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Pune Weekend Watch: Cultural Extravaganza Featuring Music, Theater and Literature.

This weekend, Pune is abuzz with a variety of cultural events, headlined by legendary singer Asha Bhosle. Immerse yourself in an exciting blend of thought-provoking literature, captivating theater, and exhilarating music that is sure to entertain and enlighten.

Asha Bhosle & Co: A Musical Journey
Where: Pandit Farms
When: May 5, 7 pm
Ticket Price: Rs 500 onwards
Contact: BookMyShow

Asha Bhosle, whose melodious voice has resonated with generations of listeners, graces Pune after a long hiatus. Accompanied by Bollywood playback singer Sudesh Bhosle, the concert is organized by the Child Development Foundation and Charitable Trust in collaboration with Morya Entertainment. The event will feature retro songs in both Marathi and Hindi, promising an unforgettable musical experience.

Panther’s Paw: Spotlight on Dalit-Bahujan Literature
Where: Pagdandi Bookstore
When: May 5, 5.30 pm
Ticket Price: Free
Contact: 077559 08525

Yogesh Maitreya, a prominent Dalit publisher, writer, and poet, discusses his critically acclaimed memoir, Water In A Broken Pot. The conversation, led by academician Dr. Akanksha Mehta, will delve into Maitreya’s experiences with caste identity, his father’s alcoholism, and the influence of cinema. Maitreya is the founder-editor of Panther’s Paw Publication, which aims to highlight literature by Dalit-Bahujan writers.

Char Chaughi: Four Women Defying Patriarchy
Where: Yashwantrao Chavan Natyagruha
When: May 5, 4.45 pm
Ticket Price: Rs 200 onwards
Contact: BookMyShow

Veteran actor Rohini Hattangadi leads a strong ensemble of women in the thought-provoking play, Char Chaughi. Set in Pune, the play follows four women as they challenge the constraints of a patriarchal society and seek love and dignity. Authored by Prashant Dalvi and directed by Chandrakant Kulkarni, Char Chaughi is considered a seminal work in modern Marathi theater and returns to the stage after over three decades.

Thaikkudam Bridge: A Unique Blend of Rock Music
Where: Phoenix MarketCity
When: May 5, 7 pm
Ticket Price: Rs 500 onwards
Contact: BookMyShow

Thaikkudam Bridge, a rock band that stands out from the crowd, captured the public’s imagination with their debut album, Navarasam, in 2016. Their subsequent release, Namah, showcased a mesmerizing fusion of global artists and genres. With hundreds of concerts under their belt, Thaikkudam Bridge is set to enthrall Pune’s audience this weekend.

Guldasta: Tales of Love and Heartbreak
Where: Sudarshan Rangmanch
When: May 6, 7.30 pm
Ticket Price: Rs 150
Contact: BookMyShow

Guldasta is a play based on three stories by renowned women writers Amrita Pritam and Ankita Jain and centered on the theme of love.

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