APRIL 2023
Khaas Baat : A Publication for Indian Americans in Florida





APRIL 1: UGADI; organized by Telugu `Association of Florida, Tampa Bay; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; for information, visit https://taftampa.com

APRIL 11: HANUMAN CHALISA; second Tuesday of month; Vishnu Mandir Tampa, 5803 Lynn Road; 7 to 9 p.m.; for information, call Deo Gajadhar at (813) 817-9714.

APRIL 14: APTAPUTRA SATSANG; presented by Tampa Dada Bhagwan Parivar; Clarion Inn and Suites, 20967 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater; 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. followed by dinner; free and open to everyone; for details, call 1-877-505-3232, Ext. 1015.

APRIL 15: MUSICAL CONCERT; Hindu Temple of Florida cultural hall, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; 10.30 a.m.; Amrutha Venkatesh and group; organized by Swaralaya; for information, email swaralayaoftampa@gmail.com

APRIL 19: 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, text email address along with your name to Bhikhu Nayi at (631) 560-2718 to receive details about seniors gathering every month; or call Mahesh Modha at (813) 476-1540.

APRIL 15: NACHANGE SARI RAAT; dinner, dance, entertainment; organized by Punjabi Association of Tampa Bay; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; DJ music, Punjabi dhol; for information, call (813) 340-8640 or (727) 462-2320.

APRIL 28: “SPRING GALA;” hosted by Academy of Odissi Dance; Indian dances include Bollywood, bhangra, Odissi, and more, followed by dinner; $35 per person; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; for information, call Gopa Rautray at (813) 992-5234.

APRIL 29: “HI-GH-ON-MU-SIC;” presented by Malayalee Association of Central Florida; Kerala Center renovation, activities and charity fundraiser; 5 p.m.; Wharton High School, 20150 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.,Tampa; book tickets at www.macftampa.com or call (813) 461-6747.

MAY 6: Carnatic Quartet Instrumental Concert; Hindu Temple of Florida cultural hall, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; 10.30 a.m.; Shreya Devnath (violin), Mylai Karthikeyan (Nagaswaram), Praveen Sparsh (mridangam), Gummudipondi R.Jeevanathan (Thavil); organized by Swaralaya; for information, email swaralayaoftampa@gmail.com.


ONGOING THROUGH MAY 28; Gods & Lovers: Paintings and Sculptures from India;” exhibit at John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Blvd., Sarasota; for details, visit www.ringling.org


APRIL 2: HSCF NEW AGE GROUP MEETING; Hindu Society of Central Florida community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; 1:30 to 5 p.m.; games, tea, coffee, snacks; free for annual paid 2023 members, non-members $5 per person; RSVP to hscfnewagegroup@gmail.com

APRIL 8: CONSULAR SERVICES CAMP; organized b Consulate General of India, Atlanta, and Indian American Chamber of Commerce; 9 a.m.; Hindu Society of Central Florida, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; for more information, call Jam Gautam at (321) 302-1258; register at www.iaccorlando.com

APRIL 9: ONE-DAY YOGA CAMP; organized by Sakthi Yogalaya & Prana Science; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Hindu Society of Central Florida, 1994 E. Lake Drive, Casselberry; camp includes Thirumoolar Pranayama conducted by Dr. Sundar Balasubramaniyan, Wellness yoga for kids/adults conducted by Kavitha Ilayaraja, director of Sakthi Yogalaya; $20 per adult; $10 per kid (ages 5 to 12); register at https://tinyurl.com/Yoga-Camp-Orlando; email sakthiyogalaya@gmail.com or call (804) 300-7141.

APRIL 23: ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT; organized by Indian American Chamber of Commerce; Eagle Creek Golf Club, 10350 Emerson Lake Blvd., Orlando; 7 a.m. register at www.iaccorlando.com

APRIL 30: EKAL FUNDRAISER CONCERT; Sur Sangam band; Olympia High School, 4301 S Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando; 5 p.m. for information, call Suresh Gupta (407) 352-2889.

MAY 6: INDIAN HERITAGE DAY; organized by Indian Horizon of Florida and Central Florida Indian Cultural Association; VFW Post 10147, 519 S. Central Ave., Apopka; 5:30 p.m.; $10 per person; for information, call (321) 662-1887.


APRIL 16: CARNATIC/HINDUSTANI JUGALBANDI; presented by RAAGA; 4 to 6 p.m.; Rush Auditorium, J103, FSW, 8899 College Parkway, Fort Myers; free; for information, visit https://raagafl.org/


APRIL 8: FESTIVAL OF COLORS; inaugural South Florida edition inspired by Holi; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Esplanade Park, 400 S.W. Second St., Fort Lauderdale; for information, visit festivalofcolorsfl.com

APRIL 16: “MUSIC FOR THE SOUL;” vocal concert featuring Pallavi Joshi and Apoorva Gokhale accompanied by Sanjay Deshpande on tabla and Chinmoy Kohalatkar on harmonium; presented by Association of Performing Arts and Maharashtra Mandal of South Florida; 5 p.m.; ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; $35 online, $40 at door; purchase tickets at https://musicforsoul.eventbrite.com


MAY 6: CHEERS TO 20 YEARS; conversation with Hindu American Foundation co-founders Suhag Shukla and Nikhil Joshi; annual gala/fundraiser; 6 to 9:30 p.m.; Renaissance Fort Lauderdale West Hotel, 1230 S. Pine Island, Plantation; purchase tickets at myhaf.org/fllgala


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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