OCTOBER 2017
Khaas Baat : A Publication for Indian Americans in Florida

Significant date

OCT. 17: DIWALI FESTIVITIES BEGIN

EVENTS

TAMPA/ST. PETERSBURG/CLEARWATER

OCT. 1: “PADMA … VISIONS OF KRISHNA;” Bharatanatyam performance presented by Tara Bikkasani and Rudram Dance Company along with Viraja and Shyamjith Kiran; 4 to 7 p.m.; USF College of the Arts-Theatre 1, 3839 USF Holly Drive, Tampa; tickets are $20 students, $25 general and $50 VIP; for information, call (352) 697-0452 or email tbikkasani@yahoo.com

OCT. 1 AND OCT. 8: MIND-BODY WELLNESS PROGRAM; presented by PEHCHAAN; conducted by Dr. Anjum Kumbkarni; SMART (Stress Management and Resilience Training) program includes guided meditation sessions, and various methods to elicit relaxation response, including mindfulness and imagery; Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa; 4:15 to 6:15 p.m.; $50 per person for children (13 to 17 years) and $100 for adults; RSVP to (813) 720-7115 or email pehchaantampabay@gmail.com

OCT. 4: “Desi Club;” organized by India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa: 1 to 4 p.m.; table tennis, carom, card games, chess, etc.; no membership, no minimum age requirement; free; for information, call Ram Jakhotia at (813) 962-4172.

OCT. 7: TAF PICNIC 2017; daylong event organized by Telugu Association of Florida, Tampa Bay; Lettuce Lake Park, 6930 E. Fletcher Ave., Tampa; free for information, call (813) 362-4925.

Oct. 14: “PANCHABOOTHAMS: EXPLORING THE 5 ELEMENTS THROUGH DANCE;” hosted and performed by Anshruta Dhanashekar; Hindu Temple of Florida, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; 6 p.m.; proceeds benefit Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and Shri Patcheappane School for the Hearing Impaired; for information, e-mail dan_narayana@yahoo.com

Oct 19-22: Inner Engineering Total; Technologies for Wellbeing; Sam and Martha Gibbons Alumni Center, 11810 USF Alumni Drive, Tampa; to register, visit https://www.innerengineering.com/ieo-new/total/; for information, call (813) 413-1661.

OCT. 25: ICC SENIORS GET-TO-GATHER; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; free seminar, lunch and entertainment; no minimum age requirement; for information or ride, call John Adhia at (813) 784-1132 or Ram Jakhotia at (813) 962-4172.

OCT. 28: CARNATIC VOCAL CONCERT; organized by Swaralaya; performer is G. Ravikiran; 5 p.m.; Hindu Temple of Florida cultural hall, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; for details, email swaralayaoftampa@gmail.com

NOV. 4: 30th ANNUAL INDIA FESTIVAL; organized by the Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301 N., Tampa; for information, call (813) 385-8544 or visit www.indiafestivaltampa.com

NOV. 10: ANTAR-YATRA: THE JOURNEY WITHIN; presented by AIM for SEVA; by Sharmila Biswas; Freedom High School, 17410 Commerce Park Blvd., Tampa; 7 p.m.; free; donations welcome; for information, call Kala Gangadharan at (732) 485-3410, visit www.aimforesevausa.org/tampa or email aimstampa@gmail.com

Nov. 11-12: YOGA THERAPY FOR HEALTH & HEALING; presented by Dr. Dilip Sarkar; Hindu Temple of Florida, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday; $100 early bird registration by Oct. 31, includes lunch; to reserve a spot, call the temple at (813) 962-6890 or Dr. M.P. Ravindra Nathan at (352) 584-0441.

ORLANDO/LONGWOOD

OCT. 1: HSCF NEW AGE GROUP MEET; Hindu Society of Central Florida community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; 1:30 p.m.; chess, playing cards, Antaakshri; for details, e-mail hscfnewagegroup@gmail.com

OCT. 4, 11, 18, 25: AAPI YOGA THERAPY; free; Hindu Society of Central Florida community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; for information, call (407) 699-5277 or visit www.hindutempleorlando.org

OCT. 7-9: “BEYOND BOLLYWOOD: 23rd ANNUAL SOUTH ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL”; presented by Enzian and Asian Cultural Association; Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland; for details, visit www.enzian.org or call (407) 333-3667.

OCT. 7, 14, 21, 28: HEARTFULNESS MEDITATION CLASSES; free; Hindu Society of Central Florida community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; 9 to 10 a.m.; for information, call (407) 699-5277 or visit www.hindutempleorlando.org

OCT. 22: MYSHADI BRIDAL EXPO; presented by Desh-Videsh Media Group; Hilton Orlando, 6001 Destination Parkway; noon to 5 p.m.; free admission, parking; several booths to showcase latest trends and products for weddings; for information, call (954) 784-8100.

NOV. 4: CROSSCURRENTS; presented by Asian Cultural Association; musical fusion performance; tabla maestro Zakir Hussain joins jazz bassist, composer and arranger Dave Holland, renowned New York jazz saxophonist Chris Potter, Bollywood composer/vocalist Shankar Mahadevan, Indian jazz pianist Louiz Banks, his brother Gino on drums, and Sanjay Divecha on guitar; 7:30 p.m.; Bob Carr Theater, 401 W. Livingston St., Orlando; tickets start at $30 and go on sale Sept. 8 at www.drphillipscenter.org; for information, call (407) 333-3667.

FORT MYERS

DasAvatarOCT. 28: DAS AVATAR; Odissi dance performance presented by RAAGA; 8 p.m.; Florida Southwestern University’s (FSW) Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers; tickets starting at $25 can be bought online at www.raagafl.org or call (262) 366-9369 for information.

 

SOUTH FLORIDA (FORT LAUDERDALE)

Apratim MajumdarOct. 7: Melodious Sounds OF Sarod and Tabla; Apratim Majumdar on sarod and Shankhachur Lahiri on tabla; 3 to 5 p.m.; Broward County Main Library Auditorium, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale; $20 general admission, $10 students with current ID and $30 VIP; to purchase, visit www.apaiart.com

NOV. 4: SOUTH INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE; performed by Jaan F. Freeman and presented by Diverse Element Dance Company; 6 to 7:30 p.m.; Silfida Ballet Academy, 4690 N. State Road 7, 2nd floor, Suite 203, Coconut Creek; $20 admission; RSVP Artistic Director Shawna Hall-Bowden or email dedancecomp@yahoo.com

Event submissions are free, e-mail information to editor@khaasbaat.com by the 20th.

Disclaimer: Event details are subject to change. Please check with local organizers.

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