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ONGOING THROUGH OCT. 6: SHRIMAD BHAGWAT KATHA BHAKTI GYAAN YAGYA (MOOL BHAGWAT); performed by Aacharya Ramesh Mehta with blessings from Pujya Rameshbhai Oza; presented by Friends of India Tampa Bay; Hindu Temple of Florida hall, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; for details, call Jigisha Desai at (813) 731-7747 or Ramesh Mehta at (813) 453-9334.

OCT. 2: TiE ENTREPRENEUR SERIES; tech panel will discuss “Artificial Intelligence – Reshaping the business;” USF Connect Oakview Room, 3802, Spectrum Blvd., Tampa; free parking; 6:30 to 9 p.m.; free for TiE members, $10 non-members; for information, visit tampa.tie.org

OCT. 4-7: INNER ENGINEERING TOTAL WITH SHAMBHAVI KRIYA; Technologies for Wellbeing; Sam and Martha Gibbons Alumni Center, 11810 USF Alumni Drive, Tampa; to register, visit innerengineering.com/total; for information, call (813) 413-1661.

OCT. 6: BOOK LAUNCH AND AUTHOR EVENT; Tampa’s Sasenarine Persaud will discuss his book of poems, “Monsoon on the Fingers of God;” 2 to 3:30 p.m.; New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd., Tampa; for information, call (813) 273-3652 or visit sasenarinepersaud.wixsite.com/sasenarine-persaud

OCT. 7: HINDU VOCAL CLASSICAL AND SEMI CLASSICAL RECITAL; presented by Swaradhana in memory of late Avinash Deshpande; vocalist Manjiri Kelkar will be accompanied by Sanjay Deshpande on tabla and Suyog Kundalkar on harmonium; 3:30 to 7 p.m.; Hillsborough Community College, Brandon Campus, 10414 E. Columbus Drive, Tampa; $30 per person; tea/coffee and light refreshment; for information, call Aditi Deshpande at (727) 742-7009 or Manjusha Naik at (813) 842-8563.

OCT. 7: NAVRATRI SPECIAL CARNATIC VOCAL CONCERT; performer is Vidushi Vasudha Ravi; Hindu Temple of Florida hall, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; 5 p.m.; organized by Swaralaya; for information, email swaralayaoftampa@gmail.com

OCT. 13: GANESH CHATURTHI; organized by Maayboli Melawa (Marathi Mandal) Tampa Bay (MMTB); noon to 6 p.m.; comedy play “Amar Photo Studio” starring Amey Wagh, Sakhi Gokhale, Pooja Thombre and Suvrat Joshi; Hillsborough Community College Brandon Campus, 10414 E. Columbus Drive, Tampa; free for MMTB members; for non-members, a nominal fee; for information, email Aishwarya Pednekar at mmtb.apednekar@gmail.com or visit mmtbusa.org

OCT. 14: “THODA SAAF BOL;” standup comedy by Abhishek Upmanya; presented by Pecan and Palm; Chamberlin High School Auditorium, 9401 North Blvd., Tampa; for tickets, visit www.sulekha.com or call (224) 357-6409 for more information.

OCT. 17: ICC SENIORS GET-TOGETHER; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; free seminar, lunch and entertainment; no age restriction; for information, call Ram Jakhotia at (813) 962-4172 or (813) 863-3048.

OCT. 27: ABHIJEET LIVE; presented by Soikot; King High School, 6815 N. 56th St., Tampa; 6:30 p.m.; tickets start at $35; college students $20 with ID; free for below 18 years of age; for information, call (727) 643-3691 or email soikotflorida@gmail.com

OCT. 27: CENTENNIAL YEAR CELEBRATIONS OF SHIRDI SAI BABA; presented by Hindu Temple of Florida; daylong event begins at 9:30 a.m.; bhajans by Shailendra Bhartti and Shankh Lahiri on tabla; free; temple, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; for information, call (813) 962-6890 or visit www.htfl.org

NOV. 3: 31st 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, visit www.indiafestivaltampa.com

NOV. 17: ANNUAL PUNJABI MELA; organized by Punjabi Association of America; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; $50 per person or $60 at door; 6:30 p.m.; for information, call Sandeep Sheth at (646) 573-8550 or Jujhar Singh Gill at (813) 340-8640.


OCT. 26-28: “ANGAMARDANA;” organized by Isha Yoga; Holiday Inn Sarasota Airport, 8009 15th St. E., Sarasota; 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday and 4:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday; for information, call (813) 413-1661 or email tampa@ishausa.org


ONGOING THROUGH OCT. 1: “BEYOND BOLLYWOOD: 24th 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. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31: 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. 6, 13, 20, 27: 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. 6: CHARITY 5K/WALK-A-THON; organized by Hindu Society of Central Florida Youth Club; 8 a.m.; Harbor Park at Lake Baldwin, 4990 New Broad St., Orlando; for information, call Babu Balasundaram at (407) 334-8006.

OCT. 7: HSCF NEW AGE GROUP AUTUMN PARTY; Hindu Society of Central Florida community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; 1:30 p.m.; free bingo, musical chairs, antakshri; RSVP hscfnewagegroup@gmail.com


OCT. 6: 4th ANNUAL 5K RUN/WALK; in memory of Rahul Maheshwari; Vista View Park, 4001 S.W. 142nd Ave., Davie; register online at www.lightonespath.org; for information, call Priti or Narendra Maheshwari at (954) 461-7941 or email lightonespath@gmail.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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