APRIL 2022
Khaas Baat : A Publication for Indian Americans in Florida

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; presented by Shruti Foundation and Shanti Heart Sanctuary; Abhik Mukherjee and Shankh Lahiri on tabla; 4 to 6 p.m.; 18101 Boy Scout Road, Odessa; $30 single, $50 couple; for information, call (813) 549-9288 or email shrutifoundationtampa@gmail.com

APRIL 6-10: 3rd PATOTSAV (ANNIVERSARY) CELEBRATION; 9 a.m. daily; Sanatan Mandir, 311 E. Palm Ave., Tampa; for information, call (813) 221-4482 or visit www.sanatanmandirtampa.org/

APRIL 9: SRI RAM NAVAMI CELEBRATIONS; organized by ISKCON; Hindu Temple of Florida hall, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; 4 to 8 p.m.; kirtan, kids contest, Sri Ram Katha, etc.; free; kids coloring and spiritual fancy dress contest; for information, call Sudhir at (813) 523-5458.

APRIL 10: BIG COMMUNITY SALE & EXHIBITION OF INDIA’S ARTS, COSTUMES AND MORE; proceeds benefit Mount Kailash Preparatory Academy; Rose Pavilion, India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; for information on donating items, call Nainan Desai at (813) 245-8417 or visit www.mtkailashpreparatoryacademy.org

APRIL 20: 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 Mahesh Modha at (813) 476-1540.

APRIL 23: “VASANT UTSAV;” hosted by Academy of Odissi Dance; classical dance, Odissi, along with bhangra and Bollywood production, “Yaadein;” King High School, 6815 N. 56th St., Tampa; $15 ticket (via Eventbrite); for information, call Gopa Rautray at (813) 992-5234.

APRIL 29: ARTS LEGACY REMIX; showcases pageantry of India’s New Year celebrations; 7 to 9 p.m.; live music, dance, art and vendors on the Straz Riverwalk stage; for information, call (813) 229-STAR or visit www.strazcenter.org

APRIL 30: EKAL DONOR APPRECIATION VIRTUAL CONCERT; Hemant Kumar Musical Group to perform “Ekal Geet Mala;” 7:30 p.m.; To make a donation or pledge now, visit https://www.ekal.org/geetmala


APRIL 2: MUSICAL CONCERT; Guru Randhawa and Kanika Kapoor; special guest Iulia Vantur; presented by Krish Patel; 8 p.m.; Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive, Orlando; for tickets and sponsorship, call Patel at (407) 454-3334 or visit www.bollywoodeventsfl.com for online purchase.

APRIL 3: HSCF NEW AGE GROUP SEMINAR MEET; 1.30 to 5 p.m.; HSCF community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; seminar topic is common diseases of seniors and prevention by primary care physician Dr. Rajan Kapoor; snacks, tea/coffee; free for 2022 paid members with prior RSVP to hscfnewagegroup@gmail.com; for information, call Madan Arora at (407) 971-9259.

APRIL 30: INDIA FEST; organized by Hindu Society of Central Florida; free admission; $5 parking; songs and dances, as well as booths for clothes, henna, jewelry and food; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at HSCF, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; to register for cultural programs, visit https://fs9.formsite.com/hscftechnology/Indiafest2022/index.html; for questions, call HSCF President Sampath Shanmugam at (407) 782-3007.

MAY 15: 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.


APRIL 2: INDIA FEST; presented by the India Cultural & Education Center; Bo Diddley Plaza, 111 E. University Ave., Gainesville; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Indian food, music/dance, fashion, jewelry; for information, email Indiafest@icec-florida.org or visit www.icec-florida.org/


MAY 14: "TRIBUTE TO LEGENDS;" presented by Indian Cultural Society of Jackonsville; salute to Lata Mangeshkar and Bhappi Lahiri; 11 a.m.; for information, visit www.jaxics.org


MAY 1: MYSHADI BRIDAL EXPO; presented by Desh-Videsh Media Group; Bonaventure Resort & Spa, 250 Racquet Club Road, Weston; noon to 5 p.m.; free admission, parking; several booths to showcase latest trends and products for weddings; for information, call (954) 784-8100.

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