’s voice was Siddharth Basrur’s! If you didn’t, Siddharth Basrur is a singer-songwriter from Mumbai who has been a part of the Indian independent scene for over a decade now and has collaborated with various artists and bands spanning a variety of genres ranging from punk and alternative rock to acoustic and metal. He is currently the front-man for Mumbai-based progressive post-hardcore band, Goddess Gagged and is currently in the process of recording his debut solo album titled Chasing Rain.
Alisha Pais is a singer/songwriter from Mumbai who taps into folk rock, alternative and contemporary genres. She is also a sessions musician who has performed with bands like BramFatura and The Petri Dish Project. She has played all over Mumbai and Pune and also at music festivals like NH7 Weekender (2011), Sunburn (2011) and Live York (2012). With the acoustic guitar as her weapon of choice combined with heartfelt thought-provoking lyrics, she plans to steadily conquer cities far and wide.
Nikhil D’Souza is a singer/songwriter from Mumbai who is considered a rising international star and is one of the most well-known musicians in the indie music scene in India as well as in Bollywood in more recent times. With his soulful voice and skilful guitar playing, he drew attention as the one of the top contenders at the Sutasi awards in Singapore in 2009. Nikhil is currently working on his new album and you might remember him from the new Audi Q3 Stay Young music video starring John Abraham, where he performs a rooftop concert and sings ‘This Is Our Time with a few others from the music scene. Other than his solo OCs, he has done a lot of work with Bollywood films like Aisha, Haunted, Anjaana Anjaani, Break Ke Baad and Crook.
The lineup is as good as it gets for anyone who wants to enjoy an evening of some brilliant and meaningful acoustic music that makes you feel warm inside. Come on home to Da High. You’re not going to forget this one for a long, long time.
Venue: High Spirits, Survey no. 35a/1 Ghorpadi Gaon, Pune 411001
Date: 1st July 2012
Flare it up this Friday
Tim Etherington Judge comes to Paasha, Pune Marriott Hotel and Convention Centre
This Friday welcome your weekend in style as world renowned bar tender and mixologist Tim Etherington Judge, Diageo Reserve Brand Ambassador flares up to prepare the perfect blend of flavors.
So brace yourself as the master lights up the place with his audacious skills and the finest drinks to kick start your weekend.
Rated as one of the best bartenders in the world by industry stalwarts Ardent Spirits, Tim Etherington has a reputation as one of the finest bartenders of the southern hemispheres, winning numerous awards both personally and for the bars that he has managed.
So come enjoy the evening with an array of cocktails, delectable north western frontier, a sparkling view and music that takes you to a different land as the connoisseur will raise the bar at your very own Paasha.
Venue: Paasha, Pune Marriott Hotel and Convention Centre
Date: 29th June 2012
Time: 9:30PM onward