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Speed Dating, Live Gigs & More: 8 Events You Need To Check Out This Weekend

Divya posted on 19 April

If you want to do more on the weekend than just cheer on your favourite IPL teams at your local sports bar {read our recommendation for that, here}, we’ve got some exciting events lined up for you to pick from.

Parsi Bhonu at The Sassy Spoon

In collaboration with Bawi Bride, aka Perzen Patel, The Sassy Spoon is hosting a Parsi Bhonu food pop-up from April 16 – 30. Enjoy much-loved dishes like chicken farcha, patra ni machi, salli chicken and chicken/mutton dhansak; as well as ‘sassy’ new dishes like sali boti jardaloo pie, and lagan nu istoo pot pie. Veggie lovers, worry not – you’ll have options like tatrelo mushroom broccoli patio on khari, guava ni curry, 101 badaam paneer stew and more. Of course, there will be dessert – in the form of the iconic ‘lagan nu custard’, and a few new surprises. Don’t miss out on their cocktail specials either – like the ‘boozy falooda’, raspberry soda cocktail, and ice cream soda cocktail! We recommend booking your table in advance.

Casual Dining

Inside Saskriti Lifestyle, Lane 7, Next To SBI, Ashok Chakra Society, Koregaon Park, Pune

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Wings #101 Festival at Plancha

Flock to Plancha on East Street for their Wings #101 Festival, April 19 to 21, featuring ‘global flavors from five different countries’. Take part in their ‘Lord of The Wings’ challenge, where you have to finish a plate of six atomic wings in under 2 minutes – the prize being you get that plate for free, along with a chance to be named “The Lord of the Wings”. They’ll also be screening the IPL so you’ll have plenty to scream and shout about, besides the lip-smacking spicy wings.

Casual Dining

2407, East Street, Near Corporation Bank, Camp, Pune

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Storytelling at Pagdandi - Complexities of Mythology

Come together at everyone’s favourite book nook – Pagdandi Cafe – to explore the nuances of mythology in storytelling. Featuring three storytellers – Erica Taraporevala, Namita Kichlu, Dola Dasgupta; discuss ‘the complexities of how mortals became immortals, how nubile maidens were transformed to fearsome monsters, how gods, kings and princes raped women, how heavenly beauties seduced gods, how fathers ate their own offspring, how wives plotted to kill their husbands, how mothers abandoned deformed children and how husbands remained unfaithful to their wives and fearful of their own children’. The session is for those over 18 years of age only, and there is an entry fee of INR 150 per person. The event starts at 11 am and ends at 12.30 pm on April 21.

Cafes

Regent Plaza, Shop 6, Baner Pashan Link Road, Behind Symantec, Baner, Pune

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Not Just a Craft Beer Festival

True to their name, Not Just A Craft Beer Festival promises live musical performances, plenty of drinking games, shopping, delicious grub, and of course – chilled craft beer. Bonus points: it’s also a fund-raising event, so you’ll actually be attending {read: drinking} for a good cause! Get your tickets here. The festival, at Raga Lawns in Koregaon Park, starts at 12 pm and goes on till 10 pm on April 21 and 22.

Event Venues

84, North Main Road, Koregaon Park Annexe, Mundhwa, Pune

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Praveen Achary, LIVE

Catch acclaimed home-grown DJ Praveen Achary with his fresh, ‘deep, tech and progressive house’ sounds from the underground! Supporting acts featured are -AA+ {ft. ThatAnkit and Ankit Uppal} and Spæde. More info available here. The event is at Ales, Brews and Ciders in Kalyani Nagar and starts at 9 pm on April 21.

Casual Dining

Ales, Brews & Ciders Brewing Company

Opp. Trump Towers, Mulik Plaza, Kalyani Nagar, Pune

BarkFest at Westin Pune

Enjoy a special evening with your four-legged fur-baby at BarkFest this weekend! Hosted by The Westin Pune, on April 22 from 4 pm to 7.30 pm, in association with PetFeast {read more about them here}, the evening will be full of fun activities for you and your dog to enjoy. There will be splash pool games, a kids-and-dogs session, interactive games, quick-dry grooming session with a professional groomer, veterinary check-ups, a photo-booth and much more; in addition to freshly prepared gourmet pet food curated by PetFeast. There is an entry ticket cost of INR 250 per pet parent, and you can contact 9766644687 / 9923400442 for more information.

Hotels

36/3-B, Koregaon Park Annexe, Mundhwa, Pune

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LOL Speed Dating

If you’ve always wanted to try speed dating but never had the chance – here it is! Hosted by Lifeofline {LOL} and East Street Cafe, you’ll get to meet 8 eligible singles for 8 minutes each, and test your chemistry face-to-face. Be bold, and maybe you’ll discover your own ‘modern’ romance! If you’re worried about safety and privacy, you can find all the event {and ticket} details here. The event is at 11 East Street Cafe in Camp and starts at 5 pm this April 22.

Pubs

11, Virvani Plaza, Indira Gandhi Chowk, East Street, Camp, Pune

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Lost The Plot Superhero Summer - The Avengers

Relive the first edition of ‘The Avengers’ before the new release of the sequel {at the end of this month}, with Lost The Plot on April 22, 5 pm onwards. Arrive pre-screening time and take part in a ‘Marvel-inspired fitness challenge’, where you’ll stand a chance to win prizes, free tickets, and cool merch. Tickets will cost your INR 300 per head, and you can buy yours here.

Art Galleries

Pingale Farms, End Of South Main Road, Ashok Chakra Society, Iricen Railway Colony, Koregaon Park, Pune

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