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SEPT. 7: 4th TAMPA BAY INDIAN & WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL; presented by Shruti Foundation; 1 to 6 p.m.; HCC Brandon Campus, 10414 E. Columbus Drive, Tampa; Abhik Mukherjee and K.V. Mahabala on sitar, African Kora artist Morikeba Kouyate, vocalists Samarth Nagarkar, flamenco guitarist Don Soledad and flamenco dancer Tammy Miller, Jay Gandhi on bansuri flute, Shankh Lahiri and Shouri Lahiri on tabla and Anindita Nanda performing an Odissi dance; tickets start at $35 and VIP $60; students/12 years and younger $20; early bird discount tickets are available at; for more Information, call (813) 549-9288.

SEPT. 14-15: FLORIDA HINDU MATRIMONIAL; Tampa Bay’s second annual matrimonial meet & match; two separate events for two different age groups: 26 to 39 years old and 40 years and above; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; for information, email, text (769) 241-0675 or visit

SEPT. 14: “THE COLLEGE ESSAY & APPLICATION WORKSHOP;” Ramada Westshore Tampa Airport, 1200 N. Westshore Blvd., Tampa; 10 a.m. to noon; $50 per student; presented by Selective College Consulting and University Consultants of America; RSVP or call (813) 210-9616.

SEPT. 15: “BABUJI ANI ME;” presented by Maayboli Melawa Tampa Bay (MMTB) with Ujwala and Hemant Rangole; musical tribute to the celebrated Marathi singer/composer Sudhir Phadke, best known as Babuji; 1904 Clubhouse Drive, Sun City Center; 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.; purchase the $25 tickets at

SEPT. 15: “VAADHYA TARANGAM;” Venu Vina duet with M.S. Shantala on flute, Vishaal Sapuram on chitravina, T. Govinda Prasad on morsing and konnakol, and Anirudha S. Bhat on mridangam and konnakol; organized by Swaralaya; 5 p.m.; Hindu Temple of Florida hall,5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; for details, email

SEPT. 18: 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.

SEPT. 25: AN EVENING WITH SALMAN RUSHDIE; presented by Oxford Exchange and Tampa Theatre to celebrate the renowned author’s new book “Quichotte;” $42 for a single ticket and $52 for double, both include pre-signed hardcover copy of “Quichotte;” 6:30 p.m.; Tampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin St., Tampa; to purchase, visit

SEPT. 27: “BHO SHAMBHO;” Carnatic and Hindustani jugalbandi by Rakesh Chaurasia, Shashank Subramanyam and Jayateerth Mevundi; presented by AIM for Seva; free admission, donations welcome; 7 to 9 p.m.; USF School of Music Concert Hall, 3755 USF Holly Drive, Tampa; for information, call Kala Gangadharan at (732) 485-3410, email or visit

SEPT. 29-30: Lecture, Meditation and Yoga Class; by H. H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj; sponsored by Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay and ICC, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; 6 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Monday; for information, call Nikunj Patel at (813) 264-4638.

OCT. 6: KAVITA KRISHNAMURTI; live in Tampa; presented by Soikot (Bengali Association of Greater Tampa Bay); tickets are $40, $100 and available at (727) 643-3691; for details, e-mail or visit

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 or visit

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

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


SEPT. 2 TO SEPT. 8: SHRI GANESH MAHOTSAV; Hindu Society of Central Florida, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; on Sept. 2, Ganesh Sthapana and Pooja will begin at 5:30 p.m.; on Sept. 8, from 3:30 p.m., there will be cultural programs, Ganesh Pooja, Visarjan and Mahaprasad; for information, call (407) 699-5277 or visit

SEPT. 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

SEPT. 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

SEPT. 15: HSCF NEW AGE GROUP CELEBRATION OF GRANDPARENTS DAY; Hindu Society of Central Florida community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; 12:30 p.m.; free and everyone is invited; pizza, salad, ice cream, cultural program; deadline is Sept. 8 for essays invited from elementary, middle and high school students; small cash prizes to be awarded; also, on-the-spot drawing competition; for contest rules and details, email; for information, call Madan Arora at (407) 971-9259.

SEPT. 20: “AN EVENING OF INDIAN MUSIC;” organized by Asian Cultural Association; vocalist Gayathri Ashokan and sitarist Purbayan Chatterjee will be accompanied by Ojas Adhiya on tabla and Deepak Marathe on harmonium; 7 p.m.; REP Theater, 1001 E. Princeton St., Orlando; for tickets and other information, call (407) 333-3667 or visit

SEPT. 21: 10th ANNUAL AWARDS GALA; organized by Indian American Chamber of Commerce (IACC); cocktail reception, dinner, entertainment; awards presentation; $150 per person; 6:30 p.m.; Fields Motorcars, 2202 33rd St., Orlando; for details, visit

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, or call (407) 333-3667.


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 and for more information, email

ONGOING THORUGH 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; as part of the celebration, on Sept. 19, internationally-known musician DJ Rekha will present a bhangra dance party in the Museum of Art Courtyard; tickets are $15 or $13.50 for members and include Art After 5 admission; for information, call (941) 359-5700 or visit


SEPT. 15: ANTAR-YATRA: THE JOURNEY WITHIN; dance performance; presented by AIM for SEVA and RAAGA; Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers; free; donations welcome; for information, call (239) 994-7120 or (239) 292-6071.


SEPT. 14: ANNUAL TALENT SHOW; organized by Indian Cultural Association of Jacksonville; 1 p.m.; Hindu Temple of Jacksonville (HSNEF), 4968 Greenland Road; free for members, $10 non-members; for details, email or visit


SEPT. 14: UNFORGETTABLE SUFI AND SITAR; presented by Association of Performing Arts of India; Ustad Shujaat Husain Khan will be accompanied by Gourisankar and Abhiman Kaushal on tabla; 6 p.m.; Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ Amaturo Theater, 201 S.W. Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; for tickets, starting from $49, call (954) 462-0222 or visit

SEPT. 26: AN EVENING WITH SALMAN RUSHDIE; presented by Books & Books to celebrate the renowned author’s new book “Quichotte;” $28 admission includes two and a copy of the book; 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Miami Dade College - Wolfson Campus, 300 Northeast Second Ave., Auditorium: Bldg. 1, 2nd floor, Miami; for tickets, visit

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