OCT. 8: DUSSERA
OCT. 27: DIWALI FESTIVITIES BEGIN
OCT. 5: TALENT SHOW; presented by Tamil Sneham; Hindu Temple of Florida hall, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; free admission; register at https://Tamilsneham.org/talent; for information, call Sheela at (813) 943-6886.
OCT. 6: KAVITA KRISHNAMURTI; live in Tampa; presented by Soikot (Bengali Association of Greater Tampa Bay); India Cultural Center, 5510 Lynn Road, Tampa; tickets are $40, $100 and available at (727) 643-3691; for details, e-mail Soikotflorida@gmail.com or visit www.soikot.org
OCT. 13: AKSHAY PATRA TAMPA BENEFIT GALA; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; 5:30 p.m.; keynote speaker will be master chef, Padma Shri Sanjeev Kapoor; for tickets/sponsorship, contact Dr. Dilip Mehta at (727) 455-9222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.foodforeducation.org
OCT. 16: ICC SENIORS GET-TOGETHER; India Cultural Center, 5509 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. 17: “Picture My Life™: A Refugee Story, Photography Exhibit and Auction;” 6 to 9 p.m.; Morean Arts Center, 719 Central Ave., St. Petersburg; $50 general admission, $30 students; hosted by UNA-USA Tampa Bay chapter; premier exhibit and silent auction of photography by the 2019 Picture My Life class; students are refugees who now live in Tampa Bay; for inquiries, email email@example.com for inquiries.
OCT. 20: CARNATIC VOCAL CONCERT; performer is Sangeetha Sivakumar and group; 5 p.m.; Hindu Temple of Florida hall, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; for details, email firstname.lastname@example.org
NOV. 2: 32nd 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. 16: ANNUAL PUNJABI MELA; presented by Punjabi Association of Florida; performance by Jasbir Jassi (‘Dil Le Gayi Kudi Gujrat Di’ fame); India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; 7 p.m.; tickets starting at $75 can be purchased at punjabigala2019.eventbrite.com or call (813) 340-8640 or (646) 573-8550.
NOV. 17: ANNUAL GALA; organized by Hindu American Foundation; musical duo Aks and Lakshmi to perform; $25; 5 p.m.; Quality Inn, 2701 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa; for information, call Haren Mehta at (813) 203-4279.
OCT. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: 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. 5, 12, 19, 26: 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: HSCF NEW AGE GROUP MEET; organized by Hindu Society of Central Florida New Age Group; 1:30 p.m.; HSCF community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; importance of Durga-Ashtami, Gandhi Jayanti will be discussed; Antakshri, carom, chess and cards will also be played; Indian snacks and tea/coffee; RSVP required at email@example.com
OCT. 8-14: “BEYOND BOLLYWOOD: 25th 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, www.aca-florida.org or call (407) 333-3667.
OCT. 13: Dhyanotsav – A Celebration of Meditation; presented by Heartfulness; Hindu Society of Central Florida hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; 3 to 5 p.m.; free; to RSVP, visit www.dhyanotsavfl.eventbrite.com
NOV. 15: THROWBACK 90s; playback singers Udit Narayan, Kumar Sanu and Alka Yagnik in concert; presented by Krish Patel; 8 p.m.; CFE Arena, 12777 Gemini Blvd. N., Orlando; tickets starting at $39 can be purchased at www.bollywoodeventsfl.com or call (407) 454-3334.
OCT. 4: “EAST MARRIES WEST;” sitar, Indian cello duet by Saskia Rao-De Haas and Pandit Shubhendra Rao accompanied by Aditya Kalyanpur on tabla; Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota; fundraiser to benefit Sarasota Sunrise Rotary Club and Beach Wheelchair Project; for tickets, visit https://tickets.sarasotaopera.org/events and for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
ONGOING THROUGH OCT. 13: “THE FABRIC OF INDIA;” The Ringling, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota; exhibit of historical dresses, carefully preserved fabrics and cutting-edge fashion organized by Victoria and Albert Museum; for information, call (941) 359-5700 or visit www.ringling.org
OCT. 18: SITAR CONCERT; Anupama Bhagwat will be accompanied by Nitin Mitta on tabla; 7 to 9 p.m.; presented by RAAGA; Rush Auditorium, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers; $20; for information, call (239) 994-7120 or visit www.raagafl.org to purchase tickets.
SOUTH FLORIDA (SOUTHWEST RANCHES)
OCT. 20: 11th ANNUAL HEALTH FAIR; organized by the Indian Physicians of South Florida (IPOF); 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; free; South Florida Hindu Temple, 13010 W. Griffin Road, Southwest Ranches; free blood pressure checkup, glucose, cholesterol checks, vision/glaucoma screening, carotid ultrasound, dental checkup; for participation and information, call Chairperson Dr. Rakesh Mittal at (954) 562-5773.
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