Wednesday, February 28, 2024

    Weekend Watch: Pune – The Pride month surfaces, street food remains to be at the city’s core


    Here are a host of events which you can look forward to this weekend

    What makes up for a perfect weekend – music, books, art, and most importantly food? As the plight of the summer has almost come to an end, you may wish to step out and see what the city has to offer this weekend.

    Queer ways, talks

    Where: Pagdandi Bookstore, Baner

    When: June 10

    Contact: 9890992470

    ‘Homeless: Growing up Lesbian and Dyslexic in India’ written by K Vaishali is her memoir where she takes us through her anxieties of discovering her sexuality along with her dyslexia. In conversation with Shyam Konnur, founder of Mist LGBTQ Foundation. He is also Mr. Gay India 2020 and has intensively worked for queer rights.

    Interaction with writer Anil Menon

    Where: Pagdandi Bookstore, Baner

    When: June 11

    Contact: 9890992470

    ‘Ecosophies of Freedom’ by Milind Wani and Sucharita Dutta – Asane explores the root cause of human suffering with the aim to attain equilibrium. In conversation with Anil Menon, a writer and editor, along with Priya Sarukkai Chabria, a well-known translator and writer. Together, they will shed light on this socio-political conflict.

    Stage play writing contest

    Where: Online Google Form on Facebook page- Sanhita Manch and Instagram Page Being Association

    When: Till June 30

    Contact: 07038708893, 09168012997

    Sanhita Manch 2023 brings about a nationwide pursuit to find original plays. This competition is open to all across the globe. Plays can be scripted in Hindi, Marathi, or English. Famous theatre personalities like Atul Tiwari, Purva Naresh will be adjudicating the submissions.

    Walking tours

    Where: JJ Garden, Camp

    When: June 11

    Contact: 9405591758, 9011040773

    The Snack Walk across the Camp area will unravel the unique combination of traditional, authentic, and fusion cuisine. It will be guided by Jayesh Paranjpe.

    Art fest to celebrate 50 years of Venus Traders

    Where: Raja Ravi Varma Art Gallery, Ghole Road

    When: June 9- June 11

    Contact: 9689308745

    Organised to celebrate 50 years of Venus Traders, this Art Fest will comprise over 100 paintings made by veteran artists, college students, and hobby artists. The event aims to give an opportunity to artists from varied backgrounds to showcase their art.

    A musical treat and exhibition of photographs

    Where: Yashwantrao Chavan Sabhagruha

    When: June 10 and June 11

    Contact: 992290780

    Organised on the occasion of the Padma Vibhushan Pandit Kumar Gandharva’s birth centenary, this event will give Punekars the opportunity to listen to renowned artists such as Vidushi Prabha Atre, and Ashwini Bhide-Deshpande. An exhibition of rare photographs from the collection of Kumar Gandharva Pratishthan will also be displayed.

    Neha Raj
    Neha uses his broad range of knowledge to help explain the latest gadgets and if they’re a must-buy or a fad fueled by hype. Though her specialty is writing about everything going on in the world of virtual reality and augmented reality.



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